Oneness

Daily Inspiration: How could I resist my nature, that lives for oneness with God? ~Mechthild of Magdeburg

Today’s Affirmation: Today I make every breath a remembering of my Oneness with God.

Today’s Contemplation: “A fish cannot drown in water, – A bird does not fall in air. – In the fire of creation,  – God doesn’t vanish:  – The fire brightens.  -Each creature God made – must live in its own true nature;  – How could I resist my nature, – That lives for oneness with God?” ~Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207 – 1294)

Nature

Daily Inspiration: To each thing, its own true deepest inner nature: water does not think
of itself as consort of the bright moonlight it hosts. ~ Sōgi Ino

Today’s Affirmation: I know who I Am and I seek nothing else.  For in the apparent, at the heart, lies the truth. I am the creation of the Divine; I Am the Divine.

Today’s Contemplation: The only answer that can bring true peace is an awareness of the Truth of who we are.  Who we are is God stuff; perfect, whole and complete.  Surrender into ‘that’ and every desire and wish becomes a promise.

Forgiveness

Daily Inspiration: He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. ~Thomas Fuller

Today’s Affirmation: I walk in willingness; embracing and forgiving all who enter my circle.  I am at peace.

Today’s Contemplation: Complete forgiveness is the final answer; for the bridge that we are building is the bridge of Oneness, the bridge that completes the cycle of hurt and forgiveness.  Only in Oneness are we finally free of the path of forgiveness, only in Oneness do we truly know Love.

Writings

Daily Inspiration: Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. ~Socrates

Today’s Affirmation: I stand on the shoulders of those ‘Greats’ who have passed before me and am blessed daily in the riches of their greatest dreams.

Today’s Contemplation: All that one learns from reading releases one from the need to pay the price of learning through experiences.  This is a wonderful thing because learning through experiences can be a tedious journey and a few words can be a quick step up.

Courage

Daily Inspiration: Courage is knowing what not to fear. ~Plato

Today’s Affirmation: I know love; I walk in love, and where love goes there is no fear.

Today’s Contemplation: We can only conquer fear by turning away from it and seeing it no more. We must turn to love and when this is done all fear simply dissolves away. To do this requires great courage because as much of an illusion as fear is it is yet a very real demon to the senses.

Maturity

Daily Inspiration: Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. ~Joshua Loth Liebman

Today’s Affirmation: I lift myself to higher values and reach to higher outcomes. Just for today I shall rise above temptation.

Today’s Contemplation: Temptation is the call to be mediocre.  It is the call to fall back into old patterns and counter-productive habits. Unfortunately, it will never be easy to let go of those patterns. Still, you will always be strong enough.

Serve

Daily Inspiration: He alone is worshiping God who serves all beings. ~Vivekananda

Today’s Affirmation: I give the full of my self to the betterment of this moment.

Today’s Contemplation: Service is in the thought as well as action.  How do I bring joy into this moment?  How do I reveal the happiness that would be achieved?  Today look a little deeper into the intentions of love that give birth to the actions; and nurture that love thus bypassing the confusion.

Fire

Daily Inspiration: The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. ~Plutarch

Today’s Affirmation: Inspiration moves me today beyond the mundane.

Today’s Contemplation: Everything is available today to move any human being beyond the mundane.  It simply takes determination, imagination and integrity.  These are the tools which access the Sublime within, the genius of the Infinite.

Understand

Daily Inspiration: The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is. ~Baruch Spinoza

Today’s Affirmation: I celebrate every gift of love for I know where it came from; the Divine within will see Itself in every face and every action.

Today’s Contemplation: Learn to see the Loving Source which lies back of every so called individual action.  When you truly see this Source the world will brighten in hue and all good will come to you.

Language

Daily Inspiration: We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. ~Deborah Tannen

Today’s Affirmation:  I look beyond words today; and where I look I find Love.

Today’s Contemplation: Language loses us in words; it gives us an appearance of communication yet never offers any truth. And thus we all come to suffer the loss of Oneness. We all come to suffer in our identification with this insane belief in separation.  Until Oneness is regained only suffering can be the final reward of any interaction. Oneness is the only prize worthy of any time or effort.