Take the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge:
1) Every morning affirm: “Something insanely amazing will happen to me today.”
2) Believe in miracles. Miracles are things working out perfectly. Believe in miracles and blessings will happen for you
3) Share 3 unique things that you are grateful for each day in the comments below, on UP’s Gratitude Wall—upchurch.org/gratitude.
Post each day of the 21-Day Challenge for a special acknowledgement at the end!
TODAY I ENTER INTO THE LIMITLESS VARIATIONS WHICH THE DIVINE SPIRIT HAS PROJECTED INTO MY EXPERIENCE
For all flesh is as grass, and all glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth forever.
I Peter 1:24-25.
All products of Brahm, which is reality, are themselves real; and there is nothing different from it. Whoever says that there is (anything different), is not free from illusion but is like a man talking in his sleep. Raja Yoga Philosophy
The unreal hath no being; the real never ceaseth to be.
The Bhagavad-Gita Continue reading “Jan. 21, 2016 – TODAY I ENTER INTO THE LIMITLESS VARIATIONS WHICH THE DIVINE SPIRIT HAS PROJECTED INTO MY EXPERIENCE”
TODAY I UNCOVER THE PERFECTION WITHIN ME IN ALL ITS FULLNESS
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Success (in the attainment of objects) forsaketh the person whose heart is unsteady, or who hath no control over his mind, or who is a slave of his senses.
Without either hunger or thirst, beyond all grief (all) rejoice in the place of heaven.
Katha Upanishad Continue reading “Jan. 20, 2016 – TODAY I UNCOVER THE PERFECTION WITHIN ME IN ALL ITS FULLNESS”
I SEE GOD IN EVERYTHING; PERSONIFIED IN ALL PEOPLE; MANIFEST IN EVERY EVENT
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Philippians 2:3, 4
Theirs was the fullness of heaven and earth; the more that they gave to others, the more they had.
One is the Sense that’s active through them – their passions for each other. ‘Tis Love Himself who worketh the one harmony of all. Thus, therefore, let us sing the praise of God.
Thrice-Greatest Hermes Continue reading “Jan. 19, 2017 – I SEE GOD IN EVERYTHING; PERSONIFIED IN ALL PEOPLE; MANIFEST IN EVERY EVENT”
I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND HOW TO SPEAK THE WORD OF TRUTH
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
And where do name and form both cease, and turn to utter nothingness? And the answer is, “In consciousness invisible and infinite, of radiance bright.”
Buddhism in Translations
All the objects in the world are of one and the same taste, are of one reality, have nothing to do with the modes of particularization, and are not of dualistic character.
The Awakening of Faith Continue reading “Jan. 18, 2017 – I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND HOW TO SPEAK THE WORD OF TRUTH”
I KNOW THAT I LIVE IN THE CHANGELESS REALITY
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.
I John 2:17
And the horde of evil passions cannot tarry there, even for a moment.
Hymns of Mahayana Faith
All that is with you passeth away, but that which is with God abideth.
The Koran Continue reading “Jan. 17, 2017 – I KNOW THAT I LIVE IN THE CHANGELESS REALITY”
THE PEACE AND THE POWER OF A CONSCIOUS RECOGNITION OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE IS WITH ME TODAY
Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
II Corinthians 3:17
There is an originating and all-comprehending (principle) in my words, and an authoritative law for the things (which I enforce).
The Texts of Taoism
My fifth name is All good things created by Mazda, the offsprings of the holy principle.
The Zend-Avesta Continue reading “Jan. 16, 2017 – THE PEACE AND THE POWER OF A CONSCIOUS RECOGNITION OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE IS WITH ME TODAY”
THERE IS A SUBTLE POWER WITHIN ME – THE ESSENCE OF SPIRIT
For, lo, he that formeth the mountains and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.
From Him is the seed of all things, and it is He that upholds the Earth with all her mobile and immobile creatures.
The Atman (the real self) is permanent, eternal and therefore existence itself.
Raja Yoga Continue reading “Jan 15, 2017 – THERE IS A SUBTLE POWER WITHIN ME – THE ESSENCE OF SPIRIT”
TODAY, I AM RESOLVED TO SEE ONLY THE GOOD
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces.
“Sin is an obstruction in the heart; an inability to feel and comprehend all that is noble, true and great, and to take part in the good.” If man is to be free from sin, his mind and heart must be opened to the influence of enlightenment.
In the world there is nothing absolutely bad; Know, moreover, evil is only relative.
The Masnavi I Ma’Navi Continue reading “Jan. 14, 2017 – TODAY, I AM RESOLVED TO SEE ONLY THE GOOD”
TODAY I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A PERFECT BEING, LIVING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS
All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
His being is conceiving of all things and making (them)… He even makes all things, in heaven, in air, in earth, in deep, in all of cosmos, in every part that is and that is not of everything. For there is naught in all the world that is not He.
There is naught whatsoever higher than I … All this is threaded on Me, as rows of pearls on a string.
The Bhagavad-Gita Continue reading “Jan. 13, 2017 – TODAY I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A PERFECT BEING, LIVING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS”
I KNOW THAT THE TRUTH IS IN ME, PERFECT AND COMPLETE
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
I John 2:21
This is God your Lord; All power is His: But the gods ye call on beside Him have no power over the husk of a date stone!
However anxious you may be, you will not save (yourself). The perfect men of old first had (what they wanted to do) in themselves, and afterwards they found (the response to it) in others.
The texts of Taoism
There is no power, presence or person outside the Divine. God not only is, He is also One. Our lesson from the Koran says that a belief in any opposite to the One has no power, even as darkness has no power over light. God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness. To believe in the Light is to dispel the darkness. A knowledge of good overcomes evil. The consciousness of abundance dispels want and pours the contents of the Horn of Plenty into our uplifted bowl of acceptance. John tells us that there is no lie in the truth. The truth never contradicts itself; it never denies us our good; it evermore proclaims the Divine Presence in everything, through everything and around everything. If God is Allness, then there is no otherness. Kwang-Tze tells us that anxiety will not save us, because anxiety is unbelief. Jesus also tells us to take no anxious thought for tomorrow. The Chinese sage said that perfected men find that they already have everything within themselves, after which they discover the same in others. This corresponds to the teaching of Jesus that the blind cannot lead the blind. We must know the truth about ourselves before we can know it about others. This is the lesson.
I know that the truth is in me, perfect and complete. I know that I manifest the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I know that the truth makes me free. Today it frees me from the burden of care and anxiety. Every form of fear, every sense of burden is dropped from my consciousness and I walk the way of truth lightly, joyously.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker