Well, I’m on my way! I’m operating on about four hours’ sleep, but that’s part of the adventure! The 5:50 a.m. flight departing from Prescott Regional Airport went without a hitch. It was nice to be at a small airport again, reminiscent of the days when my private pilot friend and I would fly from Islip, Long Island, NY to have dinner in Nantucket, RI; venture down to the Bahamas and explore cays that were not accessible to visitors flying commercially; and a host of other adventures (or mishaps as the case may be). Here I now sit in Denver International Airport waiting for the next puddle jumper—well, not really—flight to my final destination, Grand Junction. There awaits a week of fun and connection with my dearest friend, Esther, and her wife. We plan to go tube kayaking on the Colorado River; meet with their numerous friends; attend a CSL Sunday service; play Mexican Train; celebrate my birthday; and, most unexpectedly, go house hunting! … which leads me to the main topic of today’s blog post: gratitude. Gratitude for how far I’ve come. After getting a little rest on my flight from Prescott to Denver, it started registering with me …Continue reading →
Here are a couple more poems that Spirit sent through David Schuck. To bask in another one, you can read “Divine Love” posted last month. [All poems used with permission.] Pure Love By David Schuck We are perfection in the making, pure love from above. A mirror image, a reflection, a shadow of what we truly will become. As we live and grow we learn to cast away the shackles of discontent and strife. Look inward and upward for your strength. Let the powers that be, give you strength. Let them do their magic upon you. Again look inward and upward for your strength. The Light of Pure Love By David Schuck Basking in the light of love, seeing and feeling pure love from above. There is no feeling quite so grand than the pure light of love. The peace so rare, so inviting, nothing can compare to the pure light of love from above. Your entire being, spirit and soul is permeated by the light of love. Your whole body shines in the light, no darkness can be seen. Being bathed in pure love, being showered by the light, these moments so rare, these moments so pure.
“The Will of God for me is the will of a boundless life, flowing through me. It is the will of joy, of success, of happiness, of peace, of abundance… Nothing rewards or punishes me but the immutable law of cause and effect. There is no good that I cannot experience provided I first embody that good. “There is justice, knowledge, right guidance. “God is right where I am.” – “365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes,” June 2 I found myself getting frustrated and angry at the “injustices” I experienced today… … Like being charged a $50 service fee by a discount airline ticketing company when the airline changed the departure time by 10 minutes, on an electronic ticket no less. I’m disputing the fee of course, but resent the time, effort, and hassle on my part. Or, take the company that offered free electronic income tax filing, including extending the due date. I submitted my data, but the thing is the extension was granted only until June 15 instead of October 19. I was told it supposedly couldn’t be changed, and now I find I cannot meet the June deadline, which I was …Continue reading →
“The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, and peace.” – Galatians 5:22 “God’s Love always embraces us, God’s Wisdom is always within us, and God’s Joy is ours to share. “I dwell in the house of Love. My dwelling place is filled with peace and eternal calm. Love attends me in my home of the Soul, and Joy awaits upon me in the “Secret Place of the Most High. “…the sunlight of the Spirit shines through the clouds of depression.” – “365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes,” May 30 The aforementioned makes me feel that I am not alone… and another reading this morning “confirmed” that 😊. “We are not alone—even if we find ourselves temporarily without human companionship.” – “In God’s Care*: Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery,” May 30 *As We Understand God If at any time I feel alone, I can pray, meditate, read spiritual literature, reach out to friend, or help someone in need. I can also sing, which is food for my soul and my connection to Spirit. Soon the Divine Presence’s Love, Joy, and Peace will be upon me like the sunlight of the Spirit shines through …Continue reading →
Today I am living in the gap. Yesterday I resigned from my remote contract position at a financial technical services company effective after close of business. Today I took the day off to attend to personal tasks and appointments needing to be done on a weekday. Monday I start my new remote contract position in the academic world at a university in the Pacific Northwest. I am in the gap between jobs, between income streaming in, yet knowing come Monday, I’m back in the flow of financial prosperity. Source is surely with me—I’m not in fear about losing a day’s pay and I feel peaceful. I’m also excited about the change. Often, when I’ve been between contracts, it’s because a contract ended unexpectedly. Then my job is job hunting, a full-time endeavor, that is unpaid. In turn, that means I’m living off savings (which these days I’m grateful to have some), taking away money for other expenditures or future retirement (if that is ever feasible for me). I am grateful that for the past couple years I have been in control of my job role destiny, having started looking for new opportunities before the current one I was in ended …Continue reading →
