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For Spiritual or Religious Insights . . .
Rev. Sandy and Kirk Moore are the co-founders of the Center for Universal Truth in San Juan Capistrano. They established this New Thought spiritual community to bring together individuals of various religious and spiritual faiths so their lives could be empowered by applying practical principals. This column has been developed to allow people the opportunity to seek additional answers about spiritual insights. If you would like to ask them a question, send it to the Center for Universal Truth, 27121 Calle Arroyo Suite 2200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 or visit www.centerfortruth.org . You can reach us at (949) 481-4040.
Q: I always create a list of New Yearıs resolutions or goals. What
consider to be the most effective approach in achieving my desires.
Marty Rollins, San Clemente, CA
A: First and foremost, it is very important that you have clear intention on what it is you want. Clear intention is the foundation for manifesting your desires. Once this is firmly planted in your mind, you might want to consider certain daily practices that will assist you in creating results. Meditation is an excellent spiritual practice to commune with Spirit and have your thoughts take form. Also, it is important to do affirmative prayer on a daily basis. This is the practice of affirming through prayer that you already have what you desire, and it is in your life as you speak it. Then release it in love and gratitude to your higher power. There are many other avenues for manifesting, but I find these two the most powerful.
Q: I am having some major challenges with my financial situation. It is
difficult to meet all my financial needs. I pray and ask for help but
situation does not seem to improve. What am I doing (or not doing) that
causes this hardship in my life?
Beth Charles, Irvine, CA
A: It is very interesting that this question comes up with so many individuals. Our principle is that our life experience is an out-picturing of our core beliefs about the issue we are confronted with; in your case, finances or abundance. There are so many race-conscious thoughts about abundance and financial matters. As much as we may pray or ask for guidance from a higher source, we still embody at some level an old thought or belief about money.
While growing up, most of us heard phrases from family or friends like ³money doesnıt grow on trees², ³money is the root of all evil², or ³thereıs never enough to go around². So there is a deep-seeded idea that there is lack. In truth, we live in an abundant universe and there is more than enough Good for everyone if we believe it is so.
I suggest you create some daily affirmations about prosperity and know you are deserving of this abundance in every area of your life. Look within yourself, at a deep level, and replace those old thoughts with thoughts of Godıs Good, and then open your heart, mind and arms to receive what is yours.
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