Posted by: spiritteacher | June 24, 2019

STANDING TOGETHER IN TRUTH

“The truth is so lofty that nothing unworthy of God is worthy of you.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see myself as God sees me today.”

Let’s stand together on the top of the mountain and look down on the world. Not as a small insignificant being, but as the mountain itself. From this vantage point we can almost see what God sees, ourselves as majestic beings and holy creations of a power so lofty that we cannot even imagine it. And yet it is the truth of us.

Even the seeming most lowly of us is the most high. From here, our beauty takes our breath away. Our power to give and receive love is beyond awesome.

In God’s eyes we are a thing of wonder. And when we join forces from this place of truth we cannot be stopped.

Like the ocean we move with constant power, never ceasing, in a rhythm as one. Like the mountain we stand tall and strong. Like the brightest star we shine forever. We brighten heaven and bring our heavenly light into the world. Or more accurately, we lift the world up to join with us in our heavenly light. This world needs our light and love and joy, just as each flower and tree needs sun and water.

We are as gentle as a breeze and as powerful as God Himself. And yet we hide our loftiness behind petty grievances; behind dark thoughts unworthy of such holy creations. We hide our Light under a bushel and forget about it for lifetimes as we allow fear to guide us instead of Truth. It’s unimaginable. And yet it’s how most of us live from day to day.

We think believing in our loftiness is egocentric. We think living our Truth is false. And yet the opposite is true. Living in smallness and in fear is what is false and unworthy of a Child of God. Living in the Light of God’s Love is where we belong and who we are.

When will we learn? When will we allow our light to shine? When will we claim our inheritance, our power and our truth? When will we allow Love to be our guiding force? When will we stand on the mountain top and smile kindly upon our unworthy thoughts and let them flutter away in the gentle breeze of our holiness and claim our place as creations of a glorious God Who loves us and only wants us to see and live the simple truth? We are holy. We are beauty. We are truth. When?

How about now?

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 21, 2019

EMBRACE YOU; EMBRACE ME

“… embrace the world.” A Course In Miracles

“I will live with only love in my heart.”

The world is made of a rainbow of colors, 
A beautiful prism of skin shades and ethnic and gender diversity …
But our hearts are the same.

Let’s open our minds to embrace everyone today, 
Remembering our happiness depends
Strongly upon the happiness of others.  
Those God calls our sisters and brothers.

If we all live this way,

War will end,

Peace will reign

And random killings will be no more.

We all win.

Amen

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 20, 2019

A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION

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

“Today I will choose to listen.”

We could all do with a little less conversation, a little more loving thoughts. We spend way too much time talking about our lives, evaluating our relationships, deciding who is right and who is wrong and feeling defensive, judgmental and generally unhappy and dissatisfied with our lot in life.  It’s as though we believe our experiences have nothing to do with our decisions and our choices, but are foisted upon us by an unfriendly fate. And having decided this, we then talk about it incessantly.

It’s time to stop hashing and rehashing and change our mind, not only about others, but first and foremost about ourselves. It’s time to let go of unhappy thoughts and exchange them for some loving thoughts. For every unhappy thought, unkind act, or judgmental word, there is an equivalent loving thought, act or word. We just need to be quiet a moment and allow them in.  In stillness we can hear God’s voice gently reminding us again and again, “A little less conversation, a little more listening please. “

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 19, 2019

BEYOND THESE WALLS

“Now are you free to follow in the way your true forgiveness opens up to you. For if one brother has received this gift of you, the door is open to yourself.” A Course In Miracles

“I will allow myself to leave my home of fear.”

Like a territorial cat who has always lived inside the four walls of a house and then finds the front door wide open, we can stick our noses out into the wider universe and begin to understand that maybe all this time we have been missing something. Something amazing and wonderful is out there if we just allow ourselves to check it out. Sure there will be lessons.  It won’t be perfect right away, but it will be a step in the right direction.

Every experience in which we are open to our higher learning through our forgiveness and our trust, is a step toward peace.  All we’re asked to do is to provide a little willingness and God will take our hand and lift us up to the highest place within us. And from that vantage point we will see clearly that we have been mistaken. There is another way to live. In time, the highest place within us becomes a little higher and a little higher and a little higher.

As our burdens and our fears are lovingly lifted from us, we will smile with relief and life will be a joy. Health and happiness, abundance and safety will be as natural as breathing.  There are many people who live this way already.  Shall we join them? 

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 18, 2019

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. Believing in our holiness really means that we believe in God.

It is egotistical to tell ourselves that we are something less than God’s creation. 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? The sparrow or the eagle?  Let us decide with God today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 17, 2019

LET LOVE LEAD THE WAY

“All are chosen. Few choose to answer.”
“Let me recognize my problems have been solved.” A Course In Miracles

Today I will let God show me how to be helpful.”

We are so intent on believing we have to do something in the world that we run frantically here and there trying to fix things from our limited understanding. All by ourselves. This inevitably leads to mistakes.  We keep making the same errors over and over and then expecting different results. It isn’t our business to fix ourselves or the world.  Our business is to open our minds and hearts to God’s Love within us and allowing Him to fix things through us. Once we understand this, we will see great transformation in our lives and before long in the world.  God is the power of Love and we must forget everything but that.  Only Love can make the necessary corrections for healing us and the world. We just have to let it happen.  The way to do that is to simply grow still, ask for help and listen for the answer.  It may happen in a moment or a day, a week or even longer, but it will happen.  The RIGHT answer will come to us.

Don’t be deceived into thinking that God will just do things like magic tricks.  What God does is presents us with opportunities to be truly helpful.  It’s up to us to choose to follow His guidance.  When we do we will find that we have never been busier or more filled with joy.  In God’s busyness we are never overwhelmed or frantic or in doubt about anything.  In God’s busyness, there are only calm and quiet miracles which create hugely loving changes.

We’ve tried it our way.  Over and over and over. How many times have we said, “I’ve tried everything and nothing has worked.”  So why don’t we just stop trying and allow the Divine Universe to lift everything from us so true transformation can happen. Now can we truly helpful. Now are all our problems solved. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 14, 2019

WINGS OF GLORY

“…free its wings, and it will fly in sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will fly on wings of glory today.”

When we look at ourselves in the mirror of our mind, what do we see? The caterpillar? Or the butterfly? Do we wrap and trap ourselves into a tight cocoon, seeing only darkness? Is this darkness filled with pain? With fear? Or is it a quiet place where we can rest our spirit as we prepare to allow our grace and glory to burst forth?

In time our caterpillar vision must expand. With this evolvement there may come some pain. Although it needn’t be. Let us allow the cocoon in which we’ve wrapped ourselves to split open. Let us emerge a thing of beauty that flies free on wings of glory. Let us delight the world with our presence and bring hope and light and joy to all who come before us.

Only if we allow it, can we see God’s Light as it shines His Love upon the truth of us reminding us that we are His Holy Butterflies. Only if we let Him can He help us heal our fear and sadness, trading in the silent loneliness of suffering for a pure and perfect healing. Only with our permission can He show us that peace is already ours and the only thing that we can keep as well as share is Love.

Wrapped in the Loving Light of God, sip the sweetness of the nectar of life. Know the truth about yourself; you are His glorious creation, whole and healed. Trust in Him to guide you through relationships and moments, smooth and rough. See all your cares as but cocoons filled with hidden joy, ready to burst forth, a thing of beauty in the light of day.

We must understand that we can most fully help others when we know ourselves.  Let us see ourselves from the perspective of our truth so we can begin to be teachers of God in the highest sense and ambassadors of peace on His behalf. When we remember all this about ourselves, we are able to be of the greatest good to God.  Then can we truly fly on wings of glory.

 

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 13, 2019

VALIDATE YOURSELF

“Be comforted, and feel God watching over you in love and perfect confidence in what He sees. … it is impossible the confidence of God should be misplaced.” A Course In Miracles

“My true validation comes from God.”

We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by other people’s opinions. Self confidence is seeing other’s opinions of us without judgment or attachment and being able to say to ourselves calmly and kindly, without emotional investment, “Well, that’s their opinion. And the opinions of others are none of my business.” This is done with a calm and quiet mind and a compassionate heart.

Very few people in this world are not affected by the judgments of others.  Almost everyone feels they need to be validated by an outside source. When they’re not validated they feel bad about themselves and when they are they feel good about themselves. The problem with that is that other people’s opinions are about them and not us at all. Each one of us brings judgments and perceptions from our own past experiences which color our way of seeing.  Our judgments can even change from moment to moment depending upon our mood, our level of restfulness, our own sense of value or lack thereof and a myriad of other conditions.  And some will judge us one way and others the opposite.

In this sense it’s clear that counting on someone else’s judgment as a way to define us is to ride a crazy roller coaster that is being controlled by someone outside of us who has their own lessons and issues. This is true whether we’re talking about a job interview, a workplace situation or a personal relationship. To be truly happy we have to get off that roller coaster and let God be our Guide and our Holy Validator.  That is true validation and it comes from an Inside Source.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 12, 2019

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 and joy.

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 and His grace.

To you I offer Love, constant and eternal.

And as the day goes on continue making offerings from your heart and silently place them into the heart of someone else. 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 have become your own. Fear may come and go, but your offerings of Love and Peace and Gratitude, of Happiness and Forgiveness and Gentleness and Joy will remain constant and eternal.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 11, 2019

PRAYER FOR MOVING ON

“I will step back and let God lead the way. Love leads so gladly.” A Course In Miracles

In God our way is clear and the smile of confidence on our face fills our being giving us these thoughts, “Lead on Holy Source of all things Good. Lead on.”

And we say, “I am ready for my real life. I am ready to experience my truth. I am ready to leave fear and guilt behind and to let true forgiveness change the course of my path.”

“I am ready to be, not just at peace, but your teacher of peace. Your candle in the darkness, your rainbow after the storm, your mountain climbed, your holy ocean tamed.”

 “My head is high, my heart is flooded with the joy of intention and my only thoughts are those I think with You.”

“Dear God, please give me my thoughts. Tell me what to do and what to say and where to be.”

 “Lead on. I get it now. My happiness is in my following my path, Your path for me. I take Your hand and with deep gratitude I say, Lead On! And with even deeper gratitude and absolute trust, I must humbly follow.”

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 10, 2019

REMEMBER SOMETHING ELSE

“The peace of God envelopes me, and I forget all things except His Love.” A Course In Miracles

How is our memory? Do we remember every slight? Every mistake we’ve made? Every unkind word or thought or deed directed toward us? What if we let all that go and allowed the peace of God to flow over us replacing all our judgments, all our anger and hurt feelings and our victim and defensive thinking with something else? What if we chose selective amnesia remembering only what matters and forgetting all that doesn’t? 

Like looking through a fog, see through the negativity and anger and sorrow and fear to the light on the other side. That’s how we grow past the pain.  We don’t deny our past, we just look through it for something else. There is always something else.

How would our lives change if we chose to live in confidence and joy instead of pain and fear? Can we even do that?

Every moment is an opportunity to choose again.

Every instant offers us another way to see.

Fear and suffering? Let’s forget about it and accept our gifts instead. Instead of counting our hurts, let’s count our blessings. There are so many.

Here is the formula for freedom from fear. Gently look at what disturbs you, smile kindly upon it and then open your heart and mind and let it go. Give it to God and let it go. Then laugh lovingly that what seemed so serious was really nothing much at all. Now watch the fear blow away like smoke in a breeze. Feel the weight of it lift from your shoulders and free your mind and heart for things more valuable like peace and happiness and joy.

Everything is there for your highest good. Use all things as opportunities to learn and grow. All you have to do is own it and pray, “God I give this and everything to you.”

Remember, you deserve all that is right and good in your life. “You are entitled to miracles.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 7, 2019

HELP A FRIEND

“Helpfulness created me helpful.” A Course In Miracles

“I will help a friend today.”

Help a friend today. Pick someone who suffers and is sad, hurting or alone. Think of someone who is afraid and wandering in darkness thinking there’s no way out. Go to that person in your mind and take their hand. Smile gently upon them and remind them of their power to be joyful and free. Lead them to a beautiful place high up that overlooks a body of clear, blue water. Sit close beside your chosen one. Take their hand and watch the sun rise over the body of water. Tell them with calm and quiet confidence, that the rays from the rising sun are but a small reflection of the light from their own wondrous spirit. Let them know that they are so beautiful and holy, whole and healed that all the world bows down to them and basks in their perfect light and is healed because of them.

Tell them there is hope and all is well. Remind them that everything they need and want in truth is theirs already. Shower them with kindness and allow a gentle breeze to blow their cares away. With absolute sincerity, want for them only happiness, abundance, peace and love and health and safety in a perfect world.  And then see that what you want with love has already happened for them.

Make them laugh. Lift their spirits to the highest heights.  Rejoice with them as you dance together upon a new earth and sing songs with melodies from heaven and lyrics that could only come from God, Himself.  Grow quiet with your friend and listen closely to the still, small voice, now loud and clear, that validates all that you are telling them.

Give your friend a final hug. Look lovingly upon the smiling face reflected in the water’s stillness and see the truth. This dear, dear friend you help is you.

And as you help yourself, you help the world.

May you befriend yourself today knowing you are blessed and a blessing in the world. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 6, 2019

OUR HAPPY HOME

I am at home. Fear is the stranger here.” A Course In Miracles

As we awaken each morning, let’s open our eyes, look around calmly and smile in quiet expectation of good things to come.

“I awake with joy expecting only the happy things of God to come to me.”  A Course In Miracles

Our world and our life is what we make of it. As we fill our minds with happy thoughts and plans for kindness, peace and joy we are at home in love.  And fear, always the stranger here, stays outside, harmless and powerless to disturb us. We may see it at the peripheral of our vision but it never comes inside.

Without an invitation fear cannot come to the party where our true life is lived and where our true home is shared with angels and everyone is family.

Under one roof laughter rings out, songs are sung and hands and minds are joined. Now we are in celebration of ourselves and each other and God is our Holy Host. His Home is our Home lit by Love and flooded with miracles of healing and oneness.

Each day brings new promises of amazing delights. No matter where we are, we are at Home, fear-free, love-filled and overflowing with gratitude and peace and health and joy.

We thank God for showing us the truth. We are at home. Fear is the stranger here.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 5, 2019

PEACEFUL INTERRUPTION

“I could see peace instead of this.” A Course In Miracles

“Help me answer all my fear-filled thoughts with peace.”

Fear speaks first.  That’s why the world seems so insane. Fear’s voice is easily recognized. It sounds like an unhappy three year old as it tantrums its way into our minds distracting us with raucous shrieks until we give it all of our attention.  Or it surges through us like an insidious and silent swirl of muddy feelings and fills our hearts and every aspect of our being with dark dread.

Fear separates us and divides us and makes us think there is a them and us. It brings hate into our minds and hearts and pushes Love away. Fear is the reason we cannot find peace. Fear hides our light behind a black cloud of nothingness we believe in so strongly that we have forgotten who we are. God cannot be found in fear, not because of Him, but because of us. We close our eyes and ears and minds and hearts and worship fear instead of Love.

When we finally choose to take a breath, calm our mind, smile into our heart and surrender these intolerable emotions, sweet and gentle Peace, who has been waiting in the wings is allowed to flow free. And our minds and hearts are filled with quiet joy.

The insanity is interrupted and Love becomes the power in which we function. While fear just disappears. And we see what deep inside ourselves, we have known all along, God speaks our Truth, Love is real and fear is nothing at all. And the light dawns once more.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 4, 2019

FLOWERS IN THE ROCK GARDEN

“And every flower that ever bloomed has saved its perfume and its loveliness for you.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember I am God’s flower today.”

On our back we carry a pack weighted by our past experiences. Each experience is a rock that piles one upon another until our past becomes a burden too heavy to bear. Let’s give each rock to God as it comes into our mind and let Him transform it from a troubling fear into our favorite flower. Every flower is now a lesson learned and weighs nothing as yesterday becomes only a distant memory; an opportunity for forgiveness, for healing and for gratitude that the past is over and this moment, piled high with lovely flowers, is all there is. As we rest upon our bed of flowers, our loving gifts from God, we see another world now. This wonderful new world rises lightly out of the ancient mist of the old world and is governed by God’s Laws which are all made from Love and nothing else.

May you understand that you are His flower abiding in His holy garden as an instrument of kindness, light and joy. And let this knowing bring you peace today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | June 3, 2019

HAPPINESS IS A GENTLE CHOICE

“Gentleness means that fear is now impossible, and what could come to interfere with joy?” A Course In Miracles

“I will decide for gentle joy today.”

If we want to know how little we really trust God, we just need to look at the world around us.  If we really believed in Him and trusted Him as we should, that energy would bring a different world into our experience. 

The world we see offers little that we want.  Let’s look around and see how insane it is to believe in a world of disease and danger and death.  

A world where one brother can appear to overpower another with his will. And where the other brother appears to be the victim. Where is the gentleness in this?

A world where bad things happen to good people.  A world where children are at risk and answers are seen in violence. Where is the gentleness now?

A world where war seems like a solution and suffering is everywhere. A world where nature is so out of balance that it threatens the entire planet.  This world needs something new. It needs gentleness; God’s gentleness and our own.

This is not God’s world, this is human’s world.  Even if humans say a thing is God’s will, if there is anything but pure and gentle Love and Joy involved, IT IS NOT GOD’S WILL. 

It’s time to stop denying the truth and turn to God instead. It’s time to ask for help in seeing God’s World through this world. It is there. We get glimpses, but it seldom lasts. Only for the truly gentle can God’s world be experienced consistently.

To hear God is not a matter of fighting the crazy ego thinking; it’s simply a matter of being still and going inward with the gentle trust of open minds and hearts. If we look, without judgment or attachment, at the insane thoughts that rule our lives and then quietly let them pass on by while we return to our peaceful core where God lives, it wouldn’t be long before we would realize that being happy is nothing more than a gentle choice.

Gentleness is often equated with weakness. But instead it is a powerful force, a gift from God that allows us to see the world anew and to experience a joy filled life and a holy, healed world.

“Creation’s gentleness is all I see.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 31, 2019

TRUSTING IN TRUTH

 “God is the strength in which I trust.” A Course In Miracles

“I will breathe and trust. I will not doubt God today.”

Fear blinds us to joy.  Sometimes we cannot lift the blinders because they are too heavy. That is when we must stop fighting like a child trying to escape a nightmare. Just breathe quietly and pray, “God I can’t free myself.  Please help me.”

Grow quiet, breathe in and out and allow the pain to move on through, remembering it isn’t real.  No matter how real it feels; no matter how it wracks our bodies and blinds our vision, still it isn’t real. Because it isn’t real, it WILL pass. It always does. What we give to God cannot harm us. Knowing these heavy, dark feelings cannot hurt us, we can now see them as amazing opportunities and as powerful gifts as we let God gently move us through them.  Do not doubt this, for it is true. In the darkest darkness there is always Light quietly waiting to shine.

It is in our darkest moments that we can most powerfully learn

… to be patient with ourselves, 

… to be gentle with ourselves, 

… to be kind to ourselves, 

… to be compassionate with ourselves,

… to be forgiving of ourselves.

…to trust in God.

IN SUMMARY: 

Our job is to know the darkness isn’t real no matter how real it looks or feels.

Our job is to trust in the Light no matter how fleeting it may seem.

And then as it always does, light will shine through and lift our hearts again.

Just as spring always follows winter, so does light follow darkness.

And we’ll see that even though we doubted often and we doubted deeply, it doesn’t matter because God never doubted us. Not for an instant.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 30, 2019

BE A CHANNEL FOR MIRACLES

“Anything that comes from Love is a Miracle.” A Course In Miracles

Envision a life of happiness, abundance and pure joy. Imagine miracles piling up around us and shared with everyone. To share a miracle is to increase it. Miracles cannot be hoarded or experienced alone. They must be extended to everyone without exclusion in order to be ours. A miracle is anything that comes from love. Everything that is shared grows in magnitude and holiness. 

You know everything you need to know to make this happen. Don’t concern yourself with what you don’t know.  Just remember, “I know all I need to know to experience miracles.” This is God’s promise.  Place your trust in His promise and you can’t go wrong.

Now, let’s let go of our tiny, angry, sad, victim, judgment thoughts.  And live in Oneness as we were created knowing that the Loving Power of God lives in us and so we can naturally and easily be a channel for miracles. It’s simple.  Just smile and breathe and accept and enjoy! 

Wow!  Isn’t it beautiful here in the Land of Oneness? God calls it Heaven and it exists right here on earth; right inside each calm and quiet mind. It’s called miracle mindedness.

“Be quiet in your faith in Him Who loves you, and would lead you out of insanity.” A Course In Miracles When we do this, we will see miracles everywhere.

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 29, 2019

FOR JUST A MOMENT

“Be still a moment, and in silence think how holy is your purpose, how secure you rest, untouchable in its light. That moment will be enough.” A Course In Miracles

 “God, let me see Your world in this moment.”

For just a moment, let us accept that on our own, we cannot fix anything here. But then accept, for a moment, that the strength of God in us solves everything. 

Surely for a moment, we can trust Him and His glorious power so far above our tiny self that lifts us up and causes us to soar with Angels. For an instant, we can trust in Him and with a calm and quiet mind and forgiveness in our heart grow still and see His will instead of ours. It is here and is as near as our decision to let go of what causes pain to ourselves and others. It is as near as our choice to see our light and choose God’s laws instead of ours. It is as near as our understanding that we know nothing and only God knows all.

For just a moment let’s allow ourselves to be free of all our cares and watch in silence as His light fills us and everyone and everything we see. Smile and breathe and say Thank You, knowing that no matter how it looks and feels, only God is real. God is always here. And God’s will is only the same as our true will. As we allow ourselves to be open to God’s blessing, we will experience the Love that causes happiness, health, safety and joyous abundance. 

There is no sadness in God.

There is no fear in God.  

There is no anger in God.

There is no sickness in God.

There is no scarcity in God

There is no danger in God.

Surely, we can make the effort to believe this for just a moment.

There are only gifts of Love beyond our comprehension. Gifts we can only receive by our willingness to trust in Him. Gifts we can only keep by our willingness to share them with others. Gifts that are constantly streaming through our consciousness whether we are aware of them or not.

Now in this moment our furrowed brow is clear. Now our heart is calm. Now feelings of serenity and relief fill us for we know at last it’s over. All fear has disappeared and there is nothing left but joyous wonder and the peace and love of God for all. We have awaken from the dream.

For just a moment, let’s trust that this is true. And then another moment, and another until at last we see that it extends into always and forever. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | May 28, 2019

A WALK THROUGH THE GARDEN

“The scent of flowers is a gift to you. The ocean’s waves bow down before you, and the trees extend their arms to shield you from the heat … “ A Course In Miracles

“I will see my life as filled with a garden of gifts today.”

“When our heart’s garden is calm and radiant and the flowers of our heart light the way, people around us will recognize the beauty of life and realize how precious it is to be alive.” Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh

As we plant our flowers and put out our flower-filled pots we should ask why are we doing this? Is it because we love beauty? Is it because it makes us feel good?  Makes us hopeful no matter what is happening in our lives? Is it because we are ready to focus on something light and joyous and wonderful?  

Why is the beauty of flowers so enticing and so important to us? Is it because we somehow know that there is a place of beauty inside us and flowers help us to remember our truth? They fill our world with color and invite hummingbirds and butterflies and other delightful creatures into our lives. And it’s something we can control to make our lives a little more heavenly, and little more lovely in a way that is simple and yet powerful.

A garden is a miracle filled world of wonder that we can enjoy right here and right now with just a little effort and a conscious choice. Watering our gardens and dead-heading our flowers are chores we do with love to keep the beauty and wonder alive. The beauty and wonder that lives in us is reflected in our gardens. And in our loving relationships.

Our calm and loving thoughts nourish our hearts and minds just as water and sunlight and healthy soil nourish our flowers.  Why would we want to suffer when our lives can be filled with beauty and joy? As we enjoy the experiences caused by our beautiful flowers and our beautiful thoughts, we naturally share them with others with no effort on our part.

Now we can smile with gratitude at the beauty of the miracle of our heart’s garden.

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