July 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

Learning to love is one thing.

Being LOVE is quite another.

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Prayer for the Day

Take all of me.

Consume me.

Ravish me entirely
until nothing but LOVE remains.

Amen

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July 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

Have you ever considered that
both grace and mercy are meaningless concepts
which carry both weight and meaning only
to one who has accepted the false self
as real; who believes in the reality
of change, condemnation,
error and guilt?

The undoing of all of this
is the scope of the Holy Spirit's work.

And this, my friend,
cannot begin without your welcoming it.

It thus takes willingness and trust.

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Prayer for the Day

Is it not a kindness to myself
to ask the Holy Spirit
for help?

Dear Spirit of the Living God,
heal this mind and heart.

Amen

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July 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

Never ever allow yourself to forget
that whenever you look outside
and react unfavorably
to what you think you see happening,
it is yourself which you have
judged and hung to die upon a tree.

The death penalty is the ego's
ultimate goal for you, while GOD KNOWS
He created you for LIFE.

The ego's job is to torment you.

It does this exceedingly well,
does it not?

It works tirelessly for your destruction
and is not satisfied
until it has succeeded.

The ego is not a traitor to God,
it is a traitor to you, my dear.

The sooner you get this,
the sooner you will stop listening
to its relentless diatribe,
and resign the role you play
of willing victim.

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Prayer for the Day

This moment,
I offer YOU all of me,
for I am Thine.

Amen

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July 16, 2019

Thought for the Day

Everything, without exception,
that you behold without
is a judgment of what
you have beheld within yourself.

And when you LOOK within
and SEE ME, it will be
because you have made a choice,
at long last, for TRUTH
and only TRUTH.

Could anything be simpler
or clearer than this?

***

Prayer for the Day

Who has held me captive
but me?

And who can deliver me
but myself?

No more fence sitting,
for that, too, is a decision
not to awaken.

Into Thy Hands I commend
my spirit.

Amen

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July 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

The world's reality is only
what you give to it,
no more, no less.

Everything has earned the right
to your love, your genuine acceptance,
and your embrace.

To this there can be no exceptions
or your wholeness remains
incomplete in your awareness.

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Prayer for the Day

LOVE sought me.

And then LOVE caught me.

And then She devoured me,
til nothing but She remains.

She has reduced me to zero
and raised me
to Infinity.

To Her I bow and give thanks.

Forever Thine,

Amen

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July 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Your practice for today
is born from a combination
of the two previous workbook
lessons from the Course.

In every instant of distress, pain,
uncertainty, anger or fear,
whenever and wherever you see guilt,
hit the pause button and repeat
the following quietly to yourself:

Forgive and you will see this differently.
I will forgive and this will disappear.
I place the future in the Hands of God.

Can you learn to see salvation
is being offered you in every experience?

Remember, your perception
may slip up from time to time
but you are asked to immediately
offer yourself correction.

Did not Jesus ask
in the Garden of Gethsemane
if this cup could not pass from him?

And did he not immediately
offer himself correction when he said,
"Nevertheless, not my will,
but Thine be done"?

You are always free to change your mind,
even if you have already stepped into it.

The fruits of this practice
are simply out of this world
but they include:

(1)

A growing level of trust.

(2)

An untroubled and peaceful mind.

(3)

Certainty that only good can come to you.

(4)

Certainty that only good
can come to those whom you love
and to the world.

(5)

Sure your Father loves you.

(6)

The ability to see love's reflection
everywhere.

What have you got to lose
that can beat all this?

***

Prayer for the Day

Guide and bless
my attempts to practice well today.

Amen

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July 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

What good is having a will
if you do not believe in it
and consciously use it?

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Prayer for the Day

To live by root programming
is to mindlessly settle into
the rut of the programming
of the false self
and not question it.

Remote control, zombies,
night of the living dead---
narcotized into the stupor
of blindness and poverty
of being on all levels.

Misery and chaos
are inevitable bedfellows.

No more.

You hear me?

No more.

Into Thy hands I commend
my spirit.

Amen

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July 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

You have accepted opposition
into your mind
and consider it normative.

From this hodgepodge you ask:

What is the truth here?

You take it as gospel
and beyond the scope of change
nor do you even wish it to change
more often than not.

It is not true. Absolutely none of it.

Do not believe it, which translates into,
"Stop listening to the b.s."

