I've just returned from a month of traveling and I'm happy to be home for the start of the holiday season. As I mentioned last week, I set out to accomplish the first goal of my 49th year by attempting to surf at Del Mar beach in California. Attempting is the operative word.
How kind I am. How giving. How generous. There is never a moment when I am not giving to you. Why would I give in order to take away? And what is there that I would take from you? I give unending joy and love. I, God, am not a taker. I am a Giver.
Let the day dawn in joy. Bring only beauty into your heart. Let the thoughts of the past be gentle. Let the thoughts of the future be bright. Allow your mind to become a garden of delights, where only the beautiful and bright, the joyous and wondrous, are allowed in to play.
Consider troubles like a spring frost. Spring always surmounts the frosts, and peonies do bloom. Spring is never daunted. There can only be mere interruptions to it. Spring always is confident of its triumph over winter. For spring, survival is not enough. It must be accompanied with the blossoming of lilies like trumpets that call out, "Spring has come."
Your future is a lively combination of several elements. It is affected by the actions you take right now in this moment. It is also affected by your emotional state in this moment, partially because a calm and truthful center will tend to make much wiser choices than a fearful and over-reactive one, but also because the beauties of life are drawn to a peaceful garden, a place where love flows through in a gentle unending stream, a place were the birds sing out with joy, simply because another day is dawning, a place where flowers bloom in their own individual colors, each proud to be just who they are, whether daisy or rose. When your mind is in this garden, you attract a future which wants to abide there.
“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ I love the above quote and today, as I was searching for a newsletter to rerun this week while I travel back from LA, I came across this one. It’s about what I learned from encountering problems while finishing up the building of our home. So, think about something that’s challenging you right now, sit back and get ready for a new perspective…
What I want you to feel, each of you, beloved ones, is what is true about life, for once you understand what is true about life – which means, what is true about Me, about Love – then everything falls into place and you are free. You are free from the dream of the ego mind, but most of all free to be ecstasy and to experience every living Now Moment as the glory of Making Love, for that is the living truth. Every moment in the Real is ever, always and only the great and glorious LoveMaking, and as you become aware of this, and join the holy union, then the tremoring ecstasy, the pulsing of life comes to be experienced through you in every Now Moment.