Posted by: spiritteacher | February 12, 2016


I am not a body, I am free.  For I am still as God created me.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will remember I am more than just a body.”

When we think of ourselves, we generally think of our professions or our jobs, (fireman, teacher, lawyer, clerk) our relationships (parent, son, daughter, husband, wife, partner, friend, etc.).  Or we respond with our interests or our avocations, ( artist, writer, musician, gardener, etc.).  All those things make up our worldly experience, but they are what we do more than what we are. 

Our inner voice speaks of something else. 
It’s time to listen.

We are not our bodies, but something more.
We are not our weaknesses, but something strong.
We are not our doubts, but something certain.
We are not our illnesses or disabilities, but something whole and perfect.
We are not our dark moments, but something joyous and filled with light.
We are not our fears, but something peace-filled and confident.
We are not our roller coaster emotions, but something stable, constant and eternal.

We have a body. But that something else, that indefinable something that we generally overlook or deny about ourselves is living quietly inside the busy, doing person we believe we are. Our bodies have a purpose. It is being a channel for loving communication. But the body is not us.

Know this about yourself and know God as your Creator and your Source.

Posted by: spiritteacher | February 11, 2016


“God is the strength in which I trust.” “God’s trust in you is limitless.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will trust God as He trusts me.”

If we look into our heart we will see that it isn’t the world we fear. It is Love. We are afraid to trust that God is in charge and will make all the corrections necessary that will lead us to peace. So in that sense we are not afraid of what we think is happening or will happen, we are afraid that God’s promises are not real. We are terrified that He will drop us from the cliff of our own uncertainty.  And so we make plans. Plans to protect and defend ourselves, plans on how to make things happen the way we think they should, plans to be in the world on our terms instead of His. Human plans, ego plans, fear-filled plans. 

If we really trusted Him we would feel all our burdens lifted and would at last understand that no matter how it looks or feels it must be all right, because God’s laws are governing this world, quietly waiting to transform chaos into calm, panic into peace.  

If we trusted in God instead of trying to “fix” things with our narrow understanding and our fear-filled little egos, all that is not of God would fall away and this world would be a different place. Now, would we live in confidence.  Now would joy be our constant companion. Now would we at last be free.

Let’s join hands and take the leap from the precipice of limitation and dark thinking; from sad thoughts and worry and anxiety and watch with awe and gratitude as a miracle occurs.  What we will find is when we place our trust in Him, we cannot fall for we have been given wings.

God can’t help us when we won’t let Him in. Fear blocks the light of His healing Love. Trust lets His Light and Love flow through and heal.  Everything.


Posted by: spiritteacher | February 10, 2016


“For the past can cast no shadow to darken the present, unless you are afraid of light.” A Course In Miracles

Pristine snow represents our pure thoughts. Shadows on the snow are caused by our fear thoughts.

Shadows move and change causing weaving patterns that may frighten us, but never really telling us anything of value.  And yet we pay much more attention to the shadows than we do to the purity of our own truth. We believe in the shadows not understanding that when we do this, we are turning our face from God and filling our minds and hearts with dark and strange illusions.  So which frightens us the most? The shadows we have come to see as our reality?  Or the light which is our own Holy Self?

Shadows are never constant. God always is.

Our shadow thoughts change from moment to moment, flitting here, landing there, distracting us with crazy ideas that we absolutely believe in.  Always keeping us a little anxious, a little angry, a little sad and confused.  We never wonder how can this be God?  We just assume it is just because it is our perception. We don’t ask, where is the love?  Where is the peace He speaks of?

But God, the pristine snow, is deep and silent and still.  Not the shadows, but the Light.  We can muddy up the surface with our shadow thinking. But we cannot change or harm the purity of God beneath the mess.

He remains changeless and eternal and always, always there for us and safely within us.

So let’s ask this question to break the pattern of our thinking. How do we get beneath the shadows to the pristine purity of God?  If God is really changeless and eternal and inside us then there must be a way to reach Him. And of course, there is.  For just a moment, let us lift our minds above the fear.  Instead of trying to hide from the shadows; instead of battling them, let’s look right at them. Our hearts may race like frightened mice through a maze as we face our enemy, the shadow, but keep looking. Before long a miracle occurs.  The shadows fade a little and then a little more. Before long we realize we can see straight through them. It’s true!  Shadows are not real. Now we can laugh at our fear thoughts.  All this time we have been battling shadows which God tells us are nothing at all.  The shadows may return, but they will never affect us the same again.

We are compelled to do the only thing that makes sense to us now. We fling ourselves upon the shadows that cover up the pristine whiteness and with great joy and delight we make snow Angels! 

Posted by: spiritteacher | February 9, 2016


“Only God knows all about all.” A Course In Miracles.

“I want to see the world through the eyes of God today.”

How we see ourselves and our brothers and sisters is our perception based upon a very limited view point. Most of us have only five senses at our disposal.  

“Only God knows all about all.”

Each one of us can see the same thing from a different lens and our interpretations and judgments and opinions will differ.

“Only God knows all about all.”

We all see the world through our own tunnel vision based upon our history and our beliefs and past and present experiences.

“Only God knows all about all.”

Nothing here is constant except change. This is a world of change. God is the only constant.

“Only God knows all about all.”

Our entire life here is based upon opinions that we interpret as facts. And even that can be altered in an instant as we re-think the facts or are given different or additional bits of  information.

“Only God knows all about all.”

Everything that brings us pleasure and everything that disturbs our peace, does so because of the way we interpret it. It is impossible not to have opinions in this world, but it is possible to lift those opinions, beliefs and judgments up to God and ask for help to see ourselves, our lives and the world in a different way, a new way, a better way.

“Only God knows all about all.”

God knows the entire back story of each of us which we seldom do, nor do we ask, “How did this person get so wounded?” or “Why am I in such pain?”

“Only God knows all about all.”

God will take our judgments and fears and redefine them for us, correct and purify them and then return them to us filled with love. We will still have opinions and perceptions, but now they will come from a place of love and we will be at peace because … 

“Only God knows all about all.” 

“I will be still today and let LOVE in.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | February 8, 2016


“The stillness speaks in gentle sounds of love the Son of God remembers from before … The stillness of the peace of God is mine.” A Course In Miracles

God lies beyond words. He is simply Love.


These are all the results of Love.

The only activity required to give them and receive them is … FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness happens best in stillness.  The stillness that lies beyond words.

“I will be still today and let FORGIVENESS happen.” 

“I will be still today and let LOVE in.”


Posted by: spiritteacher | February 5, 2016


“Light is in you.” A Course In Miracles

“I will laugh and open to my light today.”

A gentle laugh lets out the light that lives within the center of our spirit.
In this place, nothing can disturb us.
Nothing can harm us. 
Nothing can frighten us.

In Light we are strong. 
We are safe. 
We are calm. 
We are in harmony with every living thing. 

In Light joy blossoms, 
happiness flows and 
abundance is our destiny.

In Light peace thrives and 
healing is in every breath.

In Light trust is easy. 
In Light everything we need is already ours. 
In Light we are whole and perfect and one.

Light is at the core of every Child of God. 
Deny it, suppress it, disbelieve it, it doesn’t matter.
It’s still there quietly waiting for us to want it. 

 And that Light is Love, God’s Love.

Posted by: spiritteacher | February 4, 2016


“The light has come. I am healed …”   A Course In Miracles

“I choose to see myself as healed today.”

What if God came to us in a vision and said, “Beloved Child, you are healed.”  Would we believe Him?  Would we be able to see beyond what we are feeling and beyond what we think we are experiencing and say, “Wow! Thanks, God.” or even “God, I can’t see it, but if You say so, it must be true.”  Or would we say, “God you must be crazy.  Look at me.  I’m a mess.”

Well, God is constantly telling us we’re healed.  We’re okay.  We never left His Heaven. So now we can decide this moment whether we believe Him or not.  Actually, He doesn’t expect us to believe Him, but He does expect us to want to believe.  Our little willingness opens up a channel for His Love to flow through. It is in His Love we will experience moments of pure joy, peace, love and light. It is in those moments we can “see”, He is absolutely right. We are healed.

Let our prayer be, “I want to see that I am healed.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | February 3, 2016


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

“I am ripe for miracles today.”

Miracles are in every peaceful moment. They can be seen in a sunrise or a silent snowfall. They can be heard in a child’s laughter. They can be felt in the unspoken joy that wells within us for no reason at all. Pay attention when this happens and focus on this feeling. It is the presence of miracles. It is healing happening.

Heaven is God’s love that lives in each one of us. It is seen as light and experienced as truth, constant and unchanging and eternally us, one with each other and one with God. This is the State of Love. This is the moment of miracles.

Isn’t it a warm and lovely thought to know that underneath the dead leaves of our past experience; just out of our awareness lives this amazing world ripe for miracles and quietly waiting for our attention? And when we pay attention it appears in full panoramic view and nothing else exists.

“Everything that comes from Love is a miracle.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | February 2, 2016


“… look with Heaven’s smile upon your lips …”
A Course In Miracles

“I will smile with my heart today.”

There are schools of thought that believe that all healing is held in a single smile. Could this be true? Could the simple act of smiling make the world a better place?  What if, instead of frowning at someone or something that we perceived as disturbing or disruptive today, we gently smiled?

What if when we wanted to make a situation better and we couldn’t think of the words, we just quietly smiled?  What if we wanted to convey something beautiful and loving to someone and the right thoughts to express this eluded us and so we took the other person’s hand, softened our eyes and smiled into theirs? What if we looked in the mirror and saw the hurt and sadness in our own eyes and we turned that around by giving ourselves a confident and loving smile?

Our smile …

…lifts hearts and heals minds,

…brings comfort and calm reassurance.  

…can help heal our relationships.

…promotes healthy bodies.

…sends ripples of loving energy to the giver and the receiver. 

…conveys kindness, gentleness and forgiveness.

…radiates joy and love through us and into the world.

A smile is perhaps the simplest and most powerful form of communication. It dissolves language barriers because it is a sign of peace and friendship everywhere. A single smile holds within it the promise and the power of the Divine Universe.  So today, let’s do something wonderful for ourselves and all the world . Let’s open our heart, clear the clutter from our mind and smile, smile, smile.

Breathe and smile.

Posted by: spiritteacher | February 1, 2016


“I am entrusted with the gifts of God.” A Course In Miracles

 “I am willing to accept my gifts today.”

There’s a halo and a pair of wings for everyone.  
We all can raise our voices in perfect harmony.  
We all can dance with simple grace. 
We all can speak heartfelt poetry and paint a whole new world. 
These gifts are invisible to most of us in the physical world. 
The noise and discord in and around us distract us from them.
Our heavy judgments etched in concrete make it hard to fly.

It’s time to be open to what we can’t see or hear or touch or taste.
It’s time to believe.  It’s time to trust. It’s time to love. It’s time to forgive.
It’s time to allow our holiness. It’s time to free our natural joy. 
It’s time to live beyond time and accept our eternal nature.

Not in time, but in eternity  is where our wings are stored.
There our voices are preparing to soar.
There our spirit is putting on its dancing shoes.
There our minds are sharing thoughts of trust and joy.
There our brushes are painting another way of life.

If we close our eyes and grow still, our gifts will open up before us. 

The way to peace is sweet and simple.

Forgive all.
Trust God.
Love one another.

And with gratitude and joy, accept your gifts.

Posted by: spiritteacher | January 29, 2016


“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.

Posted by: spiritteacher | January 28, 2016


“I cannot see two worlds.” 
“Forgiveness is the key to happiness.” 
A Course In Miracles

“I will forgive all things today.”

“Forgiveness is the key to happiness.” Turn the key and open the door to freedom. As we crack the door of fear’s dark place through our forgiving thoughts, God’s Holy Light bursts in. It flows like sunlight’s golden rays and spreads a comforting warmth of reassurance and relief through every mind and heart. Here we know with quiet certainty that God is alive and well and we can rest in Him understanding with perfect clarity that His power of Love heals all things and everyone.

Fear and Love cannot inhabit the same space. Where light shines, darkness disappears. Where there is love, fear cannot be found. Where there is gratitude and joy, doubt and confusion disappear. There are not two worlds, but only one. And this one belongs to God. Let not our dark fear thoughts block His Light for He awaits us and our willingness to remember who we really are. God can only help us if we invite Him in.

The choice of where to live and Whom to follow and to trust is ours.


Posted by: spiritteacher | January 27, 2016


“And be you thankful that there is a place where truth and beauty wait for you …” A Course In Miracles

“I will be mindful of each moment in order to find my truth.”

In this instant lives all truth and beauty. In this moment all love and healing are deeply imbedded.

Even if we can’t see the miracles within this moment, we can trust that they are there. We need not search the past for our peace, nor do we need to leap into the future. Instead we need just live in this moment here and now to find everything we need to be happy, safe and well.

The past carries all our lessons that we have outgrown. Its only purpose now is to offer opportunities for forgiveness and then let it go. When we unclench our fists from our history, our story will change. If we are unhappy with our life, we can know that we are still allowing the past to rule our present. We must turn toward the past, thank it for its usefulness and then cheerfully say good-bye. What we experience here and now will be richer and more filled with joy when we understand that to be truly happy we must experience our life moment by moment.

Worry and anxiety are not helpful to a peaceful present. Worry is only praying for what we do not want. And it serves no purpose because it is not productive, nor is it helpful to ourselves, our loved ones or the world. Worry holds a power over our minds that keeps our story limited while it distracts us from the Truth. The alternative to worry is trust. To worry less, we must give to God everything that we feel disturbed about. All the things that have happened or that we think might happen, give to God so He can remove all doubt and fear from our thinking and replace it with calm and quiet confidence. Within this new calm and quiet confidence lives the trust that God is in charge and so no matter how we think it looks, it must be fine. Now the past has served its purpose and we are free to see things differently. “All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing.” (ACIM) is God’s promise to us.

The future that we worry over is but concern about repetition of a past that no longer serves us. So now we must release the future to God as well. “I place the future in the hands of God,” (ACIM) is the only prayer we need pray to bring us back into the moment where true opportunity for abiding peace and love and joy can happen.  

If we are experiencing challenges now, we must remember that our only choice is to pray, “God, please take this from me and show me what I must think and do and say to be at peace.” And He will guide us into the moment where our true lives will begin. Into the moment where we feel safe and loved and healed and whole. That moment does exist and it can be experienced only right here, right now with God leading the way.

And now we can be thankful that there is a place where truth and beauty wait for us. And it’s right here, right now.

Posted by: spiritteacher | January 26, 2016


“All good things are mine, because God intended them for me.” A Course In Miracles

 “To all good things, I say, “Why not me?”

How often have we heard or asked the question, Why me?   Usually in reference to drama or illness or pain of some sort. What if we turned that question and the answer around and filled our minds and hearts with loving expectations instead of possible bad news.

It would look something like this:

Healthy relationships filled with love and laughter.

Communication in which understanding is sought and quickly found.

The perfect job doing just what I love.

Time and space for myself whenever I need it.

Having and being a spouse/partner who forgives our mistakes and values our strengths.

A positive loving, giving, serving experience here in the world.

All my questions answered by a loving Source that knows me perfectly.

Health and well being for my body, my spirit, my emotions.

Only good news in the world every single day.

Safety and protection for me and my loved ones.

Enough of everything for me, for mine and for all the world.

An experience where forgiveness and kindness, compassion and empathy are the order of the day.

An open mind and an open heart willing to allow the Divine Universe to govern my life.

A world of harmony and balance in nature and in the heart of everyone.

Every day filled with miracles of grace and beauty and wonder.

Peace and Love and Joy in the world now, beginning with me.

Posted by: spiritteacher | January 25, 2016


“Then the world is harmless in your sight.” A Course In Miracles

“I will practice being harmless  today.”

Health and well being are when we see ourselves as more than a body. When an understanding comes over us that we are okay just as we are. No strings attached. No special conditions imposed. Just pure acceptance. This is the energy of Love. This is the power of being harmless.

