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“In this the sun’s high hour it rests

With you to understand these words of wisdom:

Surrendered to the beauty of the world,

Be stirred with new-enlivened feeling;

The human ‘I’ can lose itself

And find itself within the cosmic ‘I’.”

— Rudolf Steiner, The Calendar of the Soul, translated from the German by Ruth and Hans Pusch

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Isn’t it great how this little verse ended up on this year’s Summer Solstice?  Happy Solstice!  Happy Father’s Day!

So, yes, today as we took in the longest day of the year, the sun rested for us and warmed our heart space to begin to see that the human “I” can melt into the larger, cosmic “I”.

As you know, if you read my little blog, I do a bit with A Course In Miracles.  One concept from ACIM that matches very well with this Steiner verse is the concept that we are all Christ.  Each of us is a unique expression of Christ.  We need to begin to see that Truth within ourselves and then we need to begin to see it in others.  In all others.  In everyone.  No exceptions.

It’s a journey, getting to that perspective.  Hey, but let’s journey!

Let’s begin to feel our connection with the divine.  Let’s suspend our limited beliefs about what God is like.  Let’s allow our perspective to widen to the edges of the universe as we consider the breadth of God’s love.  And, let’s consider that we are that love as well.

Let’s be the light that chases away the darkness.  Let’s keep lighting our light off of each other’s, sharing ours with others.  Let’s keep passing the torch to one another, around and around, sharing light, love and warmth with each other.  Let’s forgive what needs to be forgiven — in ourselves and in each other (and, don’t forget, there’s really no one else anyway — we’re all one, big, cosmic “I”).

And, friends.  Don’t worry about changing the world.  You don’t have to think that big right now.  Start with yourself.  Love yourself — illumine yourself from within.  Forgive yourself — wash yourself clean of guilt, anger and fear.  Those two very basic (but don’t fool yourself — they’re not always easy) processes — love and forgiveness — will change you from the inside out.

Then, as you go out into the world, loving and forgiving everyone you see (yes, even that rude driver . . . yes, even that nasty receptionist) you will begin to change the ripples of vibration that surround you and others will feel that.

And, that is changing the world — by changing yourself.

Happy Solstice!  Happy Father’s Day!

Hi, friends!

For any of you who read my last post, remember I said I’d get around to figuring out why I drew to me that unpleasant task of cleaning up my dog’s accident?

Well I did.  It was a message to myself that I’ve been surrounded by other people’s s**t lately.  Um hmmm.  Got it.  Point taken, Self.

So, I cleaned this mess up, but in general, I’ll let others handle their own messes.  Unless they ask for my help and then I will be honored to assist — while remaining energetically neutral, that is.

You know, it’s funny.  I was sort of getting it along the way . . .  I knew I wasn’t feeling great, physically or psychically.  I knew I was feeling energetically heavy — I did the clearing the other day (and I did some venting to a couple of friends and my dear husband).

But what a clear, unavoidable, smelly, messy, spot-on message the accident was!

You’ve gotta love it!  There’s brilliance there . . .

[My angels are standing around clapping and nodding at me for putting it all together for myself . . .  Thanks, angels!]

Okay, so I’m sitting here doing the “final analysis” on the dog s**t thing.  One part of me says, don’t leave people locked in the laundry room and stuff like this won’t happen . . .  no, that’s not quite it . . .

The angels tell me not to get drawn into other people’s dramas.  Stay separate from them.  Let other people learn as they’ll learn and if they ask for guidance, I’ll be glad to help.  Otherwise let them be.  Stay energetic separate.  Certainly, don’t follow people down the vibrational ladder — that’s not a bit helpful to me or to them.

Stay vibrationally uplifted by being in nature, by meditating, staying grounded (for me this often means vigorous yoga or dance) and consciously looking at the light and love that is inherently present in each person.

I confess I let myself forget that inherent light and love with a couple of people:  a snitty receptionist, a couple of Memphis drivers and a couple of other people.  A good reminder — I make my way back to A Course In Miracles work.  I will forgive myself and I will forgive them.  I will let go of the need to blame and to separate myself.  I will forgive the momentary lapse into dark seeing.

Welcome back light seeing!  Welcome back clarity and love!  Welcome back, Self!

Spreading the light of awareness!  Blessings of that light to you too!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we
are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most
frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened
about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are
all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory
of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And
as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission
to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others.”

—-from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.

The angels talk to me often about the need to forgive.  Forgive yourself, forgive others, forgive God.  I’ve also read Gary Renard’s two books: The Disappearce of the Universe and Your Immortal Reality, which are his teachings of A Course In Miracles, so I get lots of messages about forgiveness.  Radical forgiveness.

It (forgiveness) is the path to inner peace — and, outer peace too, actually.  It’s allowing things that are out of alignment with your vibration to be released.  It removes the energetic attachment and leaves behind peace of heart and mind.

Now, one *really* important aspect of forgiveness is that you can forgive someone and not choose to be in a relationship with them.  So, forgiveness isn’t about letting someone off the hook so they can hurt you again.  Oh, no!  The angels don’t instruct us to let ourselves be hurt time and time again.  They guide us to love ourselves enough to put up boundaries with people or situations that would harm us.

The forgiveness is an inner experience of release and sometimes that process goes *very* deep.  Usually, when we begin to forgive another, we find a deeper layer that needs to be forgiven within ourselves.  It’s one of those upward spirals — the first step, by extending inner forgiveness to another, leads us to finding a deeper love and acceptance of ourselves, which allows us to extend greater love outward.

And, that is the path of peace.  By forgiving daily — by the moment, sometimes — we begin to experience life as easier.  More joyful.  More colorful.  Safer.

But the angels *always* remind us to love ourselves the way heaven loves us.  Care for ourselves the way a mother cares for a baby.  Love ourselves enough to create boundaries — and sometimes that means we must release a relationship.  And, that’s okay.

Blessings today, friends!  Love from the angels.

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