"Today in gratitude we lift our hearts above despair, and raise our thankful eyes, no longer looking downward to the dust. We sing the song of thankfulness today, in honour of the Self That God has willed to be our true Identity in Him.
Today we smile on everyone we see, and walk with lightened footsteps as we go to do what is appointed us to do. We do not go alone. And we give thanks that in our solitude a Friend has come to speak the saving Word of God to us. And thanks to you for listening to Him. His Word is soundless if it be not heard. In thanking Him the thanks are yours as well. An unheard message will not save the world, however mighty be the Voice that speaks, however loving may the message be.
Thanks be to you who heard, for you become the messenger who brings His Voice with you, and lets It echo round and round the world. Receive the thanks of God today, as you give thanks to Him. For He would offer you the thanks you give, since He receives your gifts in loving gratitude, and gives them back a thousand and a hundred thousand more than they were given. He will bless your gifts by sharing them with you. And so they grow in power and in strength, until they fill the world with gladness and with gratitude."
ACIM Workbook Lesson 123
Gratitude Is The Way Hello everyone. I am feeling so much love and gratitude in my heart that I thought to sit down and share my thoughts of gratitude with you. Thoughts of Love are the presents of the Heart, and the more we share these presents the more we recognize the Meaning of True Giving. Let us celebrate the Birth of Love into our Heart this very moment.
The Christ is so pure and radiant and Innocent. The Christ Mind is the Mind we share. I extend a warm invitation to join with me in a prayer of forgiveness and healing, that all misperceptions that veil the Christ Mind we share be brought to the Light of Love and God's Grace. Deep down we are all sooooooo in Love, and so my prayer is always to remember the Love we share. In every face, around every corner, and in every sight and sound, may the Love of God surround and bless us. May we abide in peace and happiness this day, this moment and in every moment. And may our Heart be filled with gladness!
Thank you God for giving us a Plan, a Way Home to You. Thank You for Your Steadfast Guidance along the Road we walk to You. We have seemed to wander off at times, but You have always called us back. Thank You for the gifts of Faith and Trust that we need to light the path inward to your Everlasting Love. May we not be preoccupied with the business and strivings and desires of the world, that we may instead remember the Gift of Love that You hold out to us and that we can receive for the Asking. Miracles abound, and we are thankful that they light the mind that desires them.
I am surrounded by many angels. Thanks to you and to them for offering the kindness and support that makes the journey to God seem like a quiet walk in the park on a bright Spring day. We are now harvesting and reaping the fruits of the seed thoughts God has given us to sow. And we give thanks to the Source of all the thoughts of Love. Thankyou God. Amen.
There is an upswell of movement and activity in Australia as the Messengers of Peace arrive back on our shores. Kirsten shares so beautifully,
It is wonderful to be back in Australia and we would love you to come and join us next weekend for a day of joining, love, miracles and espresso!
Come around 10.45 am for the morning service at 11am, followed by our first ever Miracles Cafe. There has been lots of inspiration in the community around a cafe, so what better way to take a step in the direction than to serve beloved friends on Sundays!
The entire Living Miracles community in Utah are joining at the Living Miracles Metaphysical Center for a weekend gathering. We will be joining with them as they stream a 3hr teaching / joy session live around the world in the afternoon (Saturday evening for them/Sunday afternoon for us). We will be able to ask questions and join in with the gathering using video from here.
Come for the day, or the service, for lunch, or just for the afternoon - we would love to see you!
When: Sunday 20th November Where: Heartspace, 20 Park Ave, Morisset Park, NSW 2264 10.30am to 10.45am Welcome 11.00am to 11.45am Sunday Service (Donations received with gratitude) 12pm to 1pm Miracles Cafe Lunch, cappuccinos and muffins made with Love! 1pm to 4pm Live Streaming with David and everyone at the Living Miracles Metaphysical Center in Utah
With love, love and more love, Kirsten - here is my favourite song of the moment...enjoy!
Yesterday I received my Ministers 'start-up" pack which included not only a beautiful meditation CD guided by David and Kirsten (!) but many helpful pointers on the ceremonies and celebrations that a Licensed Minister is given to let the love of God pour through. I felt really inspired and grateful to be given this opportunity and tools to deepen in the revelation of Self through learning to value what can only be extended from the Spirit. Also, as Jesus tells us, to be a Minister of God is to learn of our inherent freedom in His love.
My prayer these last days in exploring the idea of gratitude for this newsletter, was answered yesterday when I found gratitude itself living 'as' me!! Since having decided not to compromise the heart but to answer its call, a whole new depth of purpose seems to have opened up. I feel a willingness to open fully to the present experience which naturally expands to reveal no boundaries at all in a vast, ever deepening ocean of what might be called stillness or love but probably cannot be defined at all!
When I awoke this morning, I was feeling groggy after a sleepless night and I found that I had wandered from the Kingdom. As I prayed for help on the verandah overlooking the garden, a large white, iridescent backed native pigeon arrived at the bird feeder. Birds are a symbol for me of the Spirits' presence and as I watched it, I was reminded of my own teaching (hee hee!) that gratitude attends the moment when I am wide open and receptive. That's what I'm grateful for right now, that I have chosen to lay down my defences and allow Grace to enter in, in whatever way Life presents! The miracle truly is just behind the 'groggy' perception if I am willing to remove all the meaning I have covered over the moment with!
The beautiful rainbow coloured bird spread its wings and flew into the forest, his part played perfectly and I rest again, incredibly grateful for Spirit in all its guises and for pointing me Home, wide open!
One of the Holy encounters I shared at my work yesterday was with a smiling woman who handed me a bookmark, amongst other purchases. I hadn't seen it before and I read it out loud as we joined in its prayer. This is what it said....
"True strength, Happiness and Wellbeing are found in the fine art of Gratitude"
I didn't charge her for the card ...it was such a beautiful gift to me!
Thank you Messengers of God, All. I am totally blessed and ever deepening in gratitude!
David and the Messengers meet with those who desire to discern between the ego's thought system and the Holy Spirit's purpose of forgiveness. Acknowledging that truth is in the Mind, they offer an invitation to engage in the uncovering of the beliefs that seem to obstruct the awareness of love's presence. The Messengers of Peace serve as mighty companions for each other and recognize that awakening is not a casual endeavour, but one that demands a deliberate and uncompromising commitment. The depth of devotion and faith reflect their willingness to question all assumptions. Total transformation of the mind is approached with passion, devotion, and a burning desire from within. This is their unified goal and purpose.