February 2024 Daily Guides by Rev. Dr. Andriette Earl
The Daily Guides have always been a beloved section of this publication. Each month, new spiritual guidance is imparted by members of the Centers for Spiritual Living communities. It’s lifelong insight you can’t find anywhere but Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine.
Each day brings two quotes from various wisdom teachers, a personal guide from the author’s life and a powerful affirmation. This daily inspiration has impacted generations of readers.
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Black History Is American History
Affirmation: I am empowered by my awareness of and commitment to our collective greater good.
It helps to know and hold in context what it was that Black historical figures were getting over. It helps to have a clear context of the time, laws, culture and power dynamics to better understand what was required for Black folks to succeed.
My research reveals an upward striving based in determination, perseverance, tremendous faith, courage beyond what I have seen or known, unconditional love, open heartedness, compassion and empathy. This striving seems the catalyst that drove these historical figures from what might have been their destiny, had they bought into the constraints forced on them.
Instead, they nurtured and harvested a larger vision, a healthy sense of self, a divine knowing that something more was possible and ultimately inevitable. And they didn’t stop there. They stayed the course and worked to create a way out of no way.
This can be instructional for all of us, to acknowledge and honor the horrendous circumstances and immense risks. Although many did not make it to the mountaintop, they never gave up. And many thrived. I am blessed to see myself and this teaching — the principles we teach and endeavor to practice — evidenced throughout these stories.
All sustainable progress depends on us working together toward our collective greater good. Some will be resistant. Some will serve and support as allies, some as advocates. And some will step up as co-conspirators, committed to doing whatever it takes, including what the Honorable John Lewis called getting into “good trouble, necessary trouble.”
The only difference between a burglar and a “settler” is who writes the police reports.
— Michael Harriot
Our horizon is limited to the confines of our own consciousness.
— Ernest Holmes, “The Science of Mind,” page 448