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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Let Go Let God in Faith

Right where I am, God is.
Life is filled with beginnings and endings. Autumn leaves turn gold and crimson, then fall from the trees. One part of the cycle comes to an end. A period of dormancy is about to begin. My own life is also a cyclical process. I need not fear change, for it is normal. We all experience endings: the loss of a job, leaving a home, or the passing of a loved one. During these times, I turn to God in prayer. I affirm: Right where I am, God is. God is my ever-present source of comfort and strength. Just as I trust new growth will bud on the trees come spring, I have faith new growth will take place in my life.

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going.—Hebrews 11:8

Friday, October 30, 2015

Let Go Let God be Protected

I am one with Divine Love, safe and protected.
Everywhere I go, in every situation, I am aware of divine love. Love heals me. Love sustains me. Love is my source and my support. I think of the way trees effortlessly release their leaves to the fall breezes. I let go of concerns and let myself bask in the love of God. If a gust of wind rattles me, I release what no longer serves me. Fear and worry have no place in my life. I am free to find peace and strength. I know I am safe. The love of God, my creator, moves through every fiber of my being. I have everything necessary to support my soul on its life journey. I am one with Divine Love, safe, secure, and protected. The core of my being is at peace.

See what love the father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.—1 John 3:1

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Let Go Let God with Wisdom

I am attuned to the wisdom of God.
My bookshelf overflows with guides for my many roles. Topics range from pet care to gardening. On top of that, the Internet overflows with information to feed my mind. But when I seek wisdom, I turn within. God is the source of true wisdom. I may be a leader, spouse, sibling, parent, child, employee, or mentor. I let go of worldly titles when seeking spiritual wisdom. I focus on my role as a creative, wise soul with divine purpose. The more I celebrate this role, the more attuned I am to the wisdom of God. My consciousness expands as I spend more time in the Silence. I see myself as a wise, spiritual being—grounded in gratitude and of service to all.
Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.–1 Kings 3:12

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Let Go Let God with Integrity

Acting with integrity brings me peace.
At times I may hesitate to make decisions. I may struggle with choices about relationships and work-life balance. Or I may worry if I am spending my money wisely. Staying in touch with Truth gives me confidence. Before I choose what to do, I listen to my inner guidance. I align my thoughts with what is upright, honest, and sincere. As I speak and act with integrity, I experience balance in my mind, body, and soul. Every aspect of my life aligns in peaceful harmony. Integrity is part of my true identity. I exhibit ease and grace when asked to make a decision. My health improves, my self-esteem increases, and I live courageously.
Show yourself in all respects a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity, and sound speech that cannot be censured.–Titus 2:7, 8

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Let Go Let God in Prosperity

I am fearlessly and wondrously prosperous.
Life presents many opportunities to demonstrate strength and courage. I may stretch myself and increase my gifts to my church. Or I may leave the security of a relationship or job to better care for myself. Every time I practice courage, I contribute to my prosperity. I make choices based on what feeds my soul and benefits those around me. As I do, I tap in to hidden resources. Spirit enables me to face difficulties and overcome them. Courage is like muscle. I build it up over time with each act outside my comfort zone. I create strength that will last a lifetime and I am fearlessly prosperous.
Be strong, be courageous, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes … so that you may prosper.–1 Kings 2:2-3

Monday, October 26, 2015

Let Go Let God Through Change

I welcome change as an opportunity for learning.
Every fall I marvel at how a new season unfolds. In the blink of an eye the trees go from green to golden. It’s as if nature throws buckets of paint over the landscape. In a similar way, beautiful changes sometimes appear in my life. Other times, I find change unattractive. Then, I rely on faith. I embrace the change as an opportunity to learn and grow spiritually. As I make decisions during times of change, I turn to God for guidance. I release any feelings of resistance or fear based on past experience. Focused on the healing influence of Spirit, I find the answers to my questions and accept change gracefully. I grow to welcome new experiences. I trust every change is for the good.

New things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.–Isaiah 42:9

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Let Go Let God in Celebrations

I share love in the celebrations of life.

I joyfully celebrate the milestones of life with family and friends. From new babies to community service awards, I take the opportunity to say congratulations whenever possible. I also celebrate my own special days, giving thanks for the people who helped me along the way. For loved ones who live nearby, I energetically participate in birthday parties and other gatherings. I also reach out to friends who live far away to let them know I’m thinking of them on their special day. Picking up the phone may be the kindest thing I do today. When dates on the calendar bring to mind loved ones beyond the physical realm, I celebrate them in my thoughts and memories. I light a candle in my heart for them and feel love everlasting.
And all the people went up following him, playing on pipes and rejoicing with great joy.—1 Kings 1:40

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Let Go Let God Contribute to World Peace

I nurture peace by loving myself and others.
The way I care for myself affects the way I show up in the world. I keep this in mind in everything I say and do. I begin my day by setting the intention to treat myself with love. I will rest when I am tired, take time for fun, and enjoy nature. If I notice negative thinking, I will turn it around. I envision a joyful day! Every gain I make in loving and accepting myself helps me experience more inner peace. This is important because the more peaceful I am inside, the greater my ability to respond with mutual respect and love for my neighbor. The energy I generate contributes to lifting the collective consciousness, calming unrest, and promoting peace. I nurture peace by loving myself and others.
Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.—Romans 14:19

Friday, October 23, 2015

Let Go Let God with Inner Peace

I am completely and divinely loved.
At times I have longed for a hug or some other physical representation of God’s love. This longing seems to come from deep within my heart. Today I know to turn within to feel divine love. Instead of relying on others, I rely on God. I feel inner peace every time I pray. I go to my inner sanctuary and find comfort in times of worry or stress. I turn to that place now. I relax and breathe deeply. In this moment, I experience my oneness with God. I inhale, breathing in the cleansing, freeing breath of Spirit. I am renewed. I am calm. I am at peace. I emerge from prayer with a profound sense of being loved. I am never alone. Nothing can disturb my peace of mind because I am one with God.
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.–Psalm 42:1

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Let Go Let God be Brilliant

I am guided to the best way to express my brilliance.
I am brilliant. This statement is not boastful. It is an affirmation of the Truth. God created me and all living beings with innate genius. Today I actively express my brilliance and divine potential. I also see the genius in all others. Nothing can keep me from shining my Christ Light. I release any limiting concepts such as shame, envy, or self-doubt. Any anxiety fades as I tap in to my spiritual gifts. I live authentically and fearlessly. Wisdom guides me to the best way to express my brilliance. I step out in faith and let my light shine in service to all. My actions inspire others to do the same. Together we make the world a brighter place.

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.–Matthew 5:16

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Let Go Let God Provide Healing

I attune to wholeness and express perfect health.

All healing begins with aligning my heart and mind with God’s vision for me. I am perfectly healthy—vibrant in mind, body, and spirit. I invest in my health by spending time in communion with God. I say prayers of gratitude for my ease of movement and youthful vigor. I nurture my heart in meditation. I train my mind with positive words. Guided by Spirit, I make healthy choices when it comes to eating and exercise. I care for myself with regular visits to medical professionals. I am mindful of my speech and refrain from any discouraging self-talk. I align every part of my being with Truth principles. As I do so, healing at all levels is not merely likely but inevitable. I am one with God—healed, whole, and healthy.

I will take sickness away from among you.—Exodus 23:25

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Let Go Let God in the Sublime

I feel the presence of Spirit as I soak in the sublime.
Some moments in life are beyond beautiful—they are sublime. German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer said we experience the sublime best when we become aware of our oneness with Nature. Looking carefully at the world around me, I find the sublime. I begin by noticing colors and shapes pleasing to my eye. When a flower catches my attention, I take a moment to stop and look more carefully. I notice delicate lines, sprinkles of gold dust, and flecks of white. Spiraling, velvety petal folds lead my gaze toward the inside. The flower’s outer boundaries expand and I feel the presence of Spirit. This presence permeates the flower—and me. I experience the sublime Oneness I share with all life.

