Thursday, October 30, 2014

Peace begins with me

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Whatever may be occurring—near to me or across the globe—I maintain an awareness of peace. The peace of God can be known and recognized in all situations and is brought into expression as serenity, trust, goodwill, and friendship. Through prayer, I strengthen my practice of peace. I think peace, speak peace, and act in ways that foster peace. I am a peacemaker.

Maybe you're like me... I do keep my head in the sand by not watching the news. Being sensitive, I become too overwhelmed with the bad news. While I'm somewhat aware of the world situation, I maintain a prayerful thought, constantly, affirming peace. Through deep, slow, conscious breathing, I affirm God's Peace, first within myself, then flowing out to my family, friends, community, and planet.  I can't change the world, but I can create peace within me. As the Unity song says:
'Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.'
Namaste my friends.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHOOSE to Focus on Gratitude

On my journey through life, I recognize the power of appreciation. I praise every part of my body, and I am energized with greater health and vitality. I pay my bills with gratitude in the divine flow of giving and receiving. As I bless others, I unlock the door to greater love and harmony in my relationships. Through gratitude, I open wide the door to Spirit’s infinite bounty.

I am grateful that I have the freedom and ability to CHOOSE to focus on gratitude. Even when an outcome isn't exactly what I had planned... I love the attitude of the Amish: that it is God's Will. Sometimes I can be rocked with a series of mishaps, missteps, or mistakes! By choosing an attitude of appreciation or gratitude, any strife is quickly over, and my whole being can return to peace and calm.

Good words for today!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Seeking the Divine

My deepest desire is to know God. I experience God in meditation, in nature, and in the loving presence of others. God’s presence is found in the fluidity of the present moment. When I focus on the experience of God, I am one with everything—other ­people, nature, the sun and stars. I am as ancient as the Universe and as new as the dawn. My desire to know God leads me to oneness, and I am at peace.

May you also be blessed with the desire to know and experience the Divine Presence.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Flexible in Spirit

Today's Daily Word really speaks to me about being flexible, about being willing to let go of expectations. I love the image of the bamboo tree. Standing straight and tall, reaching towards the light. Yet, flexible to bend and go with the flow, letting go of the expectation of standing tall.
  I don't think I can plan much in my life without expectations... but my goal is to then LET GO of prediction or specific expectation. The result can be peace of mind, rather than upset or disappointment. As it says... my desire is to be an ever-flowing, ever-renewing expression of Infinite Life. Attuning myself to the Spirit within I am full of life, love, and joy. From that bountiful frame of mind, I turn that energy outward, to p
ray for those who are searching for that same Inner Peace.
And so it is....
Here is today's Daily Word...
I am flexible and young in Spirit.

The spirit of God is at the very core of my being. It is my Source of eternal youth and life. I recognize this flowing force that keeps me alive, breath by breath and heartbeat by heartbeat.
I do not limit my capacity to express the life of Spirit by being inflexible or stuck. I refuse to become crystallized in old thoughts or ways of being. I affirm my true nature in Spirit—I am an ever-flowing, ever-renewing expression of Infinite Life.
I live this truth by expressing openness and resiliency. I am flexible in mind and body. I am conscious of my life, energy, and strength. I express the vitality and youthfulness of Spirit within.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Footprints in the sand...

Throughout the world, believers often refer to God as the source of their refuge and comfort. When I feel challenged, in any way, I also turn to Spirit. There is NO doubt that the Infinite Love of the Divine is always a thought away.... not even a thought devides us. When I'm not even thinking or remembering that I'm surrounded with Divine Light, when the clouds of worry or anxiety darken my thinking... Divine Light IS STILL THERE! Kinda like that popular picture of footprints on the sand. When we're aware of God walking with us, we can see the two sets of prints. When we observe just one set of prints, it's because God is carrying us.
    Let's remember that where ever we are, God IS. And, that's the truth!
Sweet Blessings....

Friday, October 24, 2014

Finding Oneness in Nature

Communing with nature, I find oneness.
What a gift it is to be in nature and to behold its glory! Whether I am hiking in the deep woods or strolling through a city park, I have the opportunity to connect with the natural world.
My time in nature sharpens my awareness. I walk among the leaves dancing in the breeze, while flowers of lively colors greet me cheerfully. A bird’s call invites me to watch its antics and marvel at its flight.
Communing with nature reminds me I am one with all of life. I behold the sacredness of living things great and small. I am richly blessed to be part of the natural world. In gratitude, I cherish and care for it.
I went down to the nut orchard, to look at the blossoms of the valley, to see whether the vines had budded, whether the pomegranates were in bloom.–Song of Solomon 6:11

Thursday, October 23, 2014

God is my Sherpa

Perfect for today's travel....

Thursday, October 23, 2014

God guides my way in every situation.
A guide is one who shows the way, who leads and directs. Sherpa mountaineers guide climbers on their mountain trek, quietly leading the way, providing support and direction to ensure that climbers safely reach the top.
God is my guide along life’s path. God leads me in right ways, directs my thoughts and actions, and inspires me when I need energy and confidence.
I need never feel lost or alone when meeting a challenge, for I have a loving guide with me at all times to lead me through the twists and turns of life. Knowing this, I relax, let go, and enjoy the journey. I trust God, my Guide, to lead me to my good.

May you be blessed with clear awareness of God being God in your life.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Full of gratitude...

Ah... Good morning God, Angels, and Guides..... I am in such deep gratitude this morning for this amazing opportunity to enjoy a few days of solitude and retreat. I am feeling so blessed to have a few days at this amazing resort, right on Discovery Bay, overlooking the water. I was awe-struck during the incredible and might windstorm last night. It reminds me how small we are and at the same time, how connected we are to All.

May I spend this day in constant gratitude and joy.... may every thought today be a prayer that blesses and promotes healing and inner peace... for those I love and beyond... for all people.

and, from the words of Abraham...
I see myself in perfect health. I see myself in absolute prosperity. I see myself invigorated with life, appreciating, again, this physical life experience which I wanted so very much as I decided to be a physical Being. It is glorious to be here, a physical Being, making decisions with my physical brain but accessing the power of the Universe through the power of the Law of Attraction.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Finding the calm in stormy times...

Good morning friends... Today's Daily Word should have been read last night! Just before retiring, I got the news that one of our renters gave notice and that the attendance for the workshop this weekend is very low. I had great news yesterday too. I was invited to do a workshop at our local metaphysical store. 
   But, I let the agitation overwhelm me... and I couldn't drift off to sleep. Well, here are the words that really speak to my inner core:
At the core of my being, I find peace.
We are told that Jesus didn’t fret about the storms in his life. He remained confident and denied them any power. In the same way, I say, Peace, be still, to any storms in my life. I deny them any power over me.
In the midst of a tumultuous situation, I turn within, close my eyes, and observe my emotions. I notice any restlessness in me and whisper to it: Peace, be still. I focus on my breathing and feel the storm dissipate. By tapping in to the peace at the core of my being, I find the calm strength necessary to meet challenges and overcome difficulties as Jesus did.
Right and perfect solutions come, and all things work together for good. Even in stormy times, I am at peace, and all is well.
He woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.—Luke 8:24
Well, if Jesus didn't fret over the storms in his life... isn't that a good model for myself? Turning within, I can whisper to myself: Peace, be still. I can focus on my breathing, tapping into the peace that is truly at the core of my being, finding the calm I so deeply desire. 

I am grateful for these powerful words of wisdom.
God Bless and Namaste...

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Labor of Love...

Today's DAILY WORD....My day is rich with opportunities for spiritual expansion and service.
Any type of work can be constructive and worthwhile. Any activity is satisfying when it is a labor of love. As I keep a spiritual perspective and mindful awareness in all that I do, my workday is rich with opportunities for personal connection and spiritual expansion.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.” With spiritual awareness, any type of work can be done in a way that expands one’s consciousness and uplifts others.
At the beginning of the workday, I pray to express God in all I do and to exhibit qualities of clarity, love, appreciation, and excellence. I am grateful at the end of each day to have engaged in a labor of love.

Many years ago, I was a lay-minister, Outreach Program Director, with Unity Church in Lansing Michigan.  A parishioner came to me and said she wanted a job like mine... a 'holistic' job, a spiritual job. At that time she worked in an upscale clothing store. My counsel to her was much like today's inspiration. ANY job can be a spiritual job... it's all in the way we hold it, the way we frame our thoughts about our work.

So, here's my invite to you.... may you look upon your 'job' as a labor of love, a labor of expression of your Divine Nature. Every action, every interaction, provides you with the opportunity to do 'God's Work'.  Think about it.... remember, your thoughts are prayers.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Prayer for travel...

Good morning friends... It's 4:45 am and I'm about to leave on a 1000 mile journey to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Before every trip, I always say a prayer to my angels. I set my intention for safe travel and that I may do God's work where ever I am. For inspiration this morning, I found this lovely little Catholic prayer....
God's Angels guard and keep you
All the way that you must travel
Till earth's days are past
When blossoms fade and
Time is fleeting fast
In times of purest joy
Or pain and fear
God's Angels guard
And keep you safe.
My own words of prayer...
Thank you God, Angels and Guides, for the joy and blessings of travel today. May my Angels precede me, creating safety. May my Guides instruct my decisions as I follow my GPS. May the day be filled with Your Wonder and Joy as I observe the millions of Miracles of this World.
Thank you, and So it is.
Sweet Blessings and Namaste

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Inner stillness...

