See Yourself Happy – October 29th – #Inspiration

October 29th

The message for today is to be open to arriving at the destination you have chosen for yourself. See yourself happy and surrounded by friends, financially secure with your home and a soul-mate partnership.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

My faith in God and Divine Love is not a mental exercise. It comes from my experiences and I can see God moving in my life and respond to Good Orderly Direction (thanks to The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron for that term). I’d like to share two recent examples of G.O.D.

Yesterday morning, I needed to catch a 7:00 am bus to make an interview. I arrived on time, gave my fare, sat on the bus and reached for my phone to remind myself of the address. No phone! (I had left it where I was staying with friends). Unsure of the best way to correct my course — continue on to be on time and perhaps borrow someone else’s phone to check my email or go back and get my phone, but risk being late for the appointment or needing to reschedule–I prayed for help on what to do. First one person, then another, stood up and left the bus (the driver was on a short break and the bus was idling). I stood up and left the bus. On the way back to get my phone, a person commented their day was  better after seeing my “sunshiny face.” I got my phone, was offered a ride and we arrived at the meeting place exactly at 8:00 am.

This post is three days late, (I will postdate it to match the correct date for future readers) but this guidance perfectly matches my situation today (about to start a new job and I am moving into a new place tomorrow). Working on this message would not have felt as good three days ago, because I didn’t know where I would be living then. Again, G.O.D. knows best, saving this message for the perfect time. This guidance was a gift to me when I first received it, is one again while I blog about it and I hope it is gift to you now. We really are loved and guided. Divine Love is real.

Every blessing,
James

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#Aroused by Powerful Abilities – October 28th – #Inspiration

October 28th

The discipline necessary to embrace your goals can be found by allowing yourself to focus on being aroused by your own powerful ability to love and honor yourself and others.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

The feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction that occurs after the love and care spent on a loved one is the best feeling of accomplishment that I know.

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Affirming Our #Good – October 27th – #Inspiration

October 27th

So that we may better serve you, allow us to benefit you by affirming all good things in your life. Understanding that reality mirrors beliefs creates for you an empowered ability to choose to honor yourself through believing that you are now honored, loved, respected, nourished, befriended, welcomed, desired and cared for by others.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

I’ve been working on this and I am finding that life does flow better, however, I had to get into recovery first. The real culprit is not the addictive substance or processes: meaning it isn’t really the wine, drugs, shopping, gambling, sex, per se that are the problems. These “hooks” are merely shorthand for what we are really craving and so seem to fulfill us without actually doing so. The real culprit is the feelings that need processing, which the addiction stops us from feeling. How can we affirm our good when there are resentments and anger and fear clogging our systems?

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Sharing #Love – October 26th – #Inspiration

October 26th

When the heart welcomes in love, all is made manifest perfectly. Allow us to congratulate you on entering this time of consistent sharing of love.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

Loving ourselves means that we consistently take the actions that we hope will improve ourselves and our lives and that we check in honestly and confirm how we are feeling with the results. Loving others means not demanding that we get our way, forcing or controlling outcomes. Loving the process means that we are willing to make multiple attempts to arrive at the correct solution. Loving God means being content with reality, as it is, simply because God is Present and we are aware of that Presence.

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#Excited and Enthusiastic – October 25th – #Inspiration

October 25th

See that you continue to be aware of the blessings of your life—your health, your talent and gifts, your possessions, and your friends. Shed any thoughts of of rejection, doubt, worry, and fear. Be excited and enthusiastic about yourself and your life. All is healed and well.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

Looking at today’s message makes me realize how waiting for me has the potential to become doubt, which is really just fearful thinking. The “what-ifs,” as Shel Silverstein calls them, really serve no purpose other than to torment ourselves.

I keep turning my life over to God and hoping the best happens for the greatest good and joy of all. Otherwise, I’m just greedily asserting myself and demanding precedence. How often have I been wrong about what I thought I wanted being good for me, anyway? Enough times to know that God has a better sense of what works than I do. Conversely, some of the best learning opportunities have come out of less than ideal situations.

All we can do is our best, take the action and stay balanced as we deal with the results. It’s the less than ideal situations that make us strong and agile.

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#Experience Bliss – October 24th – #Inspiration

October 24th

Begin by allowing the light of love to align your thoughts to the sound of peace within, then you will experience the bliss and understanding of unity.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

Allowing means acknowledging that certain process are available to us and we are willing to begin those processes. Choosing to align with Divine Love begins this process and perhaps ends it too. Can we allow Divine Love to gently and effectively transform us? What is the sound of peace within? Perhaps it is the absence of sound? Perhaps the bliss and understanding of unity is nothing more than silently allowing what is, to be.

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#Empower Yourself – October 23rd – #Inspiration

October 23rd

This is when you connect to all that exists and understand how you may empower yourself and others.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

I experienced a great deal of pain yesterday. I have spent the last three days running form one end of Santa Rosa, to the other taking care of business. Fingerprinting and health screenings for my new waiter position in a retirement community, orientation at JobLinks, apartment leads…very exhausting days. Someone in the neighborhood had left a pile of free give-away things and I set my folder down to look through a bag of frames. Inside that folder was every piece of paper that I had gathered during the last three days, dozens of orientation informational handouts complete with notes, items to be turned in, addresses, etc. I was just so tired. I did find an attractive frame, but as you probably guessed, I left the folder there. When I went back to get it, the folder was gone.

The fact that I had sabotaged myself this way, FLOORED me. I was actually terrified by it. So, I made a call to a counselor and we worked through it together. Then I went and had dinner with a friend. I’m grateful that I worked through it with the help of some wonderful people. Connection is vitally important.

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