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Guy

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Peace Train

peace4I am for peace.  I am for peace for myself, my family, my community, my municipality, my state, my country and my world.  I am for peace for all people, all families, all communities, all municipalities, all states, and every nation in the world.  I am for the revelation of the Peace of God on earth.  I am for peace everywhere, at all times and for all time.  I am for the mutual cooperation and understanding of all people for all people.  I am for not just getting along or tolerance, but the pure, unadulterated, unconditional love of life for every person on the planet by every person on the planet.

I believe that all life should be regarded as holy and sacred, and respected by all persons.  I believe that I can have my good without the need to take anything from anyone else, but rather by doing what I can to uplift, aid and love everyone else.  I believe that the experience we have of life is to be cherished in ourselves and in others.  I believe that all persons are created equal, made in the image and likeness of God, sharing the Divine Sonship of God, and possessing all of the attributes of God, because all persons are manifestations of God.  I believe that all persons are connected because we are all of One Life and One Spirit.  I believe that once we all start seeing ourselves and each other in this way, we will begin to truly love one another.

I went to Church at six o’clock this morning because our Church takes part in the World Peace Meditation.  I, along with many other people around the world, dedicated my thoughts this morning to the idea of peace on earth.  I hope you spend time knowing peace for yourself and for our world.

If you search a little, you’ll find many sites and organizations dedicated to the idea of meditating on world peace.  Some dedicate one day a year while others advocate spending some time everyday meditating on world peace.  Here are a few of them.

http://www.project-meditation.org/a_ra1/meditation_for_world_peace.html

http://www.meditatepeace.com/

http://www.silentpeacemeditation.com/

http://www.tm.org/discover/benefits/world.html

I found this version of Yusef Islam’s (Cat Stephens) Peace Train on youtube.  I like it better than the more popularly known version because it sounds more peaceful to me. J!

Guy

 

Inspired Affirmation of the Day -12/31/08

I express the Peace of God, living from an inner calm so complete that nothing can disturb it.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 12/31/08

Definition of Peace, from the Glossary of the Science of Mind text:

Peace     A state of inner calm.  An inner calm so complete that nothing can disturb it.  A Peace which only comes from the knowledge that It is All.  Fathomless Peace is meant by the Peace of the Spirit.  This is the peace to which Jesus referred when he said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.”  The Infinite is always at peace because there is nothing to disturb It.  A realization of our Oneness with Omnipresence brings peace, the peace which is accompanied by a consciousness of power.

–Ernest Holmes

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 12/31/08

–Dr. Carleton Whitehead

There is One Life.  This Life is God.  This Life is Good.  This Life is the way of all.  This truth fills my consciousness, and I feel Peace.  I am in harmony with each and every unique manifestation of Life.

My supply of life, love, abundance, beauty and joy flows directly from the One, which is the Source for everyone.  I deeply respect each individual as the Power to express their divine potential.  I am clear that my good is inseparable from the Good of the Whole and that the Law of Harmony governs its expression.

I believe in the Omnipresence of university Peace and Harmony.  I see perfect understanding and cooperation, mutual helpfulness and kindness expressing between all people, across all neighborhoods, all cities, all countries.  In diverging points of view, the common good exists, and I accept that it is recognized and implemented.  I find mutual love and goodwill to be the normal and natural way for people to be. I delight in seeing all affairs handled cheerfully for the benefit of

I believe that I live in a happy, peaceful, loving world.  I rejoice that God is manifesting through all, and that I am the Peace of God in my world.  And so it is.

 

 

 

Love Your Neighbor

Well, I’m very excited! J  I just started my blog and in less than a week I got my first comment.  I don’t know how she wound up here, but Michelle, who blogs at http://handsfrozentothesword.com found her way to this site and wrote, “I like how Jesus put it when He said, ‘Love your neighbor as you love YOURSELF’,” in regards to my 3 part article, “Learning To Love Unconditionally.”

abcThis is a good teaching and I thank Michelle for pointing it out.  Loving everyone was a core component of Jesus’ teachings, and is paramount in the effort we must make to conceptualize the ideal of unconditional love within ourselves.  However, there are millions of people that admittedly don’t love themselves and don’t even know how to begin doing so.

So, many of us must learn to love ourselves unconditionally, even as we are learning to have and share love with everyone and everything in the same unconditional manner.  If you have found your way here and need help learning to love yourself, be sure to look at the “Affirmation” and “Treatment” pages, as well as the “Affirmation Archives” and “Treatment Archives” pages here.  All of the affirmations and treatments I’ve written for the blog so far, have been written to help us realize greater love in and for ourselves and the Universe of Good in which we live and move and have our being.

Guy

Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 12/30/08

I live in the Joy of Life, because I live my life to always express the Love of God through me to all.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 12/30/08

Live to love, and then you will delight to live.

–Warren Felt Evans

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 12/30/08

Spirit expresses and reveals Joy in all that It creates.  Life abounds in the Joy of this creative activity everywhere.  The Infinite, Limitless, Eternal Love of God continuously gives to all, provides for all, and prospers all.

I am an expression of this Spirit, and I love giving of myself as I am prospered and provided.  I receive abundantly the gifts of the Spirit, knowing that it is God’s good pleasure to give me the Kingdom, and it is my good pleasure to receive all that I can embody, embrace and share.  I live in gratitude and joy, ever thankful for all that I have, all that I give, and all that I receive.  I am abundantly prospered by my delight of living to give as I speak my word now, knowing that it is so. And so it is.

Learning to Love Unconditionally Part III

Part III of III: It All Starts With You

1bb3You are the only one that can think for you.  This means that only you can decide for yourself to see the Love of God and the good in others regardless of how they may behave or see themselves.  More importantly, you can choose to see and know the Love of God and the good in yourself, regardless of how you have been judging yourself until now.The truth is that you are a manifestation of Spirit, created by God and made in the image and likeness of God.  This means that by the nature of your existence you are good.  Once you begin to accept that idea about yourself, you can work on accepting that idea about everyone else.  To the degree that you accept this idea about yourself and others, you will see changes in your life.  The changes you begin to see as you begin thinking in this way will be for the better.Your perception of the world is based on the way you choose to see it.  Your choice may be conscious and deliberate, or it may be made by default because you are not really paying attention to the way you think and feel about what you see and experience.  Nonetheless, your thoughts and feelings shape your beliefs, and Life creates through you as you believe.  So, why not, as the ad campaign for a wireless phone company says, believe in something better?

In fact, the best place to start is with you.  Stop blaming yourself, being angry at yourself and putting yourself down for mistakes you may have made in the past.  Quit punishing yourself because you don’t feel that you are good enough, or that you don’t deserve to be, do, or have the things you want in life.  Decide to start being kind, loving, supportive and understanding with yourself.

Guy

 

Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 12/29/08

I love myself and accept myself as I am; knowing that I am perfect, whole and complete because I am made in the image and likeness of God. 

Inspired Quote of the Day – 12/29/08

Love is the self-givingness of the Spirit through the desire of Life to express Itself in terms of creation.

–Ernest Holmes

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 12/29/08

The Nature of all that exists is Love, because the Nature of god is Love and God exists in all.  This one undeniable, undefeatable, irresistible Power is present everywhere; living, moving and acting in all, through all and as all.  The Eternal Power of love is the Truth of my being, expressing and experiencing Itself as me.

I live in the Perfect Flow of Love, because the Love of God flows perfectly through me.  I know that I am good because I am a Divine expression of God’s Perfection.  God is always for me; so, Life is always for me.  I cherish, honor and celebrate every aspect of my life and my world knowing that I always experience the Harmony, Beauty and Love of Life in all that I see and do.  I release my word to Law, with the absolute faith and conviction that It always turns my word to form.  I give thanks that my word is made manifest in me and through me now.  And so it is.

 

 

 

Learning To Love Unconditionally Part II

Part II of III: Changing Your Perception

1aa6If you feel that people can treat you poorly or can do wrong to you, you are perceiving life as being what you see in the world of conditions.  Once you develop a Spiritual view of life, you will see and experience good everywhere you look, because you will see and experience the Truth, that God is all there is – everywhere – at all times.  Because God is Good, once you see and experience God everywhere, you will see and experience Good everywhere.  You must consciously choose to see life from this perspective, and it will take some work.

