Breathe

Today’s Quote: The nose of the bulldog is slanted backward so he can breathe without letting go. ~Winston Churchill

Today’s Affirmation: I hold to my dreams today; centred in my breath I move steadily forward.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: There is nothing that won’t take us from our dreams if we let it. The only one who can keep me on my path is me. At the end of the day I can only look at myself for the progress I have made. At the end of the day I will only be celebrating my convictions; my ability to stay present and focused.

Tenacity

Today’s Quote: Consider the postage stamp.  Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. ~Josh Billings

Today’s Affirmation:  The intention of joy delivers me unfailingly.  Every day is a ‘God’ day.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  When one discovers joy, tenacity becomes the greatest virtue.  Only determination will deliver one to their chosen destination.

Out

Daily Inspiration: Love makes your soul come out of hiding. ~Zora Neale Hurst

Today’s Affirmation: Love calls me forth through the challenges of my life today.  I Show Up!

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:When our lives seem to be working best challenges often arise; they are opportunities to practice our highest truth.  How we behave in those moments defines who we truly are. They also define our present opportunity for growth.  Will you take that challenge today?

Drink

Today’s Quote: Some people drink at the fountain of knowledge.  Others just gargle. ~Unknown

Today’s Affirmation: I drink the truth and share It’s bounty. There is more than enough Love to quench every thirst.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: The only true knowledge is Divine Love and it is readily available in every living moment. Every plant, rock, insect and animal is a testament to the profound Love back of the infinite cosmos.  When I stand in witness to the intense beauty that is freely given from all life in every moment I am humbled in awe of the Infinite and all I can do is share it in any small way.

The Moment

Today’s Quote: The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself. ~Emmet Fox

Today’s Affirmation:  God is my essence and supply; I am God stuff pouring forth with the Love of my being.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  There is One substance, that substance is Love.  All that we are and all that we give is that Love.  When we are filled with fear, or any sense of disconnect of any kind we simply give less for by our belief we deny ourselves the Infinite flow available to us.  As we release the delusional perspective of separation we return to the moment and open up to our essence, once again pouring forth Love.

Worth

Today’s Quote: Nothing is worth more than this day. ~Goethe

Today’s Affirmation:  I live, love and celebrate every breath of this day; My Joy is Now.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  The value of this day will only be realized by the one who is fully present in the moment.  Give yourself to recognizing the wonders of beauty that are available always and you will have joy and a full heart in every instant and your life will truly be full this day and every day.

Roots

Today’s Quote: Storms make trees take deeper roots. ~Dolly Parton

Today’s Affirmation:  I go deeper today, I grow bigger today.  I am God stuff.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  Life is about growing.  Every tree, blade of grass and every animal embraces growth before all else.  Growth is natural, and every human beings deepest desire.  We will grow and if we hide from it, even unconsciously, then circumstances will coincide to shake us from our uneasy platform.  If we grow by choice today we will deepen our roots and spare the suffering.

Transformation

Today’s Quote: A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. ~Mildred W. Struven

Today’s Affirmation:  I am God stuff; in the storms of discord I remain centered, clear and alive.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  All discord, conflict and adversity in life never removed one iota of the truth that you are.  All that ever fell away in the heat of the moment was the impurity of a confused perception inherited from an insane belief in separation.  For many this is hard to see while in the transformation process because ‘impurities are most apparent in the crucible of transformation’.

Cultivate

Today’s Quote: By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. ~Vernon Howard

Today’s Affirmation:  I tend to my inner garden of love today and send fresh seeds into all of the world.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  There is only one purpose to the individual life; to celebrate. Each of us does this every time we bring more beauty, more joy and more peace into any moment, any life, anywhere.  Our lives and the life of the world can only be made better through the extension of love. Cultivate love with your actions today.

Space

Today’s Quote: Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. ~Joseph Campbell

Today’s Affirmation:  I find sanctuary in my soul today; in every action I remain centered.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  Every one of us has a sacred sanctuary in the silence of our soul.  It cannot be taken nor denied by any outside force.  In the practice of going there when life is good we find the means to return when challenges appear to consume us.  Practice becoming intimate with your sacred space today; it will pay dividends tomorrow.