Day 37 of the 40-Day Prosperity Plan

Old Burnt Tree 1

Old Burnt Tree 1

Day 37 of the 40-Day Prosperity Plan

“The Divine consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of Abundance. This is its responsibility, not mine. My only responsibility is to be aware of this Truth. Therefore, I am totally confident in letting God appear as the Abundant all sufficiency in my life and affairs.”

Mr Price points out in another of his books, Superbeings; he is talking here about a listening attitude, “(‘…you are totally receptive to the clear message of Divine Mind…’)—and a listening attitude can work wonders in your life. The key thought that came forth from within went something like this: ‘Claim your good. Speak the word for your good. Then care not if your good ever comes to pass.‘… But caring which is another word for worry and concern, was actually diverting the power flow.” pg xxii [underline mine]

This is so opposite to how I was raised and the attitude of the thought system of the world which thinks: caring, is different from worrying and fearing, but they are actually the same. ‘Caring’ does not equal love but is a thin disguise for its opposite. To know that my care for someone is actually diverting their and my good. The highest form of care then is to surrender all cares to the Love of God and not get in the way by setting my own agenda of how I think things should turn out.

Surrender is in fact the cornerstone of the Spiritual Life. Everything without exception must eventually be surrendered to God. This is one meaning of Jesus’ statement; “He who looses his life shall find it.” This is the “stone” that people so often stumble over—surrendering my life in its entirety to God.

In my profession as a “caregiver” I found I so often had ideas of how things should go to help people lives be easier and yet I often met with resistance. I found I must surrender my ideas of outcomes and allow the situation to unfold and be available without any agenda.

I did find that being a caregiver was a life of constant surrender to God and allowing God to work in the situation for the best of all concerned. I did find that going into a situation with a surrendered attitude everything went much smoother than the times I tried to make things work according to my time and plan.

“Cast ALL your cares on God for he cares for you.” Total Surrender.

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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 29 of the 40 Day Prosperity Plan and Thank you

Thank you all for following me on my journey these last 29 days. Your comments and likes are a real blessing and encouragement to me. Blessings and Gods love to you all on this day of remembrance for all His blessings to us. And thank you Lord for without you my life would not be possible.

The Resurrection. Church in Downtown Tijuana, Baja, MX

The Resurrection. Church in Downtown Tijuana, Baja, MX

Day 29 of the 40 Day Prosperity Plan

“When I am aware of the God-Self within me as my [supply] and 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.”

To be aware of my God-Self continuously through out the day has been a challenge for me. Many days, by the end of the day, I’m completely unaware.

Everything that is in my life now that I do not want will fall away and disappear as soon as I do not want it. As the day wears on I get worn down and succumb to the negativity–it is only there because I accept it–my mind is still untrained, my will is divided and since it is possible to only hold one thought at a time my attitude depends on choosing what to hold.

So often I choose the negative. What I don’t want will not be there when I choose not to want it.

“I am responsible for what I see.

I choose the feelings I experience, and I decided upon the goal I would archive.

And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked.”

It is my choice to be aware of God or not at every instant of the day.

“Do I desire a world I rule instead of one that rules me?

Do I desire a world where I am powerful instead of helpless?

Do I desire a world in which I have no enemies and cannot sin?

And do I want to see what I denied because it is the Truth?”

both quoted from the ACIM text.

Choose again, “the Awareness of the God-Self within me as my total fulfillment.”

“Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 8.34-35

God you are my Energy, my life, my Supply. my Love, my Peace, Knowing this I am fulfilled, now. What else is there but you?

Day 21 of 40 day Prosperity Plan

SRF Garden 6 2288, "IN TO"

SRF Garden 6 2288, “IN TO”

Day 21 of 40 day Prosperity Plan

For those of you who have recently joined me on my Prosperity journey, this is inspired by The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price. His forty day plan involves 10 meditations repeated 4 times. These posts are the journaling he recommends we do following each days meditations.

“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.”

On day fourteen I was contemplating our physical being and how it was made out of other things that in themselves are not our physical being. That who I am and also what everything else is, is made from trillions of things that are not us. That everything is empty of an individual self, and yet somehow this other stuff has all congealed into what we experience in the physical.

We are also mental and Spiritual beings. The physical is the lowest energetic vibration in what we ‘see’ or ‘think’ of as ‘solid’. Molecular science points out we are not solid but are made from a whole universe of space in a microcosm of constant movement. It turns out we are not solid at all.

