Posted by: spiritteacher | November 26, 2014

I’M LISTENING

“Let every voice but God’s be still in me.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember that I am so much more than my fearful thoughts.”

The sound of a drop of rain upon a blade of grass is louder than the sound of a breaking heart.

A heart breaks silently and is often not recognized through the noise and distractions it hides behind. Activities of every kind can mask the breaking heart. It is well preserved behind blasts of rage and sobs of sadness and even screams of terror. It burrows beneath addictions and violent behavior. Few understand that all this chaos and craziness are signs of a wounded spirit and a frightened child crying out for the love that it is missing. The past has rushed forth to wreak havoc in the present and to cause alarm about the future.

To cover up our pain and fear, we judge the judgments, defend ourselves against attack and bury our heads under the blankets to protect ourselves from our own dark unseen places. We bully the bully and defend or attack the defenseless. But we never smile gently at the suffering soul and say kindly to ourselves and others, “You are so much more than all of this.”

All this acting out is but a refusal to recognize the breaking heart. All this being right at all costs while projecting blame upon the world outside is but a mask to cover our real need to be happy even when happiness seems impossible.

We find it too painful to look inside and see that the breaking heart is really a breaking open to a new identity, another way of seeing. It is a crack in the armor of our defenses allowing a sliver of light to shine through; a ray of hope for something better just over the horizon. So instead of quietly looking at the darkness that we feel threatens our existence we frantically try to fix things. We want to fix ourselves and everyone else thinking this is the solution for a better life. Without all this fixing what would be our purpose here? We don’t see the dishonesty in this way of thinking. We can’t see that true honesty is aligning our thoughts with our behavior. Our true thoughts always come from Love because that is God’s will for us. Love is a state of Being not of doing. And we must leave the fixing to the One Who can fix everything.

Truth is choosing happiness at the same time that we stop judging the world. It’s allowing our heart to break and accepting the pain knowing that it’s only temporary and part of the process of our healing. It’s giving up the past and being present to this moment with kindness and compassion and with trust in a Power greater than our small, suffering self.

It’s turning our face to God’s Light and praying, “Show me how my fellow human is not my enemy or even my business.” It’s accepting God’s will for us and for everyone knowing that God will lead us to where we need to be. He will tell us all we need to know if only we will listen.

God will harness our racing thoughts and give us the words to speak. We no longer have to try and fix the world from the vantage point of a breaking heart and a vision so narrow that nothing we do or say without Him is truly helpful to anyone. At last we can admit that we really don’t know anything and that’s okay because there is a Divine Power that knows all about all.

Now we can feel the broken heart healing bit by bit, moment by moment, shard by shard. The darkness grows dimmer and the light grows brighter. The fear weakens and the joy strengthens. We see that it is a great relief to lay the world’s healing at God’s feet.

With the screams of terror, the blasts of rage and the sobs of sadness all silenced by God’s healing Love, we can actually hear a drop of rain upon a blade of grass. And what a lovely sound it makes.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 25, 2014

THE RIPPLING EFFECT

“We are as God created us.”  A Course In Miracles.

“I will do everything with love today.”

Everything we do in love, like a single stone thrown into a quiet lake, causes a rippling effect. It isn’t only the amazing and heroic acts we perform so much as the quiet, loving rippling effects they cause that make the difference. God takes our loving thoughts and acts, small and large, and uses them to spread a blanket of healing light upon the earth.

And now we can call ourselves a healer in the world.
And now our very presence here will do some good.

And our reward?
A sane and loving world for us and for the children.
A warmth of gratitude and gladness that flows through us
And out into the world and makes us and everyone we
Encounter smile and laugh with joy and relief …

The world cannot be unaffected by our thoughts, be they fearful or filled with love, because we are God’s Creations.  

Since our every thought has power, why not use that power for good?

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 24, 2014

HOLY WELCOME MAT

“I will welcome everyone into my heart today.”

“Peace and Love and Joy abide in you.” A Course In Miracles

Let everyone be welcome here.

Let everyone be gifted by your radiant smile. 
Let everyone be freed by your forgiving heart. 
Let everyone be comforted by your kind and gentle thoughts.

Do what you must do in the world,
But let it all come from Love and be filled with the light
That radiates from God’s Holy Home inside your mind.

Lay out the Holy welcome mat and now you and
All who know you will live happily within the
Peace and Love and Joy that abides in you.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 21, 2014

WHAT WE CAN DO

“I could see peace instead of this.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will contribute only to peace.”

What we put into our mind is more important than what we put into our mouth. Would we knowingly drink poison? That’s exactly what we do when we have a judgmental or unkind thought about ourselves and others. There is no denying the injustices in the world, war, abuse, sickness, extreme weather conditions, hunger and scarcity. We cannot correct all of the problems of the world, but we can stop contributing to them. And we can stop being victims ourselves. We can ask for help and be consistent about changing our negative self talk. We can believe we deserve better. What we expect is what we are open to receiving.

We can bless everyone in our life and everyone who comes before us even for an instant and watch God’s world emerge from this one. We can smile. We can laugh. We can celebrate life and its myriad of blessings. We can believe in God’s abundance, God’s health and well being, God’s safety and protection, God’s harmony and balance. Miracles come from Love. When we allow loving thoughts to fill our mind we will see miracles flow from us creating beautiful ripples throughout the world. Let’s put the poison away and sip the nectar of God’s joy starting now. 

We will walk in quiet confidence today focusing, not on what we can’t do, but what we can.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 20, 2014

NEVER FEEL POWERLESS AGAIN

“There is nothing the power of God cannot do.” A Course in Miracles

“I will remember my power today.”

Deep, deep, deep within you
Lives another you that nothing can touch
A you that sickness cannot affect
A you that unkindness cannot reach
A you that is quiet and calm and certain of itself.

This you is eternal and powerful and wondrous
And thrives on Love, seeing nothing else.
This Love that feeds the deeper you comes,
Not from the ever changing world
And obeys not the laws of limitation and judgment
But instead is of the spirit and so is eternal and flows free forever

You can see it best when you close your eyes
And look deep, deep, deep within you.
It shows itself as a Light that opens like a heart-shaped flower
And fills all your senses with a joy you’ve never known.
It may last only an instant, but that is enough
For once you experience this deeper self
You will never feel powerless again.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 19, 2014

TRUST IN OPPORTUNITY

“Have you ever considered how many opportunities
you have had to gladden yourself and 
how many of them you have refused?”
A Course In Miracles

“Today I will TRUST.”

The most important attribute for change is TRUST. We must trust that there is a Power that exists beyond our small selves. A Power that only Loves us and sees beyond fear and so is able to transcend fear for us. God is able, with just our small willingness to help us change our minds and transform all fear into pure joy. And then we can rest in Him and trust in ourselves.

We are now able to trust that we deserve happiness and peace, abundance and a heavenly experience right here on earth. We can see that we are trusting when life is simple. If it seems as though we are fighting for survival or if we feel stressed or uncertain then we know we are making a mistake and trying to create our own destiny.

When we trust, we allow and when we allow our experiences instead of trying to manipulate them or force them into our limited vision of what should be, our lives expand and every day becomes a miracle. Then beautiful, positive and perfect change just happens without our needing to worry about a thing.

Let’s not neglect or deny our gifts.  Instead we must trust in them and believe in our Self.  

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 18, 2014

A GENTLE WALK IN PEACE

“The peace of God is shining in me now.” A Course In Miracles

“I will leave fear behind today and walk in gentle peace.”

Leaving fear behind is a journey and takes patience and decision. We can practice this daily (and moment by moment) by simply looking straight at what disturbs our peace, and with a gentle, knowing smile, understand that the Universe has something better for us than this. May we walk gently and in peace this day knowing that we are blessed and we can bless with our tiny willingness to forgive all things and be at peace.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 17, 2014

SEEING DIFFERENTLY

“I could see peace instead of this.”  A Course In Miracles

Let’s speak to our silent, inner presence thus …

“I will not feel pain, but only joy.
I will not see violence, but only gentleness.
I will not know danger, only perfect safety.
I will not hear loud words, only loud laughter.
I will not know sickness, only wellness.

I will not see poverty, but only God’s abundance.
I will not focus on the world’s mistakes, but only its good works.
I will not see my helplessness, but only my amazing power.”

And when I have done this for a while,
Long enough for it to be a habit,
I will stand back and watch in stunned amazement at
How my choices of seeing have changed my world.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 14, 2014

WHAT’S THE LESSON HERE?

“I am as God created me. 
God’s child cannot suffer.
And I am God’s child.”

A Course In Miracles

“I will see everything as helpful today.”

Let’s monitor ourselves for thoughts that lessen our experience.  When we are tempted to believe that we are something less than a holy spirit child of God, let’s make a conscious effort to re-think that thought. Whenever we are tempted to believe our past experiences are less than helpful and have a hold over us, we must re-think that thought as well, and reclaim power over our life.  Let’s remember everything is helpful when perceived properly.  Instead of woe is me, let’s ask, “What’s the lesson here?”  Then be still and listen to God’s voice make all things clear for us.

The quicker we learn our lessons, the sooner we can experience our joy.  Instead of pain and suffering, we will see the calm and quiet love in every moment and every challenge becomes a blessing in disguise.

“Of myself I can do nothing, but in God are all my problems solved.”  A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 13, 2014

MEET ME THERE

“I can accept the innocence that is the truth about me.” A Course In Miracles

“I will look upon my innocence today.”

In the land of forgiveness and non judgment, 
    we work together with light hearts.
In this place we play together in joyous innocence.
On this road, we travel together on our spirit’s journey into peace.

Now let’s take the hand of our brother and our sister and each other’s hand as well. And as we do we will know for ourselves and all others, with absolute trust and surety, that God is in charge and all is well.

As one we release all thoughts of victimhood, sickness, death and hell so Heaven’s light can shine on us and each and every one we know.

Heaven and earth are now one place, transformed by Love and lifted into Truth.

Breathe easy now.
Darkness has disappeared. 
Fear is over. 
And we can’t stop smiling.

“Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field …
I’ll meet you there.” Rumi

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 12, 2014

I CHANGE MY MIND

 “We cannot change the world. 
We can only change our mind about the world.” 
A Course In Miracles

“I will have the courage to change my mind today.”

Many of us speak of changing our mind as something negative. We call it flip flopping. We call it wishy washy. We call it weak.  We couldn’t be more mistaken.

To change our mind is to allow sanity to replace insanity. 
To change our mind is to let go of stubborn misperceptions.
To change our mind is to allow growth.
To change our mind is to let healing happen.

The only way to change the world
Is to change our mind about the world.

That is powerful.

There is great courage and strength in the willingness to recognize we have been mistaken and then to change our mind. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 10, 2014

THINK HEALING

“The light has come. You are healed and you can heal.” A Course In Miracles

“I will think only happy, healing thoughts today.”

Think HEALING.  Healing in the world is almost always thought of as healing of the body.  True healing is healing of the mind, the spirit mind where all thoughts originate.  A healed mind brings happiness; an unhealed mind is the cause of all grievances.  Would we rather wallow in pain or rest in joy?  Let us give ourselves the gift of healing through our forgiving thoughts and choose these loving attributes for ourselves and all the world.

Gratitude
Trust
Kindness
Compassion
Gentleness

Helpfulness
Respect
Tolerance

Patience
Giving
Sharing

These are the ideas that will heal each mind and bring peace to every heart. Let us think our way to healing today and discover that our power is in our ability to choose our thoughts.  The health of our body, our relationships, our circumstances will simply follow the healthy choices of our mind.

An open mind and forgiving heart is the first step to a healed life. All the other loving attributes we need to choose will fall right into place. Through our forgiveness are we happy, healthy, safe and strong. 

“The light has come. You are healed and you can heal.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 7, 2014

A LITTLE WILLINGNESS

“He needs only your willingness to share His perspective to give it to you completely. And your willingness need not be complete because His is perfect.” A Course In Miracles

“I will offer God my little willingness today.”

God does not expect perfection, only a little willingness and He will do the rest.

Together, let’s take the hand of God and let Him lift us up above the fray.  And from this higher place, let’s rest in His Love and in His Light and smile with relief and gratitude that our suffering is done and Love has taken its place this moment and every single time we choose it.  And we choose it every time we say, “I want to be at peace.”

God does not expect perfection, only a little willingness and He will do the rest.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 6, 2014

EVERY KIND THOUGHT

“God’s grace is given me.  I claim it now.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be kind to everyone today.”

Everywhere we look, are opportunities for random acts of kindness, both small and large. It can be as tiny as a smile for a stranger or as large as a monthly gift to a child in a third world country. It can be calling our mother or standing in front of Congress for a cause that we believe in. It can be rescuing a puppy or traveling to another country to save the whales. It can be blessing the person who cuts us off in traffic or going on TV to talk about preserving the rain forests.

Whether large or small, our random acts of kindness hold equal power in God’s eyes for the healing of our hearts and the healing of the world.  They originate from His Love and then they share His Love with others.

Every kind thought and act opens our hearts and gets us out of our fear thinking and into our love thinking. In kindness we align with our true presence, our true purpose and with our Child of God essence. It is not so much the act or the thought, as the Love behind it that will make the world a better place. 

Today let’s spread kindness and get a glimpse of Heaven.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 5, 2014

ALL POWER LIES IN GOD

“Of myself I can do nothing, but in God are all my problems solved.”  A Course In Miracles.

 “I will not try to change anything on my own today.”

It’s important to understand there is nothing in this world
We have the power to change all on our own.
We will feel a weight lifted from our heart when at last we are able to see
We don’t need to feel responsible for changing the world
Or anyone in the world.

 Nor do we need to carry the burden of guilt for the world’s insanity.

Our power lies in the fact that
We can change our mind about the world.

The power of God is not in the world but in our minds.

When we change our mind about the world, we have done everything.
It is in our mind, our spirit mind that we are able to see God’s Light.
It is there we are able to experience the peace and joy we crave.

When we release ourselves and each other from the burden of the world,

God will step in and tell us

What to do,

Where to go,

What to say

And to whom.

Prepare to be busy,

Very,

Very

Busy

And somehow this busyness never interferes with our life,

But works with it and through it in a miraculous and amazing way.

And we are happy beyond words.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 4, 2014

IN THE SILENCE

“Today we will not listen to the world, but wait in silence for the Word of God.” A Course In Miracles

“I will not fear silence today, but breathe and smile in it.”

Silence is often a dark and scary place for us.  We want to fill it with noise, voices, music, sound of any kind. Even violence for some is better than the stillness and the silence of the unknown place within. And yet until we embrace the silence we will never know what we are missing. 

What are we missing? Everything. 

Only in the silence can we join with God and see for ourselves all the gifts we want and own, but have forgotten. 

We think death lives in the silence. But in truth it is life. 

May you rest, rejoice and rejuvenate in the silence of your own truth and walk a peaceful path today knowing that the only thing that silence will reveal are God’s gifts of Love and Joy.

“In the silent space between your thoughts, you’ll find the peace you crave.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 3, 2014

IT’S SO SIMPLE

“There is no love but God’s.” A Course In Miracles

It’s so simple.
I love you and you love me.
Because I am you and you are me.
And therein lies the beauty and the simple truth of the Universe.

As minds and hearts we are joined as God’s creations. Never mind our different politics, our different cultures and genders and ethnicities or where our bodies reside in the world. Our spirits mesh and our lights blend into one glorious and holy Presence.

The Light that is our truth fills the skies and the oceans and the land with a heavenly whiteness. Our voices join as one in a holy chorus of praise and devotion to our Source and our Creator. We thank each other and ourselves for gratitude is the mending force that makes us see each other through the eyes of our beloved Creator. This is the holy vision that lifts the blinds and makes us see anew.

The joyous noise of our blended heart song fills our being and flows out into the world making right all that seems to be wrong. Healing is happening progressively and constantly, slowly and swiftly, quietly and noisily, subtly and dramatically.

With new intention we have decided for our own healing and the world’s, refusing to any longer be deceived by lingering symptoms of fear and suffering which are getting weaker by the day, the hour and in each time we choose a better way for ourselves and for each other.

God is Love and God is All there is.
It’s so simple.
 

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 31, 2014

IN GRATITUDE

“Love is the way I walk in gratitude.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will smile with gratitude upon everyone and everything today.”

It is the ending of the harvest season and Thanksgiving is coming closer. This is the perfect time to remember to practice gratitude. Not just gratitude for things, but also let’s be grateful for our true blessings, beginning with our own miraculous selves. 

Let us be grateful for forgiveness; forgiveness in the sense that we own nothing that happens here, but instead every experience belongs to God. Forgiveness is as simple as letting go and letting God. Forgiveness is placing our trust in Him while we rest in the understanding that God’s Laws are now governing our lives. Forgiveness is the key to happiness and the result of trust. 

So now we are grateful for trust. Without trust our experience here is uncertain and fearful. Without trust we are as small children being thrown from a cliff every day. Are we or our loved ones going to get sick?  And what if we are sick already? What do we do with that? Are we going to lose our jobs? Or if we’ve lost our jobs, where do we go from here? What do we do about an abusive or unhappy relationship? Is the world going to come crashing to a violent end? Are our children in danger? How can we live with this uncertainty a moment longer? Why should we? The answer is TRUST. Now no matter how uncertain and scary it looks and feels here, we are assured that there is a world beyond this world where all is being taken care of for us. This place is as near as our hearts. It is our Home in God. Trust is a difficult thing for most of us, but we can at least be willing to trust. God takes our little willingness and lovingly uses it for His healing purpose. 

Being grateful for love seems logical even to our limited earthly self. After all Love is the answer. Love unlocks hearts and brings people together. Love, infinite and eternal, is how we were created and that makes us living, breathing miracles. The love that comes from God doesn’t know gender, ethnicity, physical circumstances, political or religious differences. Love from God just IS. And from this amazing Love comes peace.

Let’s rest for a moment in that thought and gratefully allow our hearts to fill with peace.  Breathe it in and then let it spill out into the world.  Again.  Again. See this peace as a gentle breeze that touches everything and everyone as it flows out into the atmosphere. It rests on every man, woman and child and gently caresses them, quiets their thoughts and calms their hearts. It touches every animal and plant and is our key to transformation. Peace is our true essence and God’s gift to His beloved children should we choose to accept it. Let’s gratefully accept the peace of our true existence, our real purpose and God’s loving gift to us.  Remember, forgiveness, trust, gratitude and love all bring us peace.

Now, we must be grateful for gratitude for it is our gratitude that flings open the windows and doors to our inner world. This is the world where we are one with God and with each other. This is the world that is our true home and the place from which we will begin to heal and the world with us. God heals, but we must allow. Gratitude opens our hearts and allows Him in so He can do His healing work for us and through us.

In gratitude we walk the earth today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 30, 2014

GOD IS THE LIGHT

“The light has come.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be a shining reflection of God’s light today.”

Light is a heavenly radiance that reflects upon what’s true.
Light is a loving ray that shines from face to face.
Light is an unseen cord that connects us to each other.

God is the Light
And we are meant to be
His shining reflections
Radiating His Presence of Love
Throughout the world.

May you walk in light today knowing 
You are blessed and you can bless; 
You are healed and you can heal; 
You are at peace and peace goes before you, 
Shines upon you and follows you wherever you go.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 29, 2014

THE ART OF ALLOWING

“I will step back and let God lead the way.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will practice the art of allowing today.”

Let’s spend today practicing the art of allowing, instead of trying to fight, manipulate and change things on our own.  Instead of trying to make the world the way we think it should be, let’s just let it go and see how God would have it be for us. If we need to do or say anything, let’s allow Him to give us the words and actions that He would choose for us.

We would be amazed at how lovely and peace-filled and open our life would be, so filled with light that not one dark thought could ever hide there.  How great would be our relief if we allowed Him to remove from us all the burdens that we carry.  If something disturbs our peace, let’s not try to fix it on our own, but simply pray, “God, I give this to you.” And then think no other thoughts, but simply grow quiet and watch a whole new world unfold for us as He tells us what to do and what to say. 

See how we are gently guided here and there. See how loving opportunities open up before us.  Hear the perfect words flow through our minds so we can speak them. See how all our actions come from a gentle place of kindness and forgiveness. As we allow God to be in charge, we will watch in joyous wonder at how all we thought was impossible has been quietly corrected with everyone content and loving smiles all around.  

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