I woke up this morning with a ton of goals in my thoughts…
Pray, walk dogs, write, pray some more, learn html coding for creating widgets for twitter, share this and ‘diiggthis’ on my blog, clean house, sort stuff….pray some more….do laundry…research computer upgrades….etc.
Half way through the laundry list of my to dos as I’m lying in bed I hear ‘Tre, sshhhh….let me love you.’ And I knew this was my nudge from God to get still.
It wasn’t so corny as it sounds. But I’d forgotten something. I dove into my agenda of today without filling my thoughts up with the right now awareness of how loved I am and how adored, cherished, worthy, and tender is my heart.
And I’m not offering this as a self gloated, self indulgent saga. I’m offering this as a type of prayer that is to me essential for the makings of a harmonious day….to fill thought up with the recognition and fullness of the right now immediate all embracing power, presence and intelligence of divine Love, the very core substance that creates and governs each one of us.
How I do this is very simple.
I curl my knees up to my chest (I’ve always done this. It feels kinda like a whole body hug. But it’s the way I used to calm myself down right after my parents got divorced when I was 8 and my world was falling apart and everyone in the world seemed to be taking care of everyone else, but I still had to get used to falling asleep alone at night b/c mom was typically out on a date and couldn’t tuck me in anymore).
So I find a comfy spot to sit, pull my knees up to my chest, wrap my arms around my legs….and I rock myself or just sit there calmly. And I go to work in my thoughts…one at a time….of course you know that by now…the theme of this blog: thought by thought…
Typically I have to hush the day’s agenda (see above). And then I get still and sometimes I start making affirmations—another thing that stills the individual ego and opens thought up to the tender messages of divine Love.
I may start affirming this way:
Right now, the only power, presence, intelligence and might going on, governing the whole universe is divine Love. The strength, power, wisdom and might of this Being is the only true power in control. This presence is enveloping me, holding me, protecting me….safeguarding me…establishing my very being and that of all mankind.
Right now as an idea of this Mind, I am the very expression of God’s being and as such, right this moment, I embody strength, express grace, am wholely spiritual and pure. Since my substance is spiritual, it is constant. This moment then, I have all the joy, fulfillment, and peace I can ever expect to have.
The divine source of supply is pouring forth so much good and there’s not a single moment when my life can possibly be devoid of joy, of love, of intelligence no matter what the circumstances appear. This moment I have all that I need to feel loved, to feel free of all fear, to feel able to move forward with strength, conviction, and integrity.
Because I am an idea, the very expression of God’s Being, I know that I can only express the nature of good, of love, of truth. Nothing that counteracts the nature of love can wiggle it’s way into my thinking and start owning the hour. No sense of fear, doubt, guilt, anger, frustration, weakness, desperation, exhaustion you name it –no negative muckety muck can get into my thinking and start to govern it. I am keenly aware of the attempts to do so and I simply do not have to respond. For I know that this seeming attempt of the opposite of God’s nature to govern my thinking is simply the pull of the world’s belief in matter and I do not have to give my consent ever to such. No one does. We are each and all free this moment and able to live the spirituality that is our true inheritance.
I know that the calm and joy and peace I feel this moment will endure. And I know that it is true for one and all and now.”
So I pray this way….for a good long while—maybe 10 minutes…often longer….but just enough to get clear on what’s in control of the moment, what’s governing my life, my thoughts, my day. And then I tuck it all up with a reestablishing of the all power, presence, and intelligence of divine Love embracing all mankind. For these truths are not just true for me but are true for each one of us. And I know that as each effort is made to establish in thought these truths, that awareness governs being and enables us / me to live them moment to moment and thought by thought.
And once I feel this stillness and certainty, I unclasp my knees and go about my morning with a lot less aggression and anxiety and a lot more joy and peace.
Now surely this entry is not an attempt to teach you the whole of why I pray like this. I surely can do that and am happy to if you wanna be in touch (see my contact info).
Rather, is this entry a glimpse on how I ‘get set’ for the day. And why doing so is so vital to me aside from all other things that pull—dogs, children, husbands, the day’s agenda.
What you think you live…moment to moment.
And as you can read through this blog I am intending to live a life that is proof of my spirituality, proof of the power and presence and intelligence and control of divine Love, proof of the law of this Love at work moment to moment, and thus proof of the divine domain if you will making itself known right here, right now…’as in heaven, so on earth.’
Again, the resource I use to learn more about this domain is Mary Baker Eddy’s book: Science and Health. It’s sure the foundational text for me though I’ve read others that offer different perspectives, like “A New Earth” which I ‘m reading now. But for a foundational text, you should check out Science and Health. First written more than 130 years ago, it’s words still lead thought, still establish truth, still bring out the reality of divine Science.
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