In this beautifully written book John Morton reminds us that we are already in the midst of God’s blessings. That’s a hard concept to grasp when we feel surrounded by chaos. Morton shows us how to align ourselves with God and enjoy peace within ourselves. Always doing everything in a loving way is the key. This isn’t easy, but with perseverance and dedication it is possible. We need always call to mind that we are one and what we do for each other we do for God and for ourselves.
As we raise the standards by which we live we have the responsibility to live up to these standards. Challenges from family and society will show up when we do this. keeping your agreement with God, no matter what others think, is business between God and you. God is always there to help us leave a situation better than we found it. This means we need to maintain our focus on seeking the highest good in every condition. “What if God’s big joke is to hide inside you and everything else in the world?”
Everything that happens is an opportunity to seek the Higher Good. We make these choices every day.
There’s an abundance of every day wisdom in this book. It is one worth reading over and over.
John Morton is Spiritual Director of Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness and has produced a variety of audio and videos works. For more information contact www.theblessings.org.
Reviewed by Jean Bonnen
Natural Awakenings Magazine April 2003
“The Blessings Already Are brims with infectious gratitude for so much that we take for granted in our hurried lives. The book shows how living in a state of gratitude is truly living in a state of grace.”
Syndicated Columnist and Author of The Fourth Instinct
A family book: Awakening the Blessings in each of us
This wonderful book has been a retreat for me to remind myself of the blessings in every moment of my life. My family, including my 2 young children, gather to read The Blessings Already Are together. The book brings us peace. It helps us to calm and refocus ourselves. Recently I saw my 10 year old reach for the book when she was upset and read one of the blessings. She looked up and smiled, much more at peace with herself. John has a magical way of awakening the place in each of us that is looking for the blessing, the good, the wonder in our lives. In this way it helps to heal the pains and hurts and encourages us to rejoice in the blessings of who we are. This book is a wonderful gift. It is a gift that is renewed each time it is opened. It is a gift to the Heart and the Soul.
“John Morton truly communicates with beauty, strength, and loving. His heartfelt blessings are profound reminders of Spirit’s ever-present power and grace. Reading these blessings has served as wonderful beginning to my days.”
President, EduCare Foundation
“I loved your book. Your book was well written. Your book was a poetic dance of words. I am inspired.”
McGhee & Associates, Inc.
“I am often amazed at the eloquence with which Spirit speaks through John Morton. To me, he expresses profound beauty and poetry while touching me deeply at the heart of my hurts, cares and concerns. His words will play back, sometimes for weeks, with resounding truth, directing and redirecting me into greater alignment with my purpose here as a Soul.”
Teen Insight Coordinator, Insight Southern California
“John Morton is an inspirational guide who, through speaking the universal language of the heart, brings forward an easy understanding and reminder of how we can connect with our own Spirit, with one another, and with receiving the abundance of blessings that are already present and awaiting each of us.”
“John Morton is one of the clearest, most neutral, individuals I have had the blessing to encounter. He sees what has to be done, and does it. He has proven to be a great role model for me.”
Management Consultant, Paquette Consulting
“The personal strengths that John brings to his blessings inspire me to recognize and live from a greater sense of my own value.”
Author: Superlife, Superlove, and SuperYou
“These blessings stir the Spirit inside. When I read them I am reminded once again that God is present in every moment.”
“John Morton’s blessings are a gift for the soul. Read his book and your life may never be the same.”
Author: One-Minute Self-Esteem: Caring for Yourself and Others
“John Morton always takes me to the better part of me, to the place I really want to be looking, working, and living from.”
Editor, New Day Herald
“I’ve heard John Morton speak many times. He touches my heart with his words. And there is an underlying quality that I find of even greater value: an essence of complete, unvarnished honesty.”
R. L. Griesinger
Colonel, U.S. Air Force, retired
“As I experienced the heart of John Morton I found within myself more peace, compassion, acceptance and loving.”
Elliott Derek Polit
“John has a gentle wisdom which he shares without pretense. It is something we can all partake of. It requires no special talent or understanding – just a willingness to feel good about life for a while. And, in the process learn something about ourselves and the Divinity which is an essential part of us.”
Leigh Merrihew Hamel
Licensed Professional Counselor/Art Therapist
“John Morton is a living and breathing example of a “Spiritual Warrior,” someone who puts all his faith in Spirit while taking full responsibility for his experience on the planet. Never before have I experienced a spiritual teacher who is walking the talk as John does. His words of wisdom have and will always have an important place in my heart.”
“John Morton’s book is a simple and elegant expression of the glory and majesty of spirit in everyday life. He finds Spirit everywhere, and thanks to him, so do we.”
“John Morton is a simple man who speaks a simple truth. The other day, a schoolteacher commented to me, “I wish I could clone your children.” I smiled and was grateful for the approach to parenting I have learned from John. It is this: honor each person, child or adult, as a Soul who has come from God, and is here to learn.”
Karen Michelle Powell
I want to thank you for your wonderful book I have been reading over the
Lenten season. I read a chapter each night before sleep. Thank you for
making spirituality simple and practical. Love is the way.
Lake Montezuma, AZ
My favorite book is “The Blessings Already Are”. It has been a blessing as life has been especially difficult and painful. God meant for me to notice this book in January. The thoughts from John-Roger in the forward are also inspirational.
East Bridgewater MA