trust, listening to one’s heart, finding the solution and helping a precious being of another species.
Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, but has never quite experienced anything like this before.
He was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot when he got an unexpected visitor. A goose came up to his car and started pecking on the side of it.
He threw food out for her, thinking that’s what she wanted, but she didn’t
She continued to peck and quack, then walked away, stopped, and looked back at Officer Givens. Then she came back to his car and pecked at it again. She made it very obvious that she wanted Officer Givens to follow her, so he finally got out of his car and did just that.
The goose led him 100 yards away to a grassy area near a creek. Sitting there was one of her babies, tangled up in a balloon string. The baby was kicking its feet, desperate for help. Being wary of helping the baby on his own, and worried that the goose might attack him, Givens called for help from the SPCA, but no wildlife rescuers were available at the moment.
Charron teared up and said it was the highlight of her 24 years on the force
We may never know the answer to this question, but what we do know is that Officer Givens was in the right place at the right time to help these geese!
Life is precious.
We are better working together.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Trust, Pay Attention, Help and Support those in need.
All are God’s Creations
It begins with a beautiful prayer about Loving God, giving us the conscience it takes to be brave and courageous to challenge wrong doing and change it whatever the cost to ourselves. It then goes on to highlight Holy people who had the courage to change consciousness and the world. Here are four I would like to share with you.
You spent half your lives
in prison to protest the nuclear polices
of the United States
Touch our conscience
as citizens of the globe
and give us the courage
to devote our lives to ending
preparations for war and war itself.
Civil rights activist.
You refused to surrender your bus seat
to a white passenger and your arrest
ignited a nationwide effort to end segregation.
Touch our conscience
to trust the power of the individual
and give us the courage
to act without fear.
You freed India from English jurisdiction
through nonviolent resistance
and died for the doing of it.
Touch our conscience
on behalf of hard truths
and give us the courage
to pursue them whatever the cost to ourselves.
First evangelist of the Christ.
You were chosen to announce
the Easter message to disbelieving men.
Touch our conscience
on behalf of the full authority of women
and give us the courage
to speak out for equal rights.”
What area in life can you make a difference, have the courage to stand up for the good of all people and all life? What is calling you? What are you passionate about? How will others remember you?
FILL IN THE BLANKS
Holy (your name)
Touch our conscience on behalf of _____________________
and give us the courage to
“I Can Do This” moment while reading books by Sidney Sheldon and Robert Ludlum. He went on to write, The Da Vinci Code.
I remember attending the Ice Capades in Chicago with my parents as a child and thought that very thought, “I can do that!” My childhood exuberance was a bit over the top, however my dad started taking me to the outdoor ice rink and I had a blast learning how to skate. What fun and joy it gave me.
I also remember sitting in my third grade classroom listening to my teacher and I thought, I can do this. I want to be a teacher when I grow up. And so I did! I taught pre-school and elementary school for 20 years.
I also thought I would be a really good minister’s wife. Little did I know I would BE a minister, then marry a minister. 🙂
God’s bit of humor!
The “I Can Do That” attitude comes deep within our soul. It is a feeling, an intuition, a still small voice, that is telling us, pursue what gives you joy, fun and purpose. Even if you fall short of a dream, just being on the journey is an adventure and blessed because one road not completed may lead you to another road which you do complete. Any time you admire a quality in another person, the fact that you “recognize it” means there is that special quality within you as well. God may use it in a different way, but it is there!
Many are celebrating the resurrection of Christ Jesus during this Easter season because he showed us the way to live and to love. He even told us,
“What I Do, YOU Can Do Also, and Even Greater Things.”
There are no limits to our soul’s purpose. What we came in to do is only ours to do and the doors will open for us when we Trust, have Faith and Surrender to God’s Highest Good for our lives. Mitch Horowitz in the article said:
“All achievement is a marriage of idealism and great execution.
