Mari Perron and Mary Love
Live at Miracles in the Mountains II
Invitation from Mari
I hope you’ll join me and Mary Love in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, for Miracles in the Mountains II. Kathy Scott Perry puts on the best events! Those of us who were at the first Miracles in the Mountains can attest to that. Last time I was “introducing” A Course of Love to many people who’d never heard of it.
This time I get to go beyond introduction and talk about about our freedom to be who we truly are. There is no topic on the horizon that matches this one: to be real, true, and to claim this space. Not tomorrow but today.
Why do we still remain blind to our true freedom?
It’s not easy to give ourselves permission to be real. The true self that yearns for just this moment—this secret we hold within. Have you ever realized that you aren’t free if you can’t be who you are?
Freedom sounds so good! What holds each of us back? We look at our lives: filled with commitments, obligations, and expectations. There is all we’ve learned we’re not, and all we’ve learned we should be. A person can easily bland-out in a middle zone that isn’t a “center,” but an isolation unit. Life gets lived on an imperfectly pleasant surface – populated, but not intimate. Least of all true.
This freedom—this particular freedom, is to be one’s Self, and is a release that envelops us in intimacy. It is what A Course of Love inspires.
D:Day9.4 You who do not feel confident in your feelings, who do not feel confident in your ability to respond, who do not as yet feel the freedom of the new, allow yourself now, to do so. Allow freedom to reign, for it is your allowance, your choice, your permission, that will make it so. The only one who can stop you now is yourself. The only permission you ever needed was your own.
When Jesus says the only permission needed to experience freedom is our own, it may be the first time you and I realize that this is true. Then the real questions arise:
Can the world be a loving and embracing place when we don’t allow ourselves to be who we are? Can we actually change the world by changing what is within?
The Power of Us
True companionship is found when we break out of our confinement. It is what Mary Love and I have shared for decades. Only a few requirements are needed: vulnerability, acceptance, delight in differences – and living life on our own terms, while standing in truth. Even as we change, or disagree, the urge to explore reveals itself – a kind of archeology of lost selves that somehow are destined to find a voice. Amid laughter and stunning tears, a way is found. Our hidden fears only help summon the light within each of us.
I will highlight A Course of Love, and Mary will highlight “The Power of Us.” We will stand together and share this intimacy with you.
Joined in union and relationship, we find the power to be who we are, and to extend and create from the consciousness of unity. In dialogue, we share in the Power of Us.