I Am Blessed

Say these words out loud: I am blessed. Now say them again with a pause in between each word. I. Am. Blessed. Now one more time with a longer pause and with your most powerful voice: I . . . Am . . . Blessed! Even as I write the words, a smile emerges slowly across my face, my breathing slows, and my shoulders drop. Just saying these words activate my imagination of the blessings already in my...

I AM Guided

Affirmation: I am in tune with Spirit’s guidance. I’m not asking for much. All I want is a little guidance. A burning bush would be nice. A few words written in the sky. Some days, I’d even settle for a particularly relevant fortune cookie. Please, God, just give me clarity in the midst of my confusion. But alas, I’ve yet to discover a message emblazoned on the horizon...

Rejoice Always

This article originally appeared in Daily Word Christmas offers us many opportunities to cultivate our attitude of gratitude. The “Spirit of Christmas” is not just a season—it is a way of living in gratitude for God’s loving presence active in our lives. Gratitude opens our minds and hearts, our eyes and ears to see and give thanks for the good in the Now! As we enter...

I Am Love

Affirmation: My thoughts, words, and actions reveal my loving nature. Live a Life Full of Love Love is easy. Easy-going in the way it glides and unfolds in each of us. Love is yours and mine to feel and give, as it is centered in our very nature. But that belief—love is a universal power—can be obscured by all the attention given to romantic love (think Valentine’s Day)...

The Power of Peace: Eight Ways to Discover It

Affirmation: In quiet times of prayer, I am filled with a sense of tranquility. If it is up to each of us to be peace, how do we find it, amidst the chaos, real-life tragedies, predicaments, and pain in our families, neighborhoods, and world communities?   Our paths to peace are as individual as we are. Like a diet tailored to your health needs or the spiritual practices that bring...

10 Tips for a Smooth and Comfortable Recovery After Surgery

In the third installment of this healthy lifestyle series from Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D., she shares her tips to recovery that she learned after a recent unavoidable surgery after all natural treatments had been exhausted. There would be times during the years before my hip replacement surgery that the pain was not responding to my natural treatment regimen. It was taking a toll on my emotional...

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