As a spiritual being, I am not bound by the past. Every day is a new beginning. Each new year brings boundless opportunities for growing in Christ Consciousness as I deepen my relationship with God.
I gratefully release the past, appreciating all that contributed to my current spiritual awareness. With expectancy, I turn my thoughts to the riches of the coming year.
I aspire to live a Christ-centered life. Whatever my possessions or social status, my wealth is found in kindness, forgiveness, and wholeness. I seek first the kingdom of God, and I am enfolded in boundless Christ Love. With heart and mind open, I give and receive boundless riches in the coming new year!
This grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ. —Ephesians 3:8
I am the life of God, sacred and eternal. Made in God’s image and likeness, I live my life fully and completely, giving thanks for all that I give and all that I receive.
I am alert to life’s call as I become more attuned to the Creator’s presence within and around me. I am not a victim of circumstances or other people’s intentions. I stay focused on my own intentions—one of which is to give as much back to life as I can in every given moment.
Spirit permeates all of my activities, and even my times of inactivity. I appreciate life and all its diverse and magnificent manifestations that continually fill my heart and soul.
The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.—John 4:14
When the weather is cold, I might find myself bundling up at home with extra blankets, turning up the thermostat, or warming myself in front of a crackling fire. I appreciate these resources, as they greatly enhance my feelings of ease, comfort, and stability.
However, this may not always be my experience. Sometimes it can seem like life has rudely yanked off my cozy blankets and thrown me out in the cold! At such times, I am grateful for my faith. Instead of yearning for outer conditions to change, I rest in the true source of my comfort—Divine Spirit within me. Even in the midst of the roughest winter, I am warmed by faith and encouraged by the presence of the Divine.
This is my comfort in my distress, that your promise gives me life.—Psalm 119:50
The “Prayer of Faith” reminds me: “I now am wise, I now am true, patient and kind, and loving, too.”
If I am having trouble being patient, it is a clue I have moved away from being kind and loving. I gently take a breath. I feel my attention move with the flow of my breath into my heart. I create a space for forgiveness and let go of irritation with myself and others.
I have all the time, energy, and patience to accomplish what is mine to do. I am a loving expression of Spirit, and I am here to express my true nature in the world. I do not allow schedules, activities, or demands to convince me I have too little time to be the loving expression I am.
Love is patient; love is kind … It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.—1 Corinthians 13:4-5
The peace of God permeates my thoughts and restores me to harmony. Peace quiets every upset, confusion, or disagreement. Peaceful thoughts have the power to harmonize and create cooperation and understanding.
Stillness of mind is the foundation for harmonious conditions in my body. Every cell and nerve responds to calming thoughts.
As the peace of God is established in my mind, body, and affairs, peace pervades my world. Once peace is established in me, I help raise a consciousness of peace throughout the world.
Today I bring peace into all I think, say, and do, fostering harmony with all.
The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.—Isaiah 32:17
Every faith tradition has stories about the exchange of gifts. Perhaps the greatest story begins, “For God so loved the world …” The love of the Creator for its creation is infinite. Our Christmas gifts are a representation of our affection for one another. Behind the wrapping and substance of every gift is the intention of sharing God’s love.
Jesus came as a demonstration of God’s love for the world and to teach us our ability to be that love. I am grateful for all the love I have experienced and all I have to share. I remember those who have taught me, guided me, and loved me. On this day, I rejoice in every gift of love.
Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”—Luke 2:13-14
This Christmas Eve I commemorate the rebirth of the Christ Spirit within me. Grateful for the Advent journey of preparation, I know that faith, peace, love, and joy are renewed in me. I receive the Christ with an open and ready heart.
I anticipate abundant good for myself and my dear ones. I accept the gifts of Spirit, which give form and shape to the highest possibilities in every area of my life.
Christ in me truly is my hope of glory. Expecting only good, I prepare myself to bring forth the glory, the potential, and the essence of God. I listen to my heart rejoicing as I rest in the stillness of this sacred night.
The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.—Luke 1:35
We create our life experiences through our thinking, and praise expands our experience of good. Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore wrote: “We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise and is glad.” When I hold positive thoughts, I pave the way for positive results.
I live in a world of infinite possibility. As I praise what is good and true, my awareness of the abundance of the Universe expands. As I praise the goodness in me and others, I unleash a plethora of blessings.
The Universe supports my thinking and supplies my needs. Powerful, positive thoughts lead to powerful, positive outcomes. I praise God for my life, and all is well.
Now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name.—1 Chronicles 29:13
Few experiences are more joyous than watching children at Christmas time as they gaze in awe at the colorful lights, make wish lists, and decorate the tree with their favorite ornaments. Like a child, I enjoy this special season of wonder and excitement.
I vow to keep my sense of joy with me as I move through the year ahead. I enjoy gazing in awe at the beauty of nature, making wish lists for my life’s goals and accomplishments, and decorating my environment with my favorite embellishments. As I rejoice in each new day, I carry the beauty of life with me wherever I go, whatever I do.
Life offers me opportunities to celebrate at every turn. I embrace all of life with anticipation, zeal, and enthusiasm.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.—Psalm 32:11
EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY MY AWARENESS OF GOD INCREASES!
In winter, an abundance of potential lies beneath the ground. If I were to unearth the seeds and bulbs that have been planted, I would sabotage the emergence of grass and flowers in the spring. So I wait and allow them to be nourished by an unseen source of abundance.
Similarly, I have within me untapped potential. As I patiently nourish it with prayer and preparation, faith and commitment, new growth will emerge in ways I never imagined.
Regardless of my age, I can always grow in maturity and understanding to live my life more fully. As my awareness of God expands, so do the inner qualities of Spirit that enhance my every experience.
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.—1 Corinthians 3:6
TIMES SPENT WITH LOVED ONES ARE DEEPLY TREASURED GIFTS.
Some people treasure jewels and gold, but my greatest gems are connection and companionship with my loved ones. Jesus told of a man who buried his treasure in a field, then sold everything to buy that field. As I know the value of togetherness, I gladly invest in happy moments with those I love.
Whether I am planning to be with loved ones in the coming days or simply enjoying cherished memories, our times together are deeply valuable to my soul. Whether I spend time with family, longtime friends, neighbors, or colleagues, I cherish the love, companionship, and joy we share. I appreciate our moments of connection. I treasure the special people who enrich my life.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.—Luke 12:34
Living in the past is like having a boat stuck in a swamp while its destiny is to sail the open seas. I may have been stuck in stagnant waters as part of my human experience, but now I am ready to let go of my struggle and create a joyful life.
As I let go of old habits, I open myself to new possibilities. I understand that I don’t have to personally control everything for life to work out. I release old ways of trying to force outcomes as I surrender the helm to my Higher Consciousness.
As I set sail with the Divine, I welcome new insights and surrender to the good that awaits me. I trust the process of Life, daring to leave behind the safe harbor of old ways. With Divine Power at my back, I guide my ship to the open sea of my new life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.—Proverbs 3:5
With heartfelt gratitude and joy, I acknowledge all I have. Divine energy is the source of my supply, and I fully align myself with it.
I open myself to the flow of divine substance by asking for what I need in prayer and giving thanks in advance for its fulfillment. I know my needs are always met.
I raise my prosperity consciousness by maintaining an attitude of gratitude, releasing thoughts of lack or limitation, and joyfully sharing what I have with others. I give and receive with love and joy.
The fulfillment of our needs is part of our divine inheritance. I use and share the good that I receive wisely and graciously.
Then King Darius wrote to all peoples and nations of every language throughout the whole world: “May you have abundant prosperity!”—Daniel 6:25
Poet Alexander Pope wrote: “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” In my humanity, I occasionally make a poor choice, act impulsively, or speak thoughtlessly. When I do, I may be self-critical or feel guilty. But I have the power to make amends, correct my errors, and forgive.
As my source of love and understanding, the Divine within empowers me to forgive myself and others. I open my heart, and compassion arises. I see the beauty and value of every human being, including myself.
Forgiveness frees me to experience my oneness with the Divine. It opens the way to fulfilling relationships and honest communication. My heart is ready to forgive myself and others.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.—Matthew 6:12
As Christmas approaches, the warmth of this season inspires me. Even on the coldest of days, God’s love is alive and well, expressing through me and through others as kindness, consideration, and understanding.
I am grateful for the love that brings people together, overcomes obstacles, and heals all wounds. Through the power of love, doors open, friendships broaden, and family connections deepen.
As I allow God’s love to flow in and through me, my awareness of my Christ nature grows. As my love expands, I reach out to others and I express my feelings more readily. The presence of Love abides in me, and I am grateful.
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.—John 15:9
If I long for freedom, I pause to examine any limiting beliefs. I release any notion that I lack a quality or possession necessary for me to be happy and healthy—I am perfect and whole, just as I am.
Everything is possible as I tear down the barriers I have constructed in my mind. I give no power to any thought that I am less than another. I am not bound by past actions or beliefs. I have the power within me to claim my divine inheritance and live free from limiting thoughts.
In the Silence within, I have access to all the energy, wisdom, compassion, and peace I need. This is the promise of my Creator.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and … to let the oppressed go free.—Luke 4:18
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