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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'I AM ...'

Today's Daily Word speaks of one of the basic Unity principles I learned almost 40 years ago. Basically, it's about paying attention to what we tell ourselves. Every time we use the words "I am" we are basically praying, affirming our circumstances. How many times do I say 'I'm tired'! Well... today, I AM Grateful! Grateful to be reminded to be more conscious of the words I use.

I use the words “I Am” with clarity and purpose.
Do I really give it much thought when I begin a sentence with “I am”? Declaring “I am worried” or “I am confused” is invoking the name of God, the “I Am,” and giving power to that statement. I could more appropriately say that “I have a concern about an issue.”
When I use the words “I am” carefully, I connect with the highest, healthiest thoughts about a given circumstance. By saying I am able, I affirm confidence. By pronouncing I am open, I assert willingness. When I declare I am worthy, capable, healthy, and prosperous, I activate these qualities within me.
The “I Am” is God in me, so I speak those words with clarity and purpose. I connect “I Am” with positive, affirmative statements, and declare my oneness with God.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Inner Peace

The peaceful presence of God is within me.
On this second Sunday of Advent, I focus on peace. I clear my mind of cluttered thoughts and replace them with images of tranquility.
I visualize a quiet lake, the stars on a clear night sky, or my family snuggled in to restful sleep. I let go of outer concerns and trust Spirit.
Peace is a state of mind in which I know I am one with God. The Presence is within me, around me, and in everyone for whom I care. Focused on peace, I am guided in every decision, and directed toward my good.
By maintaining a peaceful state of mind, I allow the full expression of God within me to bless every area of my life. I hold only positive, faith-filled thoughts. As I choose to live peacefully, I am a blessing of peace to others.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hope for Rainy days

God is my ever-present source of hope.
God is with me through the stormy times in life. God is like the sun that shines even on a rainy day—it is merely hidden behind the clouds. In troubled times, my thoughts may turn cloudy with doubt and fear. If I feel separated from God, my hope may begin to fade.
At such times, I turn within. I rest in quiet prayer and meditation. I gently release any sense of separation. I affirm that God is my ever-present source of hope. Sitting in the Silence, I hear the still, small voice within. It whispers, “God is in the rain.” This truth washes over me and cleanses me of fear.
The renewing light of God shines through me like the rays of the sun. Spiritual light radiates from within, and my hope is restored.

Friday, December 5, 2014

True North Star and the Lighthouse

Strong words in today's Daily Word! The absolute foundation of Spirit, Faith, and Grace. Knowing that the Divine Presence is within me, not something vague and difficult to reach, but deep within, is our True Light House, or our True North Star. I love the metaphor of the North Star and a point of reference, to guide us to good decision and healthy thinking. In Unity, we used to say 'Where ever I am, God IS. And that's the Truth!'

Divinely protected, I live boldly and confidently.
The protection of Spirit is boundless. Wherever I go, I am guided and safe. The all-seeing wisdom of God is within me, as my inner voice and intuition. It is my steadfast lighthouse, gently guiding me away from stormy situations. Enlightened in the love of God, I am steered toward my highest good.
Knowing I am divinely protected, I live boldly and courageously. I navigate through uncertain situations with supreme confidence, always expecting good. God is within and around me, calling forth the highest expression of humanity in myself and others.
Wherever I am called to be, and whatever I am called to do, Spirit’s omnipotent power is with me. I am protected by the infallible Presence; I am always harbored in love.

Sweet blessings

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wholeness grows from within...

I'm not too sure I totally agree with today's Daily Word. Keeping positive thoughts wont necessarily keep me from being injured or sick. Faithful exercise also may not always result in longevity. Yet BOTH positive thoughts and exercise will certainly enhance my experience daily. By making healthy choice daily, my consciousness will inform my body, down to every little cell, which will move me towards wholeness. I do agree that wholeness grows from within.

Wholeness is my divine birthright.
Healing occurs when physical and emotional blocks are removed from mind and body. Then life energy can move freely once again. If I experience sickness, I become aware of any thoughts of limitation and let them go. I consider how to care for my body, and make any necessary adjustments.
By making healthy choices, I consciously move toward wholeness. By stretching, dancing, or exercising, I release tension or pain, and help my physical health. I let go of mental blocks with powerful statements: Sickness has no power over me. All that endures is wholeness.
I may combine exercise, such as walking or yoga, with affirmations. Today I move toward wholeness, and wholeness grows from within.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Seeking the Light

Today's Daily Word says that facing darkness is a normal process of life, and at such times we should reach for the light of God. Using the metaphor of a plant though, I somewhat disagree. All things that grow in Nature and ALWAYS reaching for the light. Thus, We should ALWAYS be seeking the light of God, not just during the hard times. Yes, it's a great comfort when times are shaky, and it is even a GREATER comfort when we seek the Light as a daily, moment to moment practice.

I am growing toward the light.
In order to grow, a seed must be covered under the dirt and find its way to the light. While in the darkness, it is nurtured by soil, heat, and water. Once the seedling bursts through, it leans toward the sun and creates food from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. In time, the plant yields its fruit.
Facing darkness is a normal process of life. At such times, I reach for the light of God to find my way, and I grow in faith, wisdom, understanding, and love. I become aware of my inner divinity and nurture my seeds of potential through prayer, study, and practice. The light of God helps me grow courageously. I keep moving toward Spirit and harvest the fruit of realization.
May we all 'grow' by continually seeking the Light.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Breathing in the Present Moment NOW

Interesting, when you focus on your breathing, you can ONLY be in the NOW. You can't draw a breath in the past, nor the future. NOW is the only time you can breathe. That is why the present moment is so important. When I find myself out it the future with worry, or lost in the drama of the past, I try to bring my awareness back into my breath. I take a moment and just breathe. 

Good though, from today's Daily Word....
I am home in the present moment.
The present moment is the most powerful moment of all. It is the only time I can breathe, connect with my body, and feel alive. When my mind is distracted and jumps to the past or the future, I may experience fear or worry unnecessarily. To be at peace, I need only return to the now—to this breath, to this heartbeat.
As I breathe in, I gently think of the word “in.” As I breathe out, I softly say to myself, “out.” I repeat this cycle for several minutes, and any mind disturbances dissolve. Quiet and calm, I experience the peaceful power of the present moment in my body.
My gentle breathing relaxes my inner dwelling. I am alive in my breath, I am at ease in my heart. I don’t need to go anywhere else to find peace. I am already home.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Praying for others is Self Care too

Today's Daily Word talks about being the 'light of the world'. For me, I feel it's about walking the talk. Knowing that we are basically all One... when I pray for myself, or when I pray for others... I am affirming the Highest Good for all. And I remember that my thoughts are prayers. What I am thinking about, I am affirming. So I keep my thoughts positive. I keep my thoughts aligned with the highest good, for myself, others, the planet. In that way, I affirm my presence in the Light of the world

from today's Daily Word...

God’s light shines in and through me, guiding me to be a loving presence. The Psalmist sang: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” The same light that shined through Jesus is in me and my loved ones.
If I am seeking answers, I trust the indwelling Christ to bless me with light and show me the way. As I follow God’s guidance, my steps are illumined and my words express faith. When I pray for others, I affirm: Spirit is leading you to your highest good. I behold my dear ones being receptive to God’s light.
As I allow Spirit to enlighten my life, I see my path clearly. My life is a blessing to others, and I am a presence of light in the world.