The next level up in the ladder of consciousness is the soul level. This is made of things we do not see; mind, will and emotions. This ‘soul’ is also made of trillions of things–thoughts are ‘things’ on the mental level. to demonstrate this to yourself pay attention to your thoughts and see if you can have two thoughts occupying the same mental space at the same time. If you have spent anytime in meditation you will have discovered that one thought follows another just as cars follow each other on the freeway. You will also discover that you can go between each thought to a place of ‘no thought’.

In the physical world there are accidents when two cars try to occupy the same space but in the mind there are no accidents it is only because thought moves so fast they seem to be simultaneous. Our mental life is also made up of millions of thoughts that are not us. I am not these thoughts I’m writing today. I am not all the thoughts that flow through my mind each second. I am not what I think I am. Zen Buddhism’s “no Mind is a place free from the tyranny of thought. The place of transcendence of the mind where we can understand immediately and directly without the interpretation of thought. This place is the “….Reality of Me.”

In Christianity this is called the “Mind of Christ”, as Paul says “have this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” The Spiritual Mind—The Reality of Me—is on the Spiritual level which is not the ‘me’ of the body or the mind it is the ME as created by God who individualized itself as each one of us. This Real Me is all those qualities we use to describe God in positive terms: Loving, Good, Peace, Joy, Abundance, Unlimited, All knowing, All Powerful, All Present, Light.

Meister Eckhart calls this Real Me the Aristocrat. Here are a few things he says about this Aristocrat: “He is taken up with the Love of God.” “He has forgotten the things of this temporal life and has been caught up into the likeness of God, having become a child of God. there is no higher grade, nothing beyond this. It is eternal rest and blessing–the end of the inner new man, eternal life.” God’s Son or Idea is like a flowing spring in the core of the soul.”

He starts out his essay this way: “Our Lord says in the gospel [Luke 19.12] ‘A Certain noble man went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.’ In these words our Lord teaches how noble man is by nature created and how divine, by grace, he may aspire to be. This is the point of a major part of the Holy Scripture.”

“The Reality of Me.”

Day 19 of 40 days of Prosperity

Day 19 of 40 days of Prosperity.

Ranunculus Yellow macro focus stacked

Ranunculus Yellow macro focus stacked

” 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 the Creative Energy, which is effortlessly pouring forth from my Divine Consciousness. I am now aware. I am now in the flow.”

It is. Everything is, right here right now, perfect. When Jesus said; ‘take no thought for tomorrow.’ he wasn’t necessarily talking about a literal 24 hours from now. He was talking about the tomorrow that is in the next second. Tomorrow is made up of countless future seconds. If I need not worry about the next second then the next 24 hours will certainly take care of itself.

If everything, every need is Abundantly and Divinely taken care of now, this instant, then it will continue on into the next and the next, on and on and on.

I am not blind to the issues we all face in this world, and I know that all those seeming troubles will be more easily solved through an attitude of surrender to this instant of perfection. If something is going wrong or traumatic our previous instants of surrender will have been good practice during those tough times.

Do I make plans for the future? of course I do. I also have needs and obligations to attend to. My past experience has taught me that all will go easier, smoother and lighter by surrendering this instant and the next and the next……..

As the lesson for today points out; “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.”

The spiritual life is one of relaxation. Here is a paraphrase from the Message of Matthew 11:28-30, Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Jesus

The proof of this in my life is that at 65 I’m still here and as I look back I can see how God has provided and protected and cared for me every step of the way. I could point out and argue about all the things that may seem negative about the past, or in the present for that matter, but that would be to easy to do. I had lessons to learn, however I’m still in the flow of Divine Perfection–old school theology calls it Divine Providence.

For a rose to produce a flower, every instant until the bloom, must be perfection. This also includes all the instants after the bloom, as the petals fall and decay to fertilize the ground to prepare the ground for the next flower. This is Perfection and Providence at work.

Blessings to all of you.

Day 18 of 40 days of Prosperity

Sunset Lovers, On the Boardwalk in Pacific Beach, CA

Sunset Lovers, On the Boardwalk in Pacific Beach, CA

Day 18 of 40 days of Prosperity

“My consciousness of the Spirit within me as my unlimited Source is the Divine Power to restore the years the locusts have eaten, to make all things new, to lift me up to the High Road of Abundant prosperity. This awareness, understanding and knowledge of Spirit appears as every visible form and experience that I could possibly desire.”

I can never be separated from God. Never. The realization of this truth is the beginning. I become “born again” when I know that I am not separate from God. Who or what I believe God to be will determine my experience of life because I will see God in everything. Is God angry? Then I will see an angry world and at the same time given myself permission to follow my Fathers example. I can be angry at whatever I think My Father is angry at. Is God Love? Then I will see a loving supporting and giving world. As I define love I will also be loving to that measure. Is it unconditional or conditional?

The radical Islamist who say they are killing and destroying in the name of God are convenient scapegoats, the extreme example, of all those who believe God hates such and such.

Jesus pointed out and proved by his actions, his own teaching to, “Love your enemy and do good to those who persecute you.” God has no enemies nor does he need to be defended in any way.

Is God both hate and Love? Then I will be a double minded person unable to see anything but a conflicted world. I will have Friends and enemies and as so often happens friends who become enemies. Friends I will embrace to some fashion and enemies I will kill in some fashion. Because of this viewpoint I will be in constant conflict. I may speak peace but it will not come from a peaceful heart.

Does God fight with Himself? There is no compromise here, God is one or the other, friend or foe. He is what he is before we have any reason to believe it. Before he created the universe was he Love? Did he change?

Maybe its no accident that towards the end of the Christian Bible Paul tells us that “the goal of our instruction is Love from a pure heart” (I Tim. 1,5). A Pure Heart to me means Unconditional Love. And John tells us God is Love and if we don’t Love we don’t know God.

It is the kingdom of the world which believes it is separate from God. That God is a God of hate and anger and retribution. No wonder the world is in the state it is in. Once the belief in our separation from God took hold we concluded that God hates us and wants to punish us.

Those of us who start to leave this worlds belief system carry with us the baggage of a hateful God. We will find ample proof of it in the Bible so continue to believe it is true. The Good news that Jesus came to bring is that this is not so. God is like Him and not like he is portrayed in many Old Testament passages.

Our journey to the Kingdom of God involves stripping away the old beliefs and replacing them with the God of Love, Support, Giving, Freeing, Joyous, Alive, non condemning and ever activating Life. This is our journey, the God of Love from a pure heart, the high road of Abundant Prosperity.

The Bible asks us to choose who we will serve?

The unlimited source of ALL Good or something else.

The Spirit of God in us will manifest according to our choice. We will see in the Holy Scriptures of any religion exactly what we want to see. And yes that applies to me.

Day 17 of 40 days of Prosperity

Mexican Bird Of Paradise taken in Borrego, CA at Sunrise

Mexican Bird Of Paradise taken in Borrego, CA at Sunrise

Day 17 of 40 days of Prosperity

Goodness holds life from the Lord within it; truth does not possess any life except what comes through goodness, so that goodness is the soul of truth. Emanuel Swedenborg

“The Divine Consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of Abundance. This is its responsibility not mine. My only responsibility is to be aware of this Truth. Therefore, I am totally confident in letting go and letting God appear as the Abundant all-sufficiency in my life and affairs.” John Randolph Price

There are two parts of us: one is dead and has no life of its own, Paul calls it ‘the body of death.’ however our entire life we have believed it is alive. The other part of us is Alive. This is the part that energizes the non-living part. As was pointed out in a couple previous posts, (here and here) a ‘live wire’ is only alive when electricity is flowing thru it. The copper and plastic have no electricity of its own. If you have ever seen a dead person you will know what I’m talking about.

“I live in God. In Him I find my refuge and my strength. In him is my identity. In him is everlasting Peace. And only there will I remember who I really am.” ACIM lesson 261

“The Divine consciousness that I am”, is the Real me. “It is Christ in me the hope of glory”, and another from Paul; “Never the less I live yet not I but Christ in me.”

Above I said there are two of me. There are not really two of me, I just think there is because I’m still attached to the old idea that my body is me, it is not. It is because my Divine Self is connected eternally to the Supreme Divinity that I can have total confidence that when I surrender to Divinity in ALL its manifestations I can rest in Peace that God will bring to me the means and the result of Abundance in my life Now.

The work and the fruit of the work are already here and everything that happens today are for my abundant benefit. All work I do is a benefit to others and there is no big or small about it. My work is perfect and complete in itself. It radiates Abundance, Goodness, Love, Peace and Joy to everyone I contact today and because of it we are all blessed. This is the fruit of the real me, The Kingdom of God within me.

As Swedenborg pointed out above the Truth has no life in it without Goodness. Abundance is the Goodness of God. If God were to point out these truths to us and never gave, this would indeed be a dead world. For God goodness and truth always act together. On that level of consciousness when we recognize the Truth of the Abundance of God’s Goodness we will manifest both.

An update: I have received employment as a caregiver which has been my work for the last 19 years and will start my next assignment this Saturday. Also I have been asked to add another day to the photo shoot I’m doing in Rosarito on December 4th this will be on the 6th in Ensenada. This is not finalized yet. God is abundantly providing and I am looking forward to more blessings from my offerings on RedBubble.