Know the male,
yet keep to the female:
receive the world in your arms.
If you receive the world,
the Tao will never leave you
and you will be like a little child.
Know the white,
yet keep to the black:
be a pattern for the world.
If you are a pattern for the world,
the Tao will be strong inside you
and there will be nothing you can’t do.
Know the personal,
yet keep to the impersonal:
accept the world as it is.
If you accept the world,
the Tao will be luminous inside you
and you will return to your primal self.
The world is formed from the void,
like utensils from a block of wood.
The Master knows the utensils,
yet keeps to the the block:
thus she can use all things.
Tao Te Ching v28
I am grateful for the blessings in my life.
In a prayerful mindset I survey my many blessings: My life, my loved ones, my home, my community, and so much more. I let the depth of these blessings soothe my spirit.
With joy in my heart, I say a prayer of gratitude for all of my many blessings: Thank You, God, for Your many gifts: life, abundance, understanding, faith, and so many more. I face each day with confidence and serenity, because You and I are one.
My heart opens wide as I mentally embrace all the people and situations in my life. I behold the blessings of wisdom, compassion, clarity, love, joy, or friendship each has brought into my life and I am grateful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.—Colossians 3:16
God’s answer is some form of peace. All pain
Is healed; all misery replaced with joy.
All prison doors are opened. And all sin
Is understood as merely a mistake.
Father, today we will forgive Your world, and let creation be Your Own. We have misunderstood all things. But we have not made sinners of the holy Sons of God. What You created sinless so abides forever and forever. Such are we. And we rejoice to learn that we have made mistakes which have no real effects on us. Sin is impossible, and on this fact forgiveness rests upon a certain base more solid than the shadow world we see. Help us forgive, for we would be redeemed. Help us forgive, for we would be at peace.
A Course In Miracles ~ 359
. . . Is Calm, Quiet And Steady
Every day on awakening and many times during the day, particularly when you are being overwhelmed and harassed by the affairs of the physical life, pause and remember that it is the little self, the human personality which is being tried, and then understand that above you in the invisible realms is that greater self, the Christ-self. Look into that form of glorious color, that radiant life, and you will feel infinite power flowing into your personality. You will be conscious, above your personality, of a self which is limitless, which is living in God.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle