January Thoughts for the Day

January 31, 2019

Thought for the Day

The Kingdom of Heaven
is a dimension of consciousness, 
not a destination.

And surrender is the only key
which opens Its door.

When truth is the only thing
for which you will, and you offer
yourself to it completely,
then it is yours.

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Prayer for the Day

And there you have it.

Here, both problem
and solution are brought together
where they may seen
at last.

Take all of me.

Amen

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January 30, 2019

Thought for the Day

Here is the Good News:

Your banishment from Truth,
LOVE or God---
whichever word floats your boat---
is not of God and because of this,
it does not exist except as a belief
which you fan the flames of daily.

You are at HOME in GOD
dreaming of exile as the imagined self
and all that consists of its world.

But you are perfectly capable
of awakening NOW.

There are two obstacles
which you superimpose
over the empty mirror of CLEAR SEEING:

(1)

You keep trying to reconcile
or fix your dream
rather than simply
dismissing it.

(2)

You live all of life
with a deeply cherished and previously
held assumption that
"enlightenment has not yet
been accomplished," rather than
real-eyes-ing that
what has been is so now
if it is eternal.

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Prayer for the Day

When the mirror of the mind
is empty, there is Clear Seeing.

New mantra for today:

Dismiss the meaningless.

Amen

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January 29, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is a universe of difference
between being grateful
for you struggles
and that of glorifying suffering.

Two vastly different worlds arise
from each of these perspectives.

Never forget, gold is
only refined by fire.

Everyone must experience
and face storms in this life.

But is the suffering that one experiences
caused by what is happening,
or does it arise because of
your judgment against it which says
"I don't like this at all, this is a problem."?

Would the situation change
if you were to shift your perspective
and see what is happening
as a GIFT and choose to trust?

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Prayer for the Day

What is it that helps us grow
in this life?

Is it hanging out in our nest
and waiting for mama bird
to bring us our big fat juicy worm?

Or does it unfold as the result of
being tested in the fires of life
which reveal our true glory,
the metal we are made of?

Help me cultivate
the spirit of gratitude in all things.

Thank you for my life.

Amen

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January 28, 2019

Thought for the Day

Let us do a recap of what
you have learned
over the course of the last week:

(1)

I am called to be keenly aware
of the difference between
childish and childlike.

(2)

What can upset me except
the ephemeral?

How can the ephemeral be real
if God created only the eternal?

(3)

Every response I make
to what I perceive is up to me.

It is my will that determines
my perception of it.

(4)

Nothing can exceed
the LOVE of GOD.

If this statement is true,
then nothing can exceed
my will.

(5)

Nothing, absolutely nothing,
can threaten my peace of mind
unless I will it too.

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Prayer for the Day

Me playing
the poor pitiful Pearl card
fools no one, most of all me.

I think the ego is really
the neurotic part of the mind
that has refused to grow up.

The words of Saint Paul
come to mind today:

"When I was a child,
I spoke as a child, I thought as a child,
I reasoned and acted as a child,
but when I became an adult,
I put away childish things."
I Corinthians 13:11

I notice that he didn't say, "childlike,"
he said, "childish."

Grace, grant me the wisdom
to truly SEE through clear eyes.

Amen

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January 27, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Your practice today
is to be unceasingly aware
of what is happening in your inner landscape.

Whether something feels really really good
or whether it feels shitty,
there is always an underlying tendency
to attribute your experience
to people, places and things
which you perceive outside yourself.

So write on a piece of paper
the following four thoughts
and use each of them to work with core beliefs
and as an immediate response
which is given to all experience.

(1)

Nothing, absolutely nothing,
is caused by factors outside of me.

(2)

I am giving this all the meaning
which it has for me.

(3)

I can violate the law of love,
in my mind, which means
in my imagination,
but I cannot escape it.

(4)

My safety and my peace
are inviolate, for they are what I am.

This is all.

Happy practicing.

And do share if you feel the urge.


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Prayer for the Day

Guide my little practicing today
which I humbly offer
for the sake of the whole.

Amen

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January 26, 2019

Thought for the Day

Experiencing life with a new mind
which is pristine, empty and open---

Seeing through the immaculate eyes
of Christ, a love which holds
no record of wrong---

Experiencing life with a boundless,
beautiful and open heart
as wide as the world---

is your prerogative in this life---
chosen in each and every moment
of the Living Now.

