October Thoughts for the Day

October 31, 2019

Thought for the Day

There are no compromises
which you can make with guilt
and ever hope to escape
from pain and misery.

Whenever and wherever
the temptation arises
to feel guilty about anything,
recognize immediately
that you are standing at a fork
in the road.

One path is the choice for suffering;
while the other path
is one of happiness and freedom.

Could anything be shared
more plainly than this?

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Poem for the Day

The Road Not Taken 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

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Prayer for the Day

Mindfulness and Awareness
are pivotal to recognizing
what I am doing to myself.

When I am aware,
the choice is actually rather simple.

Help me as I strive to live
a Conscious life today.

Amen

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October 30, 2019

Thought for the Day

Today, I ask that each of you
use spiritual inquiry
in a very specific, albeit, unusual manner.

I pose a question, to each of you,
and you are asked to repeat
the question silently to yourself
and allow inquiry to take you
to the answer.

The question is this:

What is it that guilt is offering me?

You see, no one experiences the pain
of guilt alone.

He uses both guilt and innocence
to get what he thinks he wants,
using each to serve his purposes.

When the pain of guilt becomes
too much to bear, he neutralizes it
by proclaiming his innocence
and that of another's guilt.

Both have value to him
because he believes that, together,
they provide a sense of wholeness
and freedom that he would not
otherwise have.

But guilt is interference,
plain and simple.

Discordant....Distracting....
like fingernails on a chalkboard,
consuming you in its resonant field
of fear and misery.

It is not salvation, no matter
how hard you try to make it so.

It serves no useful function at all.

See if you can see this today.

For no one holds onto something
he sees has no intrinsic value to offer him.

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Prayer for the Day

Why is it so difficult to
allow you in, my Father?

Why do I struggle so
to come to You in childlike
faith and innocence?

Why is it so hard to see myself
through Your Eyes?

Come to me, Beloved.

For I am road weary
and wish to come HOME to the Heart
that spans both space and time
yet rests sublime
in Eternity.

Amen

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October 29, 2019

Thought for the Day

Where is your faith?

God is Everywhere and you are in Him.

There is no other place to be
nor experience to be had.

How long will you persist
in arguing for the reality of an experience
which is contrary to truth
and therefore cannot be?

Remember...Truth is true
and only truth is true.

When you start giving 100% allegiance
to what is true, then will
your perception of your experience
change. Then and only then.

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Prayer for the Day

I have given myself utterly
to a morose sense of self-pity.

It is like the snake eating
its own tail!

Today, I step back into the clear awareness
that there is naught but LIGHT.

Be Thou these eyes, these ears,
these hands, these feet.

And most importantly,
be Thou forever this heart.

Amen

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October 28, 2019

Thought for the Day

No matter how hard you may try,
you cannot make that which is nothing 
into something,
nor can you make what is meaningless
meaningful.

Although this has been your goal thus far
and the aim of all your pursuits.
It is time to recognize this foolishness
for what it is and let it go.

The sooner you accept this,
the sooner you will know peace.

The sooner you accept this,
the sooner you will be free.

Oh, my precious darling child...
Be not content with nothing,
for that which is nothing
can never bring content nor peace
to your waiting heart.

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Prayer for the Day

Lead me from from untruth to truth,
from darkness to light
and from death to immortality.

Amen

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October 27, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

We begin the instruction
for today's practice with a question:

How can anything be learned
by one whose mind is not
at peace within itself
and resists the unfolding of his life
tooth and nail?

The answer, clearly, is that it
cannot learn in such a state,
for it is not open to the truth.

So the first epiphany one must have
is the rather humbling recognition
that you have spent your entire life
staunchly devoted to misery.

Only a willing learner,
a happy learner,
an open-hearted learner
is capable of welcoming truth
exactly as it is.

Have you seen the want ad?

Today, I saw a billboard
which read:

THE MASTERMIND OF THE UNIVERSE
IS LOOKING FOR HAPPY LEARNERS.

Are you the one he was searching for?

Then hit the pause button
each time you notice the presence of
unsatisfactoriness, restlessness,
irritability and discontent.

Offer again your willingness
to be teachable.

Relax. Soften and lean into what is.

Open your heart
and let the sunshine in, the gentle advent
of your awakening to the awareness of spirit.

Now, has truth been made welcome.

Now, you are teachable.

Now, you have answered
that help wanted ad.

What is your change?

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Prayer for the Day

Trust
Welcome
Allow

...are the words for today.

I offer each with an open heart.

For I am ready to be
teachable.

Amen

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October 26, 2019

Thought for the Day

It bears repeating and repeating
until you truly get it
in a way that is life-altering:

I see the world, not as it is,
but as I am.

When I am authentically kind,
only kindness will I see.

When boundless rivers of peace
course through by being,
I will see a world at peace within itself.

When LOVE has rushed in
and filled the space formerly
occupied by the false self
and its endless preoccupations,
then will the world be witnessed
through the Unchanging Eye of God.

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Prayer for the Day

May no life but Thine
continue in this mortal frame.

Amen

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October 25, 2019

Thought for the Day

The LIGHT is waiting
to have a conversation with you.

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Prayer for the Day

Into the stillness...

Into the stillness...

....of the Living NOW.

Upon Thee I wait.

I am here....I am here...

For I am Thine, oh Lord.

Amen

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October 24, 2019

Thought for the Day

God is Love.

He penetrates every cell
and sets the soul
on fire.

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Prayer for the Day

Burn me to ashes, Lord.

Burn me until 
 nothing but unobscurated
light remains.

Amen

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October 23, 2019

Thought for the Day

Authenticity and the presence of peace
are the true measures of
spiritual freedom.

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Prayer for the Day

Help me guard my peace
this day and every day,
and help me live
a deeply authentic life.

Amen

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October 22, 2019

Thought for the Day

That which is difficult
can also be beautiful.

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Prayer for the Day

Mercy fall upon me
and wash these eyes clean,
that true vision be restored
unto the eyes which claimed
they knew not how to see.

Amen

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October 21, 2019

Thought for the Day

This is an insane world.

Look not to it for answers,
nor attempt to use the mind which projected it
to resolve the conflicts
which you perceive in your life.

For there is no area of your perception
which this insanity has not infected
and the egoic mind and your dream
is sacred to you.

You cannot use the insane
to resolve the insane.

But is that not precisely
what you attempt to do?

Look at how fiercely you defend it
and cling to it!

That is why God placed
the Holy Spirit within you.

Without Him, your malady
would indeed be hopeless.

If you would be free,
you must make the cultivation
of this holy relationship
your singular priority.

Look not to this world,
but LOOK TO HIM.

This is the only path
which leads to FREEDOM.

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Prayer for the Day

Only Thee.

Amen

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October 20, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Your practice for today
is a variation of point and not-point,
a practice with which
you are quite familiar.

Your mission, should you
choose to accept it,
is to recognize when you are
trying to reconcile the irreconcilable.

For what is not true
cannot be reconciled with what is.

This is the ego's ploy.

It is seducing you into the distraction
of getting lost looking at circumstances
rather than looking directly at the one
who is doing the looking.

It is the vain attempt to bring
truth to your illusions.

The Holy Spirit wishes only
to reconcile you with the truth!

It is only your mind which is out of sync.

Drop everything
in the instant that you see
what you are trying to do
and turn both mind and heart
toward the Spirit within you.

Open like a sunflower
before the presence of the sun.

What do you notice?

Do you feel the shift?

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Prayer for the Day

Help me take rest among the lilies
with naught but Thee today,
oh God.

Amen

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October 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

Where is your faith?

Is it in what your mind tells you?

Is it in the report of the five senses
or that of your emotions?

Is it in your experiences
which come and go
and are thus impermanent?

I implore that you listen carefully
with an open mind
and a heart which welcomes
Good News.

Your darkest imaginings
hold no power over truth.

GOD watches over you in tenderness
and LIGHT surrounds you.

Even as you willfully stand
there with your eyes shut
and pretend you do not and can not SEE.

Be not adulterous with your allegiances
and Vision will return to your Awareness.

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Prayer for the Day

Thank you that truth is true
and only truth is true.

Amen

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October 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

And if this isn’t a day when your universe 
has tilted and something precious you take for granted 
has not been suddenly irrevocably lost, bow before the mystery 
and let gratitude wash over you for the miracle of life, 
health, and this brief walk on our fragile planet.

CAROLYN MOORE

Quote compliments of
www.gratefulness.org

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Prayer for the Day

Help me be ever grateful
for the precious gift
which is this life.

Amen

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CAROLYN MOORE

October 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

Nothing...nothing...nothing...
nothing,,,nothing...nothing...
nothing,,,nothing...nothing...
has, can or ever will
separate you from the LOVE of GOD.

You have GOD NOW.

In the midst of all those worries
and all those feelings,
you have God now.

Nothing has nor ever could
separate you from the Kingdom of Heaven.

Yet thoughts believed
have convinced you of the reality
of another experience;
an experience in which you are separated
and trying to find your way back HOME again.

Your faith is not in you
or your presumed experience, my dear.

Your faith is in Him
and what He has declared is forever true.

Tell yourself this and use it liberally
when mind has you jumping through hoops:

"God Wills me to be in Heaven
so nothing can keep it from me, including me.

What mind tries to tell me means nothing.
Mind cannot prevail against
the PEACE GOD WILLS for me.

Believing thoughts does not and can not
change what I am or where I am,
but it does produce the illusion
of a different kind of experience,
and it is one that sucks big time.

The Kingdom of Heaven is here right now,
even in the midst of all of this."

Listen.

The Holy Spirit is the link
which joins your mind with God's
in an eternal oneness
forever inviolable.

This cannot be changed,
even by you.

Wherever you are,
He is there also.

Open your eyes, your mind,
your heart
and widen the View.

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Prayer for the Day

I welcome the awareness
of the changeless now.

Amen

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​October 16, 2019

Thought for the Day

The world cannot give you
deep and changeless peace.

Nor can the world provide you
lasting happiness or a sense of fulfillment.

It cannot give you
a sense of safety and security.

And while you look for these things here,
you will fail, for everything in this world
is fleeting at best.

For these....ahhh, my dear...for these...
you must look within...
turn from this field of dreams
and find your Source.

Come Home, my child, Come Home.

In stillness, we wait for you.

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Prayer for the Day

Lord, hear my cry.

I call to Thee...

I wait on Thee...

I am Thine.

Amen

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October 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

Inner turmoil, conflict
and the absence of peace
can only exist within a mind
that believes that both
truth and illusions are real.

Once this has been accepted,
escape becomes your singular goal.

But how does one escape a battle
which isn't really happening?

Dearest child...your struggle is wholly
without meaning

Nothing has, can, nor ever will
endanger FREEDOM.

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Prayer for the Day

Free at last.
Free at last.
Thank God Almighty,
I am free at last.

Amen

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​October 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

You cannot enter into
a relationship with anyone
which is real
unless you love all beings equally.

LOVE IS NOT SPECIAL,
despite your efforts to make it so.

The instant that you make
a relationship special,
it is no longer real.

And in that instant, you have exiled
both them and yourself
from the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Prayer for the Day

Teach me to love
as you love, oh Lord.

For I truly wish to leave
the special world I think I made
as replacement for Yours
behind.

Amen

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October 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Today's practice will be 'other' focused.

Whenever you happen to notice
someone who is suffering
from afflictive emotions
pause and offer the following
as a genuine prayer:

"I release you from guilt
as I would be released."

"I release you from fear
as I would be released."

"I release you from anger
as I would be released."

"I release you from your suffering
as I would be released."

There is no higher aspiration in this life
than to sincerely wish that another
be released from their burdens.

Offer them the blessing
of what you wish for yourself.

There is a secret treasure
hidden in the underbelly of this practice.

What did you discover?

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Prayer for the Day

A mantra begins to percolate
in the back of mind
and echo upward as it rises
from the silence of the heart.

Finally, it is in full view
and it is clearly heard
and understood:

"I am here for you."

Amen

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October 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

Your guilt is totally,
100%, without reason, child.

Bodacious as it may seem, I say it
with complete and utter confidence.

How is that, you ask?

Because guilt is not in the Mind of God
where you forever are.

Clear?

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Prayer for the Day

Clear. as a bell 
Got it loud and clear.

Thank you for the gift of GRACE.

Amen

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October 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

How do you dane to think...believe...
that you can experience
your Father's LOVE for you,
when you cannot even be
merciful toward yourself?

"In shining PEACE within you
is the perfect purity
in which you were created."
ACIM T-13.IV.28:2

Do not be afraid to look upon
the forever true within you.

Look through that cloud
of guilt and shame, fear and failure
to what lies waiting for you
beyond it.

Dearest Child....

Do not sabotage yourself so.

Nothing....
Nothing....
Nothing....
can keep you from
what the Christ within you
would have you SEE.

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Prayer for the Day

Take my hand, precious Lord,
and lead me, like a Father leads
a little child beloved of his heart,
who has lost her way and searches
for His Help and gentle leading
to find her way back HOME again.

Amen

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October 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

So you had your lawn sprayed
and you went outside
to find hundreds of dead grasshoppers
and you wondered,
"How many other living beings
are no longer alive
because I have allowed fear
to convince me that
this was the right thing to do?"

But, My dear dear child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him asking you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

So you found out yesterday
that your hemoglobin is only 7.3
and the doctor wants to have you come in
to discuss it.

Immediately the mind considers jumping
onto the fear train.

"I have already had one life and death battle
and it wasn't that long ago. Am I ready for another one?
Do I even want to go there?
Could this be it? That time has run out
and it is my time to leave this mortal coil behind?"

But, My dear dear child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him asking you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

So you're changing jobs.
You finish one job on the 15th
and start the next on the 16th.
You worry, you fret, you feel anxiety
and fear. And then you feel guilty
for that. The mind tells you,
"But what if my clients are not
all okay, what if something or someone gets lost
in the cracks, what if I fail
them, myself and both jobs?"

But, My dear dear child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him asking you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

So you're living at home
and that quite naturally brings up
the familial patterns of dysfunction
and you fall into the trap of numbing,
dissociating, shutting down
and turning off. The mind says,
"Why can't they leave me the fuck alone?
I am tired of being harped at
and I am an adult and do not need
to be advised like I'm still in grade school.
I'm doing my best. Can't they not see that?
I've dealt with my stuff, I have made
serious changes!"

But, My dear dear child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him asking you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

So you're facing the biggest cancer journey
you've encountered thus far.
And guess what? You are a five time winner
now in this rather scary diagnosis.
Next week, you start chemo and radiation.

The mind tells you, "What have I done wrong?
Why is this happening to me again?
Am I gonna die? Will I live through this?
Will it be more horrible that I can bear?
I'm afraid to live through it
and I am even more afraid of dying from it."

But, My dear dear child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him asking you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

So you were a total A-hole last week.
You lost your shit and to top it all off,
you were just plain mean. Mean to those who love
and care for you. You were a hard hat danger area
for sure. So tough to be around. Tougher still
living in your own skin bag. You said a lot of things
you regret, but mostly, you were mean
and cruel toward yourself, lost in the darkness
so deep you could not find your own butt
with both hands, let alone the light.

But, My dear dear child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him whispering gently to you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

So one kid has lice, the other has
newly diagnosed epilepsy. You cannot
seem to get beyond worried mama bear
and your mind is doing a constant
number on you. And the emotions?
They are so high octane that they could
light up time square at Christmas.

But, My dear dear child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him asking you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

So you are 19 1/2 years into
a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
secondary to Lyme Disease
and your husband is your primary
care-giver and he had a stroke last year.
He is wearing out just as rapidly as are you.

You feel so much fear these days.
 My God, you are afraid
of so many things. Choking to death,
falling, ending up in a nursing home
are just a few of the things
that are swirling around in your head.

The constant shaking, muscles burning,
the rigidity....the sleepless nights
because mind and body won't turn off
and cut you a fucking break.

You cannot do a fucking thing for yourself,
haven't been able to for years.
And the loss of power and function
only increases by the day.
Some ways or subtle, some not so much...

But, My dear dear precious beautiful child,
God's LOVE never changes.
He is here now.
Can you not hear Him sweetly calling to you,
"Would you be willing to give Me that?"

You get the picture.

No matter what you do, no matter what
you have done, no matter what you do not do
or what seems to be happening,
nothing changes the LOVE of God for you.

Sure, it's nice, helpful even,
to make certain changes
because it 'ightens' the experience
of your ride.... for you.

But it doesn't move or change God's experience
of you at all. So who is the crowd you're playing too?

Nothing has changed. Not even a nanometer
for a nanosecond...except in your mind.

(Which is fucking you sideways, btw.
You like that game of "How many ways
can I not live up to what is expected of me?)

Nothing ever has nor could it ever
separate you from the LOVE of God.

It is the only Constant in this mad, mad world
in which we seem to live.

Close your eyes for a few moments
with me now and drink that healing in.

Offer your heart and smile.

You are cherished and adored.
And like Ram Dass says,
"We are all just walking each other HOME."

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Prayer for the Day

Thank you for the healing rain
which has descended upon my heart today.

I cannot help falling on my face
in humility and just plain gratitude.

Thank you for my life.

Thank you for Your Boundless
Boundless LOVE.

Thank you for the opportunity
that I have been given, and yes, I
will give all of me to you.

For You have hidden me
in the cleft of the rock
and You cover me there with Your Hand.

Amen

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October 9, 2019

Thought for the Day

A question for you today:

Where are the soul virtues
of mercy and of kindness,
love and gentleness.
forgiveness and compassion
within the context of
your inner experience of life?

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Prayer for the Day

My, what a violent and chaotic
inner biome in which I live!

Mind a mess, nervous system a jangle,
all twitchy and restless.

Judgment...reaction...chaos...rage...guilt.

Then self pity....victim...perpetrator.

No peace on this horizon!

Would God be this cruel
and merciless toward anyone?

Father, show me my world today
through Your Eyes.

Amen

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October 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

Give no reality to guilt.

See absolutely no legitimate reason for it.

The very instant that you real eyes
the idea of guilt is entirely insane,
completely groundless and indefensible
with neither cause nor reason,
you will not fear to look within
and see the inner altar shining there.

You will accept your perfect freedom
and behold your Self and Source
in luminous, effulgent glory;
immaculate, whole, forever loving,
forever only love.

***

Prayer for the Day

How can I ignore
so great a crowd of witnesses
proclaiming my eternal innocence
and beauty; a perfect
child of God?

Thank you that truth
is forever held sacrosanct, inviolable,
eternal.

And thank you that I am not,
nor could I ever be
separate from it
except in dreams of madness.

Amen

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October 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

How could the ending
of the reign of guilt come
into your mind, into your heart,
into your very life, so long as you believe
that there is good reason for it?

The singular purpose
of Atonement is to dispel illusions, not reality.

