Friday, April 30, 2021

How Do I know Which Voice to Follow?

When having to make a decision, how do we know which inner voice has our best interest?  How do we choose between the two voices in our head, Spirit or ego?

I found some guidance reading today’s section in the text of A Course in Miracles that helps me identify each voice.

In the section titled The Voice for God it says:

“The Call to return is stronger than the call to depart, but it speaks in a different way.  The voice of the Holy Spirit does not command, because it is incapable of arrogance.  It does not demand, because it does not seek control.  It does not overcome, because it does not attack.  It merely reminds.  It is compelling only because of what it reminds you of. It brings to your mind the other way, remaining quiet even in the midst of the turmoil you have made for yourself.”

The Call to return is definitely referring to returning our mind back to the truth, back Home to God. 

The Voice of the Holy Spirit is always reminding us of our true Self, with gentle nudges and signs; it feels right and peaceful, whereas the ego’s voice is loud, pushy and demanding. It tries to force us into doing something we don’t really want to do.

With practice, trust and faith, we get better at discerning which voice has our best interest.  And, when we feel unsure, we pray, we get still and sometimes even wait. 


Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Great Tool to Process Feelings

Last weekend I was involved in a fender bender.  Thank God both vehicles were going at a slow speed and the damage to our cars was minimal.  But, I still had to report the accident to the police and to our insurance, tell my husband I had been in an accident in a Walmart parking lot, and be without a car for almost a week.  

In spite of being grateful that no one was hurt, I began to experience feelings of guilt and to doubt my focus.  I am a careful driver and this incident was my fault because I somehow went into the intersection and didn't see the other car coming.  

You know that accusing voice inside our heads?  Well, I began to hear myself questioning my ability to drive, and if this is the beginning of my decline due to age...a whole lot of BS.  

I decided to nip this in the bud and sat down to write a Love Letter, which is one of the many tools I learned in You University that has been foundational in helping me clear out my negative feelings and reach a place of love and/or understanding.  

I went through the whole process on paper...anger, sadness, fear, taking responsibility and finally understanding and self-love.  I was relieved by the conclusion of the letter, having released all those feelings.  

I learned love letters in 2010 and I am grateful for them....they work and are a great tool for healing.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

True Light is Strength

Lesson #93 and 94 are so freeing and revealing of God's Love for me (and all of us).

Today, the above statement included in lesson 94, titled "I am as God created me",  stood out for me.  I don't gloss over the reading material as in previous years, as I want to understand the real meaning of the A Course in Miracles teachings and continue to experience the peace and transformation they bring.  

So I asked:  what does it mean to me that true light is strength?  I closed my eyes and allowed some clarity to come.  

Why is true light strength?...because it's the truth about me; I am light, we are all light, as we have been created.  Changeless.  And this light has the power to heal, to unite, to shine away all darkness and illusion and reveal our true being.  And what is our true being?  Purity, innocence, peace, joy, and so much more. I could feel that truth within me.  And I repeat it as I go through the day, especially when any contrary thought comes to mind.

I am as God created me.  I am strong, light is in me.  I do not need to prove my goodness, as it is given by God Himself.