Especially in the light of the current political climate, we seem to be looking for people who agree with our opinions. We hope that the people at work agree with our ideas for the next project. We want our children to agree with our values. We want our spouses to agree with us on the next big family decision.
Agreement seems to be the best way for us to experience peace in our day to day life. I know if people would just agree with me, everything would be perfect!
In the scriptures, Matthew 18:19(NRSV) attributes Jesus, our Way-Shower as saying,
“Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
This is the promise that we hold onto as we unite in prayer support for one another. It is the promise that we hold onto as we meet with our Master Mind partners and agree with one another by speaking the Truth of who we are and what we know for each other. In our times of going into the Silence in meditation, we agree or align our thoughts with divine purpose and the Universal Christ Consciousness. These agreements with Spirit can exist, not because God is “up there” in heaven, but because we are in the image of God and have a divine nature. When we from what we are, we are in alignment with Principle in that moment. It is a Namaste moment. Namaste means that the Divine in me, bows to the Divine in you. From what I understand, the Greek in this verse could easily be translated as “gathered into my name.” This speaks of our Oneness with one another and the Christ. It is also interesting to note that the Christ nature is not absent until we come together, but the Christ consciousness is the harmonizing force with them, among them, flowing in, through and as them. Jesus, our Way-Shower is always with us as we agree together.
Another interesting passage I ran across in my study of agreements is in 2 Corinthians. 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5 relates “Indeed, we live as human beings, but we do not wage war according to human standards; for the weapons of our warfare are not merely human, but they have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ.”
Metaphysically, this verse acknowledges that our war is not fought without, but within. Our weapons in this battle are prayer, meditation and calling upon the 12 Powers to break down any walls that keep us from our best and highest self. As we go through our earthly experience, we are met with very human challenges. In these challenges, we can agree that there will be a blessing. Emma Curtis Hopkins said “This too is good. This too is God. This too is for me now, and I demand to see a blessing in it!”
Fortresses and strongholds in ancient times were meant to keep a person out of the city and in the rough wilderness. People outside of the city would not be safe or provided for. We have divine power to wipe out and destroy any block to our divine inheritance of infinite blessings. What is keeping us from where we want to be spiritually? Are we willing to destroy those strongholds with divine power?
What is the obstacle keeping us from our knowledge of God? It is the arguments of our own minds. As humans, we would like to keep previous agreements in place and resist the changes that are called for. Our old patterns of thinking and being are comfortable, but they are keeping us from safety and abundance. This passage tells us to take every thought captive and put them in obedience or in alignment with the Christ nature. Someone has to agree to be in obedience to someone else. Through our power of will, we can choose to capture the power of every thought and bring it into the intent of our higher nature. With our agreement with our own Christ consciousness, we are enlarging the flow of the infinite power and blessing.
Yes, it would be nice if everyone would agree with me! More importantly, it is important that I agree with Spirit, to have my life be “on earth as it is in heaven.”
To agree is to be in symphony with someone or to be in harmony. To have my thoughts in harmony with Spirit all the time would be heaven! My friends could tell you that I am not a musician, but I do know that to be in harmony involves each person to sing their own unique part. The individual parts blend together beautifully. We are called to be individual expressions of God, but we are to harmonize with Spirit and with each other. Love is that harmonizing power. When we exude that love, then we are on the same page of music. Our lives will be more like heaven on earth. Do you agree?