Author: Terry Minion

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Forgiveness Ends All Suffering and Loss

“Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness.
Forgiveness is the letting go of the past,
and is therefore the means
for correcting our misperceptions.

Through true forgiveness
we can stop the endless recycling of guilt
and look upon ourselves and others with Love.
Forgiveness releases all thoughts
that seem to separate us from each other.
Without the belief in separation,
we can accept our own healing
and extend healing Love to all those around us.
Healing results from the thought of unity.

Forgiveness ends all suffering and loss.”

— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

Taking Charge

“The power you give others
belongs to you.
Take it back
and take yourself
where you would go.”


— Alan Cohen

Here’s where we let go of our power. All of this is some sort of fear. It is often trained beliefs that come from home, religion, or elsewhere. And in all, we are giving our rightful power to them, to it, whatever it may or they may be.

We come cable-ready with our own internal guidance system. When we accept the power that we naturally have rather than delegating it to others or things outside of ourselves, there is no need to fear. We can discern anything within ourselves. We will know that it is in vibrational proximity of our inner knowing, or not. We are the ultimate discerning station, and it is perfectly accurate for us every single time that we hold on to our own power to use for ourselves.

Spread Some Joy Today–as you find it within yourself.

All That I Give Is Given To Myself

To give is to receive–this is the law of Love.
Under this law, when we give our Love away to others we gain,
and whatever we give we simultaneously receive.
The law of Love is based on abundance;
we are completely filled with Love all the time,
and our supply is always full and running over.
When we give our Love unconditionally
to others with no expectations of return,
the Love within us extends, expands, and joins.
So by giving our Love away,
we increase the Love within us
and everyone gains.


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

I Honor You

Good day to you wherever you may be. I love you. I honor you. You are perfect the way you are because you are.

You are all-powerful in that you have the power of choice. You are a skilled creator. You create all day long. You choose all day long. The only thing that causes any roadblocks to your joy is what Lao Tzu from a few thousand years ago refers to as the Mother of 10,000 things. As I have become willing to see beyond the 10,000 things, I find that I can love without conditions. This choice allows me to see myself in another and to forgive judgment as I would have judgment forgiven me. I may not like or prefer choices others may make but that doesn’t matter when it comes to love without conditions. Whatever choice another makes is their choice and if I am to honor them and honor myself at the same time as the word Namaste signifies I must see beyond the 10,000 things, or as I am so fond of expressing, to let go of the rope and cease all resistance. In this place, I AM Love and as Love, I Love all.

I honor you. I respect your authority to choose as you will. I love you without any conditions. You are perfect the way you are. I hope you feel the joy in that as you delight in your day today and beyond.

I Always Have The Choice

“We all have the power to direct our minds
to replace the feelings of being upset, depressed,
and fearful with the feeling of inner peace.

I am tempted to believe that I am upset
because of what other people do
or because of circumstances and events
that seem beyond my control.

I may experience being upset
as some form of anger, jealousy, resentment, or depression.
Actually, all of these feelings represent
some form of fear that I am experiencing.


When I recognize that I always have the choice
between being fearful or experiencing Love
by extending Love to others,
I need no longer be upset for any reason.

Throughout the day,
whenever you are tempted to be fearful,
remind yourself that you can experience Love instead.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

The Guest House

“This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.”


— Rumi

Only I Can Choose My Thoughts

“In my mind
are thoughts that can hurt me or help me.
I am constantly choosing the contents of my mind,
since no one else can make this choice for me.
I can choose to let go of everything
but my loving thoughts.

I am determined today
that all my thoughts
be free from fear, guilt, or condemnation,
whether of myself or others,
by repeating:

I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

Learning To Trust

“Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.”

― William P. Young

In the last few years, I have learned a good deal about trust. Abraham, Esther Hicks might call that allowing rather than trust, and that is fine with me because trust is allowing and allowing is trust. Particularly in the last three years, I have made some decisions that required me to trust the outcome and to trust in those I was dealing with. So far, everything has worked out better than I might have anticipated.

There are signs I’ve had on my wall for several years and have even moved from place to place. Actually, there are three signs, and they are shown in the image here. Things are always working out for me is great because it requires trust to have this come to pass. What is My job and How is God’s job also keeps me in trust, especially when I am willing to relinquish control (my ego) and allow myself the benefit and liberation of not needing to know the exact outcome, yet know deep down that whatever it is will always be working out for me. And the third sign, Enjoy the unfolding is also about trust and allowing and also to be present here and now and enjoy the journey which always contains learning.

It is fascinating to me that these three signs not only have been with me for a while but that I now see them as all focused on trust and allowing. It is obvious now how much I have needed to learn more about trust, trusting, and allowing without needing to know all the details. It is also important to recognize that these signs have been active reminders in steering me toward my bliss, my joy, building more confidence in the magic of trust.

Learning to trust in several big decisions and their results have also taught me to trust hundreds of smaller decisions and situations. I stand amazed at how much I have learned about trusting the decision and the outcome no matter what it is in so short a time. This brings more joy, peace, and appreciation with every act of faith.

Choosing Peace

“Repeat to yourself whenever you feel
that your peace is threatened by anything or anyone:
I choose to see the unity of peace
instead of the fragmentation of fear.

I could see peace instead of this.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

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