Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy Dayclean

We had a fun New Year's Day, a nice blend of sitting together to watch the Rose Parade and an afternoon of putting away Christmas decorations. Now it really feels like the holiday season is behind me and a new year has begun. This year I will be working with 'daily' and this morning I found a really interesting concept. It is from a Sentinel article, Any Moment can be a Fresh Start. The writer says that in the Gullah language there is a word 'dayclean' that means dawn. In her household they use it to mean a fresh start, wiping the slate clean, not dragging along yesterday's baggage into today.

When her son was in elementary school he was having one of those days when he was in trouble at school and at home, one thing after another. Finally he sat back and sighed, "I wish it was time to go to bed, and when I woke up, it would be dayclean". Haven't we all had days like that! The good news is that we don't have to carry our behavior or choices into the next day. We don't need to go to sleep to have dayclean. Just the opposite! We need to awaken right here and now to the goodness of God and His creation. A fresh start does not require time or rest, but to see the need for, and the willingness to accept a new view. A new way of thinking about yourself, your life, your family, your work. We don't need to wait for future good, because good is present here and now. Both our attitude and our experience can be transformed.

You can live this day as who you really are, the expression and expressing of good. Divine Love created you loving, lovable, and lovely. That is your true nature. You can have an immediate fresh start in any situation. This gives you poise and patience. Drop anything that is unlike good and leave it on the ground. You have dominion over the earth.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW." (Rev 21). I would pray with this and add 'daily' to the end. Divine Love makes all things new daily.

Be at peace today.

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