What you gaze upon you become.

The power of decision
is your one true remaining freedom
in this life.

Only you can decide
to see right.

For only truth and love
are transformative and enduring.

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Prayer for the Day

With God's grace,
I will give no conflicting invitations
today, for it is love I would see
and peace I seek.

And so it is.

Amen

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July 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

When it is LOVE which you
really and truly want above all else,
you will see nothing else.

It cannot be stated
any clearer than this.

The contradictory nature
of what you see
but demonstrates your belief
in two powers, two wills
and two worlds.

Further, it demonstrates
that you believe that yours is more powerful,
and therefore, superior to God's.

What else would your claim
to struggle so hard to see
be demonstration of?

Given this assumption,
how then could God be God?

Have you not already elevated
the golden calf of ego to that role?

***

Prayer for the Day

Enlightenment is not about
arriving at some new and grand place,
it is about standing
precisely where I stand
and seeing it with new eyes.

One Power.

One Light.

One Love.

Everywhere now here.

Amen

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July 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

Even when you begin to truly grok
that projection makes perception
and you believe that surely you
are projecting what you do not truly want,
make no mistake about it,
you still very much want it
or you would be experiencing
your life differently.

Until one comes face to face
with how duplicitous is the mind,
how it is still very much divided
between two teachers and therefore,
serving two opposing goals
there is little hope for freedom.

Never ever forget the acronym
for the word denial:

Don't Even Notice I Am Lying

***

Prayer for the Day

We tell the truth
not to make guilty,
but to make free.

I will to be done
with all forms of self-deception
in their entirety.

Lord, hear my prayer.

Amen

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July 9, 2019

Thought for the Day

Do you know what an artifact is
in computer science?

artifact: A distortion in an image or sound
caused by a limitation or malfunction
in the hardware or software.

Hold onto nothing but LOVE,
my child.

Dismiss all else as meaningless artifact.

You are free to be free.

That is, of course, if it is freedom
which you want above all else.

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Prayer for the Day

There are two ways
of moving through life.

You can let everything stick on you
like barnacles on a ship---
deliberately creating problems
and seeing a devil behind every bush
in order to keep the ruse going,
or to live empty, happy, joyous and free.

This is what we are confronted with
every single moment of life.

As for me?

I choose the path of FREEDOM.

Amen

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July 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

You see what you seek,
no more, no less.

We look within before we look out,
that is why we find what we seek.

We project what we want within ourself
and then accept it from the world.

For whether we struggle
with the world or not, we receive
what we wish to validate as real 
within ourselves.

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Prayer for the Day

Who will I listen to today?

Do I wish to be happy?

Do I wish to be free?

Do I want the peace of God?

Help me be honest with myself.

I, and I alone, am responsible
for my inner experience of life.

Help me be wise and loving
toward myself today.

Amen

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July 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

How simple is the practice
of salvation!

Illusion recognized must disappear.

This you learned from your workbook
lesson yesterday.

Refuse to accept suffering
in any form today
and recognize behind each form
is a deeply cherished belief in sacrifice.

Next, offer your blessing.

For blessing, alone, corrects
the belief in sacrifice.

No form of suffering can long endure
in one who has completely
forgiven himself and blessed his very being
as God's Immortal stainless Gift.

No form of suffering can long endure
in one who has completely
forgiven his brother
and blessed his brother's being
as God's Immortal Gift to him.

This is how you practice salvation!

Never ever doubt that your tiniest effort
contains the blessings of the universe
and the Great Mystery Itself.

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Prayer for the Day

From the depths of this heart,
may I practice sincerely today
for the sake of all beings.

Amen

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July 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

100% of all perception
is the result
of your invitation.

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Prayer for the Day

Help me live on the cutting edge
of consciously choosing to see all of life
through the eyes of love.

Amen

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July 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

Your function here on earth
is that of healing; first yourself
and then the world.

How can an unhealed healer
accomplish anything?

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Prayer for the Day

Compellingly real is this Presence
which is living me.

May this and only this
be what you see in me,
dear world.

Amen

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July 4, 2019

Thought for the Day

Within every living thing
His Blessing lies.

In your blessing of all things,
your choice to truly SEE it,
give it honor and shower it with love,
lies His Blessing of you.

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Prayer for the Day

Today, I let the LIGHT in.

Today, I let LOVE in.

Today, I give God welcome
by inviting the whole of life
back into this heart
as part of my Identity.

Amen

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July 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

God shines upon
His own Self-extension-----
you!!!

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Prayer for the Day

To not see one's own self-loathing
as an indication of how
the Divine feels toward us
is perhaps the greatest hurdle
to overcome.

What else could true healing be
other than to lay aside the weapons of self-abuse
and to receive fully the LOVE of GOD?

To accept that GOD is a tender GOD,
a kind GOD, whose LOVE
knows no edges,
is entirely beyond comprehension,
and is truly there for me,
unequivocally, is unfathomable,
but for which I am grateful
beyond words.

Lord heal me.

Amen

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July 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

You must learn the cost
of sleeping and refuse
to keep on paying it.

For your being is in Christ,
and Christ's Being is in God.

We are waiting for you.

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Prayer for the Day

Take all of me.

Amen

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July 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

You are given an assignment today.

See if you can maintain continuous awareness
of Someone, a palpable Presence, which
is always with you.

Awareness of this Presence will:

*make you invulnerable to attack
*secure the mind from egoic influence
* provide self-verifying experience
* stop the fickleness of the mind on a dime
*needs neither defense nor proof
and by thus, eliminate all doubts

What have you got to lose
other than insanity?

***

Prayer for the Day

Yes!

Cooperative Union = Communion.

I'll take more of that!

Amen

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June 30, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

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

We will begin the instruction
with a rather bold statement:

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

And do you know what is behind them?

Spiritual arrogance.

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

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

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

This is your practice.

Catch yourself in the act and stop it.

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

Then at day's end, inquire.

Did anything change for me today?

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Prayer for the Day

Without condemnation
or judgment, life is pretty darn perfect.

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

Amen

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June 29, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

What does it mean to be
a authentic spiritual seeker?

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

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

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

Watch yourself carefully
as the day unfolds.

Where do you catch yourself looking?

***

Prayer for the Day

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

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

Amen

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June 28, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is no commandment
which says:

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

And there is no rule which says:

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

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

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

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

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

"Physician heal thyself."

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

It's your birthright.

***

Prayer for the Day

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

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

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

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

Mercy flows endlessly
from the throne of this heart!

Thank you for the never-ending gift!

Amen

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June 27, 2019

Thought for the Day

When everything else dumps out,
LOVE jumps in.

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Prayer for the Day

LOVE live me.

Amen

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June 26, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

KNOW THYSELF.

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Prayer for the Day

Hauntingly, the clarion call
has been heard.

Above all else I want to SEE.

Amen

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June 25, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

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

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

Fill the awareness
with Thee, oh Lord.

Fill the awareness with Thee.

Amen

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June 24, 2019

Thought for the Day

Do you want a rich spiritual life?

All you have to do is listen.


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Prayer for the Day

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

This little life now
forever Thine.

Amen

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June 23, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Here is the bottom line:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absolutely everything else
is given you by grace.

Thus, this is the practice for today:

100% attention on your Inner Guide.

This is point. Everything else is
not-point.

***

Prayer for the Day

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

Amen

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June 22, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

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

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

What have I learned?

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

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

Always.

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Prayer for the Day

That is the human dilemma,
is it not?

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

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

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

Help me be truly teachable
and humble today.

Amen

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June 21, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

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

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

Teach me to be a master
of the inner life. 

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

Amen

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June 20, 2019

Thought for the Day

Those who hunger and search
for wholeness know this:

Only LOVE is whole.

You will not and cannot
find completion anywhere else.

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

Where is this LOVE?

It is within you, my precious child.

You are the Sanctuary
of Love's Embrace.

***

Prayer for the Day

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

Amen

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June 19, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

Invest in Spirit, and you
will remember God.

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

Take all of me.

Amen

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June 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

To believe a lie, empowers
both lie and liar.

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

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

Be not impressed in the slightest.

***

Prayer for the Day

Oh, architect, I see you.

The new mantra is:

Overlook! Overlook! Overlook!

Amen

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June 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

Your Father LOVES you.

Run if you must.

Try to hide.

But you will lose.

For nothing can separate you
from the LOVE of God.

***

Prayer for the Day

Thank God for grace.

Thank God for mercy.

Thank God for LOVE.

Amen

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June 16, 2019

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

Sunday is practice day.

He is your barycenter, child.

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

Let your mantra be:

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

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

Amen

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June 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

There is great freedom and peace
in this realization.

Let my new mantra be:

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

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

Amen

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June 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

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

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

Hear, oh universe,
my most fervent prayer:

I would be free
and recognize my freedom.

For I choose a life of peace.

Amen

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June 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

***

Prayer for the Day

The mind is truly
a meaning making machine.

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

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

Bad fiction. Very bad fiction.

I am a neophyte which knows nothing.

I pray Thee, lead this child.

Amen

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June 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

To identify with ego
is to attack yourself.

The source of all anxiety
is ego identification.

The source of all fear
is ego identification.

The source of all anger
is ego identification.

The source of all judgment
is ego identification.

The source of all guilt
is ego identification.

The source of all unforgiveness
is ego identification.

The source of all misery
is ego identification.

Clear?

***

Prayer for the Day

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

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

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

Amen

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June 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

Happy birthday, Katie!

Happy birthday, Brad!

Dearest child...

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

This is your new approach to all of life.

Therefore, receive it all with
kindness and gratitude.

Keep seeking the Truth.

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

Neither can anyone else.

So lay the weapon of judgment down.

Surround yourself
in the Hands of God.

And look to your elder brother, Jesus.

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

***

Prayer for the Day

Live Thou me
forever more.

Amen

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June 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

Dearest child...

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

It was meant to be defined
by your passions.

Are you passionate about
your LOVE for ME?

For I am endlessly passionate
in my LOVE for you.

***

Prayer for the Day

Take all of me
for I am Thine.

Amen

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June 9, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Here is your practice.

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

GOD ONLY WORKS REDEMPTIVELY
IN OUR LIVES.

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

Do not fall into this pit of vipers.

Live free.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me share Christ's Vision
today.

Amen

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June 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

(1)

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

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

(2)

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

(3)

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

Clear?

***

Prayer for the Day

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

PEACE, blessed PEACE,
be ever in my Awareness.

This is my heartfelt prayer.

Amen

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June 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

The spirit is kind.

It is ever loving, tender and kind.

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

The real needs no protecting.

Help me remember this.

Amen

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June 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

Is it family?

Your bank account?

Work?

Body?

God?

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

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

What is to be saved?

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

You cannot bring TRUTH
to the illusion of you.

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

God! God! Everywhere!

Only Thee.

Amen

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June 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

What does it mean to be
poor in spirit?

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

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

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

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

Amen

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June 4, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

He cannot take
what is not freely offered.

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

***

Prayer for the Day

I can't.

He can.

So I think I'll let Him.

Amen

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June 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

This world provides no safety.

Your J-O-B provides
no safety.

Your bank account provides
no safety.

Your relationships
provide no safety.

Your mind provides no safety.

Your body provides no safety.

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

Lord, hear my prayer:

I want the PEACE of GOD.

Amen

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June 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

A very simple practice
is offered you today.

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

(1)

Asl for help.

(2)

Listen.

(3)

Open your heart for the answer.

This is all.

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

Take it off. Lay it aside.

Practice your three steps.

And tell me, what is your change?

***

Prayer for the Day

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

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

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

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

Amen

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June 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

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

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

And you know why you do this?

It's appallingly simple.

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

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

***

Prayer for the Day

Complete surrender
to the LOVE of GOD?

Nothing reserved
with no hope of return?

Make me ready
to want only this.

Amen

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May 31, 2019

Thought for the Day

Everything which is not love
is an image which has risen
whose solitary purpose
is to delay you.

Pay it no mind.

See it for what it is---
nothing trying to convince you
it is something, in your mind,
a something you need to fear
and defeat or somehow overcome.

Make a promise
to yourself:

"From here on out
I will allow nothing
to delay my homecoming.

I surrender to the Arms of LOVE."

***

Prayer for the Day

This becoming the mask
of I, me, my and mine
is no small thing.

I have worked hard to create it,
to protect it, to shore it up,
this graven image made
to hide my true face---
hidden in Thee, Lord,
hidden in Thee.

Machete in hand as I traverse the dark
and overgrown jungle
of me, myself & i,
I relinquish everything
that stands between
me and my knowledge of Thee,
Oh, God.

For I am Thine and only Thine.

Amen

***
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May 30, 2019

Thought for the Day

How easy it is to forget
that you are already and always
in UNION with the DIVINE.

If it is not restful...

If it is not peaceful...

If it is not harmonious...

If it is not soothing and healing...

If it is not deeply loving...

...then it is not the Lord
you are listening to...

Most definitely you have made a god
of something, but it is not
the Almighty!

Never forget, child, that you are
already complete
and live in the Arms of Love.

***

Prayer for the Day

It's radio station
D-I-V-I-N-E
from here on out!

Amen

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May 29, 2019

Thought for the Day

The LIGHT shines equally 
as brightly in everyone, no exceptions, regardless
of how much fog they happen to live in,
or even how much fog you feel
that you are in for that matter.

You would do well to remember this.

Resolve never again
to give any power to fog
and it will disappear, for it has no power
other than that which you give it
through your belief.

Remember, all power is in God,
100% of it. Were it less,
God wouldn't be God, now would He?

It is given you to remember this
for everyone. In fact,
it is why you are here.

***

Prayer for the Day

He is EVERYTHING.

I am nothing.

Reduce me to zero,
that I might be raised to Infinity.

Amen

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May 28, 2019

Thought for the Day

To LOVE oneself
is to heal oneself.

***

Prayer for the Day

That's our work, really,
in a nut shell, is it not?

To LOVE ourselves and our world
back to life?

Amen

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May 27, 2019

Thought for the Day

What would be the implications
on your inner experience of life
if you were to make a sincere commitment
from this day forward, to look
on every defense mechanism,
whether seen within or expressed
through another, and say silently
with kindness and compassion:

"This is simply a mask
whose job it is to hide
the face of LOVE.

But in this attempt, I also hear
a desperate cry for it."

How could you better learn
the nature of LOVE
than to answer that appeal
with the same sort of presence,
unqualified tenderness and care
with which you would give
baby Jesus his first bath?

***

Prayer for the Day

I would learn
to see clearly today.

Thus, with humbleness of heart
and a teachable spirit,
I adjure Thee, Love,
lead Thou my way.

Amen

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May 26, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Yesterday we said:

Fear is a symbol of a very deep
but unacknowledged sense of loss.

Let's look at this more closely
and build our practice out of it.

When you entertain fear,
and by this I mean,
when you make it real to you,
this is a positive affirmation
of the underlying belief
that it masks---that you are
what you are not, that you are separate,
estranged even, from
your Source. And though the fear is felt
within---it is then projected 
or blamed upon the Divine
which is always sensed 
as something separate from yourself.

Yet you are undermining the ego's
usefulness or value to you
as your chosen identity
each time you clearly see
that fear is useless.

It has no real benefit.

It is easy to discard a defense mechanism
once you see it does not work.

And when you bring what the fear is covering
to a state of clarity and dominance
in your mind, its meaninglessness
is unmistakably obvious.

Fear's purpose is to conceal LOVE.

When you deny it its purpose,
the mask which you have drawn across
the face of LOVE disappears!

This is your practice:

(1)

What is the story
you are telling yourself?

Write it down.

(2)

Remind yourself:

This is ego's attempt to hide
LOVE from my AWARENESS.

(3)

Tell it "NO!" and give it
to your inner teacher.

What did you discover?

***

Prayer for the Day

Now you see it.

Now you feel it.

God it sure does feel real....

Poof!

Now you don't.

It's gone!

Oh architect,
you have been seen!

You shall not build for me
another house.

Amen

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May 25, 2019

Thought for the Day

What is a symbol?

It is something which represents
something else; something intangible,
yet nonetheless deeply intuited,
sensed and palpably felt.

Fear is a symbol of a very deep
but unacknowledged sense of loss.

Why would you not feel fear
when you live your entire life
in littleness and isolation,
a felt perception of estrangement
from your Source and Self----
your own REALITY?

Could it be any other way
under these conditions?

***

Prayer for the Day

Could there be any clearer
reason to place one's inner gaze
upon the Divine?

Amen

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May 24, 2019

Thought for the Day

LOVE is forgiving
your small self and offering
your Christ Self
to yourself or another.

For DIVINE LOVE expands the heart
so immeasurably that it has to be
birthed into our humanity;
affecting everything until it swallows up
the whole universe and transforms it
through the humble and gracious act
of simply being Itself.

***

Prayer for the Day

To give myself completely,
lock stock and barrel to That,
to be changed irrevocably
with no possibility of turning back
even if you could?

In quietness, let me reflect today
upon these things.

Amen

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May 23, 2019

Thought for the Day

Looking is of the heart
and may be accomplished
by anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Concepts such as renunciate or householder
don't matter a hill of beans.

Christ is sitting on the throne
of your heart waiting for you.

This, my dear, is the only thing
which matters.

The ball is in your court.

***

Prayer for the Day

In the stillness of this heart,
it is YOU I receive.

All effort dies.

For I have become Thee.

Amen

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May 22, 2019

Thought for the Day

Oh...my dear....listen
to your brothers and sisters
everywhere.

Hear their cry for God
and you will hear your own.

Can you not see that
how you interpret another's need
is how you interpret your own?

Everyone has only one need----
GOD.

To merely recognize fear
is not enough to escape it.

When you ignore what is happening,
you take a step away from Truth,
not towards it.

Face it. Recognize it. Without disguise.

Then give it to the ONE
who will interpret the cry for help,
the plea for GOD.

Allow LOVE HER rightful place
in your life
and the world will heal
along with you.

***

Prayer for the Day

So many defenses.

So many pretenses.

So much posturing.

Constantly playing dodge ball with the Divine!

So many many things on the altar
of this heart other than God.

No more.

I stop.

I open my being to the lions jaw
with one plea on my heart:

Take all of me.

Amen

***
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May 21, 2019

Thought for the Day

Do not doubt.

Truth surrounds you completely
so you can never
truly be lost.

Sometimes you are going the farthest
when you seem to be going
nowhere.

Sometimes you are moving faster
when you are not moving
at all.

Sometimes you are learning more
when you think you are
no longer learning.

Sometimes you are leaping forward
when you think that you
are falling back.

Trust.

It's all unfolding so perfectly
that I could squeal like a little pig.

***

Prayer for the Day

Help me peacefully rest
as I ride the crest of this wave
called, "Trust."

Amen

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May 20, 2019

Thought for the Day

Be very very clear with yourself:

Whenever and wherever
you have failed to hear a call for love,
a call fo healing and for help,
you have actively refused to be helpful.

Only appreciation is due
every experience you have in this life.

For all expressions of love
and all cries for it
bring LOVE to your Awareness,
if you are teachable.

And all suffering is the result
of resisting this simple message.

***

Prayer for the Day

Let me embrace a new mantra today,
one that I can authentically live by
with the deepest sincerity
and trueness of heart:

"Help me hear every call.
Every call.
And help me to real eyes
it is but my own call
I am always answering."

Amen

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May 19, 2019

Thought for the Day
(Happy birthday Randy)

Sunday is practice day.

Notice the prison in which others are trapped
when they cannot allow LOVE in
to heal them.

Notice when you are in the selfsame prison.

Determine to be LOVE'S
chosen instrument;
Her vessel for the healing
of this world.

Resolve to "be" LOVE
in this world, to utterly and completely
embody Her Presence.

As you surrender, She will teach
you Her ways, showing you how...

She will sweep your heart clean
of all but Her LIGHT.

This is your practice.

Tell me how it goes.

***

Prayer for the Day

Ravish me,
for I am forever Thine.

Amen

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May 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

If you learn nothing else in this life,
then make the successful learning
of this simple truth your highest priority:

ALL ERROR LIES IN THE MIND
OF THE INTERPRETER.

Sorry. You are the one
that is in need of healing, my dear.

***

Prayer for the Day

Until the past is no longer;
until it ceases being the lens 
through which I look and experience life---
until I am without an "i,"
entirely absent of agenda or prejudice,
I am not allowing the LIGHT
to live through me as 'me'.

The light is hidden 
under a very dense bushel
of me, myself and I.

Show me the way, Lord,
please show me the way.
For I choose the road less traveled.

Amen

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May 17, 2019

Thought for the Day

Truth surrounds you completely
so you can never truly lose your way,
regardless of what the mind
seeks to tell you.

Believe it not.

Be brave.

When given the choice
between what the mind attempts
to dish up for you
and the LOVE of GOD,
choose the LOVE of GOD.

It cannot fail.

***

Prayer for the Day

Take all of me
and use me
as Thou seest fit.

Amen

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May 16, 2019

Thought for the Day

Watch yourself carefully.

Be willing to hear
your own cry for freedom.

Otherwise you will be unable to step away
from identification with the mask
of the imagined self.

There is only one interpretation
for everything in this life:

All things are either an expression of LOVE
or a desperate cry for it.

In other words, every loving thought is true,
everything else is an appeal for help,
and therefore, healing.

***

Prayer for the Day

Break me open.

Split me through and through...

So I can love even more.

Amen

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May 15, 2019

Thought for the Day

Love the light and the dark
equally, but do so while
standing in the light.

***

Prayer for the Day

Let me never forget
that it is only in light
that one may see clearly.

Light! Light! Only Light!

Help me remain deeply tethered
to Thee, for Thou art
my Hiding Place.

Amen

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May 14, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is an unseen Deity
which is always present.

We cannot be closer or farther
from IT in any given instant---
regardless the thought, feeling or experience.

It is here---undeniably
and intimately present
if this is what we wish to SEE,
forever wounding us, wooing us
with IT'S kiss.

God is here, my child, God is here.

***

Prayer for the Day

Rapturous LOVE,
wave after wave of ecstasy.

I am Thine, oh Lord.

Amen

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May 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

When you understand,
you are no longer afraid.

Rely on the mind
to tell you what is true
and you will be afraid!

Ask then the ONE
WHO KNOWS the TRUTH.

For you have need of REALITY
to dispel your fears.

Fear or Truth, you don't get both.

It is so simple, dear.

The exchange is yours
for the asking.

***

Prayer for the Day

If God is not nor can He be
deceived in me,
the problem must be
that I am deceived in myself.

Dear Holy One
within my very being,
help me perceive myself
without deceit.

Amen

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May 12, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Today you are asked to look
carefully at resistance
each time it pops up.

Remind yourself:

"What I resist, I am honoring.
I am proclaiming its power
to threaten me."

Feel yourself soften and yield
immediately.

For nothing has power over you
unless you give it to it.

Trust. Everything is in Divine order.

To live defensively
is to volunteer for the role of victim
which is the antithesis of trust.

It is to choose to live
enslaved by fears, having willingly
given your power away
to the unREAL.

Tell me how it goes.

***

Prayer for the Day

Relax.
Trust.
Soften.
Accept.

Bless my practicing today.

Amen

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May 11, 2019

Thought for the Day
(Happy birthday, Virginia.)

There can be no offense
in Christ.

Period.

If you are unhappy,
with anyone or any thing
including yourself,
you know who you are listening to.

***

Prayer for the Day

Christ, walk before me.

Be Thou these eyes,
this mind, this heart, these hands,
these feet.

Ever lead the way, for Thou art
the very LIFE of life.

Amen

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May 10, 2019

Thought for the Day

Never ever be willing to accept
a brother or sister's
highly variable opinion of themselves.

His split mind or her split mind
becomes your split mind
if you believe it too.

Never ever forget:

You share Heaven or you share hell.

You share Resurrection
or you share crucifixion.

You share FREEDOM
or you share bondage.

You share healing
or you share sickness.

You share LOVE
or you both lose yourselves
in the mind field
of false events appearing real.

You cannot perceive part of yourself
as sick (appearing as other)
and achieve your own goal.

It's all rather clear cut,
would you not say?

***

Prayer for the Day

There is a yawning cavern
between the fickleness of the mind
and what is all rather succinct, clear cut.

I am weary, Lord,
of my lack of consistency.

I open this heart
to Thy healing grace this day.

Amen

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May 9, 2019

Thought for the Day
(Happy Birthday
Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri)

You begin to accept spiritual help
simply by asking for it.

Then you start sharing it with others
because you real eyes
that you want it.

Giving and receiving are one,
after all.

Nothing is ever beyond the scope
of what may be healed for you
and nothing will ever be denied
any simple and sincere request.

Ever.

All you have to do
is remember to ask for it.

***

Prayer for the Day

How we complicate life!

And how simple is the spiritual path
when you really think about it.

Help me slow down today.

I choose a simple life, a humble
and mindful life...
with a heart as wide as the world.

Amen

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May 8, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is no such thing as a day
which is not a gift.

There is no thought, no feeling,
no experience nor encounter
which is not a gift.

Slow your roll, darlin'.

Open those eyes
and that heart of yours
and LOOK

LIFE is like standing in the Ocean.

Grab onto PEACE
and do not let the waves
knock you down.

You have but one work in this life:

SEE LIGHT and GIVE LOVE
to everything.

***

Prayer for the Day

Thank you for the gifts;
for they are indeed
beyond number.

Amen

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May 7, 2019

Thought for the Day

Who, pray tell, is unworthy, wrong,
contemptible, infuriating, exasperating
or otherwise screwing up to Christ?

Go ahead. Tell me.

I really would like to know.

***

Prayer for the Day

All are your lambs,
and I offer myself to Thee
as their caretaker.

Use me.

For all are Thine.

Amen

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May 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

Wherever you are,
whatever you are doing,
regardless of what is unfolding,
GOD is here.

GOD is always here, dear child,
GOD is always here.

There is no place or state
where HE is not.

There is no place
which is either nearer or farther.

When the reality of this simple truth
begins to settle in, deep within
your heart of hearts,
peace and trust become
your constant companions;
the one true north from which
you never depart.

***

Prayer for the Day

I know that Thou art forever eminent,
but be Thou manifest without obscuration
as the IOS within me.

Amen

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May 5, 2019

Thought for the Day

Sunday is practice day.

Today you are asked
to authentically practice
being a savior.

I ended class last night by telling
those present:

"Listen carefully and always answer
the deeper need."

If you are present, if you are
truly listening, you will always
hear a deeper cry
emanating from the one before you.

Listen carefully to that
and speak your words
of love and kindness!

Here is one who is suffering.

Why would you not try to help him
climb down off that cross
he has himself nailed upon?

Why would you add another nail
and hang yourself up there
along with him?

Even keeping the mouth shut,
saying and doing nothing,
is a blatant act of collaborative crucifixion.

Get out of the space between
your own two ears
and really hear what your world
is trying to tell you,
what the world around you
has always been trying to tell you,
but you have been so wrapped up in
me, myself and I
that you could not hear
God calling out to you.

This is all.

But mighty indeed the gift
you try to give to the world!

Here you live on the cutting edge
of the solution
rather than living a life which is content
to just be another cog in the wheel
of that which ails our world.

Share how it goes.

***

Prayer for the Day

Teach me to be an instrument
in the mighty hand of the divine.

Amen

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May 4, 2019

Thought for the Day

The problem is not that
you have been misguided in this life,
it is that you have followed
no guide, no guide at all!

Listening to the mind does not count
as following guidance,
it is to choose to be lost
in a fabrication, a storyline.

Your willingness to learn
of the only True Guide
depends upon your willingness
to question nothing short of everything
that you have taught yourself.

For you who have learned so amiss
have absolutely no business
being your own teacher.

***

Prayer for the Day

Father:

Thy Life
lived as me.

I want nothing else.

Amen

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May 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

Nothing you or anyone else
has ever thought or could ever think
is true.

Absolutely nothing.

Until this is accepted, awakening
is impossible.

With its acceptance, is one's true beginning;
the undoing of the never done,
the deconstruction and demolition
of the imagined self.

***

Prayer for the Day

I present myself
for complete undoing.

Head now freely offered on chopping block,
Spirit have Thy way
with me.

Amen

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May 2, 2019

Thought for the Day

There is always always always
the Presence of a benevolent and loving GOD
in the midst of every single human experience.

Why can you not stop yourself
in the midst of what is unfolding
either inwardly or outwardly
and LOOK for That?

There is no such thing as separation
other than a belief which you cherish
in your mind and hold to be true.

Burn everything instantly in the FIRE
in each and every moment
and in each and every experience
which each moment holds
that would seek to tell you otherwise.

This is the true yoga.

***

Prayer for the Day

Living on the cutting edge of what is,
I have become flame,
extinguishing all but LOVE.

This fire is LOVE.

The burning is LOVE.

What is left is LOVE.

Grace! Nothing other than Grace!

Amen

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May 1, 2019

Thought for the Day

Never never never
confuse activity with accomplishment.

May your comings and your goings,
what you do or do not do
arise from stillness
and inner guidance.

***

Prayer for the Day

All efforts cease
and stillness pervades...suffuses
and encompasses
everything.

No life but His remains.

Amen

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