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Spiritual Uplift 8/1/07

August 2, 2007
Sweet Surrender! August 1, 2007

“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

–Anais Nin–

The word “surrender” can conjure up some pretty frightening images. “Must I give up my freedom, my way of life, my comfort and security?” We often feel that to surrender means to lose something precious and valuable, and even if what we are holding onto isn’t all that desirable, at least it’s ours! But what if surrender means to gain more than we stand to lose? What if our surrendering the familiar yields us such incredibly beautiful possibilities that we are never tempted to go back?

This is what it is to surrender to Spirit. By relinquishing control of our processes of living and allowing God to guide and inspire us, we discover a wonder beyond our wildest imaginings. More than a soft place to land, Spirit has prepared for us a supporting and uplifting love that empowers us to live our dreams of prosperity, health, loving relationships, meaningful work, and spiritual wholeness. What will it take for us to surrender to a better, more productive, more complete life, to open our hearts and minds to the possibilities of fulfillment? Are we willing to fall into the arms of God?

“Love alone can overcome fear because love surrenders itself to the object of its adoration. The soul must make a complete surrender of itself to the Spirit.”

–Dr. Ernest Holmes–.

Sunday Words of Inspiration

365 Science of the Mind
by Ernest Holmes

Emerson tells us that the Ancient of Days is in the latest invention. In other words, since God is all there is, the only Presence, the only Power, and the only Mind or Intelligence, when we conceive a new idea we are thinking directly from the creativity of God. It is not our isolated, limited human personality that projects this new idea. We are merely the instrument through which this projection takes place. But we are in partnership with the Projector.

God really is in the latest invention, in the newest song, in the latest novel, in the last picture that was painted, and in the feeling we have of new and greater and better things to come. For God is all there is–there is nothing else besides. God is both the inventor of the game and those who play in it, the author and the actor,the singer and the song.Today I imbibe new ideas from the creativity of God. My whole conciousness is alive and awake and aware. It is impregnated with Divine ideas and shall bear fruit after the image of the impression conceived within it and the Divine imprint made upon on it.

Today,then, I expect new ways of doing things; I expect to meet new people,form new friendships; I expect everything in my experience to enlarge and deepen and broaden. I expect more Good than I have ever eperienced before, and today I expect togive out more, to increase my love for others. Today I expect more of myself a more genle approach to life, a more kindly feeling a more beneficent impulse.

New thoughts,new ideas, new people,new situations, new waysof doing things, and a new influx of the Divine will make this day perfect, glad and expressive of limitless bounty from the storehouse of the Infinite Good.

 

Check Out CSL on the Web
If you have not gone to our webpage as yet you are missing out on lots of information related to classes, services and special events. To learn more go to: www.community-for-spiritual- living.com

Besides the Wednesday Uplift you can also listen to the Sunday presentation by going to the CSL Website, www.community-for-spiritual- living.com

Love, Serve, and Remember,

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