Let’s come to attention . . .

Our journeys through life are often bumpy, some days very bumpy, but

they are always in concert with God. God is every where we are. God

was every where we ever were. In the silence. The moments of angst.

The hours of confusion and doubt. We simply can’t be where God is not.

Even when we feel alone, we aren’t alone. Especially when we feel alone,

we aren’t alone.

 

Learning to open our hearts to God and God’s place on our spiritual path

is one of the messages we were born to learn. Perhaps you are wondering how to open

your heart? First, pray to have the desire for an open heart. In this next

moment, quietly pray. And wait. You and I are surrounded by teachers,

who some refer to as “hovering angels.” They are waiting to show us how

to open our hearts. That’s why they have come into our lives.

 

Notice your teachers. They are next to you, wherever you are. They sit in front of you

and behind you where ever you are. They are the women and men close to you

at every  gathering, your colleagues at work, the shoppers in the grocery

ailes, even in the cars behind you on 75 or 35 or I 90. Our teachers never, ever fail

to appear wherever we are. We can fail to notice them, however. And

often do.

 

During these next few moments,  sit quietly and think about the

many ways we can notice our “angels,” particularly those wearing skin.

Perhaps you want to also envision those who are unseen but ever present

too. They are on assignment. Never doubt that. Each one of us will be “on

assignment” one day too.

 

As we practice living moment by moment with an open, loving heart, we

will see the good in others without even trying. We will feel the peace that

is promised when we give up the fight to be right. We will realize our

necessity to the drama that is unfolding around us. We are always where

we need to be every moment. Every moment. But when our hearts are

closed, we separate ourselves from others, hindering our well being and

theirs too, thus stopping the flow of love that heals. That heals each of us

one act, one thought, one moment at a time.

 

Let your mind quietly recall the many opportunities you had yesterday or

last week, to make a difference in some one else’s life. Savor those

recollections, being grateful for the ones you took advantage of and

committing to being more helpful and loving tomorrow. When our hearts

are open, we see our opportunities. Let’s continue to treasure these

opportunities.

 

And treasure the opportunities that others took to make a difference in

your life. It’s give and take. Give and take. One open heart to another

open heart. That’s why we are here.

 

Sit quietly with your recollections. Treasure them. Breathe them in.

Breathe them in.

 

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