Hello, this is Ryan with MiraclesOne. I would like to take a few minutes to share an example from my Practical Application of living the Course.
A part of my daily Prayer, Centering, and Meditation times I usually recite the “Truly Helpful Prayer.” The prayer is found in the Text Chapter 2, Section V. on page 28.
The prayer says:
“I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, because He
Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.”
This prayer not only allows me to center my mind allowing me to share the example of being a living example of the Light of Christ that abides and lives within us.
This prayer also encourages me in knowing that I don’t have to worry about what to say or what to even do because I know He goes with All I have to do is go back to the Workbook Lessons that encourage me to just “Step Back and Let Him Lead the Way.”
In one of the ending classes of our past ten-week class “Awaken to Joy,” we were encouraged to be vigilant about our “Compassion” practice through the week. I had “Compassion Opportunities throughout the week, but there is one that continues to replay in my mind that I allowed me to see how compassion truly effects those around me.
My Holy Encounter happened in one of the most common places I would have never expected, it happened in the middle of a grocery store parking lot. I was putting our groceries into our car nd I was guided to look up and what I observed was an elderly lady putting heavy bags into her car. I was simply guided to help her with her groceries and then take her cart to the corral for her as I took mine.
She was so appreciative and filled with Gratitude at the Compassion I was showing her that she called it a Random Act of Kindess. The lady’s eyes began to tear up at my compassion toward her. She then began telling me about how she used to have two sons that helped her, but they are no longer in her life to help her.
As I reflected and discussed this Holy Encounter with my husband as we left the grocery store we felt this was not only a Holy Encounter but it was a beautiful opportunity to share in my next class when we discussed how are Compassion Homework showed itself to us. I would have never thought “The Truly Helpful Prayer” would lead me to have a Holy Encounter in the middle of a grocery store parking lot. The only words that were spoken were full of love and appreciation. There was no discussion of the Course or of anything spiritual in nature. As I continued reflected upon what I had just shared I was grateful to The Holy Spirit for the opportunity to share His loving kindness and compassion towards this beautiful daughter of the Creator through me.
I believe a miracle occurred since a shift in perception occurred with the lady’s view of the younger generation as a whole. This entire encounter I believe was all in Divine Order and in its entirety was such a beautiful moment. That is my simple example of how I strive to Practically Apply The Course in my daily life, which is what we focus on here at MiraclesOne. We live the course and practically apply it because it is a living example of how the Holy Spirit works through us.
As always I wish you the Deepest Peace,