Lent is the name given to a period of fasting and abstinence in traditional Christian Churches – specifically, the 40 days (plus six Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. The word Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for spring, which in turn is derived from the Germanic root for long – referencing the fact that in the spring, the days become longer.
Like spring, Lent is a time of rebirth. It is a time for spiritual transformation. We “fast” from negative thoughts or behaviors that create a sense of separation from God or from our own authentic selves. We realign with Christ Consciousness through prayer, meditation, and quiet reflection. Through our Lenten journey, we release our old way of being and step into new, expanded life.
This Lenten season, may you “be transformed by the renewing of your mind!”
With love on your spiritual journey,
Your Friends in Unity
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Daily Inspirations for Lent
Day 1 (March 1st)
Denial: This thought holds no power over me. I release it and I let it go.
Affirmation: I am a powerful, creative, spiritual being!
God: God is my help in every need.
I Am: I AM an unlimited spiritual Being, expressing in life as a divine creation of God.
The Altar: God is always with us.
Faith: With faith, I know my dreams and visions are more than possible.
Strength: Centered in the power and presence of God within me, I am strong and courageous. I go forth to do what is mine to do.
Wisdom: Divine wisdom within illumines my way.
Love: Divine love is my true nature. Love flows through every cell of my being.
Power: I step into spiritual power today. My I AM claims dominion over that which I no longer want to experience or entertain.
Understanding: I AM open to deeper understanding of the Spirit of Truth within all people.
Will: The Will of God directs, guides, and expresses through me and as me.
Order: I affirm that the Christ within is working always, and I live from a consciousness of divine order.
Zeal: I am filled with eagerness, energy, and devotion. I am filled with zeal!
Elimination: Today I appreciate the flow of life in my consciousness. I dissolve all resistance as outdated beliefs and fears disappear and are replaced by new ideas and deeper understanding.
Life: I am the God seed for life and love.
Jesus Christ: I renew the ageless power of Jesus Christ, my soul shepherd, to open my heart and awaken my consciousness.
Spiritual Evolution: I grow into my highest good as I let go and let God.
Surrender: I surrender to the guidance of Spirit in all aspects of my life.
Wholeness: I focus on love and experience “the pure essence of Being that binds together the whole human family.”
Grace: I open my heart and mind to the unending grace of God alive in me, sustaining me, and expressing as me.
Perspective: I always have the choice to change my perspective.
Consciousness: As I release negative thoughts and focus on positive, loving, and healing thoughts, I open to new possibilities for spiritual growth.
Spiritual Healing: Through deep faith and receptivity, I am healed to my natural state of wholeness.
Nonresistance: As I surrender my will to the One Will, I am guided by divine wisdom.
The Kingdom of Heaven: I release all distractions to my spiritual awakening. I am ready to live in the kingdom of heaven.
God as Principle: I AM a child of God, and every moment his life, love, wisdom,
Miracles: By operation of a higher law, I am a miracle of radiant love and light. With eyes to see and ears to hear, I attune to the ceaseless miracles around and within me.
Patience: I am patience, flowing in the perfect rhythm of God’s time.
Discernment: I recognize the spiritual energy expressing through every choice I make.
Germination: I spring forth in God’s goodness.
Atonement: I center in the awareness of oneness and rise from the web of self into the oneness consciousness of true self.
Transfiguration: I radiate from the light of God as the truth of my being.
Transmutation: God’s eternal love and wisdom transmute my entire being into an expression of pure Spirit.
Transcendence: When I am fully human, I express my divinity as love, compassion, kindness and joy.
Forgiveness: I free myself by processing my feelings and forgiving myself and others–and I am transformed.
Communion: As I remember who I am, I invite a full awareness of Christ into my body experience.
Gethsemane: In the quiet moments of everyday life, I find the place of grace where new life is born.
Resurrection: My resurrection experiences lead me to manifest more of the Christ within.
Completion: We are filled with Spirit as we complete the Lenten journey.