Saturday, February 18, 2006

Emma Curtis Hopkins, the metaphysical “teacher of teachers” said “There is an instinctive seeking of all things for love.”

I dropped by a pet shop near my market the other day, and the owner brought out a five month old ferret named Cola. The little darling sniffed me, then jumped into my arms and curled up, looking up at me with me the sweetest look. It was like she was saying “I’m home!” I lost my heart right in that moment!

The people who know me well will have a hard time believing this – but I made the decision NOT to bring her home. She’s still in my heart, and as I think about her, I’ve also thought about decisions and how we make them. I realized that though this was about an animal, it could very well have been something about relationships.

Faced with the same “falling in love with an animal” situation in the past, I would make the decision on impulse, going for the first choice presented to me and not really thinking about the consequences. Perhaps I would rationalize it with fatalistic approach – it must be meant to happen, since I just happened to be in that store when the ferret was out of the cage. Maybe I would be compliant – listening to the pet shop owner’s stories of how cats and ferrets get along great, and how Cola seemed so taken with me, and go along with his opinions. I could have delayed making a decision, because I felt like I couldn’t at the moment, and I could have agonized over the decision, feeling overwhelmed by the rush of love I felt and unable to make up my mind, and made one just to get it over with.

How about you? What is your basic decision making strategy? Each of us has our own, yet I believe we vacillate between the ones I mentioned above. The optimal strategy is, of course, to weigh all the factors, and then go for the highest and best for all concerned. We are making decisions moment by moment that affect not only ourselves but everyone around us and more people than we can imagine.

“There is an instinctive seeking of all things for love.” All of us have made some “interesting” decisions when it comes to love, eh? Let’s be balanced decision-makers. Perhaps we could ask ourselves “What is the highest Love in this situation?” and move forward from that place.

Loving Blessings, Rev. Angelica


There is One Mind – God’s Mind. It is Infinitely Intelligence and Unconditional Love. This Mind surrounds me, encompasses me, guides me and works through me at all times.

Infinite Intelligence moves through me in alignment with my thoughts and feelings. I now declare I recognize Divine Mind as a Power for Good in my world. All of my decisions are made with ease and grace. All of my decisions are balanced and are for the highest and best for all concerned. Every effect I make upon my world is a good one so I choose Love and I trust Infinite Intelligence to do It greatest work through and as me.

I am grateful to know I have the ability to tap into Divine Mind with ease. I am grateful to know I am making a difference in my world. I release these words knowing they are my Truth, and so it is.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Years ago when I had just moved to Honolulu, HI, I was having a very hard time finding employment. Driving home after a particularly disappointing interview, I noticed a sign reading "Foster Gardens." Nature has always soothed my soul, so I quickly pulled in. I walked through the greeness of the park, yet this time nature didn't seem to be helping. I couldn't get rid of my frustration.
At one point, I turned a corner around a tall hedge and discovered a very large statue of a seated Buddha. He had a serene smile, as if he knew the secret of inner peace and was enjoying himself immensley. I found myself yelling "How do I get that peace? What do I have to do?" Instantly I heard a voice say, "True peace is the Love of God." I looked around to see who had answered me, but I was alone with the statue. I sat down on a bench and argued with the Buddha. I told him I was studying for the ministry. I was doing my spiritual practices daily and loved doing them. I was doing all I knew how to love God, yet I didn't feel peaceful. Again I heard so clearly "True peace is the Love of God."

With a flash of enlightenment that I felt throughout my whole body, I realized that it was through acceptance of the Love of God that I would find Inner Peace! I didn't have to do anything for it, I just had to accept it!

I still know this is the Truth. God is Love, and God is omnipresent. Love is absolutely everywhere. There is no place I could go to get away from It. If I feel unloved, it is because I have not accepted this as my Truth. If I am feeling lack in any area of my life, it is because I am feeling separate from Love. All the love that I feel from and for the people, places, pets, etc., in my life, is Divine Love.

Love is what I am.

Following in the energy of Valentine's Day, allow yourself some quiet time and feel the Love the Universe has for you. I KNOW Divine Love Notes are in every breath, and everything we hear, taste, touch, smell and see. Hear the Inner Voice as It says to you "You are My Beloved, in whom I am well pleased."


There is only One Life – that Life is Spirit, and that Life is my life. There is only One Heart expressing Divine Love. This is my home. Divine Love expresses through and as me. I rejoice in this Truth. Who I am is much greater than I possibly could imagine. I am The Divine’s Beloved.

Today I accept this as my Truth. I open my heart and let Love flow through me with ease and grace. It feels so good! I shine my heart light everywhere I am, loving and nurturing all with whom I come in contact and beyond. I am Love made manifest, and everything I manifest in my life is the same. Even if it doesn’t look like it or feel like it, I now declare it is so, and I receive the blessings of Divine Love in every situation.

I am so grateful for the Love of Spirit. I bask in this Love. I see Divine Love Notes everywhere. I am nurtured and supported by this Love. It is my Truth.

With a heart full of Love, I release these words into Spiritual Law, knowing they are so, and so it is.