I have exciting news which I want to share with you, not just because of my enthusiasm, but also to stay accountable!
A number of lifetimes ago, part of my daily spiritual practice was to blog daily about Spirit (God, The Great Mystery, etc.) – and I did so for 598 days! I named the blog “You, Me, and Spirit.”
During those years, I was married, I lived in the environs of the city of Phoenix and then we moved to Paradise, also known as, Sedona. My then-husband Roger, and I were forging a small business, striving to grow our consciousness, and be of service.
Many things have changed since those days, but Spirit is timeless and constant. I’ve decided that while my writings are about ten years old, they still have plenty of relevance all these years later, and I have been inspired to share them in the form of an e-book (probably two volumes).
So now I’ve added to my daily spiritual practice reviewing and editing at least one blog post per day. Yes, it could take a l-o-n-g time to publish at that rate, but (1) it’s better than zero per day which is where I was at when I told myself “When I have a big chunk to time to work on it…”, and (2) the fact that it’s now a part of my daily spiritual practice means in and of itself, it’s meaningful. Still, I AM eager to get it published, and since I really do enjoy reading each post and pausing to be reminded of Spirit, it’s easy to go through more than one per day. So, keep a look out before summer 2019 to see an announcement of its publication.
And don’t hesitate to ask me how the project is going, as it will bolster my commitment to myself and Spirit. In the meanwhile, if you’d like to read some short ones written during this month 10 (ten) years ago (!), see below.
January 4, 2009
I went to a Unity service this morning. The minister was just back from a trip to Ecuador where he has a second home. He said that throughout all his travels around the world over the years, whether for the Marine Corps or church business, he had always felt protected. This last trip was different.
Joel told of his adventures, in the comical way that he so well does. And in the end, the message was he needed to “stay poised in the Christ Mind.” With working so much before his trip, he had not taken care of the state of his soul, and his outer world reflected it.
The message was apropos, since I’ve been praying for peace of mind regardless of what is going on in the outside world. I’m developing a peace that will “deal with all things in my life with equanimity.” I’m told that eventually this will lead to Nirvana – sounds good to me!
I cannot access the Kingdom when I’m out of sync with Source. So, I continue to pray, seek guidance, and develop the kind of consciousness that allows me to deal with all the vicissitudes of life in a peaceful way.
Gift from Spirit
January 13, 2009
This poem started materializing in my right brain as I lay in bed this morning debating whether to get up and start the day or hang out underneath the warm flannel sheets.
I don’t think I’ve written a poem since learning haiku in elementary school (I’m 53 now!), so this is an astounding occurrence for me. It could only have originated from Spirit.
In the wee hours of the morning as I lay in bed
I listen for messages from God
I so yearn to be at peace, hear God’s guidance, and be led.
Morning is a special time for serenity and peace
In prayer and meditation I find
It’s the opportune space for the connection that I seek.
As I go about my day focused on God, life goes well
I’m never far from Source or my good
Walking with Spirit, being in my heart, I choose to dwell.
– Joyce S. Kaye
January 23, 2009
These are exciting times, full of great, transformative change, personally and globally.
And, I find myself in limbo (Rog too).
I don’t know what business work to pursue, projects to engage in, or relationships to put my energy into. So, my recent days have largely consisted of doing some eBay work, researching, reading, relaxing, and, of course, spiritual practice. Let’s not forget coffee and meaningful conversation times with Rog too! Believe it or not, I feel at peace.
I may not be sure of what the next step is, but I am sure that if I keep my focus and connection on God, guidance will follow. God knows and shows me the way to and through everything in my life. God will lead me, I will follow – I’m up for the dance!
The Illusion of Judgement
January 31, 2009
“It is necessary for the teacher of God to realize, not that he should not judge, but that he cannot. In giving up judgment, he is merely giving up what he did not have. He gives up an illusion; or better, he has an illusion of giving up.” – A Course in Miracles – Manual for Teachers, page 27.2.1-3
Lately, it seems that words of wisdom about judgment abound – so obviously it’s time for me to learn and move forward on this issue in my life. This time around, the lesson actually feels gentler…
I cannot judge anything or anyone because I can never know all the details of a situation or a person’s life. Just trying to imagine – let alone know – all facts past, present, and yes, even future, is impossible as a human being, not to mention exhausting! It is a great burden.
Now why would I want to give myself such a task as well as subject a situation or person to such an impossible way of my trying to make a decision? I’d only be doing it if I were insane, which when I’m in my ego, that is my mind’s state.
So, I gratefully lay down this illusion that exacts such a cost to me and my relationships. With that, I can happily and surely follow God’s guidance, knowing that it is only God who knows the whole story, including that each of us is guiltless and without sin.