Feeling Groovy?

“Slow down, you move too fast
You gotta make the morning last, just
Kickin’ down the cobble stones
Looking for fun
And feeling groovy”  

   – Simon and Garfunkel 

There is not a lot of groovy-ness to be felt lately. We are emerging from our Covid cocoons into a frantic, short-tempered, anxious world moving at warp speed. Humanity is in a hurry to make up for the isolation of the past year— for all the things we didn’t do, places we didn’t go and people we didn’t see. Are we there yet? Sorry, no we are not.

There is no vaccine to heal the emotional pandemic we are in. We can only pause, take a breath, surrender into the moment. Stop and smell the roses. I mean seriously. Stop now and go smell the roses, the grass, the basil growing in the garden. Go hug a tree. Do something lovely for yourself. 

Take the time to slow down and appreciate this moment. I know there is a Creative Presence and Power that surrounds us in Love. In the midst of anxiousness, I know there is Harmony. At the center of pain, there is Wholeness. In spite of chaos and uncertainty, I know Peace. 

“Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy.” 

This moment is groovy.
The roses smell heavenly.
You are loved. 

A Transmission of Love

Author Lynne McTaggart states: “Faced with some of the greatest upheavals and challenges in the entire history of humanity, we are one of the most important generations that have ever lived. Each of the major choices we make today will affect our children’s children – and indeed the world for all time.”

In today’s world we are all called to be engaged, standing up for justice and speaking out against racism, inequality, and abuse. There is no road map for what Barbara Marx Hubbard calls, “…this new Age of Conscious Evolution.” While the old systems are failing, new ideas and creative strategies are coming forward. The soul is awakened to a conscious expression of creation.

In order to allow the awakened soul to thrive, it is important to stay conscious and do the work to stay clear so our soul can shine. We practice letting go, forgiveness, gratitude and the art of allowing.

James O’Dea created a simple but powerful prayer practice in his book, Soul Awakening Practice.

Soul Awakening

Heart Opening

Light Shining

Love Flowing

Wounds Dissolving

Peace Radiating

The book is an instruction manual of meditations and prayers along with powerful essays and inspirations. The prayer is a call to newness, a transmission of love, a revelation of peace. Author Lynne McTaggart says,  “People who have worked with the simple Soul Awakening Prayer report experiencing a cascading flow of transmission as they move from one line of affirmation to the next.”

It is important as spiritual peacemakers that we collect the tools and resources that nurture us when the days are dark and support us in staying on the path of love.

May Love light your path, harmony soothe your mind, and peace radiate in and through and as you each day.


Rev. Christine Green

The Whisper of God’s Wisdom

Countryside in SpainHow do I know if my inspirations are coming from God from my own thought? A client asked me this great question recently.

There is a point of surrender on our spiritual journey where we know that the essence of who we are is much greater than the flesh body and more immense than our limiting thinking. When we connect with the infinite presence of God we understand there is but one power, one presence, one life. We are not separate from God’s Presence but one with it.

We know that all activity, ideas, opportunities, come from God. One way to deepen this experience is the practice of gratitude. Every time we give thanks for something good, we acknowledge our greater connection with God.

There is no magic to trusting our intuition. It is a continual practice to listen to insights that we have. One of the reason’s why the time we spend in silence is so precious. Intuition comes as a whisper and a quiet presence.

As we develop inner awareness, we are able to discern the difference between the ego wanting attention or the whisper of God’s wisdom. Silence is golden in so many ways!

Look Away From The Problem

CloudsEach of us is a walking field of energy made up of our thoughts, feelings and ideas. We can deplete energy with worry and fear, but we also have the power to direct the energy in our lives. Take the time to refocus your energy with these three Universal Laws:

Universal Law: Whatever I give out with love comes back to me multiplied.
Reach out and help someone else in need. A sense of expansion happens when you stop thinking about yourself and extend a helping hand to another. The good deeds and efforts that you share with others will come back to you multiplied.

Universal Law: Whatever I am grateful for increases.
Begin right where you are and put your attention on the things you are grateful for. Be grateful for new ideas, new opportunities and new relationships. Even the smallest seed of gratitude will grow and expand into possibilities you could never have imagined.

Golden Key: Focus on God and away from the problem.
Dr Emmett Fox, author, teacher and healer in the early 1900’s, developed the concept of The Golden Key. He taught that you turn the Golden Key by taking attention away from the problem and putting it on God instead. In other words, stop worrying about the problem and put your thoughts on God or your highest idea of Good in your life. When you do this, you will be amazed at how your mind clears and things begin working better and more easily and better than you thought possible.
We each make an impact on the collective energy field and on its results in our lives. Practice focusing on Universal Laws and see the difference.
“In God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27

The Perfect Time for Love

Angel in GardenI spent many years thinking that if I prayed hard enough I could keep everyone I loved under God’s umbrella of safety and they would be spared sickness and death. If I was good enough, perhaps I would be exempt from sorrow and distress.

While we can’t control the conditions that create our experiences of life, we can manage how we see, think and feel. We can choose to love those that are near and to send love to those we hold in our hearts. Love heals what is hurting. Love helps us find peace when we don’t understand.

My heart breaks for those in Boston that were injured emotionally and physically. My soul mourns the loss of life and innocence. I am humbled to witness the courage and strength for those who were present.

What I know now is that life is an extraordinary journey where we experience pain and joy, suffering and peace, loss and love. This life is our chance to hug, kiss, praise, and rejoice with our beloveds while we are together in this brief moment of time. This is the perfect time to send love and to share love. Give love. Be love. Love.

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Ability to Respond

Sounds of SilenceIf I blame and accuse others, I feel helpless to change the circumstances around me. I’ve given away my power and ability to take action. If I take responsibility for the condition or circumstances then I can begin to change what I believe and think and eventually how I behave.

Responsibility is not about blaming ourselves. Responsibility is the ability to respond. It is the freedom to take action. It is the power to change. When we take responsibility, we face our fears and take steps to move past them.

Affirm: I am willing to take responsibility for my actions.