Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lesson 125 “In quiet I receive God’s Word today.”

LESSON 125


In quiet I receive God's Word today.


Let this day be a day of stillness and of quiet listening. Your Father wills you hear His Word today. He calls to you from deep within your mind where He abides. Hear Him today. No peace is possible until His Word is heard around the world; until your mind, in quiet listening, accepts the message that the world must hear to usher in the quiet time of peace.


This world will change through you. No other means can save it, for God's plan is simply this: The Son of God is free to save himself, given the Word of God to be his Guide, forever in his mind and at his side to lead him surely to his Father's house by his own will, forever free as God's. He is not led by force, but only love. He is not judged, but only sanctified.


In stillness we will hear God's Voice today without intrusion of our petty thoughts, without our personal desires, and without all judgment of His holy Word. We will not judge ourselves today, for what we are can not be judged. We stand apart from all the judgments which the world has laid upon the Son of God. It knows him not. Today we will not listen to the world, but wait in silence for the Word of God.


Hear, holy Son of God, your Father speak. His Voice would give to you His holy Word, to spread across the world the tidings of salvation and the holy time of peace. We gather at the throne of God today, the quiet place within the mind where He abides forever, in the holiness that He created and will never leave.


He has not waited until you return your mind to Him to give His Word to you. He has not hid Himself from you, while you have wandered off a little while from Him. He does not cherish the illusions which you hold about yourself. He knows His Son, and wills that he remain as part of Him regardless of his dreams; regardless of his madness that his will is not his own.


Today He speaks to you. His Voice awaits your silence, for His Word can not be heard until your mind is quiet for a while, and meaningless desires have been stilled. Await His Word in quiet. There is peace within you to be called upon today, to help make ready your most holy mind to hear the Voice for its Creator speak.


Three times today, at times most suitable for silence, give ten minutes set apart from listening to the world, and choose instead a gentle listening to the Word of God. He speaks from nearer than your heart to you. His Voice is closer than your hand. His Love is everything you are and that He is; the same as you, and you the same as He.


It is your voice to which you listen as He speaks to you. It is your word He speaks. It is the Word of freedom and of peace, of unity of will and purpose, with no separation nor division in the single Mind of Father and of Son. In quiet listen to your Self today, and let Him tell you God has never left His Son, and you have never left your Self.


Only be quiet. You will need no rule but this, to let your practicing today lift you above the thinking of the world, and free your vision from the body's eyes. Only be still and listen. You will hear the Word in which the Will of God the Son joins in his Father's Will, at one with it, with no illusions interposed between the wholly indivisible and true. As every hour passes by today, be still a moment and remind yourself you have a special purpose for this day; in quiet to receive the Word of God.







The Following is Forwarded from Pathwaysoflight.org


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Lesson 125
“In quiet I receive God’s Word today.”

Healing comes to the quiet mind. Attitudes are changed. Circumstances are seen in a new way. It is like the black and white picture where if you look at it one way, you see two faces looking at each other. If you look at it in a new way, you see one vase.

Through the quiet mind, the world is seen anew. The quiet mind sees through the thin veneer of separate bodies. The mind that is quiet is brought to God’s peace. The conflict brought about by ego’s thinking is laid aside and dissolves into the the nothingness it is. The quiet mind sees clearly.

Here there is rest. Here there is God’s peace. What was once perceived as complicated and difficult now is seen as simple as the fear is dissolved and the Love that was always there shines forth. All false ideas fall away and the truth comes forth as Love’s simplicity is seen. Here there is rest. Here is the eternal truth. Here is the soul’s deepest nourishment, what we all long for in our heart of hearts.

And all this comes when we are willing to quiet our minds and rest a while in Love’s healing presence. The deep inner longing and the search for God ends because here it is. It has always been right here, in the quiet mind, waiting for our return.

This inner door is opened by being willing to still our tortured minds and rest a while in Love’s healing presence. It just takes a willingness to step back from the world and let the mind be quiet a while. In stillness all that is true is known. All that is real is recognized. This opportunity for healing is always present. It just takes a willingness to quiet our minds and listen to receive God’s word. That is all.


One of the ego’s most prevalent defenses is busyness. The more it can keep us preoccupied with activities in the world, the safer it is from intrusions of peace. The ego considers peace as an intrusion because peace interferes with the ego’s primary goal of maintaining guilt. When we quiet our minds and allow ourselves to experience the peace of God, our minds are open to receive His Word. His Word tells us that we remain one with Him, undivided, unharmed and incapable of harm. His Voice tells us we remain innocent, as we were created.

This is the last thing the ego wants us to hear, for if we hear it and accept it, it would be the end of the ego. And so the ego is constantly looking for things to do, keeping us busy, doing things in the world that lead nowhere, accomplish nothing in truth, but effectively serve the ego’s goal of keeping our minds busy so that we will not receive God’s Word.Because we have taught ourselves well to follow the ego’s lead, we need to practice diligently, quieting our minds, opening to God’s peace and listening to His Voice. The ego loves to point out our failures, to encourage us to give up. “You will never learn this” the ego says, with a smile of contempt.

Yet in truth, being quiet and hearing God’s Voice is our natural state. It takes great effort to keep our minds so busy that we are unaware of our unity with God. It takes so much effort that we have to lay our bodies down to rest for almost a third of every day just to rebuild our ‘energy’ so that we can spend another day keeping busy and defending against our natural state of peace in the heart of God.

Now is the time to lay that aside and return to our natural state. Now is the time to accept His peace. Now is the time to return to Love.


There are so many situations that happen in my life, with my boss or my family or the clerks at stores or people on the freeway that I automatically respond to with anger or resentment or even thoughts of retaliation, but thanks to this course and my Divine Guidance I am learning to stop or at least slow down the insanity (sometimes it takes me hours) and quiet my mind long enough to listen and know that the situation is all an illusion.

I must admit at this point I don't necessarily "hear" anything when I'm in quiet, but I feel in my heart that maybe I don't "need" to hear anything. I just need to trust, to stay focused, to know there is another way, to be aware of that quiet place where my Heavenly Father abides. And sure enough, when I come out of spending some time with God, I come back a better person and in those few moments that I spent with Him, I bring back enough courage and strength with me to carry me through the seeming conflict. Today I might not know what the answer is, but I also know what the answer isn't.

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