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Every day I pray to be more loving, more peaceful, to walk AS the Christ Consciousness. Every day I pray to be a place of healing in my own life and everyone I meet and touch. To my great joy my answered prayer unfolds before me each day. I have come to recognize that the folks on my path who challenge me with their pain and suffering by acting with judgment instead of kindness, jealousy instead of joy, fear instead of faith, they are the ones who give me the opportunity to strengthen my practice. They are my sacred and holy friends who hold the mirror before me and invite me to show my true self.
I am so grateful that I see the Divine Law at work in my life and recognize the gift of my sacred friends. I am not yet at a place where I can always be nonreactive. I am not always 100% loving in my heart at the start.
I don’t expect my practice to be perfect. I don’t judge myself. I forgive myself, and my practice deepens. My aspiration is that my awareness is ever increasing, heart always expanding. Today I choose higher than yesterday, not that I live without falling. Some moments I can walk as the Bodhisattva. Some moments I am the Bodhisattva in training. Sometimes I feel the slap of my face hitting the ground as I lose my way. This walk is not easy, but I choose it because love is the only direction I intend to go in.
In his book, Love Without Conditions, Paul Ferrini reminds us, “Right now, in this moment, you are either listening to the voice of God or you are needlessly enmeshed in your own psychodrama… Let yourself be present to your thoughts and ask: ‘am I aware of God’s unconditional love for me right now.’”
Today, I am so grateful for the awareness of both the subtle and gross differences in my walk. Today I remember that awareness is curative. My ability to notice the differences is my treasure, it is the evidence of my increasing awareness and it means so much to me because I remember so well the days of my near total blindness. Today, my practice of nonviolence gives me the ability to be grateful even when I stumble and fall because I pick myself up quickly with a smile and there are many to hold my hand and share with me the triumph of my willingness to rise and to risk the fall again in the next moment. In all of this experience of life I feel God’s love so strongly. I am so grateful. My walk is a blessing in the world.
I AM willing to choose a higher Love today!
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