I’ve received so many gratitude messages from folks for Thanksgiving and it’s such a blessing to me. Today’s my birthday and I’d like to say thank you for being on this journey with me. I may not know you personally, but I feel you. It makes a difference to me that’s profound, personal and uplifting. Thank you.
As I’ve talked about so many times, I used to feel so vulnerable much of the time and it caused me to act out in unkind ways which only confirmed what I believed about myself. I truly believed that I was a bad person. I feared I was fundamentally evil and that’s why I acted out so much.
Now, I see it all so differently.
I feel that I brought this belief with me into this world – this idea that I was a fundamentally bad person. I believed that something was terribly wrong with me and I didn’t know what it was. Not knowing what it was or what caused it, I didn’t know how to heal it or change it and fix myself.
When I was about 25 years old I discovered spirituality and became deeply interested in learning about God and about life from a spiritual perspective. I had this feeling that maybe I could heal if I could understand spirituality.
I went to retreats and workshops. I went to church at Unity in New York City with Eric Butterworth almost every Sunday. I read books and listened to tapes. I was hungry for the answer.
Now, I know that an intellectual pursuit isn’t the way to grow, but that study brought me to the point in my life that I finally understood that I had to focus on changing my mind in order to heal my heart. It took decades.
When I was about 37 years old I began to study to become a spiritual Prayer Practitioner and counselor at the Agape International Spiritual Center.
Learning to pray was the game-changer for me and right after that I began what I call my personal practice of nonviolence. Learning from and aligning with the nonviolent teachings of Jesus, Gandhi and Rev. Dr. King, I began to pay attention to every choice I made and to examine every non-loving choice and shift it to a loving, nonviolent choice. I began to work with my mind in a very focused way.
Also at that time, I began to pray many times a day to align my thoughts with God thoughts. I prayed to live and demonstrate the Christ Consciousness.
After about 10 years, enough of my mind had cleared that I saw the path for me – I decided to go ALL IN and make my spiritual growth and healing the #1 priority in my life. I had the feeling that from that all other areas of my life would be healed. By then I was a Science of Mind Minister, licensed by Agape. I was led to A Course in Miracles and found the clear instructions I was looking for. I felt the companionship of it.
I strongly felt the Power of Love rising in me. I recognized it although I didn’t yet understand it.
At that time, I didn’t know anyone else who wanted to go ALL IN with me, but I found myself led, guided and held by the invisible field of Love. I knew I wasn’t alone. I had, and still have, wonderful prayer partners who are my soul mates and soul brothers and sisters. I discovered how powerful and healing it is to have Mighty Companions to walk with because this path, like all of life can be so confusing and disheartening.
From the time I was in my late twenties, until now, at age 64, I’ve had a yearning to be truly helpful. In 1996 I began to pray that my life would “inspire others to turn off the television, get up off the sofa and go be loving.” I didn’t know that I knew it then, but I felt that actually BEING loving was the answer to everything and the path for me.
Now, I can clearly see that all of my unloving behavior, all the mean, sarcastic and rude thoughts all the suffering I went through, the self-hatred, the despair and depression, all of it, has been a gift to me, because now I can help others who feel the way I did. I understand how difficult and painful life can feel. I understand how confusing life can seem.
I have compassion for the person who makes the same negative, self-defeating and self-punishing choices for decades and can’t seem to break free. And I know that they CAN break free. I know how close they are to leaving it all behind. I can hold that vision for them even when they can’t do it for themselves and it’s an honor to do so.
I love, Love, LOVE to be able to connect with folks who are willing to be willing to be willing to find their way to the Highest Light within them. When YOU benefit from what I share it makes every bit of what I experienced – all the hopelessness – worthwhile.
Many people find it difficult to have compassion for people who make the same errors thousands of times. People find it challenging to have compassion for people who are cruel, but I know what it feels like to be on the other side. I know what it feels like to live in darkness and fear and believe there’s no way out because there’s only darkness inside. And now, I know how to help people get quickly out of that space so every moment was worth it.
If I had to go through it all 100 times in order to get to where I am now, I’d be willing. And I’m so glad that’s probably never going to be necessary. Phew!
I am so grateful I can share what I’ve learned and YOU make that possible. I’m very much interested in everyone who participates in this Ministry and we all contribute to the flow of Love that we’re experiencing.
YOU are my answered prayer.
You really are. Your willingness to BE the Light that you are, is my answered prayer 100x. It makes everything I’ve been through exponentially worthwhile.
Every day I get to connect with people who’ve become a part of this Power of Love Ministry and they’ve done what I’ve done, they’re doing what I’m doing and they’re counseling others, they’re facilitating small groups and praying with people. They once were depressed and in despair and they felt lost. Now, they’ve found their calling and they’re helping others. It’s a beautiful thing to witness. It truly is my answered prayer to be a part of it all.
Thank you for your willingness to leave the past behind and to Love. Together we bring benefit to all of our brothers and sisters and we hold the vision of global healing and transformation.
Thank you for being in my life, for being my teacher and my answered prayer. Together we rise.
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