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 …..
+ = It is for Course in Miraclers and Course of Lovers and all those that are not blocked by thought, or perception, or concept, or belief, or judgment, which are all the same. It is a love story about two people that were determined to know each other as themselves, God as themselves, and themselves as God, and how they got there. The muse of the couple was an entity expressed in this lifetime as a female. Her name was Barbara. The sage of the couple was an entity expressed in this lifetime as a male. His name was Jimmie. Their story is found in the memoir dedicated to the …..
Dear Reader, Known or Unknown Friend, Perhaps this poem, which poured out of my heart on May 25th, 2015, as I know that your heart also pours, will be of help to you on this path of waking up to Who and What you are. And in the purest of humbleness, I offer for your consideration that you move through its words at the pace of a snail, with the strength of a bulldozer, so that you might dig up the depth of your own inner soil and find your meaning in these words. And if it will help you, perhaps comfort you or excite you or validate you, to share …..
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, …..
Feeling down . . . go into the center of your being and open your heart wide open . . . allow yourself to feel fully whatever is there . . . in its fullness it will begin to soften, as your openness allows it to complete itself and thereby dissolve into nothingness . . . and with the pain of fear gone, there you will find peace, there you will find love . . . the very essence of your being . . . We hide the love that we are every time we defend ourselves by running away from fear, thus making fear real. Go to the heart …..
“I love you.” The prettiest sound in the world is when you say, “I love you”, to someone and they say back to you, “I know”. Equally, the prettiest sound in the world is when someone says to you, “I love you”, and you say, “I know”. Love is not hard. Love is very soft. Love is not complicated. Love is very simple. When you give your heart to someone, you literally give your heart to someone. And, in the giving, you find your heart, your soul, your very being. And it doesn’t matter if your love is received because, in the giving of your love, it is you that …..