Why We Set Intentions

There are many organic opportunities throughout the year to reflect upon the delicate passage of time.  The cool breeze of Autumn signifies the end of summer and the need to prepare for the winter ahead. This is a period of expanding gratitude while acknowledging the coming transition. Similarly to the physical preparations made for the change of seasons, there must also be focused preparations made for the conscious mind.

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The conscious mind is always active. As creative beings, we understand that our thoughts create our reality. If the thoughts are of enjoyment, abundance, and love, then reality reflects this state of mind.  If the thoughts are chaotic, filled with lack or envy, then reality reflects this mindset as we manifest chaos around us. The law of inertia will keep these thoughts building upon each other unless a shift occurs. Becoming aware of the thought patterns in the conscious mind and creating necessary shifts is a meaningful task every student continues to practice.  

Autumn is a time to reassess the conscious mind. What are your thoughts creating? Knowing the law of inertia, take a moment to set your intentions for the months ahead.  In these challenging times, can you perceive your environment to be loving, to be abundant?  Can you perceive a life that is successful and full of enjoyment? Do you envision yourself with fulfilling employment, enjoying the love of a partner, or traveling to new lands? Whatever your conscious mind continues to focus upon will create a new reality for you.

God is eternally bringing forth all the things that not only are needed today, but which will be needed in the farthest future of which we can conceive. If you are unable to conceive a future full of your true desires, then how will it ever come true? If you see yourself as poor, wealth may never come. If you believe you are unlovable, love will be closed off to you. Set clear intentions today so the conscious mind knows what to attract. Be courageous enough to release the doubts, fears, and judgments within yourself. Know that you are as creative as the Light Almighty, and that your best life can be realized - and it can start with simple timely reflection.

Happy Autumn,

Francisco & Christopher

Making Amends

Making amends is an opportunity to heal from previous grievances. This allows for a reflection upon behaviors, actions, and thoughts regarding ourselves and others. This is a process of acknowledgement and forgiveness that can be difficult but is necessary for the soul. 

Each one of us is a unique expression of the Divine.  Our true purpose is to use the inner Light to share love, wisdom, and compassion.  When we deviate from this purpose we create unrest, setting into motion a series of unfortunate events.  One can be a beam of Light and still spread gossip, untruths, and anger.   A person can be empathetic but unmoved by a call for help.  A mother can desire the best for her child yet is motionless to the needs of another child. 

The Divine Light is often beseeched to aide people in their desires.  "Give me this and I shall do that" is a negotiation many of us have used. God’s nature is to provide for our desires, yet we often neglect to fulfill our promises made.  The teacher of God can get angry. The compassionate person’s heart might turn cold.  A mother may ignore the need of another’s son.  In these actions, pain is created and suffering endured.  

Today, let us make amends.  We will never know the extent of our influence. The lives affected by our actions (or inactions) will be countless.  To acknowledge error is bold.  To ask for forgiveness is courageous.  And to forgive others is to be in the grace of God.