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I feel so blessed this Easter morning. I’m in Germany and I’ve just come from a wonderful sunrise fire ceremony and making prayers with community. How wonderful!
I’m here with my teacher, Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo who is Native American, a Cherokee Chief. In our Cherokee heritage (my great, great, great grandmother was Cherokee), we take the full moon time (moon went full yesterday) as a time of releasing as well as a time of harvesting. It’s a blessing to have the full moon coincide with this Easter celebration of resurrection.
I am releasing all vestiges of the crucifixion. I am focused on resurrection. The resurrection of my awareness of my true identity is my focus and my intent. I’m committed to releasing the habits of learning through experience and I dedicate myself to remembering instead. Experience is wonderful, and I’m more clear than ever that we can remember the truth rather than try to understand it through experiential learning which takes time.
Through my practice of prayer, in the way ACIM teaches, I learned that what Earnest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind said is true: “the only time it takes to have a healing is the time that it takes to have a realization.” Our realization of our own wholeness, beauty and perfection is at hand. The time is now. It’s our belief that healing takes time that we must surrender. It’s a false construct that no longer serves us.
We are in the time of transfiguration and resurrection.
We can have a realization of wholeness now.
Because we have believed healing takes time, it seemed to be so.
It’s not true. It’s a false concept. Time is nothing and it has no power.
There is one power: Love.
Love is our healer because Love is what we are.
When we remember to Love we are healed of false perceptions.
Love IS a realization of the truth.
The truth is a revelation of Love.
I’ve experienced instantaneous and miraculous healing through the power of realization many times. (I did my ACIM radio show about this last month.) I have prayed many thousands of times to know the truth and to remember that I AM already free.
I am already as holy as holy can be.
I cannot become any more holy.
My work is to remember this is true and stop forgetting.
As the sun was rising here in Germany this morning, I was contemplating the resurrection and it’s so clear to me that it comes through forgiveness. Forgiveness is the way in. Forgiveness is the clear path to our remembering our true identity and our eternal perfection. Forgiveness saved me from my false self.
My favorite lesson in A Course in Miracles is Lesson 68, Love Holds No Grievances. I have surely proven it’s powerful teaching that, “It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.”
The resurrection requires forgiveness. Forgiveness is so much easier than the ego has made it out to be. Forgiveness is letting go of our interpretations of things.
ACIM says, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” T16:IV:6 We’re already there. We already have the golden ticket!
Our journey has been one of forgetting and remembering. That’s all. We forgot our true identity, our Wholeness, our Beauty and our Perfection. The way to remember it is to seek the kingdom first. The kingdom is within. It’s in our own heart. It’s already there.
ACIM tells us that our heart is the altar of God and that the barriers to Love are the false idols we have upon the altar. We must be willing to release our attachment to the false idols by letting go and giving them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. That’s all. That’s it.
And then, we’re sure to have everything added unto us. The full realization of our true identity will be revealed. It’s only hiding behind the crowd of false idols upon the altar of our heart.
The false idols are the grievances we hold. False idols are our attachments to what we think will make us happy. In Lesson 24, ACIM tells us, “In no situation that arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy.” He’s unequivocal. There’s NO situation in which we know how to choose what will actually make us happy. In Lesson 25, he tells us this is because we “do not know what anything is for.”
Consider how emphatic he is. When we’re holding onto grievances, we don’t know what anything in our life is for, and we don’t have a single clue as to what would make us happy. That’s clear. That’s not hard to understand, unless we’re willing to sacrifice our happiness in order to hold onto our grievances. And for a long, long time, I was willing to make that sacrifice, but not anymore.
I finally realized that there’s no way I can let go of the pain of the past as long as I keep interpreting it the same way. I have to let go of the meaning I’ve made of things in order to stop blocking my happiness. It’s a decision I must make. No one else can do it for me.
Over the course of the last 13 years or so I’ve finally come to realize that I’d rather be happy. I’ve come to discover that I actually can be happy almost all of the time. I can be peaceful. Twenty years ago I wouldn’t have believed it was ever possible. Now I am living this way. It’s a miracle.
I am choosing the resurrection every day.
I’m letting go of the crucifixion every day.
And I’m dedicating my life to supporting those who are interested in this too. I feel so blessed for the community we’re creating. Around me I see people cultivating a great willingness. I see many who are challenged and I see many who are rising above the challenges. We are doing it and we’re doing it together.
Over and over again I see the people around me letting go of their grievances and handing them to Spirit to heal. I see them moving into a greater and greater willingness and I see their bodies healing, their relationships healing, their finances healing, their self-esteem healing. Everything in their lives is healing.
These people are healing so much faster than I did.
Because have so much more willingness than I did.
And each one’s willingness inspires another.
I’ve come to witness that when we can cultivate our willingness to be more present than not, we’re on our way to faster healing. It gets a WHOLE lot easier.
There’s a tipping point. When we’re 51% willing we still have a lot of resistance, but, in fact, we are MORE willing than not. And that’s a key to our success. Even being willing to be willing to be willing is some amount of willingness. Even that, is a victory.
Today, I feel victorious because I’m more willing than ever before.
Today, I feel the resurrection is happening and the crucifixion is fading from my mind.
I put myself and everyone else in my life upon the cross, and now we’re moving on. I’m done with that FOREVER.
Forgiveness is the way to remembering our true identity, to having everything else being added onto us, to healing our bodies, our finances, our relationships and everything else.
There is no other way, but through the door of forgiveness.
Everything else is bandages.
Everything else is managing and coping.
That’s not acceptable anymore.
If you’d like help with forgiveness, I have two offerings primary offerings to support you that are my gift. My forgiveness workshop, and my daily prayers.
You can click here now to get my How to Get Over It forgiveness workshop, it’s my gift. Please do share it with your friends.
I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in God and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are leaving the crucifixion behind and choosing our resurrection! Hallelujah!
Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.
I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!
We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!
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