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July 13- Affirmative Prayer

Affirmative Prayer for July 13, 2015

[What is Affirmative Prayer?]

As the morning sunlight touches the tops of the trees, I open my heart and my mind to receive the manifest blessings of this new day. I know that the One Divine Reality creates and sustains All That Is: every leaf, every tiny creature, every breeze and every sound is part of me. I am one with  All Life.

I joyfully anticipate the unfolding of this day.  Each moment, as I focus my attention on the tasks before me, I move calmly and mindfully. I remain aware of and tuned into the outdoor sights and sounds. I am calm and at peace with my world. I touch my feet to the ground knowing I am Here Now in this amazing place. I allow the sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful place and time to surround and enfold me. I am immersed in the beauty of the Divine Creation: Beauty above me, Beauty  below me; Beauty all around me. With Joy and Gratitude I receive this gift of sensing,perceiving and experiencing this beautiful world.

I am calm and at peace in my world, knowing I am supported by Spirit. Opening to the Divine Guidance within, I respond to myself and others with loving kindness, patience and non-judgement.

I live each moment with an attitude of gratitude for all this Beauty! I joyfully anticipate the unfolding of this day, as I release these words into the Divine Action of the Law, knowing I receive according to my beliefs.

And so it is!


The Moons of Jupiter

The Moons of Jupiter

Years ago, I read a short story by Alice Munroe called “The Moons of Jupiter”. I had no Idea what the title might mean. I have long since forgotten the story. I may not have understood its  intended meaning either. I wasn’t much into metaphor back then.

Friedrich Nietzsche spoke of “…the will to ignorance…” or the conscious choice to ignore important, and possibly necessary and urgent (new) information; and how strong this urge is in the human mind. Why is that?

I also read somewhere a story about Galileo and his telescope, which got him into a lot of trouble. When he was under the Inquisition, he offered his inquisitor the opportunity  to look through his telescope and see the moons of Jupiter for himself. The Church Father refused. Why would he do that?

Because, if he did, the entire edifice of his belief would collapse! And , then where would he be? (Remember: Your thoughts create your reality.)

So, to all the Climate Deniers and other backward-looking folks….Look through the telescope! A whole new world of experience and meaning is waiting for you!

Sent with Love