The ancient Masters
didn’t try to educate the people,
but kindly taught them to not-know.
When they think that they know the answers,
people are difficult to guide.
When they know that they don’t know,
people can find their own way.
If you want to learn how to govern,
avoid being clever or rich.
The simplest pattern is the clearest.
Content with an ordinary life,
you can show all people the way
back to their own true nature.
Tao Te Ching v65
I act on my guidance from God.
One of the Proverbs says, “The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.” I have seen this many times in my life. I made plans and a hunch guided me in another direction.
I trust where my intuition is guiding me. I keep this attitude even when things may not go the way I expect and I experience confusion, anger, or fear. In times like these, I put my hand on my heart, quiet my mind, and experience the presence of God in me. Spirit holds my hand and directs my steps. I surrender completely and follow God’s way. Each of my steps brings me closer to the Light. Eventually, my mind is illuminated. I clearly see what God wants for me.
Our steps are made firm by the Lord … though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand.—Psalm 37:23-24
What is Salvation?
Salvation is a promise, made by God, that you would find your way to Him at last. It cannot but be kept. It guarantees that time will have an end, and all the thoughts that have been born in time will end as well. God’s Word is given every mind which thinks that it has separate thoughts, and will replace these thoughts of conflict with the Thought of peace.
The Thought of peace was given to God’s Son the instant that his mind had thought of war. There was no need for such a Thought before, for peace was given without opposite, and merely was. But when the mind is split there is a need of healing. So the Thought that has the power to heal the split became a part of every fragment of the mind that still was one, but failed to recognize its oneness. Now it did not know itself, and thought its own Identity was lost.
Salvation is undoing in the sense that it does nothing, failing to support the world of dreams and malice. Thus it lets illusions go. By not supporting them, it merely lets them quietly go down to dust. And what they hid is now revealed; an altar to the holy Name of God whereon His Word is written, with the gifts of your forgiveness laid before it, and the memory of God not far behind.
Let us come daily to this holy place, and spend a while together. Here we share our final dream. It is a dream in which there is no sorrow, for it holds a hint of all the glory given us by God. The grass is pushing through the soil, the trees are budding now, and birds have come to live within their branches. Earth is being born again in new perspective. Night has gone, and we have come together in the light.
From here we give salvation to the world, for it is here salvation was received. The song of our rejoicing is the call to all the world that freedom is returned, that time is almost over, and God’s Son has but an instant more to wait until his Father is remembered, dreams are done, eternity has shined away the world, and only Heaven now exists at all.
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Father, I will but to remember You.
What can I seek for, Father, but Your Love? Perhaps I think I seek for something else; a something I have called by many names. Yet is Your Love the only thing I seek, or ever sought. For there is nothing else that I could ever really want to find. Let me remember You. What else could I desire but the truth about myself?
This is your will, my brother. And you share this will with me, and with the One as well Who is our Father. To remember Him is Heaven. This we seek. And only this is what it will be given us to find.
A Course In Miracles ~ 231
. . . Is Wise In Speech And Action
Power Of Thought
A disciple of the Master must gain a measure of control over his thoughts. We suggest that you start by taking yourselves in hand and asserting your mastership over the details of everyday life. Don’t let your body do exactly what it wants, or your brain either. Assert you power of command over body and mind. This discipline will grow to be a habit.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle