Love, Beauty and Joy

“When the light comes and you have said, “God’s Will is mine,” you will see such beauty that you will know it is not of you.”   ~A Course In Miracles

Like all of my posts, this one is meant to promote the love, beauty and joy of life. Regardless of any and all controversy that may surround the subject, my belief is that life is meant to be happy. That the one and only purpose it has is to experience joy. But it’s impossible to experience joy without experiencing love and beauty, for they all go together. You can’t have one without the others. If you’re not experiencing these, what shall I call them; feelings? Then you’re out of your natural state, something has gone wrong.   

That being said, it’s not my intention to persuade or convince anyone of anything. I’m writing about what I believe and as they say, I’m writing from my heart. In other words, I’m expressing my own perceptions as I see them. You’re free to ignore it, scoff at it, laugh at it, or read it; whatever you feel. It’s all by your own decision, which, by the way, is the only power we humans have left – the power of decision.

“This course is a beginning, not an end.”

A Course In Miracles, as it claims, is indeed a beginning; the beginning of a journey. There are millions of humans who are disenchanted with the world they see. They look around at the world and what they see is not a pretty sight. They’re ready to contemplate the idea that there has to be a better way. 

The purpose of my posts is to help those who are ready, to find that better way. To help them change their thought system and begin again. A change in thought systems is a change in direction. There are only two directions your sojourn on this planet can take. One is away from Love and the other is a complete reversal and back toward Love. 

As soon as they’re old enough to learn, humans are unintentionally taught by well-meaning adults to travel in a direction that leads away from Love and deeper and deeper into darkness, fear, suffering and misery. In The Course we’re told: “The journey into darkness has been long and cruel, and you have gone deep into it…” 

I completely understand that not everyone is still on this dark journey. There are millions who have realized where it goes and have already reversed direction. But there are also millions who, even though they feel that something isn’t right, are still on it. They’re still on it because they have no idea as to how to get off it. My hope is that my posts will gently show some of these how to reverse directions. It may take a while to do so, because, as the Course tells us, the journey has been long. In fact, most humans have been on this journey into darkness since the beginning of time. 

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf” ~~Rabindranath Tagore

For those who yet have no idea as to who or what they are, the above quote is nothing more than a mishmash of nice words. But hopefully this short post may be of some help to those who desire to see it differently. Have you ever witnessed the beauty of dew on the tip of a leaf? It just sits there sparkling in the sunlight and radiating its beauty for all to see until it changes form and becomes one with all of creation again.

I don’t think that anyone can deny the fact that this world is changing. And for most of humanity it’s not a positive change. Whether we see it or not there’s no doubt that the change taking place is for the benefit of a few at the expense of the many. From the beginning of time humanity has been led on this journey into darkness by a very few, comparatively speaking. A few who strongly believe they’re separate from Love and therefore, separate from God. 

These few who could be called the controllers of this planet, because of their strong belief in separation from God, have no real power of their own. The only power they have comes from lies which promote fear and through fear they control the beliefs of the many. In other words, the only power they have comes from the use of fear to control others.   

 “A belief is just a thought you keep thinking.”    ~Abraham Hicks

If you are one of those who would like to get off the journey into darkness then it’s time to think about your own beliefs. For it’s your beliefs that keep you on this journey. It’s those who have listened to the teachings of the few and accepted them as true who are crowding the road that leads into darkness. Those teachings center around the foolish idea that you are a powerless human, alone and separated from everything in the universe, including God.  

Again, there’s no denying the fact that this world is going through a very difficult phase in its evolution. If there ever was a time to think about what it is you keep thinking about; it’s now. It’s time to clear your mind of these foolish beliefs. It’s time to join the millions of people who have changed direction by changing their thoughts, and therefore, their beliefs. It’s time to listen to and accept the teachings of Jesus as He teaches you that God created you as part of Him. 

“Child of God, you were created to create the good, the beautiful, and the holy. Do not lose sight of this.”    ~~A Course In Miracles

Which do you think sounds better and deserves your attention more; you are a powerless human, alone and separated from everything in the universe, or you were created to create the good, the beautiful, and the holy? Whichever one of these scenarios you’re placing your attention on most of the time is the one you’re experiencing now. One leads you deeper into darkness while the other leads you out of darkness and back towards Light. 

It’s not always a simple thing to change your thoughts from negative to positive and keep them there. People who have believed and followed lies for thousands and thousands of years won’t find it that easy. As soon as they venture into the realm of thinking for themselves fear begins to rear its illusionary head. But it is possible! There is no condition deep and dark enough that the Light of God’s Holy Spirit cannot lead you out of it. 

 “All thinking produces form at some level.”  –A Course In Miracles 

Wow! Just contemplating the above quote should cause a stir of amazement  within you as to just how powerful a creator you really are. It should also cause some consideration concerning the idea of paying attention to what you’re thinking about most of the time. 

Loving thoughts produce form at the Spiritual level because they come from the Thought-System of Love. Fear thinking produces form at the physical level because these thoughts come from the ego mind; that part of your mind that believes it is separate from God. Your brain does not think. The brain doesn’t have the power to produce form on any level. As Jesus says in The Course: “You also believe the body’s brain can think. If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea.”  

You are a Co-Creator with your Creator, therefore all Thoughts of Love come from God’s Mind and enter into your awareness through your heart center not the brain. All thoughts that aren’t from Love come from that small part of your mind that believes it’s separated from God. These loveless thoughts enter into your awareness through the intellect. The intellect, until it’s joined with the heart center, is the avenue of the ego. The thoughts you allow to enter here produce all the negative stuff you see around you.

The more you concentrate on Thoughts of Love the less you’ll have to deal with fearful thoughts. Loving thoughts will connect your intellect with your heart center. This is how your mind returns to wholeness. It does so because your heart center is the Home of Love and knows it’s part of God. When you make the decision to let this happen your thinking will produce Love, beauty and joy. The world you see will be brimming with these lovely things, Fear, ugliness and sadness will not be part of it at all. 

With all that’s going on in the world at this time the most important thing you can do for yourself is to pay attention to your heart center. Decide that you are a Spiritual Being of Love and Light and stay grounded in that belief. 

I’m going to close this post with a quote from the Vietnamese peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” 

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Thank you for visiting this site. I am truly grateful. May God richly Bless you.

“Love is your safety. Fear does not exist. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self.”  ~~ACIM

“Veganism is believing that an animal’s life is worth more than a sandwich. That’s it! That’s how simple it is.” ~~The Spiritual Vegan

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