Posted by: spiritteacher | April 23, 2014


“…  in this world, forgiveness is a necessary correction for all the mistakes that we have made.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be tolerant and patient with myself and others today.”

We can use our mistakes and our fears as opportunities for learning and growing toward a more confident and happier self. This means looking at our weaknesses, and our fears without guilt or judgment, but with loving detachment and quietly forgiving them. Seeing our weaknesses and mistakes honestly is not comfortable or easy for most of us, but it is a very important step for our healing and something we all need to do if we are to grow.

We can’t heap blame upon ourselves or become defensive and absolutely we must boot guilt out the door. I’m not saying that we don’t take responsibility for our mistakes, only that once we have taken responsibility and even apologized when necessary, that we then use the experience for something positive before we let it go.  It’s important to remember, nobody’s perfect.

Once we’ve gotten past them it’s important to use our imperfections as stepping stones toward a better life. In that way there are no regrets and everything, even our mistakes can serve a higher purpose. Also, being tolerant with ourselves makes it easier for us to be patient and tolerant with others. 

It’s time we laugh at ourselves more and lighten up about our judgments of everyone else. In this way we can foster harmony and balance within our own minds and hearts and extend this gift of learning and wisdom to the world.  Now, we are the answer, not the problem.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 21, 2014


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

 “I will be grateful for me today.”

 The following exercise is inspired by the spiritual teachings of the Vietnamese Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Choose a flower and be grateful for its existence. Thank the flower for blessing the earth with its beauty. Stay in this moment and let love for the flower fill you and bring peace and joy to your spirit.  Smile at the flower. Say a blessing to the flower. Laugh aloud and be grateful at the delight that the amazing miracle of the flower and all its fellow flowers brings you every day and every moment. Remember always that the flower is a gift from God and as a gift from God it deserves your love, your kind thoughts, your understanding and your gratitude. 

 As you see the flowers as God’s blessings, His joy and His beloved creations, open your mind and your heart a little wider and see something more. Recognize with surprise and delight that you are to God as His flowers are to you. You are His blessing, His joy and His beloved creation. Now read the first paragraph again and everywhere it says flower replace that word with one relating to yourself.  It now reads:

I choose myself and I am grateful for my existence. I thank myself for blessing the earth with my beauty.  In this moment I allow love for myself to fill me and bring peace and joy to my spirit. Smile at yourself. Say a blessing to yourself.  Laugh aloud and be grateful at the delight that the amazing miracle of you brings to every day and every moment. Remember always that you are a gift from God and as a gift from God you deserve your love, your kind thoughts, your understanding and your gratitude. 

And now you have learned the secret to happiness, abundance and the perfect life. It is simply seeing yourself as God’s holy flower.  Seeing yourself as God sees you.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 19, 2014


“It is … Easter, the time of resurrection.  The resurrection is the complete triumph of Christ over the ego, not by attack but by transcendence…”
A Course In Miracles

“I will allow myself to be resurrected today.”

The true message of Easter is the RESURRECTION!

This is our message ever day:

Every time we forgive ourselves or someone else, we are resurrected.


Posted by: spiritteacher | April 18, 2014


“Sacrifice is gone. And in its place the Love of God can be remembered, and will shine away all memory of sacrifice and loss.”  A Course In Miracles

“I am willing to sacrifice fear for Love today.”

Sacrifice sounds like something we don’t want.
Something difficult and painful and unfair.

But what if we sacrificed


And we allowed these things to be replaced with


When we willingly let go of all ideas of sacrifice we open our lives to the riches of miracles beyond our comprehension.  We often cling to those things we do not want thinking sacrifice is asked of us by God. Let’s choose thoughts of Love instead of sacrifice so we can finally see sacrifice is not His will at all.  Then we will finally be free.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 17, 2014


Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Let all thoughts be still except this one.  God’s peace and joy are mine. Today I will accept them.” A Course In Miracles

Here is a simple affirmation to carry you through the day. To calm yourself in any situation, simply find a place and time to sit still and breathing in and out slowly and quietly, repeat these words silently or aloud.  First line on the in breath, second line on the out breath, third line, in breath, fourth line, out breath. Continue for several minutes and feel your heart rate slow and a sweet smile form in your mind and light your face. 

