A dear and wise friend of mine refers to our lives here on the planet as ‘earth school’. That our souls choose to come to experience our physical realm as a way to grow through the human experience of emotion and free will. What we comprehend as ‘miracles’ are manifestations of vibrational energy with focused intention. There are many scholars, authors, gurus, channellers to name a few who have brought some semblance of this philosophical approach into the main stream today.
As I walk the path of my own spiritual journey I am comforted by the deepening acceptance of diverse teachings; culminating in the responsibility of each of us to take the lead in our growth with love being our true north compass.
I do not set New Year Resolutions anymore - rather I set intentions with key words that resonate with me. This approach for me is less ‘good/bad’ or ‘succeed/fail’ driven; acceptance of where I stand today focusing on daily intentions to make positive choices and reframe my mindset. Finding forgiveness for myself when I meet contrasts that cause me to stumble and choose fear based actions instead of love based actions. My key word for 2017 is TRANSFORMATION. As the only constant is change I am working on accepting change and challenges with grace. A great tool I found to help me with this, that I would like to share with you all, is the Acceptance Prayer. I do not know the author of this prayer; it was shared with me by a Shaman that I was blessed to meet last year. She recommended that I start each day in a quiet state reading this prayer out loud to myself taking time to reflect on feelings and ideas that surface. I have been practicing this teaching to begin 2017 with the intention of personal transformation.
I share this with the intention to reach out to those who can benefit from hearing my journey and find this Acceptance Prayer resonates with them.
Daily Acceptance Prayer
I accept myself completely.
I accept my strengths and my weaknesses,
my gifts and my shortcomings,
my good points and my faults.
I accept myself completely as a human being.
I accept that I am here to learn and grow, and
I accept that I am learning and growing.
I accept the personality I’ve developed, and
I accept my power to heal and change.
I accept myself without condition or reservation.
I accept that the core of my being is goodness and
that my essence is love, and
I accept that I sometimes forget that.
I accept myself completely, and in the acceptance
I find an ever-deepening inner strength.
From this place of strength, I accept my life fully and
I open to the lessons it offers me today.
I accept that within my mind are both fear and love, and
I accept my power to choose which
I will experience as real.
I recognize that I experience only the results
of my own choices.
I accept the times that I choose fear
as part of my learning and healing process, and
I accept that I have the potential and power
in any moment to choose love instead.
I accept mistakes as part of growth,
so I am always willing to forgive myself and
give myself another chance.
I accept that my life is the expression of my thought, and
I commit myself to aligning my thoughts
more and more each day with the Thought of Love.
I accept that I am an expression of this Love.
Love’s hands and voice and heart on earth.
I accept my own life as a blessing and a gift.
My heart is open to receive, and I am deeply grateful.
May I always share the gifts that I receive
fully, freely, and with joy.