YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS - ONLY BLESSINGS

WHISPERS FROM BEYOND - a daily meditation for every day of the year.

JANUARY WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 

January 1

Can a violin tune itself ?

No, it must be tuned by the musician

to achieve harmony!



 

January 2

God You have given

the gift of Yourself to me.

Can I give ought to You . . .

but myself?





January 3

I am always happy with what happens.  For that which God chooses is better than what I choose.

Epictetus

 


January 4

When I pray for reassurance in difficult times I no longer request that my desires be fulfilled, but rather that I am not being misled and that what I am accepting be truly God's will.


 

 

January 5

Christ  was not seeking to avoid His commission when He prayed, "Father, if it be Thy will let this cup pass from me."  I believe, rather, that He wanted reassurance that what He felt it was necessary for Him to allow was surely God's will, for had it not been God's will it would have been an insignificant gesture on Christ's part.  I am sure that Christ chose this conclusion to His ministry, that He had the choice, and made it based upon the reassurance that it was indeed God's will.


 

 

January 6

God is spirit!

Man's communion with God must be on a spiritual level.

If a man has not attuned his spiritual channel

God cannot commune with him.


 

 

January 7

Those who do have spiritual contact with God can,

by removing themselves from the situation,

 provide a clear channel for God's Will to enter the physical world

through utilization of their spiritual surrender.

 

 

 

January 8

God does not use self - He replaces self thereby creating Self.

 

 

 

January 9

Lord I am willing

to be

the least in your

kingdom;

 

But-

if it be Thy  will

 

let it be

that I am not less

than the lowest

 

but rather that

all others are more !

 

 

 

January 10

When I go to the silence I do not need to take with me . . . . 

a task to be performed, an error to be corrected, a healing to be obtained,

a subject for healing, a consciousness of any need, a desire to be used,

an expectation of illumination, an expectation of heightened awareness,

  an expectation of forgiveness for myself or another,

an expectation of a miracle or a sign.

 

No!

Go in silence to watch God do the works.

 

I do not ask, I do not seek, I am not answered, I do not do.

God's Grace is all-sufficient.


 

 

January 11

Under God's Grace all is well!  God is taking care of it!  Have Faith!

  

Father, I am trusting.


 

 

January 12

It is necessary to reach a state of desirelessness;

Even to the point of not desiring GOD.

 

How?

 

By knowing that GOD is our source and supply of all things good.

Any need - Any need;

whether for the awareness of GOD,

or our oneness with GOD;

GOD's truth, love, energy, life, care;

any need is already fulfilled by GOD.

 

We have no unfulfilled needs

under GOD's grace;

 

so we have no desire.


 

 

January 13

The physical and the spiritual hearts function in the same manner.

 

Each has receiving and sending chambers and channels.

 

Each is sustained by what passes through. 

In both the flow may be hindered by blocking either the

 

receiving or sending channels. 


 

 

January 14

Life is but a journey.  There is no destination.   We just bounce from concept to concept as the ball of a pinball machine bounces from object to object.

 

 

 

January 15

Our lives are only failures when we become so rigid we can no longer move to new concepts and  we become stuck on one idea as totally right.



 

 

 

January 16

I don't believe in horoscopes!

The stars have

a large part in our lives . . . for they, too, are part of God.

But they do not shape our destinies!

We and they

follow our assigned paths as integral parts of God.


 

 

 

January 17

O Christ,

We have hidden Thy joy behind the cross,

Thy love behind the pain and Thy freedom behind our rules.


 

 

 

January 18

FREEDOM

IS ABSTAINANCE

AND PRAYER.


 

 

 

January 19

Time is the energy spent to follow a path from realization to manifestation.


 

 

 

January 20

God is the source of my life; Christ is the substance.

God is the truth of my life; Christ is the reality.

 

 

 

January 21

God is the source of my life, Christ is the substance,

The Holy Spirit is the teacher.


 

 

 

January 22

Faith is no longer needed when you are experiencing GOD.


 

 

 

January 23

How could it be that I have not yet written the most personal analogy of being one with God?

 

God is in me -- not like a pea in a shell!

But like oxygen is a part of water.



Hydrogen -- unstable -- explosive -- united with oxygen

forms a new substance - water.

 


Self -- unstable -- explosive -- united with God forms Self  with God in it.




January 24

When I err and violate the Karmic, Mosaic, or natural law I am subject to the consequences of that violation until such time as I surrender my consciousness so completely that the same error can never again be an alternative.


The new consciousness did not and would not commit the original error and therefore does not require forgiveness, as it has done nothing to forgive.


With surrender of the old consciousness comes its death.  The Grace of God is the birth of the new consciousness and my release from bondage to the law.


Grace does not protect us from paying the price. 

It protects us from violating the law.

 

 

 

January 25

I have exchanged a conscience for consciousness.


 

 

January 26

How often I see reality as a vision and mistake illusions for reality.


 

 

January 27

There's no such thing as phony-ness.  When you're in the process of growth you're always growing into the unknown; and if you're being what other people consider phony it's because you are talking yourself through the unknown; hearing places you've never been; and trying to adjust to the unknown.  If there is true phony-ness it is when you pretend to grow but don't demonstrate it!  It is not phony-ness when you are demonstrating what you hope you're going to be when you get through the period of growth.


 

 

January 28

WHAT IS LOVE?  Love is a sense of oneness with.

Thou shalt be aware that thou art one with GOD with all thy heart,

strength, soul, and mind.

Matt.  22:37

 

 

January 29

And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

     Matt.  22:39

In the same manner as you love yourself ?

or

Love thy neighbor-as he and thee are one; he is thyself!




January 30

The roads I have traveled I had to travel.

The lessons I learned I had to learn.

In order that the "I AM" that I am could be.


 

January 31

No master owns the slave to any greater extent

than the slave owns the master.


 

 


FEBRUARY WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 


February 1

Today is your yesterdays in action.

 

 

February 2

Love is not a negative force.

 

 

February 3

In the truly humble there is no cause for anger.

 

 

February 4

You don't reach God through other people.

You reach God directly and other people through God!

 


 February 5

It is not a multiple-choice decision-

you can chose God or

 you can choose hopelessness.



February 6

A typical combination user . . . . .  drugs and people!

 


February 7


ERROR = Loneliness sold to the highest bidder.




February 8



                   Willingness . . . . . is the best medicine in the world.



February 9

My reputation is but a shadow in the mind of another…..

a common illusion between he and myself!

