Trust

Daily Inspiration: All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Affirmation: I have seen God; and now I know ‘All Is Good’.

Today’s Contemplation: God is in everything. Everywhere we look, when we see the beauty, the joy, the compassion and loving-kindness, we are looking upon the face of God.  Celebrate that! Let it grow in your heart as it grows your vision of God will grow until that is all you can see.

Treasure

Daily Inspiration: Always remember that the real treasure is within. ~Dan Millman

Today’s Affirmation: I look within and see it all; and what I see becomes my reality.

Today’s Contemplation: To find the treasure within we must look within.  When we find it, when we get it, it shows up in our physical lives. The challenge is to hang onto the intangible, the wisp of a dream until it becomes the tangible, until it takes on form.  Depending on how big it is this can take a moment or a lifetime.  Regardless of how long the demonstration takes the outcome is always more than worth the process.

Enthusiasm

Daily Inspiration: We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~Charles Kingsley

Today’s Affirmation: Every moment of my life is given to knowing the Power of the Divine; the Power that is mine.

Today’s Contemplation: To experience the ultimate Power of Love in any way, in any practice, and to realize it is available to any who will claim it, is to discover something to be enthusiastic about.  It is also a discovery that brings with it as much comfort and luxury any person may desire.

Gratitude

Daily Inspiration: Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. ~Cicero

Today’s Affirmation: My life blossoms in every moment of thanksgiving.

Today’s Contemplation: Gratitude is the ultimate act of giving love for love; giving and receiving.  It is the highest proof that what we give grows, in ourselves, and in all who receive. Give thanks every day.

Departure

Daily Inspiration: There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go. ~Robert Frost

Today’s Affirmation: I step into the unknowable today because I know I am stepping into the Divine.

Today’s Contemplation: This is the core practice of a successful life and the fundamental challenge of death.  During our lives, if we choose, we will discover it is safe to step into the unknown. Having successfully proven this in life the final test of death will unfold in complete and effortless peace.

Assistance

Daily Inspiration: The first step to be taken in anything we wish to do is to seek divine assistance. ~Christian D. Larson

Today’s Affirmation: God is my source, God is my power; God gives me everything I need.

Today’s Contemplation: We are one of the Infinite, literally an extension of the Divine, therefore to cut ourselves off and see ourselves as separate is to cut ourselves off from all good whose only source is God.

Thoughts

Daily Inspiration: Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings.  It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing through one’s head. ~Mark Twain

Today’s Affirmation: The thoughts in my head are anchored in this present moment and focused on the beauty that fills my life.

Today’s Contemplation: Thoughts create as surely as water flows to the ocean. And as inexorably they carve a life that reflects them. The judgments of the mind are passed onto the body of each person’s affairs and by the tone and to the degree of those thoughts every life is framed in joy or pain.  Choose your thoughts and stay to the ones that are worthy of joy.

Detour

Daily Inspiration: The really happy man is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. ~Anonymous

Today’s Affirmation: Every day is a detour from the love that I would choose to know and every day I bring it home.

Today’s Contemplation: We all have one single purpose; to fully realize happiness in every aspect of our lives. Every time, in any way, we seek it from ‘out there’ we have become sidetracked by a detour. True happiness can only be found within.

Senses

Daily Inspiration: There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it. ~Elizabeth A. Behnke

Today’s Affirmation: I am attentive to the needs of my body and act in alignment with its highest good.

Today’s Contemplation: The wisdom of the body knows the needs of the body, tangible and intangible, physical and emotional, mental and spiritual. To listen to the needs of the body is to be attuned to the heart, the soul, the mind and the environment.  It is to be fully present in the moment.

Character

Daily Inspiration: Characters live to be noticed. People with character notice how they live. ~Nancy Moser

Today’s Affirmation: I choose to be conscious and aware today and so make right choices every step of the way.

Today’s Contemplation: Having character is making the hard choice because it is right. It is living with that choice while surrendering to a greater possibility. It is always seeking choices that will bring the greatest happiness for all while leveraging oneself into greater opportunities to give unconditionally.