June Thoughts for the Day

June 30, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

With the practice you are given today,
you are urged not to evaluate
the results in any way until day's end
in the final moment's before
you fall asleep.

We will begin the instruction
with a rather bold statement:

GUILT FEELINGS WHICH LAST
MORE THAN A MINUTE OR SO
ARE ENTIRELY NEUROTIC.

And do you know what is behind them?

Spiritual arrogance.

For it is the superego, sitting on
its lofty throne of moral superiority
which brings condemnation.

It is pride which issues a guilty verdict
and then projects that edict onto God,
assuming it originated from Him.

All the while, God says to us,
"There is nothing wrong with you
or your brother. I have forgiven you,
why can you not forgive yourself?
I do not see anyone as wrong,
why then do you?"

This is your practice.

Catch yourself in the act and stop it.

Remind yourself of God's response
and move on without evaluation.

Then at day's end, inquire.

Did anything change for me today?

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Prayer for the Day

Without condemnation
or judgment, life is pretty darn perfect.

Help me practice with sincerity
the gift of freedom offered me today.

Amen

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June 29, 2019

Thought for the Day

What are we referring to
when we speak of searching for light
or illumination?

What does it mean to be
a authentic spiritual seeker?

Are we not speaking
of a state of consciousness or presence
which is hallmarked by a sense of true freedom,
of a certain peace and quietude
within the storms of human existence,
and the direct experience
of a love which holds no record
of wrong?

My question for you, and I would like
each of you to reflect upon it
all day is this:

Are you searching for a light
other than God's?

Watch yourself carefully
as the day unfolds.

Where do you catch yourself looking?

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Prayer for the Day

In quietude and sublime stillness
I rest in God, breathing
the rarified air
of the Divine.

Peace, be ever in my awareness,
for you are my One True North.

Amen

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June 28, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is no commandment
which says:

"You must be upset,
unhappy or offended by this!"

And there is no rule which says:

"You must now go out of your way
and inconvenience yourself
in order to avoid these types
of experiences from ever happening again."

"Use others as a buffer
because you just don't want to deal with
this person again."

For more often than not,
what your holier than thou
desire to avoid conflict and feel
some strange sense of spiritual
or moral victory is really all about
is actually a rather cleverly disguised
form of avoidance behavior.

It is dishonesty and unwillingness
to look at your own shadow material.

Compulsive reactivity, avoidance
or retaliation are demonstrations
of the principle:

"Physician heal thyself."

You have the perfect freedom
in every instant of life
to refuse to be upset by anything,
to not take things personally,
to choose to be happy,
and to discover what real freedom
and true peace both look
and feel like.

It's your birthright.

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Prayer for the Day

I can walk nobly in trust
into any lion's den and fear no evil
for Thou art with me,
dear LIGHT which illuminates
the entire universe!

Thank you for ALL of my life,
every last bit of it.

Having seen into the abyss
of my own heart and gazed at pain
in its wretched depths,
bringing love and light and healing
to every darkened corner
of the mind, Thou hast shown me
how to see into the hearts of others
and bring the gifts of healing,
love and freedom to all beings.

How can I not be filled
with gratitude for the life
which Thou hast given me?

Mercy flows endlessly
from the throne of this heart!

Thank you for the never-ending gift!

Amen

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June 27, 2019

Thought for the Day

When everything else dumps out,
LOVE jumps in.

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Prayer for the Day

LOVE live me.

Amen

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June 26, 2019

Thought for the Day

What worldly achievement
or attainment
could compel you to action
and inspire true devotion
which is greater than this?

KNOW THYSELF.

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Prayer for the Day

Hauntingly, the clarion call
has been heard.

Above all else I want to SEE.

Amen

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June 25, 2019

Thought for the Day

What is the title on the ego's
instruction manual for life?

"How to gain the entire world
and lose your own soul."

What is the title on the Holy Spirit's
instruction manual for life?

"It is impossible to lose your own soul,
and there is nothing worthy of one
beloved of God to be attained
from this world, so stop trying."

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Prayer for the Day

I keep getting this image
of a child lost in the supermarket
while his mother is standing
a few feet away but nowhere in sight.

Only one thing can fill
the human heart----God.

Fill the awareness
with Thee, oh Lord.

Fill the awareness with Thee.

Amen

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June 24, 2019

Thought for the Day

Do you want a rich spiritual life?

