Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meddling with the Divine

Today's Daily Word doesn't ring true for me. It suggests that when I'm off balance or feeling down, I simply turn within to listen to the still voice inside. While this is good advice, I also think it's important to fortify myself with positive thoughts... thoughts that make me feel expansive. To leave myself in the stillness, doesn't necessarily move me to the other side, to a more positive, healthy frame of mind.

So, while I may turn my thoughts and attention away from my concerns, I will also bring to mind the fullness of my positive circumstances in life. Maybe. Maybe, sometimes, it is about just letting go and letting God guide my life. I'm just a meddler, always trying to project 'my' way.

I'll surrender, and just sit with this thought today.

Spirit is my compasson each step of my journey.
When my vision is clouded by uncertainty, I imagine the security and assurance a blind person feels as he or she walks with a trusted guide dog. The well-trained dog confidently guides its handler around obstacles in their path. The handler learns to be sensitive to every hesitation and redirection the dog uses to warn of hazards or barriers.
When I need to discern my next steps, I turn my attention away from my concerns and meditate in the Silence. As I commune with Spirit, I carefully listen for subtle nuances to offer me direction. I see my way around stumbling blocks and trust my intuition to give new direction if needed. Spirit in me knows my perfect path, and my way is made clear.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Seeing beauty everywhere, in every one....

Today's Daily Word speaks to my heart about seeing beauty. This practice has been with me from my earliest years... I think from communicating with the childhood guardian angel. Seeing beauty everywhere, or seeing the beauty in each individual has always been a practice. So, today's Word speaks to my heart as a wonderful reminder....

I see beauty everywhere I look.
Today I take time to behold beauty in and around me. I pause to look into the eyes of my family, friends, and those I meet. My mind may notice only physical appearance, but I aim to see beauty with my heart.
In each face, I find the story of a life unfolding. I look with the eyes of my heart, and discover Divine beauty in each person. I notice their most positive aspect—an attitude, a gesture, a smile. Finding beauty is a practice that takes time, but I am patient. If I rush or disregard what’s in front of me, I remember to slow down and perceive the best in others.
As I form this new habit, I am gentle with myself. I gaze in the mirror and behold the loveliness of Spirit expressing through me. Beauty is everywhere I look.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Love and Forgiveness

Today's Daily Word talks about Love... on a deeper level, I think the message is about forgiveness. Yes, it's easier to love the people we are close to. And it's sometimes quite a challenge to 'love' those who have hurt us. Yet, through the power of Love... we can attain a peaceful heart and move out of the distress of feeling poorly about anyone. Truly an act of 'Love', and act of forgiveness.

It is my nature to love.
The love of God flows through my heart to the hearts of others. When I am a conduit for love, I recognize the divinity in all beings. I honor their lives and want only the best for them.
Following Jesus’ teaching to love one another is easy when I cherish people dear to me. However, I am also called to appreciate those who are different from me, and even those who hurt or offend me. Loving as Jesus loved means to accept all people as expressions of Spirit, regardless of their actions, choices, or abilities. They are the beloved of God.
Love lives in me. It flows from Spirit and I share it with others. As I love, I am fully alive. I love because it is my nature to love.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Crone's view of a Blissful Life

Instructions to create a blissful life.
Know that life is the power of God at work, constantly flowing in the present moment.
Know that Life is invigorating and subtle, strong and vulnerable.
Deeply know that Divine Intelligence created all you see in the physical world, including yourself.
With your mind and heart, you have the power to connect with Spirit and cocreate a blissful life.
Start each day by expressing gratitude for your existence.
Ask for the right guidance, and write down the dreams of your heart.
Plan what you need to accomplish your desires—an outline to start a business or an application for school.
Write it down. Make a treasure map.
Remember the Law of Attraction.
Follow God’s direction in each and every step.
Express gratitude for your life as it unfolds, by faithfully keeping a Gratitude Journal.
Notice how All things work together to support you.
Deeply know, when you cocreate your life with Spirit, what you do blesses the world, and you will live in bliss.
And so it is.  

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pursuit of Purpose... Happiness, Prosperity, True Abundance

Prosperity, happiness, the pursuit of life...
My definition of happiness is to feel the quality of enough... Enough, especially when it comes to being able to follow my 'Purpose' by giving to the world. In this, I am truly blessed and proserous.
I give from my heart, and I am richly blessed!
Optimism and pessimism are often defined as seeing the glass either half full or half empty. Prosperity thinking sees the glass completely filled with two different elements—water and air, for instance.
Today I see my life through prosperity thinking. Abundance is so much more than material possessions. I prosper in my relationships because they are mutually supportive. I am wealthy in my health because I take care of my mind and body. I eat nutritious meals, exercise regularly, and think positively.
If I experience lack in any area of my life, I ask myself: How can I more fully participate in the cycle of giving and receiving? I can volunteer, reach out to help someone, or appreciate others. As I think prosperously, I am blessed!
And, as I GIVE, I am overflowing with abundance, joy, and living my purpose.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Diversity in our Oneness

I honor all the diverse expressions of God.
Differences are an inevitable part of human life. Peaceful coexistence does not mean trying to make myself or others conform to one certain way of being or thinking. Being rigid or critical often generates conflict and violence.
I contribute to peace on earth when I first accept in my heart the diversity of the world. In prayer and meditation, I withdraw attention from any differences I perceive with my physical eyes. I behold with my spiritual vision the Oneness we all are.
Conscious of the underlying unity of all existence, I see great beauty in the diversity of life. I appreciate grace, order, and harmony in the multitude of ways the One Spirit shows up in the world.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


The belief in 'non-duality' is the knowing that we are all connected as ONE whole. We are one in Spirit, one in the love of God.
Praying for others is one way I express the love of God within me. When I hold good thoughts for another, or for a world situation, I am affirming God's Good for myself as well.
As I pray for my loved ones and for the world, I enfold everybody in thoughts of guidance, love, power, and protection.
As I pray, I affirm God’s light is leading each individual in ways of peace. I declare Spirit’s nurturing love is flowing through all, restoring the fabric of each precious soul to wholeness. I am affirming the Oneness of All.
I affirm the power of God inspires us to serve our community, our nation, and the world in ways of safety and understanding. The presence of God within connects us to one another in peace and harmony. Wherever we are, God is, and all is well.
Sweet blessings.