Daily Inspiration, September 26th

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“So it is when I declare something. My word will go out and not return to Me empty, But it will do what I wanted; it will accomplish what I determined. For you will go out in joy, be led home in peace.” (Isaiah 55: 11-12, Voice Translation)

We tend to think that our lives and our projects and our aspirations are reliant on our own wits and will and on circumstances or people. But it truly is God’s purpose and His follow-up that assures our success. His Word, revealed through us and our lives, is Truth, and it comes with deliberate intention and focused power.

Let’s continue to listen for God’s wisdom and guidance concerning our lives. God’s plans for us and His original reason for bringing us into being, are never fruitless or mistaken. They don’t run out of gas and fall away over time; these ideals of infinite Spirit don’t back off because of material limits and obstacles.

God has declared that we “go out in joy” and “be led home in peace.” We have been created to fulfill a special place and God’s own mighty certainty remains with us and for us. He has made you to prosper. He has given you angel ideas that resonate with you and remind you of why you are here and what God is all about.

These truths of Life are from God, and they are for Him. They don’t return to God empty. You and your divine purpose fulfills God’s Love, glorifies His Life, praises His goodness with your very being. Fully. Completely. Always.

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Daily Inspiration, September 21st

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“For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we really are God’s children.” (Romans 8: 16, Living Bible)

You are God’s beloved. You are His sweet and wonderful and worthy child. You are the expression of His own goodness, creativity, glory. This is the Truth of you.

Does it seem that this description is off track or that it got lost as you grew up and had experiences and made mistakes and were hurt? Does it feel like that ideal is too good to be true? The world around you and your own judging thought might have you feel this way. It may seem that we are the children of mortals and of circumstance, and destined to be limited and flawed, damaged or destructible.

But the Holy Spirit tells us otherwise. This Spirit of Truth, that isn’t colored or influenced by the world’s presentations and limitations and reservations and qualifications, is telling you who you really are. And this voice of God, of immortal Love, is found deep in your heart, in that place that is untouched by lies and secure in eternal Truth.

Listen to your heart. Feel within you and accept what you honestly know is true, because it feels so right and freeing. You are God’s child. You are exactly what He made and loves. You always will be.

 

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Daily Inspiration, September 19th

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“Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.” (Science and Health, page 247)

Beauty is spiritual. It is a quality of God, sublime and yet infinitely at hand. Loveliness exists in every place and forever, because Love is ever-present and eternal. We are always on the receiving end as well as the expression of true beauty.

God’s goodness finds its radiant realization throughout the diverse ideas in His universe. What we can appreciate in color and design, structure and line, music and movement, melody and harmony, is God’s creativity being revealed to us. And this beauty is not only Soul’s gift to us—a wondrous spiritual connection to our Source—it is also the very nature of our own being.

For we are God’s greatest masterpiece, His supreme composition. We are the ideal way in which He makes beauty and grace and glory known. His qualities are not temporal or destructible. They exist forever and we can never fail to be the reflection of God’s own attributes—everything that is pleasing, lovely, good, full of life and in every way worthy of appreciation and celebration!

 

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Daily Inspiration, September 14th

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“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” (Romans 12: 11, New International Version)

I love the word “zeal.” It connotes a great enthusiasm and eagerness toward a cause or endeavor, along with a focused sort of diligence about that ideal. This quality can be a real asset, but it is at its best and most successful when it is spiritual—when the fire that stirs us to action comes from God and His purpose.

This spiritual fervor may need re-igniting at times. We can have a sincere desire to serve a cause or intention that has dawned on us through God’s inspiration and a true calling. But, there may be times when we lose that intensity of devotion and zealous joy about that holy idea that once meant the world to us. The mortal mind will try to make mundane and unimportant the very thing that would bring us real freedom and contentment and that the world also so much needs.

Remember why you are “serving the Lord.” Stay connected to the reason that you fell in love with the healing Truth, that Christ-message that declares Life as Love, as goodness, as unity, harmony, and immortality. Remind yourself that the daily tasks, the thought and prayer and attention, are all about something big, beautiful, and saving.

Reclaim that natural zeal—that fervor God rightly gave you—and serve His loving purpose with your original grateful expectancy and excitement and with His promise of fruitfulness!

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Daily Inspiration, September 12th

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“So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life],…so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];” (Acts 3: 19, Amplified Bible)

The presence of the Lord is always refreshment. His Love and His renewing Spirit bring a clean start to each new day, to each new moment.

Choose to release the dirt and grime and burden and discouragement of yesterday, and let the cleansing begin. Awake to God’s purpose for you, and let that cool breeze of reality revive your energy, your resolve, your trust, your eager joy. Consciously commit to changing your inner self—going deep with God into the reality of your being. Let the Truth be discovered and claimed, rather than allowing yourself to continue living a lie that would make you small, doubting, limited, and uncomfortable.

Let the refreshing come! It isn’t a stretch or strain to get that absolution, that pure water of Love revealing that you are innocent, free, ready for Life, and having a very special purpose as well. You have been made to be God’s expression, and this is natural to you; it’s brilliant you underneath all the mortal accusations and fears and self-doubt.

Repent! Agree today to start fresh, clean, and let God show you your wonderful shiny Life!

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Daily Inspiration, September 7th

 

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“Continue to love each other with true brotherly love. Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” (Hebrews 13: 1-2, Living Bible)

Judging others can close the door to angelic experiences. We may unknowingly have occasion to receive the precious gifts another has to offer us, and miss this beautiful opportunity.

But when we live in God, with an active awareness of Love, we are always in a prime position to witness that Love in action. Beginning in the consciousness of Love, our eyes are open to these blessings, and they can be found in often surprising ways. God’s angels come with precision and power, but they also are accompanied by that wonderful influx of amazement and awe that turns us back to God, Spirit, as the only possible Source.

Be kind to one another and to yourself. We are indeed all brothers and sisters, born of God and made to love. In this activity, we are the most ourselves, and that is already a blessing! Continuing in this most natural behavior, our open hearts and minds are ready to receive even more goodness—angels appearing to us where strangers seem to be, giving us a gift we are ready and worthy to receive!

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Daily Inspiration, September 5th

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“…brace up your minds, and, as men who know what they are doing, rest the full weight of your hopes on the grace that will be yours when Jesus Christ reveals himself. Live as obedient children before God. Don’t let your character be moulded by the desires of your ignorant days, but be holy in every department of your lives, for the one who has called you is himself holy.” (I Peter 1: 13-16, JB Phillips New Testament)

There is a readiness being urged here. We are being called to truly wake up and take decisive action on our own behalf and for our greater mission in the world. The Christ has revealed the very Truth of our own oneness with God, as His likeness and His beloved. It is high time to act like we know this!

We can lean confidently on what Jesus showed us. We have witnessed through our own deepening understanding and God’s grace towards us, the Truth that sets free. Having this gift, we must utilize it, honor it, and this may require something of us. We can’t love the Christ, the perfect ideal of God’s man, and behave like we never heard of such a thing!

Take a keen look at your thoughts. Do they honor God? Do they honor your own innate goodness and innocence? Are you behaving as one who is holy—moved by Love and goodness, humble and receptive to God in your walk of life?

Being obedient to God is not only being our best selves. It is being our true selves. It is listening to Love’s description of you and believing it. Consciously. Conscientiously. Daily. This isn’t hardship. This is joy, freedom, and healing power!

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Daily Inspiration, August 31st

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“As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.” (Ezekiel 34: 12)

God is our Shepherd. He is aware of each of His sheep and His vision and Love is our assurance that none of us will ever be lost. God’s kindness and faithfulness seeks us out in the darkness of those false and limiting beliefs about life. When we can’t see our way to peace, He comes to find us with His true and perfect serenity and harmony.

Not only does God bring us to a place where we feel safe and comfortable, He also is able to bring us clarity. That scattered thinking; the confusion that seems to overtake us at times; the overwhelm of too many things to think about or too many choices to make, are all brought into focus through our Shepherd’s guiding voice.

The divine Mind knows what we need and what we need to know. He can break through the noise of the other sheep around us, the wind and the rain and the thunder, with His recognizable and definitive voice of authority. God has enlightened and peaceful wisdom for us at all times. He will deliver us from thinking that is troubled and uncertain, into a mental place that feels inspired, calm, and sure—into the sunlight of Life!

 

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Daily Inspiration, August 29th

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“We should examine ourselves and learn what is the affection and purpose of the heart, for in this way only can we learn what we honestly are.”  (Science and Health, page 8)

Knowing who we genuinely are is a key to experiencing a life true to ourselves and faithful to God’s glorious purpose for us.

Discovering ourselves can sound like an act of personality analysis and dissection of our past and our genetics. But fruitful examination begins with seeking the heart for its motives and ideals. It is looking within our deepest selves to find out what moves us, what inspires us, and why. This exploration isn’t something meant to dredge up our guilt or ignorance or fear. It is an adventure we take with divine Love, to get acquainted with the Truth of ourselves as well as to release the lies that want to keep us from finding that satisfying reality.

Don’t be afraid to seek with God. Take His intention with you. God’s plan is not to make you suffer or to punish you. He is causing you to look to your heart’s true affection and purpose so you can live the worthy and wonderful life He made you to live.

Reflect on things with devoted activity but not with anguish. Don’t jump to conclusions, either, or get ahead of what God is sharing with you about who you are and what is right for you. Relish the opportunity to truly put down and out the limits you may be agreeing to, so you can see those pure and lovely desires and capacities that are ready to show themselves. Finding yourself as God made you to be is true heaven!

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Daily Inspiration, August 24th

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“With all my heart I have sought You, [inquiring of You and longing for You];
Do not let me wander from Your commandments [neither through ignorance nor by willful disobedience].”
(Psalms 119: 10, Amplified Bible)

This is the prayer of an honest heart. It is that earnest yearning to be and do good. It is also a conscious recognition that we cannot do this alone. We need God to show us the way, moment by moment, and to keep us on track.

This plea isn’t a sign of weakness. The prayer acknowledges a deep desire to really know the Truth of absolute oneness with God, and to fully be what He has caused us to be. Yes, there are times that we feel we know so little or that we just can’t seem to stay on track. We stray from listening and push along with our own agenda or with the general currents of human thought.

But our seeking from the heart saves us. For, within us there is a recognition of Love and Life as it truly is. We do naturally hear and seek God’s voice. And while we may wander knowingly or unknowingly from a direct path to peace, that inner desire to know Love’s purpose, will surely and safely lead us home.

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Daily Inspiration, August 22nd

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“…first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.” (Matthew 6: 33, Amplified Bible)

First things first. We are being promised a good human life with our daily needs abundantly met. But we can’t get ahead of ourselves. The way to experience true heaven on earth is to first find it within and express it in our lives. From the heart.

Jesus was reminding his followers then and today that if we want to get into the “kingdom of heaven,” we have to begin to think and act like one who already dwells there. We must obey God’s law by raising the bar for ourselves up to His standards. We must seek after goodness. We must truly yearn not only to be good humans, but to really understand the Truth of God and His Love; to want to be good, to trust, to listen, and to love, because we see our own best treasure in His nature.

When the Truth is felt in our hearts and souls, then we already know what heaven is like. We are in the middle of it and it is in us, as Jesus also told us. And this Love and gratitude within leads us forward to do good in the world, and to witness the truly rich rewards of this righteousness in all ways, right here and right now.

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Daily Inspiration, August 17th

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“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (I Peter 4: 10)

Have you ever thought about being a steward of God’s grace? God’s outpouring of good and His nature as Love itself, is a gift beyond measure. What would our life be without the qualities of Love? What would existence be like without God’s light, without beauty, peace, goodness?

Let’s appreciate what we have been given, not only with our gratitude to God for what He does in our own lives, but through our caring stewardship and practice of these qualities toward others. A steward is one who administers as the agent of another. We are not the owners of God’s attributes. We did not create His universe nor do we possess it personally. But, God has revealed His ideal to us. He has given us free access to that great treasure of Love that is the only true power and that accurately expresses His own purpose.

So, let’s properly cherish this Love we feel and know within us, and take care of one another. Let’s feed them with our kindness, our inspiration, our respect and openness. Let’s utilize God’s Love in every way that we can as often as we can, just as Divine Love Himself guides us to do.

Bask in the riches of God’s Love. Feed your sweet selves with His grace, and then willingly, joyously, gratefully share it!

 

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Daily Inspiration, August 15th

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“The spacious, free life is from God, it’s also protected and safe. God-strengthened, we’re delivered from evil—when we run to him, he saves us.” (Psalms 37: 39-40, the Message Bible)

Our true and natural and rightful life is spacious. It isn’t confining or limited. We aren’t stuck or stymied in it. Our life is not time and circumstance. It is a space for spiritual adventure. It is the way in which we actively express God’s own nature, and demonstrate our birthright of freedom.

Don’t let a material picture of your life push you around. The obstacles that seem to appear in your own life or around you are not the boss of you! God has given us His free Life. It is one that is up to His standards for us—beautiful, majestic, uniquely wonderful, productive, fun, childlike, expectant. This spaciousness of being is already within us and it is our right to express it. Know this. Start from a premise, a true premise, of your unfettered Life. Be open to the influx of saving inspiration, opportunity, rescue, rest.

Run to God. Choose enthusiastically to engage in goodness, Life, and Love, rather than to cower or to accept an unjust and unlovely sentence. Turn willingly to God for His guidance, His vision, and His Truth. His strength and confidence never waver. He knows what your Life is about and how wonderful it is. He can keep you safe while you frolic in His boundless possibilities!

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Daily Inspiration, August 10th

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“Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us.” (Hebrews 12:1, Contemporary English Version)

We have a responsibility to move forward, to progress, and to make a difference. We are being called to a higher goal than merely slogging through the days, settling for less than what is freeing, right, and healing for us and for all. Don’t think for a minute that you are not one with a mission, for indeed you are. And it is a divine intention that is powerful as well as individually satisfying.

This “large crowd of witnesses” Paul speaks of here are those inspired prophets and spiritual seekers who have actively testified to Truth with their very being. These biblical leaders as well as those in our own era, are proof of the Principle—that Truth of God as All, as good, and as Love.

Will we merely leave what they have given us untended, unexpressed, because we don’t believe we are good enough, ready enough, or motivated enough? Or will we trust that what these inspired ones have declared and proved is our model going forward, and that our gratitude for this gift is that we keep it alive?

What is it that slows us in this race, this confident journey forward in doing good, as God guides us individually? The “sin” that won’t let go is our buying into a belief that we are separate from God, attracted to evil, full of guilt and shame. Let’s drop that baggage. It is the lie about you and it is the lie about God. He made you to shine, to bear witness to His Christ, His ongoing purpose to shine light in the darkness and awaken humanity to their true goodness, harmony, and freedom!

 

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Daily Inspiration, August 8th

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“…step by step will those who trust Him find that ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’” (Science and Health, page 444)

Trusting God will reveal a protection and confidence in our lives. As we let go of personal control or a feeling of being at the mercy of material events and persons, we can then lean on God, the One Mind Who is reliable, wise, loving, and omnipotent—the only true power.

Let’s learn to do this. Step by step. Day by day. Hour by hour. It may sometimes seem difficult to have this kind of faith in Spirit, in what we may not initially be able to see with our eyes or grasp fully through human thinking. But we have the wonderful opportunity each moment to begin to put this trust into practice. We have the occasion each hour to decide whether to succumb to discouragement and fear about life, or to turn to God for our refuge, our strength, our very present help in any kind of trouble.

Try it. See what it feels like to let go of preconceived ideas and fears and to let God reveal His goodness, abundance, and Love to you. One step at a time, walk with Him. Don’t try to get ahead of Him nor cower behind Him. You are always being accompanied by divine Love. Trust this Love to be there with answers. Trust yourself to hear them. Try loosening your grip and handing over the reins to God. I think you’ll find the ride is much freer, more progressive, and full of delightful, insightful surprises and healing goodness to see and experience!

 

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Daily Inspiration, August 3rd

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“God will command his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will carry you in their arms, and you won’t hurt your feet on the stones.” (Psalms 91: 11-12, Contemporary English Version)

You are safe. God’s presence is always with us, and He is our Father and Mother, the Love that loves us perpetually. God is unfailingly preserving us as His own precious and beloved ideas, the very natural and necessary evidence of His own Being.

And so, God commands His angels to be with us. His active qualities, inspiration, and wisdom are sent forth in just the way that is needed. Those angels proceed from God and have the impregnable strength and unshakeable conviction of His Principle. They protect us fully because they are backed by divine law. We are embraced in these angel wings, an invulnerable armor against any attack, and a sweet and gentle caress of comfort as well.

Even when we feel we are traversing difficult terrain in our lives—fearing our own ability to navigate things, and to do so without pain and faltering—God’s angels come with His own intention of Life and Love, and carry us over those challenges. They move us forward progressively, without the burden and suffering that willfulness and ego can bring.

Trust God and the precision and immediacy of His angels. They are with you wherever you go. You are loved and you are safe.

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Daily Inspiration, August 1st

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“He knows the number of the stars. He gives names to all of them.” (Psalms 147: 4, New Life Translation)

Isn’t it wonderful to realize that God, the divine Mind, knows all? What a comfort and joy to recognize that while we may not know every detail of life, the cosmos, and even ourselves, God absolutely does!

God designed each idea that exists. There was no randomness to His creation and He hasn’t let one of His concepts out of His sight. Each star in the heavens and each celestial soul, called man and woman, has a very specific name and a very precious place in His Mind. God knows exactly who we are. He calls us by our true name, the unique and magnificent and special nature that He made and loves.

Each idea is accounted for. Each has been made for a reason. The innumerable infinitude of God’s expression is not a concern to Him. His consciousness is able to easily embrace each one, to know its identity and purpose, and to love it—each one of us—with utter joy and focused attention.

What is your name? God knows it! Listen as He calls you by your true appellation, one that suits you perfectly—His glorious name of Love!

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Daily Inspiration, July 27th

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“So I say to you, ask and keep on asking, and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking, and you will find; knock and keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Luke 11: 9, Amplified Bible)

This verse is a call to persistent action. It is also a promise that our continuous seeking will give us answers, healing, peace. This surely means that we must be earnest in this search for Truth, and that we can’t give up too soon.

God answers our prayers and gives us inspiration and wisdom and guidance when we look to Him for these revelations of His goodness. We mustn’t be half-hearted in our desire to gain what God has to give us, and we can’t keep asking the world for a second opinion. This faithful pursuit of Truth means that we have an ongoing relationship with our Father-Mother. It means that we know that in all things, He is going to lead us, show us the right way, and instruct us, moment by moment.

Let each asking be a deepening of trust. Let each inspiration compel you to seek out more, and to utilize and be grateful for all that you are receiving. This seeking and asking is not a cry in the dark, lonely and uncertain, it is a walk and conversation with Love, and a sweet promise that this right and joyous journey will continue, safely and beautifully and progressively.

Fresh inspiration every Tuesday and Thursday right here. If you’d like to receive more messages like these every week day by email, contact me at lauramoliter@gmail.com.  Just write “subscribe” in the subject line, and I’ll gladly add you to the list!

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Daily Inspiration, July 25th

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“The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet and makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility].” (Habakkuk 3: 19, Amplified Bible)

We have a sure and steady support at all times. God had made us able to transcend the challenges that seem to confront us and to do it with agility and grace.

Believe this! We are always at one with God, and He is all-powerful, all-good, and wise. He has given us not only His Love, but also confidence, poise, and clarity. A “hind” in this reference is a female deer. She is able to place her back feet exactly where her front feet have stepped. This gives her the ability to run securely and not get off track. She can scale difficult terrain with ease.

We can do this as well! We have God’s progressive purpose guiding us forward. His Love is keeping us steady and safe and peaceful. His Spirit is carrying us onward and upward in the very way that is just right.

We may feel that we are clumsy and confused at times, but that doesn’t really describe you at all. With God, you are fearless and free, like that lovely doe, traversing the heights of the mountain of life confidently, triumphantly, and with eagerness and joy!

 

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Why Your Journey Matters

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In my walk of life, I’ve learned one thing that I think is vital to keep in mind. It helps me greet others with more grace and openness and non-judgment. And it also brings out in me more confidence and conscious self-worth.

Here’s this precious idea: “Anyone’s journey is as unique and valuable as another’s journey.”

We may be proud of the lives we’ve led. Or we may feel full of regret and disappointment over our past. We might see others as having it all where we don’t. Or we might, on the other hand, think another just doesn’t have what it takes, or that they are less seasoned or wise. It may seem to us that they don’t have experiences that we can relate to or that they don’t get where we’re coming from. But all of that is judgment. And that means it is limited and limiting. When we consciously give up that habit of judging, we can see more of what is really going on and benefit from this clearer perspective.

In truth, anyone’s life experiences are only a surface presentation. What we have gone through outwardly, and what has transpired for us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually are not the same things. The series of events and circumstances aren’t who we are or what we’ve become. We are so much more.

But, on the other hand, those experiences have helped to craft the perfect you that has arrived into this day, ready for its blessings. I don’t believe that God gives us challenges, but I do think that we are today the evidence of what those challenges have cultivated in us, shaped, molded, shined up, polished, and refined. Your experiences and mine are valuable in that they have brought out in us this very glorious idea that is needed, right, and beautiful for today. It behooves us to know the grandness of that, the rightness of it, and to own our journey for what it has awakened us to, how it has informed us about who we really are, what we really love, and why we are unlike anyone else in the universe.

And then take that further by recognizing that this very same principle of Life is all around you. We all have these journeys—these spiritual journeys, really, that have connected the dots in our lives to come out with this lovely arc leading to where we are today, the rich pot of golden character at the end of our colorful rainbow. The details make for a fascinating story, and we should certainly treasure the travels of our life. But, I think that the most important thing is that we are all here in this day, with that journey bringing us to this scenic viewpoint, ready to move forward.

Everyone’s experience is worthy and precious. Each of us is on a unique path, one that we can’t escape, and that will keep guiding us home. Our lives are the special road we take in order to become more acquainted with the Truth of our being, with Love, and with our special mission and place in the grand scheme of things.

Value your story! Isn’t it funny how we often don’t think of ourselves as really having accomplished anything? Yet, we find that when we open up and tell our story to another—the human one with all its stuff and nonsense even—others find it intriguing, instructive, inspiring, even fascinating. It often takes me relating my own life events to another to see that it is actually kind of unusual and interesting! You see, we all have facets of discovery that are unlike anyone else’s, and that means our life stories with us as the main character, are truly unique and wonderfully captivating.

And, again, the point to know today is that the story up till now has put you and I at a moment of amazing possibilities. Embrace this space of opportunity. You have wisdom through your experiences. You have greater understanding and likely an even deeper conviction to live forward with more clarity on what you can do and be, and with a greater awareness of what is truly important and meaningful.

My life has been all over the map. On the face of it, it seems like I really was clueless about what I wanted from minute to minute. But when I sit still now, breathe, and reflect on it, I realize that everything was leading me to this point, and this moment is a powerful one. Being conscious of who we are, gives us power. Being aware of the unique and valuable asset that you are not only for your own life and those in your circle, but for the world, is a magnificent thing.  Your journey may veer around, but it has lead you to today’s perfect alignment of the stars, so to speak—the ideal and harmonious collaboration of ideas and experiences that is here to sing in your life and to bring something wonderful to the world as well.

And that greatness you have to offer in this moment isn’t out there on its own. Our journeys, while varied, have a quality of unity behind them. By that I mean, that our differences, when honored and expressed as God made them to be, are designed to blend beautifully, for the good of all. We each have a perfect part to play, and each of us is needed, necessary, and equally awesome.

How do we take our journeys, love them, and discover what’s next? Here’s an exercise that might help:

Write down a list of 5 or 10 high points, major choices, seminal moments, and even what you deem as low points in your life journey so far. These might compose full chapters in your life story, or just be highlighted moments in those chapters. Next to each of those, jot down one word that is your takeaway from that experience or moment. For example, what did you overcome? What is the feeling now when you think of it? What did you learn from it about yourself? What is clearer now? What word describes that whole experience to you as you reflect back on it?

