Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.
Tao Te Ching v16
I LET GO OF THE PAST AND OPEN THE WAY TO GREATER GOOD.
At times we may find it easier to be kind to others than we are to ourselves. We may criticize ourselves more harshly or obsess over mistakes we have made. Yet we can free ourselves from self-condemnation by acknowledging and releasing our past mistakes. We have grown, and we know better now.
When we find ourselves dwelling on the past, we can affirm: I bless the experience and everyone concerned. I have learned and grown. I am free now to more fully express the qualities of God in me.
As we let go of the past and lay down our burdens and regrets, we open the way to greater good, which we are now ready to receive.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask. 1 John 3:21, 22
Forgiveness is the only gift I give, because it is the only gift I want. And everything I give I give myself. This is salvation’s simple formula. And I, who would be saved, would make it mine, to be the way I live within a world that needs salvation, and that will be saved as I accept Atonement for myself.
Father, how certain are Your ways; how sure their final outcome, and how faithfully is every step in my salvation set already, and accomplished by Your grace. Thanks be to You for Your eternal gifts, and thanks to You for my Identity.
A Course In Miracles ~ 297
The Way To Transmute Karma
We come to you to help you. A thought from you, a prayer, a hope, and your brethren know and are with you; but we cannot take away your freewill, nor rob you of your experience; we cannot free you from your karmic debts. You must accept for payment debts that have been incurred, and sweetly surrender yourselves to the infinite love of the Lord Christ. You can work out your lessons joyfully. This is the way to transmute karma. As soon as you have learnt the lessons your karma is meant to teach you, it will fall away; it will no longer exist.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle