Nicolae Tanase: Rev. Maria, what is the meaning of life?
Rev. Maria Felipe: HAPPINESS! Happiness is our function. But it’s hard to keep our happy going while being attached to this world of separation, fear, lack and limitation. The good news is that you can see it another way — by recognizing that it is meaningless until we treat it all with love.
When we give things any other meaning, we make every problem a “big deal” that causes us suffering, from parking tickets to losing a job to being audited by the IRS. When we begin to unhook ourselves from these big deals, then we can experience a meaningful life that’s inspired from within, not determined by outer circumstances.
We live in trust, knowing that all is unfolding perfectly. We know that our inner guide, which I like to call the “Holy Spirit,” has our back and will always bring us back to love, compassion, and forgiveness. We can always ask about any problem: “Can I see this another way? What is the truth in this?” And then make this request: “Show me, Spirit, where to go, what to say, and what to do.” Then we begin living our happy, not just for ourselves but for everyone. We become living demonstrations of a meaningful life!
~Rev. Maria Felipe, O.M.C., is an Ordained Ministerial Counselor and student of A Course in Miracles, which is the centerpiece of her life. She extends to others the opportunity of awakening spiritually through Pathways of Light Courses. Maria’s first book Live Your Happy is scheduled for release in Spring 2017. People magazine once referred to Maria Felipe as ’’Una Campeona Sin Rival,’’ which means a champion without rival. This is an apt label for this young, vivacious and talented actress, host, and minister. And the gifts she can share with countless others continue to multiply as she allows the expression of her talents to be guided by the inner light of God.
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