Togetherness - Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Daily Word

Togetherness - Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Daily Word



AS LOVE IS GIVEN, LOVE IS RECEIVED.
We are social beings, and our lives are enriched when we come together to live and work, play and celebrate, worship and share.
I recognize and appreciate the people in my life, and I let them know it. I am quick to offer a helping hand. When I am with others, I give them my full attention. I am present and available. I listen and share.
If I have lost touch with a friend or loved one, I reach out and let them know they are on my heart and in my thoughts.
It never fails—when love is given, love is returned in untold ways. I love and appreciate the many people who bless my life.


They spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.–Acts 2:46, 47

Gratitude - Friday, May 30, 2014 | Daily Word

Gratitude - Friday, May 30, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL!
Even when circumstances are not what I hoped for, I find an aspect for which to be grateful. Even when my outer world changes, I am grateful for the unchanging spirit of God in me.
Spirit gives me life. I draw on perfect life with every breath. Spirit provides me love. I am loved unconditionally and I share that love with others. Spirit provides me peace. I liberate myself from burdensome thoughts and struggles as I reconnect with inner stillness.
I am thankful for all that Spirit provides. Although outer conditions shift and change, I remain centered in gratitude for the divine gifts that are mine.
Thank you, God, for everything!


Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks.—Hebrews 12:28

Christ - Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Daily Word

Christ - Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Daily Word



THE CHRIST IN ME GUIDES MY WAY.
The Christ within is my wisdom and guidance. It is constantly available to me. Yet, in the midst of a stressful day, when tension or worry chatters loudly in my mind, I may not hear the wisdom of the Christ.
Like glancing at a clock to check the time, I pause throughout the day to check within. I take a breath and notice how my body feels. If I am anxious, I breathe gently and allow any tense muscles to soften. I observe my thoughts. Any turbulence in my mind subsides as I affirm: The Christ in me guides my way. I feel my mind clearing, and divine wisdom and understanding are revealed.
I follow the guidance of my inner Christ to create peace, to move confidently forward, and to enjoy life. Whether the way is familiar or unknown, the Christ in me guides my way.


The Spirit of God dwells in you.—Romans 8:9

Inspiration - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Daily Word

Inspiration - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Daily Word



DIVINELY INSPIRED, I CREATE A WONDERFUL LIFE.
I cherish my capacity to receive inspiration from Spirit, to create and use the power of my thoughts, words, and actions to manifest my good in the world.
At the center of my being is an all-­knowing guide. This divine source contains the ideas and answers I need to create a wonderful life. My job is to design that life and call on the wisdom of divine guidance to create it in the physical world.
Through prayer, I ask Spirit to show me the way. I listen carefully and discern what is mine to do. I trust my intuition and realize I am here to live in happiness and joy. I deserve to be inspired by Spirit. I deserve to have a beautiful life.


O you who dwell in the gardens, my companions are listening for your voice; let me hear it.—Song of Solomon 8:13

Inspiration - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Daily Word

Inspiration - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Daily Word



DIVINELY INSPIRED, I CREATE A WONDERFUL LIFE.
I cherish my capacity to receive inspiration from Spirit, to create and use the power of my thoughts, words, and actions to manifest my good in the world.
At the center of my being is an all-­knowing guide. This divine source contains the ideas and answers I need to create a wonderful life. My job is to design that life and call on the wisdom of divine guidance to create it in the physical world.
Through prayer, I ask Spirit to show me the way. I listen carefully and discern what is mine to do. I trust my intuition and realize I am here to live in happiness and joy. I deserve to be inspired by Spirit. I deserve to have a beautiful life.


O you who dwell in the gardens, my companions are listening for your voice; let me hear it.—Song of Solomon 8:13

Comfort - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Daily Word

Comfort - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Daily Word



THROUGH UNDERSTANDING, I AM COMFORTED.
If I am bewildered or distressed by the challenges I face, I turn within in heart and mind for divine understanding. From my human perspective, life may at times appear unjust; but from a divine perspective, every experience has a higher meaning.
Difficult situations are like the trips and falls of childhood—even through occasional tears, I learned and improved. As I look back now, I realize that these challenges were my greatest teachers.
I am comforted and strengthened as my understanding deepens. I stand strong through times of doubt and keep my consciousness open to the larger truth.
My mind and heart are at peace as I trust in the eternal goodness of God and the unfolding wonder of life.


O comfort my people, says your God.—Isaiah 40:1

Remember - Monday, May 26, 2014 | Daily Word

Remember - Monday, May 26, 2014 | Daily Word



WITH GRATITUDE, I REMEMBER MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO HAVE SERVED.
In prayer today, I send heartfelt gratitude to veterans who lost their lives in service to this country. I affirm peace and well-being for those still serving and pray that their families sense the all-encompassing love and comfort of Spirit.
In Truth, we are one—eternally united in God. Every gesture of faith and deed of courage affects us all. Every demonstration of loyalty, act of service, and expression of kindness imprints itself on the whole of humanity.
I give thanks for all who have served, all who are serving, and all who will serve a greater good in our world. Nothing that is of God—of good—is ever lost, wasted, or forgotten.


We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord.—Romans 14:7-8

Inner Peace - Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Daily Word

Inner Peace - Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Daily Word



IN THIS MOMENT, THERE IS ONLY GOD, ONLY PEACE.
Peace alone is real. As I meditate on this affirmation, I shift my vision from the external world and enter into conscious oneness with God. Abiding in the Presence, I remember that no persons, challenges, or situations can disturb my peace-filled soul.
As a center of peace, I am able to meet the pressures and tensions of the outer world with grace and ease. Even in tumultuous circumstances, I turn to the Christ within and maintain my calm.
In this moment, there is only God, only peace. No matter what events take place in the world or in my life, I am a steady center of spiritual strength for all those whose lives meet mine.


Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—in peace because they trust in you.—Isaiah 26:3

Faith - Friday, May 23, 2014 | Daily Word

Faith - Friday, May 23, 2014 | Daily Word



Faith

MY FAITH IS STRONG AND ACTIVE.
My faith is a vital, vibrant part of my spiritual life. Through faith, I know that I am whole and well, no matter the situation. Through faith, I recognize my life overflowing with God’s good and blessed with prosperity.
Faith implies action to boldly step forward, move on, or stand strong, regardless of the challenge. If my faith wavers, I turn within in prayer. A brief reconnection with God brings me the assurance I need to continue on.
I energize my faith through prayer and meditation, staying centered in the Power that is always with me, directing my steps. My faith is steady and strong.


By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.—Hebrews 11:3

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Love - Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Daily Word

Love - Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Daily Word



LOVE IS MY SACRED CONNECTION TO ALL.
Just as the sun has the power to warm the soil and vitalize a seed, Divine Love has the power to transform my life for the good. Each day I journey within to experience the simple gift of Love in me.
As I close my eyes and allow my mind to become still, I slowly follow my breath into my sacred heart center. My attention turns to the presence of Divine Love. In this presence, I am grounded, calm, and at peace. I am at one with the Divine.
Restored by time in the Silence, I return to my daily activities. I am filled with peace and love, which I express through loving-kindness. Love is how I express my sacred connection with others. I am in harmony with all who cross my path today.


As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.—John 15:9

Good - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Daily Word

Good - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Daily Word



MY BLESSINGS MULTIPLY AS I FOCUS ON THE GOOD IN MY LIFE.
In Genesis, God called all of creation good. Good is everywhere present. We can compare the good in all to the power of electricity. Electricity existed before humans discovered it, just as my good exists before I have manifested it. Good exists whether we perceive it or not. Through awareness, imagination, and faith, we behold the potential for good and bring it forth in our lives.
Like flipping a switch to turn on the lights, I turn my attention to everything good. As I focus on my blessings, they multiply. I turn on the light of Spirit in me and see my good increase.
The greatest gifts of life are mine to claim, and I am open to receive them. As I focus on my good, it continually expands.


God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance.—2 Corinthians 9:8

Harmony - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Daily Word

Harmony - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Daily Word



Harmony

ATTUNED TO SPIRIT, I EXPERIENCE HARMONY.
My body is an expression of the pure substance of Spirit. My mind is the channel through which Spirit’s revitalizing energies flow into my physical being.
I keep my mind in harmony with Truth by dismissing any thoughts of lack or limitation. I nurture a realization of wholeness and well-being in my consciousness. I affirm: I am beautiful, loving, and healthy. I am joyful, peaceful, and whole.
When I attune to Spirit, I become a clear channel for the harmonizing and restoring power of Divine Love. Every cell of my body vibrates with this magnificent force. Spirit’s power flows easily and naturally throughout my being, keeping me in perfect balance.


O Lord, by these things people live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh, restore me to health and make me live!—Isaiah 38:16

Home - Monday, May 19, 2014 | Daily Word

Home - Monday, May 19, 2014 | Daily Word



DIVINE LOVE EAGERLY WELCOMES ME HOME.
In the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus told of a wayward son’s reunion with his father. The son had left home as a restless youth and frivolously spent his inheritance. When he returned to ask forgiveness, his father welcomed him home with great joy and celebration.
Like the young man in the story, I may have turned my attention away from God. But no matter how far I may have strayed, Divine Love always welcomes me home.
Through prayer, I reconnect with the presence of God. I feel the warm, comforting, unconditional love of my Creator. The riches of the kingdom are mine, and I am grateful. I am home, and I am at peace.


Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.—John 14:23

Life - Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Daily Word

Life - Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM A CREATION OF GOD. MY LIFE IS GOD’S EXPRESSION.
The familiar creation story in Genesis says that God created the first human by breathing life into a lump of clay. As symbolized in that sacred story, I connect with my divine nature through my breath.
Anytime I begin to pray, I take a deep breath and contemplate the power of Life infilling me. As I exhale, I relax into peace. This cycle continues with every breath, as I feel the energy of God moving in and through me. I affirm: I am a creation of God. My life is God in expression.
I give thanks for the divine breath that gives me life, strength, and sustenance, allowing me to be a beautiful expression of God in the world.


The Lord God … breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.–Genesis 2:7

Free - Saturday, May 17, 2014 | Daily Word

Free - Saturday, May 17, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM FREE TO RESPOND TO ANY SITUATION WITH GRACE AND EASE.



Life can be like a winding road—filled with sharp turns, unexpected bumps, and steep hills. At times we may anxiously clutch the wheel; at others, we relax and enjoy the ride. Occasionally, we may need to pull off the road and simply catch our breath.
Meditation allows us to catch our breath and relax into our life experience. We become aware of our inner world, acknowledge our experiences, and release them. We let go of worry and stress and come home to the peace and wisdom of Divine Mind, where true freedom lies. We free ourselves to respond to life consciously and react calmly. Centered in God, we accept and appreciate whatever life brings.
You shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has freed you.—Exodus 6:7

Healing - Friday, May 16, 2014 | Daily Word

Healing - Friday, May 16, 2014 | Daily Word



MY HEALING IS QUICKENED THROUGH FAITH.
Wholeness is our natural state of being—the pattern of perfection inherent to all life. Healing is the process of bringing that innate wholeness into full expression.
If I am injured, millions of cells collaborate to complete their healing work in my body. Some cells focus on repairing the wound while others fight infection. Divine Life continually seeks to restore wholeness in my body, mind, and spirit.
If I perceive sickness or disease, I look beyond surface appearances and behold the deeper truth of my wholeness. I expect and accept healing for myself and others. My faith in the power of Life quickens the healing process.


For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal.—Jeremiah 30:17

World Peace - Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Daily Word

World Peace - Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Daily Word



I HOLD A VISION FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD.
God is universal peace, the unconditional love that binds all humanity. Even in seemingly hopeless situations, God is there. God is the way, the hope, and the foundation for unity and oneness of all life.
Faith in God allows us to see goodness revealed even in the midst of conflict or strife. Prayer helps to quicken the harmonizing power of Spirit within all. Wisdom leads us to build community, demonstrate love, and support the rights of all people to live in peace and well-being.
Empowered by God within, we act on the opportunities before us to express and embody God’s peace through our thoughts, words, and actions.


Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.—Hebrews 12:14

Pray for Others - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Daily Word

Pray for Others - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Daily Word



I AFFIRM GOD’S GOOD, KNOWING ALL IS WELL.
Prayer connects me to the presence and power of God within me and all others. A heartfelt prayer is the first gift I offer a friend or loved one who is facing a challenge or concern.
If I receive news from a dear one in need of prayer, I begin by aligning my heart and mind with God. I awaken to the presence of peace, wholeness, abundance, and strength within. My prayer acknowledges and affirms these same qualities in myself and the one for whom I pray.
I complete my sacred prayer time with gratitude, releasing any attachment to specific results. Divine Presence knows what others need and fulfills those needs in the best way possible. I give thanks for the power of prayer and leave the rest to God.


Beloved, pray for us.–1 Thessalonians 5:25

Worthy - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | Daily Word

Worthy - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | Daily Word



I RECOGNIZE A WORLD RICH IN OPPORTUNITY.
The Universe is teeming with bountiful gifts and blessings to share with me, and I am worthy of receiving them!
I have no use for unworthiness, guilt, or shame. I release any ideas or practices that serve only to deter my good. I replace negative self-talk with confident self-love and feel my doubts disappear.
When I accept myself fully, realize my divine nature, and believe in my own worth, I stand a little taller. I know I have a place to fill in this world that no one else can fill. I behold a world rich in opportunity.
I give myself permission to receive all the gifts and support the Universe is eager to shower upon me. I expect the best and receive it gratefully.


Lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.—1 Thessalonians 2:12

Let Go - Monday, May 12, 2014 | Daily Word

Let Go - Monday, May 12, 2014 | Daily Word



I LET GO AND OPEN MY LIFE TO GREATER GOOD.
Letting go can be such an empowering experience! I let go of limited thinking, negative influences and experiences, and unhealthy habits that drain my energy.
As I let go, I open the door to greater good—to new relationships, positive interactions, freedom, and contentment. By letting go, I become willing to receive new blessings.
I place my trust in a power greater than myself and know without a doubt that God is with me and within me, guiding all I do. As I loose and let go of that which no longer serves my highest good, my life flourishes. I embrace my transformation with joy and grow in God!


Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you.—Revelation 3:20

Compassion - Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Daily Word

Compassion - Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Daily Word



Compassion

COMPASSION INSPIRES ME TO LOVE WITHOUT LIMIT.
When someone I know is struggling, my heart is moved to compassion. I may offer help and assurance or simply hold them in prayer. The love of God within inspires me to love others without limits.
By cultivating compassion, I connect with my humanity. I realize that we are all human beings with the same basic needs. The qualities I want for my life, others want as well. Every person wants safety, love, family and friendship, opportunities to thrive, and a sense of well-being.
Compassion encourages me to act with loving-kindness. As I love others more, I grow in awareness of my true nature—I am the love of God in expression.


Be kind to one another, tenderhearted.—Ephesians 4:32