When was the last time you thought of yourself as a gift? (Have you ever?) Not the arrogant swagger of one who wants others to regard him/her as "God's gift to the world," but rather a humble recognition and acceptance of oneself as a divine creation and an instrument of Spirit.
We are each made in the image and likeness of God; therefore, every one of us is imbued with all the wonderful qualities we attribute to God. Love, joy, peace, abundance, forgiveness, generosity, compassion-all of these, and more, are ours by birthright. There is nothing to do to earn them; rather, Spirit leaves it up to us to acknowledge and accept them.
When we realize that we truly do have all of God's gifts within us, a wonderful chain of possibility ensues. In that realization, we recognize Spirit and our oneness with Spirit. We can choose to own that embodiment, sharing it with and reflecting it back to others as a natural consequence of our gratitude.
Thus, our acceptance of God's gifts to us transforms itself into a spiritual gift that we give to those around us. We become active agents of God in allowing our presence and our actions to facilitate others' recognition and acceptance of themselves as divine creations and instruments of Spirit.
May we each become aware of the blessed gift of our existence and give that gift to others.
The life I live today is one expression of beauty that pours forth from
Infinite Mind. This grander creativity expresses Itself through every
kind of existence and at its most expanded idea of form - I am eternal
perfection. This means that no matter what the situation is and no
matter how I express the personality self, I can never be less than
perfect, because I am a gifted expression of Source.
Since the yearnings of my heart are God's song of potential awaiting life
I give them dominion in my world of circumstance. Serenely I navigate the
currents of an intrinsic knowing that recognizes and releases more divine
wonderfulness from within the breast of me than I could ever imagine! It is
happening today! even in the Now moment. The creative potential for more
joy, more love, more laughter, more play . . . because I am a reflection of
creative limitless spirit I revel in the absolute grand being-ness of me.
I open my sails of divine memory and move forward in gratitude and confidence
listening to the One's voice that sings in my heart. I give thanks for the
realization of Spirit that is always me. Right here, and right now I am a divine
awakening. And so the journey is. Amen.