Posted by: spiritteacher | April 27, 2015

WINGS OF GLORY

“…free its wings, and it will fly in sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will fly on wings of glory today.”

When we look at ourselves in the mirror of our mind, what do we see? The caterpillar? Or the butterfly? Do we wrap and trap ourselves into a tight cocoon, seeing only darkness? Is this darkness filled with pain? With fear? Or is it a quiet place where we can rest our spirit as we prepare to allow our grace and glory to burst forth?

In time our caterpillar vision must expand. With this evolvement there may come some pain. Although it needn’t be. Let us allow the cocoon in which we’ve wrapped ourselves to split open. Let us emerge a thing of beauty that flies free on wings of glory. Let us delight the world with our presence and bring hope and light and joy to all who come before us.

Only if we allow it, can we see God’s Light as it shines His Love upon the truth of us reminding us that we are His Holy Butterflies. Only if we let Him can He help us heal our fear and sadness, trading in the silent loneliness of suffering for a pure and perfect healing. Only with our permission can He show us that peace is already ours and the only thing that we can keep as well as share is Love.

Wrapped in the Loving Light of God, sip the sweetness of the nectar of life. Know the truth about yourself; you are His glorious creation, whole and healed. Trust in Him to guide you through relationships and moments, smooth and rough. See all your cares as but cocoons filled with hidden joy, ready to burst forth, a thing of beauty in the light of day.

We must understand that we can’t fully help others until we know ourselves.  Let us see ourselves from the perspective of our truth so we can begin to be teachers of God and instruments of peace on His behalf. When we remember all this about ourselves, we are able to be of good to God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 26, 2015

A SIMPLE AFFIRMATION

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

Below 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.
I live God’s will.

We don’t have to look at all the things that are problems 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 23, 2015

THE ANSWERS LIVE IN SILENCE

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

“Today I will be still and listen.”

Listening is probably the singular most important activity we can perform for the changing of our minds and our lives. And yet we seldom take a moment to do it. Being still is perhaps our one greatest challenge. We were not taught how growing up and most of us in the western world can’t even begin to understand the value of a silent mind.

And yet …

In silence are the answers to every question.  In silence lives the still, small voice of God radiating His Love through us, His Children, if only we would listen.  It isn’t that God’s voice is small; it’s just that our egos are so noisy. Scientific tests have proven that in being still there are changes in the brain that bring peace to the spirit.

There is listening to God and there is listening to ourselves and others. Begin simply. The next time you are in conversation with someone, practice looking into their eyes and really listen to them. Don’t jump ahead to your next response, but simply take yourself out of the equation and listen. Breathe calmly, quietly and listen.  Listen not just to their words, but to their hearts. You will hear their pain and their joy. You will hear beyond words to their very energy.

And then find a moment in the day, even for a minute or two to grow still and listen to your own breath, your own heart and open to your own energy. In the beginning even a minute or two is enough. As you do this you will begin to experience feelings you’ve never recognized before and travel to a place inside you that you didn’t know existed. This is the place of inner peace, of Divine Love and delight and joy that lives inside you and is waiting to be heard. The more we tap into this inward world, the more time we will want to spend there.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 22, 2015

THANK THE FLOWER

“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 21, 2015

THE TIME OF SACRIFICE IS OVER

“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.”

In this world, sacrifice sounds like something we don’t want. Something difficult and painful and unfair.

But what if we sacrificed

Judgment
Fear
Pain
Sadness
Anger
Sickness
Scarcity

And we allowed these things to be replaced with

Forgiveness
Love
Healing
Joy
Calm
Health
Abundance

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 God’s will at all.  Then we will finally be free.

”I gladly make the sacrifice of fear.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 20, 2015

POWER IN EVERY THOUGHT

“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 use my power only for good 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 word or 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.

We must love ourselves before we can truly love others. Therein lies the remedy for true happiness. See the light in you and you will see the light in all the world. And then react accordingly … with a smile of relief and a laugh of pure joy. We are now using our Power from God as He intended. And with our powerful new thoughts and words, we are at last, pain free! 

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 17, 2015

TRUTH IS RELENTLESS

“When truth has come all pain is over.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will spend this day relentlessly choosing Truth.”

Together, let’s trust that there is a Higher Being that lives within us and loves us beyond words. 

Let’s trust that our purpose and our function is happiness and nothing else. And if we can’t believe or trust in this yet, let’s decide it doesn’t matter. He, Who carries us and our own true Self cannot be disturbed by something as trivial as disbelief. For the truth of our existence comes from the Love and the Heart of God’s own Divine Plan. The Plan was set in motion long ago and nothing so small as fear or doubt can stop the Truth. 

The Truth is  relentless, constant and eternal.  Our limited thoughts and lack of understanding, may cause us to fear or doubt that this is so.  We may fight it or try to hide from it, misunderstanding and believing that the Truth will somehow hurt us. But we can never be truly free from That which frees us.

We must thank God that no matter how relentlessly we try to harm ourselves and our world, we will never be truly successful because God’s relentless Truth which comes from Love is much more powerful than Fear.  

Love’s Truth will prevail.  

It is written in the stars.

It is inscribed upon the moon.

It shines through each ray of sunlight.

It glistens in each raindrop.

It breathes in every flower.

The Truth lives inside our heart.

Relentlessly it heals and heals and heals …

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 16, 2015

VIGILANT FOR GOD

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

“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.

HEALING

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 15, 2015

MISTAKES AS STEPPING STONES TO HEALING

“…  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 in this world. 

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. And though we may not be perfect in this world, we are perfect in God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 14, 2015

TURN AROUND

“… 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 13, 2015

“ENEMIES” AND TEACHERS

“When I have forgiven myself and remembered who I am, I will bless everyone and everything I see. There will be no past, and… therefore no enemies. And I will look with love on all that I failed to see before.” A Course in Miracles 

“I will allow those who hurt and anger me 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. They teach us where our fears and judgments lie so we can surrender them to God and finally be free.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 10, 2015

ALL IS WELL

“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
ALL IS WELL

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 9, 2015

TRUST

“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.

Trust in the strength of God within you and know that all is well.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 8, 2015

LOVE IS ALIVE

“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
Kindness
Compassion
Cooperation 

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, in silence and in trust,
And offer it to others in any way that we are guided

And then, relax and smile.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 7, 2015

GOD ALWAYS LEAVES THE LIGHT ON

“God is the light in which I see.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will spend this day thanking God for everything.”

Let’s thank God for all our blessings. Let’s thank Him, for our joy, our peace of mind, our holy truth. Let’s thank Him, knowing that our peace has nothing to do with this world, but only lives within each one of us, silent, constant and eternal; unchanged by anything that happens or doesn’t happen here. We thank Him for showing us how His Love manifests in the world for everyone through happiness and health, through abundance and safety, through peace everywhere.  Today we say thank you as we see and experience only miracles for all. 

Together, let’s pray, “Thank you for guiding me in each step I take toward all inclusive Love and thank you for helping me to guide others there as well.  Thank you for everything loving in my life and thank you for making all my lessons gentle, light of weight and quickly learned. Thank you for showing me that forgiveness is the key to happiness. Thank you, God, for everything.” 

Then let’s hear Him say quietly and gently to our very hearts, “You’re welcome, darling Child of my heart.  I missed you and I’m so glad you’re Home.  Did you see I left the Light on?”

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 6, 2015

LOVE FLOWERS HERE

” … let the grass grow green again, and let the  flowers be all white and sparkling …” A Course In Miracles

“I will make the decision for love to bloom today.”

Today on this spring day, let’s talk of gardens.  Let’s ask ourselves, are we like a garden full of dead weeds needing to be spring cleaned? Could the dead weeds be our unwanted thoughts? Our unnecessary fears? Our unkind expressions? Our unforgiving judgments? Our hurtful actions toward ourselves and others?

Let’s pull the dead weeds of unwanted experiences and thoughts and find the flowers underneath. Just underneath the surface of our pain there grows a beautiful, healthy white tulip. And another and another. These flowers symbolize within us our truth as creations of God.

They are called …

The Presence of Love 
The Energy of Love 
The Essence of Love 
The State of Love
The Decision for Love

Now that the dead weeds have been removed from our thinking, we can see that within our holy mind only the presence, the energy, the essence and the state of love flower and flourish here because we have made that decision.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 5, 2015

EASTER, THE CELEBRATION!

“It is … Easter, the time of resurrection.  The resurrection is the complete triumph of Christ over the ego, [Love over fear] 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 by our holy choices.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

“This is my Eastertime. And I would keep it holy. I will not defend myself, because the Child of God needs no defense against the truth of his reality.” A Course In Miracles

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 3, 2015

THE FORGIVEN WORLD

“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 2, 2015

SMILING MEDITATION

“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 1, 2015

SIMPLICITY OF HAPPINESS

“Truth merely wants to give you happiness, for such its purpose is.” “My happiness and my function are one.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will simply be happy with 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.

In doing so we gain the simplicity of happiness

and share it with the world.

 

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