Saturday, December 26, 2009

Life demonstrates as me!



Today's Quote:


What consciousness expects, accepts and embodies, demonstrates. -Dr. David Walker



Affirmative Prayer:

The great I Am in me and as me, is that One Dynamic Force of Good, which is All. Universal, Divine mind gives life to my thoughts daily. As I know this force works in my life always, I take great joy in my thoughts of good for me and all others.
 

I know that what I choose to create manifests. I therefore declare that infinite prosperity is mine in every way; in my life, relationships, and my finances the All Good of God manifests perfectly for me and for all according to my thinking. I know that which manifests, I need in this moment. It is perfect in every way.
 

I surrender and accept my good, in every form, knowing I am in my perfect place.
 

Thank you Spirit
 

It is done. I let it go. I am at Peace.
 

And so it is.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I am a reflection of my inner being.


Today's Quote:


Men need assurance that the physical life is a reflection of the INNER LIFE, and that the physical life responds to the INNER LIFE through prayer - - the speaking of the Word.
Benjamin F. Sherman, The Hem of the Garment, pg. 118

Today's Prayer:


Know in this moment and every now moment that the one life, the one Truth, that which is indivisible in my life is that which is of God, my Source, that infinite body of the universe and even greater than I can imagine. Know with me that this power is in each and every atom and cell of our bodies, of  mine and of yours and that this source of all things is that through which I think, speak, feel, and know.

In knowing this I know that this power in me creates with such conscious action that my life as I see it must be the perfect result. My thoughts by  my inner communication with source are the out-picturing I call my life. It can be no less. I am perfect as me. My Word is my bond. I I am that which I see myself to be. I am That. I am the out-picturing of my thoughts and I am just as I see me. I choose all Good. I choose all perfect Source creating through me as grand a life as I can accept. I accept it all. I know there is only good in this and my world. I know this Good is mine unconditionally. I accept it in style, in form and in idea.
I am blessed in all that I am.
Thank you Spirit,
And so it is.


~jt


Monday, December 21, 2009

I taste the Joy.

Today's Quote:

When I am grateful, I allow my emotions fully to taste and to express the joy I have received.
 ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast


Our Affirmation:

I am joyous in my gratitude.

Today's Prayer:

As I outbreathe Spirit to express as my world, I am grateful for the presence of It in and as my life. I am surrounded, and filled with the awesomeness of who and what I am. I am an individualization of the Divine; Perfect, as it can know no less than that which it is. All It creates, It creates in perfect order, in Its image. 

I am that creation, as are all those who touch my world, and all that interact in my world. My world is just as I perceive it. and everything in It is just as I thought it would be. It can be no less. It is more as I vision it to be more. When and as this happens, I am in joyous gratitude.


and so it is.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tis the Season to be Awesome!


Quote:

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."
~Albert Einstein 

Affirmation:

I am an Awesome expression of God's Good!

This Day's Prayer:

As I look around me, I see the beauty of Source in everything I see, touch, taste, smell, and hear. There is nothing It is not. God in everything is God in me. I am always in awe of Its power to express through me as my world. I am humbled that I am a powerful co-creator with Source. I am in unity with this Source of Good in me, and know that as I think my thoughts, Spirit fills my world with the beauty of this One Mind of which I am an individualization. Thank you Spirit

I choose the path that is in conscious expectation of good unfolding. I know my good is my God, and in whatever form it manifests, I see the highest expression of God in It. It's all Good.

I accept my abundance with gratitude. In whatever form it comes, it comes from God. I see no lack, no limitation. I turn lemons to lemonade, and pennies to millions, one at a time. I always choose the greater over the lesser.

My good health is the perfect health of God, in whose image I am formed. I am God's direct experience of this physical world, and I choose to make Its experience a bold adventure. I step out at every turn into the unknown to experience new thoughts, new ideas, and a greater awakening of the higher me, as my world expands before me.

God this is good, this feeling of love. Thank you, Spirit. As I just allow this Love to surround me, I know that it is already done rightly.

And so it is. Amen.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I am the Abundance of Spirit

Today's Quote:

True affluence is not needing anything.
 ~Gary Snyder, as Quoted on Garrison Keillor's "Writer's Almanac"
 

Today's Affirmation:
 

Knowing that God is everywhere present in me and in my life, I know the abundance of Spirit in me. I know God, Creator is All there is, supporting me in all I do. As an individualized expression of Spirit, everything I do I love and because I love what I’m doing and it not only benefits my clients, but it also benefits me in greater and greater ways.
 

I know I am always provided for and that I lack for nothing. Anything I wish to do, I am able to do easily and effortlessly. I know the universe unfolds before me in wondrous ways, and that this abundant universe is here for me and my good, just as I am there for God as an expression of Its good.
 

I allow Spirit to work through me knowing there is no greater source of good and I am connecting right in this moment and every moment. As I imagine my greater abundance unfolding for me, I feel the Divine Urge telling me “step out and accept this good in my name.”
In gratitude for the Lover within embracing Its Beloved, I say, Thank You Spirit, and know it is done already.
 

And so it is!

 ~rev jim

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I allow my Imagination to expand my Good!

Today's Quote:

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
~Albert Einstein


Affirmative Prayer:

There is a Power. It is all there is in my life and my world. There is nothing else. There doesn't need to be, because It is Infinite, It is Goodness, and It is God-ness in my life. It is ever-present in and as me, and expresses as my ever-expanding idea of my life.

As I allow myself to imagine greater and greater good in my life, my idea, my knowledge of God in my life grows. There is no stopping It, no holding It back, for It is Infinite, and all knowledge. My experience of It is limited by my needing to know Its expanse. I therefore just allow my good to unfold. I think no thoughts which might box it in or limit It. Knowing of Its limitless nature, I imagine outrageous good be attracted to me. I know I need not limit the experience by attempting to intellectualize It, so I just give Thanks that It is, and knowing It's All Good, loose it to God my word's unfoldment, knowing it is done.

And so it is.
 -jt


Friday, November 20, 2009

For Your highest Good

Today's Quote:

"Wherever I go I shall meet peace, joy and happiness. Whatever I do shall be done with reason and intelligence. I shall be surrounded by friendship, by beauty, by right action. My whole being responds to this conviction. Simply, with complete conviction, I accept my Freedom.
- Ernest Holmes, "This Thing Called You.

Today's Meditation:


There is only One in all the Universe. It is in and of each of us, now and always. I know it by many names, and in many religions, and I know It to be the Infinite, Divine Source of all things. It is perfect in every way. I, being Its manifestation must therefore be a perfect expression of It for it can create no less than that which It is.

By our nature we are perfect, whole and complete. And, by my unlearning of the past, I become that again. I am powerful by nature and as I wisely take hold of and use this power for good, it grows and multiples in me as the loaves and fish to Jesus.

I open my whole being to the thought that good flows through me in every moment and I know that it does. I feel blessed, and joyful in knowing that this perfection shows through as my inherent beauty and the full friendships with I have with others.

I know this as my truth, and I know this to be true in my life and in this moment.

I thank God for my unshakable faith in this and release it to the Word, and the Law. I let it be.

And so it is.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am the High note of Spirit!

Today's Quote:

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.
  ~ August Rush, from the movie “August Rush”
 

Today's Meditation:

I am the High note of Spirit in this moment. The symphony I call life flows through me always. It is my highest Good. It is my God. I am enveloped in Its tune, now and always. Being the instrument of God in physical form, I know that I am a member of Its Symphony of Life,  a grand symphony, with the supreme conductor of all time.
 

As I listen, I know the great song of my life is unfolding perfectly in verse and note. I know no dissonant chords that cannot find complete harmony with my song of life, and as I rise to my crescendos and dip into my decrescendos, I just allow it to all flow easily and effortlessly and my life remains on course, in tune, centered in the right verse and completing each task in an harmonious chorus of Love. Above all else I hear the good of life flowing in perfect harmony.
 

I am a simple “C” in the Infinite Symphony of Life, a common note, centered in the scale of life’s song. I choose this consciously, and feel peace flowing ever outward from my center.  My gratitude is in the  even greater Song of which I am a part.  And I release my voice to God, in anticipation of an ever greater experience of life.
 

And so it is.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Think God

Today's Quote
"Resist pessimism and negative thinking both in private and national life. Think only good. 'Think God.' Whatever your trouble, put God, and thoughts of God, in place of that trouble. Think godly things. Even if he or she does not appear to be doing so, see that your brother-sister is striving towards God. See the world developing and growing more spiritual."
 ~White Eagle, The Quiet Mind

Today's Affirmation
In every situation I think, "What would God think?"

Today's Meditation


Spirit,
Together, we feel the presence and power at work in our lives, and moving in mighty ways across this planet.
Within our hearts, we feel the love that is the essence of all life.
As we share this essential truth with each other, we are filled with peace, hope, joy, strength and calm assurance.
As we collectively and consciously live from this well of strength, we are guided to think good thoughts and to act with love always.
No matter how great the challenge appears to be, we know that God is greater still.
May righteous acts be done through us all.
We accept the miracles that are freely provided.
We release this prayer knowing that Spirit already responds.
And so, we let it be.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Creating My Future

Today's Quote:

"Embracing change is consciously choosing our future."
~Tom Crum
    from The Aiki Approach, Be Willing to Change


Today's Affirmation:
I surrender to the energy of my soul.


Today's Meditation:


Infinite Divine Presence living in, through and as me.
My life continually expands beyond my present state of understanding.
Every time I cooperate with a change that happens in my life, I consciously choose to align with my soul plan.
Spirit moves through my soul, awakening me to more of my innate divinity.
I create my future by flowing in the infinite river of Love.
Thank You, God!
And so it is

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Path To Walk.

Friday November 6, 2009

Today's Quote:

Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking. --Antonio Machado 

 ~ The Path
Affirmation:

As I walk with these feet, I am in awe of the many ways Spirit expresses through me.
There is only One, living in and as me. This powerful, universal source of good is my life and my being. As I open myself to the possibility, Spirit expresses as my life, as my good.

As I walk my walk, and walk my path, I know the power of Spirit walks with me, protects me, and loves me. As I take each step on my path, I do so mindfully, I do so intentionally, I do so wholly. There is no other way to walk in Spirit. There is no other way to know Spirit.

In the realization that I am the livingness of Spirit, I know that All is good in my life. There are only experiences, each one perfect in its own way, each one spiritual, and each one unique to my path. I accumulate my lessons with love, knowing that each one has been precious to me in some way.

As I move forward on my path, I release all the old lessons. They are lessons done, and I set my focus and intention on that which is in front of me. I give easily, I accept graciously and I release joyously.

I am grateful for each moment, and I set my foot firmly with each step, knowing it is God stepping in time with me.

Having released the past to move forward with every step, I simply continue mindfully.
And so it is.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thy Will Be Done!

November 3, 2009 - Thy Will Be Done!

"What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that He approve ours."
~Helga Bergold Gross

Today's Affirmation

I am surrendered and still in the Oneness of my unified Life.

Today's Meditation

I know that there is only one life. That life is God's life, and that life is my life. I know that there is no separation in any way between the Infinite and I. The I that is me is that same I in "I Am." As I create my life, it is the life of Spirit personified. In all its joys and all its sorrows, in its seeming abundance and perceived failures it only reflects that perfect idea of life as I wish to experience it in my God state. I choose exactly how I wish to spend my awakened moments. There is no one else who can live my life, God's life, for me. I am the only player, and I choose the good of my experiences.

As I allow all the experiences in my world to flow, I choose to reach for and attract into my life that which is meaningful and that which is loving.

I consciously know my life is guided by Love and that I am transformed by the guidance of Spirit in my life.

I release any perceptions that I must make anything happen to receive my good and my love.
I am focused on what I desire in my life, and open myself to the clarity I receive through Spirit.
I know Spirit desires only for my highest and best, now and always.
I am grateful for all of my life and allow it to unfold in perfect order.

And so it is.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Inner Fire

Thursday, November 1, 2007 - Inner Fire

"When we find ourselves looking at the world and saying, 'There's nothing out there for me,' we should probably also look into our hearts and ask, 'If there's nothing out there, is there anything in here?' We need to examine our inner dialogue to discover where we might be blocking the conscious energy flow, then remove the ego, step out of the way, and let the fire of the soul shine through us."
~Deepak Chopra

Today's quote is taken from:
The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence

Today's Affirmation
I am filled with the fire of Love.

Today's Meditation

Infinite Source,
I feel within me a cool-hot fire.
When I set my ego aside, I more fully express this inner nature.
I consciously shift my awareness from the outer world to the inner reality.
I choose to get my ego out of way.
Resting here, safe in the light of Source, I recommit myself to joy.
I invite Love: Express through me now!
Every aspect of my being is fed and fueled by the inner fire of the Creator.
Thank You God.
And so it is.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Samhain!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Halloween serves to remind us that our shadow side of consciousness is always seeking to be embraced, released and healed. When we laugh at the "scary" images of this holiday, we vent some of our fears about the illusory nature of life, and release our inner tensions."

~Greg Barrette

Today's Affirmation

I am set free from fear and all is well.


Today's Meditation

Spirit,

There is no place where Spirit are not fully and actively present; therefore I embrace every experience of life as a potential spiritual experience. I am healed from within of all fears, which are always based on illusion, and fully express myself as the confident, divine being I was created to be.

This holiday gives rise to the occasion of my laughing at any inner ghosts and goblins, thus exposing them to be the figments of my imagination that they truly are. From within my own beingness, I am set free from all fear!

Thank You Spirit within!

And so it is!

Changes

I have decided to use this blog to publish Affirmations and Thoughts. These will be almost daily, but useful affirmations for our daily lives. I hope you enjoy these.

If you would like to keep track of our travels, you can do that through my Spirit On The Road Blog or by signing up for my Spirit Newsletter which is a weekly publication.

Thank you for your support.

Peace & Love,

Jim

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Reinventing Myself

I just read Margo's latest blog and was touched and a little struck by what I heard, because I too am, I guess, reinventing ministry, at least for our organization.

In more ways than one, I am reinventing how I do business. I am uprooting myself and taking to the road in search of the elusive "Cultural Creative." Definition of "Cultural Creative" is someone who is Spiritual, but not religious. That includes me. I know there are literally millions of us out there. I see Margo's situation as the perfect example of an outreach.

We already have ministers doing this in Europe. They teach the philosophy like Ernest Holmes wanted in the first place, but the majority of people in Europe are turned off to religion.

Can you blame them. Most of the wars in the last 3,000 years have been fought over differences in gods, and who's concepts were right. The old "my god's better than your god offense! Still no concept that there is only One, and that All Paths lead to God, the One God, the same God, the only God. Don't even try to tell them that It's not outside us, but within! In order to beleive that, they may have to read their own scriptures. It takes the power away from the clerics of all religions and puts it back in our corner. Of course, with the power comes responsibility.

That is and can be fodder for another post. With these thought, I will leave us all to chew on the meat for a while, or for the vegans, the tofu!

Peace in me is the same peace in you. Dive in, still your thoughts, accept your magnificence. You are God in expression. We all are.

In Love,

jim

Friday, May 15, 2009

Just Words . . . or are they?

We hear the words poverty and prosperity on the news all the time. We hear about the "War on Poverty" and the "Prosperity of the Nation." We assign the word poverty to the poor and prosperity to the rich. It makes everything so neat, so cut and dry. But have you ever thought about the words and the control they have over the thoughts and feelings of people.

When you hear the words poverty and prosperity, can you feel the power behind them. Say the word poverty, and maybe put it in a sentence like, "I am poor." Can you feel how that sentence sucks the very life out of you? Can you imagine being the object of that sentence? Can you imagine how degrading it is to be "on welfare?" It may not be obvious, but if someone has a poverty consciousness, how can they ever get out of that place.

Albert Einstein said, “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” And you can't be anything but poor, if you believe yourself to be that. If you give a poor person a large sum of money there would be a tendancy for that person to squander the money, and end up in the same condition.

If, on the other hand you that same person is taught to change their thoughts of themselves and learn to consider themselves a prosperous person, they would in turn attract that prosperity to themselves. Wayne Dyer says "change your thoughts, change your life." The difference between being poor and being rich is a single thought. There have been many times in my life when I have been broke, but I never considered myself poor, and my prosperity was always evident all around me.

I saw it in nature. I saw it in the mussels I would pick of the rocks in the bay , and cook up for lunch or dinner. There are mores ways to measure prosperity than money. In fact defining money as the only measurement of prosperity can be very limiting and wholly unrealistic.

Make a list of the things you are thankful for; your friends, your family, your pets, your car, your ability to walk or talk, the beauty in the forests or the streams or the ocean. There so many things to be thankful for and it is these things that really make us prosperous. So the next time you think, I'm poor, or woe is me, Chang that thought and think about all the good, all the abundance in your life.

Now say the sentence, "I am prosperous" or I am abundant." Doesn't that feel lighter, more healthy, almost exhilarating? That's because it's an uplifting, positive thought. It's a thought that makes you feel good.

Next time you hear about the "war on poverty", just say, I don't support a "War on Poverty", I support "A Consciousness of being Prosperity!"

Jesus never considered himself poor, yet he never carried any money with him, and he always had enough. He had a "Prosperity Consciousness."

So can you.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Beginnings

I have spent most of my life, marking time, marching in time, watching time, counting time, and many other ways looking at time as being something that was finite and fleeting.

Lately, I have started to look at time as something that I have been unconsciously obsessed with. I have always, I guess, looked at it as something there is never enough of. That I'll never have enough of it to get everything done.

I also was never a religious person, and I'm still not. Seems like a strange thing for someone pursuing the ministry to say, but it's true. Probably why I am a Religious Scientist.

Now that I am more aware of who and what I am, I find myself less concerned as to how much I accomplish in my life, because I am an eternal soul. I truly believe that. Being eternal, I am able to know that anything I do is good. Hell I could just BE and that would be good, but I choose to do and be more. I enjoy just "being" sometimes, but I need more, so I try to help people.

Being a minister enables me to help in many ways. Having life experiences in finance, construction, manufacturing, IT and design, allows me to offer ideas and solutions from many angles, but I also find most people need to doe the inquiry themselves. I can help guide them, but they need to do the work. The wise Chinese prophet, Lao Tzu once said,
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." It's so true.

Anyway, while I still feel I need to be "on time" for appointments out of respect, I feel that whatever I do in this world is enough, and just right. So here I am almost a reverend, ready to start my ministry reaching out to those who may believe as I do. More on that next time.
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