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Making Progress #17/2013

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I got pulled over for a traffic violation today. I knowingly made an illegal right turn. I wasn’t in a hurry – just impulsive. A detour had led me back down toward the river that I had just driven by moments before. I got to thinking that it would be a lovely day to sit along the riverbank and soak up the sun. I just wasn’t facing in the right direction to make the turn I needed to get to the parking lot. Because there was no traffic in sight, I decided it was safe to make the turn. When I saw the blue, flashing lights, I didn’t even flinch – not even for a second! I pulled over and calmly proceeded to tell the officer the truth about my impulsive decision to claim some R and R for myself. I couldn’t believe how calm I was. I think my serenity contributed to my only getting a verbal warning before I was sent blissfully on my way. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the water’s edge, never giving the incident another thought until now.

Sometimes we don’t realize how far we have come on our spiritual journey until we are tested.

I was clearly shown that all my efforts to learn how to stay in the moment and peacefully accept what is are paying off. What would have been a hair raising event in the past was merely a pleasant sign post in the present, showing me that I am making progress.

Let your spirit soar!
Paula

 

 

 

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Have You Heard? #16/2013

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I got new hearing aids today. The ones I’ve had for the past six years were no longer adequate. When I began losing my hearing in my late forties, a spiritual teacher told me that it was because it was time for me to learn to listen to my inner guidance instead of what the world was telling me. He said that, then, my hearing would return.

 I have spent the last fifteen or so years learning to listen to Spirit, but never with a more concentrated effort than over the last few months. What I have heard is the beautiful truth about myself – about everyone – that we are God’s thought of love in form; that we are whole and innocent; that when we follow Spirit’s guidance instead of making our own plans, we are then working with the creative power that can move mountains; that we can live in joy once we are willing to put God first.

 My new hearing aids are fantastic. When I put them in the first time, I wept with joy at all I could hear. But, I know the aids are only a physical symbol of how I am hearing Spirit more clearly. The new technology is amazing, but the real miracle is that I have finally heard.

 Let your spirit soar!
Paula

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