As I look back on 2008 and on the present, I feel optimistic that this year 2009 will be a wonderful extension of a journey, one of my choosing, and one of joy. I have been told many a time that I look at life through rose-coloured glasses and my response is, "yes, but I feel I have the far better view." Better in the sense that it is a positive vs. a pessimistic view. Pessimism is an easy trap, I know, I've lived that, but the best thing we can do in this troubled world and troubled times is to share our positive thoughts and energy and prayers and in turn it changes us, makes us more positive and if enough of us live like this, the vibrations of all cannot help but be lifted. Like attracts like. Goodness begets goodness. It's all good. And, know this, I am not forgetting the fact that we all have our pains, our sorrows, I am simply stating that we need to set that aside and put our thoughts consistently in a better place. I know that is a difficult thing for many, but it works. I have used affirmative prayer for a long time now. The mind is a wondrous thing. We are mind, the mind of God, we are an expression of God so therefore we have the power of God and his grace within us to create; create life, create a more positive existence for ourselves and for others. A glowing and beautiful presence is necessary. It is healing and a simple way to give to the world. It is all possible and I will leave you with an affirmative prayer, a meditation, if you will:
I sit here in the presence of goodness, of kind, knowing in my heart and in my soul I am in partnership with God and am therefore capable and able through my God given gift of free-will, to help create positive energy in this world. My life is a gift and a gift to be shared with as many souls as I can. I am in control of this. I spend my energy on goodness, and in kind and in doing so feel I am doing my part in lifting the energy of a burdened world. For those that are in a position of not having choice, my heart is with you and the shoulder of the universe and God are there for you as well. Be still in the peace and grace of God. We can be the change we wish for in this world. And so it is!
~ Calli © 2009
I know God is many things to many people. I use the term God most of the time. I was raised and baptized a Catholic and have always referred to God as God. God is known by many names: Universal Mind, Higher Power, Spirit, God-Mind, The Father within, et al. I am not intending to offend or impose my beliefs on anyone. I am just feeling this is a New Year and I am setting my intentions in a more positive direction. From an ancient vedic seer: "The world is as we are."
An excerpt taken as food for thought from a wonderful book by Deepak Chopra called: How To Know God ~ The Soul's Journey Into The Mystery of Mysteries.
In the midst of danger, you suddenly feel cared for and protected.
Spirit is being revealed through fight or flight.
You deeply fear a crisis in your personal life, but when it comes, you experience a sudden calm.
Spirit is being revealed through restful awareness.
A stranger makes you feel a sudden rush of love.
Spirit is being revealed through the visionary response.
An infant or young child looks into your eyes, and for a second you believe that an old soul is looking at you.
Spirit is being revealed through intuition.
Looking at the sky, you have a sense of infinite space.
Spirit is being revealed through unity.
*This is a reminder to open our eyes and use our five senses and beyond that, use our God sense and maybe take a look at life through rose-coloured glasses.
image source: Optimism by LevT