Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"ONE FOR LUNCH"
Painting #108 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (17"x19")  Completed November, 1993

"Recent events have brought on much pain and yet by "Letting Go & Letting God", I am able to find the solution to tranquility and peace."
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Let Go, Let God
I am guided and restored by God’s power and light.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Completing errands, shopping, planning meals, and hosting gatherings can cause stress during the holiday season. When I feel I don’t have enough time for everything, or find myself harried, I stop and take a deep breath­—then release. I let go of the day’s worries and let God restore my peace.
As I commune with God, I release my anxiety and let Spirit renew my energy. I then have the strength and calm to complete what is mine to do. Spirit is the light that guides me. When I don’t know what to do, I ask within. I let go of my way and let God shine the light of understanding in me.
My life runs smoothly as I yield to the light and power of God. In the midst of holiday busyness, I let go and let God.

To give light to those who sit in darkness ... to guide our feet into the way of peace.—Luke 1:79

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Plumbago & Lemon"
Painting #823 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (20"x24")      Completed May 4, 2005


Will
I use my human willpower to act on divine ideas in the world.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My human willpower helps me to accomplish things in the world. When I align it with the power of God, I can do anything.
Will is the capacity to make choices, and I use it to shape my ideas and my life. When I act on a thought, I bring it to life. I use this power to make healthy choices, choose positive thoughts, or focus on a goal and achieve it. With the ability of will, I direct my life. I make wise choices to be the best person I can be.
I align my willpower with the power of God. In prayer and meditation, I listen to divine ideas of peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love. I choose to act on these divine ideas for myself and others, even in difficulties. In this way, I manifest Spirit in the world.

If God is for us, who is against us?—Romans 8:31

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"RED ROSES IN VIENNA VASE"
Painting #418 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (30"x24") Completed August, 1997 /SOLD
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Success
I apply my talents and abilities to my work, and I am successful.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My work is more than a source of supply; it is also a source of fulfillment. My work gives me the opportunity to use the talents and abilities God has given me. When I use my gifts to serve and bring joy to others, I have a sense of accomplishment—I achieve true success.
No job needs to be boring or humdrum. If I feel my work does not give me the opportunity to grow, I pray for a change. In the meantime, I do the best I can right where I am and thank God for my job every day. I bring happiness to the people I serve.
Today I put my heart into what I do, knowing that true success comes from the inside. I am blessed to be of service in the world!

Serve him with single mind and willing heart; for the Lord searches every mind, and understands every plan and thought.—1 Chronicles 28:9

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"IRISES"
Painting #304 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (36"x24") Completed in May, 1996  SOLD

Heroic
Aligned with Divine Mind, I boldly express my truth.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sometimes I’m unsure about what to do in a given situation. Circumstances may call for a particular action that does not feel right to me. Although I could simply do what others want me to do, I want to act from integrity. I choose to be true to myself. At times like these, I pray. I become quiet and listen for the still, small voice of Divine Mind.
Aligned with Spirit, I receive the direction I seek and the wisdom I desire. I find the courage to do what is mine to do without doubt. Assured of God’s guidance, I move forward with confidence and conviction. As I bravely act in integrity, I feel at peace and trust in the perfect outcome for all concerned. Attuned to Divine Mind, I discover the truth that brings freedom.

And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.­—John 8:32

Friday, November 7, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"BING CHERRIES"
Painting #413 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (16"x 20")  Completed in July, 1997  SOLD

Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Guidance
I am attuned to the wisdom of God.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Spirit’s guidance may come at any time, even when I am not seeking it. I stay receptive to divine communication through nudges and ideas. I may read and feel inspired or receive an invitation for an adventure. When guidance comes from Spirit, I hear something inside me say “Yes!”
I trust God’s guidance to push me past any resistance from old ways of thinking. I release any thoughts of limitation or fear. Whether I have been planning my next step carefully or feel suddenly called, I confidently step beyond the familiar into new growth. I gain greater awareness of what is mine to do and follow Spirit’s direction with enthusiasm. As I do, I welcome abundant and joyful blessings. I walk in trust, ready to follow God’s guidance.

Remind them to be ... ready for every good work.—Titus 3:1

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"ROSES IN ANTIQUE PITCHER"
Painting #410 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (24"x20") Completed in July, 1997  SOLD
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Rooted in God
Rooted in God, I am peaceful, courageous, and strong.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Every fiber of my being is divine substance. I am made in the image and likeness of God. I may look like a separate part of the whole, but underneath my human nature is the vastness of Spirit. I am a wave that belongs to the ocean.
I am never separate from God because God is everywhere present. Worry and anxiety are signs I have forgotten this Truth. To remember it, I pause, feel my breath, and meditate. I may start by being aware of body sensations—my heartbeat, my feet on the ground. In God, I breathe and live. I am part of the ocean of existence. Everything outside and inside me is God.
As I focus on Divine Intelligence, I let go of any concerns. Rooted in God, I live in Oneness and peace.

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.—1 Corinthians16:13

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"MACY AT DINING TABLE"
Painting #408 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (40"x 30")  Completed in July, 1997

"This is my granddaughter and of course I painted this one from a photograph.  I loved painting her and in those days Karl and I were still enjoying living in our home on Lamb Lake, Indiana."
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Healing
I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

When electrical equipment malfunctions, I first check to see whether it is plugged in. Similarly, when I experience dysfunction or disease in mind or body, I check whether I am “plugged in” to God. If I have harbored faulty ideas, I let them go. If I have given power to beliefs of disharmony or sickness, I disconnect from those thoughts and reconnect to Truth.
Established in right thinking, I allow the light of Truth to heal and transform me. As I experience healing from the inside out, I feel great ease and aliveness. I deeply trust life’s divine and perfect unfolding. No matter where I am in my healing process, I know that perfection and wholeness are my Truth. God is my health and well-being.

Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light.—Luke 11:34

Monday, November 3, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"RED ROSES IN BRASS POT"
Painting #440 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (24"x 36")     Completed November 14, 1997

Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Declaration
I claim my divine inheritance through powerful affirmations.

Monday, November 3, 2014

I claim my good knowing it is already mine. Unity cofounder Myrtle Fillmore declared, “I am a child of God and therefore I do not inherit sickness.” She claimed her health despite a diagnosis of tuberculosis. Myrtle stayed focused through daily prayer, affirming words of praise and encouragement to her body. She continued to declare health as the truth of her being, until her body responded and the good she claimed was fully manifest.
I claim my good by declaring aloud the truth of my divine inheritance: I am loving and loved. I am prospered by Divine Ideas. I am healthy and whole. I feel the power of my affirmations. Regardless of outer appearances, I call forth my good through the power of my words.

Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.—Ephesians 6:20

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"SUMMER ROSES"
 Painting #820 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (10"x 8") Completed April 16, 2005

"Today, I want to share with you this message I have received from my Guides.  I have been receiving messages on a steady basis since January 18, 2013 but have been reluctant to share.  I believe it is time."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ART & SPIRIT by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"ORANGE BEGONIA"
Painting #1074 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Canvas  (24"x 24") Completed October 30, 2009

Photos again from THE BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ART.

Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Shift
I shift to a higher spiritual perspective.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A car with a manual transmission cannot move if it is not in gear. If I find myself pressing my foot on the gas pedal and spinning my wheels, shifting the gears will propel me forward.
Likewise, holding on to an attitude of insistence or resistance in my life will keep me stuck. Through prayer, I access the wisdom and clarity to know how to shift gears and change.
To rise from blame, upset, or frustration, I adjust my attitude. I let go and forgive. I use my energy in positive ways—uplifting, encouraging, and looking for the best in myself and others. These shifts help me gain a higher spiritual perspective and move me steadily forward.

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts.—Zechariah 4:6