We all have an inner child. We can never grow out of it! This inner child is always there — waiting to be awakened, delighted in, nurtured, cherished, protected, listened to, and admired.
It doesn’t matter how old we are, we can never lose our inner child. This child within is our Christ identity. It is who we are as a divine idea of a divine Mind. We live, move, and have our being in this perfect Mind where all is healthy, well, calm, holy, and confident.
If we don’t feel that good is present — we can challenge that! We have the right to always feel and see what God is giving and knowing for us. We can claim those spiritual gifts, know that we have them, and express them as we go forward.
Claim your right to health, peace, and freedom. Claim your right to be fearless, courageous, and embraced in good. Know that God only wants good for you, and you live in the divine Kingdom. Know there is nothing that can tempt or trick you. Live with confidence of your divine rights because God gives each us the right to be free.
Express all that you want to see in the world — all the love, childlikeness, joy, innocence, and goodness. Radiate it. You will feel lighter, and the atmosphere of the world will be uplifted.
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In the New Year, many people are thinking about new ways to do things, setting new goals, and ushering in a sense of freshness and new beginnings. But how do we sustain that throughout the year? I have found that a daily dose of fresh inspiration from contemplative prayer in the morning to be the best way to start my day off right with refreshing and inspiring views.
These views hint to the divine nature — enable me to glimpse beyond the material picture — to a deeper sense of spiritual harmony, goodness, and joy — a force for Good that is powerfully and wonderfully sustaining each of us.
As we drink in these new views of God, the divine nature, our thoughts are uplifted and we feel a sense of our oneness with God. When challenges come up, we are more easily able to address them from a standpoint of poise and grace because we have built a solid spiritual foundation in the morning.
At night before bed, wrapping the day up in gratitude for all the good you experienced and the spiritual qualities you saw expressed around you is a great way to pull up your spiritual Comforter and feel the divine embrace tucking you in. Your Father-Mother God is tenderly caring for your child within and enables you to drink in drafts of Spirit to renew and invigorate you.
Here is an article I wrote for New Year’s about these ideas that was recently published in the Christian Science Sentinel. I hope these ideas will be as useful to you as they have been to me.
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What does it mean to have nonstick thinking? All the little bumps and jostles in life don’t get you down.
When those little annoyances try to rub you the wrong way, let them slide right off. We can have a well-oiled pan where those slights or aggressive thoughts/actions just slide right off. They can’t harm you!
…keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love…It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness. Good thoughts are an impervious armor;…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
Don’t let anything pull you down. We don’t want spider web thinking where the little annoying actions of others get caught and stuck. No! We want clear and clean, joy-filled and grateful thinking! A consciousness that is always communing with and praising God. So let all the dirty stuff just slip away. Don’t let it stick in your thought!
And the good news is, even if one of those pestering thoughts finds a way through, you can always take that scrub brush of divine Truth and Love to wipe away any negativity from your thinking — through pausing and remembering your relationship with God, your spiritual individuality and how much God loves you.
Let God communicate what belongs to you!
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