January 2024 Daily Guides by Jeffon Seely
The Daily Guides have always been a beloved section of this publication. Each month, new spiritual guidance is imparted by members of the Centers for Spiritual Living communities. It’s lifelong insight you can’t find anywhere but Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine.
Each day brings two quotes from various wisdom teachers, a personal guide from the author’s life and a powerful affirmation. This daily inspiration has impacted generations of readers.
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The Gift of Receiving
Affirmation: There is a sacred light that shines within me, and this light enables me to illuminate the world.
It appeared in the distance, like a small light, faintly shining in the outskirts of my mind. This small light flickered but never extinguished. In the outer recesses of my consciousness, it remained, at times burning brighter, seeking to get my attention. In prayer it would become more obvious. In meditations, it seemed as if it were seeking to share something with me.
As I began to shift my focus and mental attention toward it, this light that was once in the distance slowly started to grow. Eventually, that once small light became part of my awareness and started to guide me on my journey.
What was that metaphorical light that once was but a minute glimmer dwelling in the outer realms of my mind? It was the light of spiritual truth that has been with me always, awaiting my discovery and uncovering of it. What truth am I speaking of? The truth that I am the I Am; the truth that we are connected to the sacred sun, the holy planet and the universal energy that enables all things to be.
When we focus our awareness on it, this light helps everything shine brighter. Today, let’s rise in consciousness.
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
— Lao Tzu
Cosmic consciousness is not a mystery; it is the Self-knowingness of God through the individual.
— Ernest Holmes, “The Science of Mind,” page 343