“I am in the Father, and the Father in me.” (John 14:11) These words of Jesus had to have been mind-blowing for the disciples. But, when we realize that these very words are also true of US–when we REALIZE our Divinity–this realization also, as with Jesus, carries a responsibility–that of expressing it fully! Our Divinity is not something to be attained, but rather, it is born in us from the start! God has placed in us everything we need to live a wonderful, meaningful, purposeful life–EVERYTHING!! This morning, we are invited to take a closer look at what all of this means, to realize it, accept the ramifications of it and to put it to work in our daily lives–to LIVE IT!! As children of God, we are wonderful, creative beings! We are invited to celebrate this Truth! It is the key to a life of Divine blessings!
Freedom! God gave us free will! He did this for a purpose; that we might be able to CHOOSE to abide in His wisdom, love, strength, His ALLNESS! When we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we do so in the realization that He endured the Crucifixion to SET US FREE from the BELIEF in DEATH! Freedom!! Through the ages, men have died for it. Here in America, we celebrate the bravery and dedication to freedom for which so many have given their lives! On an historic note, Memorial Day was started following the Civil War, when freed slaves found a mass grave of Union Soldiers, dug them up and gave each of them a proper burial!! Today, on Memorial Day, we continue celebrating this same Spirit of Freedom, on a national level! Let us never take this most precious gift from God for granted! Let us give thanks for those who have helped preserve it! Let us receive from them that courage and make it a part of our own consciousness!!
“God, help me!!” Three words! The universal prayer that has led addicts to being clean, alcoholics to sobriety; that has led countless people to new and higher walks in life! It has been said that willingness is in direct proportion to pain and/or discomfort! This place, however painful it may be, in the moment, is what God uses to bless us in countless ways. This is the place where we become OPEN and RECEPTIVE to His guidance and WILLING to do whatever it takes to follow Him! Rock bottom forms the solid foundation upon which a new life, a new way, a new consciousness can be built!! Embrace it! Call it good! Romans 12:2 tells us, “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Rock bottom is both the foundation and the springboard!! New adventure awaits!!
Key to keeping our teachings practical is the idea of Holy Breath–or Holy Spirit. Biblically speaking, Spirit is female in nature, or that receptive aspect within us. To be noted: at the tomb, it was a WOMAN who saw Christ, first. By becoming more aware of, and in alignment with, our breath, we can become more aware of, and receptive to, the Life Force–the Divinity–within us, and, those Truth ideas with which Holy Spirit would enlighten us. This week, we are given steps to becoming more conscious of our breathing, thereby allowing us to awaken to each moment–the NOW–and the Divine Truths contained within it. We will hear steps to clear our thinking of limiting beliefs and open ourselves to the Universal LIFE that we ARE! We’ll learn how we can USE each breath to GROW in compassion, forgiveness, clarity, love and purpose. Every breath is a prayer; a prayer of LIFE!! Now…BREATHE!!