Strive only to satisfy the law of God.

 


February 10

I AM WHAT I AM.

                      I AM WHAT I AM WITHOUT EFFORT.

                     I AM WHAT I AM WITHOUT EFFORT BUT WITH A

WILLINGNESS.

                    I AM WHAT I AM WITHOUT EFFORT BUT WITH A

WILLINGNESS TO EXPERIENCE, TO ACCEPT, TO RECEIVE

TRUTH

TRUTH IS REALITY.

REALITY IS TRUTH IS ETERNAL AND INFINITE.

 

 

 

February 11

THE SIMPLIST THINGS, WHEN DISCOVERED,

ARE OFTEN, OUR MOST AMAZING REVELATIONS.

 


February 12

I DO NOT HAVE TO JUSTIFY ANY DESIRE;

WHETHER TO OBTAIN, TO ACHIEVE OR TO AVOID.

THIS IS MY GOD GIVEN PEROGATIVE.

I MUST HOWEVER BE WILLING TO ACCEPT

THE CONSEQUENCES!



February 13

When the line one has chosen doesn't go to the destination sought;

One must change trains.




February 14

Altered concepts are touches of

GOD!

 

 

February 15

And that loneliness I had amid the presence of people was my desire for God.

And my search for God did not completely assuage that loneliness

until I discovered my true self.

 


February 16

You have the key - use it!



February 17

PRIDE is born of ignorance which is in turn increased by pride.

 


February 18

Today is tomorrow up close.

 

 

February 19

The expression of love is the expression of truth.

 

 


February 20

WHAT IS GOD’S TRUE IMAGE?

WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY!

 

 

February 21

YOU UNDERSTAND GOD TO BE THE KIND OF PERSON

YOU ARE!

CEASE YOUR FOOLISHNESS!

 

 

February 22

I GET IN MY OWN WAY

blocking the transmission of GOD's good into my life with the shadow of my ego and unspiritual concerns. 

I perceive this loss of GOD'S good as evil.

Evil, then is, not a power or a substantive thing against

which we can do battle.

TO FIGHT EVIL IS TO FIGHT A SHADOW.

Evil can only be defeated by removing the blockage and

allowing GOD's good shine through.

 

 

February 23

“I don’t understand” is good understanding.

 

 

February 24

You Are Here To Learn Love And Humility.

The Sooner You Learn Them

The Sooner You May Leave.

 

 

February 25

If it is GOD's will it is good.  If it is not GOD's will

it has no substance for me.

 

 

February 26

I need to exchange physical sensuality

for spiritual sensitivity.

 

 

February 27

There is no need for mercy from God there is already only Love!

 

 

February 28

The only thing you're going to take with you out of this life

is the God of your understanding.

You came to find it and to learn and to experience your own truths.

 

 

February 29

What is darkness but the absence of light?

The opposite of God is the absence of God.




MARCH WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 



March 1

Absence of God = no conscious contact with God.

 

 

March 2

How can you give your

life to the Christ when

       the Christ is your life?

 

 

March 3

Succumbing to error not only reinforces the error

but also diminishes the correct. 

The same action cannot enhance both right and wrong!

 

 

March 4

A string is only so long.



March 5

YOU CANNOT CONTROL A HAPPY MAN!

 

 

March 6

QUIT TALKING AND START DOING!

THE ENJOYMENT IS IN

THE DEVELOPMENT,

THE CONSTRUCTION,


THE CREATION!

 

 

March 7

THE SEAL OF GOD IS TRUTH!

 

 

March 8

I choose to be courageous in all things knowing that the Perfect Power is the source  of all strength and that I can trust this Perfect Power which is in me.

I AM COURAGEOUS!

 

 

March 9

I choose to regard outside events only as barometers revealing the inner experiences of others.  The Perfect Power within provides my security.

I AM SERENE!

 

 

March 10

I choose not to judge.  The Perfect Power is everywhere in all persons, places, things and actions.  The Perfect Power judges each event from within the event - from within me only when I am the event.

I AM  ACCEPTING!

 

 

March 11

I choose to be successful in all things.  I am allowing the Perfect Power within to choose my complete employment and I know that this Power chooses only successful work for me and supplies the wisdom and talent for success in all things.

 

I AM WISE!

I AM  TALENTED!

I AM SUCCESSFUL!

 

 


March 12

When something happens to me which has it's origin

and it's existence from outside my control

God is either permitting it or causing it

for the fulfillment of His plan for me.

 

 

March 13

Pray for me -

that I may more truly reflect the

loving wisdom of God as revealed through the Christ

and

that as quickly as it is proper within God's plan for me

I be permitted to feel the reality of being in harmony

with all of His creation.

 

 

March 14

The physical world

and it's

influence on me

is limited

to my concept of it.

 

 

March 15

ALL TRUTH IS SPIRITUAL!

 

 

March 16

Whether I accept the truth or not does not change it.

 

 

March 17

The only complete, undistorted truth available comes from

the FATHER within-therefore seek HIM.

 

 

March 18

Just as the world seems to be a more beautiful place

when I stand aside and observe as a spectator

rather than as an unobservant re-arranger;

So the spiritual life is more beautiful

when I stand aside and watch God work.

 

 

March 19

I need not understand truths for anyone else!

 

 

March 20

Truth can only be blocked by a perception . . . . . that one knows truth.

 

 

March 21

I believe that those who link the word fear

with the name of GOD do so in error.

Does the nature of man

allow him to love that which he fears?  NO!

And the law is to love the Lord thy God

with all thy heart, soul and mind.

AND IT IS STATED THAT GOD IS LOVE.

 

 

March22

MOSIAC-The law of Moses which is two dimensional.

                           As ye sow so shall ye reap;

cause and effect; inlaid into the structure of life.

MOSIAC-A two dimensional art form of height and width

                            inlaid into a structure.

DEPTH-provides the third dimension for Mosaic art.

GRACE-provides the third dimension for Mosaic Law.

 

 

March 23



So often love is given for the lover rather than for the loved.

Divine love is of course the love of God for His creation.

Is it not also the love of His creation for God?

Too often His creation loves God for it's self

rather than for God.

Father, touch my heart with willingness;

touch my mind with the wisdom of Thy will;

FOR I WOULD LOVE; and walk in the steps of the master.



 

March 24

Nobody can be mine but me.

 

 

March 25

My plea for God is answered, "I am here experience me".

 

 

March 26

The conclusion is not always written last, but it always appears at the end.

 

 

March 27

I do not seek GOD for my salvation.  I seek GOD for my companion.

 

 

March 28

YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO OPPOSE ANYTHING

REGARDLESS OF IT’S NATURE.

 

 

March 29

Head trips are self-breeding and lead to confusion.

Guilt trips are self-breeding and lead to booze trips.


 

 

March 30

There were times prior to the beginning of my recovery

when I did not want to drink

I began to recover when I wanted to not drink.

 

 

March 31

When one chooses sobriety with spiritualism he has not chosen a goal

which can be reached as one reaches a destination.

Rather he has chosen a way of living - a way chosen for the way.




APRIL WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 


April 1

Stop doing and start being.

 

 

April 2

Perfect Portal Within-

my access to endless, infinite, loving grace

Through which I shall obtain

perfect truth, perfect power, perfect health and all perfect Good

as I require it.



April 3

It doesn't last forever -- but it is never over.

 

 

April 4

I go to God - through which I can control the physical;

There is no physical circumstance that can be set up

through which I can achieve God!

 

 

April 5

Like a computer - compare and choose - store and use!

 

 

April 6

Everyone wants to shine!

We seek our own shining

And we give our own shining.

 

 


April 7

Each person is another face of God.

 

 

April 8

Fear is time wasted!

 

 

April 9

The only reality there is in physical things

Is the spirit that manifests itself in them.

 

 

April 10

                                    I'm just another dream

                                                 in a world of broken dreams.



April 11

THE LIFE OF THE EGO

IS NOURISHED ONLY

BY GIVING IT ATTENTION.

 

 

April 12

THE ONLY VALUE OF ANY OFFICE IS AS A VEHICLE OF GOD'S WILL;

TO BE THUS NEITHER SOUGHT NOR AVOIDED.

 

 

April 13

THERE IS NO DEGREDATION

WHEN MENIAL TASKS ARE PERFORMED IN LOVE.

 

 

April 14

It's not that I have to have a lot of faith. 

It is that what amount of faith that I do have

Must be directed towards God.

 

 

April 15

Unless I understand the ideal I don't know what to strive for.

 

 

April 16

TRULY, TRULY, I SAY UNTO YOU UNLESS ONE IS BORN OF THE WATER AND THE SPIRIT HE CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD."JOHN  3 : 5


WATER MEANING THE WATERS AS BROKEN AT PHYSICAL BIRTH AS SOME BELIEVE?


OR

 

WATER OF BAPTISIM AS OTHERS BELIEVE?


OR


"BUT WHOEVER DRINKS OF THE WATER I SHALL GIVE HIM WILL NEVER THIRST; THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM WILL BECOME IN HIM A SPRING OF WATER WELLING UP TO ETERNAL LIFE."JOHN   4 : 14

 

 

April 17

AT THIS MOMENT THIS ROOM IS FILLED WITH WAVES OF ENERGY  BRINGING MUSIC, VOICES, PICTURES, AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM AFAR

AND

I AM UNAWARE OF THESE BECAUSE I HAVE NO RADIO OR TELEVISION RECEIVER.

 

 

April 18

In a morning meditation there occurred a stilling of nearly all bodily senses.  There was no difference in feeling between those parts touching other objects and those parts not.


During this time came a sense of total uplifting - both physical and spiritual.  An then - deep within - beginning from behind me came a clarity and brightness like the dispelling of a fog or removal of a haze from around my total being - not from before my eyes but from all around me.


Then came the words

"YOU ARE MINE"

 

And it was as if I were speaking those words to God as He spoke them to me.  As though two entities made one were speaking.



April 19

Recovery is discovery!

 

 

April 20

Love, to God, is only man's fear that he won't be.

 

 

April 21

               The Christ Spirit lives what It speaks,

                       but it does not document It’s words.

 

 

April 22

Nothing, which is divinely given, can be taken from me.

 

 

April 23

And suddenly,

                 by a doorway,

                                 a voice spoke and said,

"You can't do what you can't do without!".

 

 

April 24

I seek to obtain spiritual illumination.

To have communion with the Infinite Source;

To become a more perfect instrument for the Love of the Infinite Source.

 

 

April 25

All that has been made

was life in Him.

 

John 1:4                             (Rev. Std. Ver.)



April 26

As to the Christ - belief itself is healing.  To believe one must be aware.

 

 

April 27

Every fruit offered from the earth is wrapped in husks, skins, or shells.

Within the sweetest fruits hide the seeds of bitterness.

So it also is with spiritual fruits.

 




April 28

The Spiritual connection to God must be direct

not through another,

nor through rites,

not through places,

nor through associations.

Our need for each other is that we need to express our spirituality.

You are here to give

Love . . .

affection . . .

Tolerance . . .

And to be in Harmony.

 

 

April 29

EACH DEED is it's own reward.

EACH THOUGHT is it's own reward.

EACH AWARENESS is it's own reward.

EACH BELIEF is it's own reward.

 

EVIL FOR EVIL,

 

GOOD FOR GOOD,

 

TRUTH FOR TRUTH.



April 30

ALL GREAT TRUTHS BEGIN AS BLASPHEMY!


MAY WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 

May 1

God intuitively tells us how to avoid participation in an act

subjected to Karmic Law.

 

Participation = A Price

 

 

May 2

There is no movement of the infinite . . . . . it is always everywhere.

There is no growth of the eternal . . . . . for it is always all.

It is simply that both are!

 

 

May 3

God doesn't make something beautiful out of the ugly,

for in God's creation there is no ugly.

He does not shape the mountains beautifully.

They are beautiful however they are shaped.

He does not make people ugly or beautiful for they are all beautiful.

He does not, as some say, make something beautiful out of ugly clay;

He uses beautiful clay and evolves it to his need.

It is not from ugly to beautiful.

It is from beautiful to beautiful ever increasing in beauty!

 

 

May 4

When, GOD'S LOVE is given by a human from his own reservoir of love he is the only one who completely and truly understands that love.  If his love is unexpressed it is unknown. For the person who is being loved to know that they are loved it must be expressed either by word or action.  The human expression of love must be distorted because there is no word or act sufficient to give expression to love.  The person receiving the love adds to the distortion because they can only perceive love based on words or acts that have meant love to them in their life experiences.  Human love is, therefore, immensely more beneficial to the lover than to the loved.