All you have to do is listen.


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Prayer for the Day

Beyond any beauty this human life holds
or the happiness found within
any human relationship or experience,
is one precious holy instant
spent immersed in Thee; my Love,
my Life, my Source.

This little life now
forever Thine.

Amen

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June 23, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Here is the bottom line:

The curriculum of the Holy Spirit
is a curriculum of LOVE, while the curriculum
of the false self is "how to best
attack and therefore, derail yourself."

You can fight against the ego's demands
until the cows come home,
but if the ego is your chosen guide,
you will lose 100% of the time.

For how can the way to achieve
a specific learning goal be
the way to guarantee that
you cannot attain it?

But your learning potential
is absolutely limitless, if,
and this is the big if,
you resign as your own teacher.

Only the Holy Spirit's means and end
are in complete accord with one
another, for His goal is God,
and His, the direct path
for Its attainment.

But for this, you must give Him
your undivided attention.

Absolutely everything else
is given you by grace.

Thus, this is the practice for today:

100% attention on your Inner Guide.

This is point. Everything else is
not-point.

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Prayer for the Day

Be Thou the heart and soul
of every thought, word or deed
today and every day.

Amen

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June 22, 2019

Thought for the Day

You do not know the meaning
of LOVE, and yet you think you do.

This is your greatest
obstacle in this life; the highest hurdle
you must leap across, the fiercest foe
you must overcome, you thinking
you know when you don't.

Listen, you cannot travel North
without turning your back upon the South.

You cannot plant a field
before you plow it
and you cannot move forward
before removing every obstacle which
stands in your way.

What have I learned?

The more cherished the error,
the more viciously and vehemently
you will defend it.

Thus,
the more difficult it will be
to correct it.

Always.

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Prayer for the Day

That is the human dilemma,
is it not?

To want the freedom
of not being stuck, without
having to move from where
I am stuck nor have to change
anything.

Is it any wonder that true FREEDOM
is such an elusive state?

We want freedom 'for' me, but not
freedom 'from' me.

Help me be truly teachable
and humble today.

Amen

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June 21, 2019

Thought for the Day

Why would you ask a resident of hell
for directions out of it?

This is precisely what you do
each time you enlist the ego as your guide
and fall for its hoopla.

(Notice what the spiritual ego does:
It boasts with self-proclaimed authority
and pride that it is using the faculty
of spiritual discrimination
and exercising wisdom by following
its own advise.)

But if the ego was capable
of understanding what lies beyond its grasp,
it would not be the ego,
now would it?

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Prayer for the Day

I'm done taking advise
from the theater of the macabre
between these ears.

It is the counsel of the heart
I seek from here on out.

Teach me to be a master
of the inner life. 

For I would know the Rose of Sharon
as my very being.

Amen

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June 20, 2019

Thought for the Day

Those who hunger and search
for wholeness know this:

Only LOVE is whole.

You will not and cannot
find completion anywhere else.

One who knows LOVE
has nothing to defend,
nothing to prove,
and cannot suffer loss of any kind.

Where is this LOVE?

It is within you, my precious child.

You are the Sanctuary
of Love's Embrace.

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Prayer for the Day

Release me of the bondage
of 'me,' that I may be
carried in the arms of grace
to Love's shores
forevermore.

Amen

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June 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

Is it with the ego and its vain pursuits
where you treasure lies,
or is it with God?

Invest in Spirit, and you
will remember God.

Invest in ego, and you will
know certain misery
and defeat.

Are you not weary of playing games
in which you cannot win?

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Prayer for the Day

Take all of me.

Amen

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June 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

To believe a lie, empowers
both lie and liar.

Thus, to believe a single thought
fortifies the mask of i, me, my & mine.

Regardless of what the mind
is attempting to convince you is real,
recognize that ignorance
is an unreal force and laughable at best.

Be not impressed in the slightest.

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Prayer for the Day

Oh, architect, I see you.

The new mantra is:

Overlook! Overlook! Overlook!

Amen

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June 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

The ego is certain that
LOVE is dangerous, that true LOVE
is something which must be
avoided at all cost.

But there is no certainty in this life
upon which you may depend
and do so 100% of the time
but this:

Your Father LOVES you.

Run if you must.

Try to hide.

But you will lose.

For nothing can separate you
from the LOVE of God.

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Prayer for the Day

Thank God for grace.

Thank God for mercy.

Thank God for LOVE.

Amen

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June 16, 2019

Thought for the Day
(For my child, Fain.
Happy birthday.)

Sunday is practice day.

He is your barycenter, child.

Let Him be Lord of what you think
and feel and say and do today.

Let your mantra be:

"As I was created, so I am now
and will forever be."

And be you blessed today, your day,
and with each step remind yourself,
"Who walks with me?"

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Prayer for the Day

I yam what I yam
and that's all I yam
and I give thanks.

Amen

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June 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

No one has ever had
either choice or control
over anything in the world.

You have absolutely no control
over anything other than your own mind.

And it is here, in the fertile ground
of your inner world
where freedom or damnation lies.

For only you can decide
whether to be influenced by the ego
or the altar of truth within.

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Prayer for the Day

There is great freedom and peace
in this realization.

Let my new mantra be:

I master the mind,
the mind does not and cannot
master me.

Help me practice well today,
for it is truth which sets me free.

Amen

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June 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

You are at odds with the world
as you perceive it
because you believe that
the world is at odds with you.

Are you not ready to be free
of this adversarial relationship with life?

The mask is antagonistic
toward the truth within, so it projects
its disgruntlement outward

But the hatred, fear and guilt
you feel are inside of you, not outside.

Before you can get rid of it,
you have to see this,
for getting rid of it you must...
If you want to rediscover
the truth within.

***

Prayer for the Day

Hear, oh universe,
my most fervent prayer:

I would be free
and recognize my freedom.

For I choose a life of peace.

Amen

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June 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

How can the meaningless be
frightening, upsetting,
induce guilt & shame or otherwise
disturb your peace
unless you gave it meaning
which it does not nor could it ever have?

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Prayer for the Day

The mind is truly
a meaning making machine.

It is a humbling recognition that
you do not know what anything means
because you have never had an experience
void of the mind's interpretation.

Your own personal spin doctor
controlling the narrative, making up
the story line as you go along.

Bad fiction. Very bad fiction.

I am a neophyte which knows nothing.

I pray Thee, lead this child.

Amen

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June 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

To identify with ego
is to attack yourself.

The source of all anxiety
is ego identification.

The source of all fear
is ego identification.

The source of all anger
is ego identification.

The source of all judgment
is ego identification.

The source of all guilt
is ego identification.

The source of all unforgiveness
is ego identification.

The source of all misery
is ego identification.

Clear?

***

Prayer for the Day

There is no threat in this life
other than allowing ego
to play the role of hype man.

Freedom is hysterically funny
when one sees what a bfd
we have made of everything in this life.

Thank you for this precious life
and the gift of boundless SEEING.

Amen

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June 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

Happy birthday, Katie!

Happy birthday, Brad!

Dearest child...

Everything which exists,
everything which happens,
every thought and every feeling is holy.
It exists for you to learn from it.

This is your new approach to all of life.

Therefore, receive it all with
kindness and gratitude.

Keep seeking the Truth.

You cannot go wrong,
no matter what you do or do not do.

Neither can anyone else.

So lay the weapon of judgment down.

Surround yourself
in the Hands of God.

And look to your elder brother, Jesus.

He stands like a beacon in front of you,
illuminating the way of peace,
love and truth.

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Prayer for the Day

Live Thou me
forever more.

Amen

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June 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

Dearest child...

Your life was never meant to be defined
by your disciplines, your rituals, your studies,
your attachments, or your story.

It was meant to be defined
by your passions.

Are you passionate about
your LOVE for ME?

For I am endlessly passionate
in my LOVE for you.

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Prayer for the Day

Take all of me
for I am Thine.

Amen

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June 9, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Here is your practice.

Whenever you find yourself
trapped and tethered
in the grip of guilt, anger,
fear or unforgiveness, remind yourself:

GOD ONLY WORKS REDEMPTIVELY
IN OUR LIVES.

The urge to judge, to find fault
or unsatisfactoriness with life
is always a sign you or a brother
have misplaced the truth.

Do not fall into this pit of vipers.

Live free.

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Prayer for the Day

Help me share Christ's Vision
today.

Amen

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June 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

If you do not actualize anything else
from this lifetime,
direct your learning goals
toward the realization
of these three things:

(1)

Salvation is for the mind
and can be attained
only through PEACE.

What else could salvation be for
when you have not nor could you ever
be separated from your Immortal Reality?

(2)

Any response by you other than love
reflects confusion on your part
about the means by which salvation
is achieved.

(3)

Never Never Never
allow yourself to believe for a single instant
that there is any other answer
than that which has been offered you
in points 1 & 2.

Clear?

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Prayer for the Day

The monkeys have all stopped
swinging from their monkey bars
for the time being as Clear Seeing
sweeps the deck of mind
free of all its rather insistent attempts
to distract and complicate things.

PEACE, blessed PEACE,
be ever in my Awareness.

This is my heartfelt prayer.

Amen

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June 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

Whenever you become angry,
regardless with whom or why,
you are attempting to save your ego.

And because this is what you are doing,
you believe that the best way
that this is accomplished
is through attack.

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Prayer for the Day

The spirit is kind.

It is ever loving, tender and kind.

If it is not this I am feeling,
then it is not spirit
to which I am listening.

The real needs no protecting.

Help me remember this.

Amen

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June 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

What you invest yourself in never fails to reveal
where you believe your salvation lies.

Is it family?

Your bank account?

Work?

Body?

God?

Do you struggle to micromanage
and balance two worlds,
telling yourself you can somehow
harmonize both?

There are not two powers,
and therefore, not two worlds.
ONLY ONE.

What is to be saved?

What are you balancing
and who is attempting to do so?

You cannot bring TRUTH
to the illusion of you.

You must bring the "you"
to the altar of TRUTH!

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

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Prayer for the Day

God! God! Everywhere!

Only Thee.

Amen

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June 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

What does it mean to be
poor in spirit?

It means to have invested
in the messages of the mind
and the propaganda of this world
rather than that of the beauty
of your soul and your own precious heart.

Further, it is to believe in lack,
loss, change, fear, grievance, aggression
and the world of duality---
the world of the haves
and the have nots.

In truth, you literally need nothing
that you don't already have.

***

Prayer for the Day

Precious Father, Lord of my very being,
thank you for the life
which You have given me.

I ask for nothing but
Thy unfailing love and blessing
on this little life now wholly Thine.

Amen

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June 4, 2019

Thought for the Day

Offer Him everything
you do not want, no exceptions,
but remember this:

He cannot take
what is not freely offered.

But anything you offer that is not of God
is gone---the instant you relinquish
your hold on it and its hold on you,
giving it to Him Who is the only ONE
that knows what to do.

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Prayer for the Day

I can't.

He can.

So I think I'll let Him.

Amen

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June 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

This world provides no safety.

Your J-O-B provides
no safety.

Your bank account provides
no safety.

Your relationships
provide no safety.

Your mind provides no safety.

Your body provides no safety.

In desperation, you cling to them
and live a life of voluntary servitude----
constantly asking of them
what they cannot provide.

Yet those who want PEACE find it,
for PEACE comes to those
whose hearts KNOW
there is no PEACE
except the PEACE of GOD.

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Prayer for the Day

Lord, hear my prayer:

I want the PEACE of GOD.

Amen

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June 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

A very simple practice
is offered you today.

Whenever uncertainty arises
and peace is no longer in your awareness,
hit the pause button and do these
three simple things:

(1)

Asl for help.

(2)

Listen.

(3)

Open your heart for the answer.

This is all.

All that uncertainty means
is that you are wearing the mask,
taking it seriously
and mistaking it for yourself.

Take it off. Lay it aside.

Practice your three steps.

And tell me, what is your change?

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Prayer for the Day

Who could possibly find the words
to share the infinite goodness of God?

To not see this, to not feel this,
you have to like being miserable.

And that's kind of creepy,
I mean seriously.

Help me be the leaven
as I dare to share the love of God,
not through words, but through
exemplifying His Presence.

Amen

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June 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

Do not allow your anger,
your frustration, your hate,
your fear, to stand in the way
of LOVE.

These are barriers which you erect
to hide the Christ
in you.

And you know why you do this?

It's appallingly simple.

Because nothing nothing nothing
can stand in the way
of Christ's LOVE for the Father,
nor His Father's LOVE
for Him.

These emotions are a form of avoidance
and denial because you do not want
to know the truth.

***

Prayer for the Day

Complete surrender
to the LOVE of GOD?

Nothing reserved
with no hope of return?

Make me ready
to want only this.

Amen


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