Posted by: spiritteacher | August 15, 2018


“Choose once again if you would take your place among the saviors of the world…” A Course In Miracles

“Let me choose forgiveness, kindness and joy again today.”

The beauty of our power from God is that we can choose again. In every moment of every day and in every relationship and every experience we can make another choice

If we have felt fear or anger, guilt or sadness or judgment we can ask for help to see everything and everyone differently. 

“Forgive and you will see this differently.” A Course In Miracles

When we ask for help we must then be still and listen for the answers. God always has the answer and it’s always the right answer; the only answer.

God’s answer brings peace and joy to us and to all. His answer floods our hearts with pure love. This is the Love that guides us on our path and lights our way to fulfilling our holy destiny.

This is the Love that shows us a different world from the one we thought we knew. This Love rewrites our story giving us not just a happy ending, but a glorious beginning and middle too. This Love ensures there is no ending just a happy now.

All the answers to all our questions are in God. His Answer shows us that our questions are too small. His Answer encompasses our Holy truth and gently guides us on a path where only miracles are found.

As we take His hand and offer ourselves to Him for guidance, words dissolve, concerns are gone, darkness disappears and only Light remains. In that stillness that fills our being, we understand what we didn’t understand before. All things are not only possible, but are actually accomplished.  Forgive and we will see that this is so.  “Let me recognize my problems have been solved.” A Course In Miracles

And all we need do is choose again.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 14, 2018


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

When we ask for help, answers will be given us.

But we must listen without urgency.

We must question without expectations.

We must wait without time constraints.

We must trust without limits.

We must see through God’s eyes only.

If we tell God what we want instead of letting Him tell us, we are closing the channel to His Perfect answer and He can’t give us what we really need. What we really need is what we really want, but we don’t always know it until it is given us. We think we know and we scurry here and there trying to make things go “our” way. But we can’t manipulate perfection and trying only gets us in trouble. Or at the very least gives us less than we deserve and not what we really want at all.

Our plans must be made with Him to be the perfect plans.  Listening is the only way to hear His Plan for us.  “The stillness of the peace of God is mine.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 13, 2018


“You can indeed laugh at fear thoughts.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will remember to laugh a lot.”

It’s time to lighten up and laugh more.  There is way too much taken too seriously in this world and in our relationships with each other. Let’s not bring all that intensity into our home and serve it for dinner to our family.  It can cause indigestion and sleepless nights.  And nightmares for the children.  Laughter is the great healer. We must take its medicine liberally and use it often.

“Miracles are seen in light.” A Course In Miracles

May we walk in the light of our own laughter and thereby bless the world with miracles today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 10, 2018


“ … let your thoughts fly to the peace within.” A Course In Miracles

“I am willing to fly today.”

Why crawl with caterpillars when we can soar as butterflies?  It is necessary to be a caterpillar and a cocoon before we can be a butterfly. It’s all part of the learning, growing process. But sometimes, out of fear, we stay in the caterpillar and cocoon stage much longer than we should. How long must we trap ourselves in a cocoon? When it becomes painful, that may be our sign that it is time to learn to fly.  

What if we breathe into that feeling of being trapped and constricted and frustrated and envision something else? Freedom. Not just freedom of the body, but freedom of the mind and heart.  Now, we are allowing a new and holy vision of ourselves. This vision leads beyond caterpillars and beyond cocoons.

Let’s let our minds grow still and our hearts become calm as we smile at the beauty of this new experience in this moment, on this higher plane. Now let’s come back to earth, look around us with new eyes and see, not a small creature that crawls, nor one stuck in a cocoon of fear and doubt, but a beautiful and wondrous creation who is capable of flying to greater heights than ever before.

In experiences we may all be at the caterpillar stage or the cocoon stage or the butterfly stage at different times and then go back and forth again and again.  It isn’t our job to judge the different stages of our brothers’ and sisters’ learning, growing process or even our own.  Our true job is to be a light in the world, an example of kindness and forgiveness, an instrument of peace. And one day we will look up and the sky will be amassed with beautiful winged creatures. And we will be among them.


Posted by: spiritteacher | August 9, 2018


“ … let your thoughts fly to the peace within.” A Course In Miracles

“In quiet I receive God’s word today.” A Course in Miracles

“I will be quiet in my mind and heart today.”

If you don’t know which way to look, look up.

If you don’t know what to say, say nothing.

If you don’t know what to do, ask God.

If you don’t know what to think, think thank you.

And do it all with a calm and quiet mind.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 8, 2018


“…the strength of the body will always be enough to serve all truly useful purposes.” A Course In Miracles

“I will walk in my own beauty today.”

We are not our bodies, we are spirit. But we have a responsibility to love and care for our bodies. Our bodies are here to serve a purpose in helping make the world a better place and our lives easier if we allow it. We must enjoy our body and value it, not for its size or shape or gender, but for its true design. 

Our smiles can express kindness and love.
Our voices can speak for those who can’t.
Our eyes can radiate joy.
Our hands can offer help and hope.
Our arms can hug a child or a frightened friend.
Our feet can take us wherever we are needed.

Our hearts and minds can be open to great possibilities for joy and love. 


We should eat with healthy enjoyment. We should exercise until it feels good. We should play with delight and laugh freely. We should speak gently, breathe deeply and think lightly. We should work with purpose and a sense of fun. We should take the time to smell the sweet alyssum, breathe in the beauty and feel the textures of life. When we use our bodies in this way, we will always be beautiful.

May your body carry you wherever God wants you today.

“God goes with me wherever I go.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 7, 2018


“God being love is also happiness. I will seek only what is mine in truth.” A Course In Miracles

“I will say YES to life today.”

Let’s see how many times we can say yes today.  Not yes in the sense that we are afraid to say no, but YES in the sense that we allow ourselves to be open to the possibilities for a beautiful experience in each moment.

Below are some YES thoughts for us to consider.

YES, I give myself permission to be happy.
YES, I will see my loved ones as the lights of my life.
YES, I will laugh in the rain and celebrate in the sun.
YES, I will see the beauty in my spirit.
YES, I will stop and experience nature knowing it is free.
YES, I will believe I am not this body and this body is not me.
YES, I will accept I am Holy and Beloved beyond this world.
YES, I will use my body as an instrument of peace.
YES, I will enjoy the world without guilt.
YES, I will welcome everyone with an open mind.
YES, I will trust that there are possibilities for joy in every experience.
YES, I will forgive every grievance for my own peace of mind.
YES, I will not be afraid to be open to joy knowing joy is my truth.
YES, I will calm my mind and quiet my thoughts.
YES, I will experience my life with mindful grace.
YES, I will be patient with everyone who comes before me.
YES, I will spend time every day becoming centered.
YES, I will silently listen to God’s Will in all things.

Whenever our cautious, fearful mind wants to deny us our peace and joy, let’s ask how we can turn that NO into a happy YES.  Every YES that comes from Love is a miracle. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 6, 2018


“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see only miracles of healing today.”

Can we understand beauty that transcends the body? What of beauty that creates another world; one that transforms our small thinking into something glorious, loving and limitless? Today, let’s see our inner beauty and this other world. Let’s see it for ourselves and for all those who suffer pain today.

Help us see that quietly within our very being lives everything we need to experience wondrous miracles of love and peace and joy. Let’s walk through this world even in its most insane moments surrendering our fears to God. Together, we can experience a heart that always beats calmly and a mind that believes, not in how things look, but in how things are in God.

Let’s transcend our five little senses and look for more. Imagine the exquisite taste of delicious joy and breathing in the lovely scent of Holy Love. Imagine hearing only the sound of happiness and healing and seeing calm and quiet peace in every moment. Imagine the feel of angels’ wings wrapping themselves protectively around us as they whisper reassuringly, “You are safe now. Let fear go and feel your spirit fly with us.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 3, 2018


“Where there is laughter, who can longer weep?” A Course In Miracles

“I will laugh myself silly today.”

