Saturday, September 16, 2017

Prayer for Peace

There is a Power for Good. There is a Power of Good. Its nature is Peace, Light, Life, and Love. It knows only Its own Reality of Good, Peace, Light, Life, and Love. It is eternal and infinite. 

This Thing of Good has taken form as me. This Infinite and Eternal Peace is my true nature. This Essence of Light guides my intelligence. This Energy of Life courses through every aspect of my being. This One Who is Love Itself expresses as me.

And of course, as this is true of me, it is true of all humans, indeed of all beings everywhere. We are expressions of the One Good, Peace, Light, Life and Love. It lives Its eternal Life in us, around us, through us, and as us.

So I welcome a revealing of this Good as I encounter world news. I embrace and amplify Peace as I express human kindness, caring, and compassion. I open my spiritual eyes to witness the Light of Divine Intelligence unfolding through our global leaders. I affirm and support the power and invincibility of Life as I dwell in the faith that all is well. I remember that truly Love is the only Power -- the ONLY Power. And as these mental realizations grow and expand in my consciousness, so they indeed become real -- become realized -- in my experience of myself, and my experience of those near and far, including those with political power. This Good must show up in my experience, expressing as life-affirming peace, rational intelligence, loving thoughts, words and actions, and well-being for all.

With joyful anticipation, I give thanks for the way that these things show up in my world, on our planet, at this time.

With nothing more to add, I release this Word to that which knows how to make it so. 

And so It is. Ashe'. Blessed be. Amen. Ho.  

Rev. Joyce Duffala
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Spiritual Practice

Prayer to keep up my spiritual practice

God is all there is. It is above, below, within, without. Behind all of life, it is the source of wisdom and power, love and peace. God is everywhere present, always available and  always right at hand.

I am one with God. This powerful presence of God within me is closer than my breath.  It is that creative force within me that lights up my path and shows me the way. The wisdom and love that God is, is right here within me. It is who I am and is a part of my very being. I have an abundance of wisdom, love, joy and peace always available to me.

From this place of unification, I declare that I open to my highest good guiding me toward a wonderful day to day spiritual practice. I allow God to move me in the direction of self-care and self-love to continue meditation, study and prayer. With that power of God within me, I claim that with each day I take the time for spiritual practice to sustain my spiritual good. I reach deep within to the steady place of love to guide me through my practice as it becomes something I want to do every day. What joy and gratitude I feel knowing that as I trust God, my way is made clear.

I am so grateful for this time to pray about sustaining my practice. I know gratitude powers me on and gives me strength to continue.

And with grace, I can let this go. I can release this prayer into the law which makes it so. 

And so it is. Amen.

Bette Smith, RScP

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Prayer for Healthy Finances

Prayer for Healthy Finances

There is only one source and sustainer of all that is. Its nature is boundless . It is the Divine Being always acting on behalf of its creation. It is the activity of infinite love and intelligence, everywhere present in this moment and always.

I am made of this divine stuff. Boundless love and intelligence is the nature of my being. I have no edges.  I am inseparable from this Infinite Source. I live and have my being within it.  It acts through me and for me. I am a recipient of and conduit for this source of goodness. I am an activity of  infinite supply.

From this awareness I speak my word for and about myself.  I surrender any unhelpful thought or  belief in lack, limitation, separation or fear. In this spaciousness I claim the boundless good that is continuously put before me. I notice and honor the abundant nature of life. I rest in knowing that life is always for me. I trust that I am guided in ways that allow infinite sustenance to unfold through my innate gifts and meaningful work. I welcome healthy finances. This good shows up in known and unknown ways. I am an open and ready instrument for this divine activity, confident the Divine is acting for my highest and greatest good. I accept life just as it is and just as it is not.

Thank you life. I am grateful for this shift in awareness.

I let go and let God, assured this is already known and done in the mind of the Infinite One.

And so it is.

Amada Colt, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Guidance in Making a Decision

Prayer for guidance in making a decision

There is only one power and presence of Spirit above and overall. Spirit is love and peace. Spirit is the wisdom and power of life. Spirit is the energy behind all life, all creatures, trees, the winds and the sky. Everywhere present, Spirit shows up in all parts of life, the seen and the unseen. Spirit is as soft as a gentle wind and as strong as the summer sun. Behind all life, the loving presence of Spirit is always there. That wholeness and oneness of Spirit is rich and full.

My life is one with Spirit. I have within me all the power and wisdom of Spirit. I am a unique expression of Spirit, rich with divine love and life. I have within me all of Spirit’s qualities – love, peace, wisdom and light. Those qualities are always there within me – I can access them any time. I take up the mantle of love and open to divine wisdom within.

From this place of unity, I now declare that I know exactly what to do with this decision I have to make.  I claim Spirit’s guidance to help me make the decision that is best for me right now. I allow Spirit to move me step by step in the direction of my greatest and highest good. I listen to that still small voice within and just allow it to help. I know Spirit’s wisdom is always there and I allow myself to just relax and sense it. I let go of anything fear or doubt that might block Spirit’s wisdom.  I train my mind with faith to listen to the guidance within. I call forth my wisdom and power. I reclaim that goodness within me and allow it to work through me.

And now I give thanks for this moment of clarity and truth. I give thanks for remembering this truth and I align myself with Spirit again and again.

With gratitude, I can now release this prayer into the law.  I can let go and allow the law to transform these words into actions my life. And so it is. Amen.

Bette Smith, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Affirmative Prayer for Physical Health

Affirmative Prayer for Physical Health

There is one Life, one Law that creates, comprehends and coordinates all physical laws. This One lives as Its creation, formless Spirit has taken form in order to express and experience Its own nature. The beauty, wisdom, grace and perfection of this One is the essence and substance of all that is. There is no separation between Creator and creation.

This perfect Creator is living Itself in me, as me and through me.  It’s perfection is revealed in and as my life, my heart, my body, It is my soul and my substance.

Spirit can not be obstructed, impaired or limited.  As I open to this realization, I release any ideas of limitation for myself.  Spirit is never stagnant It is always creating and Its creation is good, I am good, my body is good.  Spirit renews Itself in my body with every breath and I am renewed.  The experience of renewal and right action is manifesting in my body right now.  I believe that my body is the substance of Spirit and Spirit only chooses good.  I trust in my own vitality as I lean into the loving Presence of Spirit as me.

With gratitude and confidence in the ever goodness of Spirit, I release this word into the divine Law, the creative action of the Spirit that always responds with Yes.

 And so it is.

Sherry Vierra, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Trust in Life

Trust in Life

God, Spirit, Jesus, the Buddha, however named is the source and sustainer of all that is. This creative force is always at work on behalf of creation. It is the One Consciousness moving in, around, through and as Life. It is unconditional love and compassion expressing through the seen and the unseen, the known and the unknown. The allness of God is irrepressible, unshakable, everywhere present, 100% available, gathering all unto itself.

So in this allness of God, I made from the Divine's Love. It is the substance and essence of my being. God is every aspect of my body, mind, and spirit. I am inseparable from this goodness. It is the nature of my being, always poised to express in my life. It lovingly wraps itself around me as I sleep and kisses my brow as I awaken. The love, power and intelligence of God walks with me acting for my highest and greatest good. God is my very breath and heartbeat. I am a vessel and instrument of the Divine, here on purpose.

From this awareness I speak my word for myself. I claim a release of unhelpful mind chatter. When an unhelpful thought or feeling pops into my mind I kindly notice it. I allow it to direct me to its opposite spiritual principle.  If I experience fear, I claim Love.  I affirm that unhelpful thoughts and feelings become opportunities and tools to remind me of the truth of my being.  I open to a greater perspective. I trust that I am right where I need to be and God is with me. I trust Life's intelligence in the midst of situation and circumstance. I am willing to uncover the truth about myself to know more fully my oneness with Life. I more easily accept and love myself and others. I surrender to God’s will, grateful for however life shows up.

In gratitude I celebrate knowing this spiritual truth for and about myself and all beings.

In the One that made me I know this prayer is known and done. All is well.

And so it is.

Amada Colt, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Healing Power of Love

The Healing Power of Love

There is only one loving presence. It is the source and sustainer of all. It is the root and foundation of life. This life is an expression of God’s love, creating anew in each moment. It is God, at the center, beneath the surface, behind the veil, everywhere without exception. Love is the breath and heartbeat of existence, the seen and the unseen, the known and the unknown. It is divine intelligence and potential inherent in all life.

And so I am made of this. Love is the substance of my being. It beats my heart, it breathes and expresses through around and as me. I am inseparable from this good. I call it God and Love. It is the nature
and activity of my life. This love is in, beneath and behind all that shows up in my life. I am wrapped in Its embrace always.

From this place of wholeness and inseparability, I speak my word for and about myself. I claim that in the experience of hurt and a wounded heart, love is still present. I allow my heart to open and feel that tender place. I am willing to look deeply into myself. I realize love is not absent. I turn to that indwelling Love, the source and sustenance of my being. I rest in this sanctuary. I lean into it and feel love press up against me. I allow that which is contrary to love dissolve and transform. I abide in Love that is as close as my breath. It flows through my body, swirls around me, is in all I see, say, do and think. I am assured that my trust and conviction in this truth allows life and love to unfold perfectly.

With a grateful heart I accept and embody this spiritual truth.
This prayer is known and done in the heart and mind of God.

And so it is.

Amada Colt, RScP