Tag: Spiritual Development
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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HEALING PRAYER

Sweet Spirit – Today is a gift and I am so very grateful.  All of my needs are met.  There is peace in my heart and a deep sense of connection to the people around me. Today, I am mindful of people who are facing medical challenges and the professionals…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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OUR RELATIONSHIPS

I accept relationship as my primary teacher about myself, other people, and the mysteries of the universe.    ~ Gay Hendricks   ~ Relationships are what makes us all tick.  We appreciate the people we love, whether friends or family. Their words sink deep into our hearts,…

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Marianne Williamson on HEALING

When we’re truly honest with ourselves, our problem is not that opportunities for success haven’t appeared.  God is always expanding our possibilities.  We are given plenty of opportunities, but we tend to undermine them.  Our conflicted energies sabotage everything.  To ask for another relationship or another…

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MY GUIDE IS JOY

I want my life to be one that God will be pleased with; I’m by no means a saint.   I’ve still got nooks and crannies of things that need to be dealt with.  But my eye is on the prize.  He’s not done with me…

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LOOK FOR THE POSITIVE

When was the last time you embraced a situation that you didn’t like?  Did you complain through the entire experience or did you run away from the situation altogether?  If you did either, you missed a wonderful opportunity to be something that you’ve never been before. …

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Marianne Williamson on OUR LIGHT TO SHINE

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”  Actually, who are you…

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THE SPIRIT OF GOD

Before the world can move beyond classism, sexism, territorialism, or racism, the church will have to move beyond religionism.  When we allow ourselves to operate in the spirit God, we know that there is no such thing as “I’m better than you,” and we end up…