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A Course in Miracles says that a miracle is a shift in perception. Instead of looking at the world through the eyes of the ego, we see through the eyes of love. “Where there was darkness now we see the light.”

On the same morning that I was driving to Tai Chi and had the thought about letting God out, instead of in, I had another interesting experience. As I got out of my car, a man came out of the Senior Center and walked toward his car which was parked next to mine. I felt certain that he was going to speak to me. As he approached he shrugged and said, “I came out to get my other glasses. I forgot I still had my sunglasses on. I got inside the building and everything was in darkness. Then I remembered to take off my sunglasses and, suddenly, I could see.”

When I thought about what he said, I started to laugh. Although unaware, he had just described a shift in perception from darkness to light (from letting God IN to letting God OUT)! His words reminded me how simple that shift can be.

 It’s as easy as taking off your sunglasses.

Let your spirit soar!

Paula

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In or Out #12/2014

As I drove to my Tai Chi lesson the other morning, I was feeling quite high on life; very peaceful and happy. The thought came to me that we often say we need to “let God in.” In my mind, I instantly heard this correction: Since you are One with God, it would be more helpful to think about letting God out! In a lecture I listened to last night by David Hoffmeister, he equated the God/Love within us to molten lava from a volcano. It is like a burning, bright light that is trying to force its way up and out of us, but we keep covering it over with all our thoughts of smallness and limitation. We do everything we can to conceal and suppress the greatness within us because our power scares us to death.

When I had the thought of letting God out, I suddenly felt as if I were bursting at the seams with love that I wanted to share. I marveled at the joy I felt when I made this simple mental shift, and I laughed out loud at the absurdity that it has taken me this long to see the obvious. The next time I am feeling needy in any way, (wanting more love, money, recognition, more joy) instead of thinking I have to let God in, I will remember to give away whatever it is I think I need. It is in the giving that I will realize that I already have it all. I will finally – joyfully – be letting God OUT.

Let your spirit soar!

Paula

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