New Consciousness

Relinquish ControlWhen the great Tao is forgotten,
goodness and piety appear.
When the body’s intelligence declines,
cleverness and knowledge step forth.
When there is no peace in the family,
filial piety begins.
When the country falls into chaos,
patriotism is born.
Tao Te Ching v18

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Acceptance 2Harmony
Harmonized with the Divine, I create harmony in the world.
My speech and actions flow with ease when they are in harmony with Spirit within me. When I am attuned with the Divine, I bring a new consciousness into the world.
With each endeavor, I align my outer activity with my inner world. I act from a sense of peace, goodwill, and love. I persist in bringing my thoughts, words, and deeds into divine harmony, even when I do not yet see the results I desire.
The spiritual harmony I bring to my interactions with others influences them as well as me. I may notice others acting and speaking in more peaceful ways. I trust the shift in me makes a difference in the consciousness of the world.
And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.”—Revelation 21:5
Daily Word

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FreeGod’s Will for me is perfect happiness.
Today we will continue with the theme of happiness. This is a key idea in understanding what salvation means. You still believe it asks for suffering as penance for your “sins.” This is not so. Yet you must think it so while you believe that sin is real, and that God’s Son can sin.
If sin is real, then punishment is just and cannot be escaped. Salvation thus cannot be purchased but through suffering. If sin is real, then happiness must be illusion, for they cannot both be true. The sinful warrant only death and pain, and it is this they ask for. For they know it waits for them, and it will seek them out and find them somewhere, sometime, in some form that evens the account they owe to God. They would escape Him in their fear. And yet He will pursue, and they cannot escape.
If sin is real, salvation must be pain. Pain is the cost of sin, and suffering can never be escaped, if sin is real. Salvation must be feared, for it will kill, but slowly, taking everything away before it grants the welcome boon of death to victims who are little more than bones before salvation is appeased. Its wrath is boundless, merciless, but wholly just.
Who would seek out such savage punishment? Who would not flee salvation, and attempt in every way he can to drown the Voice which offers it to him? Why would he try to listen and accept Its offering? If sin is real, its offering is death, and meted out in cruel form to match the vicious wishes in which sin is born. If sin is real, salvation has become your bitter enemy, the curse of God upon you who have crucified His Son.
You need the practice periods today. The exercises teach sin is not real, and all that you believe must come from sin will never happen, for it has no cause. Accept Atonement with an open mind, which cherishes no lingering belief that you have made a devil of God’s Son. There is no sin. We practice with this thought as often as we can today, because it is the basis for today’s idea.
Not DoingGod’s Will for you is perfect happiness because there is no sin, and suffering is causeless. Joy is just, and pain is but the sign you have misunderstood yourself. Fear not the Will of God. But turn to it in confidence that it will set you free from all the consequences sin has wrought in feverish imagination. Say:
God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.
There is no sin; it has no consequence.
So should you start your practice periods, and then attempt again to find the joy these thoughts will introduce into your mind.
Give these five minutes gladly, to remove the heavy load you lay upon yourself with the insane belief that sin is real. Today escape from madness. You are set on freedom’s road, and now today’s idea brings wings to speed you on, and hope to go still faster to the waiting goal of peace. There is no sin. Remember this today, and tell yourself as often as you can:
God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.
This is the truth, because there is no sin.
A Course In Miracles ~ 101

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True Self. . . Bears No Resentment
Thy Will, O Lord
God holds the plan, my dear one, always God holds the plan, so when things do not go according to your plan, remember, do not fuss, just fit in. This doesn’t mean letting go of your responsibilities. It means that when you have done all you can according to your power, the rest is in God’s hands. Take your mortal hands off, and let God work His will.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle

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