Friday, December 31, 2010
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.
~ Fleetwood Mac
I know this. That there is only this now moment, moving, ever moving. We call it life. We call it Love. We call it whatever It means to us, but it is divine sprit moving in, through, and as us, moving us ever forward into a
greater expression of who and what we are. I choose to move, to dance, to be all that I can be. I surrender to the greater idea which desires to birth itself in me. I choose to dream, to vision, to envision a greater world
which as each tomorrow becomes today, I say "Yes, this is my world," and "Yes, this is what I see." I surrender to its unfolding in perfect ways, knowing I don't need to know how, or why, but just that it is and it does
out-picture in exactly the way it needs to be, and that all that comes from this realization leads us from where we were in the last moment to where we are right now.
And knowing that it's all good, I know that whatever form this good takes, it is the perfect form in this moment, that life is ever-changing and will be transformed again tomorrow better than before, always, better than before. I know this life is for living and as I live it It lives in me in miraculous, joyous and loving ways.
As I allow this to be, and I am One with it, It is One with me, and my life unfolds in God. I can be no other way. Yesterday's gone and I am blessed.
And so it is.
Rev. Jim Starke, Focus Minister
Spirit on the Road
Sunday, December 5, 2010
In all things be grateful.
In Love & Light,
Spirit on the Road
"Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens
at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late.
You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do."
- Byron Katie
Thursday, October 21, 2010
How hard it is to let go, to leave the comfort of the womb, but unless we give ourselves to it completely without any thoughts as to the outcome, we surely die. If the caterpillar resists burying itself within its self made sarcophagus, it will shrivel up, whither, and die. Even as it finishes its own tomb, wraps itself in its shroud, it begins to come apart, dissolve into its own imaginal or primordial soup. These cells know what to do, and in its connection back to Source, to its Divine Essence, a reformation and rebirth takes place bringing forth one of nature's most beautiful and most fragile creatures, the butterfly.
Why then do we resist so when Spirit calls to us? Why do we fear so this natural way of it?
I allow myself to die.
I give in to Divine urge,
To be birthed anew.
I trust the Joy of knowing,
There is more to know.
More to be.
And in my Eternal Soul,
I am That, I am.
Monday, October 11, 2010
that opened and consumed me so quickly?
Come back, my friend. The form of our love is not a created form.
Nothing can help me, but that beauty.
There was a dawn I remember
when my soul heard something from your soul.
I drank water from your spring
and felt the current take me.
Translation by Coleman Barks
This Rumi poem recently brought up some strong feelings within me reaching
out to many areas of my life, but none so profound as my relationship with
Spirit, just as this relates to Rumi's relationship with "Shams of Tabriz."
Friday, September 3, 2010
Organization this morning, I felt compelled to put this on my blog. Not out
of a sense of duty to the organization, but out of a sense of Divine
Rightness. In a country founded of the precepts of all types of freedom, and
especially Religious Freedom, we seem to have swept some of our beliefs
under the rug, and allowed fear and righteousness creep in to take their
From: Rev Dr Kathy Hearn, United Church of Religious Science
Golden, CO.As the media frenzy around the controversy over a proposed mosque
within blocks of Ground Zero has continued to grow, and verbal and physical
attacks against Islamic people take place, I am struck with the thought that
many Americans have forgotten some basic tenets of not only the U.S.
Constitution, but also of civility and common decency. While I appreciate
the raw feelings surrounding the site, which has rightly become sacred
ground in the nine years since the fall of the World Trade towers, it does
not make sense to me to deny rights to groups who had nothing to do with the
tragedy. September 11th was not an act of Islam. It was an act of terrorists
who distort the precepts of that religion.
As the Community Spiritual Leader for United Centers for Spiritual Living, I
have had the honor of traveling throughout the Middle East and experiencing
Islamic people firsthand. Hospitality is a profound spiritual practice that
lives at the heart of their religion. It stretches back to the patriarch
Abraham - acknowledged as the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam -
who kept his tent open on all sides to welcome any traveler.
Our organization teaches that there is a deep and essential unity underlying
our apparent differences. Underneath diversity is the shining reality that
there is only One God, One Life shared by all. Consequently, we honor all
paths to God, understanding that each religion has a golden thread of truth.
We know that, as Albert Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem with the
same consciousness that created it. Fear and hatred will never transform
fear and hatred to create a peaceful world. We need to envision a world
beyond what we now know; a world free of war, homelessness, hunger, poverty,
disenfranchisement and terror - a world of peace, freedom, justice, caring,
compassion and unity. The bigger issue, then, is not the proximity of one
piece of sacred ground to another. The issue is finding common ground to
create a peaceful, tolerant world that works for everyone.
Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn is the Community Spiritual Leader for United Centers
for Spiritual Living, a global organization that provides spiritual tools to
transform personal lives and help make the world the better place.
To find out more go to http://www.UnitedCentersforSpirituaLiving.org
Thursday, August 26, 2010
source of all true art and all science.
~ Albert Einstein
As I know there is One Source of all things, I know that this source is
everywhere, everything, and I know It is within me creating my life by my
word. I allow this All Good to create all that moves through me, all that is
created in my experience, and all that out-pictures in others. I feel all
that is good moving in my world and I feel at peace with the thoughts I have
which create my world.
In the Oneness that is, Is allow it to be. And in my gratitude, I sing
praises to nature, from whence it all came. I am blessed. I release my Word
and know it is done already.
And so it is.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable. --Madeleine L'Engle
In allowing Source in me to guide me, I find myself in the flow. The Universe at my back urging me on, I move forward, ever forward to that place of complete surrender. From that place all things are possible. All things are within reach, because all things are within God.
This is my truth. This is my recognition of the all good that is everywhere. I allow my challenges to show me what not to do or how to do it better, and I allow those things which came easy to guide me into even greater direction and awareness of myself, my world , and my design in it.
I just allow, and I do it in complete gratitude, thank you Spirit. Thank you God, in me.
And so it is, Amen.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb
The Affirmative Prayer:
I open to that which I am. I am an incident of the Divine. I am Whole, Complete, Perfect. I am made in the image and likeness of that source from which “I AM” birthed. In this moment I accept my charge. I accept the duty left to me. I accept the responsibility of Stewardship.
No matter what anyone else says, Now!, or at any time , there is one truth and one truth only. I Am. There is no one else to do what needs to be done. “I am the only one who can assure the continuation of life on this planet. My thought says it all. I am the one, and this is the time. I allow that in me which must align with the infinitude of my larger self to do so. I drop the excuses that I’m not qualified, I loose the ideas from my mind, the One Mind, that I have not the power, and I set my intention, I fix my focus on the vision of a safe world, a pure world, a world of great value to everyone, and a peaceful world I am proud to hand down to my children everywhere, knowing that, above all else Love has shown the way. I look to the future where greed, avarice, war and poverty are not even in the vocabulary, and I say, “Thank you, God!”
It’s done, it’s voiced, it’s put into form in my world, and I allow it to be.
And it is so.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
“I am.” – Question that. That is where the world ends, until what’s left comes back to explore the next concept.
~ Byron Katie, A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are.
I am. There is only One. It is I AM. It is me. From within, so without. The difference is indistinguishable, as there is only I. Think Big, think Large, think Infinity, think One. One thought, One Idea, of me, of the Universe, of God, of You. The difference, the no-thing. There is no separation, as there is no-thing to separate. I loose the me from the I am and observe. I see the thing I thought I was, the thought of me as thinker, the thought maker, the idea man. I see that, but am not that. I am only I am. I am no-thing. As I watch this unfold,
I see “I am” anew. I see it as All things, and One. Only One. All perfect, all whole, all complete.
Who am I? I am. No more, no less. I am not greater than or less than that which I Am. Thankful in the knowing of this, I am.
And so it is.
Friday, May 21, 2010
~ Jed McKenna, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
~Neale Donald Walsch
I recognize the One in everything around me. I know It is waiting for me to become in total awareness of my inner being, the I AM in me. As I open to my Source within I open to that great body of knowledge which flows through me, through each of us and I become One with It. I feel within this body, this force, that which I am above all else, above the present idea of me I see as me, above that idea of what I could or should be to what I feel called to be.
and so it is!
Friday, January 29, 2010
While I am always connected, I am oft-times distracted by the world and doing, but, in the pre-light of the expectant dawn, I find myself focused. From the one I, I see my truth, that of a perfect health, perfect abundance in all things, and the perfect peace of the everywhere present Creator, of which I Am all things, in which I am ever immersed, and with which I am never separate. Dear God, I am blessed! Thank you Spirit, I amid humbled. I am laid forth at the altar of my faith, knowing this creation which is my life is in its perfect place. I knead my world into a space, which I out-picture as peaceful, loving, and prosperous to every corner of itself. Where there is need, there is fulfillment. Where there is the appearance of hate, I see the inflow of precious love, and where there is war, I see the radiant light of peace.
With my eyes fully open, and beyond all appearance to the contrary, I know this to be so. These are the secrets given to me upon the breezes at dawn, and It is so.
Monday, January 11, 2010