Harmlessness is when we choose to be kind instead of hurtful to another. No matter how small the act, our willingness to be harmless offers a healing experience for us and for others. It is the essence of harmlessness when nothing we think or do or say disturbs us or anyone else.  True honesty and harmlessness is when our most loving thoughts are in perfect alignment with our actions and our words.  

Helpfulness happens whenever we see someone in need and offer a hand, a kind word, an encouraging smile. Whenever we hear someone’s cry for help and then answer it with a prayer or a blessing on their behalf. Whenever we withhold judgment and choose love instead.  This is the decision for Love; the decision to be harmless.

It is only in being harmless to our brothers and sisters, to our planet and to ourselves that we can be truly helpful in healing the world.


Posted by: spiritteacher | January 22, 2016


“For no one hears the song of Heaven and
remains without a voice that adds …
… its power to the song”
A Course In Miracles

“I offer to the world today a smile, a touch, a wink, a laugh, a wave.”

Strike a chord in your brother
And find the hidden melody in you.

There is a song without lyrics
That the heart sings loud and clear.

It is heard with the inner ear
And shared through loving thoughts.

There is no need to carry a tune.
There is no instrument to learn.

And with it comes a secret dance choreographed by love.
A smile. A touch. A wink. A laugh. A wave.
A hand shake.

A warm hug 
A sign of peace. 
Two thumbs up.
A bowed head.

A kind thought.

A song sung in silence
Is the most powerful sound there is.

A dance danced in secret
Can bring a smile to every face.


Posted by: spiritteacher | January 21, 2016


“Offer God only your willingness to remember …
What you remember is part of you.”  
A Course In Miracles

 “Today I will remember who I am and why I’m here.”

At one time or another we all ask, Who am I? and Why am I here? The answer is simple.

I am the glorious child of a loving God. And my purpose is to be free of all fear.

Being without fear …
… engenders hope,
… allows us to extend and receive love more fully,
… opens our mind and heart to allow God’s Holy guidance,
… heals our heart, our mind and our body,
… encourages us to be our best self at all times,
… causes us to always remain calm and calms others,
… keeps us in a joyous state and attracts joy to us,
… protects us and our loved ones, keeping us safe in the light and love of God,
… allows us to be open to the abundance of a loving God,
… promotes forgiveness without condoning or condemning,
… lets us walk quietly in the world with our mind open to all possibilities,
… guarantees us a life dedicated to serving a higher purpose.


You are the glorious child of a loving God. And your purpose is to be free of all fear.  It happens through forgiveness.


Posted by: spiritteacher | January 20, 2016


“You do not walk alone. God’s angels hover near and all about. His Love surrounds you, and of this be sure; that He will never leave you comfortless.” A Course In Miracles.

“I will see myself comforted and surrounded by God’s Love today.”

When we look at the world, what do we see? All the pain, and suffering? Or the truth, that God is real and everything and everyone can be lifted into His Light for healing? Do we join the world in its misery by adding our negative energy of fear and judgment to the chaos? Or can we choose a better way?

What if we join forces with God by sending kind and loving thoughts into the world every chance we get? What if we lay our fears down and pray, “God help us.” What if we go about our day dispensing kindness and compassion to everyone we meet? What if we become part of the solution by smiling gently at anyone who needs a smile and offering a happy greeting to friends and strangers alike? What if we are part of the solution, by choosing to withhold judgment of what we see and hear on the news and instead send a healing prayer to everyone involved?

Love is energy that heals. Fear is energy that keeps the world in darkness. We have the capacity for both. We can get angry and righteous and choose to make the world the problem of those we see as guilty. Or we can take responsibility for our part in the mess by remembering our anger and our fear are just as powerful for keeping the world in pain as those who are actually acting out the drama and the violence. We may not want to believe that our thoughts are that powerful. After all we’re not doing anything to hurt anyone. But when we consider that we are creations of the greatest Power of all, is it too farfetched to believe that we are contributing to the chaos by keeping our thoughts in chaos? In a lesser way, perhaps, but contributors nonetheless. And there are billions of us joining forces in judgment and in fear.

