The Gift Outright

The Gift OutrightProsperity

Through my connection with God, all my needs are abundantly met.

Signs of prosperity abound—trees full with fruit, countless stars shining in the sky, myriad wildflowers carpeting roadside fields. I can choose to notice and appreciate these signs of abundance or I can seek and find evidence of lack.

If I allow my mind to dwell on thoughts of limitation, I invite feelings of deprivation. Instead, I fill my mind with the awareness of God’s presence, and I focus on abundant good. I think about the people I have loved, the kindnesses I have received, and the opportunities I have been given. The more I think about how prosperous I am, the more prosperous I feel. The more prosperous I feel, the more willing I am to claim the prosperity that is mine by divine birthright.

For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance. Matthew 13:12

Daily Word

Abundance or Scarcity

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YodaHeaven and Earth

You will no longer use your free will to make unnecessary mistakes, but to find out what part you might most creatively play in the whole. In choosing to do God’s will, you will discover the only true freedom. Your ability to function will reach the perfection of its potential, and you will have little difficulty correcting the disharmony of your historical situation.

Living in this state of grace, you will function much like a computer; monitoring the variables of any given situation, determining the optimum behavioral pattern, scanning, adjusting for new data, over and over, many times each second. All data pertinent to a given situation will automatically be processed on an unconscious level.

From Chapter 7 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey

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Golf in the KingdomField of Play

Golf in the Kingdom

The bestselling classic novel about an American traveler’s spiritual journey into the world of golf

When Michael Murphy first meets golf pro Shivas Irons on one of the most beautiful courses in Scotland, he doesn’t know that his life—and his golf game—will change forever. But with the first swing of the Scotsman’s club Murphy realizes he is in for a most extraordinary day.

By turns comic, philosophical, mythic, and autobiographical, this tale traces the arc of twenty-four hours—from a round of golf on the Links of Burningbrush to a night fueled by whiskey, wisdom, and wandering. This story delves into the transformative power of golf and reveals a unique and unforgettable approach to the game.

Read more . . .

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Before IndependenceThe American Presidency

We have witnessed or experienced over the last year perhaps the most bizarre U.S. Presidential campaign in history. The capstone was two conventions that could not have been more different in theme, content, party leadership presence, delegate participation, narration and punditry.

Now a hundred-two day journey to the November 8th election will decide the next POTUS to take the world stage in 173 days.

The Gift Outright by Robert Frost was published in 1941. He recited it at John Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.

The land was ours before we were the land’s.

She was our land more than a hundred years

Before we were her people. She was ours

In Massachusetts, in Virginia,

But we were England’s, still colonials,

Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,

Possessed by what we now no more possessed.

Something we were withholding made us weak

Until we found out that it was ourselves

We were withholding from our land of living,

And forthwith found salvation in surrender.

Such as we were we gave ourselves outright

(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)

To the land vaguely realizing westward,

But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,

Such as she was, such as she would become.

An Analysis

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