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Monday, September 12, 2011


How are my thoughts
my words
my activities
and my general outlook on life
motivated by my concept of the Divine?
Do I keep the presence of the Divine
as a thing apart?
Do I lose sight of the fact
that to abide in the presence of the Divine
can be the experience,
the knowledge
and the understanding
of all who seek to do the bidding
of the Divine?
How can I realize
and come to know
and understand
that I am a child of the Divine?
The Divine is Spirit,
standing back of everything in creation.
The Divine is One.
We cannot separate Creator
from Creator's creation.
I can try to do so,
but when I do
I become mystified
and confused.
When I separate myself
or think myself apart from
my Maker,
I feel like a ship
without a rudder.
The oneness is ever existent,
but it is only through
my realization
and my acknowledgement
of Divine's existence
that the change is worked in me,
and life takes on a new aspect.
All the guidance
and whatever goes
to make life worth living
is within me.
Each spirit,
each manifestation
moves toward
the knowledge
the understanding
and the conception
of that One
-the All One.
*Am I willing to listen
to the still small voice within
and know the Divine
is within me
so that I may come
to the realization
that I am one
with the Divine?
It is within my human soul,
the simplest unit of the Divine
that I will find the Divine abiding.
Sensing the presence of the Divine
within and without,
I become quiet,
throwing off anxiety,
I am conscious
of a renewing power.
The spirit of the Divine
speaks through my soul
utilizing the soul forces.
*Am I willing
to study and meditate
until I realize
what attitude I hold
concerning the presence
of the Divine?
I take the Divine's word
and accept the free gift of
and mercy.
I do not obscure
the knowledge of the Divine presence
by considering it as a thing apart.
I do not quench the spirit within.
As the Divine spirit
bears witness with my spirit,
not only will I understand
myself better,
but there will come
a fuller understanding of
my neighbor,
my friend
or my enemy.
As I go fearlessly
on into whatever work is before me,
I trust in Divine care,
knowing that Divine presence
will overshadow me.
The Light will shine ahead
and show the way.
The Divine will keep
my stumbling feet from faltering
and will allow no harm
to overtake me.
*How may I live each moment
aware of Divine presence
and let my work
testify for me?
As I magnify myself less and less
and seek more hope and reliance
in the will of the Divine
I will become
more and more aware
of the Divine's abiding presence.
All who would know the Divine
must believe that the DivIne is,
and that the Divine is a rewarder
of those who diligently seek the Divine.
How often have I read
"the Lord is my Shepherd"
and doubted the truth of it
as applying to me.
By submitting my will to divine guidance
I come step by step into the realization
that the Divine will withhold
no good thing
from those who seek the Divine
who seek to do Divine will.
*How can I prepare myself?
1) Do I observe
the laws of righteous judgment
and clean living?
2) Do I keep special hours for
meditation and prayer
so that I may be strengthened
during times of severe temptation
and trials?
3) Do I realize
that the Divine is ever with me,
whether I am in sorrow or joy
because my mind is the builder?
4) Do I practice such standards of conduct
that others may know that
what I profess with my lips
to believe
is in keeping with
what I hold as my ideal?
Am I a loving example
of what I profess to be true?
[Note: The realization that I am
ever in Divine presence
is not always easy
when I allow the cares of the world
to creep in and draw me away
in body and mind.
As we are in various states of growth,
so we are in different states of
What might be absolutely necessary
for the preparation of self for me,
for another might be secondary.]
As I abide in Divine presence,
even though there may come
trials of every kind
and tears may flow
from the breaking up
of the carnal forces within,
my spirit is made glad.
Let me remember that
and spiritually
I am continually reflecting
my understanding of Divine presence.
*Can I study to show myself
approved unto the Divine day by day
for in doing so the light of the Divine
presence shows forth
in my precepts
in my examples
in my words
and in my works?
When I look upon my fellow humans,
I find their activities,
in whatever sphere they may be,
are expressions of the attitudes
they have builded regarding the Divine.
Their life reflects what they worship.
Their actions show the spirit which is
within them.