My mind is calm.
My thoughts are still.
My heart forgives.
Peace is God’s will.

We don’t have to look at all the things that are a problem for us.  We simply have to look at the One thing that isn’t and everything that isn’t Love will disappear.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 16, 2014


“The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating.” A Course In Miracles

“I will not hurt myself today.”

Just as the pain of a single toe affects the whole body, the pain of one brother or sister affects all of humankind. We are connected at our core. Like the fabric of a single scarf is the combination of each stitch, we are interwoven. If we try to cut one stitch away, the entire scarf will fall apart. To understand our Oneness requires looking at the bigger picture. Even though our vision is limited to only what we can see in our small world we need to trust that our thoughts affect everyone. To think lovingly exudes loving energy into the world. To think fearfully projects fear onto the earth. Whether we believe it or not, our power to heal and be healed is far reaching and ripples through time and space and through the minds of all our brothers and sisters.

It’s important to understand that a judgmental, harsh or hostile thought is not harmless. It is as powerful as God. This is true because God gave us the power of our thoughts. This gift from Him was intended to be used for a loving and creative purpose. When we first chose to use it for something else, we began to misuse our power. And since thoughts do not leave their source and since the world is designed to be affected by cause and effect, the one we hurt the most when we forget to be kind and tolerant and loving is ourselves.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 15, 2014


“The past will slip away and all that’s left is everlasting peace.” A Course In Miracles

Let’s allow God to be in charge of our relationships, our past, our present and our future.  It sounds simple and it is, but because we have allowed our egos to rule our thinking for so long, it takes great vigilance to trust in this Loving Power that transcends and transforms a world of fear into an experience of pure Love.  Not vigilance against the ego, but vigilance FOR God.


H appiness is
E asy when we
A ll choose
L ove.
I t happens as we understand that
N othing here is real but
G od.

“Be vigilant only for God.”  A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 14, 2014


“… change your mind to think with God’s.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will turn my thinking around today.”

It’s time to turn our thinking around. 
We are not happy because our loved ones are safe.
Our loved ones are safe because we are happy.

So let’s relax our furrowed brow.
Let’s unclench our tight jaws. 
Let’s widen our narrow vision.
Let’s soften our mouths into a smile.
And trust in God instead of fear.

The world is only real to the extent that we believe in it.  
That’s how powerful are the Children of God.
We bring to ourselves what we believe in.
Let’s believe in something Else.

Let’s believe in Forgiveness.
Let’s believe in Peace.
Let’s believe in Health.

Let’s believe in Kindness
Let’s believe in Safety.

Let’s believe in Compassion

Let’s believe in Abundance.
Let’s believe in Love.
Let’s believe in God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 11, 2014



“I rest in God. This thought will bring to you the rest and quiet, peace and stillness, and the safety and the happiness you seek.” A Course In Miracles

 “I will rest quietly today knowing all is well.”

Rest now in the holiness of God.
A mother, father and a child hold each other and smile in the safety of God’s protection
And all is well.

Rest now in the blessedness of holy joining.
A neighborhood celebrates each other by sharing laughter and platefuls of brotherly love
And all is well.

Rest now in the company of Angels.
Sunlight glistens on the windows of a small chapel in the woods where God’s children come to pray
And all is well.

Rest now in the light of understanding.
Light dawns upon a world where everyone offers and accepts only gifts of kindness and compassion
And all is well.

Rest now knowing fear is over.
Each mouth smiles gently, all eyes are turned inward and every mind is calm and quiet
And all is well.

Rest now knowing love and joy are all there is.
Laughter rings out and song bursts forth from all living creatures as joy dances lightly in each heart
Because now and forever

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 10, 2014


“God being Love is also Happiness.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will remember my true nature today.”

 Love is alive and well inside each Child of God.

The true nature of each one of us is

Even when we act otherwise.
Even when we see our sisters and brothers acting otherwise.

No matter what our experiences, we only want to be
Happy and Healthy
Safe and Secure

God would never deny His children what they need.

As soon as we recognize that what we want for ourselves,
We must also want for our sisters and our brothers, 
Then will the world be healed
And our lives in perfect order – God’s Order.

Love is alive and well inside each one of us.
All we need do is to look, to really see
To offer it to others in any way that we are guided
And then to relax and smile.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 9, 2014


“Let me be still and listen to the truth.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will be in smiling meditation all day today.”

“To meditate you only must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy.” Balinese Medicine Man, Ketut Liyer from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Meditation can be complicated or it can be simple. It can happen in many forms or in a form that you choose. They say that praying is talking to God and meditation is listening. We here in the western world spend far more time talking than listening, not only to God, but to each other and ourselves.  

Let’s practice smiling meditation as we go about our day. It doesn’t need to be obvious or a big deal. Just a gentle relaxing of our face and a small curving upward of our lips,  a quiet shining from our eyes. A smile is a sweet surrender and a prelude to forgiveness . We can practice as we work, as we work out, as we play, as we watch TV, as we grocery shop. Our smile is a simple act of random kindness that we can share with everyone we meet.

Smile. And let go. Smile. And allow. Smile. And be.
Smile with your face and with your mind.

“When our gaze is on the present and our eyes smile, we shine on the world we see and the light of our heart goes before us.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 7, 2014


“Today belongs to love.  Let me not fear.”  A Course in Miracles 

“I will allow my enemies to be my teachers today.”

Everyone is in our lives to teach us something.

Our main lessons are forgiveness, kindness, compassion, tolerance and patience. As soon as we all understand this , our happiness is freed from the prison of our judgments and we are lifted a little higher on the rung of Peace. 

Now those who annoy us the most are not our enemies, but our greatest teachers.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 4, 2014


“My happiness and my function are one.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will simply be happy for God today.”

God gives us great works to perform in the simplest manner.

Those of us that are happiest know what this means. 
When we are at peace, we are natural channels for 
God’s Love to flow into the world.
By being at peace, we are teachers of peace.

It’s not something we do.
It’s not something we say.
It is simply what we are.

God can only use us when we unblock our path to Him.
Fear blocks us from serving Him.
Joy lets Him in.

God doesn’t ask us to do big and complicated things.
He just asks us to be happy.
Then He can do big and complicated things through us.
Many times without us even knowing that He is using us.

It’s so simple.
The truth is always simple.
It’s we who make things complicated.
Therefore, it’s we who can turn things around
By simply choosing God.


Posted by: spiritteacher | April 3, 2014


“God is the strength in which I trust.” A Course In Miracles

“I will spend this day in a state of trust.”

May you walk in the Light of God in joyous wonder as you travel through the seasons of your journey.

Trust that in spring new life will show its face for you.
Trust that the birds will sing their songs for you.
Trust that in summer the daisies will lift their soft petals for you.
Trust that the sun will shine its healing warmth for you.

Trust that in fall the leaves will change colors for you.
Trust that the rain will fall gently upon you.
Trust that each winter the snow will fall lightly for you.

Trust that each season will change its lovely face for you.

As you trust in the seasons, now trust in yourself.
Trust that your Holiness and Innocence are guaranteed by God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 2, 2014


“Forgiveness is the key to happiness.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will forgive everyone today.”

The opposite of revenge is joining.
In your mind, take the hand of your “enemy” and smile into his/her eyes.
Whisper gently, “I forgive you.”

Then take your own hand and smile into your heart.
Whisper gently, “I forgive you.”

Remember, the same moon shines on everyone.
The same light lives in each one of us.
The same God loves us all.

Stand back from the battle.
Let your Angels lift you above the fray.
Feel yourself smile in sudden understanding.

Whisper softly to yourself, “I was mistaken.  Thank God!”

And now the world of war is over.
And the world of joy begins.

Thank you, God.   

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 1, 2014


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

“I will only count my blessings today.”

Life is but a series of lovely moments usually misunderstood.
Often our belief in time is the problem.

Let’s step back from time a moment. Now having calmed our thoughts and slowed our heart rate, let’s breathe in each moment as though smelling a lovely flower. Instead of rushing through our life, always stressed and feeling behind, let’s let time unfold like a panorama of amazing opportunities and wondrous gifts. If we will let God be part of every moment, we will see our perception of time change radically.

Now we’re never late because we are blessing each moment as a miracle.When we do this time seems to expand and everything we wanted to accomplish will be done and more in the same amount of time with no stress and no anxiety. We have stepped back so God can be our guide. It’s only when we try to walk ahead of Him and manage time on our own that we have problems.

When we learn to be grateful for the time we have, time becomes filled with love and blessed by joy. Instead of serving time, time is serving us.

Living calmly in the moment, mindfully aware of everything and everyone, life is beautiful and time, our dreaded enemy for so long, is now a kindly friend.

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 31, 2014


 “Beyond this world there is a world I want.” A Course In Miracles

 “I will let God color my world today.”

As a child takes a few crayons and painstakingly colors a rainbow on a blank sheet of paper, let us take a few thoughts and color light and love and joy upon a blank mind.

A smiley faced sun with yellow rays fanning out around it.
A happy family standing side by side outside a lopsided
but joy-filled home.  Green grass beneath their feet,
blue, blue sky above their heads. Maybe a cloud or two,
but fluffy white and far away. The common vision of a world
created by an innocent child. The simplicity is clear. The love is implicit. It may not always be the world the child lives in. But it is the world the child wants.

In God’s eyes we are that innocent child.  And the loving world we want is the world He wants for us. Not the dark world with splashes of light here and there that we think is our home, but the colorful, constant light-filled one we really want.

God’s will and ours are the same.  God’s world and ours are the same as well. All we need do is remember our innocence and color our thinking in harmony with His.

Let our prayer be, “Father let me see your world today.”  And then grow still and let God’s world emerge as we watch the suffering world we made, quietly disappear as darkness always does when light is shined upon it.

Simplicity does not mean living a limited life.
Instead it means living fully, guided by God’s quiet grace,
free of fear and with all cares laid aside. 
The simplicity is in God.   

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 28, 2014


“God’s promises make no exceptions. “
“His Word has promised peace.”
A Course In Miracles

“I will accept God’s promises today.”

Let’s think of all the ways we keep our fears close,
Protecting them and worshipping them
As we fan the flames of pain and suffering
And keep alive all that we do not really want.

Where is Heaven now?

Being groundless our fears cannot attach themselves to 
Anyone or anything unless we choose to allow it.
Fear attached to nothing is harmless and will
Soon disappear into the nothingness from which it came.

Without fear’s darkness, we will see with clarity
God’s Holy Smile as it radiates throughout the world.
And we will know without a doubt that
The Promised Land has come and all is healed.

Let’s simply lay fear down
At the feet of He, Who tells us 
In Clear and Loving terms
“Children of God, your fears are groundless.
Heaven’s Peace is here and now and nowhere else.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 27, 2014


“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the… … love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
All miracles mean life, and God is the Giver of life.”
A Course In Miracles

Let me see all things through God’s eyes today.”

Whenever we choose God over ego, peace smiles gently upon us and lights our way, rolling all obstacles from our path. Now every experience is seen through new eyes and every relationship is forgiven and we can rest our hearts knowing that every aspect of our new and holy life is held in the hands of He who lovingly takes care of all things for us. And with it come new companions; Happiness, Abundance, Health and Safety and perfect Oneness with each other and all the Universe. 

And the Miracles!  A miracle lives in every moment, but we can’t see them through Fear’s eyes, only through a peaceful mind and heart.

Now the world is Heaven and now we know God’s Peace as the only thing we ever really wanted.

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 26, 2014


“The journey that we undertake together is the exchange of  dark for light …”  A Course In Miracles

“I will open my heart to Light’s  presence today.”

Yesterday the storm, today the sun. The weather is much like life. We weather the storms and bask in the sun. The storms help us grow as much as the sun. It seems we need both to become who we are meant to be. In this sense all is good for every experience contributes something to our progress. Together, let us celebrate both the storms and the sun filled moments knowing that all is for a higher purpose.

When it rains, let’s let joy be our umbrella. When it snows God’s comfort is our warm scarf. Let us sparkle under the warmth of the sun and rest in the shade of the oak tree. On the other side of darkness we will always find the light of morning. And if we can’t see the light at this moment, we can quietly open our hearts to its presence and before long it will show itself.

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