"Great Spirit flows through everything. Great Spirit flows through the smallest particles to the largest galaxies, through every point and moment of the universe. Great Spirit flows through us right now. We accept and receive joy, health and prosperity right now and we give thanks for knowing this truth and with gratitude overflowing we release this into the heart of Great Spirit, the hands of God knowing it is so and so it is."
"Once you begin to apply the tools, you will see the change in your life from being reactive to being responsive. You will become empowered and each day you will feel a greater sense of joy."
"Religion is evolution - evolution of the mind and the heart. Evolution occurs when we open up to the divine truths enshrined in the Bible, in the Vedas, in the Sutras. These teachings are not simply to be read, they must be applied in a practice "
"The creation of a spiritual practice entails its application. If we begin each morning by embracing life joyously and with purposefulness. We do this by speaking the word, by affirming the truth of God's presence in our lives and our willingness to accept guidance right now!"
A Spiritual Practice is composed of one or more of the 7 Tools of Transformation. These are the keys that open the door to transformation and that is the door that leads to heaven right here and now.
"Behold, the kingdom of God is within you..."
If we wish to experience God in our lives, we must go within. This entails work, it is not simply enough to read a book or make a declaration of faith. One must begin to the use the tools of transformation, the keys to heaven.
"As we develop our spiritual practice, we awaken the Kingdom within. Some call this the cultivation of Christ Consciousness, others call it watering the seeds of Buddha Nature. The truth sets us free regardless of what name we give it. "
As we begin to awaken to the fact that there are many cultures in the world and many concepts of the divine, we begin to understand that no one person or one culture has a monopoly on the truth. We can ask ourselves a simple question: "When we call God by a different name, does this change God or change us?" Think about this carefully.
Always remember this:
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason, and is conducive to the good and benefit of all,
then accept it and live up to it.".
If you could change one thing in the world today what would it be?
"Wisdom is found through the cultivation of compassion in conjunction with knowledge.
Learning to love one's neighbor must start within and include oneself. If you are to "love your neighbor as yourself" and you do not love yourself then how can you fulfil this admonition?"
Take a moment and think about the great wisdom of John Nash which is applied today in business and in diplomacy: "Do what is good for the group and what is good for yourself, do what is good for yourself and what is good for the group."
Begin first with "The Word", what are you saying in to others and what are you saying to yourself?
Are you talking negatively?
Become conscious of your words and begin to "accentuate the positive".