Thursday, November 8, 2018

Our Thoughts Have Power


These are statements from A Course in Miracles workbook lessons.  I’ve read through them many, many times in the past 11 years as a student of this spiritual path.  But it’s now that I am dedicated to practicing them deeply and am experiencing their effects. Good ones!

Living these principles is not the same as knowing them. They really challenge my thought system. I’ve known them but now I am better at living them.  So, whenever I feel uneasy, afraid, unworthy, less than, defensive, any yucky stuff, I am much quicker at catching the thought creating these feelings as soon as it arises.  I remind myself of the truth of my being, and I let it go. Often it takes several times going through this process, but it works the same.  

I know that if I hold on to this thought/belief it will eventually produce some kind of effect in the world I see and affect me directly.  I choose peace.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Who are We?


Who Am I?  Who are you?  Well, the many spiritual  books I've read on this journey affirm that we are all (in essence) changeless, eternal, love, powerful, and so much more.  What a wonderful, freeing feeling it is to accept this about ourselves.

Because of my self-defeating beliefs learned at an early age,  I believed that I was not enough, that I would never know enough to do and be what I so much desired.  I compared myself with others (always feeling less than, of course) and felt I wasn't worthy of the best in life.

In spite of this feeling of unworthiness, I decided I would find out what my purpose here was.  I was on a quest to discover who I really was. My True Self was not about my roles as a mother, a wife, a professional, a woman nor any of the other labels that had defined me.

Along the way, I experienced abusive relationships that kept me stuck for many years and sort of detached from what I had begun to pursue.  But even this served as a motivator to continue my quest.

I kept on and followed that deep, inner desire to heal.  I chose to study life coaching and also become an ordained minister.  Both life-changing and have served as part of my awakening and healing process. As a result I can testify that I've never been happier, my relationships are healthier, my choices are too!!

As I use what I've learned when the old stuff comes up, I don't allow the self-defeating thoughts to hang around in my head anymore.  I choose now to focus on what is true of me and of us all.  I remind myself consistently that:

  • I am powerful
  • I am loved and loving
  • I am the light of the world
  • I am eternal
  • I am provided for
  • God is always with me; I am never alone
Close your eyes if only for a moment and repeat those words to yourself.  Feel them.  Start your day with this purpose of being who you truly are moment to moment.  When the old stuff comes up, just remind yourself.  It is very freeing and joyful.  




Friday, October 19, 2018

Prayers

There are times when I'm at a loss of how to pray effectively for someone or a situation.  Each day and all throughout the day my prayers and thoughts envelope my loved ones and also anyone that asks for prayer.  When asked, I stop what I'm doing and I send whatever comes from within.

And then there are times when I feel overwhelmed and can only ask God "How do I pray for this?  I don't understand".  I know by now in my life that I don't really have all the knowledge or information regarding any given situation or person.  I can't judge why "this" or "that" happens.  I DON'T KNOW.  I can only TRUST that a Higher Power is watching and guiding and knows what is best for all involved.  And that it's all good.

At this time someone who was very much a part of my life many years ago, who is far away, is going through their last stages of cancer.  They seem to be very close to making their transition.  This morning I was guided to light a candle for them and to be with them at a distance sending peaceful thoughts.  I sent them thoughts of tranquility.  I was guided to repeatedly say to their mind:  "Be tranquil.  Allow the light that you are to fill and envelope you and open up to God." 

What I discovered today is that even when I don't know how to pray for someone or a situation, as I remain still and quiet, Spirit within gives me the feeling, the words, the actions, whatever I need at any given moment.  And nothing comes to me.  Just to be still. Just light a candle representing the Light that we all are may be enough. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Miracles Are Happening All the Time

To me, a miracle is an event that goes beyond the laws of the ego thought system.  A miracle is the result of practicing the laws of Spirit.  It results in healing, connection, oneness and feelings of love, joy and peace. 

Each encounter, each relationship is an opportunity for me to choose to see another differently.  By looking beyond the personality, I transcend ego vision, and begin to "see" with the eyes of Spirit....I see the light in them.  In this way I don't relate to my past experience of them, but to the here and now. It is an opportunity to bring more peace and freedom into my life and relationships.  I can choose to be defenseless and invulnerable and let go of attack.

As this becomes a continuous and deliberate choice, guess what?  Miracles are more common.  I am happier.  My relationships begin to heal.  I feel more connected and less separated from my True Self, from others, and most of all from God!