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.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 31, 2015

THE HEALED HEALER

“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 have no plans apart from God today.”

It is important that we face our fears, look deeply into our demons and rest in our own dark thoughts realizing that everything we fear is our own choice. Once we understand our power for unhappiness is ours, we can begin to understand that our power for happiness is our choice as well.

And we need not do this alone. It is the power of God within us that gives us the confidence and the opportunity to understand that we are so much more than our fears. If we take His hand, He will lead us gently from the darkness that we have made and into the Light that He has Created as our Holy Truth. 

Now, we can forgive the past, let go of our anxiety about  the future and rest in the light of this holy moment with Him. Through forgiveness and surrender we are opening for ourselves a channel of pure Love. It is from this point of Love, this Divine Love within our own mind, where true and permanent healing originates, that we must make our resolutions for change.

And now we walk through the world, an instrument of peace and a teacher of joy. Now we are a healed healer and we bring peace with us wherever we go.

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 30, 2015

COUNT THE LOVELY MOMENTS

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

“I will be mindful in each moment today.”

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 27, 2015

OUR GIFT FROM GOD

“In God’s Judgment will a world unfold in perfect innocence before our eyes.” A Course In Miracles

 nside each one of us there lives a hidden, yet completely 

N atural, inner knowing we can easily access by simply being still.

N othing in the world or beyond it can block, stop or disturb

O ur peace or dam the joy that flows in a constant stream from the

C enter of our very being and is designed to gently touch and lift

E ach of us and everyone who comes before us even for an instant.  

N ameless and wordless, yet powerful and full of miracles, this

C hangeless truth is our ancient gift from a Loving God who is

E ternal and in Him we were always healed and whole and Home.

May you go about your day, experiencing only your pure and perfect innocence.

“See the world anew, 
shining in innocence, 
alive with hope and blessed 
with charity and love.”
A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 26, 2015

DECIDE FOR GOD

“God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.” A Course In Miracles

“I will allow God to decide for me today.”

We’re afraid of losing ourselves, our uniqueness, our edge, our excitement and life’s many enjoyments when we choose for God instead of the ego, peace instead of fear, Oneness instead of separation. Well, the fact is we have already given up ourselves in favor of the ego’s way of life. And when we decide for God, we are re-claiming our inheritance and the life we really want. 

Abundance, happiness, peace, delightful miracles and an amazing healthy, safe and joyous life come from God’s Love, not from ego’s limitations and its paralyzing fear.

It’s time to decide for God so He can decide for us. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 25, 2015

LISTEN, ASK, AFFIRM

“… change your mind about yourself … for anyone is free to change their mind.” A Course In Miracles

“I will change my mind today.”

Many of us get stuck in the same place, often hating our lives and then refusing to do anything to change it. What keeps us from changing is fear. Fear is in the mind and so it is our minds we must change first. Some people can act their way to a change of mind, but most of us must practice seeing ourselves and the world differently before we can effect permanent change. That is mind training (or re-training). The most effective ways to begin our mind training program is through meditation, prayer and affirming.

Meditation is opening to the Divine Universe and listening in stillness.
Prayer is asking for help.
Affirming is turning our fear thoughts into love thoughts.

With every fear thought comes a corresponding love or peace thought. When we have a thought that blocks peace and change, we can make a conscious effort to turn that thought around. Even if it feels insincere and false at first. Practicing the art of affirming will polish our skills in believing in the best within ourselves.  When we think, “I can’t do it.” We immediately re-think, “I can do it.” When we think, “I’m sick, miserable, sad, tired, stressed …”  We immediately re-think, “I am healthy.” “I am happy.”  “I am joyous.” “I am energized.” “I am calm and at peace.”  Do this with gentle breathing from the diaphragm and change your thoughts so you can change your mind about yourself.  And as you change your mind, you will change your life.

 So …
Listen (Meditate and breathe)
Ask (Pray for help)
Affirm (Re-think from negative to positive)
And find peace. Find joy. Find health. Find safety. Find abundance.

The power for happy change is within us. It comes from God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 24, 2015

PEEL AND TOSS

“This day is holy, for it ushers in a new experience; a different kind of feeling and awareness.” A Course In Miracles

 “I will shine my light with God today.”

Love is the center of the Universe. We have packed a lot of stuff around it and so we can’t always see the center very well. Together let’s start peeling off the excess that hides the truth from us. That fight we had with our spouse, peel it away. That moment we yelled at our child, peel that off right now. Let’s go find the child and give him/her a hug and say I’m sorry, then throw the error in the trash. The time we felt worthless when someone insulted us. Peel it off and look at it. Can’t we see that wasn’t us they were talking about, but only a reflection of how they saw themselves? Well that’s a relief. Now we can throw it in the trash and wish them well.

Then there’s that worrisome moment when we listened to the news and heard how bad the world is. That hopeless, helpless feeling. How is it helpful for us to hang onto that? Peel it off. Bless the world and send it healing love and throw the bad news in the trash knowing there has to be a better way, a Higher Power that can heal even the worst devastation. There has to be hope.

A beloved friend or family member in dire straits is enough to distract us from our peace. Peel that off, ask the Universe how we can help and lift our loved one up to God for healing. One by one let’s clear the junk away. Obsessions over food, drugs and alcohol. Peel and toss! Fear from the past and fear of the future. Peel and toss!

What’s that we see up ahead? Is that a Light? Did we hear laughter? Was that a jolt of joy we felt? Come on, let work faster. Peel and toss. Peel and toss. Small things, large things. Peel and toss! All things that disturb us even the slightest. Peel and toss. Ahhh! Look! It’s the center of the Universe at last! It’s wondrous! And so restful. There is perfect balance here with everything and everyone in harmony. We are amazed to discover that not only is the center of the Universe filled with Love, but we are the Love that lives at the center of the Universe.

What was that dark and dingy place we peeled away? Who cares? It’s over. And now it’s time to live. Now it’s time to shine our light with God’s and really live.

“The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 23, 2015

SOFTER VISION

“For the  light of perfect vision is freely given as it is freely received, and can be accepted only without limit.” A Course In Miracles

“I will look at all things with a softer vision today.”

Here is an exercise I call softening the vision. Whenever you feel tense, upset or stressed, find yourself a corner in your mind to rest. Then in your mind simply look upon the person or situation or moment disturbing you.

Relax your eyes. Feel your eyelids grow easy and your eyes become soft. Relax your jaw, chin and mouth. Feel your brow become smooth and calm. Breathe quietly and let all the tension go out of your face. If you are in a place where it is appropriate, lift your lips in a quiet, yet confident smile.

You will feel the tightness seep from you. And now everything will seem different. Less serious. Less a big deal. In this state of mind, if you need to resolve something, positive solutions are now free to flow gently into your mind. If you just need to let go of something you’re attached to, softening your vision will allow you to do this.

A softer vision comes from a softer heart.  A softer heart is a heart open to healing and loving miracles.  

A softer vision calms the mind. 

A softer vision lowers the blood pressure.

A softer vision quiets the breathing.

A softer vision lets tension drift away.

A softer vision allows a healthier life.

A softer vision lets God in.

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 20, 2015

NEW LIFE; NEW BEGINNINGS

“Everywhere the signs of life spring up to show that what is born can never die for what has life has immortality.” A Course In Miracles

“I am open to new life and new beginnings today.”

The symbols for spring are new life and new beginnings. In God we are given opportunities for new life and new beginnings every time we make a choice.  Every time we choose to judge someone, that is a new beginning for an outcome that we may not want.  Every time we choose to forgive someone that is a new beginning that will bring us peace. Whatever we choose for another is what we choose for ourselves. That’s how oneness works. 

We and our brothers and sisters are one, connected by God’s Loving Energy.  We cannot affect someone else without affecting ourselves.  It isn’t God’s choice that makes this dynamic work, it’s ours.  God simply IS.  We choose whether we align with His Love or ego’s fear.  Like daylight savings, we can spring ahead toward our most loving self, or we can fall back into the old patterns of fear thinking.

As we watch the daffodils push up from the cold, hard earth, and tiny leaf buds open on the trees, let’s allow ourselves to be reminded that we too can push through the hard old thinking and open to new life and new beginnings by simply choosing God in everything we think and say and do.

Our prayer would be: “God, what would you have me think and say and do here?” And then we quiet our thoughts and wait for our answer.  God always answers. We need only listen and trust Him to answer to begin our brand new life.  

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 19, 2015

LET LIGHT IN

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

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

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

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

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 18, 2015

AND THE MIRACLES!

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 17, 2015

WALKING IN GOD’S LIGHT

“There is no love but God’s.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will walk in love today.”

The sun’s rays
fan out like Angels’
wings warming 
each one that
walks in its light.

And so it is with God’s Love.

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 16, 2015

VICTIM OF NOTHING; SLAVE TO NO ONE

“I am not the victim of the world I see.”
“The power of decision is my own.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be a victim of wonder today.”

Do we feel like a victim of someone or a slave to something in our lives? Let’s take control of our victim/slave thinking instead of letting it control us.

Let’s be a victim of wonder
And a slave to stillness.

Let’s be a victim of abundance
And a slave to joy. 

Let’s be a victim of health and well being
And a slave to forgiveness.

Let’s be a victim of gratitude
And a slave to peace.

Let’s be a victim of trust
And a slave to Love.

As we turn our thinking around, the only rain we will know is the downpour of miracles. The only lightning that will strike us is a joy filled bolt of wondrous light. We will be drenched in healing and rescued by Love. When this happens we will see that we are a victim of no one and a slave to nothing. Won’t that be a lovely day?  By our decision to allow it, that lovely day can begin this moment.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 13, 2015

PORTRAIT IN LIGHT

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

 “I will paint a loving portrait of me today.”

We each have a personal portrait that describes our lives.
That portrait changes with every thought and act.
It is not set in stone.
Instead it is fluid and filled with movement.
Every loving thought paints us in light.
Every fearful thought paints us in the dark.

Being in the dark is not permanent because only fear defines it.
Being in the Light, however, is constant and eternal
Because that Light is God.

Not experiencing the Light only means
We have covered it over with a cloud of our own
Dark thoughts. The Light remains constant beneath
The ever changing clouds.

Whenever we are not in peace, we can know
That fear is defining our portrait.
But the simplicity and power of us is that
We can change our minds.
We can dip our brush into a different pot of paint
Any time we want.

Being consistently mistaken is not something we should value.
Being consistently in Love is the only thing that’s real.

When we are in the dark, it only means we are in our inconsistent mind.
Being in the Light means that we are tuning into our true nature.

When we are in the dark, God quietly and gently speaks to us. 
“It’s okay my beloved Child. Now you choose again. 
Choose Me and I will show you your True Self.
Choose me and I will show you your Portrait in the Light.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 12, 2015

FORGIVENESS

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

“I will forgive everyone and everything today.”

Just as a tulip forgives the earth for becoming cold and hard in winter …
Just as the snow forgives the sun for melting it in spring …
Just as the earth forgives summer for parching it with drought …
Just as the trees forgive the death of their leaves each fall …
So must we forgive our brothers, our sisters and ourselves for not being perfect.

Forgiveness is the greatest power we have been given.  
It frees us from our judgments.
It puts all things in perspective.
It reminds us there is a Higher Power in charge here.

Not forgiveness for another’s mistakes.
But quietly overlooking their mistakes
And seeing only their holiness and their light.

Just as the tulip rests quietly in winter preparing for its rebirth …
Just as spring melts the snow, filling lakes and rivers with fresh waters …
Just as the earth remembers all the lovely, laughing days that summer brings …
Just as the trees use fall to begin their rest in preparation for new life …

So does forgiveness 
relieve stress 
bring smiles 
cause joy and
make life easier

Forgiveness gives us the power to 
heal relationships.
end war and
harmonize the planet.

Forgiveness teaches us
Tolerance
Respect
Patience
Kindness
Compassion and
Cooperation

Forgiveness makes all the corrections necessary 
for a happy and abundant life for all.

It’s all in how we choose to see it.

 “Forgiveness is the key to happiness.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 11, 2015

BELIEVE IN MIRACLES

“I am entitled to miracles.” A Course In Miracles

“I will look for miracles today.”

We must expect miracles of love and healing at their highest level because they are our gifts from God. All we need to do to receive them is to say and then believe, “I deserve all that is good and holy and loving in my life. I am entitled to miracles.” And it shall be so.

The key word here is BELIEVE. And if you can’t believe, simply be willing to believe. God will do the rest.

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 10, 2015

THE JOY OF BEING

“Joy is the inevitable result of gentleness.”
“Why would you not be joyous?”
A Course In Miracles

“I am choosing to BE JOY today.”

If we believe life is a rehearsal
Let’s practice joy …

If we believe life is “the real thing”
Let’s Be Joy!

It’s imperative that we understand who and what we are if we are to be open to our own happiness.  If we think we are victims of an insane and unpredictable world, we need to think again.  It is our thoughts that bring us peace or keep us tied to fear’s dark pain. Our thoughts are as powerful as God.  This is because we are the thoughts of God. Each and every one without exclusion is a thought in the Mind of God.  And God is Love.  And God is all there is.

Be Love.
Be Peace.
Be Joy.
Be your Self!

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 9, 2015

THE PROMISED LAND

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

“I will accept God’s promises today.”

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

Where is Heaven now?

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

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

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

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 6, 2015

PURE AND SIMPLE

“Joy is our song of thanks.” A Course In Miracles 

“I will bask in my own light today.”

Can you see it?  It’s the light of your own being joined with all the other lights of everyone around you, and then joined again with every light throughout the world.  Bask in the light.  Feel the warmth of all that love flood your being.  Breathe it in like the freshest, cleanest air, then breathe it out and feel all the tension leave your body.  Breathe it in and out again.  And again.  And again. Watch fear swirl harmlessly and fade into the light. Fear is darkness and darkness cannot survive in light. 

Play in the light, skip and hop and be just plain silly while the light shines on you and pours from you.  Join hands with other lights and lead them in a dance of perfect joy, totally uninhibited, filled with sheer delight.  Shout, Hooray! knowing that this moment of deep happiness, safety and well being is all there really is and it is yours and everyone’s.  Not only is it yours, but it is YOU! Pure and simple.

“God’s peace and joy are mine. God’s peace and joy are yours. Today we will accept them” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | March 5, 2015

FREE WILL

“God shares His will with you.”
“How wonderful it is to do your will (with God’s)! For that is freedom.” A Course In Miracles

“I will use my free will for good today.”

Free Will is a powerful gift.
Free Will needs to be used with care.

Free Will means we can carry guilt and other heavy burdens if we want.
Free Will means we can surrender them to God and watch them disappear.

Free Will means we can judge others harshly and dash our own joy.
Free Will means we can be kind to all and see miracles all around.

Free Will means we can close our fists to others and have a life of scarcity. 
Free Will means we can share generously and experience great abundance.

Free Will means we can hate everyone who is different and keep our minds at war.
Free Will means we can open our minds to all and rest our hearts in peace.

Free Will means we can keep our expectations small and dark with fear.
Free Will means we can see our holy truth and soar happily with Angels.

Free Will means we can live a life of misery and suffering.
Free Will means we can live a life of joyous wonder.

Free Will is a powerful gift 
… and a great responsibility.

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