Friday, September 19, 2008


I don’t believe God worries but rather I  see God as a worry eliminator.  Just as the mighty force of water from a fire hose can extinguish the greatest flame, the mighty faith within each of us can extinguish every doubt, worry, fear or anxiety when we turn it over to our higher power  and trust in the divine order of life.

There are two kinds of problems in this world.  The ones we can do something about and the ones we can’t do anything about.  If  we are powerless to change the situations or circumstances of a problem, challenge, setback or loss we have no other choice but to adapt to it.  This often calls on us to change our thoughts, feelings, attitudes and perceptions about what has taken place or what might happen in the future.  

In our prayers rather than beseeching God to “take this cup of suffering from me,” we can use affirmative prayers such as:  I now let go of any thoughts that hamper my peace of mind, and affirm that I have everything I need to move through this difficult time and establish a sense of serenity in my life.  

If we can do something about a problem or challenge we face, then we need to draw on our resources and initiate action.  Pronto!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Every person comes into this world with a conscious mind that is very much like a new computer that has never been programmed. As each child ages, thoughts, feelings attitudes and perceptions are imposed on him or her from family and community that set in place the values they will live by. Over the years “life” then becomes devalued. Television shows, movies, and video games show or display the taking of a life easily, quickly and even glibly. In addition to this our technology has advanced to the point where we view war in progress every day. We see bombs going off, people being maimed and dead bodies lying in the street. It is not difficult to become conditioned to these atrocious events as just another part of life. With that attitude life becomes cheap, expendable and not cherished.
If you program a computer with the notion that 2 + 2 equals five then ask the computer how much is 2 + 2 it will answer five even though that is incorrect. If our society allows programming that impresses on the minds of the young that killing is a natural
part of life, that will be the viewpoint they adopt. Every possibility for the future is real and exists here and now whether that be mass destruction or a planet of peace and harmony. Each of us have the opportunity to choose every day which possibility we want to manifest. Each of us can be the change we want to see.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hope is nothing more or nothing less than a thought that is infused with an optimistic emotion. Hope exists in our mind, it is a power within us. It never dwindles, it never dries up; it is never out of reach. It only appears to be absent when we choose to think thoughts of an opposite nature. The thoughts we think may be hopeful or hopeless. When we commit to beliefs that we can do something; that we can make it through a difficult time; that we can realize our hearts desire we experience hope. When we commit to thoughts that are of a despairing nature we experience hopelessness and expect the worst to happen.

So the question arises, who determines the thoughts we think? Each of us is the ultimate authority of the thoughts we think and the feelings we have. When we take full responsibility for our outlook on life and the frame of mind we are in, we draw on our inner power to direct our thoughts. The thoughts you are thinking this very moment are creating your present emotional reality and at the same time putting in place the stepping stones that will lead to your future emotional reality. Think about it for a moment, your thoughts are your reality. Good, bad, happy, sad, hopeful, hopeless. The choice is yours.