You cannot establish something as real,
then forgive it,
and ever hope to get rid of it.

For having made it real to you
by believing in it,
you are stuck with it
until you see its madness and let it go.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me be acutely aware today
when I am seeking
redemption for myself,
rather than from it.

Amen

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October 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

What is bound is not a part of Truth.

Use no person, place or thing
to bind you to the past
and thus, to a self which is not real.

Use each and every encounter to allow
yourself to be born again;
fresh, innocent and new
in the Living Now.

When everyone is welcome to you,
as you would have yourself
be welcomed by your Source,
then are you free
of the persona and of guilt.

Then it is seen that Salvation
was always shining within you,
only temporarily obscured behind
the cloud bank of an imputed self
fabricated within the mind
of a little child who knew no other way.

Hold these thoughts kindly
and closely to yourself today.

And use this mantra
with everything you face:

"There is no such thing as a limitation
or problem which I cannot escape
because of Who I am
and Who lives in me."

***

Prayer for the Day

I have loved myself
back to life.

Let me love the world
back to life as well.

May all beings be free.

Amen

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October 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

Every time you maintain
that you are guilty,
you are not looking inward,
nor are you living in the present.

You are looking into a past
which is not there.

The past is not in you, child.

All the strange and convoluted
meanings, associations and interpretations
which you have given it
are to convince you that
the present has no meaning of its own.

In every moment of life,
you place your past and the meanings
which you have given it
in the space between
you and your brothers,
you and your life.

Is it not a sad thing to use people
as if they meant absolutely nothing to you
in order to try to fix the unresolved riddle
of your past?

And when you use them thus,
how can you possibly hope
to see them now?

You have spent your entire lifetime
giving meaning to everything.

Resolve today to stand
with empty hands and open heart
and allow the universe
to reveal meaning to you,
that you might receive it fully.

This entire process begins
with the humble recognition that
you do not know anything at all
and you have no business
putting so much faith in the very mind
which got you in this pickle
in the first place.

***

Prayer for the Day

I receive life today,
I drink it in,
receiving only that meaning
which is revealed
to my waiting heart.

Amen

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October 4, 2019

Thought for the Day
(Happy birthday KM)

If you see guilt in anyone,
it is because you put it there!

You always have the option
to look within and let it go.

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Prayer for the Day

Wash me clean of my perceptions, Lord.

I am so tired of feeling
like a piece of crap 
on the bottom of someone else's shoe..

Amen

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October 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

Your mind believes that you can see
the source of pain
where it is not.

It believes the cause is the experiences
which you are having now
and that is a lie.

The source of your pain
is the past which you have not let go of,
and it is this which ruins
your authentic experience
of the Living NOW.

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Prayer for the Day

Wash me clean of the past.

I offer it to you now.

Amen

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October 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

Christ remains at PEACE
within your mind
NOW.

Which would you prefer?

His peace or the ego's chaos and lies?

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Prayer for the Day

Gosh. When you put it that way,
the answer is clear:

I choose the PEACE
of Christ.

Amen

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October 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

Guilt makes you blind.

If you see one spot of guilt within you,
you will-not-can-not see the light.

Ego whispers, "Do not ever look within.
If you look, you will see that all is black
with guilt, with failure, with ugliness,
and you will feel too horrified
to continue."

It shouts, "Look upon others
and see guilt there.
That is where it really is."

Do not listen to it.

And certainly do not fear
the rantings of this lunatic.

You avoid truly looking within
because you are afraid of actually seeing
what you believe lies in the core
of who you are and what you think
that you have made of yourself.

But it is not there.

What is there is what your Father
SEES in you.

And He cannot SEE differences
between what is Himself
and what is also part of Himself.

Precious child,
nothing.... nothing...nothing
can intrude upon the peace
which God has given you
unless you choose to perceive it.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me truly SEE
the LOVE within myself.

For I would be free
of the impostor which poses as 'me.'

Amen

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