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After I have hibernated for winter and surrendered to the solitary space of waiting, springtime draws me out to celebrate the birth of new days.  After over 50 years of this ritual, I anticipate this period of reckoning, so I spend winter making the appropriate sacrifices – doing whatever is necessary to allow God’s good to take shape before the weather breaks.  It’s tax time.  It’s Lenten time.  It’s the awkwardweightlifting two time of removing our outer skin of coats and jackets and scarves to face what’s underneath.  It’s time to sigh when we open wide our closets and really focus for the first time on everything that we’ve accumulated over the last nine months or last nine years: stuff that needs to be sorted, fixed, healed, or discarded.  Springtime is the gift that Spirit gives us to tidy up loose ends so we can go on about our business.  It’s the grace that God blesses us with – to move out of tomorrow’s way.

When we emerge from our winter caves, we know what changes we need to make deep down inside, even if we are not yet courageous enough to make them. Spring is our first baby step full of the sweet breezes of pollen, seeds, and raindrops to remind us that we’ve got work to do.  Regardless of what it is – if we plant the right seeds of intention, we don’t really have to worry about making God’s gifts grow. The universe will push the buds beneath the earth, dig roots deep into the soil and form whatever we were summoned to create.  As long as we water, prune, weed, and fertilize – new life will manifest itself.  All we really have to do is lay the groundwork and move out of God’s way.

Mariandale 2We realize even more that we are here for a reason when we have to pay tribute to those who did not make it to new seasons.  Two close friends, Mark Fant and William Blakely, not much older than 45, finished their work and made their transition two weeks ago – never to see springtime again in the way that they used to.  We mourn the fact that we will not see them anymore and try to wrap our arms around the precious things that life teaches us. “Live life to the fullest,” the March winds whisper. “You never know when your time is up.  Have you loved enough?pRAYER 10  Have you given your best?   Have you listened to the Holy Spirit?”  We’re in this habit of ignoring God, but when Spirit carries someone’s breath to other realms – we are forced to pay attention. Now is the time to listen.

God is a Lawyer TooSpirit called me to write my third book and have it ready by springtime.  God is a Lawyer Too: Ten Laws of Unlimited Success will be presented for the first time at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler next week, by the Practicing Attorneys for Law Student Association, on Thursday, on March 29, 2012, at 6:00 PM.  RSVP at www.palsprogram.org/SuccessWorkshop2012.  

The book tells the story of a man who learns to listen to the universe to discern the gifts that he was given and to be courageous enough to claim his blessings.  So often we stay in one place simply because we refuse to move outTen Laws of Unlimited Success of God’s way so that absolute good can be expressed through us.  We are foolish enough to believe that we are here to serve our own will, but we are actually here to bless countless people – those we could never even imagine.  The book and its accompanying workbook gives us ten laws to put into practice in order spring 4to plant the seeds of unlimited success and witness their growth.

I am grateful that one of my friends carries the book everywhere she goes. She has an advance copy, but it’s now on sale at www.amazon.com.   God is a Lawyer Too helps us exercise the power that we have to put our lives by consciously aligning ourselves with Spirit.  When we realize the kingdom that God has given us to create, plant and birth – we know that perfect, divine orderBible 6 is present in all things. 

In Mark 4:26-28, Jesus says “A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or whether he gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he doesn’t know how.  All by itself, the soil produces grain – first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.”  That is what Discover the Powerhappens in springtime.  A seed is organized potential – the spiritual movement from the invisible to the visible.  It is that dream, that desire, that longing, that vision that is buried but merges into the subconscious and continues to move and grow until it manifests itself.  This middle ground is the perfect, divine order – the process, the divine mystery, the darkness between every beginning and every ending that we simply have to trust. 

It is always time to face the fact that God really is here.  But spring is a great reminder that all we have to do is our part, then move out of the way so that God can do the rest.

SPIRITMUV Photo FourNamaste,

Cecilia Loving

Join SPIRITMUV every Sunday, at 2:30 P.M. at the Unity Center of NYC, located at 213 West 58th Street, between 7th Avenue and Broadway.


Put God in YOur Diet OneThis is the time of year when we reap what we sow during the festive holiday season, and we rely on New Year’s Resolutions – with a firm resolve – to get back on track. For many of us, getting back on track means shedding unwanted pounds.  But this is one year that I’m not worried about weight because months ago, I put God in my diet.

Prayer TwoIf you want something delicious, calorie-free and certain to reduce unwanted inches, try God. God is guaranteed to get results, guard against any excessive indulgence and give you favor for the process. The right people will show up to help you reach your fitness goals; the right opportunities will manifest for your magnificence; the yoga 3right methodology to keep you motivated will reveal itself; and the right decisions that you need to make to stay spiritually fit will guide you to success.

God only requires a one-day-at-a-time plan. All you have to do is put one foot before the other with prayerful purpose, and the sheer gravity of Spirit will pull you in the right direction.  When you awaken, acknowledge with Put God in Your Diet Threeyour heart that God is in every breath that you take. Stretch with the magnificence of God in your limbs. Rise with the boldness and conviction of God in your thoughts.  Move with the passion of God in your purpose to be your best in your new day.

Have you ever observed animals and birds when they awaken? They stretch. They flex and bend their bodies because they have a constant diet of God in their lives. They know what to do. Birds, running twoeven the pigeons – who are jaded New York streetwalkers – take to the air in unison for their morning flight relays. I love to see them circling the air as I make my way to the gym.

Maybe like my husband Marlon, you prefer to ride your bike.  Maybe like my brother Chris, you prefer to walk. Maybe like me, you prefer to lift weights. Maybe like my friend Vaughn, you prefer to run. Maybe like my friend Kelly, you prefer to practice yoga. Maybe like my friend Mary, you prefer the elliptical machine.  It all counts. NYSC

If you don’t have a gym or a fitness class and you’re in the New York area, contact my friend Priscilla Upshaw-Wimbly at the New York Sports Club (718-643-4400).   She will sign you up with a good fitness deal and expedite the Universe’s conspiracy to help you obtain your goals. (Tell her that I sent you.)

Put God in Your Diet FivePutting God in your diet is about as simple as drinking water. Jesus said I will give you living water. Water is the most essential life-sustaining beauty treatment there is.  If your urine is dark or you feel faint, you are not listening when Spirit tells you to drink enough water!

Put God in Your DietPutting God in your diet demands that you bless your food and be mindful in eating. You’d be surprised how small your stomach is: about two palms full. Mindful eating conditions us to listen to our bellies telling us that they are full or near full. As you bless your food, envision the body that you desire, see that ripped six-pack, see those healthy knees running and jumping like never before, see those flexible limbs.

Put God in YOur Diet SixPutting God in your diet is not about wearing yourself ragged, it’s about rest, rejuvenation and revelation. Rest will give us the rejuvenation that supplies the energy to achieve our fitness goals. Rejuvenation will give us the revelations that will show us how to form and shape our workout plans, eating habits, and fitness goals.  Revelations will keep us focused on the upward prize – of which physical fitness is just one aspect.

MARIANDALE 4Putting God in your diet requires that you listen to what God is telling you.  Listening to Spirit is your most important meal of the day. God is always speaking, but we seldom take the time to be still and know what God is saying.  We have to listen throughout the day: during our morning meditation, while we are journaling, in our prayers, through our study of truth, by our good Prayer Threedeeds done with compassion for others. (For more on how to do this, see my book Prayers for Those Standing on the Edge of Greatness on Amazon.)

Putting God in your diet demands that you maximize your potential beyond the mere festive mood of celebrating the new year.  You see, the real party – the one that you don’t want to miss – is the one with Jesus Christ, who is here in our consciousness; with the Holy Spirit, who is here as our guide; and with God, who is here in every single morsel of life that we partake.

Join us on New Year’s Day as we put God in our diets through our series on “Christ Consciousness:  Seven Lessons for Living According to the Christ Within.”  This Sunday, we will celebrate “Being Our Best.”


Cecilia Loving