I prepare myself today amply with prayers of Thanksgiving and Appreciation. I go into prayer with my Source and I am guided and directed by this Awesome Presence. I willfully expose the desires of my heart to God. I trust and know God will do for me more than I can imagine. So I open up my life to be blessed by The Infinite Intelligence. My blessings are from on High, the dwelling place of The Creator.
I pray, asking for that which I desire to manifest in my life. I am honest with The Source about that which I desire. It is never too big for God! So I go forth with my dreams and my desires by exposing them to the Universal Spirit. I submit my far reaching goals, my dreams for a better society by which I can make my unique contributions. I ask God in the secret place of my sanctuary, my heart. I tell God of my concerns. God will heal all.
As I listen to Infinite Wisdom I am blessed with ideas, resources and a confidence beyond anything imaginable. My meditation is listening intently to God revealing to me what it is I am to do. My meditation maintains me through the tough times. I remember the promises of Holy Spirit, ‘You can have exactly what you declare and this is the way’, is the advice I am given.
I know I must quiet all distractions when I meditate. There may be no noise or other things going on. I must focus with a grateful heart, as I am being instructed. I turn my attention completely to God and listen. I may need to find this space for me to do this and I shall. The treasure is in the stillness. The answers come to me in the quietness. I turn off everything else and listen.
Yes today I am prepared through prayer and maintained through meditation!
We have New Manna to feast on and it tastes remarkably delicious!
The New Manna is our constant thoughts, words and actions of Oneness.
Yes I Am connected to YOU! I feel your heartbeat as my own. I sense your true Worth as a Child of God. I honor YOU and I celebrate YOU!
I am You and You are me.
The same breath of Creation is in you as it is in me! The Blood that rushes and flows through my body temple is the same as yours! Our Lifeline is one in the same. For The Source that caused my Being is the exact same ONE for YOU!
I am feasting on New Manna today. This Manna is tasty, actually yummy to the tummy.
There is new hope today; new hope for World Peace; New hope for manifesting the desires of our collective hearts; New Manna that declares our Oneness is indivisible and strong. Together we create: A New World Order that accepts the Gift that each comes to add to the collective whole.
New Manna is mine today! I feast on the Goodness of Oneness. I thank God for my life and the life of all others around me this day. I am connected and I am loving it! I Love without expectations or constraints.
This New Manna is of God; of Higher Consciousness; of Oneness.
I fill myself with this New Manna and go about my day rejoicing in the goodness I am liberated by.
Give thanks this day for Life and everything you have attracted into your world. As you give Thanks, you will be bursting open with JOY!
Give Thanks for the people known as friends who just love you for you! With these individuals there is no need to qualify who you are, they just love you. With these folks you do not have to have anything, do anything or be anything. They just Love you for YOU!
Give Thanks for your family; for the fine folks that have agreed to serve their particular role in your life. Thank your mother for carrying you safely in her body for nine months; laboring to give you birth and being the Best she knew how to be at the time of your upbringing. Thank your father for supporting the process of your being by providing the sperm necessary to create you! Give thanks to your father for the male energy and presence, even if absent physically. Give thanks for your siblings who have shown up to support you in life. So what if you do not always agree or see eye to eye, they are present to help you on your journey.
Give Thanks to The Source, The Most High, The Infinite Intelligence, The Omnipotent Presence, The Life Sustainer.
All you need is your breath of life to appreciate the point of Thanksgiving. The blood that runs through your veins is the same as that which circulates through the body temple of all others. Be Grateful for this gift. Be Thankful! Remain in this flow of Thanksgiving.
Find ways to be Thankful, find occurrences in your daily routine to celebrate with expressions of appreciation.
As you move about discovering the multitudes of things you are thankful for, you will automatically find yourself…
It requires Strength, real powerful strength to Surrender to God’s Will for your life. We think we have and know all the answers. We feel as though no one can tell us what to do or how to do it. And we stay stuck in a fog of uncertainty and confusion.
However, as we surrender to God’s Will for our lives we become peaceful and serene with the manifestations that are unfolding. We smile with acceptance of the bountiful Blessings that are being showered upon us.
How do you know the difference? Well, when we are pushing and shoving, manipulating and taking advantage, then we are usually not in alignment with God’s Will. We are attempting to make something happen! I know I have been there a lot of my life. Thinking that ‘if I do not do it, then who will?’; believing that I had to work hard and nonstop to get where I wanted to go, or thinking that working two jobs was the only way or simply accepting lack as the one reality.
When we are moving about in Peace and Love, as things are just happening with no effort on our part then that is when God is working through us. When the little acts appear as gigantic movements then that is God working through you. To allow this to happen requires gigantic strength. We must surrender our best friend – ego! We must tell ego to take a hike, to be gone from us. And because ego has been a constant companion for so long, ego is not leaving without a good fight.
Learning to surrender that ego, that part of you that says you must compete; win the battle or they may appear to be better than you, is the best thing you can do for yourself. Ego is always about judging and judgments win or lose, condemning and condoning. Release the ego, say that final good bye. The battle is over.
God’s Will for you is for YOU! You will never compete for your good. It is always present! There is always available Your Portion of Grace and Mercy. Simply Surrender to The Creator’s Will for YOU!
When you are most taunted with challenges, BE STILL.
When the weight of the world seem to be pressing heavily upon your neck and shoulders, BE STILL.
When you just do not know the answers, do not know what to do next,
When there seems to be chaos and confusion all around you, BE STILL.
When you feel alone and boxed into a corner, BE STILL!
When darkness is the only light you can see….BE STILL.
While facilitating a session with Common Ground this statement came up. The discussions shared by the participants were interesting. Suddenly there was silence. A question or actually a need that had been expressed earlier was answered by someone. Again another moment of silence. Understand here that silence is a rare instance with this group. One of the group members observed that the answer came when the group became silent, as we were all being still. It was such an Ah-ha moment. We were each reminded of the gift of just stopping to BE STILL!
Be Still and Know is a scripture that has puzzled many because of the simplicity with which it asks you to not do anything other than BE STILL AND KNOW! There is so much strength in being still. It is relatively easy to take action on something even if it is the wrong action. However to BE STILL requires great strength because it goes against what our society tells us we need to do to resolve all opportunities in life.
The Present Gift is to be fully alive and active in the ‘Now Moment’; to release all attachments to outcomes, schedules, obligations and demands. In other words it means to simply “BE”!
We may experience difficulty in doing this because we have become a society controlled by a clock, a manmade mechanism to guide us through the day. We gauge all our actions by the time, the stroke of the clock.
I personally own several watches but never wear one. I gave up the attachment many years when I attended a class facilitated by Rev. Adunni. I am never late, actually I normally arrive early to all my commitments. For me there is freedom in not always checking my wrist to ’see’ if I am on time or what time it is, but that works for me.
The ‘Now Moment’ is fully lived when I am totally present in whatever activity I find myself engaged in. There is always a gift in that moment of being fully present to it.
Today remember to be completely and actively in ‘The Present Gift’. Unwrap it with the excitement of a child. What is your gift? Do you really appreciate it? Show your gratitude for the contents of your gift, it has come to bless you.
I appreciate the many gifts contained in the individual presents given to me this day. Each one is unique and special, valuable and worthy of my absolute attention.
It is always darkest before the light, is a phrase I have heard many times before. In the darkness is where new life is formed and created. Do not be fooled by the darkness and think it will always be dark. The Light is just on the other side, it is the opposite of the darkness.
Some people give up while in the darkest of times. Perhaps they give up just before the dream is realized. Perhaps the dream is at its last stage of development and of becoming a reality. But if you give up too soon you will never know if the dream was possible. Believe it is always possible. It may not come when you think it should, but it will surely come into full manifestation. Hold on through the darkest hours. When you get to the point of almost being exactly where you want to be, please do not give up. Wait! Trust the process and garner all the Faith you can and keep going.
The Light is always shining, although sometime it may be hiding behind a cloud or other obstruction. The Light is where dreams are realized. The Light is the place you truly desire to be. Go to The Light. Do not become discouraged by a temporary dark spell. Something is growing in the darkness. Plants grow below the surface of the ground in complete darkness. Film is developed in a dark room into beautiful pictures. There is wonder in the darkness. We get to rest in the darkness.
Just as a new day is born from a night of darkness so will your hopes and dreams manifest for you out of the darkest hours. The darkness builds character and stamina, both qualities you will require in the pursuit of realizing your goals. Welcome the quietness of the dark times. Be kind and loving to yourself during this period of time. Your energy level may be low and needs to be replenished. This is good because you cannot function on high octane constantly. You require rest. Be grateful for all things, all the time.
THE LIGHT IS ALWAYS SHINING. You just might not be able to see it clearly with your human eyes.