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

Quiet prayer

There are few things better or more enriching to me than silent prayer. This is a quiet communion with God where I listen for thoughts from the Holy Spirit. These spiritual insights refresh and uplift me.

When there is so much noise in the world, it is essential to be still and remember our relationship with God and who we are. For me, this includes being reminded of my eternal, pure spiritual identity. And being reminded of God’s goodness as Mother Love.

When things are rough or chaotic, take moments to be still. This quietness stills the turmoil of material thought. It tunes out the static and tunes in to the divine. This tuning in is essential! It can never be overvalued! It gives us the fullness of life and richness of health. It brings harmony to our relationships and our day. It saves us from wasting time and resources.

So feel the energy of divine inspiration strengthening you today and make you feel like new. Be gentle and kind to those around you and yourself. See the light of God!

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Posted in Body/physical healing, Health/wellness, Prayer/healing

Divine healing–an awakening in consciousness 

Recognizing God has the power to heal us (what can’t God do?) enables us to be receptive and expectant of receiving spiritual ideas that awaken us to physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Divine healing is actually an awakening–a realization–of the facts that already exist, namely that you are one with God, infinite Spirit is your life, and you are loved and spiritual. 

Recognizing your spiritual identity and God’s loving nature as a present reality awakens you to healing. These thoughts–messages from God–are then imaged forth on the body and in your physical experience. 

Divine healing is natural and normal and has wonderful side effects such as a feeling of light, a closeness with Deity, a present awareness of the spiritual facts of being, and a calm and peaceful consciousness. 

In this testimony, I share how divine insight and prayer led to healing. A healing of cold symptoms took place in just a few moments, which you can read in full detail here

I woke up one morning with cold symptoms. Before I got out of bed, I decided to pray in order to listen to ideas from God that I knew would heal me. Immediately, this message came to mind: Health is the consciousness of harmony…more

Posted in Body/physical healing, Life, Mental health/wellness, Travel

The beauty of life

Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.1

Beauty is a thing of life….wow….isn’t that the truth. When I was a photographer, my job was to look through this lens of life to see beauty in the details. I did a photo series on shadows that were cast by light shining through blown glass. The reflections looked like abstract images of water. You could almost see faces, boats and other shapes in the series. Beauty is everywhere; all around us. Have you ever seen someone in whom light and joy radiated through their eyes? I have. This has since taught me that beauty is, indeed, a thing of life. Because it dwells in God, divine Mind, we can see it all around us.

For in Him we live and move and have our being.2

Being in awe of beauty is a therapeutic action (the Greek word therapeo means in English “to heal”3). Looking at the stars and moon, looking at the smile on a friends face, the sweet voice of a child, all remind me of God and God’s goodness. It is as if these are God’s faces, God’s smiles, and God’s laughter and voice. Perceiving beauty has therapeutic effects.

When I was in high school and college, I thought beauty was something I did — a way I acted or a way I dressed. I have since learned the beauty is not something we do; it is something we are. We shine because God is light. We reflect beauty because God is beautiful. We laugh because God expresses Her joy. We are like rays flowing out from the central sun, who is God. We are never disconnected from our Source, which is why we have the right to express all the beauty, poise, grace, love, energy that God has for us today. Nothing can stop it because nothing — no circumstance, physical ability, lack or limitation — can ever separate you from God, divine Love (even if you seem to be separated) for an instant.

Just like nothing separated me from God through past mistakes and lessons learned. We are one with the light of God, with the light and activity of Christ. We always have been and always will be. Seeing beauty around us is one way we can perceive the spiritual reality, God’s presence, all around us.

let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.4

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1 Mary Baker Eddy, Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 247
2 Acts 17:28 NRSV
3 Emmanuel Y. Lartey, In Living Color: A Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling Second Edition, p. 55
4 Matthew 5:16 NRSV