Monday, December 8, 2014

"BOUGAINVILLEA BOUQUET"
Painting #700 of 1181 Paintings / Pastel on Sanded Paper (24"x20") Finished April, 2002  SOLD

"ROSES ARE RED"
Painting #1117 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Canvas (24"x20") Completed March, 2010  SOLD

"My baby, Jason, is forty-seven years old today.  Jason was born three months premature and weighed only two pounds and two ounces at birth.  Today, he is such a handsome, robust man, worries about weighing too much and still fills my heart with Joy.  He is a living Miracle!
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Remember
I remember what is true, good, and holy.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Everyday happenings may trigger old feelings, images, or responses. While some of these memories may be sweet and joyful, others may feel painful or challenging.
I release old emotions with the help of Divine grace. As memories come up, I center faithfully in Spirit, acknowledge the feelings, and let them go. Infinite Love comforts me with tenderness, like a caring mother rocking a newborn baby. Basking in God’s compassion, I remember who I truly am—a precious child of the Most High, worthy of all good.
My divine inheritance is wholeness, love, prosperity, and joy. Assured of this Truth, the past no longer has any power over me. I claim my good in full right here and now.

They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer.—Psalm 78:35

Friday, December 5, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"RED ROSES"
Painting #1032 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (12"x12") Completed May 7, 2009   SOLD


"The suitcase is on a guest bedroom bed waiting to be filled.  I leave for Barcelona one week from today.  Can I share the message I received this morning with you?"

Friday, December 5, 2014     9:00am
“The Spiritual Eye does not see as the physical eye.  Both are necessary for a well balanced life.  You can walk in Spirit while here on Earth.  Make this your intent.  Be open to receive the help.  It is always available.  It is joyful to be in Spirit.  The Spirit is healing and nourishing.  Set the ego on the shelf.  Let it gather dust.  The ego can’t survive in this higher vibration and would like to keep you from surviving too.  Listen to your Higher Power for you are always safe and protected.  No harm can befall you.  Trust, Nora, trust.  Be aware and trust.”
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Protected
Divinely protected, I live boldly and confidently.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The protection of Spirit is boundless. Wherever I go, I am guided and safe. The all-seeing wisdom of God is within me, as my inner voice and intuition. It is my steadfast lighthouse, gently guiding me away from stormy situations. Enlightened in the love of God, I am steered toward my highest good.
Knowing I am divinely protected, I live boldly and courageously. I navigate through uncertain situations with supreme confidence, always expecting good. God is within and around me, calling forth the highest expression of humanity in myself and others.
Wherever I am called to be, and whatever I am called to do, Spirit’s omnipotent power is with me. I am protected by the infallible Presence; I am always harbored in love.

Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!—Daniel 10:19

Spirit Message received by Suzanne Giesemann this morning
Body, mind, and spirit … in this reality in which you find yourself, they work together.  Spirit and mind express themselves through the body.  You say, “Listen to your body.  What is it telling you?”  This is good advice, but the body does nothing on its own.  You are far more than the body.  It is directed by the other two team members.  Spirit is at work all the time and all around you, but in this dimension it is often unnoticed without body and mind.  Mind appears to make decisions and choices, but these are for naught if not impelled by spirit and enacted by body.  

All is a team effort, as is everything in your world.  Were it not for your personal team’s interactions with other teams around you, little would be accomplished and growth would be stymied.  Listen to your body.  Use your mind to make the highest choices.  Honor the spirit, and then see these three aspects in all around you.  This view changes things, and change—most especially in the direction of growth toward love—is the name of the game.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"PAINTED BUNTING"
Painting #1014 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (11"x14")  Completed September 14, 2008

"Thanksgiving Day, my sons, Jason and Jett, and Jason's wife, Leticia were with me.  They are all such a Blessing to me and believe me, I Am Thankful!

Today starts my preparations in full swing to travel to Barcelona, Spain on December 12, 2014.  My dear friend, Doris Gross, and her family are going too.  I'm driving the two hours to Miami where I have a non-stop flight to Barcelona, Spain.  Spending two days in Barcelona and on December 15, we are boarding a new Costa Cruise Line ship, the Costa Diadema for a Mediterranean cruise.  We will stop in Naples,  La Spezia and Savona, Italy / Palma De Mallorca, Spain and Marseille, France.  We disembark the ship on December 22, to spend two more days in Barcelona.  My non-stop flight, leaving Barcelona on December 24, 9:30am (Spain time) is scheduled to arrive in Miami, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 4:30pm (EST).

There are lots of indecisions for me right now, not knowing what to wear or to take with me, but I'm sure it will all work out great.  It feels really good to be making these plans."
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Dance
I join in the glorious dance of Life.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sunlight sparkles across a blue lake. Shadows play across a wall. Winds rustle through evergreen forests. Even the busy city streets have a steady flow about them. All of life is a dance, a perfect choreography of Spirit.
With joy and delight, I step in the beautiful flow of creation. As I turn my attention to the indwelling Spirit, I sense the underlying rhythm of all living things. It is in my own breath and my own heart.
When this tempo changes on the outside, I stay attuned to my inner music­—my divine guidance. I whirl and jump through twists and turns with seamless grace. In sync with Spirit, I play my unique part in the dance of Life.

Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.”—Psalm 87:7

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