Friday, September 21, 2012

Ahhhh Autumn

Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn. I love this season. The colors Mother Earth wears are intense reds, yellows, purples and browns. Farmers are harvesting the last of their crops. It's a time of celebration for all of our blessings. It feels so rich and abundant!
Autumn is also a time of clean-up, recognition, thanksgiving and preparation for going within. As an equinox, it's a balance point between the light and the dark. I love using a seasons energies to follow a more natural way of living.

Let me suggest taking some time to be grateful for all you've 'harvested' so far this year. Let yourself clean up anything that is no longer serving you. Let go of any emotional baggage you're still dragging around. Accept that you might have shadows and sorrows, and embrace them - they are a real part of your experience - but don't let them drag you down. Understand that a healthy spiritual life finds balance in all things. Make plans for acknowledging all your Beloveds - those that are here and those that are not. And be grateful.

I want to let Gratitude be my Beingness this season. I'm going to take more time to do things. I'm going to eat slower. As grateful as I am for technology, I'm going to put down my smartphone or tablet, push away from the computer and limit my TV time. I'm going to look into the eyes of my family, friends and pets, or at the changing colors of nature, and be fully present in as many moments as I can. I'm going to experience Autumn.

The seasons of the year and the seasons of our lives are changing quickly. Let's enjoy every moment!

Affirmative Prayer:

The I Am That I Am is fully present within me. I celebrate this awareness. I let the Truth of It flood my being. I feel the Power and the Love. I am aware of Infinite Intelligence and perfect Grace.

Love blesses me as I choose to live in the present moment. I let go of trying to hang on to the past. I celebrate all I have done, all I have harvested by right of my consciousness. I know with God even more good things are possible in my life. I choose wisely what I want to experience and my life is filled with love, peace, beauty and laughter.

I acknowledge the gifts of The Divine. I gratefully stay in the present moment, honoring all that shows up as a reflection of the God consciousness within. God is good, and all is well in my life.

I release these words to the Law of Mind, knowing they are already so. I have revealed my Truth, and this is good. And so it is.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Prayer Changes Us

"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation." --Maya Angelou

What a perfect lesson for these days!   No matter where I go, or who I talk to, the conversation always seems to turn to complaining.  It's about what "they" did or didn't do.

So what do we do as metaphysicians in these situations?

We pray.  We pray to remember who we all are -- Infinite spiritual beings having an experience we're calling 'human'.  

"The Baal Shem Tov says if a person prays and is the same person afterward, it is like they did not pray."   ~ Yehuda Berg

Prayer changes us.  In our faith tradition, (Science of Mind) we say the same thing -- and the thing that changes is our consciousness. 

Jesus say "Pray believing it is so, and it shall be."   "Believing it is so" is consciousness.
Once we believe something -- that something is always possible.

Perhaps you learned how to ride a 2 wheel bicycle when you were young.  Even if you haven't ridden a bicycle in years, if one showed up at your front door right now, you could still get on and ride it.   Granted, you might be a bit rusty, but riding a bicycle is in your consciousness.

This is why we believe affirmative prayer is the best tool in our spiritual toolbox. Prayer changes us.  We're not the same person afterward.    

I have a feeling that if more of us prayed instead of complained, the world would be a different place.

Affirmative Prayer

There is only One Life. This Life is God’s Life. This Life is Pure Love.  This Life is the life we are living right now.    God is Love therefore we are love.
I declare that we start acting like this is our Truth.  I know for myself, that as I move through my days, I shall no longer see the effects of the world as being against anything. I see them for what they are – an old paradigm dying – and a crying out for recognition.  I recognize the chaos as part of a divine process.  Everything is not falling apart, it is falling into its right and perfect places.  I see this personally and globally. 
I know that regardless of appearances, Great Good is being revealed.  I am so grateful to be living in these exciting times.  I am so grateful to the Source of all for my constantly expanding realizations of Spiritual Truth, and the understanding of how to apply it here and now.
I release these words into spiritual law, knowing they are so.  And so it is.