My last Friday Message from Baltimore ..
Ok, it’s Saturday – my laptop is set up on a TV tray. I am surrounded
by boxes and paper and bits and pieces that didn’t go on the truck
yesterday. It started out as a sad morning as I found myself making
food for 3 cats when I now only have two. Beautiful Bella is gone.
As I said my final goodbye to Bella, I also got a very clear
realization that this was the end of Baltimore. She came into my life
just a few months after I got here, and she left just as I am. Bella’s
passing helped me to cry, not only for her, but for everyone that I
already miss. Her final gift to me was helping me express my sadness
for the leaving the life I had created here.
Yet, even in the sadness the sun is shining, and cool air is coming
through the screen door. Romy is playing in the packing paper pile
making me laugh. My coffee tastes very good. The whirl-a-wind of
sorting, packing, cleaning, making arrangements for my new life is
winding down. A lot of love has been shared in the past couple of
weeks, and I’ve gotten awesome confirmations that I’ve made a difference
Thirty years ago, my teacher, Rev. Helen Street, and my practitioner
classmates were sitting in a restaurant after class. As usual, our
class conversations continued. Helen was sharing a bit of Emma Curtis
Hopkins’ teaching that said something about our true name being
emblazoned across our foreheads. She asked us what ours was. The first
word that popped into my mind was TRUST. I remember her clapping,
laughing and saying she could see it.
At a deeper level ‘trusting’ means surrendering. I had to let go of my
stories, feelings, possessions, people, and my ideas of how I believed
life should be.
I decided to create a new ‘word’ for this time period. I chose
Beloved. OMG! What an amazing experience I’ve had. From getting a
part time job and learning to live with a very small income, flying
across the country to interview with the Eureka Center, finding out that
my birth mother loved me which changed everything I thought I knew
about my birth story … and that she had lived in Eureka when I was with
her, to getting accepted as the new pastor of the Eureka Center and
realizing I was making plans to go home! WOW! What an amazing
adventure! And it’s not over yet!
All because, in the face of seeming challenges, I Trusted and moved into
the consciousness of The Beloved. The past seven months have proven
that the Science of Mind really works and taken me even further into the
Religion of the Heart. I am so grateful!
Where in your life do you need to Trust more? Just do it – you’ll be amazed.
I’m leaving Monday to drive across country with my cats. If you’ve
felt inspired by my messages and would like to add to my Travel Fund,
please use my PayPal account – firstname.lastname@example.org. My car, cats and I thank you!
I open my heart and my mind to trust the Infinite Intelligence that is
this universe. This Infinite Intelligence is in the Great Heart and so
am I. We are all part of the One.
I now declare I have the consciousness of Trusting. I let go of my
stories of fear, lack and limitation, in my physical being, my way of
working in the world, my relationships and my finances. The Universe
already knows what I desire – so I get out of Loves way and let it do
Its work. I surrender to my greater good.
I celebrate - I am grateful for everything. I release these words knowing they are so, and so it is.