From The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson:
The universe of miracles is where our soul truly lives, even in our mortal forgetfulness. It is not a metaphor, but an actual dimension of consciousness. It is the holy grail of the spiritual quest.
A shift in thinking from fear to love is a miracle. A miracle is not a supernatural event. It is metaphysical. (“Meta” means beyond: thus metaphysical reality refers to a reality that is beyond the physical.) There is nothing supernatural about love or it’s effects; love is our natural state of being…The most powerful, liberating thing we can do is to break from the fear-based thinking that dominates the world—to surrender the mind-set the world has taught us and accept a new one instead.
As I have said to my grandchildren since before they were born,
You are Love and Light in form.
May we, as individuals and as the family of human beings, learn to live this Truth. Be blessed and a blessing as this day unfolds. Peace🕊💫💖
This affirmation came to my mind and heart during a time when I was just beginning to grasp the depth of communion or oneness that the Divine brings to my Soul. I often repeat it silently as I fall asleep or when taking a walk. May it be a blessing for you as well. (Because “God” is indefinable, “All That Is” is one of the ways Native American names for God is translated.)
In the Oneness of All That Is
I Am Whole
In the Wholeness of All That Is
I Am One
You are Love and Light in form. May you be blessed and a blessing as this day unfolds.
That’s right two weeks have passed since my last entry. That was a surprise to me this morning. But then in the past few days I have totally blanked out a payment I need to make and used a chopstick to attempt thoroughly cleaning out around the lint filter in my dryer. The reason I mention that is because I dropped the chopstick and it slid down underneath the tub of my dryer. So I will make an appointment with my landlady this morning to explain to her what I have done and admit my own embarrassment. And this is how my “new“ year began.
Fortunately I don’t give much importance to events that are simply part of a calendar people devised in order to be able to communicate with one another. I reminded myself this morning that other countries and cultures have calendars totally different from ours so a day is simply a day. Time is a linear mental concept and I can allow myself not to be undone by it.
I decided this morning that my “new“ year begins today. And today is a good day because I am present and aware and willing to be in each moment as it unfolds. Yes, I hope today unfolds with more clarity and simplicity and lack of surprises! Life is what it is and getting frustrated and overly embarrassed really does not bring me peace and contentment.
Life is what it is and I am who I am. I forget things. I make silly mistakes. I am, after all, a spiritual being currently having a human experience. And human beings are prone to oversights and mistakes because there are no perfect human beings. And knowing that is the key to being perfectly human!
May your day unfold easily and may you know Peace today.
It’s OK to be OK, even when life is a challenge, even when life hurts…
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. (Thick Nhat Hanh)
This comment was made by Charles Dickens. Wouldn’t he be stunned by the way we communicate today! His comment more meaningful now than it was when he made it:
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
The only thing I would add to his thought is that this is even more true when there is the need to resolve misunderstanding or conflict. Text message cannot communicate the tone of your voice or the feelings on your face and in your eyes.
Enough said. Blessings of love and light, dear hearts.
Please offer this blessing to yourself.
May my mind and heart be open.
May I be here now.
May I know the wholeness of all that is.
May I continue to unfold into the Truth of who I am, finding my peace within.
Some extremes are necessary. For example, being a conscientious objector is extreme and yet it is an expression of profound dedication to the principle “Do No Harm.”
I played it safe most of my life because I did not want to hurt the people that I loved so I did what I was told even if it denied my personality and what I believed. I did not have the courage to go to the extreme and live my Truth. I chose a novel at random the other day at the library. Never heard of the book or the author and it s blowing my mind! What I read this morning is causing me to rethink the meaning of “extreme.”
The book is The Gadfly by Jennifer Miller. I would like to quote a character, Mr. Kaplan, science teacher in a private school in the year 2012:
“Difference is the essence of extremity. To be extreme, you must assert yourself. No matter how much pressure you feel to obey. Because, I assure you, the pressure is everywhere.” p. 42
In making this statement to his high school students, Mr. Kaplan is reminding them of micro-organisms that cannot thrive except in the extreme pressure of the deepest ocean depths.
I am now filled with deeper gratitude for the experiences of my life that forced me inward to the Truth of Who I Am…because I have and am thriving because of the pressure.
Love and Peace all ways.