Last week, Lesson 52 was completed. Just as the 52 lessons began with Love, so they ended. Love is the ultimate spiritual practice. It holds everything within it. My heart has felt opened and filled with Love in writing each post.
As I contemplate the future for this blog, I respectfully request your feedback. Many have written asking that this course be offered in book form. Others want it to be repeated, as a blog. Some of you would like a means of communicating with others who are reading The 52. Please let me know what you think. I would also like to know more about you. In addition to my many readers across the U.S., The 52 has developed a large following in several other countries including Ireland, China, The Netherlands, and Russia. All of you, and your thoughts, matter a great deal to me. So I would value knowing which lessons resonated the most with you and if you found them easy to follow. You can respond to this blog or on Facebook or to my email addresses at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Let me know what YOU would like.
A year ago, I rather spontaneously (and perhaps, audaciously) decided to put into print the many teachings I have shared with my students and learned, both by study and reading and through mystical experiences, from many sources on my own spiritual journey. These have brought together the classic teachings of yoga and the mystical branches of many religions. The lessons have been informed by the teachings of Jesus, the Buddha, Rumi and other Sufi masters, native and aboriginal traditions, Judaic mystical writings, ancient Hindu texts and other forms of inspired spiritual lessons. While certain themes have repeated themselves, I have sought to give bullet point suggestions for you to put into practice those ideas and to offer a multitude of guidelines. Believing that all paths lead ultimately to the great Source, to the Light of Eternal Love, to Truth, to freedom, to God, each reader could choose what most resonated with them.
Years ago, I subscribed to a course provided by the Siddha lineage of yoga. It was, at the time, called The Siddha Yoga Correspondence Course and was authored by Ram at the request of his guru, Muktananda. In the very first lesson, I recall reading that it would contain everything we needed to know, all subsequent lessons would be different approaches to the same theme. The lessons were surprisingly simple (as I have tried to make The 52 simple). The Course requested only that the reader repeat reading the same two lessons throughout the month, reading the words and imbibing the energy therein, even if the words made no particular sense. Just being present to the Divine Energy therein would be enough. And it was!
Later I began the daily readings of A Course in Miracles. I have since read every word of the text and information for teachers and have repeated the workbook section more than once. Repeated reading has brought more and more spiritual benefit and insight.
I hope that The 52 bears repeating and that your depth of understanding will increase with time. (Although I do not pretend to the high powers within A Course in Miracles.) So, for now, I intend to re-edit and add some fresh material to the lessons begun last year. Starting next week, the newer version of The 52 will begin.
And now — another request. The opportunity to change people’s lives, to let them experience a lighter, happier life, and to recognize that they ARE Divine Love will increase exponentially when this message is shared. If The 52 has been of benefit to you, I ask that you share it with others. Please forward the emails, share it on Facebook, let your friends bask in the Light of Eternal Love. My one purpose in writing these words has been to be of service and to help others. Won’t you join me on this journey? I will be most grateful to you.
I thank you for your kindnesses and for your support and encouragement as I offered these sincere words from my heart. My heart bonds with yours as we see that all of us are, indeed, one. You are the Light of Eternal Love.
Maybe you should know yourself for just one moment.
Maybe you should glimpse your most beautiful face.
Maybe you should sleep less deeply in your house of clay.
Maybe you should move into the house of joy, and shine in every crevice.
Maybe you are the bearer of hidden treasure.
Maybe you always have been.
I think you already ARE!
With love and namaste, Deanne
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