The ancient Masters were profound and subtle.
Their wisdom was unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.
They were careful
as someone crossing an iced-over stream.
Alert as a warrior in enemy territory.
Courteous as a guest.
Fluid as melting ice.
Shapeable as a block of wood.
Receptive as a valley.
Clear as a glass of water.
Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?
The Master doesn’t seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
she is present, and can welcome all things.
Tao Te Ching v15
My spirit soars with a sense of purpose.
My dedication to my family reveals itself through my ongoing love for them. My dedication to God shines forth in my love and faith and by my ongoing commitment to be my highest and best self.
Made in the image and likeness of God, I strive to be the “best me” I can be. To do that, I align myself with the all-good, everywhere-present wisdom of God.
In my relationships with others, in my thoughts and prayers, in my daily activities, I am a conduit of divine energy and life. My faith strengthens, my mind clears, and my spirit soars with a sense of purpose.
I am living from a foundation of faith. Living in love, on purpose, is more than just a commitment. It is my way of life.
My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips.—Psalm 63:5
My thoughts are images that I have made.
It is because the thoughts you think you think appear as images that you do not recognize them as nothing. You think you think them, and so you think you see them. This is how your “seeing” was made. This is the function you have given your body’s eyes. It is not seeing. It is image making. It takes the place of seeing, replacing vision with illusions.
This introductory idea to the process of image making that you call seeing will not have much meaning for you. You will begin to understand it when you have seen little edges of light around the same familiar objects which you see now. That is the beginning of real vision. You can be certain that real vision will come quickly when this has occurred.
As we go along, you may have many “light episodes.” They may take many different forms, some of them quite unexpected. Do not be afraid of them. They are signs that you are opening your eyes at last. They will not persist, because they merely symbolize true perception, and they are not related to knowledge. These exercises will not reveal knowledge to you. But they will prepare the way to it.
In practicing the idea for today, repeat it first to yourself, and then apply it to whatever you see around you, using its name and letting your eyes rest on it as you say:
This ___ is an image that I have made.
That ___ is an image that I have made.
It is not necessary to include a large number of specific subjects for the application of today’s idea. It is necessary, however, to continue to look at each subject while you repeat the idea to yourself. The idea should be repeated quite slowly each time.
Although you will obviously not be able to apply the idea to very many things during the minute or so of practice that is recommended, try to make the selection as random as possible. Less than a minute will do for the practice periods, if you begin to feel uneasy. Do not have more than three application periods for today’s idea unless you feel completely comfortable with it, and do not exceed four. However, the idea can be applied as needed throughout the day.
A Course In Miracles ~ 15
. . . Is Strong To Serve
Help From Above
You will receive help as you ask, not with your mind, but with depths of your being, quietly. Pray to the God within you for help, and you need have no fear at all about your power to accomplish your given work.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle