I embark upon my forgiveness journey the moment I decide to forgive, but, as with any journey, it is a process that may take some time to complete.
I begin by identifying any resentments I may be holding. I lift my hard feelings into the light and then perform a quiet ritual of freedom, perhaps journaling my feelings and releasing the pages in some way. Afterward, I see all the people involved in the light of divine love with the freedom of Spirit. I release them and liberate my soul.
True forgiveness means I let go of my judgments and move my awareness into my heart, the center of love within me. It’s a journey I am willing to make over and over again, traveling the path leading to deep peace.
I am a spiritual being without limitation. The strength, power, and love of God are always mine to express however I choose. Living my life from this awareness is my key to lasting freedom.
I might lose track of that truth in my daily life. I may believe there is not enough money, time, or energy to do the things I would like to do. In those moments I may feel discouraged because my freedom feels far away.
I can reclaim my feelings of freedom when I keep my divine identity at the forefront of my consciousness. When I feel constricted by limitation, I pause and affirm: Every feeling of limitation withers in the presence and power of God, which is always mine to express. I am free in God, and I claim that freedom now. Amen.
I am grateful for fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and all father figures who care for children and families.
I pray they are called always to follow their guidance and to act to express divine love. I envision their hearts and minds opening to receive blessings of strength, patience, and tenderness. I see them supported in all they are called upon to do and comforted during times of struggle.
I pray, also, for children young and old as they remember their fathers. May cherished memories bring smiles and warmth, and may the love remain alive forever in hearts and minds.
And for all those on a healing or forgiveness journey, I pray that divine love leads and comforts them on a path toward lasting peace. May the peace and love of God fill their hearts today and every day.
Centered in faith and peace, I am a calming presence.
The gospels tell the story of Jesus and his disciples crossing a lake when a sudden storm fills their boat with water. Jesus remains asleep even as the winds grow stronger. Awakened by his terrified disciples, Jesus, unperturbed, quickly calms the waves with an authority that amazes everyone present.
The same divine quality of faith that emboldened Jesus empowers me to remain poised and confident in any situation. Centered in my awareness of the Christ presence within, I am quick to recognize and release my fearful thoughts by denying their power over me. I think clearly and I concentrate fully. Assured by faith, I do what is mine to do. My calm presence helps maintain harmony.
The strength of God is mine on my healing journey.
If I am coping with a health challenge, it’s natural to feel uncertain and afraid. With gentleness and compassion for myself, I allow those feelings, but I do not succumb to them.
Instead, I train my thoughts on the peace and perfection of God. I relax as I renew my awareness that I am a child of God, made in God’s image and likeness.
Everything that God is, I am too. Wholeness is my true nature. I remember this during my prayer time and affirm: The wholeness of God is mine now and always whenever I find myself sinking into feelings of despair.
Healing is mine when I touch this truth: I am strong, brave, and whole in God.
Today I resolve to give up my attempts to control life. Instead, I agree with life. I trust that Spirit is in and through all things. Rather than resist or judge what appears before me, I have confidence in divine order and the absolute goodness of God.
I take a deep breath and feel Spirit’s presence filling me with calming assurance. I begin to relax as I slowly release my grasp on things outside of my control and touch the fullness of my faith and the depths of my courage. Suddenly I find myself at ease and untroubled.
Freed from the illusion of control, I channel my energy into meeting my responsibilities and find my power in cocreating with the Divine. I let go and let God, moving through life with ease and purpose.
Throughout my life I have received help from many people in all kinds of circumstances. Sometimes that help was with money; other times I received the gift of someone’s time or a needed service.
I felt grateful for their generosity yet mindful that all the help I receive and all the help I give have their roots in God.
When I extend myself in the spirit of helpfulness, the love and care of God flow through me. The love and compassion I feel are attributes of God, the Divine expressing as me. With this truth in mind, I never grow weary of helping or worry about dwindling resources. God is without limitation, and I demonstrate this through my helpful impulses.
If I stand on a garden hose, I block the flow of water. Likewise, if I hold on to thoughts or feelings of fear, unworthiness, or resentment, I block the flow of harmony and ease.
I am a conduit through whom the peace of God flows. Should I find myself in distress or in less than tranquil circumstances, I do not wish for peace. Instead, I look to my thoughts and feelings and find what’s blocking its flow. Through gentle inquiry, I discover the block. As I release it, I become peaceful.
Each time I repeat these steps of recognizing, releasing, and accepting, peace grows in my consciousness.
It is only when I recognize and release whatever is blocking it and open my heart to its flow that I can fully experience inner peace.
Joy! The very word lifts my spirit. Joy is like the sun; even when it is hidden by the clouds, it is always present. I need only remember this presence within to call out radiant light to shine on my path.
I elevate each day of my spiritual journey by calling upon the joy that is inherently mine as a divine being. As I spend a few quiet moments in contemplation, I become aware of my connection with Spirit and open to deep, abiding love and happiness.
My spirit of joy is contagious, a gift I share with others. I let this jewel of my soul flow through my words and actions to put a smile on another’s face or lift the spirit of someone who may be struggling. I treasure each interaction, giving thanks for the uplifting power of joy.
I am grateful for my faith-filled, prosperous life.
Prosperity is a wonderfully potent word bringing to mind great wealth and power. Yet I know true prosperity cannot be measured in money or possessions alone. Prosperity is about quality, not quantity. When I look at all the good in my life, I realize prosperity is already mine. I am prospered by loving friends and family. Spiritual enrichment flows to me during prayer and meditation. My mind is open and ready to accept even greater good.
Today I claim prosperity. With gratitude and a positive expectancy, I declare my willingness to receive all good things from an abundant world. Though my good may come to me from many channels, I remain constantly aware of God, the Source of all good from which my blessings always flow.