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.—Song of Solomon 2:12

Monday, October 19, 2015

Let Go Let God Forgive

I learn from mistakes and give thanks for my growth.
Mistakes are part of the human learning experience. I may say things unskillfully and hurt other people. Others may have made errors that hurt me as well. When I learn to see mistakes as lessons, with compassion and forgiveness, I let go of resentments and move on. I do not allow the error to increase its impact by holding grudges or allowing negativity to fester. I do not condemn or shame others or myself. Instead, I employ the tool of forgiveness as soon as I notice hurt or regret arise within me. I engage in forgiveness by recognizing my feelings, releasing the need to punish or be right, and letting it go. I seize the transformative opportunity human error offers and give thanks for my growth.

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”—Luke 23:34

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Let Go Let God be Authentic

I practice authenticity with myself and others.
Actors spend hours rehearsing, learning lines, and working with technicians to get everything just right. They also delve in to the accent, movements, and motivations of the character. After a performance, actors shed these things and become themselves once again. In some aspects of my life, I may perform as if I am an actor and hide behind a mask or image. I value authenticity in relationships. God leads me to look at areas where my lines and roles may not reflect my Highest Self. I lovingly release any actions and words not in alignment with my true nature. In Truth, I am a loving, kind, and generous expression of Christ. As I practice authenticity with myself and others, I trust myself more and I am free.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.—John 8:32

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Let Go Let God in Meditation

I quiet my mind and listen within. I find inner peace.

My meditation may start when I close my eyes and repeat an affirmation in my mind. When my mind wanders, I bring my attention back to the affirmation. This practice sets a peaceful intention for my day. Other times, I meditate by focusing on my breath. If thoughts arise, I observe them and return to my breath. A radiant presence may emerge from the depths of my being, leading me into my inner space of light. At my spiritual core, nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul. No matter how I meditate, I connect with Christ within. I let go and trust the unfolding of my true nature.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.—Psalm 19:14

Friday, October 16, 2015

Let Go Let God be Patient

I practice patience and take life one step at a time.
When I think of patience, I may think of inventors like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Sir Isaac Newton. They exhibited great patience as they tried repeatedly to create something new. What gave them perseverance? Perhaps it was their faith in the end result. They knew what they were doing was important and they ultimately would succeed. Newton referred to this as “patient attention.” I practice patience as part of loving myself. I relax and release, trusting God to guide me. I give my life and my concerns “patient attention” rather than hurried attention. I take life one step at a time, knowing God guides me each step of the way. I am perseverant and I am successful.

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.—Romans 12:12

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Let Go Let God Through Transition

Spirit is my constant help through every change.
The ability to move through transitions with ease adds to our quality of life. As seasons change we acclimate to variations of cold and heat, adjusting clothing and activities accordingly. Each day we transition from night to day, from sleep to wakefulness. Our souls inhabit a particular body for a time. In the end, we release this physical state, yet our soul continues within the eternal life of God. In the transition to and from the physical, our soul is lovingly in God’s care. Charles Fillmore described God as “unchangeable life, love, substance, and intelligence of Being.” Transition is ongoing, yet God does not change. I count on this everlasting source of power and I am fulfilled.

As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.—Genesis 8:22

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Let Go Let God Pray for Others

In joy-filled prayer, I affirm wholeness and abundance for all.
I am grateful when friends ask me to pray with them. Joining them in prayer is a privilege and a joy. I approach each prayer request with respect and thoughtfulness. Centering my mind and heart in Spirit, I see the divine attributes inherent within the person and the situation. My focus on Good turns every prayer into an expression of gratitude. Where there appears to be a need for healing, I affirm the wholeness already there. Where there appears to be lack, I affirm abundance. Where there appears to be confusion or stumbling, I give thanks for wisdom, guidance, and understanding. I am grateful for every opportunity to be a joyful, prayerful presence in the world.
To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will ... fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith.–2 Thessalonians 1:11

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Let Go Let God in Diversity

I celebrate diversity in the world and in my life.
I see abundance in the diversity of plants and animals on earth. Every species is so unique yet so interdependent. Many species contribute to the ecosystem of a tide pool or a forest glade. They function as one circle of life. Diversity is a source of abundance for humanity too. My community includes people with a variety of physical traits and different cultural and social backgrounds. These characteristics that set us apart keep life interesting and make us stronger. I gain wisdom through a variety of friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. With an open mind and heart, I embrace both commonalities and differences. I see God in each unique expression—person, plant, or animal.

