Faith

Born and VanishingLook, and it can’t be seen.
Listen, and it can’t be heard.
Reach, and it can’t be grasped.
Above, it isn’t bright.
Below, it isn’t dark.
Seamless, unnamable,
it returns to the realm of nothing.
Form that includes all forms,
image without an image,
subtle, beyond all conception.
Approach it and there is no beginning;
follow it and there is no end.
You can’t know it, but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.
Just realize where you come from:
this is the essence of wisdom.

Tao Te Ching v14

Line and Feather

Stilling the Storm 2Faith

I have faith to live in confidence.

Jesus taught that even a little faith—the size of a mustard seed—can dissolve seemingly difficult challenges. I remind myself faith is more than just hoping for the best. It is an expectant, resilient attitude of mind I nurture every time I pray. Placing my trust in God, I believe in positive outcomes.

My enthusiasm ignites when I take steps toward my greater good. I do what is mine to do, knowing that God is in charge, and all is well. Prayer may require a time of quiet waiting, but with seeds of faith planted, I am confident I will grow and prosper.

Prayer satisfies the natural longing in my soul to experience more of God.

Jesus answered them, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt … even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done.”—Matthew 21:21

Daily Word

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Sanctuary of My SoulI am as God created me.

Today we continue with the one idea which brings complete salvation; the one statement which makes all forms of temptation powerless; the one thought which renders the ego silent and entirely undone. You are as God created you. The sounds of this world are still, the sights of this world disappear, and all the thoughts that this world ever held are wiped away forever by this one idea. Here is salvation accomplished. Here is sanity restored.

True light is strength, and strength is sinlessness. If you remain as God created you, you must be strong and light must be in you. He Who ensured your sinlessness must be the guarantee of strength and light as well. You are as God created you. Darkness cannot obscure the glory of God’s Son. You stand in light, strong in the sinlessness in which you were created, and in which you will remain throughout eternity.

Today we will again devote the first five minutes of each waking hour to the attempt to feel the truth in you. Begin these times of searching with these words:

I am as God created me.
I am His Son eternally.

Now try to reach the Son of God in you. This is the Self that never sinned, nor made an image to replace reality. This is the Self that never left Its home in God to walk the world uncertainly. This is the Self that knows no fear, nor could conceive of loss or suffering or death.

Nothing is required of you to reach this goal except to lay all idols and self-images aside; go past the list of attributes, both good and bad, you have ascribed to yourself; and wait in silent expectancy for the truth. God has Himself promised that it will be revealed to all who ask for it. You are asking now. You cannot fail because He cannot fail.

If you do not meet the requirement of practicing for the first five minutes of every hour, at least remind yourself hourly:

I am as God created me.
I am His Son eternally.

Tell yourself frequently today that you are as God created you. And be sure to respond to anyone who seems to irritate you with these words:

You are as God created you.
You are His Son eternally.

Make every effort to do the hourly exercises today. Each one you do will be a giant stride toward your release, and a milestone in learning the thought system which this course sets forth.

A Course In Miracles ~94

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Karrma. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan

God’s Wisdom

It is easy, on looking back, when you know how things have worked out, for you to say. ‘How could I doubt?’ But it is now, while the working out is in process, that you have to give your confidence to the divine Wisdom guiding your life. When you have experienced, when you have tasted the fruits spread on the heavenly table, you will see that nothing could have been altered. If you had your will, you would create great confusion and suffering for yourself, but God in His compassion protects you.

The Quiet Mind – Sayings of Whit Eagle

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