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Finding God On The Train - Notes On Enlightenment
On The Train Somewhere Between Fredericksburg, VA and Washington, DC
New Thought Commuter Using Affirrnative Prayer and Meditation to Connect with God on the Train.
Interests: New Thought Spirituality, Meditation, Metaphysics, Positive Thinking, Eastern Religions, Affirmative Prayer, Healing, and Vegan Diet.
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What if we could see the world the way that God perceives it? In the Affirmative Thought below, we pose the question and speculate on what would be on God’s mind and how would God feel. Would God be focused on compassion, love, and kindness or something else? AS GOD WOULD SEE IT Today let us see the world – our world – as God would see it – alive with infinite possibility and potential – abundant and ripe for further creation and evolution – beautiful and wondrous without measure. Today let us see the world, through God’s mind and emotion – full of compassion, full of love, full of kindness. Today let us reach for God, with the hands of God, forgiving those who are struggling emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually; and through love, assist them with their realignment and return to joy. WITH LOVE, G. Continue reading
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COLLECTIVE SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS In prayer and meditation, you connect with the collective consciousness of all existence, the consciousness of each person or living soul who is alive now or has ever lived or existed. The faces you encounter in deep meditation are the reflections of this conscious energy – each a pattern or imprint of this life consciousness – existing as memories of all the lives they have lived. This collective grouping of all soul energy combines to expand and reform constantly, and in total creates the infinite consciousness or universal intelligence - connecting all humankind. This consciousness – collectively – forms the ever-expanding consciousness of God – the creative energy of existence. Each question or request framed in prayer and meditation connects to this collective soul and is responded to in kind with the appropriate answer or action. In this way, God harnesses the collective life experiences of all who have ever lived as a reference - as consultants - to what is real human existence. Each of us upon transition will enter this consciousness carrying with us the life experience, the joys, the knowledge, the creations, as well as the sorrow, the regrets, and any evil personally created. In order to find peace, those who have created hell on earth will be forced to reflect on their deeds and seek resolution through the forgiveness of those who have been hurt. Those who have created hell will carry their pain until they are released or can attempt another opportunity to live. The collective soul consciousness - the essence of God - is the center of all knowledge and of all love. It is the source of all cocreation – existing and finding form as the soul consciousness continually expands. NOE G. 4.27.2011 7:25 AM Continue reading
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GOD'S GIFT OF LOVE Love is the fuel, the power, the energy of all existence, all creation. Within love is the spark of God, connecting, caring, totally immersed in the beauty and wonder of creation, of all life becoming. Love is the elixir of God and under its charm you and all life will flourish, grow, and reach full potential. Love is truly all you need – with it, mountains can be moved, without it, nothing can be created. Love everything about your life and what you are seeking to do – love the equipment you use, the pen in your hand, the notebook you write into. Love the message – love those who read your work and find a suggestion or an answer. Love the moment - love the opportunity to be alive – creating and authentic. Love is the solution – love is the answer, creating an environment of possibility for all existence – for all creation. Love your obstacles, love through your issues and problems, love yourself into success. Love the positive and even the negative - know God’s energy – God’s power is with you when you lead with love. Make your first response and last response – love. Cherish this moment: love the gift God has given you and all humankind – the gift of love. NOE G. 10.29.2010 7:05 Continue reading
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MOVING FORWARD We must be moving forward, onward, fresh and aware of our intentions, our desired goal, our destiny; prepared to summon our inner resources, as we marshal our outer possibilities, potentials; finding a course of action, a clear momentum. We, together, must learn to love and live in a world that is at first glance not conducive to growth and clarity; a world needing an awakened perspective to overcome the torpid inaction caused by fear and confusion; to find again a purpose worth pursuing, a future worth grasping. We, in this vital and valiant effort, must realize the value of every contribution, willing to allow others to be and to grow, knowing all perspectives need to be taken seriously, to be allowed to flourish, to be nurtured; so, growth and awareness flourishes, as long as it is offered with a spirit of cooperation and love, tolerance, forbearance, partnership – with hearts and minds focused on a more cohesive, productive, and worthy existence. NOE G. 11.2.2018 Continue reading
