Practicing the Presence

August 12, 2011

Click here to listen to today’s Daily Power Prayer for Practicing the Presence!:

I used to take offense very easily. It was a profoundly destructive habit that I realized was draining my energy and preventing me from experiencing the good I sought. I discovered I was free to make a higher choice. I got to a place in my heart where I became willing to invite love into my life more and more. I became willing to invite joy and peace into every corner of my heart. I became willing to invite prosperity and creativity into my experiences. I became interested in contributing more in the world and in order to do that I made a commitment to center myself in a loving and compassionate consciousness.

In keeping my attention on what I desire, it has been very helpful to recognize that when other people around me take offense they are reminding me of where I’ve come from. Hostile people give me the opportunity to practice love and compassion and extend the invitation to them to practice with me.

It’s not possible for me to be in a place of love and receptivity AND take offense. I can only take offense when I’m centered in fear and hurt. Love and compassion are the healing antidote for fear and hurt. By being able to express love and compassion for those around me who are taking offense and acting from their fear and hurt, I’m able to claim the learning from my past experiences of taking offense. Being compassionate with those who lack compassion allows me to extend an invitation with my mind. In sharing the invitation, I get to requalify the times when I was the one who lacked compassion.

I AM free to love. I love freely and I AM free!


A Course in Miracles, ACIM, How to forgive, Jennifer Hadley, Living A Course in Miracles, Spiritual classes

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