Posted by: spiritteacher | May 24, 2017


“When God’s power has once been experienced, it is impossible to trust one’s own petty strength again. Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when the mighty power of an eagle has been given him? And who would place his faith in the shabby offerings of the ego when the gifts of God are laid before him?” A Course In Miracles

“I will allow myself to trust today.”

Somewhere along the line we got off track.  When did we decide that self deprecation was a positive and endearing trait?  That quiet confidence, the kind that flows from us naturally and needs no words, was egocentric? You know the tired saying, “He/She is so full of themselves.” When did humility become mistaken for self debasement? And being confident become a negative? Not ego’s grandiose postering, but the quiet certainty that we are God’s perfect creations, just as He tells us. 

Let’s pay attention to how often, in a day or an hour, we put ourselves down with negative judgments that we believe are simple modesty.

To believe that humility is synonymous with self insulting thoughts is to say that we are not the way God created us. And if we truly believe this, we are saying that we know ourselves better than God does. It’s as though we need to protect ourselves and each other from our own Holiness.  How can that make sense?

Let’s look at all the thoughts that stream through our minds and often come out of our mouths that build around us a wall of insecurity and low self esteem. And how often do we project our fears upon others needing to bring them down with us? Depression is caused by feelings of unworthiness. Anxiety and worry are made from fear of an uncertain future. How can the all powerful Children of a Perfect God ever think that they are victims of an unstable and unpredictable world?  To our untrained eye, it may look that way much of the time.  But what if we understood that the world only looks the way our minds tell us it looks?  What if we could turn our thinking around. If our negative thoughts are causing a negative world, what would happen if we joined our thoughts with God?  Think of the immense possibilities.

“God wants us to be healed.” A Course In Miracles

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