Friday, December 11, 2015

DECEMBER 2015: Season of Light

“Into my heart's night
Along a narrow way
I groped; and lo! the light,
An infinite land of day."

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
December 06 - Season of Light
December 13 - The Power of Truth
December 20 - Church in Circle: Winter Solstice
December 27 - God Self Realization is at Hand


I am grateful for my life.
I am filled with grace and gratitude for the abundance of this world.
I am loved and blessed.
There is love and beauty all around me.
I access higher realities and bring order to any chaos in my life.
I remember who and what I am.
I reach out to others to share love and prosperity.
I am prosperous beyond my wildest dreams.
I desire to receive in order to share the bounty of my life.
My life is a sacred trust.
I see and get present to myself and others.
I see others for who and what they really are.
I am in tune with my inner song when I am in service to the Light.
I accept my personal evolution and see myself in the highest light.
I honor the path of each and every being.
I am a multi-dimensional being of light.
I am filled to overflowing with gratitude for light, love and life.
I call to the powers of the Universe to support and care for myself and others.
I am the author of my fate and the creator of my destiny.
I remember my sacred contract and open to what is necessary to fulfillment.
My sacred contract was created by me and I was born with everything I need to fulfill my destiny.
I open my consciousness and expand my awareness to non-local reality to create and enlighten my life.
I reach for ever higher and deeper expressions of love.
I set my soul free and come to the center of my Self.
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
I am a force to be reckoned with and I use this force to gather my will for the
greater good of us all.
I love all.
I am, that I am.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

NOVEMBER 2015: The Way of Oneness

NOVEMBER 2015: The Way of Oneness

“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” ― Alan W. Watts

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
November 01 - The Way of Oneness
November 08 - The Real Meaning of Sacrifice
November 15 - Ancestral Healing
November 22- Church in Circle: Thanksgiving
November 29 - Law of One

REMINDER: Thanksgiving Potluck Feast & Giveaway Ceremony on Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015  3-7pm
Feast begins at 3pm -

Giveaway Ceremony begins at 5pm

The Way of Oneness Affirmations

I am grateful to be alive.
I allow myself to expand and grow outside of my comfort zone.
When I am experiencing pain in my life, I acknowledge it and then look for the bigger yes that is wanting my attention.
I sit with my pain and the pain of others in non-judgmental discernment.
I feel my feelings and this softens my heart and creates true empathy.
It takes great strength to be tender hearted.
As I create my personal boundaries, I make it possible to come into oneness with others.
Others feel safe around me because they know where I stand.
I ask for clarity in communication if I do not understand.
I take the time to explore my own thoughts and feelings.
The issue may not be how I feel, but what I think about how I feel.
I use empathy, not to excuse another's behavior and position but to see the big picture.
I do not minimize, alter, or deny how I truly feel.
I use only positive self talk, always looking for the love in every situation.
I see myself and others as capable of leading an empowered life.
I do not mask pain in various ways such as anger, humor, or isolation, instead being honest and sitting with my feelings.
I do not express negativity or aggression in indirect and passive ways, instead journaling and seeking counsel from trusted sources.
The more honest I can be with myself about my feelings, the clearer my mind becomes.
With clarity of thought comes healing and empowerment.
As I experience the dance of thoughts and feelings, I do not take it all so seriously.
When I am able to watch and observe my inner dialogue, higher consciousness and greater awareness comes forth.
I pay attention to self-talk, and speak to myself as I would to a friend.
As I invoke the silent watcher within I start to come into oneness with my Higher Self.
My Higher Self is calm and centered with me.
I allow myself to receive praise and recognition.
I am fair and open-minded in my dealing with others.
When I experience conflict I stay present to the pain.
I allow the pain of conflict to create the alchemy of change within me.
I rise up out of conflict and come into oneness, by seeing the deep hidden message.
I come into my own, in full awareness that this is not accomplished alone.
I take responsibility for myself and for my own life, and am attentive to my own needs.
I am responsible for how I feel and what I think, and I respond with love.

I experience the joy of oneness with this creation, as I recognize the sacrifices that have been made by each of us for all of us.
I am one with all that is, even as I am whole and complete within myself.
It is my very wholeness from within that creates awareness of oneness with all that is.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

OCTOBER 2015: Everything Is Energy

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” ~ Aristotle

More and more people are coming to understand that what we can interpret with our physical senses and our conscious intelligence is not the only intelligences and energies at work in the universe. But as we  lose our fascination with what is only available to us through the physical senses and the cognitive mind, we need to continue to develop our intuitive abilities and our spiritual senses to better interpret the energies around and within us, and tap into the power of the Divine Intelligence. 

This is one of the reasons why it is so important to get very clear emotionally, so that we can interpret our experiences with purity and not through the darkened lens of a fear of the unseen, unknown or unusual. If we do not allow ourselves to learn how to read energy in a non-judgmental way we will find ourselves lost in a world of fear, superstition and misinformation. We do not want to burn the witch within. For certainly within each of us there is a master magician and a powerful manifestor, who will benefit greatly by understanding how to better work with and manage energy.

During the month of October we will be increasing our understanding of energy. We will be raising and resetting our vibration, discovering areas that need vibrational re-attunements, learning about how to read and shift the energies surrounding people, places and things, including ourselves and opening to new levels of manifestation. Everything is energy and as such, we invoke the power of change right from within.

“Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence.” ― Barbara Marciniak

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
October 04 - Everything Is Energy
October 11 - 101 Ways to Raise Your Vibration on the Medicine Wheel
October 18 - All Thoughts Are Not Created Equal
October 25 - Energy & Consciousness


That which is like unto itself is drawn.
I am a multi-dimensional being of light, color and sound frequencies.
I re-attune my body through energy healing and balancing activities.
I magnetize my clear intentions into my life.
I receive divine inspiration through the channel of my higher self.
I clear my energy field through prayer, ritual and visualization.
I invoke the Light for healing and enlightenment.
I access the wisdom of the ages through study of ancient mystery teachings.
I see and experience the divinity of all that is.
I am a vessel for the Light.
I am integrating Light into my physical body.
I am on the path of ascension to higher consciousness, opening new pathways for all mankind.
My consciousness lifts me into ever higher realms of love and light.
I am filled with well-being and high intentions for the greater good of all mankind.
My joy will heal and delight the world.
The “I am” presence within me is at peace in my being.
I acknowledge my emotions so that I can be in the present moment.
I give the gift of my attention to someone who needs to be seen.
I experience the power of love, compassion and forgiveness in my life.
I unconditionally release judgment of myself and others.
I observe with  awareness the hidden meanings of my experiences.
I call to my power animal to enrich my life and call upon new programs for empowerment and healing.
If I wish to experience more love, I will love myself more, by caring for my physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
 If I wish for others to treat me with kindness, care and respect, I will do those same things for myself.
If I wish to be more abundant, I will invest in myself. If I wish that others will utilize my services, I will utilize the services of others.
The universe is conspiring on my behalf.
The moment I register a desire, focus on that desire and turn that desire into an intention I begin to resonate with that desire and it with me.
 What I truly want, wants me.
I am, that I am.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Gift of the Shaman Returns

An increasing number of individuals go to shamans to support their well-being. Shamanic healers exist in all cultures. The attire and customs may vary, but the essence of what they do is remarkably similar: they work as intermediaries between Spirits and our reality to support positive change.

What happens in a shamanic healing session?
The core of the work happens while the shaman journeys to the spiritual world to gain insights about a particular situation and support healing. A session also generally includes hands-on healing to help integrate the effects of the journey, release blockages and increase the body’s innate healing ability.

How can a shamanic healing support your health?
Clients generally come to a shaman with a long list of issues they want to work on, including serious health issues, emotional and physical traumas. Shamanic healing works as an adjunct to, not a substitute for, conventional medical or psychological services. Medical practitioners refer patients to a shaman to help them better integrate a treatment, or release energetic and emotional blocks.

