November 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

Your function is to learn to remember
in each and every moment of this life
to decide to no longer be willing
to decide anything for yourself.

Just making an honest
and sincere commitment to this practice
is a full-time occupation.

Try this sincerely for one whole day
and you will find that
you have no time to spare
for either worry or that of
minding the business
of anyone else!

This practice reflects the humble acceptance
that you know nothing.

And if you have truly accepted
that you do not know, how could you
be trusted to make the right decision
regarding anything?

Leave then all decisions
to the One Who Knows because
He speaks for God
and also for you.

Awaken to true
LOVE and Holiness!

This practice is how UNION
 is authentically
real eyes'd.

Cheat yourself no longer!

Rob not yourself
of the experience of irrepressible joy---
the fruit of living a thoroughly intoxicating
Spirit directed life!

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Prayer for the Day

So much offered me for so little.

I am my only problem.

Help me get the heck out
of my one way today
that I am clearly hear the Voice of truth.

Amen

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November 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

How difficult can it be
to admit to yourself
that God is right about you
and that you have been
entirely wrong?

He created you out of Himself
and you still abide
within Him.

He knows you.

He knows you better than
you know yourself.

He knows who you are
and what you were made from.

He knows nothing which is
less than fully and completely
one with Him; part of His very Self,
 inseparably mixed, like water with water.

Yes, my dear,
that is just how holy you are!

Therefore, there can be
no one nor thing which does not possess 
this selfsame Holiness.

This means there is nothing
which is not worthy
of your complete love
and utter devotion
exactly as it is.

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Prayer for the Day

What nobler mission, what more holy pursuit
than to totally and irrevocably commit oneself
to living as love in a loveless world?

A world which is mired in deception
and blinded by inner darkness,
choosing to see wrong rather than holiness?

What better use of time
than to bring light, and love
and mercy to a world
which has forgotten who it is?

So may I live
to my very last breath.

Amen

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November 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Today is a day in which
you will learn much about the nature
of true forgiveness.

Let's face it.

The world knows nothing
of forgiveness.

Stingily offered
with score card ever in hand,
it becomes the means
of proving you are better & more generous
than the next guy in your mind.

But today we freely admit
we know nothing of true forgiveness,
and so in each moment,
when tempted to see guilt anywhere
or feel it for anything, we begin
with the following prayer:

Father, I know not what
true forgiveness actually is.

Teach me about the nature
of true forgiveness
in order to restore what always was
to my unforgiving mind.

How can God break a barrier
which was never made?

But you see, my child,
when you release one that
you have made, it is gone.

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Prayer for the Day

Today I celebrate the freedom
of us all, with all of us, for all of us.

Amen

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​November 16, 2019

Thought for the Day

While you do battle with the mind
and feel bogged down with afflictive emotions,
mired in ego and character defects,
you would do well to remember this:

You cannot overcome an obstacle
which does not exist.

What God does not know
cannot be.

What you are wallowing in
is no more real than the one
who thinks they are experiencing it.

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

***

Prayer for the Day

Truth is true
and only truth is true,
so help me God.

Amen

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November 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

Lately I have been asking folks
to resign from the role
of being their own teacher.

Further, I have asked them
to share the nuts and bolts
of what this decision means to them.

But here is ithe answer n a tidy nutshell:

"Learning applies only to the condition
in which it happens of itself."

ACIM

It cannot be taught by anyone, anymore
than you can comprehend it
with the aid of your own mind;
as if you can make it happen
by sheer will and determination.

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Prayer for the Day

Help me get the heck
out of my own way.

Show me how
to let go and let God.

Amen

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November 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

Listen carefully.

Read these words slowly
and allow them to soak into
and saturate your mind and heart,
for FREEDOM is being offered you.

Each time you choose to see
guiltlessness in another,
you are seeing Atonement
or truth in him.

And when you proclaim it
in anyone else, you have made it your own.

You see what you have sought.

Nothing more or less.

The question, then, is
what would you see?

For listen, my child, you have to want
to see holiness if you wish to make it yours.

Guilt or innocence?

This is the limit of your choices.

Your brother's innocence
is your Atonement.

Give it to him. Gladly.

Only by offering this Vision
will you see the truth
of what you have acknowledged.

Truth has to be offered
before it can be received.

Even God acknowledged this
as how reality operates
when He gave it first
to His Beloved Son.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me see
naught but innocence
this day.

For I real eyes
it is either self or Self I see.

What do I treasure most?

Innocence or guilt?

Amen

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November 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

How can you not be
in constant communication
with your Creator
when He is all there is
and you abide within His Mind
as does all that He created?

How is it possible 
that you truly believe that
you are both having and suffering 
under the weight of another experience,
 one which is vastly opposed 
to the Singular and Changeless Reality
of all that is?

How do you honestly answer
a question with such staggering
implications?

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Prayer for the Day

Help me turn loose and let go of
the meaningless and impossible....
...that which I still am holding onto
and as a consequence.... believe 
that it has a hold of me.

Amen

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November 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

Be done with frantic struggle.

In everything, be willing
to be lead by Him.

A new mantra is given you:

"Thy will be done."

Use it generously and be willing
to apply it to everything.

In this kindly light,
no error is remotely possible.

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Prayer for the Day

Thy will be done in me.

Thy will be done as me.

Thy will be done through me.

Amen

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November 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is no value, no price
which may be set
upon every single living thing.

Appreciation is the only offering
worthy so holy a gift---
 freely and sincerely offered to  everything
each moment holds.

Are you brave enough
to see this today?

Would you behold the truth,
or argue for an experience
which cannot be?

Madness is a choice.

It has no legitimate bases
in reality.

All things are established...immovable...
in perfect peace forever
in the Mind of God.

***

Prayer for the Day

Obviously I do not believe
that truth is true
or I would not argue constantly
for an experience which cannot be...
an experience which is other than
what God has declared is here
in every experience which unfolds.

Why not shut the heck up
and just say thank you for the gift
today?

Amen

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November 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Judgment is the predecessor
of every perception without exception.

Therefore, when peace is not
in your awareness,
it can only be because
you have chosen the wrong teacher.

A simple enough practice for the day.

Whenever unsatisfactoriness
is appearing on the radar
of your inner experience of life,
inquire within.

Who is doing the LOOKING?

Share what unfolds.

***

Prayer for the Day

Please be my only Guide today,
as I strive to get out of my own way
and remember to ask
for Your sight.

Let me not forget for a single instant
that I am not alone.

Amen

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November 9, 2019

Thought for the Day

If you cannot see and feel the mercy
in what is unfolding in your experience,
it can only be because you are allowing
your ole amigo, ego, to be the chosen lens
through which you LOOK.

***

Prayer for the Day

Yep. Truth has me backed
into a corner, alright.

Grace, draw me unto Thee.

Amen

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November 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

Each time you make a decision by yourself,
you are defining what salvation
means to you in that moment,
as well as what it is that
you think you need salvation from.

Watch your mind carefully.

See that this is true.

Yet the Holy One within
your precious heart
defines salvation as escape from guilt.

Child, you have no other enemy than this.

He would undo everything
that obscures your innocence
from your awareness.

Let Him.

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Prayer for the Day

Heal this mind
and heart, dear Lord.

Amen

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November 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

Please help me understand
something, will you?

Why would you place more value
on your pitiful appraisal of yourself
than that of what your Creator says
is forever and forever true?

Every day people tell me of their problems,
highlighting events which are unfolding
either in their lives or in the lives of those
they love and care for.

But this is not the cause of suffering.

Suffering is caused by believing
that who you are and what you are
is based upon what you think,
on what you feel, on what you believe,
rather than the unshaking conviction
of What God says you changelessly are.

Here is a tidbit you can take to the bank:

Peace is the abiding and unshakable state
of every mind which accepts that
truth is true and only truth is true.

Here is the Eye of the storm;
the quiet calm of Home.

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Prayer for the Day

Help me remember to pause
and ask myself frequently today:

Is PEACE in my awareness?

For I choose to abide in truth.

Amen

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November 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

No one, particularly God,
is going to ask you
"What have you done
to make yourself worthy
of My open arms and loving welcome?"

So stop demanding this
of yourself.

God has one message for you today:

"My child, you are worthy
of everything NOW. Run to Me.
Give Me everything.
Come HOME to My Heart."

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Prayer for the Day

I am coming, Lord,
I run to Thee
like a moth to the flame.

Amen

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November 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

It will never ever happen
that you are placed in a position
where you have to make a decision
on your own without help.

YOU HAVE HELP,
AND HELP WHICH ALWAYS
KNOWS THE ANSWER.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me to remember
to hit the pause button today
and ask for help.

But why wait until I think
that I am in need of assistance?

Am I not always in need of
Good-Orderly-Direction?

Amen

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November 4, 2019

Thought for the Day

Each and every time you believe
that anyone or anything has hurt you,
you have proclaimed that what is not of God
and therefore does not exist
does indeed exist and has power over you.

Is this really the lesson you wish
to be teaching and therefore learning?

Remember....your life is your message
and thus to teach is to demonstrate.

Because of this, what you teach
is always teaching you.

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Prayer for the Day

The only way I can believe
that anyone or anything can hurt me
or anyone else for that matter
is if I have already accepted
that I am what I am not,
that they are something which they are not.

Help me as I strive to see truly this day
with the only Eye which sees all
as it is.

Amen

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November 3, 2019

Thought for the Day
(FOR VMRM)

Sunday is practice day.

Today you are asked to stop immediately
each and every time
you either feel guilty
or think you see another's guilt.

Pause and repeat the following
as a mantra:

God is the only Cause
and guilt is not of Him, but innocence is.

This is all.

What changes do you observe
in your inner experience of life
with this practice?

***

Prayer for the Day

Thank you for the gift
of innocence.

Amen

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November 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

If you learn nothing else through me
in this lifetime other than this,
then let it be just this one thing
that you choose to learn:

Each and every time you make
the meaningless meaningful to you,
you are actively choosing to throw away
a glorious and profound opportunity
to learn through direct experience
that nothing has no power.

And when you make nothing
into something, when you believe
that it does have real power
over you or another,
which really means that
you are actively refusing to dispel
the darkness which plagues your heart
and everyone else on this planet,
you cannot help but be afraid
of both darkness
and light.

And there you have it.

***

Prayer for the Day

Never has a message
been more clear to me
than the one offered me this day.

This is both mindfulness
and inquiry in a nutshell.

Help me remain on the cutting edge
of direct experience today
and choose well.

Amen

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November 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

Every single instant of life
you choose between
crucifixion and resurrection,
between ego and the Holy Spirit.

To choose ego is the choice for guilt.

While to choose the Holy Spirit
is to choose innocence.

And, my dear, there is no chooser
other than you.

Be willing to ask yourself
at every crossroad
the following questions:

Is this about my guilt
or it is about my innocence?

Is this about my bondage
or is it about my freedom?

Is this about my misery
or is it about my happiness and joy?

Is this about my fear
or is it about love?

Is this about doubt
or is it about trust?

***

Prayer for the Day

This is not one of those
both/and situations.

Clearly, it is either/or.

For there is no place of overlap
between opposites.

I embrace the path of peace
instead of pain.

Help me as I choose
to guard my peace this day.

Amen

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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

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***
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.

***

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?

***

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.

***

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

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

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.

***

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?

***

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?

***

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.

***

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."

***

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?

***

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.

***

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.

***

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?

***

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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September 30, 2019

Thought for the Day

In any one, in any form,
for any reason, believe not in
the reality of guilt.

For the ideas of condemnation
and of guilt are unarguably the same.

To believe in the reality of one
is to bring unswerving faith
to the other.

Nothing...nothing...nothing...
can justify insanity.

But the idea of punishment
for any reason is equally insane.

Forgiveness, child, is the key
to healing everything
and this has never ever left your hand.

***

Prayer for the Day

Undisturbed by all appearances,
I let everything go
and let God.

Amen

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September 29, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Today is a day of re-evaluation.

We look upon all things
within the mind to which we cling.

For this work, you will need
the assistance of your inner teacher.

You have accepted into your mind
so much without distinction
or question.

And the only reason---the only one---
you do not see your innocence
is because you still see the past
and choose to cling to it.

It is the lens which has polluted
your idea of yourself, your brother,
and your world.

Today, our purpose
is to forgive it all and let it go,
giving it to the One within
Who knows how to bring it all
back into the light.

The separated self is not that
of a life lived in despair, it is the illusion
of a life which has been lived in despair.

***

Prayer for the Day

It is time to be free
of the imagined self.

Take all of me.

Amen

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September 28, 2019

Thought for the Day

The world has never and can never
give you more or less
than what you give to it.

It has no meaning other than
the meaning you have placed upon it.

It is your own projection
and because projection makes perception,
it is a flawless representation
of your own deluded mind.

If you continue to be faithful to darkness,
you will never truly see the world.

And if your faith is in your past,
meaning that you cannot forgive it and let it go,
but rather, wear it as if it were a toilet seat
around your head and heart,
your future will be just like your past.

It is as inevitable as it is unavoidable.

How could it be otherwise?

For whatever you hold as dear
you're stuck with----
simply because of the importance
which you have given it.

***

Prayer for the Day

Thank you for the Vision
of Christ.

Amen

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September 27, 2019

Thought for the Day

Ego rewards fidelity to it
with pain and suffering.

Are you a sadomasochist
or a beautiful child of God?

In this life, we give our faith
to what we treasure.

Is it the mask you treasure?

If the answer is "yes,"
you can be certain that the message
which your life teaches is this:

"Hey, world, won't you look at me?
I treasure pain. I love love love to suffer.
Wouldn't you like to do something
to get on my last nerve today,
to make me doubt myself, or leave me
quivering in the weeds?
Mind, please, won't you mess with me?
After all, I really do get a kick out of feeling
frustrated, insecure, neurotic and emotional."

***

Prayer for the Day

Why would I continue
to actively choose the mask,
which is a certifiable basket case,
when I was born to be
happy, joyous and free?

That is the million dollar question.

Inquiring mind's want to know.

Amen

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September 26, 2019

Thought for the Day

100% of all guilt is an attack,
launched by no one other than you,
upon your true Identity.

Having condemned yourself,
you will inevitably condemn others
just a surely as the sun rises in the east
and sets in the west.

Condemnation is the only thing
which links past to future.

It is fidelity to darkness.

It forbids awakening.

Yet salvation is the lamp
which shines brightly at the intersection
between past and future.

Would you not accept release now?

For it is the ego's irrevocable undoing.

***

Prayer for the Day

Time for us to part ways,
dear mask.

For I Am That
which changes not.

Amen

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September 25, 2019

Thought for the Day

Guilt is the only thing
which hides the truth from you.

When you feel it, when you notice
its presence, it is the sure and certain sign
that you have donned the mask
and are busy selfing again.

This is all that is happening.

Simply drop it.

It isn't difficult unless you believe it is
and get your jollies out of suffering.

***

Prayer for the Day

It isn't difficult
unless "I" makes it difficult.

Let me notice when
I am making things hard
and see it as a call to relax
and let go.

Amen

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September 24, 2019

Thought for the Day

How can you lose your way
to Him Who is your Source
when He has given you
so many Saviors?

Why not look upon everyone
you encounter today
as if you truly grasped this?

Do not allow perfection
to remain unnoticed.

For in every moment of the Living Now
Christ looks upon you through them
from your One True Self.

***

Prayer for the Day

Devotion plus Grace
are an unbeatable combination.

So may I live this day.

Amen

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September 23, 2019

Thought for the Day

When you have seen all your brothers
as yourself, your journey is complete.

When no one has been left untouched,
outside the circle of your embrace,
nor left alone in suffering
because you have finally grasped
the meaning of LOVE.

For no one nor thing is in need of healing
when you truly KNOW them.

***

Prayer for the Day

Come HOME to this heart
precious world.

Amen

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September 22, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

There is only one miracle
because there is
only One Reality,
the One Reality of God.

Miracles differ in form
but never in content.

Thus, the miracle is to see
God's One Son
born in the One Reality
which is Himself, rather than
to limit either them or yourself
to what they may be presenting
at this time.

Your willingness to see this
and only this
attunes you both
to the One Reality.

This is your practice.

It's kind of a 24/7/365 practice
until you accept the Atonement 
for yourself; until you see
that greater is HE
who lives inside you
than the self you thought
lived in the world..

***

Prayer for the Day

Grant unto me the ability
to see through Christ's eyes.

Amen

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September 21, 2019

Thought for the Day

Memorize the following
and use it as a mantra
in every encounter, every experience
whether it appears to be
inner or outer:

"They are all the same....
They are all the same....
They are all the same....
All beautiful and equal in their holiness,
they are all the same...."

One response offered to
nothing short of
everything.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me see
sameness everywhere.
Help me see through the eyes of LOVE.

Amen

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September 20, 2019

Thought for the Day

ONENESS IS FOREVER.

And Oneness is formless.

A miracle is the willingness to see this
and only this, clearly,
in anyone or any thing else.

For everyone and everything
is an aspect of the whole,
perfectly undifferentiated and undivided.

It is about seeing sameness everywhere.

Be willing, then,
to bring healed (because you have done your work
and thus can now share it with others)
and healing light into this world
that it may rebuild itself from the roots up.

For this world is dark from illusion believed
and aches so poignantly for peace,
for truth, for love, for light,
and it is given you to heal it.

***

Prayer for the Day

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

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen

Prayer of St Francis

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September 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

Aspects of Reality must begin
to replace aspects
of unreality in your mind.

For where else is unreality located?

That's what a miracle is, honey.

A miracle is what allows you to lay down
all of the specious beliefs
that you are circumscribed too.

***

Prayer for the Day

I am sick and tired of the perturbations
of this fickle mind.

Lord, heal me.

Please....

Amen

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September 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

The world attempts to set before you
each and every day
countless temptations
which challenge and threaten
your peace of mind.

Guard your peace.

How is this accomplished?

Through your fidelity to truth,
your allegiance to He Who is peace.

Enter not an adulterous
relationship with the world.

For restlessness and upset is not
the path to God.

***

Prayer for the Day

Only Thee forevermore.

Amen

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September 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

Self-referencing is the tap root
of 100% of all suffering and misery.

"How did that turn out?"

"What does this mean?"

"How does this affect me?"

"How do I feel about this or that?"

"I want it to happen this way."

"I need them to do this."

"This is what needs to happen,
this is how it should be done."

"Get outta my way, I gotta 'do' me."

To whom, pray tell,
does what you call your life apply?

Because of this spurious act
of self-referencing,
you make the meaningless meaningful...
the valueless valuable...the impossible possible...
the non-existent existent....

At least you think you do.

And you create a narrative
to prove it so to yourself.

It may be real to you,
but it is not real.

And unless you start questioning,
"Who is this I?"
"Where is this I?"
you are going to continue experiencing
the mask clogging up real-time,
distorting your lens, polluting your space.

You miss the staggering beauty
of seeing the constant unfolding of the transcendent
within the manifest, that it may be fully known
by all beings everywhere.

Heaven truly has no end
and no beginning. The Always
and the Everywhere literally
has no reference point, being simply and truly
rapturously in love with all that is.

