She who is centered in the Tao
can go where she wishes, without danger.
She perceives the universal harmony,
even amid great pain,
because she has found peace in her heart.
Music or the smell of good cooking
may make people stop and enjoy.
But words that point to the Tao
seem monotonous and without flavor.
When you look for it, there is nothing to see.
When you listen for it, there is nothing to hear.
When you use it, it is inexhaustible.
Tao Te Ching v35
Divine wisdom establishes harmony and order in my life.
The body is often referred to as the “temple of God.” If my mind stays focused on my physical human experience, I may forget the spiritual truth that the wisdom, support, and love of God are always with me.
I actively seek peace and harmony by focusing on the Truth. I boldly affirm that I am a living temple through which the spirit of God expresses. With repetition, this truth sinks deep into my heart. I let go of struggle, confusion, and chaos. I am fed and revitalized by the renewing flow of divine life.
Remembering and giving thanks that I am a beloved child of God fills my mind and heart with serenity. Harmony and order are established in my life. The spirit of God fills me with peace. I am renewed.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.—John 14:11
My holiness envelops everything I see.
Today’s idea extends the idea for yesterday from the perceiver to the perceived. You are holy because your mind is part of God’s. And because you are holy, your sight must be holy as well. “Sinless” means without sin. You cannot be without sin a little. You are sinless or not. If your mind is part of God’s you must be sinless, or a part of His Mind would be sinful. Your sight is related to His Holiness, not to your ego, and therefore not to your body.
Four three-to-five-minute practice periods are required for today. Try to distribute them fairly evenly, and make the shorter applications frequently, to protect your protection throughout the day. The longer practice periods should take this form:
First, close your eyes and repeat the idea for today several times, slowly. Then open your eyes and look quite slowly about you, applying the idea specifically to whatever you note in your casual survey. Say, for example:
My holiness envelops that rug.
My holiness envelops that wall.
My holiness envelops these fingers.
My holiness envelops that chair.
My holiness envelops that body.
My holiness envelops this pen.
Several times during these practice periods, close your eyes and repeat the idea to yourself. Then open your eyes, and continue as before.
For the shorter exercise periods, close your eyes and repeat the idea; look about you as you repeat it again; and conclude with one more repetition with your eyes closed. All applications should, of course, be made quite slowly, as effortlessly and unhurriedly as possible.
A Course In Miracles ~ 36
. . . Is Wise In Speech And Action
Do Your Best
Do your best, even if you make apparent mistakes – how are you to judge if they are mistakes? You can only obey the higher urge which inclines you to contribute the best that you have to the service of the community of men and angels. Thus you shall be an ever-growing channel for the Light of the Master.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle