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Friday, July 31, 2015

Let Go Let God for New Beginnings

I am free to begin anew.
In the legal world, judges are bound by precedent—generally what was decided before dictates the outcome of a present case. Thankfully, the laws of Spirit, not man-made laws, truly govern all of life. As Thomas Troward, a noted British judge, said, “Principle is not bound by precedent.” In Truth, I am not bound by the past—not my own, my family’s, or anyone else’s. I am liberated by spiritual principles of unconditional love, infinite grace, and divine wisdom. I am free to choose a new path of greater love, peace, and joy. I embark on new beginnings with a positive outlook. I expect wholeness, love, and freedom. Uplifted by my consciousness of spiritual Truth, I know all things are possible.
For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.—Matthew 19:26

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Let Go Let God in Relaxation

I relax and reconnect with Spirit in me.
The Universe balances the activity of the day with the stillness of night. In a similar way, I relax after work, a long drive, or strenuous exercise. My self-care practice also includes short breaks throughout the day. Wherever I am, I take a few minutes to rest and reconnect with Spirit. I begin by focusing on my breath. I breathe in and my mind is at peace. I breathe out and let go of stress. I notice my breath flowing into each part of my body—my head, my shoulders, and my chest. I breathe out through my arms, down my torso, and all the way out the bottoms of my feet. My heart, mind, and soul rejuvenate in God. Spirit flows in me with ease. After a few minutes, I bring my attention back to where I am sitting. I return to my activities with a peaceful heart.
You will find rest for your souls.—Matthew 11:29

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Let Go Let God be Transformed

I am transformed in mind, body, and spirit.
I have faith in the power of God to transform my life. When I perceive lack, I tap into Spirit’s dynamic, healing energy. Every condition of my life changes for the better as I reconnect with my spiritual source. I look into my heart to see what I can shift to better align with God. Perhaps I want to turn sadness into joy or sluggishness into action. Maybe I need to let go of the need to control a situation. I affirm: I trust God’s power to renew and change my life. I am transformed in mind, body, and spirit. Repeating this statement many times leads me to change the way I think. New and better conditions bring me peace, healing, and joy. I am grateful for the power of God!

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.—Romans 12:2

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Let Go, Let God

I let go and give thanks for abundance.
I may go through frustrating times when I just can’t seem to reach my goals. Christ within leads me to reflect on what may be blocking my abundance. Is my mind clinging to one outcome? Have I set limits on my abilities? Am I considering the many ways for a situation to work out? I am invigorated as I acknowledge the infinite wisdom and power of God. I identify any narrow thinking and judgments. I let go of a limited vision of the good available to me. With new clarity, I remember God may have something even better in mind! I focus on my own positive qualities and the good in others. I let go and give thanks for abundance—right before my very eyes.
What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.—1 Corinthians 2:9

Monday, July 27, 2015

Let Go Let God be Radiant

Brilliance guides my thoughts and actions.
Light as brilliant as a diamond shines from my heart. This flame has the power to heal and change my life and the lives of others. What a gift! I take a moment to imagine sparkling light surrounding me. Radiance shines forth from my heart and extends far beyond me, reaching out into the world. As this visualization becomes stronger, it energizes me and raises me into a new state of mind. I am a shining center of light, lifting up all people and conditions in my world. I illuminate my environment. Brilliance guides my thoughts and actions. Connected to my own power, I am a healing force—a conduit of energy and light for all humanity.
No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.—Matthew 5:15

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Let Go Let God in Discipline

Discipline brings me joy.
Discipline is part of an enjoyable life. Meditation teacher Stephan Bodian defines discipline as “the capacity to do something again and again.” What is worth repeating? Certainly those things generating joy, peace, love, and clarity. I celebrate my discipline by noting its benefits in my prayers, writing, and conversations. A musician strives to move from the mechanics of practice into the timeless, creative flow of Spirit. As an instrument of the Divine, I attune to Spirit through disciplined practice. I reflect on what I most want to experience, engage in activities that support my goals, and set my intention to repeat them daily. Discipline brings me joy.
Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.—1 Timothy 4:15

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Let Go Let God with Joy

I am a joyful expression of God.
Children joyfully use their imaginations as they play and explore their environment. They exude boundless enthusiasm and curiosity! I consider adopting this approach in my own life. I look for something pleasant in each situation and open my mind to new ideas. Where I once saw an obstacle, I ask God to transform my fear to joy. It may be a change in perspective, a new solution, or a releasing of a certain path. In my prayer time, I connect with the joy deep within me. I know this is yet another way Spirit expresses as me. Even in the most difficult of times, there is something to smile about because I am an expression of God and so is every person I meet.
Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.—Matthew 18:3

Friday, July 24, 2015

Let Go Let God be Free

I open my mind to God-inspired thinking.
Just how will I choose to live today? The power of free will is mine this day and each day of the year. I have the freedom to choose how I think, how I spend my time, and how I show up for life. I may sometimes feel penned in or restricted. All I need to do is shift my thinking. Freedom, to a large extent, is a matter of perspective. Therefore, I can adjust my point of view to see life from a different vantage point at any time. I am in charge of my thoughts and my freedom! I choose to think expansive thoughts—to see beyond the limited view of old ways of thinking. I open my mind to God-inspired thinking. I combine my imagination with my faith and see possibilities I never saw before.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free.—Romans 8:2

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Let Go Let God be Protected

The power of God protects me. I am the power of God.
If ever I feel uncertain or uncomfortable with what is happening in and around me, I affirm the truth: The power of God protects me. I am the power of God. I am then able to think clearly and act with confidence and poise. In my prayer times, I build on a consciousness of God’s power and presence in much the same way a mason builds a strong wall. I affirm the power of God in any moment of stress and know all is well. Spirit within me enables me to be strong in every circumstance. Fear has no place in me because I maintain constant contact with God. I am courageous when others need reassurance. I am protected in every situation.

He said, “Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened.—Daniel 10:19

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Let Go Let God with Curiosity

As I open to Life, my good is limitless.
Photographers look at subjects from many angles. They move right, left, up, and down. They crawl on the ground and climb onto objects to see things differently. These artists let their curiosity be their guide. They reveal life in unique and beautiful ways. I tap into my curiosity with the intention to explore new perspectives. When I prepare to meet someone or try a new activity, I approach the encounter with wonder. From the most routine situation to complex life choices, curiosity helps me find the best solution. I open my heart and mind to see beyond what I already know and expect. In this place of openness, my good is limitless.
Who does great things beyond understanding, and marvelous things without number. —Job 9:10

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Let Go Let God with Patience

I wait patiently, knowing I am able to do all that is mine to do.

In Alice in Wonderland, the rabbit says, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” At times, this may seem like my mantra. Life moves so quickly I think I will never catch up. This way of thinking may tempt me to hurry through tasks. However, rushing may lead to delays, mistakes, and damaged relationships. Today I release thoughts of not having enough time and embrace God’s gift of patience. Charles Fillmore said, “Patience has its foundation in faith, and it is perfected only in those who have unwavering faith in God.” He advised we maintain an attitude of poise, inner calm, and quiet endurance. I let go of any hurry and ground myself in the Silence. I wait patiently, knowing I am able to do all that is mine to do.

Bear fruit with patient endurance.—Luke 8:15

Monday, July 20, 2015

Let Go Let God with Inner Peace

I navigate life with ease and grace.
Some days my life runs smoothly like a gentle river. Other days, I may compare it to white-water rapids. During these challenging times, I may perceive obstacles at every turn. I find peace by remembering turbulence is a natural part of the human experience. I am never powerless or alone because God is always present to guide me. I turn to the flow of Spirit within me through prayer and meditation. Breathing slowly, I am relaxed and serene. My mind is led from turbulence to stillness. Tranquility and peace flow through me now. Regardless of outer circumstances, I find a river of calm in Spirit. Just as the ocean calms after a storm, I know this, too, shall pass. I navigate life with ease and grace.
Peace be with you.—Luke 24:36

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Let Go Let God Provide Prosperity

God is my source for all I need and desire.
I may be stuck in my thinking about prosperity. I may think of it as possessing things like a home, car, or fashionable clothing. This is “material prosperity.” There is a more rewarding kind of prosperity—spiritual prosperity. We receive this gift when we understand God is our inexhaustible, always-present source of all we need and desire. Spiritual prosperity appears in many ways—only some of which are “things.” I am blessed by answered prayers, loving relationships, and the contentment of a job well done. I know God is my source for all I need and desire. Peace of mind is mine as I embrace spiritual prosperity.

Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes. … For wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be also.—Matthew 6:20, 21

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Let Go Let God be Lively

I am lively in Spirit.

I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me. This lasting exuberance for service springs from an inner source—the Christ within me. My body and mind are in a constant state of renewal. I nurture this vitality by praying and meditating. Paradoxically, my quiet time with God unleashes vast storehouses of energy and inspiration. Whatever I am called to do, I do with zest and zing!

Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord.—Ephesians 6:7

Friday, July 17, 2015

Let Go Let God in Forgiveness

I revel in the joy of forgiveness.
Just as the body needs oxygen to live, the soul needs love to thrive. When I harbor resentment toward people, I don’t stop the flow of love toward just them; I impede my own ability to give and receive love. I may be aware of anger and frustration surrounding my refusal to forgive. Other times, hurt and fear clog my heart and I don’t even know it. God guides me to practice forgiveness. I sweep away the debris of bitterness and resentment. I also release seemingly minor irritations that might have built up. As I let go, I see myself and others as One. Divine love flows freely through my mind, body, and spirit. I revel in the joy of forgiveness.
A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit ... And I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.—Ezekiel 36:26

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Let Go Let God See Beauty

I see beauty in and around me.
Natural beauty shines forth on a clear summer day. I see the radiant light of God in all of nature from the plants to the animal kingdom. Grass flows in a sea of green across lawns and parks. Flowers burst in colors as radiant as a fireworks display. Trees stand tall, clothed in lush leaves and gentle blossoms. God is in the flight of the robin and the pounce of a squirrel. When I look at the world with loving eyes, I see God expressed in all things. There is beauty in nature and in every person. It is in the laugh of a child, the twinkling eye of a friend, and the smile of a stranger. I see beauty in and around me. Beholding God’s glorious creation, my heart is filled with love and gratitude.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.—Psalm 145:5

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let Go Let God in Healing

I am renewed by the healing power of prayer.
For thousands of years, healers have used the power of prayer to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. Today, while we have many scientific remedies available, prayer remains a vital part of healing. Every day, I affirm my truth: Perfect health is my divine inheritance. I may repeat this many times a day. As I meditate, I envision God’s presence as a warm light flowing in and through me, renewing and restoring every cell of my being. Part of healing is forgiving myself and others for any thoughts, words, or actions that caused hurt. Prayer and meditation make forgiveness possible. Thank you, God, for the renewing, healing power of prayer.

Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.—Matthew 21:22

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Let Go Let God with Traveler's Eyes

With the fresh eyes of a traveler, I behold Truth.
English writer G.K. Chesterton said, “The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see.” When I arrive anywhere—whether the situation is familiar or foreign to me—I view the event with traveler’s eyes. I do not simply focus on what I hoped or planned to see, as a tourist might. Instead, I set aside preconceived notions and expectations. I soak in the experiences of the present moment. Whether I am traveling or at home, I journey through the day as a full participant. I engage deeply with the world—open to new lessons, new insights, and to being utterly transformed by everything I encounter. I walk with traveler’s eyes along the blessed and sacred journey of life.
Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things.­—Psalm 119:18

Monday, July 13, 2015

Let Go Let God in World Peace

I see peace in every heart and in every situation.
My heart joins with others who desire peace in the world. In crowded cities and remote farms; in humid heat and crisp cold; with one voice or with a congregation, we all affirm peace. As I take a gentle breath, I experience Oneness with all. I center my attention in my heart and connect with others praying at this very moment. I utter the word peace, and imagine it echoing in hundreds of languages, dialects, and accents. The power of prayer knows no boundaries and for that I give thanks. I feel the energy of peace in many hearts around the globe. I affirm: Peace is possible in every heart and in every situation! Peace prevails as we breathe as one.

Agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.—2 Corinthians 13:11

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Let Go Let God Embrace Change

I embrace changes in my life.
Once, I thought of life as a project to plan. I set goals, created a timeline, and expected results. Over time, I learned life on earth is as unpredictable as the weather. The only thing certain is change. I may react with fear when my life changes. When this happens, I pick up my spiritual tools. Throughout the day I affirm: I deny the power of fear. I am wise, capable, and confident. I embrace change! Spirit guides and supports me as I leave behind familiar faces, places, and habits. I let go of expectations and leave the outcome to God. Love remains no matter what. I am the peace Jesus so lovingly shared.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.—John 14:27

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Let Go Let God in Balance

I am in balance and at peace.
American history heralds President George Washington as a servant leader. In one story, the horses in his riding party knocked down some stones while jumping over a wall. President Washington wanted to replace the stones on the spot. His friends told him to let the farmer fix it. The president returned later to repair the wall himself. I follow the great leaders by serving where I am able. We are all one in Christ. I treat others as I would like to be treated. Once in a while I may perceive separation from others. I may feel uneasy and out of balance. Then, I turn within and find Oneness. I am balanced and at peace. 

Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.—Psalm 62:9

Friday, July 10, 2015

Let Go Let God with Intention

My good intentions become my reality.
I begin my day with the best of intentions—getting up early, exercising, meditating, and eating a healthy breakfast. I plan to check in with God throughout the day. My good intentions set up a positive attitude. I anticipate a great day ahead. I maintain my intentions even if I find stumbling blocks along the way—delays getting to my destination, missed appointments, or an encounter with a rude person. No one and no thing can deter my desire to stay positive. Circumstances are not in charge of my life—I am! The choices I make moment-to-moment reaffirm my resilience in the face of any obstacles. My good intentions become my reality.

For we intend to do what is right not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of others.—2 Corinthians 8:21

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Let Go Let God with Sacred Love

I am blessed by sacred relationships.
From the day I was born, I have given and received love in sacred relationships. My parents cared for me with tenderness and I responded with smiles. Now I see my loved ones through the eyes of God and generously return their affection. I find joy in the deep love we share. I commit to maintaining healthy and happy relationships. I am present for special occasions. I listen attentively and accept my loved ones as they are. I release any perceived differences to the guidance of Spirit. My beloved and I grow as we support and encourage each other. I thank God for the unique bonds in which I share my sacred qualities.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.—2 Corinthians 13:13

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Let Go Let God Pray for Others

I see you healthy, happy, and prosperous.
When I pray for my loved ones, I know my words are like icing on the cake. God loves them unconditionally and so do I. They are whole, strong, and secure now and always. I may be in the habit of focusing on the weaknesses of my loved ones. I release this tendency and focus on their wisdom within. I trust their powers of guidance and understanding as they make daily decisions. I see them in the light of God—embracing their freedom. With every thought, I see my loved ones as beautiful expressions of the Christ. They are light, love, and peace. I affirm: I see you healthy, happy, and prosperous.

I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act.—Ezekiel 37:14

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Let Go Let God be Expansive

I am Spirit, free and unlimited.
We learned in the story of creation humans were made “in the image and likeness of God.” Spirit is vast and expansive. What an awesome thought to be this essence! I am more than human. As a spiritual being, I am limitless and free. Remembering this truth, I express God in me. What might have seemed impossible from a human viewpoint becomes not only possible, but probable. Seeing myself as the light of God, I release dimmer views of myself I may have held in the past. Ideas of lack cannot survive in the conscious presence of God in me. Created in the image and likeness of God, I generate abundance, perfect health, and love. I am Spirit, free and unlimited.
God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.—Genesis 1:31

