I was ready to give up. With my cup of coffee sitting untouched before me, I tried to think of a way to move out of the picture without appearing a coward. In this state of exhaustion, when my courage had all but gone, I decided to take my problem to God. With my head in my hands, I bowed over the kitchen table and prayed aloud.

The words I spoke to God that midnight are still vivid in my memory. “I am here taking a stand for what I believe is right. But now I am afraid. The people are looking to me for leadership, and if I stand before them without strength and courage, they too will falter. I am at the end of my powers. I have nothing left. I’ve come to the point where I can’t face it alone.”

At that moment, I experienced the presence of the Divine as I had never experienced God before. It seemed as though I could hear the quiet assurance of an inner voice saying: “Stand up for justice, stand up for truth; and God will be at your side forever.” Almost at once my fears began to go. My uncertainty disappeared. I was ready to face anything.”

Dr. Martin Luther King

For your consideration….

As I have said before, I rarely listen to talk shows or the news. More and more, I tape anything I think I might like to see so that I can delete it if it is political or negative.

News used to be news. When I was growing up, I never knew the political leanings or the opinions of news casters like Chet Huntley or David Brinkley etc. Johnny Carson was always good for laughs that left you feeling good. Today’s late night shows are full of opinion and negativity poorly disguised as comedy.

I read somewhere a long time ago that many comedians are actually very depressed people. At first I found that hard to believe. But as time goes on and more and more comedians commit suicide or addiction, I tend to believe it. It began to make sense on why we we listen to a comedian and feel assaulted afterword. Joy Behar from the TV show “The View” is a prime example and the reason I quit watching the show years ago.

This morning I saw a piece about “The View” where Behar said this, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices.”

Oh really? Anyone who has conversations with their God is mentally ill? Hmmm. So maybe that is her problem. Maybe that explains the negativity vibes she gives off.

As Lightworkers, we are encouraged to stay in constant touch with our God and our Guidance. We are encouraged to practice, practice, practice talking to, listening to and following what they tell us. We all have this ability but we may get our responses…our conversations with God… different ways;

Clairvoyance- The ability to visually “see” beyond the physical plane.

Clairaudience- The ability to hear the voices of God and the angels.

Clairsentience- The ability to feel energy.

Claircognizance- This is the ability to simply know what the angels and Spirit are communicating.

Clairbeing- your inner sense-It is your holistic intuitive sense. It is when we experience wholeness and completeness with who we are physically and spiritually. Love unconditioally. Are one with our existence and all that surrounds us. It is when we surrender and go with the flow completely trusting the Divine.

Today’s message reminds us that God and our Guidance is always with us 24/7. We are encouraged to have conversations about all things big and small and seek their advice, humor and love. That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Have conversations with God.

What made me smile yesterday….

-Fourth graders. They were such good silent readers. I love when I see kids love to read and be into books.

-So Monday the students picked up sheaths of the crusty snow and pretended to eat pieces of pizza. Yesterday the students (different school) used the piled up snow to create a pizza shop and then got sheathes of snow to use them as pizzas. Too fun.

-Lunch with my dear friend, Julie.

-Mac was awesome in her basketball game.

-Will took Shannon, Kathy and I out for dinner.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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