Affirming what is true about you paves the way for transformation. What is true? The truth that God has given you: health, fearlessness, purpose, dominion, supply, thoughtfulness, awareness, self-control, confidence, unselfish love and affection.
When I pray, I usually listen for what is true and affirm and accept these truths. This is a way for the human mind to yield to the Divine Mind. But what makes this prayer even bigger and more potent is when we see these truths are true for everyone in our community and our world.
Then you are acknowledging that God is so much bigger.
The spiritual gifts that God bestows are for EVERYONE. It is universal. Everyone is included and not one is left out of God’s goodness.
The universal reign of harmony is for everyone. If it’s true for you, it’s true for everyone. If it’s true for everyone, then it’s true for you.
Recognizing that God’s law is ever present and is actively blessing us gives us security, confidence, and hope. We aren’t making the law of health and happiness happen; we are simply recognizing this law exists and witnessing it in our lives.
The Holy Spirit gives us the power to negate anything which God does not ordain.
So, affirm your dominion and live freely today!
Respecting differences is a key to living in harmony.
Although there is a lot of polarization in the USA, and other parts of the world, I believe each citizen is capable of living in harmony. Citizens are capable of listening to one another and respecting differences. This is natural to us. It is normal to love and accept those who are different from us as well as cherishing the similarities we have with friends, neighbors and our faith communities.
When a good idea comes, we can give credence to it willingly and impartially, without holding a bias about who the idea may be coming from. We don’t have to conform to not listening or accepting good ideas that come from “the other side” either politically, in community or in church groups.
Love listens. Love stands in awe of beauty. Love accepts without judgement. Love simply loves.
Love doesn’t condemn or squash or belittle the value of anyone else.
Love looks for the best in others.
Holding to my own opinions should never outshine my capacity to love and listen.
Diversity is beautiful. We can have harmony and unity in our diversity.
Happy Independence Day
We should remember that the world is wide; that there are a thousand million different human wills, opinions, ambitions, tastes, and loves; that each person has a different history, constitution, culture, character, from all the rest; that human life is the work, the play, the ceaseless action and reaction upon each other of these different atoms. Then, we should go forth into life with the smallest expectations, but with the largest patience; with a keen relish for and appreciation of everything beautiful, great, and good, but with a temper so genial that the friction of the world shall not wear upon our sensibilities*…
*Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 224:11-21
I’ve decided the best gift I can give my son is to live free from distraction. I love to be free of mental clutter…the crowding wants and woes that leave little room to feel divine Spirit.
Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life…*
We all want to feel that freshness that comes like spring.
How do we bring that delight, childlikeness and joy into each moment? By silencing the push and pull of materialism. By declaring that you have the right to be free from mental burden and distraction. By knowing that distraction is not coming from your Maker.
So, instead, take this moment to turn wholeheartedly to God. Give your children and your true selfhood your whole attention and focus. Experience joy and freshness like children do. Watch how that simple joy can expand and fill your heart with delight.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.**
*Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures SH 249:6-7 (to life)
**1 Peter 5:7 NLT