Because the current political atmosphere is so highly charged, discourse has often been harsh causing rifts between friends and families. Yet, to suppress the desire to express points of view and their accompanying emotions without seeking another way, does nothing but push the feelings underground where they “plead to be released.” Verbal or written aggressive attacks, not to mention those who express physically, sometimes ensue.
I Invite You to:
PAUSE: Breath and wait before speaking or posting.
REFRAIN: Avoid the knee-jerk reactions of spewing aggressive rhetoric.
REFLECT: Think of your friends and family. Do you really want to hurl attack thoughts and words their way? If they initiate, what you consider a negative post or comment, how else might you react and respond from a place of love and respect?
SEEK ANOTHER WAY: Instead of attack thoughts and ‘gotchas,’ find another way to express yourself.
REFRAME: Rewrite your “script.” Come from a place of love, civility and respect.
Even when I was young, I felt a calling to serve in a spiritual capacity. As a child, I could never put it into words. From the core of my being, I felt the Light within me growing strong yet didn’t fully understand this Love that asked to be shared and joined with others.
About five years ago I was drawn to the spiritual path that answered those stirrings. A Course in Miracles is an educational program in spiritual development. The Course helps us to understand that we are living in one of two ways: either we are calling out for love because we are living in fear, or we are living in joy and extending love to others. It’s all a choice.
I have answered the Call by furthering my insights into the full meaning of the Course and by becoming an ordained minister. Through the Pathways of Light Spiritual College, I continue to actively study the application of the principles of the Course in greater depth. I am awakening to my true Self and to removing the blocks to love’s awareness. Through prayer, meditation and by listening to my Inner Wisdom, I am finding the peace and joy that God has willed to to me so that I may share it with others.
The term, miracle, as used in the Course seems to cause confusion to many. If you think of the words love, peace or joy it may make more sense: A Course in Love/Peace/Joy! Who wouldn’t want to pursue that goal? By remembering the love within yourself and others and by making the choice to look past perceived errors, you and others experience love, peace, joy and harmony. Voila, the miracle!
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