Inner Peace

‘The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. It cannot come where there is conflict, for a mind at war against itself remember not eternal gentleness.’
A Course in Miracles. Foundation for Inner Peace

‘Miracle-mindedness can be understood as the mind’s ability to generate loving thoughts or miracles – the effect on the body and perception of the world will be a complete expression of love. This is the perception of light within us and will dispel all illusions, releasing us from fear. Only perfect love exists. If there is fear, it produces a state that does not exist – illusion. Thus the ‘correction of errors’ will lead us back to Heaven, which is our natural state of true reality.’
A Course in Miracles. Foundation for Inner Peace

‘… seek not to change to world, but to chose to change your mind about the world.’
A Course in Miracles. Foundation for Inner Peace

‘Be still, and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is; all concepts you have learned about the world; all images you hold about yourself. Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false, or good or bad, of every thought it judges worthy, and all the ideas of which it is ashamed. Hold onto nothing. Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God.’
Course in Miracles.
Foundation of Inner Peace

‘To your tired eyes I bring a vision of a different world, so new
and clean and fresh you will forget the pain and sorrow that you saw before.
Yet this a vision is which you must share with everyone you see, for otherwise
you will behold it not. To give this gift is how to make it yours.’

A Course In Miracles. Foundation of Inner Peace

I have heard it all my life,
A voice calling a name I recognized as my own.
Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.
Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency.
But always it says: Wake up my love. You are walking asleep.
There’s no safety in that!
Remember what you are and let this knowing
take you home to the Beloved with every breath.
Hold tenderly who you are and let a deeper knowing
colour the shape of your humanness.
There is nowhere to go. What you are looking for is right here.
Open the fist clenched in wanting and see what you already hold in your hand.
There is no waiting for something to happen,
no point in the future to get to.
All you have ever longed for is here in this moment, right now.
You are wearing yourself out with all this searching.
Come home and rest.
How much longer can you live like this?
Your hungry spirit is gaunt, your heart stumbles.
All this trying.
Give it up!
Let yourself be one of the God-mad,
faithful only to the Beauty you are.
Let the Lover pull you to your feet and hold you close,
dancing even when fear urges you to sit this one out.
Remember- there is one word you are here to say with your whole being.
When it finds you, give your life to it. Don’t be tight-lipped and stingy.
Spend yourself completely on the saying.
Be one word in this great love poem we are writing together.
The Call. Oriah Mountain Dreamer