Friday, April 17, 2009


I remember a student I had years ago in Hawai’i, who during a discussion said: “When one uses the word “but” in a sentence, something on either side of it is a lie.” When this sentence comes back to me, I have to think about it for awhile, and I always realize it has some spiritual truth in it.

Here’s an example: “I want to go on the trip with you but I don’t have the money.”

Here are some possibilities of what is being said: The person has the money and doesn’t want to go on the trip. The person doesn’t really want to go on the trip, and doesn’t have the money anyway. The person wants to go on the trip and wants you to pay for it. The person wants to go on the trip, doesn’t have the money at the moment, and isn’t willing to do what’s necessary to acquire the money. The “lie” is that the person lives in a limited universe.

For me, the use of the word “but” is a signal that the speaker is going to argue for their limitations. Many of us do this, including me!! The Truth is, we live in an unlimited universe. The only limits we experience are ones we accept for ourselves and our world. In our teaching anything is possible if we believe. I personally know that if I really want to do something, everything necessary to do that shows up.

Notice when you argue for your limitations – are you being honest with yourself? With your Self?


Today I remind myself of an essential Truth: There is only God – the One Life that is the source and substance of all there is – including me.

I now choose to set up a “witness” in my mind to gently, and with humour, remind me of when I am arguing for my limitations. In Truth there are none, and this is where I choose to be. I declare I am living in an unlimited Reality filled with creative potential. I open my heart and mind to my authenticity. I tell the Truth. I am filled with Love and Light. I know nothing is impossible to those who believe!

The desires of my heart are now manifest. This is good, very good. I am so grateful for this teaching, for being able to recognize when I am off track, to be able to bring myself back to Centre with ease. I am living in Grace.

I release these words to the Law of Mind, knowing they are already done. And so it is.