Playing With Words: Heaven is Here!

Many years ago, there was a wonderful yoga teacher named Lilias on PBS. She used to talk about taking a ‘minute vacation.’ What do you conjure up when you hear this phrase? Maybe you see a sunny beach, or a quiet green meadow, or an amusement park or a playing field....

Playing With Words: Gratitude

Today I Walk in Gratitude Imagine if you wake up and the first thought you have is, “Wow! How grateful I am to begin this day!” And then imagine that each time you meet someone you think to yourself, “How grateful I am to be with this person. I know s/he has a lot to...

Playing With Words: Formula For Happiness

Do You Have A Formula For Happiness? Today we are up to F in our travel through the alphabet and the word that popped out of the dictionary at me is ‘formula’. I love this word - it has so many rich ideas within it. Let’s be creative today with this word. What comes...

Playing With Words: Extraordinary

Extraordinary I had an extraordinary experience early this spring. It was a lovely warm morning and I stepped out onto my deck to water my plants. An empty pot which I had left on the railing from the previous winter caught my eye. I noticed an almost imperceptible...

Playing With Words: What’s in Your Dreams?

What’s in Your Dreams? We’re up to the letter D so today’s word is ‘dreaming.’ Dreaming is what many of us do when we are sleeping. We may have happy dreams, we may have scary dreams. We may have jumbled up dreams. Do you dream in color or remember a certain odor or...

Playing With Words: When Catastrophe Strikes!

When Catastrophe Strikes! Our word today, fittingly so I think, is catastrophe. That certainly would be a good description for a number of events that have happened recently. In fact, it seems as if there is a catastrophe occurring somewhere in the world regularly....

Playing With Words: Balance Your Seesaw!

Balance Your Seesaw! Today's word is ‘balance’ So, what do we think of when we think of the word balance? What immediately comes to mind for me is the image of balancing on a tightrope or a bicycle. “Uh, this is a little scary, am I going in the right direction or am...

Playing With Words! Accomplish

Let's Accomplish Something Great! To start off with, i chose the word ‘accomplish’. So, what do you think of when you hear the word accomplish? I hear people use the word referring to something they've achieved in their lives. For instance, they've accomplished...

Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility

As a new Course in Miracles student (only studying for 10 years), i had great difficulty with the idea of taking responsibility for my own perception of people and situations. My daughter was a teen-ager at the time and we were having huge communication problems,...