February Thoughts for the Day


February 28, 2018

Thought for the Day

There is only one thing
which may ever be lost
and that is your own sense
of self importance.

This is what you have been
trying so hard
to protect and defend.

And when maintaining your self image
no longer matters to you,
you will walk this world free
and you will know that
you are unassailable.

Truth requires
absolutely no defense
whatsoever.

He who walks in truth,
she who has become the living truth,
with absolutely nothing
to either defend or protect
recognizes that only this
is true authentic power.

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Prayer for the Day

Attack-defense.

Defense-attack.

I never thought of it this directly---
that all the insane behavior
and craziness of these
thoughts and feelings I obsess over
are about trying to protect
an image which I have made
of myself.

One of the Ten Commandments
says: "Thou shalt have
no other gods before Me."

Do I not worship a graven image
of myself, one of my own making;
one that I am constantly fiddling with,
trying to hone it into
something pleasing in my sight
and hopefully that of others?

For whether I loath it one minute
and adore it the next
it certainly preoccupies my attention
day and night, night and day.

And what do I think
I spend so much time and energy
trying to defend and protect?

Certainly it cannot be the truth.

Today is a new day,
a new beginning.

Help me see each thought,
each feeling and each experience
as an opportunity
to offer up every aspect
of this image
as it presents itself.

I would hold onto nothing,
for I am no longer willing to live a lie.

Let me then approach my life today
with mindfulness and care.

And as each opportunity presents itself,
let me offer everything that arises
into the fire.

Teach me to exemplify the truth.

For here my treasure lies.

Amen

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February 27, 2018

Thought for the Day

Enlightenment may well be the tiniest
of shifts in perception,
but there is a vast and seemingly endless
gulf that lies between
the mask's experience of self and world
and that of the Absolute.

The mask of i, me, my & mine
is a sovereign monarch---
the free-wheeling id who delivers
naught but pain and suffering,
fear and loss. It's perception
is plagued by a highly inflated
narcissistic point of view
which is mixed inseparably with
a deep-seated inferiority complex.

It is the source of distorted seeing
and wrong decisions.

And it is the only illusion
from which you have need
of deliverance.

Change the seer
and what is seen changes 
automatically.

But oh, my precious,
the truth is never frightening.

Never.

To the contrary, the realization
of truth, is the unequivocal release
from all fear.

How then, pray tell, do you get there?

We can lead you to the door,
but you must walk
through it.

Here is the key:

The only way out of an illusory,
imagined sense of self
is to recognize that
you were never it
in the first place.

Step back, oh child, step back!

Recognize the mask
and you are free of it!

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Prayer for the Day

What could I ever want or need
that the realization of truth
does not offer me?

He who has everything
because he is everything
needs nothing.

Thanks be unto
the very Life of life.

Amen

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February 26, 2018

Thought for the Day

What more noble purpose
could a precious human life have
other than the discovery of the peace
which passes all understanding;
which abides unceasingly deep within you,
learning the truth of peace,
being it, living it, and by thus
bringing peace and only peace
to the banquet table of life?

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Prayer for the Day

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that
we are born to eternal life.

Amen

(prayer offered was written by 
Saint Francis of Assisi)

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February 25, 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Today's practice is centered
on worry.

Worry is a rather unnatural repercussion
of believing that your happiness
or that of those you love
depends upon what happens in the world
you believe to be external to yourself.

It rises when things are not going the way
we would like for them to,
and so we exert great effort
in an attempt to control and manipulate;
overlooking the boundless state of peace
which is always present,
and choosing rather worry in its stead.

When tempted to fret
about anything today, be willing
to have the following conversation
with yourself:

If there is something that I can do
about this, why worry?

If there is nothing that I can do
about this, why worry?

Hit the pause button.

Breathe.

Remember, everything that happens
in our lives, in any of our lives,
is the activity of love conspiring,
beckoning, wooing us to awaken
to the unshakable ground of our being,
the endless purity and untouchable
nature of who we changelessly are.