I am so filled with joy and gratitude for Spirit’s computer lesson I received today! No, I wasn’t enrolled in software training or the like. My personal laptop had an Internet communication connection problem and I got through it with flying colors! That’s why I’m in my joy and gratitude (although the fact that the problem was resolved is nice too). When I say I got through it with flying colors I am referring to the way I conducted myself throughout the three-plus hours of troubleshooting… how I showed up to myself, the automated ISP tech support helper, the human ISP tech support person, and the Geek Squad rep. Since my work laptop was connecting to the Internet just fine, I knew the issue was specific to my personal laptop, so my first step was not to check with the Internet Service Provider (ISP). I started by researching and following troubleshooting tips online; they didn’t solve the problem. Nevertheless, I appreciated the online knowledge share, especially since I know the time and effort that goes into creating such content. I remained calm and peaceful, moving onto the next step. I contacted the ISP so they could check the Wi-Fi router …Continue reading →
In the wee hours of the morning while still in bed, Spirit put into my mind today’s blog post, apparently a continuation of yesterday’s, Be Loving. Be loving. Be loving. Be loving. Be. Be. Be. Just be! When I Just Be, I am in the present moment, I am conscious of Spirit, of Oneness. All that exists at that time are the attributes of Spirit and, by extension, the attributes of me and you. All There Is includes Truth, Compassion, Life, Peace, Joy, Hope, and, of course, Love. When we Just Be, we Love.
“Those whose behavior makes them the most difficult to love, need our love the most. Their lack of inner peace and self-doubt pushes them to the behavior that makes us want to turn away. We need not turn away. God invites us to love all our fellow travelers fully and unconditionally. Negative attitudes can provide our personal lessons in acceptance and serenity, and we will develop gratitude for these lessons, in time.” – “In God’s Care*: Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery,” May 5 *As We Understand God This excerpt reminds me of A Course in Miracles concept that everything is love—either giving of love or a cry for love (fear). When I can look at a person from that higher perspective, I can often get to a place of compassion and empathy. They are doing the best they can (as am I) and by genuinely accepting that truth, I can forgive their behaviors and actions, let go of judgement much easier, and be loving, understanding, and compassionate. We are all spiritually ill, to one degree or another. When in a difficult situation or relationship with another, noting all are holy encounters, when I come from that higher view and …Continue reading →
“There is no loss. Nothing can be lost, misplaced nor forgotten.” – Ernest Holmes, “The Science of Mind,” page 511 One day on the shores of the Hudson River, a metal detector hobbyist unearthed a gold and onyx ring in pristine condition. It turned out to be a class ring, from a local private school. He contacted the school, which determined the ring’s owner based on the class year and the initials engraved on it. They put him in touch with the alumna. She was elated and surprised when she got the call with news of her ring. She thought the class ring she had lost 53 years earlier was gone forever. When she was 17 and swimming in the river, it had slipped off her finger. She and friends searched for hours to no avail. This story reminds me that nothing is ever lost in the Universe. Everything is always in its perfect right place, even though it might not seem like it. – Rev. Joanne McFadden “Science of Mind Magazine,” April 28, 2022 … Just like me (and you too). This excerpt also makes me think about the concept that matter can neither be created nor destroyed—it always …Continue reading →
I’m back home tonight, Monday evening, from my trip to the Big City. It was brief but rich, and today has been busy and eclectic, exhausting my body, mind, and soul. After meditating in my hotel room, I managed to arrange the room so I had sufficient space to do my Naam Yoga stretches and poses as I chanted. After breakfast and some computer work, I packed and it was off to my naturopathic doctor (NMD) for a 90-minute session, a treat. On the drive over, stopped at a red light, a man was standing in the hot Phoenix sun and heat seeking money. NO ONE, should have to do that to survive. I opened my window and handed him a $5 bill, and said “God bless.” As I drove away, I was in tears, so touched by this person’s situation. I may not have stood in the hot sun seeking money, but I’ve been without a home, without sufficient funds. I didn’t care what he used the money for—alcohol, food, water, rent—just as long as he could know that there are people who care and want to help. No matter what has put him in that situation—mental illness, alcoholism, …Continue reading →