Day 23 – Atmosphere
at·mos·phere /at-muhs-feer/ η: 1 the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air. 2 this medium at a given place. 3 a general pervasive feeling or mood: an atmosphere of elation. 4 the prevailing tone or mood of a novel, symphony, painting, or other work of art. 5 a special mood or character associated with a place.
“How clearly the sky reveals God's glory! How plainly it shows what he has done! Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next. No speech or words are used, no sound is heard; yet their message goes out to all the world and is heard to the ends of the earth.” (GNT, Ps 19:1-4)
Awareness Exercise: Metaphorically, what is the atmosphere of thought that you breathe in and out on a daily basis? How is this connected (or not) with “the aroma of Spirit” God is sending forth? If heaven is not a locality, but “the atmosphere of Soul”, a divine state of Mind in which all is harmonious, how can you experience heaven on earth, in your life right now?
“Mind, God, sends forth the aroma of Spirit, the atmosphere of intelligence.” (SH 191:32-1) “Heaven. Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.” (SH 587:25-27)