When one of the co-practitioners of our Course in Miracles/Course of Love group was on vacation recently, with his new grandson in his lap, he sent me a text saying, “Love this paragraph”, with a picture of a paragraph, circled in ink by him, from the last page of a chapter in my book, A Holy Relationship: The Memoir of One Couple’s Transformation. It is Chapter 10, Non-Judgment: Getting Out of Prison – Barbara’s Way. The font in the picture is too small to easily read so I’ll write the words underneath the picture. Here is the picture: Here are the words in that paragraph: The Absence of Fear When the perceptions …..
My deceased partner, Barbara, used to talk about taking baby steps. Yet she was always taking giant leaps. She leaped out of high school into living in Eileen Ford’s home and became a model for the Ford Modeling Agency walking the streets of New York with a portfolio under her arms. When a man would brake her heart she didn’t shut down, she would leap into another relationship as a stepping stone to finding her real mate. She leaped out of a six figure income into becoming a relationship therapist with me and I leaped out of the stock market with her and we soared. It was in 1976 when I first …..
Every time I read that truism from A Course in Miracles I have the best cry. And this moment is no exception. It feels like what was an ancient belief stuck inside of me has dissolved and been expressed physically as tears. That’s why I never, ever, wipe my tears. Instead, I just feel them. I let them run. And it always feels so gloriously good. Even the most severe tears I’ve ever had, those that were produced from the deep mourning after my loving partner, Barbara, left the physical. And that because I felt them fully and underneath them was always, every time, the most glorious outpouring of love that …..
A lot can be said about happiness. A lot of people are happy and a lot of people aren’t. Sometimes people are happy and sometimes they’re not. Here’s a little reflection on happiness that I hope might stimulate more happiness in you. And, if you’re already and always full of happiness, thank you for sharing yourself with the world. What a blessing you are! From a wise old friend of my deceased playmate, “You can’t have what you want until you let go of what you don’t want.” Does that make sense to you? If so, you can do something about it. In fact, no one else really can but …..
I counted out to my new housekeeper, Aracelli, what I thought was four $20 bills to pay her and her partner, Maracella, their fee of $80. Aracelli called me 30 minutes later to say I gave her five $20 bills and would I mind just deducting it next time to save them a trip back to return the money. Of course I said yes and profusely thanked her for being so honest. I told her it was very precious of her to do that. And the next time I gave them each $5 extra “just for being honest”. Aracelli thought I meant $5 for both of them and handed me …..
As I’ve already written in another blog, I love the last scene in the movie, “Boyhood”, when the girl says to the boy the words that are in the picture here. That’s because I could feel how she and he were just allowing each moment to engulf them without fear or defense. I love flowing into each moment unafraid, virtually naked and just allowing the fullness of the moment. Not allowing the fullness of the moment would be to bring something from the past into the moment in order to defend against an uncertain future. Doing that removes you from the experience of the moment, from life in that moment, …..
The most delicious thing in the world is getting to know your inner being, your true self, which is really Self, because there is really only one Self that we all share. But with an ego wrapped around our Self, it “seems” to become our self, a tiny, separate little entity in the sea of life desperately trying to find happiness from which happiness cannot be found. The scariest thing in the psychological world of your mind is taking a look at what you’re hiding about yourself, from yourself, within your mind and revealing that to someone else. Your hiding is your defense against the “bad” and “wrong” that you’ve hidden …..
“Living abundantly is simply allowing the Godness within us to fulfill all of our needs and desires with the perfect form.” * That statement that I’ve quoted is really the essence of how to live, period. It doesn’t get any better than that. The “that” part, though, is very hard for us at first (unless we’re in miserable pain and are ready for a drastic change) because it’s all about finally letting go of all of our beliefs that we’ve accumulated in this lifetime about how to live in this world and allowing ourself to live surrendered, in each and every moment, in the fullness and presence of our inner …..
The “chains” that bind you are the beliefs that you have about yourself that are not true. You do believe they are true, but the truth is, they are not. Whatever they are (the beliefs), whatever it is (the one belief that haunts you), were deposited into your belief system a long time ago when you were far too young and immature to have any idea of how to take in the experience that produced the belief(s) that now haunts you. If you are now reading this it is because you were attracted to it because the state of your consciousness is now desirous, willing and capable of looking straight …..