 

 

May 5

GOD'S LOVE has substance in itself.  God is love and God being spirit expresses love spiritually.  When He gives love he gives of Himself -- directly into our souls.  In this manner no words, no acts, no mental perceptions are required.  The love of God is transmitted to us as spiritual feeling that we perceive beyond physical, beyond mind, beyond self.  We therefore love best when we love God, who requires no expression to know our love; and when we let go of our physical and mind self becoming only the instrument of GOD'S LOVE to men.

                     We love because He first loved us.



May 6

MATTHEW 22:37-40 IS THE LAW ACCORDING TO THE CHRIST.

"JESUS SAID UNTO HIM, ' THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD

WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL AND WITH ALL THY MIND.

THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT.

AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.

ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS

HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS '. "


                 ALL ELSE

                                  IS MERELY

              COMMENTARY

                                                     ABOUT IT.



May 7

Believing is seeing!

 

 

 

May 8

Servant to all but master of self!

 

 

May 9

It doesn't matter how many times we won or lost,

but how many times we were willing.

 

 

May 10

"Blessed are the poor in spirit for they shall inherit the kingdom of God."

This spirit is the spirit within.  This spirit is the spirit of self will!

The kingdom of God is also within. 

And is inherited by those with little self-will!

 

 

May 11

There is no spiritual life in those who compete for material riches

To fulfill their version of righteousness.

 

 

May 12

My heart's desire is to gain dominion over myself!

 

 

May 13

TO GET OUT OF BAD SPACE:

(a) List all things you have for which you should be thankful,

     feel thankful, and praise God!

(b) Value only that which is truly valuable.

(c) Know that God is taking care of it and pray,  "Father I am trusting".



May 14

LOOK NOT TO TOMORROW NOR TO YESTERDAY --

LEST BY DOING SO YOU LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO LIVE TODAY!

 

 

May 15

IF YOU DON'T LIVE TODAY YOU CANNOT  LIVE TOMORROW.

 

 

May 16

FOR YESTERDAY I WAS BLIND

AND TODAY'S VISION COULD NOT SEE

YET, TOMORROW I WILL FIND

THE SAME IS TRUE, AND WILL ALWAYS BE.

 

 

May 17

Do not assign motives to anyone's  actions

for you can only assign

the  motives which you have experienced  yourself.

 

 

May 18

God, help me to remove the barriers

of misconception

behind which I have hidden Thee

that You may unbind me

and set me free

from the grave cloths of mortality.

 

 

May 19

After all - your attention is your life - so that to which you give your attention you have given your life. 

"The lamp of the body is the eye (attention); if therefore thine eye be single (on God) the whole body shall be full of light.  If thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be  full of darkness."                                                        Matt. 6:22



May 20

Set thine eye on Divine Love.

Thou art in the midst of an infinite sea of Divine Love, the true essence of God.  It fills you, It is part of you, It flows through every cell of your being, It saturates you until it can flow through you to others.



May 21

God is Light and the same as light cannot be seen.

We are only aware of the light when we look directly towards the source

or when it is reflected by objects . . .

each object reflects a different portion of the color spectrum

of which the light consists.

 

 

May 22

I

can be

both

either and else.

 

 

May 23

The experiences of yesterday

are just as unreal

as the dreams of tomorrow!

 

 




May 24

There is no avoiding the experiences that I came to experience

including the experience of avoiding what I came to experience.

 

 

May 25

I must go through rebellion to reach conformance.

 

 

May 26

Knowledge incorporates at least as much error as truth.

 

 

May 27

I prayed that my doubts be removed and received this answer,

" You pray wrongly.  Ask not that your doubts be removed,

Rather pray that you be given the answers to them.

You cannot help someone who is caught up

in doubting If you have not suffered doubts yourself--

and received answers to them."

 

 

May 28

Of their ownselves thoughts have no power to cause any event.

 

However any thought held long enough will seize your imagination and make your desire be it's fulfillment.

 

 

May 29

The voices of men are louder than the voice of God.

But rarely speak with His wisdom.

 

Never, unless He speaks through them.

 

 

May 30

Whether I was at a time that I loved liquor,

or at a time that I hated it,

I could only drink it.

If I fought it I only loved or hated it the more.

Now I no longer fight it

as the battle is not mine;

I let go and let GOD.

Now is liquor conquered.

I can only lose the battle by

resuming control and fighting.



May 31

Be still and know (to know) that God is in His Holy temple.


JUNE WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 


June 1

The I AM  from which I am.

 

 

June2

It is not necessary to be a Christian to love Jesus.

 

 

June 3

The good and the mighty come around to go with the mighty

When good and mighty things need to be done.

 

 

June 4

If you would know God know yourself!

 

 

June 5

The link between the spiritual and the physical is light.

 

 

June 6

Don't be too anxious to be right to listen!

 

 

June 7

God is a verb . . . . . . not a noun!

 

 

June 8

God is not only everywhere . . . . . .

He is the everywhere in which

He can be everywhere!

 

 

June 9

You can say you've had a good day --- AND IT IS !

You can say you've had a bad day  --- AND IT IS ! 

EVEN IF THEY WERE BOTH THE SAME DAY.

 

 

 

June 10

When I do not like what is happening it means

I have not submitted my will to the Infinite Source.

 

 

June 11

You are the garden God plays in!

 

 

June 12

Get on with livin',           the life you've been given!

 

 

June 13

I ask God to help me then I cooperate.

 

 

June 14

It is not my primary purpose in life

that I fulfill your expectations of me.

 

 






June 15

How can it be said that God has no knowledge of,

or concern for the human condition?

God "feeds the birds", "clothes the grass" and His "Son can do nothing

of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing".

Which includes "The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk,

lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear and the dead are raised up,

and the poor have the good news preached to them".

God knows and cares!

 

 

 

June 16

Any burden I bear is by my choice.

 

 

June 17

He said, "She won't forgive me!".

I say, "That's her burden".

To her I say, "You have a choice".

To him, "What's your problem?"



June 18

FORGIVENESS CLEANSES - - - - 

     BE IT GIVEN OR RECEIVED - - - -

BOTH THE FORGIVER AND THE FORGIVEN.

 

 

June 19

O Lord, I am willing but weak.

 

 


June 20

To achieve dominion . . . . . . . . RE-AFFIRM!

 

 


June 21

I said, "God give me a sign!".

      He said, "There will be no sign for this generation".

I said, "But with no sign I cannot believe".

 He said, "You'll see no sign that will make you believe".

When I came to believe, not in His existence in which I had always believed-

 but in His presence, love, concern, and works among men;

I saw the signs and they had always been there.

I just could not see them!

Until I believed.

 

 

June 22

Having one arm stretched longer than the other from scourging yourself

with the whip of remorse

is little different than having it so

from patting yourself on the back . . . . . . . . . 

both are sustenance to the ego.

 

 

June 23

THERE IS NO FEAR WITHOUT  EXPECTATIONS!

 

 







June 24

An affirmation that appears to work - - - -

I have an abundance of perfect (     ).

For the infinite (    ) is manifested in me.

Thank you Father.

(Health)

(Love)

(Patience)

(Joy)

(Truth)

(Life)

 

 

June 25

Life must be the number one claim for I can be alive --

but I will not have Life until I claim it.

 

 

June 26

In order to get beyond it I have to go through it.

Unless I find the way to fly above it.   

 

 

June 27

Humility is not self-degradation  for such only feeds the ego with attention.

Humility is the removal of self  from the situation

so that Self can grow in God.

 

 








June 28

When I - the old ideas,

                         When I - the human ego,

                                                      When I - the masking personality,

When the I of desire to obtain,

When the I of desire to avoid, Dies and I submit -

Then God can completely take over my consciousness

and "I am God" in that He is the only doer.

I die hard!

 

 

June 29

You learn how to do something you don't know how to do . . . . .

by doing what you don't know how to do.

 

 



June 30

"I will exchange your nature of columns and lines for another!"

With that a soft green light entered my abdomen.


JULY WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 


July 1

The spiritual life exists not in understanding and knowledge;

but in feeling, being, living and doing.

 

 

July 2

Life is like a balancing act

we can minimize the teeter totter effect

by staying close to our center.

We are centered in GOD!

 

 

July 3

I began to know the truth about myself

when I started looking

at my story

instead of everyone else’s story.

 

 

July 4

DO NOT ATTACK


It is never necessary to attack.  The only reason that I attack is to make someone else look less than so that I can look better than them.  Each person has their niche in this world. 









July 5

DO NOT DEFEND


It is never necessary to defend my position.  When I am doing the right thing I do not even think of justifying why I am doing it.  The only time that I defend or justify what I am doing is when I am doing something that is not right.



July 6

DO NOT COMPARE

 

If I compare myself with others I am never going to be equal with them. As is stated in the DESIDERATA, "If you compare yourself with others you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself."  It is necessary for me to be equal with all in the fellowship of AA.  Comparing is the way to feel unique and in feeling unique I lose my ability to be one of and one with.



July 7

DO NOT COMPETE

 

It is not necessary to compete to obtain your rightful place.  Either God is or He isn't, either He is everything or He is nothing.  He will see to it that we are given every good thing in this life.  We are all equally children of God.



July 8

If I oppose anything that is not of God

I oppose something with no reality.

If it is real and I oppose it

                          I oppose God.

Therefore oppose nothing.

 

 

July 9

False humility is as destructive as false pride.

 

 

July 10

God,

     help me to remember it is my place in your scheme of things,

not your place in  my scheme of things.

 

 

July 11

Truly God will give no burden to great for you to bear . . . . .

you may, however, assume burdens not intended for you

on your own initiative.



July 12

I used to dream

of things I never did.

 

Now I do things

I never dreamed of.

 

 

July 13

I came for the moment and stayed the while.

 

 

July 14

The Love of God sustains me.

When I doubt this I withdraw from the protection of God's Love

and I am then subject to natural law.

 

 



July 15

                          Love, for you, is only a moment old ------

but spans a thousand years."

 

 

July 16

There is no now or then --

only forever.

                                                         There is no here or there --

only everywhere.

There is no good or evil --

only all knowledge of the truth.

 

 

July 17

Christ was the beginning

Christ is with GOD

Christ is GOD

Christ is now

Christ is with me

Christ is me.

 

 

July 18

Infinite GOD is everywhere, wherever GOD is all of GOD is there.

 

 










July 19

WHY  AM I TESTED?

 

Any reason that I can find for believing that God is testing me

diminishes God - limits Him -

and He is Infinite - Limitless.

OR

Is He not testing us,

but instead preparing us for what He knows we must face;

OR

is it that God does not test us but-

                   rather that we test God.

 

 

July 20

   FORGIVING AND RESENTMENT

CANNOT LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE.

 

 

July 21

IT IS EASIER TO FORGIVE THOSE YOU LOVE.

 

 

July 22

It is not necessary to forgive if you do not condemn in the first place.

 

 




July 23

So often I have been near the key and not perceived it.


Near - When I said, "I seek not God for salvation, but for companionship".

Near - With the miraculous healings that have occurred with prayers

of only praise and love.

Near - With the discontent felt in continuing prayers of supplication.

Near - with the awareness of Divine Love.


Now I have the key.

 

Love God for God!

Tabernacle with God to be with God!

 

Not for yourself, not for supply, not for enlightenment, not for cleansing,

Not for salvation, not for peace, not for receiving anything.

Just for the love of God for God!

 

 

July 24

The time is always now.

 

 

July 25

O God – re-mint the coin of my being.  Remove all other images from the face of my being and stamp me with the image of Thy Divine Love.

 

 

July 26

The spiritual illumination with which you will enter any next life will be that which you have acquired in this one.

 

 

July 27

True humility is in not comparing myself with any other.

 

 

July 28

To define God is to limit Him.  To be God He must be unlimited.

Therefore God is un-definable.

 

 

July 29

There is no such thing as good or evil for those who love the Lord.



July 30

To strengthen the illusion of evil, fight it.

 

 

July 31

The halls of my life have resounded

with the indignant stamp of self-righteous feet.

Forgive those who act so, Father, they know not what they do.

FOR SOMETIMES THE FEET HAVE BEEN MY OWN.


AUGUST WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 

 

August 1

WE

ARE

OUR

OWN

HISTORY!

 

 

August 2

The remnants of the past create the whole cloth of today.

 

 

August 3

I no longer have to prove myself to anyone -- not even myself!

 

 

August 4

I would not give a gift to a loved one

and demand that they use it only to please me.

How then should I make a gift of myself to God?

 

It is no gift if the giver insists that the recipient

use the gift only to please the giver.

With what attitude then should I give myself to God?

 

 

August 5

Liberation is based on inner rather than outer Renunciations.

 

 




August 6

Seek not perfection –

seek not the ultimate state -

rather seek the increased understanding

that will lift you to the level

that God has prepared you for now;

always knowing that only by God's Grace

do we progress.

The Word calls me

I do not call the Word.

 

 

August 7

Your spirituality is dawning.

Why do you so eagerly await the noonday sun?

Stand aside and observe the beauties of the

dawn's progressive enlightenment. 

Soon enough you must sweat in the toils of the day.

 

 

August 8

Don't flounder around in unfounded fear.

 

 

August 9

You are not responsible for anything out there.

 

 

August 10

It is not a sacrifice when you do not have a choice.

 

 

August 11

Communicate, one to another, via the Christ link.

 

 

August 12

"Now" is a part of the total as well as being the total.

 

 

August 13

A DOZEN SOLUTIONS ISN'T ENOUGH !

 

 

August 14

HERE I EXIST!

TRAPPED WITHIN THIS SHELL!

WHERE I'VE WRAPPED MYSELF

IN SUFFOCATING MASSES

OF EMOTIONAL STYROFOAM!

WATCHING LIFE PASS ME BY!

AFRAID TO EVER AGAIN

SUFFER THE PAIN

OF PARTICIPATION.

 

 

August 15

                          NOTHING IS FOREVER !

                      FOREVER IS NOTHING !

 

 

August 16

GOD IS LIFE

 

God is life!

           Wherever there is life there is God!

                         Life in anything means anything with life contains God!

                                   Life cannot exist without light!

                                              Life's basis is light!

                                                        All life is linked as one through light!

                                                                 The basis for all existence is light!

                                                                              Without light there is nothing but darkness!

                   Darkness is nothingness!

                       Therefore - - - - - - - - - - -


GOD IS LIGHT

AND

THROUGH GOD WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

 

 

August 17

                         A

                 PROBLEM

                  SOLVED

IS STILL A PROBLEM !

                                                                         ONE

                                                                          GIVEN

                                                                         AWAY

                                                                         IS

                                                                          GONE !

 

 

August 18

When participating in “Road Rage”

it is best to be very selective in your choice of adversary.

 

 

August 19

What you have to do is watch the old old change the new new into an event.

 

 

August 20

         A miracle is

when God alters a previously ordained outcome

for the benefit of an individual spiritual entity.

 

 

August 21

It is not being about; it is about being.

 

 

August 22

The drink an alcoholic buys will not be a drink . . . . . it will be a proposal.

 

 

August 23

Your strength is measured in how you confront your weakness.

 

 

August 24

The Budda said, “The only real miracle is a change of heart”.

 

 

August 25

Creation – The accident of the soul including, until now, the power to fly.

 

 

August 26

What makes you think God is a single issue God? 

His concerns are eternal.

 

 

August 27

Ghandi said, “The worst form of violence is poverty.

 

 

August 28

A beautiful woman is one who abides with Truth and Honor

and wears them graciously.

 

 


August 29

Fear is the “little dark room” where negatives are developed.

 

 


August 30

How do I know what the rising nipple of a woman feels like?

By the touch of my finger!

How do I know what the soft velvet of sandpapered wood feels like?

By the touch of my finger!

How do I know the feel of caressing the pelt of a cherished pet?

By the touch of my fingers!

What am I here for?                                              To be a finger of God!



August 31

It is easier to know why we don’t do things than why we do do things.


SEPTEMBER WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 

September 1

What a skilled translator of events time is!

 

 

September 2

You cannot hate!

                  Not even evil!

                              If you hate evil you match evil with evil!

                                                                               Then you must pay a price!

 

 

September 3

Prosperity is in the eye of the beholder.

 

 

September 4

After a while only the deed counts.

 

 

September 5

Mind is not a power.

                        Mind is an avenue of awareness.

                                                           It is not what we become aware of

that is important,

                         but how the mind interprets

                                                                  that of which we are aware.









September 6

In His presence there is no wondering, no attempt to understand.

There is only acceptance.

NO WONDERING

NO EXPLANATION

NO UNDERSTANDING

ONLY ACCEPTANCE

 


September 7

Everything is created out of Good, Light, and Love.

 

 

September 8

The tomb is made of men.

 

 

September 9

I’m totally God, But I’m not the total.

 

 

September 10

TWO HAD NO VALUE!

 

 

September 11

I am neither the present or the past but the perpetual.

 

 

September 12

God is not a power to be harnessed and utilized.

He should be freed and followed.

 

 

September 13

I am the living spirit of God.

 

 

September 14

If God were a vengeful God would we come up with love on our own?

Unlikely!!!

More likely God is a loving God

and we came up with vengeance on our own.

 

 

September 15

If I want some thing or situation another person has

it or the situation can dominate me.

As an example:

If I want favorable attention from another person,

The person I seek such favor from can give it or not

thereby dominating me.

There in lies the initiation of resentment.

 

 

September 16

Walter Savage, an English writer, states, ”Every person has a preordained place to fill in this world and it is important whether they choose to fill it or not”.



September 17

Do not make a decision when you are in the CAB.

Confused

 Angry

Baffled

 

Get out of the CAB by using your PAW.

Pray

     Ask

Wait

 

 

September 18

Whatever the shape of the muffin tin, that is the shape in which muffins come out.

Joel Goldsmith

 

 

September 19

I need not understand everything,

I need not meet every need of everyone,

I need not give all of the answers,

I need not provide for all those whom I love.

Because there is one who can and will.

Human force and pressure are no longer needed.

 

 

September 20

“Behold the Lord’s hand is not shortened,

that it cannot save;

neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

Isaiah 59:1



September 21

Perplext in faith, but pure in deeds, at last he beat his music out.

there lives more faith in hones doubt, believe me,

than in half the creeds.

Tennyson



September 22

Doubt is of two natures,

                                 and we often confuse a wise suspension of judgment

with the weakness of hesitation.

Lubbock



September 23

There is no love where there is no will.

Gandhi

 

 

September 24

I cannot see anyone.

The face of God is all that shines.

The soul of God looks out through all eyes.

Joel Goldsmith

 

 

September 25

“Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are Gods?”  {Jesus, John 10:34)

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets, I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” (Jesus, Mathew 5:17)

“I have said Ye are Gods and all of you are children of the most High.”  (Psalm 82:6)

 

 

September 26

Our mind is only restless when we are thinking about things or persons, either in terms of Good or Evil, but the mind is at rest when we surrender all such concepts.

