Life & Living
Rev. Kandace Krapu
each week rev. kandace will use this space to communicate with readers her views on current events, philosophical musings or maybe to share a joke. It's a place to relax and be reminded that the we are co-creators with the universe and, as such, we are INTIMATELY connected with all that is.
THERE IS A SPACE FOR DISCUSSION AND REV. KANDACE WELCOMES YOUR CONSIDERED RESPONSES AND OPINIONS.
Brooster was a rooster who nearly died during a winter snow storm. April brought him in from the cold and tended his many wounds. April and her husband Jake had not been getting along for some time. Each seemed to be waiting for the other to pack and call the marriage quits. Although Jake was not found of roosters, it was hard not to like Brooster. Brooster had a way about him that made people want to spend time with him. April and Jake took turns caring for him and sometimes sat together for hours while one or the other gave Brooster the love and attention all living things require. In a most peculiar way, some of the love and attention they were giving Brooster found its way back to them. Love is funny that way. Once sent out it goes where it is needed and takes on a life of its own. All the while Brooster was healing there was healing going on between April and her husband Jake. They had come together for a common cause. They got to see each other's kindness, warmth, and love. They got to watch something they loved heal. It is hard to say what day it was when they forgot the things they disagreed on. It is hard to say exactly how Brooster saved April and Jakes marriage, but he did and that is why I call him a quiet hero.
Most metaphysical people will talk about demonstrating finances, homes, companionship, health or transportation. We all desire these things in life. However, from a spiritual perspective, this is not the best way to demonstrate any of those things because, in most cases, we are operating from the premise that we Do Not Have whatever we are praying for. This is a huge mistake because we are focusing on what we Think that we do not have.
Jesus taught us a different approach to prayer and demonstration. He began with “I and the Father are One!” He began with knowing the Infinite Power, Presence, Wisdom and Supply of the Universe is One with him. It literally dwelt inside him. Therefore Jesus didn’t try to attract things to him or heal someone or something outside of himself. He instead Released the Power, Health and Wholeness that was already within himself or the supposed sick person. These are qualities of God that are Evoked rather than invoked. We are One with them already.
The most powerful two words in this universe are “I AM”. Whatever follows those two words is what you are claiming and then releasing into your earthly experience. I am tired. I am sick. I am hunger. I am broke. These are claims that will drag you through the depths of your personal hell. Try statements of Truth such as the following:
"I am energized."
"I am healthy, whole and complete."
"I am fully satisfied."
"I am abundant and prosperous."
These statements release your Divine qualities to be experienced in this physical world. You might say, “I don’t have those things in this moment.” I will tell you that Is Not true. They are sitting inside you waiting for you to claim them so that they can appear in physical form. This is what Jesus constantly did during the course of his ministry.
Most called what he did miracles. Jesus saw them as everyday occurrences because he was simply releasing what was already there. He wasn’t unique. Jesus told us all “that even greater things can you do than what I have done.” There is no need to ask or beg for a demonstration when all that you need to do is claim what is your birthright by being One with God. Your physical supply can and will become depleted over the course of time but your Spiritual Supply is infinite and is simply waiting for you to claim and release it!
Last week we were discussing vision and purpose. The idea of is who I am important and do I matter... Is it important that what I do matters? Does it make a difference or is that conversation coming from my ego?.
There was great discussion with this question and it felt to me that perhaps due to time constraints, we may have moved on a little to quickly.
If you have had further insights about this or any other topics we discussed I invite you to share on this blog page.
"Stay with the One and never deviate from It, never leave It for a moment. Nothing else can equal this attitude. TO DESERT THE TRUTH IN THE HOUR OF NEED IS TO PROVE THAT WE DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH. When things look the worst, that is the supreme moment to demonstrate, to ourselves, that there are no obstructions to the operation of Truth. When things look the worst is the best time to work, the most satisfying time. The person who can throw himself with a complete abandon into that Limitless Sea of Receptivity, having cut loose from all apparent moorings, is the one who will always receive the greatest reward."-Dr. Ernest Holmes
He's sitting behind me outside, at Starbucks. He's an executive with a large corporation & he's heavily selling the man he's with, on something or other. This started me thinking of what we try to sell the world, what's our 'personal pitch' & what's the prize if we get the big yes &/or the emotional toll, if it goes in the opposite direction? And, here's the what if; what if, we took selling God out of the equation and instead showed up as That Which God Is? If this weren't already the Absolute Truth the concept wouldn't even be up for Divinely/human grabs. God Is It, as you, me, everything & everyone!
