Saturday, July 29, 2017

Grieving the Loss of a Friend

Grieving the Loss of a Friend

The flowing nature of reality has no beginning and no end.  In the evolving nature of life, nothing is excluded from this creative expression.  The birds know just how to sing and make their nests; the seasons come and go, all in some perfect portrait of this one living Spirit.

I am and we all are, one with this living Spirit. We all are, included in the creative expression of life.

Understanding that our body is designed to feel deeply, to express sadness in a number of ways, I affirm easy passage of these powerful emotions through our experience.  We allow Spirit to guide us as we listen to our intuition.  Softening our experience by holding our emotions more gently, I accept that we are safe as we grieve.  Whatever support that is needed is supplied by this living source of all good. 

As we walk this earth together, sharing life’s powerful experiences,  I affirm that Spirit comforts us bringing to us just what is needed, lifting us up again.  This powerful force gratefully lives and breathes each one of us through whatever life has in mind.  Going on with our life there is a clearer awareness of the preciousness of time itself.

Honoring all those that have gone before as beacons for our own inspiration, I give thanks for the power of Spirit in, around, and through all. 

Letting my word go, I rest and relax in the faith that all is unfolding just the way it does.

 And so it is.

Andra Sandberg, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Prayer for Sobriety

Prayer for Sobriety

Creation exists through the love and will of God. There is nothing
outside of It. The Divine is the source and sustainer of all that is
known and unknown, seen and unseen. God is everywhere present in all
worlds, all universes, in all dimensions and planes of existence. God
is the formed and unformed divine substance of being. God is right
here and now in this moment and always, giving infinite, boundless
love and light to all life.

I am made from and through God's boundless love. I am a child of God.
This divine presence lives in every aspect of my being. It is my
divine inheritance. I am made of this divine substance. I am
inseparable from this good. God breathes and loves through me. It is
that divine yearning within me to fully know the whole, perfect and
complete Presence of God. There is no place in my life where God is
not. The presence of God is in, through around and as me. I live in
the allness of the compassionate One.

From this place of oneness I speak this prayer for and about myself
and all life. I affirm a steadfast willingness to be present with
life. I practice gratitude with all that shows up. However it appears
I trust that it is here for my benefit. I am willing let go of old
unhelpful ways of avoiding, escaping or numbing out. I remember my
Higher power, Mother-Father God, Spirit---however I name it, is all
powerful and loving me always.  I open to Its 100% available
support and guidance. I replace unskillful habits and reach out to
those around me. I choose connection rather than isolation. I affirm
choices, activities and relationships that support my spiritual growth
and sobriety. I am more kind and forgiving with myself. I recognize
progress and let go of the tendency to overthink. Unhelpful self-talk
is interrupted and redirected with prayer and the spiritual truth of
who I am. Occurrences I consider "triggers" now direct me to life
affirming thoughts, words, practices and connections. I welcome and
allow this boundless good into my life as it shows up in myriad ways.
I accept that I am never alone. I embody the awareness that God is my
constant friend, ever-present companion, support and guide, loving me

I give thanks and celebrate this spiritual truth.

I let go and let God.
And so it is.

Amada Colt, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prayer to Surrender


That which is everywhere and all knowing envelops life in Its loving presence. It is divine activity, infinite potential and intelligence and It is always available, acting on behalf of creation. It is the source and sustainer of all it is. It is eternal givingness, creating anew in each moment. It is uncaused joy, and is completely available, as the irresistible and unshakable nature of beingness. Its will is always expressing through creation.

I am made of this divine stuff. It flows in, around, through and as me. I am a divine activity, an expression of God. I am inseparable from this, my divine nature. God is my source and sustenance. It is my breath and heartbeat. I am an instrument of the Divine. Gods' will flows through me. I am connected to and inseparable from all that is.

From this awareness I accept and surrender to God's exquisite will. I recognize and embody the divine yearning within me. I let go of attachment to outcome and trust in God's unlimited power and intelligence. The Divine's exquisite boundless capacity conspires for the highest and fullest expression of Itself through me.

With gratitude I rest in faith knowing this spiritual truth.

I let go and let God.

And so it is.
Amada Colt, RScP

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Graceful Aging

Graceful Aging

The infinite eternal one, the great giver of life is ever-present in all of creation. This is the perpetual presence that guides, sustains and nurtures all of life.  Its nature is joy and well-being. This one life, this one presence includes all beings.

I am included in this one life, this one presence. I am a recipient of all the gifts of this life. Its joy is my joy.

I accept that as I encounter changes in body and mind that I am open to a graceful acceptance. I release any limiting beliefs that hold me back from embracing my life to the fullest. I am right now living a full and rich life, filled with love and well-being. There is no limit to joy in my life

I celebrate the knowing of this beautiful and profound truth about myself.

I release this Word into the Law, trusting completely in its fulfillment.

And So It Is

Diane Tapogna, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Clear Communication

Clear Communication

Enfolded in this one loving Presence there is only God. It is the allness of being moving in and out of form, creating anew in each moment. It is active and present in all of creation, in constant compassionate communion with every aspect of Itself as Life.

And so I am a part of God's loving expression, integrated into Its allness, inseparable from the wholeness and goodness of the One. I am an instrument and activity of this holy communion, a place where God shows up. It is my divine nature to bask in this divine communication, an irrevocable unbreakable  connection with God. I have no edges. There is no place I end and the rest of God begins.

From this place of wholeness and oneness with the Source of my being I speak for myself. I accept a greater experience of clear communication in every aspect of my life. I more easily notice and release any thought, idea or belief in lack, limitation, separation or fear. I maintain an open channel with the Divine through my daily practice of prayer, meditation and communing with nature. In this I am a more sensitive listener. I slow down to hear the God in me.  I trust messages that come through my body, heart and intuition.I am more kind, transparent and undefended when I communicate with others. I notice my self-talk is more loving, gentle and forgiving.   I declare a willingness to listen more than I speak. Honesty is accompanied by kindness. I enjoy and cultivate being an ever clearer, compassionate instrument  in  communication with Life. I lean into  deeper communion with the Divine.

With gratitude and comfort in recognizing  this Truth,  I am assured it is already known and done in God.

And so it is.
Amada Colt, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa
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