Thursday, May 6, 2010

Remember When...

I told you that I was rereading A Course in Miracles. Well when I got to Chapter 5, Healing and Wholeness, I was inspired as all get out! My new favorite prayer comes right after the third paragraph of the Introduction in Chapter 5. It says:

Let me know this brother as I know myself

If I can remember this whenever I'm in the presence of a brother or sister or even when I'm just thinking of them, then I'll be doing alright. The three paragraphs that precede my new favorite prayer are certainly worth quoting here. Enjoy!

To heal is to make happy. I have told you to think how many opportunities you have had to gladden yourself, and how many you have refused. This is the same as telling you that you have refused to heal yourself. The light that belongs to you is the light of joy. Radiance is not associated with sorrow. Joy calls forth an integrated willingness to share it, and promotes the mind's natural impulse to respond as one. Those who attempt to heal without being wholly joyous themselves call forth different kinds of responses at the same time, and thus deprive others of the joy of responding wholeheartedly.

To be wholehearted you must be happy. If fear and love cannot coexist, and if it is impossible to be wholly fearful and remain alive, the only possible whole state is that of love. There is no difference between love and joy. Therefore, the only possible whole state is the wholly joyous. To heal or to make joyous is therefore the same as to integrate and to make one. That is why it makes no difference to what part or by what part of the Sonship the healing is offered. Every part benefits, and benefits equally.

You are being blessed by every beneficent thought of any of your brothers anywhere. You should want to bless them in return, out of gratitude. You need not know them individually, or they you. The light is so strong that it radiates throughout the Sonship and returns thanks to the Father for radiating His joy upon it. Only God's holy children are worthy channels of His beautiful joy, because only they are beautiful enough to hold it by sharing it. It is impossible for a child of God to love his neighbor except as himself. That is why the healer's prayer is:

Let me know this brother as I know myself

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Love Carrie Triffet

It's true. I love Carrie Triffet. She's the author of a book called Long Time No See, Diaries of an Unlikely Messenger.

Reading her book was like hanging out with my best friend whom I haven't seen in awhile. Oddly (or maybe not so oddly), I started on the page where she talks about The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard, and I read straight on through to the end. Then I went back to the very beginning and I did not skip anything, and I read straight on through and past where she talks about The Disappearance of the Universe until I had to stop because someone else came along who is now also enjoying Carrie Triffet as much as I do!

Right after all that happened, I found out Carrie Triffet was going to interview Gary Renard! Who'd a thunk it? Anyway, the interview will soon be made available for those who are interested at Carrie Triffet's website which can be found by googling her. I believe it'll be posted under the "Events" section. I can't wait!

I want to thank my very sweet and private friend who is really Christ(I wonder how long you're gonna be able to keep that private?)for telling me about Carrie Triffet in the first place!