Archive for the ‘Progress’ Category

We Are Worthy

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

One of the most common things I witness with people is that they don’t feel worthy of Love.

Unworthiness is something that many are in the process of healing right now. And we can help them, which, in turn, helps us too! When one rises, all rises.

If you see someone who appears to feel unworthy in anyway, see if you can extend Love to them – it can be silent, it can be in the form of kindness or patience, or anything – but INTEND that it be an expression of Love and it will be healing for both of you.

There are so many ways each day that we contribute to making the world a better place. This is really what our life is for.

Sometimes a memory of someone I was unkind to, or someone who has been going through difficulty will come into my awareness. It seems random, but I’ve learned that it’s definitely not random. (There’s nothing random in this universe.) This is the moment to seize the opportunity to extend Love to my brother or sister.

I’ve learned that these seemingly random thoughts and memories are part of the way that Spirit is reminding me to pray for people. AND I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE REMINDED!

My life has healed so much because I keep bringing my attention back to the blessings.

A Course in Miracles says that in order to have, we must give all to all. It’s the sharing and the caring that magnifies and multiplies. I have certainly been able to prove that this works in my life!

We can all extend more Love and Light and in doing so we are making ourselves more available to receive.

The more we receive, the more we feel worthy, and the more worthy we feel the more we have to share, and then the more worthy we feel to receive and it’s a beautiful circle of giving and receiving.

I’m so grateful that we can extend and share Love every day in new and healing ways. It feels miraculous!

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Living In Harmony

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

One of the things that has changed in a BIG, BIG way for me is the tenor and tone of my life.  I used to feel agitated by so many things.  I was quick to anger and holding onto resentment was my hobby.

As a result of finally finding a truly effective spiritual practice, I now feel peaceful and harmonious most of the time.

That’s the gift I’ve given to myself.  The first step in the direction of living harmoniously was for me to decide to focus on loving myself.  Of course, that included being loving TO myself in every way I could think of, and most especially in my thinking kind thoughts about myself.

Along the way I learned to call myself “sweetheart” and “darling.”  I took that from the teachings of Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh who was a teacher to me through his books and retreats.  He calls everyone “darling” and it’s so sweet, and I could use that sweetness in talking with myself.

Where there’s so much turmoil in the world, and it’s so widespread, it may SEEM like there’s nothing we can do to make a real difference, but please don’t buy into that perspective.

Our decision to be loving, kind and harmonious to everyone in our lives ripples throughout the universe.  

Each loving and harmonious choice we make lifts our brothers and sisters and makes it easier for them to make loving choices too.  

Let’s join together and DECIDE that this is how we can help and make a STRONG commitment to making loving choices and living in a harmonious way.

We can do it and all will benefit!

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Spiritual Progress

Monday, April 13th, 2020

One of the most valuable things I’ve learned on this spiritual path is how to breathe and stay calm. I used to be very hot-headed. I used to go from zero to sixty in anger and annoyance and it really kept me spinning around in repeating the same lessons.

It took me quite a while to realize that I was repeatedly being offered an opportunity to transcend and transmute my mental patterns (karma) and I was failing. Instead, I was digging in deeper and responding with more upset and intensity. I wasn’t learning, I wasn’t growing, I was (temporarily) stuck in a mud puddle of my own making.

I didn’t realize that the constantly repeating experience, my own personal Groundhog Day, was a blessing only intended for my good.

It was SUCH a great lesson to finally get the power of being kind, patient, present and calm NO MATTER WHAT. Now, I rarely become upset, and when I do, I recognize that I have the option to make that U-turn, go the other way, and calm down.

Out of Self-Love, I’ve learned to do just that.

I can say now, that being patient is a profoundly powerful spiritual practice available to all.

It may not be easy sometimes, but that’s only because we don’t realize the benefit of it. If we knew, we’d be so happy to make the winning choice.

Being calm no matter what is to stay open and receptive to blessings.

To be angry and upset and vengeful is to feel completely cut off from the blessings.

Which will YOU choose next time you’re upset?

We can boost our spiritual progress or we can delay it.

It’s our choice. It’s always our choice.

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