In the physical body,
good health is a reflection
of my observance of physical laws.
Even the small details
involving the care of my body
are important,
for they are either
in accord with laws that bring
a finer type of expression
or they lead to inharmony.
My physical surroundings
the type of companions I seek
and every one of my physical actions
expresses to others
my concept of how near
the Divine
and love
are to me.
The activities of my mind
reflect the strength of my mental body.
The question of controlling
my actions physically
is in part answered
by the rules of my family upbringing
and the laws and customs
of my community
and country.
The problems I have
controlling my thoughts
which may truly be
just as harmful
and out of tune with the infinite
are personal matters
I must meet as an individual
and others must meet individually themselves.
My thought vibrations go out
my words are spoken
my deeds are done
and they all carry to others my influences
and impressions
of my understanding
of the Divine.
*How spiritual is my life?
-How often do I seek
through meditation and prayer
contact with my creator?
-Do my attitude
and my philosophy of life
center about a spiritual ideal?
Others look for these signs
and are influenced by them.
I believe
but do I express my belief in my
and attitudes?
The consciousness that the Divine
walks and talks with me
and that the Divine's promises
are ever present
brings abiding peace.
This makes for joy in service
even though it requires that there be
greater and greater sacrifices
of carnal forces
within my experiences.
Joy does not come through service
that benefits self.
One that serves through kind
gives of oneself
even as the Divine
/the Powers That Be
/the Masters.
With the realization of being in
Divine presence
comes that peace
which casts out all fear and loneliness.
There comes a feeling
of being a part of
the scheme of things.
This is recognizing
the Divine in me
as well as without.
With this realization the way is easier.
I will have more consideration for others.
Condemnation will be cast aside
and I will have a desire to bless.
The protection of the Holy Spirit
is the Divine's promise
if I am faithful.
As I use what I know,
not waiting for physical results
before going to the next step,
I will find-
when I least expect it-
that which I desire
has been granted.
As a child in faith
and understanding
I have to be delight
and disciplined
until I
through love
and faith
come to understand the divine law.
The kingdom is mine
only when I learn
through patience
to possess my soul
My awareness of the great need
of Divine presence
will make me more conscious of it.
In the Divine/ the Powers That Be,
I do, indeed,
and move
and have my being.
Each thought
and act
is an opportunity
to advertise
Divine presence.
Let me be
an advertisement
for the Divine.
Let the Spirit within /the Presence within
do the work
through me
so that I might deliver a message
of helpfulness
and power
that is Divinely inspired.
It is only when I forget the Divine
/the Powers That Be
that troubles overtake me.
If I today
at this time of testing
would place my hope of deliverance
in the hands of the Divine
instead of humankind,
I could not fail
to come out more than conqueror.
There is within me
a knowledge that the Divine presence
abides within me always
as part of me,
not apart from me.
Through the toil of the day
through the quiet hours of the night,
the Divine is always near.
When burdens of the material life
are heavy,
if i stop and listen,
the Divine assures me
that S/He is with me.
The Maker
who wrought the beauties of nature
amd set the laws which govern
the harmonious symphony of the universe
could not have left a part of Divine creation
without guidance
or without a sustaining force.
Jesus, Buddha and other Masters
have shown us the way.
There are Universal Forces
/Powers That Be
ever ready to aid and strengthen
those who seek to travel this way.
Let the Spirit of Truth that is within
separate the chaff from the wheat
that I may enter into
the full knowledge of Divine presence
and shut out those things
that would hinder
or cause doubt
or in any way make me afraid.
(paraphrased Cayce reading 232-32)
Let this be my prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
may thy kingdom come
in Earth
through Thy presence in me,
that the light of Thy word
may shine onto those I meet day by day.
May Thy presence in my brother
be such that I may glorify Thee.
May I so conduct my own life
that others may know Thy presence
abides with me
and thus glorify Thee.
(Cayce reading 262-30)
Come! Let our hearts be lifted
in praise and adoration
of the wondrous love
that the Father sheds upon
the children of me.
Come! Let us all be glad
in the opportunities
that are given
to serve in His name
day by day.
Come! Let us be joyful
in the truth that
"In as much as ye did it
unto the least of my little ones,
ye did it unto me."
Let the love of the Son be magnified
in our lives that others may know
the joyousness of service brings
peace and harmony to our hearts
as we serve.
Come! Give thanks unto Him,
for we would make our own lives
and our own bodies a dweliing place
of the love that the Father
would manifest into His children.
Come! Give place to His Holy Name
that there may come joyousness
in the hearts of all at the coming
of the Christ into the lives and
the experiences of many.
(Cayce reading 281-14)
[inspired by
A Search For God
by Mark Thurston]
9-1: Do I move in my daily meditations
from THINKING the affirmation
to FEELING the affirmation
to BEING one with it?
9-2: What new project for good
can I start?
Do I affirm each day
my desire that the Divine
express It's presence
and It's will
through me
in this effort?
Do I do the best I can
but turn over to the Divine
all my concerns about the results?
9-3: Do I make an effort each day
to listen
and feel the presence
of the Divine/God
(within and without)
in the ordinary
and the common place
of my life?
9-4: Whenever I find myself
talking about another person
do I speak as if the Divine
and the soul of that person
were present
in the place
at the moment?
9-5: Am I willing to share
my awareness if the Divine
working in the earth,
especially with those
who don't have this perspective?
Do I express my feelings to others?
Do I speak of my own experience,
as opposed to lecturing them
about what they ought to believe?
Do I understand that
brief statements
are usually best?
Am I not attached to some expectation
about how they should respond
to my words?
Am I simply open and honest
about my beliefs?
Can I trust that a seed is planted
by what I do?
~ ~ ~
Am I willing to journal
1- situations in which I do this?
2- situations in which,
looking back,
I realize they would have been
good opportunities
for this kind of sharing?
9-6: Do I take a few moments
each day to experience
this reverie
(or one similar to it)?
I may want to have
a special time to do this
/use a few minutes before
/after my meditation.
I allow it to awaken within me
the awareness of truly being
a part pf the scheme of things
and I try to hold that awareness
in my daily activities.
~ ~ ~
I imagine myself out-of-doors
in a huge expanse of land.
There is much activity going on
It is as if all humankind
has gathered together
to build one great cathedral
where all can come to worship
and know the Divine/ God
Each individual is to cut
and place one stone
in this great effort.
There is no race to see
who can do the most work
because each person
is to contribute
only her/his one stone.
I walk to a giant quarry
with my tools in my hands
and mark off the stone
that I will cut.
With the greatest care
and precision
I cut my stone.
It's sides are polished smooth.
It symbolized the wholeness
and live within my soul.
With feelings of anticipation
and joy,
I pick up my stone.
I have super-human strength
and carrying it is not difficult.
I begin my walk toward
the building site.
All around me are others
carrying their stones.
Tremendous feelings of family,
sisterhood and brotherhood
fill my heart and mind.
All of the people are walking together
with cooperation and joy.
All sense the beauty of
what we are creating together.
I arrive at the building site
and I find the exact spot
where my stone is needed.
With great care I put it in place.
Then I sit down and have
a brief period of prayer.
I pray that Divine will
shall direct this common effort
of all humankind.
And I pray that all will come
to the full awareness of Divine presence.
(adapted from Mark Thurston's
1976 Reverie)
~ ~ ~
Orange calcite
is a highly energizing
and cleansing stone.
Balancing the emotions
it removes fear
and overcomes depression,
dissolving problems
and maximizing potential.
This stone removes karmic hooks
and memories of old abuse
held in the sacral chakra,
facilitating healing on all levels.
It assists in integrating
new insights and creativity
into everyday life.
[Laura Tuan's CRYSTALS:
TYPE OF ENERGY: revitalizing
the element of fire
the signs of
Tiny calcite crystals are found
in the pineal gland, which is
responsible for sleep
and waking rhythms
and tradition says
is the location of paranormal faculties.
Calcite acts on the levels
of the 2nd
and 3rd chakras
helping all the organs
with it's gentle energy.
The chakras make the stone
especially useful for convalescence,
because it improves both physical
and psychic regeneration.
It helps assimilate things,
particularly food,
but also new experiences,
According to tradition,
calcite can be placed in batheater
with salts to contribute to the detoxification
and fortification of the organism.
According to the color, it may have
additional effects.
Orange calcite helps to control sweating
the metabolism
and excess weight.
Meditating on calcite helps to dissolve fears
and mental blocks.
It also helps stop us from committing
the same errors as in the past
and to organize confused thoughts.
This meditation can be of great comfort
when we are forced to face new situations
that we do not feel quite ready for.
life force
AFFINITIES: Calcite is a friend pf
and sincere people.
They have great charisma
and succeed in managing persons
and situations
with innate authority,
a bright mind
and an honest heart.
They are individuals who know how
to get noticed.
They never hesitate to make
barbed criticism
/merciless judgments
convinced that the truth
as painful as it may be
is the best medicine.
IN LOVE: Calcite is suited to sincere
and long-lasting relationships
to declarations
and important moments
like an anniversary
FOR SUCCESS: Calcite helps success
in nearly all directions.
It is particularly suited to the best moments,
when all is going well
at work
with engagements
with your career
and when we wish to prolong
the positive moment
and enjoy the fruits we reap.
MESSAGE: You must always seek the truth,
but remember that there is never
only one absolute truth.
It is worthwhile to manifest tolerance
towards those with honest opinions,
even if they are different from yours.
The right advice will allow you to find
the best solution for everyone.
Orange calcite is a highly energizing
and cleansing stone, especially for
the lower chakras.
Orange calcite balances the emotions,
removes fear
and overcomes depression.
It dissolves problems
and maximizes potential.
This stone heals the reproductive system
and intestinal disorders
such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
and removes mucus from the system.
[Cassandra Eason's HEALING CRYSTALS]
Orange calcite is said to have been cast
from the chariot of the Baltic sun goddess,
Saule, as she drove her chariot
across the skies
and began her long journey
to overcome the powers of darkness
on the winter solstice.
(21 December in the northern hemisphere)
Attitudes are softening
and others may be warming
to suggestions you made
that were rejected earlier.
So it is now well worth resubmitting
/suggesting ideas
dear to your heart.
Orange calcite is very gentle
for gallstones
and any liver
/spleen problems
and is the best crystal
for helping relieve
a gallbladder attack.
It is helpful
for any sexual disfunction
and for healing
the psychological scars
of any sexual attack
Calcite helps to balance
women's hormones
and eases aching muscles.
Create a warm, welcoming atmosphere
at home by having dishes of orange calcite
in areas where people sit.
It also makes mealtimes
and dinner parties congenial and friendly
without destroying lively debates.
At work, use orange calcite
to break the ice with newcomers
and create a relaxed atmosphere.
Orange calcite makes children feel safer,
Use it to help pet hens, ducks /rabbits
become more domesticated
and responsive to their owners.
Use orange calcite for very gentle love magic,
especially for kindling a sexual relationship
that begins later in life.
Orange calcite is good for relaxing people
who have asked for a divinatory reading.
If you are giving readings to others
for the first time, orange calcite will allow
your intuitive insights to flow.
Orange calcite can help you pray
if you are angry /frightened.
Tho calcite is brittle
you can recharge it in your bath
by candlelight.
It is relatively cheap to replace
and when it crumbles
you know it is time to bury it,
with a little prayer of thanks.
[Jane Hightower's STONE EMPOWERMENT]
CHAKRA: Sacral
CHARGE: Realizing that sex is a God-given gift
helps you remember that sex with you is
yours to give and yours alone
COLOR: Orange
ENERGY: Projective, highly energizing, cleansing
FOLK NAME: Proliferation Stone
reproductive system
ALLEVITES /PREVENTS: irritable bowel syndrome
MAGICAL USE: Protection and energy
POWERS: Prevents sexual abuse
Removes cords and memories of old abuse
Aids on karma having to do with sexual a use issues

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