Witnessing the Truth about Your Life
Do not interpret
against God’s Love, for you have many witnesses that
speak of it so clearly that only the blind and deaf
could fail to see and hear them.
--A Course in Miracles
When you look at your life, what do you focus on? The
eyes of our ego would have us focus upon the problems
and challenges we’ve experienced as well as the
countless mistakes we’ve made. It takes pleasure from
dwelling on suffering, pain and blame. It is attached to
the belief that something "out there" can make
us happy and lives in the land of regret and loss. The
ego’s vision is limited and sees only darkness,
separateness and fear.
Yet the truth of who you are and the value of your
life cannot be discovered while looking at the darkness.
Your reality will only be seen when you choose to look
at the light. "Seeing the light" means
"understanding;" your highest understanding
stems from attesting to the spiritual growth and
miracles that have occurred throughout your life.
Take a moment to reflect on your life. How many times
have you received gifts of love? How often have you been
bestowed with blessings of support, appreciation and
opportunities? If you are gazing on the seeming
disasters of your life, you are ignoring the gifts that
have been given you. If you are willing to look at the
gifts, you will see that they are much more than
isolated "coincidences." They are witnesses
that speak of genuine love about who you truly are.
A Course in Miracles teaches, "This year,
determine not to deny what has been given you by God.
Awake and share it for that is the only reason He has
called to you. His voice has spoken clearly, and yet you
have so little faith in what you heard, because you have
preferred to place still greater faith in the disaster
you have made. Today, let us resolve together to accept
the joyful tidings that disaster is not real and that
reality is not disaster."
In my own life, I can attest to innumerable times
where loving support from the invisible spiritual realm
has touched my life. Time and time again, I have
experienced the power of a higher presence. From outward
appearances, it can easily be observed by the
transformations in my relationships, work, health, and
abundance. But more importantly, it is the amount of
peace of mind and unconditional love I experience that
makes its presence known from within.
Take a moment to reflect on the "gifts"
that you received last year. Include inner gifts such as
higher awareness, shifts in perception, letting go of
attachment and moments of inner peace. Can you see how
these gifts are witnesses that you are not alone, that
there is a Presence within you at all times? Can you see
how these gifts are testimony that this Presence is
willing to guide you each and every step of the way?
It’s a matter of focus. The time has come for us to
stop focusing on the illusion that we are somehow
lacking in any way. A Course in Miracles reminds
us, "Only what we are not giving can be lacking in
any situation." Ask yourself, "What am I
withholding from this situation—understanding,
forgiveness, love?" It’s never the situation that
is the problem; it’s our unwillingness to extend what
resides within us that is the issue.
Let us point our gaze inward and upward toward the
truth. Each of us has a treasure chest
overflowing with gifts of love. Every time you choose to
reflect on the blessings you’ve received, you add yet
another gift labeled "conviction" and
"faith" to your collection. This year, make
the commitment to reflect on the light that has
illuminated your life. In so doing, you shine the light
so others may truly see.
© Copyright 2005
Laura Grace. All Rights Reserved.
Read Laura's Past Columns:
2004 - "Letting Go"
2004 - "Progressing with Passion"
2004 - "Deepening Your Spiritual Practice"
2004 - "Life's Crossroads: Love-vs-Fear"
January-February 2004 - "Faith the Foundation for Every
2003 Column - "Touching the Heart of Others"
2003 Column - "Knowing How to Care for Yourself"
2003 Column - "Dreaming a Happy Life"
2003 Column - "Living the Authentic Life"
2003 Column - "Rising Above the Battleground"
2003 Column - "Healing Through Your
2003 Column - "Are You Going with the Flow?"
2003 Column - "Living the Soulful Life"
2002 Column - "The Power to Change"
2002 Column - "Peace Begins at Home"
Column - "Spiraling to Higher Ground"
September 2002 Column - "Cradled in Nature's
August 2002 Column - "Recovering
Laura Grace is Co-founder of Infinite Wisdom, an organization dedicated to the highest human capacity, and a national author and speaker.
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