If we have always been One with God, why must we see this fact anew, now? Our Oneness is as elusive as this world is illusory. Let's continue to practice attentiveness anyway. Each time we catch a glimpse of our real connection to each other and God, we feel safe, at peace and complete. This feeling, when expressed to others, fosters peace in them as well. The world is healed by the acknowledgment that we are One. If seeing our Oneness makes us peaceful, why don't we hang on to this idea? Do we really favor agitation? There is no satisfactory ...
If we have always been One with God, why must we see this fact anew, now? Our Oneness is as elusive as this world is illusory. Let’s continue to practice attentiveness anyway. Each time we catch a glimpse of our real connection to each other and God, we feel safe, at peace and complete. This feeling, when expressed to others, fosters peace in them as well. The world is healed by the acknowledgment that we are One.
If seeing our Oneness makes us peaceful, why don’t we hang on to this idea? Do we really favor agitation? There is no satisfactory explanation. The ego isn’t logical and it’s at fault. What we can be sure of is that any feeling we harbor that isn’t peace has not been fostered by the Holy Spirit. If our assignment is to heal the wold, we’d better figure out how to stay in touch with the Holy Spirit. This isn’t all that hard. A simple request for It’s presence to be known is all we’re asked to do.
MY CONTRIBUTION TO HEALING THE WORLD RESTS IN MY DECISION TO SE THE SPIRIT EVERYWHERE TODAY.
Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course, Karen Casey Ph.D
If joy and peace are natural feelings, why do we feel fear and anger so frequently and easily? The culprit is ego. It likes to keep us in it’s power; it relishes the separateness it makes us feel. Our vulnerability is always exposed when the ego is in control.
How do we find natural joy and peace? The Course says we don’t have to look for them. They are present when we are open to the love of the Holy Spirit. There is only one choice we ever need to make, and that’s whether to rely on the ego or the Holy Spirit regarding the many details of our lives.
This seems almost too simple. In fact, those among us who have been students for a while say it is simple. Life is only difficult when the ego is leading. Otherwise, it flows smoothly, free of barriers, making us happy and serene every step of the way.
Why would we ever choose to follow the ego when the Holy Spirit is just as close? We’ll never have a definite answer. We don’t really need one. Just being aware of our inclination to follow one rather than the other may keep us on the safer course.
IF I’M NOT JOYFUL TODAY, I HAVE TAKEN THE WRONG PATH.
I DON’T HAVE TO STAY ON IT, HOWEVER. Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course, Karen Casey Ph.D
The day will start off with Judy Richter doing chair massage & essential oils; Rose Morra doing Healing Touch; toe reading; Rev. Rebecca Brown will be there from Spirit Light Rising; and Lori Kressel with her Spiritual Ties. Karen Casey will have her books there for sale and will be signing books before and after she speaks. There will be something for everyone! Like us on FaceBook to get additional updates @ “Karen Casey Luncheon & Workshop” page.
The Main Course
Being Who You Are! Authentic & Whole
Karen Casey, Ph.D will explain how to enhance your journey, today and every day by Releasing your fears, Speaking your truth, and Giving up our Codependency. Through the principles of a Course in Miracles combined with other spiritual pathways we will find our purpose NOW!
Casey, a native of Indiana, began her own recovery in Minneapolis, MN, in 1974, in the rooms of Al-Anon. She attended her first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in May of 1976. She has been sober and a “double winner” since that time. She began her professional life as a third grade elementary teacher in Lafayette, IN, after graduating from Purdue University. After three years, she moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1964, with her first husband. She continued to teach elementary for another 5 years and then in 1971, pursued a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Minnesota where she taught in the General College. Following graduation, in 1979, she went to work for Hazelden Foundation in their publishing division. Over the next dozen years she rose to the position of Publisher and Vice President. It was while working at Hazelden, that she began
her “second career” as a writer, a passion she had nurtured since childhood. Her first book:
EACH DAY A NEW BEGINNING: DAILY MEDITATIONS FOR WOMEN,
was published by Hazelden in 1982. It was the first book ever published specifically for women in recovery. Since the publication of that first book,
which has sold more than 3 million copies, Casey has published another 23 books and her 25th book, a memoir, is underway. Casey served as a Trustee on the Hazelden Foundation Board for nine years. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work in the field of addictions,
including being chosen as A Woman of Distinction by the Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity in 2001 and America Honors Recovery Award in 2007.
Along with writing books and keeping current with her blog which can be assessed on her website, Casey devotes her time to developing workshop presentations based on her many books. She has lectured and offered workshops in Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada and throughout this
country too. Working with others in the many 12 step meetings she attends weekly is a passion as compelling as her passion for writing. She says her commitment to “spreading the word” is what she feels born to do. Relationships, and how to make them more peaceful, fruitful and joyful are at the core of the work that Casey is devoted to. Her primary concern is that people feel too dis-empowered to make the changes, personally and
collectively, that can make this world a better place for all of us to inhabit. Her body of work currently is focused on helping people change how they see their role in the relationships that have attracted them in order for them to willingly see what they might do different in those relationships.
See her website for more information, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.