Thursday, January 29, 2009

Love the Spirit Almighty

Love Says
Ron Alexander

Love says I am the Spirit Almighty!
Hmm, I’ll take some of that.

Love says You and I are one.
Hmm, I am having a hard time with the invisible and the “almighty” parts.

Love says I give you the spirit of power, love and a sound mind.
Hmm, if we are one, why do you have to give me anything?

Love says If you love one another, I dwell in you, and I am perfected in you.
Perfect away, Love, I am a long way from there.

Love says Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind and soul.
Hmm, so if the Lord is my Love, I should love Love with all my heart, mind and soul.

Love says Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Hmm, my neighbor? She hates my sweet dog

Love says Forgive them for they know not what they do.
Now you are talking! I can do that, since that implies I know what I am doing, but what about humility?

Love says Keep thy mind stayed on me, and give me credit, not yourself.
Hmm, so is this a difference between My Self and myself.

Love says I with you, in you and all around you, but greater than you.
Hmm, so I am one with you but not you?

Love says I am not a body, I am free and live eternally.
Hmm, sounds like I am a free spirit in reality?

Friday, January 23, 2009

God's Will or Mom's will?

Inheritance Irony Ron Alexander

As a vagabond youth, I scoffed and laughed

at those who were bound by their earthly possessions.

In fact, I rebelled against those imprisoning things.

Interestingly, now that I face the reading of my Mother’s will,

I am the one not wanting to let go of my material goods.

Pulling up anchor, I used to sneer at the permanently moored

and dockside sailors, who wanted to remained tethered to the electric cord.

You would think the extension is an umbilical cord.

A “beached” sailor is a description of one who has lost their freedom.

Ironically, now I am a landlubber in a beach house,

where I was hoping to spend the rest of my days.

However, there have been strong hints from Mom’s sister:

“You don’t think you are going to inherit that house do you?

B. (my nephew-Mom’s only grandchild) was brought up there.

He has the rest of his life, you are near the end.”

However, reflecting on my former rebellious attitude,

am I not better off sailing away free,

for aren’t the true treasures heavenly instead of earthly.

After all, my first boat I named “Free Spirit”.

Now I am grateful of my Aunt’s warnings,

as I will go into the reading of the will with an open mind.

Is it God’s Will or Mom’s will?

I claim my highest good, which is God's Will.

Do I remain beached or sail away again or?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Claim My Good - God Created me to Experience a Life of Abundance

Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper, and happy are those who trust in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20

As I respond from my inner sacred center, I do not react with panic or stress to negative news & predictions. I do not buy into any belief in hopelessness or lack.

When certain conditions that are not in line with an abundant life appear, I realize they are temporary. I affirm what is true for me and every other creation of God: Negativity has no power over me. It holds no permanence in my life or in the world.

G0d is the source of abundant good, knowing and affirming that God created all to experience a life of abundance. I contribute to a consciousness of prosperity that enriches the world. Person by person, prayer by prayer, I join with others in proclaiming the truth of our personal and global prosperity.
Unity Daily Word (1-13-09)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

God's Love Has His Angels in Charge Over You

For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11

God is love (and the soothing sound and soft breeze of angel wings.)

I know that all the Power there is and all the Presence there is, is Love the Spirit Almighty. I know that Love protects me and that I am guided and guarded into the pathways of peace, of joy and of security. I know that this is true of all people. This is what I believe about everyone. This is what exists for the whole world. This is my prayer of acceptance today and everyday. I feel myself safe in the keeping of the Divine Love. I feel the soft enveloping Presence of the living Spirit, (my addition) and the soothing sound and soft breeze of angel wings. (paraphrased from Ernest Holmes's Daily Wisdom).

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We Belong Here

I Am At Home in the Universe

And all mine are thine, and thine are mine;
and I am glorified in them. John 17:10

This meditation may be considered an all-inclusive prayer because in includes ourselves and others. It is truly doing unto others that which we would like them to do unto us., and it establishes a unity between ourselves and those around us, a feeling that we are all part of the kingdom of Good. This all-inclusive prayer then, is one that expands our consciousness of the true self, and at the same time blesses others.

...There is One Life, that Life is God, that Life is perfect, that Life is mine and your life now.

Looking upon the circumstances that surround me, I bless them even as Jesus blessed the bread and broke it. Even as the loaves and fishes multiplied in the outstretched and upturned hand of his love, so I know that everything in my experience that is good is multiplied and increased. Even as I feel the increase pressing into my own experience, I give it out that it may feed and bless and multiply the good of others, who are some part of me because God is in them, and in me, and we are in each other.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Poem and a Prayer for Mom - Evelyn, Who Departed on Christmas Eve

Mom was a very gregarious, vivacious person. She was a dynamo who loved traveling, and many people. In turn, she was very beloved. She enjoyed living and laughing alot. She prayed alot. According to her sister, Laura Jo Berry, she "wore me out with her long prayer list every night - I had to go to bed before she finished." In her sweet little Ruhama United Methodist Church, she was helped to the altar every Sunday by her friend Marion after the sermon. There she would put in more time praying for about everybody she knew.

Accordingly, the two services in her honor after her passing had alot of light-spirited socialness.

This poem "Miss Me - But Let Me Go..."(anonymous) was read at her funeral (put the emphasis on "fun") by her cousin Ruthie Edmunds. Even Rev. Amy Dill's sermon was full of sweet humor.

Miss Me - But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun sets for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little - but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It is all part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me - but let me go...

I picked out Saint Theresa's Prayer, as I thought it suited Mom's fun and prayerful personality.

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this Presence settle into your bones,
And allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

May we all enjoy a loving joyous peaceful new year.
Yours in gratefulness, Ron Alexander