by Beverly Hutchinson McNeff
In my part of the world, spring has sprung! I love seeing bunnies hopping around our hills, butterflies floating from flower to flower and birds pulling worms from the ground. Everything is so filled with renewal. I am especially impressed when I see buds of green popping out of the seeming “sticks” in my garden. I do not have a green thumb so when the bareness of winter in my garden gives way to actual growth, I am always amazed.
And so it is with God. The barren thoughts of my mind can give way to the abundance of God’s love, if I just allow it to happen. The problem for most of us is that we think our participation in the solving of our problems is so important.
A Course in Miracles gently reminds us that we must “let healing be.” Our part is to recognize when we are not at peace (when we are upset, angry, depressed, anxious, or whatever form our unrest may take), step back from it (our desire to “fix it”), and just for a moment “let healing be.” We have been told that God loves us, and it is His good pleasure to give us the kingdom. So, why don’t we believe it?
When our son was little, he brought everything that broke to me or my husband to fix. We may not have been able to fix it like new, but he knew he was not alone in his problem and that together we would come up with a solution.
The barren thoughts of my mind can give way to the abundance of God’s love, if I just allow it to happen.”
It is now time to bring our barren thoughts, broken relationships, and our seemingly impossible challenges to God and “let healing be.” As the sprout of a seed pushes up through the dark, lonely soil of its seeming existence, so do we break through the years of habitual loneliness and accept God’s Help. By giving Him a moment in our minds, He can work miracles. And, isn’t that what this season is all about?
“Step gently aside, and let healing be done for you. Keep but one thought in mind and do not lose sight of it, however tempted you may be to judge any situation, and to determine your response by judging it. Focus your mind only on this:
I am not alone, and I would not intrude the past upon my Guest.
I have invited Him, and He is here.
I need do nothing except not to interfere.” (T-16.I.3)