Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

“When we shift from negatively complaining to positively affirming, conditions change. Then complaining is no longer the operative law in our life – freedom is.” 
 ~ Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith ~

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In spite of the mood that I find myself experiencing as a result of world events, I remain true to my daily spiritual practices. I read something; or listen to something; or I begin to do something that awakens me to myself.

I am mindful of the words: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Another way of saying the same thing is: “Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.” (Proverbs 29:18) For me, the revelation and the good news of the law is: “We are surrounded by a Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.” 

Time and time again I awaken to my true nature and realize the key to successful living is to affirm the heart’s desire as a living reality now, even before there’s any tangible evidence of it as a fact.  The vision sets a Law in motion that is infallible in its ability to fulfill. 

Imagine each one of us following our heart’s instruction, and doing that which reveals the highest good for all of humanity, and we begin walking in the direction of our dream. Showing up and letting our light shine is the starting point for great change to take place in the world through each one. Imagine everyone offering their talents, skills, and unique abilities, collectively fulfilling a vision of a world that works for everyone. Can you imagine this universal consciousness being unleashed that affirms, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me?”

Martin Luther King, Jr. is a great example of rising above the debilitating blame game and taking responsibility for his own destiny. He is remembered for saying, “In spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.”  

Notice how the activity of one southern preacher got the attention of the masses; raised the consciousness of the masses; touched the conscience of the masses, resulting in Congress passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Walking in the direction of your dreams means doing what is yours to do.

It is obvious as we observe what needs change in the world today, that we do not move forward by resting on the laurels of yesterday. We (humanity) evolve by consciously activating the dream in our hearts right now. The accomplishments of yesterday serve as a starting point in reaching the greater-yet-to-be of our lives. 

Remember: ‘Where attention goes, energy flows.’ The invisible Energy of Spirit is the divine substance that makes all things out of itself.

This Week’s Affirmation

​“I keep my focus on Truth and walk confidently toward my desire”​

By Judy HIlley

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