Posted by: spiritteacher | August 26, 2016

IN STILLNESS

“The light has come. I am healed and I can heal.” A Course In Miracles

“In the stillness, I hear hearts heal today.”

We can hear the music of life if we listen carefully.
We can hear the quiet thrumming as healing happens.
If we look with our inner vision, we can see the
Glimmerings of light through the darkness. 

In stillness, we can feel our hearts lift with joy
At the understanding that a whole new world is
Happening right here, right now.
And it starts with us.

The past is over.
There is nothing outside of us that can harm us now.
We are safe in the arms of God’s protection. 

A new day, a new world, a new life is in each moment.
Let’s accept it with confidence and gratitude.
And then let’s share it with others.

The Light is here.
The Holy Light of our healed new world
Is here at last.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 25, 2016

IF YOU DON’T KNOW …

“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.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 24, 2016

GOD STILL CARRIES US

“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.

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 | August 23, 2016

LAUGHTER HEALS

“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 22, 2016

JOY …

“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. LOVE AND 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 | August 19, 2016

LIGHTEN UP AND LAUGH MORE

“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.

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

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 18, 2016

WALK IN BEAUTY

“…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 17, 2016

YES, YES, YES AND YES

“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 16, 2016

TRUTH ANSWERS

“Truth answers every call we make to God
Responding first with miracles and then
Returning us to be itself.” A Course In Miracles.

Every prayer of the heart is answered clearly and instantly though we may not realize it. The noise and density of the world and our clouded thinking may keep us from our answers. As well as our personal expectations and our fears which limit our hearing almost to nothing at times.

Nevertheless God’s Truth shines loud and clear even when we’re unaware. Only a calm and quiet heart and an open, accepting mind can hear the answers that we seek so desperately. And yet they are as near as the air we breathe and live constantly inside. Just like God Himself.

We are reassured that hallucinations of an insane world end with God. From this place of Love we see what wondrous ideas come to us that we have never thought before; answers to questions, solutions to problems that we kept hidden because we forgot to let Him be our guide. There is a loving answer for everything.  No exceptions.  But to access the answers we must be quiet; listening and watchful for the miracles all around us. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 15, 2016

PAYING ATTENTION

“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 12, 2016

WHY CRAWL WHEN WE CAN FLY?

“ … 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.  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 11, 2016

NOURISH YOUR HEART

“The miracle of life is ageless, born in time but nourished in eternity.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will nurture happiness.” Hugh Prather, Spirit Teacher

Think of happiness as a flowering plant. The smiling flower is the expression of that happiness, but it is the root that needs to be nourished before the flower can bloom. Where is the root? Down deep and in the dark recesses of the earth. In us, it is the deep recesses of our heart that must be nourished before the smile on our face can bloom. Let’s focus today on nourishing our heart with the fresh, cool waters of kindness and forgiveness. As we radiate those attributes from our heart, not only will our smile bloom, but we will also be nourishing the hearts of those around us and making beautiful smiles bloom wherever we go.

And that’s a miracle. That is a quiet walk with God in the garden of His Truth. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 10, 2016

EMPTY LIFE; FULL LIFE

“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 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 | August 9, 2016

VISION’S BREATH

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 friendly 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 | August 8, 2016

MIRACLES TRANSCEND

“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 5, 2016

EGO CONQUERS; GOD TRANSFORMS

“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 take the wheel.  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 | August 4, 2016

INVITE GOD IN

“This lesson shines with God’s glory, for in it lies His power, which He shares so gladly with His Children. Learn of His happiness, which is yours. But to accomplish this, all your dark lessons must be brought willingly to truth, and joyously laid down by hands open to receive …”

“I will get out of my head and into my heart today.”

We live in our heads way too much. Letting our minds meander through the bramble and brush of negative thinking. Anything that could go wrong comes to mind in nearly every situation. We think we are being protective; safeguarding our loved ones and ourselves. And it all seems right to us somehow. Only with this thinking we almost always leave out the most important element – God.

What if we surrendered our thinking and lifted the brambles and brushes up to Him. What if we admitted that with our own strength we really can’t protect anyone or anything. No matter how many guns we own, no matter how many locks on the doors, no matter how many vitamins and supplements we take, without God we’re really on our own. Not from God’s choice, but because through the fog of our fears we are not allowing ourselves to experience His Loving protection fully.

God would never take away the guns, the locks or the vitamins. He knows we are too dependent upon them and removing these devices would only increase our fear. All He asks of us is that we purchase our guns with Him, lock our doors with Him and take our supplements with Him knowing that our true protection lies in Him.

We can do everything we want to do, have everything we think we need only put Him first. Invite God into each moment.

Invite God into our mornings.

Invite God to our meals.

Invite God to our family gatherings.

Invite God on our vacations.

Invite God on our shopping trips.

Invite God into our pain and suffering.

Invite God into our happy times.

Invite God in when we are sick or well.

Invite God into our work place.

Invite God to our nightly rests.

Invite God everywhere and into everything.

The more we let Him in, the more He can help us. He wants us to be healthy, happy and safe. When our fears block our experience of His Love we can simply invite Him into the pain. Let our thoughts go still and breathe His Love into the moment. He’s here anyway and He has nothing to do except to be there for us. It’s His will so why not make it ours as well.

God created us in His image. Not as vulnerable bodies at the mercy of an insane world, but as powerful spirits who can transcend everything we think is wrong and transform our world of fear into a world kept safe by Love. God’s Love. All we need to do is open our mind and heart and invite Him in.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 3, 2016

RECOGNITION

“In this recognition there is peace.” A Course In Miracles

“I will recognize myself in you today. And you in me.”

Who are you?  You are the ever present Oneness of me and all our brothers and sisters created by a Loving God.  You are the light that happens in my mind when I think of you.  You are the joy in my heart when I remember who I am.  You are the Love in which I rest when I want to be at peace. You are wise and wonderful as well as pure and perfect innocence all in one place.  You are not the question, but the answer.  You are YOU, the SELF, the vast eternal perfect SELF in which I see myself reflected whenever I remember to look.  You are the One for Whom I have searched my entire life. You are my teacher, my brother/sister and me at our Source. You are the one on whom the Divine Universe smiles in eternal recognition and says, “Rest in ME. You are home now.  At last you have come home.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 2, 2016

OUR REAL JOB

“My happiness and my function are one.” A Course In Miracles

“I will do my real job today.”

If we think of God as the Employer and ourselves as the employee and the product as Happiness, then unless we manufacture Happiness in its highest sense, we are not doing our job. It’s time to set aside our small aspirations involving grievances, sadness and anger, judgment and guilt or worldly things and earthly power and ask God what the real goal is. God’s Office is always open. His Plan is the only One that will serve the world and provide the Holy Health Care, the perfect Child Care, the amazing Salary and all the Abundance and Benefits that Heaven can offer.  All we need do is agree to His Terms and choose Happiness as the product we want to invest in. Happiness will make us rich in every way.

We are not meant to serve in our own self designed cubicles. We are meant to serve in limitless and eternal joy. Let’s quietly close the door on our belief in failure from the past and open the window of opportunity in this moment. As we make the conscious choice to make happiness our real job, the world will change before our eyes.  Now, we will live and work in a happy place created from our own thoughts. And our real Boss will provide Bonuses that will delight us. We will be amazed at how easy it is to create Happiness. And how quickly sharing it with others will magnify and increase it for ourselves.

Posted by: spiritteacher | August 1, 2016

IT’S TIME FOR A LITTLE GOOD NEWS

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

“I am ready for some good news today.”

HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS! Everything we do in fear, in anger and in sadness, we can do a different way.  We can fill our minds with Love so our paths are purposeful and helpful.  Sadness is not compassion. Anger is not justification. Fear is not healing. These are emotions that block our power and keep us from being truly helpful in the world.

We can allow miracle feelings and kind and compassionate thoughts to live stream constantly through our consciousness.  We can let God judge us and all others with His purest Love. We can turn our anger and sadness, our stress and our sickness over to Him and then happily see His world emerge through ours. We can ask Him how best to be of service in every situation instead of deciding on our own.

We can watch the news and read the newspapers with Love instead of fear.  We can use the news as opportunities to bless everyone and pray for healing in the lives of all who suffer. In becoming sad, judgmental or fearful at the news, we are not being the channels for healing that God needs us to be because we are blocking Him from using us as His healers and teachers in the world. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care. In fact the opposite is true. It means we must care enough to give the world and our suffering brothers and sisters to Him for true correction and true healing. But first we have to pay attention to our feelings and our actions and all the voices in our heads.  Change can only happen when we are willing to take responsibility for our lives, our thoughts, our feelings and our actions and decide, with conviction, to choose a better way. And the only way that’s better is God’s way.

It is when it is lifted up and shined away, as darkness always is by light, that God can make the corrections for us that balance and harmonize our spirit so peace can flow freely.  And so with a calm and quiet heart and easy breathing, we say, “Let every voice but God’s be still in me. And then we ask Him, ”How can I help?”

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