Monday, July 6, 2015

Let Go Let God with Grace

I am eternally grateful for the gift of grace.
At times I look back at how my life has unfolded so miraculously. I found my way when I felt lost. Friends appeared when I was lonely. I survived a dangerous situation. How did these miracles happen? Through grace. Grace is God’s unconditional love in action. Grace lifts me up when I am down. When things fall into place, without me knowing how or why, I credit grace. Sometimes grace is so amazing I want to pinch myself. A long-lost family member reappears in my life. I find love when I least expect it. I am healthy! No matter what I may have on my plate, I trust I move through it with ease and grace. I am eternally grateful for the gift of grace.
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father.—2 John 1:3

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Let Go Let God Rejuvenate

I am whole, strong, and full of vitality.
Nature in its summer splendor invites me to rest and rejuvenate. Cats and dogs bask in the sunlight. A gentle breeze carries the scent of flowers. The sunset provides a moment of splendor at the end of each day. I follow nature’s cues and take time to relax and rejuvenate. I find a quiet place to connect with God—perhaps I sit on a rock near the water, a park bench, or on my patio. I settle into meditation. I breathe in the fresh air and let go of any worries. Spirit renews me with each breath. I open myself to fresh perspectives. I see myself whole, strong, and full of vitality. I am rejuvenated! Mindful to maintain balance in my life, I commit to rest and rejuvenation. I look forward to my next experience in nature.
You have been born anew.—1 Peter 1:23

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Let Go Let God Embrace Independence

I embrace my independence.
My spiritual quest includes a calling to free myself from limitations and barriers that slow my progress. I let go of fear, feelings of lack, or resentments. Freedom from these roadblocks enables me to fully express my divine potential. The apostle Paul advised the Corinthians to build their lives upon the foundational teachings of Jesus. Like seekers then, I create my life using spiritual tools. I release perspectives and behaviors no longer supporting me. I embrace those in alignment with my understanding of Truth. Relying on the guidance and insight of God, I embrace my independence and follow the path to my highest good.
Like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation ... Each builder must choose with care how to build on it.—1 Corinthians 3:10

Friday, July 3, 2015

Let Go Let God Have Faith

I have faith in the power of my thoughts.
Jesus used the metaphor of planting seeds to explain the power of our thoughts. He taught us to pay attention to the seeds we plant. I examine the seeds I nurture. Do I choose “weed thoughts” of doubt, fear, anxiety, and worry? Or do I plant seeds guaranteed to produce love, peace, and prosperity? I choose healthy seeds. I have faith in the power of these seeds—affirmative thoughts—to reliably produce what I desire. I choose seeds of compassion, love, and kindness. I deny the power of weed thoughts as I affirm and declare God is my source of wisdom, greater than any situation in my life. I reflect my faith as joy, health, and prosperity. My life blooms like a beautiful summer garden.
I have good advice and sound wisdom; I have insight, I have strength.—Proverbs 8:14

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Let Go Let God be Guidance

I trust my inner wisdom.
The global positioning system on my phone or in my car makes traveling so much easier. I know exactly where to turn. My spiritual practices also provide valuable guidance for navigating life. I start my day by checking in with God, my spiritual compass. With Spirit directing me, I travel in safety and peace. I pack my bag with items to help me on my spiritual path: a journal, books, and inspiring music. I use my journal to reflect on detours in my life. I see how every experience leads me home. I am one with God—wise, understanding, and powerful. Staying in touch with Spirit, I am confident I am heading in the right direction. God is my spiritual compass—guiding my way.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me with honor.—Psalm 73:24

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Let Go Let God with Self-Care

I honor God by caring for myself.
As fast as life goes sometimes, I may find it difficult to stop, rest, and take care of myself. I may feel pressured to do things for others and keep a hectic pace to meet their requests. I remember the lyrics of a country song, “I’m in a hurry to get things done. Oh, I rush and rush until life’s no fun.” I stop hurrying and care for myself. The most important person to focus on is me. Caring for myself is honoring Spirit within. I rest, breathe, and step away from pressures or worries. I take time to connect with God through prayer and meditation. I also take time for fun! Caring for myself does not take away from my ability to care for others. It energizes me and strengthens my relationship with God.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.—Psalm 16:9