Joel Goldsmith

 

 









September 27

STOP

Stop the questioning.

Stop the doubting and wondering.

Instead, affirm quickly, gently but firmly,

with a sense of finality and completion

knowing that the affirmation is

already taking effect.

GOD IS TAKING CARE OF IT.   

Daily Word January 1981

 

 

September 28

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

Being true to anyone else or anything else,

is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.

from Illusions by Richard Bach

 

 

September 29

If a man is unhappy,

remember that his unhappiness is his own fault;

for God has made all men to be happy.

Seek not that things should happen as you wish;

but wish the things which happen to be as they are,

and you will have a tranquil flow of life.

Epictetus

 

 

September 30

Nothing can work me damage except myself;

The harm that I sustain I carry with me,

and never am a real sufferer but by my own fault.

St. Bernard


OCTOBER WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 

 

October 1

I will not stand in my own way!

Epictetus

 

 

October 2

There is something more to life, and that is LIFE.

 

 

October 3

Just because the message may never be received

does not mean it is not worth sending.

Segaki

 

 

October 4

It is impossible for a man to begin to learn

that which he thinks that he knows.

Epictetus

 

 

October 5

                 Time alone relieves the foolish from sorrow,

                                                                             but reason the wise.

Epictetus

 

 

October 6

You are here to learn love and humility.

The sooner you learn them the sooner you can leave.

 

 


October 7

We outgrow one stage of life but to fit ourselves for another.

Joel Goldsmith

 

 

October 8

There fore never seek your work in one place and progress in another.

Epictetus

 

 

October 9

THINKING cannot make anything true.

Joel Goldsmith

 


October 10

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.

Chaucer

 

 

October 11

And Jesus said unto him, “If you can!  All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears and said, “I believe; help thou my unbelief!”

Mark 9 23-24

 

 

October 12

The important thing is for you to know the truth.

But remember that not being known doesn’t stop the truth

from being true.

Richard Bach from Illusions

 

 



October 13

Gentleness is stronger than severity,

water is stronger than rock

                                                                  and love is stronger than force.

Hesse’s Siddhartha

 

 

October 14

         As long as man has someone or something to cling to

he will not find God.

Joel Goldsmith

 

 

October 15

Live never to be ashamed if

anything you do or say is published around the world

even if what is published is not true.

Richard Bach from Illusions

 

 

October 16

To cheat oneself out of love

is the most terrible deception;

it is an eternal loss for which

there is no reparation, in either time or in eternity.

Kierdegaard

 

 

October 17

He has shown you, oh man, what is good;

and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

 

 

October 18

What kind of people are these who despise my ways?

Are they wise or foolish?

If they are wise, why do you fight with them?

If they are fools, why do you care about them?

Epictetus

 

 

October 19

There is neither good nor evil because there is only God.

 

 

October 20

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.

Listen to it carefully.

Richard Bach from Illusions

 

 

October 21

Until a person realizes the futility of seeking things,

he will not be fulfilled.

 

 

October 22

There is a land of the living

and a land of the dead,

and the bridge is love,

the only survival, the only meaning.      Thomas Wilder



October 23

It is not what we become aware of that is important,

But how the mind interprets that of which we are aware

and what we do with it.

 

 

October 24

What is mine?

                 What is not mine?

                                         What is given to me?

                                                                 What does God will that I do now?

What does He not will?       Epictetus



October 25

The Soul is a much better thing than all the others you possess.

Can you then show me in what way you have taken care of it?

For it is not likely that you, who are so wise a man,

inconsiderately and carelessly allow

the most valuable thing that you possess

to be neglected and to perish.

Epictetus

 

 

October 26

Whatever the soul longs for, will be attained by the spirit.

Thoughts and Meditations by Kalil Gibran

 

 

October 27

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.

Richard Back in Illusions

 

 









October 28

Reflect more carefully,

                                know thyself,

                                                  consult divinity,

        without God attempt nothing;

For if He shall advise you,

be assured that He intends you to become great

or to receive many blows.

Epictetus

 

 

October 29

For yesterday I was blind,

and today’s vision could not see.

Yet tomorrow I will find,

the same is true and will always be.

 

 

October 30

Fear comes from what you expect; but grief from that which is present. (Epictetus)

There is therefore no fear without expectations and no grief if

“I am always content with that which happens; for I think what God chooses is better than what I choose.”    (Epictetus)



October 31

Take there fore no thought for the morrow:

for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 6:34

 

 


NOVEMBER WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 

November 1

Keep thou my feet,

I do not ask to see the distant scene;

one step enough for me.

Lead Kindly Light by Newman

 

 

November 2

And God came to Abram in the field where he was working.

and said, “Abram I want you to go to take your family

and go to another land.”

And Abram replied, “O.K. God, where would you have me go?”

God’s reply was

“I’ll tell you when you get there.                    by an Anonymous Nun

 

 

November 3

When man listens, God speaks.

When man obeys, God acts.

When man prays, God empowers.

                           Corrie Ten Boom

 

 

November 4

Above all, remember that the door stands open.

Be not more fearful than the children;

But as they, when they are weary of the game,

cry, “I will play no more”, and depart.

But if thou stayest, make no lamentations.

Epictetus

 

 



November 5

Thy lot or portion of life is seeking after thee;

Therefore be at rest from seeking after it.

Caliph Ali

 

 

November 6

Seeking means to have a goal.

Finding means to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal.

Perhaps you seek too much,

that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.

Hesse’s Siddhartha

 

 

November 7

Know How To

           think

                 wait

                      fast



November 8

Throw a stone in the water and it finds the quickest way to the bottom.

DO NOTHING.

Think of your goal only.

Wait for – be drawn to – fall through the affairs of the world

to – the goal.

Hesse’s Siddhartha

 

 

November 9

The father within is the Infinite Source.

The Infinite Source of peace, assurance,

renewed strength, patience and understanding,

love, joy, contentment, trust, faith and stability.

 

 

November 10

Only in the realm of being are we outside of thoughts where IS is.

Joel Goldsmith

 

 

November 11

IMAGINE

the universe beautiful and just and perfect.

Then be sure of one thing:

the IS has imagined it

quite a bit better than you have.

                           Richard Bach in Illusions

 

 

November 12

The measure of life, after all, is not its duration but its donation.

Corrie ten Boom

 

 

November 13

ONLY THE HAND THAT ERASES CAN WRITE THE TRUE THING.

