Speak Your Praises

“You are word. You are an aspect of God being brought forth into light.” – Paul Selig. I Am the Word

Some days a brain fog seems to set in and we forget about the power of our words. We often speak aloud words of criticism, complaint, and judgment coming from our inner critic instead of empowered messages of love and inspiration from Spirit within. The words of the critic come from the head, and the empowered words of Spirit originate in the heart.

As Emma Curtis Hopkins tells us; “Complaining and whining are only exhibitions of great desert spots in your character. You must fill us deserts with rain and fertilizer. So you must transform your moments of complaining by praise and descriptions of the Good in the Universe.” 

Sometimes we have to dig deep to give thanks and praise for conditions amid any challenge. But when we do, there is a shift in energy and awareness.

Do you ever talk out loud to yourself? When we do, we tend to say things that are not very positive and uplifting. Try this for a change: Speak your praises and gratitude out loud. Your heart needs to hear your voice. Your heart hears constant words of error and false beliefs. But when your voice speaks words of truth aloud, your vibration is raised, your awareness is heightened, your experience of love expands.

Practice your spiritual readings out loud, as well as your prayers. Speak your gratitude  for the beautiful day, for loving friends and family, for your delicious meal. Affirm your success, prosperity and good health.

Our words are adding to the vibration of humanity. Let’s make them count.

Affirmation: I consciously speak words of faith, love and joy.

Butterflies Needed

“Without butterflies the world would soon have few flowers.” Trina Paulus Hope for the Flowers

Each one of us has unique skills, talents and abilities. Yet we often compare ourselves to others and may find ourselves feeling the need to compete. Competing out of fear only diminishes the gifts we have.

One of my favorite books is by Trina Paulus called Hope for the Flowers about two caterpillars that  get caught up in climbing the ‘caterpillar pillar’, a squirming mass of bodies stepping over each other to get to the top. The top is so far away no one can see it.

 The two caterpillars, Stripe and Yellow, are disillusioned and leave the pillar to find who they are. They risk going into the darkness of the cocoon to discover their true selves. They emerge as beauty, freedom and joy.

Here are some helpful tips when you find yourself squirming your way up the caterpillar pillar:

  • Go into your cocoon: Take a few moments to reflect, renew and regenerate. The quiet helps to disconnect from the frantic world.
  • Practice gratitude: Give thanks for your unique talents, skills and abilities, for your current clients and their willingness to take advantage of your services.
  • Transform fear into affirmative thoughts: The world is conspiring to make me happy. I am open and receptive to my highest good. I am abundantly rewarded for my talents and abilities.

A few simple practices can transform fear into freedom, doubt into faith and competition into collaboration. It begins with intention. May hope light your path and wisdom guide your journey!

Affirmation: Everyone is conspiring to make me happy.