Gratitude for Jesus and David, by Andy

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Gratitude for Jesus and David, by Andy

Woke up again this morning. Trailing dream images fall away. Here I am. Two uses, two purposes for the mind. If I let it, the ego is going to settle into the driver’s seat. I want something better. I do the shower thing, tea, open email. Ahh, my lesson is there. I click on it and read:

Today we will again give thanks for our
identity in God. Our home is safe,
protection guaranteed in all we do,
power and strength available to us
in all our undertakings. We can fail
in nothing. Everything we touch takes on
a shining light which blesses and which heals.
At one with God and all the universe,
we go our way rejoicing, with the thought
that God Himself goes everywhere with us.

How holy are our minds! And everything
we see reflects the holiness within
the mind at one with God and with itself.
How easily do errors disappear,
and death give place to everlasting life.
Our shining footprints point the way to truth,
for God is our companion as we walk
the world a little while. And those who come
to follow us will recognize the way,
because the light we carry stays behind,
yet still remains with us as we walk on.

What we received is our eternal gift
to those who follow after, and to those
who went before, or stayed with us a while.
And God, Who loves us with the equal love
in which we were created, smiles on us
and offers us the happiness we gave.
Today we will not doubt His Love for us,
nor question His protection and His care.

No meaningless anxieties can come
between our faith and our awareness of
His Presence. We are one with Him today
in recognition and remembrance.
We feel Him in our hearts. Our minds contain
His Thoughts, our eyes behold His loveliness
in all we look upon. Today we see
only the loving and the lovable. W-124

Hmm, yeah, that is quite a thought.

I like the idea.

So this transfers to my life here.

This is practical.

What was it I received?

A simple shift in mind to a new perspective,

the Holy Spirit’s perspective.

Yao-wee, I feel better. Do you?

Reading these words, I feel better.

Thank you, Jesus, for sharing these happy healing thoughts with me this morning.

We see it in appearances of pain,
and pain gives way to peace. We see it in
the frantic, in the sad and the distressed,
the lonely and afraid, who are restored
to the tranquility and peace of mind
in which they were created. And we see
it in the dying and the dead as well,
restoring them to life. All this we see
because we saw it first within ourselves.|

No miracle can ever be denied
to those who know that they are one with God.
No thought of theirs but has the power to heal
all forms of suffering in anyone
in times gone by and times as yet to come
as easily as in the ones who walk
beside them now. Their thoughts are timeless, and
apart from distance as apart from time.|

We join in this awareness as we say
that we are one with God. For in these words
we say as well that we are saved and healed;
that we can save and heal accordingly.
We have accepted and we now would give,
for we would keep the gifts our Father gave.
Today we would experience ourselves
at one with Him, so that the world may share
our recognition of reality.
In our experience the world is freed.
As we deny our separation from
our Father, it is healed along with us.|

Peace be to you today. Secure your peace
by practicing awareness you are one
with your Creator, as He is with you.
Sometime today, whenever it seems best,
devote a half an hour to the thought
that you are one with God. This is our first
attempt at an extended period
for which we give no rules nor special words
to guide your meditation. We will trust
God’s Voice to speak as He sees fit today,
certain He will not fail. Abide with Him
this half an hour. He will do the rest.|

Your benefit will not be less if you
believe that nothing happened. You may not
be ready to accept the gain today.
Yet sometime, somewhere it will come to you,
nor will you fail to recognize it when
it dawns with certainty upon your mind.
This half an hour will be framed in gold,
with every minute like a diamond, set
around the mirror that this exercise
will offer you. And you will see Christ’s face
upon it, in reflection of your own.|

Perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, you
will see your own transfiguration in
the glass this holy half an hour will
hold out to you, to look upon yourself.
When you are ready, you will find it safe
within your mind and waiting to be found.
You will remember then the Thought to which
you gave this half an hour, thankfully
aware no time was ever better spent.|

Perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, you
will look into this glass, and understand
the sinless light you see belongs to you;
the loveliness you look on is your own.
Count this half hour as your gift to God,
in certainty that His return will be
a sense of love you cannot understand,
a joy too deep for you to comprehend,
a sight too holy for the body’s eyes
to see. And yet you can be sure some day,
perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, you
will understand and comprehend and see.|

Add further jewels to the golden frame
that holds the mirror offered you today
by hourly repeating to yourself:

     Let me remember I am one with God,
     at one with all my brothers and my Self,
     in everlasting holiness and peace.   W-124

I am one with God (!)

David gives a compelling practical description answering, “What is Enlightenment?”

Thank you David, for helping me be aware of this simple “tweak” in the mind.

The Peace of God is the result.

One Comment

  1. Thank you, Andy. Very beautiful, and your comments show us how it’s done!

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