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Prayer for the Day

Could it be that the denial
of who and what we are
in Christ is the only blasphemy?

How else would one live
as the thought suggests, unless he
awakens in Christ?

What could anyone want or need
except to know himself
as complete?

Dear Spirit of Truth---
show me who I am in Him.

Amen

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January 25, 2019

Thought for the Day

Duality, which is the ego's habitat,
is like gravity.

Remember Sir Isaac Newton's apple?

Pick any object
which can be easily held
within the palm of your hand.

Don't worry.

I'll wait for you to grab something.

Now, throw it up into the air.
You don't have to throw it far,
a foot or two will do.

What happens?

The object fell to the ground,
did it not?

Why?

Because what goes up,
must also go down.

Is this not like your life
in this world, a life which is lived
within your mind and in your body?

Success is followed by failure,
acquisition with loss,
certainty is always followed by uncertainty,
fleeting moments of comfortability
in your own skin with anxiety, fear & unrest,
what flourishes eventually decays,
what lives one day dies or is stripped away,
what is hidden is revealed
and in the revelation again vanishes.

And whatever you try...
whatever you try...
it is never enough.

Is this all there is to you?

Is this all there is to life?

Is this how you will live out what remains
of your precious human life?

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Prayer for the Day

Let me never ever forget
that it was for the direct experience
of myself as the living presence
of LOVE and LIGHT and UNBOUND GLORY
for which I took birth.

And so it is.

Amen

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January 24, 2019

Thought for the Day

Your thought for today
is about expectations.

For decades you have heard me say
that expectations are
premeditated resentments.

At first, this statement gives
us cause to laugh,
but then it becomes clear
that having an expectation
is setting-ourselves-up
for an upset.

Why is this so?

Rarely is someone or something
able to perfectly meet
our expectations of them.

And it is seldom clear why this is so.

Expectations and victim consciousness
go hand in hand.

When you have an expectation,
you place yourself at the mercy
of another person, place or thing
to provide you with what you think
or feel you need from them.

Then, if they are unable
to give you precisely what you think you need,
this places you in a position to suffer.

And with suffering comes the belief
that you must protect or defend
yourself. And let's fact it,
the ego believes that
the best defense is either a good offense
or to throw a big fat pity party
for yourself.

What a circle jerk.

Remember this:

Only the mask of me, myself and I
has expectations.

Thus, our only real work in this life
is to free ourselves, once and for all,
of the mask of me, myself and I.

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Prayer for the Day

I am loving the Buddha's quote
more and more each day:

"Through countless births in the cycle of existence
I have run, not finding
although seeking the builder of this house;
and again and again I faced the suffering
of new birth.
Oh architect! I see you!
You shall not build for me another house!
All your beams are broken,
the ridgepole is shattered.
The mind has become freed from conditioning:
the end of craving has been reached."

No one can claim they do not SEE
when the intricacies of one's madness
has been so clearly exposed.

How can one ever be
the LIGHT of the world
if he is unable to see the LIGHT clearly
within the workings of his own
day to day life
as his inner darkness
is brought into the LIGHT?
Thank you for this GIFT.
Amen

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January 23, 2019

Thought for the Day

Here's the deal:

Which would you rather be?

Who God says you are,
forever ONE with Him which is
the Kingdom of Heaven,
or the replacement self you made?

Your value is in God's Mind, not yours.

But while you prefer to believe
that it can be and is
in your mind, you will remain plagued
by a sense of perpetual inadequacy,
failure, fear, anger
and a generous sprinkling
of paranoia

How's that workin' out for you?

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Prayer for the Day

My evaluation of myself
or the world
will never be truer than God's.

And let's face it, my evaluations
suck anyway, so what's so great
about believing that I am right?

Note to self:

New definition of suffering:
Blindness to the LIGHT
which always occurs when I listen
to the peanut gallery between
my two ears.

As I step back today,
I ask the LIGHT to please
step forward.

Thy Will, not mine
be done.

Amen

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January 22, 2019

Thought for the Day

You cannot be the LIGHT of the world
if there is anyone
you hold in darkness (error).

Have you recognized the unavoidable
relationship between the idea of wrong
and that of judgment?

I have to judge you
to see you as wrong and I have to continue
to judge you to justify
the grievance I have with you.

Worded another way,
you cannot say you dwell within
the House of Truth while you
would sentence anyone
to the house of illusion,
for both guard and prisoner
abide within the same four walls
of the same prison cell
shackled to one another
in the darkness of ignorance.

Thus, you are not forgiving
another's offense.

You are forgiving your own offense,
for while it remains,
it binds you in darkness
and gives the darkness the upper hand
in your life.

You cannot SEE two kingdoms,
and you can only abide
within one.

Forgiveness is not about
letting someone off the hook,
it is about forgiving yourself
for believing that they deserved
to be on the hook in the first place.

So what does it mean to be determined
to see differently?

It means the willingness to let everything go
for the sake of healing
and to align oneself with LIGHT.

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Prayer for the Day

Father, my life
is either the evidence of
a love which knows no bounds,
a love in which there is no darkness at all,
or it is the evidence of one bound
by fear and self-righteousness.

Today, this day, I give my sight
to the glory of Christ.

Amen

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January 21, 2019

Thought for the Day

Everyone worships, and does so
unceasingly, before the throne
of something.

And for most folks,
it is before the throne of the imagined self
of me, myself and I.

All day long, sun up to sun down,
the thoughts and emotions
center around this illusory sense of self
which is the barycenter of its world.

The ego's reign as the chosen
presiding deity of your world
depends entirely upon your willingness
to tolerate it.

You are not some hapless victim.

Your life is as it is because you chose
for it to be so, no more and no less.

But look carefully, friend.

You have assembled quite a lot
of data about the results
of living a mind controlled life,
the seat of the imagined self.

Are you pleased with the results?

Or would you be free
of such tyranny?

The truth awaits you.

And oh, my dear, it never vacillates
because it is always true.

Isn't this what your heart
has always yearned for?

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Prayer for the Day

These days people do an awful lot
of bitching and complaining
about the president,
but I will tell you what
is a gazillion times worse:

Living at the mercy of the voice
between one's own two ears.

Self-righteous, self-seeking,
grandiose yet ever fearful,
I forgive you and I let you go.

You are an empty shell;
nothing more than a case
of mistaken identity.

Today I SEE the LIGHT.

Amen

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January 20, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Your assignment for today
has three parts.

Part I

Look up the definition
in the dictionary
for the following two words:

grandiosity

grandeur

Go deeply into the most subtle nuances
of the origin of both words
and see what they mean to you.

Part II

Grandiosity is of the ego
and is, therefore, delusional.

Grandeur is not delusional
because you did not make it.

It is what you are.

List qualities which come to mind
when you reflect upon each
of these words.

For instance, when you think
of the word, grandiosity, the adjectives
of arrogance, manipulative, controlling,
self-righteousness might come to mind.

And when you reflect upon the word, grandeur,
qualities such as love, wisdom,
compassion, abundance and deep
acceptance might come to mind.

What comes to you as you reflect?

Part III

Watch yourself carefully today
and notice when you are coming
from a place of grandiosity.

Feel yourself gently stepping back
inwardly, asking for help,
relaxing, slowing the breath
and reaching to your grandeur,
that it might express itself
without obscuration.

This is all.

Practice sincerely.

What is your change?

Which feels better?

Which feels like it comes
from a place of authenticity
and which feels fear-based?

Grandiosity or Grandeur?

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Prayer for the Day

Each day, it is becoming
increasingly clear to me
what if feels like
to live from a place of authenticity,
aligned with light,
being an instrument
of the Divine.

I am Thine.

Amen

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January 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

"For the word of God is alive and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul
and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
Hebrews 4:12 NIV

reckoning: a statement of amount due,
a bill. A accounting for things received
or done.

Today is a day of reckoning,
a day set aside for honest inner reflection.

Truth has come and invites us each
to take a quiet day to look
carefully within.

We feel confronted, hemmed in on all sides,
painted into a corner.

The pot has definitely
been stirred.

We have been confronted and challenged
by TRUTH to look upon
all we thought we were and see it again...
afresh with new eyes, no longer blinded
by decades of ignorance.

TRUTH is like a sword.

It is wise as a serpent and gentle
as a dove, as scriptures tell us.

But from ego's perspective,
truth is dangerous, for it comes
to set our world ablaze
and burn away all that is false.

Have no doubt,
She comes in LOVE, not in fear.

But what could be more radical,
for the blazing LIGHT of LOVE and TRUTH
to come into a world shrouded by darkness?

What will you do?

What you have always done?

Tuck tail and run whenever
the TRUTH got a little too close for comfort,
and you could feel the searing heat
of Her fire, which would surely
burn your house to the very ground?

Or will this time be different?

She has come to you, my child,
to separate the truth from lies,
fact from fiction,
love from fear, grace from suffering.

Would you be set forever free,
most precious and holy
child of God?

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Prayer for the Day

With all the earnestness
at my command, I humbly pray
for my own undoing.

I no longer fear the TRUTH,
but give it welcome.

Take all of me.

Amen

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January 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

Our world, and particularly those
in America, have become
totally preoccupied and obsessed
with the word, "my."

"My" thoughts... "My" feelings...
"My" experiences... "My" body...
"My" health... "My" family...
"My" problems... "My" mistakes..
"My" beliefs... "My" plans...
"My" goals... "My" needs..
"My" fears... "My" concerns...

"My"! "My"! "My" !

But this is just about the ego,
the character or role which you
have been assigned to play in this life.

In other words, it is about the mask
of i, me, my & mine.

Let me ask you a question.

Do you think that Matt Damon,
after filming the latest Bourne Identity movie
goes home at the end of the shoot
and forgets that he is Matt Damon
and refuses to answer to anything
other than the name of "Jason Bourne?"

This mask is a fictional character.

You are suffering and experience
a life of conflict and uncertainty
because you are afflicted with a disease.

This disease is nothing more
than a case of mistaken identity.

"Who am I?" is the most important
question anyone can ask in this life.

It requires bravery.

It's radical because it flies in the face
of the status quo.

It takes nothing short of
the willingness to step our of the herd
of unhappy and confused humanity
and step into the vast unknown
risking nothing short of everything.

But honey, you were born for this.

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Prayer for the Day

Note to Self:

Ready or not, here I come!

Amen

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Video for the Day

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January 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

When I listen to you tell me
the hoary details of your life---
your hopes and dreams,
your struggles and your challenges,
what I hear is a dismal description,
an exhausting accounting,
of the details of your prison cell:
and of course, your great fondness
for its contents, perimeters
and limitations.

I watch as you place all your energy
and focus into trying to protect it,
trying to prevent loss or change
and by thus you live in fear.

But having great affection
for what your life and your special 'others'
mean to you is not actually
loving them.

Possessing the inestimable treasure
of the LIGHT,
comes at the cost of all
your precious attachments.

Every last one of them.

What could be more exhilarating
than to finally break free
of the shackles of an artificial
and fabricated existence such as this?

Imagine awakening in immaculate LIGHT
pure...scintillating...
the hush of a silence which deafens,
ravaging all that is false
as it draws you into the eternal sanctity
of a love which changes not
and knows no bounds?

This love...

This love...

...knows neither heighth nor depth,
beginning or end,
but abides as unfettered boundlessness.

Here you are.

Here is Home.

Here is the forever true.

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Prayer for the Day

Only this.

Amen

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January 16, 2019

Thought for the Day

What will you do today?

Act out of your programming,
or SEE LIGHT in the dark
and thereby live as
the LIGHT of the world?

Where is your trust?

Is it in the mind and the report
of the five senses?

Or is it in the LIGHT
in which there is no fear
nor record of wrong?

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Prayer for the Day

There is no 'other.'

What I see in you
I see in me.

Light! Light!

Only Light!

May all beings be free.

Amen

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January 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

Fear can only present itself
to the extent that you are willing
to buy into it.

The same can be said of anger,
self-aversion, judgment, guilt,
uncertainty, turmoil, etc.

And LOVE will reveal Itself immediately
to one who recognizes
all conflicting emotional states
as nothing, giving them
no power whatsoever.

Let your theme song be,
"Bring it on. Go ahead and try if you must.
Hit me with your best shot."

LOOK past every scrap of so-called evidence
that this world presents,
past the body, past every single thing
which blinds, LOOKING only to the LIGHT.

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Prayer for the Day

I see the path marked "FREEDOM"
clearly: the LIGHT strewn path
which shows me I was born for this.

The LIGHT is so clear
when it is truth and truth alone
you wish to SEE.

Use me.

I am here, Lord, I am here.

I'm phoning home,
I'm phoning home.

Use me according to Thy Will
and Plan.

Amen

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January 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

Your worth was established
by God in your creation.

This means that you are already
and always whole, complete, glorified.

This cannot change
and is not affected by what you
do or do not do.

It is given you to see clearly today
that nothing can confuse, deceive,
or dis-spirit you unless
you prefer uncertainty and suffering.

Every form of deception is empty...
as in nothing, impotent,
possessing only the power
which you willfully give to it.

Take some quality time today
to reflect on what you have given the power
to obscure your immortal reality.

Thoughts?

Feelings?

Memories?

The unknown?

Your ego's fears and interpretations?

Other fear mongers?

Your judgments and grievances?

Make no mistake about it,
for to deny your Stainless Immortal Reality
is to deny your Source
and It's Power
and render the entire cosmos
absurd and incompetent.

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Prayer for the Day

I have lived a life
based entirely on self-deception.

Today, I draw a line
in the sand
and let that all go.

I place my faith in the light
which says I am already whole.

And so it is.

Amen

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January 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Everyone has faith, in fact, we all
are blessed with faith
in equal measure.

Thus, it is not a matter of whether or not
one has faith, but more about
what one chooses to place his faith in.

We spent a lot of time last week
reviewing the story
from the New Testament
where Jesus sleeps peacefully
in the boat in the middle of a storm
while the disciples are deeply afraid.

And we talked about the fact
that human life is a storm.
One need not look at all the problems
this world faces for long
in order to come to the same conclusion.

In our analogy of the storm
of human life, we also talked about the waves
that each of us face being that of
the problems each of us are facing
at any given time.

Now there are only three places
we can place our faith:

(1)

We can place our faith
in the abilities of our imagined
or false self.

But how can you place faith
in something which has no inherent
or eternal existence to be able
to accomplish anything
lasting when what it provides us
is temporary at best?

(2)

You can place your faith in the boat.

These are things we cling to
with the desperate hope
of one who is drowning
for safety, security and protection.

Examples would be:
special relationships, money, jobs,
the plans we are currently making
for our future and our addictions.

But let me ask you a question.

How can a so-called solution
work when it is as ephemeral
and subject to changes over which
you have no control
as everything else in this world?

(3)

Or we can place our faith
in the light.

My friends, we are here
to learn to walk in LIGHT
in the middle of the dark!

Assignment:

(1)

Get out a pen and paper
and write a bit today
of all the things in this life
that you have pinned your hopes upon
and how each, in its own way,
has failed, utterly, to provide
the happiness and security for which
you hoped.

(2)

Contemplate where you
would sincerely like to place your faith.

Do you have the courage
to take my hand as we place our faith
in a love which holds no record of wrong?

Can you place your faith
in a Reality which is not bound
by the laws of this world?

How willing are you
to experience a love which knows
no fear of anything, ever?

(3)

Practice placing your faith
mindfully in the power of the light
which dwells within you
as your innermost reality.

Your eyes are either on the dark,
that which deceives you,
or they are fixed within upon the LIGHT.

Let us be the generation
that learns to walk in the LIGHT
within a world of darkness,
bringing LIGHT to all who
have forgotten how to SEE.

We were not born to be boat-clingers.

There is no threat!

Let us walk straight into fear
or upset or the perception
of conflict with our eyes
ever on the light, and let
us begin the work of the glorified---
that of loving our world back to LIFE...

***

Prayer for the Day

Everything that happens today
is another opportunity
for salvation.

Every thought, every feeling,
every experience,
a GIFT for my FREEDOM.

I have spent a lifetime
putting patches on this poor boat
of mine and left a lot of carnage
wherever I went.

And now I see clearly
that everything that has ever happened
in my life has been a boot camp
of sorts, designed
for learning to see light
in the dark, to experience
love without fear,
to behold the face of Christ in me
and all that is!

Thank you for my life.

Amen

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January 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

Even if you are totally blind to the LIGHT,
you are still the LIGHT of the world.

To SEE clearly means to behold
LOVE where others see fear,
BEAUTY where others perceive wretchedness,
PEACE where others experience conflict,
to literally SEE LIGHT in the dark.

Every moment you choose
the frequency of consciousness
which you will tap into.

Much the same as a radio,
is your inner dial tuned into the frequency of ego,
or to that of the Holy Spirit
or Inner Teacher, the Sadguru
of your heart of hearts?

***

Prayer for the Day

Only Thee, oh God, only Thee.

God be in these eyes.

God be in this breath.

God be in these ears.

God be in this heart.

God be in these hands.

God be in these feet.

God be the Mind
in which I SEE.

Amen

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January 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

Darlin', your struggle is over.

Darlin', your struggle is over.

Darlin', your struggle is over.

Put your weapons down,
the battle is over.

LOVE has no grievance
with any storm.

Ever.

Your Oneness is already.

The experience of this fullness
which is already and always
is why you are here.

In the unfolding of the sum
and substance of a human life,
you grow to embody
the already fully accomplished.

Allow its memory to seep back
into your being and heal you of the belief
that it was ever possible
that you were not.

Why...that's Light which runs
through those veins of yours!

When you see this...when you feel this...
depends upon how ready you are to accept
that truth is true and only truth is true.

The war is over.

Entertaining thoughts and feelings
is the way in which
you convince yourself
that the war continues.

Stop listening to the mind
or you will remain blind to the truth!

There is no battle other than
the war you wage each day
by listening to your mind
rather than your heart.

Ever struggling...resisting....
duking it out...duking it out with life...
pensively unhappy...ever fearful
of the possibility of loss or lack,
hating yourself, yet defending
the voice inside your head,
telling yourself that this is the self
which is you, my self...my precious...
I must protect and save myself...
don't fool yourself... and don't be fooled
by this dangerous message...
for the war continues...

Why the hell should I
gratefully accept the truth?

***

Prayer for the Day

I am... I am...

I am... I am...

I am... I am...

I am... I am...

...always foreknown
before the very foundations
of the earth
to be only and always
who I am.

Amen

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January 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

If you have cultivated the ability
to be truly and deeply honest
with yourself, you know,
beyond all shadow of doubt,
that you have no real enemy
in this world other than that
of your own mind.

LOVE is not an emotion,
it is an abiding state of being.

It is neither fleeting nor ephemeral.

It is a steadfast LIGHT
which KNOWS no darkness at all.

And do you know what?

All of the evidence which you present
to the Court of LOVE
against yourself or others
is equally and forthrightly dismissed
because LOVE cannot and does not
hold a record of wrong.

But ego sure does.

It lives in a world plagued with
the idea of wrong = evil = sin.

In the creation story
of the Old Testament scriptures
it was said that there were
two particular trees of interest
in the original garden.

There was the tree of life
and there was the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil.

And in that story Adam and Eve
were told that they could
eat all the fruit they wished
from the tree of life,
but from the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, they could not eat.

And we all know how the story goes.

Eve eats first from the forbidden tree
and then convinces Adam
to do likewise.

The tree of LIFE
is the TREE OF UNITY, of LIGHT
and of a LOVE which knows no bounds.
IT represents the state of eternal changelessness
and boundless Wholeness.

The tree of the knowledge
of good and evil is the tree of duality,
of all things temporal and impermanent.
It is a world bound by the laws
separation and conflict,
where one feels a nagging sense of lack
and fear of loss.

One way of seeing and experiencing
leaves you feeling angry, worried,
fearful, provoked, bothered,
threatened and upset by what you feel
is trying to come against you.

While the other way of SEEING
cannot be provoked by anything.

Ever.

In eternal calm and the LOVE
which is GOD does this one dwell.

QUESTION:

From which tree shall you
pick the fruit and eat today?

***

Quote for the Day

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

Romans 12:2 

King James Version (KJV)

***

Prayer for the Day

Show me your LOVE
for me, this day, my Father.

Heal this crazy mind.

For I would remember wholeness
and step up to the plate
and swing with every fiber of my being---
embodying all I came to be in this life.

For I know that you chose me
to be the manifestation of that LIGHT in this world
which knows naught of Thy Peace.

Today I declare with all my heart,
"Yes, my Father, I will be that one."

Amen

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January 9, 2019

Thought for the Day

The evidence of agape love pouring itself out
from the depths of one's being
(and this is quite unmistakable
when witnessed and palpably felt),
is proof of one in union with the Christ.

For with most people on this planet,
their mind's are entirely bound
by the laws of this world,
the old law of old testament times,
which is a world predicated
on the ego's idea of justice
and it's rather spurious sense
of right and wrong.

You cannot extend what you do not know,
and this means that
you cannot extend what is known
only through theory, concept or belief.

You have to know it through and through---
it is a realization which has
saturated every particle of your being,
one that has thoroughly and irrevocably
broken your heart.

Yet with all my being
I implore that you hear this, my child.

Drink it in deeply.

Truth comes swiftly
to any place
where light has been made welcome
and found Itself a home.

***

Prayer for the Day

How deep?

How vast?

How Infinite and beyond comprehension
is the LOVE which is GOD?

Show me your love for me
this day, my Beloved.

Amen

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January 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

You can either be in fear
or you can be in love
in each and every instant
of your life.

And regardless of your level
of awareness in any given moment,
this is precisely what you are doing.

Never more and never less
for there is no more or less.

Can you not see?

There are only two forces
at play in this world, each
vying for your attention,
at play for your awareness.

One is real and therefore eternal,
one is temporal and therefore
illusion.

Fear is the sum total of
all that you would define
as negative, illusory, painful.

Despite this, fear and illusions---
the perfect and most cunningly seductive 
bed fellows, are very real to the one
who believes in them.

There is no fear (illusion)
in perfect LOVE, for perfect LOVE
is omnipresent, whole,
which leaves room for nothing else.

This is why the LIGHT does not
nor can it know fear.

Everyone one, without exception, is always operating
from the frequency of one or the other.

There is no in-between place,
no neutral ground.

This is most definitely a case of
either/or. For the choice of one
utterly and completely annihilates
the awareness of the other.

Everything beget of fear
calls to itself more fear,
never the resolution of fear.

Everything which is done from LOVE,
calls to itself more LOVE.

LOVE cannot conceive of wrong,
let alone hold a record of it.

Ever.

This is why there is no safety 
for you in this life,
period, other than the LOVE
which is God.

***

Prayer for the Day

Precious Love ~
help me see only Thee
in all I look upon today.

Help me hold all things tenderly,
gently, with reverence---
as would a mother hold
her precious child
whom she both would and has
given nothing short of everything.

For this is who and how
I would be in this world
all the days of my life.

Amen

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January 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

You are bound by the laws
of the thought system
which you serve.

Ultimately, only the law of Grace
can be counted on.

What if God was not disappointed
with you in any way, any way at all,
and it was only your disappointment
with yourself that seemed
to create a barrier between
yourself and the Divine?

What if what you think of as problems
or difficulties were really the opportunity
to see your salvation at hand---
absolute and unequivocal freedom
from the bondage of self---
delusion, illusion and error?

***

Prayer for the Day

Here is my mantra
or prayer for every sign of difficulty
or confusion I encounter today:

This is a GIFT.

Help me SEE this through Christ's Eyes.

I choose to see LIGHT
in what I formerly judged
as darkness no matter what.

Amen

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January 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

No one has the capacity to
honestly investigate or evaluate
an insane thought system
from within it.

How could you ever hope
to SEE CLEARLY
when the thought system's very range
precludes it?

The only way that it can
be properly evaluated
is if you go beyond it, looking
back at it in retrospect
from a place of Present Sanity.

(I see what I am not from what I am
but I cannot see what I am
from what I am not.)

This is what Einstein was referring to
when he said that a problem
cannot be solved at the same level
of consciousness which created it.

Listen, my child.

In ever particle of your being,
and every particle of every particle
of every particle, the mystery
and granduer and majesty
of God exists.

Where is your awareness?

Your practice for today
is to notice when you are on the beam
or off of it.

Off the beam = an absence of peace,
the presence of uncertainty,
judgment, impatience, fear, upset
and above all, the awareness of suffering.

On the beam = peace, joy, certainty,
light, love and the sure awareness
that the universe cares
deeply for you and all things manifest.

What do you do when you
are obviously off the beam?

Ask for help and look to the LIGHT!

***

Prayer for the Day

Light!

Light!

Only Light!

Amen

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January 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

The entire earthen vessel
and its little life
is a mask.

What is Infinite, boundless,
is not subject to fear, loss, change,
delusion, illusion or error
of any kind.

How could the partial
ever be a threat to the Seamless Whole?

And when you are
completely immersed in Source
and Identified solely (soul-ly) with It,
neither will you.

The mask of human experience
does not change, you do;
for you are no longer identified
with and as the mask
you have worn.

For that which experienced
as part, experiences only
in Wholeness Now.

The illusive state of fragmentation
is no longer possible.

Listen, my child.

From the depths of thy beingness
shall flow rivers of Living Water.

This is your purpose
and destiny.

***

Prayer for the Day

Nothing short of Thee,
oh God.

For how else will I know
Who I Am?

Amen

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January 4, 2019

Thought for the Day

Every reaction tacitly implies
that you agree with the ego's assessment
of you rather than that of
your Source's.

What is forever inescapable
is that how you see yourself,
your brothers and your world
depends on who's your daddy.

Ego or Holy Spirit?

Who is pulling your strings?

No one has the power
to decide this but you.

Be ye therefore forever unwilling
to see yourself in any light
other than as the sublime manifestation
or extension of the very being of God.

Question:

What would you say to someone
who looked to the ego to help them escape
from a sense of unworthiness,
uncertainty and separateness,
when it was the ego which created
these illusory conditions and must maintain them
for its continued survival?

Wake up!

Are you going to play host to God
or hostage to the ego?

***

Prayer for the Day

The immovable immortal state
is to remain fixated upon God---
and real eyes that I came to make manifest
that Eternal Light
throughout the ever unfolding drama
of the human experience.

Amen

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January 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

What you do or do not do
cannot and does not
affect what you are.

It never has and it never will.

But what you do or do not do
does reflect what
you believe you are.

Thus, all doubt is doubt
about what you are
and what one does or does not do
is then an expression of that doubt.

But just as surely, in this world,
in this body, you can reflect only God
because you embody only love.

KNOW THYSELF
and this certainty is reflected
without obscuration
in every thought, word and deed.

***

Prayer for the Day

Every reaction reflects a root confusion
which mistakes what you or I do
or do not do for what we are,
and blaming at least one of us for it.

All any action can ever do
is reflect what one
most deeply believes
about himself.

Why can we not just stay tethered
to truth rather than
getting lost, willy nilly,
in the distracting game of appearances?

Help me this day
to remain anchored
in the immovable ground of being
which is peace.

Amen

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January 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

Neither God's LIGHT nor yours
is dimmed because
you do not SEE.

Wholeness is Indivisible.

You do not SEE because
you choose not too.

Your SIGHT has not left you, dear one,
you have merely dissociated
yourself from it.

You can perceive yourself however you wish,
but you can KNOW yourself
only as GOD KNOWS you.

Your worth was, is and forever will be
established by your Source;
immutable, stainless, infinite.

And when you stop willfully
dissociating yourself from IT,
SIGHT will return as will KNOWLEDGE.

***

Prayer for the Day

Oh, God!

Oh, God!

Reveal Thyself to me!

Amen

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January 1, 2019

Thought for the Day
(New Year's Day)

Advise for the New Year
from a spiritual friend:

You each have accumulated
enough data from your journey
through the world of form
to recognize unequivocally
that the ego's way
is not the way of peace.

The ego has taken you down
every dark and twisted dead end alley,
every cul-de-sac, and every maze
from which you found neither
relief nor escape and offered
you naught but fool's gold
as reward for your faithfulness.

Time to put your big girl
or big boy pants on and KNOW
the direction in which you are heading.

Recognize it clearly and immediately.

Discern in no uncertain terms
when you are in need
of a change in direction.

Alone, you cannot change your direction,
but there is One within you
Who can and will help
when you remember to ask.

Trust this LIGHT which abides
unceasingly in your mind.

You have not, only when
you fail to ask.

No one can heal himself alone,
but you can learn to soften
and allow the certainty of healing
to come to you simply
by giving it welcome.

Have a blessed 2019.

***

Prayer for the Day

Father, I give this year to you,
yet I recognize that I cannot
really give what was never
mine in the first place.

Be You in charge
of all that I would think of as me
and my life.

Thy Will be done in me.

Thy Will be done as me.

Thy Will be done through me.

For I am Thine
and there is no other life
for me.

Amen

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