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A Whole New World #52

For months now I have been saying that the last day of the Mayan calendar would not mark the end of the world, but it would mark the end of the world as we know it. It would signify a shift in consciousness so great that there would be no mistaking its impact; no possibility of turning back. We would see and experience an increase of love, peace and joy in the world that would be unrivaled in our history. I did not know how this could happen; how we could possibly affect this global change. What I didn’t understand was that the shift would be occurring within me. The world did not have to change for me to see and experience more peace, love and joy.

 I did.

 NOTE: One of my favorite ways to share my ever increasing joy is through writing. And so, dear readers, I look forward to continuing this blog in the new year. I will post a new message every other week, starting January 12th. This will afford me time to explore other writing venues. I will keep you informed as my writing options expand so you can come along with me.

 Wishing you much love and laughter in the New Year.
Let your spirit soar!
Paula

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Do You See What I See? #51

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Each year, as Christmas approaches, I feel a softening in people’s hearts. There is a heightened sense of giving and sharing, of forgiveness and hope. We find ourselves extending well wishes to total strangers whom we might usually ignore. For a while, we seem to see things differently. Perhaps we are seeing through the eyes of Christ as we celebrate Jesus’ birth.

A Course in Miracles says, “Christ’s eyes are open, and He will look on whatever you see with love if you accept His vision as yours.” I want to remember that thought, not just during the holidays, but always. It is God’s gift to me. The Course goes on to say, “What would you see? The choice is given you. But learn and do not let your mind forget this law of seeing: You will look upon that which you feel within. If hatred finds a place within your heart, you will perceive a fearful world, held cruelly in death’s sharp-pointed, bony fingers. If you feel the Love of God within you, you will look out on a world of mercy and of love.”

 So, the next time I find myself looking upon someone (including myself!) with judgment, I hope I can pause long enough to hear Christ asking me, “Do you see what I see?”

 Wishing you the holiest, most blessed holiday season, filled with visions of love.

 Let your spirit soar!
Paula

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Carpooling #50

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 Yesterday morning I had my first opportunity to drive in the carpool lane going into Boston. I suddenly found myself with a clear road before me and I was able to move along much more quickly. As I thought about the rule of needing two or more people in a car in order to enter the faster moving lane, I thought about people coming together for the holidays and, also, the scripture, Matthew, Chapter 18, Verse 20, that says, “For where two or three have come together in my name, there am I with them.” I think that I might do well to apply the carpool rule to my life. When I remember to join with someone else in love, the road to joy is clearer and I reach my destination much faster.

 Let your spirit soar!
Paula

 

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Diversity #49

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I’m sitting here in a crowd and I am people watching. The parade of diversity before my eyes is amazing! But, A Course in Miracles says, “When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him, you will see yourself. As you treat him, you will treat yourself. As you think of him, you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself.” Perhaps, then, I shouldn’t be so fascinated with our differences, but focus, instead, on our similarities. The only way I find I can do that is to stop looking with my eyes and look with my heart instead. My heart sees that each person has a story that seems unique, but, at its core, is the same as mine – a search for love, a longing for joy and hope of everlasting peace. Perhaps it is our habit of looking at, fearing, or even celebrating our differences that is the very thing keeping us from fully experiencing the love, peace and joy we seek. I’m going to try to change what I tell myself the next time I find myself impressed by diversity. As I look at each “individual” I will think to myself, We are not so different – you and I.

 Celebrating our sameness . . .
Let “our” spirit soar!
Paula

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A friend called the other day to see if I could spend time with her that afternoon. She has been going through a rough time and I have made myself physically and emotionally available to her quite regularly. Usually it is my joy to provide support, but this time it felt like a burden. Guiltily, I finally decided to tell her I could not visit and went ahead with my regular plans. Later, she told me that having the afternoon to herself turned out to be exactly what she needed and that she had worked out her problem by herself.

 We all have wonderful ways that we can serve in the world, but along with our abilities sometimes comes a sense of obligation to help whenever and wherever we can. The problem arises when we assume the role of deciding what would be best for someone else. How do we know? So, more and more often, I’m remembering to help only when it feels joyful to me (that doesn’t necessarily mean easy!). If helping only feels like a burden and an obligation I try to remind myself of my friend and consider that, possibly, the best way I can help is to not help at all.

 Let your spirit soar!
Paula

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