It is God's good pleasure to give us the abundant life, yet, so many of us struggle to make ends meet. We struggle to provide for our families. We struggle in our relationships, we struggle with our health. Why is this? We say, "If it is God's good pleasure to give me the abundant life then why am I barely making ends meet, why am I sick?" God says to us, "It is my pleasure to give you the abundant life but I cannot give you what you are holding yourself back from receiving. The abundance you desire in every area of your life is there. It is flowing to you, yet, you block it from manifesting into your physical experience because you are denying it. How are you denying it? You deny it with the thought of doubt, the thought of fear, the belief that you do not have what you desire. You deny my abundance when you refuse to use the gift I have given you to lift yourself out of the state of consciousness that is called death instead of seeking the kingdom of heaven within you which is the consciousness of life. The gift I have given you is the Christ mind. This mind knows all, sees all, hears all, is all. Connect with the Christ within you, the God within you, and you will begin to breakdown the death consciousness, and as you do this the abundant life will be revealed to you."
What does it mean to be reborn? It means to realize, to remember, once again who you truly are. To remember that it is God's good pleasure to give you the abundant life and therefore you now open the flood gates and allow yourself to receive it; to remember that you are not the fears that you hold on to but are the Spirit that rises above these fears and remembers that you are more than the fears you have created, thus, you let them go and begin to live in fearlessness; to remember that you are commanded to have dominion over the earth and, thus, you let go of all that is unlike God that is stopping you from fulfilling this commandment and now you know that you can truly be, do, and have whatever it is you desire. To be reborn is to remember that nothing can hurt you because everything on this earth is unreal and cannot hurt that which is real; You are real. Be reborn today by letting go of all that is unlike God in your being. Set yourself free.
God's gift to us is his word. Say his name and, instantly, that which is of the divine gathers around you and blesses and protects you from all that is unlike God. In that moment you utter his name you are saved from the onslaught of forms that plague you. Rest in his name and have peace today and everyday.
Forgiveness is one of the toughest challenges we face yet it is the key to receiving the abundant life we all desire and are commanded to live. If we do not forgive ourselves and others for past mistakes then we, unwittingly, bring the past into our present and future thus keeping ourselves and others where we are. It is an endless cycle of punishing ourselves and each other. How do we step off the wheel? We must forgive. How do we forgive? By allowing ourselves to let go of the past and realize that the past was just a misguided thought/action that took hold in us and one that we continued to think for a long period of time thereby making it truth in our lives and the catalyst for everything that happens to us in the future. God forgives the moment you realize this truth. Now, it is up to you to let go of the negativity surrounding the past mistake and begin to insist on focusing on the new. For ex., let's say you are not where you want to be financially. Let's say you continue to say/think things like, "I should have taken a different job. I shouldn't have invested in that. I should have finished high school. I should have finished or gone to college. I should have never...." I can go on and on. You fill in your own story. Realize now that these thoughts about yourself and what you should have done are what is holding you back from living an abundant life. The Creator must give you what you want whether you consciously or unconsciously want it. You tell your Creator "I want.. or I am.." through what you think about yourself and others and thus the Creator must make this a reality for you. So, if you keep thinking and regretting your choices in the past you will continue to receive the result of your choices in the past based on your belief. At some point, you must let these thoughts and images of yourself go and realize that you, and no one else, are holding you back from what you desire. You must take responsibility for what you have created in your life and then let it go by beginning to introduce new thoughts and images about yourself and others into your awareness. God is forgiving. We must forgive and when you finally have had enough and begin to forgive you will have literally set you and your brothers and sisters free.
We let the past go by thinking differently in the now. You are not bound to your past. Some of us feel that if we have done something that we deem as wrong that we can not change; that we are beholden to the past but this is untrue. There is only the now and in this very moment you have the power, given you by God, to change who you are; to be a different person. All you need do is to begin thinking differently; to begin imaging differently and in time your life will begin to outplay these new thoughts and images. How long does it take? It takes as long as it takes you to submit to the new and let go of the past. Simple as that.
There are those who will say that we have no right to interfere with what others are doing. There are those who will not get involved when they see something that is unpleasing and goes against what their heart tells them for fear of being told that they should mind their own business and let people do what they want. They will say that it is a person's free will to, for ex., treat a child or animal in a bad way, to do or say things that hurt others, themselves, the evironement. Well, I say that I may not have the right to interfere with the free will of others but I DO have the right, by the power given me by God, to purify God’s light. All children of God, all of God's creations, and that includes you, have the right to re-qualify God's light when you see it being mis-qualified by another no matter what form it takes or how big or small it appears. How do you know when someone is mis-qualifying God's light? First you must go within and find peace. You can not assess any situation without the peace, and word, of God flowing through you. When you have calmed down and have looked upon the situation from the point of view of God you will know if it is truly a mis-qualification of God's light. If you fail to see the love, peace, joy, happiness and harmony that God commands us to experience then you know that what is being outplayed before your eyes is impure. God calls upon you to purify it with his power flowing through you for that is your purpose; your purpose is to bring God's light into this world, into all inharmonious situations, so that he might bring all mis-qualified light into the pure light that I AM. All mis-qualified light on this planet must, and will, be brought back to the pure light of God and we are the ones that have the power given us by God to do it. We are the ones that will raise this planet up into the light of God's pure being and when we accomplish this we will all experience heaven on earth.
Remember all things in the material universe are illusion. This is very important. Nothing dies. Nothing leaves. All is light. All is love. All is God. This world holds no value. It is valueless. Practice this truth and you will set yourself free from all burdens you hold, for you will realize that they are meaningless.
God heals all. When God fully flows through our vessel it heals all ailments of the mind and body. It overwhelms the dark forces that reside within and consumes and transmutes them back into the light of God on contact. There is no struggle in this process for God is all powerful and does not lament over anything that is presented to it. It merely is and continues on. There is no other but God and at the point we begin to believe there is something outside of God, outside of ourselves, that exists that is the moment when we gradually begin to lose sight of the truth. Always remembering that God is real, we stand strong in the face of what we see as hardship. We know that this hardship, whatever form it takes, is unreal and thus we shrug it aside and seek God’s comfort in that moment acknowledging the truth.
God calls out to us in pure love and light and tells us, "I am the light that lights your path on this earth. Always and in every moment of your waking life here on this planet look to me for your answers, for the answers I give you are permanent and follow my laws, whereas, the laws of this planet, that you have made up to satisfy a false god, are untrue, unreal and fleeting."
Do not be afraid to ask and receive. Do not be afraid to be "wrong." If you are afraid to be wrong you will never learn. You will forever be stuck where you are and will never be satisfied nor will you learn the truth behind all that you see. Try and try again, and if you are "wrong" each time keep trying and know that in time you will know the truth. Ask no matter what.
There is no other than Love. Love is all there is. Love is God. Love is you and all of your brothers and sisters and each should be seen in love by you, for if you are not able, or willing, to see love in all than you will forever live in a lower sense of self which does not know true love nor wants to accept love from God. God is all there is and you are all there is for you are one with God and all of life. Express that love in any way you choose to, this is your right and your free will. It does not matter the form it takes. All that matters is that you express it that God might give you more to express and give you the abundant life that you so desire. Make it a habit to express love to all that you encounter throughout the day and when something comes up that disturbs you do not react but, instead, give it your love and walk away if you must in order to stop yourself from falling prey to the lesser part of yourself.
As a society, we need to address bullying in a different light; in the Light of God. The bully bullies because he/she does not know who he/she truly is. The bullied is being bullied because he/she does not know who he/she truly is. Neither party understands the truth. The bully feels powerful because he strikes fear in others but the question begs to be asked: Why does the bully feel the need to bully? Does the bully have a hidden fear of being picked on thus he/she bullies before she/he is bullied by others? Maybe one of their parents or siblings is a bully and so they become the bully in order to unleash their frustration. Either way, the bully seeks fulfillment in the physical and because of this will never be happy. He/she will always be on the defensive ready to strike.
The bullied feels helpless because he/she is forever being picked on but the question begs to be asked: Why is the bullied being bullied in the first place? What are they afraid of? Are they being picked on at home, being put down or are they seeking attention? Where does their sense of self-worth lie? Either way, the bullied feels unworthy and seeks attention where it can never be truly fulfilled.
Neither the bully nor the bullied have any real power. They are both in the wrong because they seek where they will never find. We must begin to teach our children that their power lies within and not in being popular/unpopular in school nor in any achievement they might seek to gain in this world. For everything in this world is fleeting and will disappear and then what do they have to do, where will they go, who will they look to to fulfill their false desire?
True power lies in God; in knowing who you truly are. We give our children strength when we teach them about their Creator; when we teach them about how the great Masters dealt with similar situations. Yet how can we teach something we do not understand? We must learn in order to teach. We are responsible for our children and the best way to help our children cope in a sometimes hostile world is to teach them that they are powerful Spiritual Beings and then teach them that power through going within and connecting to their God.
A surefire way to know that you are thinking an untruth about a situation is when you are feeling fearful. If your thought is in any way fearful, hateful, depressing, doubtful, and all other negative thoughts in between, that is a sign, in that moment, that what you are thinking is not God's will for you. Fear is untruth. Joy is truth. God's will for you is happiness. God's will for you is wellness. God's will for you is prosperity. God's will for you is love. God's will for you is joy.
What a glorious day! Jesus has risen; a symbol of raising ourselves up into the Kingdom of Heaven. We are all to rise up and claim who we truly are in God. When celebrating today let us reflect on the importance of clearing our temple to receive the Holy Spirit who will raise us up into the Light of God.
Every morning before you arise and every night before you nod off remind yourself of who you truly are and desire to be. Say to yourself out loud, if you can,
- "I AM the Light of God."
- "I AM a Spiritual Being."
- "I AM abundant."
- "I AM healthy."
- "I AM......"
These two times of the day are very sensitive, as we are more open to receiving. Take advantage of them. At least 1 - 2 hours before you go to bed remain in silence. Turn off the TV, the music, the chatter. Do not take the things of this world into the sacred chamber of sleep. Remind yourself instead of who you truly are by stating the above and add your own personal phrases.
In the morning, before you put feet to floor, stay in bed at least 15 - 20 mins stating who you are and who you desire to be. Set your goals for the day and live from that perspective.
Do this religiously and witness the truth.
As you go about your day remember, "As I walk in this world the Light of God emanates from me purifying all that I pass, healing all that I pass, loving all that I pass, harmonizing all that I pass. All that I pass, whether people, animals, plants, places or the elementals, the Light of God that shines through me affects all, therefore, my mind is pure and my heart is pure, for as I think, feel and do, I qualify God's Light. And as pure as my heart and mind are that is how pure God's Light will be and how effective it will be as I walk."
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your loved ones. St. Patrick was an extraordinary saint who, according to "Confessio," was kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave. During captivity he developed and strengthened his relationship with God. After the six years of captivity he had a vision telling him to return to his home where he continued to immerse himself in the teachings of Christ. A few years later he received another vision to return to Ireland to help the people. Maybe, in the beginning, he did not know why such a horrific situation such as slavery should be brought upon him, but when we look deeper we see that it was a divine act, for St. Patrick brought to the people of Ireland the true teachings of Christ. He taught the Irish people that the Kingdom of God was within them and could not be found anywhere outside of themselves. He brought Jesus' true teachings to the people as we are all called to do. When we're celebrating today let's remember the true teachings of St. Patrick and reflect on the God within us. Let's remember who we truly are and why we have come.
For Immediate Release
March 15, 2018
Celebrate the Resurrection of the Christ in you this Easter with the new book release: Be a God: Prayers for the Intrepid.
Be a God: Prayers for the Intrepid is an inspirational book of 25 prayers and illustrations that will assist you in dying to the old self and being reborn to the new. Easter is the perfect time of year to celebrate the resurrection of the Christ within you. As Jesus resurrected on this glorious day, you, too, are asked to die to the old self and be reborn to the new.
Each prayer and illustration will catapult you to the next level of awareness for which you are ready. Prayer is traditionally used as a powerful tool to call upon the assistance of Spirit. But there is another way to utilize prayer and that is to assist you in realizing who you truly are. Through the meditation upon, focus and repetition of a single prayer in “Be a God” you are calling forth your Divine Self to flood your consciousness. The results of these actions, practiced unfailingly and embodied fully, will set you on a course towards a more profound connection to Spirit thereby awakening within you the memory of who you truly are, where you came from and your life's purpose. Meditating on each prayer will open the door for Spirit to impress upon you higher thoughts about your true nature thereby assisting you in the resurrection.
Each prayer is followed by an illustration that enhances the meaning of the prayer and adds an additional layer of understanding. When asked why she included the illustrations Nicole states, “I was inspired to add the illustrations by Spirit and when you are inspired to do something you must do it.” She then adds, “We are visual creations and the illustrations are a story in and of themselves that not only enrich the prayer but will speak to you on many levels of your being. I suggest you meditate on both the prayer and illustration. Take your time and allow the God within you to reveal wonderful things about your journey to wholeness that you never knew before.”
Be a God is suitable for all ages and denominations. “The book is not affiliated with any particular religious or spiritual belief,” says Nicole, “It is meant for all of us no matter our denomination or non-denomination because we are all a part of the Body of God. We are all manifestations of the one true God and Be a God is meant to help you realize that.”
Be a God: Prayers for the Intrepid is available for pre-order in eBook format from your favorite retailers such as,
The official release is March 30, 2018. The paperback version will follow shortly.
Contact: Nicole Rivera
Email: cs at nicolerivera dot com
Justice is always served no matter if we believe so or not. Sometimes we get upset because we feel like someone or some entity is "getting away with it." But God sees all and knows all and God's laws are always just and carried out. We must leave all judgements to God if we are to find salvation.
My new book, Be a God: Prayers for the Intrepid, is set to be released early Spring! Will be ready for pre-order in eBook format shortly. I'm very excited about this one.