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You are rooted in Life, Love, and the Divine Presence. This is not something you achieve, it is something you already are. No matter how dim the light or distant the feeling, the heart of the Universe lives and beats in you. Do not be afraid to turn to the Indwelling Presence. Do not hesitate to reach for the All-Originating Love. Talk to Spirit as the well-spring of Life and Creation. Listen to the sermon in the stones and the hallelujah in the birdsong with gratitude and praise.
This Infinite Life is the Source of all Life, your life, each life.Sit in quiet and stillness. Contemplate the mystery of Oneness and the over-arching reality of the One Source. Don’t focus on the problem but see the ways Life is expressing. Speak about the little joys and ordinary moments that are sourced in Love, Peace, Beauty, Joy, and Abundance. No matter how small these things may be, you are recognizing Spirit as present and remembering your Source. This alignment, tuning into the Source, brings comfort, security, and consolation when you need it the most, filling your awareness with Spirit. The Infinite, Indwelling Presence provides everything that is needed, for It is the great well-spring, the Source of All. Drink deeply from the well. Be nourished and refreshed. Be renewed in mind and heart. Be lifted in Spirit.
“When doubt creeps in, reach out for help. When your belief is faint, find someone whose belief is strong. When you forget Truth, seek out spiritual reminders. When you do not know what else to do, remember to pray, and have others pray with you. Yea, though you walk through the very Valley of Death, do not let your fear run away with you. You do not walk alone.”
“The intuition of your childhood innocence and sense of oneness is the very thing driving your Spiritual Quest. But you cannot go back. You can only go forward. Do not try to re-live or re-create the “good ole’ days”. Seek a deeper oneness and a conscious innocence within your life today. Then, you will discover God as your constant companion.”
“Let go of your preconceived ideas about “how it should be”. Release your need to be in control! Let resentments and unforgiveness die from lack of attention. This is the tomb of the dark night of the soul. Rest here a moment, and revel in the freedom.”
“Joy sneaks up on you when you are least expecting it. Joy creeps in when we are busy living life to its fullest, being happy with whom we are becoming, and finding the good in the people and situations around us. Make space for Joy to find it’s way into your lap, like a contented cat!”
There is a Divine Intelligence and an Infinite Love that is the heartbeat of the Universe. This Life beats strong and steady within all people and through all creation. The inner eye sees and the heart knows this connection, sensing the Oneness as it flows in, through, and around everything from the galaxies to the atom. This heartbeat is the source of the courage, strength, wisdom, and inherent resilience that moves within you and within all of humanity. Do not be fooled by appearances or think that we have been deserted by the Infinite Presence. Lean into this well-spring in the darkest of days. Know that you are strong enough to move through every day until the darkness has past and the light dawns again. Drink deeply from the fountain of everlasting Love. Trust fully in the inherent Goodness of Life. This is the miracle of sufficiency, supply, and support that we expect and accept for ourselves, our loved ones, and all of humanity. Stand in this moment with faith that Life unfolds toward more Life with Love, Health and Hope.
“Don’t quit because things seem too hard. Don’t stick to something because you’re afraid to fail, or you worry about what others will think. Decide what is the best choice for you, for your life, and for who you are. Elegant choices are those that lead you to more life, more expansion, and more of yourself. And only you can make the elegant choice that’s best for you!”
You are sourced from an infinite Life, empowered by an Infinite Presence, and supported by an Infinite Intelligence. You have an Infinite resource of strength from which to draw in these times. You are resilient in the face of disruption and uncertainty because Spirit within is ever-present. Today, sink deeply into your inner knowing and awareness of Oneness and Connection. Believe in your own capability to do more than simply endure. Your inner resilience is the source of your attractive power, your creativity, and your strength as you navigate the demands of today, this week and this month. Remember how very loved and supported you are.
“Learning to still your mind keeps your emotions from running amock. Taking charge of your thinking means you can focus your attention on the good, rather than on what’s not working. Listening in the silence allows you to hear your intuition. Sit. Be still.”
This phrase from an old TV show surfaces in my consciousness on a regular basis these days. As I accept that we may be at home longer than I’d like, I notice my mind start to skitter around trying to figure out what to do like a crazed puppy. When I’m unable to settle or get worked up I can get angry, sad, and frightened. What to do?
This morning I thought about being in the temples in Bali. They are completely outdoor temples. You sit on uneven and rough paving stones, in the sweltering sun, in dripping humidity for an hour or two listening to the monk chant in a language you don’t understand and try to meditate. The first time or two I found myself antsy, anxious, and finally truly worked up about how impossible this was going to be for me. I missed the entire experience. And we still had days and temples to go.
I realized that I was in complete resistance to the experience, even though it was one I said I wanted. Today, I can feel how much resistance I am in to staying home due to a pandemic. But the answer is the same. Resistance is futile and it only makes it worse. What I learned in Bali was to melt into the heat like a wax candle; to feel the dripping sweat as a release of toxins and my tendency to languid movement as an invitation to slow down my life. I didn’t have to do anything, just sit there. As soon as I stopped resisting, and melted into the experience, everything changed for me. My meditation got deeper, my mood got lighter, and my interactions with others became more peaceful and loving.
In these times, resistance is futile, it only makes it worse. Find ways to melt into the experience. Look for the good you can wring out of this time. Be present to what is. It’ll make your inner life saner and your interactions with the people in your household more loving. And you may just find some peace and a deeper connection than you haven’t been able to feel in a busy, hurried life. Be safe, be well, be present.
“Your Attitude of Being is the way you decide to live and operate in the world. The Be-Attitudes are spiritual truths that keep you in alignment with Spirit. Be teachable and open. Be aligned with the Law of Cause and Effect. Be Love in the world. Be committed to your spiritual path and practice. Be the peace you want to see in the world.”
“Right action means that every legitimate and constructive purpose you have in mind shall be successfully executed. It means that you will know what to do, how to think, how to proceed. The power of the Law is within you and the action which results from this power produces harmony, peace, joy, and success.
Say to yourself:
I know that in the consciousness of the Divine Nature is the supply for every need – physical, mental or spiritual – and I accept that supply in deepest gratitude.
I am thankful that this is the way Life fulfills all needs, though the doorway of the inner self, and I am thankful that I know how to use this perfect Law for myself and for all people.
I come to this great Fountain of Supply in the very center of my being to absorb that for which I have a need, mentally and physically, and I am filled with the sense of the reality of that which I desire for myself and the world.
I invite this awareness to flow into thought and action, knowing that it brings peace, harmony, and order all around me.
There arises within me renewed faith in the limitless resources of the Divine Presence, the perfect Law, and there is now right action taking place, restoring sanity, equanimity, and wholeness.”
Adapted from Ernest Holmes, How to Change Your Life.
This morning’s sunrise was a glorious combination of soft pink and bright blue. It lasted all of 15 minutes. Its delicate beauty stopped me in my tracks. Life has a way of showing us Itself when we are paying attention. These days of staying at home are the perfect time to pay attention to the moments. In the east it’s called mindfulness and in the west, it’s called being present. Both invite us out of the anxiety and mind chatter into the moment. In this moment, here and now, is where we truly experience the Divine for the Infinite is always only here, now. Each time we savor a moment we are celebrating Life, expressing Love and experiencing the Presence of something so much larger than what’s going on in our heads. So take the time, every day, despite the news, or the circumstances you may be facing, and notice the moments there are to savor. The quiet moments, beautiful moments, joy-filled and belly laugh moments. Pay attention to the moments of connection, solidarity, peace, and support. Feel how our gratitude grows, our creativity expands, and the ability to see possibility and good in these trying times becomes available to us. All because we took 15 minutes to enjoy a sunrise.
The breath of Life is breathing through all Creation. It is Love made visible. This breath is breathing me. It is the Presence of the Divine and It moves through me, through all people, and throughout the world. I affirm this breath as a healing and cleansing golden light of love. I see it flowing in, through, and around the lungs of the planet and the individual cells in each and every body. I release negativity, attachment, fear, anxiety, and every sense of separation. I claim this breath of life moves as Divine Intelligence through leaders, medical personnel, first responders, business people, workers, parents, and children, guiding each to Divine Right Action. Each person is in their perfect place, lifting consciousness, bringing awareness, doing what is necessary, and restoring wholeness to our bodies, psyche, social connection, and spiritual awareness. A true moral compass is birthed and a healing of our planet takes place as humanity awakens to its profound interconnectedness, Oneness, and an embodied awareness of Spirit.
Shelter-in-place keeps us home in Safety and Security.
Shelter-in-faith brings us refuge in Spirit.
Shelter-in-connection binds us together in Love.
Shelter-in-physical care restores us to our Wholeness.
Shelter-in-quiet taps us into the Source.
Shelter-in-financial support affirms our Abundance.
Shelter-in-online opportunity ignites our Creativity and Growth.
Shelter-in-our inner life expands our Freedom.
Shelter-in-each other reveals our ONENESS.
Home is where the heart is – may you find your way home.