The wanting alone is insufficient – there must be impeccable follow-through. But the journey can begin, and sometimes must begin, with that one spark of inner realization in which you say to yourself: I Can Do That!”
“I CAN DO THAT!”
Know you have it in you.
Then do it!!!
Today I was reading a small little booklet (probably out
of print) by a most beloved New Thought minister, Dr. Tom Costa. The title is,
“Excuse Me While I Call God.”
I loved the way Dr. Tom equated prayer with a phone call to God. Not to a God out in the ethers somewhere, but the God that resides within us, always listening, ready and available when we are. I want to share this beautiful, yet simple way of praying to God as if calling on a phone.
Dr. Tom states in Religious Science there are five steps to Prayer Treatment.
1. The First step is Recognition.
I recognize that there is a God to call upon. If I didn’t believe there was a God to call, I would not bother to pick up the receiver. Whenever we make a phone call, we know there is a “receiver” on the other end. So we know GOD is the receiver. We recognize GOD is there to call upon.
2. Unification – We Unify, We Connect
Now that I have picked up the receiver, the next step is to dial. This is when I make the connection with God the One Power. I connect, and I unify with the ONE God.
“God’s Switch board is never busy, and yet we might we get a busy signal….
Why? Not because God isn’t willing to give us the answer. It is due to our fear, our doubt, our lack of conviction and trust.”
“I state the purpose and reason for my call to God.” The channel is open for Good/God in all areas of my life. There is a direct line between me and the Absolute Abundance, Wholeness, Wisdom of God. Once I realize, acknowledge and affirm this, I accept it and believe in it.
4. Give Thanks
On the call I take the time to appreciate and be grateful for the direct link between God and me. I know God understands what I want and need. God has heard it from my heart, mind and voice.
5. Say Good bye
When I hang up the phone, I say good bye knowing my prayer is complete.
I don’t keep dialing and asking for the same thing over and over and over.
(Nor would I plant a seed and pull it up over and over and over again. If I did it would never grow). So I trust my prayer call knowing God has already designed the Divine Outcome. I Release, Surrender Let Go, and Let God.
This is GOD. I will be handling all your problems today.
I will not need your help, so have a good day!
God is speaking, singing, chanting, hollering, whispering to us ALL THE TIME.
“All the cosmos is a single substance of which we are a part.
God is not an external manifestation, but everything that is.”
Ernest Holmes said,
“We are thinking, willing, knowing, conscious centers of Life.”
We all came from the BIG BANG, if not before. YES, God is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Ominiscient, which implies a Being almost untouchable. And we know God is Omniloving and Omniactive. This makes God a bit more touchable.
Out of The ALL, we came. Therefore the ALL in ALL is ALL of us. How can it be otherwise. We CAN hear God in all as all for we are infinitely connected to ALL in ALL – All people, places, events, animals, nature, the cosmos. When I start feeling this immense and beautiful relationship I have with God, I know I am of God. I am an unlimited being filled with the Presence, Power, Wisdom, and Love.
I can BE all these things in All my actions with myself, others, animals, nature and the world.
Viewing people from this place, I see all of us on a God journey affecting everyone and everything. It is this place of wisdom and love, I choose to be.
There is no call for worry or fear. Only a call for LOVE. Love is all there is, can, and does heal our world.
Sing, Chant and Dance for JOY
I receive a daily affirmation/quote from Karen Jandoff and I want to share what she said today.
“When you act in accordance with your values,
when you show up without guise or guile,
when you are guided by the dictates of your heart’s compass
what do you care most about?”
I believe everyone has a right to stand up for their beliefs and what they care most about. I feel we cannot be complacent in our world today. We have had amazing role models who changed the world:
Jesus the Christ – “Love God, Love your neighbor as yourself. Love your enemies.”
Mother Teresa – “I will be FOR something, not against anything.”
Mahatma Gandhi – “Non violence is the way to make changes in the world.”
