To stand strong in Spirit is to truly know Spirit. Spirit is available to each one of us. We can connect with the awesome power of The Most High Holy Spirit when we choose to do so.
I stand strong in Spirit knowing Whose I am, a child of God. I stand on the firm foundation of Spiritual Truth. This foundation is unshakable. I take time daily to communicate with my inner Spirit. This communication is incredible and sends wondrous energy throughout my body. I am energized by this communication. I feel renewed when I connect. It is awesome to know Spirit is always available to me. All I need to do is to call upon the Power and it is mine!
I stand in Spirit by allowing myself to freely express the goodness that is within me. I share with others from my storehouse of plenty. I have plenty of love and joy. I have plenty of words of support and encouragement. I have plenty of positive gestures, a smile, or a nod of approval. I express God in all of my interactions with others.
I stand strong in Spirit by being good to myself. I treat myself as I would have others treat me. I nourish my inner Spirit by being honest with myself at all times. I love me unconditionally! I forgive myself whenever it is required. I talk loving words to myself. I wrap the warmth of God around me and walk tall.
Yes today I stand strong in Spirit. Only good comes to me this day. I rejoice in my constant connection with Spirit.
I give Thanks!
The small stuff is the situations that appear in your life as opportunities for you to grow and expand. Small stuff can be challenges often seen as difficulties. Small stuff is everything that cannot and will not add value to your life. The small stuff is anything that you cannot control. The small stuff is just that, small stuff. The small stuff can be irritating and bothersome. The small stuff is annoying and unimportant.
I choose to use my energy and time wisely by focusing on the things that really matter to me. My life is important to me. What I do with my life is important to me. How I can serve others is important. What I say and do is important. How I treat others is important. I choose to invest my time and energy in those things I have decided are important to me.
The BIG stuff is Life! The BIG stuff is family and friends. The BIG stuff is Joy and Peace. The BIG stuff is serving others. The BIG stuff is Absolute, Unconditional Love, pure and simple.
I live my life understanding that my actions may affect others. My actions can help or hinder, assist or detract, add or subtract. I choose for my actions to reflect the BIG stuff of life and not the small. I choose to add to all situations with positive words and deeds.
God is my BIG stuff! BIG enough to handle all situations in any kind of condition. Huge, Humongous that’s my GOD. With God there is no need to concern myself with the small stuff. What relief to know I can and do call on The Most High to handle my small stuff. I concentrate on the BIG stuff!
By definition, the heart is the central, vital or main part; core; the center.
Consider this definition: at heart – in one’s innermost nature, or heartfelt – sincere, genuine.
What are you allowing to reside in your core? What emotions are controlling your vital part? What state is your innermost nature in?
Today I consciously choose to flex the muscles of my Heart with acceptance and unconditional love. I exercise with God and follow the routine of displaying harmony and justice to all. I know that the more I use and exercise this heart muscle the greater and stronger it becomes. I am building this muscle into the awesome power it is. As I loosen the tightness of negative emotions and unforgiveness my heart is freed and feels joyous. The muscle relaxes and operates in sheer bliss, knowing it has absolutely nothing to fear. Love conquers all and fills every space of my heart.
I offer heartfelt appreciation for all that has been given to me through God. I sing praises to The Most High. The Creator is my Source. My heart sings songs of gratitude and thanksgiving.
God is my center, thus is and in my heart at all times. I choose to demonstrate love in all interactions. Love is my only choice when I consider God is IN my heart expressing through me at all times.
My heart is filled to overflowing with God’s Grace and Mercy. I satisfy myself first. Then, I pour from my overflowing cup to others. I provide a wonderful beverage in their time of thirst. I offer a drink from my cup because I know that my cup is continuously being refilled by The Master. My cup is always overflowing.
Thanks God for filling me up! Thanks God for my wonderful Heart. I keep it in excellent condition by daily exercising it with complete love for myself and others. Thanks God. Thanks God. Thanks God.
I give thanks today for new beginnings. There is a miracle inside of each beginning. There is also a gift in newness.
In my expectation of a new beginning, I acknowledge I am required to accept endings. I must make room for the newness to enter my reality. I cannot hold two thoughts for the same thing. When my true desire is for newness to be manifested, there will be something that I am required to release. I do so graciously with love.
Are my thoughts in total alignment with my expectations? Perhaps it is time for me to release some old worn out beliefs about what I am entitled to receive in this life. Do I have a habit that prevents me from living the life I desire? I know I am to release it to allow the new beginning to take form and manifest. I gladly release without any attachments. There are no thoughts of lack and scarcity in my newness. I am fully open to receiving all that my heart desires.
I allow goodness to flow into my life and affairs. I remove all blockages in my thoughts and words. I push towards the prize. I accept the gift of newness. A fresh beginning is mine.
I may mourn the leaving of something yet I trust I can and will survive. I choose to live totally in faith and trust the process of renewal. I willingly make room for new beginnings.
I accept new beginnings and I know that all things change. I can choose to accept that new beginnings are a natural occurrence. That each moment represents a new beginning and the moment that has just ended is gone forever. I can never again relive that same moment in time. I am grateful for my wisdom of discernment.
I am excited to accept New Beginnings.
As I sat and listened intently to Sri Charles of Shanti Villa Holistic Healing Institute, I clearly heard his message of being still. As questions were being posed to him by the participants, his response to solving their seeming challenge was, Just Sit! What a powerful lesson he was giving to all of us.
Our answers are each imbedded in the core of who we are. We need not look to anyone else for the answer. This was coming from an esteemed Spiritual leader. Sri Charles did not desire people to look to him for their answers. He knows the authenticity of God-Power working in each person’s life. And so he kept directing the person back to their own Spirit for their answers.
He said “Be Still and know”. How often do we ask others for the answers to our questions? When we still ourselves, our answers will come to us. Just become quiet, still yourself. Ask your question and wait for the answer. Knock on the door of opportunity and behold it is opened for you. Seek and you will definitely discover that which you are looking for.
There is an art in being still, to just sit! Like any other form of course material, you are required to study it. It may come very quickly for you; with little to no effort on your part. Or it may take lots of practice before you can fully appreciate the benefits of it. When you have truly mastered this art form, you will treasure the rewards it will bring you.
This connection to your inner self is Spirit! Glorious Holy Spirit! Inside your inner sanctuary dwells a wellspring of knowledge and knowing. You are only required to connect to and with it. Each person is gifted with this. Each person has their own answers.
Today I practice The Art of Being Still. I connect with The One Source and receive my answers!
At your inception God breathed the gift of life into you. You were immediately filled with all the knowledge you needed to live a productive and joyous life. God poured All Wisdom, Love, Compassion and Joy into the very fiber of your being. At your birth you were pure.
As we grow our teachers become many. Many are there to teach us how to behave in this society. Sometimes the fears of others are passed on to us, usually out of love for us. We are told what is and is not acceptable behavior. We are constantly fed thoughts that tell us we are wrong and must act a certain way to be okay. Then we go to school and we receive additional messages regarding our self worth. The whole process is neither good nor bad, it just is or has been. Along the way, we lose our sense of self and begin looking for outside influences to tell us we are okay. We attend colleges and universities. We search out all the self empowerment and self improvement programs that are available. We have accepted this false notion that something in us needs to be corrected and someone else is authorized and better equipped to tell us how to do it.
When God speaks to us, it is our own voice that we hear. God lives in our heart and so no doubt when God speaks it is through our very soul that the communication occurs. We hear our own voice, but it sounds so rational and wise. The voice is clear and audible. But then again we have been told that if we talk to ourselves we are crazy. Yet who knows YOUR story better than you? Who can feel exactly what you feel about any given situation?
All of your answers are already given to you. You DO know the right thing to do for yourself. You are in direct communication with God at all times. It is your responsibility to connect and get your answers, to ask and receive from the storehouse of the Almighty! God wants to talk directly with you. There is never a need for an interpreter or a go between. You got the direct link! God speaks to us when we are ready to listen. Thanks God. So Be It!
Do you have any habits or thoughts you do not know their origin? For instance, Friday the 13th. Many people have come to associate Friday the 13th as being an unlucky day and dread moving about their business because they feel they will be cursed that day. I was once told that the number 13 is actually a lucky number because it represents Jesus and His Twelve Disciples. I thought that was a great way to look at something that I had believed to have some mysterious power in it. As I shared this with a friend, another person felt obliged to share the truth of why we celebrate Friday the 13th as an unlucky day. I got so tickled because at that very moment I thought how many other things we accept without knowing the origin.
Does your family celebrate the New Year by eating certain foods because it is meant to bring you luck all year long? Are there ailments suffered by your family that you think are hereditary and you are likely to get it because so many others have had it? Could it be the same eating habits are passed down generation to generation and the correlation between the unhealthy eating habits and the disease are never discussed. Do you know you can change the history of your family problems simply by eating more nutritious foods?
Do you dress a certain way because ‘the Designers’ have said this is the current look, even if it does not flatter your shape? Do you listen to music just because everyone else is listening or do you truly like it? What habits and thoughts have been inbred in you and you know not from whence it came? I just think it is rather funny, like this story I heard from someone.
A friend visited for dinner and observed the host cutting the end off the meat. When asked why she did that she said it was a family recipe from her Grandmother. The inquisitive guest wondered if they could talk with Grandma about this recipe. When Grandma was asked what secret was in the cutting of the end of meat; more flavor, more tender, juicier, she was bewildered. She replied “The only reason I cut the ends off the meat was because my pan was too small to hold it!” And this had become a family tradition! Just food for thought.