If I attack myself or others, verbally, emotionally or physically, I erroneously believe I’m doing something to correct a challenging situation; that I’m taking action. But, knee-jerk reactions tend to yield limited, unsustainable results and I experience only a momentary semblance of satisfaction and control.
And, therein lies the trap. The need to feel in-control, to be heard, to appear to be an activist, because, “That’ll show ‘em!” ensnares me in the battle.
By giving up the need to control, I gain control. By making that decision, I’m an activist by default.
I recall that by acquiescing, by stepping aside and inviting my Source to intervene, I act on my power to decide again. I recognize that I am infused with strength, and patience. From a higher vantage point, I glimpse a fuller perspective of the battleground and of alternative solutions. Pausing, I slowly breathe in new Life, and I am once again reminded of who I am…one with the Infinite Power. Higher, I soar!
And, I remember, (yet one more time for as long as it takes to reinforce my commitment to sustain peace), that it takes letting go to soar to new heights. It takes strength to be humble. And, it takes Love to undo fear.
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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