My life may be full of blessings – my family and friends, my home, my memories and experiences. It may also be easy to take all of it for granted if I focus more on what I’m missing rather than what I have.
Being thankful, expressing my gratitude for my good, opens my heart, and opens my eyes to the many ways I am prosperous.
I count my blessings, pausing to give thanks for each one. The more often I do this, the more feelings of gratitude fill my heart, which pushes aside any constricting feelings of scarcity, fear, or envy.
From the serenity I feel in my heart to the peace that calms my mind, I am prosperous. As I greet each day with a prayer of thanks, my blessings abound.
When I am experiencing a healing need, I focus my thoughts and feelings beyond illness and discomfort. Even as I seek treatment for the injury or illness, I see myself whole. I remember that I am fully DIVINE and fully human.
GOD is the PRINCIPLE of LIFE made manifest in the living. IT enlivens and energizes every cell, organ, and tissue in my body. Consciousness uses the PRINCIPLES of LIFE, HEALTH, WHOLENESS, RELEASE, and ORDER to restore perfect order to all my bodily functions, releasing and replacing anything not in accord with THEM.
When someone asks me to pray with them, I do not ask about their symptoms or circumstances. I know they are fully human and fully DIVINE. The PRINCIPLES of LIFE, WHOLENESS, and HEALTH comprise the very foundation of their wholeness and well-being.
JOY is one of the PRINCIPLES that GOD is and therefore I am. I use IT to express delight and great pleasure. I have joyful memories when I detect the aroma of my favorite foods from my childhood. My heart bursts with joy when I hear the voice of a dear one. When I see a newborn’s face, I have feelings I can’t even describe.
Each day I embrace the joy of knowing I am fully DIVINE and fully human. I am the PRINCIPLE of LIFE, which I joyfully manifest into living. I feel great joy and wonder as I guide myself to a deeper understanding of my humanity, my DIVINITY, and the world around me.
I am the PRINCIPLE of LOVE that I make into loving. What greater joy could there be than manifesting love from the PRINCIPLE of LOVE?
Sometimes my heart goes out to a friend or even a stranger who is struggling. Other times, my heart breaks when I learn of another’s devastating news. In those moments, I feel compassion and want to help.
I pray, affirming health, wholeness, peace, and comfort. I might call on the phone or visit in person or by Zoom. I may offer financial support or material goods.
When needs are great, I know whatever I can do is helpful. I know many people care as their humanity is harmonized with their Divinity. Our joined efforts, minds, hearts, and hands, create a network of support as we lift up even the direst of situations.
Whether stretching and yawning from a good sleep, enjoying a brisk walk in the early morning, sipping a replenishing drink after a workout or enjoying time in the sun, I feel refreshed. I move forward into my next activity with a renewed feeling of well-being.
Building upon and refreshing my knowledge may relieve me from thinking too much about my obligations. Investing time with a good book and/or revisiting favorite passages from my favorite writing can provide a relaxing mental pause.
I refresh my awareness of my DIVINITY with prayer, meditation, and or contemplation. IT is inherent wherever I am, whatever I am doing. It is easy to find the DIVINE reflected in the people and animals I encounter and in the natural beauty that surrounds me.
With understanding, I keep my cool in mind and body.
UNDERSTANDING is an innate POWER in everyone. IT is used to know, comprehend, and perceive. Seeking to understand provides information and insight, which eases my reactivity. In any agitating circumstance, I practice understanding to remain calm. If I’m tempted to lose my cool, I remember my POWER of UNDERSTANDING; I comprehend how to keep my emotional thermostat dialed down.
Perhaps poet Rudyard Kipling was referring to understanding in his poem “If” when he wrote the importance of “keep[ing] your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.”
Properly mastered, I combine my POWERs of UNDERSTANDING, STRENGTH, and OMNIPRESENCE to be a beacon of light in times of trouble or crisis.
Whatever this day may bring, I always carry the light of understanding with me. I am cool in my mind and body.
With understanding, I keep my cool in mind and body.
Each new day, the sun rises on a world full of wonders. I spark my interest and kindle my excitement in response to the magnificence of the natural world, the many fascinating things there are to learn, and the many displays of creativity around me.
When I shrink from life, when my interest in exploration wanes, I may lose my zeal and passion. Then I remember the Power of Zeal is an aspect of my innate DIVINITY. To regain my excitement, I become more proactive in my life. I break out of comfortable habits and routines. I “zealitiously” try new things and meet new people. If I feel intimidated, I remind myself that I am fully DIVINE and fully human. PRINCIPLE and LAW are everywhere available for my use. As my interests grows, so does my excitement.
In The Story of Unity, James Dillet Freeman tells a story from the Unity movement’s early days. During a period of financial insufficiency, staff gathered to pray. An associate said, “Let us pray that the money holds out.” Cofounder Myrtle Fillmore countered, “Oh no. Let us pray that our faith holds out.”
Today I remember the importance of the POWER of FAITH as the foundation of my faith, my belief, in all my endeavors. Like everyone, I will desire all kinds of things during my lifetime. More money, more time, greater harmony, to name a few. While praying for specifics is important, I always start by synchronizing my humanity with my DIVINITY because the POWER of FAITH is the foundation of all beliefs. I choose where I place my faith.
I feel inspired watching a young child discovering new things, eyes wide with awe and wonder. Even the smallest experiences – feeling the tickle of a butterfly on the skin or blowing the seeds of a dandelion – are a marvel and a joy.
I think of this when I notice I am chipping away at my sense of awe and appreciation during disappointing life circumstances. I remember that my experience of life is my choice, and it happens entirely in my consciousness. Today, I let go of disillusionment as I decide to live in wonder.
As I view life anew, I believe in the goodness of life and of all people. I broaden my awareness of the treasures happening all around me each day. I emphatically choose to navigate life with a sense of wonder.
Renewal is part of the rhythm of daily life. Eating and drinking to nourish and replenish my body, resting to quiet my mind, and sleeping after a day of activity are some of the ways I renew myself.
Even so, my spiritual renewal is most important, especially at those times when I feel drained at depth. I declare I am fully DIVINE and fully human. It is up to me to keep my awareness of my DIVINITY strong. It is through prayer and meditation that I synchronize my humanity with my DIVINTY.
In the morning, I claim ease and grace for my day. During the day, I pause and remember my DIVINITY. As I go to sleep, I feel deep gratitude for my day. In all these ways, I renew myself moment by moment, day by day.