Today’s Friday Message comes to you from the Big Island of Hawai’i. I am sitting outside the church, enjoying the sunshine, the soft, sweet-smelling breezes and the sounds of mynah birds and doves. Thank God for laptops!
Yesterday a dear friend took me to the hotponds … it’s a place my Hawaiian kahuna sister calls “her office” … It is definitely one of my most favorite sacred and healing spots! As I was floating in the warm salty water, looking up past the palm trees to a blue sky dotted with white puffy clouds, I began to feel a sense of timelessness. I have no agenda except to be with people I love, honour my Goddaughter for her graduation, speak on Sunday and present a workshop. I have nothing to worry about. I don’t have to DO anything except Be. I decided in that moment of floating to let go of any need to plan while I am here. Just to surrender to the Divine and be in Present Time, letting everything be for the glory of God.
WOW! When one does that - watch out! This afternoon, there’s an impromptu party with women who were in my women’s group. Next week I’m being gifted with a night at the Hilton Waikoloa (oh la la – posh!) and also get to visit friends from the East Coast who happen to be here at the same time. Who knows what else Spirit has up Its divine sleeve! What ever it is will be wonderful. I know I am here to bless and be blessed. To empower and be empowered. And to have fun!
What would happen if we let go of our busy-ness when we weren’t on holidays? Can we trust enough to let the Universe be our daily planner? Yes, I know we have to go to work, and the grocery store. We have to pay bills, feed the kids, do the laundry, take care of the house, the car, and the yard. There are a thousand things to do …. Yet what if we did each of them as if they were sacred offerings?
Thick Nhat Han, in one of his books, wrote about doing the dishes as a sacred practice. Brother Lawrence wrote about doing his daily work (hard work!) as a monk, as practicing the Presence. You might be saying “Yeah, right, that’s easy to say when you’re on holidays! You don’t know what my life is like.” But what if we could come to a deeper understanding of how to empower this life and make it more meaningful in every moment?
Here’s The Secret -- Do everything for the glory of The Divine … and guess what? That’s YOU!! In practicing the Presence, you are honouring your own Self, and that’s a very good thing! The more we align our selves with our True Nature, the easier and more meaningful life becomes. Be blessed, be empowered, be Divine!
Mahalo for being part of my world … Rev. Angelica
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
Divine Mind is now assisting me in attaining and maintaining the consciousness of my authentic Self. I am Spirit in form, having a human experience. Everywhere I look, and everything I experience is The Divine. There is nothing else.
I celebrate this Truth. I let go of the fears and doubts of my life. I let go of thinking about not doing enough – I just let myself Be. As I do this, I relax. I know everything that needs to be done, will be done with ease and in grace. I will do it with the consciousness of sacred practice.
I let my life be a shining example of living Truth. I let my thoughts of living Divine Life radiate through the collective consciousness, blessing all they come in contact with. God in me, as me, is doing magnificent work.
Gratefully aware of the Power Within Me, I release these words, knowing they have made a difference. I claim Good and share it joyously. And so It is.