Friday, September 25, 2009


Several times a day I take Phoebe through her “training” routine. The normal “sit, stay, and heel,” etc. This morning was exhausting! She was being a wild child!! She wanted to do what she wanted to do and I had a really hard time being the pack leader. Part of me just wanted to let her run and play and be a dog, yet I know that if I let up on the training, it will be more difficult the next time.

On the walk home, I realized our minds are a lot like puppies. They need training. Consistent training. And even when we think we’ve got it, we need reinforcement training.

I know we sometimes get discouraged or overwhelmed by this work. Sometime it seems so hard! We do our Spiritual Mind Treatments, we journal, we meditate, we listen to great messages on Sundays, yet still, that thing our heart desires isn’t manifesting. We’re not happy. Why is this? We’ve let our minds go wild.

I don’t know how many times over the past 30 years that I’ve been in this teaching when I thought “Oh to be ignorant again – ignorance is bliss.” Yet when we’re ignorant, we fall into the collective unconscious way of thinking. What’s in the collective unconscious you ask? Turn on the radio or your television, and what ever the story is, it’s probably based in fear! Remember, we attract what we are predominantly thinking and feeling!

We’re like spiritual athletes, constantly assessing our performance, moving into more training. And as most athletes will tell you, training in a group is a great experience. Classes started this month – are you in one? That training brings awesome rewards!


Gratefully I honour The Divine Presence within us, among us and around us. It is the Sustainer of Life, Love and all things. It is all there is.

I know this Presence as both Love and Law, therefore I now speak my word into this Law, declaring:
“I am an excellent spiritual athlete. I have a trained mind, and the trained mind is the dominant mind. I know that as I declare a thing, it is done with ease.”

Because I have declared this, the whole Universe rushes forward to make this my reality. Doors open, opportunities abound. Life is good.

I celebrate my conscious awareness of Principle, and the knowledge of how to use it to create a world that works for everyone including me! I live my life in gratitude, and it is good, very good.

I release these words, knowing they are so, and so it is.