I am here only to be truly helpful.

I am here to represent Him
Who sent me.

I do not have to worry about
what to say or what to do,
because He Who sent me will direct me.

I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.

I will be healed as I let Him
teach me to heal.
T-2.V.A.18(8):2-6

 

 There are a few areas that I would like to share with you to remind you of how you can be “truly helpful” in all of your holy encounters. The areas to remember are: Communication, Compassion, Kindness, Responsibility, Non-judgment and Forgiveness.

  • Communication – Communication is vital for a Teacher of God. It is not only to listen with compassion, but to speak with compassion, without judgment. In communication, we can strive to communicate directly and honestly without blame or criticism. In listening, we listen fully without our own agenda. We pay close attention to what is being said, with compassion and without judgment.
  • Compassion – Compassion for others with whatever the situation is at hand. In practicing compassion, we strive to have an understanding of where people are in the moment and what is going on in their lives. I may be guided to offer assistance if I see that the person is overwhelmed or stressed. I step out of my own ego’s needs and look to see where I can be truly helpful.
  • Kindness – It is to practice loving kindness. It is not to correct my brother’s errors or to prove that I am better. It is to be natural and do what would come naturally. Sit with someone who is grieving or say a prayer with someone who is ill. It does not have to be “my way” of doing things, but to do those things that would serve another with great love.
  • Responsibility – I remember that in the Course it tells us that “I am responsible for what I see.” In situations that arise, I take the personal responsibility to withdraw blame and look within to what is the situation really telling me and where are the places within that I need to focus on in healing. I am honest with myself in this discovery. If I am struggling with an issue or situation, I also step up to the plate and ask for assistance if I need it. I refrain from victim mentality. I offer assistance too if needed if I see someone is struggling. My brothers are my family.
  • Non-judgment – If I feel a judgment arise, I immediately give that to the Holy Spirit. Not every situation or person will agree 100% with me or my beliefs or ideals. I come with an open mind to all that I experience and know that “I don’t know” and I will not use the past as the light to guide me. Perhaps I may need to go back to compassion and get out of my own ego mindset and be open to walking in another’s moccasins.
  • Forgiveness – Practicing forgiveness of all of the situations or experiences or interactions that come my way. I choose to see beyond what my ego sees to seeing what the Holy Spirit sees. I let go of grievances and invite miracles instead.

From Rev. Deb’s book

I am Entitled to Miracles!
Simple Ways to Apply
the Principles in ACIM

Available at www.miraclesonebooks.org and amazon.com 

 

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