Archive for May, 2012

The Courage to Proceed

In our daily lives we are given an abundance of things and ‘them’s’ to be afraid of. Stories are spun and passed around about the dangers of radiation, the end of the mayan calendar, inorganic food, economic turmoil and government conspiracies. This fear is sold to us for various reasons and while some of it can lead to good, much of it is simply of no use to us whatsoever.

Everyone  has natural ebbs and flows in their life, as does all of nature. Some days will be better than others, no matter who the person is or how they live their lives. On the days when things aren’t the greatest, that is when we are most susceptible to outside influences and fear-mongering. In some circumstances this can lead to a person losing all courage to take the daring risks necessary to fulfill their life purpose.

Usually this lack of momentum involves staying at an unfulfilling and ultimately meaningless job simply because it pays, or it can manifest itself in self-abuse of some sort. Whether that is drinking to excess, smoking, drugs, or physical negligence it all amounts to the same self sabotage.

Where then can these people find the courage to move forward with their life purpose, to help themselves escape the cycles of fear and begin to help other people like themselves? There are of course many answers to that question, and for everyone it may be a little different, but I believe that all answers ultimately lead towards the same goal: faith.

Faith has been shown to have a remarkable power to heal, comfort, and bring peace to troubled minds. Studies have shown that it does not so much matter who or what you have faith in, just so long as that faith is genuine. Forced spiritual practice, or just giving “lip-service” to a higher power serves no use. While most people do have personal preferences and would like to see more people agree with those preferences, everyone is free and encouraged to find what faith is true for them.

Faith gives us courage because it proves to us that we are not alone. We have someone or something stronger, wiser, and more powerful than ourselves watching out for us and giving us loving guidance. The issues of the world are no longer overwhelming. Whatever potential issues may come up from a long extinct civilization’s calendar are being well looked after by our divine source. The confidence that everything is being taken care of can give us the courage to proceed fearlessly and achieve everything that we came here to do.

My upcoming book “Courage Through Faith” discusses all of this and more. Coming soon from Virtue Press.

Daily Rumi

ImageDaily Rumi, a free Android app I made back in 2010, is now back in production after a very long hiatus. If you have had the app in the past you will find a new version in the Google Play store. Most of the work at this point has been in reconstructing the app from scratch as I lost my backups. I am working on new features for the app starting today.

The first update that I have pushed out for the app is the ability to copy the quotes from within the app so that you can e-mail them to friends. This was by far the most requested feature for this very simple app.

I have also submitted the app to the Blackberry Playbook App World as well as the Amazon App Market. With luck those should be live soon.

The app itself is very simple, but it can provide a nice inspiring boost without taking up much resources on your phone or tablet. It is, by design, not a fancy app nor is it loaded down with advertisements or expensive fees. It is my hope that everyone finds at least one of Rumi’s wonderful quotes helpful in their life and can gain something from it.

New quotes will be coming soon, with the ultimate goal of 365 total quotes. Nearly there!

The primary reason that God and the Angels of Abundance are so willing to help us manifest abundance, something that is by definition a mortal desire, is that they know that we cannot achieve our life purpose if we are worrying about what to eat. Everyone’s life purpose is just as important as everyone else’s. There is no situation in which you deserve more or less comfort and security than someone else simply because you have chosen a more private or humble life path.

Knowing that we are all on a level playing field, how can we look at someone that has more than us and possibly assume that they have something we cannot have? That is a fallacy based on fear that we should never let take root within ourselves. We must simply ask for the help that we need, rather than wait for it to find us. Taking proactive steps towards our own betterment is the only real path to success.

Several people have told me over the years that they do ask and ask more or less continuously but nothing seems to happen. That is a great first step, but if it is not followed up by listening then of course success is not a likely outcome. Just as if you would never want to be so rude as to have only one sided conversations with other people, so too must you take time to listen to what God and the Angels are saying to you.

Depending on who you are, and what manner of natural strengths you have, the answers that you will be given can vary wildly. However everyone will receive a sign. It is up to you to pay attention to those signs and then act upon them.

The Angels of Abundance, like all angels, are here to help bring you divine guidance and protection. The only thing they ask is that you participate in the process.

More information can be found in my book Angels of Abundance, available on Kindle and in paperback at finer bookstores worldwide.

Many Blessings,

Grant Virtue


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