Once you decide to see good everywhere you look and in everyone you see, even the worst of the worst of situations and people will begin to change in their relationship to you.  An old Nigerian proverb states, “The way I treat my brother is the way I treat myself.”  This is true because we are all one in Spirit.  Mentally holding my brother in contempt and judgment holds me in contempt and judgment as well, and I draw to myself a set of situations, circumstances and experiences that reflect that in my life.

This is the idea of having dominion.  As William Shakespeare’s Hamlet remarks, “There is nothing either good or bad, except thinking makes it so.”  Our thoughts and feelings are what create and populate our world with our experiences.  A victim mentality turns us into victims.  What happens in our experience of life happens through us, not to us.

The way we perceive things and the ways we perceive people is the way we judge the things and people that we come into contact with.  This is why the Master Teacher, Jesus taught with two very clear statements about judgment: “Judge not least ye be judged,” and “Judge ye not according to appearances, but judge with righteous judgment.”  In other words; because we are all one in Spirit, what you think about others must reflect in your life, and don’t get fooled by what you see in this physical world of effects, see God in all things and all people and no matter what the appearance is, the good will be revealed.

Next, Part III of III: It All Starts With You

Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 12/28/08

I see the Love of God wherever I look, because I look at myself, I look at Life, and I live from the Spirit of Love within me.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 12/28/08

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

–Henry Drummond

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 12/28/08

Life is always giving of Itself to Itself and becoming Itself in all things.  This never ending activity is the Love of God in action.  I am an Infinite expression of the Eternal Love of God.  All that I see, hear, say and do is a reflection of the Spirit and Love of Life.  I love everyone and everything unconditionally, because I know that the Truth of everyone and everything everywhere is the Spirit of God.

I know that I live in and I am surrounded by a kind and loving Universe, that always gives to me as I give to myself; so, I am always kind, loving and supportive to me.  I embrace and embody this Truth now, giving thanks that my word has been heard and acted upon to produce Perfect Peace, Poise and Harmony in all of my affairs now.  I release my word and celebrate my good, knowing that it is done.  And so it is.

 

Learning to Love Unconditionally Part I

Part I of III: Why is it So Hard to Love?

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Why is the idea of unconditional love so hard for most people to accept?

It’s a matter of perception. It is difficult to love anyone that has done something wrong to you. It is sometimes difficult to love someone who has done something wrong to someone you don’t even know.

When we perceive someone as having done wrong or hurtful things to us or to others, we begin to experience unfavorable emotions. Those emotions then become the basis of how we decide to think and feel about the wrongdoer in question, and subsequently how we behave towards them.

This means that for most people, the idea of loving others is conditional.  “I will love you as long as I feel good about everything you do.”  Is this idea reflective of the unconditional love we all receive from Spirit?  Does the idea of loving others based on conditions exemplify the teachings of any Spiritual philosophy that you know?  The answer to both of those questions is no.

Spirit, the Universe, Nature, God or whatever we choose to call it; or however we choose to recognize it, is always giving, always creating, always producing and always providing.  The air, water, and light we need is ever available.  Grass, trees and plants always grow.  These are facts that have been true since before the beginning of recorded history.  No matter what mankind, or any individual person does, Nature just keeps on giving, because God just keeps on loving.

At this point, you are probably feeling that it makes no sense for you to love someone who treats people poorly, or who has not been so kind to you.  But, as I said, it’s a matter of perception.

Next, Part II of III: Changing Your Perception

Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 12/27/08

I am filled with, surrounded by, and immersed in the constant, consistent, unconditional Love of God.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 12/27/08

Love is the grandest healing and drawing power on earth.

–Ernest Holmes

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 12/27/08

God is Love; the constant, consistent and unconditional givingness of Life to itself.  I am one with God; so, I am the Love of God in Perfect, Divine expression.  I love myself by affirming and knowing this truth about myself now.  Because I am one with God, I am one with all Life, and I give to myself by knowing the Truth about everyone, everywhere, at all times.

I consciously accept all that I am, all that I have, and all that I am given with Joy and gratitude.  God is my unfailing Supply of all I ever want, need or desire.  My word is a Perfect Law unto itself, and I am always well-provided.  I give thanks now, completely trusting the Law as It works in me, as me, through me and by means of me to turn my word to flesh.  I release my word, grateful that it is done now. And so it is.

I’m on youtube with David Zasloff

Here I am with renowned performer David Zasloff having a good time playing my djembe drum.

Guy