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.–Revelation 7:9

Monday, October 12, 2015

Let Go Let God in Discovery

I discover God at the center of each experience.
Centuries ago, explorers set out across the Atlantic Ocean in search of greater abundance. The vision of a few changed the Americas. Some people grew more wealthy and others experienced greater hardships. My actions affect many people too. I am an explorer in my own right. Each morning, I point my compass toward my highest good. I note my feelings in every situation and discover the presence of God in all. My awareness of my oneness with humanity expands. I may perceive challenges as I explore yet I remain centered in Love. I listen to my inner guidance and find the best outcome for myself and others. Every life experience has value for me. I am growing and evolving according to God’s plan. I am prosperous with God at the center of each discovery.
And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.—Proverbs 18:15

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Let Go Let God in Grace

I live in the fullness of grace simply because I am.
God gives me grace without conditions. I do not have to work hard or earn divine blessings. My worthiness does not depend upon my actions. I am worthy of grace because of who I am. When Moses stood at the burning bush and asked, who shall I say sent me? God said, “I am who I am.” The same I Am incarnated in the form of Jesus and lies at the core of me. I am “made in the image and likeness” of God and therefore I Am—the very essence of God. This gift of my essence is grace. Grace takes action, too, showing up as delightful goodness in my life. I allow grace to overflow from my heart in free and joyous expression. I live in the fullness of grace simply because I am.
By grace you have been saved ... it is the gift of God.—Ephesians 2:8

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Let Go Let God in Gratitude

Gratitude draws my good to me like a spiritual magnet.
Gratitude is a spiritual magnet. I put my attention on the positive and draw more of the same to me. Friends, family, the comfort of home, and the beauty of nature bless me every day. I live from a place of gratitude and find an abundance of joy! At times, I may feel less than blessed. I may face financial or health challenges. I may be going through a transition and feeling lost or confused. Then, I refocus on gratitude. I make a list of five things for which I am grateful. As I think about my blessings, my attitude changes. The difficulties do not seem as large as they did just a moment ago. I attract more blessings as I practice gratitude and see life through a new perspective. I am fulfilled.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Friday, October 9, 2015

Let Go Let God be Vibrant

I am a vibrant expression of God.
My senses rejoice in the vivid colors of nature; in the warmth of the sun and the brisk breeze of dawn; in the scent of the ocean and the aroma of dinner; in the silence of darkness and the laughter of friends. As I gently breathe in to these expressions of life, I am one with all of God’s magnificence. The teeming ocean and the brilliant sun thrill me. The wind on the mountaintops clears away any thoughts of limitation or separation lingering in my mind. I am alive with the energy of the Divine flowing in and through me. In this Oneness, anything is possible. The power of God heals all my earthly wounds and reveals the way to begin anew. I am an unlimited, vibrant being, keenly aware of Spirit expressing as me.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.—Philippians 4:13

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Let Go Let God Provide Guidance

God guides me on my unique path.
When I start something new I remember I am a channel for the work of God. I do not fix my gaze on a faraway goal and wonder how I will get there. Instead, I confidently take the first step then open my mind to guidance. At times I may stumble or think I have taken a wrong turn, then Spirit reveals the value of my crooked path. I discover ways to do good wherever I am. Just as a great distance is covered in many small steps, a great work is the culmination of many small acts of kindness, compassion, and generosity. I take each step, no matter how small it seems, assured that God guides me on my unique path to doing good.
For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.—Ephesians 2:10

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Let Go Let God Be Free

I am free to re-create myself.
In the same way laws and textbooks change with the times, I update my understanding of spiritual freedom. I am free to make different choices and re-create myself. With prayer and meditation as my primary tools, I release worn-out ways of being and acting in the world. I choose to see people and situations differently. I free myself from faulty thinking and embrace productive thoughts. I affirm the fresh choices that are possible and my responsibility toward others in those choices. I have the power to change because I am an expression of God. In deepest gratitude, I give thanks for the opportunities available to me in every moment.
For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence.—Galatians 5:13

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Let Go Let God in Comfort

I rejoice in the assurance of divine love.
Life is like a box of chocolates. This line from the movie Forrest Gump reminds us of the uncertainties we all face. The activities of each day bring joys and challenges. There is only one constant—the love of God. While I cannot foresee what the day will bring, I have the choice to start by centering in the certainty of divine love. I maintain balance by staying in constant contact with God. Memories or interactions with others may bring a taste of sweet and a bite of bitter. No matter what sensation I feel, I am at ease. I always find unconditional, unlimited love in my inner sanctuary. This love flows through me—soothing any pain, calming any turmoil, and expanding every joy of my day.

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.—John 15:9

Monday, October 5, 2015

Let Go Let God Give Knowledge

I demonstrate my faith by putting knowledge into action.
As I move through life, I learn in myriad places. In school I gain a basic understanding of our world. I continue to learn at work, home, and in my community. The more skills and knowledge I acquire, the greater my chance of worldly success. Yet there is a greater education offered to me each day. It is a spiritual knowing—a deep understanding. It is knowledge I put into action as I live my life more prayerfully and thoughtfully. I express love unconditionally, I forgive continuously, and I demonstrate my faith courageously. I pray in positive, life-affirming ways. Through my spiritual knowledge, I make conscious decisions and live life to its fullest.
If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.—James 1:5

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Let Go Let God Bless the Animals

I see the Divine in every animal on earth.
Since the dawn of time, many species of animals and humans have interacted in trusting relationships. Animals add so much to our lives. They are pets, farmhands, and guides. Dogs love and guard us. Cats comfort us and keep mice at bay. Wool from sheep is used in clothing and blankets. And animals are essential transportation in villages around the world. I thank the Universe for the contributions of animals. From the fish of the sea to the beautiful butterfly, I appreciate the unique strengths of each species. Whether it’s the pet from my childhood or an exotic animal, I see the Divine in every animal. They meet our needs with ease and grace. I send them loving energy and appreciate our interconnectedness.
God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind ... And God saw that it was good.—Genesis 1:25

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Let Go Let God with Joy

Joy radiates within me.
The spiritual gift of joy is like a candle burning eternally within my heart. Just as each sunrise illuminates the earth with warm hues, joy lights me up from the inside out. Sights and sounds spark my awareness of joy. Hearing the beat of a favorite song, seeing the beauty of fall foliage, feeling the touch of a loved one’s embrace—all of these things ignite a spark within me. Whenever I feel darkness in my life, I meditate on the joy in my life. As I reflect, the joy within my heart grows. I feel its heat, like the sun, warming my entire body. It sends tingles to my arms and legs. I cannot help but smile as joy radiates within me. God is present and I am grateful.
I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.—John 15:11

Friday, October 2, 2015

Let Go, Let God

I let go and let God guide my life.
Sometimes events, people, or situations may not live up to my expectations. I may feel disappointed, let down, or angry. My first thought may be to look for someone to blame. I may want to force an outcome or think about running away. In these moments, I take a deep, relaxing breath and turn within. With each breath, I release tensions, fears, and judgments, and I realign with Spirit. As I settle deeper into prayer I am willing to release whatever may be bothering me. I realize I don’t have to know the who, how, or when of a resolution, only that it will happen in its perfect timing and place. I affirm patience and faith—knowing I am blessed in ways beyond my current understanding.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.—Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Let Go Let God Belong

I am one with the love of Christ. Here, I belong.
At times I may put a lot of energy into looking for love. I may want friends to tell me I matter, help me feel worthy, and give me a sense of belonging. It’s a tall order when I consider others are on their own healing journeys. I turn to God and find wholeness. I release expectations about people, places, and things. I open myself completely to the Christ within and find the most satisfying love of all. I nurture this relationship through prayer, meditation, or journaling. I affirm: I am one with the love of Christ. Here, I belong. I go within for every need. I listen for signals from nature, friends, and reading, then act on my guidance. All my human needs are fulfilled. I am whole.

He rained down on them manna to eat.—Psalm 78:24