Holiness – Excerpt From A Course In Miracles

“All separation vanishes as holiness is shared.  For holiness is power, and by sharing it, it gains in strength.  If you seek for satisfaction in gratifying your needs as you perceive them, you must believe that strength comes from another and what you gain, he loses. Someone must always lose if you perceive yourself as weak. Yet there is another interpretation of relationships that transcends the concept of loss of power completely.

You do not find it difficult to believe that when another calls on God for love, your call remains as strong.  Nor do you think think when God answers him, your hope of answer is diminished.  On the contrary, you are more inclined to regard his success as witness to the possibility of yours. That is because you recognize, however dimly, that God is an idea.  And like Him, you can give yourself completely, wholly without loss and only with gain.  Herein lies peace, for here there is no conflict.

The holy instant thus becomes a lesson in how to hold all of your brothers in your mind, experiencing not loss but completion.  From this it follows you can only give.  And this is love, for this alone is natural under the laws of God.  In the holy instant the laws of God prevail, and only they have meaning.  The laws of this world cease to hold any meaning at all.”

A Course In Miracles, p. 315, 3 – 5.

Joyful – Joy is my natural state.

“Happiness can serve as therapy that bolsters my spirit and energizes my body. Being in touch with my inner joy helps to heal any emotional wound and has the power to reconcile relationships.

I get in touch with my inner nature in quiet times of prayer and let the joy that fills me flow

outward from me. In this way, I affect both the people and events of my life. I remain peaceful, finding the blessing in challenges. Inner joy paves the way for loving interactions and fulfilling events to unfold.

Joyfulness activates the healing energy within. When I touch that place of contentment, the cells of my body become receptive to the pure, healing life that dwells within.”

“I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.” —John 15:11

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Daily Word – Wholeness

I am whole and well in mind and body.

I am more than a name, a gender, or any label that might describe me. I am a creation of God, created to express life and renewal. My divine identity emanates from the most profound depths of my being.

The all-powerful spirit of God moves through me, continuing to nourish vibrant cells and replacing cells that have completed their work. I am continually being created anew. I am God’s spirit in expression as me.

My mind is capable of renewal with unlimited expanses for recollecting and collecting information. In quiet times of reflection, I open my mind to Spirit and my perceptions of all people and things are enriched.

Enlivened by Spirit, I am whole and well in mind and body.”

“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them.” —Genesis 1:27

Practical Spirituality

“A famous passage from the Bible advises: ‘Ask and it shall be given to you; seek, and you will find. For everyone that asks receives, they who seek find, and to they who knock, the door shall be opened.’

This refers to spiritual awareness and wisdom. The original meaning of ‘ask’ was ‘claim’. Claim awareness. Claim wisdom. Claim prosperity. Claim peace, happiness and love. This is one of the most important steps to spirituality.”

365 Steps To Practical Spirituality
DAVID LAWRENCE PRESTON

Letting Go

“I let go of the past and explore new possibilities.

Sending children off to college or watching loved ones leave in service to their country may feel as though we are releasing them into a vast unknown. Letting go is much easier when we know that those so precious to us, no matter where they go, are enfolded in the presence of God.

Each time we or our loved ones follow our dreams and set new goals, we do so in the presence of God. We let go of old ways and explore new possibilities. As we focus on the unlimited opportunities we have to express our inner qualities, we step forward and act on them. Soon the unfamiliar becomes familiar, which inspires us to keep going.”

To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith.—2 Thessalonians 1:11

Divine Order

“What do I do when I feel doubt or distrust?  How do I find the courage and faith to declare divine order and know that all will be well?

My heart is lifted as I remember that I am always loved by God, and that God wants what is best for me.  The Gospel According to Luke reminds me “it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  This higher Truth overcomes my uncertainty.  My faith sets me free from all worrisome thoughts.

When I look at my life, I find evidence of God’s love.  There are people in my life who care about me.  I have opportunities to express my highest self wherever I am.  I have sufficient faith to put my trust in God above all.

Divine order is ever-present in my life.  

“For He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure.”  2 Samuel 23:5

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