He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles are weak,
but its grip is powerful.
It doesn’t know about the union
of male and female,
yet its penis can stand erect,
so intense is its vital power.
It can scream its head off all day,
yet it never becomes hoarse,
so complete is its harmony.
The Master’s power is like this.
He lets all things come and go
effortlessly, without desire.
He never expects results;
thus he is never disappointed.
He is never disappointed;
thus his spirit never grows old.
Tao Te Ching v55
I express the qualities of my sacred identity.
My face and my name make up part of my identity, yet there is so much more to me. The conviction of my beliefs—what I hold in my subconscious mind—feeds my perspectives, habits, thoughts, and body. How I experience life is determined by what I hold in mind.
My real self is a spiritual being—loving, wise, and compassionate. The spirit of God is at the heart of my being. I choose to focus on my spiritual essence. My vitality awakens my youthful energy and brings it forth through the power of my mind.
My spiritual identity lives from within to the outer through my thoughts, words, and actions. My true self has meaning and purpose.
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and … established in the faith.—Colossians 2:6, 7
Today’s review includes the following:
(21) I am determined to see things differently.
What I see now are but signs of disease, disaster and death. This cannot be what God created for His beloved Son. The very fact that I see such things is proof that I do not understand God. Therefore I also do not understand His Son. What I see tells me that I do not know who I am. I am determined to see the witnesses to the truth in me, rather than those which show me an illusion of myself.
(22) What I see is a form of vengeance.
The world I see is hardly the representation of loving thoughts. It is a picture of attack on everything by everything. It is anything but a reflection of the Love of God and the Love of His Son. It is my own attack thoughts that give rise to this picture. My loving thoughts will save me from this perception of the world, and give me the peace God intended me to have.
(23) I can escape from this world by giving up attack thoughts.
Herein lies salvation, and nowhere else. Without attack thoughts I could not see a world of attack. As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness, I will see a world of peace and safety and joy. And it is this I choose to see, in place of what I look on now.
(24) I do not perceive my own best interests.
How could I recognize my own best interests when I do not know who I am? What I think are my best interests would merely bind me closer to the world of illusions. I am willing to follow the Guide God has given me to find out what my own best interests are, recognizing that I cannot perceive them by myself.
(25) I do not know what anything is for.
To me, the purpose of everything is to prove that my illusions about myself are real. It is for this purpose that I attempt to use everyone and everything. It is for this that I believe the world is for. Therefore I do not recognize its real purpose. The purpose I have given the world has led to a frightening picture of it. Let me open my mind to the world’s real purpose by withdrawing the one I have given it, and learning the truth about it.
A Course In Miracles ~ 55
. . . Is A Tower Of Strength And Light
God Is Merciful
The karma of the individual can be transmuted by the power of the Christ Spirit. We so frequently here the thought: ‘Oh, it is my karma, I must accept it.’ It is true that you must accept divine law, but divine law is merciful, and the love of Christ growing in your heart can release you soul from bondage.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle