Posted by: spiritteacher | August 16, 2017

GOD 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. And if we can’t yet trust in that, we will simply let go and let God carry 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 | August 15, 2017

IN STILLNESS

“The light has come. I am healed and I can heal.” A Course In Miracles

“In the stillness, I hear hearts heal today.”

We can hear the music of life if we listen carefully.
We can hear the quiet thrumming as healing happens.
If we look with our inner vision, we can see the
Glimmerings of light through the darkness. 

In stillness, we can feel our hearts lift with joy
At the understanding that a whole new world is
Happening right here, right now.
And it starts with us.

The past is over.
There is nothing outside of us that can harm us now.
We are safe in the arms of God’s protection. 

A new day, a new world, a new life is in each moment.
Let’s accept it with confidence and gratitude.
And then let’s share it with others.

The Light is here.
The Holy Light of our healed new world
Is here at last.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 14, 2017

IF YOU DON’T KNOW


“In quiet I receive God’s word today.” A Course in Miracles

“I will be quiet in my mind and heart today.”

If you don’t know which way to look, look up.

If you don’t know what to say, say nothing.

If you don’t know what to do, ask God.

If you don’t know what to think, think thank you.

And do it all with a calm and quiet mind.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 11, 2017

LIGHTEN UP AND LAUGH MORE

“You can indeed laugh at fear thoughts.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will remember to laugh a lot.”

It’s time to lighten up and laugh more.  There is way too much taken too seriously in this world and in our relationships with each other. Let’s not bring all that intensity into our home and serve it for dinner to our family.  It can cause indigestion and sleepless nights.  And nightmares for the children.  Laughter is the great healer. We must take its medicine liberally and use it often.

May we walk in the light of our own laughter and thereby bless the world today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 10, 2017

OH, JOY!

“Here does the joy of God belong to you.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember my joy today.”

A simple word, only three letters and the sound, a single syllable. Let’s say it in our mind.  Now, aloud.  What does it invoke for us?  Children running through a sprinkler on a hot summer day?  Hear their squeals. Let the sound of their laughter fill our mind. Watch them jump and splash with joy. 

Now, let’s go deeper.  Let’s be the child running through the sprinkler.  Let’s be the one laughing and squealing and running and jumping and splashing.  Let’s be the joyous one.  What does it feel like when there is nothing but joy in our experience?  What is it like when our mind is filled to overflowing with joy? What is it to be in this moment where nothing exists but the purest joy in our heart?

Let’s breathe in joy and breathe out joy.  We can’t help but smile.  We can’t stop our laughter.  We can’t keep the feeling from filling us and flowing out into the world.  We want to jump for joy.  We want to leap and dance and sing with joy. Let every thought but joy be still in us today! OH JOY!

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 9, 2017

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 | August 8, 2017

LISTEN WITHOUT LIMITS

“Let this day be a day of stillness and of quiet listening.” A Course In Miracles

When we ask for help, answers will be given us.

But we must listen without urgency.

We must question without expectations.

We must wait without time constraints.

We must trust without limits.

We must see through God’s eyes only.

If we tell God what we want instead of letting Him tell us, we are closing the channel to His Perfect answer and He can’t give us what we really need. What we really need is what we really want, but we don’t always know it until it is given us. We think we know and we scurry here and there trying to make things go “our” way. But we can’t manipulate perfection and trying only gets us in trouble. Or at the very least gives us less than we deserve and not what we really want at all.

Our plans must be made with Him to be the perfect plans.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 7, 2017

JUST BE

 

“In the state of being the mind gives everything always.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be my own perfect self today.”

You are not what you do. 
Instead you are what you are.

A sunflower does not concern itself about whether it is growing properly.
It doesn’t think about whether it should bend this way or that in a breeze.
It doesn’t wonder if it’s tall enough, yellow enough, thin enough.
It doesn’t ask itself; shouldn’t I be more like a rose?  It simply is.

And because it is able to be what it is, it is beautiful, whole and perfect all of itself.

So like a sunflower, stand tall, lift your face to the sun, and just be.
Live in the light of your own perfection. 

Whatever you are meant to do or think or say will fall into place 
Once you see yourself as beautiful, whole and perfect just as you are.

You are not what you do.
You are not what you think.
You are not what you have. 
Instead you are what you are.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 4, 2017

WHY NOT BE HAPPY?

Happiness is an attribute of love. My happiness and my function are one.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will practice happiness. Happiness is my purpose here.”

What the heck, why not be happy?  We know we want it.  It’s really all everyone wants. No matter how extremely we act out against ourselves and others or how fiercely we try to protect ourselves from others, we really just want to feel peace and safety right here, right now.

Just as we allow the sun and rain to keep our gardens healthy, so must we allow the nourishment and light of loving thoughts to shine away our fear for the healing of our minds and hearts.

We must decide for peace. 
We must choose joy.

“… happiness belongs to you.” A Course In Miracles

We are not the victim of a cruel and angry, unpredictable world.  Instead we have victimized ourselves by choosing our negative thinking and separating ourselves from our brothers and sisters through judgment and unkind words and thoughts. 

“Now are we saved indeed. For In God’s Hands we rest untroubled, sure that only good can come to us. No longer is the world our enemy, for we have chosen that we be its Friend.” A Course In Miracles

So why not be happy?  What else have we got to do?

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 3, 2017

GRATITUDE, THE GIFT

 “For He would offer you the thanks you give, since He receives your gifts in loving gratitude, and gives them back a thousand and a hundred thousand more than they were given. He will bless your gifts by sharing them with you. And so they grow in power and in strength, until they fill the world with gladness and with gratitude.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be grateful for everything today.”

There are some things it is difficult to be grateful for.  A challenging relationship, the loss of a job, too much grass to mow, an illness.  And yet each and every experience is here to teach us something. In this sense gratitude for everything is appropriate and even helpful because it opens our mind to another way of thinking. It also offers us the opportunity to grow past each lesson, bringing us closer to peace and healing. When we are grateful, we open our minds and hearts to a higher place within us. Instead of letting fear be in control of our lives, now love is in control.  Love makes everything easier and gentler and clearer.

It is easy to be grateful for a beautiful sunset, hummingbirds in the flower bed, a perfect rose, a laughing baby, the gentle lapping of an ocean wave across our toes.  But now let’s try to  be grateful for the guy who cuts us off in traffic, the boss who doesn’t appreciate us, the co-worker who gossips about us, the spouse who doesn’t understand, the bickering children and the giant pot hole we didn’t see until too late. If we can be grateful for these things, our life will change, moving quickly toward healing and happiness. Before long we will see everything as an opportunity for forgiveness and new thinking.  Then we will get it as we realize that no matter what is happening around us we can still be at peace.

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

Don’t forget to breathe and remember, the challenges don’t come from God. The Peace does.

 “All things are lessons God would have me learn.”  A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 2, 2017

KEEP THE FAITH

“…peace without faith will never be attained, for what is dedicated to truth as its only goal is brought to truth by faith.” A Course In Miracles

“I will keep the faith and ask God for guidance today.”

In times like these all we can do is keep the faith.

Have faith that no matter how it looks Love is more powerful than fear.

Have faith that God is here quietly making corrections.

Have faith that forgiveness heals and kindness works miracles.

Have faith that we must be the peacemakers, the eye of the storm, the quiet center where healing flows through.

Have faith that because violence breeds violence getting angry only makes things worse.

Have faith that even if our heart is broken God can and will mend it.

Have faith that our thoughts are powerful, so we must choose them wisely.

Have faith that healing love is flowing through this world at a powerful rate even if we can’t see it with the naked eye.

Have faith that the past, the present and the future is in God’s Hands if we will give them all to Him.

Have faith, not in the insanity of the world, but in the Sanity of a Loving, Living God.

“And so you will see by your experience that you have laid the past and present in God’s Hands, because the past will punish you no more, and future dread will now be meaningless.”  A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 1, 2017

CHOOSE AGAIN

“Choose once again if you would take your place among the saviors of the world…” A Course In Miracles

“Let me choose forgiveness, kindness and joy again today.”

The beauty of our power from God is that we can choose again. In every moment of every day and in every relationship and every experience we can make another choice

If we have felt fear or anger, guilt or sadness or judgment we can ask for help to see everything and everyone differently.

“Forgive and you will see this differently.” A Course In Miracles

When we ask for help we must then be still and listen for the answers. God always has the answer and it’s always the right answer; the only answer.

God’s answer brings peace and joy to us and to all. His answer floods our hearts with pure love. This is the Love that guides us on our path and lights our way to fulfilling our holy destiny.

This is the Love that shows us a different world from the one we thought we knew. This Love rewrites our story giving us not just a happy ending, but a glorious beginning and middle too. This Love ensures there is no ending just a happy now.

All the answers to all our questions are in God. His Answer shows us that our questions are too small. His Answer encompasses our Holy truth and gently guides us on a path where only miracles are found.

As we take His hand and offer ourselves to Him for guidance, words dissolve, concerns are gone, darkness disappears and only Light remains. In that stillness that fills our being, we understand what we didn’t understand before. All things are not only possible, but are actually accomplished.  Forgive and we will see that this is so.

And all we need do is choose again.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 31, 2017

IN STILLNESS WE HEAR

In silence we pray, “God’s Will is Mine.” A Course In Miracles

As we go about our day, our thoughts scurry willy nilly around our brain like mice on caffeine.  A judgment here, a guilty thought there, a tinge of sadness, a splash of fear. All these negative thoughts do nothing for us, but only block the channel to God’s constant flow of joy and His eternal stream of perfect peace. We are way too tolerant of our mind’s chatter and way too impatient to be still and in the moment. Only by being still and mindful in this moment will we allow ourselves to remember who we really are.

Our negative and fear-filled thinking has made this world a sad and angry place. Haven’t we grown weary of such a place?  When will we finally be ready to acknowledge that there is a better way and it lives right inside our own mind and heart? And not only does it live inside us, it is the truth of us. It is our gift from a Loving God who quietly tells us over and over and over, gently with absolute patience and complete Love, “Be still and know that I am here.”

We needn’t worry about what our brothers and sisters are doing, thinking or saying. We need only be mindful of the glory of God within ourselves and our brothers and sisters, in time, will see their reflection in our light. Through our quiet willingness to be an example of forgiveness and of love, they will find their own path of healing.   

We have His love there is no doubt. Now it’s time to open our mind and really understand what it means to be a Child of God. It’s time to see His Light, feel His joy, delight in His wisdom. It’s time to experience and own our own truth. Life, when lived happily is done so, one mindful moment at a time taken lovingly step by step with our hand in God’s. A kind thought here, a generous act there, a forgiving choice here, a helpful hand there. A smile. A laugh. A celebration of true life!  “God’s Will is mine.”

“What worry can beset the one who gives his future to the loving Hands of God? For he who has escaped all fear of future pain has found his way to present peace, and certainty of care the world can never threaten.”  A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 28, 2017

THE SPACE BETWEEN

The stillness speaks in gentle sounds of love …” A Course In Miracles

“I breathe in peace.  I breathe out healing.”

We often get so caught up with the busyness of life that we forget to allow the spaces in between. It is the space between the conversations, the activities, the plans, the politics, the TV, the computer, the tablet and the cell phone, where our true life is and where our real Self exists.  In the quiet moments where silence stills our thoughts and heals our heart’s pain and takes us home where we belong. 

Whenever you want to enter that peaceful state that lives inside your mind and quietly waits for your awareness, simply become conscious of your breathing. Focus on your in breath and your out breath calmly and with intention. Allow your breath its natural rhythm and just watch it as a quiet observer.  Let a gentle smile form around your heart and on your face, then breathe.  Length of time is not as important as frequency.  Even a moment here and there, or once an hour or just once or twice a day is helpful.

Every mindful moment holds more value in it than all the busyness we feel is so important.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 27, 2017

A SIMPLE PRAYER

“Who would go anywhere, if peace of mind is already complete?” A Course In Miracles

“I will live in this moment, Now.”

A simple prayer for this and every day.

Now that I’m on the other side of yesterday, I feel the possibilities for peace.
Now that I’m on this side of tomorrow, I see the hopefulness for happiness.
Now that I am in the center of this moment, I see the certainty of Love.

Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow isn’t here.
Now is all there is.

NOW is the Home of Love and Peace and Joy.
I want to stay Home today.  Amen.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 26, 2017

GOD IS OUR ONLY CONSTANT

“By grace I live. By grace I am released.
By grace I give. By grace I will release.” A Course In Miracles

God’s grace is constant like the sun. It is we who change and move close then move away and back again in a dance of alternating fear and joy. When we think God isn’t listening or helping it’s because we’ve plugged our own ears and turned away from Him. Often without even knowing what we’re doing. We blindfold ourselves to the truth. God is always open and accessible and there for us, but we are full of secrets from the past and anxieties about the future.

We put up protective defenses and cloud our experiences of God’s grace by our lack of trust and our determination to remain separate and independent not only from our Source but also from each other. We celebrate Independence Day which is fine, but what if we also had a Oneness Day? And that day was every day?

The time always comes that we crave our holiness and His gentleness and grace as well as our Oneness once again. This can’t be helped. We can’t fight or hide from our own Truth indefinitely. We can’t ignore our light and His gifts to us forever. At some point, we must grow still and breathe in the Holy Air of God. We must bask gratefully in God’s blessedness and thank Him for His Holy Presence in our lives. We must because it is only then we can feel whole and healed. We want that feeling. We know somewhere within ourselves that God’s Love is all that we can trust. The simple truth is that we are a ray of God’s constant Light and we are only happy in those moments when we look within and remember that.

Let’s envision ourselves on a swing. As we swing closer to the Light we experience the glory of God’s Love. When we swing away we experience the fears of the world. But if we ask for His help, God will gently remove us from the swing and keep us in the safety of His Light forever. Right inside His Heart where we belong. And now we breathe freely and as we bask in the Light and Grace of our own truth we can’t stop smiling.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 25, 2017

TRUE FORGIVENESS; AN EXERCISE

“It is through our relationships we will be healed.” A Course In Miracles

“I will focus on forgiveness today.”

Envision one person in your life whom you adore.  Now envision one person in your life who causes you grief or disturbs your peace in any way. What if you were told that there is no difference between these people. They both offer you lessons toward your peace, one just more gently than the other. It is the one who is the bigger challenge to you who is your greatest teacher and from whom you will learn the most.  In this sense you should be most grateful for him/her for this one will lead you toward your peace much more quickly than the other.

Now envision yourself as one with the easy person. Lift this person and yourself up to the Divine Universe. See your spirits join and blend one into the other. See a beautiful light surround you both and fill you with a sense of oneness.  Feel your love for each other strengthen as all your judgments fade and your differences begin to heal. Accept that it’s okay to agree to disagree and watch as any tension and any fears in this relationship dissolve and disappear. Now there is no separation between you and all that’s left is light. And in that light lives trust. That is true forgiveness.

Now envision yourself as one with the difficult person and do the same exercise. Not so easy? And yet when you can do this, your world will change and you will never know another moment’s fear. That is true forgiveness. 

“It is through our relationships we will be healed.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 24, 2017

MAKING MIRACLES

“There is no situation to which miracles do not apply, and by applying them to all situations you will gain the real world.” A Course In Miracles

“I will make miracles today and live in God’s World.”

A flash of light, a shout of joy, a world laughing in pure delight. Lots of happy noise.

A quiet mind, peaceful thoughts, gentle joining in pure oneness. Lots of holy instants.

Let’s make plans today to make miracles our first and only priority, understanding that anything that comes from love is a miracle.

So hug a child, make a friend, forgive an enemy. Smile at a stranger, call a parent, fulfill a need, give some time, share with someone, love yourself.

Lend an ear, open your mind, be compassionate, offer a kindness. Listen to your heart, listen to the hearts of others, smile with your eyes.

Heal a rift, lend a hand, say a prayer. Be a force for peace. Live in each moment, have some fun, count your blessings.

Lose the judgment, find your truth, trust yourself, act from love. Enjoy the flowers, sing with the birds, follow a rainbow, fly with angels.

Let your light shine, still your thoughts, be your best self, follow your path, enjoy your life, say thank you.

Rest and trust in God and watch for miracles … everywhere. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 21, 2017

LET IT FLOW

“And they will hear the bird begin to sing and see the stream begin to flow again, with hope reborn and energy restored to walk with lightened steps along the road that suddenly seems easy as they go.” A Course In Miracles

Let’s let joy flow like water over a stony brook. The water, clear as crystal, is not hampered by the stones, but only washes over them and travels on. In this way should our thoughts flow unhindered by the world’s challenges. Let our thoughts come through from a clear and loving place moving steadily through everything we do not want. And just as the brook polishes each stone that it courses over so our mind’s forgiving thoughts can smooth away any obstacles that try to trip us up and restrict us on our spirit’s journey into peace.

Every challenge now becomes a stepping stone toward truth. An opportunity to learn and grow. A lesson that we look at without concern and recognize as something helpful for which we can be grateful. Now we smile gently as the world becomes a simple place with God in charge as we rest in Him and let it all flow free.

“I rest in God.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 20, 2017

ENVISION LIGHT AS HAPPINESS

“Fear is gone from every face as hearts rise up to claim the Light.” A Course In Miracles

“I will envision calm and quiet happiness today.”

Our minds are powerful gifts. We can use them to envision and manifest what we want.  It’s not so important to envision things as it is to envision happiness and love, peace and joy and light.  With these attributes, all that we need in things will happen as they should. 

Feel your breathing becoming deeper and slower.

See happiness as light shining through you.  Lift your face to its soothing warmth and hear your happy laughter. See yourself dancing with pure joy under a gentle sun, on a white beach by a silvery lake. Know that this joy is a gift that you deserve.  

See yourself at peace now, calm and quiet and filled with love. See Light pour into you and flow freely through you. Let all darkness from every corner of your mind disappear gently into this Light. Know the Light for what it is; God’s Love.

Peace is felt as free and easy; as you float weightlessly upon the silver lake. Feel the movement of the water under you gently rocking you into a state of oneness with your own true Self.

You have never felt calmer.
You have never felt healthier
You have never felt safer.
You have never felt happier. 

And you know that this feeling will go on forever. You know that even when the white beach and the silver lake are gone from your mind, the calm and quiet happiness that fills you now will never leave you as long as this is what you choose.  And if your old feelings begin to resurface, just bring back the vision and breathe quietly for a moment until peace returns. As you go about your day, feel gratitude fill you and overflow into the world as your whole being smiles with relief and joy.

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