Posted by: spiritteacher | December 18, 2017

THE ALTAR OF PEACE

“For perfect effectiveness the Atonement belongs at the center of the inner altar, where it undoes the separation and restores the wholeness of the mind. The children of God are entitled to the perfect comfort that comes from perfect trust. The Atonement is the only gift that is worthy of being offered at the altar of God, because of the value of the altar itself.” A Course In Miracles

“I will kneel at my inner Altar and place my trust in God today knowing Atonement means complete forgiveness, total healing and perfect oneness.”

As we kneel before the Altar of Peace, Love encircles us like a ring of light protecting us from all that seems to want to harm us. We cannot be but safe here when we understand our safety is governed by God’s laws not ego’s. And now we fall to our knees before the Altar of Peace that stands like a beacon of hope before us and assures us we are entitled to miracles and healing and Oneness.

The altar isn’t made of wood or metal or anything physical. Instead it is Light and Love and comes from within us and shines outward. We can bow our heads or not, lift our faces upward or close our eyes and kneel or not and still see this Altar of Peace. We can just be where we are and as we are for the Altar of Peace is seen not through our bodies’ eyes, but through our inner eye which is always open and ready to see the truth. The truth is that God Is, and nothing else exists.

Our smile transforms our faces as joy fills us and lifts us reminding us of Who and What we are. We are God’s Creations, not in body form, but in spirit which has no form. In God’s image not in ours. And now we can see that we are Spirit Creations having a human experience and not the other way around.

As our Spirit Love governs our existence and our human experience and gains strength and power through practice our experience is transformed from one of fear and victimhood to one of forgiveness and love through acts and words of kindness and compassion. Kindness and compassion for ourselves as well as for all others in our lives.

Instead of hearing and reacting to sadness and anger and fear in ourselves and others by responding in kind, we understand that fear and anger and sadness are simply calls for love and cries for help. As we kneel at the Altar of Peace, we are shown that we as humans are asking for and desperately wanting help to see ourselves as God sees us, but not sure how to make that happen.  

The only way to make it happen is to let it go. Lift it all up to God, and simply let it go. “I place the past, the present and the future in the hands of God.” And now the Altar of God within us shines forth as a stream of glorious and never ending Light and we see nothing else.

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 15, 2017

HOW CAN I HELP?

“The teachers of God have trust in the world, because they have learned it is not governed by the laws the world made up. It is governed by a power that is in them but not of them. It is this power that keeps all things safe. It is through this power that the teachers of God look on a forgiven world. When this power has once been experienced, it is impossible to trust one’s own petty strength again. Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when the mighty power of an eagle has been given him?” A Course In Miracles

We are the teachers of God. So how do we change the world? How do we stop the wars and violence and hate and anger? The divisiveness and the judgment? How do we rid the world of negativity and fear? It’s impossible on our own. The simple beauty is that we don’t need to change the world, we only need to change ourselves. It can all be done in our own small world.

It’s as simple as being kind to our neighbor, loving and respecting our parents, blessing the guy that cuts us off in traffic, letting someone ahead of us in line at the grocery store, smiling at a stranger, playing with a child, laughing at our mistakes. It’s as simple yet powerful as forgiving someone from our past, praying for peace, envisioning a healed world.

It’s as easy as lighting a candle, putting on some quiet music and meditating for 10 minutes. Or stilling our minds for a moment in the midst of our day. It’s paying an honest compliment to someone who needs a boost in confidence or giving encouragement to another who needs to be lifted up a bit. It’s seeing the light in each other instead of pointing out each other’s mistakes. It’s taking an instant to bless the world and everyone in it.

Creative kindness is something we can all do and takes no more time and effort than brushing our teeth or washing our hands. And it can be done while we are brushing our teeth or washing our hands or at any other time throughout the course of our day. So simple and yet the effects are far reaching. The healing energy that comes from our small, loving acts and thoughts and words really do affect the greater world. We may not immediately see it or feel it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Every bit of Love energy we offer is accepted by God as a blessing of healing for everyone. Our gift to God is our trust that this is true.

Sometimes the results are dramatic and intense, but more often they are subtle and may not even be recognized by us. But that doesn’t make it any less powerful and true. And the more of us that join together in being God’s helpers, the more quickly will the world be healed.

The world will change, not from our own efforts, but from the Power of the Strength of God through us. It is through God that our efforts have the power to heal and save the world. And He will tell us exactly what to do, what to think and what to say when and where and to whom, to make it all happen.

We only have to be willing and to believe and to ask God, “How can I help You?” 

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 14, 2017

THE PRICE OF PEACE

“I want the peace of God.” A Course In Miracles

“I will gladly pay the price of peace.”

We often speak about the price of peace

and

We talk of things like sacrifice and suffering,

Of fighting for our rights and bending others to our ways.

Of making everyone see God and the world as we do.

We need to be right even at the sacrifice of happiness.

We truly believe that peace will come from this.

But in God’s eyes what is the price of peace?

 No price at all.
It’s free
In every sense.

 Peace is a choice that when made
With a kind heart and open mind
Flows gently through our being.

It judges no one.

It fights for nothing.

It is the core of our being

And

Simply is …

It is fathered by Forgiveness
And mothered by Compassion.

It’s siblings,
Kindness, Sharing, Tolerance and Joy
Will one day govern all hearts and

Heal the world through Love.

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 13, 2017

LOOKING UP

“Every loving thought is true.” A Course In Miracles

“I will look up today.”

A beautiful thought is like a brightly shining star or an eagle in flight. It makes you look up.  When you look up, you are lifted from the mundane to the holy, from the fearful to the joyous.  Holy is like Heaven on earth. Joyous is a place inside you that is filled with light. This Heaven is an eternal part of your very being and this joyous place is your home. Just pray, “God is the love with which I experience this moment.” And whoosh you’re in Heaven and at home in the state of purest joy. It’s not the past or the future in which we live. It’s now. Stay in the now surrounded by God’s Love and you can travel anywhere and still be Home.

Every possible moment, think a lovely thought while looking for the brightly shining star. And while you’re gazing up at the star with a light heart and a smile on your face, don’t forget to watch for angels in flight.

You are a beautiful thought.  So now just be yourself; a loving thought in the Mind of God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 12, 2017

THE RIPPLING EFFECT

“We are as God created us.”  A Course In Miracles.

“I will do everything with God today.”

Everything we do in love, every forgiving thought we have, like a single stone thrown into a calm lake, causes a rippling effect. It isn’t only the kind acts we perform, but also the quiet rippling effects they cause that make the difference. God takes our loving thoughts and acts, small and large, conscious or unconscious and uses them to spread a blanket of healing light upon the earth.

And now we can call ourselves a healer in the world.
And now our very presence here will do some good.

And our reward?
A sane and loving world for us and for the children.
A warmth of gratitude and gladness that flows through us
And out into the world and makes us and everyone we
Encounter smile and laugh with joy and relief …

The world cannot be unaffected by our thoughts, be they fearful or filled with love, because we are God’s Creations.  “God is the Mind with which I think.”  ACIM

Since our every thought has power, why not use that power for good?

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 11, 2017

THE SEASONS OF OUR JOURNEY

“This is the season you would celebrate everyone.”
“This is the journey’s purpose.” A Course In Miracles

“God celebrates us in every season.” 

Can we see how each season symbolizes the seasons of our spirit’s journey? Spring is the beginning when we have new thoughts to entertain of a better way.  Summer brings us light and laughter and the understanding that we can have fun as we learn and grow.  Fall symbolizes the harvesting of God’s abundance and then seeing how our choice for true forgiveness shines like a sunbow of many colors through our minds. Winter is a time to rest in the peace that we have planted, cultivated, harvested and now may savor in quiet confidence and perfect certainty.

God gives us everything and asks for so little in return. Only a little willingness. Let’s take His hand as a child would, smile our thanks, gift Him our trust and allow Him to lead us gently through the seasons of our journey. And at the end we will find a rainbow of riches, a sun ray of joy and the shining star of everlasting peace.

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 8, 2017

POWER OF OUR THOUGHTS

“I have no neutral thoughts.” A Course In Miracles

“I will use my powerful thoughts only for good.”

The world cannot be unaffected by our thoughts,
Our choices or our energy,
Be they loving
Or filled with fear.

Every fear thought is a dam
Holding back
A tidal wave of LOVE.
Open the dam and …
… heal the world.

Love is the power of God in every thought.

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 7, 2017

ALL THE VOICES

“Let every voice but God’s be still in me.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember that I am so much more than my fearful thoughts.”

The sound of a drop of rain upon a blade of grass is louder than the sound of a breaking heart.

A heart breaks silently and is often not recognized through the noise and distractions it hides behind. Activities of every kind can mask the breaking heart. It is well preserved behind blasts of rage and sobs of sadness and even screams of terror. It burrows beneath addictions and violent behavior. Few understand that all this chaos and craziness are signs of a wounded spirit and a frightened child crying out for the love that it is missing. The past has rushed forth to wreak havoc in the present and to cause alarm about the future.

To cover up our pain and fear, we judge the judgments, defend ourselves against attack and bury our heads under the blankets to protect ourselves from our own dark unseen places. We bully the bully and defend or attack the defenseless. But we never smile gently at the suffering soul and say kindly to ourselves and others, “You are so much more than all of this.”

All this acting out is but a refusal to recognize the breaking heart. All this being right at all costs while projecting blame upon the world outside is but a mask to cover our real need to be happy even when happiness seems impossible.

We find it too painful to look inside and see that the breaking heart is really a breaking open to a new identity, another way of seeing. It is a crack in the armor of our defenses allowing a sliver of light to shine through; a ray of hope for something better just over the horizon. So instead of quietly looking at the darkness that we feel threatens our existence we frantically try to fix things. We want to fix ourselves and everyone else thinking this is the solution for a better life. Without all this fixing what would be our purpose here? We don’t see the dishonesty in this way of thinking. We can’t see that true honesty is aligning our thoughts with our behavior. Our true thoughts always come from Love because that is God’s will for us. Love is a state of Being not of doing. And we must leave the fixing to the One Who can fix everything.

Truth is choosing happiness at the same time that we stop judging the world. It’s allowing our heart to break and accepting the pain knowing that it’s only temporary and part of the process of our healing. It’s giving up the past and being present to this moment with kindness and compassion and with trust in a Power greater than our small, suffering self.

It’s turning our face to God’s Light and praying, “Show me how my fellow human is not my enemy or even my business.” It’s accepting God’s will for us and for everyone knowing that God will lead us to where we need to be. He will tell us all we need to know if only we will listen.

God will harness our racing thoughts and give us the words to speak. We no longer have to try and fix the world from the vantage point of a breaking heart and a vision so narrow that nothing we do or say without Him is truly helpful to anyone. At last we can admit that we really don’t know anything and that’s okay because there is a Divine Power that knows all about all. God in His infinite wisdom will guide us in how to be most helpful if we allow Him.

Now we can feel the broken heart healing bit by bit, moment by moment, shard by shard. The darkness grows dimmer and the light grows brighter. The fear weakens and the joy strengthens. We see that it is a great relief to lay the world’s healing at God’s feet.

With the screams of terror, the blasts of rage and the sobs of sadness all silenced by God’s healing Love, we can actually hear a drop of rain or a weightless snowflake land softly upon a blade of grass. And what a lovely sound it makes.

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 6, 2017

WATCH AND TRUST

“Have you ever considered how many opportunities
you have had to gladden yourself and how many of them you have refused?” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will TRUST.”

The most important attribute for change is TRUST. We must trust that there is a Power that exists beyond our small selves. A Power that only Loves us and sees beyond fear and so is able to transcend fear for us. God is able, with just our small willingness to help us change our minds and transform all fear into pure joy. And then we can rest in Him and trust in ourselves.

We are now able to trust that we deserve health, happiness and peace, abundance and a heavenly experience right here on earth. We can see that we are trusting when life is simple. If it seems as though we are fighting for survival or if we feel stressed or uncertain then we know we are making a mistake and trying to create our own destiny.

When we trust, we allow and when we allow our experiences instead of trying to manipulate them or force them into our limited vision of what should be, our lives expand and every day becomes a miracle. Then beautiful, positive and perfect change just happens without our needing to worry about a thing.

Let’s not neglect or deny our gifts.  Instead we must trust in them and believe in our Self.  

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 5, 2017

TOYS AND TRINKETS; NOISE AND NONSENSE

“Shall we continue to allow God’s grace to shine in unawareness, while the toys and the trinkets of the world are sought instead?”  ACIM

The world is a distracting place.  So easy to get lost in the toys and trinkets and the noise and nonsense that are all around us and everywhere we look.  And not easy to look past them to the Light and Love and Calm and Quiet grace that always lives inside us.  The fascination of the activities and things of the world keep us occupied while God’s quiet grace goes unnoticed and unrecognized.  And if are asked to grow still and tap into our Truth we often think of it as boring and uninteresting not seeing at all the richness and the miracles that we are being offered.  We can’t see the true gifts through the artificial gifts. And so we trap ourselves in a world of pain and limitation not having a clue what we are turning down.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying the toys and trinkets and the noise and activity.  The mistake lies in thinking this is all there is. We need a balance. Instead of using the world’s distractions as an end in themselves, maybe we can ask the Universe how to use them as tools for growth and expansion of our thinking.  We can enjoy our human world, but let’s do it with God.  We can invite our Angels in to share our Starbuck’s Coffee with us, our mint chip ice cream, our glass of wine, our Netflix streaming, our new car, our great job, our sports bar experience.  Invite God on our hunting trip or on our skiing vacation.

Perhaps we’ll be asked to give a silent blessing to the Barista at Starbucks. Wouldn’t that make the coffee even more enjoyable?  Perhaps we can say a short prayer for everyone and everything connected to the processing of the mint chip ice cream we are enjoying, the glass of wine or bottle of beer we are drinking, the meal we are eating.  Perhaps we can share our Netflix experience with a family member or a friend or someone who needs a friend.  What about a smile and a thank you to the bartender or waitress at the sports bar or silently sending forgiveness and healing to everyone in attendance at the bar. It’s not about depriving ourselves of the things we enjoy.  It’s about sharing them with God.  It’s about including the most essential and basic part of ourselves in our worldly experience, our Creator and our Source.

Watch the news with God and ask Him to help you see it through His eyes. Ask Him to shine His Light everywhere drama and destruction is being played out in the world.  Let’s ask for help in seeing opportunities for simple random acts of kindnesses instead of falling to our knees in misery and desolation because the world looks so insane.  And we feel so helpless.  Let us remember, “Of ourselves we can do nothing , but in God are all our problems solved.”  A Course In Miracles

The real problem is imbalance.  All ego world with no invitation to share it with God is the cause of the insanity, the skewed thinking, the sickness and the fear. God is always here.  Why not invite Him in. When we lift everything up to Him before we partake or get invested, we will see we are not powerless because we have the power of God within us and He will use us as instruments of peace and healing for the world at the same time as He shows us how much fun and amazing the world really is.  And we will see that He never takes anything away from us that we enjoy.  He only makes them more enjoyable because now the experiences come from love and abundance and joy instead of fear and limitation and madness.

Toys and trinkets shared with God become blessings and gifts and opportunities for love and joy and healing. “God is the Love in which I am blessed.”  ACIM

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 4, 2017

ANCIENT HATRED; PRESENT LOVE

“The holiest of all the spots on earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love.” ACIM

“Let’s forgive someone today and make a holy relationship.”

Two Children of God may spend their entire lives squabbling over everything and nothing.  Both sides insisting they are right and the other is wrong.  Expending energy in anger and frustration and needing to be right is exhausting.  And in the end, what does it matter?

Who cares who is right or wrong when all is said and done?  Both decisions to attack and defend can only cause unhappiness and grief for those involved and everyone around them. The negative energy brings sadness to the spirit and weariness and sickness to the body. And it can be contagious, spreading to families, friendships, work relationships and communities and then countries.  And the world becomes a dark and dangerous place indeed.

Someone must say “STOP!”.  Enough is enough.  Even if I think you’re wrong, you’re right.  You’re right because you are God’s child, my brother/sister, one with me.  You are God’s Holy Creation, the same as me and this has nothing to do with the petty differences of this world.  Only egos can be right or wrong. And only God’s Children can be always right.  Being right has nothing to do with this world.  In God’s Mind there are no differences, no separation, no right and no wrong.  In God’s world we simply ARE.

We need do nothing to receive His Holy blessing, but to BE.  Be who He created us to be, Holy and Innocent now and forever.  Forgive your brother/sister and then forgive yourself.  Know that nothing matters except the Truth.  And the Truth is of God and the Truth is found in the calm and quiet mind transformed from hatred into Love.  And now what was chaos, darkness and despair becomes the holiest spot on earth.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 1, 2017

LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN

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

“I will be still and listen to a voice not my own today.”

This thought can’t be stressed enough because in this idea the world will be saved. We can’t begin to understand or experience healing if we don’t allow God in. And God cannot enter if we won’t Listen to Him.  Our prayer would be, “God, please help me listen.”  And then we would grow still. 

It takes practice and great patience and more practice. We have trained ourselves in doing and in voicing our thoughts and opinions, but have spent little time in learning how to undo by being still and listening to God’s Thoughts.

Now time has a purpose. That purpose is to grow quiet, rest in Him who created us, and listen for His Answers. Every answer to every question, and every resolution to every problem has already been given us. All we need do is be still and listen and we will see that this is true.

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

Whenever we are still we are at peace and all fears, worries and anxieties just fall away.

May you walk in Stillness today and find yourself in God. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 30, 2017

THINK HEALING

“The light has come. You are healed and you can heal.” A Course In Miracles

“I will think only happy, healing thoughts today.”

Think HEALING.  Healing in the world is almost always thought of as healing of the body.  True healing is healing of the mind, the spirit mind where all thoughts originate.  A healed mind brings happiness; an unhealed mind is the cause of all grievances.  Would we rather wallow in pain or rest in joy?  Let us give ourselves the gift of healing through our forgiving thoughts and choose these loving attributes for ourselves and all the world.

Gratitude
Forgiveness
Trust
Kindness
Compassion
Gentleness

Helpfulness
Respect
Tolerance

Patience
Giving
Sharing
Joy
Love

These are the ideas in which our strength lies. These are the thoughts that will heal each mind and bring peace to every heart. Let us think our way to healing today and discover that our power is in our ability to choose our thoughts. The health of our body, our relationships, our circumstances will simply follow the healthy choices of our mind.

An open mind and forgiving heart is the first step to a healed life. All the other loving attributes we need to choose will fall right into place. Through our forgiveness are we happy, healthy, safe and strong. 

“The light has come. You are healed and you can heal.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 29, 2017

MEET ME THERE

“I can accept the innocence that is the truth about me.” A Course In Miracles

“I will look upon my innocence today.”

In the land of forgiveness and non judgment, 
we work together with light hearts.

In this place we play together in joyous innocence.
On this road, we travel together on our spirit’s journey into peace.

Now let’s take the hand of our brother and our sister and each other’s hand as well. And as we do we will know for ourselves and all others, with absolute trust and surety, that God is in charge and all is well.

As one we release all thoughts of victimhood, sickness, death and hell so Heaven’s light can shine on us and each and every one we know.

Heaven and earth are now one place, transformed by Love and lifted into Truth.

Breathe easy now.
Darkness has disappeared. 
Fear is over. 
And we can’t stop smiling.

“Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field … I’ll meet you there.” Rumi

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 28, 2017

FIRES OR OPPORTUNITIES

“The light has come. We are healed and we can heal. We are saved and we can save. We are at peace and peace goes with us wherever we go.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember that everything is an opportunity.”

We may think life is a series of large and little fires with a few light moments in between. We spend a lot of time putting out fires and when we are not putting out fires we are trying to prevent them. We don’t yet understand that the world is what we make of it.

God shows us, not fires, but opportunities. Everything we judge as a fire or bad news or a shoe dropping God sees as our opportunity for growth and healing and greatness. In every moment and in all things He shows us we need do nothing on our own. We have powerful companions who walk with us, stand behind us, beside us and before us pointing out the path to peace for us. Fires are skirted and extinguished before harm is done if we but follow His guidance and ask for help before we make plans on our own.

What if the world that we are so invested in, so judgmental of and which causes us so much fear and pain is simply an illusion? A mirage that we believe in because it looks and feels so real to us. Wow! That fire is hot! It must be real. Our first instinct is to get out the hose and extinguish it. We do this, not in quiet contemplation, but in panic. And yet our experience tells us that even if we extinguish one fire there will be another and another. That’s simply the way the ego world is designed. If we don’t learn our lesson this time, it will rise up again.  We do get a break now and then, but that never lasts for long before another fire rises up from the ashes of the one before it. This is not God’s plan, but the ego’s, to keep us unbalanced and in a constant state of mild or wild fear.  Our fear is the ego’s nourishment.

So what’s the answer? The answer lies in how we choose to see. Instead of seeing life as a series of emergencies, let’s look at it as a series of opportunities. This turns the ego’s plan over to God where it can be corrected and rendered harmless. Now we have opportunities for forgiveness instead of judgment and defensiveness and attack. Opportunities for laughter instead of fear and doom. Opportunities for letting go and letting God.

Instead of looking at the fire, why don’t we look through the fire? The old adage is true, “This too shall pass.” And when it passes as it will, let’s ask ourselves some questions. “Okay, this one’s over, now what have I learned so I don’t have to do this again?”

Have I learned to trust in the power of God instead of my own small strength? Have I learned to find peace in this instead of pain? Have I learned how to be kind and compassionate and helpful in the world? Have I learned to laugh at fear thoughts so that the sparks of potential problems drop harmlessly into God’s healing waters and are extinguished by Love? Have I learned to breathe and be calm and listen as a way to quiet the noisy ego voice of panic and fear and worry and anxiety?

If the answer is yes to these questions, then congratulations! You have moved a thousand miles further upon your path to peace. Now you have transcended insanity and are resting in the heart of God safe and whole and healed. 

“Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and they alter the temporal order. They are always affirmations of rebirth, which seem to go back but really go forward. They undo the past in the present, and thus release the future.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 27, 2017

THERE ARE NO STRANGERS

“When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you treat them you will treat yourself.
As you think of them you will think of yourself.
Never forget this for in them you will find yourself or lose yourself.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will bless everyone I meet today.”

When we meet anyone, we are not meeting a stranger.
Instead we are meeting a brother, a sister,

A friend we haven’t met before.
It isn’t necessary to speak words aloud
But in our mind we can say hello
And let a smile light our face as we pass by.
If they see and respond, well and good
If not, what does it matter?
Our smile is loving energy radiating through,
And registering quietly somewhere inside them.
And one day when they really need it,
Our kind thought will touch their heart
And they won’t even know from where it came,
Only that for a moment they feel lighter inside
And for some reason they are smiling.

In the meantime, our smiling greeting blesses us.

I will bless everyone I meet today
And thereby bless myself.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 24, 2017

LET US REMEMBER

“Give up gladly everything that would stand in the way of your remembering, for God is in your memory. His Voice will tell you that you are part of Him when you are willing to remember Him and know your own reality again.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see myself through God’s eyes today.”

“Listen, and try to think if you remember what we will speak of now.” A Course In Miracles

I am the joy in my heart beat, not the sadness.
I am the smile on my face, not the frown.
I am the laughter in my voice, not the tears.
I am the kindness in my actions, not the anger.

I am the open mind and heart that loves myself and all others, 
Not the veil of judgment or intolerance I peer through
That distorts my true seeing.

I am the peace, not the worry.  
I am the trust not the fear.

Whenever we’re not at peace, we are seeing through mistaken eyes
And then we must look again. Our prayer should be,

“God, let me see myself through your eyes.”

Now we can serve with a kindness and compassion that radiates loving energy and allows healing for ourselves and all the world as we remember …   “I am the light of the world.” A Course In Miracles

That and only that is the truth about ourselves.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 23, 2017

LET’S BE THANKFUL

“I thank my Father for His gifts to me.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will let my gratitude bless everyone and everything.”

In this season of thankfulness, let’s open our hearts and minds to all that is beautiful and amazing in our lives. Gratitude is an attribute we all must cultivate if we want to open the world’s door to God’s loving presence. In gratitude we bless this moment, and everyone in our lives. In gratitude we remember to be thankful for our own loving selves. When our hearts are grateful, we shine a heavenly light upon everyone and everything. Our gratitude lifts the world to its highest state of being and brings peace to all.

GRATITUDE

G ratitude is quieting our thoughts and being thankful as we
R emember to keep our hearts and minds wide open and
A ware of every single opportunity to forgive the world and
T rust in God for everything that is good and right and holy
I n our lives and to use our blessings as stepping stones for
T ranscending fear and guilt as we open to our own truth
U nderstanding that God’s Divine and Holy Universe is
D esigned for our happiness and joy and offers to us
E verything we need and everything God wants for us.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 22, 2017

WHAT WE CAN DO

“I could see peace instead of this.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will contribute only to peace.”

What we put into our mind is more important than what we put into our mouth. Would we knowingly drink poison? That’s exactly what we do when we have a judgmental or unkind thought about ourselves and others. There is no denying the injustices in the world, war, abuse, sickness, extreme weather conditions, hunger and scarcity. We cannot correct all of the problems of the world, but we can stop contributing to them. And we can stop being victims ourselves. We can ask for help and be consistent about changing our negative self talk. We can believe we deserve better and so does everyone else. What we expect is what we are open to receiving.

We can bless everyone in our life and everyone who comes before us even for an instant and watch God’s world emerge from this one. We can smile. We can laugh. We can celebrate life and its myriad of blessings. We can believe in God’s abundance, God’s health and well being, God’s safety and protection, God’s harmony and balance.

Miracles come from Love. When we allow loving thoughts to fill our mind we will see miracles flow from us creating beautiful ripples throughout the world. Let’s put the poison away and sip the nectar of God’s joy starting now. 

We will walk in quiet confidence today focusing, not on what we can’t do, but what we can. And it starts with allowing God’s Holy Laws of Love to govern all things and ends with a world blessed and healed.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 21, 2017

NOTE TO SELF

“I am one Self, united with my Creator.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember to love myself today.”

Dear Self,

I love you. I know I don’t say this very often and maybe I never have and yet it is true. It must be true for I know in my heart that you were created by Love and that Love which created you is what you are. This is the truth of you and nothing can change that.

Self, you are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are amazing. Your many kindnesses have not gone unnoticed. Your desire to be helpful and happy and healthy and safe is treasured by God. And your prayers for happiness and health and safety for others is a blessing to the world.

Prayer, among other things, is the constant, quiet hope that lives inside you that you may not even be aware of. Nonetheless God hears it because He hears your heart. Even when you hide your light behind sadness and pain, anger and fear, yet it is there, just waiting to shine forth. And then you smile and it does. And then you laugh and joy bubbles up and transforms you and everyone around you. And that joy ripples out into the world and touches so many even God has lost count. And yet He is happy in your happiness. 

Self, I apologize for how often I have distrusted you and diminished you and your ideas and your presence as unimportant and unworthy. Somewhere deep inside me I know the truth. You are not your mistakes.  Instead you are your Light.

You have many ideas that are very important and in fact vital to your healing and the world’s. These ideas are often buried so deeply that you don’t even know they exist and yet they do because you exist. And because you exist, I exist.

The truth shines in your eyes and is heard in your voice as it speaks words of wisdom and comfort to others. Now I would like to give you words of comfort by telling you, you are loved and beloved and cherished beyond words. You are a delight to God Who created you and He never sees you any way but perfect.

God shines His Loving Light upon you and Angels wrap their wings protectively around you. Your holiness and your innocence are beyond question. Your gentle, loving spirit extends into the world and lights up every heart. Please remember who you are so you can be at peace and walk in the happy light of your own true nature today, tomorrow and always.

Self, I love you. I know I don’t say this often, but I will try to change that.

I love you. 

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