If you overesteem great men,
people become powerless.
If you overvalue possessions,
people begin to steal.
The Master leads
by emptying people’s minds
and filling their cores,
by weakening their ambition
and toughening their resolve.
He helps people lose everything
they know, everything they desire,
and creates confusion
in those who think that they know.
and everything will fall into place.
Tao Te Ching v3
I have faith in divine direction.
While walking trails in a nature preserve, I find signs marking the way. I may not have a clear picture of the way through the forest. I simply trust the signs and follow the path to my destination.
Likewise, as I start new ventures, make important decisions, or heal relationships, I have faith in divine direction. I do not need to envision the entire pathway before I start. God guides every part of my journey—even when I do not see clearly around the bend. What a relief to let go of the need to know every detail.
If I encounter obstacles, I regard them as stepping-stones. Everything leads to my divine destination as I exercise faith in the mighty power of God.
If you have faith the size of a mustard seed … nothing will be impossible for you.–Matthew 17:20
Let me not see myself as limited.
Let me behold the Son of God today, and witness to his glory. Let me not try to obscure the holy light in him, and see his strength diminished and reduced to frailty; nor perceive the lacks in him with which I would attack his sovereignty.
He is Your Son, my Father. And today I would behold his gentleness instead of my illusions. He is what I am, and as I see him so I see myself. Today I would see truly, that this day I may at last identify with him.
A Course In Miracles ~ 250
. . . Is A Tower Of Strength And Light
The Whole Armor Of God
When you earnestly send out the thought of love and light, you surround yourself with light – as you give you receive. The light which you send forth from your heart not only dispels the material and erroneous thoughts of others; it also creates a protective shield around you. This is what we mean by the words, ‘Put on the whole armor of God.’
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle