Friday, August 24, 2007

When I was a very young girl, our family went to Palm Springs, California almost every weekend. I can remember sitting on a lounge chair by the pool, watching the old people. They were wrinkled and leathery looking from being outside so much, and quite a few had grey hair. I asked my brother how old he thought they were, and he said “Really old -- they must be 50!” To us, 50 was the end of the world.

Well, I’ve passed 50 and it sure doesn’t look like what it used to!! Of course, now I realize age is all a state of mind. A few days ago I was talking to an older woman in the market. She went into her stories of aging: the pain of movement, the illness, and the forgetfulness. I was so surprised to discover she is younger than I am!!

How many of us fall into the trap of “when you get older you will experience _________” It’s really not that uncommon. We’re fed messages of the symptoms of aging all the time. We all have something that fits in there. Mine was reflected to me at the eye doctors as she said “As you get older, your eyesight naturally diminishes.” I started to agree with her and caught myself just in time. “Not mine!” I replied, and she laughed. I decided right then and there my prescription would never change.

In The Secret, Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith said what Dr. Holmes told us years ago: “You can begin right now to feel healthy. You can begin to feel prosperous. You can begin to feel the love that’s surrounding you, even if it’s not there. And what will happen is the Universe will correspond to the nature of your song. The Universe will correspond to the nature of that inner feeling and manifest, because that’s the way you feel.”

And that’s The Truth and I’m sticking to it!

Blessings of Joy, Rev. Angelica

I used to live in a cramped house with Confusion & Pain but then I met the Friend and started getting drunk and singing all night.
Confusion & Pain started acting nasty with threats and talk like this-
If you don't stop that, all that fun, we're leaving!
--- Hafiz


There is only One Power. It is Love and Law. It is infinitely intelligent. It is Self aware. It is the Divine Presence that permeates all things including us. Divine Mind is the mind I have been using and always will. As I acknowledge this I celebrate my own Self awareness. This Self is birthless, deathless, and ageless.

I choose to let go of any concepts I might have embodied about getting old. I refuse to accept any beliefs that state I must “fall apart” as I get older. This body I reside in is my clothing for Divine Life to express Itself here and now. I treat it well. I enjoy the delights made possible because I reside in a body. I bless every aspect of how it works.

I am so happy to be experiencing Life in the fullest sense. I am grateful for having a body and waking each day to experience its health and gracefulness.

My Life is Divine Life and It is a good one! And so It is!