Monday, January 30, 2012

3 Questions to Consider

I was blessed yesterday with the opportunity to attend a Sunday celebration at the Kansas City Center for Spiritual Living, a mere 3.5 hour drive from my home.  In his message, Rev. Chris Michaels offered these three questions to consider from the standpoint of knowing your death is soon:
1.  What is my legacy?
2.  What was my greatest impact in this earthly life?
3.  Will I be missed?
Do enjoy this "food for thought."  Inspiring questions, they are.  Thanks, Rev. Chris!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bring It On!

Words of Rev. Chris Michaels:
"God created you to live well and prosper. You were designed by a limitless life to receive all of the good you can imagine for yourself. You have a right to live well and prosper. And not only is it your right, it is also your duty--because in doing so, you reveal the true nature of God. By living a prosperous life and accepting your good, you provide the world with an example of a life lived in communion with Spirit. Say yes to everything good coming your way and let your life be made prosperous again."
Think on this: If I'm the creator of all that is, am I going to feel good if my creations (human beings) are poor, suffering, unhealthy, weak, ashamed and sad?  Hell, no!  I want my creations to thrive and expand and be all they can be! Let's live our lives so that we are the absolute joy and delight of Spirit!
And so it is!
In abundance!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Who's in charge?

Sometimes it feels like there's a ADHD monkey in our brains scattering our thoughts.  Do you really want that monkey to be in charge?  We DO have control over our thoughts!  And we organize, control and change them one thought at a time. 
We can only think in the now, one thought, and it's truly is what we CHOOSE to think.  So why think a negative thought?  We all know folks who are such negative thinkers that they are a drag to be around.  Do you want to be one of those folks?  No.
Start to take control of your thoughts right now.  You can begin with, "I have the power to choose what I think." Expect good. Appreciate yourself and others. Be grateful that you can read this. Offer a "thank you" to Mother Earth for supporting your very life. Thought by thought by thought life gets better--it's the only way, because it is our thoughts that create our experience. 
Think joy, think love, think peace!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Practice yoga--good for your breath...

These quotes come from Joan Borysenko's Pocketful of Miracles:
"The breath is the lifeforce itself, the holy spirit that binds us to the mind of God.  Known as Ruach in Hebrew and Pneuma in Greek, the breath controls the winds of our energy body and the activity of our minds. Control of breath is the cornerstone for health and for letting go of our small mind and entering the Big Mind of God."
"Awareness of breath is the cornerstone for developing control of the bodymind. When breath is shallow and fast, body responds with an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and fear hormones. Mind responds with fantasies of loneliness, unworthiness and negativity.  When breath is long and slow, body becomes peaceful and relaxed. Mind stops churning and comes to rest in its own true nature, the Big Mind of God."
Practicing yoga is an excellent way to BREATHE your way to health, wholeness, and happiness!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Another Day in Paradise!

I was reminded of the title phrase a few days ago.  Though I'm not perfect at it, I strive to see this as the description of my daily life.  Here's a quote from Rev. Chris Michaels in support of paradise:
"No one is exactly like you. No one thinks or feels exactly the way you do. You are a unique creation, a singular opportunity for God to express. Your happiness does not come from trying to get others to be more like you, or from pretending to be like someone else. It comes from having the courage to be yourself and from embracing others who are different."
I truly believe that it is an incredible honor, opportunity and delight to come to this earthly paradise. The idea comes to mind of souls waiting in line and chomping at the bit to birth here.  Let's act like it!  Let's contribute with the passion we intended when we incarnated. Let's be love and joy. Smile! And at the end of each day, give thanks and say, "Another day in paradise!" What a great way to go to sleep!
Happy New Year!