***

Prayer for the Day

Who prays and to Whom?

Thank you for the love
and grace to be able to lean back and enjoy
the magnificence of it all
with no need to comprehend
in recognition that
there really is no one to understand.

And I'm just okay with that.

Amen

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September 16, 2019

Thought for the Day

Dear sweet child....
Nothing outside yourself
holds your inheritance.

The LIGHT is inside of you
and IT requires absolutely nothing
to shine in PEACE.

Here you are!

Here is Home!

You have need of nothing else!

Look!

From here, the LIGHT which shines brighter
than the light of ten thousand suns
extends Itself into Eternity.

***

Prayer for the Day

Like the moth to the flame,
let me never turn
from Thy Spirit,
oh Lord.

You are my breath, my life
and my very being.

Amen

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September 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Everything the mind tells you
will hurt you.

For all the mind can reveal
is what you are not.

And from what you are not,
you think that what you see
is real, when it is not. Ever.

Your own advise
cannot help but hurt you.

For what you think is real
and what you think you have need of
actually withholds the LIGHT
from your awareness.

Only the Holy Spirit
knows what you truly need.

He will steer you toward all things
which do not block the LIGHT.

Therefore, your assignment
for today is to remember to take
a step back and ask for guidance.

You will find that help is consigned and limited
to the degree that you are open to it.

Invite it willingly
by remembering to pause
and sincerely ask for it.

***

Prayer for the Day

I will step back
and allow the LIGHT
to lead the way.

Amen

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September 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

Listen, dear child, nothing
has ever or could ever
touch you, save God Himself.

God has place you in Himself
where His Being shines
with LOVE effulgent and immaculate.

His LOVE has no edges, no flaws,
nor bounds.

Here, disturbance of your PEACE
can never be.

Your One Reality, God's Gift to you,
is yours forever.

It cannot change.

Let one mantra
haunt your being this day:

"Always mine."


***

Prayer for the Day

Always mine.

Amen

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September 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

Why do you persist in valuing
the valueless, when you know
that you have seen glimpses of the truth
and know better, that you have
touched upon and tasted the sacred?

For LOVE longs to lead you
and does so ardently, passionately,
ever ready to scoop you up
instantly into Her sweet Embrace.

All it takes is one genuine heartfelt "yes."

***

Prayer for the Day

Yes.

Amen

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September 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

Anytime that judgment arises,
reality slips away.

Now you cannot see clearly,
nor is there any possibility of it.

For what is denied
cannot be recognized
even when it is still there.

Reality does not require
your recognition
for it to be what it is,
but your experience of it
most certainly does.

***

Prayer for the Day

The sickness of self-deception
gnaws at me.

Mercy fall upon me,
for I would be free.

Amen

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September 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

The character and the world as it sees it;
i.e., its memories, judgments, beliefs,
stored hurts and narcissistic clinging
to its rather spurious and limited point of view,
or TRUTH, stainless, exactly as it is.

Which will it be?

For you cannot see both,
as each involves a different seer/Seer
and depends upon which
you cherish more.

***

Prayer for the Day

Let me worship before the throne
of the great I AM
rather than before the throne
of who I'm not.

Amen

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September 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

Is truth your aim, or self-deception?

There are no other options
available to you.

In self-deception you are alone,
with awareness narrowed to yourself.

Yet the laws of LOVE are not suspended
just because you sleep.

There is a LIGHT inside of you
calling you to come Home.

Here is the only truth there is.

Are you not weary of the endless games
of desperate self-deception
and self-sabotage you play?

***

Prayer for the Day

Today I will consciously invite God
into every experience.

How do I experience this,
my Father?

What would You have me see?

Show me my world
through the Eyes of Clear Seeing,
Love, live Thou through me.

Amen

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September 9, 2019

Thought for the Day

Do you want a rich spiritual life,
one that is deeply fulfilling,
beyond your wildest imagination?

All you have to do is listen.

Listen unceasingly, friend.

The LIGHT is calling you.

***

Prayer for the Day

I am listening, Lord.

Amen

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September 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Your assignment is to offer
the light of perfect vision today.

Be willing to see Christ and nothing else.

Interact with Christ.

Feel Christ.

Serve Christ.

Forgive Christ.

And Love Christ in all things.

Thus is the day well spent
in a manner worthy
of he who is host to God.

***

Prayer for the Day

How I have feared the light,
this is now clear to me.

No more.

Awaken in me,
dear eyes of Christ!

Amen

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September 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

The LIGHT cannot be accepted
until you are willing
to accept it without limit.

Until then, you choose to remain in darkness
which is not even actually there;
refusing the LIGHT which is calling to you,
imploring...pleading...begging so poignantly
that you return to your Self and Source.

There is no baggage that is worth holding onto
to keep you from walking boldly
through that always open door
that has your name on it.

***

Prayer for the Day

I choose FREEDOM.

I choose TRUST.

I choose LOVE.

I will to walk through
the gateless gate.

I come HOME
to Source and Self.

Amen

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​September 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

If the source of error is gone,
then all of the effects of error
are gone as well.

What could this statement
be pointing to other than
the mask of i, me, my & mine?

What of what you call yourself
and your life, when honestly considered,
is not an effect of this impostor?

***

Prayer for the Day

I would know the truth
which sets me free of the impostor
and its effects.

Help me find genuine authenticity,
for I recognize it can only come
from knowing Thee, oh God.

Amen

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September 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

Only the past can separate.

It is the choice to live your life
in the phantom zone.

"The present is before time was
and will be when time is no more.
In it is everything that is eternal,
and they are one."
ACIM T-12.50:4-5

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Prayer for the Day

Help me abide mindfully
in the eternal today.

Amen

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September 4, 2019

Thought for the Day

The miracle is what allows you
to see yourself without your past
and your brothers and sisters everywhere
without theirs.

Truth, my child, lies only in the present,
devoid of absolutely everything
which has gone before.

The only things which last forever
can be found nowhere but the Living Now.

***

Prayer for the Day

asato ma sadgamaya
tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
mrtyorma amrtam gamaya
om shanti shanti shanti.

Lead me from the untruth to truth.
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality
Om Peace Peace Peace.

(Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28)

Amen

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September 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

You cannot pull the wagon of the past,
nor carry the past like a beast of burden
into the present and allow for a miracle.

The miracle is the intervention
which you invite to stand in the gap
between the past and present.

Only a miracle frees you
from the past.

The miracle sees
through a naked and empty mind,
arms which embrace tenderly
and loves through a heart
as wide as the world.

***

Prayer for the Day

Teach me to be a true
miracle worker.

Amen

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September 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

The purpose of time
is to release or imprison,
and that, my dear, is up to you.

Hang onto the past,
and you have opted for a prison cell.

Abide in the Living Now,
and experience the freedom
of true release.

***

Prayer for the Day

May I be an empty container
through which
the river of LIVING WATER flows
without limit or obscuration.

Such is my offering
forevermore.

Amen

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September 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

The past is not the reference point
with which to judge the present;
not for you, or anyone.

Your assignment today
is to look upon everything which inhabits
your world, including yourself,
with no reference point whatsoever.

Enter each encounter or experience
from a very Zen place
with a clean and empty slate.

With humbleness of heart, ask to be shown
"what is the truth here?"

Without this approach to your life,
you have absolutely no capacity
to learn from what is being
experienced now, and are therefore
entirely unteachable.

Be willing to ask yourself
when this occurs,
"Why am I so afraid of LIGHT?"

The answer should be clear to you.

Holding onto your past,
your biases, preferences and conditioning
allows you to hold onto
the false self and its storyline.

It says, "I'd rather be right about
who I think I am than be happy."

***

Prayer for the Day

What a great practice for today!

Spirit lead the way!

Amen

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