The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.
When rich speculators prosper
While farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn-
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.
Tao Te Ching v53
Let Go, Let God
I joyfully let go of fear as I let the love of God flow through me.
Peace abides deep within me. It knows no fear, no worry, no concern. I seek this peace whenever I feel inner conflict or outer strife. I turn within through prayer, meditation, and contemplation. The peace of God surges through me like a clear, gently flowing stream. I immerse myself in it, allowing the current to wash away my worldly concerns.
The love of God flows through me. I surrender what no longer serves me, I feel light and free. My mind and heart are as clear as the crystal waters.
The river of divine peace fills me with hope, understanding, and forgiveness. I AM the love of God. I AM the peace of God. No person or thing can disturb the calm peace of my soul, for God and I are one.
“Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”—Matthew 9:28
Today we will review the following:
(11) My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world that pictures them can have no meaning. What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces. Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones. I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing.
(12) I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
Insane thoughts are upsetting. They produce a world in which there is no order anywhere. Only chaos rules a world that represents chaotic thinking, and chaos has no laws. I cannot live in peace in such a world. I am grateful that this world is not real, and that I need not see it at all unless I choose to value it. And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning.
(13) A meaningless world engenders fear.
The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable, and offers no grounds for trust. Nothing in madness is dependable. It holds out no safety and no hope. But such a world is not real. I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it. Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality. In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.
(14) God did not create a meaningless world.
How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it? He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His Mind. It is in my mind too, because He created it with me. Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home? Let me remember the power of my decision, and recognize where I really abide.
(15) My thoughts are images that I have made.
Whatever I see reflects my thoughts. It is my thoughts that tell me where I am and what I am. The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see. Yet God’s way is sure. The images I have made cannot prevail against Him because it is not my will that they do so. My will is His, and I will place no other gods before Him.
A Course In Miracles ~ 53
. . . Is A Tower Of Strength And Light
Send Out The Light
What do we mean by sending forth the Light? Give out the love which you feel in your heart, and it goes forth as a Light. If you could see yourselves when you are truly sending forth the Light, you would see a great radiance flowing from your heart – from your head in many cases. Your aura would be shining. You would see the rays penetrating to a limitless degree; you would see the Light flowing from you, touching the heart, the understanding, even the physical life of your fellow men.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle