God goes with you wherever you go. There is nothing that is not God. Our belief in separateness is the cause of all distress, all fear, all doubt. The following excerpt from LESSON 41 of A Course in Miracles describes this beautifully.

God goes with me wherever I go.

Today’s idea will eventually overcome completely the sense of loneliness and abandonment all separated ones experience. Depression is an inevitable consequence of separation. So are anxiety, worry, a deep sense of helplessness, misery, suffering and intense fear of loss.

The separated ones have invented many ‘cures’ for what they believe to be “the ills of the world.” But the one thing they do not do is to question the reality of the problem. Yet its effects cannot be cured because the problem is not real. The idea for today has the power to end all this foolishness forever. And foolishness it is, despite the serious and tragic forms it may take.

Deep within you is everything that is perfect, ready to radiate through you and out into the world. It will cure all sorrow and pain and fear and loss because it will heal the mind that thought these things were real, and suffered out of the allegiance to them.

You can never be deprived of your perfect holiness because its Source goes with you wherever you go. You can never suffer because the Source of all joy goes with you wherever you go. Nothing can destroy your peace of mind because God goes with you wherever you go.

Now, I’d like to share a few words from Louise Hay that would seem to have been inspired by the above concept. You can repeat these to yourself first thing upon awakening, before going to sleep and whenever the need arises.

Deep at the centre of my being is an infinite well of Love. I now allow this Love to flow to the surface. It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied. The more love I use and give the more I have to give. The supply is endless. The use of love makes me feel good. It is an expression of my inner joy. . . . I love myself therefore: I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I Am free. I love myself: therefore I live totally in the now experiencing each moment as good; for I Am a child of the Universe and the Universe lovely takes care of me now and forevermore and so it is.

I wish you joy, happiness and laughter always,
John

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After a sojourn in the wilderness, Peace Pilgrim walked again in the streets of a city that had been her home for awhile. It was 1:00 p.m. She saw hundreds of neatly-dressed people with pale or painted faces hurrying in rather orderly lines to and from their places of employment. She walked amongst them in her faded shirt and well-worn slacks. The rubber soles of her soft canvas shoes moved noiselessly beside the clatter of trim, tight shoes with high heels. In the poorer sections of town she was tolerated. In the wealthier sections some glances seemed a bit startled, others disdainful.

On both sides of the walkers were displayed the things which could be bought if people were willing to stay in the orderly lines, day after day, year after year. Some of these things were more or less useful, others not – some had a claim to beauty, others were garishly ugly. Thousands of things were displayed – and yet the most valuable things were missing. Freedom was not displayed, nor health, nor happiness, nor peace of mind.

Peace Pilgrim was, of her choice, a penniless wanderer for 28 years. Her pilgrimage was her retirement project and she walked on the endless energy of inner peace. Earlier in life she realized making money was easy, but not necessarily satisfying.

In the nearly 30 years since she died the forms of the things we can buy if we decide to stay in the orderly lines year after year have changed. Still, some are more or less useful and others are not.

Is it time leave the orderly lines and risk being looked upon disdainfully? Is it time to march to a different drummer? Is it time to acknowledge that the most important things in life are free – health, peace and happiness – and readily available should we choose for them.

What will your choice be? I wish you freedom, peace, health and happiness.

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In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

 

In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

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We become what we believe. The state of the world reflects our collective beliefs.

The power of love will ultimately overcome the love of power in this world and peace will prevail. Physical violence will stop. Psychological violence will take a little longer, but it too shall melt away. Peace will prevail. Inner peace is our natural state. Unfortunately in many of us it is obscured by a perceptual blanket of false and negative beliefs.

We share the same planet but we all live in different worlds. What you see is different from what I see. What we each see is not delivered from some outer source, independent of our choice. No, what we see is a direct result of the lens of perception we each choose.

Our individual experiences reflect our deeper beliefs. If we choose to see violence, hatred and war, we invite these scenarios into our lives. If we choose to see gentleness, love and peace we shall in time experience a world reflecting these chosen perceptions.

I received an email a couple of days ago from a Zen monk living alone in a redwood forest near Santa Cruz, California. He found me on the internet by doing a google search for ‘World Peace is Inevitable’. Here’s part of what he wrote:

I’ve greatly enjoyed reading your endorsement of the fact that world peace is inevitable. A few of the organizations I’m involved with here in the States as well as in Europe are beginning a global movement to spread the phrase “World Peace Is Inevitable,” and I figured I’d email you to tell you about it. 

Here’s some interesting information that you may not have been aware of: If you google the phrase in quotes “World Peace Is Inevitable,” there will be about 435,000 results that come up initially. However, this is extraordinarily misleading. If you click on page 10 of the results, you will see that in fact there are only 85 to 90 worldwide uses of the phrase on the internet. 

Now, if you google in quotes the phrase “the world is going to end,” there are 226,000,000 world wide uses of the phrase on the internet. I think we can both agree that this royally sucks!

So what we are doing is beginning to write the phrase on money bills, creating t-shirts, stickers, and encouraging people on the internet to use the phrase as much as possible. We are connecting with university students in Europe and here in the States and getting a lot of students on board for this world wide movement. 

Over the years when I’ve spoken about the inevitability of world peace I’ve more often than not received responses such as, ‘We’ve always had war and always will have.’ When we think and speak in such a way we are not acknowledging the immense power we have to affect change. If we all think that way, war is what we’ll get. There’s an expression that says, “If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Likewise, if you always think how you’ve always thought, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. We are the creators. Our collective expectations do, in fact, shape this world in which we live. Change our thoughts, beliefs and expectations and the world around us changes. It’s as simple as that.

I invite you to join this monk, Billy Guilfoyle, and me and a growing group of people worldwide who embrace a brighter future for humanity and this planet. The future is our choice. Let’s jump on the Peace Train together and recognize that peace in ourselves, in our families, in our communities, in our countries and in the world is not only possible, it is inevitable. The timing is up to us. Let’s share the dream!

 Peace,

John

I’ve pasted below the YouTube Video Billy made:

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“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

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Much of my work—in writing, in public speaking, in workshops and even on the radio—is about encouraging people to fulfil their unique missions in life. Michael Jackson left behind an amazing legacy of music. Heal the World is still one of my favourite songs. It continues to fire me up when I listen to it. Michael Jackson fulfilled his mission. Have you fulfilled yours?

 

I love the words from the back of Richard Bach’s beautiful little book, Illusions, ‘Here’s a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.’

 

Each of us is here for a reason and a season. With rare exceptions, we don’t know when the season is up. So there is no better time than now to reflect on whether you have completed the work you came here to do. Have you fulfilled your divine mission?

 

Are you living the life you deeply long for? Are you being the change you want to see in the world? In living by society’s conventions have you closed off some unique dream you might have or can you finally shed that conditioning and truly live the life you deeply long for? Does it really matter what anyone else thinks?

 

Have you resolved any longstanding negativity you may feel towards any other person or towards yourself? These feelings ultimately only harm you and rob you of perfect health and unlimited creative energy.

 

Have you fulfilled every wish you have deeply held or at least have you released any wish that is no longer relevant, without a trace of regret?

 

Have you contacted the loved ones—mother or father, son or daughter, sister or brother or old friend—you have taken for granted and told them how much you love them?

 

Have life’s knocks and tragedies closed off your heart or can you, as Oriah Mountain Dreamer so eloquently wrote, ‘..stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the moon, “Yes.”’

 

There are those who know and do not do. Be one who knows and does. In doing so you free up the unlimited energy of inner peace and you shine ever more brightly. And remember, such actions are in no way selfish. Your example and your shining allow and inspire others to do the same. That’s why we’re here. Go for it. Fulfil your mission and live your legacy. ‘Heal the world we live in. Save it for our children.’

 

Blessings,

John

 

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