A Course In Miracles says that “Forgiveness is the key to happiness.” If this is true, and it is, then forgiveness is the key to all life happiness, not just some of it. It is the key that unlocks the door to whatever we are longing to manifest. Forgiveness frees our mind to think outside the bounds of our current experience and to reach into a yet unknown realm of possibility.
When we simply let the idea of forgiveness REST upon our current perceived limitations, they are dissolved.
Let forgiveness rest upon everything and anything that has held you back - up until now - from greater success in both your personal and professional life.
Miracles will begin to unfold before you! They must unfold; it is spiritual law that where the light of forgiveness enters, all darkness and limitation is released. The shift that happens in this act of holy release is a miracle in its truest sense. It allows you to feel deeply loved and supported; it allows your to acknowledge yourself as a unique and treasured creation of the Holy Creator.
Say to yourself and to the entire Universe around you,
I let forgiveness rest upon my mind and heart and soul today. I let the healing grace of God lead me to my next steps, my next success. All doors are open before me; the way is clear; the perfect opportunities, resources, and connections are presented to me now.
With forgiveness blessing me, I am free to receive and accept the help I need to move forward. The Spirit of God moves through me and as me in this world; I am a perfect match to the desires of my heart.
Forgive your past.
Forgive your life choices.
Forgive any sense of unworthiness.
Forgive your deepest fears and most secret shame.
Forgive, Forgive, Forgive, and let the perfect happiness that God wills for you manifest today and every day of your life. The key to getting unstuck is in your hands. May you use it often and with great peace!
1. We always have control- not over outer circumstances and situations, not over someone else, and not over the conditions in the world, but over our own anxiety, doubt and fear. And because we always have control over our emotional responses, we have control over our ability to create happiness in our life. 2.Quality of life far outweighs quantity of possessions. No matter how large our bank balance, how big our house, how new or luxurious our car, or how rich and famous we become in our work, outer things alone cannot sustain inner harmony and peace of mind. Real prosperity is sustainable only from the quality of our life, the total sense of well-being and contentment that grows as we make better choices and act from authentic, soul-directed intentions.
3. There is always more good available to us than we will ever be able to use. The world we live in is endlessly abundant; life is ever-renewing, filling in voids, resurrecting itself from tragedies or natural disasters, and pushing onward after every pause. This on-going, ever-flowing quality of life supplies us with unlimited creativity, ideas, resources, and connections, if we will just pay attention.
4. Abundant living is the result of both a mind set and a skill set. The value of a prosperity consciousness cannot be overstated. It sets the tone for how much success we will experience, how wealthy we will allow ourselves to be, and how engaged we will stay in working toward our goals. At the same time, there are many elements of prosperity that require us to take action including earning an income, learning to use and invest our money wisely, and remaining free of debt. We build abundance upon our consciousness through good decisions and right action.
5. Negative emotions drain more than our energy. They also impact the quality of our relationships, our ability to stay focused on our goals, and our general health and sense of well-being. While negative emotions are a part of the experience of being human, they can be processed in a conscious way so their impact upon us is neutralized. This is important because abundance on any level is sustained from positive, uplifting, and life-giving energy.
6. A calm, grateful mind is the most powerful attractor beam for abundance and prosperity. Stay in the gratitude zone and you will always be cared for by this most generous Universe.
I am flexible; I bend and move to change
in the moment.
I am not frozen in time and place.
Related thoughts started flowing:
I am curious.
I am open.
Not one thing in this physical world is permanent and unchanging.
Only that which is of Spirit is eternal and unchanging.
I realized these thoughts are about change and in particular about unexpected change. It can be as seemingly innocuous as having to wait to receive service, or as upsetting as a loved-one in crisis.
Does change excite us or make us nervous?
Does it invite a different perspective or frighten us into staying fixed on a long-held perspective?
Do other people’s opinions and beliefs bother us?
How do we respond to the unexpected?
Does fear rule our thoughts or do we reach for higher thoughts to bring us safely back to a state of peace and inner calm, no matter what is going on around us?
WE ARE EACH IN CHARGE OF OUR THOUGHTS, SO WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR STATE OF MIND. Lesson 70 in ACIM
What if confusion is just an infusion of new ideas, new life, and new possibilities?
What if it isn’t a problem at all, but rather a tipping point – an opportunity to make fresh observations and a different choice?
I think that confusion often gets a bad reputation because we are so impatient and so insistent that we always have clarity. Yet what we call confusion and think of as problematic is probably, more often than not, just the “stirring up” of our deeper longings and our intuitive self.
Something inside us always knows when there is a better way to live our lives or a better opportunity coming. That something - that inner wisdom, intuition, spiritual guidance, Higher Self, or whatever we want to call it – is like a magnet pulling us out of apathy, boredom, anxiety or depression.
Think about “confusion” from this perspective for a moment. Every single instant of time the Life Force within us is stirring. It is forever inviting us forward into a glorious expansion of some kind.
Life just wants more life. It is always in motion.
Think how differently you would feel about yourself if you were to welcome all confusion instead of resisting it or trying to “solve” it.
What if, after all your worry, there is really nothing to solve anyway? What if there is only the call of Life within you, a call to hear and see and feel and allow?
One of the best things that can happen to any of us is to have a trusted friend or professional coach/mentor who gives us the dedicated time and attention in which to explore any place of confusion in our lives. Such a person has no agenda other than to listen deeply and reflect honestly what they hear us say.
It is often in this simple act of reporting our thoughts to another where we are safe enough to see ourselves and our situations with a clearer mind and a more open heart.
If we spent a little more time curiously exploring a state of confusion instead of demanding immediate answers, we would be less likely to take actions that we later regret.
A little more thought can actually lead to a lot more happiness.
So next time you feel confused, welcome the infusion of new life and see what happens.
Regret is rueful remembering. Quickly repeat that statement 10 times out loud and you might notice that it actually gets harder to say. Notice how all those r’s get in the way of clear speech.
The say is true for regret; all that looking back begins to distort one’s memory. It is the sorrow, guilt, self-loathing or other pain we feel in regret that clouds our memory.
One of my favorite teachers, Neville Goddard, once said, “Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the past is to re-infect yourself.”
Ouch, I do not want to be “re-infected” with anything except joy. And I’m sure the same is true for you and for most of us.
Another powerful statement about the negative impact of regret was made in a Psychology Today blog by Joachim I Krueger, Ph.D. He said,
The regret-prone person is at risk of
periodically re-activating his own misery.
This “re-activation” of unhealed pain from past events is what happens when we go down the slick slope of regret.
The important thing for us to remember is that regret doesn’t change the past. Nothing can; it is over; there is no magic rewind button for our lives.
Regret doesn’t wipe out our sorrow either. Only allowing ourselves to grieve if we need to and then forgive and release the past can bring us real healing.
It’s always okay for us to feel what we feel. Feelings are messages, after all; they tell us what is really going on inside; they tell us when something is right or not right for us.
Rueful or regretful feelings that keep looping back into our awareness year after year need to be dealt with. That’s how we find freedom, wisdom, peace of mind, and creative options for our life.
Here is a quick 3-step formula for dealing with regret.
1. Be honest with yourself about your feeling of remorse or regret. Acknowledge how you feel without any self-judgment.
2. Say to yourself, “I cannot go back and change this. I can stay stuck here in this memory or I can move forward with a little more wisdom.” (Repeat this statement often if needed until you really get it
3. Do just one thing related to your regret that will move you forward in your life today. It can be as simple as recognizing what you have learned.
It’s not quantum physics to move from regret to a higher resolve, but it can feel like a quantum leap of happiness when you decide to move beyond the past.
Louise became a student of the Course In Miracles in the late 1980's. She started facilitating classes, retreats and discussion groups on Course teachings almost immediately, as a way to immerse herself and others in the life-changing principles of this beautiful and practical spiritual path. From there, her work blossomed into serving as a minister, life coach, retreat facilitator, author and presenter. Louise engages her students in deep spiritual dialogue that supports complete miracle-mindedness.