Posts Tagged ‘divine intelligence’

The Logic of Surrendering to Divine Will

October 29, 2012

Lots of people are repelled by the idea of surrendering to Divine Will because they believe that doing so means that they will be relinquishing their free will and diminishing their capacity to reason and act. Just the opposite is true. Essentially, surrendering means attuning your will with Divine Will, which strengthens your resolve to live purposefully and reinforces your capacity to do, to achieve, to become. What you are actually surrendering is your self-centeredness and the belief that you are alone and unprotected in an uncaring, unforgiving world. Surrendering is nothing more than a homecoming, a recognition that your will aligns with Divine Will as naturally as a child’s hand fits into its mother’s.

If you subscribe to the ancient wisdom that a supreme, loving intelligence governs all of existence, then it follows that you are being guided with infinite wisdom and inexhaustible love at all times. And that means that life is unfolding in a way that has your best interests in mind. Therefore, every situation you are presented with is a gift, an opportunity for you to learn and grow and move closer to realizing your potential.

Ultimately, surrendering to God, to life, to the Universe, or whatever you wish to call it, puts you on the fast track to living the best life you can possibly live. Of course, implicit in that statement is the expectation that you are (more…)

Are You Sentencing Yourself to Continuous Frustration?

July 24, 2011




Surrendering to God floods your heart with peace and invigorates your weary spirit. With humility and gratitude, you place your goals in God’s hands.

It constantly happens that the Lord permits a soul to fall so that it may grow humbler.
Saint Teresa of Avila





You boldly and confidently move forward, trusting that (more…)

The Majesty of a Falling Leaf

June 19, 2011

In time, viewing every moment as a gift orchestrated by divine intelligence becomes ingrained in your consciousness. No matter where you are, no matter what is in front of you, you see the hand of God at work.

Whoever does not see God in every place does not see God in any place.
Rabbi Elimelech

Look at the world through God’s eyes and the beauty and majesty of a falling leaf will leave you breathless.

We look too much to museums. The (more…)

The Power of Every Prayer

April 15, 2011




Deep healing occurs when you initiate a loving prayer and allow divine intelligence to do with it what it will. In the end, every prayer you offer up serves the highest good of the person you are praying for.

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Socrates




Your intercessory prayer bridges any (more…)

We Taste and See and Feel the Truth

September 9, 2010



Truth is a multi-sided gem that reflects the light of perception differently depending on how it is held and turned in your hand.



The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why, and how it is said.
Vaclav Havel

How do you know what is true? Divine intelligence speaks to (more…)

The Soul of the Whole

March 27, 2010

While the source behind everything in the material world is changeless and eternal, the material world itself is ultimately ephemeral.

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you. And this whole world is springing up from it.
Rumi

Great masters throughout the ages have taught, That (more…)

There Is Always More Mystery

March 14, 2010


As you accept the notion of divine intelligence at work in the world, your awareness of and appreciation for the perfection of universal law gradually expands.

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding,
As a moth brushes a window with its wing.

Christopher Fry




Think of yourself as a radio trying to tune in to higher spiritual frequencies. Keeping yourself perpetually plugged into the divine current deepens and enriches your understanding of how the universe operates.

The snow falls, each flake (more…)

Have What You Want or Want What You Have?

July 28, 2009

person-extending-arms-in-gratitude-on-the-beachInstead of worrying about having what you want, you will be happier and more peaceful if you focus on wanting what you have.

What does that mean? You look for and appreciate the gift in every possession, every encounter, every situation.

You trust that whatever shows up in your life has been uniquely designed by divine intelligence to bring you one step closer to who you are capable of becoming.

You humbly acknowledge that you will only be given experiences that are appropriate for your present circumstances, your life’s purpose, and the level of your consciousness.

You recognize that everything that comes your way presents an opportunity to (more…)

Stay Close to the Fire

December 30, 2008

red-yellow-sunsetWhile some may argue that belief in God requires a leap of faith, great philosophers throughout history have concluded that the existence of divine intelligence is logical and inescapable.

Thirty-three centuries ago, Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten beheld confirmation of God’s presence in everything from the lowliest of creatures to the vastness of the universe.

A thousand years later, Aristotle argued that all of creation is imbued with inherent purpose, and that the synthesis of order, direction, and continual motion in the universe cannot be a byproduct of chance.

Sixteen more centuries passed before (more…)

A Virtuous Life Generates a Virtuous Circle

September 26, 2008

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Pursuing a spiritual life creates a virtuous circle. Your attitudes and behaviors become self-perpetuating. What does that look like? Here are four manifestations:






Thinking positively. Every loving thought you contribute to the universe incrementally raises your consciousness; the higher your consciousness, the greater the impact of your contribution and the likelier it becomes that your next thought will also be a positive one.


Consistent prayer. Every prayer elevates your consciousness, which brings you closer to God, which brings you (more…)

Which Will You Choose—Love or Fear?

August 1, 2008

mother-kissing-her-babyYour every thought, word and deed spring from either love or fear. The nature of your choice determines the quality of your life.

Love is the voice of your conscience, the whisper of the divine. Fear expresses itself as anger, intimidation, insecurity, self-loathing, or any other emotion or behavior not grounded in love.

When you choose love, you are coming from your heart and declaring that you trust God to handle the consequences. When you choose fear, you are coming from your head and announcing that you can manage the situation better than God can.

Choose love, and you are being proactive. You are making things happen, living a life of choice, and getting better. Choose fear, and you are (more…)