I pledge allegiance to breaking the self-imposed barriers of my humanness. I recognize that my time on this planet is precious and limited. Every day is a canvas on which I can create. Every day is an opportunity for me to move in the direction of the dreams and expanded vision I feel inside. By setting aside petty grievances, past mistakes, righteous anger and my broken story, I pledge to move forward and embrace the experience of freedom right here and right now.
I pledge allegiance to the expression of my spiritual honesty. I fully own the fact that my presence here in this body and on this earth is a celebration of uniqueness and importance. Creation makes no mistakes. I am a creation of life, of a higher power, of perfection. My reason for being here matters in the grand divine plan. I must be honest with my contract of life and walk the path of my destiny with conviction, purpose and grace.
I pledge allegiance to the quiet soldier within. I understand that the championing spirit that is already cellularly alive inside of me, that was already in place at the time of my birth, waits patiently for my current belief about myself to join it in its knowing. I march forward towards a history of my own making, wisely, lovingly choosing the means by which I spread my beliefs and convictions. I never make others wrong for their chosen path for I recognize the innumerable roads that lead to the One.
I pledge allegiance to a partnership with divinity. I choose to see others and myself from eyes that already view the wholeness and perfection within. I do not entertain our past damage or encourage us to identify with it for I trust that a grander calling card has been printed for us to distribute in promoting our lives. I champion all of us to celebrate what is working rather than what isn’t.
I pledge allegiance to wise discernment – knowing when to speak and when to remain quiet, knowing when to comfort and when to leave alone, knowing when to intervene and when to avoid rescuing and interfering.
I pledge allegiance to people and projects of substance. I cannot travel this road alone. If there is anything we as a species need, it is each other. I actively choose to support those whose work I believe in with my time, talent and treasure. I joyously give to those whose intention and purpose is for self-empowerment and the awakening of humanity to its personal magnificence. I rally to make others aware of such light bearers and do what I can to support them in furthering their vision
I pledge allegiance to the freedom from comparison. I once and for all lay down my wearisome, stale beliefs of unworthiness and not being good enough. I know that my past does not define who I am. I am forever evolving, growing and learning. I recognize that I am a marvel. I now choose opportunities to let my voice be heard; to let my light shatter the darkness of futility so that every personal dream is explored.
I pledge allegiance in knowing that things are not always as they seem. Just because something can’t be seen with the physical eye or rationalized by our current mode of understanding does not negate its existence. Understanding the difference between reality and illusion, I move into a fuller acceptance of the non-physical – the mystical, intuitive, soul aspect of living that expands my consciousness and deepens my days.
I pledge allegiance to actions that fulfill the greatest good for all. By becoming a gatekeeper of compassion, tolerance and love, I move into a fuller conviction of pure intent with regard to the words that I speak and the choices that I make. I pursue a win-win in all activities of life.
I pledge allegiance to those who have gone before me, the ancestral lineage whose courage, sacrifice and conviction still live in my bones. I honor the privileges given to me today because of the sweat from their pioneering efforts and the fortitude of their convictions. I give thanks for my responsibility in creating the same for future generations.
I pledge allegiance to a love that has no agenda. I no longer choose to give for what I might get, to manipulate in order to control, to abandon before I can be abandoned, to tolerate because there are seemingly no other options. I choose to love as a way of being. I am content in my choice whether outside circumstances respond or not. In being love, I create fulfillment above and beyond what the human condition can provide.
I pledge allegiance to the sacredness of laughter, knowing that the greatest healing force that exists reverberates from the vibration of this holy and irreplaceable gift. I allow humor, joy and eruptions of laughter to make their home in my heart. I let my physical body respond to the sacred stimulus and biological wonder that laughter creates and vow to keep this attribute alive and thriving all the days of my life.