Saturday, November 17, 2018

Prayer for Times of Grief and Loss

There is One, no other, no thing outside of It, the source, foundation and substance of Love. It is everywhere present, connecting all to Itself, eternally giving to Its creation, whole, perfect and complete, ever expressing through and as Life. This divine Mother-Father God is the one heart, the one body, mind and spirit of all that is. This all knowing Intelligence always acts on behalf of Life, bringing the invisible into form. It celebrates and delights in creation, It is the balm of comfort and compassion. It is uncaused Joy, Beauty and Peace. The Beloved is never absent. It is fully available in every moment.

From this I am made, It is my source and sustenance. I am here on purpose through the will and love of God, a place where God shows up. The Divine breathes through me, beats my heart and renews me in each moment. I am inseparable from this one life, however life is showing up.  All my needs are met within it. I am never alone, the Beloved is as close as my breath.

With this understanding I affirm this prayer for myself and all beings, all life. I accept that  God is with me in all situations, conditions or circumstances. In the appearance of loss and grief I am never alone, the comfort and compassion of the Divine walks with me in all things. I willingly receive this good as my heart breaks open. I allow grief and longing its full expression, I let the tears flow. I let the waves move through me as my heart softens and embraces life more fully, with a deepening passion and tenderness. I honor endings and beginnings with renewed reverence. I recognize the natural cycle of life, the continuity and eternal nature of my and others' physical and spiritual beingness. I am generous and kind to myself. I give this process the time it needs. I am supported and comforted. I gently integrate this experience into my heart, body, mind and spirit. I am transformed and enriched by it. Love grows in me. It is well.

With a grateful heart I acknowlege this spiritual truth of my being, confidant it is already known and done in the heart and arms of the Divine.

And so it is.

Amada Colt, RScP

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Prayer for Firefighters


A Prayer for our Firefighters’ Safety

This magnificent life shows up everywhere, in the wisdom in the trees and the landscapes that forever changing. 

And this living wisdom expresses itself in the lives of our Firefighters. 

This prayer is for those Firefighters moving toward the fires, assisting in containing and putting the fires out. Understanding that there is a divine intelligence orchestrating all life, I affirm the safety and well-being of all those working to contain the fires.  Protected from the heat, provided with clean air to breathe, supported by a well-trained team that knows how to handle these situations expertly,  I declare the fires are suppressed and those in danger return to safety.

Warm-hearted gratitude is felt for all Firefighters and helpers, and the intuition that guides them and protects them in this challenging work. 

Releasing this prayer now I let it be so.

Amen

Andra Sandberg, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Affirmative Prayer for a Pet


One heart one breath, the timeless presence and source of love is that which sustains, creates and  enfolds all within its embrace. It is the allness of life , that one  power which moves divine substance in and out of form, always creating from itself anew. It is the  boundless, limitless essence of all life, everywhere present always available and acting on behalf of creation.

And so I am made of this Divine stuff. As this is true for me this is true for all of God's creation. This one infinite intelligence is around, through and as me. This is also true for my dear pet, all life is an expression of the Divine. There is no separation, I and my pet are connected to each other and the One through Love. We have our being within the One. We are issued from the Divine, each an individual instrument and vessel, created irrevocably whole, perfect and complete. This is the Spiritual Truth of being.

From this understanding  I allow this Truth to fulfill me, to inform, comfort and guide me through this thing called my pet's health and wellness. I affirm and rest in this connection of love that is everpresent. I make choices about my pet's medical care and treatment that honor my resources and their quality of life, aware of the naturally shorter life span of my beloved pet.  I am grateful for  all that is called forth in this relationship, for the softening of my heart through this dear creature God placed in my life. Whether my pet recovers or transitions at this time my life is forever enriched and more deeply connects to all of life through this experience. Love, joy and tenderness fill me. I recognize that all is well, all is well.

I celebrate this Spiritual Truth with an open and grateful heart. I let go and let God, surrendering this prayer unto the Divine from which it came, where it is already known and done before these words were spoken. 

And so it is.



Amada Colt, RScP

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Affirmative Prayer for Guidance

Affirmative Prayer for Guidance

There is only one, everywhere present, all-loving power. It creates anew in each moment, as the source and sustainer of all that is. Its infinite intelligence and boundless potential is always acting on behalf of creation. This irrepressible,  unbreakable force expresses in all life. No thing is outside of its embrace.

I am made of this Divine stuff. I am here on purpose, a place where God shows up. As this is true for me this is true of all life. It is present as my body, mind and spirit. It is in, around, and through every aspect of my being. I am connected to all that is, a part of the one life. As  a vessel and instrument of the Divine, I  am inseparable from the allness of God.

With this understanding I accept that infinite intelligence and potential are fully available to me. I listen to my intuition and trust that I am being informed and guided for the highest and greatest good. I am more sensitive to my body-mind-heart connection that is always communicating and acting on my behalf. I relax and more easily let go of judgement and unhelpful thoughts, giving more space for that which knows it knows. I am lovingly informed and guided with each breath, in the midst of however life is showing up. I turn inward, and listen in the stillness. I welcome my divine partner that always has the greatest good in hand. This activity and awareness allows a more full expression of my wholeness,and inherent connection to all that is. 

With a grateful open heart I celebrate this spiritual truth. It is already known and done before these words were spoken.

I let go and let God. 
And so it is. 

Amada Colt, RScP


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Affirmative Prayer to Experience Oneness

Oneness

The Loving Spirit is the Creative Power that gives rise to all of life. The beauty of life is forever unfolding through the perfect pattern and intelligence of the One. Life is always returning to a greater state of oneness, wholeness and harmony. This Living Spirit includes all, guides all, directs all, creates all and sustains all of creation.

I am an expression of the Living Spirit. My life is a channel for the Creative Power to manifest beauty, harmony and wholeness.

I am now accepting in my life a greater experience of openness. I am seeing, feeling and appreciating the natural beauty of all people, things and situations. My perception is trained to appreciate and witness the intelligence, harmony and wholeness of life. Oneness is my experience of life. I live in the atmosphere and understanding of oneness. My life is free and happy. All negativity and judgmental attitudes fall away as I relax into the embrace of the infinite one. This realization becomes manifest in my life through the action of the One Mind that creates all things.

I give thanks for this realization and for the faith I have in its full manifestation.

I place this prayer into the receptive aspect of the One which responds fully to its highest intention.

And So It Is

Diane Tapogna, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Healing through Grief and Loss



Divine life is always moving forward.  The intention of this divine Life is goodness and is seen everywhere. It is seen as the renewal in spring, the cycling of the seasons, the growing of plants and trees; all are growing according to an amazing inner clock. 

This living essence is within everything and everyone.  Each one of us is a one-of-a-kind expression of this one Life. I am a part of this living essence, this divine Life.



Recognizing grief and loss as a natural part of this cycle of Life, I choose to stay connected with the power that orchestrates all Life. I affirm an unobstructed flow of feelings through me that brings a sense of freedom and healing.  I release old habits that don’t serve any longer and I listen to that gentle voice that knows that love is the answer.  I listen to my heart and take extra good care of myself while allowing myself to grieve.  I breathe deeply; aware that something mysteriously wonderful is keeps me breathing.  Allowing one breath after another reminds me that my breath comforts me, connecting me again and again to this one Life, and that brings me hope and gratitude. 

Resting in faith and thankfulness, I release this prayer to the spiritual laws that are already activated by this Word.

And so it is.

Andra Sandberg, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa



Saturday, October 13, 2018

I Celebrate My Vitality and My Clear Mind


I Celebrate My Vitality and My Clear Mind

There is one unlimited Creative Power that is the generous giver of Life. All of creation is responding the the urge of Life to express goodness. The nature of Life is vitality, well-being and clarity. The light of the One is illuminating all of creation.

I am an aspect of this Creative Power. I am recipient of the unlimited good as well as a conduit for it. Vitality, well-being and clarity are my essential nature.

I am accepting today, absolute and unlimited vitality. Well-being is the truth of my body, my mind and my spirit. I am healthy and whole. My mind is clear. All my relationships benefit from this state of wholeness and well-being. Goodness reigns in my live. I enter into the activity of my life with great enthusiasm and inspiration.

My heart is filled with gratitude and wonder as I surrender to this deep truth about my life.

I trust the creative force to respond to my highest intention.

And So It Is

Diane Tapogna, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa