December Thoughts for the Day

December 31, 2018

Thought for the Day

Two questions with which we bring
the year of 2018 to a close.

(1)

Whoever found the light
by searching for it in the dark?

(2)

Who, first by focusing on all the darkness
he thinks he sees within himself,
and then, by placing hope
and belief in some distant light---
a light separated from himself
by either time or space---
has ever found the light
by emphasizing that distance
between himself and It?

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Prayer for the Day

The light is here.

It has always been here.

I just needed to get out
of my own way
in order to SEE iT.

Thank you for the Gift
which is this life.

Amen

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December 30, 2018

Thought for the Day

There is no other means available
of exemplifying the truth without obscuration,
other than through the complete undoing
of the egoic thought system.

Seeing the truth requires nothing.
It happens in an instant and that is that.

But embodying it fully? Well, my dear,
that is quite another thing.

Nightmares do not simply cease and desist
nor does the imagined self's neurosis
dry up and disappear
just because you ignore it.

For to ignore is the root
of the word, ignorance.

There is a universe of difference
between futile attempts at self-improvement
and that of self-deconstruction.

No self is true self.

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Prayer for the Day

I love the acronym for the word,
denial.

"Don't even notice
I am lying."

During the course of six and a half decades
on this planet this go around
I have watched many a nondual teacher
talk about it being utterly unnecessary
to work on one's self.

Many of these same teachers
have eventually been caught in the web
of scandals involving the misuse
of money, sex and power because of
spiritual by-passing.

This much is clear...

There is only God.

Amen

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December 29, 2018

Thought for the Day

You cannot give
what you have not received.

How do you dare to think
that you possess the ability
to actually listen to another
and hear them, truly hear them,
when you have never ever really
deeply listened to yourself?

How do you think you can actually
offer forgiveness to another
when you have never
deeply looked into the abyss
of your own being, seen and embraced
all of it, and forgiven yourself?

And how, pray tell, do you think
you can actually
know what it means to love another
when you have never
learned to deeply and unconditionally
love yourself?

Get to work.

For there is much healing
that awaits you
as you dare to journey within
and get to know and love
the precious child which you forever
changelessly are.

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Prayer for the Day

Help me, please please
help me, as I step out onto
the end of this limb
and dare to love myself back to life.

Amen

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December 28, 2018

Thought for the Day

All doubt...
All worry...
All blame...
All fear...
All guilt...
All anger...
...are but the strange and painful effects
of uncertainty of who you are
and who your brother is.

Dear one, the impossible can happen
only in fantasies.

And my child, of this you can be certain:
Reality will never be found in fantasy.

The second coming of Christ
is the Awareness of Reality,
not Its return.

For Reality has gone nowhere.

You did.

But only in your dreams.

Open your eyes, dear one,
open your eyes.

Open your eyes and your heart.

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Prayer for the Day

I just noticed something
that I have never seen before.

Look at the word, "nowhere."

Now look at it this way:

no where versus now here.

And there you have it.

Amen

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December 27, 2018

Thought for the Day

Truth is not, nor could it ever be,
frightening.

It is not the truth which frightens you,
leads you to resist, to tuck
and run, or distract and medicate yourself
into states of oblivion.

It is not the fear of truth
which causes you time and time again
to run back to your dreams, to tarry
a bit longer and keep hitting
the snooze button over and over.

Of what, then, are you so afraid?

You fear that, should you
surrender to truth, you would not
find it better than what
you think you have right now.

At least with dreams,
there is always the hope
that you will one day
be successful; that you can indeed
wrest satisfaction from life
if you just keep plugging at it.

Eventually that square peg
will fit into that round hole, right?

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Prayer for the Day

"I'll make it work" and
"instant gratification takes
too long," seem to be
the ego's two favorite mantras.

Jeez. We are like Gollum
and his "Precious" when it comes
to chasing after fantasy.

Every instant of life
is a furtive attempt to evade
what is here, in search of something better,
rather than to look intently, yet tenderly
and quietly yield.

What could ever be better
than this moment?

Today is different.

I am here, Lord, I am here.

I offer myself completely
to this moment
and all that it contains
exactly as it is.

Amen

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December 26, 2018

Thought for the Day

The thinking mind is quite insane
and every instant that
you allow it to be in charge
of your life is borrowed from
your Eternity.

What does it mean to surrender
one's wayward will
(the part of you which is committed
to doing what you want to do
when you want to do it
and how you want to do it
and will listen only to guidance
when it fits into your plans)
over to the love and care
and direction of a Higher Power?

What defines a spiritually
disciplined life?

Because it's not about memorizing scriptures,
chanting mantras, doing good works
or other acts of 'spiritual' doing,
never ever seriously commencing
on the hero's journey.

It is about listening to the Voice
of the Inner Guide within,
basking in It's Presence,
and following Its sure direction
rather than that of the thinking mind
all the moments of one's days.

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Prayer for the Day

Most people have never surrendered
to a power higher than that
of their own ego.

And every single one of us
knows just how insane
the mind actually is.

We have all collected endless data
which proves it is not helpful
and yet still we take it
as our guide through this human life.

And we do whatever it says to do
and then tell ourselves
it is not ego we are listening to,
but guidance.

Why am I here?

What is the meaning of life?

If I were to suddenly die today,
would I have any regrets?

Every body/mind
has a certain fate that does not change,
but destiny is what we do
with that fate, who we decide to be,
what we will treasure
and bring to the table of life.

Let me reflect this day
on such things.

Amen

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December 25, 2018

Thought for the Day

No one, enmeshed in the egoic thought system,
which is virtually every single person
on this planet, has any idea
what is actually going on
at any given time.

This being the case, how appropriate cam it be
for you to have any expectations
of anyone, ever?

Can you legitimately choose
another's ego as guide for yours?

Anyone, and to this there are no exceptions,
who follows an insane guide anywhere
is himself insane.

And how profoundly insane is one
who chooses his own ego
as the one who will define
his world for him and be
his guide to truth?

Is it not understandably clear
why the world is as it is?

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Prayer for the Day

On the scale of Consciousness,
the map created by the late Dr. David Hawkins,
which ranks human consciousness
on a logarithmic scale of 1-1000,
personal integrity ranks at a mere 200,
while the beginnings of the enlightened state
occur when human consciousness
has reached the threshold of 700.

Reality check:

Sometimes we need
a good shake up
to wake up.

And sometimes the biggest reminder
that we have need of is to remember that
every lesson is a GIFT
and we are here for one reason:
to wake up.

Help me not lose myself
in the day to day distractions,
but rather, to stay focused
on why I am here
and what matters most.

Today, this day, Christmas Day,
I thank you for the many GIFTS
that I have received over the course
of this precious human life and humbly I bow
in remembrance and gratitude
for the one who walked this earth 2000 years ago
and went by the the name of
YESHUA BEN YOSEF.

Amen

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December 24, 2018

Thought for the Day

You cannot make the unreal real
and then transcend it.

No one ever has and no one ever will.

No one can escape the nightmare
of illusion by believing the unreal is real.

For having made it real to himself---
giving it a pseudo-life
by playing with it in his mind,
he cannot avoid another belief
from forming as well:

"I must somehow undo what I am
to be forgiven and accepted back."

There are many ways
this second belief may present itself
in an effort to appear different,
but on the level of content,
they are all the same.

Here are a couple of examples:

To start any sentence with the words,
"When I am enlightened.."

Or, "I need to try harder,
be more focused, practice
with more diligence. return to point, etc."

The list goes on and on and on
ad nauseum.

Listen carefully.

WHAT HAS NO EFFECT
DOES NOT EXIST.

ALL EFFECTS OF ERROR
ARE TOTALLY NON-EXISTENT.

How about this for a 2019 mantra:

"Keepin' it unreal,"
for here the answer lies.

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Prayer for the Day

There is One True Cause,
and I am Its One True Effect.

