Posted in Health/wellness, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing

Living with intentionality

I love intentionality because it promotes such a feeling of appreciation, satisfaction, and presence.

Intentionality can take things from ordinary to extraordinary.

My husband and I were talking about how we like to practice this. We just discovered the Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. We love the spirit of intentionality, appreciation, and joy that it promotes and we adapted some of the practices in our own home.

Intentionality can also be expressed in our relationships and in being with friends. Finding ways to value others and being thoughtful about what you say and do is a fun practice to have. When this happens everyone has the opportunity to feel the presence of divine Love.

In the same way, we can love and cherish our minds — our consciousness — like we do our home. We can tidy up our thinking by getting rid of unwanted thoughts. We don’t need to allow fear, despair, or excess materialism in our mental space. We can instead allow love, spirituality, joy, harmony, and peace in our minds.

I love the council given in this quote:

…keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love…It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full…The right thinker abides under the shadow of the Almighty. His thoughts can only reflect peace, good will towards men, health, and holiness. –Mary Baker Eddy

In other words, your mind is like a house — a spiritual space that you want to keep fresh, inspired, and sacred. This spiritual discipline has many benefits and blesses your life in many ways including your health, home, and success.

Enjoy living and thinking intentionally today!

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Posted in Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing

Morning wake-up

Daily prayer for yourself is so important! It’s the most productive form of self-care I have found. Praying for yourself first thing in the morning, before you even get out of bed, is the best way to start your day on the right foot.

This prayer includes affirmations of who God is, who you are as God’s child and God’s law of health, harmony, and grace that is guiding and governing you. Become aware of God’s presence and remind yourself of who you are as God’s image and likeness until you can really feel Spirit’s calm presence and power surrounding you. You will feel and know that Spirit is the very essence of your identity.

This type of prayer treatment awakens you spiritually! It’s invigorating.

So start your day right. Give yourself the best gift with this spiritual bath. It will replenish, motivate, and inspire you. 😃

Posted in Life, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing, Time/stress

Magnify the good

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalms 34:3

I love going to chapel on Monday morning at my son’s school. During chapel there is an opportunity for teachers and students to “magnify the good” by acknowledging something helpful that another student or teacher did. Students and teachers do a little cheer for that person.

It shows me the value of magnifying the good we see around us, which allows it to become bigger in our thinking.

After a period of feeling fear and doubt, I decided to give gratitude more diligently as a way to “magnify the good”. I have found that a gratitude app really helps me stay on top of this practice. Taking moments to fill my thought with an acknowledgement of good breaks the spell of lack, want, or depression. It gives a keen sense of God’s love, beauty, and goodness.

Gratitude enables us to feel peaceful and joyful! Gratitude has a healing effect.

So magnify the good! Notice the good around you, even the small things. Being aware of God’s presence can fill your consciousness with courage, hope, freedom, and possibilities.

A grateful heart a garden is,
Where there is always room
For every lovely, Godlike grace
To come to perfect bloom….
A grateful heart a temple is,
A shrine so pure and white,
Where angels of His presence keep
Calm watch by day or night.
(Christian Science Hymn 3)