I greet The Indwelling Omnipresence.
Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Not So Great A Pretender. “To Thine Own Self Be True.” I’m willing. When I first used affirmations to help build a new set of habits, I felt like a phony, a pretender. When I reach a point where I was sick and tired of the negative stuff; which I claimed was - just being honest, I’m willing to surrender all of me, holding nothing back. I was given a new understanding about being phony. I was not honoring our Father’s Love and Will for me by calling the facts I had drawn into my life, Reality. Our Father created each of us as His individual Divine design, meaning we each have a Real Purpose. Honoring His Works within is the meaning of - “To thine own self be true.” I am not denying my selfish, self-centered wrong-doings; they were a big part of my daily life for many years. A.A.’s spiritual tools have given me the ability to own my too limited personal "reality," and not to dwell in it, but to surrender it, holding nothing back. Our Father has transformed my selfish, self-centered into an enlightened self-interest. Giving me the spiritual principles to chip away all that is not His Love and Will. I affirm that I’m a lover, healer, teacher and forgiver. With gratitude deeper than words, I worship and love our Father with all my heart, mind, soul and strength, and I’m learning how to love others and myself. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.