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If You’re Happy And You Know It!

When I was a little boy, we used to sing an activity song called: “If You’re Happy And You Know It…” We would sing the lyrics and follow them up with the action of clapping our hands, stomping our feet and shouting hop-ray… Here are the lyrics:

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet. (stomp stomp)

If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hurray!” (hoo-ray!)
If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hurray!” (hoo-ray!)
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hurray!” (hoo-ray!)

If you’re happy and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three. (clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)

When we are little kids, happiness seems so much easier. Happiness is easy, we just have to make up our mind to choose happiness over everything else. Emotions are up and then there down, much like a roller coaster. Circumstances change from good to bad and then back again. We experience it all, but always with the ability to choose our response.

What really matters is the eternal spiritual reality of love. It is unchanging and offers a solid foundation for building a life that matters, a life that can withstand whatever the world chooses to throw its way.

You have the power! Use it to choose eternal, spiritual thoughts of love. Move beyond what your physical senses are telling you and listen to the message found in between the beats of your heart. Accept life as it is and live in the security that everything has a purpose. Remember that love overcomes fear and light chases away darkness, this is your super power.

You have a choice – choose happiness by surrendering to Spirit and overcome the emotions that attempt to ensnare you and keep you from your created purpose. If your happy and you know it, clap your hands, stomp you feet and shout hoo-ray…

The Power Of Allowing!

Do you ever find yourself trying to make things happen? I have lived my human experience long enough to to realize that this is a great recipe for disaster and frustration. So often, I have tried to organize my life and get it on the track as I think it should be, only to get smacked up side the head with something out of left field that I could have never expected or anticipated.

The universe is an amazing creation and it did not happen by accident. It was created by the Master with a plan, purpose and design to help and facilitate our growth and connection. The universe does not need our help, it just needs us to get out of it’s way and let it do it’s thing. I don’t need to see the big picture or have all the answers. I just need to learn to live moment by moment for the moment that it is.

I am a creator, but I don’t have to create the moments, they have already been created for me. The purpose of the moment is not for me to create the moment, but to create the blessings to be enjoyed in the moment. My task is to live the moment, enjoy the moment, grow and become in the moment. I do not have to create the path, just enjoy traveling upon it.

I was created by love and for love. Moments offer me the opportunity to allow love to flow. It comes to me and if I am doing it right, then I allow it to flow through me to others. There is no struggle of push or pull, just a simple enjoyment of all that is. All things that matter grow from love and love causes all the things that I need to find me and become a part of my life.

Love is the magnetic force that pulls me to my purpose and it is love that brings into my life everything I need to become all I was created to be. Love enables me to repel the negative and attract the positive, so that I expereince the fulfillment I was created for.

Stop trying to make something happen and simply allow what is happening to do whatever it is that it is supposed to be doing. This is how we stay out of the way and how the Spirit guides and grows us into the love, joy and peace, we were created for.

PURPOSE!

What is your purpose? I mean, if you stop and think about it, you must realize that we are not placed here by accident, but on purpose and for a purpose. Each of us are a part of a grand plan to share and spread the life changing love of our super natural Creator. God invites us to join into partnership with Him in this eternal work, giving us purpose which is our purpose.

God didn’t need us, but chose to create and design us in such a way that we would need God and God would need us. His love for us, enables us to be His hands and feet in the human experience. This means that through us the love of God can travel from one place to another and can touch and feel and be felt through the service and sacrifice of our reaching out to make life better for those around us.

Love is good, but it’s not enough. Real love is followed up with action which speaks louder than words. Real love is characterized by a willing heart, open mind and submitted body. Real love manifests itself by bringing light, which illuminates and chases away the darkness. God does for us, so that He may do through us, which is all part of the purpose which is the purpose.

Be grateful for your purpose, allow God’s Spirit of love to flow to and through your life freely, so that your ordinary life might be used in extraordinary ways to reflect God’s love, bring healing to the hopeless and experience the fulfillment that comes from accomplishing your created purpose. It really is simple, just do what you were created to do and enjoy it…

Love Is A Wonderful Thing!

Who remembers Michael Bolten? He used to sing a song called “Love Is A Wonderful Thing!” He said: “Love is a wonderful thing, make you. smile through the pouring rain. Turn your world into one sweet dream. Take your heart and make it sing. Love is a wonderful thing…”

There are all kinds of things we call love in this world, but I’m talking about the real deal. The one thing that really matters is love, real love, love that flows from our Creator, to us and through us to one another. Once you have ever experienced it, then you know what real is, because God is love and love is the will of God, because it is who and what He is.

In the spiritual dimension of my living, love is the thing that makes everything else make sense. It’s the thing that helps everything else fall into place and fit together. In the physical realm of life, I often miss out on love, because my physical senses tend to cloud my view by being more focused on ego – who I am, what I do or what I think others think of me. This causes me to get lost in the mental part of life by getting me confused and dazed by the constant barrage of thoughts that crowd and fight for space in my head.

This is why it is necessary for us to slow down, still ourselves and find some solitude, so we can get back to the beat of our heart and hear what really matters. The truth is: God is love and God, who is love created you in love for love. LOVE is what it’s all about! Receive it, Return it and Share it with everyone in everyway you can and your life will take on new meaning and purpose, Which will fuel your spirit to feed your mind with the right thoughts, which will energize your body to all it was created for…

Love is real, recognize it for all that it is and all it has the power to accomplish in your life and living. Commit to opening your spirit, mind and body to receive it and share it, so that it creates a powerful flow for the stuff of God to move to and through your life in miraculous ways.

You are a channel for the supernatural! No matter what you ever find yourself going through, God’s love is powerful enough to see you through. With God’s love you are a miracle worker and can face and overcome any situation that life throws your way. You see, love is a wonderful thing!

Never Alone!

Your Creator did not create you to drop you off and leave you to fend for yourself. God is with you, has been with you and will be with you, every step of the way. There is nowhere you can go that God is not already there.

King David, the great Israelite King shared his understanding of this amazing truth, which can be found in the Old Testament book of Psalms, where he says:

”Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night, ” -Psalm 139:7-12 ESV

God is the ”STUFF” of His creation and because of that, He is everywhere. Wherever I go, He is there. He is inside of me and outside of me. He knows every part of me. The hairs on my head are numbered, my thoughts belong to him before they roll off of my tongue and there is nowhere I can go, mthatbHe is not there. He lives in my heart, speaks to my mind and blesses me with ongoing conversation.

Whatever I do, He knows. Wherever I go, He’s there. There is nothing that can ever separate me, because He has made a way, where there was no way and therefore I am never alone and I never will be. And neither are you or will you every be alone.

You will never have a problem that God cannot solve. In fact, you will never face a problem that God has not already solved. His Spirit speaks to you, guides you, directs you in your thoughts, actions and reactions to a place of discovery where you can choose His way and wisdom.

No matter what fear you are facing or what darkness you might find yourself going through, you do not have to be anxious, because God is your love and light, chasing away the fear and illuminating the darkness. You are never alone! You are loved and you matter more that your limited human mind can understand. This is what you need to get, believe in and never ever let go of: YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!

Love And Light!

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. -John 1:5

Light illuminates and chases away the darkness. Darkness cannot exist in the presence of light, because light will always overcome darkness. As we talked about in an earlier blog: “Overcoming Fear With Love” The opposite of love is not hate, it is fear. Whenever there is an absence of love, then fear manifests and raises it’s ugly head, but the very moment that love enters the field, fear is chased away.

When love is present, fear disappears and when light is present, darkness has to disappear. The fear and darkness in our lives is represented by our disappointments, depressions dysfunctions and diseases, which we tend to elevate as very real things, but the truth is that they are not so much things as they are a representation of the absence of things. Negatives reveal that something is missing and what we often see as a problem that needs to be solved, is really an answer that needs to be discovered.

The answer we are looking for is going to be found by bringing love and light into our lives. When we bring love and light into our lives, the fear and darkness have to disappear. Today is the day that you discover your supernatural power to win out over worry, overcome oppression and claim what has been taken away from you.

Decide to get rid of fear by embracing and empowering love. Decide to take on and take out darkness by shining bright the light that flows out of the love that your Creator has for you and that you share with others in every way you can dream or imagine. Challenge your thoughts of fear and darkness with love and light and you will be amazed at how your mind is freed up and emptied out of the negative, to make room for the positive that actually begins to move you forward spiritually mentally and physically.

Submit to love and light and you will discover the supernatural that enables you to overcome, chase away and move on from all the things that have held you back for so long. The big question is: How do I submit to love and light? Here are a few steps to help us head in the right direction:

1. Open Your Self To Receive Love!

2. Share Love With Everyone In Everyway You Can!

3. Let Light Flow From Your Love And Illuminate All Other Sources!

4. Work To Illuminate The Lives Of Others!

5. Live Love And Light!

Forgiveness Is Freedom!

I woke up and fond myself in a prison of my own making. It’s bars were comprised of the memories which I had woven together with my unwillingness to let go and forgive those who had wronged me. I eventually discovered that I was my own judge and jury and that to be free, all I had to do was forgive, let go and the bars that held me in and kept me from moving forward would melt away and offer me sweet freedom to live, really live the life I was created for.

Forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for you and me. When we forgive, it offers us the opportunity to obtain our very own peace of mind. When I seek to get even with someone else and attack them because I feel they have done me wrong I am really attacking myself, for in the spirit, we are all connected. Getting them back does not fix my thoughts and so I’m still stuck with a very serious problem.

This is why our thoughts are so powerful, because what I am thinking about you is really an expression of what I am thinking about myself, because through our Creator we are all connected and the same. God is love and we were created by love, in love and for love. Love unites us, joins us together and makes us one.

This love has the power to set us free to live an amazing and blessed life or we can abuse it and totally miss what we were created for. Real love does not just love self, it also loves others. And real love leads and empowers us toward forgiveness, for forgiveness is freedom. I don’t have to live a life addicted to pain, love sets me free, if I will just claim and enjoy my freedom.

One of the greatest powers we have been granted is the power of choice. We choose to give power to what someone did to us and empower their wrong, so that “the wrong” is calling the shots in our life and living or we choose love which leads to forgiveness and live in the power of our created purpose and enjoy the freedom that allows blessings to continue to flow into and through our life.

It really is all a matter of where you decide to invest your faith. What do you really believe in? Do you believe in the love you were created for, by and in? If you really believe, then you have all the power you need to overlook and overcome any sin committed against you. Face your feelings, feel them, work through them and then choose love which leads to forgiveness, which always ultimately sets you free to live the miracle.

Love is the way, forgiveness is the challenge and freedom is the reward…