Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Beginnings: You Gotta Have Hope

Finish this sentence: There is a person inside of me who wants to......
Then consider what fulfilling that desire would take. Probably somewhere in the list "hope" would show up. If not, it will need to. Why? Because whether it's a matter of fulfilling our desires or overcoming a difficulty or disappointment, hope is the fuel for moving forward.

Consider my friend Daniel. He and Kate, the love of his life, had finally decided that their careers, which has kept them 2000 miles apart for six year, had to take a back seat to their love for one another. Kate found a job in California and on New Year's Eve Daniel proposed and slipped a ring on her finger. New beginning! It seemed like the hope that had flickered but never died had at last been fulfilled. It was short-lived, though. On New Year's Day Daniel was out for a bike ride and was struct by a car. The driver left Daniel for dead.

Hope was hard to come by those next twelve months as Daniel struggled for life--for breath.
His body was broken and often it seemed that his spirit was too. Kate came to his bedside daily. She was tireless in speaking words of hope in Daniel's ear as he lay in an induced coma.
One year and 37 surgeries later, hope won out. Daniel miraculously walked out of the hospital. Keep the fire of hope burning!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our Need To Let God

The power to let go is more potent than we might at first think. With a spiritual mind set enfolded in a prayer for release, it, sometimes quickly, some slowly, erases from our mind and heart what no longer serves us.

We can let go of troubling emotions and self-defeating thoughts. The Keys:
1. Notice the thought and where it will take you if you continue.
2. Give it to God--The Wisdom and Love of God know what to do with it.
3. Replace it with a positive thought--like something you are grateful for; something that makes you smile.
4. Don't let the negative thought or emotion back in. Close the door of your mind on it.

The Serenity Prayer is perfect for this practice: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can (myself and my own thoughts), and the wisdom to know the difference.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

love that lasts

UNCONQUERABLE LOVE GROWS FROM UNREASONABLE LOVE. Unreasonable love comes from the Source, God. It is the kind for grows everytime we overcome fear, resentment, making others wrong and withholding our love for any reason. The gifts include a sense of freedom and joy and a peace that passes all understanding.
1. Is there somewhere I’ve been withholding my love? Give it
2. Is there something I have left unsaid, that if I said it I would be freed up in my capacity to love? Say it
3. Is there a promise I’ve made to myself that I have not kept? Do it
4. Has someone broken a promise to me or not given me what I want and I am holding them hostage in my heart? Unlock it.
5. If I loved myself and the divine in me in an unreasonable way, how would I be? Be it.
1. Get UNREASONABLE: Go out and love yourself & others this week

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

living an abundant life

"True riches and real prosperity are in the understanding that there is an omnipresent substance from which all things come and that by the action of our minds we can unify ourselves with that substance so that the manifestations that come from it will be in line with our desires and needs." Charles Fillmore

Dear God, I put my day in Your hands. I know that Your plan is a good one and I thnk You now for opening the door to wonderful experiences, right direction and a day of joy and fulfillment.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Prayer Help

God, I thank you today that You awaken me to see myself and others through Your Eyes. Thank you for shining your light in my thoughts to dispel any shadows. In You, I am vitally alive by being graciously authentic with everybody in my life.

Affirmation: God's love helps me love and accept myself and others. I am free to be the best me and to see the best in others.

Friday, April 9, 2010

guidance and peace

Prayer for today:
Dear God, quiet me with Your Presence and let me rest my driven thinking and behavior into Your peace. let all my asking and seeking dissolve into Your wisdom and culminate in right action.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Hope: An Invincible Spirit

As the Easter Season comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the reason for the season. The promise of getting into the Lenten practices is a personal resurrection from some sense of lack or limit; from some sense of being held back. It is the promise of a renewal of hope in the great possibilities for your life.
The practices are simple but not easy. They take rigorous discipline--the discipline of taking dominion of our thoughts, words and actions. The framework is "fast & feast". We are to fast from all thoughts, words and actions that diminish our vitality and sense of well-being. We are to feast on all that brings joy to our hearts, meaningful purpose to our lives, and fires our fondest hopes and highest dreams.
Forty days ....only only 5 left. Make it count.