I SURRENDER

I surrender my will and my way to Holy Spirit, To God and to the Universe. I surrender to JOY!

I surrender to receive my abundance. I surrender so that I may release my limited prosperity that I would describe. I surrender to the All-Knowing Creative Intelligence that is Creator of all things.

In my surrendering I Am Thankful for my life. I Am filled with Love and Compassion; Wisdom and Understanding; Purpose and Power! I Am filled because I choose to be open and receptive. To whom much is given, much is required. I share from my storehouse of goodness and kindness. I bless others with my smile and openness.

I Am Thankful for my life! Thankful that I have willingly allowed God to express through me to touch others. I touch with Unconditional Love and Unlimited Acceptance, knowing that each person is doing the best they know how at that moment. I give what I would like to receive. I give because that is all I know to do, and it feels so good!

I Surrender totally and completely. I am not attached to the outcome. The outcome will Bless me and others. My Faith lifts me higher than my projections of possibilities.

I Surrender to God!

I Surrender to Holy Spirit!

I Surrender to JOY!

CELEBRATE GOODNESS

Let us celebrate all that is good and very good. Let us keep our attention on the vastness of The Almighty.

Goodness is everywhere present. There is goodness in life and living. There is goodness in creation and recreation. There is goodness in death. There is goodness all around us every day.

There is JOY all around when you decide to notice it. Gradually more and more of my personal friends are telling me how incredible it has been for them to begin noticing the goodness that has been around them all the time that they had not noticed before. Like sitting at a pool of water and first only seeing the water in the pool but by consciously expanding their vision to include other objects soon they saw the trees, birds and finally the sky and clouds being reflected on the water.

Goodness is often not thought of when you talk about death or transitions but there is beauty and goodness in that person’s life. A wise elder once told me that as long as we call and say the person’s name they are never dead. So I talk fondly of all the wonderful souls that have blessed me with their presence for how ever long it was. When I catch myself doing something that reminds me of that person I remark to them how much I miss their physical presence but love that they are in my heart forever. Spirit never dies.

Goodness is all around us. We may need to do an adjustment on how we perceive something but the fact remains it is All Good All The Time!

Today celebrate all the goodness in your life! Be Thankful! Be mindful of your many Blessings! You are Goodness in Human form!!!

THE HEART

May 23rd

 

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.

KINGS AND QUEENS

May 19th

 

We are each a King or Queen. I honor your presence. I treasure your gift!

 

I hold myself in the position of high honor. I am my best daily. I show up as God would determine my steps. In my showing up in various situations I bring forth my awesome light to brighten the path of this journey of life. I remember I am here for a reason. I show unconditional love to all around me. I demonstrate true acceptance by remaining in an attitude of royalty.

 

It is my extreme pleasure to treat all those around me with dignity and respect. I know I hold the key to someone’s happiness today. I greet each person with a welcoming smile. I understand that my gentle actions may be the only ones received by the stranger I meet today. Therefore I do so willingly and graciously. I know they have appeared on my path for a reason. I accept my responsibility is to be as kind and loving to them as possible.

 

Yes, I am a King or Queen. In this majestic role I am held to a higher calling of creating. I create Peace. I create Joy. I create Unconditional Love. I create Harmony. I can and do bequeath a thing and it is done. I have the right to touch all with my crown of happiness and well being.

 

I allow the awesome Power and Presence of the Most High God to radiate from me. I serve as a beacon of Hope and Restoration. I am a gentle giant displaying huge amounts of Joyful Gratitude to all human life. In my going out and returning I am mindful of all of nature. I contribute to the upkeep, maintenance and beauty by adding a note of Thanks for its existence. I appreciate every detail I observe today. In my appreciation I am reminded of my connection, as this is all One Life. There is no separation.

 

I acknowledge and give thanks for my royal position in the Kingdom! It is God’s will that I fully participate. Thanks God for I Am Royalty, made in Your Image.

THOUGHTS AND HABITS

May 17th

 

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.

FAITH AND HOPE

April 27th

 

Faith is believing in the Power and Presence of God to be active and working on your behalf. Faith is knowing that God can and God will. Faith requires no physical evidence. Faith trusts the process of life and creation. Faith knows it is all possible when we believe.

 

I have Faith in the Omnipotent, Omnipresence of The Creator. My Faith propels me forward to achievements beyond my wildest imagination. Faith delivers me to new frontiers and allows me to serve as a living example of God’s promises being manifested. Faith opens doors of opportunity. Faith brings on my path all that is desired by me. Faith is a beautiful blessing. Faith soothes my soul and feeds my mind.

 

Hope offers an avenue to take when waiting for our goodness to reach us. We keep hope alive by remembering very deliberately that God is all there is. Hope is unselfish and all inclusive. Hope desires the best for everyone and everything. Hope is pure and clean.

 

Our choice today will include situations where we can exercise our Faith and Hope. Each task we take is a journey in Faith and Hope. We do not know nor can we see what is around the bend in the road. We can choose to reach our destination trusting in The Infinite Intelligence to guide and lead us.

 

We can hold a vision of Hope for World Peace and Unity. We can choose to offer Hope in our interactions with others. We can aide others in seeing a larger picture of possibilities.

 

I choose Faith and Hope as life partners on this journey of Life. I choose to believe and accept the Awesome Power of God working through every detail of my life. I have Faith and Hope for a better World. I hold Faith and Hope dear in my heart of hearts.

 

I give thanks to The Creator.

ACCEPTANCE


April 19th

 

I envision a world of pure, true acceptance of each living being into a family of absolute unity: A family that does not judge; a family whose lifeline is unconditional love, whose actions are based in truth.

 

I can create this masterpiece for humanity by my concentrated efforts of allowing every person I know and encounter to be them self. I contribute to the unity by my thoughts, words and actions. I surrender all need to judge people in any way.

 

I offer my best at all times. In this act I am always encouraging and offering support to others. I am compassionate towards others. I do whatever I can to make life more peaceful and enjoyable for each person that crosses my path. My journey is filled with wonderful opportunities for me to share from my place of goodness. That is all I choose to share with others.

 

The unity I desire to manifest is evidenced in my home first. My family is my priority and I choose kind and loving words to express my thoughts to each member. I encourage and support each task that is undertaken. When I can offer a helping hand I do so willingly.

 

I create acceptance and unity by focusing my thoughts, words and actions in positive affirmative ways. I see no separation between myself and others. I accept others by choice and conscious decision. I know, trust and believe we are all here at this appointed time to serve one another. To be of good cheer at all times is my goal.

 

I Thank God for giving me the opportunity to be a creator of this new world of Acceptance and Unity.

HEALING AGENT

April 12th

 

Today I serve as a healing agent to all I come in contact with. I choose to offer words of encouragement. I choose to demonstrate compassion. I choose to help those in need.

 

I can offer words to soften a situation. I choose carefully today and make each word I speak a testimony of faith. I offer hope to those around me. I speak kind and loving words. I know and accept the power in the spoken word, which can heal or harm. My words today are only those which will help and heal.

 

I give my best today as I serve as a healing agent. I smile at a child and ensure them they can accomplish the task before them. I greet a stranger with a welcoming expression and let them know we are all in this thing called life together. I go the extra mile to make a co-worker feel good about the work they are doing. I give my sincere appreciation to all gestures of kindness given to me.

 

In my home I am a healing agent. Each family member is valued and honored. I respect their actions and trust they are doing their best. I offer advice only when it is asked for. The healing I give in my home is that of expecting the best from each member. As I expect their best, I receive their best. I understand it is in my expectations that I receive it.

 

I am a healing agent with myself. I give praise and acceptance to me today. I trust I am doing my best. I know I can choose differently at any given time. I am responsible for each of my actions. I heal myself with unconditional love and respect. I honor myself. I love myself. I cherish exactly who I am today. It always begins with me. As I heal myself I am a better person, free of all negativity. I live a life of freedom and creative expression.

 

Today I am a Healing Agent! Thanks God.

PEACE

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March 17th

 

Just typing that word brought me so much comfort. To think on Peace is soothing, refreshing and calming. Peace Be Still! Oh how that touches me with assurance that everything is already okay.

 

I picture Peace in my mind. I think on Peace. I speak Peace.

 

For me the picture of Peace is like when you are a small child and you can create make believe friends that always like and accept you. It’s like writing down your Christmas list allowing yourself to dream big and ask for exactly what you want, knowing you will receive it. It is knowing no fear, simply trusting.

 

Oh Sweet Peace. It is like sweet nectar to the taste. It is like a beautiful melody sang by the birds early in the morning. It is like watching a wondrous sun rise with all of the intoxicating colors. Peace is restful slumber at the end of a busy day.

 

I see a world that experiences and enjoys Peace as the natural element in human affairs. Peace is the stimulant that the leaders drink as they go into discussion on world events. Peace is the meal that is eaten and digested by the hungry participants. Peace reigns supreme as the desert that compliments the meal.

 

Peace! Oh what a wonderful and powerful word! I choose to experience Peace in my body, in my mind and in my affairs. Peace is my new name.

 

I choose to celebrate Peace today! Peace radiates from me to the Universe.

 

 

SWEET, SWEET PEACE!!!

FORGIVENESS

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March 13th

 

The concept of forgiveness is one that has been misunderstood. I have heard people say, “I will forgive you but I will never forget!” We also have a tendency to think that forgiveness is about the other person.

 

To forgive is to release totally the person and the situation. Maybe that someone is you. Have you been beating up on yourself for not being smart enough, or not stopping a habit you think you need to? Do you think less of yourself because you do not weigh a certain amount? Not having that college degree feels like a handicap? Have you accepted something that you heard and believed about yourself that is weighing you down?

 

Forgiveness is all about YOU! Holding unto it can create illness and sickness to develop in your body. You can experience headaches, body aches and worse ailments. You are holding negative energy and it affects your overall health. Those negative emotions held over a long period of time will soon begin to attack your immune system. When your system is weakened you invite all sorts of dis-ease to enter and make a home in your body.

 

Hold the vision of complete surrender. Allow the person and the situation to be free of your attachment to it. It does not serve you in any healthful way. Release it now. Let it go forever. Never to be remembered by you again. If it pops back into your memory, RELEASE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN!

 

Say this with me, “I NOW ALLOW THIS FEELING TO LEAVE MY MIND AND MY BODY! IT IS FOREVER GONE. I REPLACE IT WITH LOVE, PURE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!” Repeat this as often as it comes up for you. If this is a long standing issue it may take several times before you start to actually feel the negative move out of you. Please don’t lose Faith, just keep repeating the affirmation.

 

This works because I have used it to rid myself of resentment, bitterness and any other unloving thoughts and emotions I was holding. And what was so amazing is the majority of these feelings were thoughts I held about myself! I have learned to forgive myself for missing the mark, for not loving completely, for believing what some well-meaning person had to share with me about what they thought was my reality. So it is vitally important to begin this process NOW!

 

FORGIVE, FORGIVE, FORGIVE, FORGIVE, AND FORGIVE.

GIVE THANKS, GIVE THANKS, AND GIVE THANKS.

 

ALLOW LOVE TO SATURATE YOU THIS DAY!!!!!

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