Denise’s Daring Daydreams 01/05/2017

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On January 1, 2017 our spiritual community sang the following words:  “Let me be a force for good in this world – each day I’ll give my best.”  Excitement was in the air as we left the sanctuary and went out into the world with a new thought and a new commitment for 2017.   Then life began to happen. 

Making the Commitment to Be a Force for Good brings numerous opportunities to walk your talk. During the last week as I have been preparing for a lesson entitled,

Becoming a Force for Good, I have contemplated, “What does that statement really mean?”  As I am reading the book by Daniel Goleman (A Force for Good), I have become more aware of my own thoughts and feelings and how they assist me or hold me back from being who I want to be each day.   

The word force means “the use of strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.”  So as I begin to ponder how I will be a force, through sacred actions during each day, these 4 ideas have risen to the surface of my mind.  I choose to use my energy in this way.     

  1. Give Others Something to Believe In

We are all in a position to affect many lives.  I’m not sure that we fully realize the impact we can have on others during the normal flow of our days.  I posted earlier this week a picture of a lighthouse with the words: “Don’t forget that maybe you are the lighthouse in someone else’s storm.”  A smile, a kind word or an act of compassion can help another reframe their belief in humankind.   

  1. Look for the good

Finding the good is not always easy but if we are willing, there is usually a shred of good in everything. (There’s a pony in here somewhere)  Finding that shred doesn’t just help us.  Finding and sharing the good can assist others in having a better day.  The good goes viral when as it is shared like ripples on the water, out into the world.

  1. Move beyond Love and Light

“It’s more than just the words I say; it’s more than just the prayers I pray.”  So many times in New Thought, we spend our time in prayer and meditation, sending love across the oceans.  The Prayer process is the beginning of the shift of energy, and when we stop at that place we leave the most important step of Sacred Action. How do I choose to move my energy out into the world?

  1. Build a Community That Cares

True Connections are formed when people genuinely care about each other.  A caring community provides a warm, safe environment for persons to come together and build higher vibrations of understanding and love.  When a community truly treats other people the way they want to be treated – miracles flow. 

With Spirit as my source
I will stay the course
I will be a force for good in this world. 

Rev. D