I FORTIFY MYSELF!

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I fortify myself. I define who I am. I am responsible for my life experiences.

I seek knowledge by learning from various teachers which includes all of nature, small children, elders of the community, religious leaders, and newly acquired friends sometimes referred to as strangers.

I accept full responsibility for my growth and expansion. It is my work to do. As I allow myself to increase, I am gifted with amazing results. I do not limit the subject matter, I am open to receiving all information. I am a master at discerning what is appropriate for me. All else is eliminated from my consciousness.

I fortify myself with pure beauty. In the appreciation of beauty in the forms of nature, I can see the beauty in the person I have become. Yes, I have grown through and learned some powerful lessons in life. Oh Thanks God for those wonderful opportunities in which I have grown and blossomed into this magnificent human expression.

I fortify myself with Truth. The Truth of who I AM is a child of God. I know I Am an offspring of the Awesome Incredible Source that has created everything. I am honored by Holy Spirit, fully entitled to enjoying all the vastness of the Universe. The Truth is, I can have All that I declare! The Truth is, I Am created in Goodness and I Am whole and complete. The Truth is, my life has meaning and purpose. The Truth is, I Am Abundantly Prosperous in Health, Wealth and Relationships. I can soar like an Eagle when I choose to. The Truth is, it is my sole duty to recognize my power and to fully express it.

I Fortify Myself from this day forward with JOY knowing that I Am who I say I AM!

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

 The creation of anything requires time, skill and expertise. True relationships do not happen by chance, they take time to build.

Building relationships is a wonderful opportunity to discover who you really are. Most relationships that we entertain are a reflection of those qualities we either have in our self or aspire to develop in ourselves.

Always began the building with truth and honesty. Allow the other person to see and share with the real you. I have been told by the participants of Common Ground that they do not allow people to see them in their fullness at first. They wait, wear masks to cover the real person, until that person has proved they are worthy to really know them. The masks serve as a protection and a hiding place. My question to them is what does that say about you? Are you afraid or ashamed of whom you are? Why not allow the person to see the real you? What if you are missing out on a great friendship? What if that person transitioned before you have the opportunity to show them who you really are?

When we have nothing to hide and no longer are ruled by fear of people getting too close or not liking the real you, then we can proudly show up in our authentic self at all times. Regardless to the situation we are pleased of who we are and have become and fully desire for others to ‘see’ us in full expression.

Do you always show up in true identity? Do you wear masks depending on the circumstances? Do you first appear one way, then as the relationship builds and you feel more comfortable you become another person? Become the person who desire to be so that you can always demonstrate the authentic you! Be proud of who you are at all times. Express yourself fully.

Build the relationship with you first. Know you are a child of God; worthy, deserving, complete, healthy, and whole. Honor yourself at all times. Be kind to you, be loving to you and be forgiving of yourself. Love you and allow others to love you in return.

GET INTO HEAVEN BEFORE YOU DIE

 

As I was sharing in conversation with my Godmother, Mother Elnor Abdullah who was a young 88 years, the following came up for discussion.

We must be about the business of discovering Heaven while we are still living this life. There is no need to wait and hope that death will bring us to a place of peace. Perhaps you will take with you to the other side exactly what you have created on this side. We can create that state of Heaven now.

We can create a place of Unconditional Forgiveness and Love. We can create a space of Complete Acceptance and Respect of others. We can build relationships built on Mutual Honor and Admiration. We can have Peace and Joy right now and right here on earth.

A state or an attitude of Heaven is being in a Higher Consciousness of who we are. We are the offspring of the Most High Creator. We are made in the image and after the likeness of Infinite Intelligence. Jesus said He came that we would have life and have it more abundantly.

Heaven is where we extend a helping hand to others in their time of need. Heaven is where we choose to honor the life of humans regardless if they look like us or not. Heaven is seeking and maintaining Peace in all situations. Heaven is being about God’s business, protecting and preserving all life forms. Heaven is a state of Consciousness that tells us we can.

Heaven is that serene place of comfort. Heaven is being a comforter and encourager to others. Heaven is pure and seeks after its own kind. Heaven is knowing your connection to God is real. Heaven is Love at the highest level of expression.

Heaven is my preferred place of residence here on earth.

THE ART OF BEING STILL

May 21st

 

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!

CREATE BALANCE

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March 20th

 

Yes we are Spiritual Beings living a human life. As we honor our divine Higher-Self we are to create and maintain balance.

 

Balance is created when we are open and receptive to all of humanity. Balance is when we celebrate life in various activities. Balance is the desired state of awareness.

 

Too much of any one thing can cause us to become off-center. On a scale when it is evenly distributed it is in a level mode. Placing too much on either side causes the scale to be unbalanced. Is there any area in your life that you are not attending to?

 

Are you spending quality time with family and loved ones? This does not suggest that you are obligated to a certain amount of time; it does ask that you share in quality time together. Perhaps it is only a phone call because you live in a different area. It may be short visits because all involved are actively engaged in personal endeavors. Have you said ‘I Love You’ to your loved ones recently? Do you demonstrate love to your loved ones through your actions, thoughts and words?

 

Are you spending time in increasing your knowledge? This can be accomplished by several methods including observation. I have learned so much by simply observing, especially small children and animals. When you observe nature you are uniting with the very substance that sustains the Universe. I love to look at the trees and plants; to look at the sky and clouds; to walk barefoot in the water at the ocean or lake or watch animals interact. These activities can increase your knowledge when you allow the experience to teach you.

 

Being balanced means giving proper attention to all areas of your life. Are you taking care of yourself? When was the last time you did something very special for you?  Something like buy you some flowers or soak in a bubble bath; take yourself to the movie or out to dinner; going one full day with no criticism nor feeling inadequate.

WELLNESS

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March 18th

 

 

Wellness is emotional, physical and spiritual. How is your level of wellness today?

 

I allow myself to release all nonessential emotional baggage. I carry a light load of Happiness and Joy. My bags contain only essential items of Love, Harmony and Cooperation. I pack my bags with Compassion and Mercy. I carry an amble supply of Gratitude and Thanksgiving. My bags pass all the security check points.

 

I am physically fit and improving daily. I exercise my body to be flexible and adaptable to life’s requirements. As I sit I stretch the muscles in my legs. While I type on the computer I tighten and release my neck and shoulder muscles. I rotate my head and feel the tension release. I roll my shoulders and enjoy the relaxation to enter this area. I walk as often as I can. I breathe in the awesome air and allow it to circulate in my body. I reach towards the sky giving Thanks and exhale as I bend forward. I receive the breath of The Creator circulating in every cell in my body.

 

Daily I devote time to my spiritual evolvement. I pray and relax. I meditate and give Thanks. I am divinely guided through my meditations. God speaks to me as I become still and know I Am A Child of The Most High. I read and enjoy inspirational literature. I seek Knowledge through feasting with other like-minded individuals. Together we encourage, support and love each other to higher and higher levels of consciousness.

 

My Wellness increases and expands daily. I give my undivided attention to my own Wellbeing knowing that as I take care of me I am giving my best to the Universe.

WHAT NOW?

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March 16th

 

 

Recently I awoke with a strange attitude about me. I started thinking on the question, what if? Soon I was consumed by thoughts of lack and uncertainty. It became deafening, I was questioning myself and my actions in life.

 

Immediately I stopped and shouted to the Universe, THAT IS NOT MY QUESTION! I will not entertain doubt! I am choosing differently.

 

I then changed my focus and asked the Universe, The Creator, My Source, WHAT NOW? What is my next step? Where do I go from here?

 

I went into meditation with the intention of only seeking an answer to that question. I was told to be still!!! Now you know we have these little egos that said I had to keep moving, striving toward my goal. So I just sat there. I knew I had asked the question plainly without a lot of add-ons. And I chose to trust my answer.

 

I knew my answer was to be STILL! In my being still I was rejuvenated. I could feel confidence restored. I felt Peace at a much deeper level. My Energy soared. But how could this be I thought to myself. I usually have a ‘to do list’ and that is my indication of how successful I am. NOT!

 

Our strength comes from within. When we allow ourselves to be still we can be filled up with Spiritual Energy to achieve the goal that is set before us. I must remember I Am a human Being and not a human doing.

 

So next time you venture off your course and begin to question your life and where you are. STOP! Ask for guidance. Ask – WHAT NOW?

 

LIFE REVIEW

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March 9th

 

Have you ever given any thought to your obituary? What will people have to say at the service commemorating your life?

 

As I witness the passing of loved ones from this earthy place I am filled with Love and Respect for the individual. I listen to the testimonies of others that have also been touched by the person. I wonder what will be said about my life and my contributions to humanity.

 

I desire my legacy to be one of peace and empowerment. I want others to remember me as the one who always encouraged them to reach higher. To go for that dream that frightened them, to know they could if they believed in its possibility. I would like to see smiles on the faces of those that would attend my life celebration because I touched them with sincere love and complete acceptance. I want to see smiles because I gave smiles as a gesture of what the person meant to me.

 

In my passing may I have touched as many lives as possible with a humble spirit, gentle hug and kind word. May I have created situations where positive and affirmative gestures and words have a rippling effect on the Universe. May my work through the written word continue to inspire generations in the future. May my work bless and teach always. May I always be known for going wherever I am called with Joy and gladness to be of service globally. I pray to have touched with sincerity and kindness each person on my path.

 

How about you? Have you ever stopped and thought what your life represents? How are you impacting the world? Do you share your gift? Are there people you need to tell you love them?

A NEW CULTURE

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March 8th

 

I envision A New Culture based entirely on LOVE!

 

I see all living creatures co-existing peacefully with one another. A culture void of competition, greed, jealously, fear and hatred. I see a culture where love reigns supreme. I see a culture that completely accepts and honors difference as a norm of reality. I see a culture that inspires and encourages the exchange of all. I see Love that radiates from all and through all in this New Culture.

 

This New Culture embraces change and growth, it expands with creativity. It is a utopia that inspires and motivates, it soothes and caresses the tender aspects of life and living.

 

This New Culture is possible. I can aide in the creation of this New Culture within my sphere of influence. I can help establish and build this perfect dwelling place with those I encounter on my journey through life. My path is amply supplied with opportunities for my expression of unconditional love and acceptance.

 

This New Culture will be cultivated with like-minded individuals. It will be built by the hue-manity that truly desires a world where everyone is treated as equal individuals. This New Culture is the result of knowing we are each divinely inspired and created to belong to a family, a worldwide family of respect, honor and love.

 

This New Culture is exactly where I reside. I create this New Culture. I embrace this New Culture. I cherish this New Culture.

 

I give Thanks to The Creator for the manifestation of this New Culture during my lifetime! I Am this New Culture!

BEAR FRUIT WITH PATIENCE

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Once upon a time I enjoyed planting and harvesting my garden in California. It always amazed me how a little seed planted in the ground and nurtured would grow into maturity. When the weeds were kept away and it received proper care, the results were always the same; a delicious vegetable or fruit.

 

When we desire newness in any area of our life, we must do the same steps as in harvesting a garden. First we must select what it is we want to grow. There are various varieties of the same thing. The difference can be slight or major. So we are to be deliberate in our selection to guarantee we grow exactly what we desire.

 

Next we prepare the ground for the planting of the seeds. A shovel and hoe is used to spade the ground, this shakes up the dirt and removes any debris. You determine the width and number of rows you need.  This is the same action that is required when you want to manifest something new for yourself. We must prepare the ground first, which is our thoughts. If you plant the seeds prior to properly preparing the ground you are asking for ruin or trouble. As it is with making changes, we first must decide what and why we are changing. It is not advisable to jump into anything too quickly. Ask yourself the necessary questions, prepare the ground first.

 

We plant the seeds into the ground, carefully spacing where we plant the seeds. If they are too close together they can grow together and the roots can die. So careful spacing is crucial.

 

We water and care for the ground in which the seeds are planted. We wait for the results of our labor. We are excited when the plant first begins to break the earth with its leaves of new life peeking through. We do not become anxious because we cannot rush the process. It will complete the cycle in its due time. And finally you have your perfect fruit!

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