Seeds of the Heart

The Art of Life: Living Every Day with Purpose and Intention

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Every day we wake up and rush into the day, often mindlessly, without purpose and intention, without any understanding of what we might hope to achieve. Most of us just want to get through the day without thinking about what we want to experience, how we want to feel, or how we can live a more fulfilling life. Our lives are filled with distractions and we often tend to neglect our spiritual needs. We are constantly being pulled in many different directions and we are left feeling overwhelmed, dissatisfied, unhappy and stressed. But when we begin our day with setting intentions, we have a renewed sense of clarity and purpose throughout our entire day, for our intentions create our realities and guide our actions as we move through the day.

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Prayer for the Higher Self

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Dear God,

In this one moment I recognize that there is within me a perfect Self:
A Self that is not dysfunctional;
A Self that is not weak but strong;
That is not limited, but unlimited;
That is not small, but huge;
That is not in pain but in peace;
That is not faithless and scared but all-knowing, all loving, and serene and calm, through the grace of God.

I have been playing with the toys of death and weakness.
I have been playing at sickness and playing at addiction.
I have been playing at dysfunction and limitation and war.
I have been playing at hunger and violation of myself and others.
I have been playing with toys that are dangerous.
But I desire to play the games of death no more.
In this moment, I ask You, dear God, to release me from my destructive thinking.
I take up now the mantle of Your magnificence.

Through Your grace, dear God, I am good and innocent and strong and pure, for thus would You have me be.
The love that emanates from Your mind to me, and from my mind to the minds of others, is a power so great. Within its embrace all negativity shall turn to good, all pain to peace, all fear to love.
I invoke Your light.
I receive Your heaven, which replaces hell.
I do not look back.

I do not stop my eyes at the veil of horror that surrounds the world, but rather I extend my vision to the possibilities for love for myself and others.

I step out of my childhood, into my adulthood; out of my weaknesses, into my strengths; out of my fear, into my love; out of my small self, into You.
Dear God, please make me new. Amen.

~ Marianne Williamson
Illuminata, A Return to Prayer.

30 Powerful Affirmations to Declare our Truth and Transform our Lives

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Affirmations are short and positive sentences that affect our conscious and subconscious mind. They are powerful and are proven to be effective for both mental and physical health. In affirmations, we assert our conviction that what we need or desire is already true in our lives.

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The Guesthouse

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi