09 January, 2012

Occupy Spirit

(This is from a daily guide I submitted to Agape's Inner Visions Magazine for January 5th)

January, 2012

“Though you may not have any real results at first, simply continue; you will reach your goal. When you begin to become conscious of your interior life and begin to live more or less in touch with the world beautiful that is within you, you will find that you can live in this high, peaceful state the greater part of the time...” Christian Larson, The Ideal Made Real

In New York on September 17, 2011, the Canadian activist group AdBusters launched the now famous “Occupy Wall Street” event that has replicated itself across our nation.

Washington Post, writer Cornel West described this as a "democratic awakening", citizens feeling out of control of their lives take matters into their own hands and occupy different places making a political statement calling for change. This form of civil unrest and civil disobedience is to me, reminiscent of what our New Thought forefathers, Emerson and Thoreau wrote.

I see all this as an opportunity for another call:  a spiritual awakening. Therefore, I am asking you to join me in the Occupy Spirit Movement.  What makes my campaign so advantageous is that it requires no physical movement or geographical locale other than your own mind and heart; and it has immediate and lasting results.

By choosing to occupy our own minds --taking control of our thoughts by means of our spiritual practice -- we begin to occupy Spirit (and thereby fully allowing Spirit to occupy us); and move our lives and the world into the ideal made real.

Affirm with me: This year, this day, this moment, I choose to occupy my place in Spirit. As I affirm that God lives, moves and has Its being in me, I take active residence in this heavenly state of well-being, love and joy. And so it is.

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