Drawing from the stillness within, I am at peace. It's important to remember to stop, and be still. Especially during times of upheaval. Even in the midst of chaos, I remain centered.

Remembering to focus on my breath. At the still point between thoughts or breaths, I discover an ocean of infinite peace within me. With intention, I draw peace from the stillness and express it to the world through my thoughts, words, and actions.

Peace comes forth from within like a rising tide, gently kissing the shores of my life. I feel a peaceful ease in the movement of my body and the cadence of my walk. As I interact with others, I listen closely and enjoy discussions with a satisfying, easy rhythm. The peace I find within, shapes my life experience. Drawn from inner stillness, divine peace blesses my life and the lives of those around me.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Moving back home....

Friday, October 17, 2014

Prepping to travel...

My prayer this morning is for calm organization as I prepare for my trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. May I be open to Divine Guidance as I embrace a beginner's mind, allowing the wonders of Gaia's earth to speak to me her special language of abundance, love, compassion, caring, generosity, giving, and deep serenity. As I go about packing for this sojourn may the soul satisfying experiences I am about to receive begin to fill me with the quintessence and embodiment of the Contented Crone.
And so it is, this or something higher....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A groggy start...

I woke up feeling a bit groggy this morning. Got enough sleep, but have been running on high energy all week. Maybe it's time for a little self care... a perfect time to tune into my angels, guides, and God.  
    You too, are invited to turn within, to allow the Divine Intelligence of the Universe to direct your thinking and your actions. May we stretch out today's moments of rest and meditation, feeling fulfilled, rested, and restored. May we be mindful of the balance we seek, that we rest into the soft support of our Angels, as we open to the guidance of our Guides, make good choices of actions, thinking, emotions. Where ever we are today, may we remember God is also there, holding us and supporting us.
And so it is.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Personal Power = Personal Choices

We've often heard Viktor Frankl's quote:  "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."   Or, also from Man's Search for Meaning: "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
    Sometimes we can't control our circumstances, we have to accept what is. But, what we DO have control over, is how we chose to respond to our situation. 
   BUT! Do we remember that we have the choice? Do we remember to call on the Infinite Wisdom of God to help us make the highest choice. That's my prayer: Please God, help me see this differently. It doesn't always show up immediately... but when I claim my power to choose and celebrate the wisdom that guides me, I am truly 'Letting Go and Letting God be God in my life'.
Sweet Blessings on a beautiful rainy fall morning.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Self Care: Listening to Divine Guidance

I'm all about Self Care these days.... to care for one's self is to truly care for God. As we allow our Inner Light express the presence of God in our thoughts, words, and actions... we are truly an Expression of God. We are love, peace, power, and life! We are all of this and more. 

Part of self care is listening to God's gentle guidance. It's being kind to ourselves. As we practice patience, kindness, and love for ourselves and others, we manifest the essence of God in the world.

Centered in the Infinite we behold the Divine in others, embrace a life of goodness, and are truly a conduit through which others experience the essence of God and come to know fullness.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Self Care: I let go of the past and open the way to greater good

Sometimes it seems easier to be kind to others, than to be kind to ourselves. We criticize ourselves more harshly, hold ourselves to impossibly high standards, then condemn ourselves for our perceived imperfections.

You are invited to let go of the past and to embrace the Luminous Light within your heart. Let go of the past, your self condemnation, forgive and let go, and let God be God in your life.

When we let go of the past and lay down our burdens and regrets, we open the way to greater good, which we are now ready to receive and to give.

Allow your light to shine. The world needs your Light. God wants to know what are you waiting for?

Sweet blessings,

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Divine flow.... from Unity's Daily Word

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I give and receive with ease and grace.
When I am in the divine flow of prosperity, I give and receive with ease and grace. Nothing causes me to withhold my gifts, whether they be financial, emotional, or simply helpful. As I feel led to give, I do so freely. I experience the joy of serving others with generosity.
Equally important to the experience of prosperity is receiving graciously. When someone gives me a present, a smile, an offer for help, or a listening ear, I am fully present to receive the gift. I give the giver my full attention and express genuine gratitude for their thoughtfulness.
I practice the prosperity principle of circulation. As I give, I receive; and as I receive, I give. I am blessed.