NCADD Phoenix Presents [caption id="attachment_363" align="alignleft" width="150"] Karen Casey[/caption] Caring for the Caregiver Karen Casey, Ph.D. Maintaining our peace of mind while helping others find their way on the path to healing and wholeness, is a must. Practical suggestions and tools for becoming the peaceful healer is the substance of this workshop. Participants will leave with a sense of hope, for themselves and their client. Karen Casey is a motivational speaker and lecturer, and the nationally acclaimed bestselling author of 26 inspirational books, including "Each Day a New Beginning", "Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment", "Peace A Day At A Time", and "Keepers of the Wisdom". Her ...
“One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.”
–ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH
Life is a series of payments. The common expression “What goes around, comes around” is a truth that governs each of our lives. As women and as members of the human family, we have received untold “payments” from others. On occasion, the payment may not have been one we’d have chosen for ourselves. It takes the distance of time to realize that our payments are meant for our good. And we can share the goodness; in fact, we need to share the goodness with one another. If we give to another the joy given to us, if we give to another the understanding given to us, if we give to another the friendship given to us, we will be ready to receive more in kind.
YOU AND I MEET TODAY TO MAKE PAYMENTS. I WILL RECEIVE YOURS GLADLY.
Change the mind and the behavior follows.
Not one of us feels loving every minute. Even when we have been students of the COURSE for a long time, we are prone to behavior that embarrasses us at times. Why can’t we change, once and for all? Actually, we can. That’s the path we are on. We simply haven’t arrived at the destination yet. In the meantime, we can take every chance we get to change our thoughts of attack to thoughts of love or forgiveness.
In some situations, it seems easier to change our behavior than our minds. For instance, when arguing with a friend, we may be certain we are right. But we don’t have to yell or pout. We may keep our opinion, in fact, and our friend can keep theirs. It doesn’t matter really. And that’s what we come to understand. None of these difference really matter. They are nothing more than vehicles for learning what is real, what is important.
The quiet mind knows the only truth that matters. We will visit that place more frequently now. Our behavior will signal the change in us.
I MAY HOPE TO CHANGE SOMEONE ELSE BY MY ACTIONS TODAY.
THAT’S FOLLY. ALL I CAN CHANGE IS MY MIND AND
MY DESIRE TO CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE.
“’I can’t help it’….that’s what we all say when
we don’t want to exert ourselves.”
Irresponsible behavior is not unfamiliar to us. Passivity is equally familiar. In the past, excusing ourselves of all responsibility prevented us from being blamed. We have learned that it also prevented us from feeling worthy, from fulfilling our potential, from feeling the excitement that comes with achievement.
Our fear of failure helped us to be irresponsible. We may still fear failure, but the program offers us an antidote. We can’t fail is we have turned our lives over to our higher power. We will be shown the way to proceed. Our fellow travelers have messages for us that will smooth our path.
I HAVE CHOSEN RECOVERY. I HAVE ALREADY SAID, ‘I CAN HELP IT.’
I WILL CELEBRATE THAT I AM TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY LIFE TODAY