Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We have a choice

During the upcoming holidays, we can choose how to experience each moment, regardless of what is happening within or around us.  Here are some affirmations to remind and encourage us to choose the Good.
  • I am one with God; therefore I am at peace right now.
  • My thoughts create my life, so I choose to think thoughts that will bring forth the life that I want.
  • At ease with conditions that life presents to me, I move forward to my higher good.
  • I am the director, the one who decides the thoughts that I will think on this day.
  • I meet every person as if they were myself and treat them with kindness and love.
  • I awake this morning with a peacful heart and a peaceful mind, excited to find the Good in all things and all people.
With each affirmation, we not only bless ourselves, we also bless each person in our lives, and we change the world for the better.  You can make a difference.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Looking out to the far reaches of the sky, we see a space so vast that it is incomprehensible. Using the latest technological advancements, we can observe the inner depths of our physical presence.

Beyond the physical there is a common energy, a spirit, that is the very essence of life. We call this spirit God, and it permeates everything in the universe around us as well as every cell in our bodies.

Yet one of the greatest misperceptions that plagues us at times is that God is separate from us. Having a sense of separation from God can leave us feeling helpless, hopeless, and fearful in regard to the more difficult situations we face in life. In addition—living in this illusion of separation from God—we often turn to the world around us in search of something to sustain us, to give us courage, or to depend on for strength, only to be let down in the long run.

There are two basic ways that we can strengthen our relationship with God. The first is to have an understanding of God that moves beyond myth to an awareness of the God Presence within us as love given unconditionally and continually. The spirit of God within never leaves us, never withholds from us that which we need, and never condemns us as unworthy. To truly know our oneness with God is to move from our mind to our heart, because it is from the consciousness of love that we resonate with the presence of God within.

The second way to strengthen our relationship with God is to have absolute trust in God. When problems appear to abound and challenges seem to overwhelm us, we remain confident and secure. During the most difficult of times, we will have faith, hope, love, strength, and peace of mind as we turn to God, affirming God’s presence and supply. That which we need will be provided.

There is one Presence and Power in the universe and in our lives. As we believe in God and trust in God, our cup shall truly overflow.