Jul 31 12

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Today’s Quote: It is not easy under every day schedules to learn and maintain the act of steadfast attention to God; yet no art could more closely serve God’s purpose than this. ~Evelyn Underhill

 

Today’s Affirmation: In every moment that I can remember today I give myself back to the One; gently, lovingly I give my self back to the One.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: The spiritual journey is not a difficult one.  It is simply a recommitment; again, and again, and again. It took repetitive thoughts of ignorance to move me into the darkness and it will take continual repetitive action to return me to the light.  I am willing and I am committed.

Jul 30 12

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Today’s Quote: The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune. ~Irish Proverb

 

Today’s Affirmation: I stand in the radiance today of Original Cause; I live Loves Light.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: Years are meaningless in the face of eternal wisdom; only the Eternal has claim to the term ‘old’.  All insight is the revelation of that source upon the fabric of time and can burst forth from a child as easily as an elder.  The nature of such wisdom is to spring from the ‘surrendered soul’, which is why it so frequently does leap from the lips of a child.

Jul 29 12

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Today’s Quote: If you think you know much, you know little. If you think you know It from study of your own mind or nature, study again. ~Kena Upanishad

 

Today’s Affirmation: I let go of the old and embrace the Infinite knowing only my service today.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: All I know is what I know for me today.  I cannot know for another I can only speak from the Absolute and allow Its will to take form through the invitation of every willing heart.  This is the only ministry of healing for ultimately there is nothing to fix.

Jul 28 12

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Today’s Quote: For every minute you remain angry you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Today’s Affirmation: Every second is my gateway to joy today.  I willingly take sixty seconds to breathe into my happiness Now.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: Which feels better; ‘happy’ or ‘mad’.  On this basis alone I choose happiness. I step away from the condition and I take as much time as I need to breath into the clarity of the Divine.  I return to Love whenever conflict arises because it feels better than any alternative; and that is the only tolerable choice.

Jul 27 12

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Today’s Quote: One who loves God retains this humility at all times, not with weariness and struggle, but with pleasure and gladness. ~Walter Hilton

 

Today’s Affirmation: I live in awe of the promise of this day; love has shown up in full measure.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: All that we see is a reflection of our relationship with the Divinity we only know as that abiding presence within.  When we truly know it there we see it reflected in the essence of everything everywhere.

Jul 26 12

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Today’s Quote: A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois

 

Today’s Affirmation: I celebrate this temporal love in the Infinite Bliss of communion; I rejoice that I walk in perfect company always.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: The first marriage is the marriage of my soul with the Divine; lacking this no human marriage or partnership of any kind can possibly be complete.  When one has discovered and lives this profound relationship every moment and, indeed, every relationship becomes a sacred covenant with the One and marriage becomes a sweet celebration of that discovery.

Jul 25 12

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Today’s Quote: What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works?  Can that faith save him? ~The Epistle of James

 

Today’s Affirmation: I walk through my fear and act upon my faith today; I step into the unknown and give freely of my reserves.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: It will never be comfortable stretching into a new experience.  The only possibility is to develop comfort in our faith.  This can only be done through the commitment of time, substance and energy to the source of our spiritual nourishment.  As we give through our fear and with our little faith we discover again and again that we have enough.  Like a seed nurtured our faith grows within us and all good begins to flow easily.

Jul 24 12

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Today’s Quote: Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect… And strive to be pleased with the present circumstances. ~Abraham Tucker

 

Today’s Affirmation: I build my dream; it is my joy of the moment and my promise of the future.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: The more we embrace our dreams and passions the more alive we become because life is not contained within the world out there but rather within the stuff of our imagination; that field of all possibilities.

Jul 23 12

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Today’s Quote: There is no repose for the mind except in the absolute; for feeling except in the infinite; for the soul except in the divine. Nothing finite is true, is interesting, is worthy to fix my attention. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Today’s Affirmation: I return home to my heart today; in this is all magnificence discovered.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: There is no peace in the world; only in my heart.  Only through this realization can we bring peace to the world.  If we can find no peace in our hearts we can never find forgiveness.  Calm the storms within and all peace is realized.

Jul 22 12

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Today’s Quote: Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. ~Helen Keller

 

Today’s Affirmation: I see my world clearly today; and I see the beauty behind all that I see.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: There is much happening in the world today that appears to make no sense.  It will continue to make no sense until we learn to look correctly.  Eventually we will cease to look for cause in conditions or even individual thoughts.  We will begin to see conditions as the effect of the body of thinking of all humanity and then in the seep of ensuing harmony all global conditions will make perfect sense.