Now is the time to lean in and accept.

Now is the time to lean in and trust.

Open your heart
to the healing presence
of love and peace, which is
ever with you, challenging you
to give yourself freely and completely
to the Life which is living you.

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Prayer for the Day

Help me relax, lean into and trust
all that unfolds this day.

Let me remember that
everything is happening
exactly as it should.

And let me not forget that
if it wasn't supposed to be happening
this way, then it wouldn't
be happening
this way.

I can embrace that.

Amen

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February 24. 2018

Thought for the Day

Isn't it silly to doubt or get upset
when someone says something to you
that you do not like, something that
you disagree with, which seems
to threaten you in some way,
or is not the response
you were hoping for?

Is not the response
coming from your very own Self
since there is but One Source?

Why do you doubt this?

Every reaction....no exceptions....
is rooted in the mask,
in the belief in personal personhood.

Is not then every experience
an ever changing Self portrait
in the kaleidoscope of God?

Truth is timelessness
and therefore changeless.

Give whatever happens
the benefit of the doubt.

Can anything else matter?

Does anything else exist?

Hold therefore then
everything in abeyance to Truth.

This is the fire of yoga.

All is only Self.

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Prayer for the Day

Thank you will be
the only response
to everything that happens
in my world today.

No exceptions.

There is only God.

Amen

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February 23. 2018

Thought for the Day

Listen.

If you spend your entire life
asleep at the wheel,
how can you see anything clearly,
let alone. be truly effectual in any way
which may be said to be meaningful?

The delusion that still keeps
getting in the way
is the belief that who you are
is the unenlightened mask.

You believe that, not only
is there such a truly existent thing
as this mask, but that you are it.

You believe that the voice
between your ears
is you. You know exactly
what I am talking about.

I'm talking about the voice
which whispers to you night & day
that if you wait, if you hold out long enough,
then something will eventually happen
to somehow, magically make you more
than what you already are.

How is this possible?

How can anyone be more or less
than what they are?

There is no endeavor more futile,
more confusing to the mind
than to believe you are the mask,
looking for a state which you refer to as
“Christ Consciousness.”

Yesterday I was asked a question
to which I replied with the following:

You cannot know the truth,
you can only be it. 

To know the truth tacitly
implies a dualistic state.

There is you and there is the truth.

And even if you are embodying it,
and even if you are embodying
it quite well, there is still a you and truth.

Which is another way of saying
that you cannot see what you are,
from what you are not
because what you are not
does not exist accept as a belief
that, no matter how much
you happen to believe is real or true,
is still just a belief and all beliefs are false.

When you finally grasp that
truth is true and only truth is true,
you will recognize its omnipresence
because you will recognize
that it is your omnipresence.

Contemplate upon
all of this today.

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Prayer for the Day

I am one with the force,
the force is with me.

I am one with the force,
the force is with me.

I am one with the force,
the force is with me.

I am the force
because the force
is all there is.

Amen

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February 22. 2018

Thought for the Day

More practice is called for today.

Your mission, should you accept it,
is to pause frequently,
become completely still, breathe slowly,
connecting deeply within
and with your surroundings.

Is peace in your awareness?

Can you feel the love
which is already here, carressing
every atom and every molecule
down to your last telomere?

It's futile to try to be peaceful.
to try to be loving.

Have you ever wondered
why so few of your human experiences
provide the fulfillment
for which you long?

It is because the ego is equally invested
in attacking what it is also
trying to defend.

This is the definition of
a no-win scenario.

Thus, to cling to the mask
is to make fear real (to you)
and acknowledge its dominion
over your inner experience
of life. How has that
been working out for you thus far?

See how you are set up from the very start
when you rely upon it
to save you from anything?

Your job today is to simply relax.
Give it up.

The Upanishads say that
a moment's good company
can help us cross the worldly ocean.

Today we quit feeding the ego.

Today we keep company
with the soul.

Today we keep comany
with peace.

Today we keep company
with love.

Today we keep company
with God.

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Prayer for the Day

Why should I continue to suffer
from the effects
of choosing the wrong guide?

A new thought
rises from the ashes
of what has gone before:

"Now under
new management."

Amen

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February 21. 2018

Thought for the Day

Today's message is written specifically
for those who have done things
in the past, or who have had
things done to them
which they cannot ever seem
to fully let go of, who suffer from
a pain they feel unable to ever
totally free themselves,
those for whom misery and guilt
and hopelessness
follow them everywhere
like a dark cloud.

Be of good cheer.

Today, this day, freedom from the past
is yours, should that
be your heart's true desire.

There is only one reason
that people hold on
to the past, and that is to prevent
the present from truly dawning
on their minds and hearts.

Thus, hanging onto the past
is the mask's preferred mode of defense
against the awakening
of the LOVE of GOD.

Simply put, you are trying to use
the weapon of time
against eternity.

As you read these words, you believe
that a great battle is ensuing
between what has occurred
in the expanse of time
and that of eternity.

I assure you, no such battle
is occurring anywhere,
nor will it ever.

Time itself is the vast illusion,
and when it disappears
in your mind, so will everything
that has ever occurred within it.

Thus the choice
is not between whether to see the past
or whether to see the present,
is is whether to SEE
or not to see at all.

How difficult can it be
to forgive and relinquish nothing?

Your own thinking
has done this to you
because of its power---
but you, my darlings, have the power
to direct your mind
in any direction which you choose.

Choose now.

Clever little mask
keeps you chasing after ghosts from the past
or chasing after butterflies
it wishes to possess
in the future.

The mask would rather be
right than happy,
because it believes being right
is being happy.

Talking about Don Quixote
tilting at windmills!

Simply do this...

Be still a moment with me.

Allow the butterfly
to come to you.

Feel her as she lights upon
your eyelids; gently kissing
every perception of woundedness
you think keeps you broken and bound.

Here she is!

Here you are!

And here is the first LOVE
which created this all,
ready to wipe away your tears
awakening within you
a love which knows no bounds.

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Prayer for the Day

I come home.

I come home
to my heart and Self.

Amen

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February 20. 2018

Thought for the Day

There was a chorus to a church hymn
that I loved with all my heart
when I was a little girl which said:

"I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me."

And when we sang that chorus,
I did feel very very happy,
I felt deeply cared for, watched over,
and gently guided.

Three points
will be emphasized today.

First, when it is the mask
of i, me, my and mine
through which you experience life,
what is experienced
is always fearful and flawed
to you in one way or another
because what is looking
is fearful and flawed.

But when awareness looks,
without the input of i, me, my or mine,
what is experienced
is unspeakably precious
and wholly loving.

Secondly,
instead of chasing after truth,
simply be still
and allow truth to come to you.

You cannot man-handle
your way through life.

Let's say there were two people,
each of whom came upon a tiny fawn
in the forrest.

One person chases the fawn,
trying to catch it.

The other sits down quietly
and becomes entirely still.

Which do you think
the deer will come to?

Lastly, if your trust
is in the mask you wear
and all things temporary,
it does not matter
that truth is always with you,
because you will never ever hear it.

Your attention is elsewhere.

But if you place your trust
in the power which watches
over the tiny sparrow and which also
watches over you,
you cannot help but become aware
of the loving embrace
which tenderly suckles
and guides us all.

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Prayer for the Day

May we all sing together
as one today:

"I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me."

Amen

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February 19. 2018

Thought for the Day

Remember the age old debate
we used to play around with as kids?

Which came first, the chicken
or the egg?

Well, yesterday we began to look
at an idea which was quite unsettling
for many, and that is that
everything arises out of stillness,
including what we label
as uncomfortable.

But the reason they arise
in the first place
is because you already believe
in your idea of you,
and all these conflicted thoughts and feelings
arise to support this idea.

There is no such thing
as the mask, persona or personal self,
this idea you have of you,
without conflict, chaos, confusion
and compromise.

Makes sense,
when you think about it,
does it not?

To separate yourself
from the state of changeless peace,
even if it is only possible
conceptually and maintained
through the power of belief,
would necessitate
the continual experience
of peace's opposite,
hence you have the experience
of duality, the fruit
from the forbidden tree---
the knowledge of good and evil.

Thus, you are asked today
to give the following question
your heartfelt consideration:

Is heaven worth enough to you
to give up hell?

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Prayer for the Day

Yes.

I lay all imaginings aside
and come home.

Amen

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February 18. 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

With today's practice,
you are asked to gently guide
the focus of your attention
to the resting place of stillness
within you.

The you that you
presume yourself to be----
everything that it experiences
arises out of the changeless
state of stillness.

Anger arises out of stillness.

Frustration arises out of stillness.

Hate arises out of stillness.

Impatience arises out of stillness.

Literally every state, conflicted or not,
arises from the stillness
of the state of changeless peace.

Today, rather than focusing on the waves,
you are asked to focus
on the Ocean Itself.

Try to find the stillness
from which all arises
and rest there today.

When you focus on the waves,
you become a separate entity
in your mind and can therefore
only see separation.

This separate sense of self
is an entirely fictitious, inflamed
and mind-generated identity.

But when the focus of attention
sinks deeper; beyond the raucous
and spurious cacophony of madness
that is generated by the wave activity,
to the place of stillness beneath
from whence all waves rise,
there is deep and changeless peace,
wholeness, LOVE.

This is all.

Be brave. Freedom awaits you.

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Prayer for the Day

The prodigal comes Home
to His Self and Source.

Amen

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February 17. 2018

Thought for the Day

LOVE...
...makes not exceptions
and has no conditions.

Flawlessly and effortlessly
she pours out all of herself
in unyielding generosity
upon all things.

She sees no differences.

LOVE KNOWS
all are forever worthy
of the LOVE of GOD.

Here is the painful truth
you do not wish to hear:

You want the world to be at fault,
the world to be wrong,
the politicians to be wrong,
the laws to be wrong.

You want to rise up,
to stir others into action,
to force the right changes,
the needful changes
upon the world.

But my darling, the world does not
have to change
for you to experience
a changed world,
you do.

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Prayer for the Day

OMG, the path of LOVE
is a difficult path.

I can see, sense ever so clearly,
that she intends
to have all of me
before we are finished.

And then I sense
we will only be begiining
the real work.

Go ahead. Take all of me.

May it be done unto me
according to Thy Will.

Make of me
Thy Holy of Holies.

Amen

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February 16. 2018

Thought for the Day

To not feel overcome
with a sense of immense gratitude
each and every day
is to be very very sick.

And what kind of world
do you suppose
the sick look out upon
and thus experience
each and every day?

When you live your life
with a finger pointing outward
toward the world,
never forget that the fingers
which remain
are pointing directly
toward yourself.

We each share the burden
of becoming the change
we wish to see in the world.

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Prayer for the Day

Lord of my heart,
I pray Thee:
Make me a instrument
of Thy peace.

Amen

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February 15. 2018

Thought for the Day

A day of practice is
called for today.

The secret to seeing your world
differently
is to let LOVE in.

The path to a healing
which is beyond human comrehension
is to let LOVE in.

The answer to every question
you have ever had
or ever will have
is to let LOVE in.

Let LOVE in.

Allow Her to sweep your house clean,
to open all the windows
and the doors,
letting LIGHT return
to all those places
which have long been shrouded
in darkness, terrified of the LIGHT.

You practice
is to pause frequently today.

Next, close your eyes
and feel yourself opening up
like a bud which gently unfurls itself
before the presence
of the LIGHT.

Feel yourself
opening deeply and giving yourself
completely to LOVE.

Let Her in.

Let Her begin to heal you.

Give Her the pain body.

Give Her the mask.

Give Her what troubles you.

And then give Her what doesn't.

Leave no stone unturned.

Let LOVE ravish you utterly...
because today....today...
my dear one....
today is your day
to be free.

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Prayer for the Day

LOVE, take all of me.

Let me wash forever
upon Thy shores.

I am utterly and completely Thine.

Amen

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February 14. 2018

Thought for the Day

There is a flawlessly reciprocal relationship
between what you bring
to the table of life
and what you receive in return.

What is it you desire
from the world?

Is it love, appreciation, gratitude?

Or perhaps respect, or some other form
of acknowledgment; such as
generosity, or another other virtue
you regard highly?

Is it lots of likes on FB?

Then ask yourself honestly,
"How generous and loving have I been
with what I have given
of myself toward my world?"

Reflect on these three ideas today:

The only thing which may be
lacking in any given situation
is what you, yourself,
have failed to give.

And the only lack one can ever feel
in this life is the very thing
which they have withheld.

For to he who recognizes
the endless bounty that he has been 
the grateful recipient of in this life,
everything is freely and lavishly
given in return.

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Prayer for the Day

Standing at the point of perfection,
relishing and reveling
in the feeling of being both
healed and whole, giving everything,
withholding nothing,
all flows back to me,
an everlasting sea of love.

Amen

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February 13. 2018

Thought for the Day

You cannot ever be
out of accord with truth,
you can never be out of accord
with LOVE.

Why?

Because that is what you are.

By LOVE you were created.

By LOVE you are sustained.

The one thing no one can do
is be something other
than what they are.

That you believe you can
is the only problem.

You have confused
the words 'belief' and 'fact'
to mean the same thing,
and they do not.

There is no such thing
as a true belief.

And a fact is something
which may always be counted on
precisely because it cannot change.

Healing is thus the undoing
of this belief, the undoing
of what never was.

Can you love yourself today
the teeny tiniest bit; just enough
to allow for the possiblity
that a miracle of this magnittude
is not only possible for you
in this life, but perhaps even
your destiny, this purpose behind
your precious human life
in the first place?

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me to let LOVE in
today, that the healing
may truly begin.

Open these eyes, Lord,
open these eyes.

Open these eyes
and this heart.

I am so tired,
so very very tired.

And I am ready to release
this suffering, that I might real eyes
the Home I never left
and which never left me.

Amen

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February 12. 2018

Thought for the Day

Everything which is sourced in Truth
may be counted on
because its source is real.

Everything which is not
is illusion.

Your work today is to remember this
and recognize it clearly.

Never never waste your breath
fighting an illusion
with another illusion, the second being
that of the imagined self,
for you will lose---and you will do so
100% of the time.

Why?

Because 0 x 0 = what? It's still 0!!!

Push the delete button
and move on.

When there is doubt
whether you are dealing with
truth or illusion,
here is your field guide:

Is peace in your awareness?

Or are you fearful or angry,
has doubt obscured your inner horizon,
filling you with conflicted
thoughts and feelings?

Here is the Answer which you seek!

The Source of all Truth
lies deep within you.

Anchor yourself to That.

Trust That.

Ask for help if you feel in need of it.

You are not alone.

You are never alone.

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Prayer for the Day

Let me not forget
that PEACE is the standard bearer
of truth, being forever ONE with it;
it identifies all mask related appearances
as artifact: False Events Appearing Real.

Help me to quickly and clearly identify
the forrest from the trees today,
relinquishing without hesitation
what is not the truth, even when it is
vying heavily for my attention,
and swiftly move along.

Catch and release
is the mantra for the day.

Amen

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February 10. 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

We will begin the explanation
for today's practice with a quote:

"As long as there is a 'you'
doing or not-doing,
thinking or not-thinking,
'meditating' or 'not-meditating'
you are no closer to home
than the day you were born."

"The Tenth Man" by Wei Wu Wei

When we speak of doership
and nondoership,
most interpret this to mean
"try really really hard to remember
that I am not the real Doer,"
and thus they try to recognize
those moments when they are trying
to control or manipulate life
so they can try to stop it
and entirely miss the point
of what is being pointed to.

The problem isn't that
of trying to do or not do,
the problem is the belief in you.

As long as there is a felt sense
of i, me, my or mine,
there is an illusory 'i'---
a pseudo-entity functioning
as the presumed doer.

That fabricated sense of identity
is the problem, for no such entity exists.

Remember what
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj said?

That is does no good
to question whether or not this world is real
if you never get around to questioning
the existence of the one
who thinks they are experiencing it?

Thus, your assignment for today
is about doership.

You are asked to recognize clearly
when you are caught up in the activity
of performing as the mask,
and take a step back and stop.

Cease doing anything.

Stop the presses.

Allow yourself to fall back into
a quiet space, an empty space,
a space of not knowing,
yet entirely open.

What was never lost
can never be found.

But what you are
cannot show you of itself
when you are caught up in
trying to be something
which you are not.

This is all.

May the blessings of the saints,
sages and mystics from the ten directions
and the three times be upon you,
as you offer your little willingness
to practice sincerely today.

***

Prayer for the Day

"Me" steps back,
fading into notingness
and allows the LIGHT
to step forward and lead the way.

Amen

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February 10. 2018

Thought for the Day

With no one and no thing
with which to compare myself,
least of all some made up notion
of what I should or should not do,
what enlightenment is,
or some equally insane morality code
which is impossible for anyone
to ever live up to or achieve,
no wounded, troubled, conflicted self,
trudging the procession of the living dead,
there is no past, no future,
only the eternal now.

In quietude sublime
I walk this world alone.

I am whole.

I am content.

I am peace.

I am LOVE living itself.

I am.

I am I; the eternal,
changeless Clear Light.

Here...now...even the presence of One
is too much....too much.

What is this seeing?

Does it even matter 
any longer?

***

Prayer for the Day

Empty. Silent. Surrendered,
even now.

Ceaselessly yielding unto this;
as does a moth--- giving herself
completely to that
relentless and indestructible
flame which alone is.

Burn this little 'me' to ashes
until nothing but This remains.

Amen

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February 9. 2018

Thought for the Day

Real eyes that you
are always being given the opportunity
to be either savior or foe
to the world about you.

If you are lost in the world of masking,
you are enemy or foe.

But awareness aware of its world
is a bringer of salvation
with the slightest glance,
the briefest of contacts.

Express tenderness and compassion
for those whom you encounter today
that are experiencing fear,
including yourself.

And why just leave it at that?

Let's make today
"Cut yourself and your world
some slack" day.

For who could not benefit
from your loving-kindness,
care and attention---
the unconditional presence
of one who cares?

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me be a sower of the seeds
of kindness, care and compassion
to my world today.

Amen

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February 8. 2018

Thought for the Day

Your thoughts were never meant
to be a source of guidance.

For always their focus
is upon weather patterns
rather than the sky.

Look carefully
upon what thoughts do.

One moment they tell you
that you are powerful
and that your scheming
and manipulations
have brought you everything
you want, and in the next instant,
how pitiful, weak and pathetic you are,
now you are chicken little
and the sky is falling.

Up and down you go
and then all over the map.

You know the geogrpahy
of your inner landscape so well.

Why shouldn't you?

Your thoughts have traced
every square inch of it,
and you follow them willy nilly.
dumbfounded and surprised
when you are left holding the bag.

Pray tell, on what may you depend?

For the message mind rants
on about is how much you are lacking,
that you are never enough,
therefore you need to coerce
from others the things which you lack,
without which you cannot
survive in this world, let alone
master your fate through the careful stripping
of others of their power.

Thoughts will always tell you
that you are something you are not
and that you need to take from others
in order to make secure
your sense of self
and establish your position in life.

Watch this process carefully
as it unfolds today.

Sometimes it will be very very subtle,
and at others, shockingly pushy and brash.

Use and be used,
quid pro quo.

Regardless the input today,
do not listen.

Drop everything and look
for that which is already realized,
that which is already whole within you.

Become conscious of what is
conscious within you.

Here you are,
a part of this and it a part of you.

***

Prayer for the Day

Done playing the game.

Help me be conscious
of that which is already realized.

Amen

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February 7. 2018

Thought for the Day

Whenever you run away
from this moment
you are running away from yourself.

As counter-intuitive as it may seem
to the thinking mind, which is always
projecting itself either forward
or backward because it has
no relationship with the living now,
mindfulness is the key
to finding both you and your heart;
for here is your eternal abode,
the very center of your being.

Bring the faculty of awareness or presence
mindfully to your inner landscape today
and notice how often
you seek to escape what is.

Then direct the lamp of awarness
to the act of being present, being here,
and relaxing deeply
into what is.

What do you find?

***

Prayer for the Day

Be still.

Be here.

Be now.

Amen

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February 6. 2018

Thought for the Day

When the opinions
and judgments of others
no longer bring you suffering...

...not because you have
successfully created high enough
and strong enough walls around you...

...nor because you have hardened your heart
so meticulously that
you are no longer capable
of feeling anything that it
has to share...

...and it isn't because
you are no longer unwilling
to let it speak openly to you
or otherwise get in your way...

...but because you have finally learned
to truly love yourself and by thus
heal your own wounds...

...so that you can hear the cry of pain
in another more poignantly...

...and you real eyes that
what they say says more
about their relationship with themselves
that it could ever say about you...

...you will have at last become
a truly powerful being
in this world...

...for you are no longer
fragmented and fractured,
having made yourself whole.

Get this.

Truly get this.

It's not the world's job
to give you love, or validation,
nor to shower you with accolades.

It's yours.

And no one else's approval
should mean more to you
than your own.

So notice today how often
your world falls apart because of something
someone else says or does.

And pay particular attention
when someone fails to say
what you feel you most need to hear from them
and turn and say those very words to yourself.

Then remember two things:

First, that you and you alone
determine what the things others say
mean to you. No one makes you feel
anything. Ever.

If you do not like
your interpretation, then change it.

Secondly, recognize that
you are actually receiving a GIFT
from the universe.

For here, you are being given
vital information about where
to next turn the focus of your attention
to bring some much needed
love and healing
to yourself.

***

Prayer for the Day

Note to self:

Genuinely learn to welcome
all feedback and opinions.

I'm here to become conscious---
and the world is here
to help me do so.

Amen

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February 5. 2018

Thought for the Day

Nothing should happen
a single instant
sooner than it does.

And nothing that does not happen,
should.

What happens is always in Divine order
or else it would not be happening.

For if there actually is an Absolute,
it would not be Absolute
if a single leaf could fall
without It's notice
and silent benediction,
now could it?

Therefore, be at peace today
and in the midst of all you face,
remember to breathe,
relax, let go and trust.

In those instances
when peace seems hopelessly
beyond your reach, these are the moments
when you are being shown
the way of peace and learn to trust.

Everything is always unfolding
precisely as it should.

There is no other way possible.

How 'bout we just roll
with that?

***

Prayer for the Day

I can roll with that.

Amen

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February 4. 2018

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Today's practice centers around
self forgiveness.

Yesterday I had someone
write to me the following words
regarding the mask:

"A mere piss ant in the face of the absolute.
i want to switch sides.
i want to be on the winning team.
i surrender the i
in exchange for something
MUCH, MUCH greater!

To which she added
the following question:

Am i so attached to the familiar
that i am unwilling to hear the real Truth? 

In another email the following
was said:

“...the privilege of the forgiven to forgive...”

How breathtakingly beautiful is that?

I can see how my freedom
depends on this very truth. 

Forgiving myself
for having forgotten my Self.
This single forgiveness
dissolves all the (presumed) others.
Pull the untruth from its roots.
Leaving no more traces behind.
With this one forgiveness
I have remembered the entirety
of the Whole. Lock, stock and barrel.
All for One and One for all."

And though the beauty
in all these words offered
is unmistakable, there is still something
which is not being seen.

Yes, for all of us seemingly separate
threads taken from the same cloth,
waking up does hinge upon
self-forgiveness in one form or another,
although it often is not worded as such.

But until you are ready to embrace forgiveness
as meaning that your recognize
that you are forgiving the non-existent
and are ready to embrace
the virginal state within you,
i.e., the pre-separation state within you
as being all there is or ever has been
or ever shall be, you still do not 'get'
forgiveness at all because truly
understanding forgiveness
is the recognition that
forgiveness is as illusory
as is the personal self.

You are still trying
to make something out of nothing
and then forgiving it.

So your practice today
is to catch yourself in the act
when you are hurling
pocketfuls of madness
toward yourself
and stop it.

This is all.

But what a mighty act
of compassion this truly is,
for it opens the floodgates----
that the mighty rivers of the Absolute
might flow freely
unto all living things.

***

Prayer for the Day

Burn this 'me' to ash.

Then burn the ash
until nothing but Truth
remains.

Amen

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February 3. 2018

Thought for the Day

When the mind is not at peace,
when you feel disturbed because of what
someones does or does not do,
when what seems to be happening
in the world brings restlessness
or agitation and provokes your ire
remember this:

Your experience only seems real or valid
because you have allowed uncertainty
of who you are to take charge
of your mind.

In other words,
you are looking through the mask.

Listen.

Last night I had a dream
that seriously disturbed
the hell out of me.

But upon awakening, did I
wrestle with myself,
suspicious that the dream
was real?

Of course not!

There are not two powers
but ONE and only ONE.

And when you resolve your inner conflict
which tells you that there are two powers
within you, each trying to obliterate
the other entirely from your awareness,
you will never see or experience
conflict, ignorance or darkness
anywhere ever again.

***

Prayer for the Day

Let me never forget that
both inner and outer
experiences of life
depend solely upon
who is doing
the LOOKING.

I appeal to grace to help me
as I look within for the answer
to the perennial question of
who am I today.

Amen

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February 2. 2018

Thought for the Day

In a thousand times
ten thousand ways each day
since the day that you were born,
the world has tried to sell you
on the idea that what makes you 'you',
are the things about you
which make you stand out from the crowd,
that celebrate your creativity,
your uniqueness and distinction.

Your parents were the first
to encourage this
through the learning of your name,
the house rules and those
of the world at large.

And part by part and piece by piece ,
you molded a belief system
which would proclaim to the world,
"This is who I am.
This is what makes me stand out.
This is what makes me special."

And whether it was through looks,
accomplishment or even
a sense of learned helplessness,
you have been striving to garner
the world's attention,
favor, accolades and most importantly,
it's seal of approval.

But this is all just more and more
mask bullshit.

The only way
to ever come to know yourself
is by undoing every belief,
and in particular,
the belief in differences.

Thus, your assignment
for today, should you accept,
is to first enter into each encounter
unguarded and unrestrained, allowing
thoughts and feelings to arise
naturally, organically,
and without censorship.

Allow for the disclosure
of certain subtilties and nuances
of the mask to present themselves---
some of which you were
formerly unaware.

But after noting them,
immediately look
for sameness.

For where the mask seeks
always to divide and separate
through differences,
making itself more and the other less,
the truth of you
always seeks to unify and to heal.

***

Prayer for the Day

One boat, and we all sit in it.

One ocean and one shore.

Amen

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February 1. 2018

Thought for the Day

There is nothing that speaks louder
in this world
than One who abides deeply
in silence.

Their very presence is deafening;
shattering the cacophony of chaos.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me be willing to face head on
this fear of non-action.

Starting this day,
help me begin to cultivate
a relationship with
silence.

Amen


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