What is so powerful in a shamanic healing?
Shamanism works at a level from which we are often dissociated in our modern busy lives. It helps reconnect the different dimensions of a human being. The shaman creates a safe and sacred container for the client to develop a state of relaxation and radical presence in which healing energies can be brought to your whole being, bypassing most usual resistances, facilitating a healing you may have stopped believing in.

Which benefit can you expect from a shamanic session?
At the end of a session, you will have gained invaluable insights about the different dimensions of your situation. You will feel peaceful and hopeful, unusually clear in your mind and body. In most cases, you will also feel immediate physical shifts. The effects of the healing will continue to unfold as time goes by.

Is there any follow-up treatment suggested?
It varies greatly from person to person. Some people may need to work with the shaman over a few months to consolidate the results from the initial session. A conscientious shaman always checks with a client in the weeks following an initial session to discuss how things are enfolding for them.

How often should I get a shamanic healing?
Most individuals find it useful to come back for a shamanic journey every few months or once a year.

Is shamanism associated with some sort of religion practice?
Shamanism is not a religion, nor does it interfere with any religion. Individuals’ beliefs are always fully respected. Though shamanic healing works at the level of the soul, no belief is required on the client’s part, no need to understand all of it, just an open attitude. The shaman’s ethic is to respect your boundaries and will. A shamanic healing is often a life changing experience but it is entirely yours; you remain the one in charge.

Source Interview: Beatrice Pouligny,PhD, Shamanic Healer and Spiritual Mentor

Thursday, September 3, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015: Seeds & Fruits of Life Abundant

“Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
September 06 - The Intangible Delicate Fruits of Life
September 13 - Change Your Energy, Change Your Life: The Spiritual Dimension of Cause & Effect
September 20 - Church in Circle - Fall Equinox - Let the Journey BE the Destination
September 27 - The Profound Richness of the Life of a Mystic


I am awakening to the fullness of my soul.
I accept the beauty of my journey.
My story is woven into the very fabric of life.
I walk this earth in a sacred manner.
I let my light shine.
I help others to shine their light.
What I love will help and heal the world.
The universe is waiting for me to fully engage in life!
When I am joyfully creating, I bring the vibration of joy to all.
My gratitude and appreciation brings a glow to my heart.
I look for creative ways to express my gratitude.
My love is my art.
Time stands still when I am creating from my heart.
I have the courage to try new things.
I do what I think I cannot do.
I face my life with positivity and excitement.
I embrace the unknown and open to the Great Mystery.
I am in awe at the miracles that unfold in my life when I trust.
I allow love to live through me.
When I surrender to my soul, I come alive!
I plant new seeds of love and light in my life.
I enjoy the time I spend planting and preparing as much as I will enjoy the fruits of my labors of love.
The more I live in the present moment, the more I enjoy the journey.
I am opening to ever greater perceptions of spirit.
As I open my spiritual senses I see even more beauty all around me.
As I enjoy the fruits of my creations I look for ways to share and collaborate with others.
Every good deed, kind thought, creative endeavor is an intangible seed of life planted in my heart.
I am the fruit and the seed of my life.

Friday, July 31, 2015

AUGUST 2015: The Golden Ring

AUGUST 2015: The Golden Ring
"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing." - Author Ash

This is your life, your time to experience the opportunity to make this manifested world to be drenched with light, filled with Spirit, overflowing with joy and abiding in love. What a gift this life, at this time, like no other time in human history do we have the benefit rolling forward on the cosmic waves of the collective consciousness of humanity to guide us to the shores of Shamballa. We can do this. It's your life. If not you, then who? Go for and grab that Golden Ring. The ring takes many forms, but the essence comes from the Light of your own Soul. When the Light of your Soul is the indwelling presence of the divinity is made known to you, then all matter becomes spiritualized. If there is any capacity at all for it to be good, right, beautiful, functional, helpful, artful or inspirational, then it can be filled with Light, and it's essence can be made known to you. It's our job to shine the light, to put the good stuff in, to raise up and use our energy for the glory of this creation. When you go for the gold, you elevate this existence.. when you elevate this existence in consciousness... you bring heaven to earth. Let the beauty of true love become your essential reality in all that you encounter, including yourself.

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
August 02 - Grab the Golden Ring
August 09 - Wholeness is your Gold
August 16 - Receive = Give & Take
August 23 - Dare to Be Your Beautiful Soul
August 30 - Do It For Them

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about." - Benjamin Franklin

"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

"Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear." - George Addair

"Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along." - Rae Smith

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

The Golden Ring

I am surrounded by golden celestial light.
I bask in the warmth of the glowing light this is all around me.
I take care of myself body, mind, heart and soul.
I nurture wholeness within myself.
My wholeness is my gold.
I open my heart to good.
I receive good in order to share good.
I receive love in order to share love.
I am in service to God's love.
I promise to always reach through any judgment and find the light.
I step through any fear or doubt with radical self-acceptance.
Self-acceptance is the key to compassion.
Compassion is the key to unconditional love.
Everything I do, I do from the golden light of my soul.
Wisdom and understanding easily come to me when I see what God sees.
Love and forgiveness come through understanding.
I allow God's love to permeate every aspect of my life.
I heal my relationship with my Higher Power.
I see my prayers answered in divine timing.
I allow the omnipotent forces of the Universe to work for me and the greater good.
I am motivated to make my life beautiful for the All.
My unique gifts and strengths illuminate this world.
My entire life is a benediction and a prayer.
I am blessed.
I am illuminated with God's love.
I bring that love to the world of form in many ways.
Everything I do, I do for love.
I dare to be my beautiful soul.
I risk being real.
I am authentic and vulnerable to let love live through me.
I reclaim my divine essence and restore my sacred innocence.
I am a light unto this world and all my relations.
I heal my relationship with money.
I see money purely as a tool to work the Divine Plan.
I receive all the money, support and resources necessary to do my part.
I engage in the sacrament of tithing to give back to God for all the unseen blessings that I am receiving all the time.
I pray for the eyes to see the extent of the bounty of this creation.
I go for it, and I do it for them.
As I grab the golden ring, I receive the fullness of the love of the Creator.

I give birth to the golden child within.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

JULY 2015: Coming Into the Light

“You will help people more through your joy, than through your suffering.”  ― Alan Cohen

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
July 05 - Coming Into the Light  - On Being Happy
July 12 - Creating and Healing with Light
July 19 - Truth or Prayer
July 26 - Follow Your Bliss

"If a rock has been submerged in a stream for 30 years, it takes only a few minutes or hours to dry out, not 30 years. If you turn on a light in a dark room, it does not matter whether the room was dark for ten minutes or ten years; it is just as light now." - Alan Cohen

I am the Light that shines within.
I am free to be myself.
I have the courage and strength to claim my free will.
I align my will with the will of my higher self.
My soul has been set free.
I practice freedom, by tending to my soul.
I love life and life loves me.
I tap into the river of my destiny.
I chose this life and I honor that choice.
I honor and respect the will of my body.
My boundaries and clear communication create a safe space.
I am a force for good to be reckoned with.
I am a part of the eternal will to good.
The universe is conspiring on my behalf.
It is by my purified and unified will that I set my mind in motion.
The will of my mind, the will of my body, the will of my soul are one with the will of God.
I gladly pay the price for freedom through the eternal vigilance of the desires of my soul.
I set myself free.
I am free to express from the deepest parts of my being.
I am free to fulfill my destiny.
I chose my destiny before I was born and have everything I need to realize my divine mission.
I am all for one and one for all.
I surrender to my soul which leads me to the light.
I allow the phoenix within me to rise up out of the ashes.
I step into my highest calling.
I am happy because I am alive.
I remember who and what I am.
I embrace right livelihood.
My body is a vehicle for freedom and the actualization of my dreams..
I call forth and awaken the Light of my Soul.
The Light of My Soul is now my guide.
My body is filled with luminous light.
I come into the Light.
I am the Light.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

JUNE 2015: Healing Your Life with Self Love

“When we expand our thinking and beliefs our love flows freely. When we contract we shut ourselves off. Can you remember the last time when you were in love? Your heart went ahhh!! It was such a wonderful feeling. It is the same with loving yourself except that you will never leave once you have your love for yourself. It's with you for the rest of your life, so you want to make it the best relationship that you can have. Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”  ― Louise L. Hay

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
June 07 - Healing Your Life with  Self Love
Join us for a special Evening Service - The Festival of Humanity
June 14 - The Art of Positivity
June 21 - Father's Day & Summer Solstice Ceremony (Church in Circle)
June 28 - Letting the Sun In with Prayer & Positive Intention

Healing with Self-Love Affirmations
I am a loving, beautiful person.
The challenges I may have been born into, all this time have been calling me to a greater level of love.
Any mistakes I have made are a chance to build my capacity for love.
As I learn to love unconditionally, I love as the Creator loves.
Loving and accepting my whole self sets me free.
I am open to a new kind of loving.
I am willing to change.
I am willing to release self-judgement.
I accept myself exactly as I am right in this moment.
I am grateful for life.
I am grateful for my body.
My body is the result of my courageous journey across the Universe.
I have come to bring heaven to earth.
I allow myself to experience all the good, beauty love and joy that I can hold.
I treasure my ability to feel and think.
I take responsibility for what I feel and think.
My thoughts and feelings are alerting me to some pain that may need addressing.
I listen to my inner dialogue with compassion and mercy.
I speak kindly to myself and others.
If I begin to think negatively, I ask myself what is hiding behind that thought.
I am open to exploring and knowing myself better.
I release from my life slowly but surely what insults my soul.
I am a unique soul, with many mysteries to be explored.
Deep within me is an never-ending well of love and peace.
I have hidden talents and gifts that I am only just discovering.
I take the needs of my soul seriously.
I honor my soft, sensitive side.
I am open to forgiveness of myself and others.
As I release any bitterness or hurt, I restore myself to love.
I restore my soul by loving and caring for myself.
I love my higher self and take responsibility for creating a lifestyle that supports that one.
I allow my vibration to raise so that my soul has a beautiful home here on earth.
I become the pure love and light of God.
I heal my life with Self Love.

Friday, May 1, 2015

MAY 2015: Affirmation to Life

“We've focused long enough on what we don't want, what is evil, what destroys life. It's time to recognize what we DO want and open our hearts to allowing and receiving. It's time to stop looking at the closed doors, the destruction, the drama, the suffering and step into our bigger yes. It's time to say YES to life, and that which is abundant and life sustaining and brings positive solutions. It's time to know, understand and accept ourselves as the pure love that we are. It's time to love life and become vulnerable enough to let life love us back." - Rev. Renee Bledsoe

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
May 03 - Affirmation to Life + Wesak Festival (evening ceremony)
May 10 - The Art of Nurturing, Receiving and Allowing (Church in Circle)
May 17 - Guest Speaker - David Essel
May 24 - Vulnerability and the Freedom to Love and Be Loved
May 31 - Divine Feminine: Finding Your Bigger YES!

I am alive!
I am the Light of My Soul.
I stay true to my soul's purpose.
I am strengthened by my bigger yes.
I say YES to what is life sustaining and love affirming.
I allow myself to freely give and receive love.
My heart is broken open to more love.
I know a greater love is in me.
I learn to love like God loves.
I perfect my love in the Goddess.
My life is motivated by love.
I let love live through me.
I enjoy my life and bring in more light, beauty and creativity.
I am hopeful for our future here on earth.
I see heaven on earth.
I see prosperous communities, abundant in all that is good and right.
I fruitfully multiple good onto the earth.
I live to make my life beautiful for God.. for the All.
I listen to my heart.
I am open to the support of my community.
I offer my support to the community.
I bring my best to the table of life.
I will do my part to work together for the cause of love.
We are all connected in the Light.
I allow the Divine Mother to comfort and nurture me.
As I allow the Divine Mother to nurture me, I take better care of myself.
I am open to increasing my self care on all levels.
When I take better care of myself, it affects the All.
I attract loving kindness with my thoughts, words and deeds.
I am proof of the goodness of life.
If I think, therefore I am... then I am because I love.
I hold love in my heart.
Love comes alive in me.
I am an affirmation to love.
I re-affirm my love of life.
Life is Love.
I am life.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

APRIL 2015: Soul Geography

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.” ― John O'Donohue

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
April 05 - Rebirth of the Soul - Easter Festival (evening)
April 12 - Your Future Self is Calling
April 19 - Destiny versus Fate
April 26 - Largesse of Spirit

Soul Geography Affirmations
My heart and soul are the guiding forces of my life.
I purify my mind and body so that I may hear the whispers of my soul more clearly.
As my mind becomes the servant of my heart, my ego begins to serve my soul.
I setup my life to foster my soul pursuits.
I re-arrange, re-organize and re-prioritize whatever is necessary to follow my soul.
I allow my life to be informed by my soul.
What is good for my body, is good for my soul.
My soul and my body are one – there is no separation.
My body is the result of my soul’s individuation and deepening.
My soul is the culmination of my spiritual and physical unfolding.
Once I became physical, I was made whole.
No matter my conscious awareness of the state of my soul, I am whole and complete.
I am alive and awakened to the fullness of my human potential.
I anchor my individuated Self in time and space to reveal the mysteries of my soul.
My ego helps me to individuate and actualize my soul.
The more individuated I become, the better I am able to connect with others at soul level.
Personal boundaries, preferences, talents and skills help develop my soul.
My soul is to my spirit, as skin is to my body.
My soul has been set free to create and explore the Universe.
I experience the soul of the creator as I experience my own soul.
I connect to the oversoul of the mass consciousness for resourcing and collaboration.
I move in and out of solitude and activity with grace and ease.
The masculine and feminine forces are harmonizing within my being.
I balance and align the needs of the body/mind with the needs of the heart and soul.
I reflect upon my values, explore my heart’s desires and discover my dreams.
I bring back the magic in my life.
I give more weight in my life to the intangible desires of joy, peace, harmony, serenity, fun, camaraderie, creativity, inspiration, cooperation, bliss and love.
I allow the intangible desires of my soul to be made manifest
in real and lasting ways.
I re-focus my intentions around my heart's desires.
I give myself permission to pursue and follow my dreams.
I trust in and follow the instruction of my soul.
I both lead with and follow my heart.
My soul knows the geography of my destiny.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 2015: Luck, Love & Grace

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
― Dalai Lama XIV


I live in the grace of love.
I magnetize good into my life.
I appreciate the bounty of this planet.
I embody abundance by consciously receiving good into my life.
I am open to receive, so that I may share my good fortune with others.
My wealth is the world's wealth.
When I treat myself well, I magnetize the same to me.
I open further to my powers of manifestation.
It is safe for me to create and expand.
It is my birthright to be abundant.
I cultivate prosperity consciousness.
I see a prosperous world, filled with people who love life.
I heal myself with love, so that I can more fully love others.
I am peaceful, so that I can bring peace to the world.
I attune with my higher self.
I am open to initiations into the higher dimensions.
I see beyond the illusions of lack and receive the higher energies of light, love and peace that are always available.
I work with the ebb and flow of life.
My energy and my money are showing me how I work with Spirit.
I build wealth from the inside out.
My true wealth comes from within and flows out of me.
I become fully conscious in order to fulfill my destiny.
I am aware that I have won the ultimate lottery by being born.
I am lucky in life because I always see the beauty.
I am lucky in love because I see love everywhere.
I am lucky because I am alive and awakening to the divine.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FEBRUARY 2015: Conscious Contact

“To be reverent is not just to be quiet. It involves an awareness of what is taking place. It involves a divine desire to learn and to be receptive to the promptings of the Spirit. It involves a striving to seek added light and knowledge." - Lionel Kendrick

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
February 01 - Establishing Conscious Contact
February 08 - Surrendering to Proof
February 15 - Love & Truth, Head & Heart
February 22 - Acceptance of the Divine

Conscious Contact Affirmations

I am open to establishing conscious contact with a Higher Power.
As I establish conscious contact, I can hear the still small voice within.
In order to establish conscious contact I must value my soul.
My soul communicates with me through my body, my desires, and my heart.
My soul often speaks to me in the form of charades and dramatic display.
The more still that I become, the more I can hear and understand my soul.
I listen in silence for the messages of my soul.
When I journal and I write, I am communicating with my soul.
As my writings take shape I am able to communicate soul to soul with others.
As my soul connection is restored I become the  soul artist, and my  art takes new form and focus.
My life becomes a study in the art of sacred living.
As my soul comes alive I see the richness of this world.
Through prayer and meditation I enter the silence of my soul.
Through walking, yoga, and energy work I connect with my Spirit.
Reiki and Diksha allow me to help myself and others open to Spirit.
The stronger my soul connection, the more I set my Spirit free.
As I set my Spirit Free, I understand where I have been and why.
I understand that it is my joy here and now to reveal my soul.
My soul is the result of Spirit made Real in my Body, Mind and Heart.
As my soul comes alive, I feel the interconnectivity of the web of souls.
As our souls link up, the unification of the God consciousness is realized.
As I understand this connection, I see the beauty and purpose of each soul.
Synchronicity is the interconnected web interplaying with me.
As I continue to go deeper into this awareness, I awaken the evolution of humanity within myself
As I awaken to God consciousness,  others around me are awakened.
I was dreaming asleep, now I am dreaming awake.
My sleeping dreams teach me about the capacity and reality of my inner vision.
The more I dream while I am awake and conscious, the more I can dream heaven on earth.
Awakened dreaming brings Fifth dimensional living online for this planet.
I am of goodwill.
I trust myself to vision the new earth.
As I make conscious contact with the whispers of my soul, I walk softly and surely.
As I continue to dream myself awake, What Dreams May Come?
I choose well, but allow the Great Mystery of my dreams to take me outside of what I know.
I am awake, aware, and alive in my Soul.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

1:11 Step Meditation & Prayer Study Group

The intention of this meeting is to learn and grow in meditation through the practical experience of ourselves and others in a community environment. Many people in recovery are intimidated and confused about how to approach meditation and prayer. For many the belief in a Higher Power is still a sketchy notion. But the truth is that this is the very thing we must come to terms with... the not knowing in an intellectual or physical way.... and giving over control to the Higher Power within us, which is and will remain a Great Mystery in many ways, no matter how much we grow spiritually. This is opened, fostered and accomplished through prayer and meditation. In this class we will explore meditation and prayer practices, and focus on surrendering to conscious contact with a Higher Power.

"We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and that our life had become unmanageable."

We use this step to meditation and prayer. We admit that because we are not actively engaged in meditation and prayer, that this is just another form of addiction. It is this step that will help us learn how to meditate, to break through the blocks and belief systems about meditation.... of not being able or not deeming it important to meditate... To admit that this is still just an attachment to an old belief system that tells the addict that they have to figure everything out cognitively with the surface thinking mind. The resistance to the eleventh step, through prayer and meditation is one of the main underlying addictions in another form, that stops our spiritual growth and creates unmanageability, because it still flies below the radar as all of the attention is on the "outward" addiction(s).

"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

In this class we will work in a sacred space that is 100% devoted to spiritual growth to meditate, to learn more about meditation, and to establish that conscious contact of the eleventh step.

This class is for anyone, even if you are not actively in a 12 Step program or group. Come as you are.

Class Meeting: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday
Time: 6-7pm (Open to all)
$5 Donation to the space
Facilitated by: Tony Drouillard
Location: Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr., #1, Fort Myers, FL

Saturday, January 3, 2015

JANUARY 2015: Perfecting Now

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life." ― Eckhart Tolle

"f you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.”  ― Eckhart Tolle

These two statements are like a lock and key. The NOW exists on the inner planes of our being. When we don't work with the inner, there is no now for us... everything remains linear and segmented. Cause and effect only happens in times and space as we look outward.

When we work in the present moment... ironically it uses time to our advantage, and we can tap into a new realm of cause and effect. We talk about the Secret... but this is the real secret... the place that exists outside of linear time and physical space... that this realm is as real as any other reality in any other realm brings us to the Now....the place of miraculous creation. We realize that when we step outside of time and get into the now, we can only be in communion, in oneness. It is a byproduct of that state. When we are focused outwardly on circumstances and situations that are outside of ourselves and holding them apart from ourselves, we have just stepped out of the now and into clock time.

Perfecting now does not mean that we are in sitting meditation all day. It means that we are mindful and present to every nuance of our existence that we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. It means that we do the work to open and sharpen our skills of observation so that we can get into the Gap of our lives. Getting present might mean that you confront someone. Because unfinished business keeps us either mourning the past or fearful of the future in some regard. This robs us of the NOW, as we end up using our precious energy to babysit some unspoken specter.

In truth, we are being called to perfect our ability to defy gravity through the power of the illumined mind to work with time, inside of the sacred space of our own heart... for the purposes of coordinating, gathering and communing in the physical with each other. This is practice for the day when we will commune telepathically through a greater force than we now know that rules our lives. As we come clean with ourselves and each other, this possibility becomes an ever deepening reality.

This kind of kinship and communion is the re-unification of God's journey. Humpty Dumpty isn't looking to be put back together the way he was, not just because it's not possible... but because as he sat on that wall and fell back down to earth he was forever changed... he was broken open... just as we expand and grow we no longer fit into our old notions of who and what we are. As we realize this, the closer we get to God, the closer we are to each other. We are emerging something together here greater than the sum of it's parts. But in order to do this, in order to receive the future recall, the visionquests and the dreams, we must be present... we must be in the presence of our own soul.

Being one means that we are together, not the same. And being together means that we are of one mind, one heart and one soul.  One mind does not mean that we think alike. One mind means that we have wisdom, love and understanding, and that we realize what a treasure our unique view, and another's unique view brings to the whole. It means that we foster our unique individually to benefit the greater whole.

As we realize our place in this world, enjoy the richness of our diversity, we harmonize this multi-verse into one song... the uni-verse. Not by sounding the same note, but by listening for the harmonics of our soul signatures to help us come together in perfect synergy and harmony.

We realize that physical space and our bodies are truly the only thing at this point that separate us and with the understanding that this separation is not the whole picture of reality we do not tell ourselves the lie of separation. We KNOW that even if we are not aware that what we do and who we are affects the whole. We can be of one mind, as we bring in the Light of the Soul and enjoin with the mind of God, however, you see the source. This is perfecting now.

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
January 04 - Perfecting Now: Living in the Moment
January 11 - Becoming the Tracker
January 18 - Being in Resonance: Living Active Meditation
January 25 - Moments of Eternity

January Affirmations

I am present to my life, to myself and to others.
I strike out on my new journey with renewed faith, hope and love.
I speak my truth with love and compassion.
I allow others to speak their truth with love and compassion.
I understand the difference between my truth and universal truth.
I am filled with the light of angelic forces within.
I call to my spiritual guides and guardians for guidance and assistance.
I am a force for good in the world.
I allow all that I am to fully integrate into my being.
I operate with the highest levels of integrity that I am capable of.
I release the bounds of illusion and the wall of denial that keeps me from my soul.
I authenticate and validate my true self.
I accept myself unconditionally, as I honor my transformational process.
I trust in the wisdom of my spirit, to inform my life and lead me to my higher self.
I treat my body and mind as a sacred trust.
I see the holistic view of every situation.
Everything we see is connected on levels that we can barely imagine, with things that we cannot see.
I honor the interconnectivity of all that is.
I am open to the expression of my highest creativity.
I acknowledge the power of humility to bring me to my creativity.
I surrender to the love within my soul.
I trust the creator, the master of the divine plan and see the brilliance of this creation.
Whatever I am experiencing is exactly what I need to more fully claim my free will.
The wisdom of my higher self is my guiding force.
I see the Light, within myself, within others and this creation.
I am open to the adventures of this magnificent journey called life.
I live fully in the present moment.
I am M.E., an ever evolving Moment of Eternity.
I am, that I am.