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United in Life

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Many of us have already voted in the US, or will vote some time today.  It is easy to get caught up in the issues that are very important to us all.  Even so, it is very important to realize that we are all a part of one nation.  We are  interrelated, interdependent, inseparable, and interconnected to all of life.

We are a part of an integrated whole earth and we are not separate from any living thing.  We are not separate from anyone anywhere and the decisions we make today will impact our collective good.

Hold the High Watch today and always, as best you can.  If we could take a view from outer space, looking at our beautiful planet, we see that there is one globe and all of it is connected in one way or another.

So as you go about your day, reinforce our unity with all of life.  We are one and a part of a greater good that includes everyone and everything.  Lets be very conscious of our oneness with life and each other today.  Let’s be watchful that we do not let our ego or anyone else’s create a division between us.  No one, is any better than anyone else.

Know that You are Loved,  Rev. Barb

Focus on your Spiritual Eye

DSCN2024In the midst of these uncertain times of change, I practice lifting my thoughts to my Spiritual Eye between my eyebrows to focus on being joyful regardless of what is going on .   This is a practice that we do at Ananda that was passed on to us by Jyotish and Devi, the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide.

Here it is:  Stop, close your eyes, and bring your energy to the spiritual eye, at the point between the eyebrows. You may find it helpful to place your fingertip there to help you focus. Now become aware of light and joy at that point. Do this for at least fifteen seconds. This simple practice will reconnect you with the presence of God as light and joy. All success, all happiness, flows from a superconscious connection to the Divine. Master said that keeping our consciousness at the spiritual eye is the fastest way to make progress.

I hope that this practice supports you on your journey today.  If you use this practice at least five times each day, it will help you stay centered no matter what is going on in your life.     Know that you are Loved,  Rev. Barb

Give your love Today!

DSCN2049You really have something to contribute to the lives of others.  Make this day one where you honor the potential that Spirit inspires in you.  Whatever you can share from your heart and soul, makes a difference in the world.  Anyone can feel overwhelmed with the suffering and poverty that we encounter these days.  Even so, there is so much good that is within you and others that is worthy of expressing.  You have something meaningful to share!  It may be something simple or practical that is helpful to someone, or perhaps it is offering encouragement of someone who is not feeling as strong as they need to be today.  Your selfless service is a blessing to others.  Be generous with your love and kindness and that truly makes the world a better place.                                 Know that You are Loved!   Rev. Barb Walley