• DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  SPIRITUALITY

    Day 7 “Use Me”

    From A Daily Book In Miracles, a book in progress, by Krista M. Moore, Copyright 2019; Photo: “Man on a Rock” Copyright 2018 by Krista M. Moore

    Daily Miracle Message

    One of the prayers of my life has been, “Use me”.  I recognize that I’ve been given a lot of talents, gifts and resources. So have you. What if you turned it all over to God, right now, and said, “Use me”?

    It seems a little gesture. Like, what can I do? Little old me?

    But it is a great request. And it leads to great things.

    Your life is filled with promise. You were born that way. And though you may have forgotten, God didn’t forget about you. The best thing you can do, right now, is say, “Use me, Father”.

    You will never know all that you have done to serve God. You have forgotten most of those tiny gestures. But many, many lives have been saved because of you. You wouldn’t be here right now, living and breathing, reading this book, if God didn’t have a great plan for you.

    All you have to do is let everything go, all your regrets and mistakes (if you have any) – even your past glories – and turn everything, I mean everything, good and bad, proud of and not proud of, both hope and despair… and say, “I don’t know what I’ve done so far, but please use me for the rest of it.”

    And He will.

    Boy, has my life changed since I turned that phrase.  From self-serve to High Service! I still have a long way to go, but I never give up asking God to make my life count and push me to do what needs to be done.

    And I have never been more content.

    It doesn’t matter what is going on in my life, one way or another, God turns it all around and makes everything turn out great. And it just keeps getting better. Sure, I am still challenged, I still suffer, but overall, as I look back, I am amazed at his goodness and response to my call, and mine to his!

    When you’re in doubt, when you don’t know what to do, when you think you’ve made too many mistakes, or that it’s too late, just say this tiny prayer and your whole world will change:

    “Use me.”

    Daily Miracle Prayer

    Dear God, Use me. I may have made a lot of  mistakes and wasted a lot of time. I can’t take that back. But I can give you everything I have now. Take my whole life: my talents, my gifts, my mistakes. Make everything right. Make everything great. For the rest of my days… Use me. Amen.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    There is nothing, nothing you can do to stop my Love for you. You have not fallen off my page. I still have your name on my list. I have a plan that needs your gifts. Let go of all your cares and just say, “Use me”. And I will make all things right.

  • DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  LIFE

    Day 5 The Sound of the Night Bugs

    Daily Miracle Message

    Do you ever marvel at the sound of the sky? At the smell of the fog that lays over the air at night? The crickets singing their night song, the whir of the fan, the whistle of friends walking by? All whirs beside us and around us and beneath us, our minds catching little fragments of thought, precious moments of time…

    The sound of the night bugs as I lay in bed, fills my heart with calm. What can go wrong in a world where little creatures smaller than my hand tuck me in at night with their song? The hum of my computer, the dim of the light, the reflection in the mirror, the dog breathing a sigh. All lays quiet in the midst of great activity. “Stillness is anything but still”, I recall a friend saying.

    In the calm, and in the sounds, I find my gentle mind praying. My fingers move the keyboard, and my mouth mouths the words. My heart speaks but nobody hears. I am lit up though it is dark outside.

    A time of rest is a time of healing. To understand the depths, one must listen and be quiet. Do not even think you know how to say it. It is a wordless song that plays once, and only you can hear it.

    There is nothing more beautiful than God’s tiniest creatures as my friends. My mother thinks I’m crazy for not killing spiders. They spin their webs, shining in the sun, or hidden in corners. The symmetry and artwork is astonishing. Not a peep is ever heard.

    The cat sleeps. The birds whistle. And the deer nestles in a bur-rough in the thick of the wood. The fish swims upside down. The flick of the tail like water rushes in the twinkling night as I breathe.

    Nothing can keep me from saying my love of this sweet song playing, always underground. It takes an artist, a spiritual realist, a hypnotist, a musician, a player, to really feel what I am saying. 

    Nothing, nothing can stop this beautiful sound. 

    Daily Miracle Prayer

    Dear God, let me notice the beauty in everything, from the biggest cloud going by to the tiniest flee. Let me see me, as I do your majesty. In all things, let me hear your song, giving me Light, peace and calm. Amen.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    Sweet, sweet child, I hear your song. I hear your soul calling to me. And I am in love with you, your beauty and your Light, your wisdom and your majesty too, as a reflection of Me and all that I create.

  • DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  LIFE

    Day 3 Do What You Love

    From a Daily Book of Miracles, by Krista M. Moore

    Daily Miracle Message

    Are you doing what you love yet? I am doing what I love, thank God. But it’s taken me 25 years to figure that out and get to where I am now. And I’m still learning and growing. I never want that to stop! That is what it can feel like, when you do what you love. You don’t mind the slow-downs, hiccups, detours, dead ends. Eventually, you find your way round again, doing what you love. As long as you are pointed in the right direction, and keep putting gas in the tank, you will find more ways to explore each avenue of expression, each eager dovetail into phenomenal vistas that send your stomach swirling in loop-dee-loops. It is worth the price of admission.

    What will it take to do what you love? You may have a family member or a partner to help. Or a side job, or a very slow transition time from your “normal” career. Or you may do what you love on weekends, or on very long vacations from which you do not wish to return, or you may have an exit plan. Whatever way you decide to take, keep pointing in the right direction.

    And what if you do not know what you love? I don’t believe that’s possible. Or you wouldn’t be reading this book! There is some flickering flame of passion within you, some deep down desire. Listen to it. Explore it. Ask questions. Pretend that anything is possible. And then take the first step. Or the thousandth. Just keep going! And soon, you will be counting the days til your next work day, rather than your next vacation day. True work is play!

    Doing what you love feeds your soul, elevates your consciousness, and often causes you to give love and service to others in a way that feels “effortless”. It could be something so natural to you you think it’s a sin to be paid for it. Well, it isn’t. Imagine your life differently. Doing what you love. Imagine that God wants you to be happy. Doing what you love. Imagine everything is possible. Doing what you love. And then, and only then, start living that way!

    Daily Miracle Prayer

     Dear God, help me remember what I love to do, what brings me joy and happiness, fulfillment and abundance. I am willing to change my outlook. I am willing to make room in my life for more of what I love. Make me accountable. Send me helpers to push me toward my dreams. Make them come true. Thank you God. Amen.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    Make room for Me. And I will make room for your deepest dreams. Pray to Me, and I will counsel you on what to do. Do not falter. Do not despair. There is a rainbow waiting for you. Give me your dreams and I will cause great miracles to bring them to life!

  • DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  SPIRITUALITY

    Day 2 What the Sun Said to the Moon

    From a Daily Book of Miracles, a work in progress, by Krista M. Moore, Illustration by Mary S. Moore

    Daily Miracle Message

    Sometimes it is difficult to hear what Spirit says. Listening for something can cause nothing to become much louder! It can feel almost impossible to connect to that ineffable Presence. Travelling in many circles of play and work, we dream, we write, we become still at night. And we wake again to the same plight: What is it all for? Is anyone listening? What does my life mean?

    The doorway is open if we let ourselves seek it. Jesus said, “Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Mathew 7:7-8). We must enter. It is not an easy path, it is through “the narrow gate” (Mathew 7:13): to close the door to one world and open the door to another. But it must happen.  

    Like sleep at night, we must engage in the practice of putting to rest all other things. We must fold down the sheets and lay our heads down. We must turn out the light, so the true light of our own inner being is illuminated. As our busy mind rests, our spirit is able to connect to God, to reunite with its Creator.

    We can not expect this to happen instantly.  It is a process of repetition, like the moon’s ascent each night.  It does not decide when or what it will be;  it simply returns, gloriously.  And like the symbol of the moon, it can be a very emotional process. That time of rest is also a sorting of many things we have carried during our days, weeks, months, years, or even lifetimes. 

    But once in a blue moon, if we persist, if we continually let go and return with open hearts and minds, we are able to dream beautiful dreams, to rise past fitful sleep, to that other place we call freedom or heaven on earth. To connect with our true selves and Spirit in new and beautiful ways, with the sun shining on our face. 

    Daily Miracle Prayer

    Dear God, help me to open my heart and mind to You. Help me to hear your Voice, and ascend to where you always abide. Let me move past all the cares and worries of this world. Let me rest my head and return to You so that I can know heaven on earth. Amen.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    Rise up, daughter! Rise up, son! Turn your face to me and feel my eternal Light. Take your place among the stars at night and see the Light of who you are. Return to me and bask in my golden glow, forever held and free.

  • DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  LIFE,  SPIRITUALITY

    Day 1 Sorting The Laundry

    From A Daily Book in Miracles, work in progress, Day 1, by Krista M. Moore

    Daily Miracle Message

    You may not think sorting your laundry is very miraculous. It may appear that clothes being sorted is the most mundane activity known to man – or mankind – or humankind. But how you sort the laundry, and why you sort the laundry is more important than you might think. 

    The avoidance of pain drives – almost – all human beings. We will come up with a million things to do other than sort the laundry. Unless we like that sort of thing. And most of us do not. As a matter of fact, when we sort the laundry, we may even be tempted to think that our lives are not important. That we are as mundane as the things we are sorting. But that is not the case.

    If you look at your life, it is like one giant pile of assorted things we put on: roles we play, ideas we have, decisions we make, children and projects we create, work we do, games we play. There are a million and one things on our todo list. And sorting the laundry is like the epitome of what it takes to face up to all of that.

    What if we sorted the laundry like it was our best friend? The most delicate and precious solitary act, the most reverent act of kindness toward ourselves and the ones for whom we are carefully folding and putting away? 

    Without the clothes on our backs our lives would be pretty scary indeed. Think of Adam and Eve!

    We can sort our laundry and name why we like each item, or why a certain item has seen better days and needs to be lovingly put away or given away. 

    What if we caressed our clothes like we caressed our lover, watching our hands as they fold, smelling the fresh fabric, unfurling the sheets with a last zip and flourish before folding each corner down over the other, trying to remember how our mother or grandmother learned to do such a thing? It is a marvel.

    What if we let go of our desire to do anything else but be exactly where we are?

    Now that would be a miracle!

    Daily Miracle Prayer

    Dear God, give me the strength to be here, exactly where I am, starting this day with You at my side. Give me the clarity to accept the things I cannot change and the will to love the things I can. I will love it all anyway. Amen.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    Oh, that you would know how mighty and blessed you are. Exactly as you are. With all that you have and all that you do, you are a miraculous child of God. Bless you!