Posted by: spiritteacher | May 22, 2015

MIST WITH LOVE

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

“I am misting my life with love today.”

As we would mist a precious plant, let us mist the space before us with the holy Love that lives within us and then walk through it with dancing steps and an easy heart. As we do this, we can see through the grace of our inner vision that our thoughts have been lifted from fear and darkness into light and replaced with pure joy. Now, let us stay here today, leaving all doubt behind and knowing that no matter how it looks or how it feels, God’s in charge and guiding us on our perfect path.  If we leave the path for an instant, we need only take His hand and He will bring us back to Him. It’s all about surrendering our life to Him and then trusting that He is really there working only for our good. In this way we are misting our lives with Love today. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 21, 2015

IMAGINE MIRACLES

“Anything that comes from Love is a Miracle.” ACIM

Imagine a life of happiness, abundance and pure joy. Imagine miracles piling up around us and shared with everyone. To share a miracle is to increase it. Miracles cannot be hoarded or experienced alone. They must be extended to everyone without exclusion in order to be ours.

So let’s let go of our tiny, angry, sad, victim thoughts.  And live in Oneness as we were created. 

Wow!  Isn’t it beautiful here in the Land of Oneness? God calls it Heaven and it exists right here on earth; right inside each calm and quiet mind.

“Be quiet in your faith in Him Who loves you, and would lead you out of insanity.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 20, 2015

YOU ARE ENTITLED

“I am entitled to miracles. Let miracles replace all grievances.” A Course In Miracles

“I will accept my miracles today.”

I am entitled to miracles, large and small, that color my world and make me smile. 

I am entitled to everything I need. Even when I don’t know exactly what that is, there is a living, breathing Life inside me that knows for me. 

I am entitled to perfect health; health of mind and body and spirit.

I am entitled to perfect safety even when the world feels unsafe.

I am entitled to happiness, the kind that never changes and never leaves.

I am entitled to unlimited abundance that is shared by all.  

I am entitled to joy that lights my eyes, lifts my heart and brings me peace.

I am entitled to a calm and quiet state of mind that lives sanely within me even when the world looks insane.

I am entitled to love,        

             relationship love               family love              friendship love

And the other Love that comes from deep within my soul and is my gift from a Source that is greater than me.  

I will see all this as soon as I remember, believe and trust in the holiness within me.  

God carries me now above the fray and beyond all fear as He whispers sweetly

“YOU ARE ENTITLED.  DEAR HOLY, INNOCENT, BELOVED CHILD OF GOD, YOU ARE ENTITLED.”

“Tell yourself quite confidently you are entitled to miracles.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 19, 2015

OWN YOUR JOY

“Joy is eternal. God’s peace and joy are yours.” A Course In Miracles

“The joy of God is what I am.”

Those who are the happiest in this world are so, not because of their worldly circumstances, but because of their inner desire for peace. When we look for peace within us, our worldly circumstances manifest this desire.  It’s not the other way around. We aren’t happy because we get what we want.  We get what we want because we have first chosen to be happy.  Until we have decided to be happy, we can’t even know what we want.

The power is in our own thinking.  The Universe can only open itself to us and offer us amazing opportunities when we have first opened our hearts to experience life through Love. This requires that we value ourselves as God values us. 

Our only real problem is that we don’t understand the simplicity of the joy of God.  It’s not something we do or something we have or the way our bodies look or feel.  IT IS WHAT WE ARE.  And that’s the thought we need to own.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 18, 2015

MAKE NO PLANS

“A healed mind does not plan. It carries out the plans that it receives through listening to wisdom that is not its own.” A Course In Miracles

“I am ready to follow Someone Else’s Plan today.”

We can deny our truth, our own light, God’s presence and our beautiful blessed spirit all we want.  But we can’t make them go away.  The moment we are ready, there they are quietly waiting to lift us up and carry us to new heights of wonder, joyous freedom and absolute delight. All this, without any effort or planning on our part. All we need is the willingness to recognize them and accept them.

Our little willingness and God will do the rest. He has a Plan far greater than our own. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 15, 2015

ALWAYS AT PEACE

“Holy are you, eternal, free and whole, at peace forever in the Heart of God.” A Course In Miracles

“God, let me see Your world today.”

Accept the fact that on our own, we cannot fix anything here. But then accept the fact that the strength of God in us solves everything. 

We must trust Him and His glorious power so far above our tiny self that lifts us up and causes us to soar with Angels. We must trust in Him and with a calm and quiet mind and forgiveness in our heart grow still and see His will instead of ours. It is here and is as near as our decision to let go of what causes pain to ourselves and others. It is as near as our choice to see our light and choose God’s laws instead of ours. It is as near as our understanding that we know nothing and only God knows all.

For just a moment let’s allow ourselves to be free of all our cares and watch in silence as His light fills us and everyone and everything we see. Smile and say Thank You, knowing that no matter how it looks and feels, only God is real. God is always here. And God’s will is only the same as our true will.  He and we will only know the Love that causes happiness, health, safety and joyous abundance. 

There is no sadness in God.

There is no fear in God.  

There is no anger in God.

There is no sickness in God.

There is no scarcity in God

There is no danger in God.

There are only gifts of Love beyond our comprehension. Gifts we can only receive by our willingness to trust in Him.

Now our furrowed brow is clear. Now our heart is calm. Now feelings of serenity and relief fill us for we know at last it’s over. All fear has disappeared and there is nothing left but joyous wonder and the peace and love of God for all.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 14, 2015

ENVISIONING GRACE

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

“I would see this as my moment and my life of grace.”

Let this be a day of grace for us.  What kind of day do we want?  Let’s visualize it in our mind. Write it down and don’t skip a detail. We need to put it somewhere where we can look at it again and again. In this way we can learn to be pro-active in our life. 

Do we want to feel at peace?  Do we want to experience harmony and balance and abundance in nature and in our lives? Do we want to have more fun? Do we want to laugh more? Do we want to heal a relationship? Do we want to feel safe and well and confident and strong? Do we want to hear and read about some good news in the world?  Do we need a job? A home?  Do we want a child in our lives? There is no limit to the wonderful things we can bring to ourselves and the world if we focus on it, decide for it and believe in it.  

If we come from a higher spiritual place and let the physical experience manifest from there, our lives will be richer and fuller. Envisioning “things” for ourselves might work okay for a time, but seeing ourselves at peace and coming from a place of God’s Love will allow us to experience miracles every day.

A miracle wouldn’t be just a job, it would be the perfect job.  A miracle wouldn’t be just to get along with someone we have problems with; it would mean a complete and total healing.  A miracle wouldn’t just be a new house; it would be a home radiant with joy and love.  A miracle wouldn’t be as limiting as money or power.  It would be the abundance of God for all. A miracle wouldn’t be just someone special in our lives; it would be a holy, loving and happy relationship with the perfect partner. A miracle wouldn’t be someone else acting differently, it would be us radiating joy and bringing healing into our families, our work places and into the world itself.

So now let’s begin envisioning our day of grace and as we do we will understand that we deserve, not just a single day of grace, but an entire life of grace.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 13, 2015

ALLOW THE LOVE

“There is no Love but God’s.”
“I can be free of suffering today.” A Course In Miracles

“I will allow God’s Love to wash my pain away.”

Let us lay our suffering, our challenging experiences and all our pain and fear at God’s feet so He can transform them into miracles of healing.  Let us breathe in this quiet moment with no words, only confidence and trust that He Who knows all will free us from a life where true joy appears to be an intermittent promise of possibility and fear seems to be entrenched.

Fear and suffering and pain form a thin layer on the surface of the deep ocean of our consciousness.  Though our fear and suffering may appear deep seated, in reality they are only shadows covering our holy joyous light. In the face of God’s Love, fear is nothing. We keep our fears believing they are our reality. If we look at them, smile gently and release them, we will see them disappear in the light of God’s pure, constant and eternal Love. Darkness disappears in Light.

Like moonlight on a silver sea and watery ripples from the wing of a sea gull’s touch, God’s waves of Love cannot be stopped, but only allowed. Allowed to fill our being to overflowing and then be shared with all. Now, are we made clean and pure. Pain is no more and only Love remains. All we need do is simply be still, look and be aware of another, happier world within us that is our true experience.

We can splash in the silver sea with joyous hearts knowing that no matter what has happened in our lives, if we quietly watch and wait and trust only good will come from it.  In our quiet trust, we will feel God take our hand and guide us in what to do and say. He will show us where we need to be for our greater good. In truth there is no Love but God’s and His is the Hand that will always steer us right. We are but a drop in the ocean of God’s deep, abiding Love.   

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 12, 2015

PEACE IS A GENTLE CHOICE

“Gentleness means that fear is now impossible, and what could come to interfere with joy?” A Course In Miracles

“I will decide for gentle joy today.”

If we want to know how little we really trust God, we just need to look at the world around us.  If we really believed in Him and trusted Him as we should, that energy would bring a different world into our experience. 

The world we see offers little that we want.  Let’s look around and see how insane it is to believe in a world of disease and danger and death.  

A world where one brother can appear to overpower another with his will. And where the other brother appears to be the victim. Where is the gentleness in this?

A world where bad things happen to good people.  A world where children are at risk and answers are seen in violence. Where is the gentleness now?

A world where war seems like a solution and suffering is everywhere. A world where nature is so out of balance that it threatens the entire planet.  This world needs something new. It needs gentleness; God’s gentleness and our own.

This is not God’s world, this is human’s world.  Even if humans say a thing is God’s will, if there is anything but pure and gentle Love and Joy involved, IT IS NOT GOD’S WILL. 

It’s time to stop denying the truth and turn to God instead. It’s time to ask for help in seeing God’s World through this world. It is there. We get glimpses, but it seldom lasts. Only for the truly gentle can God’s world be experienced consistently.

To hear God is not a matter of fighting the crazy ego thinking; it’s simply a matter of being still and going inward with the gentle trust of open minds and hearts. If we look, without judgment or attachment, at the insane thoughts that rule our lives and then quietly let them pass on by while we return to our peaceful core where God lives, it wouldn’t be long before we would realize that being happy is nothing more than a gentle choice.

Gentleness is often equated with weakness. But instead it is a powerful force, a gift from God that allows us to see the world anew and to experience a joy filled life and a holy, healed world.

“Creation’s gentleness is all I see.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 11, 2015

KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS

“ … they will see only the blameless and the beautiful, the gentle and the kind.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be kind to myself and everyone today.”

If we’re feeling unhappy, we can do something kind for someone else. 

Think a kind thought.  Perform a kind act. Kindness is the only medicine we need for our perfect healing.

Kindness transcends and transforms fear into love.

Kindness is contagious and returns itself to us.

As we lovingly give and serve, 
We will see unhappiness transformed 
Into a warmth of blessed gratitude and joy. 

Smile upon another and we smile upon ourselves.

“Today I am … born anew into a world of mercy and of care; of loving kindness and the peace of God. Today I can go past all fear, and be restored to love and holiness and peace.” A Course In Miracles

Healing comes through the gift of kindness.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 8, 2015

HEALTHY FLOWERS; HEALED HEARTS

“The scent of flowers is a gift to you. The [ocean’s] waves bow down before you, and the trees extend their arms to shield you from the heat … “ A Course In Miracles

“I will see my life as filled with beauty and joy today.”

When the ground is hard and has lost its nutrients it cannot grow perfect flowers, yet somehow weeds still grow.  It is the same with our hearts.  When our heart is hard and has lost its kindness and compassion, we lose our ability to heal. Such a heart does not grow happiness, but only weed-like thoughts that dig their roots through pain and suffering. It is only when we practice the teachings of a Loving God that we create a beautiful earth with miraculous wonders and joyful moments. This is the earth in which beautiful flowers abound. 

Now, we can gather the beautiful flowers, cool our feet in the ocean’s waves and rest in the shade of the ancient tree. The loving thoughts that flower within us have changed our lives. We pick their counterpart from our healthy garden and put them together in a vase on our kitchen table and breathe in the heavenly scent of happiness. As we enjoy the experiences caused by our beautiful flowers and our beautiful thoughts, we naturally share them with others with no effort on our part.

“When our heart’s garden is calm and radiant and the flowers of our heart light the way, people around us will recognize the beauty of life and realize how precious it is to be alive.” Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh

Our calm and loving thoughts nourish our hearts and minds just as water and sunlight and healthy soil nourish our flowers.  Why would we want to suffer when our lives can be filled with beauty and joy?

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 7, 2015

CELEBRATION!

“Today we celebrate the happy ending to your long dream of disaster. There are no dark dreams now. The light has come.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will celebrate myself and everyone I meet.”

Imagine if every time we walked into a group of people we would see glad looks of welcome and wide smiles of appreciation. And then imagine us doing the same for everyone else. How would this world be different?

What if normal is a warmth of love flowing to us from everyone we encounter and through us to everyone we meet?  What if we see each stranger as beloved family and we bring joy to each other’s hearts by just existing?

As children of a Loving God, we must believe this is the way it should be.  From this moment on let us practice celebrating each other and everyone we meet with a friendly smile and a kind thought. And then let’s celebrate our own selves as well. There will be no need to ever defend or protect ourselves because wherever we are, we are always safe. Wherever we go we are always loved and seen as something beautiful, a walking, talking miracle of wonder and delight; a joyous cause for celebration.

Celebrate YOU and ME as ONE! Now are we fulfilling God’s will for us and our will for us as well.

“Let us celebrate our release together by releasing everyone with us.” A Course In Miracles

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 6, 2015

HAPPY TEACHERS

“God sends His teachers. … they teach His lessons of joy and hope.” A Course In Miracles

“I will accept and teach God’s joy today.”

Let’s pay attention to the happy people in our lives. What do they have in common?  The only difference between them and us is that they choose to see the light in their lives instead of wallowing in darkness. They align with their strengths and laugh at their weaknesses.

They count their blessings instead of their miseries.  They want to see the good in others instead of their mistakes. They choose the power of Love over the limitation of fear. 

Life isn’t complicated.  We just make it that way. God’s Love and our recognition and acceptance of His Love are all we need to live a perfect life.

Are you one of the happy people?  Then I thank you for being my teacher.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 5, 2015

CALM AND QUIET HEALING

“Everyone you offer healing to returns it. Let us be very calm in doing this, for we are merely looking honestly for truth.” A Course In Miracles

“I am breathing in calm and quiet healing today.”

Think with slow breaths: I am breathing in calm. I am breathing out healing. I am breathing in quiet. I am breathing out love. 

We will continue this until we centered and balanced and in harmony with all of nature and our brothers and sisters as well. 

We must accept our oneness without fear knowing that God’s laws are governing and correcting every experience,  every thought, word and deed. No matter how it looks in the world, we must continue to choose harmony and balance and oneness for ourselves and for everyone in order to be true instruments of healing. 

Let us not fear prophecies or thoughts of destruction, doom and gloom for a horrendous future for the world.  Love is more powerful than fear and Love will prevail.  Everyone who fears also has many great moments of forgiveness, love, kindness and all that is right and good and helpful and healing.  It is these moments that are kept and all the rest is swept away in the face of God’s Love and God’s laws that are unchanging and eternal. 

“Heaven is right here, right now.   There is nowhere else.  There is no other time.”  A Course In Miracles

Now are we feeling balanced and in harmony, calm and at peace within ourselves and with all the world. And now we can be truly helpful here.

This moment is our day of grace.  

This moment is our life of holy healing. 

And now let us say thank you and Amen.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 4, 2015

DON’T THINK; SMILE!

“And God smiles upon His Child, His one creation and His only joy.” A Course In Miracles

“I will smile my thoughts today.”

A smile is a speech without words. A smile can heal a situation, a relationship or begin a friendship. It can defuse a tense moment and soften a heart.

What if we stopped thinking and started smiling? Smile in greeting at each stranger we pass. Smile at our spouse, our partner, our children, our co-workers.  What if we let go of all that we think we know and all that we judge to be real or factual and simply smile instead. No thinking. No judgments. No words.

A smile is a signal, a form of communication. It’s a sign of our willingness to be friendly and open. It requires no thinking, no words, no effort and no time. It cost nothing and yet it is a valuable gift to everyone we smile at and to ourselves as well.

A smile is contagious and causes others to smile back. In our smile, people feel they know us. In a smile lives kindness, compassion, humor, gentleness, open mindedness and the willingness to forgive. A smile houses love and the energy that makes joy rise.

As we smile we can lower our blood pressure, raise our awareness, open to our connection to others and feel the effects of the Divine Universe blessing us. Our forehead and face relax and our eyes soften as we smile. The tightness between our shoulders loosens and the heaviness in our chest becomes lighter.

A smile lifts us to a higher level of being and allows our spirit to shine.  We are beautiful when we smile. A quiet smile gives us breathing room to be in the moment and listen to the stillness of our holy self communing with our Source. 

A smile leaves the past behind.

A smile doesn’t worry about the future.

A smile brings us all into Oneness in the moment.

Smile and be healed.  Smile and heal.

And feel God’s loving smile warm upon you.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 1, 2015

GOD IS ALWAYS RIGHT

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

“I will breathe and trust today.”

Fear blinds us to joy.  Sometimes we cannot lift the blinders because they are too heavy. That is when we must stop fighting like a child trying to escape a nightmare. Just breathe quietly and pray, “God I can’t free myself.  Please help me.”

Grow quiet, breathe in and out and allow the pain, remembering it isn’t real.  Remembering it WILL pass. What we give to God cannot hurt us. Knowing these heavy, dark feelings cannot hurt us, we can now see them as amazing opportunities and quietly move through them. 

It is in our darkest moments that we can most powerfully learn

… to be patient with ourselves, 

… to be gentle with ourselves, 

… to be kind to ourselves, 

… to be compassionate with ourselves,

… to be forgiving of ourselves. 

Our job is to know the darkness isn’t real no matter how strong it feels.

Our job is to trust in the Light no matter how fleeting it may seem.

And then as it always does, light will shine through and lift our hearts again.

 

Just as spring always follows winter, so does light follow darkness.

And we’ll see that even though we doubted often and we doubted deeply, it doesn’t matter because God never doubted us. Not for an instant.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 30, 2015

IT’S ALL PART OF THE PLAN

“A healed mind does not plan. It carries out the plans that it receives through listening to wisdom that is not its own.” A Course In Miracles

“Everything that happens is for my good.”

If we find ourselves suppressing our feelings that is a form of refusing to confront our fears and will keep us back in the mode of allowing our past to control each present moment.  If we understand that everything is here to teach us something, we won’t be afraid to feel things positive or negative.

Trust and quiet confidence allows us to be a willing student and reminds us that everything we experience is part of the plan for a better life. Not our plan, but God’s.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 29, 2015

IT’S A NEW DAY!

“Here is the new perception, where everything is bright and shining with innocence, washed in the waters of forgiveness …” A Course In Miracles

“I will experience a new and better world today.”

This is our time for lifting our minds to a higher place where the real answers lie. Who wouldn’t be happy if they could?  Who wouldn’t want to experience God’s abundance, health and safety, peace and love and joy?  It doesn’t happen by preaching fear and separation and setting the world straight according to our limited views. It only happens by allowing God to show us our oneness with Him and with each other and lifting everything and everyone up to Him for His correction. For His judgment which is nothing like our own.

It happens by choosing forgiveness over judgment and God’s love over ego’s fear.

It’s a new day, a new dawn, a new time of hope for a better world.  The old thinking and the old solutions have to go for they no longer serve us. As precious creations of a Loving God it’s time for us to be instruments of peace. To do this we must close our mouths, open our minds, our hearts, our eyes, our ears and see through God Eyes as we listen to God’s Voice and finally understand, THERE TRULY IS A BETTER WAY.

And this way is God’s way. This new day belongs to Him and is shared lovingly with us.

Posted by: spiritteacher | April 28, 2015

PATH OF NO RESISTANCE

“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

“I will not resist my joy today.”

Our thoughts scatter like dandelion seeds in a breeze. One instant we’re thinking this and the next our thoughts go there. Our minds flip and flutter all about and are never still. Everything we see around us and everything we hear and smell and taste and touch are cause for more scattering of thoughts. How can there be peace without a calm and quiet mind?

Instead of looking around us at the dissonance and suffering for our purpose, we need to travel elsewhere. Instead of suffering, let’s think healing. Use nature as a guide. In our minds, let’s walk through the woods and listen to the birds, see the greening oaks and smell the new growth on the pines. Saunter through the neighborhood and watch for flower beds ablaze with joyful color and listen for the sweet sound of children’s laughter. Travel to a lake or an ocean and hear the lapping water and watch carefully the antics of the hovering gulls or the dancing dolphins. We can embrace a golden sunrise and immerse ourselves in a red-orange sunset. Or watch the stars flicker diamond-like in a black canvas of sky and see a full moon calmly shine its other worldly light upon the land.

Rather than focusing on the bad news in the world, let’s spend time seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and feeling all that is beautiful and right with the world. How can we help others when we see them small and suffering instead of God’s Creations who just need a helping hand?

And now the world is transformed from a place of fear to a place of learning peace and growing into our most loving self. Now are all things possible and now we can be truly helpful because we can see through the misery to the light of hope beyond. And now also, we are able to understand with all our heart and being that there is a Higher law that transcends our little laws of fear and ego thinking. All thought is energy.  How can healing happen within our minds and hearts or in the world if the energy we exude is anything less than the healing power of kindness, compassion, forgiveness and trust?

“I will not resist God today.”

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.

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