Saturday, April 16, 2016
As I have said before, my goal is to change the world - one person at a time. My book is my effort to reach more people about the significance of love, forgiveness, inclusiveness and connection. I do use the word "God" and what some people consider a Christian approach, but the love, etc. is most important, not the name. I identify closely with Williamson when she wrote "We read the papers. We grieve the suffering. But many of us think, God has a plan, and we believe----still----that its name is love. Not a silly love. Not a childish love. But a powerful love, an awesome love so aligned with God that it will change all things."
Friday, April 15, 2016
I commented a couple of days ago that I would keep moving forward, in spite of the apparent limitations of age, money and disability & today I realize that I have been doing that for years. I keep asking for guidance and support and plunging forward in spite of comments like "a person in your condition does not belong in a place like this", which I have been told several times. It’s not that I have no doubts about my capabilities. I do, and I hear my ego putting those doubts and limitations forward all the time. I just don’t pay much attention and figure that I will get the support and guidance I will need - to accomplish the impossible. Then that happens and I am reminded that "understanding is not required".
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
I am in the process of changing several things in my life, revolving around where I live and what I do. I am beginning a new "adventure" in spite of the obvious facts of my disability and my advanced age. I also need to keep in mind the word of Williamson, that "It’s not arrogant to believe that you’re infinitely creative, brilliant and potentially perfect through the grace of God. In fact, it would be arrogant to think otherwise because what God has created cannot possibly be less than perfect (The Course In Miracles). That fact applies to you and it applies to everyone. It is not arrogant, but humble to accept God’s gifts and allow them to be expressed through you." I will keep moving forward.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
I often speak and write about "eternity" and refer to this life as being short in comparison. To me, the reality of eternity is a given. Even if a person does not believe in an afterlife, love has an impact which is eternal, even within the material world and the evidence of that is all around us, ever present. In addition there is my own and the many well documented reports of near-death-experiences. There is also the spirit experiences and correspondences I speak of in my book as well as documented mediumistic experiences, such as those described by Anthony in Evidence of Eternity. Putting all of that together is the reason I consider eternity as a given.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Several spiritual leaders like Mother Teresa have stated that the purpose of living is to learn and grow about love & I totally agree. I have seen that happen in my own life and I am extremely grateful for that. The outcome sounds and is wonderful. However the path to that outcome is not always enjoyable because as Marianne Williamson says "We will be given every opportunity to learn through joy, and when we deny ourselves that, we will learn through pain. But we will learn." In my case it took pain to move me in the direction of love & now I learn through joy.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
I live within a "bubble of love", which sounds insane and impractical but it is neither. I gain in awareness, physical & emotional strength, a feeling of rightness and peace through that power. I have a wonderful life, great relationships and am coping and living well with a major disability because of that bubble of love. I look around me, noticing that we humans are harming and, in some cases, destroying each other and this planet and, at the same time, realizing that ultimately things will be fine, not knowing what that really means. In the words of deCastillejo "faced with the mystery of life and death we know almost nothing".