Posted by: spiritteacher | July 26, 2016

GOD IS ONLY LOVE

“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 25, 2016

LET IT FLOW

“And they will hear the bird begin to sing and see the stream begin to flow again, with hope reborn and energy restored to walk with lightened steps along the road that suddenly seems easy as they go.” A Course In Miracles

Let’s let joy flow like water over a stony brook. The water, clear as crystal, is not hampered by the stones, but only washes over them and travels on. In this way should our thoughts flow unhindered by the world’s challenges. Let our thoughts come through from a clear and loving place moving steadily through everything we do not want. And just as the brook polishes each stone that it courses over so our mind’s forgiving thoughts can smooth away any obstacles that try to trip us up and restrict us on our spirit’s journey into peace.

Every challenge now becomes a stepping stone toward truth. An opportunity to learn and grow. A lesson that we look at without concern and recognize as something helpful for which we can be grateful. Now we smile gently as the world becomes a simple place with God in charge as we rest in Him and let it all flow free.

“I rest in God.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 22, 2016

ENVISION LIGHT AS HAPPINESS

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

“I will envision calm and quiet happiness today.”

Our minds are powerful gifts. We can use them to envision and manifest what we want.  It’s not so important to envision things as it is to envision happiness and love, peace and joy and light.  With these attributes, all that we need in things will happen as they should. 

Feel your breathing becoming deeper and slower.

See happiness as light shining through you.  Lift your face to its soothing warmth and hear your happy laughter. See yourself dancing with pure joy under a gentle sun, on a white beach by a silvery lake. Know that this joy is a gift that you deserve.  

See yourself at peace now, calm and quiet and filled with love. See Light pour into you and flow freely through you. Let all darkness from every corner of your mind disappear gently into this Light. Know the Light for what it is; God’s Love.

Peace is felt as free and easy; as you float weightlessly upon the silver lake. Feel the movement of the water under you gently rocking you into a state of oneness with your own true Self.

You have never felt calmer.
You have never felt healthier
You have never felt safer.
You have never felt happier. 

And you know that this feeling will go on forever. You know that even when the white beach and the silver lake are gone from your mind, the calm and quiet happiness that fills you now will never leave you as long as this is what you choose.  And if your old feelings begin to resurface, just bring back the vision and breathe quietly for a moment until peace returns. As you go about your day, feel gratitude fill you and overflow into the world as your whole being smiles with relief and joy.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 21, 2016

MAKING MIRACLES

“There is no situation to which miracles do not apply, and by applying them to all situations you will gain the real world.” A Course In Miracles

“I will make miracles today and live in God’s World.”

A flash of light, a shout of joy, a world laughing in pure delight. Lots of happy noise.

A quiet mind, peaceful thoughts, gentle joining in pure oneness. Lots of holy instants.

Let’s make plans today to make miracles our first and only priority, understanding that anything that comes from love is a miracle.

So hug a child, make a friend, forgive an enemy. Smile at a stranger, call a parent, fulfill a need, give some time, share with someone, love yourself.

Lend an ear, open your mind, be compassionate, offer a kindness. Listen to your heart, listen to the hearts of others, smile with your eyes.

Heal a rift, lend a hand, say a prayer. Be a force for peace. Live in each moment, have some fun, count your blessings.

Lose the judgment, find your truth, trust yourself, act from love. Enjoy the flowers, sing with the birds, follow a rainbow, fly with angels.

Let your light shine, still your thoughts, be your best self, follow your path, enjoy your life.

Rest and trust in God and watch for miracles … everywhere. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 20, 2016

THE SPACE BETWEEN

The stillness speaks in gentle sounds of love …” A Course In Miracles

“I breathe in peace.  I breathe out healing.”

We often get so caught up with the busyness of life that we forget to allow the spaces in between. It is the space between the conversations, the activities, the plans, the politics, the TV, the computer, the tablet and the cell phone, where our true life is and where our real Self exists.  In the quiet moments where silence stills our thoughts and heals our heart’s pain and takes us home where we belong. 

Whenever you want to enter that peaceful state that lives inside your mind and quietly waits for your awareness, simply become conscious of your breathing. Focus on your in breath and your out breath calmly and with intention. Allow your breath its natural rhythm and just watch it as a quiet observer.  Let a gentle smile form around your heart and on your face, then breathe.  Length of time is not as important as frequency.  Even a moment here and there, or once an hour or just once or twice a day is helpful.

Every mindful moment holds more value in it than all the busyness we feel is so important.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 19, 2016

ONE THROUGH LOVE (Inspired by Rumi)

“Love is the way I walk in gratitude.” A Course In Miracles

“I will walk and see and be in gratitude today.”

In music and in poetry and art are we connected. In work and play we can recognize our holiness. In silence and in trust we shine our love upon the world and heal us all. Everything seen through a lens of kindness and compassion and forgiveness will show us our oneness clearly. In quiet and in listening, not just to words, but to hearts as well, do we know each other’s truth.

Let us join together in gratitude as we dance a joyous step and raise our voices in songs of praise to God and to each other. In this way, we will see us in our light, a thing of beauty, holy, whole and innocent.

Hand in hand and heart to heart, we walk through a garden of glorious color surrounded by heavenly scents and sounds. The smiles on our faces lift us up and fill us to overflowing with peace and joy and perfect health and God’s abundance. Now we know that God is real and the rest is just a dream.

The truth is God is Love and God is All there is. Love is the way we walk in gratitude and our gratitude has changed our life. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 18, 2016

IN STILLNESS WE HEAR

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.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 15, 2016

A SIMPLE PRAYER

“Who would go anywhere, if peace of mind is already complete?” A Course In Miracles

“I will live in this moment, Now.”

A simple prayer for this and every day.

Now that I’m on the other side of yesterday, I feel the possibilities for peace.
Now that I’m on this side of tomorrow, I see the hopefulness for happiness.
Now that I am in the center of this moment, I see the certainty of Love.

Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow isn’t here.
Now is all there is.

NOW is the Home of Love and Peace and Joy.
I want to stay Home today.  Amen.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 14, 2016

TRUE FORGIVENESS; AN EXERCISE

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

“I will focus on forgiveness today.”

Envision one person in your life whom you adore.  Now envision one person in your life who causes you grief or disturbs your peace in any way. What if you were told that there is no difference between these people. They both offer you lessons toward your peace, one just more gently than the other. It is the one who is the bigger challenge to you who is your greatest teacher and from whom you will learn the most.  In this sense you should be most grateful for him/her for this one will lead you toward your peace much more quickly than the other.

Now envision yourself as one with the easy person. Lift this person and yourself up to the Divine Universe. See your spirits join and blend one into the other. See a beautiful light surround you both and fill you with a sense of oneness.  Feel your love for each other strengthen as all your judgments fade and your differences begin to heal. Accept that it’s okay to agree to disagree and watch as any tension and any fears in this relationship dissolve and disappear. Now there is no separation between you and all that’s left is light. And in that light lives trust. That is true forgiveness.

Now envision yourself as one with the difficult person and do the same exercise. Not so easy? And yet when you can do this, your world will change and you will never know another moment’s fear. That is true forgiveness. 

“It is through our relationships we will be healed.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 13, 2016

CHOOSE AGAIN

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

“Let me choose 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.

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 us, we understand what we didn’t understand before. All things are not only possible, but are actually accomplished.

And all we need do is choose again.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 12, 2016

REACH OUT AND TOUCH GOD

“My holiness shines bright and clear today.” A Course In Miracles

“With God guiding me, I will reach out to others today.”

If someone seems unloveable, love them more.

If someone speaks another language, understand them deeper.

If someone worships another religion, respect their right to know God in their own way.

If someone seems different, know in their heart they are the same.

If someone looks hungry, offer to feed them.

If someone is afraid, comfort them.

If someone is sick, pray for them.

If someone is lonely, befriend them.

If someone seems angry, bless them.

If you are afraid, sick, hungry, lonely or angry, reach out for help.

Don’t act out, reach out.

Reach out and find God’s loving arms reaching back and providing all the help you need.

Hope lives in simple thoughts and kind acts. Hope lives in knowing you can ask for help and God provides it.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 11, 2016

KEEP THE FAITH

“…peace without faith will never be attained, for what is dedicated to truth as its only goal is brought to truth by faith.” A Course In Miracles

“I will keep the faith and ask God for guidance today.”

In times like these all we can do is keep the faith.

Have faith that no matter how it looks Love is more powerful than fear.

Have faith that God is here quietly making corrections.

Have faith that forgiveness heals and kindness works miracles.

Have faith that we must be the peacemakers, the eye of the storm, the quiet center where healing flows through.

Have faith that because violence breeds violence getting angry only makes things worse.

Have faith that even if our heart is broken God can and will mend it.

Have faith that our thoughts are powerful, so we must choose them wisely.

Have faith that healing love is flowing through this world at a powerful rate even if we can’t see it with the naked eye.

Have faith, not in the insanity, but in the Sanity of a Loving, Living God.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 8, 2016

GRATITUDE; THE GIFT

“For He would offer you the thanks you give, since He receives your gifts in loving gratitude, and gives them back a thousand and a hundred thousand more than they were given. He will bless your gifts by sharing them with you. And so they grow in power and in strength, until they fill the world with gladness and with gratitude.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be grateful for everything today.”

There are some things it is difficult to be grateful for.  A challenging relationship, the loss of a job, too much grass to mow, an illness.  And yet each and every experience is here to teach us something. In this sense gratitude for everything is appropriate and even helpful because it opens our mind to another way of thinking. It also offers us the opportunity to grow past each lesson, bringing us closer to peace and healing. When we are grateful, we open our minds and hearts to a higher place within us. Instead of letting fear be in control of our lives, now love is in control.  Love makes everything easier and gentler and clearer.

It is easy to be grateful for a beautiful sunset, hummingbirds in the flower bed, a perfect rose, a laughing baby, the gentle lapping of an ocean wave across our toes.  But now let’s try to  be grateful for the guy who cuts us off in traffic, the boss who doesn’t appreciate us, the co-worker who gossips about us, the spouse who doesn’t understand, the bickering children and the giant pot hole we didn’t see until too late. If we can be grateful for these things, our life will change, moving quickly toward healing and happiness. Before long we will see everything as an opportunity for forgiveness and new thinking.  Then we will get it as we realize that no matter what is happening around us we can still be at peace. 

Don’t forget to breathe and remember, the challenges don’t come from God. The Peace does.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 7, 2016

RENEW, REGENERATE, REMEMBER

The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. Now is there stillness where before there was a frantic rush of thoughts that made no sense.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be still and remember my truth today.”

Boredom and its counterpart, excessive busyness, are defenses against the truth. These are blocks we build to keep us from our holy stillness. In both ways of thinking we are not understanding that there needs to be a balance to our busyness and there are golden opportunities for remembering our truth through stillness in our moments of boredom.

Many people cannot tolerate being bored and need to fill every moment with some type of activity, some helpful, some harmful, but always with the conscious or unconscious purpose of hiding from our true Self. 

We think that our inner beauty and joyous true nature will somehow destroy us. We are so afraid of losing our uniqueness and our competitive edge that we will do anything to keep from being still and seeing our Oneness. And so to protect ourselves from our own quiet perfection, we become bored if every moment isn’t filled with noise or activity.

We are bored at stop signs. We are bored in the doctor’s waiting room.  We are bored standing in line – anywhere.  We are bored driving any distance alone. We are bored at home by ourselves. We are bored with our jobs. We get out our iPods, our cell phones, our lap tops, our tablets, all our devices and keep ourselves busy, busy, busy. Or we turn on the TV or fall asleep in any spare moment to avoid meeting our Selves.

We don’t understand that we need breathing room.  We need space and quiet time to renew, regenerate and remember. We need to renew our spirit, regenerate our bodies and remember our truth. This only happens through the holy, loving energy found in stillness.  In practicing stillness we will learn to experience joy and wondrous miracles of holy healing.  But first we must be willing to walk though the denseness of our own limitations. Believe me, what is on the other side is not boring. And the busyness we find there is filled with Love. Because it is Divinely Guided it is our true purpose waiting for us to find it in the silence of the stillness.    

Aren’t you just a little bit curious about what you’re missing? If so, let’s join as one and quietly remember our truth today.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 6, 2016

WHY NOT BE HAPPY?

Happiness is an attribute of love. My happiness and my function are one.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will practice happiness. Happiness is my purpose here.”

What the heck, why not be happy?  We know we want it.  It’s really all everyone wants. No matter how extremely we act out against ourselves and others or how fiercely we try to protect ourselves from others, we really just want to feel peace and safety right here, right now.

Just as we allow the sun and rain to keep our gardens healthy, so must we allow the nourishment and light of loving thoughts to shine away our fear for the healing of our minds and hearts.

We must decide for peace. 
We must choose joy.

“… happiness belongs to you.” A Course In Miracles

We are not the victim of a cruel and angry, unpredictable world.  Instead we have victimized ourselves by choosing our negative thinking and separating ourselves from our brothers and sisters through judgment and unkind words and thoughts. 

So why not be happy?  What else have we got to do?

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 5, 2016

GOD IS OUR ONLY CONSTANT

“By grace I live. By grace I am released.
By grace I give. By grace I will release.” A Course In Miracles

God’s grace is constant like the sun. It is we who change and move close then move away and back again in a dance of alternating fear and joy. When we think God isn’t listening or helping it’s because we’ve plugged our own ears and turned away from Him. Often without even knowing what we’re doing. We blindfold ourselves to the truth. God is always open and accessible and there for us, but we are full of secrets from the past and anxieties about the future.

We put up protective defenses and cloud our experiences of God’s grace by our lack of trust and our determination to remain separate and independent not only from our Source but also from each other. We celebrate Independence Day which is fine, but what if we also had a Oneness Day? And that day was every day?

The time always comes that we crave our holiness and His gentleness and grace as well as our Oneness once again. This can’t be helped. We can’t fight or hide from our own Truth indefinitely. We can’t ignore our light and His gifts to us forever. At some point, we must grow still and breathe in the Holy Air of God. We must bask gratefully in God’s blessedness and thank Him for His Holy Presence in our lives. We must because it is only then we can feel whole and healed. We want that feeling. We know somewhere within ourselves that God’s Love is all that we can trust. The simple truth is that we are a ray of God’s constant Light and we are only happy in those moments when we look within and remember that.

Let’s envision ourselves on a swing. As we swing closer to the Light we experience the glory of God’s Love. When we swing away we experience the fears of the world. But if we ask for His help, God will gently remove us from the swing and keep us in the safety of His Light forever. Right inside His Heart where we belong. And now we breathe freely and as we bask in the Light and Grace of our own truth we can’t stop smiling.

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 4, 2016

CELEBRATION!

“Let today be celebrated both on earth and in our holy home as well.” A Course In Miracles

Let this be a day of celebrating you!

Let this be a day of celebrating me!

Let this be a day of celebrating you and me as ONE! 

Posted by: spiritteacher | July 1, 2016

JUST BE

“In the state of being the mind gives everything always.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be my own perfect self today.”

You are not what you do. 
Instead you are what you are.

A sunflower does not concern itself about whether it is growing properly.
It doesn’t think about whether it should bend this way or that in a breeze.
It doesn’t wonder if it’s tall enough, yellow enough, thin enough.
It doesn’t ask itself; shouldn’t I be more like a rose?  It simply is.

And because it is able to be what it is, it is beautiful, whole and perfect all of itself.

So like a sunflower, stand tall, lift your face to the sun, and just be.
Live in the light of your own perfection. 

Whatever you are meant to do or think or say will fall into place 
Once you see yourself as beautiful, whole and perfect just as you are.

You are not what you do.
You are not what you think.
You are not what you have. 
Instead you are what you are.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 30, 2016

OUR OFFERING TO THE WORLD

“What other gift can you offer Me, when only this I choose to offer you? And to see Me is to see Me in everyone, and offer everyone the gift you offer Me.” A Course In Miracles

What we offer to the world is what we will receive. Offer judgment, offer pain and suffering, offer sadness and fear and that is what we will receive. It is not God’s will, but the result of cause and effect, a natural law that governs all things because all things are One. But we also have free will and so we can choose the life we want and what we want to offer others. And so for just a moment, let us make our offerings to the world and stand back and see what happens. One by one let’s pick a loving thought and breathe into it a blessing and place it into the heart of everyone we meet. Below are some examples.

To you I offer gentleness.

To you I offer forgiveness.

To you I offer healing.

To you I offer calm and quiet thinking.

To you I offer gratitude.

To you I offer happiness .

To you I offer perfect health .

To you I offer peace of mind.

To you I offer God’s abundance.

To you I offer Love, constant and eternal.

And as the day goes on continue making offerings from your heart and place them into theirs. And when the day is done feel how all the weight of everything that burdened you has been lifted and all the gifts you gave to others has become your own.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 29, 2016

WHO AM I, REALLY?

“Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when the mighty power of an eagle has been given him?” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will willingly question my identity and my real purpose here.”

We must start with one tiny step in God’s direction, then another and another, just as a toddler learns to walk. We have convinced ourselves that believing in our holiness and our greatness is egotistical when exactly the opposite is true.  It is egotistical to tell ourselves that we are something less than what God created. Then we are saying that we know more about ourselves than God does.  How can we know more than our Creator about His creation?  We have made ourselves small through our thinking.  The first step is to ask Him for help in letting go of our tiny beliefs so we can begin to get a glimmer of who we are through His eyes.

Each small step in His direction, lifting our faces to the Light, taking His hand and asking Him for help in letting go of our limited preconceived notions will bring us closer to our truth. The greatest prayer on earth is “Help me.” This is what it means to surrender. This is true forgiveness; true forgiveness of ourselves and for the world.

One small step, one tiny entreaty, one crack in the armor, one question in our minds can open the floodgate to true Love.  And the question is this; Who am I, really? 

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