Now treasure all those words, those ideas and feelings. See the small victories and growth and new awareness. Also look for fresh insights on the bigger picture of things, the theme of the story. Consciously cherish that life journey for the wisdom you may now have about it. And sit still with your amazing story, and think about what makes sense to you now. What new chapter feels like the next right thing, the heart and soul thing, the thing that makes you come to life? What makes sense right now, knowing what you know, and being who you truly are?

We can’t edit our old human story, but we can love it and learn from it. We can connect the spiritual dots and see what kind of a picture develops. Then we can pause and let our soul guide us to what makes perfect sense and let the Truth of us within guide us forward.

Your journey has only just begun! The best part is ahead of you. Know that. Believe that. Agree with the Truth of your magnificence. Choose a great next adventure, and take the first step toward it. We’re in this together, kids! Let’s make it a good day, a good life, a good world. This is our moment!

I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to explore and discover more about where you’ve come from and where you are going! I do individual Divine Purpose Coaching. I’m also available for workshops or speaking engagements. My website is www.beingfreenow.com and you can also reach me via email at lauramoliter@gmail.com

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Daily Inspiration, July 20th

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“And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.” (II Corinthians 1: 10, New Living Translation)

God’s hand is always ready to save us. We are constantly in His sight and we can trust His readiness and His faithful care for us.

We may at times feel that we are in a hopeless situation and that there is no way out of it. But God’s power, wisdom, and Love does not see such limits. We likely can look back at other points in our lives where we felt we would be lost, and yet there was a rescue, an unexpected uplift, new opportunity, a saving gift of grace. In those times, God rescued us from that sense of despair and into gratitude.

And He will do it again. And again. And again. We can continue to place our confidence in a power beyond the human, the material and mortal beliefs about life, and be saved by the divine reality. God’s presence is ever with us and His Love is always for us. Don’t be afraid. Don’t accept the threats against your peace, no matter how aggressive they may seem. Get ready for a perfect and timely rescue!

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Daily Inspiration, July 18th

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“We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.” (II Corinthians 3: 4-5, New Living Translation)

We can accomplish amazing things! We are called to do much good with our lives. The inspired mission we each have been given, uniquely and powerfully, is not one that relies on personal experience or education or on the endorsement of others.

Our ability, our qualification to do great things, comes from God. He Himself has built us with true capacity and given us His stamp of approval. And so, we can have confidence in ourselves and our lives as we trust. God’s purpose for us comes with His wisdom, power, and guarantee of success. It isn’t about what we think we know or do not know, but about what God is and does.

We are qualified by God—by His hand in creating us and the constancy of His hand on us, supporting and guiding, as we do His work. When we seek to do good, we align with God. We are His representatives; we don’t walk into any circumstance or situation on our own. We bring with us the whole of God’s intention, His mandate, and His sure ability to carry it out.

Confidence is yours to claim. This is not bravado or arrogance. It is release, reliance, a grateful and active trust in God as the One Who called us to do magnificent things and to do them for and with and in Him—in glorious Life and powerful Love!

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Daily Inspiration, July 13th

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“…let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!” (Psalms 90: 17, Message Bible)

We often yearn for validation, for affirmations from others that we are doing well and that we are valuable. We seek others’ approval and react to opinions that are critical or unsupportive.

But, let’s begin to look beyond the judgment of other people and gain a confirmation about ourselves and our work that is truly legitimate, valid, and strengthening. We can, as the psalmist did, seek that great smile of God to assure us in our lives. God made us for His highest purpose, and gave us everything needed to faithfully carry it out. He is pleased when we act like ourselves, like the gifted ideas that we uniquely and magnificently are.

Let God’s “loveliness”—that loving and beautiful and inspiring and beaming blessing—rest upon us. Let God’s confirming Word be what assures us of our success, our goodness, our worthiness, and that shines a light on our path going forward.

When we set aside the judgment of others and our own self-criticism, we can hear God’s voice, feel His hand guiding us, and have all the affirmation we really need to do good in the world, with satisfaction, productivity, fruitfulness, and joy.

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Daily Inspiration, July 11th

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“The Lord your God among you is powerful—he will save and he will take joyful delight in you. In his love he will renew you with his love; he will celebrate with singing because of you.” (Zephaniah 3: 17, International Standard Version)

This really is everything we could ever want or need. And it isn’t simply a wish, but the honest-to-God Truth of our lives.

God is with us and He is powerful. God is omnipotent goodness. He is actively protecting us from anything unlike Him, from anything that may appear as a threat to the reality that He has made, the kingdom of His harmonious creation. His strength and certainty is our reliance. We don’t need to be brave mortals with everything figured out. God’s confident all-power is ours to lean into everywhere. It surrounds us and supports us.

Our ever-present God also celebrates us! He sings over your very being every moment, without pause. He simply can’t cease to rejoice over you and what you so beautifully are, the very unique and precious image of His own dynamic splendor.

In his love he will renew you with his love. Here is a promise to cherish. Because of His Love and through that Love (not through human self-judgment, suffering, struggle, competition, time) we are always being renewed. God loves us each moment, so each moment we are subject to His refreshing. Divine Love baptizes, cleanses, and awakens us to our life today—the right and beautiful one we deserve, accompanied by God’s triumphant song of joy, His enthusiastic anthem for you!

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Daily Inspiration, July 6th

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“Don’t hold back. Don’t be timid. Be strong! Be confident!” (Joshua 10: 25, The Message Bible)

Yes! Let’s not be afraid or shy about how we live our lives. Let’s take this invitation to heart and choose thoughts and actions that feel free, strong, and fearless. We have a right to live without holding back, and a duty to share the gifts and inspiration that God has given to us.

This bold confidence isn’t about arrogant pushing. It really isn’t about human bravery at all. It is that conscious surrender to God’s presence, control, and power that makes all things possible. As we yield to infinite Life and Love, and recognize the divine Mind as our very own, we can live with the certainty and joy that this awareness reveals.

You are one with God and the very evidence of His nature. You are not weak and lacking, ignorant or unworthy. You are the very radiance of the sun that is God, and you emanate from that Source. The sun isn’t shy about shining. It doesn’t ask whether it is good enough. It simply beams forth, bringing light and warmth naturally to all. It is power and strength, but it isn’t at all forced.

Don’t hold back! Shine your light just as God made it to glow. Go forth into each new day knowing that you illumine it, and that Omnipotence is with you, the very Source and presence of your Life, every moment of every glorious day!

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Daily Inspiration, July 4th

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“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” (Romans 12: 21, New Living Translation)

Evil can come in many forms. It can be the more obvious oppression of hatred and subjugation and war and selfish aggression toward others. Or it can be subtler—those darker suggestions that come to our own thought looking for attention, focus, acceptance, resignation, or fear. This evil can be a state of self-condemnation or unkind judgment of self or others. It can be the evil that lives in a state of outrage and anger and actively resists receptivity to solutions, peace, even compromise.

Let’s not let evil, in thought or actions, conquer us. Let’s not allow this overt or sneaky belief to take us over. Instead, let’s be on the offensive against it. When the anger, blame, vengefulness, or destructiveness appears or threatens to, let’s be more aggressive in combatting this in the only way that has power.

By doing good. For God is good and He is omnipotent. Evil loses its hold on us as we shelter ourselves in the awareness that we are one with God and that we are the natural expression of all that He is. This is the fortress where we are safe, strong, and our truest selves. Let’s actively do good ourselves and in the world, not by giving evil our fear or focus, but by consciously doing what is loving and right, seeing goodness in others and for them, and seeking harmony.

Evil can’t conquer you if your weapons are the right ones—love, peace, receptivity, compassion, kindness, mercy, and conscious gratitude to God, good, for being All-in-all.

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Daily Inspiration, June 20th

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“When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 20: 1)

God’s presence is power. The awareness of this presence is peace. We have God and all that He is with us every moment, in every circumstance. This precious reminder to the children of Israel is ours as well. It is an assurance with an implied demand.

We are being reminded that Omnipotent goodness is with us. And we are being told to wake up to that fact and to give up the fear. We, like those biblical seekers, may be confronted with enemies that seem larger than ourselves—greater in number and more forceful than our own individual convictions—but we don’t need to be afraid. We can face the seeming power of opinions, organizations, poverty, lack, disease, hate, with serene certainty of victory.

