Because of my growing trust in myself , in others and in God, I am unafraid to let go and experience life whole-heartedly.
I am becoming ever more comfortable in the world and increasingly certain that I can face and deal with whatever is placed on my path.
Trust in myself allows me to explore and develop my inner resources, to express and stand by my decisions.
Self Trust allows me to rely on my intuition, to have confidence in my choices and to take risks that move me forward.
Trust in others breaks down the barriers that once kept life at arms length distance, isolated and alone in a constant state emotional dis-ease.
Trust in God has eliminated the words “Why Me?” and “Not again” from my vocabulary. I have a deep and abiding faith that He has a plan for my life.
No matter where I go, no matter what I do. No matter who comes, or who goes. No matter what I attempt or what occurs, my trust in Him brings me serenity, peace, security and a sense of wholeness!
What it comes down to for me is when I’m not trusting God, I’m not trusting life.
Trust brings me a new sense of loving, living and being!
With Love and Blessings,
I am grateful,God, for waking up this morning with an overwhelming feeling of peace, contentment, joy and happiness. You have taken me through darkness to the light of this brand new day with all its glory and splendor.
I am grateful, God, for my new life. Because of your loving kindness, I have regained my self-esteem and have become capable of giving and receiving love. I am now a productive and whole woman, part of the solution rather than the problem.
I am grateful, God, that you have created a perfect plan for my destiny. You have led me unerringly through the dark days of the past to the brightness and joy of the present. It is deeply comforting to know that I can always turn to you for guidance and strength.
I am grateful, God, for all you have given me, and all you have taken away. Thank you for the soundness of mind, the will to live and the desire to continue growing along spiritual lines. Thank you for relieving me of the bondage of self, and for taking away my obsession.
I am grateful, God, that my faith in you allows me to live without fear. Thank you for the self confidence and sense of well being. And thank you dear God, for making it possible for me to feel this way right now.
Thanks to God, I am faith-filled, fearless and free!
With my heart ful of thankfulness,
Comes the Dawn - Veronica A. Shoffstall
After awhile you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn that love doesn’t mean possession
and company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises
and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up
and your eyes ahead with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build your roads today
because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
that you really are strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn and you learn…with every goodbye you learn.
Though I didn’t say it aloud, I made it clear through my actions, and my disposition that my love had to be earned. In fact the word “if” become one of the most important words in my vocabulary of love.
My parents, partners, children and friends could have my love if they gave me what I wanted when I wanted it, if they behaved differently, if they loved me that way I wanted to be loved.
“Selfish and self-centered, that we believe is the ‘root’ of the problem.” and from that root there are many weeds and branches!
When I began to live a spiritual life, I learned about an entirely different kind of love, unconditional love – which doesn’t depend on anything and has no strings attached.
When I offer unconditional love to someone, I accept that person without reservation or contingencies of any kind; he or she is under no obligation to change in any way.
I give love freely, without the expectation of receiving anything in return. Though I may aspire to love another unconditionally, I can never do so completely.
For unconditional love is perfect love, and God alone is capable of that. However, as I become less self-centered and acquire greater humility, I am able to remove more and more strings from the love I have to offer.
I am a work in progress!
With Peace, Love and Blessings,
Isn’t is said that there is no pain without pleasure? No Loss without gain? No fullness without emptiness?
There is a purpose in deep personal suffering, it’s called spiritual growth. And sometimes our lives need a major upheaval in order to re-align it with that Purpose.
At first it seemed unlikely that I would ever heal and begin to grow again. Although painful, these times of suffering proved to have been the most life-altering moments and have led to the greatest of spiritual victories.
My spirit and character is formed in the “heat of the furnace”. It is there that it is shaped and strengthened. If I turn my back on what is most difficult and painful, I weaken, I wither, and I die a long, painful spiritual death.
Surprising as it may sound to some, I have become grateful for the pain and suffering. I believe that they were so instrumental in leading me to a new way of life – a spiritual life that is far more rewarding and joyful than I could have dreamed possible.
There are times that seem as if our journey is over – that we’ve reached a dead end. But then God shows us the way through our pain and suffering and the road suddenly opens up in front of us once more…
With Peace and Love,