Let’s throw back our heads and dissolve into delighted laughter. Feel how nothing seems to matter when we’re laughing. Let’s watch as all the things that filled our minds with worry have seemed to disappear. Laughter paints light over darkness, sunshine over clouds, smiles over tears. Laughter is musical and uplifting. It heals sickness and transforms pain into joy. It turns tragedy into comedy and brings happiness and oneness into the moment. Many a relationship has been cemented upon the common ground of a shared laugh.  Many a tense moment has been dissolved in laughter.

If we want to be at peace, a great first step is to gently laugh at those things that seem so serious. Nothing is so critical that a bit of humor can’t be found to lighten the moment. When we practice this simple art, we transform our experience from a heavy weight into a gentle lesson quickly learned.

May we drink in the intoxication of joyous laughter today knowing that laughter heals all things. And it’s contagious.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 2, 2018


“You need offer only undivided attention. Everything else will be given you.” A Course In Miracles

“I will pay attention only to Love today.”

Let’s watch our thoughts today.  Let’s watch our minds wandering a crooked path of anxiety and confusion. And to add to the complication, there are boulders to climb over and fallen trees blocking us along the way. There is no map that we can follow for this path because it twists and turns and then spins back upon itself for no reason at all.  One moment we’re heading in one direction, then without provocation we’re suddenly somewhere else.  Like a cat that can’t make up its mind. The cat appears to be resting comfortably in the living room, then for no known reason, it leaps up and races willy nilly into the kitchen and leaps onto the refrigerator. Like the cat’s, our thoughts have no consistent purpose that we can see, but to keep us distracted and confused about our reality.  Unlike the cat who is only being itself and following its nature, our thinking comes from fear.  Not from fear of bad things happening, but from fear of LOVE happening. We don’t really understand Love and so we wander our crooked, winding path unconsciously keeping Love away while believing strongly that we’re searching for it.  

Love would straighten the path, remove the boulders, lift the trees and change our life.  This is a terrifying thought for some, although we all would deny it.  And yet we continue to perpetuate fear-filled thoughts that keep us on this dark and twisted path. 

We feel amazing when we observe or are instrumental in creating joyous miracles. Yet we never keep our joy for long.  Love is tolerable in small doses, but our egos can’t allow Love to rule us or be our constant experience. The tiny, noisy ego would fall away in the face of the glorious Light of God’s Love.  We’re so afraid to lose our ego, our individuality and our independence that we do whatever we need to do to keep it alive,  including block God’s Love from our experience. We think we are here to be separate from each other, but in truth we are here to recognize our Oneness.

We judge ourselves and others.  We get angry over the smallest things. We justify our righteous thinking. We watch the news and read the newspapers to keep ourselves informed as to just how bad things are. We keep our sadness wrapped around us like a protective cloak. We complain about our stress and how it is making us sick.  And yet we don’t give it up by surrendering it to God. Instead we allow it to have power over us and continue to complain and to get sick. 

When we allow God’s loving laws to rule our experience instead of the world’s laws of fear, we will be allowing holy miracles to rain upon us and splash our lives with Light and Joy; with Peace and Love. This peace, this love and joy doesn’t come and go, but stays constant and eternal. It extends through us from the Divine Universe.  Now we can be the channel through which His Love flows and all healing happens.  And it all comes from paying attention – not to the ego, but to God.  

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 1, 2018


“The morning star of this new day looks on a different world where God is welcomed and His Children with Him.” A Course In Miracles

“I will welcome God today.” 

The ego tells us to conquer the world; to defend it and protect it no matter what the cost.  God wants us to allow Him to transform the world.  No conquering necessary. How can the ego fight God and His Divine Universe?  The Divine Universe doesn’t even recognize the ego.  It simply sees through it like looking through fog to the Light of Love beyond.

Love and fear don’t live together. Love lives on the inside. Fear lives on the outside.  The power for miracles and healing is within.  It’s as simple as that. Trust in Him and God will lay down our arms and replace them with Love. He will take the wheel and free us to enjoy the ride.  He will gently lift us above the fray and transform our experiences to be loving and joyous and perfect.  And this will be done with great kindness and deep compassion. Now war is done and only Love lives on.

The morning star of our new world shines in our hearts and through our smiles. We know we are safe wherever we are because God has transformed a dangerous experience into one of perfect safety and holiness and happiness for all.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 31, 2018


“The light that belongs to you is the light of Joy.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be a channel for joy in the world today.”

When anything comes into our mind that wants to push our joy away, let’s smile brightly at the distraction and return to joy.  Let’s recognize that joy is natural, fear is not.  We have a choice.  And today we choose our own delightful, precious, wondrous JOY!  Bolded, colored, capitalized, underlined and with an exclamation point.  We can hear nothing, we can see nothing, we can feel nothing but pure joy.

Joy is contagious.  We need do nothing, but experience it and as it flows from us, it spreads to others.  Soon we are sending joy to everyone and the world comes to life as joyous. Beautiful, contagious joy flows unhampered through the streets, along the highways, across the oceans, up the mountains into the villages and towns and cities everywhere.

It is our Joy that contributes to the healing of all the insanity of this world. Joy is innate in us. It lovingly works through us for our healing and the world’s. Our gift from God. In order to be helpful, we must allow ourselves to be a channel for Joy. That is God’s way of correcting all the errors of the world. Not through fear and punishment. Not through defense, attack and war. But through JOY.


So simple and yet so true. Just like God.

Joy is no longer just a word.  Joy is our experience, our world, our life.  Smile with it. Laugh about it. Delight in it. Be it.  JOY!

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 30, 2018


“There is one life and that I share with God.” A Course In Miracles

“I will use my body for holiness today.”

We can serve the ego and live a small life or we can serve God and be His gift to the world.  The choice of whom to serve lives in our mind, not the brain, but in the Spirit Mind.  When we make the choice to serve God as a teacher of His Love through gentle thoughts and acts of kindness, then does the body have the power to be a healing tool in the world.  Without our decision to use it lovingly, the body is nothing but muscle and blood and bones, cells and organs strung together to make a form that walks the earth alone.  But use it for God’s purpose and it becomes something Holy and helpful and will bring us joy and great peace.

God sings our song.  He speaks the words we need to hear.  Now we can live in joyous oneness with Him and all His children dancing in His light and painting His pictures for our lives.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 27, 2018


“Our innocence and our holiness are guaranteed by God.” A Course In Miracles

“Let’s let this be a moment of peace for us.
And let this peace-filled moment stretch into forever.”

As we breathe in the beauty of this moment, we allow ourselves to be at one with God and His Divine Universe and all the earth and each sister and brother who travels their spirit’s journey alongside us. And if we can’t yet trust in that, we will simply let go and let God carry us.

Now all we thought were problems have been solved with gentleness and joy. All that we feared fades into the shadows and disappears into the nothingness from which they came. All the bad news has transformed into good news and hate is gone and only light and love remain, constant and eternal, our Holy gifts from God.

We laugh with relief at how mistaken we were and we bow our heads in gratitude as we see only God’s Laws of purest Love governing our world and guiding our thoughts.

Only tears of happiness well in our eyes these days as we see the Truth of who we are. We understand what the words mean that our innocence and our holiness are guaranteed by God. We feel overwhelmed by love and awed by our own beauty. We want nothing more than to be holy teachers of kindness in service to our glorious Creator who designed us in His image as Spirit Beings using bodies and not the other way around as we mistakenly believed until now.

Our eyes light up and smiles of recognition transform our faces as we look upon everyone. Our trust in God is so powerful and true that nothing can disturb it. Our days are gladly spent in service to the One who only wants our peace and happiness and Who knows us as we’ve never known ourselves.

Words like kindness and compassion and helpfulness fill our conversations. Willing open hands replace fists, calm and quiet thoughts replace angry words and miracles of healing replace tragedy and pain.

We see all life anew. We believe, not so much that the world has changed, but that we are finally seeing it aright. It’s the way it’s always been beneath our foggy mists of sadness and suffering. But we were too focused on our aimless wanderings and narrow paths of victim thinking, to see the truth.

God is carrying us and He always has. His Light is here and it shines on you and me. Let’s rest in Him and watch trustingly as each peace-filled moment stretches into forever. As God’s Creations this is our true destiny. Our job is to simply accept our destiny with gratitude and grace and say thank you and Amen.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 26, 2018


We are as certain of success as we are sure we live and hope and breathe and think. We do not doubt we walk with truth today … Our peace lies in its limitlessness.” A Course In Miracles

“Peace lives and breathes in me.”

Go within with quiet breath and envision a place where peace lives inside you.  A place in nature is always helpful. A smile forms easily as you breathe in the scent of woods and hear the quiet bubbling of a brook as it meanders past you. Smell the pungency of pine and feel a quiet breeze gently fanning your face. Hear the sound of birds calling to each other through the trees. It’s lovely in this world you envision.  This is your world, your haven and your heaven and it lives right inside your mind.  Keep it with you as you go about your day. Lift it out to look at and feel the calming effects of it whenever you need a restful, healing moment.  In this way you bless yourself and everyone around.  For as you calm your own thoughts, your peace filled energy and your contagious joy will be felt and shared by all. Now are you fulfilling your purpose in the world as an instrument of love and peace. If you wonder why you’re here, this is why.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 25, 2018


“You are one self in perfect harmony with all there is, and all that there will be.” A Course In Miracles

Rain is but liquid laughter. Tears of joy and healing flowing from the skies.  The dry, parched earth needs it as it needs the sun and air. In moderation, rain is a great blessing, keeping the crops from shriveling and keeping the flowers and the trees in bloom. And keeping us in fresh drinking water.

Rain and sun in balance are necessary for life.  But in extremes they cause floods and mud slides and droughts. A gentle breeze is soothing and comforting; tornadoes and extreme high winds cause great pain and destruction. A calm sea makes for a lovely day, a hurricane causes panic and death.  A sun in 75 degrees is a beautiful thing. A sun at 100 or more degrees is unbearable and harsh.   Too much of a good thing is not a good thing.

Extremes are the bane of this world.  Moderation and balance are the key.  This is true of our thinking and our beliefs and our politics as well.  Extremes destroy and divide; Balance heals. 

Extremes are where anger lives and war and murder and disrespect and hate of others who are not like us. Balance is where kindness and compassion, understanding and love abide. There are two worlds and we live in each of them from moment to moment. In kindness we have one experience. In judgment we have another. 

So let’s open our minds and hearts and ask God to be in charge of our thinking, our beliefs, our politics and our vision of the world.  Let’s let Him heal our relationships with ourselves and with all others.  Let’s let Him guide our minds and hearts to a place where harmony and balance lead the way.  “I merely follow for I would not lead.” A Course In Miracles

Now we can forgive.  Now we can accept and feel compassion for those who think and live differently from us. Now we can see that those who act out in anger and fear are merely crying out for harmony and balance. They’ve lost it and they don’t know where to find it. And that’s a terrifying thing.  But we know where it is. We find it within in the still and quiet place where God lives in each one of us. And we can use this new understanding to help those who don’t yet know what we know. Instead of reacting in kind to those who seem to be attacking us, let’s grow still and calm and ask God to help us help them.  Our prayer is, “God, let me be a channel for peace today. Amen.”

Let the rains be gentle, the sun be mild, the winds a soothing breeze. Harmony and balance will now reign and extremes will disappear into the nothingness from where they came.  And we are grateful.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 24, 2018


In silence we pray, “God’s Will is Mine.” A Course In Miracles

As we go about our day, our thoughts scurry willy nilly around our brain like mice on caffeine.  A judgment here, a guilty thought there, a tinge of sadness, a splash of fear. All these negative thoughts do nothing for us, but only block the channel to God’s constant flow of joy and His eternal stream of perfect peace. We are way too tolerant of our mind’s chatter and way too impatient to be still and in the moment. Only by being still and mindful in this moment will we allow ourselves to remember who we really are.

Our negative and fear-filled thinking has made this world a sad and angry place. Haven’t we grown weary of such a place?  When will we finally be ready to acknowledge that there is a better way and it lives right inside our own mind and heart? And not only does it live inside us, it is the truth of us. It is our gift from a Loving God who quietly tells us over and over and over, gently with absolute patience and complete Love, “Be still and know that I am here.”

We needn’t worry about what our brothers and sisters are doing, thinking or saying. We need only be mindful of the glory of God within ourselves and our brothers and sisters, in time, will see their reflection in our light. Through our quiet willingness to be an example of forgiveness and of love, they will find their own path of healing.   

We have His love there is no doubt. Now it’s time to open our mind and really understand what it means to be a Child of God. It’s time to see His Light, feel His joy, delight in His wisdom. It’s time to experience and own our own truth. Life, when lived happily is done so, one mindful moment at a time taken lovingly step by step with our hand in God’s. A kind thought here, a generous act there, a forgiving choice here, a helpful hand there. A smile. A laugh. A celebration of true life!  “God’s Will is mine.”

“What worry can beset the one who gives his future to the loving Hands of God? For he who has escaped all fear of future pain and has found his way to present peace, and certainty of care the world can never threaten.”  A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 23, 2018


“Love cannot judge. As Love is one itself, it looks on all as one. Its meaning lies in oneness. There is no love but God’s, and all of love is His. Love is a law without an opposite. Its wholeness is the power holding everything as one, the link between the Father and His Children which holds Them both forever as the same.” A Course In Miracles

Let’s open our minds to a new way of thinking, a new way of being. Let’s allow the feeling of the breezes of enlightenment to blow away all that keeps us stuck; stuck in fear, stuck in sickness, stuck in pain and sadness.

There is a gentle tap on our shoulder, a soft kiss upon our cheek as we are gently awaken from our long dreams of separation; separation from our own truth, separation from our brothers and sisters and separation from God. All we had forgotten is remembered now.

God is Love and God is all there is.

Tendrils of tenderness wind themselves around our heart and the world is changed because of our remembering. Instead of judging ourselves and others harshly, now we only want to hold each other close and comfort our self and everyone with these loving words, “It was just a dream, Dear Heart. It’s all over and we are now awake. Awake to live and breathe and walk in the light of our own truth.”

Miracles are raining all around us and we lift our faces to receive them in joyous wonder. All is beautiful as we go about our days in this new land that we know is really ancient and was created long before time began. We have had our time of lessons in the form of troubles and challenges and burdens. Now we are walking in the place that God created which is Heaven here on earth.

All because we have chosen to understand with all our heart and soul that God is only Love and God is all there is.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 20, 2018


Posted by: spiritteacher | July 19, 2018


“And if one gift is missing, God’s treasure house would not be full. Yet is its fullness guaranteed by God.” A Course In Miracles

“I will accept my gifts from God today.”

Sometimes it feels as though there’s something missing. Some small thing we just can’t grasp. It lies somewhere between confusion and perfect understanding. We sometimes see it in the periphery of our vision just barely out of sight. Now and then we catch a glimpse only to have it disappear once more. This missing link causes a disconnect between what seems to be and what should be.

We think we need just one more book, one more teacher, one more class, one more affirmation, one more thing, one more mantra and then we’ll have it; effortless peace. total happiness, perfect health, complete safety.

So what’s missing? And where do we find it?

The answer is we’ll find it in the place we’re least likely to look; right inside ourselves. We refuse to believe that because it’s too simple, too clear, too easy. Surely we have to work for it. Sweat for it. Sacrifice for it. It can’t just BE there waiting for us to accept it. A free gift requiring nothing from us. Like plucking a peach from a tree or picking a flower from the garden.

Oh yeah. There is one requirement. We have to want it. It’s called a little willingness and then a leap of faith. The missing link between what’s missing and all there is, is TRUST.

Not so easy, but very, very simple. The truth is there is nothing missing except our trust in God. We may think we trust in Him, but believing in God is not the same as trusting in God. Trust is absolute and goes beyond belief to knowing. In knowing there are no questions, no doubts, no uncertainty of any kind. Now you can pluck your perfect peach free of charge and enjoy it forever.

“And what is whole can have no missing parts that have been kept outside. Forgiveness rests on recognizing this.” A Course In Miracles

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