Reading these sayings from amazing people, I realize the postcard I planned to send to Trump will be what I STAND FOR, not what I am against.
I will create my words positively, letting the love of God and love of Good guide my way. Taking into account all of the above,
*Act in accordance with my values and remain authentic unto myself.
*Choose to love the spirit of God in all people.
*Write what I am FOR on the postcard.
*Send this postcard as a non-violent way to make my thoughts heard.
*Be an activist and resist injustice with love.
We are all here on earth to make a difference. We are all an integral part of the Divine Plan.
What we do and say matters in our own spiritual evolution and how it impacts others.
Ernest Holmes from Living the Science of Mind says:
“Nothing is more definite than mental work. Mental work is not daydreaming or fantastic wishing. It is a deliberate act of the mind, a conscious, moving action of thought in a certain definite direction, and we should think of it from this viewpoint.
The conscious mind chooses what it wishes the subjective Law to act upon. It gives direction to a Power which is Infinite compared to its own conscious capacity.”
If you do plan to send a postcard, remember to choose what you wish and say it. The Power of mind will direct the subjective Law into action!
Directing the Flow with Peace, Love and Blessings,
What is mine to do today? Do you ask this question on a daily basis?
I ask the question, then surrender to the answer. Sometimes I do what is on my list and sometimes God moves me in a completely different direction. As I began writing this message, I started with one idea and then flowed into another idea.
I was taking a walk around our neighborhood this morning and noticed an old local newspaper on the driveway of one of my neighbors. I knew they must be away so I picked it up and moved the paper to an unseen location from the street. It seemed like the right thing to do and safe not to broadcast someone is away from their home.
I kept walking and noticed several pennies were right next to a car door.
I love picking up pennies and change on the street, however something made me stop and consider, the person getting out of the car was probably the owner of the pennies. So I picked them up and placed them on the hood of the car where the driver could see them before he or she got into the car.
Later as I drove my car to the bank I had the opportunity to allow other cars to go first at an intersection and to also come out of a difficult driveway.
SIMPLE actions, Simple considerations.
I will never know what the ramifications of these simple sparks of consideration will be and it isn’t mine to know. These were just mine to do. Sometimes we can get caught up in trying to do too much for too many people. Maybe just being aware of doing the little, simpler things for others, is what is yours to do today.
GOD can see the BIG picture and I am, you are, a part of the picture.
Allow yourself to be moved into action when it feels right, big or small.
Enjoy your day and listen for what is yours to do!
We are made for friendliness.
We are made for togetherness.
We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders.
All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich,
poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight,
all, all, all.
– Desmond Tutu
Here is “What We Believe” by Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science.
We Believe in the individualization of the Spirit in us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.
We Believe in the eternality, the immortality and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
We Believe that heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
We Believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
We Believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. WE believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.
We Believe in the direct revelation of truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
We Believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thoughts and acts upon it.
We Believe in the healing of the sick and control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
We Believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness and the eternal Givingness of Life to All.
We Believe in our own soul, our own spirit and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.”
I did not expect to see so much black lava on this side especially from Kona north to Kawaihae. This is a very dry side of the island. We also traveled to Hilo, the wet, more lush side of the island and saw the steamy volcanoes.
So much to love…..
I loved watching the sun go down over the ocean. It was a magnificent reminder of God’s Highest Glory. I also loved being on the beach at night and seeing the wondrous brilliantly lit stars in the sky.
I loved hearing the soothing ocean waves put us to sleep every night. Ahhhhh….peace.
We know every seed planted in soil is like a thought, planted in mind.
Seeds and thoughts will grow according to how they are nourished. We are coming into our Spring season so I ask you to think about how many seeds of peace are you planting today?
Plant your peace garden first in mind. Plant the flowers and vegetables in your soil next. Let every breath you take be one of peace, kindness and compassion. Allow every breath you release be one of love for self, human and animal kind.
Let us renew ourselves and the world with our personal peace and love.