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Hi! Welcome to the Joy of Miracles.

To write is to uncover, to unhide, to bring to light, and express what is within. To share is the end of all private thoughts, all shame, all guilt, all pain and separation. Here is all Joy found at last! Writing helps us to repeat, focus, choose, and remember ideas. The purpose of this writing is healing for all of us.

This blog is inspired by "A Course in Miracles"and The Work of Byron Katie. You are invited to share your comments by clicking on the word "comment" at the end of each post. If you scroll way down there's a little info about me and also an archive of past writing you can view by clicking on the title. Thanks so much for visiting...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

i am the bird

what would you give to your friend today?

oh oh oh a sense of fullness
of life
of joy
of security
of peace

then first you must find it in yourself...

who would you be without
a thought of lack?

i would be
the bird
that flies
that soars
so happily
and freely
and chirps and bounces
from branch
to branch
without effort

i would be the wind
flowing over the whole world
touching everyone
and everything
so gently

them of the tenderness
they have forgotten in the moment

i would bring the scents of the flowers
from far away right into their noses
and wake them up
to the delicious and luscious
perfume of each moment

i would be the bee
so furry
and weightless
hovering among millions
and millions of scarlet poppies
all calling and inviting me

for me
to come

and vibrating into the eardrums of five year old children

offering honey to your mouth
on that warm piece of toast
as you start your day

as you take your first bite
of this morning

the Sun warming my wings
as i rise above the clouds

those soft clouds of nothing
but moisture
that nourishes the whole universe
and disappears
to show that's all that ever was

yes i am the bird
flying everywhere
and seeing all things
just as beautiful and lovely
as they truly are...


Saturday, January 29, 2011


Put no limits on God,
on me,
on Jesus

on what i can do through you

on what you can do

or you but imprison me.

What i can do through you
is for you

but never
for you

Let me
Allow me
to be one with you

allow our hands and feet
and thoughts
to work in union--
not opposition

i am the dearest life
you will ever know

deny me not
the Love I offer you,
the freedom
to love,
to cry tears of pure joy.

i offer you
hold out to you in every moment

deny me not your open hand
your open mind

close not your mind
to things you know not of

allow impossibilities to be
for you

your wisdom
is hidden from you

acknowledge this
and you are free to accept
my clear vision
my sobriety

the Oneness
you long for in every moment

here it is
there is nothing to do
but listen...

Monday, January 24, 2011

the return to playfulness

the return to playfulness

turn your head
look at your thoughts/things/you
upside down
from underneath
from behind

what would the space look like if you weren't there?

where did you come from?
what's under you?
what's in that direction
you're not looking?

whose watching you?
what do they see?
from the outside looking inward,
what do you see?
how deep can you go?
how long are you willing to stay

in the deep well
of Yourself?

in this moment only,
no past,
no future,
who are you?

how do you know?

where do your thoughts come from?

what else exists
that we don't see?

invisible power!

what is it?

what if you played
as if
it was everything
every where
there is....

play (with) fullness
re turn

and again
and again
and again

remember the dizziness of a child

everything you ever wanted!

there is nothing you could ever need
or want
that is not already in your mind

whatever you think you want
whatever you think you lack
is already in your mind

how else could you think of it?

its actually that thing/that part of you
that you have denied
are not aware of
that is calling you

calling to you
to listen
to hear it
to meet it
once again

to be aware of it
of your Love
your infinite nature
your endlessness
your openness
your spaciousness
that extends from you
and includes everything

it wants to remind you
of all you are
to tell you the truth you forgot

there is nothing that you could possibly ever want
that you do not already have

everything you have ever wanted
is in your mind

grace is when you stop denying this
and accept that you lack nothing

you need nothing
because you are everything

everything that lives
is your life

Serenity is in your mind
when it is not denied
and even when it is--
it still remains
serene as ever,
for you to gaze upon

the truth about everything
is in your mind

all you have to do
is listen

all answers
all joy
all abundance
the big picture
all possible perspectives
are within your mind

everything you could ever want
already rushes through your veins
already carries you over the sidewalk
already waits beside your pillow at night
already smiles on your every learning
and has great joy at your every tiny step!

your Parent loves you more than you can know
She is your greatest joy
your Life
your only possible

your destiny
your mind

Monday, January 17, 2011

what are you?

"i have given everything i see all the meaning it has for me. "

looking out the window
at a tall pine swaying in the breeze...

i do not know what you are

what are you?

i am a house
a fence
a wooden block
a toy car
a fire to keep you warm
a fire to clear acres of land

i am oxygen
and Christmas decorations
a scent for your closet
a scent to fill your lungs in the breeze on a hike

i'm a cabin in the olden days
a boat
a tepee
a shelter
fuel to cook your food

i am the soil
a home for birds and squirrels, insects
and creeping slimy and rough organisms of all kinds

i keep deer alive in the winter
give aspirin to dull your pain
my turpentine serves artists and mechanics
and all kinds of uses

i am toothpicks to clean your teeth
pick up sticks
and bird nests
tree houses
Saturday afternoon projects bonding
sons and dads

dog houses
scout projects
old skiis
on and on and on...

wood carvers the world over
the plaque on your wall
that holds your sacred words
the frame around your art
and your children and your friends

what are you
i ask
and again
and again

there is no end

of ways
to be
of service
to the whole

we ask
to ourselves

what are you?

we would


and stay open

to all



what are you?

just listen....

all day
just listen,

the answer
be given

the Universe
share your joy
your service


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

the hole in the veil

is the way through

the hole in the veil

the wholeness
in the midst of thoughts
of scarcity/defenses

i need not beat away
one idea

welcome, concept,
into my parlour

thank you for sharing
your entire existence
with me

i'm no longer afraid of you

i see i just wanted
to converse
with you awhile

my tale of woe
is just that,
a story i dreamed up

i would no longer
my imagination

i see i did not imagine
my Self

i cannot uncreate
what i did not create

only sleep could imagine such a thing

a sleeping eye
has no effect whatsoever
on the Sun

afraid of nothing,
welcomes everything

no harm possible

Thursday, January 6, 2011

i love you, teacher

a baby's head
thuds on the floor
after sailing through the air
from the table

no accidents

this one is for you, Joy
a perfect baby
perfectly for you

find your patience, Joy
find your truth

who are you in this deluge of guilt?
lost in the storm of sadness,
of tragedy

i forgot i was not the actress in this play

baby's head
i believed a fault
a cause of misery
for me
and you
and all the world

is now the star
a baby's head--dented
is exactly what it is

no amount of war
will ever turn back time

and loving what is
joins me with it

amazing boy!
i killed him in my mind,

but look!

he is still
running free

and now
with me


thank you thank you thank you
dearest baby boy
i love you, teacher

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I have been a student of A Course in Miracles since 1986. It has helped me tremendously to be a happier person by helping me change my perception of everything. I have found writing to be very helpful in the process of practicing, experiencing, and living the ideas in the Course. In 2006 I started sharing inspiration from the Course with a friend. Now it is a joy to share it with everyone. In 2009, The Work of Byron Katie found me at a woman's group. The Work is a way to identify and question your stressfuI beliefs. I dove right in and in April 2013 became a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. I work with people privately and offer online classes. Please visit for more information. I also still occasionally lead the 11am Sunday Gathering at the Rocky Mountain Miracles Center in Denver. For more information


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