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The Zen of Yogi Berra

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.”  Yogi Berra

How true this statement is.  It seems obvious, but how many people just go through each day without an idea of where they are heading and end up somewhere “else”. And the somewhere else, is where you end up if you don’t have an idea of what you want.  You might be floundering, with thoughts of doubt, fear and uncertainty pervading your mind.

The Course in Miracle Lesson “The Power of Decision is My Own” comes to mind. I have to decide, to choose to be happy in order to put and end to the thoughts of disempowerment. The fear, guilt and incessant questioning everything is my own attack upon myself.  It doesn’t make me happy.

Today while driving I heard a voice say, “just see yourself where you truly want to be. And then collapse all the time between now and having it come true”.

Immediately I felt uncertain because I didn’t really know what I wanted in that moment, or I didn’t think I did.  Here are three steps I use to get clear and focused on where I am heading.

  1. What do I really want?  I have to go into my heart to find out.  I have to explore my deepest desire right now.  I only know I want to be truly happy.  And if I am not focused on that idea, I am at the whim of circumstance, right? Because every moment I am getting the result of my thoughts.
  2. I know I want happiness, so I just ask:  what do I need to do to be really happy today?  See what comes.  If you feel resistance, just allow that too. Happiness is not a future state…it only can be experienced right now.
  3. Now I ask for a real vision of being totally happy, and begin to see it in my mind’s eye:   I am walking on the beach, or sitting in a cafe, teaching a group, giving a treatment, or healing someone, or just being alone.  It could be absolutely anything and for you it is personal.  I know I am happiest when I extend and help free someone to be more joyful, empowered and peaceful.
  4. OK, now just let go of “how” it will happen, because that’s not your job.  Your job is to ask to be happy and to release the need to work it out.  Most days are just wonderful when you get out of the way and allow God to show up in ways you had nothing to say about.

Here’s whats been happening since I started doing this:

I am now living in Maine and staying a while on the beach with my brother and attending great yoga classes at this new center in Portland where I am opening a healing practice. I am really enjoying how everything is opening up and falling into place.  I ran into a dear friend from Wisconsin at a cafe in Southern Maine the other day, and she invited me to a church service where I met lots of people like me… it just keeps getting better and better.

Hope this helps you find out where you are going today.  Cause you don’t want to end up somewhere else. You deserve better.  Yogi thinks so too, check out his book:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Yogi-Book-Berra/dp/0761154434

Blessings.

Monica

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Can’t meditate? Here’s help.

I just wanted to announce I have added this link to a 25 minute healing audio FREE that you will find permanently on the right column under my picture. Just click on this link from your laptop, phone or device.  .

Why would you want to do this?  To relax, release, to be healed, to practice forgiveness, to connect with your Self and experience grounding energy.

I suggest you set aside the full 25 minutes to listen and relax. Turn off everything and let go of the busy world for this short period.

The intention of this audio meditation is to heal your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.  It is easy to follow especially for those people who feel they cannot meditate, or calm down.

It takes just 25 minutes to have a new experience of yourself and become free of fear, guilt, anger, shame, and to be in the light of your own Being.

Enjoy!


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Laughing at Fear

I just put together a bunch of new blog topics and this was at the top of my list. I wanted to share with you how easy it can be to release fear. The Course gives this line as the entire reason for the dream of separation or the descent into hell: “you had a tiny, mad idea at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh.”

Remembered not, or forgot. Remembered not, which means you, the Son, remembered what did not happen. You remember the fall, the schism, the pain of loss, the moment where pain replaced joy and the kingdom was a forgotten memory. This is really important so I have to emphasize what you remembered not…that you remembered not to laugh!

You remembered only to take it seriously and to believe it and judge yourself for it and harp on it and make it all a real experience. And then you felt so guilty, you projected the guilt out away from you onto the only thing you could find, your body. And then other bodies you found around you, Adam blames Eve for the fall because she is the only one there. Then you became so afraid that God would punish you, so you punished yourself for this so called act.

All the while, you kept the little secret to yourself that you feel so guilty about and you keep it hidden so far down inside you, you would feel just terrible if anyone ever found out. This is what drives people to sedate all the time! Yet, when you uncover the whole reason you feel so bad about yourself, you feel the incredible pain of the guilt and self-hatred you subconsciously harbor within yourself…then something can begin to open up. You have simply had enough of it. Deep resentment, deep shame and guilt. It is time to surrender.

So, for however long you have been trying to hide and not resolve your guilt, by projecting it, stop now. Take the pain back to its source, your own mind. And finally allow the solution to occur within you. Resolve the riddle of yourself as a separate being and realize one thing: It isn’t true, you are not guilty because the dream had no real effects.

The guilt of suffering and pain lasts until you just expose the cause and let it all go! A miracle occurs, a shift in perception. A realization, a remembering of the love you once knew as your communication with your Creator. You forgot to laugh, you thought He had abandoned you. No, dear one, He didn’t. He is right there inside you and always has been.

Now, what can possibly be so important and serious? I know you took it very seriously, sure, so did I. But every error is undone in exactly the same way: the love and light shines on your idea of separation, and lightens it to the point where it disappears into the nothingness from which it came.

Isn’t it time, right here and now to begin to laugh at yourself? It was a tiny, mad idea, it had no effects. God did not do it to you, you did not do it to you. You can laugh now. It was a crazy idea that has no possibility of being true and never did. It is futile to continue to think you have to resolve an unreal problem. That is why awakening is a recognition, not a change at all.

This attack upon yourself is old and tired and never brought you any relief whatsoever. It isn’t hard to let it all go, it is the easiest thing in the world, it is the relinquishment of the underpinnings of your dream. It is your awakening.

The simplicity of this idea strikes me each time I feel the release that comes with the “aha!” I was doing it to myself all along and I can stop right here and now!

Love is all around you, within you, and IS YOU. You are not ever going to be able to be anything but YOU. Laugh at the idea you could change a perfect, whole idea in the Mind of God!

Monica


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Why have faith?

Man is a faithful animal, but what does he put his faith in?

Faith means that in spite of the situation you are in and the doubts you are thinking, and the fears you harbor, you have a belief that there is a bigger thing going on. I want to energize this some more because without faith, there is only the current reality which usually means it lacks something. Health, wealth, happiness, enlightenment, freedom from fear, maybe it just isn’t there right now.

The desire for something not seen is important because if you never desired a different experience, you would stay where you are right now, and your current reality may not be satisfying you. It all depends upon your perception of where you find yourself. And if that is okay with you, you have no more need to expand or grow, then great. But if you do want to experience more joy, more love and more freedom of mind, then you have to be willing to have faith that it is possible.

Yet is faith only a wish for a future outcome? When Jesus healed the woman who touched his garment, he said, “by your faith are you healed”. It seems to me he was praising her for believing in him and in his God-given power of healing. Faith healing is a powerful thing and happens all the time. It could happen at any moment, even to you! The fact is that she believed it was possible, certain even, so she was healed.

Faith is a belief in something possible that is not currently in your experience. It is the idea that first of all, you don’t see everything, you’re little eyes are myopic and your ears don’t hear the truth, they are distracted by the sounds of the world. So you don’t have the big picture, but you may have faith that there is a divine plan, that everything is possible, that miracles are possible.

All possibilities means that you have all power to decide what you want, and if you believe it, and have total faith in it, it has to occur. Why? Because you are a creator. You have the power to decide what you want to experience. Nothing can deny you, except what? You’re own disbelief, your own doubt. It kills faith and it kills your dream of awakening to perfect peace and happiness, if you don’t believe that it is possible.

No one can stop you from thinking thoughts of lack or doubt. Indeed, that is the crux of the problem you have had for a very long time. No one can deny you the thoughts you are making up and you always, always get the result of them every time.

So, faith is important and without it you’re dead, or alone, or suffering some kind of lack. Faith energizes the idea that all possibilities exist, because in God, all things are possible. Your knowing that all is well and your confidence that things are working out and only good can come to you, is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

A happy person brings light and blessings to everyone she meets. An unhappy person brings you down. When someone lacks faith in God or in the idea that something will work out, then there isn’t much hope for them. And of course they get the result, nothing good does come to them. Again, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The thing to remember is that the power of your mind is always presenting you with the outcome of the thoughts you are thinking. Period. You always can decide to see it differently because you do have all power to change your mind and therefore your experience.

So faith in God, in goodness, in love and in the fact that there are light beings all around you encouraging you to make the choice for more love, for forgiveness, for healing, for giving to others, for putting their happiness before yours, is required. The requirement is that you be willing to entertain the possibility of a divine plan, which means you do get to have and be all that you desire. Because you already are, whether you know it or not.

But if you still want something, be clear about your desire, think about it, focus on it, and well, even if it doesn’t happen right away, don’t give up! Happiness doesn’t come from doubt or disappointment.

It will come after you have released all your doubt, all your resistance to these good experiences coming to you and to your friends too. Faith is knowing it is possible for only good to come and expecting the miracle, the correction of falsity, of your doubt. It is also about not knowing how and not worrying about the specifics of the outcome, and still being willing to allow it to occur. Simply accept that God has a better plan than you. Accept your part in His plan and take no other. And stop trying to tell Him how to make it happen. When I simply let God show me what I am to do today, where I am to go, what I am to say and to whom, I am free. Life simply unfolds perfectly without my resistance. So, even if you are in pain, don’t resist it. Just be there, be present and surrender.

Faith in God, the Creator of the Universe, at the very least, will bring you hope rather than doubt. It feels better in the moment that you think: I know it’s possible. I don’t know how it will work out, but I believe it will. Get excited about it! Your happiness is coming to you right now in ways you can’t even imagine.

When I think I am not where I want to be, I suffer. When I accept that its all perfect and I am in the right place at the right time, I feel great! Everything is working out in spite of me. Happiness is not earned, it is recognized and accepted. You could be happy right now if you would just decide to be, even if you’re depressed, be totally depressed. Allow it to bring you to the bottom, the crux of the problem, which is you.

Be grateful that it already did work out. See it, feel it, allow yourself to revel in the idea. The fix is in. The fact is that you are whole and perfect as God created you. All your pitiful doubts and denial ever did was keep you in fear. Haven’t you had enough? It is exhausting to be in competition with God, especially since God has already saved you from your dream of death. When will you accept it? When will you awaken to the idea that it is accomplished?

The Course is very clear on this, that your whole problem is that you never question the reality of your problem. You insist on it and never experience that it has already been resolved for you. Have faith, faith that it is possible because if you did, just for an instant, you would be free.

“Only say the word, and I will be healed!”

Blessings,
Monica


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Do I have to meditate?

Do you have to meditate to awaken? The Course in Miracles is a mind training, it does not require a great deal of time where you sit and watch your mind and slow down the thoughts and then stop thinking. It is more direct, in that you are required to read a lesson and follow instructions with the idea presented. Meditation is more timely, more about control and trying to stop the thoughts. It means you are an objective thing trying to objectify or purify your thoughts. It can be a waste of time. If you have been doing it for a long time, and you still are not awake, try something new.

When doing the lesson, you surrender your idea and replace it. You don’t try to stop anything because ultimately your mind is thought, you are thought. This body form you occupy is not you, so who is meditating and why? You have to ask yourself, what do I hope to accomplish by meditating?

A mind training program requires a searching of the mind to correct the thoughts. You then automatically become more aware, more conscious of who you are. Each lesson requires that you observe your mind thinking thoughts that are in conflict, then you apply the lesson, asking for help, and repeating the thought for the day. This action of mind is the correcting device. A correction of thoughts is what the miracle is.

It is an undoing of the way you think! That is why it works. You want your mind to become free, not dead.

The miracle is always available to you. That is why the method, or the lesson, is actually also the result you are seeking. It does not require a lot of time, but it does require that you have the willingness to do the lesson. It saves time because you do not have to watch and observe your crazy thoughts. You simply notice a thought, just see that you think it, and apply the lesson.

Then throughout the day you notice that a thought of fear arises, and you release it with a lesson such as “These thoughts do not mean anything”. Then fear thoughts no longer bother you. You replace it with a true thought.

I notice that after many years of doing the lessons, the central ideas of the Course are completely ingrained, my mind has been changed fundamentally so that I don’t take seriously fear thoughts any more. I notice them, and feel how they affect me, then give them no attention. I see/feel them when they arise and I decide I don’t want these thoughts. I ask for help immediately and release them. It is easier than when I first began, but I have to say, the same mechanism is always at work. The fear yields to the love underneath them, and the fear is gone. When the light has come, the darkness simply vanishes.