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Let us venture deeper into our conscious, subconscious, and unconscious minds to comprehend our divinity, our soul, and its connection to the Universal Consciousness of God. We will also need to explore what this entails and how it shapes our lives. I would like to start with an Affirmative Thought titled True Spiritual Power, which is a good opener for this rumination. Along with this, I would like to feature the Meditation Note below titled Divine Force Within. TRUE SPIRITUAL POWER Today return to your true spiritual power and the ability to tap the God within you – the divinity waiting to evolve you and transform you into a work of art – inspired art capable of molding, creating, and shaping the world. Today return to your true spiritual connection – a connection with the consciousness of God – the living spirit of God always teamed with all who have ever carried the banner of God’s power in the world – with every spiritual leader who has ever existed, waiting to guide you to a better life. Today return to your true intentions – your inspired intentions and know you have the power to bring them to life – give them form and create a life worth living – a thriving life – a vibrant life – your perfect life. AT G. 11.18.2011 THE DIVINE FORCE WITHIN The divine within you waits for your arrival, for your awareness to catch–up, to wake up to your true essence and potential. You are the existence of God made manifest in physical form – always with you - always waiting for you to discover the full potential of your divine essence. The journey you need to take and master is the journey within - allowing you to connect with your God nature and the universal consciousness of God. God is not out there somewhere, but inside of you through connected consciousness – for how would an omnipresent God not be present as an essential part of each and every sentient life form. As a leading edge God presence - it is your responsibility to understand, nurture, and inspire this force for creative, constructive, and pure good in the world. Move through the portal of consciousness and discover enormous and infinite possibilities for this life you have chosen to inhabit and live. It is your choice as to how you use and reflect this God force in the world – but by tapping into this soul or spiritual center, you will uncover and discover your authentic purpose, manifesting it into your life, as you move in the direction of full cocreation with God. Dive into your essence and discover the treasure within – your crystal heart. NOE G. 11.18.2011 7:00 AM Continue reading
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Lately, I have been reviewing my journals, and when inspired, publishing the Meditation Guidance from my early years on the train that have never been published on the blog. I had not read this note featured here since I transcribed it in 2011. As the note below titled Shame and Forgivenessposits, God has already forgiven us, even before we pursue it. God's role seems to be to assist us through the self-forgiveness process, which requires our facing the truth, assuming responsibility for our actions, and making amends for our transgressions. SHAME AND FORGIVENESS Forgiveness is only fully possible through God for those acts that have created pain for others; have disturbed the universe; have resulted in loss, grief, turmoil, and hurt. These acts, often locked away in the back room of our psyches, are like a monster hidden in a trunk – demanding awareness – requiring restitution. These are the acts that create the feeling of overwhelming remorse – shame – dwelling in our consciousness – and when not dealt with, punishing us each day. These acts require universal recognition, needing to be fully revealed; addressed by us, along with the victims, and the universe. Karmically, we must settle in order to go on. This level of forgiveness requires complete divine intervention and assistance – a need to reveal the truth through prayer, asking God for forgiveness. This is not done because God has to forgive us – because God has already forgiven us – it is needed to aid us in our own forgiveness – it is needed to allow us to be released and freed from this inner turmoil - letting this burden be lifted – for our dis-ease to be cured. God wants us to move beyond this transgression and be renewed – to be clear to move forward without continued self-punishment – to be released from the bondage our own self-created turmoil – to enable us to find balance. Today, in prayer and meditation, open up the trunk and reveal the truth– comprehend its impact on all concerned, asking God to guide you on what needs to be done to alleviate your guilt, pain, and suffering, while making restitution to those who have been hurt. Continue until fully released. Know you are forgiven and be grateful. NOE G. 4.4.2011 Continue reading
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The circle has such a powerful spiritual and secular sense to it - “the circle of life," the “circle will be unbroken," or the Native American Indian’s focus on “The Greater Circle,” as outlined in Michael Garrett’s book on the Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance, titled Walking On The Wind. Garrett quotes thegreat Medicine Man, Black Elk, who states: You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles… In this featured Meditation Guidance, titled Circle Of Beauty, the unique spiritual nature of the circle is touched upon, along with its connection to God and the soul. CIRCLE OF BEAUTY The circle is the center of the soul and all creation, the symbol of all life, all being, of the completion of all existence. The circle is strong but flexible and, although it can be increased or reduced in size, it always maintains an outside, an inside, and the line separating the two. Your life is like a circle with the essence of you within the circle surrounded by the world and God, which gives you form. God is also with you within the circle and gives form to the circle as the external ring. The circle is perfect, beautiful, and sacred. The circle is power. The circle is peace. The circle is a spiritual symbol and provides the healing which is needed. Consider the strength of a ring, the circle cannot be pulled apart end by end; it must be forced apart with great strength. Every cell of the circle has a vested interest in its own existence. The circle of beauty is the circle of life, alive, flourishing, creating, and becoming as God assists and supports - circles of healing, circles of prayer, circles of forgiveness, circles of faith, circles of love, circles of magnificence – form these circles: comprehend the circle and you will understand God. NOE G. 6.12.2009 9:35 AM Continue reading
