Annual Season For Nonviolence week 2

War is Over if you want it. John and Yoko

War is Over if you want it. John and Yoko

Hi everyone. Today is the fourth day of the Annual Season For Nonviolence. Each day of the 64 days between January 30th (Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi) and April 4th (Assassination of Martin Luther King Junior), is dedicated to a simple practice or thought which will help us to become more conscious of the peacefulness inside each of us. I was given this list on Sunday at my Church (The San Diego Center for Spiritual Living) and I would like to pass these thoughts on to you.

Here we are in week two and here are 7 more daily practices starting with yesterdays Feb. 9th. In-Joy

Day 11 Today I will look beyond stereotypes and pejudices.

Day 12 Today I will choose to be aware of what I talk about and I will refuse to gossip.

Day 13 Today I will live in the present moment and release the past.

Day 14 Today I will silently acknowledge all the leaders throughout the world.

Day 15 Today I will speak with kindness, respect,and patience to every person that I talk with on the phone.

Day 16 Today I will affirm my value and worth with positive “self-talk” and refuse to put myself down.

Day 17 Today I will tell the truth and speak honestly from the heart.

Have a great week.

Annual Season For Nonviolence

image by. sasa-peace-rocks.blogspot.com

image by. sasa-peace-rocks.blogspot.com

Hi everyone. Today is the fourth day of the Annual Season For Nonviolence. Each day of the 64 days between January 30th (Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi) and April 4th (Assassination of Martin Luther King Junior), is dedicated to a simple practice or thought which will help us to become more conscious of the peacefulness inside each of us. I was given this list on Sunday at my Church (The San Diego Center for Spiritual Living) and I would like to pass these thoughts on to you.

I’ll start with Jan 30th and catch us up to today then every Monday post the thoughts for the next week. In-Joy

Jan 30th: Today I will reflect on what peace means to me.

Day 2 Today I will look at opportunities to be a peacemaker.

Day3 Today I will practice nonviolence and respect for Mother earth by making good use of her resources.

Day 4 Today I will take time to admire and appreciate nature. (I’m off to the beach for a walk)

Day 5 Today I will plant seeds—plants or constructive ideas.

Day 6 Today I will hold a vision of plenty for all of the worlds hungry and be open to guidance as to how I can help alleviate some of that hunger.

Day 7 Today I will acknowledge every human beings fundamental right to justice, equity and equality.

Day 8 Today I will appreciate the earth’s bounty and all those who work to make my food available (i.e., grower, trucker, grocery clerk, cook, waitress, etc.)

Day 9 Today, I will work to understand and respect another culture.

Day 10 Today, I will oppose injustice, not people.

Day 40 of the 40-Day Prosperity Plan

Not for us because of us, to prove life never ends.

Not for us because of us, to prove life never ends.

Day 40 of the 40-Day Prosperity Plan

Well I made it. At the beginning I had my doubts about committing publicly to doing this 40 day prosperity plan however as it turns out it was my thoughts of you, my readers, that has kept me going until the end. So thank you for participating with me and joining my journey in exploring new thoughts of creativity and prosperity. Your likes and followings have kept me encouraged along the way. This is not the end of course but a beginning in the continued application of what I have learned until I have reached full mastery of the topics covered in theses past forty days. As one follower reminded me in her blog we are on the path from “Glory to Glory.”

” I keep my mind and thoughts off “this world” and I place my entire focus on God within as the only cause of my prosperity. I acknowledge the Inner Presence as the only activity in my financial affairs, as the substance of all things visible. I place my faith in the Principle of Abundance in action within me.”

“…my entire focus on God within…” The Spiritual path requires nothing short of complete capitulation to God. Every religious tradition I’ve read agrees on this point. Total, unequivocal, surrender.

On this last formal day of working the Plan each morning, it is right to know, this past 40 days is just the beginning. What I have learned is, this is a continual process of dedication to God alone and constant observation of ALL that is right in my world now.

How I see my world and how I see God are the same. The God I surrender to is the one of Love and only Love. The God who “requires mercy and not sacrifice.” The God who says “cast your cares on me because I care for you.” She is the constant provider of ALL Grace, Truth, Joy, Peace, Comfort, Guidance, Abundance, All under the heading of Love.

“…the stern, condemning, dictator-God fell from the sky along with his big black book listing our sins and shortcomings. The man-made god was dead, and in its place was the Universal Reality of love that had been present with us, in us, and as us from the beginning.” from, The Superbeings.

Choose this day whom you will serve, the worlds god of poverty, condemnation, sin and death or the God of Abundance, Forgiveness and Life.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10.10

The God I see wants to show me everything that is right with me, every good thing in me and my world. All of the things that are lovely, beautiful, good and true. The constant splendor of overflowing abundance right here in front of my face. This God wants to open my eyes to see the Kingdom of God paved with streets of gold and verdant pastures and the tree of Life. This and an infinite variety of Good is All that is Real and is in me and through me, surrounds me and is me. I am a Son of God, God expressing herself here and now.

Again thanks and blessings to all of you. I shall be gone for a couple of days to Mexico for a photo shoot. I’ll post again when I get back.

David

Day 39 of the 40-Day Prosperity Plan

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Day 39 of the 40-Day Prosperity Plan

“When I am aware of the God-Self within me as my total fulfillment, I am totally fulfilled. I am now aware of this Truth. I have found the secret of life, and I relax in the knowledge that the activity of Divine Abundance is eternally operating in my life. I simply have to be aware of the flow, the radiation, of that Creative Energy, which is continuously, easily, and effortlessly pouring forth from my Divine Consciousness. I am now aware. I am now in the flow.”

“What is right with you?”

“You should acknowledge what is right with you everyday and the good will grow.” both quotes from; Superbeings by John Randolph Price.

What is right with me is everything right here and right now. There is nothing wrong with me.

” I am aware of the God-Self within me as my total fulfillment.” YES.

So much of these past 38 days—I’m counting yesterday because yesterday was the breakthrough—were spent in focusing on what I thought was wrong in my life and that those things outside needed to be changed. But no. Nothing outside of me needs to be changed—my total fulfillment has always been and is always with me. I am right now standing in the presence of ALL Mighty greatness. I am innundated by the tsunami of Love. There is nothing else I need.

“What is right with me?” Absolutely everything. Even the things I think are “wrong” with me are right with me. I can completely relax in this ocean of Abundance. Everything that I need and want are here now.

Thank you God—no worries, no fears, no tension, no stress. Do I want it? Well go get it.

Yes it is Gratefulness that has opened my eyes to see the Abundance of riches available in the Kingdom of God. God’s timing is always perfect. Being in the flow is knowing that when something is needed it will be there at the right time and place in the perfection that is God.

The Abundance of everything.

Thank you God.

Day 35 of The 40-Day Prosperity Plan

Eel Grass 2

Eel Grass 2

Day 35 of The 40-Day Prosperity Plan

“Money is not my supply. No person, place or condition is my supply. My awareness, understanding and knowledge of the All-providing activity of the Divine Mind within me is my supply. My consciousness of this Truth is unlimited, therefore my supply is unlimited.”

How I interpret outward circumstances is my clue to understanding my consciousness. Facts themselves are just facts. The number 4 is neither good or bad, it is just a fact. Four oranges are just four oranges, it is neither good nor bad. If you hate oranges and that is all you have to eat are four oranges good, bad or tolerable? Yes it is our thinking (consciousness) that make it so.

Outward circumstances: abundance or lack of money, persons, places or conditions are just the facts of the moment. Four dollars in my bank account is what ever I make it to be is the same as four hundred thousand, both amounts can be perceived as meeting my needs or not enough. It has been pointed out that there are extremely wealth people who never have enough.

Switching to a higher level of consciousness, outward conditions are not my supply. God is my supply and the substance of God is already supplied to me. There is no lack in God, no limitation whatsoever and it is all around and in me. God always gives in full measure and we continually receive in this moment everything we need.

I see buckets of good in unending quantity full of everything I need for the accomplishment of my desires. God is the source. God is the activity of my Divine Mind working in and through me for the benefit of all concerned.

This is my awareness, understanding and knowledge. I know that my redeemer lives and is living in me.

This is the fact above all appearances. There is nothing I can do about a fact. I can adjust my thinking to this fact, accept it and use it or not. Whether I eat the oranges or not makes no difference, I can be full or go hungry. As for me I will be full and Live in this abundance.

Day 33 of The 40-Day Prosperity Plan

SRF_Garden_8-3419

Day 33 of The 40-Day Prosperity Plan.

“I am Conscious of the Inner Presence as my lavish Abundance. I am conscious of the constant activity of this mind of infinite prosperity. Therefore my consciousnesses is filled with the Light of Truth.”

To be mindful—have my mind full of the Inner Presence to be constantly aware of God in my life, of the Holy Spirit: the Teacher, the Comforter, the Healer, the Provider that is already in me and who wants to work through me. This Spirit wants to and is guiding my desires for the fulfillment of my life. My life is a blessing to me and a blessing to others. A blessing to me so I can give what I have been given.

This “constant activity” is propelling me on and providing encouragement, for it is courage I need to step out and move forward into my dreams, knowing I am not alone in my endeavors because God is not only working in my life but also in the lives of others who can benefit from my life and the services I have to offer.

This Infinite Mind—Infinite Creativity—will have no problems helping me to create my life the way I want it. There is a passage in the New Testament: Philippians 2.13for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.Those things I want to do, are a blessing to others, placed in me by God according to the talents he has given me. This is the will/desire part then the “to Do” part, the manifesting, bringing into the world that which has been willed by God and me. God’s will is always Good and a blessing for everyone.

Thank you, God.

Day 32 of The 40-Day of Prosperity Plan

Infusion of Light

Infusion of Light

Day 32 of The 40-Day of Prosperity Plan

“I lift my mind and heart to be aware to understand, and to know that the Divine Presence IAM is the Source and Substance of all my good.”

How can I come to understand that the Divine Presence I AM is the source and substance except by constant reminding, and paying attention to my thoughts. Re-minding-to do it again, and again, and again, over and over. Maybe to write on the white board of my mind 100 or 1000 times;

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

God is my Source, there is no fear in God. God is in me and is my constant supply.

Well you get the point. It takes a lot of reprogramming to get the fear messages we were raised with out of our consciousness. The spiritual path is about retraining the mind. Every religious tradition says so. In Christianity the New Testament is full of reminders to reprogram our mind. Mindfulness is the way to grab hold of wayward thoughts and replace them with God thoughts.

“Blessed is the man who’s mind is constantly on Me.” Well this is from the Old Testament.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” Philippians 4:8-9 The Message

“Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.” Rom 12.2

“Every time I think of you, I thank my God.” Philippians 1.3

Theses are just a few of the multitudes of verses from every religion that tells us to pay attention to our minds and reprogram them from the negativity so prevalent to the worlds system.

I’ll make a bold statement here and say that every Holy Book of every religion has this one purpose to help us retrain our mind.

Day 31 of The 40 Day Prosperity Plan

Borrego, Slot Canyon

Borrego, Slot Canyon

Day 31 of The 40 Day Prosperity Plan

“God is lavish, unfailing Abundance, the rich, omnipresent substance of the universe. This All-Providing Source of infinite prosperity is individualized as me-The Reality of me.”

What else is there but God? It has been said that the difference between Jesus and us is that for Jesus there was only God. He saw no difference and no separation between him and his Father. He said; “I only do what I see the Father doing.” and “I don’t do anything on my own, the Father does all things through me.” also, “I and the Father are one.” For Jesus there was no other Life, no other relationship and saw only God in everything.

Some people in recent times have tried to ‘prove’ Jesus never existed or they say they are searching for the ‘historical Jesus’ a Jesus less than is recounted in the stories of the New Testament, a more human non miraculous being. They claim the Apostles made up, embellished and surrounded with superstition the actual person of Jesus.

But I think it would take a person or several, in this case, who were themselves at or above the consciousness level of the one they created to have had such a long standing effect upon the history of the world. How could a first grader just learning math write a fiction about such a person as Einstein. And if they made Him up or embellished the events why would they die for a fiction?

Of course there are many theologies written about Him; who he was and his actual relationship to God but these are mans attempts to understand someone incomprehensible. What did he mean when he said; “I and the father are one.”? The beauty of Jesus is that we can decide for ourselves. We don’t have to subscribe to any particular ideology. He does say we can do the same and greater things by following his example of relationship with the Source of all Life.

The only thing that mattered to him was God and then he said you go and do the same. When nothing else matters but God we to can write the ‘story’ of Jesus as expressed through me, “the Reality of me”

This is the Word/Substance becoming flesh in us.

Day 30 of the 40 days of Prosperity Plan

Back from the thank-fullness holiday and am grateful for the time spent with my family and friends. I got to meet some wonderful people and get to know my brother in laws side of the family better. We took some great hikes in the Borrego Desert. One to the ‘Slot Canyon’ where at places we had to squeeze thru sideways and the other just my sister and I up into the hills a short ways. The conversations were uplifting and enlightening and full of laughter, and not to be forgotten the great food, then top it off with a hot tub before bed. LIFE is abundance Itself.

Hurry up I can't hold this up forever.

Hurry up I can’t hold this up forever.

Into the slot

Into the slot

Day 30 of the 40 days of Prosperity Plan.

“I keep my mind and thoughts off “this world” and I place my entire focus on God within as the only cause of my prosperity. I acknowledge the inner presence as the only activity in my financial affairs, as the substance of all things visible. I place my faith in the Principle of Abundance in action within me.”

This is the Foundation of the Spiritual life.

God.

Every spiritual tradition, no matter the form, begins here. God is Life. All life is in God and God is in All life. God is in me, and I am in God, I am Alive. Life is incredibly abundant.

Look at nature as Jesus pointed out, when not interfered with, nature overwhelms in growth and a natural balance of coming and going, ebb and flow from Source to Source in a continuous circle of prosperity, renewal, and fecundity.

God within is the only source of my prosperous life and I need not depend on any outside–wait a minute there is no “outside” to God. There is no separation from the infinite ALL there is Abundance of God.

I am Alive within the All abundance of God. I am engulfed by this never ending Life. Just as a flower brings to it everything it needs for growth without any struggle and returns to the earth as continued supply to others–I am continually doing the same. God is expressing thru me according to my consciousness just as the flower according to its consciousness all in complete perfection non stop and without depletion.

“All this is full, all that is full.

From fullness fullness comes.

When fullness is taken from fullness

Fullness still remains.

OM, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”

The Isha Upanishad

God, Peace, Peace, Peace.

God, Rest, Rest, Rest.

“Come to me all of you who are tired and heavy with worries. Those of you who are weighed down by fears of this world. Come to me and I will show you how to have Peace that surpasses all of your worldly understanding. Come to me and I will give you rest for your souls.” Jesus