This is a message from Lisa Natoli, a teacher for A Course in Miracles, republished with her permission. I have taken her course, now being offered beginning August 1, 2014, for the last time as videotaped and blogged with these particular words. I recommend her course highly. The goal is to bring you to Awakening. It is a 40-day course, with most of the videos/audios lasting 10 minutes. Each day a new video/audio will appear in your email. It is free! And excellent. Here is the link to sign up:
Here is a message from Lisa:
You have probably heard a lot of people say “just shift your energy” (vibration, mood, thinking) – heck, I say it!
However you have probably noticed that when you are feeling tired, upset, sad, with low energy, frustrated, beset with problems and difficulties that it’s not always easy to shift your energy to vibrant, happy, joyful, enthusiastic and generous.
So what to do?
Help one person. Give one person your undivided attention. Focus entirely on them for the time you are with them. Listen attentively, with love. Give 100% of yourself … to one person! This will shift your energy and you’ll be amazed how much better you feel.
Years ago I thought (mistakenly!) that I had to wait until I could help everyone and I ended up helping no one.
I thought in order to “make a difference” that my actions had to be BIG. I thought I had to get on Oprah or do something fabulous that would “wow!” everyone.
I was waiting for some magic moment in the future when I would be able to inspire millions upon millions of people, when I could spread light through the whole world and lots of people would be affected. The result? I helped no one. I sat around waiting for God to open some doors for me! haha!
Then I read a quote that summed up my situation perfectly:
“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing anything for anybody.” Malcolm Bane
It was a light-bulb moment!!
I realized, with excitement: “Yes! Yes, I CAN do one thing for one person today. I can help one person. I can do that.”
And that’s what I started doing. I stopped waiting to help everybody and I started to help just one person every day. It was easy. It felt great. I could help one person! I could bring a smile to one person, write a card, make a phone call, give someone my 100% undivided attention.
And my life started to change. I started to have more energy. I began realizing that I was able to help two people a day! Then it was three! Then it was four! I was no longer waiting to help everyone. I was living in a way where I would think “where I can spread a little sunshine today? Is there one person who needs my help?”
And I went and I helped that one.
I love the simplicity of living life in a simple way. We don’t have to do big things. We just have to do small things with our full attention.
Is there someone you can help today and bring a little joy or relief to their life? http://teachersofgod.org/help-one-person
Have a great day. xxoxox
A little reminder: The next 40-Day Program starts August 1, 2014 – it’s still FREE! Tell all your friends! You can sign up here: http://teachersofgod.org/40day
August 1, 2014
Teachers of God Foundation