The Morning Blessing: Take Big Bites

To enjoy the flavour of life, take big bites ~ Robert Heinlein

When you look up at the clear sky at night, you may easily realize a truth at once utterly simple and extraordinarily profound. What is it that you see? The moon, planets, stars, the luminous band of the Milky Way, perhaps a comet or even the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy two million light years away. Yes, but if you simplify even more, what do you see? Objects floating in space. So what does the universe consist of? Objects and space.

If you don't become speechless when looking out into space on a clear night, you are not really looking, not aware of the totality of what is there. You are probably only looking at the objects and perhaps seeking to name them. If you have ever experienced a sense of awe when looking into space, perhaps even felt a deep reverence in the face of this incomprehensible mystery, it means you must have relinquished for a moment your desire to explain and label and have become aware not only of the objects in space but of the infinite depth of space itself. You must have become still enough inside to notice the vastness in which these countless worlds exist. The feeling of awe is not derived from the fact that there are billions of worlds out there, but the depth that contains them all.

excerpted from "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle. 

Blessing: 

Today I awaken to the powerful knowing that there is only One Source.
One Life, One Perfect Presence that is the source of all. It is present in all
creation; it is absolute wisdom, and it is perfect love. It is my source, and
I draw from it all that I need to live a noble and inspired life.

I live this day filled with the conscious awareness that I do not have to
make anything happen, for I live within a creative medium that simply
awaits my directives. I govern all my thoughts with the wisdom of divine
activity. I power my emotions with love and compassion. I temper all my
deeds with the absolute conviction that I AM the eternal self-conscious
of Itself. As such everything in the universe is mine to use. I consciously
align with circumstances as they will inevitably be once my dreams have
already come true, once I'm already deep in friends, laughter, health and
harmony. These things are easy because I am an element of Spirit's
authentic power and grace.

How magnificent to be that Life of the one and only power! I am thankful
for the workings of this eternal companion through me. I let go of this
prayer and know it comes forth as my embodied life. From my heart to the
power which knows that nothing can stand against it. And so it is. Amen.

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Rev. Angela Peregoff

Reverend Angela Peregoff  is an ordained minister of Religious Science and is currently the director and program coordinator at The Center for Mindful Studies.  She has been professionally empowering and inspiring others to evolve and create consciously since 1993.  Her mission and purpose is simply to raise people's consciousness so they may experience joyful living at its best.

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