New Steps to Inner Peace Monthly Program


STARTS SEPTEMBER 2018 WITH SELF-COMPASSION AS OUR THEME!

Steps to Inner Peace – $15.95 Monthly Subscription

When you subscribe to my “Steps to Inner Peace” monthly program, every month, you’ll get a new assortment of online resources based on enlightening themes like Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Forgiveness, Opening Your Heart, Self-Care, Dealing with Emotions, Accepting Miracles, Bringing More Lightness into Your Life, and more: 

  • A monthly theme where I share my thoughts and inspiration 
  • Meditation instruction and a Mindful Yoga or Chair Yoga practice videos from 5-45 minutes 
  • Writings and video talks related to this month’s theme 
  • Access to the month’s challenge (mindfulness, a photo challenge, different every month depending on the theme) 
  • Guided meditation audio recording with a visualization, breathwork or mindfulness  
  • Worksheets and reflection journal prompts to deepen your learning 
  • 35% Discount on attending my in-person or conference call book study groups. The first one is on Self-Compassion!  (Only classes through Meditation Stepping Stones)
  • 35% Discount on attending my meditation or mindfulness online or in-person classes. (Only classes through Meditation Stepping Stones)
  • 35% Discount on Meditation, Mindfulness, or Spiritual Life Coaching  
  • Inspirational quotes that you can share set as your desktop image or phone image. Or, you can share on Facebook and Instagram. 

Because we learn better by sharing with others in community, you’ll also have access to a members only Facebook group where you can ask questions, compare notes with other members, and talk directly to me about your practice. From time to time the community will all join in for live webinars, meditations, and other practices for each theme!  This program is offered through my meditation organization, Meditation Stepping Stones.

I look forward to joining with you on our journey to peace!

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Service to Love


When we approach our daily lives with the premise, “I am here only to be truly helpful” there is a difference to the level of peace that we will feel. Moving from the “give to get” mentality and into the “giving with gratitude” mentality will save us countless tears and frustrations. We will then experience a satisfaction and serenity as never before when we make this shift. We already have it all within us as that is how we were created. We are Love and we are here to give only Love.

MiraclesOne was founded on the uttermost Service to Love. When we shift from fear to love (the miracle) then we are truly One. Because of our understanding of A Course in Miracles, we hold very dearly in our hearts the tradition of service to our brothers in the Spirit of Love.

“Ask Him very specifically:
What would You have me do?
Where would You have me go?
What would You have me say, and to whom?” ~Lesson 71

All members of MiraclesOne staff from our founders, to the Board of Advisors, and to our facilitators are volunteers and give the gift of service in one form or another, now and in the past. Be it in the employment positions some of us may have; the volunteer work for families; non-profit organizations, and others in our community; the sharing of Love by our ministerial messages; the joining of hearts in marriage ceremonies; the support in times of confusion or grief; or our freely giving attitude, we still hold true that we are here to be of service as spiritual leaders. We approach everything that we do with the premise as stated earlier, “I am here only to be truly helpful.” 

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

This is why too we offer all of our resources as freely as possible to A Course in Miracles students. When you are in service to the Holy Spirit there is only Trust in God. We trust that all will be provided to administer our ministry. We trust that those who desire a deeper awareness of themselves through the path of the Course will find our work of great assistance to them and share as they are able too. There is no need for a guru, for we all can establish an authentic encounter with God by virtue of our belief and practice. We are here together to dialogue and learn as one together in equality.

Tara Singh was a truly inspired ACIM Teacher who knew Helen Schucman personally, and has so inspired us. He said, “The Name of God cannot be commercialized….we come ‘not to learn, but to Be’…Once the student realizes Being is complete unto itself, non-commercial life begins.” 

Jesus speaks in the supplement to A Course in Miracles,  Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice:

One rule should always be observed: No one should be turned away because he cannot pay. No one is sent by accident to anyone. Relationships are always purposeful.  Whatever their purpose may have been before the Holy Spirit entered them, they are always His potential temple; the resting place of Christ and home of God Himself. Whoever comes has been sent.  Perhaps he was sent to give his brother the money he needed.  Both will be blessed thereby.  Perhaps he was sent to teach the therapist how much he needs forgiveness, and how valueless is money in comparison.  Again will both be blessed.  Only in terms of cost could one have more. In sharing, everyone must gain a blessing without cost.

Our approach to ministry is also influenced by the premise of Servant-Leadership. This was a term developed in the early 70s by Robert Greenleaf. We share with you some of his ideas from his booklet, The Servant as Leader.

The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.

The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant-first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?

…Awareness is not the giver of solace – it is just the opposite. It is a disturber and an awakener. Able leaders are usually sharply awake and reasonably disturbed. They are not seekers after solace. They have their own inner serenity.

A leader must have more of an armor of confidence in facing the unknown – more than those who accept his leadership. This is partly anticipation and preparation, but it is also a very firm belief that in the stress of real life situations one can compose oneself in a way that permits the creative process to operate.

This is told dramatically in one of the great stories of the human spirit – the story of Jesus when confronted with the woman taken in adultery. In this story Jesus is seen as a man, like all of us, with extraordinary prophetic insight of the kind we all have some of. He is a leader; he has a Goal – to bring more compassion into the lives of people.

In this scene the woman is cast down before him by the mob that is challenging Jesus’ leadership. They cry, “The law says she shall be stoned, what do you say?” Jesus must make a decision, he must give the right answer, right in the situation, and one that sustains his leadership toward his goal. The situation is deliberately stressed by his challengers. What does he do?

He sits there writing in the sand – a withdrawal device. In the pressure of the moment, having assessed the situation rationally, he assumes the attitude of withdrawal that will allow creative insight to function.

He could have taken another course; he could have regaled the mob with rational arguments about the superiority of compassion over torture. A good logical argument can be made for it. What would the result have been had he taken that course?

He did not choose to do that. He chose instead to withdraw and cut the stress – right in the event itself – in order to open his awareness to creative insight. And a great one came, one that has kept the story of the incident alive for 2,000 years – ”Let him that is without sin among you cast the first stone.”

Finally, we also see our ministry work as similar to this familiar quote:

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” – Author unknown

Thank you for joining us and please enjoy this talk Rev. Deb presented on the idea of “Being of Service.”

FREE A Course in Miracles Resources


MiraclesOne in an all-volunteer ministry virtual center that offers mostly free and affordable resources to assist students in their study and practice of A Course in Miracles. 

At MiracleOne, the focus is always on practical application of ACIM, that is, learning to live it in our every day lives. We encourage the strengthening of the connection with our Inner Teacher, the Holy Spirit. We are equal partners with you on this journey to Awakening. Together, we created a world-wide community of ACIM students who join together to support each other and grow in their awareness of the Loving Presence within.
MiraclesOne is a community, a place to belong while we are “not at Home.”

Be sure to explore our entire site to find what you could use to assist you on your journey.

 

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Let’s be frank. This is a volunteer ministry. All of our ministers, facilitators and others are volunteers. They put time into creating programs and classes and events, they answer questions and phone calls, they edit videos and audios, they pay the bills and expenses that arise each month. They serve because they feel guided to do so. Would you believe we are a staff of less than a handful?

Your donation matters. It matters a lot. Your donations are needed and appreciated. So please give as you are spiritually fed by what we offer you.

We follow the words spoken in one of the Supplements to ACIM, “One rule should always be observed: No one should be turned away because he cannot pay.” We do not turn anyone away from any of our programs and services, if you need assistance, please ask.

40 Days of Light – Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday: The Peace of Easter

Happy Easter My Friends!

As you arise Easter morning, take time in meditation to celebrate your renewal. You may wish to wake up just before sunrise and allow the dawn to symbolize the light eradicating the darkness in your mind. I know I will be doing so. Set your alarm if you must. You desired peace, you wanted salvation, you practiced forgiveness and now accept Who you are.

Let me remember I am one with God, at one with all my brothers and my Self, in everlasting holiness and peace.

Today is our last Sunday in this “Lent” series.

Reference: Text, Ch. 20, II. The Gift of Lilies and Workbook Lesson 124 – Let me remember I am one with God.

If you have been spiritually fed by this series, donate today to keep these resources freely available for every ACIM student. Thank you for your support!


Namaste,
Rev. Deb

Please know we offer many free ACIM Resources on our website: www.miraclesone.org Our sole focus is on ACIM and its practice in our lives.


OUR EASTER MESSAGE

The Peace of Easter – 4/16/17

with Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps

Look on him with the new vision that looks upon the lilies and brings you joy. T-20.II.9:3

In this session, Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps share their Easter Message

Short Meditation follows.

References:
Text, Ch. 20, II. The Gift of Lilies and Lesson 124 – Let me remember I am one with God.

Recorded April 16th, 2017

40 Days of Light – Day 40

Roll the Stone Away Guided Meditation

Easter will be here in another day. I hope you have enjoyed this series. Today, I offer to you a guided meditation called “Roll the Stone Away.”

“Ask but my help to roll the stone away, and it is done according to His Will.” C-ep.2:3

Use this 20 minute guided meditation to practice rolling the stone of fear away from your holy mind with the help of Jesus. In releasing the old thoughts, the light will dawn within your mind and you will experience a new perspective. Inspired by the Easter passages in A Course in Miracles.

See the audio below.

If you have been spiritually fed by this series, donate today to keep these resources freely available for every ACIM student. Thank you for your support!

 

 

Namaste,
Rev. Deb

P.S. Join with me to share your thoughts as well. You can use our Practical Application Facebook Group to share your thoughts, musings, miracles, fears, loves or whatever comes to mind during the series. You can see previous days by going to www.40daysoflight.org.

Please know we offer many free ACIM Resources on our website: www.miraclesone.org Our sole focus is on ACIM and its practice in our lives.

Roll the Stone Away Meditation

Click on the 3 vertical dots on player to download the file.

Thoughts on Lesson 28


Thoughts on Lesson 28

“Above all else I want to see—differently”

I do not want to see or experience anything or anyone from the past. I want to open my mind to the present. When I focus on the past and only the past, I cannot see at all. How can I when the dark veil of the past is hiding the truth from me?

I do wish to make this commitment as it is a commitment to moving beyond what the ego has taught me to what Holy Spirit can teach me about myself and about God.

This morning I had certain memories of people I have known appear in my mind. These were not “good” memories. These were people who I had believed harmed me in some way. Yet this was in the past. How do I know them now? Even if one of the occurrences were only several months ago? How can I know that they are still the same bitter person? Isn’t that my assumption? Am I seeing this person as they are now in the present with God? No, I am seeing only the false. I am seeing my attack thoughts. I am seeing the grand wall of separation. This wall of separation can be demolished by remembering “Above all else I want to see differently.”

Peace,
Rev. Deb

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