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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Daily Inspiration, May 25th

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“Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised…And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom;” (Psalms 119: 41, 45, Message Bible)

Ah, sweet freedom! God’s plan for us is all about expressing His Life, one that is shaped by Him to shine, to endure, to blossom, and to bless. This fullness and fulfilment is God’s promise and we get to live it exactly as He intended.

This life is uniquely ours, designed for us by Love itself, and we continue to discover it afresh as we engage in the search, actively and enthusiastically. Life isn’t about giving in or giving up, resigning ourselves to settle for whatever seems expected or familiar or simply “not that bad.” God gave us a spirit that thrives in growing, progressing, learning, renewing. We are simply at our best when we are looking beyond, exploring bigger ideas and greater possibilities, because this is what God wants for us.

He has given us an expansive, wide-open Life to journey in. And as we seek His Truth and wisdom for us in this place, today, we will continue to see and experience new ideas and opportunities. We will gain a greater awareness and appreciation of all that God is, and eagerly seek the good news that His tomorrow must also reveal.

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Daily Inspiration, May 23rd

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“The light produces in men…everything that is wholesome and good and true. Let your lives be living proofs of the things which please God.” (Ephesians 5: 10-11, JB Phillips New Testament)

The light of Christ, that good news of our divine heritage, causes us to see ourselves more clearly. We become enlightened, illumined by the understanding that we are God’s own children, formed out of His goodness and Love.

This light of divine Life not only reveals our true wholeness and wholesomeness, it also exposes the dust and dirt that doesn’t dignify us or our Source. Turning to God to know ourselves better, we begin to see that what is unlike His nature is also not a part of us. To claim and live something opposed to who we were meant to be, is to live dishonestly and this is not easy nor powerful.

Let’s recognize that we are made to be and to do good. We are caused and called to be the expression of God’s own qualities of Life and of Love. God is Truth. Our honest acceptance of our own real goodness, perfection, peace, selfless love and open hearts, pleases God because we are being true to Him and to ourselves.

God’s radiant reality has been revealed to us through the Christ-message. We are, indeed, children of God! Let us rejoice in this Truth and live it up—uprightly, fully, gratefully, honestly, and with the heartfelt motive to bless.

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Daily Inspiration, May 18th

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As the Father loved Me, I also loved you. Remain in My love…I have spoken these things to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15: 9, 11 Modern English Version)

Jesus knew all about love. He thoroughly felt divine Love and knew the loyal and abundant and ever-present nature of its Source. Jesus knew that because he was one with God, Who is Love, he himself was Love’s expression and object. And this was a joy to him.

As the Master spoke to his apostles, he gave them this rich benediction and promise. The love that Jesus shared in the world, and felt for his followers, was strong and enduring. It emanated in his words and his works. Just as Jesus’s words would continue to impel his disciples to heal and to spread the good news for centuries to come, his love would also live on.

Jesus made it clear that this precious and powerful Love wasn’t going anywhere. It is as deathless as God, Life, and forever with each one of us. And this is our promise of joy. This happiness and full satisfaction that Jesus intimately understood, remains here for us all.

Jesus’s gift to his followers was not simply love and words distributed in a short human lifetime. The true treasure he gave was opening our eyes to the Truth of Life and Love as ever with us, for us, in us to be known and rejoiced in eternally and now!

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Daily Inspiration, May 16th

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“My dear friends, you should be quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry. If you are angry, you cannot do any of the good things that God wants done.” (James 1: 19-20, Contemporary English Version)

Yes, my dear friends! Let’s take this inspired advice. Let’s be listeners not only to the words of others, but to the Truth about them and about ourselves. Let’s pause before we leap to judgment and give God, good, Love, an opportunity to speak to us and to bring light to what may feel like a dark or challenging situation.

Anger can seem justified at times. It may seem we are being provoked or that we must rise up and be defensive. But resentment and disagreement doesn’t get a lot done. It perpetuates hate and division and those unhealthy sentiments that may rev us up, but won’t get us anywhere fast.

God has a better plan for us. He wants us to achieve His goodness and make a real impact on others in a positive and beneficial way. God is Love and He is One. Hate and division are never going to please Him, nor can they make use of His power to accomplish.

On the contrary, when peace and love reside within us; when we listen instead of lashing out, we can do great good for God, for others, and feel true contentment ourselves as well.

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Daily Inspiration, May 11th

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“Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil.” (Science and Health, page 571)

What does it mean to know ourselves? And what does it take to really do this and be ready for wisdom and that sweet opportunity for victory?

Well, in Truth, it begins with knowing God. It is by knowing our Creator and His Mind better that we are able to become clearer on who we really are and what is right for us. Perceiving and accepting God as the Source of our Life and His nature (goodness, intelligence, love) as ours to express, we can begin to set aside the limits on who we believe we are and claim and live the reality of who we truly are.

In this discovery, we can’t leave out individual self-awareness. We must let God’s light reveal to us what doesn’t jibe with His true vision—that unreal and unnecessary view that includes fear and anger and self-doubt and material limit. We need to take that conscious pause to recognize what really doesn’t suit our magnificence, and to let it go, to give it up because it isn’t God-given, so it isn’t truly ours at all.

Likewise, when we honestly and intentionally delve into our own being and thinking, we can also come to discover and to love ourselves for just who we are. We may begin to see that those qualities that we belittle about ourselves, actually express God in a very special and precious way—one worth celebrating, not hiding or condemning.

Get to know yourself. Relish the opportunity to get acquainted with God’s child. Seek and find without fear. You are amazing and the sooner you get to realizing that and to being your best and truest self, the sooner that great victory over evil, discord, and limits will come, so naturally and beautifully!

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Daily Inspiration, May 9th

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“Get to know God, and you’ll be at peace with him, and then prosperity will come to you. Accept what he has to teach you, and treasure his words in your heart.” (Job 22: 21-22, International Standard Version)

If we seek a fuller life and a greater sense of understanding, we must go to the Source. We must get to know our divine Life and Mind. We must draw close enough to God to hear His guiding voice and learn His healing instruction.

Getting to know God begins by recognizing that we are not trying to approach an unknowable being, or one who doesn’t care about us. Knowing God correctly is knowing Him as His very nature. God is Life, Truth, and Love. He is Father and Mother, the One Creator. He is goodness. He is immortal Spirit, the everlasting and eternal Soul of all that is beautiful, pure, good, right, and ours to express and experience.

When we take the time and dedication to shut off preconceived ideas, opinions, beliefs, and fears, and really recognize God as He is, we can’t fail to accept His word. We will want to align ourselves with His goodness, and to be at peace. For He is faithful Love. His wisdom is flawless and always good. He knows us, so His instruction is relevant, precise, and given to us in a way we can truly treasure in our hearts.

And this true knowledge of and closeness to God opens our eyes to what we have and are. Prosperity comes as a natural bonus to feeling and knowing the Life that is boundless and perfect Love.

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Daily Inspiration, May 4th

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“Prayer cannot change the Science of being, but it tends to bring us into harmony with it.” (Science and Health, page 2)

God’s universe belongs to Him. It expresses His intention at all times and in every place. God is Love and Truth. He created All and His creation is the proof of His own nature made known actively and perpetually.

Infinite goodness is what is. Prayer can’t make God any more Almighty or His ideas any more perfect than they already are. What prayer can do is to lovingly aid us in realizing this Truth. Prayer lifts the blinders to reveal reality and realigns us with God as the Principle and the proof. Our conscious connection with God reveals His perspective—one above the evidence of the misleading senses—and opens the way for peace, health, joy.

God is sustaining His Life at its best at all times. This Life is ours to know. Praying sets us at One with Truth, and the Truth sets us free! Reality is harmony. God’s creation isn’t flawed or vulnerable. When we pray, we listen. We let God describe things for us, and this clear Word from Him drowns out the opposition and helps us to see His goodness and feel the ever-presence of divine Love.

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Daily Inspiration, May 2nd

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“The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need…He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised.”
(Psalms 23: 1, 3, Good News Translation)

God’s shepherding presence is our assurance, our calm, our reliance. Begin your days in this conscious awareness, like the Psalmist did. The recognition of abundance—needs already met, paths established and guidance at hand—is our best point of departure.

When we begin with want, with lack, we see only that belief. That attitude of scarcity is the lens through which we view life and its possibilities. But our Shepherd is good, loving, and always caring for us. Our Shepherd is God, and God has no lack of Love, of goodness, of opportunities. And He is also Truth. God has kept His word as His nature requires and has already supplied us with enough. As we recognize and claim this, we will see that we truly have everything we need.

When we attempt to be our own shepherds, to feel that we must create and maintain all and know and be everything at all times, things can feel challenging. But we can easily and naturally gain new strength and fresh views by yielding that control over every little detail of life. We can choose to gratefully lean on God and His Love to show us our pastures already lush with everything we need and more.

Our Shepherd has promised and provided us with His Love. This ever-present Love is tangibly, precisely, and timely, the very substance of all we may seem to need, already abundant and right and at hand.

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Daily Inspiration, April 27th

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“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:” (Isaiah 1: 19)

The good of the land is God’s glorious provision and guidance. It is that flourishing life that God created, one in which we not only survive, but truly thrive.

To freely enjoy this abundant good, forever growing and blooming for our use, a couple of things are required of us. We must be willing and obedient. These are not outside of our capacity nor are they a burden or a hardship; for true willingness and obedience are a beautiful surrender to being who we already are and doing what we most naturally do.

Willingness is that wonderful agreement to give up the arguments of human will and force and reasoning with the brain, in order to yield to the divine ideal. God’s guidance is ready for us and it is much easier to allow His hand to move us than to try to advance contrary to His way, the right and loving and powerful one.

Obedience is not so much about perfect human behavior, but about honoring God as the One Mind and power. It is about recognizing His nature as Love and good and Truth and obeying these supreme qualities. It is letting go of ego and self-justification in order to truly be God’s reflection, His radiant image.

And so, it isn’t really that we gain a land of plenty that we didn’t have before. It is that when we trust God as the Creator, the Provider, our Guide, and our Life, our eyes are opened to what is already generously ours.

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Daily Inspiration, April 25th

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“Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source.” (Science and Health, page 507)

There will always be something new to see, to feel, to know, to experience. Creativity is never stalled or stagnant, old or uninspired. God is the Source of all, and His ideas are infinite, constantly fresh, and without repetitiveness or dullness.

God’s Mind is inexhaustible. His manner of expression is always vibrant, full of new colors and flavors, without duplicate, and always beautiful and right. God made you, and He not only gives you the ability to be creative (to be the evidence of His own masterful hand), but He has made your life as the very manifestation of His forever-inspired and dynamic thought.

Be at the ready for new and meaningful opportunities, experiences, awareness. Recognize that your Source is boundless, bottomless, and with the intention of perfect Love. Life must ever continue to blossom, and you are the witness to and evidence of that Life!

Get ready for surprises, adventures, and new reasons to celebrate God and His glorious creation!

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Daily Inspiration, April 20th

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“Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.” (Proverbs 3: 6-9, The Message Bible)

What an energized call to action and promise of reward! What would it feel like to run to God and away from evil? How do we do that?

Well, certainly the first thing we do is to recognize that the call is legitimate and so is the prize. And then we add to that the assurance that we are so very capable of doing all this—of running forward toward good, rightness, peace, and love. And likewise, we are fully able to give God our very best, as the second part of this passage requires.

For isn’t trusting and honoring God and His reality and harmony and Life truly giving our all to Him? It is dedicating our whole being and mind and life to good. It is giving up that egotistical sense of individual power and control. It is becoming conscious that the material sense of things is not Truth and, therefore, we can’t base our lives around it and its presentations.

Run to God! Leave behind all the excuses. To run away from evil—anger, upset, fear, hatred, resentment, self-justification, selfishness—is to sacrifice the weights that hold us back and keep us down. Our freedom is calling us, and accepting it eagerly, we will feel it more fully—glowing with health and vibrating with glorious Life!

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Daily Inspiration, April 18th

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“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (I Corinthians 13: 7, New Living Translation)

Nothing else has the staying power of Love. Human love that is honest and genuine, doesn’t run away in times of trouble or love someone simply based on their surface presentation. This true love doesn’t give up on another or accuse or blame when things don’t go their way.

But even human love at its best can’t fail to be a bit selfish. For human love is based on connection from a point of separateness, and so a feeling of lack and need sneaks in. We may continue to love another person, but perhaps trust is gone or understanding has been lost.

But divine Love is forever faithful. This available and abundant Love is absolutely ours to feel and know and to share with others freely and conscientiously. God’s Love is Love itself. It is the spiritual quality that is never conditional, but simply is and does as it must. Divine Love is limitless, omnipresent, and always active. This quality of Love is forever at hand, and it gives us a consistent hope and a reliable trust.

We can lean on the Love that is God and know that we reflect it. Love is not separate from us, in another, or in our own possession to hold or to lose. It is God’s eternal quality that stands by and watches and guards and governs and comforts and empowers its ideas with a constant fidelity.

Yield to Love’s presence and let it lead and protect you, and enable you to love and feel loved fully, naturally, faithfully, and powerfully.

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Daily Inspiration, April 13th

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“Surprise us with love at daybreak; then we’ll skip and dance all the day long.” (Psalms 90: 14, Message Bible)

What a lovely request! And God is ready to oblige. For He is the sunshine touching our face on awaking. And this light is more than just a bright ray from above. It is the presence of Love itself, welcoming us into our day, into God’s activity and purpose.

Let’s begin our mornings with the conscious acceptance of this Love. Let’s open the shades of our minds and our hearts and let that holy sunlight burst on in, enlivening us to Truth and Life, in all its glorious promise and joy.

And with this wake-up, we can walk, then skip, then dance, all day long. For we have that vital music with us and within us, that rhythm of gratitude and grace, of praise and expectation.

Let’s also remember that we have divine permission to skip and dance all the day long. This is the right and natural activity of children, and that is who we are to God. Our Mother-Father awakes us to fresh Life, lifts us into our day with Her assurances, and sends us out to play with a loving kiss upon our heads!

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Daily Inspiration, April 11th

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“Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions, sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens, — all point to Mind, the spiritual intelligence they reflect.” (Science and Health, page 240)

Look around you! There is so much beauty and goodness to see, in others and in our world. The artistry of the landscape, its diversity, majesty, and grand and unusual elements, are God’s poetry made manifest. The variety and allure of places and spaces, wildlife, even cities and their streets and architecture, point toward divinity.

We can behold with gratitude and awe our wonderful world and at the same time get a better understanding of God. For His Spirit is the Truth behind all things. As we recognize and cherish the Source which is goodness, infinite presence, and Love, we are able to experience holiness wherever we are. The qualities of God are the continuity of all that is. These qualities—grace, beauty, radiance, agility, vibrancy, endurance, etc.—are forever at hand. His precious Love brings this heaven to us in appreciable, earthly ways.

But all still points to Spirit, to God and His intelligence. These forms and their compelling characteristics, call us to wonder and to ponder, and to look into those very hearts that are touched and awed, and find God there, beautifully within us all, as well.

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Daily Inspiration, April 4th

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“…ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29: 13)

Aren’t we all searching, seeking after God? It may seem at times like we are just looking for peace, love, joy, comfort, health, supply, but these are all simply aspects of God, infinite good. So, whenever we seek more goodness in our lives, we are truly yearning to know more of God’s presence and action.

Finding these answers and experiencing these qualities hinges on where we look and how we go about doing it. When we look to matter to find Spirit, Truth, the aspects of Life that are powerful and enduring, we won’t find them or attain any true satisfaction. But when we turn to God, seek after Life from its very Source, we can’t fail to discover more of this Life, at its fullest, clearest, most legitimate and enduring.

And how we search for God—for these eternal attributes—is with all our hearts. We must look to the divine with devotion and with an honest intention. We can’t ask to know God’s provision and power and at the same time continue to trust others, the material picture, and ourselves, more than we do God. We have to yearn to know, to see, with a humble heart and a willingness to leave our doubts and arguments at the door, with fresh expectation.

This verse is God’s promise. Seek Him and His Life and Love, and you will find it. And the seeking itself is a promise of daily awakening, new vision, and fearless freedom revealed!

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Daily Inspiration, March 30th

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“Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.” (I Peter 3: 9, New Living Translation)

What a novel concept! When we have been insulted or maligned or attacked, we retaliate with a blessing? Yes! That is the inspired advice in this verse.

And what I love about this unexpected response to evil is that it ends with a sweet promise. To bless another is to receive God’s blessing upon ourselves. And what is that blessing? I would say that it is a deep and settled and grateful understanding of Love. It is a conscious inner awareness of God’s peace within and what that means not only for us, but for those with whom we come into contact.

This blessing that we bestow is not a condoning of wrongdoing. It is, rather, the refusal to let God’s own name of Love be lost and our own values compromised, simply because someone has misbehaved or been ignorant. Our blessing is not on the evil act. It is a conscious and loving choice to recognize the Truth of God and His creation right where that devilish liar would try to cast aspersions on Him and on us. It is a magnificent opportunity to lift our thought to God, see ourselves safe in Him, and to do what we were built to do:

To Love. To seek peace. And to bring the power of God’s nature to the very place where it may be most needed and healing and right back to us as well.

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Daily Inspiration, March 28th

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“Behold, I am with you and will keep [careful watch over you and guard] you wherever you may go, and I will bring you back to this [promised] land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Genesis 28: 15, Amplified Bible)

Our life journey seems to take us all over the place and we can often feel very unsure and apprehensive. Are we heading in the right direction? Do we even know what we want to achieve? Is the expected end result worth the effort along the way?

Lay those fears and questions down at the feet of God and take His hand. Wherever we go—whether wandering or with a clear view of the path to our destination—we are being daily, hourly, in every moment, watched and guarded by our loving Father-Mother, the very Love that is our Life.

You will never be alone. You will always be accompanied by God’s power and His promise. He has made us to thrive and given each of us a special purpose to fulfill. This is not simply our aspiration. It is the Almighty’s demand. And His goodness and wisdom and love come with that intention and assure its fulfillment.

Our promised land is that pure sense of peace and home and safety and joy and life and well-being and energy and satisfaction. This state of being is in God’s sights and so are we. We won’t miss the destination. We can rest easy, because, in Truth, we are already in that promised land that is God’s own Life, approval, and abundant Love.

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Daily Inspiration, March 23rd

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“The continual contemplation of existence as material and corporeal — as beginning and ending, and with birth, decay, and dissolution as its component stages — hides the true and spiritual Life, and causes our standard to trail in the dust.” (Science and Health, page 550)

Continually pondering mortal life and its phases and finiteness, isn’t doing us any favors. Not only is it depressing and limiting, it also lowers our standards and diminishes our true potential and promise for living.

Life is not caged within what the physical senses perceive or what material theories would relegate it to. If we believe that it is, and accept life as within some time line of birth, growth, aging, and declining, we sell Life and ourselves very short! That grand and bright Life that God, Spirit, gave us to experience and enjoy, seems hidden from us because we are too busy looking into the tomb.

Don’t deprive the world of the light that you are by lowering your standards, staring at earth and arguing against heaven. You are more than a material time line. You are the expression of God’s own being—infinite, powerful, beautiful, wise, born out of divine Love and Truth, and you might as well begin (and continue) celebrating that magnificent reality!

 

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Daily Inspiration, March 21st

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“Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.” (I Corinthians 13: 13, the Message Bible)

I love the adjectives associated with each of these recommended actions. Each requires that we express these virtuous qualities, but that we be sure to do them in a big and powerful way.

There is a bold commitment in these ideas that I find exciting. We are not only to have trust, but we are to have it with steadiness. We are to do it with a constancy and certainty and diligence. Whether we are always sure in each day, with its various challenges, we can have a practice of trust that is reliable. We may not know what is to come and why, but God does. This steady trust is a release to good.

And we can hope unswervingly. We can keep that hope always before us, without deciding that it doesn’t apply to us in certain circumstances. We can always hold to a belief that things can be better, that there is an answer, that healing is available and that it is ours to see and know. This kind of hope doesn’t veer off and stray when the going gets tough. It stays the course with expectation, because we believe that good is truly possible and natural.

And the best one: love extravagantly! This is most important, according to Paul, and that is because it is the most healing, most true to us, and the most full of joy. We can love extravagantly, beyond what may feel called for even, because we have so much love to give. God has built us to love, and by doing so, we find ourselves settling into who we are and thriving in this state of being and acting. Love never needs to be limited, because true Love really can’t be.

Love with grandeur, without reservation. Love God, good, with devotion. Love God’s children without judgment. Love yourself lavishly and willingly and often. Don’t hold back! There’s more than enough to give and to receive.

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Daily Inspiration, March 16th

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“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” (I Corinthians 12: 4-7, New Living Translation)

You have been given a gift. It is one that is useful, needed, and powerful. That gift is your individuality. It is that special way in which God expresses His qualities through you.

No one is alike and there is no competition. The Oneness of God as the Source of all our precious gifts, assures that all complement one another and do not compete for position or relevance or power. We are all equally necessary and equally called to utilize our special identity—that special way in which we shine—to help one another. Our gifts may include artistry, imagination, diligence, faithfulness, kindness, intuition, humor, gentleness, awareness, wisdom, grace, and we express these spiritual qualities like no one else.

Get acquainted with what makes you special and treasure it with all your heart. Give of that gift (and you likely have many!), with a trust in its potency for good. God gave you that “assignment” by making you the way He made you. And all have been given their own unique and perfect calling.

We are joined in this great work of Life and Love, and we can share freely. God, good, is working in and through us all, assuring that we all harmonize and that His own nature, Love, is seen and known on earth as it is in heaven.

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Daily Inspiration, March 14th

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“Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).” (I John 3: 18, Amplified Bible Classic Edition)

What greater gift can we give ourselves and the world than to love in this way? Note that the passage begins by addressing us as “little children.” Isn’t this a wonderful place from which to approach our mission to love mankind openly, sincerely, and with actions that demonstrate this Love?

For to realize and utilize Love as children do, keeps it sweet, expectant, and pure. A child easily loves and is often so ready to share that affection with others. They are eager to do this without a feeling of fear, a jaded attitude, or low expectations. They are open to instruction and tend to simply enjoy the opportunity to be the very lovable and loving ideas they were caused to be.

Let’s awaken the dear children within us and let their lights shine with Love—unafraid, full of bright hope, living and giving from the heart of our being, and doing it without limit or condition. Let’s give ourselves the gift of being an active lover of mankind, a capacity that we possess so naturally. For our Father-Mother created His children to be just like Him—infinite and perfect and powerful Love!

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Daily Inspiration, March 9th

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“Let your gentleness be evident to all.” (Philippians 4:5, New International Version)

It may seem that we must present ourselves as powerful, in control, bold, tough, and forceful. We may feel encouraged to show how strong we are and to make our lives be about proving our abilities and our dominance. The world would seem to value this human sense of control and power as desirable and necessary.

And yet to follow this advice from Paul is so much more needed. Stop hiding your sweet selves either out of competitiveness, pressure, fear, or a sense of vulnerability. Your gentleness—that kind tender heart of yours—is not meant to be hidden. It should be in full view. Our ability to listen to others, to respond with patience and peace, is truly valuable.

And this gentleness is natural to us. It is also a way to true success. Gentleness is not timidity. It is Love, powerful Love, touching humanity with its sincere goodness, courtesy, peaceful attitude. It is conscious compassion, and this gentle thought and its genuine actions, have changed the world, as Jesus and so many other loving leaders have proved.

Don’t hide your gentleness. Use it boldly! Let it be seen and felt by all.

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Daily Inspiration, April 6th

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“He plucked me out of a pit of confusion, even out of the quicksand; he placed my feet on a rock and established my steps.” (Psalms 40: 2, International Standard Version)

Confusion can sure feel like we are in a pit, and even slipping into quicksand. When we can’t see the answer, or find our peace, life can feel unsteady. It can seem as if we are spinning out of control and like there is no solution to discover, no matter how hard we wrestle for it.

But God is at the ready to pluck us out of that confusion, and set us on steady ground. How do we find Him? How do we get out of the grips of that uncertainty? We can begin by letting go of a personal sense of responsibility, of a limited little mind and ego that just can’t seem to figure it out. We can consciously recognize that there is an answer, a Higher Power, ready for us to yield our weary and busy thoughts to its calm reason and sure direction.

Relax and trust. The divine Mind is clear and that clarity is ours to which to surrender. We can release our worries and fears to infinite wisdom and pure Love. God is at the ready to lift us out of the dark pit, and to make our steps steady and progressive. Let His strength carry you up and out, shining a light of Truth to guide you, and set you down safely into your wonderful Life!

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Daily Inspiration, March 7th

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“When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place.” (Psalms 118: 5, New International Version)

When we feel pressed and pressured, boxed in and stuck; when it feels as if our options are limited or that there are no answers, our salvation truly is at hand.

We can turn away from any dark presentation of the senses and from our own fears and doubts, as the psalmist continually did, and find God, full of wisdom and loving care. We can turn to our mighty Father-Mother—give up the personal ego that can’t figure it out, for the divine solution and resolution from the One Who knows and loves.

God and His Love bring us into a “spacious place.” His conscious presence leads us not only to some narrow escape from hell, but into a large and wonderful expanse of infinite possibilities. He opens our thought to opportunities and ideas that answer our immediate needs and that also broaden our awareness of more goodness on the horizon to be realized and experienced.

This spaciousness that is revealed when we call upon God with humble receptivity, illumines our way, progresses us, invites us in to a large and luminous moment of greater insight, joy, healing, and peace.

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Daily Inspiration, March 2nd

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“And what does the Lord require of you except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]?” (Micah 6: 8, Amplified Bible)

God’s requirements for us are simple, yet powerful. They begin with knowing Who God is and Who we are. God is Love and He is Life. If we are to live true to God and to ourselves, we must honor Love fully. It is our real purpose and our way to peace, joy, and contentment.

We can walk each day, moving forward and onward and upward, as we humbly allow God to guide us. This means letting go of the reins of personal control and yielding to God’s design—one which is harmonious, safe, right, progressive, loving, and so lovely. When we put our little ego away, and rest in who we truly are—the expression of God’s own Love—we are set free in our own lives and have a positive impact on the lives of others as well.

Justice, kindness, and compassion are powerful and also very natural to us. But, we need to be conscientious about our practice of tender affection and generosity. It is easy to get caught up in selfish concerns or a limited perspective. So, we must actively remember to be who we were made to be, and to love, without judgment or fear, because God requires it and because it is where we truly find our genuine joy.

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Daily Inspiration, February 28th

 

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“We should master fear, instead of cultivating it.” (Science and Health, page 197)

When we cultivate anything, we are preparing it and promoting its growth. Think about what you want to see realized in your life, what you want to spend time and effort, focus and energy, getting ready to bring to fruition.

To plant in the soil of your life seeds of fear, and then to nurture them there, is to cultivate an experience that is unproductive, paralyzing, and limited in every way. It is normal in our human lives to be afraid, and it may at times seem very valid to feel this way. But, is the best action to feed these worries with dooming predictions, over-analysis, and hopeless helplessness? Isn’t it much better to recognize these fears and to see that we can conquer them?

As thoughtful and right-minded individuals, we certainly seek mastery in our lives. We want to grow and learn and reach a better understanding of things. Why not master the very thing that can cause life to be less than you deserve, and actually hinders your growth? Why not be the master of fear, rather than its slave?

When fear appears, root it out! It doesn’t need a lot more attention and pondering and whining and worry. What it needs is recognition that it is, indeed, a weed messing up our garden.  We can then see that the good that is with us and in us, the inspiration and understanding we already have, is much bigger than those anxious thoughts. In fact, that fear has no roots. But by pulling it out, we can see what it’s been hiding from us, and only gain more power and strength and beauty in our lives by mastering that lie, whether it takes one swift uproot or many!

Let’s cultivate the good that is in our lives. Let’s be a grateful garden and remember that fear is not a part of Divine Love’s creation, so it is not a legitimate part of our lives.

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Daily Inspiration, February 23rd

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“[The] healing power of Truth…lives through all Life, and extends throughout all space.” (Science and Health, page 146)

Truth is a living thing. It is alive with goodness and power and active with God’s eternal intention. This Truth pulses with an energy that is greater than matter and material beliefs about life and reality. This Truth is the living Love that is both the substance and the purpose of God’s creation.

And God’s Truth naturally brings healing. It perpetually announces divine Law and lovingly reminds us what is real and truly ours to claim and to celebrate. It comes through the Christ-message—that revelation to humanity that we are God’s own ideas and that we are spiritual, immortal, and loved with an everlasting love.

There is no place where this potent activity of Truth is not available and at work. It is not lost in space or to seemingly closed or troubled minds. It is the very Life that is living in each one of us and in everything that God saw fit to make. The healing power of this Truth is found in that wonderful awareness that the divine ideal is right here where the human need seems to be, meeting it with established authority and with the tender certainty of Love.

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Daily Inspiration, February 21st

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“I will gather all nations and peoples together and they will see my glory.” (Isaiah 66:18, New Living Bible)

Let the gathering begin! Let’s rejoice that God is All-in-all, and that His purpose is a divine demand. God is Truth and Love. It is His intention that we know His nature and see just how mighty, glorious, beautiful, and right He is.

And so God brings us together to witness Him—to come as One to know His glory, the Truth of Life as Love. Let’s allow ourselves to be gathered. Let’s trust that division is not God’s action and so it cannot win, cannot be productive or constructive or progressive. The only way to know God—the glorious Truth of peace and Love and harmony that is His very Being—is to yield to Oneness, to His intention and commandment, and to the reality of His creation.

It may feel that we are so far from this gathering together for the glory of God, but we can’t be deceived by appearances. Divisiveness and discord humbles us to the sweet and saving presence and power of Love. For this Love alone feels right and healing. A house divided cannot stand, but even when it seems to fall, there is divine Love, undivided, reminding us of who we really are and uniting us anew in the name and the glory of Love.

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Daily Inspiration, February 16th

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“Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and the God of love and peace will be with you for sure.” (II Corinthians 13: 11, the Message Bible)

What a sweet and powerful to-do list! If we look to these wise suggestions for our daily lives, we will find ourselves in a happy place. We will become aware of the presence of love and peace, of God with us.

Being cheerful isn’t always easy, but I know that whenever I can turn from self-pity to humor or from a dreary outlook to a more hopeful approach, I feel better. I am open to grace and inspiration and healing. We can be good-humored without being false about it. We can keep our spirits up by remembering that God is governing and that there is always much for which to be grateful and expectant.

Keeping things in good repair can mean many things. I think of it not only as making sure our homes and our possessions are orderly and functional, but also that we keep good relations with others, smooth over what we can, forgive, keep peace. It also means a self-awareness that looks for healing within, a clearing away of the old, the broken sense of ourselves, and discovering who we really are—innocent, undamaged, with unlimited potential for good.

Think in harmony. This isn’t about agreeing with ever human opinion. What it is about is remembering God’s Oneness, that we are all a part of one creation, with God, Love, as Cause. It is looking consciously for common ground and listening to others and to God’s unifying word, rather than focusing on differences.

These steps include so much more than what is shared here, and yet they also are simple, natural to us, and a way to heaven—knowing God’s love and peace for us right here on earth.

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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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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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