When I was a youth, I once saw a movie called The 7 Voyages of Sinbad. In it the famous fictional, sailor/pirate was faced with several journeys at sea, the last of which put him up against an one-eyed cyclops and a sealed cave of treasure. Sinbad had a crew and lots of good fortune, but not without challenge. He had to grow into his role as ship’s captain and into his ease with sea travel for he was not always a sailor nor rich and prosperous.
This, I think,is the message for today’s Daily Word. Each of us is living into the future of our dreams and wishes. Each of us on a ship of dreams and hopes, sailing toward a destiny we create and discover. Yesterday I spoke about taking on the big three enemies to your development and fulfillment (1.limited thinking, 2.negative influences and 3. unhealthy habits); today I add that must you trust your own magic as you take on your challenges of heart, mind, body, and dream.
In the Sinbad movie, there was a genie in a bottle who could be called forth with a rhyme: “In the land beyond, beyond, in the place past hope and fear–I bid you, Genie now appear.” Then this genie would show up and aid Sinbad and his crew in meeting the challenge.
Well, you have a genie, I dare you to use prayer as a tool against hopelessness and fear. Use silence and visualization as tools past fear and faithlessness. For myself, I chant nam myoho renge kyo. I sing gospel. I allow music to pave the way to right thought, action, and away from unhealthy turns of mind.Know that a rhyme,your own song will bring you your own. Sing…. Here’s the Daily Word:
I recognize a world rich in opportunity.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Universe is teeming with bountiful gifts and blessings to share with me, and I am worthy of receiving them!
I have no use for unworthiness, guilt, or shame. I release any ideas or practices that serve only to deter my good. I replace negative self-talk with confident self-love and feel my doubts disappear.
When I accept myself fully, realize my divine nature, and believe in my own worth, I stand a little taller. I know I have a place to fill in this world that no one else can fill. I behold a world rich in opportunity.
I give myself permission to receive all the gifts and support the Universe is eager to shower upon me. I expect the best and receive it gratefully.
Lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.—1 Thessalonians 2:12