Posted by: spiritteacher | October 1, 2014

CANARY IN A CAGE

“… we lift the chains that bar the door to freedom from the world, and go beyond all little values and diminished goals.”  A Course In Miracles

I will fly free today.

Grievances keep us in prison. Forgiveness dissolves the bars and lets us fly free.

Think of a canary in a cage. The cage door has always been ajar, but the canary isn’t aware of it. It thinks it is trapped in the cage. Although it longs for freedom it stays inside the cage unaware that there has always been a way out. It stays, not because it is really trapped, but because it believes it is.  Our cage door is open. At any time we can choose to surrender the grievances that keep us trapped and fly through that open door and claim our inheritance of peace and joy.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 30, 2014

JOINING IN ONENESS

“Above all else I want to see things differently.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see everyone and everything through the eyes of oneness today.”

Let’s allow our eyes to see miracles as our hearts fill with love for everyone and everything.

Let’s love the stop light because it blesses us with the opportunity to stop and breathe a moment. To look around and see small wonders. Let us love everyone who shares the line with us at the grocery store because they are us in different bodies. Let’s fill our hearts with love for everyone who works with us; for our family, our friends, our acquaintances and those we think are strangers and even those we’ve never met. Let’s remember we’re travelers together on an amazing journey. Not only are we one with all, but in God’s eyes we ARE all and they are us. 

Only the form of our experience differs. In our hearts we are the same; capable of fear and capable of Love. If we choose love for ourselves, we choose it for all.  Then let’s remember that in choosing Love for everyone, we will rise above the dark experiences that happen in the world. In the heart-home, where God’s Love lives, harm and hate can never enter.  Fear and sadness are no more.

Let’s join in our Oneness and see things differently today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 29, 2014

GOD STILL CARRIES US

“Our innocence and our holiness are guaranteed by God.” A Course In Miracles

“Let’s let this be a moment of peace for us.
And let this peace-filled moment stretch into forever.”

As we breathe in the beauty of this moment, we allow ourselves to be at one with God and His Divine Universe and all the earth and each sister and brother who travels their spirit’s journey alongside us.

Now all we thought were problems have been solved with gentleness and joy. All that we feared fades into the shadows and disappears into the nothingness from which they came. All the bad news has transformed into good news and hate is gone and only light and love remain, constant and eternal, our Holy gifts from God.

We laugh with relief at how mistaken we were and we bow our heads in gratitude as we see only God’s Laws of purest Love governing our world and guiding our thoughts.

Only tears of happiness well in our eyes these days as we see the Truth of who we are. We understand what the words mean that our innocence and our holiness are guaranteed by God. We feel overwhelmed by love and awed by our own beauty. We want nothing more than to be holy teachers of kindness in service to our glorious Creator who designed us in His image as Spirit Beings using bodies and not the other way around as we mistakenly believed until now.

Our eyes light up and smiles of recognition transform our faces as we look upon everyone. Our trust in God is so powerful and true that nothing can disturb it. Our days are gladly spent in service to the One who only wants our peace and happiness and Who knows us as we’ve never known ourselves.

Words like kindness and compassion and helpfulness fill our conversations. Willing open hands replace fists, calm and quiet thoughts replace angry words and miracles of healing replace tragedy and pain.

We see all life anew. We believe, not so much that the world has changed, but that we are finally seeing it aright. It’s the way it’s always been beneath our foggy mists of sadness and suffering. But we were too focused on our aimless wanderings and narrow paths of victim thinking, to see the truth.

God is carrying us and He always has. His Light is here and it shines on you and me. Let’s rest in Him and watch trustingly as each peace-filled moment stretches into forever. As God’s Creations this is our true destiny. Our job is to simply accept our destiny with gratitude and grace and say thank you and Amen.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 26, 2014

THE LIGHT WITHIN

“The Light has come.  I am at peace.” A Course In Miracles

“I will choose Light and Joy today in all things.”

Light in the spiritual sense is an internal thing.  Unlike the sun, the moon and the stars, it shines eternally within us.  It can be a quiet sense of knowing or well being or a glorious radiance of happy wonder that emanates from our very core.

When our light is allowed, it shines on everything in our path. No thoughts of darkness or fear, no worry or anxiety can disturb our peace in this light. It comes from our true being, from God that lives in each of us.  It cannot be turned off like a light bulb, but can only be temporarily forgotten or hidden behind a fog of misunderstanding when we place our focus elsewhere. 

Light like joy is a choice.  It can be chosen in each moment and in every experience.  When we choose Light in everything, all answers come to us as soon as the questions are asked.  All obstacles are removed from our path because our light simply shines them away.  It’s important to understand that to truly experience our light we must also choose to see it in others.

Light cannot be contained, but only hidden behind the clouds for a time. As soon as we choose to brush the clouds away, there it is, LIGHT.  God is the source of our Light. Created in His likeness we are His Light in the world. Constant and eternal and forever our Light shines like a beacon for healing and happiness.  Let’s join ourselves in our own Light today and be in Joy from this moment on.

“The Light has come. I have forgiven the world.” ACIM

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 25, 2014

NO HURRY NOW

“There is no hurry now,
for we are using time for
its intended purpose.”
A Course In Miracles

“I will walk in timelessness today.” 

What if we used time for its intended purpose which is to heal and promote peace?  If we forgot about the clocks and the calendars and let God lead us in His own Time; would we see the world differently? Is it possible that if we surrendered time to Him we would somehow never be too early or too late? What we are seeking in the future and all that we regret from the past may be nothing more than an illusion. A time piece of our own making that fades from our sight as we choose to experience only this moment, this Holy moment.

Now is the time. 
Here is the place.
Here and now is where Heaven lives.

With this understanding we must smile gratefully and say a simple thank you.  And then our path to peace will open up before us and time will no longer be our enemy, but our holy tool for healing.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 24, 2014

JUDGMENT IS A BOULDER

“I would see you as my friend so I may remember you are part of me and come to know myself.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will allow and be.”

Allow and Be. Look, Surrender, Forgive.

Have we ever had a judgment about someone because their perception differed from our own? How we fought for our opinion, never questioning how it could be that two good people see something so opposite. Anger rises, voices become loud and soon no one is listening at all and nothing is resolved.

Aren’t we ready to ask the age old question, would we rather be happy or would we rather be right about this?  Being right can be extremely painful and exhausting like carrying a huge boulder up a sheer cliff with nowhere to lay it down.  

What if we allowed judgment to be suspended and our thoughts to become fluid? This may mean simply agreeing to disagree.  Or it may mean really listening to the other person with an open mind and seeing things through their eyes for just a moment.

In giving up the fight, we now allow our thoughts to flow toward the Light of our true being. The weight of rightness is lifted from our hearts and life becomes a gentle path with all rocks and boulders rolled aside for us.  And then everything happens only in the way it was meant to.  And that way is governed by Love. The battle for rightness becomes meaningless for us as we lift our faces to God and say, “Your Will Be Done.”

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 23, 2014

WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

“Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.” A Course In Miracles

“I will let Love flow in today.”

We are so ready for peace and healing, Beloved Children of a Loving God, and so weary of the insanity we see every day.  Take my hand and together let’s allow ourselves to be lifted to a higher place where we can simply be a Light in the World as we were created to be. We don’t have to concern ourselves as to how or where to shine our light. That’s God’s job. Ours is simply to be willing to accept that we are the light and to breathe quietly and let God’s healing love flow through us. And then watch the gentle miracles as they unfold for us.

Let’s pray: Dear God, let us see the world through Your eyes today and know that we are not victims here, but glorious creations and powerful beings who can choose Love in every moment, forgiveness at any time. And as we do we are now instruments of peace and through our willingness healing must happen. Amen.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 22, 2014

EACH TIME …

“The light of truth is in us, where it was placed by God.” A Course In Miracles

“Let me be a light for peace today.”

Each time we laugh with joy we are sharing a new beginning.
Each time we smile with quiet grace we are offering love.
Each time we open our minds and ask for help to forgive
We are being instruments for peace.
Each time we allow our heart to beat with calm and quiet confidence,
We are placing our trust where it belongs.

God’s Love and Light hums here at the Center of our Universe
And every heart now beats as one.

Miracles are commonplace.
Sickness and scarcity,
Death and destruction
Have disappeared.

And we say, the only thing we can say,
“Thank you, God.”

And then,
“Amen.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 19, 2014

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE

“My grievances hide the light of the world in me.” A Course In Miracles

“I will choose to be happy today.”

We are responsible for our own happiness. It doesn’t come from anyone or anything outside of us.

Happiness comes from a decision to be happy. It is a chosen state of mind. We can’t look at everything about ourselves or others through a negative lens without bringing a negative experience into our lives.  And in the same way we can’t look at our lives through a positive lens without having a positive experience. Call it karma or cause and effect; it’s simply the way it is. God doesn’t do anything but honor our choices. It’s called free will.

When we have a dark thought, our question is how can I turn that thought around? Then we think something happy and feel the happiness arise within. When we feel fear, our question is, how can I feel differently right now? Then we think of something loving and feel that love deep inside. Don’t fight the fear or the dark thoughts, but simply stand back and watch them. Then breathe quietly, rise above them, smile gently and change our mind. 

Look. Smile. Breathe. Transcend. Transform.

Happiness is a choice that we can choose in every moment and in every experience. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 18, 2014

THE HOLY INSTANT

“The holy instant is this instant and every instant. The one you want it to be it is. The one you would not have it be is lost to you. You must decide …” A Course In Miracles

“I will choose love instead of fear today.”

Drama!
Disaster!
Disease!
Destruction!
Death!
The world has lost its mind!

And yet there is another world with a different mind, right here; right now.  There is a gentle re-birth moving quietly within us that does not happen in pain, but in joy! We can be the channel for another way of thinking that is older than time and is not bound by walls around a limited space. Through God within us we can be the means for God to heal the world’s darkness in an instant; a Holy instant. Now is time transcended. Now is space transformed. Let’s not calculate or celebrate all the D words of the world.  Instead let’s open to a greater alphabet of possibilities.

Love!
Forgiveness!
Blessings!
Miracles!
Happiness!
Peace!

The world has been restored to sanity.

Every instant is an opportunity for healing. See it as such and we will recognize its holiness. A holy instant is every moment we choose love instead of fear. Now we are no longer victims of our crazy thoughts, but beloved children of the Divine Universe. Spirit is our nature and bodies are but channels for helpfulness, kindness, gentleness and joy; a passageway for holy instants, one after another.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 17, 2014

QUIET HEARTS

“In quiet I receive God’s Word today. Let this day be a day of stillness and of quiet listening.” A Course In Miracles

(A Meditation Blessing)

God holds our heart gently in His Heart and breathes His quiet, healing Love into it. Now does its rapid beat grow calm.  Now do its fearful feelings fade.  Now does it lift lightly with joy and with hope. Now does it know without a doubt that fear is nothing and God’s quiet, healing Love is all there is. Now we understand that all we want is held gently for us in God’s own Heart waiting for our willingness to receive it.

Let’s open our hearts today and accept our Holy Gifts.

God holds our heart gently in His Heart and keeps it safe and well.

May we remember we live quietly in God’s Heart today and our safety is guaranteed by Him.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 16, 2014

SUPER POWERS

“All power is of God.” A Course In Miracles

“I will recognize my true power today.”

We all have super powers. There is no power in this world greater than the power of God. It is God’s power of Love that is in us. Through us He can manifest miracles in the world. By opening to and accepting our Super Powers we would be serving Him as His Holy miracle workers. Nothing could bring us greater joy than to be a miracle worker for our Creator and our Source.  It is all done through the power of Love.

The only way to access this Love is to welcome it with open arms and minds and hearts. This doesn’t require time, but only trust. The sooner we begin to understand that only God’s Plan will work for us, the sooner we will experience our Super powers.

If we pooled our power for the world’s greater good, nothing would be impossible. So let us open our hearts today and welcome Love, God’s Holy Love, the highest power on earth.  It belongs to you and me.  It can’t be stopped. Nothing can keep our Super Power from bringing us the peace and love and joy, the abundance and the healing and protection we want. And all we need to do is welcome His Love with open arms and then trust in His strength to carry us to our complete and holy healing.

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s God’s Super Creation! It’s you and me with Super Powers.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 15, 2014

THE GIFT OF SILENCE

“I come to hear Your Voice in silence and in certainty and love, sure You will hear my call and answer me.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be still and listen quietly today.

What’s the gift we forget to give ourselves?
Silence

Gentle silence in the face of chaos
Is what we search for and can’t find
In the midst of the busy noise of the world
That assaults our senses morning, noon and night.

Silence is so quiet that we overlook it
In our search for joy and peace.

Yet in silence lies the answer to all our searching.

In STILLNESS are all the answers heard to every question we could ask.  Stillness and LISTENING are one activity.  As we still our thoughts so then are we able to listen.  And what are we listening for?  We are listening for the TRUTH that opens the way for our FORGIVENESS which opens the way for PEACE and LIGHT and HEALING.  It is in our Stillness that we are able to experience God’s LOVE.  Stillness heals the past, brings trust and confidence into the future and quiet joy into each moment.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 12, 2014

IF YOU BELIEVED

“Let me forgive and be happy.” A Course In Miracles

“I will believe in my perfection today.”

If you believed in your own inner beauty and your own perfection as God created you, you would be incapable of fear, or guilt or judgment against another or of feeling judged or attacked by others. Because your own certainty of who you really are would only allow you to see God’s light in you and everyone and everything. You can give yourself permission to believe in the highest within you. In fact at some point, you must.  Because it is the truth.  We cannot live in a false world with false beliefs forever.  You are God’s Creation. Because of this, all but your perfection is false.  When you are ready you will see this for yourself.  Until you are ready, I will hold your light, your beauty and your truth in my mind for you.

May you walk in peace today knowing you are blessed and you can bless, healed and you can heal, saved and you can save.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 11, 2014

KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT

PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER 11

“Miracles are seen in Light.” A Course In Miracles

Dear God, show us how to be Keepers of the Light and instruments of peace today. We truly want to be Your helpers in the healing of the world. Now are we serving from our highest place as we remember that to be truly helpful we must give this day to You. We must think Your thoughts, speak Your words and see and do and be as You created us. Let us remember that You created us Holy, Whole and Healed. And as we willing and gratefully serve You today, let us remember that it is through our loving thoughts and kind actions that we are helping to transform a place of fear into a world of joy and Light where we can live in peace and our children can be safe. Amen

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 10, 2014

SEE YOURSELF

“I am the light of the world.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will walk in the light of my own holiness today.”

To truly see yourself, don’t look in the mirror, look inside your heart. That is where your beauty lies; where your kindness, your empathy and your generosity abide. This is where your voice sings arias to the Angels and you are able, in calm and quiet peace, to listen to the silence of God’s own Heart speaking constantly of your holiness.

You are an artist of the spirit, a poet of the soul, a creation of delight and joy, at one with all the Universe. Inside you Love lives, a constant flame to be fanned by trust and shared with all. And it is there that healing is always happening.

Look and laugh and rejoice at your true nature, your real self and see your Truth. If you find your vision blocked by fear, anger, sadness, anxiety, worry … LOOK AGAIN!  And choose another way of seeing. Be grateful for your sweet essence and your holy presence.  The truth will set you free.

Now you are an instrument of peace and a teacher of God.  Now you are serving your purpose as a healer of the world.

May you walk in the light of your own holiness today knowing you are blessed and a blessing in the world.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 9, 2014

WE ARE ALL GOD’S MVC (Most Valuable Creation)

“In every child of God His blessing lies, and in your blessing of the children of God is His blessing to you.” A Course In Miracles

“I will silently bless everyone today.”

A single person trying to achieve anything is not as powerful as two.  Two are weaker than three and three are less able than four.  Imagine hundreds pulling together or thousands, millions and more? The more who join in joy, the more the world’s healing is increased.

Let’s envision concerts, sporting events and stage productions where thousands and hundreds of thousands of fans acclaim a single artist or an athlete in an uproar of applause and joyful shouts. My own heart soars at the outpouring of all the love. I cannot help thinking each time I see that, why can’t we do the same for God? And then my mind asks, and why not for each other? And ourselves? Is it really necessary to sing a Grammy winning song,  be an MVP or win a gold or silver medal to reap the rewards of appreciation from our brothers and sisters?  Why can’t we honor and be honored just for who we are?  What greater cause for celebration can there be than to rejoice in ourselves and each other for being God’s Glorious Creation? Singing songs and playing games is small accomplishment compared to that.

We see each other through a very dim lens much of the time. Why are our mistakes so much more valued than our holy presence in the world?

A silent blessing to every brother or sister who comes before us today will suffice, or anyone who comes into our mind. In doing this we are honoring an MVC.  

And now smile with gratitude beloved Children of a loving God for as we honor ourselves and each other, we honor our Creator. And a Holy Loving Light shines upon the world and darkness is no more.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 8, 2014

THINK ONLY LOVE

“I have no neutral thoughts.” A Course In Miracles

“I will think only loving thoughts today.”

As we understand the power of our thoughts, we will see how important it is to think Loving thoughts and let go of fear filled thoughts. 

As we exercise our power to see through God’s eyes instead of trying to see on our own, we will begin to witness changes in those around us.  Where there was separation among God’s children, there will be a new joining, a new willingness to be happy and peaceful with each other. Instead of reacting through fear, we will be able to stop ourselves and ask God how we should handle each situation that arises. And as we listen silently to His response, we will find ourselves using different words and performing different acts than we did when we were acting on our own. 

And the miracles will flow.

Love will replace fear, laughter will replace tears and abundance will replace loss. Harmony and balance will replace extremes. Kindness will replace judgment and compassion will replace intolerance. Health will replace sickness and joy will replace sadness, anger and hopelessness. Calm and quiet confidence will replace anxiety, worry and depression.  Brothers and sisters will replace enemies.

It will be a new world and it will happen through the power of you and me thinking only with God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 5, 2014

MY HEART FORGIVES

“Forgiveness is the only sane response. It keeps your rights from being sacrificed.” A Course In Miracles

“My heart surrenders and forgives all things today.”

Forgiveness is the opposite of judgment. Forgiveness means surrendering everything to God. Forgiveness is living in the light, breathing in the beauty of the world and allowing our blessings to flow and flow and flow. It’s not about condoning, it’s about compassion.

It’s about letting go of the past and living fully in each moment. It’s about praying, “God, I don’t know what this is all about so I give it to you for Your Holy Understanding.” We mustn’t be afraid to let go of all we think we need to cling to here. Clinging to our past thinking is what causes all our pain. Letting go frees us to fly.

To protect ourselves, we grasp onto our fears and judgments with tight fists. We are terrified that letting them go will be the cause of our destruction. We will not be punished for surrendering our fears and judgments. Instead, we will be rewarded with joyful and amazing experiences filled with miracles. The only true justice is God’s justice and it is nothing like our own for it comes from pure Love and nothing else.

Let’s remember our protection is in God, not in ourselves. As a Child of His Light, we are so far above our petty thinking that it is inconceivable that we should allow one unkind or unloving thought to keep us imprisoned in pain a moment longer.

If we understood who we really are, we would gladly let all the nonsense go and fall to our knees with tears of gratitude. His light would wash away all darkness, pain and suffering caused by our tight fisted attachment to our silly judgments of ourselves and others. We think we know everything, when actually we know nothing. All that is asked of us is a tiny willingness to let go of what we do not know and do not want or need while we walk with Him in happy peace and in calm and quiet confidence.

“Forgiveness offers everything I want.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 4, 2014

THE POWER OF THOUGHT

“There are no idle thoughts.” A Course In Miracles

“Today, I will remember my thoughts have power.”

We mustn’t be tempted to think our thoughts aren’t powerful because they are. We are after all glorious and holy Creations of God! We can use our power to keep the world imprisoned in darkness or we can use it to shine God’s healing Light on everyone and everything we see. It is our fear thoughts that made the world insane. It is our loving thoughts that will heal it.

Let our prayer be, “God use me to help You heal the world. I want to see Your peace instead of this.”

Then smile gently, grow quiet and watch the miracles of healing happen as the world transforms from a fearful place to God’s Place and our Real Home.

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