The Light and Life of Joy
by Rev. Martha Quintana, Senior Minister
“I thought that my voyage had come to its end, that the path before me was
closed, that provisions were exhausted and the time had come to take shelter
in a silent obscurity. But I find that Thy will knows no end in me, and
when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the
heart, and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed in its
wonders.” Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize Poet from India
The Light and Life of Joy
There is a Light so bright, so powerful that it creates. This Light is the Energy that is the Source of all Life. It Is. I call this Light Creator and I call upon It now. I align my mind with It and know It in everything. Creator is the Light and Life of this world, all the worlds in the galaxy, and the galaxies beyond. It is the Light and Life of every being in every dimension so when I call It, I call all Life, Wisdom, Certainty, Happiness, Joy, Peace, Abundance, Health, and Love. I call it all simply by saying the word, “Creator.”
Creator. I said it. I am aligned with it and know it to the depth of my core. Because It Is, I am. I am one with the Creator. She loves and provides for me, gives me license to live in life, wisdom, certainty, happiness, joy, peace, abundance, health, and love. As I know this for me, I know this for every person who calls the Rio Grande Center their spiritual home now, in the past, and in the future. I know this for every person reading this prayer and for everyone that is loved by him or her. This alignment automatically blesses us all.
I affirm and declare happiness for everyone at the Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living. This happiness brings peace, joy, abundance, love, and health with it. I declare that all is well in our lives and as we experience this joy and goodness, it spreads to everyone around us—and then to everyone around them, ad infinitum. The goodness then returns and gets sent out again. It’s a joyful circle we live in and joyful circle we experience. There is nothing ever missing and all we need is already here. I affirm and declare this truth.
I give thanks for this prayer. I give thanks that it is praying me as profoundly as I am willing to experience. I give thanks that all I ever need has arrived and that all that has happened and all that will ever happen is in divine right order. I am grateful for the people who share my spiritual community at the Rio Grande Center and who share this philosophy at all other Centers for Spiritual Living. I am grateful to be witness to their magnificence.
I now release these words back into Creator knowing that this prayer is accomplished.
And So It Is. Amen.