Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Golden Path

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Spirit notes, observations & recognitions

I make little notes in my BlackBerry as things come to me, especially things of a spiritual nature - anything that helps me understand God better. Some are direct quotes from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Here are some recent ones. Any of them could be expanded into a longer piece, and that may happen, as Love provides.

20110611 The so-called pleasures + pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. (S+H:296)

20110609 My kindle displays 'Items Downloaded' each morning after I turn on the wifi function to get my newspaper, and give it a moment to connect. And there, just like that, is the new Christian Science Monitor. It strikes me this is a perfect example of how prayer works.

20110608 We live in an eternal moment where all the rules of Heaven apply.

20110607 To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. (567:7) Later the mail brought a PCH sweepstakes offer. I filled it in, put it in the mailbox, and later realized my error, brought it in, tore it up, put it in the trash.

20110606 Today I'm going to where God has reserved a place for me: Annual Meeting at the Mother Church in Boston.

2011605 We live + move + have our being in Mind, God's Mind. How could there be anything but Good in this Mind?

20110604. Life produces life. Truth produces truth. Love produces love. God is the doer, and God's work is done.

20110531 beautiful qualities come from God and are not subject to death, decay, or diminishment.

'...and real consciousness is cognizent only of the things of God.' (S+H:276)

20110530 Pray with True thoughts, God perceptions.

20110529 Truth, spiritually discerned, is scientifically understood. It casts out error and heals the sick. (S+H:275)

20110527 I am a spiritual being, and not subject to material conditions.

20110526 'as he stood before me leaning on his crutch, I said to him, "Which do you lean on the more, that crutch or on God?" He looked at me and said, "On God, threw away his crutch..and stood erect and free...' (MBE: Christian Healer, p121)

20110525 To lose excess body weight, feed the essential self and not the enlarged borders.

'Cast your net on the right side' I said, as I tore up the PCH sweepstakes entry I had put into the mail. And replaced it with a true thought and my dental bill payment.

20110524 As I am spiritual, nothing can happen to the real me except what expresses God's goodness and allness.

20110520 Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit. (S+H:264)

20110519 Detatch sense from the body, or matter, which is only a form of human belief, and you may learn the meaning of God, or good, and the nature of the immutable and immortal. (S+H:261)

20110518 The Allness of God, good, is real and true: everything else is a mortal dream.

20110513 Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true...

20110504 The steady emanation of God's being, of which I am a part: that is my reality.

20110504 Progress takes off human shackles. The finite must yield to the infinite. (S+H:256)

20110501 God is ALL, and GOOD, and wants to be known, even as we ourselves are known.

20110429 We are in eternal life right now, having a mortal dream.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year, Happy New Day

January 1, 2011

I expect to keep growing and loving and being as long as I can feel for the next true thought. Since God is good, and always near, I have no appetite for fear. ♥

(My thought on reading this excellent article)
Ellen Goodman No Time for "Tirement"
Source: http://www.truth-out.org/ellen-goodman-no-time-tirement66434

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Morning Prayer 12/29/2010

Dear God,
You do not need praise + glory.
Knowing all and being all,
You have no need of that.
But we do need to feel ...
Your awesome goodness + Your power.
Because of that, we bow and sing
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Visible and Invisible

I've lately been thinking about things visible and invisible,
with some surprising insights.
As my real being is spiritual, my real being is invisible,
just as God is invisible.
My abundance being spiritual
is also invisible,
and yet it appears in my human life,
in Love's own way.

It helps to be humble,
grateful for Love's provision,
even when it cannot be seen.
It is there, and my gratitude for it,
welcomes it into my human life.
Only a fearful sense of lack
needs to soften and yield:
God is already on the field.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bald Like Me, poem for my sister in chemo

Bald Like Me

When I lost my hair
from chemo,
I thought I should wear a hat, a scarf, a wig,
but then I knew it would be better to feel
innocent as a baby
and just as bald.

No one thinks a baby should feel shame
at the lack of hair.
I could wear a hat if cold,
but otherwise
let all the world see
me - simply happy to be alive,
going through therapy.

No one seemed to mind
this radical stand I took,
and the best thing of all was the relief,
the thumbs-up honesty
of other women who understood,
at the clinic, bald like me.



Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Rally and the Peace Train

Dan and I went to the Jon Stewart/Steven Colbert "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" last weekend in Washington DC. I was loving being in such a huge (more than 200,000) peaceful, determined crowd! People generously made room for me and my scooter, Dan and Jacky Gallivan too. It was like being in a vast sea of friends of all types and sizes and colors. Being the day before Halloween there were some far-out costumes too.

The high point for me was when Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens came on stage and began his wonderful song 'Peace Train'. The song was rudely interrupted in a planned comedy riff that - for me at least - fell flat. I wanted to go on that train! The song wove in and out of the riff, competing with other train songs, but it touched a wellspring of hope in me that is flowing even now.

The lyrics of the song, the urgency of it, are playing in and out of my days and nights since then. I just googled it and found the lyrics and want to memorize them:

Now I've been happy lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun

I've been smiling lately
Dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be
Something good's bound to come

For out on the edge of darkness
There runs the peace train
Peace train take this country
Come take me home again

Peace train sounding louder
Ride on the peace train
Come on the peace train

Peace train's a holy roller
Everyone jump upon the peace train
This is the peace train

Get your bags together
Come bring your good friends too
Because it's getting nearer
Soon it will be with you

Come and join the living
It's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer
Soon it will all be true

Peace train sounding louder
Ride on the peace train
Come on the peace train

I've been crying lately
Thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating?
Why can't we live in bliss?

For out on the edge of darkness
There rides the peace train
Peace train take this country
Come take me home again

Peace train sounding louder
Ride on the peace train
Come on the peace train
Come on, come on, come on the peace train...