The Law of Worship
An Inspired Essay by Lloyd Strom
One of the most misunderstood aspects of higher spiritual teachings is the activity of worship. It is often dismissed as a traditional religious practice that is not relevant to modern students of Truth. However, this is not the case.
Requires Our Full Attention
However, in a very ordinary sense the focus of our worship can be any real or imagined object, condition or circumstance in our lives that we give our full attention to. The fact of the matter is that we all have things that we worship, from movie stars to cosmic mysteries. The only question becomes: "What are we giving our attention to?"
We Worship We Become
This simple statement is known as the Law of Worship. It basically describes how we absorb, and are absorbed by, whatever we give our full attention to. This is indeed an extremely profound facet of life, for it enables us to change who and what we are by choosing where we will place our attention.
Can Choose What We Worship
However, we can also be resurrected and made new by placing our attention on that which is greater than ourselves, such as the Divine. Therefore, it is important to remember that our attention will go where we intend it to. So, if we set intentions to express the 'divinity within us,' our attention will be directed to reveal the presence of God in our lives.
is a Form of Worship
The way to break the spell of worry, is to give your attention to something that you love, instead of what you are afraid of. The modern spiritual teacher Emmet Fox called this process the Golden Key. He said that 'the solution to every human problem is to stop thinking about the problem, and think about God instead." This makes sense when we consider that God is the universal unformed good that formulates Itself into good conditions in our lives whenever we give the Divine our attention. In other words, When we worship God something good always happens.
Two highly effective practices that you can use to do this are: