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The other night, President Obama gave the State of the Union address. I did not watch it, but that’s okay. I know the only state of union I need concern myself with is my union with God. And, it’s not a state to be checked just a few times each year. It is a moment to moment awareness. What is my current thought? My current action? Are they in alignment with union? With love, peace and joy? Or, am I filled with judgment, anger and attack thoughts? If I buy into the belief that we are each separate, those thoughts would often be justified. But, if I accept (know) that we are one, love is the only response in every situation. After all, who would I be attacking but myself?!

Lesson 329 in A Course in Miracles states, “Today we will accept our union with each other and our Source. We have no will apart from His, and all of us are one because His will is shared by all of us. Through it we recognize that we are one. Through it we find our way at last to God.”

Oneness IS. It is not open for discussion. I can deny my loving union with all for as long as I want, but it does not change the truth. And, it is only in accepting the truth that I experience peace. So, each morning when I arise, and before I go to sleep each night, I continue to check the state of the union.

Let your spirit soar!

Paula

 

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The CENTER #1/2015

I have decided to re-do the 365 lesson workbook from A Course in Miracles this year. I did it twice before a few years ago, but I have to admit it was only done half-heartedly; like I was just trying it on for size. I’ve been strongly guided to do it again; this time, giving it my undivided attention. I’m finally ready to do what it says – listen to Jesus’ voice exclusively.

In my last blog, I spoke of Googling pictures of Jesus smiling. Just before starting the lessons on January first, I decided to select one of those pictures as the background for my desktop. Not realizing how small the images were, I was quite startled to see a 2×3 inch photo in the middle of a large, totally black screen. My initial reaction was to change it immediately. On further speculation, I decided that there was a message there worth considering.

For starters – the mostly white photo, sitting in the middle of a black screen, certainly got my attention. It made it pretty easy to stay focused on it! And isn’t that what the Course is trying to have me do? Train my mind to stay focused on love instead of fear? I say I want to experience the peace and love of God in every moment, but do I devote every moment to God? Far from it.

I get the message. Just like that photo of Jesus on my computer screen, my attention needs to be centered on the voice for love, not fear. Love needs to be the central focus of my life. Not the background. Not the periphery. The CENTER. Everything else must radiate out from that. I need to let every unloving thought fade away into the surrounding darkness and focus only on the light.

I celebrate the light in you.

Let your spirit soar!

Paula

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