Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. I send you love and light. May you feel love in your heart always as we are all connected and are ONE.
Larry and I have been hosting a bi-weekly “Love is All There Is” spiritual group in our home for the past two years. It is a powerful group as all the members have been on the spiritual path for many years and we share our experiences about how to love more deeply and let go of what no longer serves us.
In last week’s group, one of the members asked if we could share our individual spiritual practices with one another. It was great to hear what’s working for others. Meditation was on the top of the list, as well as journaling, affirmations and sending love out to the world.
Here are the affirmations that I pray with daily. Feel free to use any of them if it resonates with you.
- I have all the time I need to do whatever I want to do & when I want to.
- I RELAX and TRUST God’s perfect and Divine timing,
- Money comes to me easily and effortlessly.
- I have more than enough money to do whatever I want to do.
- Everything flows to me with Peace, Ease and Grace (PEG).
- My body is strong, healthy, vibrant & I have lots of energy.
- I attract miracles and abundance into my life every day.
- I am important and more than ENOUGH.
- I am worthy to RECEIVE.
- I am LOVE and loved.
- I use my gifts for the good of all and feel fulfilled in the work I do.
- My purpose is to give and receive LOVE.
- I SHINE my light into the world.
- My intention is to be peaceful, to love and to serve.
- I ACCEPT and SURRENDER to Divine will and guidance.
These affirmations have changed over the years, according to what I intend to manifest. I know I wouldn’t be living on Maui with my beloved if I hadn’t believed and practiced my affirmations.
I would love to hear your spiritual practices and what has worked for you.
After living in Maui since January, I can hardly believe that I will be returning to Rhode Island in 2 weeks (and selling everything so I can move back here to live full time.) I am so excited to see my family and friends that I am counting the days until I get back there. It has been an amazing journey of transformation, love, surrendering, letting go and healing. I have learned so much about myself, my beliefs and what needed to change inside of me in order to be the woman God created me to be and for me to receive more good in my life.
As I walked home from my walk today, the two words that popped out for me were “No push, no rush.” Hmm…..that’s interesting, I thought. That was my way of being. I was always pushing myself to do and be more and rushing through life like I would miss something if I didn’t rush. In fact, I called myself a “Rushaholic” and it exhausted me. I realize now that these behaviors came from the belief that “I am not good enough and not worthy and deserving of good things.” Over the years, I have worked hard at changing these beliefs that no longer serve me through prayer, meditation, journaling, visualizations and affirmations. Every once in awhile, I catch myself rushing or racing, but much much less than it has ever been. Today, I truly enjoy going with the flow and following my intuition.
God’s timing is perfect and I have been reflecting on how perfectly everything has been orchestrated on my behalf with my housing both here in Maui and in Rhode Island. I am leaving this beautiful condo on the ocean that I am renting with Pat and Bob on June 26 to return to Rhode Island. Pat and Bob will be moving into the new condo they bought on June 30 and then my tenant, Carrie Ann in Rhode Island, is moving out of my condo and settling in her new condo on June 29! I could not have planned that any better. It is truly amazing what happens, when I let go and let God handle how things work out. I can’t wait to see what will happen when I return to Rhode Island to sell my house. I am already thanking God for the right and perfect person to buy my house and for the right and perfect price.
I plan to buy my return ticket back to Maui for September 5, 2012. My friend, Ellen, is going away for the month of September and has invited me to stay in her condo while I look for a place to rent. I am very excited to see how it will unfold and the beautiful place that is already mine in the mind of God. When I think about leaving this condo on the ocean, each morning when I look out, I say “This is something better, God.”
I would like to share another way I heard God speak to me this week. I encountered the woman who was staying in the condo right next to mine, and she turned and smiled as she walked back into her condo and said, “We just got here 4 hours ago. I can see you have been here awhile, YOU GOT IT GOING ON! ” I smiled and thought, wow, I do got it going on girl, but I didn’t know it was so obvious. I walked around all day with giddy excitement, saying to myself, “YES, I GOT IT GOING ON!” And guess what, YOU have it going on too! Just saying this out loud has really shifted my energy and I am now saying it to others and love to see their face light up and smile.
Can you picture that? Try saying it aloud and see how it feels. Other than feeling sassy and confident, I decided to answer the question “what does this mean to me?” It means that God, my essence and my God-self is shining out and radiating love to the world as I remember who I am and that I am ONE with God. My prayer was “Thank you God, I feel so blessed, loved and excited about the adventure of the future and all that you have planned for me. I say YES to your divine plan.”
Another thing I have learned about the Divine Plan is that it requires having faith that the right doors will open for me when necessary, and the right doors will close for me as well. This week I had an example of God closing the door in my face, and how it all worked out for the best. Ellen approached me with the news that her 94-year-old friend, Ester, was selling one of her cars. Her daughter had bought her a new car and had given Ester her 1999 Ford Escort. Ester was selling it for a great price and even though it was an old “Maui Cruiser,” it seemed to be in decent condition. I called the insurance company and the DMV and got all the information I needed. Believe me, this was not my plan to buy a car before I moved back here, but it seemed like the right thing to do since it came to me and I felt peaceful. My prayer was, “God, close the door if this is not your divine plan.” I was excited to think I would have a car all set when I moved back to Maui and it seemed like a confirmation that “I really am moving back here.” To my surprise, a few days later, Ester called and said, “I am really sorry but my daughter decided not to sell her car, after all.” I got off the phone a little stunned and disappointed, but very quickly said, “Thank you God for closing the door.”
Then my next thought was that “I will get a car for free.” I really liked that idea and it will be interesting to see how that manifests. I asked myself, “Did I only feel deserving of an old Maui Cruiser?” Perhaps God wants more for me and now I see myself driving a shiny convertible red car!
As I sat on the beach looking into the ocean and feeling very peaceful, I overheard a few words in a conversation behind me. All I heard was “RELAX, it will come to you.” I believe those words were meant for me. I have used this affirmation for years and it seems to apply here, “Everything I need is streaming toward me, I open my hands and receive.” I believe my soul mate will come to me, the car will come to me, the right place to live when I move back to Maui will come to me, and the right person to buy my house in Rhode Island will come to me. My job is to “show up” do my part and leave the HOW up to God. It works every time.
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I am part of and immersed in the order of life. My breathing is orderly and rhythmic, as is my heartbeat; neither requires my control or direction. I relax into the flow of divine order and allow God to express in and through me, guiding my unfolding. As each new day begins, divine order manifests in all I think and do. Divine order is established in my life, and I am grateful.
Like the eagle, I am meant to soar. I am meant to let go of fear and limitations, to apply the strength and abilities God has given me. I place my faith in God and my spirit soars.
Learn how to go inside because THE MAGIC IS WITHIN: Your answers, peace, power, self love, self appreciation and self forgiveness are within. Stop waiting for others to tell you how magnificent you are. Believe it for yourself and about yourself. Change your “not good enough voice” and awaken to the potential and possibilities within. You are the only one that can rescue yourself and hold the key to your abundance and happiness. Self care is God care. Self care is an acknowledgement of God’s divine presence in you. Do you look outside for your answers? Do you give your power away by wanting approval from others?
In the midst of doors and opportunities coming my way, the “not good enough voice” reared its ugly head, like an unwanted, uninvited guest. As I sat down to pray and meditate, I felt anxiety in the pit of m y stomach. I knew feelings precede thoughts so like a detective, I went about searching for the thoughts that were creating anxiety. I didn’t have to search far-they popped up quickly.
“You’re not doing good enough at marketing. You need a marketing coach to tell you what to do.” The truth and reality is, I’m a fantastic marketer and many people have commented about how they see me all over the place. Music to the ear.
If I listen to the “not good enough voice” I lose my peace and feel afraid and anxious. I stop trusting God is in control and there is a plan for my life. I stop trusting that God is leading me and giving me everything I need in the perfect time and perfect way.
When I’m rushing around and trying to make things happen, I’m coming from a place of fear. I may not be aware of the voice, but it is always lurking in the background. When I slow down and meditate, I discover the voice that is at work. In the midst of success, it tries to rob me of the truth of who I am as a magnificent child of God living my life in the presence of God.
The first step is to recognize the “not good enough voice” that’s been in my head for years. Breathe into it and most importantly don’t beat up on myself. I name it and tell it that it’s no longer wanted and needed. The second step is to tell myself the truth and use affirmations.
I am good enough, I am more than enough. I have enough money, power, love, grace, peace.
I am successful and the best is yet to come.
God is my source and God and I are one.
I am perfect as I am and my cup runneth over.
God is leading me.
God has a plan that will make all of my dreams come true.
I am free.
Within this new day, I find release from every old thought pattern or behavior that no longer serves me.
Everything I need is streaming toward me, I open my hands and receive
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