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Your Spiritual Magnificence

Your Spiritual Magnificence

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By Rev. Elizabeth Rowley,
Spiritual Director
December 28, 2018

It’s a brand new, baby year and a great time to set your intentions.  I enjoy setting intentions more so than resolutions, especially this year.  I’m very blessed to find myself quite satisfied with my life and look forward to a year of deepening, up-leveling, and shining in every area, including in my relationships, health, finances, spiritual practice, vocation, and personal growth.  At the beginning of every year I choose a word or two as my theme, and this year the words that kept arising for me were spiritual magnificence.

Your spiritual magnificence is your very essence.  It is the place within you that has never been hurt or harmed. It is that which knows, and it knows that it knows. It’s your highest and best self; your greatness, brilliance, and opulent splendor.  It’s the kind and generous, trusting, believing, prosperous, grateful, wise, beneficial presence on this planet that is you.  It knows what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and it does it.

In everything you do you’re either operating from your spiritual magnificence, or your unhealed past.  Step back and observe the areas in your life where you have prevented yourself from going for the gusto due to limited thinking or feelings of inadequacy.  Those are examples of operating from your unhealed past.  At the radiant core of your being, you are more than enough, stronger than you think, and more magnificent than you can imagine. It’s time to shine.

Your spiritual magnificence is not something you need to get, rather, it is something you awaken to.  It is the inherent nature of who you are.  It sometimes appears to get covered up or tarnished for a variety of reasons as we move through life experiences.

I’m reminded of a silver angel ornament which I misplaced and found stored in a box of flat garden rocks, set aside to be painted and used as gratitude stones.  I was quite dismayed when I discovered my once brilliant and shiny angel in this box, now tarnished around the edges and across the entire span of one of its beautiful wings.   It only took about five minutes with some aluminum foil, baking soda, hot water, and a soft cloth to reveal its brilliant magnificence once again.

Similar to the angel, you and I sometimes allow our spiritual magnificence to become tarnished or hidden by life experiences.  We’re called to remember that our spiritual magnificence is always right here, ready and waiting to be revealed once again; ready to shine.  Don’t allow the tarnishes of life to cause you to believe you will not shine again.  You are destined for greatness.

Having a full realization of Spirit within you connects you to your spiritual magnificence.  Turn to Spirit, even when you don’t feel like it.
You are as God created you: in the light, in the love, in the glory.  Your spiritual magnificence awaits you.  Now shine!

And so it is.

Rev. Elizabeth Rowley

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