Everyone goes through periods of loneliness. There is someone who loves you. Yes, you are loved more deeply than you know. You are God’s unique creation, God’s child. God is always expressing through you and God can express only good. You are never alone. Wherever you are, God is. Every step you take is on holy ground. God walks with you every step of the way. Look around you and see God expressing everywhere you look. You can’t be lonely when the Infinite One is with you. Your relationship with God is the most profoundly important one you will ever have.

Go to God in prayer and meditation, and then take the steps that you are guided to take. Become involved with the life around you. Serve those who are in need. Exercise will increase the endorphins that work to lift your spirits. Learn something new and interesting by taking classes and in the process making new friends. The right friend is already there for you.

I am a beloved Child of God. I am needed and important and I am never alone, for God is with me at all times.
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A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life



A Meditative Guide

The Power Within

An Excerpt: From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
Author: Gail Manishor

Meditation is almost universally recognized as a way of healing your life. It is by quieting your mind and going within when Spirit speaks to us. We are comforted. We are healed. We begin to recognize our power.

Now is the time for us to let go of the ego-self and align our awareness to the truth that God, our Higher Power, is always within
each one of us. That Power and that Presence which is God is always available for us to use. We are the absolute expressions of
the Most High God. The extent of our awareness of this Divine inner Presence is the extent to which we have control over our
own lives and our own paths. This is the moment we recognize the truth of who we are. We do not have to be victims. We do not have to feel powerless. We are not bits of dust tossed in the winds of time. We are not pawns on some giant chessboard of life, victims  to be used at will by some malignant or uncaring force. We can take control of our lives. We can be masters, not victims. It is a matter of choice. We have all the power we need. God never deserts us. We are never alone. It is up to us to realize the Presence within. We are Divine beings and because of the Presence within we are powerful and creative. We have control of our own destiny.

The Universe is in constant motion as God the Creator creates and recreates. Our life is a process. It is true that there are lessons we must learn and roads we must each travel on our separate paths to enlightenment. Never think for a moment that you are not on your right path. The wisdom within will guide you if you let it. Remain flexible, so that you are ready to follow that guidance on your perfect path.

Through the Law of Attraction as mentioned in Holmes book The Science of Mind and also in Esther and Jerry Hicks book Ask and It Is Given, we are creators. We are always creating whether we realize it or not. We can do nothing and create by default or we can take control of our thoughts, our words and actions and create our life as we want it to be. We are not powerless. We are powerful creators of our own lives and our own destinies.

Always know that today is the first day of the rest of your life. Today is a new day. It is a day you can see yourself as beautiful, perfect and powerful.

Remember–“ask and you will receive.”


Go Within

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

Meditation Garden

Go within or go without. This is a Universal Truth but what does it really mean? As we go within, into our heart center, we can reach the very depths of our soul.  The answer to everything is within. Without, is the outside material world. It is only  appearance and it is misleading.

As it is within so it is without. As above so below. These are ancient truths.

Are you thinking, what on earth is she talking about?  The Creator and the Source of all is everywhere present. It lives within us because it makes up every cell of our very being.  The inner being of us is who and what we are. It is the very essence of life itself.

When we go within in deep meditation, we touch the hem of the garment. We connect with the Divine Essence of our being. Everything is within us.

When there is doubt or fear, look within for the answer.

To go without lies unhappiness and superficiality.

To go  within to the depths of ourself is deeper and yet greater than we can imagine. To leave the depths of ourselves unexplored is a loss of great dimensions. The further in we go the more we find: Love, peace, beauty, wisdom, power. It is all there within. God is within and God is endless.

Daily meditation is the way to peace and joy to the abundance of life. It is the answer to any problem or situation for where God is there is only good.

Meditation takes time, effort and dedication. However, it leads to a life worth living, a joy beyond what we now know.

May your days be blessed with peace, love and joy.

Gail Manishor


One Life, One Mind, One God

Gail Manishor, Author of:
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

We have a small informal meditation group that meets in our home 3 times a week at 5 p.m. We chose 5 pm because that’s when many people meditate on the West Coast. Before the meditation we discuss any experiences, insights or breakthroughs we’ve had since our last meeting.

I recently read that the roots of individual giant redwood trees frequently grow intertwined with those of their neighbors. By “holding hands” underground, the roots form a network that allows the trees to withstand even great storms.

That day as we went into meditation I thought of the many souls who might be meditating at that very moment and even those who were not and I mentally joined hands with them. I felt the oneness of all life. We are all connected and supporting each other. It was a fulfilling experience for me and one which anyone can use in their own meditation.

God is so vast and so magnificent that it is impossible for us to truly comprehend. However, simply realizing at the level of our own ability we can get a glimpse that we all are a part of that One. We are all connected. Each and every one of us matters to each other whether we know it or not. It is so. As we think and meditate on the Oneness, we cannot help but think of the Creator and the Source of all that is. I believe this is the true spiritual life. This is the meaning of it all. God is and because God is, we are. As we meditate and think of the vastness, intelligence and power in this one mind which we call God, we realize how wonderful it all is. And so it is.


  A Meditative Guide

Faith, Perseverance, Endurance


It is said, “you’ll see it when you believe it.” In other words you must have the faith to know the truth before it can be demonstrated in your life. I’ve experienced the truth and so can you.

God has always existed and always will be. We are eternal spiritual beings having a human experience. Our spirit lives on forever. Our life has a purpose. We are here to learn and to accomplish something. Our job is to grow in wisdom and awareness of the Presence of God in, through and around us. If we try to get out of our suffering by committing suicide, we won’t accomplish what we are on this earth to accomplish. We will have to go through the same lesson again. There is no escape from the lessons we are meant to learn in this life. Somehow I sensed this. Faith, perseverance and endurance are keys to a successful life. Winston Churchill once said, “Never, never, never give up.”

It wasn’t until much later in life that I learned we don’t have to get down on our knees to beg and plead with God for anything. God wants what is best for us. It is important to ask for guidance before we make a major decision. Life always goes smoother for us when we go to our Source for the guidance and wisdom we need. God’s support is ever present for anyone who asks for it.

Spirit is always there for us, and this all-powerful Presence lives within us. Therefore, we all have the power and the strength of God available to us and we can reach down deep within for this strength. The God in us can endure anything, can handle anything. It is our strength and our power to use whenever we have a need.

Ernest Holmes wrote “ … there is a truth which can set you free from fear, want, unhappiness and finally death itself … the kingdom of your good is here today.”

Peace and serenity are just around the corner.

Excerpt: From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
Gail Manishor      www.gmanishor.com

From Here to Serenity


Tis the Holiday Season

and I Am in Bliss


Yesterday I woke up happy and grateful. As many of you do, I meditate daily and it was just one of those days when I was in bliss.

I drove to a local art and hobby supply store to pick up colors and gifts for my little granddaughters. I had already gotten them each a mandala coloring book and I carefully chose the perfect twistable colored pencils and marker pens. I’m coloring a mandala for each of them that I plan to put in the mail today. I had just gotten into a long line at the checkout when a clerk came up to me and said directly to me, “This line is for returns only. If you don’t have a return, go over to my line.”  So I went and got in the line she indicated and I was next when a pretty young woman in her late 20’s or early 30’s came and shoved in front of me. She said, “I was in front of you in the line.”

I smiled and said, “I didn’t mean to crowd in front of you.” She said, “There were a lot of people in front of you, but you just made a beeline over here.”

I smiled and said I was sorry. I whispered, “I have a little stomach problem, so I wasn’t thinking about who was in front of me.”

She responded, “Other people are busy and have things to do. You aren’t the only one in the world. I have to pick up my children at nursery school.” I continued to smile. Nothing could upset me. I was happy. So I said, “You’re absolutely right.” However she continued her tirade and finally finishing her transaction and feeling proud of herself for putting me in my place with a few final parting words, she flounced off.

I knew she thought she was taking charge of her life and putting me in my place. I didn’t care. I was in bliss.

After I paid and started walking to the car the clerk came out and said, “I’m so sorry that woman yelled at you. She had no right to do that. She was in the wrong line.”

I didn’t care. I just smiled and said, “I guess she was having a bad day, poor thing.”

I was in Bliss and I didn’t care.

That’s how our lives can work when we keep our spiritual practices on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter what other people do or don’t do. Life is good and keeps getting better.

Happy Holidays to all of you,

Gail Manishor, RScP
Author of From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life


Recreate Your Life – 7 Steps to Help You Move On

“Take a look at the people you are spending your time with. Are they always complaining or are they happy and enthusiastic about life? It is often necessary to release old friends who can bring you down, and move ahead in your life with those who will help you grow.”

From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life,

Gail Manishor 

Quan Yin


Do you feel stuck? When your life seems to have taken a turn for the worst and it appears as though there is no way but down, there is  something you can do about it.

Today can be the first day of a new life for you.  When all seems lost, you can begin again.

  1. Mentally wipe the blackboard of your life clean. What’s in the past is gone. I know you’ve heard this before, but this time listen. Begin again, right now, today.
  2. Pray. Of course you can pray. But when we are in the midst of difficulty sometimes we forget. Pray with an absolute knowing that Spirit (God) has already answered your prayer. You haven’t looked. You haven’t listened.
  3. You can look and you can listen now.
  4. Read spiritual motivational books. I just began reading Joel Goldsmith’s Conscious Union With God. Each sentence gives you something to ponder and read over. It’s not a quick-read. It’s to be savored and taken into your heart. Goldsmith’s writing is a gift that keeps giving. I reread many of his books over and over.
  5. Spend time in contemplation / meditation.
  6. Journal your thoughts as something comes to you. I just bought a new journal A Journal With the Poetry of RUMI. This journal has the most inspiring artwork by Michael Green.
  7. Go outside and look at the beauty in the world. It is all Spirit expressing. Revel in it. 

If you take the steps I’ve suggested here, your life will change for the better.

Gail Manishor, www.gmanishor.com

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