“Truly, the peace, health and plenty of prosperity come not by chance but in accordance with the laws of prosperous thinking.”  Catherine Ponder

A friend was describing her book club to me. She said they called it a book club but it was actually an organ recital because they spent more time complaining about what was going wrong with their internal organs than they did reading the book. Funny — and completely relatable.

It is so easy to do! Pain in the body takes all our attention. Recognizing physical limitations can take an emotional toll on us. We can feel frustration and a deep sense of grief when we lose the physical abilities we once had. 

We know whatever we put our attention on increases. As we complain about what is not working we notice more of what is not working. It’s like a car speeding down a steep hill: If you don’t stop it in the beginning, it will just pick up momentum and speed out of control. Before you know it, our aches and pains have completely taken over our thought process.

Charles Fillmore says, “The law is that my body is transformed by the renewing of the mind.” I acknowledge my flexibility, strength and energy—even on those days where it feels like I don’t have any. I appreciate the parts of that are in good working order and send love to those parts that are aching and in pain.

I bless my body temple which houses my living Spirit within me. My voice is an instrument for peace, my hands a medium for service. My feet and legs transport me so that I many be vehicle to express Divine Love in the world.

Breathe. Move. Give thanks. And bless your body temple.

Affirmation: I bless my body temple and my vitality, energy, stamina and endurance.