Practice the Spiritual Fruits with Intention

There is no law against the spiritual fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Fruit waiting to burst forth from our inner most selves where the spark of the divine melds with our inner most being. Buried deep-so it seems. Buried behind a protective and opaque wall of concrete and steel. This soft part of ourselves, the vulnerable part, so protected, so often hidden. Our soft hearts. Come forth spirit! Shine! Stop hiding under the bushel. Come out from behind that wall. And yes, the wall of our ego does protect us for awhile until we mistake our ego for our heart and can no longer tap into our deep inner knowing, our authentic self. That bushel keeps out the wind and the rain until it smothers us. Thank you ego, for protecting our soft and vulnerable hearts. Thank you for doing your job. But there’s a time to let go and to let the light shine. So with mindful intention, let us listen to our heart and allow our spiritual fruit to spill forth and nourish us and others.

Today, I will mindfully practice loving kindness towards self and others. I will get a sense of what it really feels like to live from this heart-space. May I intentionally live joyously as I practice gratitude for life itself. On this day, I will practice living peacefully with the world that surrounds me. And thank you world for giving me so many opportunities to practice patience. And as I practice self-control I find opportunity to practice being gentle with myself when my self-control falters, moving on, knowing there will be more opportunities to practice. And I find that within this soft space is a faith so profound I have no words for it. A knowing that all is okay somehow. Not attached to any dogma or religion or graven image and what can only be described as divine mystery. And I savor a peace that passes all understanding, and I notice joy bubble up from within, and I want to shout hallelujah!

Today, my intention, my prayer, is to allow the fruit of my spirit to shine. Today my intention is to practice love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against this spiritual fruit that is waiting to burst forth from the divine mystery within all of us. Let us be gentle with our ego as we push it aside to allow our light to shine. May our life be our prayer


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