Category: Spiritual Development
self

INNERMOST SELF

Sweet Spirit:  Thank you for the opportunities each day brings to me for adventure, change and growth.  As I begin to quiet myself, I reflect on the hidden truth that dwells within my innermost self.  There I find cause for celebration; for there, I can find…

Girl and tree

EVERYTHING IS PERFECT

I believe natural beauty has a necessary place in the spiritual development of any individual or any society.  I believe that whenever we destroy beauty, or whenever we substitute something man made and artificial for a natural feature of the earth, we have retarded some part…

We are Unique

WE ARE UNIQUE

The Holy Spirit accepts people unconditionally.  To the ego, this is an outrageous thought, because unconditional love is the death of the ego.  How will people grow if we all go around just accepting each other as we are all the time?  Accepting people as they are has the…

Reflection

LIFE IS GOOD

The universe is sending you the right everything.  You won’t realize this until you fully show up in the situation the way it is.  In other words, whatever the circumstance, if you assume that the circumstance is perfect, then you live fully within that circumstance.  How can I be…

Growth

GROWTH – MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Sometimes people think that calling on God means inviting a force into our lives that will make everything rosy.  The truth is, it means inviting everything into our lives that will force us to grow – and growth can be messy.  The purpose of life is…

Rainbow

UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE!

Being familiar with yourself is a form of knowledge, and it, too, doesn’t require understanding.  You may get to know the images that crowd your dreams and see how they change from one period to the next, but all the while you may not have a…

Family at the Beach

LIVE FULLY WITHIN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES

The Universe is sending you the right everything.  You won’t realize this until you fully show up in the situation the way it is.  In other words, whatever the circumstance, if you assume that the circumstance is perfect, then you live fully within that circumstance.  How can I be…

Family

THINK ONLY GOOD

Resist pessimism and negative thinking both in private and national life.  Think only good.  “Think God.”  Whatever your trouble, put God, and thoughts of God, in place of that trouble.  Think godly things.  Even if he or she does not appear to be doing so, see…

Sunflower

LIFE AND MEANING

Long life is indeed a blessing, but maybe we overdo our concern for the length of our lives and give insufficient attention to the passion we bring to whatever time we have.  The meaning and purpose of life are great mysteries, and in that light a…

Quiet Time

STILLNESS

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.  ~ Deepak Chopra  ~ When you are facing chaotic situations, change your perspective and ask yourself if the situation is going to matter a year from now. If not, let it go. Learn to…

Spirituality

GOD’S VISION – THE SOUL

There is a place in each of us that is so beautiful, angels smile in its presence.  That presence is who you really are.  When you can stand spiritually naked, look at yourself and like what you see, you have achieved a great feat.   ~ Ron…

Coffee

HARMONY OF THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed.  Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.  ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi  ~ Such a Beautiful Thought – If we can bring our Thoughts, Words and Deeds in harmony we can truly explore our…

The Path

OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Sweet Spirit: Your love needs to express through each willing soul who is dedicated to his or her spiritual journey. Let me be that willing soul. Move through me, work through me, love through me, live through me. And so it is. Amen. Our spiritual journey…

I am not alone

I WILL BE GLAD

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities.   ~ Psalms 31:7    ~ God knows everything about us.  When we read the Word of God we know that we have a secure and certain…

freedom

LOOK WITHIN YOUR OWN HEART

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. ~ Carl Jung ~ When we look inside our own heart, our vision can begin to become clear. We discover what we are, who we are, and what we truly believe. When we ignore…

Universe

LUMINOSITY

The universe works with a more varied palette than do the venues of power and influence acknowledged by the world.  The universe is like an infinitely powerful computer, registering a spark of willingness on anyone’s part to receive the light and then impart it to others.  As we pray and…

silly people

DON’T JUDGE

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~ Mother Teresa ~ Instead of judging someone, we need to allow ourselves to see the whole person. Often we will find there is so much strength and attraction in a person when we are less…

Freedom to be.

LETTING GO

The power of losing control is about learning how to let go of trying to control the uncontrollable outcomes and circumstances in our lives.  To do anything else is a blueprint for living a life that is driven by stress, fear, and disappointment. I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t do…

Spirituality

BECOMING MORE SPIRITUAL

We receive principle in different ways at different ages.  We receive principle in different ways given our experiences.   But principle itself is really very simple.  And so we we’re talking about these basics and I am reminded once again that all spiritual teaching is basics.  As I’ve said…

learning

WISDOM OF THE MIND

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.    ~ Kahlil Gibran    ~ Confucius once said that there were three ways to learn wisdom: “First, by reflection,…

River

I AM ALIVE

Sweet Spirit:    I am made in Your image and likeness.  I am that which You are, continuously expressing as life and love.  I am alive in and through You.  I am love expressing Itself.  I am filled with hope, joy and power.  I am one with All that…

snow

WINTER WARMTH

Winter is the time of love and of taking the light within.    ~ Terry Lynn Taylor ~ Winter, it is a beautiful time of the year…if you are inside.  Tis’ the season, though, to step outside. Take a walk around the block to get your blood pumping.…

Serenity

OUR MIND – AN INFORMING OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind.  If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox.  Everything is based on mind, is led by…

abundance

CONSCIOUSNESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Abundance is not attracted to lack.  Abundance is attracted to abundance.  Consciousness precedes matter.  So if you are thinking, “Well, I lack a job, I lack the money, I lack blah, blah, blah,” the universe will just reflect back to you – lack.  But if you…