When 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
Peace, love, and joy radiate from my illuminated heart.
In many areas of the world, celebrations involve light. Hearts and homes are adorned with glowing candles, blinking electric lights, and warming fires become outward symbols of deep inner faith. During this season, I see joy and love reflected.
The glow around me sparks inspiration in my soul. I am inspired to contemplate my own traditions and beliefs.
I seek a deeper connection and understanding of the Divine through times of prayer and meditation. Peace, love, and joy radiate from my illuminated heart.
I experience radiant joy with my family, my friends, and even unknown passersby. We are illuminated by the love of God in our world and in our hearts.
The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.—Psalm 18:28
Today I let Christ’s vision look upon
All things for me and judge them not, but give
Each one a miracle of love instead.
So would I liberate all things I see, and give to them the freedom that I seek. For thus do I obey the law of love, and give what I would find and make my own. It will be given me, because I have chosen it as the gift I want to give. Father, Your gifts are mine. Each one that I accept gives me a miracle to give. And giving as I would receive, I learn Your healing miracles belong to me.
Our Father knows our needs. He gives us grace to meet them all. And so we trust in Him to send us miracles to bless the world, and heal our minds as we return to Him.
A Course In Miracles ~ 349
. . . Is Calm, Quiet And Steady
The answer to your own individual problem and heartache is to surrender all to God. Be still within, be calm. Do not try to overdrive your life. Be calm, do your work quietly; live as the flowers live, opening your heart to the sunlight of God’s love.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle