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A prayer…humble and heartfelt

 

God always speaks to us in a way we understand.
You may hear Him differently than I do.
This is one way that I heard him.
I’m so grateful.

God: Oh dear one, don’t worry. I see you. I see your real identity and it will so shine out and sparkle for everyone to see. The Christ is here helping you navigate through the clouds of darkness that seem to surround you.

Me: The many mistakes I have made; so many temptations – none of them resulting in anything lasting or satisfying.

God: But don’t worry you are now living the life I want you to lead. So much evidence of who you really are surrounds you.

Me: I’m so grateful I resisted; I’m grateful I pulled through. Thank you…thank you for healing me. For enabling me to see who I really am; to see my God-given dominion and authority over the darkness.

God: You’re so welcome. You couldn’t express or do anything different. You can only be what I made you to be. You are loved, so loved. Don’t worry about past mistakes. I forgive you. You are wiped clean. I have washed you clean.

Me: When I see others who didn’t have to go down that broken, stupid path, I feel left out. I am jealous. Why couldn’t I resist the darkness and they so naturally and effortlessly could?

God: My dear one, everyone goes through struggles. Some of them you don’t see. While your struggles were visible and hard to hide, others have internal struggles. They may seem to be fine from the outside, but inside they have to overcome material limitations just as you did. You all have to follow in the path of Christ and overcome hardship. No one has it easy or gets a “free-ride”. Not to worry.

Me: Ok. So even though our struggles and temptations may look different from the outside, they are still the beliefs of materiality – the cross or the world – that we have to overcome. They aren’t personal. They don’t belong to any of us. We get to see through them all.

God: Yes, dear one. They aren’t part of anyone’s identity. You all are band together with the bonds of unity, harmony, spirit, love – made in the likeness of me. You can’t be separated from anyone. You can’t be torn apart from one another. I love you. I love all. I made all. You exist in my universe that I created.

Categories: For teens, Identity/healing the past, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/meditation, Spirituality/healing | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The good news

We hear a lot of news that isn’t so good these days. Some is troubling, some induces stress while still other news is just shocking and troubling.

Each of us probably craves to hear more good news. For instance, when I shared good news with a relative recently, she sighed “thank goodness, we were in need of some good news.”

Is there reliable, practical good news that we can turn to everyday? (Here’s a hint: the word gospel means good news).

I love and cherish, more than anything, what Christian Science has revealed to me about the gospel: that heaven isn’t a far off place, but it is here and now with us; we are each spiritual beings right now made in the image and likeness of Spirit; we are living eternal life now; we have an inseparable relationship with our loving, perfect Creator; God is our Father and our Mother who nurtures, comforts, protects, sustains and leads us; each of us has a perfect, indestructible relationship with God.

I often breathe a sigh of relief when I remind myself of this Truth every day.

We have the duty and privilege to protect and love our consciousness. Have you ever thought of your consciousness as a place to protect and love? Even if you are not someone who watches or reads much news, we still get “news” coming into our thought all the time. When you are driving it might be an image of an accident; or when you check your bank account, it may be a feeling of stress; or when you hear someone cough, it may be a fear of sickness.

It’s important to  your life, health and well-being to guard your consciousness. And one way to do this is to take plenty of time each day, to refresh your consciousness with the good news that makes up the fabric of your being and is life everlasting. This will sustain and satisfy you and each of us more than anything else can.

Categories: Health/wellness, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/meditation, Spirituality/healing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reblog: Bright light from senior workers

Bright light from senior workers

By Barbara Vining (Reblogged from CSMonitor.com)

It’s encouraging to know that age is not a barrier to progress.

I learned that lesson early from a neighbor – a childhood friend’s father, Mr. Fierke. We were still in high school when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 at General Mills, where he managed the flour division. Without hesitation, he enrolled in a six-month training course to become a stockbroker, after which he began a 23-year career with a well-known brokerage firm. After that, he continued to live an active life.

In recent times, age has become less and less a factor in deciding when one should retire – or whether one should retire at all. It’s quite common for individuals to want – or need – to continue working during their senior years. Many businesses are actually wooing senior workers, and mandatory retirement ages have been disappearing from the horizon. Employers are valuing seniors for their maturity, dependability, and experience – and, I also think, for the inspiration their example can bring to the workplace.

Mr. Fierke’s example certainly inspired me, as well as many others, I’m sure… Read more

Categories: Body, Employment/jobs, Future/stability/security, Guest blogs/reposts, Health/wellness, Mental health/wellness, Spirituality/healing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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