Look, and it can’t be seen.
Listen, and it can’t be heard.
Reach, and it can’t be grasped.
Above, it isn’t bright.
Below, it isn’t dark.
it returns to the realm of nothing.
Form that includes all forms,
image without an image,
subtle, beyond all conception.
Approach it and there is no beginning;
follow it and there is no end.
You can’t know it, but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.
Just realize where you come from:
this is the essence of wisdom.
Tao Te Ching v14
I affirm divine order and see God’s love in all things.
The Bible story of Joseph teaches the wonder of divine order. Kidnapped by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery, Joseph attained wealth and power in his new surroundings. This story reminds me that throughout my life many challenging situations have resulted in wonderful new beginnings.
Affirming divine order does not magically change a situation. Rather, it assures me of God’s love, everywhere present, working in all circumstances. I rejoice as blessings emerge from what I once thought of as mistakes.
Like Joseph’s brothers, I may hold regrets that call for a resolution. I may be afraid of repercussions from past actions. Yet, trusting in God’s love, I know divine order is at work within all people and situations. God is everywhere present.
God intended it for good.–Genesis 50:20
What is the Body?
The body is a fence the Son of God imagines he has built, to separate parts of his Self from other parts. It is within this fence he thinks he lives, to die as it decays and crumbles. For within this fence he thinks that he is safe from love. Identifying with his safety, he regards himself as what his safety is. How else could he be certain he remains within the body, keeping love outside?
The body will not stay. Yet this he sees as double safety. For the Son of God’s impermanence is “proof” his fences work, and do the task his mind assigns to them. For if his oneness still remained untouched, who could attack and who could be attacked? Who could be victor? Who could be his prey? Who could be victim? Who the murderer? And if he did not die, what “proof” is there that God’s eternal Son can be destroyed?
The body is a dream. Like other dreams it sometimes seems to picture happiness, but can quite suddenly revert to fear, where every dream is born. For only love creates in truth, and truth can never fear. Made to be fearful, must the body serve the purpose given it. But we can change the purpose that the body will obey by changing what we think that it is for.
The body is the means by which God’s Son returns to sanity. Though it was made to fence him into hell without escape, yet has the goal of Heaven been exchanged for the pursuit of hell. The Son of God extends his hand to reach his brother, and to help him walk along the road with him. Now is the body holy. Now it serves to heal the mind that it was made to kill.
You will identify with what you think will make you safe. Whatever it may be, you will believe that it is one with you. Your safety lies in truth, and not in lies. Love is your safety. Fear does not exist. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self.
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God is my refuge and security.
I will identify with what I think is refuge and security. I will behold myself where I perceive my strength, and think I live within the citadel where I am safe and cannot be attacked. Let me today seek not security in danger, nor attempt to find my peace in murderous attack. I live in God. In Him I find my refuge and my strength. In Him is my Identity. In Him is everlasting peace. And only there will I remember Who I really am.
Let me not seek for idols. I would come, my Father, home to You today. I choose to be as You created me, and find the Son whom You created as my Self.
A Course In Miracles ~ 261
. . . Bears No Resentment
Accept, With Love
We advise you to love not only your fellow man, but also the conditions of your life. Bear no resentment. Nothing happens out of order or by chance, and the great Law brings those very conditions in your life which you need for growth. So accept with love all that happens. Look for the lesson that has to be learnt from the experience. Look up to God daily, hourly and be filled with the divine light and love. It pours like a golden ray into the heart and head center, cleansing, healing, uplifting, steadying, giving you control.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle