Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame.
Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others.
Tao Te Ching v78
I find acceptance in friendships and experience the love of God.
So many spiritual practices are available today—from yoga to poetry writing. Some friends meditate. Others paint to express their gratitude. It’s time for me to try something new.
I release any fear of family and friends not accepting my new practices. I look to Jesus for inspiration. The people in his hometown of Nazareth remembered him as a boy—the son of a carpenter. They did not recognize his wisdom. This did not stop Jesus from sharing his message of love.
Jesus created a new circle of friends. I follow his lead and connect with loving people. My friends lift me up and challenge me to grow. I find acceptance in new friendships and experience the love of God.
And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.”—Luke 4:24
Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.
Your peace surrounds me, Father. Where I go, Your peace goes there with me. It sheds its light on everyone I meet. I bring it to the desolate and lonely and afraid. I give Your peace to those who suffer pain, or grieve for loss, or think they are bereft of hope and happiness. Send them to me, my Father. Let me bring Your peace with me. For I would save Your Son, as is Your Will, that I may come to recognize my Self.
And so we go in peace. To all the world we give the message that we have received. And thus we come to hear the Voice for God, Who speaks to us as we relate His Word; Whose Love we recognize because we share the Word that He has given unto us.
A Course In Miracles ~ 245
. . . Is A Tower Of Strength and Light
Look To The Star
When you are in the shadows, or you feel that the shadows are near, remember to look up, to visualize the blazing Star above you in the spirit spheres, and to feel its strength, its steadiness, its radiance, pouring into your heart. Go forward in confidence and in full consciousness of the light of this Star shining upon you.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle