I believe in God as the one presence and power that is absolute goodness. I focus my expectations on the highest and best outcomes for me and for everyone in my life.
Sometimes, however, doubts creep in. I still believe in the goodness of God, but that goodness is not always apparent when I consider the circumstances of my life. I may be struggling with a health or a prosperity challenge, or I may feel sad or lost, not knowing which way to turn.
When I discover I no longer expect the best, I turn within and commune with the spirit of God within me. I pray, welcoming my guidance and affirming my spiritual gifts of imagination, will, and strength. I am grateful to feel my positive expectation return and focus my attention on my life and all the blessings to come.
Whenever I reach beyond myself to offer support and sustenance to another, I am supported as well.
No matter what I offer of myself, my supply is never depleted because the grace of God is my ever-renewing source. In fact, the more I offer myself in love, in the spirit of humble service, the more of myself I have to give.
The gifts of love and compassion are of God expressing through me, a fulfillment of my divine nature. One of the best ways I can experience God is through the expression of my divinity, especially when I use my gifts in the service of others. This is how God’s grace spreads throughout the world, one caring heart, one helping hand at a time.
Just as the birds chirp first thing in the morning, greeting the day with joyful song, I, too, welcome each day with eagerness and enthusiasm. My zeal for life shines forth with the sun’s morning rays, illuminating the day ahead. No matter what the day holds, I am excited for every opportunity to live from my highest self. I am confident I can do all that is mine to do.
No matter the size of my undertaking, a feeling of gratitude feeds my zealous energy. Every thought and feeling of appreciation for this moment of life fuels the fire, stoking my passion to put forth my best efforts. The more eagerly I anticipate all life has to offer, the more zeal propels me. Every day, I draw upon this divine energy and spring forth to do the things I need and want to do.
As I have matured spiritually, I have grown in many ways, deepening in understanding, blossoming in joy, evolving in compassion. Along the way, I have come to regard myself as a spiritual being, fully human and fully divine. I believe this is the truth of me, and I live into my divinity more fully every day.
I now see others as divine beings as well. I look beyond our differences and conflicts when I remember that others are just as divine as I am. With each new encounter, I discover the Christ anew. I believe in each person’s goodness and grace. I believe that no matter the outer condition or circumstance, each one is the light of God in expression, just as I am.
Inner peace is a sanctuary I can enter at any time. Just knowing this space exists within me helps me feel grounded and secure. I bolster this feeling through daily scripture reading and ongoing spiritual education. As I devote myself to these explorations, I discover deep knowing arising within, a blissful assurance that all is well. I respond to this truth and feel myself relax.
The breath is also an access point to reclaim peace. When I focus my attention on the rhythm of my breathing, my body begins to settle. All my worries and tension fall away like sand descending to the bottom of a lake, leaving behind clear, placid water. I enter my inner sanctuary where everything is still, and I breathe in the serenity.
If I feel stress due to a challenge or important decision, I let go and let God act. When I let go, I am putting my trust in Divine Mind, the source of infinite potential.
I believe there are solutions that my limited human mind simply cannot conceive of. When I put everything in God’s hands, I trust that his grace will bless my life wonderfully. I live my faith by letting go and letting God act. I release all challenge before spiritual Truth, before the presence and power of God.
I think the result is going to be much better than I could have imagined. I affirm: I let go, I let God act and I calm down knowing that I am loved deeply and blessed abundantly .
My wish is to live in a world of beauty and wonder, filled with kindness and gentleness. I focus my thoughts on those qualities, allowing them to fill my mind and my heart. As my thoughts of beauty and harmony grow, they begin to crowd out troublesome concerns about conflict and discord.
I am present to the world as it is, yet I remain mindful of its changeability and impermanence. I focus my attention on that which is changeless—the love, peace, and perfection of God, all around me and always within.
I am never at the mercy of present circumstances, no matter how troubling, when I can focus my attention on all that is right and true. By focusing on divine love, peace, and perfection, I help manifest them in the world.
The light of just one candle illuminates a darkened room, creating a soft, comforting glow. Similarly, a smile from a passing stranger can lift my spirits and brighten my day. My heart feels the warmth of their inner light.
I envision my indwelling Christ essence touching every part of me, illuminating my thoughts and lighting my way. I nurture my awareness of the divine light within and pray to be a lamp through which it shines.
As I let my light shine, I imagine the glow spreading into the hearts of people I hold dear. Then I picture it radiating beyond my circle of family and friends in an infinite, brilliant pattern that touches all life, encircles our earth, and continues far beyond my awareness.
God and I are one. The power and presence of God is my guiding light wherever I am. Centered in this truth, I feel safe and secure. I walk on solid ground in an awareness of divine love and peace.
When I travel, I affirm my oneness with God—with divine wisdom, love, and grace— and am comfortable in unfamiliar places or around new people. If I feel lost or alone, I reaffirm my oneness with God and know that I am never alone. If I find myself in a situation where I do not feel safe, I once again affirm oneness with the power and protection of God within.
As I remain aware of the presence of God within and around me, I do not fear, for I am secure in love and peace. I live confidently with faith and confidence.
Throughout my life, I have discovered the limits of my body and mind. During periods of hard work or vigorous exercise, I have felt my muscles grow tired. After challenging periods spent wrestling with problems and working out solutions, my mind has grown weary.
There is a part of me, however, that is always without limitation. Just as God is unlimited, my divine nature—the Christ within—can never tire or grow weary. When I live from this awareness and regularly replenish myself through spiritual self-care, I discover renewed stamina and creative energy.
Like a fountain that never runs dry, the power of God is infinite. This power is mine to draw upon as often as I choose. I am unlimited, strong, and powerful in God.