personal growth

I Am the Author of My Life

"You are the author of your life!" On stage was a well-known motivational speaker, and his message was, "Take charge of your life, and become a creator, rather than a victim." I was inspired by his words and have successfully applied many of his ideas in my life. I created the life I wanted...or at least, thought I wanted.

Every Experience Is Our Teacher

Every one of us has had experiences to meet that at first seemed difficult but proved to be times of growth and gain. Through these experiences, we discovered new strengths in ourselves, we unfolded new powers and capabilities, we experienced a closer unity with God, and we relied on God with a faith greater than we knew we possessed.

Every experience is our teacher; we learn from the persons, the events, the circumstances that surround us. Most of the time we are not aware that we are learning because we are more aware of the struggle we are making. Like the child struggling to get to her feet, to learn to walk, we do not see that our efforts are teaching us and freeing us.

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.

The Law of Mind Action

There is the wonderful story that I wish I could give credit to from whomever I heard it. A minister is preaching about the Law of Mind Action. With great passion, he preached that the very thoughts we hold in our minds become our reality. All during the sermon the pastor could not help but notice that a teenage boy was squirming in his seat while he preached. And the more the minister preached the more upset the young man became.

The minister could not wait to get the chance to talk to this young man and ask him what was up. When he did, the young, teenage boy said sheepishly, "Pastor, all I think about is girls these days. I don't want to be a girl!"

Break Through Your Limitations

Break Through Your Limitations

As the working of the power of good (or God) through you, prosperity makes your life complete and whole. Prosperity belongs to you as your divine right; it is your natural state. Students of Truth should always remember that prosperity isn’t about material possessions. Prosperity is what you are. It is your state of being. Just as you take one breath without thought of whether the next one will come or not, prosperity is the flow of Spirit through you for your betterment.

Change

Change

I have resisted change with all my will,
Cried out to life, “Pass by and leave me still.”

But I have found as I have trudged time's track
That all my wishing will not hold life back.

All finite things must go their finite way;
I cannot bid the merest moment, “Stay.”

So finding that I have no power to change
Change, I have changed myself. And this is strange,

But I have found out when I let change come,
The very change that I was fleeing from

Has often held the good I had prayed for,
And I was not the less for change, but more.

Once I accepted life and was not loath
To change, I found change was the seed of growth.