A Vision for Asking and Giving

As the new paradigm opens up before us, we see a world where people realize that everyone needs help on occasion, and that asking for it is one of the best ways for us to receive the things we want and need in our lives. Not only do we ask for help from our fellow travelers, but we also have learned that it is wise for us to ask Great Oneness / God / The Holy Spirit / for help and direction when we feel lost or confused or unsettled.

Now, all shame and guilt is gone as we freely ask for the support we need. All resistance to our receiving has disappeared – and another by-product of our asking has come to the surface: the people who help us are presented with opportunities that they need to further their own growth processes. Indeed, there are many in our world who benefit greatly from being asked for help, because it allows them to practice giving and enjoy all the rewards that their giving brings to them.

Such is the way of the new world. The Love which is born out of the cycle of asking and giving is known to all, accepted by all, and practiced by all. As a result, our selfishness and turned to selflessness, and our feeling of being alone has turned to a feeling of being at One.

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
British Novelist and Dramatist, James Matthew Barrie

Your action for today is to do something that will lift up the spirits of one of your friends.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


There is no doubt that cats make good companions (even though many dog lovers might not agree), but history shows the contrary. Archeologists can date domesticated cats back to the Ancient Egyptians, who lived over 3,000 years ago! Who knows what fascination early mankind had with these animals?

I’ll leave such big questions to the historians and stick to a more personal reign. I am and have always been a cat lover, and the proud owner of two adorable felines, Phoebe and Rufus. Phoebe especially is very people-oriented, often greeting me at the door for a tummy rub and she loves to sit in my lap when I’m working at my computer. My furry friends are sometimes lively, sometimes lazy, but never boring. In fact, on the contrary, I find them extremely entertaining and sometimes almost mesmerizing.

Have you ever watched a cat chasing a string or a moving light ray reflecting off a piece of jewellery or glass. This simple little pastime can be a tremendous source of amusement and stimulation for these animals. It makes you wonder what is going on in their heads! Usually, the interest is short-lived, but while they’re in the middle of it, they exhibit focus and determination and nothing else seems to matter!

I envy this kind of abandon. I know from my own personal experience and from working with clients that we humans have a much more difficult time separating ourselves from our current worries and preoccupations, and the moment we happen to be living. As a consequence, we often forfeit the daily joys of our own life. This is certainly one lesson we take from our four-legged fury friends.

While I have a personal preference for felines as this week’s message shows, I know that dogs can be equally adorable and lovable. Both make for loyal companions, and we are fortunate to have them by our side, especially in these unsettling times. If you have a pet at home, give them an extra hug this week and tell them how lucky you are to have them!

“Have you ever noticed that anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
Comedian, George Carlin

Your action for today is to be the most courteous driver you can be.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A Vision for Recharging

We see a world where the Law of Diminishing Returns is taught to us when we are youngsters so we are all easily able to tell before things go stale from too much repetitiveness, routine, or immoderation in our lives. The Law of Diminishing Returns works like this: You can eat one ice cream cone and it’s good. And you can eat two cones and they are still good. But after seven or eight ice cream cones, you have to get away from them for awhile so that you can come back later and eat ice cream cones again . . .

With this in mind, we see a world where we fully realize that all things, whether they are our jobs, our hobbies, our habits, our relationships, our possessions, even our diets – indeed, everything in our lives – need to be renewed every so often by getting away from them for awhile so we can come back to them refreshed and ready to begin anew again.

In this way, we see a world where we are making the most of our vacation time by traveling to special places on the Earth, where the custom of making pilgrimages has returned; and where we see the wisdom in visiting sacred spots for the purpose of recharging and renewing our bodies and our souls when the Law of Diminishing Returns has begun to affect us.

Now, people everywhere are happier and our relationships are working much better because we are more conscious about when to get away for awhile. And, at the same time, our Spirits have been fed because, in the getting away, we went somewhere that really charged us up, inspired us, and sent us home renewed, feeling ready to do our very best again.

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”
Writer, Mark Twain

Your action for today is to think about something that you have worried about in the past that never took place. then proceed to let go of an unfounded worry.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


“The love you give away is the only love you keep.”
Writer and Philosopher, Elbert Hubbard

Your action for today is to contact a family member or a good friend and express your love for them.

“Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.”
French Proverb

Your action for today is to remember someone who has been kind to you.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A Vision for Gentleness

We see a world where gentleness has surfaced in every nation, in every family, in every business, in every home, in every heart; where our inclinations to act out in anger have entirely disappeared and have been replaced by a sweetness, a softness that tells all others that we mean no harm, that we only seek to help in whatever way we can.

We see a world where the rough edges of life are gone now, and looked back upon as a step we had to go through in order to reach the place where our acts, both individual and worldly, are caring and compassionate; where we learned, through our pain and sorrow, that our hardness and our harshness took us away from the happiness we sought, and that our gentleness returned us, straight away, to the love that was within us all along.

“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”
19th Century English Literary Critic, John Churton Collins

Your action for today is to contact a friend who has seen you through a rough time and thank them for being your friend.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


“Extending your hand is extending yourself.”
Poet and Composer, Rod McKuen

Your action for today is to extend your hand to someone in your immediate family.

“Take good care of your reputation. It will live longer than you do.”
An Unknown Author

Your action for today is to do something that will enhance your reputation with a particular group or individual.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”
Philosopher, George Santayana

Your action for today is to do something special for one of your family members.

“Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.”
Writer, George Lorimer

Your action for today is to complete something you have been putting off.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A Vision for Our Resurrection

We offer the following Vision from the Teachers Manual of A Course in Miracles. Written by one who brings life to words and words to life as beautifully as anyone anywhere, this passage, in particular, lends itself to our purposes at The Vision Alignment Project. As with many passages in The Course, you may want to reread it a few times to gain the most from it. It is our intention that you are uplifted by it.

“The Resurrection is the denial of death, being the assertion of life. This is all thinking of the world reversed entirely. Life is now recognized as salvation, and pain and misery of any kind perceived as hell. Love is no longer feared, but gladly welcomed. Idols have disappeared, and the remembrance of God shines unimpeded across the world. Christ’s face is seen in every living thing, and nothing is held in darkness, apart from the light of forgiveness. There is no sorrow still upon the Earth. The joy of Heaven has come upon it.”

“If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.”
Chinese Proverb

Your action for today is to see if there’s something you’ve been thinking of doing, that you wouldn’t want others to know. If there is, you may not want to do it.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


A Vision for Healing Ourselves and Our Planet

The following Vision comes to us from Vicki Brunton of Palestine, Texas. Vicki says, “I would like to share a vision with you…this is a bit rough, but the essence is that as we consciously heal ourselves, everything around us will be healed as well.”

Thank you, Vicki. Your Vision is beautiful, and here it is!

We see a vision of our children as they arrive on planet earth never losing their connection to their higher self, knowing who they are and why they are here. They are continuously and lovingly supported by parents, angels, guides and others in ways that nourish, inspire and uplift them. They are a source of pure light and love, here to assist the planet in healing.

We see a vision of ourselves as whole and fully integrated, having forgiven ourselves and others and loving all aspects of who we are. We see ourselves living freely, compassionately, and in gratitude for all that has past which has brought us to where we are now. We see ourselves carrying out our higher purpose work in service to our fellow man and our planet. We see ourselves as healed, filled with light and love which, in turn, heals others by our very presence. As we raise our vibration, we assist in raising the vibration of those around us. 

We see a vision of ourselves, our children, all people and our planet as healed and vibrating pure love and light.  

“If we get everything that we want, we will soon want nothing that we get.”
Reverend, Vernon Luchies

Your action for today is to think of something that you don’t yet have and see if you can feel appreciation for not having it yet.

Have an extraordinary day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment