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Saying Yes to Change: The Anatomy of Spiritual Transformation

Saying Yes to Change: The Anatomy of Spiritual Transformation

Reprinted from Daily Word®

Many people are fearful of change, both the expected and unexpected they need to experience in order to live life with greater freedom and happiness. Like the acorn that has to die in order to be reborn as an oak tree, we are all in the midst of being transformed. With that transformation, we can become more compassionate, caring people who offer our unique gifts in the service of a larger whole. Change offers us the possibility of growing beyond our perceived limitations to the fullness of our divine potential.

Sing a New Song

Sing a New Song

No matter what has occurred before, this is a new day, a new hour, and a new moment. You can take hold of joy on the wings of prayer and find yourself lifted into lightness, peace, and courage.

You are a child of the living God, meant to express happiness, meant to radiate beauty and serenity as bright and lovely as the rays of the morning sun, meant to embody the music and harmony of the universe. Joy is your gift from God, and it is not dependent on what occurred 10 years ago, a month ago, yesterday, or last night.

Joy belongs to you, whether you know it or not. It is yours now, to discover, to use, to exercise, and to bring into expression.

The Spirit of Happiness

The Spirit of Happiness

"Bless the Lord, O my soul;

And all that is within me, bless his holy name!"

Have you ever been so filled with joy that this Scripture sprang from your heart to your lips, and you thrilled with the ecstasy of living? If you have not yet touched the wellspring of joy within you, then sing this paean of praise to yourself until the deep waters of your soul have been stirred and their healing started to every part of your being.

True Happiness

True Happiness

Felicia Blanco Searcy shares that happiness does not come from accumulating wealth and material goods. Rather, it is a result of sharing our gifts and appreciating what we have.