If you feel blessed but not good, you might not know how to make important things happen with your faith. You might not realize how powerful you really are. In this episode, I dive into the process of creation and how to move from potential joy to actualized joy.

Scriptures

In Doctrine & Covenants section 130 it says:

20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—

21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.

My grandmother once told me that this was her favorite scripture. And I wish I could ask her why, but my study has perhaps brought me into understanding why someone would love this passage.

In verse 20 it speaks of ONE law which ALL blessings come from.

In verse 21 it suggests perhaps higher laws and lower laws. “to that law upon which it is predicated” suggesting each blessing may be predicated on its own law.

But what would the law upon which ALL blessings are predicated? As I pondered this, I wonder if there is a law of covenant. When we covenant with God, he is bound to us and us to him. Both sides have responsibility and blessing.

I suspect, for those who keep covenants with God, and especially for those who have made and keep temple covenants, we are entitled to more power than we understand. Power as a blessing.

What is power?

The ability to create.

Based upon my current knowledge and understanding, I think there are three parts to creation: spiritual, physical, and the result. When spiritual and physical creation are aligned like a key in a lock, the byproduct- the inevitable result- is creation.

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How do we create?

Again, according to what I have learned and experienced in my life, there are three phases to creation. Within each phase there are smaller steps, five parts in total.

The three phases

1. spiritual creation or to become

2. physical creation or to take action

3. to have and enjoy our creation

Spiritual Creation

To become is spiritual creation, which is an individual embodying the identity of one who already has what they want to create.

In order to do this, we must first SEE what we want to create, feel what it would be to have created and then speak the intention into existence.

In Jarom 1:11 it says: Wherefore, the prophets, and the priests, and the teachers, did labor diligently, exhorting with all long-suffering the people to diligence; teaching the law of Moses, and the intent for which it was given; persuading them to look forward unto the Messiah, and believe in him to come as though he already was. And after this manner did they teach them.

There is evidence in scripture of this seeing, feeling, speaking as though it already was— the embodying of creation.

Physical Creation

This is acting FROM the embodiment of believing as though it already is.

First the intention is spoken and received as instruction. Then specific action is taken. Now, I believe we don’t always know what specific action to take, so there is an element of trying, testing, and adjusting. Learning and iterating. UNTIL what we saw in our spiritual creation comes into being. At which point we HAVE what we wanted to create.

Enjoy Our Creation

Lastly we acknowledge our creation with enjoyment.

2 Nephi 2:25 “Men are that they might have joy.”

Lets just pause there and notice the word “might.” As creatures that the Lord has created, we don’t necessarily have joy, we only have potential for joy. We are only potential creators. It’s not until we exercise our faith (spiritual creation) unto action (physical creation) until joy (creation) that we actually DO HAVE JOY.

First we become a joyful being. Then we act from that being-ness. Then we have the joy.

For each day of creation, the Lord directed the spiritual creation. Then He and Adam directed the physical creation. After each day, the Lord said, It is good. He enjoyed the day.

We often think we must first HAVE the thing we want, and then we will BE who we want to be and DO what we would do. But this is backwards and not aligned with the laws of creation!

Illustration Of This Principle

Imagine you want a loaf of freshly homemade bread.

  • You can see it in your mind’s eye: the beautiful loaf sitting on the counter, perfectly round. You can feel your mouth watering at the idea of a slice of that fresh bread, perfectly cooled and spread with butter. You can even see yourself in your apron, flour spread across your forehead. And then you say, “I’m going to make some bread.” At this point, you only have the potential to make bread, you haven’t actually done it yet. But you can clearly see, feel and express the path.
  • From that place, the person who can already see it, feel it and has spoken the intention out loud, you take action. You pull the recipe out of the cabinet. You gather ingredients and supplies. You start measuring and mixing and kneading and baking and waiting. Now your potential creation is in process.
  • And then after a certain amount of effort and time, you have your beautiful, delicious loaf of bread. Now you have what once was only a potential. So you enjoy it: You say “mmmm” and “this is so delicious” and “I love fresh bread!” And you think about what a great life this is that you could easily create a delicious loaf of bread. You naturally invite your favorite people to enjoy it with you.
  • You moved from “might have joy” to creating joy and being joy.

If you feel blessed, but not good, maybe you don’t know how powerful you are. Maybe you don’t know how to make important things happen with your faith?

Workshop

Join me in my free workshop this week, where I will tell you a story of how I made something important happen with my faith.

I will dive deeper into the laws of creation, and I will do my best to partner with you to create what is important to you. We will learn together and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

If you go to the link in the show description, I will send the zoom information and there will be a replay if you can’t make it live.

I am also holding a workshop on April 29th at 1 pm MST to help you understand the nervous system and trauma responses on a basic level to create more connection in your life. That link is in the show notes also.

Even if you can’t come to the workshop this week, I would love to continue the conversation with you! What makes it difficult for you to feel good? Please let me know by emailing podcast@denitabremer.com so I can create an episode answering your question.

Last thing, before I send you off: This is a new podcast and I think it has the potential to do a lot of good in the world. If you would like to be a part of my mission of helping people feel better with a Christian perspective, please leave the podcast a review.

The podcast review of the week comes from Little Miss Fearless.

She says, “Everything Denita teaches seems to resonate with me. Whether it’s in our 1:1 coaching sessions or in her membership program and emails, she always takes what I am learning about myself and she expounds it. This podcast is no different! She goes deep into the interconnectedness of our human/divine experiences and that’s kinda my love language. I trust Denita to help me make sense of myself when I can’t and her steady faith has strengthened me time and time again! Most of all, she has helped me to grow my capacity to feel bad so I can feel really really good!”

Thank you so much Little Miss Fearless! My heart sings to know I have helped even one person!

That’s enough for now, and so are you!

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This podcast is recorded by me, Denita Bremer, and produced by Jasmine Reynolds.