In this very moment, I am thankful.
Today I conduct a gratitude experiment. How much gratitude can I feel and express during the next 24 hours? I look around and count the many blessings in my life.
I reflect on all I have and all I’ve experienced, and I am excited about what is to come. I am thankful for a whole and healthy body, for divine ideas that propel my dreams into reality, for the foundation of divine support I feel. People I cherish come to mind—my family, friends and neighbors—and I am thankful for each of them.
Gratitude expands and fills my entire body with light and love. I practice gratitude throughout each day, because it feels so good.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15
Christ Consciousness and Humanity
In the days to come, all that has kept you separate and apart shall explode in the release of your full potential. You will never again have any need to inflate yourself in imagined importance, because you will realize that you are far more important than you had ever dared to dream. You will no longer make the mistake of confusing your identity in form with anything greater than it is. While in form, you will see yourself as a being of light in a universe of equal beings, all equally essential to the whole. Beyond form, in the Other Reality, you will experience the totality of yourself in full awareness of who you are.
You are the Presence of God. God is present on Earth Because of you. Once you are able to open up completely to the meaning of this truth, it will become the overriding reality of your in-formed experience. You will begin to play your part in the Planetary Symphony with ease and clarity. As soon as you begin to look outside yourself, as individually defined, out into the world around you, to see how you can make yourself useful, as soon as you begin to serve in the capacity you were created to fulfill, you will begin to share in the peace and happiness of your Creator. You will experience a state of consciousness so superior to any you have experienced before that it will make your previous life seem but a dream.
From Chapter 8 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
Casey at the Bat
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, 1888 in The San Francisco Chronicle
The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.
A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to the hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, “If only Casey could but get a whack at that—
We’d put up even money now, with Casey at the bat.”
The American Presidency
Sometimes a song or two to center our thoughts . . .
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” outside of the United States, is a song by American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song “John Brown’s Body”. Howe’s more famous lyrics were written in November 1861, and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at the end of time (Old Testament, Isaiah 63; New Testament, Rev. 19) with the American Civil War. Since that time, it has become an extremely popular and well-known American patriotic song. Wikipedia
Both Sides Now
“Both Sides, Now” is a song by Joni Mitchell, and one of her best-known songs. First recorded by Judy Collins in 1967, it subsequently appeared on Mitchell’s 1969 album Clouds. She re-recorded the song in a lusher, orchestrated version for her 2000 album Both Sides Now. Mitchell wrote “Both Sides, Now” in March 1967, inspired by a passage in Henderson the Rain King, a 1959 novel by Saul Bellow.