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HERE I AM

When I saw The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington, I was reminded of how we are all called by Spirit to do a special task.  We may not believe that we are worthy or that we have the requisite skills, but God will give us what we need to accomplish what we are appointed to do.  I was reminded of how difficult it is to “stay on the path; stay on the path” as Denzel’s character Eli had to tell himself repeatedly.   There is always something to distract us when we try to stay the course, but like Eli — we only need to stay centered in God.  

We can only imagine what contributed to Eli’s phenomenal training to protect the Bible during his 30 years in the wilderness.  Similarly, we speculate that Moses was trained by Pharaoh as an Egyptian Priest of the highest order, and that he spent 40 more years meditating and praying while serving as a shepherd on Horeb, the “mountain of God.”  So, like Eli, Moses was well-prepared for his mission.  In fact, Moses was so well-prepared that in Exodus 3:4, when God calls Moses from the burning bush, Moses simply says, “Here I am.”   

Here I am — ready to do what Spirit calls me to do.  Here I am — ready to push past the boundaries of my comfort zones.  Here I am — ready to leave who I used to be in order to accomplish God’s divine plan.  Here I am — regardless of what others may perceive as difficulties or setbacks or handicaps, I am ready because God is my strength, my might, and my salvation.

You see, we were called before our births in the physical realm.  The Buddhists ask “do you remember what your face looked like before your parents were born?”  Our spiritual face is the energy of our soul and the deepest intent behind our purpose.  Jeremiah said “Before we were  formed in the womb, God knew us.  Before we were born, God set us apart.”  (Jeremiah 1:4-6)  We may not remember exactly where we are going or know how we will get there, but Spirit will lead the way.  We are often of such little faith that we doubt our abilities — like Moses — and second-guess our talent, but God will give us the voice and the vision and the victory that we need.  God will soften even the hardest hearts of the egos in our midst — especially our own.  God will part the Red Sea of fear and trepidation, allowing  no one deter us from our path. 

As the Psalmist reminds us, God said, “Do not touch not my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm.”  (Psalm 105)  You are my beloved child; you are my heir to the throne.  The Kingdom of Infinite Possibilities is within you.  If you thirst, I will give you living water.  If you hunger, I will feed you meat and rain down bread from heaven.  I know what you have need of before you even ask.  All you have to do is trust.  I AM THAT I AM is not only where you are, but God is already at the place where you  are going.

Here I am — finally realizing that I am strengthened by the power of God.  I am lifted by the power of God.  I am energized by the power of God.  I am prospered by the power of God.  I am reborn by the power of God — one with every cell, every molecule and every atom of our being.  Here I am — and right where I AM is Spirit expressing as me.  Here I am — moving forward in unlimited potential and divinely guided to a consciousness where I can never falter, never sway, never miss the triumph of all that I AM. 

I will stay on the path of righteousness, regardless of what others think.  I once was lost but now, I have returned from the far country.  I am going about my Father’s business. 

I don’t want to just see the Promised Land; I want to be in the right consciousness to enter it.  I want to be a believer — not just in somebody else’s testimony, but I want to know God for myself.  I want to know Jesus Christ for myself.  I want to shut up and listen to the Holy Spirit for myself.  I want to maintain a clarity of heart and sincerity of purpose so true that it reaches beyond who I once was to liberate me in the unlimited power of all that I AM.  Only then can I walk the walk and talk the talk like Eli — with the sword of God’s power, watching a thousand fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand and nothing come near me.  (Psalm 91) 

As long as I stay centered in God, I will succeed.  No matter what circumstances I meet on my path, nothing will be too great for God.

Namaste,   Reverend Cecilia Loving                              

Pastor, SPIRITMUV

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CREATING WEALTH, by Myreah Moore

listeningCreating Abundance is about the good that we desire — regardless of how it takes shape. Good can be health, relationships, creativity, funds — whatever you need, when you need it. The most important thing about prosperity or abundance is that it is always available to us. Jesus said, ask and you shall receive. The only limit on our ability to receive is what we place on it. We should claim our good on a daily basis. This is demonstrated by the fact that there is not a particular class or race or culture that attracts wealth. Wealth is attracted by people who emanate the type of energy and focus and joy that empowers them to manifest prosperity. If there is a specific type of person who attracts wealth, it is someone who is confident, creative and connected with the Inexhaustible Supply of the Universe. You might be able to identify them by their buoyancy, synergy, clarity, or wisdom. You might be able to feel their serenity, grace, or compassion. You might be able to see their gifts and talents and accomplishments. They come in all shapes, sizes, ages, cultures, religions, and ethnic groups. But — unlike many people — they all know that they are blessed and highly favored.100 Even when everyone else is suffering from the appearance of a disastrous economy, those who are prosperous keep wearing the blessing of favor. How? Because they have transcended, looked beyond, lived above, lifted up their consciousness from what others are complaining about — and instead have connected with Infinite Source. Infinite Source is unlimited, flowing in the realm of spiritual ethers. It is our choice to see a cup half full or half empty. And like anything else that we can choose, we can choose to have a prosperity consciousness. We can choose to celebrate what we have and believe that we can always be supplied by Spirit. Our desires should not be the empty cup, but the full cup of our good seeking us. Our desires help us understand that we are more than merely human; we are divine. Through our divine nature, we can develop and maintain a consciousness without the limits or lack or doubt or fear that would keep us from demonstrating the abundance of God. There are millions of ways to demonstrate our good. Four simple steps, for example, can used to create a consciousness of wealth: 25The First Step is believing that you can create wealth. The Second Step is cleansing your mind to receive wealth. The Third Step is being clear about your wealth goals. The Fourth Step is invoking the magic number of increase. I will talk about how to implement all of these steps during my God is a Brown Girl Too Workshop: “Creating Abundance.” But in the interim, remember that you are a child of God, a child of a loving Mother-Father-God — always blessed and highly favored. You do not depend on people or conditions for your prosperity; they are merely channels. You bless those channels but at the same time acknowledge that Spirit is the sole source of your supply. Through Spirit, your good will flow to you effortlessly and easily. Through Spirit, you will always be guided and directed. The doors to your victory will open at just the right time that you need to enter them. The channels to your prize will bring forth the right people, circumstances and situations. The pathways to your success will lead you to the triumph of a resounding “Yes!” All you have to do is know that “Yes!” is the resounding Amen to all that you desire.

BROWN GIRLS DON’T NEED TO WORRY: OUR WORK IS DONE, by Cecilia Loving

God is a Brown Girl Too 2010 Retreat 235When we are called to do something, the work that we know we need to do in the physical world is already done in the spiritual world.  Jesus said ask and you shall receive.

This is simply another way of saying, it is already done, but asking and believing are the tools that you need to use in order to see your desire take shape.  

This is easy, simple stuff that is so hard for us in our human-ness to do.  But Jesus taught us that we are gods. 

So when we are Spirit-moved into action, Soul-motivated to accomplish a goal, we don’t have to worry about how it will take shape. ownership 12

God always does the work that God appoints us to do. 

The right people will show up to help us, mentor us, bless us, guide us, prosper us.  The right situations will unfold.  Even if we can’t see the finish line, the road will rise us to meet us, and show us the way — when we are tuned in and turned on to Spirit.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a multimillionaire from Scarsdale or a brown girl from the South Bronx, the same God is blessing you from the same Infinite Source. 

When the news is burdening your soul with the appearance of lack, it is even more important to affirm for yourself, my work is done.   When you truly believe that it is done and you speak it boldly and courageously in your life, Spirit will knock you over with the abundance of success.  You will find that you don’t need to be captive to a consciousness of lack because God is always making a way out of no way. 

You will know without a doubt that all of those things that you need in the material world are manifesting right now.  

You will start recognizing the pure potential that God is expressing as you. 

ownership 6You will begin to embrace the divine legacy that is yours because you know that the Word of God — spoken from your lips to the ears of the Universe is as good as it gets. great 7 You won’t need to tip-toe around the periphery of your greatness because you will acknowledge that Spirit expressed through you is the omnipotent creator of the shape and form and texture of everything in your midst! 

 My work is done!  So you can awaken to the truth that Jesus taught — that the Kingdom of God is within us.  And in that Kingdom of God, everything that you want, that you need, that you plant — is done. 

When we can say affirmatively and powerfully that it is done, we know that we do not need the economic appearances of health, the promises of others, the limited resources that we see in the physical world: the only thing that we need is the full and complete understanding of our divine nature. 

When we say it is done, we really do walk by faith and not by sight.  We really do step through our self-imposed boundaries and move into a new existence.  

 

 

WHERE DO I BEGIN TO SEE THE DIVINITY WITHIN? by Cecilia B. Loving

God is a Brown Girl Too 2010 Retreat 134For ages, women and girls of color — of every nationality, ethnicity, and origin — have been dehumanized, marginalized, enslaved, murdered, raped, or otherwise oppressed — as the “least” of humanity.  But we are all Gods.

As the Bible teaches, whatever you did or didn’t do for the least of us, you did or didn’t do for God.

Whatever you did or didn’t do for your brother or sister who suffers from poverty, hopelessness or despair, you did or didn’t do for God.

Therefore, self-empowerment, self-enlightenment, and self-love for those often viewed as the “least of us” is the starting point for this ministry — because the liberation of God is a Brown Girl Too 2010 Retreat 073those most in need is the catalyst by which we all obtain salvation.

We must not only celebrate “brown girls” of all ages and hues, across every race, culture, country, sexual orientation, and self-expression — but also uplift everyone who needs  uplifting.  Somehow, through the passing of time and the re-writing of history, we have lost our divine legacy, or have simply turned a blind eye to the truth that we are spiritual beings in physical form.

The Bible says that God created human beings in “our image, in our likeness . . . . male and female” God created them (NIV Genesis 1:26-27).   This teaches us that God is not the proverbial old white man in the sky that so many of us grew up imagining God to be, but that each one of us are — as Paul said — temples of God, made in God’s image and likeness.

In Romans 8:9, the biblical witness said “Ye are not [merely] flesh, but… the Spirit of God dwells in you.”  In John 10:34-35, Jesus said, “it is not written in your law, I said, ye are Gods.”   In fact, Paul said that we “live and move, and have our being” in God (Acts 17:28).

DSC_0253If we really believe that God made all of us in God’s image and likeness, we should have no problem believing that each one of us, including the “brown girl”, is a God, too.  This is meant to expand the notion of humanity’s Oneness with God.

The oldest bones of the mother of all civilization were found in Africa.  If the brown girl, who is the foundation of all life, has become disconnected from spiritual Oneness, then so has all creation.

But if the brown girl can realize God as herself, then so can all humanity.  We are not authentic because we are religious but because we realize that we are power; we are love; we are truth; we are Spirit; we are Gods.

The truth, Beloved, is that we don’t need anything or anyone other than this full and complete understanding of our divine nature because when we know that we are divine, then we truly begin to experience the same consciousness that was in Jesus Christ.

The knowledge of this Truth is the Kingdom of God — without which, we will never be full and complete.  In God Is A Brown Girl, Too (© 2009), the Legend reads:

who will discover  the bones of the plain brown girl
whose skull is as old as time
buried deep in the recesses
of prayers long forgotten, 

older than Lucy’s bones,
older than Eve’s mother,
older than dirt. soul-sings-illustration-1.jpg

                                                            who will look long enough
into her empty sockets,
who will dare to see themselves
gazing there.
who will find the courage to lift
their legacy out of the realm of
the forgotten,
and speak the Truth
once again.

Not that we’re looking for God,

but, Oh, that we have found Her.
Listening
angel

SPIRITMUV® (www.spiritmuv.com), founded by Cecilia Loving in September 2007, exists to build a community of like minds dedicated to self-transformation through the cultivation of spiritual development.  At the heart of its teachings is the principle that the Kingdom of God is within us (Luke 17:21) and that we all live and move and have our being in Spirit.   The following are some of the services that SPIRITMUV provides: a meaningful, motivational, life-transforming worship service every Sunday (www.spiritmuvvideo.com); a daily meditation (www.spiritmuvmeditation.com); online spiritual messages at www.spiritmuvblog.com),  workshops and classes on spiritual principles (see, e.g., www.godisabrowngirltoo.webs.com).  Reverend Loving is the author of Prayers for Those Standing on the Edge of GreatnessGod is a Brown Girl Tooand God is a Lawyer Too: Ten Laws of Unlimited Successas well as several workbooks.