Miracles News

July-September, 2018

The Chronic & Critical Illness Support Group

by Rev. Maria Kingsley, O.M.C.

Maria KingsleyHave you ever thought: How on earth am I ever going to change my mind about this illness when it is so painful, so debilitating, so strongly impacting my life? How can I say that this is not real, it does not exist, it is just illusion?

In The Chronic and Critical Illness Group we talk about these topics and offer ways to see things from a different perspective.
For example, last month (we meet by teleconference once a month on the first Sunday) we talked about “How can I accept that I have decided to have this illness?” 

This seems to be where a lot of people just walk away and can’t go on to accept that there is a decision that they have made to avoid a worse fate than this illness. And yet, we have to look beyond our body, our current physical situation to find within ourselves the event that was unacceptable to us that we moved away from it, and we need the Help of the Holy Spirit for this.

For example, as a child we may have been so upset over our parents’ fighting and criticizing but we didn’t realize that it was their choice based on their beliefs. Without this understanding a child’s mind decides it is their fault … “I am bad, I am the reason they are not loving me. I need to try harder. They are supposed to love me. If they don’t love me, then it must be my fault. I did something wrong, and I have to try harder to get their love. This must be true because I don’t understand how else it could be.”

So we find something that either gets a compliment or some negative attention. We repeat this over and over again until it becomes our ‘truth.’ We don’t believe anything else will bring the desired results. When we blame ourselves, we can’t imagine that we deserve better results, better health, better worthiness, better love because we don’t realize our parents behavior was their acting out their beliefs. 

For a child who has lost the sense of their loving Essence, there seem to be no alternatives. The child has to find his way in a confusing world full of hardship, sorrow, pain, and difficulty. Our small mind tries to make sense of this nonsensical world, but we never can.

So, it is helpful to talk to someone who can find our error in our thinking. We continue to walk around with this world view because this energy will play out what we believe in our lives.

Or we can go within and ask the Holy Spirit what needs correction. As we recognize the thread that leads us to our childish assumptions and silly errors, we may experience guilt and horror because we can’t understand that anyone could forgive us, that anyone would still like us, let alone love us.

Yet we are here to help each other do just that. We need each other to see the Love, the Light, the Beauty that resides in every person and in every thing because God has placed it there. And it cannot be removed. It is permanent, guaranteed and unchangeable. We grow through relationships with our brothers and sisters.

There is a way to get past our blocked perceptions. In our monthly meetings, we help each other understand, at least in concept, how to find another way to see our situation. We bring not just Course passages to mind, but also suggest other authors who have experienced similar difficulties and have shared ways they used to move beyond the hardships with the help of the Holy Spirit and the principles of A Course In Miracles.

We also talk to anyone who would like one-on-one help by connecting in various ways — email, phone, Skype, or in person. There is no charge and no obligation. It is confidential, and there is no judgment.  We are here to forgive and see the Light in each other. We share our loving thoughts and our experiences. We want to help you heal your mind; that in turn has a powerful effect on the body. The body is a mind reader, and like a computer, it reads what it is programmed to do. And we look at what program you have accepted as the only one, and bring it to the Light.

We come together to correct the old program we have accepted as children, or from our world around us, and replace the old lessons with what we receive from Divine Wisdom, from the Holy Spirit, from our Higher Self, or from the Divine Universe … there is only One Divine Realm, and that is our Home.

We want to help you remember Home.

You don’t need to be terminally ill or in chronic pain to join us. These discussions are for everyone who is trying to gain insights into living in this ego world. There is another world beyond this one and we can get there any time, and under difficult or better circumstances.

We would welcome you wholeheartedly.

The link is on the Pathways of Light website. Or contact me, Maria Kingsley and I’ll send you the phone number to call. We also record the discussions and I’ll be happy to send you links to any one of them.

Help is available, and all you have to do is ask.

Rev. Maria Kingsley is a Pathways of Light minister living in Tucson, Arizona. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  520-780-0170 P.O. Box 35122 Tucson, AZ 85740

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