Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Returning the thank you

September 9 Affirmation - My heart is filled with gratitude, knowing there is always more coming my way.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more." ~Melody Beattie
"Life has enough of everything to spare." ~Ernest Holmes

Rev. Norm wrote "The fact is, it doesn't make any difference to God whether you give thanks or not, but it makes a lot of difference to you...gratitude is not for God. Giving thanks is an important state of your consciousness that keeps you in an awareness of oneness with the divine flow. The grateful heart actually opens the way to the flow and becomes an attractive force to draw even greater things to itself."

This morning I sat for 10 minutes in the quiet, and simply started scrolling through my mind of all the things I am grateful for. I found myself land on the "easy" gratitudes, my parents, my fiancée, the food in my fridge, my job, my co-workers, those I manage and support with my work, friends, teachers, leaders et cetera...and then I found myself turning to the areas, people and organizations that I find personally challenging...I didn't necessarily know why or what I was grateful for initially, but I just kept going. "I am grateful for XXX, I am grateful for YYY" and things softened inside me. I didn't hold them so tightly, I didn't hold myself so tightly. I actually in that loosening and space received some guidance from within on some words I could share to foster connection again with a colleague where there has been some challenge. Gratitude as Melody Beattie wrote, unlocks the fullness of life. Even in the midst of an area of challenge for me, in the process of saying thank you and I am grateful, something opened up.

Let us follow the words of Meister Eckhart (a medieval monk) today. "If the only prayer you say in your entire life (today) is thank you, it will be enough."

Let us thank ALL of life today and open ourselves to a life that thrives!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 8th Soul Gym Wednesday Evening Meditation Call - Video

Joel Goldsmith "As long as we are clinging to a God who can give us anything--even good--we have not arrived at an understanding of the true nature of God. God has nothing to give us. Everything that God is, we already are; all that God has, is already ours....We must understand the nature of God as fulfillment. That precludes the possibility of thinking of God as that from which we are going to get something. God is fulfillment."

Tonight's meditation was all about remember who we are through affirmations.


I am a living vessel for the good of the universe.

I am a champion for love, peace, wholeness an joy.

Within me now is all the possibility of life.

Enjoy! ~Darrell

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cleaning the violence within ourselves. Thoughts post Charleston

Tonight I facilitated the weekly meditation call I  usually do and brought into the mix the Charleston, SC shootings that took place just a week ago.  I was inspired by some words shared with me of Robert F. Kennedy of a speech he gave shortly after the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What stuck with me was the idea of cleaning ourselves of violence.  While we cannot stop all the violence in the world, we can begin by become of how we are violent and the violence we engage with on a daily basis that we say is "okay" (think some of your favorite tv shows or movies).  Any who here are the words of Robert Kennedy and a video and audio recording of tonight's meditation call. ~ Lots of love, Darrell

And here is the audio recording if you wish an mp3

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May 13th Meditation...What do you connect to you when you meditate?

Earlier this week I listened to an article on Soundcloud about "unbundling" meditation and other spiritual practices and disconnecting them from specific religions.  I also came across a great article on the Huffington Post website along the same lines titled "Don't Worry: Meditation Doesn't Have to Be a Religious Thing."

In tonight's Wednesday Evening Connection Call we contemplated what we connect to in meditation, but simply allowing the connection to happen.  The link below takes you to all of the meditations from 2015. Check out May 13th's meditation.

Awakening Your Inner Wisdom: A Power for Good!: Media, Talks, Recordings & Other Offerings: 2015 Wednesday Evening Connection Meditation Calls   Download by clicking the link below January 7                     February 4    ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

21 Day - No Complaining Challenge

March 23rd I started a 21 day - No Complaining Challenge and invited a few folks to join in. Well over 50 people have said yes to this challenge and there were lots of questions of what this challenge is all about, what constitutes complaining and what doesn't and how will we hold ourselves accountable. At its most basic level this is a practice for you. And the invitation is the catalyst for accountability. I will post things daily, thoughts on complaining and offers some practices to be in relationship with complaining. I have also set up an accountability call in series, 3 calls over the 21 days. I am making this a part of my evolving ministry so I am asking you to pay $21 for for these 3 calls of support, learning and growth. You can register here.
If you choose not to do the calls that is fine too, return to this event everyday for some words of support.
Love to you!
The calls will be:
Sunday March 29th 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Saturday April 4th 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Sunday, April 12th 7:30 - 8:00 pm, all CST times

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Afternoon Study...I turn my attention consistently towards my heart's desires!

Thought I would share some great quotes from this afternoons study.

From The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes (p. 186)
"Never look at that which you do not wish to experience.  No matter what the false condition may be, it must be refuted.  The proper kind of denial is based upon the recognition that, in reality, there is no limitation, for Mind can easily make a planet as an acorn.  The Infinite knows no difference between a million dollars and a penny.  It only knows that IT IS."

and from page 159...the importance of keeping our faith in the direction of our good even if not especially when doubt reveals itself.  "Not only must we have complete faith in Spirit, and Its ability to know and to do, but we must have complete confidence in our approach to It.  We must not be lukewarm in our conviction.  WE must know that we know.  WE are to demonstrate that spiritual thought force has power over all apparent material resistance, and this cannot be done unless we have abounding confidence in the Principle which we approach."

Humbled by the thought that we have been "trained unknowingly" to reason our life around the basic idea that our Good is something ever absent from us that we have to get or somehow make ourselves worth of...geesh.  From Emma Curtis Hopkins in a book titled Scientific Christian Mental Practice "Having been trained for years to reason your life out on the basis of Good being absent from you, you now begin to reason from an entirely different basis.  You judge not by appearances, but by righteousness.  Many conditions slip away almost instantaneously."

"...evil is a way of believing and not omnipotent." E.C. Hopkins

"It is not to the seeming failures of your life you must look for your reputation among the angels of light, but to the purpose you have held." ~E.C. Hopkins