‘The Soaring Soul’s Song’ by Rev. Jason Mitchell

Spiritual beings having a human incarnation. This is the description that I embrace about us all as we take this journey on earth. I know that I am more than my body, that there is more to us than our physiology. There are connections that go beyond the functions of the brain or heart when limited to their biology. I know that there is so much more to us and yet at times our body temples can feel like cages, even prisons.

Perhaps it is the lies that we accepted from mass media marketing of what beauty is or what makes someone a real man or woman; at times we can live the lie that we are not enough. It could be shame or abuse we encountered on our journey that tells us we cannot do or be something because of our height, weight, skin color, hair texture, ethnicity, sexuality or something else. The cage many reside in is made up of their own thoughts. When one realizes this, the opportunity for transformation is at hand. Liberty does not require a key, for a mind aligned with the Truth of one’s being dissolves the illusion of the cage completely.

You are perfect. You are beauty. You are love. You are creativity, sourced and resourced by the Infinite. You are supported continually by the presence of the almighty, all-loving, living Presence that makes no mistakes and knows Its own. There are no limitations to one who realizes the Truth of their being. The only challenge you face is awakening to the illusion that somehow you’ve been caged in or had your wings clipped, preventing you from soaring. The lie that is revealed to you is that cages don’t determine a soul’s liberty, nor do physical conditions prevent one from soaring.

Agape Affirmation April 11th

I let the expanded nature of God take over my life!
The vibration of creation expresses through my hands, my heart and my mind!
The language of love speaks through all my conversations!
I am rock solid in the awareness and demonstration of true abundance!
My gratitude opens doors and activates unlimited opportunities!
This moment is a new beginning for my life! And so it is! Amen!

Agape Affirmation April 4th

Sun RisingI let the expanded nature of God take over my life!
The vibration of creation expresses through my hands, my heart and my mind!
The language of love speaks through all my conversations!
I am rock solid in the awareness and demonstration of true abundance!
My gratitude opens doors and activates unlimited opportunities!
This moment is a new beginning for my life! And so it is! Amen!

Agape Affirmation March 28th

I am filled to overflowing with the presence of the living God!
Within me is the sacred gift of divinity. I live it and give it freely!
The dynamic vibration of freedom shatters all limitations in my life!
Love, peace and possibilities break out everywhere I go!
The essence of gratitude lifts me up, lights me up and loves me up!
Life is good! And so it is! Amen!

Agape Affirmation March 21st.

The great God of the universe is my constant companion!
Heaven breaks out all over my life!
I am backed by an economy of love, beauty, joy and creativity!
A field of intelligence inspires my thoughts, words and actions!
A perfect pattern of wholeness sources my body temple!
I am lifted! I am gifted! I rise in God!
So be it! Amen!

Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

From Wayward to Way Forward by Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Rev. Michael Bernard BeckwithEvery breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Reeling. Barely coping. Mourning. Taking a stand. These are just some of the more printable comments I’m receiving from countless individuals about the times our world is currently facing. And I am no exception to standing in what is unchartered territory, in not knowing what’s next.  But there is one thing I absolutely do know:  Spirit is now and ever shall be in charge. Now, in the precise moment you are reading these words, I invite you to also know that with me; to know that while the current appearance is wayward, the way forward is about walking hand-in-hand with Spirit.

The call to our collective heart and soul is this:  to let go of reactive habit patterns and ground ourselves in trusting the fundamental goodness of the universe, the same goodness that lives within each one of us. Then, if our heart feels called to protest injustice, let it begin with prayer.  If our mind feels called to take action by signing petitions, to marching in support of our world family, let us do that also, beginning with prayer. Prayer detoxes the heart of worry, fear, anxiety, and restores equanimity, leading to wisdom-guided, impactful action. It is prayer that speaks most meaningfully and clearly to the dilemmas and questions with which our world family is now dealing.

Use this time to deepen your spiritual practice for it is then, as Thich Hnat Hanh informs us, “Love will enter our thoughts, our words, and our actions.”  Affirmative prayer, meditation—these are especially contributory to developing limitless love, goodwill, compassion and discernment.  Through prayer, the tendency to set anger and retaliation loose gives way to patience, forgiveness, loving-kindness.  Then, whether the winds that begin to blow are revolutionary or evolutionary, we will stand in them with a healing peace radiating out from our being into the world.

Peace and Richest Blessings,
Rev. Michael
Agape International Spiritual Center

Agape Affirmation March 14th

My life vibrates in the eternal goodness of my God Self.
Every cell of my body, emotions and mind is one with homeostatic wholeness and vitality.
Benevolent abundance overflows every area of my life!
Every day I optimistically seek and find peace, prosperity and joy!
All of my relationships express mutual respect, reverence, generosity and loving kindness.
With faith and gratitude I let it be!
And so it is! Amen

Agape Affirmation March 7th

I am a great participant in the ever expanding good that is God!
Sincerity, earnestness and resolve are my qualities of Being!
Beauty, health and wholeness express as my body temple!
My bank of universal good never runs out!
This is the new set point for the rest of my life!
Gratefully I take the dare and live life fully!
And so it is! Amen!

Agape Affirmation February 28th

My life vibrates in Oneness and radiates with the love of God!
Every cell of my body temple celebrates health and wholeness!
Infinite energy and inexhaustible good overflow every area of my life!
Every day is a joyful journey in the eternal presence of peace and wholeness!
The face of God greets me everywhere I go!
In gratitude and thanksgiving I let it be!
And so it is! Amen

 

Agape Affirmation February 14th

This is a new day and I gratefully rejoice in it!
The vibration of abundance precedes me everywhere I go!
My life is a dynamic expression of health and wholeness!
The radiant energy of God’s love charges all of my relationships!
The evidence of joy is everywhere in my life!
Wow! How gifted, how blessed, how wonderful I am!
So be it! Amen