The Art of Inspired Living

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Catalyst for Change

Spiritual growth exists in that moment when you are consciously willing to pay the price of freedom. You must be willing at all times, in all circumstances, to remain conscious in the face of pain and to work with your heart by relaxing and remaining open.
Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul

A powerful transformation is happening inside of me. I have met face to face a lifelong pain that has run my life since childhood. I had no idea its power over me. The catalyst was a young drug addicted woman. Through her, I have discovered a terrorized place inside of me that has affected my life for years.

I could run from it and allow it to determine the depth of my ability to love, or I could face it head on and free myself. I’m choosing freedom and now I exhale and feel the release in my heart.

Through so many realizations and changes that have happened to me in recent days, I have come to see that what appears to be chaos in the political climate of our country is truly the opportunity for deep, personal healing on this planet. The beings of light have called it forth so that the deep work that needs to happen individually and collectively can happen. Those in power don’t realize the gift they have brought. It is our opportunity to clear any space inside of us where we have harbored pain and suffering. This is the nature of the benevolence of Spirit! There is such love and support for us as we move in the direction of freedom.

Love will win because it is the most powerful force on the planet. Do not be afraid to face the fear within you that is seeking release. Now is the time. Your freedom is a heartbeat away. My powerful love supports you on your sacred journey home.

Affirmation
I release all fear and pain! My heart is free to love at full capacity!

Rev. Karen Wylie

Triumph of Spirit

Every man is a doorway through which the infinite passes into the finite, through which God becomes man, through which the Universal becomes individual.
Emerson

You can make the choice today to create the life of your dreams. The very first step is to believe it’s possible. It necessitates dissolving a lifetime of false ideas and beliefs about you. You have to remove the mental blocks that stand between you and your divine destiny.

What a relief it is to let go of the mental striving. We are constantly pinching off our good. The good we seek has been here and available all the time but we have been so caught up in following our ego’s recipe for success.

You are here to develop a real relationship with the Love Intelligence that governs the universe. (I would call it God, but the word “God” has been so misused.) It is falling in love with that which you cannot see, knowing without question that It is always for you, never against you. There is a place within you that aligns with It, is fueled by It, informed by It, sourced by It, sustained by It. It is that place within you of pure joy, pure love, perfect peace and perfect harmony. It is the way in which God enters your very being. It is the Christ Presence within you. The kingdom of heaven literally comes to earth through you.

You experience it in your daily life—more love, more joy, more compassion. You are in constant companionship with the greatest lover of all. In your beautiful surrender, you have never known such love, such beauty, such clarity, such peace, such power and freedom.

This is your divine destiny, that which you came to earth to experience. It is alike to all for the great God of our existence plays no favorites.

Affirmation
I am willing to experience heaven on earth. I surrender everything!

Rev. Karen Wylie

Awakening

…one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
St. John, 9:25

Who knew that life could be so beautiful by just changing the lens through which we see. What if we could just let go of our preconceived notions—our judgments, our fears, our resistance to what is? What if we could walk in the world with brand new eyes?

By a certain age, we are already programmed to perceive the world in a certain way, and I’m afraid for most of us, it is not through rose-colored glasses. We’ve never questioned where or when we developed our perceptions and made decisions about the world and all the people in it. For some of us, maybe that’s the way we were trained to think, and we’ve never examined our belief system in any real way. Interestingly though, the more we do our internal healing work, we begin to ask ourselves, “Where did that idea come from? Is it true or do I need to re-examine it?”

You can trace all your beliefs back to the beginning and you begin to see that many of your perceptions about the world are unfounded and perhaps even based in fear or some other negative way of thinking. Then one day, if you’ve done your internal work well, you open your eyes and you begin to see as you’ve never seen before. Where there was guilt, there is now innocence. Where there was anger, there is now forgiveness. Where there was intolerance, there is now acceptance. This is the deep internal work we do that frees us from our belief in separation and enables us to love as never before.

Life is beautiful and it does depend upon the lens through which you are looking. Look with love and see the beauty everywhere.

Affirmation
I look for the good everywhere and there it is.

Rev. Karen Wylie

My Own Shall Come to Me

My own shall find me. No matter where I go, it will follow and claim me.
Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, pg. 535

Suffer not, my Beloveds. As you dive deep into your own soul, your own shall come to you. It is not about struggle and trying to make something happen. The promise is that your good is already there, awaiting your willingness to receive it. Your work is internal—in fact, it is a willingness to surrender your egoic strivings. The ego gets in the way of your perfect surrender—your relinquishment into Spirit.

Your good was prepared for you from the beginning. You hold it off in your striving to see it. By moving inward into the sweetness of your own divine self, you come to a clear realization of your connection and oneness with that which created everything. Through your complete willingness to take that inward journey to “be still and know that I am God in the midst of you,” something shifts. Then and only then, do you realize that everything you’ve always desired is already present. You are in the flow.

You cannot think yourself into this experience. It is necessary that you be willing to surrender control, which for many of us is not easy because we have used control as a mechanism to keep ourselves safe in what we perceived to be an unsafe world. In the quiet as you disengage from the mind, you bask in a love that you have never known before and you release the resistance created by your own striving. You give up trying to make something happen and right then, Heaven appears on earth and you have come home to freedom. This is a promise.

Welcome home Beloveds! May your days be filled with incomparable love, peace and harmony!

Affirmation
I let go of my resistance, my need to get it right. I dive deep into the holy presence where unconditional love awaits me and I am reborn.

Rev. Karen Wylie

Finding a Deeper Love

…Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.
Jeremiah 31:3

Whatever level of consciousness you believe you’ve achieved, there’s more, and you cannot think your way into it. In fact, it requires you to actually disengage from your thinking mind, which seems to be the most difficult challenge since we think a million thoughts a minute.

No, you have to stop the monkey mind and settle into the silence of your own soul. You leave the outer world behind as you dive deep into the inner sanctuary of your Being. Therein lie the answers to all your questions, the peace and clarity you’ve been seeking, and the love that is unmatched by any experience you’ve ever had in the outer world.

Everything you’ve ever desired can be found within, even the great lover you’ve been waiting for or the abundance and prosperity you think you can’t be happy without. It’s all within you, awaiting your realization of it.

In that quiet stillness we make the connection with the Love Intelligence that created this universe. We access the Divine and in our yielding to it, we are transformed. In the flame of Spirit’s love for us, which can be powerfully felt, we willingly surrender our ego and all its manipulations and strivings. When we see that we are so loved and cared for, we let go of all our resistance, all our worries and concerns about survival, and all the ways in which we withhold the love that is our very nature.

In that awareness, the Love within us magnifies and all goodness is drawn to us like a moth to a flame. This, my Beloveds, is true liberation, and it is what we’ve come into physical form to realize and experience. I call it Heaven on Earth. From now on and forever, regardless of what goes on around me, therein will I reside.

Affirmation
The deeper I go, the more holy my life!

Rev. Karen Wylie

Life

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…
Rudyard Kipling

Sometimes when I tune into the news, it seems like the whole world has gone mad, and honestly, I feel a little fearful. Then I say to myself, “Well, it’s clear you need to meditate a little more…maybe even actually during the news hour.” It certainly seems that prayer would help also.

Then I have to remind myself that this is the world of appearances and there is a whole, rich, amazing life within me that has nothing to do with that. I remind myself that I live in paradise, that my needs are continually being met even before my asking. I have to remind myself that I’m so loved and cared for in a universe that is for me, never against me. I remind myself that I have powerful, unseen resources that provide for me and keep me safe, no matter what is going on in the outer world. I remind myself how much God loves me (and all of us), and that a great healing is taking place that we are all part of because we were born in this time and place. I remind myself how important it is for me to keep my consciousness high no matter the degree of insanity that shows up in the outer world.

Then I am soothed and once again I feel the empowerment that is so vitally alive within me. I feel my strength, my clarity, my focus, my conviction. I can see even in the darkness. I realize how very much I’m loved, and I remember the power of that love.

Nothing and no one can take from me the joy and happiness I felt yesterday morning as I watched the sun rising over the mountain into the red blazing sky. I’m alive and I’m free to believe in whatever I want to believe. I believe a new day is coming, filled with light and promise; and I choose to hang my hat on that!

Affirmation
Today I’m empowered in my understanding that I live in a friendly universe that is always providing for me!

In peace and love, Rev. Karen Wylie

To Each His Own

It is for us to realize that as we begin to take care of God’s business…giving and receiving love…our earthly business is handled.
Karen S. Wylie, Into Me See, A Book for Daily Inspiration

Your good is not in someone else’s driveway, or in someone else’s home or on someone else’s arm. Furthermore, there is enough to go around. There is not a scarcity. It is given to you as you believe. That is the promise. What do you honestly believe about your life and what is possible for you? That is the question of the day. You either believe that you can have a great life filled with the peace, love and joy you’ve imagined or you don’t.

We are great at kidding ourselves, creating lists of what we’d like to have in our lives while at the same time, living in fear that we’ll never have it. We have to stop kidding ourselves and begin to do the real work of delving into the source of those negative beliefs that have kept us in bondage for our whole lives.

The question is, “Who am I beneath all this fear that I’ll never realize my dreams?” Where have I bought into the notion that I am not deserving, that someone else is smarter, more attractive, and more capable than I am; and hence, that I will always fall short of the good I’m seeking?

Here is the truth. You are so loved by that which created you. Beneath all your fears that you are not worthy is a consciousness within you that knows your connection to Spirit, that knows you can live the life of your dreams. That part of you knows exactly what to do and how to do it for your self-realization.

This earthly experience is exciting because you get to feel and sense the material world, but there is nothing better than to experience it from a consciousness of knowing and truly realizing the Christ Presence within. Love, peace and joy are the instruments through which you taste the thrill of living in this material world. Life is thrilling and safe and beautiful; and it is for you, never against you!

Affirmation
Today I release my fear, knowing the Universal Presence supports me completely!

Rev. Karen Wylie

Reclamation

We become conscious of darkness only when we are without faith—for faith is ever the light of our day and the light on our way, making that way clearly visible to us, even when to all others it may be beset with obstacles and the ongoing rough.
Ernest Holmes

In the process of our individual spiritual growth and evolution, our shadow aspects come forward to be healed and dissolved into the light, which is the very nature of God. This happens on an individual basis and now I see it happening on a global level. How do we find peace in the midst of this crazy, unsavory world of appearances? We could say the world has gone nuts or we could say all this is happening for a reason.

In order for the evolution of love and light on this planet, everything unlike it must come to the surface to be dissolved. Our daily news is filled with stories of racism, sexism, intolerance, greed, abuse of power, and abuse of all kinds. Whether you like our President or not, he has been, and continues to be, an amazing catalyst for change—not only in our own country but also throughout the world. People are waking up, asking themselves, what matters to me? What are my values? What do I believe in? What am I willing to fight for? THE POT HAS BEEN STIRRED.

The fact is all this negativity and separation has been present for a long time, fomenting beneath the surface. We can see it now for what it is and that is the beginning of major healing on the planet.

It is for us to remain faith-filled, full of the belief in a new day, filled with the vision of peace, love and prosperity for all. It is for us to see the global transformation taking place right now on this planet. Yes, it’s messy but we are here to see beyond appearances. This is the nature of our spiritual journey on the planet…constant evolution, constant growth, becoming more like our True Self all the time. Ultimately, we see through the eyes of Love and witness it everywhere because Love is who we are.

Affirmation
Today I reach out with Love. I send Love to people everywhere.

Rev. Karen Wylie

Joyful Living

You are as young as your faith, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Ernest Holmes, Help for Today

Ernest Holmes said, “Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.” How you choose to see your life and the world around you is everything. Some young people look old and some old people look young. The story is told in your face and the way you carry yourself.

As bodies of energy, we reveal everything not just in the words we speak. Our enthusiasm for life is like a beacon of light which attracts like a moth to a flame. It is all within our power to create that light, but we cannot do it by dwelling on worry, doubt, fear, self-judgment and despair. These are the ways of being that bend the back and bow the head.

No matter how old you are, there is in every heart that childlike delight, that love of wonder, and the joy of experiencing something brand new and fresh. It’s been said a million times: the thoughts you think are what determine the world you are living in. If you don’t like the world you are living in, now is a great time to change. It is within your God-given power to change your life. Nothing is stopping you but YOU.

Life is so joyous, so beautiful, so profoundly magnificent in its complexity and opportunity. You did not come into your physical body for pain and suffering. You came for love and beauty and divine expression. Now is the time of your great becoming, to live the rapturous journey of your magnificent joy-filled life!

Affirmation
I declare myself a powerful, loving light overjoyed at my new becoming!

Rev. Karen Wylie

Who…Me??

Our inner worlds interact with outer conditions to shape the world around us. We respond to external circumstances but we also create them.
Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Well, it is clear from listening to the news that we, as individuals, have great work to do on the planet at this time. We like to point fingers at the guilty ones. We are sure it is them, not us, as we move into greater and greater separation. We would like to say it’s not my problem. It’s them. If they could only see my “right” point of view.

We don’t like to admit that we’ve been a part of creating the very circumstances we now witness. We don’t like to acknowledge in the deepest part of ourselves our own racism, our own dishonesty, and our own manipulation.

Well, now it has all surfaced so we can’t pretend it’s not there. It has surfaced so that we can do the great internal healing work on ourselves at an even deeper level. All healing in the outer world comes from our willingness to do our internal work. Why else would all this hatred and animosity be surfacing now? There is a connection between our inner world and our outer world. We now look closely at ourselves. Where have I withheld my love in the name of a difference of opinion? Where have I judged someone based on the way they look, talk or dress? Why do I lie to myself or others to get what I want?

Our inner world and the outer world are intimately connected and interdependent. Through our inner work, we create a great shift in the outer world we all share. It is not about fighting against anything. It is about doing your own healing work within to such a degree that you bring healing light to this planet, you bring love to this planet, you bring the transformation to this planet that is sorely needed at this time. Can one person make a difference? It has been shown over eons that yes, one person can make a difference. Let it be you.

Affirmation
The transformation and healing of my outer world begins within me.

Rev. Karen Wylie

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