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"New Horizons…Our Journey Into 2023 Part 2:Living Into Our Dreams” 02-05-23
Opening Statement: Black History Month
In 1915, in response to the lack of information on the accomplishments of Black people available to the public, historian Carter G. Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In 1926, the group declared the second week of February as “Negro History Week” to recognize the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. The week-long event officially became Black History Month in 1976 when U.S. president Gerald Ford extended the recognition to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.
Black History Month was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today. kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/black-history-month
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Intentionally Focusing On Our Heartfelt Desires Ultimately Manifests Our Dreams” sv
Philippians 4:8 (NASB) 8 …whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
Hebrews 11:1 (NASB) 11 Now faith is the assurance of things expected, the evidence of things not seen.
Matthew 7:7 (NIV) 7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) 3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Mark 4:23-24 (NKJV) (Jesus speaking to Disciples) 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.
James 1:25 (NKJV) 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
The Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the universe. Just like gravity, it is always in effect, always in motion. It is working in your life at this very moment. You are always in a state of creation. You are creating your reality in every moment of every day. You are creating your future with every single thought: either consciously or subconsciously… Expect miracles. The Law of Attraction allows for infinite possibilities, infinite abundance, and infinite joy. It knows no order of difficulty, and it can change your life in every way… www.jackcanfield.com/blog/using-the-law-of-attraction/
The universe is always sending you inspiration, you just have to listen and allow. Linda Armstrong
Faith talks in the language of God. Doubt talks in the language of man. E.W. Kenyon
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends
everything. Napolean Hill
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. Rumi
Within the seed of your desire is everything necessary for it to blossom to fulfillment. And Law of Attraction is the engine that does the work. Your work is just to give it a fertile growing place in order to expand… Your prayer causes you to focus, and the Law of Attraction causes everything in the Universe that's in vibrational harmony with your focus to come to you. Abraham (Esther Hicks)
Once you understand the Law of Attraction, and how it works, you can begin to consciously and intentionally create a better life: You can choose to respond differently to the situations that arise during your day…You can choose to think differently… You can choose to focus and think about the things you want more of in your life…You can choose to experience more of the things that make you feel good…You can choose to deliberately participate in the creation of your future by managing your thoughts and feelings. Using the Law of Attraction is a three-step process: ask, believe and receive. -- www.jackcanfield.com/blog/using-the-law-of-attraction/
"New Horizons…Our Journey Into 2023
Part 1: Envisioning Starts Us Forward” 01-29-23
“Attuned To God’s Inspiration We Envision Dreams Forward, Beginning The Creative Process” sv
Isaiah 43:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV) 18 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.
Job 33:14-16 (NKJV) 14"Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it. 15"In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds, 16Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction…
1 Kings 4:29 (NIV) 29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.
Matthew 6:33 (ESV) 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Psalm 119:105 (NRSV) 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
We find there is in man a knowing capacity transcending intellectual knowledge … When we discover in ourselves a flow of thought that seems to have been evolved independently of the reasoning process [intellectual brain], we are often puzzled about its origin. In its beginnings this seemingly strange source of knowledge is often turned aside as a daydream… One should give attention to this usually faint whispering of Spirit in man. It is not of the intellect and does not originate in the skull [brain]. It is the development in man of a greater capacity to know himself and understand creation. Charles Fillmore Twelve Powers Of Man
If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are. JP Morgan
God illumines the mind and shines within it. One cannot know God by means of the mind. One can but turn the mind inwards and merge it in God. Ramana Maharshi
Beware of letting current mind-sets destroy new possibilities. Remember, most new ideas seem outrageous at first. Make sure to give them breathing room. Roger Teel
We all possess more power and greater possibilities than we realize, and visualizing is one of the greatest of these powers. Genevieve Berhrend
Visualization is daydreaming, with a purpose. Bo Bennett PhD
You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way! Dr. Seuss
"Heart & Soul…Letter To God" 01-22-23 Letter To God
“Divine Ideas & Inspiration Guide Us Toward Infinite Possibilities & Prosperous Manifestation” sv
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV) 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NIV) 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Proverbs 2:2, 5, 10 (NRSV)2 …making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;… 5then you will understand the fear (awe) of the Lord and find the knowledge of God… 10 for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul…
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is
temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Psalm 51:6-8 (NRSV) 6 You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
…Observation shows that the purer the mind (having released old belief patterns) the greater it’s capacity to receive and interpret the ideas imparted to it by Spirit…Those who cultivate communion with the Father within become conscious of a guiding light… Atom Smashing Power Of Mind Charles Fillmore
Letting go doesn't have to mean losing; it can be about coming into a new, open, clean space from which you can create. Rebekah Elizabeth Gamble
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. Albert Einstein
To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses. Charles Stanley
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Charles Haanel
Today is your day to dance lightly with life. Sing wild songs of adventure. Invite rainbows & butterflies out to play. Soar your spirit and unfurl your joy. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Discerning Your White Stone Name…A New Vision Forward” 01-15-23
“God-Self Whispers Our ‘New Name’… Calling Us Into Greater Expression” SV
Philippians 3:13b-14a (NASB) 13b …but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal...
Job 17:9 (TLB) 9 The righteous shall move onward and forward; those with pure hearts shall become stronger and stronger.
Psalm 95:2 (ESV) Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Psalm 9:1 (NASB) 1I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart…
Revelations 2:17 (NKJV) 17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says... To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
Psalm 143:8b (NASB) Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.
A change of mind effects a corresponding change in the body. If the thoughts are lifted up, the whole organism is raised to higher rates of vibration…But first there must be a renunciation or letting go of old thoughts before the new can find place in the consciousness. Twelve Powers of Man Charles Fillmore
We find there is in man a knowing capacity transcending intellectual knowledge… One should give attention to this…whispering of Spirit in man. It is not of the intellect and does not originate in the skull. It is the development, in man, of a greater capacity to know himself and the purpose of creation. Twelve Powers of Man Charles Fillmore
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou
We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better. C. JoyBell C.
When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. Kirstin Armstrong
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Mahatma Gandhi
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be…
Set your intention, and trust the universe to take care of the details. Mike Fotheringham
Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles… Martin Luther King Jr.
You have to keep moving forward… Martin Luther King Jr.
White Stone Ceremony:
The White Stone Ceremony is an ancient ritual of new beginnings. In Jesus' day, when a person was released from prison, they were given a white stone to represent their new start. Through meditation listen to receive a word or phrase symbolizing a new start - a vision/intention Spiritually recognized to guide you forward into the new year.