Posted by: spiritteacher | October 25, 2016


“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 hum 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,

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 24, 2016


“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 | October 21, 2016


“… and the world forgot to laugh.” A Course In Miracles

“I will listen for and join in the laughter today.”

God holds you gently in the night and shows you how to laugh at darkness in the day.

Wrapped only in the Loving Light of God, sip the sweetness of the gift of life. Lift your arms and leap with joy and laugh out loud. A world that laughs is not friends with fear. In fact it doesn’t even know that thought. Now are you aware that all you believed was true was just a crazy dream. See yourself awaken knowing that your peace, your happiness, your truth are still inside you as they’ve always been. Rejoice and lead the others into the light as well. Let your loving laughter be the only sound they hear. Turn and watch with wonder to see their pain-filled faces transform into smiles of happy joy, their shining eyes on you. Feel their hearts joined with yours in delightful celebration of a whole new way of seeing  and of being.

The pain, the darkness and the fear are gone. And then you ask, what’s that lovely sound? Why of course. You recognize it now. It’s the world laughing.

And all because of you.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 20, 2016


“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 with a switch, 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.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 19, 2016


“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 | October 18, 2016


“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 | October 17, 2016


“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?

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 | October 16, 2016


“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. And remember …

“I am healing the world with my happiness. I am lifting hearts with my joy. I am bringing smiles to all faces with my laughter. I am bringing peace to all minds with my forgiveness. I am ensuring the worlds’ healing with my kindness.”

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

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 13, 2016


“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.”

The world has lost its mind!

“This much should be clear. We will never know peace while using our mind to attack.” Hugh Prather, Teacher, Counselor, Writer

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! Although it can feel like pain until we grow still and look more deeply. 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 an alphabet of greater possibilities.


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, light instead of darkness, kindness instead of judgment, gentleness instead of harshness, joy instead of pain. 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 | October 12, 2016


“The stillness of the peace of God is mine.”  A Course In Miracles

“Today I will be alert to any signs of happiness, and I will clear the way for it to spread.” Hugh Prather, Spiritual Teacher, Counselor, Writer

“I will quiet my mind and listen to God today.”

We talk to God –a lot, but we don’t listen very well. In our prayers we ask for things and then we get busy and tell Him how to make them happen. We want this particular job or this specific car or this one house or this exact family or relationship or healing or workplace dynamic.  We pray for others around us to change to accommodate our personalities and perceptions. We don’t have a clue as to how we are limiting our options by trying to manipulate our lives to follow our little plans for what we believe we want and need. 

We put ourselves in a prison cell of our own making and then complain because we’re trapped in a life that brings us pain or is not fulfilling. We seek, seek, seek and never find.

Only when we calm down and get quiet are we able to open ourselves to the infinite possibilities of the Divine Universe. Maybe it’s time to stop asking, stop talking and thinking and grow still and listen. Could it be there is Someone Who knows more than we do?  Is it possible that we don’t know what is really right for us? Could we really just say, “Help me, God.” and then be quiet?

What if it’s true?  The quiet mind hears clearly and the busy mind hears nothing much at all. Let’s try something different. Let’s soften our hearts, still our thoughts and fill each moment with silent kindness. Now we allow ourselves to grow still and live each moment mindfully. God has much to say, but we can only hear Him if we stop talking and start listening.  

Prison or Perfection?  Chaos or Quiet? Mayhem or Miracles? 

The choices are ours.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 11, 2016


“My holiness envelops everything I see.”  
“There is nothing to fear.” A Course In Miracles

“I will not be afraid to rest in the beauty of the fog.”

When life is too painful for whatever reason
And your mind and heart feel confused and
A fog settles over you,
Think of this …

There is beauty in the fog
As it softly enfolds the world
In its hazy dampness.
There is beauty in the fog,
As it lets you rest in its muted
And muffling embrace.

As you rest in fog’s embrace 
Feel yourself letting go and letting God.
And recognize that you are participating 
In true forgiveness. 

And then when the sharpness and light
Of the world come into focus once again,
You will find yourself feeling stronger for
Having allowed yourself a time of rest
As you surrender all things 

Into the beauty of the fog.

And God’s healing Love.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 10, 2016


“We go to God, and the path is straight. Only if we attempt to wander can there be delay, and needless wasted time on thorny byways.” A Course In Miracles

We often choose the wrong way because the right way looks wrong to us. It’s not until we have made our choice and seen our mistake that we choose again. Or just as often, we keep on the wrong path trying to force and manipulate it into being the right path. This is exhausting and never works.

Sometimes things don’t work out simply because it’s the wrong place or the wrong person or the wrong time. We can do this struggle for what we believe is right for us our entire life and be tired and unfulfilled and confused at the end of it. Or we can just learn whatever we can learn from it and then give up. To the ego giving up is a sign of weakness. To God giving up is powerful and honorable and loving. For it means that we are no longer trusting in our weakness, but in God’s strength.

As we travel the path of most resistance we ask God for help but He doesn’t seem to hear us. We believe this is our path, why isn’t it working? Everyone and everything is blocking our way. If we sincerely want to know the answer, we will hear it. It will come to us as a gentle whisper, a knowing nudge, “It’s not everyone who is mistaken, Dear Heart. It is you. Here is your path. Take my hand and step here.”

“God leads you steadily along the path of freedom, teaching you how to disregard or look beyond everything that would hold you back.” A Course In Miracles

And there before us, clearly lit, is our very own path. Smiling faces greet us and welcoming hands reach out to help us. As soon as we are open and ready the struggle ends. There may be struggles in other areas where we are still learning, but never when we are where we need to be. If we follow the signs of our true calling with an open mind and willing heart, life just gets simpler. Peace comes more readily with God as our Guide.

This doesn’t mean we won’t have to work on our path. It doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges. We mustn’t confuse struggle with work. Struggle is stressful. Work is rewarding and leads us to the next opportunity for our learning and our growing. Whoever needs us will be brought to us and whoever and whatever we need will be brought to us as well.

Now when we come up against road blocks we ask for help instead of bull dozing through them on our own. It means we grow quiet and smile and breathe as we surrender the blocks so they can either be removed or transformed as we continue to be led on our very own path.

“Indeed, your pathway is more certain still. For it can not be possible to change the course of those whom God has called to Him.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 7, 2016


“The peace of God is my one goal.” A Course In Miracles

“To have peace, give peace. To be happy, make happy. To feel loved, love.” Hugh Prather

“Today I will remember I am One with God and all humanity.”

Let’s think of ourselves as an onion. Layers and layers of experience, feelings, desires, hopes and fears. All the things that make us, us are in that onion. We are complex. We are unique. We are special. We have moments of joy mingled with pain. Moments of sunlight darkened by storms. I wonder if we took the time to count, which would be more prevalent, the sunlight or the storms? Do we want to know? And why do we think it’s a good thing to be special, unique and complex? Have we ever asked ourselves that question? What is so special about being special? What if being special means our happiness must be touched by suffering? What if being special means our light must be darkened by fear? What if being special means our joy must be mingled with pain? Our peace dimmed by doubt? What if being special means that no matter what we do or what we have that is unique from others, it can’t make us happy? Would we still want it?

Shall we peel that onion now, layer by layer and see what’s at the core? Strip away the pain. Strip away the sadness. Strip away the anger. Strip away the sickness and suffering. Strip away the fear in every form imaginable. And now we’ve reached the core, the very center of our being. That place where we aren’t so different from each other, but only One. What is left?

Love. Only Love is left.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 6, 2016


“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.  Do we really want to shoulder that boulder?

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.”

There is no right or wrong, only God’s Holy Will which is always right. God’s Will is right because it comes from Love. No dramas. No differences. No battles. No judgments. No misunderstandings. Only pure and holy, all encompassing and total Love.

“Nothing has to “turn out well” for me to be happy. People do not have to “behave themselves” for me to love them. I am free.” Hugh Prather, Spiritual Teacher, Counselor, Writer

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 5, 2016


“Let miracles replace all grievances.” A Course In Miracles

“I will let grievances be transformed into miracles today.”  

What if there was only one problem?  And one answer?  Let’s say the problem is that we are holding onto a grievance.  And the solution is that we have decided to let it go.  What would happen?  Only one thing can happen. The grievance would collapse and be transformed into a miracle.

Let’s say the real problem is we believe we are separate from God and from each other. And the solution is that we forgive that thought and choose to remember we are One.  What would happen?  Only one thing can happen.  The idea of separation would collapse and be transformed into our Truth of Holy Oneness.

What does this mean?  It means that every grievance is a separation thought no matter in what form it comes to us. Every grievance and every separation thought can be seen as a lesson; an opportunity for healing.  Healing of our thinking through our forgiveness is the only true healing.  Now we no longer see the grievance or the separation, but only our oneness in God. In that moment we have experienced a true healing.  Any healing that happens at the level of the spirit mind is permanent. This doesn’t mean we won’t cherish other grievances or even bring this one up again, but it does mean that the solution has happened; the problem has been solved.  It is our choice whether we recognize and accept this or not.  It is our choice whether we want to live in our healed mind or in our grievances and separation thinking.

In True Forgiveness, nothing can disturb our peace and all that we draw to us is joy and loving miracles. We are no longer a victim, but a powerful Child of a Loving God who is at peace and brings peace with us wherever we go. Now we are able to allow Him to walk before us and correct every problem we may think we have. Forgiveness is our path to perfect peace. The problem is we believe we are separate. The answer is WE are not.

“To forgive, we are not required to say or do anything.  It is an inner gesture of quiet sincerity.” Hugh Prather Spirit Teacher, Counselor, Writer


Posted by: spiritteacher | October 4, 2016


“To give and to receive are one.” A Course In Miracles

“I will share my joy today.”

God’s peace and joy belong to us.

Let’s offer it to our brothers and sisters in a

beautiful bouquet today and watch it

be returned to us

like a lovely floral boomerang.

The only way to have true peace and joy is

to share it with others.


Posted by: spiritteacher | October 3, 2016


“… think about the kind of day you want, and tell yourself there is a way in which this very day can happen just like that. Then try again to have the day you want.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see this world as brand new today.”

Our willingness for peace does not happen into a void and then what? It’s not, “I have peace now. Is this all there is?”

No, our willingness for something better opens doors and windows to wondrous moments, amazing experiences, delightful opportunities and holy relationships. It changes our world as we change our mind about the world. So now we can have expectations for beauty and joy and abundance beyond anything we could have imagined on our own. We have  joined with God and His Divine Universe when we agreed to give Him our fears and allowed our minds and hearts to be open to our own Holy Healing.

It’s a new day.
It’s a new you.
It’s a new me.
It’s a new life.
It’s a whole new world!

“The thoughts we take to heart become the eyes with which we see. When the focus of our thoughts shifts from division to wholeness, the entire world shifts with it.” Hugh Prather, (spiritual teacher, counselor, writer)

May you walk in the new world of your own true Self today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 30, 2016


“… love cannot be far behind a grateful heart and thankful mind.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be grateful for everyone and everything in my life today.”

Let us thank all those who journey with us. For they are an integral and valuable part of our learning and our healing. We need them all and they need us. Even or especially the ones that challenge us the most.  For they are the ones that push our buttons and show us where we are still stuck.  Because of them we can choose to cling to our painful pasts or we can smile, forgive and grow.  Now that’s a gift!

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

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 29, 2016


“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 loving Light on everyone and everything we see. We can us our power to be sick and weak and downtrodden. Or we can use it to be an instrument of peace and an inspiration for joy and healing in the world. It is our fear thoughts that made the world insane. It is our loving thoughts that will fix 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.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 28, 2016


“… 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. Its wings are clipped by its own thoughts of limitation and doubt. 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. 

Often we find comfort in being caged even if we know there is something greater for us outside. 

Like this canary, our cage door is open and our wings are free. 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. Shall we do it? Shall we explore the wider world offered to us by forgiving thoughts and kind actions? Why be caged when in truth, we have always been free? Why live in fear when we can enjoy the happiness and joy and safety and abundance God bestowed upon us when we were created? Why not fly free today?

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