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Meditation is the vehicle for exploring the various levels of consciousness; within the one universal mind that all sentient life shares. We, like deep-sea divers must set our sights on reaching its extraordinary depths, following its siren calls, listening for its sonar like belts in the bend producing waters, submerging blind at times towards the most profound levels, where the treasures of oneness and universal connectivity are strewn haphazardly for ripe detection at the precipice of being. PRECIPICE OF BEING A simple song - its soundless rhythms - permeates my heart, the invitation of an outer consciousness erupts in flavored words, meandering in meditation’s hollow moments, floating thoughts pulling me towards a precipice of being, shedding what was once so meaningful, but now lies at my feet discarded, my soul’s flight in the ecstasy of becoming – of what, I have no clear interpretation, yet. POEM G. 4.28.2 Continue reading
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ON TWITTER AT NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT - THE FGOTT QUEST EVOLVES @GodOnTheTrain A MEMBER SUPPORTED SITE SUPPORT THESE POSTS, RECEIVE DIRECT DAILY EMAILS, AND JOIN OUR EFFORT WITH A MONTHLY $10SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS AVAILABLE AT www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com I have decided to present a few Meditative Notes I have recorded that directly refer to Jesus or Christ or Christ Consciousness. I am always working on learningfrom the teachingsand life of Jesus as Christ, as I do from all the great spiritual leaders of the past. I do believe Jesus was one of the most highly evolved spiritual beings who have ever lived, and... Continue reading
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When we approach our lives with loving-kindness do we light up the world, as the Affirmative Thought below suggests? I think we do, and we also light up our lives. But let’s be honest, it takes a great deal of effort, at times, to focus our ego-driven minds in this direction. This is possibly the reason the Kabbalists and Buddhists have made loving-kindness the centerpiece of enlightenment. Let us not forget Christianity, which is based on the love and kindness focus of Jesus. LIGHT UP THE WORLD Light up the world today with your love, kindness, and compassion; the world will love you back tenfold as you open up the loving essence of the universe. Light up the world today with simple acts of kindness and compassion, showing the universe, and all you meet, your divine nature, full of loving-kindness. Light up the world today by transforming your conflicts with others using a new mindset based on love and caring. Love your problems, and by doing so, dissolve your problems. Light up the world today with love, compassion, and kindness for yourself – fully encouraging and supporting your actions, allowing yourself to become your authentic self. Light up the world today with love and notice how you and the universe shine! Continue reading
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In New Thought, the concept of Christ Consciousness often refers to our divine center or soul, existing within all of us; serving as our portal or connection to God. The Hebrew Mystics, who follow the teachings of the five-thousand-year-old Kabbalah, believe in the existence of many soul levels with the “Neshama”-meaning breath - associated with the highest level of human spiritual awareness and connection to God. I would consider that if you function from this “Neshama” soul or spirit level, you have reached enlightenment. I would also say that Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Jesus and the other Hebrew prophets, along with Buddha, Mohammad, Lao Tzu, and many other spiritual beings have hit this level of higher awareness and connection with source. If you are not Christian, you could easily think of this as Moses Consciousness, or Mohammad Consciousness, or Buddha Consciousness, because I believe all three of these spiritual avatars have reached an inner mystical state awareness and connection with the Tao, Allah, Source, Universal Intelligence, Infinite Mind, or whatever term you wish to use to refer to God. Here is a meditative note discussing this level of spiritual awareness as Christ Consciousness. POWER OF CHRIST The answer is within the guidance, the path, the way to enlightenment. Live through the consciousness of your Christ center. Find the center – move towards it and reach for its peace, joy, and harmony with life. The voice of the Christ within you is soft but profound. Listen internally through prayer and meditation. Disregard the warnings of the ego that may pretend to be the voice of Christ within. You want so much more - money, power recognition, control but these are illusions created by a false reality. Live pure, clear, honest, loving, and you will work beyond the ego. Your ego would have you believe that your actions, or failure to act, create this reality. Beware of your thinking, it is not a positive force. The thoughts you have are often not based on logic, but on pain. Be proud and loving and accept who you are. You are a positive force life force who has accomplished much under great challenge. Christ loves you and truly appreciates your strength, kindness, love, and spirit of adventure. Move to the center – to the Christ spirit within. NOE G.2.22.2008 7:40 AM Continue reading
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ON TWITTER AT NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT - THE FGOTT QUEST EVOLVES @GodOnTheTrain A MEMBER SUPPORTED SITE SUPPORT THESE POSTS, RECEIVE DIRECT DAILY EMAILS, AND JOIN OUR EFFORT WITH A MONTHLY $10SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS AVAILABLE AT www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com From early in 2008, the Hollow Mind is one of my favorite meditation notes. To be mindful and live in the Now we need to clear out the noise generated by our minds and focus on our breathing. As we all know, this is easier said than done. But when we can accomplish this for ten minutes or for ten hours, we become a witness... Continue reading
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SPIRITUAL POETRY On Twitter @GEvolves INSPIRED BY THE FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN STORY THE QUEST FOR A POSITIVE, PERSONAL SPIRITUALITY EVOLVES A MEMBER SUPPORTED, SUBSCRIPTION BASED SITE SUPPORT THESE POSTS, RECEIVE DIRECT DAILY EMAILS, AND JOIN OUR EFFORT WITH A MONTHLY $10SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS AVAILABLE AT www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com Finding an analogy or symbol to describe God, helps us understand God as more than a concept, giving life to Spirit. In my poem below, Fabric Of God, spirit is the strong thread holding together life. FABRIC OF GOD Move through this life transcended – awake and alive beyond the consciousness of the... Continue reading
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AN AFFIRMATIVE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY INSPIRED BY THE FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN STORY NOW ON TWITTER FEATURED AS AFFIRMATIVE THOUGHTS FROM THE FGOTT MEMBER SITE @Publishing Dot JOIN OUR EFFORT AND SUPPORT ALL FGOTT POSTS WITH A MONTHLY $10 SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS AVAILABLE AT www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. Thich Nhat Hanh “Live in the Now” was a hip phrase in the eighties. As... Continue reading
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To be honest, I do have difficulty turning over an issue or a problem to God – what some New Thought people refer to as “letting go and letting God." There is a small pamphlet titled the Golden KeyI highly recommend, written by New Thought spiritual leader and healer Dr. Emmet Fox, which provides a practical guide for giving a problem over to God. Emmet Fox is a fascinating New Thought character who is best known for his weekly church services at the New York Hippodrome and at Carnegie Hall during the depression with up to 5,500 each Sunday in attendance. Even though I have almost memorized the Golden Key and find it effective, I still have problems just letting the Positive Flow of Life, as this Meditative Guidance is titled, with its divine grace, provide what is needed. POSITIVE FLOW OF LIFE Feel the positive flow of life and move into the stream – letting go of your challenges and upsets and feel the soothing and refreshing waters of God’s grace surround you. Do not resist - do not panic – remove the fears and negative thoughts and float with the current remaining observant and accepting. Feel the positive flow of life in the events of the day, moving with the momentum and force of God’s grace. Simply observe and move with the energy and you will be safe and triumphant. God is with you each step of the way, through love God protects you - through law, God gives you access to your dreams and desires.When you see the world going wrong, understand it is as it should be, and all will be made clear. Feel the positive flow of life, God’s life, knowing all is as it should be. NOE G. 4.7.2010 Continue reading
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THE COLLECTIVE BEING God is not a super being - God is the collective being of our consciousness, our existences, our living experience combined and infused into one potential source of guidance and inspiration – it is not he or it – it is they or them from the first to the last – all sentient conscious life working to assist us in living it better, fuller, with less pain, with more joy, to assist us with stumbling less and running more – to assist us with living beyond the limits, and by doing so, expand the potential for all to follow in the future. We, each of us is connected to this field of God consciousness aware of its purpose. We are present extensions of possibility, of potential, feeding back our experience. Our soul is the portal to the collective soul of life as God – pray to it, connect with it, appeal to it and it will guide you, enlighten you with what it knows to date, and push you to even greater heights. This is God. NOE G. 6.15.2012 7:10 AM Continue reading
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THE WARMTH OF LIFE Let us feel the warmth of life today, as it surrounds us, enfolds us in its loving embrace - bathing us with sun, filling our lungs with fresh air, treating our ears with the songs of life in flight – holding us entranced by the sway of its leaf filled branches. Let us feel the warmth of life today and our place within it, the welcomed audience, the essential observer who provides the sensory canvas to experience the full glory of this ongoing divine creation – we the patrons of this living, vibrant art. Let us feel the warmth of life today grateful for our moment in paradise, we the guests of a greater vision, a fuller consciousness, with our only responsibility being a tender touch, a loving eye, a caring hand - ensuring its existence for those who have yet to arrive. POEM G. 5.28.2012 Continue reading
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FAITH It is faith, which is the foundation of belief – faith that positive outcomes are our intended and only viable destination, faith that we are destined to receive our greatest good if we are willing to let go of the reins and trust that the momentum of God’s grace will lead us there. Have faith today in the magic that surrounds us, the order of natural laws including the law of God’s love, set in motion to carry us through even our darkest hours, our own doubt, to carry us to the dream waiting but yet realized. Let us quiet our minds today and return to our abundant faith, letting the worries dissolve, and the fears dissipate, as we return to our core belief in the greater good and love of the universe – God’s love always unfolding. AT G. 5.25.2012 Continue reading
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EASE INTO IT Ease into the day, allowing yourself to find a comfortable pace – no need to push or pull, just glide along knowing you will arrive in plenty of time at your intended destination – relaxed, prepared, and in control. Ease into the day, fully aware all the needed ingredients for a successful experience has been put in motion – set in place to unfurl when required, no need for tweaking or alteration just a perfect fit appropriately appointed for the occasion. Ease into the day with grace and serenity, confident of your assignment – ready to fulfill your part in it without hesitation or question – yet with compassion, empathy, and a conviction to do what is needed. AT G. 5.23.2012 Continue reading
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JOIN US AT OUR MAIN LOCATION www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com Connect on Twitter @GodOnTheTrain Facebook www.facebook.com/GodOnTheTrain AS IT SHOULD BE Know all is as it should be today – perfectly aligned and positioned for you to live with ease, enthusiasm, and oneness of spirit, engaged in doing and being all that was meant to be – all that you are called to be – as the authentic you. Know all is as it should be today, so shake off any doubts, or concerns, and move into the moment, the day, with a clear mind – a connected heart, moving through the static until you are perfectly aligned with the vibration of oneness, wholeness, and the complete purpose that waits for you to arrive. Know all is as it should be today, so live it on purpose, without question or restraint, trusting in your inner guide to lead the way, light the path, clear the obstacles, so you can shine triumphantly. AT G. 5.22.2012 Continue reading
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EXPRESS LOVE TODAY Express yourself through love today, enabling each tender moment to burst alive – to touch the extraordinary – to find its essence through pure emotion - to dance for you – connect with you in the harmony of divine presence. Express yourself through love today, and meet the expression of God in all you meet, each smile you encounter, every kind gesture, polite offering, knowing only caring and compassion wait for your arrival, your loving presence. Express yourself through love today and feel love’s power ignite you, awaken you, empower you to radiate what has always been within you waiting, the infinite love of God unleashed. AT G. 5.19.2012 Continue reading
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RECLAIMING OUR THOUGHTS Today let us address and work to resolve those issues in our lives that cause us concern, worry, or at times fear – clearing away any real or imagined negative consequences, and by doing so, removing these voices in our minds. Today let us address the litany of dire thoughts given center stage in our minds – that create confusion and steal our joy – impede our happiness – upset our peace and leave us exhausted as we focus on what might be, or could be, at some dreaded future time. Today let us step out of the future with its potential calamities, or the past with its critique of our missteps, and into this now, today, our clean slate, our fresh start, where life exists, God exists, hope exists, taking constructive action to reclaim our thoughts through affirmative thought, action, and belief. AT G. 5.21.20 12 Continue reading
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RELEASE THE RESISTANCE Release any resistance today that has you moving forward without enthusiasm or honest commitment – dragging your feet and your spirit – look within, determine the cause, and address it. Reflect on why you might be hitting the gas and stepping on the brake at the same time – listen to your soul – let it tell you its reasoning – ascertain if your ego may be undermining progress or impeding your efforts – listen to the rumblings and appease them. Work through the resistance until you can move forward again with full energy, clarity, and purpose – one with your action – one with your spirit - one with your intention. Release the resistance today! Continue reading
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SAYING YES Open yourself up today to the possibilities, the opportunities to grow, to develop, to take on new challenges – to expand your horizons by simply saying yes when no would be your first reaction – your initial response. Open yourself up today to the new – the potential expansion by resisting the temptation to retreat and instead move forward with courage and confidence in your ability to succeed and prosper in this and all endeavors. Open yourself up today to the full life waiting for your compliance – your vision – your acceptance of your true worth and reach out, take hold, grasp the waiting wonder with all your will and know you have arrived. Open yourself up today! AT G. 5.17.2012 Continue reading
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RELEASE THE EXPECTATION Today let us release the expectation of what should be and accept what is – letting the dynamic tension dissolve, freeing us to live within the potential of what is real, tangible, and doable now, making the most of existing opportunities. Today let us move from expectation to the realization that we have the resources before us to create our perfect life now – all that is needed is our participation, our willingness to return to this life now with full force and enthusiasm, ready to make each moment count. Today let us vow to let ego based expectation be replaced with divine based acceptance, knowing where we need to be and what we are, reside in the splendor of the day – let us welcome it with open arms and gratitude. AT G. 5.16.2012 Continue reading