Posted by: spiritteacher | October 17, 2017

THE LAUGHING WORLD

“… and the world forgot to laugh.” A Course In Miracles

“I will listen for and join in the laughter today.”

God holds you gently in the night and shows you how to laugh at darkness in the day.

Wrapped only in the Loving Light of God, sip the sweetness of the gift of life. Lift your arms and leap with joy and laugh out loud. A world that laughs is not friends with fear. In fact it doesn’t even know that thought. Now are you aware that all you believed was true was just a crazy dream. See yourself awaken knowing that your peace, your happiness, your truth are still inside you as they’ve always been. Rejoice and lead the others into the light as well. Let your loving laughter be the only sound they hear. Turn and watch with wonder to see their pain-filled faces transform into smiles of happy joy, their shining eyes on you. Feel their hearts joined with yours in delightful celebration of a whole new way of seeing and of being.

The pain, the darkness and the fear are gone. And then you ask, what’s that lovely sound? Why of course. You recognize it now. It’s the world laughing.

And all because of you.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 16, 2017

A NEW DAY, A NEW LIFE, A NEW WORLD

“… think about the kind of day you want, and tell yourself there is a way in which this very day can happen just like that. Then try again to have the day you want.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see this world as brand new today.”

Our willingness for peace does not happen into a void and then what? It’s not, “I have peace now. Is this all there is?”

No, our willingness for something better opens doors and windows to wondrous moments, amazing experiences, delightful opportunities and holy relationships. It changes our world as we change our mind about the world. So now we can have expectations for beauty and joy and abundance beyond anything we could have imagined on our own. We have  joined with God and His Divine Universe when we agreed to give Him our fears and allowed our minds and hearts to be open to our own Holy Healing.

It’s a new day.
It’s a new you.
It’s a new me.
It’s a new life.
It’s a whole new world!

“The thoughts we take to heart become the eyes with which we see. When the focus of our thoughts shifts from division to wholeness, the entire world shifts with it.” Hugh Prather, (spiritual teacher, counselor, writer)

May you walk in the new world of your own true Self today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 13, 2017

REST IN THE FOG

“My holiness envelops everything I see.”  
“There is nothing to fear.” A Course In Miracles

“I will not be afraid to rest in the beauty of the fog.”

When life is too painful for whatever reason
And your mind and heart feel confused and
A fog settles over you,
Think of this …

There is beauty in the fog
As it softly enfolds the world
In its hazy dampness.
There is beauty in the fog,
As it lets you rest in its muted
And muffling embrace.

As you rest in fog’s embrace 
Feel yourself letting go and letting God.
And recognize that you are participating 
In true forgiveness. 

And then when the sharpness and light
Of the world come into focus once again,
You will find yourself feeling stronger for
Having allowed yourself a time of rest
As you surrender all things 

Into the beauty of the fog.

And God’s healing Love.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 12, 2017

LIVE IN YOUR OWN LIGHT

“I am the light of the world. That is my only function. That is why I am here.” A Course In Miracles

“I will share my light with everyone today.”

It doesn’t matter where our bodies reside. It matters where our hearts live. When we follow our hearts and live the life designed for us vistas of blessedness and miracles will open up for us. Our pathway of light will shine through all the dark thinking and reflect the light that is in everyone and everything. We will free a world imprisoned by fear, transforming it into a world made holy by Love.

In our light all others will see their own light and rejoice for having been awakened from a crazy dream that was never the truth. All the world will bow before us in gratitude for our having been willing to share our light and our open heart and mind for the healing of all.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 11, 2017

MY HEART FORGIVES

“Forgiveness is the only sane response. It keeps your rights from being sacrificed.” A Course In Miracles

“My heart surrenders and forgives all things today.”

Forgiveness is the opposite of judgment. Forgiveness means surrendering everything to God. Forgiveness is living in the light, breathing in the beauty of the world and allowing our blessings to flow and flow and flow. It’s not about condoning, it’s about compassion.

It’s about letting go of the past and living fully in each moment. It’s about praying, “God, I don’t know what this is all about so I give it to you for Your Holy Understanding.” We mustn’t be afraid to let go of all we think we need to cling to here. Clinging to our past thinking is what causes all our pain. Letting go frees us to fly.

To protect ourselves, we grasp onto our fears and judgments with tight fists. We are terrified that letting them go will be the cause of our destruction. We will not be punished for surrendering our fears and judgments. Instead, we will be rewarded with joyful and amazing experiences filled with miracles. The only true justice is God’s justice and it is nothing like our own for it comes from pure Love and nothing else.

Let’s remember our protection is in God, not in ourselves. As a Child of His Light, we are so far above our petty thinking that it is inconceivable that we should allow one unkind or unloving thought to keep us imprisoned in pain a moment longer.

If we understood who we really are, we would gladly let all the nonsense go and fall to our knees with tears of gratitude. His light would wash away all darkness, pain and suffering caused by our tight fisted attachment to our silly judgments of ourselves and others. We think we know everything, when actually we know nothing. All that is asked of us is a tiny willingness to let go of what we do not know and do not want or need while we walk with Him in happy peace and in calm and quiet confidence.

“Forgiveness offers everything I want.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 10, 2017

A BRAND NEW WORLD

“Fear is gone from every face as hearts rise up to claim the light.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see a new world today.”

We get caught up in how things look, having forgotten how things are. We think how they look and how they are, are one and the same. We need only open our heart and ask for help to see with our inner eye and listen with our inner ear if we really want to learn what is true and what is not.

Love is true. Fear is not.

Darkness cannot long survive in the Light of God’s Holy Truth. We are God’s Light created in Love holy, unchanging and eternal. By following our true path we are now teachers for God and examples for our brothers and sisters. Together we will be lifted to our highest place by our new trust and belief in ourselves and in each other. And through this trust we will join as one in seeing the truth of our own perfect light.

This world will be a brand new place. Though it may look the same on the outside, inside of us, we will know it is different. God’s Laws of pure Love will govern this new/old world and bring harmony and balance and peace and happiness and abundance to all. We will not be deceived by lingering symptoms of small fears and traces of shadowy darkness, but will see through them to the Light of God on the other side.

Smiles will light every face and joy will flow through every heart. We will laugh at the past as we celebrate in this heavenly eternal moment side by side and hand in hand.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 9, 2017

NO HURRY NOW

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

“I will walk in timelessness today.” 

What if we used time for its intended purpose which is to heal and promote peace?  If we forgot about the clocks and the calendars and let God lead us in His own Time, would we see the world differently? Is it possible that if we surrendered time to Him we would somehow never be too early or too late? What we are seeking in the future and all that we regret from the past may be nothing more than an illusion. A time piece of our own making that fades from our sight as we choose to experience only this moment, this Holy moment.

Now is the time. 
Here is the place.
Here and now is where Heaven lives.

With this understanding we must smile gratefully and say a simple thank you.  And then our path to peace will open up before us and time will no longer be our enemy, but our holy tool for healing.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 6, 2017

HAVE WE NOT WONDERED …?

“Have you not wondered what the world is really like; how it would look through happy eyes?” A Course In Miracles

I will recognize my perfection today.”

Beyond this body and this world, there is no need for self improvement. We are already perfect. All we need to do is recognize our perfection. We do this by lifting the blinders of our belief in littleness and limitation. We must let go of our thinking that we are something other than God’s Holy Creation. We must banish our doubts about ourselves and everyone else as well and trust that no one is their behavior.

We are not our fears.

We are not our insecurities.

We are not our bodies.

And no matter how much it may seem like it, we are not our behavior.

Instead we are Light, Spirit Creations of God capable at any moment of transforming our thinking into purest thoughts of kindness and compassion. We are able at any moment to understand this world and ourselves through the truth of our highest Being.

Let’s listen to our innermost thoughts and compare them to our outer conversations and actions. Are they in alignment? Is God’s Love within what we live without? Have we ever consciously and willingly allowed ourselves to be lifted above the chaos and the confusion of the ego world? Are we calm inside and out? Are we smiling in our hearts and on our faces? Are our hearts overflowing with love for ourselves and all others? Are we being tolerant and kind and helpful?

Or are we taking our natural state of holiness and perfection and hiding them behind a cloud of doubt and anger and fear? Are we covering our truth with foggy thinking and then claiming that the fog is who and what we are? And what all others are as well?

If so, no wonder we suffer pain and anxiety and sickness. No wonder there is war and senseless violence. We can’t hide our Glorious Being behind a mist of fear and doubt and be at peace. We can’t shove a loving and Holy Creation into a small box of insane thinking and not be extremely uncomfortable and frustrated. In extreme cases even justified in demonic destruction.

It would be like caging a tiger or binding the wings of an eagle. It would be like calling a majestic mountain a hill and seeing the ocean as a puddle. 

We are meant to soar with Angels and to travel with winged feet on a path of pure light with nothing less than God as our Guide.

The problem is not our lives, our jobs, our bodies or our relationships. The problem is how we see ourselves in relation to these things. If we see ourselves as God sees us, holy and innocent and perfect and free, our jobs and our relationships and our lives will reflect that perfection. Nothing needs to change except our minds, our thinking, and our beliefs. It doesn’t mean our lives, our relationships, our bodies and our jobs won’t change if they are meant to.  It only means that our minds must change first for true and permanent transformation.

The old saying “Bloom where you’re planted,” is true. In living our truth and our perfection we will become teachers of love and kindness instead of fear and unhappiness. Our lives will be transformed, not by outer change but by inner change. A new way of thinking will lead us toward a new way of being.

Let’s wonder no more.  Instead, let’s change our minds and see. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 5, 2017

GOD’S MVC

“In every child of God His blessing lies, and in your blessing of the children of God is His blessing to you.” A Course In Miracles

“I will silently bless everyone today.”

A single person trying to achieve anything is not as powerful as two.  Two are weaker than three and three are less able than four.  Imagine hundreds pulling together or thousands, millions and more? The more who join in joy, the more the world’s healing is increased.

Let’s envision concerts, sporting events and stage productions where thousands and hundreds of thousands of fans acclaim a single artist or an athlete in an uproar of applause and joyful shouts. My own heart soars at the outpouring of all the love. I cannot help thinking each time I see that, why can’t we do the same for God? And then my mind asks, and why not for each other? And ourselves? Is it really necessary to sing a Grammy winning song, play a Tony or Academy Award winning part, be an MVP or win an Olympic medal to reap the rewards of appreciation from our brothers and sisters?  Why can’t we honor and be honored just for who we are?  What greater cause for celebration can there be than to rejoice in ourselves and each other for being God’s Glorious Creation? Singing songs, acting parts and playing games is small accomplishment compared to that.

We see each other through a very dim lens much of the time. Why are our mistakes so much more valued than our holy presence in the world?

A silent blessing to every brother or sister who comes before us today will suffice, or anyone who comes into our mind. In doing this we are honoring an MVC; God’s Most Valuable Creation.

And now smile with gratitude beloved Children of a loving God for as we honor ourselves and each other, we honor our Creator. And a Holy Loving Light shines upon the world and darkness is no more.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 4, 2017

SUPER POWERS

“All power is of God.” A Course In Miracles

“I will recognize my true power today.”

We all have super powers. There is no power in this world greater than the power of God. It is God’s power of Love that is in us. Through us He can manifest miracles in the world. By opening to and accepting our Super Powers we would be serving Him as His Holy miracle workers. Nothing could bring us greater joy than to be a miracle worker for our Creator and our Source.  It is all done through the power of Love.

The only way to access this Love is to welcome it with open arms and minds and hearts. This doesn’t require time, but only trust. The sooner we begin to understand that only God’s Plan will work for us, the sooner we will experience our Super powers.

If we pooled our power for the world’s greater good, nothing would be impossible. So let us open our hearts today and welcome Love, God’s Holy Love, the highest power on earth.  It belongs to you and me.  It can’t be stopped. Nothing can keep our Super Power from bringing us the peace and love and joy, the abundance and the healing and protection we want. And all we need to do is welcome His Love with open arms and then trust in His strength to carry us to our complete and holy healing.

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s God’s Super Creation! It’s you and me with Super Powers.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 3, 2017

IT’S TIME

“This is the time of hope for countless millions.” A Course In Miracles

“In most instances, our thoughts are so chaotic and vulnerable to events that we go through the day looking at everyone through a swirling stupor that blocks our intuition of who each person is at heart. Yet it is seeing the deep and often unspoken urges of the heart that makes us happy.” Hugh Prather

Millions and more are ready. Feel the restless shuffling of spirits as millions prepare to break loose from ties that chafe and bind them to unwanted thinking.

Violence and Attack, be gone from every heart! Fear and Victimhood, be banished from our minds! Judgment and Separation Thoughts, disappear into the past! It’s time for a new way of living, of being, of thinking, of seeing. It’s time for Love and Light to wash away all bad news and open the world to good news today. It’s time to pray for a Holy Healing for a world that is bone weary of living in fear and darkness. It’s time to be Free!

See the dissatisfaction on multitudes of faces as God’s children sense there must be more. Watch the doubtful expressions as so many begin to question, “Why am I here again?”

It’s a movement; a holy movement toward another way of seeing. Another way of thinking. Another way of being. And we’re right in the midst of it. As questioners. As teachers. As leaders and as followers. As participants of a brave new world. A world that sees forgiveness as the path to peace. Kindness as the philosophy that frees. Stillness and trust in God as the only way to heal all the dark and crazy thinking from all minds.

Before us is the path, well lit and inviting. An open invitation. We place one foot cautiously upon it, then taking God’s hand, we place the other as well. And we’re off. It feels right. Gentle winds of healing fan us. Smiles of quiet peace light our faces. Our hearts are calm and confident. Our thoughts are the ones God gives us. Joyous laughter fills our being and flows through us filling the air with happy sounds.

Relief lifts the weight of the world from us. “What took us so long?” we wonder. We know with absolute certainty that it’s time. It’s our time. It’s the world’s time. It’s God’s time. It’s the time for peace for all.

We are ready. We are able. And so we pluck our fruits from the tree of Truth. Love. Peace. Joy. Oneness. They are ours. They manifest in our lives as happiness, health, safety, abundance. They are ours. Always have been. But now we know it. No longer do we hide ourselves in uncertainty and fear and doubt. It’s as plain as the nose on our faces. As clear as the light in our eyes. As certain as the joy in our hearts. It’s time for a brand new world. And we have been recruited to be among its leaders.

We lead, not by overpowering wills, which never works, but by setting quiet examples of kindness, helpfulness and positivity.

Follow that light! It’s God leading the way.

Celebration is the order of the day. For fear is gone and only Holy, Healing Love remains. God’s prodigal children have come home.

Healing prayers for everyone in the paths of hurricanes and in the places where violence has senselessly taken precious loved ones.

Posted by: spiritteacher | October 2, 2017

LET US PRAY

“I will step back and let God lead the way. For I would walk along the road to God.” A Course In Miracles

At time like these, all we can do is pray.  And ask for help.

Let the power of God come into this moment and this day and show us what to do and think, what to say and to whom.  

Let our prayer be, Help me, God.  Help all your children. Help me to be helpful as well. And then let us be still and listen.

All the answers are in God and nowhere else.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 29, 2017

IF WE BELIEVED …

“Let me forgive and be happy.” A Course In Miracles

“I will believe in my perfection today.”

If we believed in our own inner beauty and our own perfection as God created us, we would be incapable of fear, or guilt or judgment against another or of feeling judged or attacked by others. Because our own certainty of who we really are would only allow us to see God’s light in us and everyone and everything.

We can give ourselves permission to believe in the highest within us. In fact at some point, we must.  Because it is the truth.  We cannot live in a false world with false beliefs forever.  We are God’s Creation. Because of this, all but our perfection is false.  When we are ready we will see this for ourselves.  Until we are ready, I will hold your light, your beauty and your truth in my mind for you, along with mine.

May we walk in peace today knowing we are blessed and we can bless, healed and we can heal, saved and we can save. No matter what anyone thinks or says or does, none of it is true unless it comes from Love. God’s Love.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 28, 2017

THE POWER OF THOUGHT

“There are no idle thoughts.” A Course In Miracles

“Today, I will remember my thoughts have power.”

We mustn’t be tempted to think our thoughts aren’t powerful because they are. We are after all glorious and holy Creations of God!

We can use our power to keep the world imprisoned in darkness or we can use it to shine God’s loving Light on everyone and everything we see. We can us our power to be sick and weak and downtrodden. Or we can use it to be an instrument of peace and an inspiration for joy and healing in the world. It is our fear thoughts that made the world insane. It is our loving thoughts that will fix it.

Let our prayer be, “God use me to help You heal the world. I want to see Your peace instead of this.”

Then smile gently, grow quiet and watch the miracles of healing happen as the world transforms from a fearful place to God’s Place and our Real Home.

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 27, 2017

LOVE IS A MIRACLE

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

“I will let this be a day of miracles for me.”

Love is the only miracle and everything that comes from Love is the cause for miracles. Let this be a day of miracles for us.  Miracles are tiny instants where love sends shoots of energy from one heart to another. Miracles, both large and small, are the reason we are here. Miracles, both recognizable and hidden from our conscious thoughts are meant to be seen and heard and understood for what they are. Repair devices for a sick and angry world.

What if there were no right or wrong, except how we choose to see it?  Everything is but a lesson, an opportunity to learn and to grow quiet and breathe love into the moment. We need do nothing, but become still in our mind and calm in our heart and ask God for help in seeing the world through His eyes.  When we are feeling burdened or challenged or anxious, we can make the decision to do nothing on our own.  “I will do nothing here, God, but step back and let You lead the way.  If there is something I should do or say, please make it clear to me so that all my thoughts, words and actions will come from Love and be the cause for miracles.”

So now, with a quiet, listening mind and a calm and loving heart, let’s feel the burden of decisions lifted from us. Let’s accept that of ourselves, we know nothing. Now are we free to extend love and peace into the world.  Now, will every thought and word and act be the right ones.  For now, all will come from Love.  Everything that comes from love is a miracle.

“Of myself I can do nothing, but in God are all my problems solved.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 26, 2017

A GRATEFUL HEART AND THANKFUL MIND

“… love cannot be far behind a grateful heart and thankful mind.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be grateful for everyone and everything in my life today.”

Let us thank all those who journey with us. For they are an integral and valuable part of our learning and our healing. We need them all and they need us. Even or especially the ones that challenge us the most.  For they are the ones that push our buttons and show us where we are still stuck.  Because of them we can choose to cling to our painful pasts or we can smile, forgive and grow.  Now that’s a gift!

“It is through our relationships we will be healed.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 25, 2017

CAGED OR FREE?

“… we lift the chains that bar the door to freedom from the world, and go beyond all little values and diminished goals.”  A Course In Miracles

I will fly free today.

Grievances keep us in prison. Forgiveness dissolves the bars and lets us fly free.

Think of a canary in a cage. The cage door has always been ajar, but the canary isn’t aware of it. It thinks it is trapped in the cage. Its wings are clipped by its own thoughts of limitation and doubt. Although it longs for freedom it stays inside the cage unaware that there has always been a way out. It stays, not because it is really trapped, but because it believes it is. 

Often we find comfort in being caged even if we know there is something greater for us outside. 

Like this canary, our cage door is open and our wings are free. At any time we can choose to surrender the grievances that keep us trapped and fly through that open door and claim our inheritance of peace and joy. Shall we do it? Shall we explore the wider world offered to us by forgiving thoughts and kind actions? Why be caged when in truth, we have always been free? Why live in fear when we can enjoy the happiness and joy and safety and abundance God bestowed upon us when we were created? Why not fly free today?

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 22, 2017

BUTTERFLIES DON’T STING

“There are dark lessons in your mind that would hurt and hinder you. The lessons you would teach yourself God has corrected already.” A Course In Miracles

“I will welcome butterflies today.”

Lightning doesn’t tickle and butterflies don’t sting. Remember any lessons we don’t learn with each other now will be repeated later.  We never get through life without learning what we came here to learn. The longer we put off learning, the harder it gets.  It starts with a quiet thought like a butterfly’s touch, then moves on to a pinch, then a shove,  a kick, and finally a bolt of lightning. 

It isn’t God that is pinching, shoving, kicking or striking us with lightning. We are doing it to ourselves through the law of cause and effect. What we give to the world is what we bring upon ourselves. 

God never brings harm to His children. He just gently Loves us. Although He must be perplexed as to why we are choosing to beat ourselves up when all we have to do is simply accept our inheritance of happiness and joy. 

Why wait for lightning to strike when we can find our peace with just the tiny tickle of a butterfly’s wing?

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 21, 2017

CLEAR AS CRYSTAL

“Retain your gifts in clear awareness as you see the changeless in the heart of change; the light of truth behind appearances.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will pray GOD IS and say no more”

Let’s hang a crystal in our window and watch the sunlight reflect a rainbow all throughout our home.

In this way forgiveness is a crystal that reflects a rainbow of healing through our heart and throughout the world. The simple prayer GOD IS is enough to reflect love into our lives which extends a glorious light into the hearts of those around us.

A Course In Miracles teaches that the only true prayer is GOD IS and then we stop and grow still.  Nothing else is needed.  In these words live the truth of the Universe and the answer to all questions.  In this simple, yet powerful thought, we will find our true home.  Heaven is not a place.  It is a state of mind. And it lives inside us changeless and unceasing.

If we close our mind to the recognition and acceptance of this, it is like covering the crystal of clear understanding with a shadow that keeps the rainbow from our experience. We will not see what is right in front of us because we have let darkness hide the light.

But the moment we decide we want a better way, our willingness opens windows and clears channels for our higher consciousness to stream forth and teach us all we need to learn in order to grow into our most perfect, peaceful and Holy Self.  Now are we transformers of a new way of being as the truth quietly becomes clear reflecting bright color-filled splashes of joy everywhere.

The joy within us is very still. It is not physically slow; it is simply at peace.” Hugh Prather

Posted by: spiritteacher | September 20, 2017

LOOK AND LET GO

“God being Love is also happiness. God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.” A Course In Miracles

“Sitting quietly in the hush of dawn, we hear the waking sounds of earth and see the shifts in light and shadow that a more hurried mind would miss. Impatience wastes happiness.” Hugh Prather

“I will let happiness happen today.”

The secret to peace and happiness is don’t try to achieve it.  Just let it happen.  We think we have to work to be happy.  It’s just the opposite.  Happiness is a state of being, not doing.  There is nothing we can do or possess that will make us happy or unhappy. Happiness is.  It’s in us already. 

We think our natural state is challenge and fear and anger, guilt and sadness. We think we have to fight those feelings and stamp them out in order to be happy.  We think we have to hide them and from them, pushing them deep inside of us where we can forget them.  Or we think we must project them onto others. And we think we must do all this NOW! 

The better way is to accept our feelings no matter what they are.  Stand back and accept, “I am afraid here.”  “I am mad about this.” “Look how sad I am.” “I feel so guilty!” Accept the feelings and then release them. Looking and hanging on is another mistake. It’s LOOK AND LET GO!

It’s true the only thing we fear is fear.  But keeping it a secret (even from ourselves) or projecting it onto the world is where we make our mistakes. When we simply accept and rest in the fear, then surrender it to Love it dies a gentle death.  It is the same as turning on the light in a dark room.  When we shine the light upon our fears, they disappear into that light which is our own truth. And we do this quietly in the hush of dawn or the gentleness of dusk or any time we find or make a quiet, unhurried moment for ourselves.

Love and accept yourself exactly as you are. And accept others as they are. When we can do that, then our mistakes are no longer cause for condemnation, they are opportunities for helpfulness and joy.  And now in this clean, pure state of innocence and of love and acceptance, we can be open to our happiness, our peace, our joy … our true essence which lives and breathes and walks in Light.

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