Wednesday, February 13, 2013

LENT 2013 (1st Day of Lent)

Ash Wednesday
February 13, 2013
Today we choose to release any sense of limitation. We are strong, positive, powerful, wise, loving, fearless and free spiritual beings. We give thanks to God for the opportunity to embark on this rich and rewarding process of spiritual release and spiritual realization.
Our consciousness is cluttered with thoughts of fear, lack, limitation and resentment accumulated through our life experiences and what we've been told by others. Since whatever we believe forms the basis for what we experience in life, these negative thoughts of lack and limitation create a poverty mentality and a sense of being a powerless victim.
These mistaken thoughts are the only impediment to a new awareness of God's eternal, indwelling presence within us. As we replace them with positive thoughts of infinite love and abundance, and allow these new thoughts to express through us, we dissolve any feelings of victimization and begin to create an entirely new life experience.
Releasing and replacing our negative thoughts can seem overwhelming. But we aren't alone: All the spiritual energy of the universe is rushing to help. In Charles Fillmore's words, it is "as though we are gently brushing away cobwebs of negativity that have been dimming the glow of our spiritual light."
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"