So like that Original Cause,
there is no perceptible difference
between what It Is and what I forever
and forever Am.

Loyal only to Truth,
Eye unswervingly abiding in and as
that Clear Light,
nothing...nothing...nothing...
else is.

Amen

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December 23, 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

All the pain and suffering
which you experience in this life
lies in your judgment,
your interpretation of things.

All the joy, peace, love and freedom
you experience
lies in the judgment or interpretation
of your Inner Teacher
and your willingness to listen
to that Voice
rather than the voice of ego.

No decision can be seen as difficult
when you are very clear
about what you wish to experience
in your life.

Do you want freedom
or bondage?

Do you want happiness
or misery?

Do you want Heaven
or hell?

Thus your practice for today
is to be authentically alert
to your inner experience.

Whenever unsatisfactoriness arises
in any form, remind yourself
about the kind of day
for which you wish.

Then reconnect with your Inner Teacher
and try this mantra on for size:

I step back and allow the Light
in me to step forward and lead the way,
for I choose the boundless fields of peace.

Nothing more than this
is asked of you today,
but certainly no less.

Remember, the Bhagavad Gita
teaches that there only two impediments
to the path of a true seeker;
attachment to the effort
and attachment to the fruits
of the effort.

You do what is yours to do
and leave the results to God.

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Prayer for the Day

All is welcome here.

Most holy Light of lights,
essence of my inner sanctum,
lead me from Everlasting to Everlasting.

Forever and forever
live Thou me.

Amen

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December 22, 2018

Thought for the Day

What if you were to view
each thought or feeling which arises,
as well as every encounter or experience
as an offering that has been
lovingly and carefully selected
for your healing and wholeness?

In other words, a GIFT sent
just for you.

Suffering is never
a byproduct of experience.

Suffering is the natural repercussion
of seeing a problem
rather than recognizing a GIFT.

Know this:

What has been judged as a problem,
what has been interpreted or defined as wrong,
what is avoided or neglected,
what we numb or distract ourselves against,
can neither be seen or experienced
as GIFT.

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Prayer for the Day

I am here, Lord, I am here.

I give welcome to whatever arises,
to each encounter and every experience.

All is GIFT offered for my freedom,
a doorway to the Eternal
which I choose to walk toward
rather than away from.

Thank you Thank you Thank you
for the unceasing supply of GIFTS.

Amen

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December 21, 2018

Thought for the Day

Truth or lies.

Truth or lies.

Truth or lies.

You cannot fail to believe as factual
what you choose to let perception
rest upon, and by thus will you
come to know yourself.

The reality you will
undeniably experience as you
is inseparable from how
you choose to perceive all others.

Remember: Identity is inescapably shared,
be it based in fact or fiction.

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Prayer for the Day

I am weary of the mind games
I use to torture and punish
myself and my world.

Teach me to see truly.

Amen

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December 20, 2018

Thought for the Day

OVERLOOK . OVERLOOK. OVERLOOK.

Look beyond all error.

Rest the eyes, the mind, the heart
only on what is true.

For where you fix the attention,
you cannot help but become---
in your mind.

Remember, Identity is shared
and projection makes perception.

The ego is a meaning-making machine,
and when what you are projecting is a lie,
you are forced to live it
by your own design.

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Prayer for the Day

And the sign read:

Under New Management

And so it is.

Amen

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December 19, 2018

Thought for the Day

Nothing is for you, alone.

No lesson is personal,
no insight or aha moment
is meant just for you and your benefit.

If you are to transcend the belief
in a personal self abiding
in a world composed of many other
separate beings and things,
you must begin to real eyes that
everything which you see clearly
or feel deeply, every instant in which
the light of clarity shines
brilliantly within your mind,
or the heart is opened, tender, receptive
and spacious, is meant for ALL beings
in the ten directions and the three times
and offer it unto the ALL in deepest love
and sincerity as such.

So shall you learn that
you are not separate, but ONE.

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Prayer for the Day

Thank you for eyes that can now see
and a heart which has become
container for ALL.

Amen

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December 18, 2018

Thought for the Day

This path is not a path for sissies.

So let us begin the TFTD with a quote
from A Course in Miracles:

"Any attempt you make to correct a brother
means that you believe correction by you
is possible, and this can only be
the arrogance of the ego.

Correction is of God,
Who does not know of arrogance.
The Holy Spirit forgives everything
because God created everything."

The healing of your mind
is the only function you have in time
and this you do through the path
of true forgiveness.

True forgiveness never forgives error,
but looks beyond appearances,
that it may behold the face
of innocence.

You cannot learn how one is healed,
but you must want to be healed,
truly and deeply want only this,
and thus you must be willing
to go through whatever you have to go through
in order to get to the place
where you can experience yourself
in innocence with tenderness and love.

When you try to take on
the Holy Spirit's function,
you lose sight of yours.

And, my child, the only way to see yourself
without condemnation
is to see your world without condemnation.

How will I know I am healed?

Simple, though certainly not easy:
When condemnation
is no longer real to you.

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Prayer for the Day

The moth is drawn to the flame.

Gladly do I fly into that fire!

Extinguish me, oh Lord,
that only Thy Light remains.

Amen

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December 17, 2018

Thought for the Day

If you would find your way
and keep it...

If you would dwell within
a steadfastness and calm
which is forever unshakable....

If you would behold the world
with new eyes and abide consciously;
a living sacrament which is poured out
in each instant unto the all
without condition..

Then real eyes the world
need not change one iota.

Only the one who is doing
the LOOKING.

When the heart is full of God,
and God is Love,
there is no room for anything else.

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Quote for the Day

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, 
he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.”

II Corinthians5:17 KJV

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Prayer for the Day

Only Thee
living as me.

Amen

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December 16, 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

To perceive errors in another
and react to them as if they are real
does two very painful things.

(1)

Having made them real to you,
you will not escape their effects.

This is not because you are
being punished by the universe.

It is because you have chosen
ego as your guide
and ego always sets your feet
upon the path of pain and suffering.

(2)

Having made another's mistakes
real to you, you will not escape
your own.

What a terrible price you pay
and what a curse to pronounce
upon yourself and on your world!

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Thus, your assignment today
is as follows:

Think of the one quality
which you cherish above all others.

I will use FREEDOM
as an example.

In every encounter, take a few seconds
to consider the feeling state
which the quality you have picked
evokes within you.

Next, look deeply into
each being's eyes and repeat
the following:

"I give to you the gift of freedom.

Here is my open hand and heart.

May you be blessed today.

May you feel valued and precious.

May you feel yourself wrapped
in a cloak of unconditional positive regard
and deep acceptance just as you are."

This is all, but what a mighty gift
you offer to your world.

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Prayer for the Day

Dear world:

"I give to you the gift of freedom.

Here is my open hand and heart.

May you be blessed today.

May you feel valued and precious.

May you feel yourself wrapped
in a cloak of unconditional positive regard
and deep acceptance just as you are."

Amen

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December 15, 2018

Thought for the Day

You suffer, primarily, for two reasons.

(1)

There is no individual, separate self.

It is not that shit no longer happens,
it is that the sufferer disappears.

There is no real entity or person
to think of as 'you'
which abides as your particular body/mind!

(2)

You believe that truth is true
and illusion is true or real as well.

Thus, you believe
that what happens in illusions
has the power to affect the truth or reality.

It does not and cannot.

Listen carefully...

You will never be able to successfully
sort out the forest from the trees
until you get this, truly get this.

***

It is not up to you to change
your brother.

It is up to you to SEE HIM!

My child, errors do not come
from the truth in him, nor in you.

Errors have absolutely no effect on Truth!

His errors cannot change this
any more than yours can!

And only in the willingness
to SEE HIS TRUTH
can you KNOW YOURS.

***

Prayer for the Day

Oh, my Father,
You are here.

You are here; in every here.

Who is there to feel
anger or fear
when You are always here?

When all is but Thee, oh God?

Amen

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December 14, 2018

Thought for the Day

Listen carefully.

Whenever you think someone else
is wrong, the only person
you are truly judging
and condemning
is yourself.

If you cannot correct yourself,
and no one possesses this ability,
what makes you think
you can correct another
or even have that right?

How arrogant!

Here are the nuts and bolts
of simple but true humility:

When you offer up your errors,
be sure to offer up
your brother and your sister's errors too,
for you are not saved alone
from the prison cell of self.

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Prayer for the Day

I've been an arrogant asshole
for far too long.

It's easy to point that ole finger
at Trump or others
we feel are blatantly wrong.

But have I really taken
a good gander at myself lately?

There really has been
more of 'me' and less of 'Thee'
when it should be the other way
around.

Bless my teeny tiny efforts
to step back today
and allow the light
to lead the way.

Amen

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December 13, 2018

Thought for the Day

Whenever anyone behaves insanely,
you can heal him simply
by choosing to perceive
the sanity in him.

This is the message of true forgiveness.

This is the message of the Season.

Every time you accept error in another,
you are accepting it in yourself.

If this does not become
the singular way in which
you handle all errors and forms of  insanity,
including the ones you think you have made,
you will not learn much,
if anything, of either miracles
or healing in this life.

Clear?

***

Prayer for the Day

Chrystal.

I offer all insanity
I think I perceive to You, oh Lord.

For there is no separate self from Thee, oh God,

Let this 'i' die that only the true "I" remains.

Amen

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December 12, 2018

Thought for the Day

Every reaction is born of ego.

To disregard error in all its forms
is freedom.

Thus to attend to any, no exceptions,
is to attend to ego
and ignore (which is the root
of the word, 'ignorance,' btw...)
your Inner Teacher.

If you do not listen to the Inner Teacher,
you are just as insane
as the one whose errors you perceive.

This will never lead to correction
for either of you.

What is the implication here?

You have quite effectively destroyed
all hope for healing and miracles
for you both.

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Prayer for the Day

Teach me to see and thus to live
this life through the eyes of spirit.

For I would be
a kind and loving
influence in this world.

I am tired, Lord,
I am so very very tired.

I am weary of ego
and it's disastrous effects.

I will to be lead by truth alone.

Amen

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December 11, 2018

Thought for the Day

In order to point out errors
that another is making
because they are mistakenly identified
with the ego, I have to be looking
from my ego.

Know this:

You Inner Teacher
never points out error. In fact,
It is not even in communication
with the ego. Ever.

Never has been and never
will be.

It knows that nothing the ego says
and nothing the ego does
means anything.

Nothing, absolutely nothing,
which the ego engenders
means anything at all.

Truth is all-encompassing,
therefore that which is Everything
leaves room for n-o-t-h-i-n-g else.

N-o-t-h-i-n-g else.
N-o-t-h-i-n-g else.
N-o-t-h-i-n-g else.

Will you take my hand
and leave the house of illusion behind?

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Prayer for the Day

Is truth true or is it not?

This is the question
I will let percolate within
throughout today.

For if truth is true,
it is omnipresent and leaves room
for nothing else.

Illusion is nothing.

It is not a phantasmagoric something.

It is not there except
as an idea cherished by the mind
and this doesn't mean it's truly there,
just a firmly and dogmatically held belief.

Dear Universe, hear this:

I am sick and tired
of my own party-line.

Roll the stone away!

It's Independence Day!

Amen

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December 10, 2018

Thought for the Day

If you feel burdened by thoughts
and feelings which tell you that
you have screwed up again, that
you have made a huge mistake,
know this:

Only the ego is capable of error.

Since the ego is not the real you,
forgive yourself swiftly
for being confused about your Identity,
relinquish ego and return to point.

To seek to correct error
is to be confused about two things:

(1)

To try to fix or correct an effect
without addressing cause.

(2)

To make illusions even more real
and seemingly substantial to you.

Remember: The only way out
of an illusion is to recognize
that you were never in it
in the first place.

***

Prayer for the Day

I yam what I yam
and that's all what I yam!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzHmunZxJeM

I bow before the great guru Popeye!

Amen

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December 9, 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.
(For Arnold and Leslie.)

Deep within the ego's thought system
is the belief that it is a good and noble thing
to point out error in others
and within ourselves and to make
immediate corrections.

And quite often this is done with a sort of
punitive and shaming quality,
although the ego tends to think of it
as kind and right and good.

But alertness to ego errors
is not vigilance.

True vigilance means
relinquishment of ego, not
relinquishment of error.

Thus, the practice for today
is simply this:

For every ripple you experience, pause and ask,
"With which eyes am I looking?"

"Is peace in my awareness?"

For herein is point
and not-point succinctly defined.

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Prayer for the Day

I step back and ask the light
to step forward.

So may I SEE
the whole of life.

Amen

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December 8, 2018

Thought for the Day

If it is truth and truth alone
for which I long, then it is
what is true within me
that extends Itself through me
to my brother or sister's mind
and speaks to me.

To know trust, which means to have it,
I must extend it.

Why not choose to hear
from others what you would have
be heard of you?

Although you and others
may have a proclivity toward self-deception,
noble indeed is he or she
who refuses to be deceived about you,
who places total faith
in the power of the truth within you
to overcome delusion, illusion & error.

The Answer to every prayer
you could ever utter
lies in each and every brother or sister
you will encounter today.

You become aware of this Answer
when you become willing
to hear it in everyone
without exception.

Be forever unwilling
to listen for anything else
or you will not know the truth.

***

Prayer for the Day

Here is the line I draw in the sand 
and here I make my stand:

From henceforth and forever more
I stand both in and for
the immaculate light
of truth.

Amen

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December 7, 2018

Thought for the Day

Listen always for the truth
and you will hear it.

The message which another gives to you
is always up to you and no one else.

It is your decision about him...
who he is and what he is
that determines the message
which you hear.

Others may not know who they are,
but there is an eternal light
in them which does know,
which never forgets.

Which Voice/voice
will you listen for today?

It is determined by which Voice/voice
you decide to listen from.

How strong is your faith
in your brothers and sisters
everywhere?

Is it strong enough to let you hear
the Voice which speaks for truth?

***

Prayer for the Day

It is so difficult to imagine
that one change
within me
is all it takes to heal the world.

This then is my earnest cry:

I surrender all.

Amen

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December 6, 2018

Thought for the Day

All prayers are answered
whenever anyone truly asks.

A true request guarantees
an immediate, swift response.

But it is equally true that
the answer given cannot and will not
increase fear, if the relinquishment
of fear is the true goal
of all prayer.

In these cases, more often than not,
the answer is not heard at all.

Yet no answer is ever lost.

It waits, like a seed held in darkness;
for light, for water, for air,
for careful tending and for love.

When you are truly ready,
the Answer is heard.

***

Prayer for the Day

I am ready to see what I denied
because it was the truth.

Amen

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December 5, 2018

Thought for the Day

We will continue our exploration
of the subject of prayer.

Am I praying for release
from fear, or am I praying
for the removal of a symptom
or perceived problem?

The release from fear
is not the removal of a symptom
or the rectification or a problem
or difficulty.

And if you are not praying
for release from fear,
you are not really praying
for healing at all.

Everything is born of mind, my dear.

The Buddha said that a felled tree
will still produce shoots
if the root system
is left intact.

Can a symptom or effect
long remain
if the cause or root system
has been successfully eliminated?

***

Prayer for the Day

If each of us were only willing
to take Conscious responsibility
for the mental and emotional
vibrations we are emitting
into the atmosphere of our planet,
it truly would be a different world.

The question is not, "Why
is the world this way, why are people
this way," but "Why isn't the state
of our world any worse than it is?"

My Christmas wish:

A LOVE based planet
and the successful ending
of the reign of fear.

Amen

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December 4, 2018

Thought for the Day

All true prayer is release from fear.

Two questions one must be
willing to explore prior to engaging
in prayer, which is communion
with reality or truth are:

(1)

Of what am I afraid?

(2)

Would healing
be frightening in any way?

***

I will give you an example
from my own life experience.

In 2003, during a routine mammogram,
they found a walnut size mass
in my right breast at 9 o'clock.

I was terrified.

And the soonest they could get me in
for a diagnostic mammogram
and ultrasound
was three weeks later.

The following day,
I got a letter from the IRS
that I owed them more money
than I had and certainly more than
I make in a year.

During the next three weeks
I realized that I was being forced
to confront two of my biggest fears:

a. The first being that who I am is somehow
linked to the body and that
if something awful happens to the body,
something awful has happened to me.

b. The second was a fear of authority figures,
and what is the IRS but the biggest
and scariest authority figure in America?

This could only be symbolic
of a fear of God or Self.

So if true healing is the relinquishment
of fear, how could my prayer
for the healing of external circumstances
ever be answered because that would
necessarily entail the healing
of the thought system that
caused the problem, and this would have been
(at the time) more terrifying
than physical healing
and resolution of my difficulties
with the IRS.

I was by no means ready
for a direct encounter with the truth
at that time.

So back to our original two questions...

When you have answered
them sufficiently, so as to know
that you are being
completely honest with yourself,
you are ready to pray, you are ready
to ask for a miracle
because you know unequivocally for what
you make petition.

We will continue exploring
the subject of prayer tomorrow.

***

Prayer for the Day

I read a quote by Pema Chodren
yesterday which said:

"You can only go into the unknown
when you have made friends
with yourself."

I tell you, this human experience
is one helluva ride, and that
is a masterpiece of understatement.

But I have stared long and hard
into the abyss
and found peace.

And my only prayer?

May all beings be truly free.

Amen

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December 3, 2018

Thought for the Day

(For Sharifa.)

All suffering, and I do mean
every single bit of it,
arises due to an inability
to see truth clearly.

This being the case,
why do human beings hang onto
their suffering when the means of release
are always ever before them?

They do so because suffering
is the means by which they solidify
in their minds, who they think they are
and all that the 'i' means to them.

Light means clarity.

Light is Clear Seeing.

Light is not merely a preference
for the positive polarity.

Pain and suffering
are the results of holding on.

Where is there room in your life
to let go and let God?

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me notice today
when I am trying to hold on
and help me to let go
and let God.

Amen

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December 2, 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

There is no such thing as feeling
that you exist in time
without also experiencing
a deep sense of lack and anticipation.

The problem is not
the sense of lack...

The problem is not
the fretting in anticipation...

The problem isn't even
with the personal self.

The problem is with
the mistaken belief in time.

Time is a defense mechanism;
a construct made to lose oneself in,
a place where you can successfully
evade the truth, where you can
avoid an authentic encounter
with Reality.

Profound peace abides only
in silence;
the emptiness and eternal stillness
of the Living Now.

Therefore, your practice for today
is to be aware of when you
are caught in the illusion
of time constraints
and any sense of unsatisfactoriness.

Return to your breath.

Feel yourself soften around what is.

And for God's sake, ask for help.

At days end, 
reflect upon the changes you observed
and remember to end the day with thanks.

***

Prayer for the Day

No time, no me, no problem.

Amen

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December 1, 2018

Thought for the Day

There has to be a 'me.'
identified with and embraced,
for there to be fear...
for there to be conflict...
for there to be suffering...

To seek to eliminate
fear, conflict or suffering
is to get the cart before the horse.

Where is fear?

Where is conflict?

Where is suffering, if there is no I?

The sense of me, myself and I arises
when awareness loses itself
in thoughts, feelings and experiences.

You tell me, how is it possible
to be so entirely devoted
to something which is not real?

Each time you choose
to don the mask, to pick up the ball
and run with it, you are
willing against your own Reality.

How is that working out for you?

***

Prayer for the Day

No me, no problem.

Amen

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