It is a very simple course and one that requires very little time from you. In the beginning, only a couple of minutes each day are required.

You only have two choices, one is fear, the other is infinite Love. Which would you prefer?

To be afraid of the love of God is the height of insanity. It implies you don’t know who you are or what you are doing here. Do a lesson today and feel how much happier you are when you repeat it to yourself throughout the day. For example: God is the Mind with Which I think. God is the strength in which I trust. God is in everything I see.

Meditation can be very time consuming and you may not reach the goal. Your thought system needs to be reversed from fear based thinking to love based thoughts. This is a “sea change”. From fear to love, from pain to peace. From death to eternal life.

Blessings!

Monica


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Who is the seeker?

There really isn’t any explanation available to describe the process of awakening. It isn’t a process.

Ultimately, you are a seeker and you have been seeking for a very long time to find the answer to “the riddle of yourself”. But you must have set up the seeking, the seeker and the one being sought. You, in all your power, in all your glory assumed the position of not knowing who you are. What a fantastic game! Isn’t that incredible? And you judge, criticize and kill anyone who finds the way out and tries to offer help.

“Ye are gods…” I was watching a video of the Master Teacher and this quote is from Psalms in the Bible. The only thing that has happened to you, is that you have put yourself to sleep. “Know ye not, Nicodemus, you must be born again?” he means, born in the spirit, not the flesh. It is a rebirth or reawakening to the truth of you. Upon awakening, you suddenly see that what is real and what is false. Fear is false, love is real. Until you experience the truth of this love or light reality that is all around you and come into the knowledge that you ARE IT, however, you have made fear your god. You worship death, you exist in a tiny bubble of separate thoughts with you at the center and you really think it’s actually happening.

I read on Facebook someone said that fear must be transcended. But how can you transcend fear if it isn’t real? Why would you want to? You made fear and then you ask to have it taken from you? Huh? Please release me from my own manufactured illusion? OK. You’re released.

The question I have is who is afraid? Who is the one trying to transcend fear?

Transcend a dream? It won’t work. Because the problem is the you, the self-identity that you made up that you call you. The human being on a planet called Earth in the middle of this vast intergalactic universe, confound to a body identity, to getting up and eating, going to work, having babies, growing old and getting sick and dying. That’s you.

When YOU decide, when You have had enough of this madness, your mind implodes into a black hole of devastation, and you beg for help because you see you are the CAUSE of all of it…and then…oh, but then, all this light around you suddenly expands and then it just dawns upon you! All at once, the Truth! The Knowledge of you as a whole, perfect, eternally creating Mind. Light, love, limitless, totally joyful and free. You then KNOW first hand from the core, that you ARE all this. It was always ONLY You you were seeking.

So, my only question is…what are you waiting for?

You ask, how does it work? It doesn’t. It isn’t a working out. It is a relinquishment, a letting go of the self-constructed you that you think you are. Well, how do I do that? YOU DON’T.

Your awakening simply could not not happen. It did happen and you have nothing to say about it.

There may be stages along the way, because your level of fear is so great and seems to keep the truth from you. Utimately, however, all methods are bunk. At the same time, you have to allow that your mind needs the discipline of a mind training if it is bound to a thought system based upon an idea of separation. Why? You are not communicating. You think you are separate. YOU NEED HELP.

So, great! You can use any method you like and I want you to. You will use them until the moment when you simply cease to deny the truth about you. You are only here to undo the blocks to this awakening. It is a total relinquishment of your current state of mind. You have nothing to say about how it will come about, but you, my dear, have determined the time that you take. That is voluntary as it states so beautifully in the Introduction to A Course in Miracles. This course teaches one thing, that you cannot alter your reality. You must and did indeed awaken from this dream of death and now be yourself. Totally free.

If that isn’t your experience right here and now, then I suggest you get a copy of the Course and begin….Lesson #1. Nothing I see means anything. Wow.

Can you do the lessons just as the Course directs you to do, and give it one full year. One year! To become free of fear forever!

We begin on Day One. January 1, 2010. You have one year. What an adventure!

Love and blessings! i am with you always!

Monica