[:en]This week, I started reading the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles that was recently published by the Circle of Atonement. This edition is published based on the original notes of Helen Schucman. It includes important additional material that was not included in the official edition of the Course.
The first essay at the back of the book called “This Is Not A Selfish Gift” deeply touched my heart. It contains the notes that Helen recorded immediately before she started receiving the Course. First, Helen’s fine-tuned ability to establish communication with her Inner Voice seemed so remarkable to me. Obviously, it didn’t just start happening to her when she heard, “This is a Course in Miracles. Please, take notes.” It seems that she has been in communication with the Voice that she called Christ for a very long time. She could even distinguish changes in the tone of the answers. Even before she started recording the Course, she was receiving very specific guidance on what to do and how to see various situations in her life.
I knew that Helen had visions throughout her life, which is indicative of her psychic abilities, but it was very revealing to me that she communicated with the same Voice before the Course. For example, she writes in her notes, “I was really quite depressed this AM, which is now very unusual, but He says “Be of good cheer – I have overcome the world” [John 16:33]. Helen’s ability to maintain an effortless dialogue with the Voice suggests that she was far from the beginner at that point. In this lifetime or in the one before, it looks like she has developed her skills of being a clear channel.
Share Your Gifts with Others[:]
[:en]“To give and to receive are one in truth.” ~Lesson 108, A Course in Miracles
Have you ever felt exhausted or drained after helping someone? Do you feel chronically overworked and tired? Do you feel resentment after being asked for something? At one point or another, everyone had these feelings. The ability to create a balance of giving and receiving is the key to maintain healthy long-term relationships.
4-Step Process of Restoring the Balance of Giving and Receiving
The process below will help you to determine if you are giving too much, and if yes, to learn how to restore the balance of energy. There are 4 questions we can ask ourselves to begin re-balancing our relationships and money issues.
How Do I Know If I’m Over-Giving?
My definition of giving “too much” is when a person feels depleted or hurts himself in the process of helping someone. Resentment, anger, frustration, or despair are signals that tell me that I’m not paying attention to my own needs and over-giving.
In this article, the author Elizabeth Gilbert clearly explains the difference between over-giving and generosity by saying, “…over-giving is not quite the same thing as generosity. Generosity is neither entangling nor aggressive, because the generous person doesn’t expect anything in return. The over-giver doesn’t expect anything in return either—except to be petted and feted and praised and loved unconditionally for the rest of time…”[:]
[:en]Courage in Action
The theme for this New Moon in Aries is courage in action. We are embodying what it truly means to be who we are and act from the place of knowing what you want and what you don’t want.
There are three elements of courage in action:
First, it assumes that you have a clear idea about where you are going and what is consistent with your goals.
Second, you also know what you are no longer willing to accept precisely because it is not aligned with where you want to be.
Third, you are ready, willing, and able to take committed action towards your goals.[:]
[:en]Yoga is an ancient practice of physical exercises that promotes overall well-being. There are many definitions of yoga. The word “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit root which means “to join.” Indeed, continuous practice of yoga promotes integration of movement and breath, increases strength and flexibility, and improves the quality of focus and attention, among other documented benefits. Long-time yoga practitioners tend experience increased sense of peace, well-being, mental clarity, and overall harmony with the environment. [:]
[:en]The nature of Life is infinite abundance, ultimate fulfillment, and constant state of expanding and joy. We are a part of Life, so we share the same inherent qualities. But do we really know that about ourselves? When we try to play small, we are denying who we are and redefining our God-given nature. Of course, this cannot feel good. Given that our mind is extremely powerful, lack and limitation becomes our reality through belief. Even though we can never change who we are in truth, we can convince ourselves that we are limited, small, or inadequate.
A Course in Miracles contains profound teachings on how to shift our mindset from believing in lack to believing in abundance. It teaches that “only belief in separation gives us the experience of lack.”[:]
[:en] Between February 10th and February 26th, we were in the period between the two eclipses. That means that karmic events and serendipitous meetings surround us. The eclipses are charged with a massive amount of cosmic energy. We can direct this potent energy to bring about changes in our lives, release the old toxic patterns of thinking, and welcome the new Age of Aquarius. During this eclipse season, we are … Continue reading [:en]Step Into Power: Solar Eclipse Activates the Age of Aquarius[:]
[:en]A clear goal invites spontaneous action that is directed towards a specific area of focus. It saves our time and energy, and allows us to stay in our power. In this post, I reviewed the best goal-setting practices according to science. Do you use them for yourself?[:]
[:en]Wouldn’t it be nice to be in the state of full acceptance and peace inside, regardless of what happens outside? Is it even possible? This is the state of zero, the state of presence that is full of potential for transformation. In numerology, zero represents the highest degree of acceptance that opens the door to power, fullness, and strength. The strength and power comes from the awareness that you are who you are, regardless of what other people think, say, or do. When we are in this state, we are open to receive insights from our inner wisdom. This state of calm presence transforms our environment, our life, and our world.[:]
[:en]Our understanding of life purpose changes and evolves over time, as we mature and gain new experience. However, everyone begins to wonder sooner or later how to find his or her life purpose. As always, the answer is usually very simple. We are happy when we are doing exactly what we came here to do, and unhappy when we are trying to do someone else’s job. The degree of unhappiness intensifies the longer the person insists on staying away from his or her life purpose.
Even though deep inside we know what we need to be doing, we often ignore or doubt these hints of intuition. The further we are from the path that leads to the fulfillment of our life purpose, the more it feels like we are living someone else’s life. In a way, that’s exactly what we are trying to do! Following an iterative process of trial and error, we are finally drawn to discover our life purpose.[:]
[:en]“Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.” ~ William Blake
As a spiritual life coach and numerologist, I see that many people struggle with understanding and developing the skill of responsibility. I have made the same mistake early on my spiritual path. In our culture, the true meaning of responsibility is often obscured.
What Is Responsibility?
If you have a number 8 in your birth date, there is a good chance that you are already familiar with the energy of bringing the spiritual and material worlds together inside of you. If you don’t have an 8 in your birth date, it might indicate that you are working on integrating the quality of responsibility in this lifetime. It’s not an easy task, but it can strengthen your potential for growth and fulfillment.
In other words, 8 is the number of power and mastery in material expression that comes from knowing who you are spiritually.[:]