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100 REASONS WHY GOD IS A BROWN GIRL TOO

1.  We are created in the image and likeness of God.  2.  We live and move and have our being in God.
  3.  We are temples of the living God.

4.  It is written in our laws that we are Gods.

5.  We are the first and the last, the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega.

6.  If we, whose mother is older as Lucy’s bones, have become disembodied from spiritual Oneness, then so has all of her creation.

7.  The Kingdom of God is neither here nor there, it is within us.

8.  God is in the Messiah and the Messiah is in us and we are in the Messiah.

9.  We ask and receive.

10.  We seek and find.

11.  We knock and the door is opened.

12.  Spirit lives in us and breathes in us.

13.  God’s infinite possibility is expressing as us.

14.  We have a conscious connection with Spirit that goes before us to do the work that we are appointed to do.

15.   We manifest the right people, who show up to help us when we need help.

16.  Even when we can’t see the finish line, the road rises up to meet us, and shows us the way. 

17.  We make a way out of no way.

18.  We speak truth to power.

19.  The Lord is our Shepherd, there is nothing that we want.

20.  We are the pure potential of God expressing as us. 

21.  We are children of God.

22.  We are heirs to the throne.

23.  We are answers to prayers.

24.  We are  responsible for our lives, moving from where we stand now to experience the best possible moment.

25.  We walk by faith and not by sight. 

26.  We do not fear the terror by night, nor the arrow that flies by day.

27.  We are creation constantly re-inventing itself.

28.  We are beauty in the souls of every beholder.

29.  We are vision moving past pain.

30.  Angels guard us in all our ways. 

31.  Tables are prepared for us in the presence of our enemies.

32.  Manna falls from our heavens.

33.  New stories re-tell our lives from new pages.

34.  There is nothing that we cannot do.

35.  We are the light of the world, a city upon the hill that cannot be hidden.

36.  We are the steps, moving into the greatness that we are.

37.  We are endless potential pulling dreams through infinite possibilities.

38.  Divine Mind is always guiding us in perfect harmony, always praying us in loving grace.

39.       We dance in the dawn of magical ideas, listen to the call of unharnessed love, welcome the realm of inexhaustible source.

40.  We fly with the wings of faith.

41. We know the way, and we walk in it.

42.  We dance with the hips of deliverance, push past the poison of doubt, rise above the fray of appearances, and give with a love that never, ever holds back.

43.  We leave old wineskins and pour ourselves beyond the bottles, boxes and bags that can no longer contain us.

44.  We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors, full of new hope
— finding its way beyond the whispers lost between clasped hands.

45.  We breathe the breath of God. 

46.  We are everywhere and always present. 

47.  We are the light of God radiating back as Herself.

48.  We are the consciousness of Truth, speaking nothing but itself.

49.  We are the fullness and completeness of all that our Mother-Father-God is. 

50.  We are daughters of all beginnings – always pure, always graceful, always dynamic, always blessed. 

51.  We are prophetic voices lifted from the dust of dreams deferred – culminating in divine love awakening. 

52.  We are not limited by flesh, but are glorified by Spirit.

53.  We will do even greater works.

54.  Who is God and what does She look like, if not us? 

55.  We are mountains high enough, rivers wide enough and valleys low enough; we are the center and the circumference. 

56.  We have not forgot the God who gave us birth.

57.  We are as old as time and as young as those who have yet to born.

 58.   We are the pulse and the flavor — the talented and the wise: “How you doing?”

 59.  We are – our past, our present, our future, and our dreams.

60.  They try to bury us, but our bones just keep rising up. 

61.  We are the greater wholeness — always seeking expression.

62.   We are still.

63.  We are endless motion, stretching forward, taking the limits off, and removing the boundaries.

64.  We are the time before, the been has, the was then, the until now.

65.  We are the breath-filled space, the light-filled hand, the love-filled heart, the joy-filled dance.

66.  When everyone is busy looking for God, as something more extraordinary than themselves, they will miss us, even though we are  here.

67.  Just like “I AM that I AM,” we are that we are.

68.  We are the healing balm, the burning bush, the living water.

69.  We are the infinite flow of substance.

70.  We are the wisdom of our highest self.

71.  You live in our heart.

72.  We do all things through the Spirit as us.

73.  We run the race and don’t get weary.

74.  We move mountains with our faith.

75.   We can leap and the net appears.

76.   We bring good tidings to the afflicted; we bind the broken-hearted; we proclaim liberty for the captives.

77.   We are greater than what our humanness can even imagine.

78.   We are the cup that never stops flowing.

79.   We are Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, Jew — all religions and none at all.

80.   We are ancient wisdom and new thought.

81.   We are all languages and none at all.

82.  We are sanctified, saved, and serene — singing our own sweet song of freedom.

83.   We envision past appearances, dream unlimited possibilities, and recreate ourselves.

84.  We grow from the consciousness that we create.

 85.  We surrender all.

 86.  We stand at the edge of always, in a new season of victory,

a sacred truth that just keeps directing us back to the vortex of our own power.

87.  We are the sweetness in all fragrance.

88.  We are the interpretation of all dreams.

89.  We are the rhythm underlying all motion.

90.  We are the glory in all hallelujahs.

91.  We are the wave in every ocean.

92.  We are the boldness in all courage.

93.  Nothing and no one can contain us.

94.  God’s face could be no more beautiful.

95.  Our power is not the devil; it’s not Satan; our power is the God in us.

96.  The God in us prays and moves her feet.

97.  The God in us knows that all things come together for our greatest good.

98.  The God in us knows that we are worthy.

99.  The God in us allows us to leap — knowing that the net will appear.

100.  The God in us is our constant victory — even before the race is ever won.

 

Namaste,  Reverend Cecilia Loving
Pastor, SPIRITMUV  (www.spiritmuv.com )

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ACTING UGLY

When I was a little girl, my mother used to tell me repeatedly “don’t act ugly, it’s not becoming.”  That mandate might seem trite to some or even inhibiting, but ultimately it became part of my own moral compass — an internal warning that measured whenever I was steering off-course.  Like  that time when I slipped and fell onstage — at the age of four and decided that the best response would be to stick out my tongue at those who giggled.  There my mother was — in the audience, reminding me that grace and poise is the most effective response to even the most embarrassing predicament.  Life’s most vexing situations are lessons in how to be dignified enough to get up, dust off, and move forward.  No one empathizes with a sore loser or an indignant tripper — especially one who acts ugly.

Acting ugly isn’t just something that we do in the physical, it is a state of consciousness that is devoid of love and compassion for others, as well as for ourselves.  When people acted ugly during the recent healthcare reform protests — by taunting and humiliating a man sitting on the ground with a sign that says he has Parkinson’s disease, they either lost their connection to Spirit or never had one in the first place.   When protesters resorted to racial epithets, anti-gay slurs and spitting — not to mention brick-throwing and death threats, they resorted to violence that is not merely punishable by law but is indicative of inner turmoil and confusion. 

The Book of Revelation calls our inner turmoil and confusion “worshipping the beast.”  No one could enter the temple — attain true inner mastery and come into oneness with God — as long as they acted ugly. (15:8)  Inner mastery takes place when our minds and hearts are clean and in one accord with Love.  Without self-mastery, we suffer the ill effects of our own hatred.  Revelation says that an “angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image” (16:2).  When we are hateful, our negative energy contaminates our own mind, body and soul. 

Self-mastery is illustrated by the Congressmen who were assaulted because of their mission to provide better health care for millions of Americans.  They didn’t press charges nor did they spit back.  They simply said that they had suffered even more in the process of fighting for civil rights.  They realized that acting ugly is not a sign of strength but of weakness.  They knew that the real battle is staying focused on the legislative issues at hand.  Anything besides the passage of this important piece of legislation would be a distraction.  Acting ugly is simply beneath them.

What those who act ugly do is not merely as important as what we do in response.  If we act ugly, we worship the beast too.  Our actions reflect that we are out of alignment with the loving energy of Spirit.  This struggle, this decision whether to act ugly or to be centered in the power of a love that blesses everyone is a battle that is fought in the consciousness of everyone — every single day.

Sometimes we wage this battle within our hearts.  Sometimes we wage it in a public forum.  Sometimes it even ends up televised for millions of viewers to see.  Sometimes we are not even aware that we are battling against forces and principalities that are aspects of our own consciousness of greed, lack and limitation.  But the Comforter reminds us to be alert, less we end up on national television — spitting and hurling insults in a desperate attempt to deny people health care.  Revelation says, “Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!”  Blessed is he who takes a step back and looks at the big picture and remembers that we are our brothers’ keeper.  We owe our neighbor the same love, the same compassion and the same respect that we ourselves expect. 

God works through each and every one of us — regardless of politics, religion or race.  But if we are acting ugly, we miss the divine opportunity to do good and block the flow of the blessings that we will receive in doing it.  When we are bitter, hateful, and resentful, we are never productive.  Our ability to move forward with success is directly proportionate to the love that we have within. 

God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies, right in the midst of turmoil and strife.  It’s only when we are acting ugly that we fail to see the abundance and the infinite opportunity that the universe makes available to us.  God’s good is not exhaustible.  As the rap singer Common sings, “Common good is forever.  God’s memory is forever.”  Our good is forever, as long as we don’t block it — by acting ugly.  When we stand up with love, respect and decency for all humanity   — regardless of race, wealth or politics — we stand in the victory of God expressing through us.  It is only through this transcendent spirit of generosity that the mountains will move, the sun will stand still, the waters will part, and the walls — oh the walls, will come tumbling down.

Namaste, 

Reverend Cecilia Loving                                 

Pastor, SPIRITMUV  (www.spiritmuv.com )

 

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