I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. That person we were— that man of nothing but sin and guilt, nothing but alienation and separation—died on the cross with Jesus Christ when we were granted the faith to believe by the grace of God our Father. The life that I had, died on the cross. The life I live now is no longer me living—so much better, it is Christ who dwells in me.
Change in life is always going to happen; they part of the human experience. What can change, however, is how we perceive those experiences. And that shift in our perception is the meaning of miracles.
When we turn away from love, the pain sets in. When we think without Him, life is painful. It is threatening not because it is a small idea, but because it is so terribly huge. But God is love and He dwells within us. We were created in His image, or mind, which means that we are extensions of His love, or Sons of God.
He is the energy; the thought of unconditional love. He cannot think with anger or judgment. He is mercy and compassion and total acceptance.
We forgot this, and having done so, we have forgotten who we ourselves are. A Course in Miracles calls itself a mind training in the relinquishment of a thought system based on fear, and the acceptance instead of a thought system based on love.
By affirming that love is our priority in a situation, we actualize the power of God. The world has become a rather loveless place.
We can hardly even imagine a world in which all of us were in love all the time, with everyone. There would be no hunger because we would feed each other. There would be no environmental breakdown because would love ourselves, our children and our planet to much to destroy it.
There would be no prejudice, oppression, or violence of any kind. There would only be peace. We have been brought up in a world that does not put love first, and where love is absent, fear sets in. Fear is to love as darkness is to light.
Fear is the root of all evil. According to A Course in Miracles, this separation from God first happened millions of years ago. But the important revelation, the crux of the Course, is that in reality it never actually happened at all. Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imagined.
Love casts out fear the way light casts out darkness. The shift from fear to love is miracle. This is the meaning of Heaven. This is the meaning of Hell. It transforms the world at the Causal level.
Anything else is just a temporary palliative, a fix but not a healing, a treatment of the symptom but not cure.The empathy trap: therapists and counselors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients' recovery - but this quality can mean those carers are targets for sociopaths, aided by what Dr Jane & Tim McGregor call "apaths".
It is His Spirit that lives within each of us. So thankful he was faithful to deliver his little princess Anne, and so grateful to hear of her story. The enemy is defeated by the blood of . Oct 30, · The pain of those experiences have taught me to value and appreciate compassion, kindness and genuineness all the more.
Lately, I have begun to practice Mustika Mudra in my morning and evening meditations to evoke more compassion in my life. Turns out, the spirit guiding me is myself from past lives, telling me to embrace everything I've been hiding and become what I was meant to be, everything I've been in the past.
All the things I've been so intensely drawn to lately finally made sense, and I feel more comfortable with myself. The beatitudes call us to a radically new way of being when we center our lives on God, and we become transformed.
The beatitudes call us to true happiness and the deepest of joy as we find our true identity in our relationship with God and true peace both inwardly and outwardly.
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