The answer is forgiveness. We must, one person at a time, forgive ourselves for our mistakes and ask God to heal us so we can be instruments of peace instead of pain. It seems almost impossible to withhold our judgments and be free of ego fear. The natural thing seems to be to judge the world and to believe we know what everyone else should be doing differently. This desire to rule through our egos instead of allowing God’s Love in is very powerful and entrenched into our way of thinking and being in the world.

And so we cannot do it alone. God is always with us to help us change our thoughts whenever we open our mind and heart and turn to Him. For every fear thought there is a corresponding Love thought. We must be vigilant in watching how we react and respond to the world and those in our lives. And every time we find ourselves responding with negativity, we can stop ourselves even in mid sentence or mid thought and go somewhere quiet and say, “God, I give my mistaken thoughts to you. Please help me to be your channel and your tool for healing in the world.” Or “God, please help me to see this through Your Eyes so I can change my mind.”

Working through Love instead of fear is not easy. But it’s necessary if we really want a better world. Sometimes, we can only pray, “God help me.” And yet that is the most powerful prayer there is.

We are not alone. Powerful Guides walk with us. Let’s take Their hands and allow ourselves to be lifted above the fray where we can truly be a healer for God in the world. And when we find ourselves in the middle of the mess again, which we will, let’s take God’s hand again. And then again. And then again. Every experience and every moment is another opportunity to choose again. And to remember the powerful truth – that we are not alone. God walks with us and His will for us is only peace and happiness and nothing else. When we turn to God for help we are simply aligning our will with His. And there is nothing more powerful that we can do for the healing of the world.

Posted by: spiritteacher | January 19, 2016


As our day begins peace fills us.”  

In the quiet darkness of the early morning, before the world stirs, we awaken gently and let calm and loving thoughts fill our minds.  We breathe in and out deeply and slowly asking for all that we want for ourselves and the world. In this way our hearts and minds are an open channel for all that is holy and healing for the world from the first moment of our day.  And with this decision that we make in the quiet darkness of the first hour of the day, we become a joyous learner of a new and better way to be; for ourselves and through our example, for our brothers and our sisters all as well.

Though it may appear so, we aren’t alone with our isolated thoughts.  Every decision we make, every thought we think, affects us and others as well.  As dawn breaks and morning light flows out upon the earth, our first decision for the day will be a prayer:

“The light has come.  I am healed and I can heal.
The light has come. I am saved and I can save.
The light has come.  I am at peace and I bring peace with me wherever I go.”  
A Course In Miracles

And as our day ends …

In the quiet darkness as night softly blankets our world, and gentle fingers of sleep soothe our brows and close our eyes, again we do our quiet breathing.  Just before we fall asleep, we remember all the blessings in our lives and all the good things about the world and we make a decision to be grateful as we forgive everything and everyone that disturbs us  even a little. And because our gratitude and grace come from the holy love of a creation of God, the Divine Universe decrees that all is well and we’re at peace.

As the new day begins, before the world stirs our peace continues, as we breathe, calmly and deeply, in and out. And so we come full circle.

Posted by: spiritteacher | January 18, 2016


“If the situation is used for truth and sanity, its outcome must be peace.”  A Course In Miracles

  “I will choose to be sane today.”

We believe that we can only be at peace if the world is at peace.  It’s just the opposite.  Peace in our minds comes first and that brings peace to our world. Insanity is calmed by peaceful, loving thoughts and kindness and compassion in our hearts. If we believe that the world must be healed before we can have joy and abundance, we will be waiting a long time for what we want. We bring to ourselves what we are inside.  Like attracts like. Fear attracts fear. Love attracts Love.

Watching the news can be disheartening and frightening. It feels as though the world is out of our control. Let’s take our power back and calm the tidal wave of fear that threatens to undo us.  Even if the world appears insane, we can be sane in the midst of all the craziness. 

Let us be 
… the eye of the storm, 
… the center of gravity, 
… the quiet space between the chaos. 

First of all, let’s not believe for an instant that we have no choice, but to live in a crazy world.  Then let’s believe that also for everyone else. 

Our Prayer is: 

“I am a Child of God, 
A Loving Creation, 
A Beautiful Being.” 

And then let’s lift our heads, soften our vision, smile gently and act like one. 

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