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I am passionate about peace, so I am committed to doing my part to manifest a world that works for all.  Spending a week immersed in the pervading consciousness of the Parliament of World Religions re-anchored within me the conviction that a “world that works for everyone, everywhere” is most definitely attainable!  We must follow Dr. Howard Thurman’s declaration, “Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve,” and remind ourselves regularly that “world peace begins with me.

Amid updates about the massive fires in California and the swirl of politics, violence and other news, it is essential that we remember what Ernest Holmes taught in Richer Living, “God in the midst of us is instantly available as peace, order and harmony.  All that is required is to turn within and think in His terms, His ideas.  As we do this the panic flees and order is born.  We are already in the Mind of God which always operates in peaceful and perfect ways.”  I now remember this on behalf of all.

There is only the one Creator that is springing forth of Itself as all of creation – as the Life that is experienced by all.  It is timeless, immeasurable, infinite and incomprehensible – and yet because we are Its expression, we know on levels beyond our ability to articulate, that we are experiencing It.  The more we open to It, the more we sense our oneness with it.  We realize that we are inseparable from It.  The Life we are experiencing is the Universal Life of our Creator.

I stop here for a few moments to absorb the enormity of this:  I and my Creator are One.  The Truth of my relationship with the Creator, is the Truth of all of creation’s relationship with the Creator.  We are, therefore, inseparable from one another.  There is no separation.  There is no other – simply, there is only One.

I read and re-read, Dr Holmes’ statement, “We are established eternally in a peace which has never been disturbed.  When the appearances of adversity and confusion confound us, it is indicative that definite meditation is needed to restore our thought in the peace that forever abides in fullness.  God is never disturbed, hurt or aware of adversity.  The Universal Mind only knows the peace, order and harmony of Itself.  Within us this same Spirit knows these things for us in our individual worlds.  As we remember this and affirm this, we are moved out of adversity into prosperity, out of error into truth.”

I know that Spirit, in and as those who are directly affected by the calamities, those who are indirectly affected and those of us who hold the high-watch, imbues each of us with unlimited resilience, compassion, power, endurance and peace.  It opens those who need to receive and to give so that the unending law of supply circulates all resources boundlessly.  I know that circumstances pass, and chaos transmutes to higher forms.  In all, I know unwaveringly, that the Presence and Power of God is omniscient, resolving all situations and healing all hearts.

I now gratefully release this prayer, in faith and conviction that It is being fulfilled as it is being written.  I simply affirm, “And So It Is!”

In Love, Compassion and Peace,

Rev Trish


Coming to stillness of my body, releasing the distractedness of my morning, choosing the serene joy of stillness of my entire being … I am fully present in this moment.  I rest here, open to Spirit as It stirs my heart and reveals to me the perfect words for this prayer.

I know there is only One.  It is the Absolute, the Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omni-present Beingness before all, in all and after all.  It is the creative Source of everything.  It is expressing Itself in, as, around, through and throughout everything!  I drink it in trying to wrap my finiteness around infinity.  It’s mind boggling … amazing … awe inspiring.  Here is where I stop, I breathe and soak in kinesthetically beyond what my mind can absorb.
I am one with this Indescribable Infinite. What is true of me is true of all. Yes, I am in awe!

I now speak my word about each person reading this prayer.  I know that each is “Simply Spirit” so all Divine Attributes are imbued in each.  Each is pure potentiality.  Each is unlimited possibility.  I now claim on behalf of each that s/he is now open to drawing on Divine Wisdom and confidently following Divine Guidance … that Spirit as each is expressing radiant health, boundless abundance, loving relationships and peace.  Leaning into the knowingness that Spirit’s presence is everywhere, life is good, rich and full.

I am grateful for knowing this Truth and for the quality of life that naturally unfolds from living consciously.

I release this prayer in total confidence that it is already known in the Mind of God and absolutely assured of fulfillment.  I know it is so!  And so it is!

In Love, Peace and Gratitude,
Rev Trish


I know that there is One Power, One Creator of all that is.
That One, which we call God or Spirit, is all there is.
Therefore I know that I am a living embodiment of this One Life.
Spirit is Infinite Intelligence, Wholeness, Unity, Peace, Beauty, Love, Energy, Life,
Therefore I know that I am Intelligence, Wholeness, Unity, Peace, Beauty, Love, Energy and Life.
Everywhere and at all times I am surrounded and personify this
One Life of God.
Behind any and all appearances to the contrary, I know that there
is only this One Life of God.,
Therefore there is nothing to fear, no reason to ever feel inadequate
or incapable. I am never alone, and I am always guided by the Divine
within and without me. I can deal with whatever shows up in my
experience. I am One with the Power and Intelligence of Spirit.
Therefore I give thanks for knowing these Truths, and I rest in Peace.
I let it be, and so it is,

– Sandy Minnesang, RScP