For we are not alone. Our devotion to good and our status as children of God—of Spirit, of Truth, of Life, and of Love—is more powerful by far than any appearance of material opposition. We are one with infinite rightness, protected by God’s government and unchallenged law of Love and Life. The horses and chariots and armies of doubt, fear, and distraction, are easily vanquished in God’s presence, and through our conscious acceptance of this Truth of being, for ourselves and for our world as well.

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Daily Inspiration, June 15th

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“Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.” (Psalms 27: 14, Amplified Bible)

This instruction in patience may be difficult to heed at times. We may feel that we have already been patient enough, waiting for blessings and goodness and peace. We may feel uncertain and restless and discouraged by challenges in our lives.

But we can wait with confidence for God’s grace and goodness. We can find our strength in God’s certainty, not our own willfulness or bravado. Our hearts can take courage and be strong by knowing that we are waiting not only for, but within, the very presence of divine Love. That human sense of impatience can be stilled as we recognize that we are not now and never have been separate from the Truth, God, good, the solution.

And that rest in the presence of God and His Truth, gives us that peace as we “wait” for the unfolding of good to be seen in our daily experience. We can remain confident because we are safe in the Love of divine Love and our lives are under the wisdom of a perfect Mind.

Expect the Lord. Expect the best. Expect Life’s answers to be better than you may dream of. Don’t brace for the worst. Await, with expectation, with joyous anticipation, God’s surprise—His right revelation of His glorious and ideal day!

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Daily Inspiration, June 13th

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“The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen. No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’; because the Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20-21, Good News Translation)

The Kingdom of God isn’t a place or a plane of existence. It isn’t some bright hope for tomorrow or some attainment that comes when we leave this earth. The Kingdom—that heavenly, harmonious reality of Life—is within you.

And that means it is yours to claim and enjoy right here and now. But you are not the creator of this glorious ideal. You don’t have to design and build some perfect perspective and existence that shines with the glories of God and His goodness. It is God that caused this great domain and gave it to us. What is within us is this innate awareness of Love and Truth. It is the core of who we are, and when we honor it, when we yield to God’s Truth of Life, we indeed feel present in that magnificent realm of peace, joy, and power.

Stop waiting for the stars to align. Give up the sense that you have to endlessly strive to make a perfect life for yourself or for others. The Kingdom is complete and ready and yours. It is attained by conscious acceptance. It is a surrender to God as All, and to ourselves as dwelling in His Love and Life presently, permanently, and perfectly.

You have natural access to this harmonious feeling and knowing, this trustworthy presence, your true home. Let’s stop looking outside of ourselves for what is already ours within—so freeing, satisfying, and just right.

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Daily Inspiration, June 8th

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“…let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].” (Romans 14: 19, Amplified Bible)

What are we pursuing? Are we chasing after money or fame or appreciation by others? Are we living our lives defensively, in fear, or with a sense of competition? Do we brace ourselves for the worst rather than living in trust and expectation?

As we turn to God, good, and recognize the presence and power of Love, we can naturally begin to pursue better ideals and to achieve them. We enthusiastically seek to be peacemakers, to be helpers, to boost each other up instead of judging one another or simply “looking out for number one.”

For the true way to our own peace and joy and satisfaction is in doing what God created us to do. He made us to love, to give, to unite with one another as the harmonious creation that we truly are. When we help one another rather than accuse, expect trouble, or fear, the natural result is spiritual growth. And this is true progress as well as power. It necessarily leads us to know our own best selves and to be what we were designed to be. This unfolding awareness defines our purpose and refines our character in ways that are not only admirable but also authentic, healing, and so very satisfying.

Enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to be a peacemaker and a conscious force for good in your own life and for mankind!

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Daily Inspiration, June 6th

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“Think of the kindness you wish others would show you; do the same for them.” (Luke 6: 31, The Voice Translation)

Kindness is a powerful thing. A tender and genuine act of goodness toward another is precious and so needed. The world is blessed when we practice this advice, and doing so is a gift to oneself as well.

Think about it. Consciously ponder what you would wish another might do for you to bring you comfort and peace. Then, do that for another. The benefits of this activity are two-fold. You will give a gift of compassion to someone else. At the same time, you will gain a sense within yourself of what kindness looks and feels like, and how true it is to your nature—how wonderfully satisfying and right.

Likewise, show kindness to yourself in the measure that you might be so willing, lovingly, to give it to another. Treat yourself with the same grace and goodness, mercy and benevolent attitude, that you would another who you perceive may be in need of it. Be kind to yourself and to all.

And in this, be sincere. Let your heart find that joy in being charitable and helpful, and let it lead you in your kind thoughts and acts going forward. This is the Golden Rule. It is true riches, a jewel to cherish and to follow faithfully and gratefully!

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Daily Inspiration, June 1st

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“To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.” (John 18: 37)

Jesus knew exactly what his purpose was. He was born to be a living witness to the Truth. That Truth was God’s presence and power and his own constant oneness with Him. Jesus’s divine intention was to show forth the Life that is God, Love.

Why were we born? What is our purpose? Is it any less holy? Is it any less great, needed, and God-sanctioned?

I believe that just as Jesus always demonstrated what he taught, his word was a precious and powerful gift of heavenly awareness to the earthly thought. He was showing us, by example, what is true for each of us. We are in the world for the same fundamental reason Jesus described and proved. We, too, are here to bear witness to the Truth of God, and of man and woman as His image and expression.

You are not living a pointless, limited, or confusing life. You are living here and now as the very witness to God’s Truth of eternal Being. Your daily walk may seem small and inconsequential at times, but it is truly no less great than the Master’s, for we are also the sons and daughters of God. We are uniquely yet equally the brilliant proof that God is All, that He is One, and that He is Love.

Think about that and realize this divine purpose isn’t a burden. A witness doesn’t make Truth. He only recognizes it, acknowledges it as valid, and acts in accord with what he sees. Own up. You are here for a very sacred and wonderful reason and you were made to fulfill it naturally and now.

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Daily Inspiration, May 30th

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“Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action.” (Science and Health, page 454)

Moving forward with grace and success is reliant on the certainty and strength of our starting point. And where we truly begin is in our thoughts and in our hearts. The premise is the launch pad and when we start with a motive that is right, we will take off with power, poise, and productivity.

Look to your intentions. Take that pause to reflect on why you are doing something or even why you are not. Selfish reasons don’t stand on a firm foundation. They don’t have the power of God’s Oneness and Love behind them. If our motive is to win so another can lose, or to seek revenge, or to make another person look bad so we can look good, this isn’t going to serve us very well.

Likewise, if we find that fear is behind our action or inaction, or we are doing something out of pride or human will (simply pushing forward because we think we “should”), we are not likely to feel that “strength and freedom” we would want and need in order to accomplish wisely and well.

A right motive is one that aligns with God, good, Truth. It is a motive that is loving, that feels honest to us, and that is attended by a desire to be and to do good. We may find that a particular action or choice is a step out of our comfort zone, but that bravery feels compelled by God’s protective hand and not by mere bravado or unready willfulness.

Take a pause to weigh your intentions. You are made to act from goodness. It is how you were built. Recognize that rightness within and allow those pinions, those wings of thought, to cause you to soar freely and fearlessly and fruitfully!

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The Intimate Ultimate: Self-discovery, art and the power of conscious awe

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Births, graduations, falling in love, marriage, new jobs and promotions. These constitute a list of memorable occasions in the course of a life. They leave an impression on us; they are landmarks along our journey and climactic chapters in our story.

But there are other moments that tell our narrative—the engrossing tale of our spiritual awareness, inner life, and really, who we are and what matters to us. I am discovering that these small but profound moments, these luscious experiences, deserve more serious reflection. After defining and analyzing things according to the outer picture of human experience for a damn long time, I’m realizing that I’ve neglected to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor the dots that connect beneath the surface.

I’m talking about those times where the divine and the human met inside of me, and sometimes to my own surprise, moved me deeply and revealed something more profoundly me than what parades as a life in my daily walk.

Here are a couple of examples, dating back a number of years but still strong in memory:

  • As a high school student, we took a field trip to the theater in Washington, DC, and saw Othello, with James Earl Jones as the Moor and Christopher Plummer as Iago. We sat in nosebleed seats. I could barely see the actors. And I left in a state of absolute awe. Shakespeare came alive to me—its brilliance almost dizzying me with poetic words (something I would come to realize is a weakness of mine)—and the sheer brilliance of the performances took my breath away. I blocked out most of my high school experiences, but that one still stands strong in memory and with gratitude.
  • When I lived in a small town in Texas starting up my career fresh out of college as a radio news professional (they call it “paying your dues”), there was so little to do or see that I kept a pretty quiet life of pre-dawn rising to write copy and spar playfully with the DJ, going to deadly dull city council meetings to “get the scoop” and a soundbite, and going to bed early. The town was sweet, but not a hotbed of artistic activity. So, when I went to hear the local symphony to do a little arts review for the radio station, my expectations were, to be honest, tepid. Until I heard them play. I don’t know if it was the group itself—they were surprisingly tight and talented—or just the fact I hadn’t heard many classical concerts live at that point in my life, but I was moved to the core. Sitting by myself, in mediocre seats this time, I couldn’t stop tearing up. What was this? What was going on? These old classical pieces were just thrilling. I felt some strange sensation of being at one with something peaceful and yet stirring. I hated that it ended.

Many performances since then have awakened this spirit inside of me to feel somehow connected to the beyond, in fact, to everything, because the art made contact with my soul. Yes, the experiences were sensory. But, the impact was more than that. It was spiritual, something within me that felt universal as well. I call it the Intimate Ultimate—a feeling both of profound awe and an inner and personal recognition.

Visual arts have slayed my mortality and given me glimpses of the immortal as well. In fact, this blog got its legs because I had a reminder of this theme and its importance in my life as I stood in front of a Monet painting and wept big tears very recently. Monet’s manipulation of the paint to produce light was enough to melt me, but my personal connection to a place and time in my childhood through the images and colors, had me a puddle. I didn’t even know I was crying till I felt the tears. The passive peace was active upon me. There was some inner soul-response that was more than memory. It was an acquaintance with self—a light on the inner me and another link tying together the true experience of my life.

The poetry of Rilke; the artistry and depth of Alvin Ailey’s dance; Michelangelo’s Pieta seen in person (OMG!); these are the moments of my life that really matter to me and that should be allowed to matter. They are why I am a poet and a writer myself and why I sing. But, I think they are more than that. These are not fleeting times randomly scattered through a lifetime. They are glimpses into the beauty, as well as the pathos, that is our individual life. Without these things, and them pondered, I don’t think I would be nearly as aware of what and who I am, or of the many colors of Life and Love that don’t present themselves merely through personal achievements or even personal relationships. They are the unique union we all have to something tangible, yet intangible—seen and felt through the senses, but connected to a deep place within that is ours alone. This is where our most authentic selves reside—the true soul of us on a journey that transcends the physical and yet never takes us away from home.

I long for new precious moments such as these, and I love to remind myself of those that have gone by. They make me feel alive. They leave me in awe. They humble and empower me at the same time.

As D.H. Lawrence puts it:

“Oh, for the wonder that bubbles into my soul.”

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5 Tips for a bigger and better life

  1. Abandon preconceived ideas about yourself and your life as well as comparisons to others. Focus on your child-heart–the one that isn’t caught up in judgment. Love her and listen to her. Take her by the hand and see where she guides you.
  2. Be willing to explore, but not willful in pursuit of a goal. Take things a moment at a time and be willing to change course without guilt or fear. You are safe in your adventure.
  3. Be on your own side. Vehemently advocate for your greatness. Don’t argue against it.
  4. Dwell in possibilities. See everything as an opportunity and be eagerly ready for surprises.
  5. Cherish your uniqueness and use it without apology. You are exactly who the world needs just as you are. Be you and be excited about that!

Stay tuned for more tips to realizing a truly poetic and powerful life!

I would love to help guide you on your own beautiful journey with powerful one-on-one sessions, by phone or in person. E-mail me at laura@poeticandpowerfulliving.com.

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Discovering Your Soul’s Desire

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What does your soul say to you? Do you even hear it?

If there were no judgment on your actions or intentions, if the mind didn’t wander into the past or jump into the future questioning what could go wrong, you might begin to hear the voice of your soul clamoring for attention and for your permission to unleash its power. Your soul knows you best, it is the truest part of you, and what it’ll reveal to you if you allow it and listen for it (even if it takes a while) is an answer that will give you both a sense of peace and a feeling of enthusiasm. Your soul is a life force, so it seeks to energize you. Your soul is also a love-force, so it seeks to satisfy you. Your soul is not like anyone else’s, but it is in every way perfect.

Your soul is also undaunted and relentless. It’ll keep kicking you to listen and respond until you finally RSVP your definitive “yes, I will be there. I will show up for this awesome event, my soul’s celebration of its purpose.”

When life feels uncomfortable, limiting, depressing, unsatisfying, abrasive, empty, it is your soul that won’t let you stay there. It is that knowing place within that won’t allow you to remain in a small or ugly space and just live with it. Your soul will make darn sure you don’t get too comfortable with your discomfort. The chafing that happens in life, those fires we pass through, can be a clear and powerful sign that we are not at one with our soul. Maybe we are compromising. Perhaps we are selling our lives short. But blessedly, our soul is powerful enough and persistent enough that it won’t let that happen! God bless your soul!

Let me tell you a little more about this inner being that I am calling your soul. It is God’s changeless Truth about you. It is your home base. It is the core of your being as you were created to be. It is the Life within you that answers to your name only. You can’t escape your soul. It is what makes you you.

Our soul gets drowned out by the noise of personal sense and circumstance, opinions, and judgment. The voice of our singing soul is rejected as too impossibly good and right, so much so that it has no relevance in reality to us. It is rejected by the rationalizations of an irrational mind—the one that is attuned to fears, doubts, history, comparisons and opinions, but not to the Truth or to Love. That limited and limiting mind has become the accepted one, the acknowledged source of information, but that doesn’t mean it is wise, or powerful, or even helpful.

Let me make one crucial thing very clear. Your soul is not a dreamer. Your soul is a realist. Your soul not only knows what is right and powerful and perfect for you, your soul also knows what is absolutely possible, achievable. Your soul is not simply telling you what you want to hear (but not always believe) but is telling you what you need  to know to be what is actually the easiest and most reasonable and fully justified thing in the world—you!

You are poetry and power. Your life is absolutely begging you (and so am I!) to live in Truth, to live the poetic and powerful life that suits you. Yours is a life that is beautiful and inspiring and also impactful, energized, and world-changing!

Okay. So take a few minutes here and answer these questions for yourself: If there was no judgment on me or on my desires, what would make me feel the most free and happy, eager and excited? What calls to me for discovery and exploration? What, when I think of it, gives me the greatest feeling of peace within?

You may or may not have a clear picture, but you probably have some ideas. Nurture those and keep on listening, in your own way and time, and heed the answers. They may be specific aspirations in work or life, or they may be qualities or ideals that resonate with your idea of joy and satisfaction. Write these down as a real and reachable intention, not as a fiction. Look at them and recognize their validity. Keep them private and cherished. And remember that this awakening vision is between you and your soul, and you can trust your soul more than you can trust people’s well-meaning opinions.  Your soul is your deepest self. Your soul wants you to shine. Your soul knows you best and loves you for what it knows.

Honor your inspired dream with your willingness to give it the time of day.

So, hearing our soul isn’t that hard, but it isn’t always that easy either. There’s a lot of static that gets in the way. I’m going to give you a little heads-up on some common “noisemakers” that tend to keep us from hearing the clear and true song of our soul. Being alert about these, we can actively change the station from that garbage so we can hear the music of our hearts telling us what is both right for us and entirely reasonable to achieve.

So, here are 5 common noisemakers:

  1. Past history and past experiences. We tend to build a frame of reference around what’s happened in our lives before. The arguments that prevent us from moving forward can be loud in our head, or even from others, reminding us how something was, how we are, and why there’s no point in listening to our soul. We know how it will end up. When you recognize those thoughts and memories causing you to disbelieve, wake up to that trickery. The big and powerful question here to that little devil is, “Just because it happened before, why must it happen again?” And along with that, I would ask this question: “What about me now makes this idea, vision, opportunity different and possible?
  1. Judgment of the idea and mostly judgment of ourselves. Self-criticism is a screamer. It drowns out peace and joy and hides our own beauty from us along with our natural potential for success. The critic in you needs to be shut down, and your inner advocate, best friend and biggest fan, needs to speak up for you. You do have within you that voice of confidence and trust. This inner voice is God’s Truth about you, and if you silence the critic with lovingkindness to yourself, that voice announcing your own worthiness and brilliance will be heard. And with it, naturally, comes the voice of your soul inviting you to make the best use of your worthiness and come and get all the good that is rightfully yours.
  1. Comparisons. Your life is your You are you. Looking at another’s experience is limiting and it so deprives you of the gift of experiencing your life—the one that truly suits you and pleases you. If you are looking over there at what so and so got and trying to achieve that, you are missing the very precise gift the universe has given you, tailor-made to satisfy you and to bless the world, too. Your good is not only your good, it is your GREAT!
  1. Habitual thinking. I call this getting comfortable with our discomfort. We often get used to living with less, settling for a limited amount of good, thinking conditionally and just going about life because it isn’t that bad, but, likewise, it isn’t that good either. The familiar may be the known, but is it the inspiring? And, mostly, is it really big enough for you? The best way to break this lulling white noise is to entice us with the idea of experiencing other options. It helps at times to recall a time when you made a change, in spite of resistance to it, and found it to be truly liberating, right and successful.
  1. Ask yourself if there is some sense of fear banging around in your head—fear of change, failure, mistake. I invite you to think about how much good that fear is actually doing you. How is it working for you to stay fixed on expectation of mistakes and failure and meanwhile failing, maybe, at joy? Isn’t it worth it to eagerly explore your own power and to recognize that while truly you cannot fail, you may be rejecting an opportunity, an invitation with your name on it, to succeed?

Let’s give ourselves unconditional permission to fearlessly shine. Let’s recognize that our most genuine self is the one that is naturally awesome. It is your living, loving soul and it sustains the Truth. Own it. Do whatever it takes to continue to acknowledge your soul’s voice for you and to shut up that noise that would silence that true description of you and its promise for your life.

Live poetically and powerfully. Start today. And let me know if I can help in any way.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this article where we’ll explore 5 Ways to Turn Up the Volume on Your Inner Voice and Its Wonderful Promises.

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Sagrada Familia–Barcelona for the Soul

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So, I told you about how Barcelona awakened the playful side of me (Spiritual Journeys, 2nd Stop, Barcelona). Here’s the rest of that story.  I was also profoundly blessed to be set into the middle of a poem of praise that both awed me with its grandeur and calmed me with its simplicity.

The city streets of Barcelona that I had spent some time on were energetic and youthful. Everything was full out—colorful, loud, in-your-face but with a smile and a sly invitation to engage. But while that personality of the city turned me on and won me over to its charms, it was the strong, silent type that gained my true and deep love.

Sagrada Familia. There are hardly words to describe this almost mythic cathedral begun by Antonio Gaudi in 1883, taken over by others with diligence and devotion after he passed on, and which is still taking its spires to the heavens today as construction by master architects and artisans continues. Somehow even its incompleteness defines it. How can one house the Infinite in anything that has a limit? How can one worship divine Life in a place that doesn’t make the very sky feel small and confining?

As I walked toward this great temple, neck craning in an impossible posture, mouth wide open with amazement, I felt something already stirring.

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The day was hotter than Hades, but heaven was calling me in. We waited in lines, asked questions in English to people who only thought they understood us (they certainly tried more than I did to learn Catalan or Spanish), and circled the great temple several times before the right door and the right time got us in, sweating and ready for a respite from the heat.

But when we entered, all those mere mortal sensations paled in comparison to the touch of something so much greater.  I was a willing victim to the absolutely overwhelming sensory magic of the seemingly boundless church. It was a forest primeval. It was a living painting. It was giant with a heart of gold. It was intricately, artistically, meticulously designed and yet with the feel of a monk’s abbey, blown up to embrace the profound majesty of their silence.

It was a powerful and poetic dream come true! I loved it!

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I had visited other ornate cathedrals in Europe, monuments to God and also often to garish displays of worship. Most of these churches are very beautiful and I certainly felt a holiness in many of them. It is hard not to, as one feels at the very least that the hands that built these architectural masterpieces were doing it in the name of God and with His inspiration as well. But often the obvious worship of the church’s wealth rather than God’s spiritual plenty, made me feel a little less reverential and a little distracted from the sacred intent.

But, I felt different about Sagrada Familia. It had a glory that felt almost natural, and its design was modern, and yet with a symphony of divine flourishes and artistry to keep one feeling they were in the presence not only of a space of unfathomable size, but one that was divinely inspired as well, that some very unique little angels had a hand in.

The place was mobbed, but it seemed in the great sanctuary as well as in the little turns and nooks and small areas within, I was able to easily grab a moment with the Lord…again and again. I don’t know that my fellow tourists had the same experience, but this is my story, my journey, and I surely did! The breath-taking and breath-giving force of this place left me changed—awakened, stirred, touched in a way that felt like divinity coinciding with humanity, the spiritual and the sensual revealing a moment of connection.

I knew this short visit wasn’t going to be my last. I would have to return to this place, and regularly retreat to the inspiration that came to me while there. I was beginning to see that the Cathedral life was not meant only for time spent in inspiring physical spaces, but it is that infinite possibility that we all have within, only needing to be stirred by a receptive heart. I am continuing to recognize and cherish that God knew what She was doing when Sagrada Familia welcomed me into its space. This magnificent Cathedral moved me to the core and told me something important—a truth for me and for us all. The experience was an intentional invitation from the Divine (not the first or the last such invite, by the way) to see more clearly what was already within me, within each of us; to mirror what my own true soul looked like—expansive, serene, elegant, simple, natural, resonant, beautiful, compelling, and perpetually growing upward in the unlimited skies of Life!

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This blog contains my own personal recollection and experience at the Cathedral and what it meant to me. This National Geographic article gives much more detail on Gaudi, his inspiration, the building’s history, and the completion date. It’s a fascinating story!:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151105-gaudi-sagrada-familia-barcelona-final-stage-construction/

I hope you enjoy some of my reflections and insights into discovering who we truly are and why our most authentic self is one that needs to be let out of the box to soar, to sing, to live abundantly and freely, poetically and powerfully! If you’d like to explore more of the possibilities for your life, feel free to contact me at lauramoliter@gmail.com. I’d love to provide a free consultation and get you started on the very best days of your cathedral life!

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Apology NOT accepted!

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Okay, Love, I’m ready to take you up on that.

I’m really tired of apologizing. I’m weary with taking on blame and defensiveness for everything. I’m coming to realize that the last thing I want to be is the proverbial Eve of the Bible tale, coming clean on taking the apple from the tree and yet carrying the burden of guilt with her in spite of her admirable honesty. How many years do I intend to be on the defensive, hiding from my natural confidence, bravery, and wisdom? Not to mention my right to hang out in the available paradise of feeling worthy, innocent, and free?

It’s taken a long time for me to really see that this subtext of apology coursing through my experience isn’t doing me or the world any favors. Sure, I do remember years ago my mom saying to me something along the lines of: “There you go again, Laura, apologizing for being alive.” I even apologize for apologizing. My mother’s comments woke me up a bit to that behavior, but I just kind of owned it as a cute little quirk, another element of my unique little insecurities. “Oh, she’s right,” I thought, “I do spend an awful lot of time apologizing.” But did I give it up or really even seek to? No, that was years away. TODAY.

As I’ve been immersed in training for life coaching, I’ve had to be my natural and necessary first client. A litany of limiting beliefs and long-held fears began to emerge—some of them old friends and others startling to discover! It’s been a challenging time emotionally and mentally and an exciting, invigorating time as well. Everything in my life had been coming up for a reckoning anyway, and the call to coaching was divinely well-timed. I have been forced to face my fears and doubts pro-actively, and finally ready to do that so that I can help others do the same; so they can wipe the slate clean to find the power we all have within us, only needing simple permission from ourselves to begin living like we were meant to live.

As I’ve made my way through the maze of my own weirdness, I discovered one very crystal clear thing: I like honesty. I find artifice to be toxic when I put it on, knowingly or not. I am coming to realize that I am what I am and that who I am is not some fool or some devil that needs to have excuses made for her behavior. My heart is big and my spiritual intuition is strong. I know what I know and I feel the best when I act like myself and when I stop hiding behind apologies, accommodations, excuses. I not only feel MY best when I stop saying I’m sorry for being me, I am also able to do infinitely more good for others. Because, I’ve discovered, when we hide behind the false, no one gets the benefit of our Truth, our genuine sincerity, and the power that comes from that. No more hiding!

I realize I need to break in here before anyone accuses me of saying we never need to apologize for wrong doing. Of course, we do! It is polite and kind to recognize a mistake, one that is really a mistake, and own up to it with our genuine contrition. Kindness is the key. It is often the most loving and healing thing to say we are sorry, even if it is just for a misunderstanding, whether we were truly at fault of not. I’m talking about something else here and I think you already know that! I’m talking about wrongly living your life as if it needs a defense attorney following it around. I’m talking about self-kindness.

So, here’s a quick summary of me, yesterday—I apologized every time I left a job that didn’t suit me, a relationship that wasn’t from my heart, an endeavor that I was no longer feeling committed to. I apologized for being too quiet or for saying too much. I chastised myself mentally when I have been too vulnerable and also if I’ve been too vocal about something that felt wrong to me. I got defensive and overly explanatory about being an introvert, about my food choices, the hours I keep, the way I sing a song. Nearly everything I am was fodder for an apology or justification. (Man, I sound pathetic!)

But, actually, I wasn’t really pathetic. I was just keeping myself small. I was jumping to self-judgment (verbally or mentally) before anyone else did so I could head them off at the pass. And in the process of staying safe, I was effectively subjugating my natural free spirit, reining her in because, my God, what would happen if she went wild and just lived each moment without judging it?

Guess what? What would happen? The world would keep turning and the wild girl would still remain her natural, loving, responsible, giving self and shine even brighter with the shield of deflection down so her true, natural, smiling, confident face could be seen. That girl I just described is the me of TODAY. That’s my new reality. And while I may be late to the party, I’m not saying I’m sorry! Today is as good a day as any to live loud, proud, authentically, and unapologetically!

Would you like to join me? Awareness is the first step. Listen to yourself as you go through your days–both to your words and your inner thoughts. What are you hearing? What are you feeling? Are you keeping yourself small and selling yourself short? Or are you letting your genuine power out of the box to run free and do some of its intended good in the world, without apology or explanation?

Love yourself enough to stop saying you’re sorry or feeling that you should. I am learning to do this for myself and it feels heavenly. We can stop agreeing to be like poor Eve, giving away her true innocence by taking on the role of the guilty and giving up her natural joy and freedom as a result. Be yourself. Love what you are. It is freeing, powerful, and honest!

I am a Life Purpose Coach specializing in helping people to find the keys within themselves that unlock the doors of small and limiting experiences. I help guide them to new perspectives and actionable steps toward a bigger, better, more authentic , powerful, and poetic life.  I would love to hear from you if you are interested in learning more about being coached or becoming a coach yourself! LauraMoliter@gmail.comwww.poeticandpowerfulliving.com

 

 

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Live powerfully, poetically, and majestically

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Spiritual Journeys-First stop, Paris

When I first visited Paris, something happened to me. In a place distant from my all-American upbringing, I discovered some treasured aspects of myself that were latent for over 40 years.

It’s certainly no surprise that I fell in love with the City of Light. It’s not an unusual phenomenon. Paris is the go-to heartthrob of giddy romantics of all ages and cultures. Most visitors with any sense of desire to see and experience beauty and culture and cuisine and style can’t fail to find themselves having found in Paris one of their most memorable lovers. Paris in the rain outshines a sunny day just about anywhere else. Or maybe it’s just me: the poet; the dreamer. But, I don’t think so. Appreciators from all walks of life have been celebrating Paris in its rainy, new-washed splendor for centuries.

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Artists and writers and poets have recognized and rhapsodized over the city’s nuanced sensuousness— rain or shine, day or night, winter, spring, summer or fall. “I love Paris every moment…,” the Sinatra song goes.

It’s not hard to fall in love with Paris. Anyone can do it. But what I found interesting, unexpected, and in the end heartbreaking, was that Paris also felt like home.

No, my ancestry is not predominately French. I do have some ancestors that trace back to France, but I wouldn’t say the nationality is enough of who I am to stir that kind of cultural or blood connection.

No, I don’t speak the language well. Good grades in high school and college French classes, and a perusal of a French phrase-book to jog my memory on the long trip overseas, didn’t eliminate even one of the many “deer-in-the-headlights” moments I had when attempting to speak with sales clerks, restaurant servers, and (especially painfully), a metro ticket attendant whose failure to even attempt a polite sneer, left me shaken and confused and, oddly, ashamed.

No, I was not able to traverse the lovely streets with some inner knowing of where I was. Each rue et boulevard was captivating and at the same time perplexingly similar. I was constantly (and yet blissfully) lost.

No, I did not figure out how to tie a scarf so that the effort looked effortless. Nor could I keep a remote yet admirable coolness as I walked the beautiful streets as the Parisians did. My big friendly face wanted to make eye-contact with each native of the city. I was rather like a puppy who wants its owner to know she looks up to him, wants to be liked by her master, and believes he can do no wrong in her dopey dog eyes. I never walked the streets with careless abandon, but instead with a look that said “please see my earnestness and throw me a bone of approval.  I have just attempted to don a cloche on my poorly coifed head. Do you like it? Do you approve? Can I fit in…just un peu?”

No, it didn’t feel like a sense of being at home in any of those ways at all. It was a spiritual thing. Not that that was ever the plan. But I found home, resonant comfort within, in these ways:

It was the how the design of the buildings made me aware of some rich elegance I too possessed. These beautiful old structures uplifted my own shaky sense of worth and made me recognize by their exteriors along the streets, some loveliness mirrored within me. The City of Light inside myself wasn’t so simple and pedestrian as I had believed, but really quite regal and special. Paris told me so.

It was how (very good!) poetry just flew out of me and sprawled its verses effortlessly across pages, unbidden and uncontained, as if the words had waited beneath the ocean for years and had finally come up for air.

It was the manner and quick pace with which the citoyennes of the city walked the world—confident and quick and free—that I found kept perfect tempo with my own heartbeat. It stimulated and revealed to me more clearly my inner yearning for energetic motion, attended by subtle grace, progressive intention, and a steady and natural trust in my own uniqueness—the right to be a character with a prominent place in any story and especially in my own eyes.

It was the way my normal appreciation for artwork became a deep well of misty-eyed sentimentality at the impressionist works of the masters. I was close enough to touch these textured, colorful pieces, and most of the paintings themselves were misty enough to prey easily upon some place within me that unceasingly yearns to be moved by the enigmatic; to feel within the heart what one sees with the eyes, and to let it remain there—inarticulate, but always alive to be regularly and deeply felt, savored, cherished.

I went to Paris simply because it seemed like a great idea at the time.  I left less than two weeks later with a powerful spiritual impact that has never left me. Paris is a tender aspect of my Soul reached and realized. I am finding that it is just one of the many cathedrals within me whose thrilling grandeur, truly taken in, would begin to answer a life-long prayer to know what I am, who I am, why I am.

Paris was the perfect place to start this deeper journey, at a time when deeper journeys were needed. That trip opened the way to more geographic journeys. I feel that each has had some divine intention behind it, leading me to discover, with each new experience away from my home, another true and vast and yet somehow familiar home within me. The exploration of Paris and other earthly places is continuing to open up windows—stained-glass if you will indulge the metaphor that best describes what I feel—to these great and holy cathedrals within me.

The outward touches the inward, forces it to be seen and claimed. Our amazing earth reveals an even more amazing heaven at hand.  My physical travels in recent years have been leading me to wonderful spiritual destinations that linger with me:  Peace. Self-awareness. Joy. Adventure. Love.  Artistry. Praise. Childlike eagerness.

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I’m ready to head out again, with senses alive and soul open wide. Stay tuned!

 

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