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 here.
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.