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Alignment is The Magic
1/4/2021 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

        There’s a lot of emotional energy spinning and clashing in the days of December and January. Think about it. In addition to the stress, tension, and busyness of the holiday demands, we become increasingly aware of the idea of end and beginning. We begin to think about wants, longings, wishes, and wishes unfulfilled; the many things that come under the banner of longing for change. Letting go of the old and looking forward to the new; releasing regrets and sorrows, embracing hope and anticipation.

  • New life
  • New body
  • New relationship
  • New work
  • New home
  • New geographic location
  • New professional network
  • New circle of friends
  • Stronger faith
  • Relationship with God

        However vague or specific, things begin to rise to the surface of conscious desires. Then comes the new year’s resolutions, which amount to a “To Do List” for the first week of January. Is there really a question as to why you’re so exhausted. [Side note: Avoid exhaustion because that’s when depression and discouragement easily creep in.]

        The desires and longings are natural. There’s everything right with wanting better and best, but there’s a process, a science to the attainment of it. If you’re interested in exploring this and other matters of powerful practical spiritual living, join me every week, live, for Tuesday Talk on Zoom. Click on the pic below.

Fighting Against Circumstances

James Allen, in his book, As A Man Thinketh, writes,

“… wishes and prayers are only satisfied and answered when they harmonize with [relevant] thoughts and actions. … It means that a person is continually revolting against an external effect [an unwanted condition], while all the time they are nourishing and preserving its cause in their heart. That cause may take the form of a conscious vice or an unconscious weakness; but whatever it is, it stubbornly retards the efforts of its possessor, and thus calls aloud for remedy.

Allen, James. As You Think: As A Man Thinketh - Modern English Version . Unknown. Kindle Edition.

        Dreams, wishes, affirmations, are blissful, but alone not enough. Your purpose for good, and the necessary actions must be in alignment with your words and intentions. Spirit’s power and flow are blocked by chaotic thinking, confused desires, and uncertainty. Our thoughts, attitude, good purpose, and intentions must line up with the attributes of Spirit. That’s alignment. That’s when the magic happens.

        I invite you to join me as I lead a group on an annual pilgrimage of spiritual growth and discovery, January 1st – 21st. This year’s theme is” “Hacking Your Faith 2021” It isn’t too late. Jump on board anytime. There’s a link to the free downloadable guidebook that will daily light your way.

        I’ll meet you live on Tuesdays to talk about the journey.

 

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