Reach A New Height

motipostpicWithin you is something unique, something that longs for expression and somthing that will not only change you forever, but will change the world forever. As each one is an individualization of that which created, sustains and lives in all, each one individualizes it. It is only you that thinks as you do, perceives life as you do and feels as you do.

It is likewise only you that creates what you create, for only you can. No other can be you, no other can think for you and no other can give the world the gift that lies within you. You have something to give which only you can. It is the reason you were born.

Though we each have a special gift to give the world, few of us ever do and few of us ever will. In fact, most never realize this is true of them and will go through life feeling as if this is only the case for a special few. As you read these words you may reason, “There could only be one Da Vinci, Beethoven, Joan of Arc, Edison, Ford, Nelson Mandela, Amelia Earhart, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Barack Obama or anyone else who is that notable for their contributions to the world”. If that is your thought, you are absolutely correct. There can only be one of any of these monumental figures of history, past or present.

Likewise, there is and can only be one you. You may not have risen to the height that any of the aforementioned have, but you can. But like each of the aforementioned, no one else can do what you have in you to do. Only you have the God given talent that is yours. Only you have the ideas and the desires that can give expression to your dreams, for they are your dreams and your dreams alone.

You can keep doing what you feel is practical or safe, you can keep feeling as if there is no hope for you to accomplish anything with your life, or you can listen to your heart and honor your heart’s desire. Your unique talents are equal to living the desires of your heart. When you listen to your heart’s desire and follow your dream, believing that your dreams become your reality, they do.

New heights are in you to be reached and you can reach them. You cannot reach a new height if you don’t believe you can, because if you don’t believe you can reach it, you won’t even try. You will not reach a new height if you don’t start moving in that direction, because without moving in the direction of your dream you cannot get there. You will only reach a new height if you begin to climb.

Dare to climb that mountain, write that book, sing that song  or implement that idea the world has never heard of before, because the dream belongs to you and you alone. It belongs to you, but it is your gift for the world.



Overcoming Fear

In the summer of 1967 at the age of eight, I traveled from my home in Cleveland, Ohio to visit my uncle in New York City.  I was thrilled at the prospect of flying to New York on my own.  My mother saw me to the gate as I departed, and my uncle met me at the gate as I arrived.project2aa

The thrill of the anticipated flight disappeared as soon as the plane lifted off. That was the moment I discovered my fear of heights.

Needless to say, the flight was not a pleasant one.  I was terrified.  I don’t know whether it was motion sickness or the fear that caused me to become so violently ill, but the stewardess (which is what a flight attendant was called then) said it was motion sickness.  I think it was the fear.

It was a wonderful 2 week vacation, filled with lots of fun and excitement.  I will never forget it.  But I refused to fly back and my uncle wound up driving me home.

10 years later, at the age of 18, I voluntarily joined the peacetime army.  I probably would not have joined if I had the foresight to think about flying to Fort Knox, Kentucky for basic training.  I tried to get out of the flight, but I was told that taking the bus was not an option; the government provided the plane ticket and I had orders to fly.  To top it all off, I was traveling with a “buddy,” which meant I had to act as if I was not concerned about the flight at all.  After all, I could not let my new “buddy” see any fear in me.  He already had a problem with me because I was put “in charge” of the trip, and he just couldn’t understand why he had to be insubordinate to someone of my (ethnic) background.

I rode the bus home after basic training.  I rode the bus to my Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.  I rode the bus to my permanent duty station at Fort Ord, California.  Fortunately, I was never given an overseas assignment.project2zt

I stayed away from flying until February 1995, when I was convinced to travel to Cozumel, Mexico to celebrate my 36th birthday.  With my fear of heights and of flying securely in tact, I took the trip.  Although the flight going to Cozumel and returning to Chicago, (where I’ve resided since 1994), was horrendous, the vacation itself was a tremendous experience.  It was so fantastic in fact, that I have taken a vacation requiring flight every year since; sometimes two.

The dilemma was always the flying.  I developed a love for travel; seeing and experiencing new and different places, people and cultures, is very exciting to me.  The problem of getting there and getting home was (marginally) outweighed by the enthusiasm I had for the anticipated adventure.

project2znHowever, by the year 2000, I grew tired of experiencing the fear.  I determined that my entire vacation experience should be fun and enjoyable.  I decided that it was time for me to practice the teaching of knowing the presence of God in this matter.  I could not think of a viable reason that I should have an experience of something other than good in order for me to have an experience of my determined good.  I knew it was time to release the fear of heights and of flying.  But how would I accomplish this?

I remembered once coming across the idea that fear and love cannot coexist.  So, I used that idea as my starting point.  Fear, after all, (which has been described by the acronym False Expectations Appearing Real), is nothing more than a lack of faith that God is present in a certain situation, or the faith that God is not present.  When we practice and realize the presence of God in any situation, there is no fear because we know that there is nothing that exists which can destroy, defeat or oppose the Power that is God.

One of the attributes of God, or put another way, a fundamental aspect of the Nature of God is Love.  God is Love.  So, if I know that God is Love, and I know that God cannot be opposed, then I know that Love is an expression of the Power of God which cannot be opposed.  This is why fear and love cannot coexist; believing in, feeling and knowing the Love of God means knowing that I am filled with, immersed in, enveloped in and surrounded by this Power, that is constantly, consistently and unconditionally giving of Itself to me so that I always have my good.  The good that I determine for myself then, is and must be recognized as my real expectation.  Recognizing my real expectation of good, there is no power for any false expectation to appear in my mind or in my experience.

Based on this thinking, I used treatments and affirmations around the ideas that “God is Love,” and “The Love of God is with me now.”  I consciously conquered my fear of heights and of flying in the year 2000.  I now enjoy flying as much as the vacations I take, and I always sit by the window so I can take in the Magnificence and Beauty of God that I am surrounded by as I travel.

And so it is.


Change Your Life

Choosing to make up your mind to be happy and fulfilled is the best thing you can do for yourself.  Any and all other ideas that you may have for wants, needs, desires, plans, dreams or goals will certainly actualize under this umbrella.

Once you choose to do the mental and spiritual work necessary to create the world you want, and stick with that choice, things will begin to change.  Where you lack, you will begin to experience abundance.  Where there is pain, you will be made whole.  Where there is sorrow, you will find joy.  It is only doubting that you can have more which is keeping you from having more, or faith in the idea that you can’t have more; however you look at it, it still looks like lack in your life.

Some people recommend that you do affirmations when you wake up in the morning, some say its best to do them before you go to sleep at night, and some say to do both.  I recommend that for any idea you truly want to actualize and manifest, you repeat your affirmations when you awaken, before going to sleep, and as much as possible throughout the day.

It is not possible to change a lifetime of thinking lack, into a consciousness of prosperity about anything, with one affirmation, followed by a series of those habitual old thoughts of lack that have always lived with you in the first place.  You must, as has been said, change your mind and keep it changed, to change your life.  The way to keep your mind changed is to develop a new thought pattern, and the way to develop a new thought pattern is with constant vigilance aided by the use of treatment and affirmations.

Its not rocket science, it’s a simple, easy to understand, tried and true method for changing your life by developing your faith in new ideas.  It does require some work on your part, a little mental effort.1827506GI31_E34575401  Muhammad Ali is quoted as saying, “I am the greatest!  I said that even before I knew I was.”

All of the potential of Life is in you, waiting for your recognition and direction.  Love yourself, be kind to yourself and support yourself by knowing something better about yourself.  It’s the greatest gift you can give.


Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 01/08/09

I am grateful to be happy, whole and deeply fulfilled in every aspect of my life; health, wealth, creative achievements, relationships and career.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 01/08/09

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.  And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

–Muhammad Ali

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 01/08/09

There is One Creative Being, One Source, and One Infinite Good; This One is God, which is the One Spirit which must be thoughtfully revered in spirit and in truth.  The Love of God, operating through Its own Law of Good, constantly produces, supplies and provides all that is needed for the joyous, whole and fulfilling experience of Life throughout all of Its creation.

It is easy for me to keep my mind fixed and focused on the Truth of Spirit, and to know that I am always provided with all I want, need and desire to experience a joy filled life.  I love to keep my thoughts focused on my good, because I delight in the Law that so easily and effortlessly works through me to manifest the good I choose to see, believe in and have.  I gratefully acknowledge, accept and receive the good that the Law creates through me, as me, in me and by means of me now, as I release my word knowing it is done.  And so it is.

Count and Increase Your Blessings

The Law of Cause and Effect is the Law back of the Law of Attraction.  You attract to yourself what you think about and believe is real.  The more you think about something, the more energy you give it, thus the more the Law of Cause and Effect acts to actualize it as your experience.

This is why it is done unto you as you believe.  Your thought is creative; it is all Spirit has to work with to create your world, and the reason the New Thought teaching is, “Change your thinking – change your life.”

Subsequently, spending most of your waking day dwelling on ideas of lack and limitation, then saying an affirmation for abundance once or twice is not going to do much to change your experience of lack to one of abundance.  However, if you are experiencing lack in any area of your life, then treat and affirm your abundance instead, and keep your focus on your new thought about abundance, you will eventually change the pattern of your thinking and therefore you will change your life.bless1

To do this despite what you see when you look at the world around you may take a lot of work; in fact, it usually does.  For a person to have grown up in poverty and learn to develop a prosperity consciousness takes some effort takes some doing, but it can be done.  There are many people that have done this, and some are stellar examples of this idea, such as Oprah Winfrey.

Some people have completely healed themselves of incurable diseases such as cancer or tuberculosis, and lived long, healthy lives, sometimes for many happy years after their diagnosis.  People like Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (known as the founder of New Thought) and Louise L. Hay (best selling author and founder of Hay House Publishing) come to mind.

Nothing is impossible if you believe.  The way to learn to believe in a new idea is to focus on what you want as if you already actually have it, living in the joy an gratitude that comes naturally from having received it.


Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 01/07/09

I am ever grateful for and keep my thoughts fixed on my blessings and the Universe blesses me with more and more to be grateful for each day.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 01/07/09

Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life.

–Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 01/07/09

I open my thoughts to Absolute First Cause, Infinite Love, and Abundant Supply, aware that It is God.  Abundant Supply is Unfailing and Limitless Good, prospering through all.  I am well-provided for It blesses and prospers me always.  I am one with my good for I am one with the All Good and I am generously blessed by Life.  I focus my awareness on my blessings all throughout the day and I see my bountiful blessings spread, grow and multiply.

As I count my blessings and acknowledge the Source that continually bestows my good, I receive more and more.  Filled with gratitude and thanksgiving that I am continually blessed with all of the wonderful good in my life; loving, supportive relationships with my family and friends, hearty, healthy and delicious food to eat, safe, reliable transportation, a wonderful, comfortable home to live in, a prosperous, satisfying and fulfilling career, and radiant health, I say thank you God that lives and provides through me.  And so it is.

Heal Yourself with Your Christ Consciousness

blueThe premise and foundation of all New Thought understanding is that God is all there is.  Nothing exists except God exists in it and as it.  It is the Infinite Intelligence of God living, moving and acting in and through all form that creates and gives rise to form.  Therefore, the nature of all there is, and necessarily then, the nature of man is Divine.  The physical universe and all that exists in it is the body of God.

Man is the highest form of God that exists.  Throughout all creative manifestation, only man is equipped with consciousness of self and self knowingness.  Although the consciousness of God is present throughout all of Life, and God is conscious of Itself throughout all of Its creation, It is only man that can be aware and conscious of himself as being what he is.  Throughout the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, only man can say, “I am.”

Only man can think and reason inside of an automatic, instinctual desire to live.  Only man, through this ability, can select and initiate thoughts and ideas that create the circumstances, conditions and experiences of his livingness.  This is how man is made in the image and likeness of God and how man has dominion over all other living things, great and small.

It is for this reason that only man can recognize his own Divinity; his oneness with all form, and his Oneness with the Infinite, Immortal, Eternal, creative Spirit.  Jesus recognized this Divinity in himself and in all of mankind.  From Jesus’ recognition comes the idea of the Christ or Divine Son.

Jesus clearly taught that all of mankind possessed this Divinity and shared in the Sonship of the Father.  As Emmet Fox points out in his treatise on “The Lord’s Prayer,” Jesus did not teach his listeners to pray to his Father.  Instead he said, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”  Does the terminology indicate to you that Jesus believed that he was the “only” son, or that we all are part of the Sonship?  If we all have the same Father, it must be true that we are all brothers. In the story of his rising from the dead, it is reported that Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, “. . . go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”  Again, does this sound like Jesus is himself claiming to be God’s one and only son?  As Meister Eckhart stated, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, but God is forever begetting His only begotten.”  This is because God is always creating Itself in form.

Furthermore, Jesus himself, when accused of blasphemy for making himself God, replied to his accusers, “Is it not written in your law, and did I not say, ‘Ye are gods’?”

When we realize the Truth of our being, and say as Jesus said, “The Father and I are one,” and “It is not me, but the Father within me that does the work,” then we begin to shape our own destiny because we consciously become co-creators with God.  It is in living from this recognition of our oneness with God, our recognition that all of humankind is one with God, and in knowing that the Power of God within us acting through an immutable Law of Cause and Effect does the work, that we develop our Christ Consciousness.

The Christ Consciousness is the consciousness that Jesus developed within himself to heal, and the consciousness that Jesus sought to teach the world to develop.  The Christ Consciousness is your Power to heal yourself and those around you of all conditions of lack, sorrow, discord and disease.

This Power is present everywhere, it is with you now; it always has been and always will be.  It is yours to use when you need to use it, in the way you need to use it, as much as you need to use it.  It is the God in you, speaking to you saying, “Behold, I am with you always.”


Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 01/06/09

I am, I have and I use the Power of God to heal myself.  I am the living embodiment of Christ, the loving, healing, saving grace of God that lives in me, and I see myself as perfect now, even as the Father within me is Perfect.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 01/06/09

It is the nature of God to be always begetting himself in the soul.

–Meister Eckhart


Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 01/06/09

God is the Alpha and the Omega; the beginning and the end.  God is that which has no beginning and has no end; the circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.  God is that Invisible Power which moves, lives and has Its being everywhere. It is the kind, supportive, loving Father of all, which creates all there is in all and through all.

The Father and I are One.  My thought and my word is creative, as the Father in me does the work to create through me from the word I speak.  I speak my word now for perfect, abundant and radiant health, knowing that made in the image and likeness of God; I am Perfect, Whole and Complete.  I declare that I am perfect even as my Father in heaven is Perfect.  There is no disease, discomfort or discord in the Mind of God; so, no disease, discomfort or discord exists in me.  I reject the appearance that seems to oppose the Truth I speak, and I know that any idea that seems to be opposed to this Truth is obliterated now.  I am active and busy living my life to the fullest.  I am grateful and joyous that the Divine Spirit has acted on my word and revealed Its Perfection in me as I release my word and let it be so.  And so it is.

In Perfect Relationship to All

1eeThe problems we have with relationships stem from our belief in the idea that we are all individual and separate from each other.  While this certainly appears to be true, nothing could be further from the Truth.  The Truth is that we do each individualize God.  However, although God is individualized through and as all form, God can never be separate from Itself.  Thus, as unique as we may be in relationship to each other, we can never truly be individual and separate from one another; we are all One in God.

Once we see, sense and feel our Oneness with God, we become aware of our Oneness with all Life, in every existing form.  If I am One with God, I must necessarily be one with everything and everyone everywhere.  This means the only possible relationship I can have to anything and anyone anywhere is God to God.

Since the Nature of God is Good, my relationship to everyone in Truth must reflect the Nature of God and be Good to Good.  God is All and God is the Truth that exists in all.  Whatever is true of God is true of all that exists.

Knowing this, you must know that your relationship to your employees or employer, your parents, siblings or children, your spouse, your neighbors, your pastor, your congregants, or anyone, anywhere in your realm of thought, is God to God, Good to Good, Love to Love, Light to Light, Power to Power, Peace to Peace, Beauty to Beauty, and Joy to Joy.  See yourself as One with God, and one with everyone in this way, and any trouble you may have or may be experiencing with anyone will dissipate.

All relationships therefore are Right relationships.  The solution to any problem you may be experiencing in any relationship is the mental work of knowing that there are no problems in your relationship to anyone, because no matter how it looks, it is a Right relationship; a relationship of God to God and  Good to Good.  This is the Truth, knowing the Truth reveals the Truth, and revealing the Truth heals the condition.

Love to Love,


Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 01/04/09

All of my relationships; working, career, professional, friendly and intimate, express good to good, because all of my relationships are the expression of God to God.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 01/04/09

We all need each other.

–Leo Buscaglia

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 01-04-09

The Infinite Love of God is everywhere present and Divine Spirit expresses perfectly through everyone.  Since God is all, God’s Love lives in all.  It is this Love, acting through the perfect Law of Cause and Effect that creates Itself in all things, great and small.

I express and experience the Love of God in and through all of my relationships.  I know that the good that I am, I have, and I share is one with God; so, it is one with the good in everyone.  I am one with God and I am one with all of creation.  I receive Love as I give it; joyously, spontaneously and freely.  I am open and receptive to the Love of God as it flows to me through Infinite channels of expression. I give thanks, joyfully acknowledging God in everyone, Good in everyone and Love in everyone, that my life is filled with the Perfect Love of Spirit now.  I release my word and it is done. And so it is.


Keep The Faith Part II

Part II of II: Receiving Your Good

1cc1What’s so tricky is what your ideas and feelings are between the time you set your attention on having your desire and the time you actually possess it, and the way you handle them.  Here’s an example of what I mean: your house payment (mortgage or rent) is due on the 5th of each month.  You are accustomed to receiving money on the last day of the month which goes to make your house payment.  However, on the last day of this month, for any of a thousand reasons, you do not have or can not use the money you usually get when you expect to.  You decide what you want, (the house payment made on time), and you claim it.  In your mind, you see, sense and feel that the payment is made on time. You feel good about the treatment and/or affirmation work you did in naming, claiming and knowing your desired good.  If that’s the end of the story, good; no doubt, your house payment will be made on time.

However, if at any time you doubt that for any reason that the payment is made, more than likely it won’t be, because having doubt is equal to having faith that your good will not manifest.  How can you tell when doubt has made its way into your thinking?  If you find yourself asking, “Where is it, why don’t I have it, when will it get here, where will it come from, how will it happen,” or any other question that shows you are worried about the outcome of the situation, you are in doubt.

The key to receiving your good is to keep the faith.  Maintain your faith in God and in the word you spoke to manifest the good you desire.  How do you know when you are maintaining your faith?  First of all, you are not questioning the arrival of your desired good, in this case your house payment.  Secondly, you are unwaveringly happy and grateful about the demonstration of your desired good from the second you speak your word for it until the second it arrives.  It sounds a bit tricky, because it is.  But with practice you will find that you can develop and maintain faith in more and more ideas as time goes on.

Richard Bach wrote in his wonderful metaphysical novel “Illusions,” “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”  As metaphysicians, New Thought thinkers and Spiritual individuals, we understand that the work we have to do is always in our own thinking and in our own mind.  This is where we are One with Spirit; so, this is where we are One with the Power of God to create all that we desire in our experience.

So, these are the steps you take to learn to develop and maintain your faith: Decide what you want and that you can have it, speak your word with the faith that what you have named and claimed is yours, and maintain your faith in joy and gratitude until you receive your desired good.  This may be a new way of thinking and it requires some mental work on your part, but with enough practice you will find that you achieve consistent results.


Inspired Affirmation of the Day – 01/03/09

I am strong in my faith; I know my good is with me now, I see my good, I have my good.

Inspired Quote of the Day – 01/03/09

Faith is Spiritualized imagination.

–Henry Ward Beecher

Inspired Prayer Treatment of the Day – 01/03/09

The Power of God is present everywhere, acting on It’s own volition and creating through It’s own Mind.  This unstoppable Power is individualized in me.  God is personal to me because my mind is the Mind of God individualized through me.

I am this Power because I am the manifestation of God in form.  My thought is God thought and word is the Word of God which speaks through me.  My faith is centered and grounded in the understanding of this idea.  I know that the invincible Power of God acts on my word and creates in form the ideas I select, initiate and choose to believe.  There is nothing to oppose my word because there is nothing to oppose the Power behind and in my word.  I therefore speak my word with perfect clarity, knowing that it is in harmony with all, is acted upon by Law, and creates my good now.  I give thanks that the Law fulfills my word through me now as I release my word to Law knowing it is done. And so it is.