Meister Eckhart

 

 

November 14

The pure, simple self at the hour of waking;

and the first thing it sees;

its grotesque image in the distorting mirror of yesterday.

Dag Hammarskjold

 

 





November 15

There is a principle which

is a bar against all information,

which is proof against all arguments

and cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance;

that principle is contempt prior to investigation.

Herbert Spencer

 

 

November 16

WE RARELY SEE WHAT IS BEFORE US     Joel Goldsmith

 

 

November 17

IF SO IT PLEASES GOD, SO LET IT BE.     Epictetus

 

 

November 18

But I think it is only important to love the world,

not to despise it, not for us to hate each other,

but to be able to regard the world and ourselves

and all beings with love, admiration and respect.

Hesse’s Siddhartha

 

 

November 19

YOU CANNOT CONTROL A HAPPY MAN!

 

 

November 20

The original sin is to limit the IS.

Don’t.                       

Richard Back in Illusions

 

 


November 21

God = strength

 

 

 

November 22

Deity has been defined as a circle whose center is everywhere

and whose circumference is nowhere.

 

 

November 23

The Vedas say, “In the midst of the sun is light,

in the midst of the light is truth,

and in the midst of truth is the Imperishable Being”.

 

 

November 24

                    See how tragedy is made

                                                when common things happen

                                                                                      to silly men.

Epictetus

 

 

November 25

Careworn man has in all ages, sown vanity to reap despair.

Goethe

 

 

November 26

Quit talking and start doing.

 

 





November 27

Poor wretch in misery and pain,

Who showed improper attitude

When he did openly complain,

Was made to suffer even more,

To teach him proper gratitude

For his pathetic plight, before.

 

by an American POW in Hanoi during the Vietnam War

 

 

November 28

Writing is good,

thinking is better.

Cleverness is good,

Patience is better.

                 Hesse’s Siddhartha

 

 

November 29

Knowledge puffeth up,

but charity edifieth.

 

 

November 30

He prayeth best who loveth best

all things both great and small.

                       Coleridge.


DECEMBER WHISPERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

 

December 1

When religions compromise with the state .  .  .  .”I prefer to call them not ‘religions’ but ‘creeds’.  A creed gives expression to a definite collective belief, whereas the word religion expresses a subjective relationship to certain metaphysical, extramundane factors.  A creed is a confession of faith intended chiefly for the world at large and is thus an intra-mundane affair, while the meaning and purpose of religion lie in the relationship of the individual to God (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) or to the path of salvation and liberation (Buddhism).”                C. G. Jung in The Undiscovered Self



December 2

Everything that is not suffered to the end and finally concluded,

reoccurs, and the same sorrows are undergone.

Hesse”s Siddhartha

 

 

December 3

That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness,

will appear tomorrow as an essential link

in the complete chain of man.

The Voice of the Master Kahlil Gibran

 

 

December 4

and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty        2Cor. 3:17

 

 

December 5

I am never alone, I am never alone for where I am God is

and where God is I AM.

 

 


December 6

Either God is or he isn’t

my choice is that He is and I am not turning to Him to do anything

that He is not doing.

I am resting in the Is-ness of God

and realizing that God’s grace and mercy

suffices in all things.

 

 

December 7

It is only the weak who are cruel.

Gentleness can only be expected of the strong.

Leo Rosten

 

 

December 8

Wisdom is not communicable.

The wisdom a wise man tries to communicate

always sounds foolish.

Hesse’s Siddhartha

 

 

December 9

I am here

                        God is here

 

 

December 10

I’m not yet advanced enough to be placed among the beginners.

Ashleigh Brilliant

 

 

December 11

The Christ spirit, or Logos, lives what it speaks

but it does no document its words.

 

 

December 12

Melchizedek (Melchisedec), Jesus and Ghandi left no written documentation of their teachings.  Their disciples and followers, who in every case may have distorted what was said, made Writings.  Their acts describe their soul.  As Jesus sent his answer to John, “Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.”



December 13

The sun will shine after every storm;

there is a solution for every problem,

and the soul’s highest duty is to be of good cheer.

Emerson

 

 

December 14

Is there a God? I shun the old debate.

If there is none, still will I strive with Fate

With such high courage, spite of every ban,

That you will know the Godlike is in man.

                                            anonymous

 

 

December 15

There is no man so good, who,

were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws,

would not deserve hanging tem times in his life.

Montaigne (1533-1592)

 

 




December 16

Cowards die many times before their deaths;

the valiant never taste of death but once.

Shakespeare

 

 

December 17

I have been driven many times to my knees

by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.

My own wisdom, and that of all about me,

seemed insufficient for the day.

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

December 18

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal.

Hon. John J. Ingalls

 

 

December 19

Certain thoughts are prayers.

There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body,

the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo

 

 

December 20

He who will not reason is a bigot;

he who cannot, is a fool;

he who dares not, is a slave.

Byron

 

 




December 21

Your manners will depend very much upon the quality

of what you frequently think on;

for the soul is as it were tinged with the color and complexion of thought.

Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

 

 

December 22

No civilization is complete which does not include

the dumb and defenseless of God’s creatures

within the sphere of charity and mercy.

Queen Victoria

 

 

December 23

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger

than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.

Emerson (1803-1802)

 

 

December 24

I am a citizen of the world.  I see a brighter spiritual era in which there shall be no England, no France, no Germany, no America, but one family, the human race; one law, peace; one need, harmony; one means, labor; one taskmaster, God.                                                                          Helen Keller



December 25

In religion, I put God above dogma.  If I were sure that this grave statement would be heard and understood seriously, I would say that I am of all religions, I believe in the God of all men, I believe in the love of all hearts, I believe in the truth of all souls.                                                  Victor Hugo





December 26

The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars,

nor it’s great scholars great men.

Holmes

 

 

December 27

Consider that this day ne’er dawns again.                                        –Dante

 

 

December 28

The world is a comedy to those who think,

a tragedy to those who feel.

                                                                               Horace Walpole

 

 

December 29

The most terrible of lies is not that which is uttered but that which is lived.

W. G. Clarke

 

 

December 30

We are all prompted by the same motives,

all deceived by the same fallacies,

all animated by hope,

obstructed by danger and entangled by the same desire.          Samuel Johnson

 

 

December 31

In the primeval Northland two noble moose, leaders of their herds, met in mortal combat; Today their locked antlers lie bleaching on the plains,

mute evidence of the futility of antagonism and strife.

anonymous