Many people love the 23rd Psalm, and there is good reason for it. It’s a beautiful work of pure faith and love. It is so comforting to lay down by the still waters and find comfort for your soul. Here’s an expanded understanding of the 23rd Psalm. You may find that your heart is opening more and more as you read on.
A Deep Understanding of the 23rd Psalm
“The Lord is my shepherd.” This means that you are in God’s care – the Universe, the One. You are protected. All you need to do is to remember that you are.
Next, remember, “I shall not want.” This means that you will lack nothing. Incorporate this belief into your everyday awareness. Suggest it to your deepest inner mind. You shall not want.
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.” The pastures are green and abundant. The waters are still and peaceful. Keep the spirit in your life, and it will grant you both abundance and peace.
“He restoreth my soul.” There is nothing you can do for which you are not forgiven, and whatever losses you’ve had are now being restored.
“He leadeth me on the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” In other words, just keep following the path with heart and virtue.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me. Thy rod and staff, they comfort me.” Even though you have challenges––some small, some very large––and even though Earth is the plane of birth and death, if you keep spirit in your heart, all will be well. You are comforted by the One who tends the sheep. There is no fear. Your fear is gone. Even if you’ve known fear, the power of love is stronger. You are not only loved and protected, but you have the power of love in your own heart as well.
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” You are protected even if there are those who would work against you. You are provided for, and you are blessed. Your cup of blessings overflows because it is filled to the brim.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever and ever. Amen.” As long as you have spirit in your heart and in your life, you will have goodness, kindness, and compassion. You will stay in the protection of the All That Is. Forever.
Say these words over and over to yourself. Keep them in your deep inner mind. Let them reverberate inside of you. You will no longer know fear. You’ll know that all is well. You are blessed, truly, and you will make your mark upon this world.
Imagine that a golden ray of heart-centered energy is moving into your heart, and know how that you are loved, guided and protected for all time.