I sat here trying to figure out what to write about this week, unsure if I had anything worthwhile to share as my mind has been so preoccupied these past few days.
I’ve been preoccupied with a somewhat annoying thought due to an unsolicited message I received online. Unfortunately, this is the nature of having an online presence. And while I wouldn’t necessarily label the thought as negative, I did have to acknowledge that it was robbing me of my peace. Which made me think of the following passage from A Course In Miracles.Thoughts are never idle. Every thought you have brings either peace or war, love or fear. Click To Tweet
I realized that even though this thought was annoying and not super obstructive or harmful, it was robbing me of my peace. And that there are no small upsets, they are all equally disturbing to our peace of mind.
The fastest way to shift our perception is to focus on someone’s innocence rather than their guilt or to focus on what we can give rather than get.
But what about situations where we are too far removed from the person, and all we see is what they show us? Where do we find their innocence? How do we shift our perception from their guilt?
Surrender, through prayer or meditation is the medium for Miracles. And Miracles are just that. A shift in our perception. A shift from the thoughts of the Ego and a fear-based world, to thoughts of love.
We surrender to our Higher Self, to Spirit, to Divine Love, to our Angles, our Guides, to God… whatever resonates most with us. We trust that innocence is there, even if we can’t see it and pray for a shift in perception. We pour on love to dissolve our judgment and recognize that we all come from the same source and are made of the same matter. And that even if people chose to act and live from their Ego, that love and innocence still reside deep within.
That anything which does not come from love is a call for love.
As I sank deeper into surrender, and let love and compassion wash over me I remembered a dinner with friends a few weeks back where we discussed this particular situation. And while we didn’t spew anything hurtful or hateful, this was a safe space where we gave ourselves permission to vent. Because we’re all human, and often the way we process frustration, anger or hurt, is by putting words to it so we can move it out of our bodies.
However, after further reflection, I realized that this unsolicited message came in hours before this conversation took place. Even though I wouldn’t have seen or known about the existence of this message for weeks. This brings me to another lesson from A Course In Miracles.
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.
Subconsciously we are all connected. And surely you’ve had experiences where you’ve walked into a room and just known that something wasn’t right. Our gut/intuition instinctively tells us who or what to be wary of. Because we are all deeply connected, and whether a thought is verbalized or not, its effects can be felt. Like waves that ripple out from us.
And so this animosity towards me could be felt before I ever became aware of it, then influencing my own thoughts and actions, which would further affect the people around me.In every moment we can examine our thoughts, because they are never idle. They are always bringing peace or robbing us of it. Click To Tweet
This means in every moment we have a choice. A choice to examine our thoughts, because they are never idle. They are always bringing peace or robbing us of it. A choice to respond with love and compassion. A choice to give love even when we aren’t the recipient of it. A choice to refrain from gossip or judgmental thoughts and instead choose love, and to see innocence instead of guilt.
And when all that seems impossible, we surrender. And ask for a miracle, because there is no order of magnitude to miracles. They occur naturally. A shift in perception is always available to us.
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