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Optimism Requires Commitment

Optimism Requires Commitment “Cheap optimism is never spiritual.” We should never be satisfied or resign ourselves to live with anything less than the full expression of God’s love in our life. Never settle for any condition in your life that expresses lack or limitation. Divine Life wants all to be happy, joyous and free, so be honest about your circumstances, freedom from the bondage of...

The Universe Moved

The Universe Moved Do you pray expecting to receive or with trepidation? When we pray with doubt, believing secretly in our heart of hearts that God is too busy or we are insignificant or since our hands are not perfectly clean our prayers will not be answered, we are praying with two minds, wanting our prayer answered but not believing it will be. Is it then any surprise we fail to demonstrate?...

Saint Peter Cried

Saint Peter Cried We lay “claim” to things daily, usually without a thought. Whenever we start a statement with “My”, we claim ownership. Having ruminated on this over the years, I think I am finally getting it. Although I may have a headache or a flair up of arthritis, do I really want to “own” them? No. I want them to go away. Nevertheless, when I refer to them as “My” I...

Why God?

Why God? We are actively engaged in daily prayer, meditation and service yet areas of our life seemingly are not improving, and new troubles seem to keep appearing, why? We have come to believe that God is all-powerful, all knowledge and intelligence, the one true source of all abundance, immanent, yet our pleadings are seemingly falling on deaf ears, why? Through demonstration and adherence to...

Divine Love Banishes Fear

Divine Love Banishes Fear Everyday planes depart in the rain. The aircraft pulls away from the gate and takes its place in line for takeoff. Soon the engines spool up, the brakes released, the craft quickly gains speed, the passengers pushed back in their seats by the acceleration. The nose lifts as the cabin windows are obscured by driving rain, then everything turns white as the plane enters...

When We Change The Way We Look At Things….

When We Change The Way We Look At Things…. “We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous and free. We cannot subscribe to the belief that this life is a vale of tears, though it was just that for many of us. But it is clear that we made our own misery. God didn’t do it. Avoid then the deliberate manufacture of misery, but if trouble comes, cheerfully capitalize it as an opportunity to...

Justified Anger and Living on the Spiritual Basis

Justified Anger and Living on the Spiritual Basis We cannot have our indignation or “justified” anger and live on the spiritual basis. If we wish to comprehend serenity and know peace, we must choose our basis for living: carnal or spiritual. There are many things in life where we can be lukewarm, wishy washy, kinda in and kinda out, take it or leave it, Spiritual Living is not one of them;...

Prayer Is Always The Answer 2019

Prayer Is Always The Answer 2019 I have not always "really" prayed. Sure, there were those furtive pleas of “please let me pass this (math, English, history, etc.) test," “please stop the room from spinning” (if you have never said this prayer, I hope you never have too), “please, don’t let her be pregnant, I promise to use protection from now on," you know, the get me out of this jam...

Selling It

Selling It It is been suggested we “pray with a feather” for prayer should never be hard work. Additionally, when engaged in prayer we should not concern ourselves with phrasing or providing long explanations. The longer the explanation or “set up” the more obvious we are trying to "sell it." Now in truth, who are we really trying to sell, God or ourselves? “Guilty with an explanation...

A Wonderful Contemplation. Really.

A Wonderful Contemplation. Really. Nobel Prize for Physics winner Max Planck in a 1944 speech on the nature of matter stated: “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is...