Saturday, October 11, 2008

Take inventory

It is a time of taking inventory in your lives. It is a time to become very honest with yourself about what is important to you and about living in the truth that God has planted in each and every one of your hearts. If you want to pursue a hobby, take a little time each week to pursue it. If you have wanted to clean out an area of your house, roll up your sleeves and get busy. If you have an inclincation to get a new job, start meditating, praying, and researching what it is you might want to do. Get busy dear ones in living your lives, not in a frenetic flurry of action, but rather by listening to your heart one moment at a time and acting upon it.

This can be as simple as waking up in the morning and asking your heart, "What are your priorities today," and making a little time for the things that are important to you. Perhaps you want to repair something in your house but do not yet have the money. Start to put a dollar a day towards the repair - the universe will take you more seriously because you area taking your heart's desires more seriously. Perhaps you have been putting off something you really want to do, and can afford... take the time to put it on your schedule. Perhaps you want to spend more time with your family. Make a little time. Perhaps you want to make peace with someone in your life. Pick up the phone or write the letter. Listen to your hearts dear ones, each day, in the moment - that is where you find the flow God's of grace.

Life happens one day at a time. When the world around you is possessed by fear, by what if's and worst case scenarios - you can still experience joy. Joy comes from resting in the security of God's love for you. What you see going on in the world around you is simply a balancing of forces. Greed is being exposed. Materialism is being subdued. People are spending more time with their families and less time focused on their possessions. People are learning to live within their means, to value their money, time, and energy once again and to live with more gratitude for what they do have. New technologies that help you live in greater harmony are emerging, and there is an acknowledged need for those of different nations, different ideologies, and different belief systems to come together for the good of the human race. It is a time of returning to you spiritual roots and placing value on what is real and eternal.

If the world's fears begin to possess you, sit quietly. Ask God to bring the light of His truth into your hearts. Ask to experience His love, know the security of walking in faith, and to help share and shine that light into the world. When you are insecure give others confidence and you will find more within yourself. When you are feeling lack, be generous with your kindness or attention. When you don't know how to pay your bills, give thanks for all the good that you do have.

Do not be afraid. The darkness that has been beneath the surface for centuries is coming to light, and as always, when you start to create greater order, there is first chaos. Take heart. Look at the good coming from these changes, and know that you are an eternal soul, care for, loved, and guided by God.

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