Archive for May, 2010

As I made my early morning cup of tea, I listened to the news and heard about the latest drama of hate in Bangkok.

Back in bed, with the birds singing, and the sun streaming in, all seemed calm and peaceful as I read today’s lesson, 137:- “when I am healed I am not healed alone”.

“Invite your Self to be at home.” What could be a more encouraging invitation than to give welcome to the truth in our mind and trust that the Truth will heal our mind and set us free from all the thoughts of anguish, revenge, hatred, and separation? As I contemplated the quieting of my mind so that I could open to my real Self, I thought of all those people in Thailand, afraid and determined to be right in upholding their beliefs, and knew that they were showing me the part of my own awareness that could still be afraid, and thus want to defend myself, or attack my self or another, in thought, yes, but sometimes also, if I am honest, in word and deed.

In the teachings of ACIM, forgiveness and healing work together, and could be said to be the same thing.  When I ask that only truth will occupy my mind today, I am asking for forgiveness. I am seeing through, and letting go of all my thoughts of attack.  And so today, I joined with all the people in Thailand, whatever side they were on.  As I allowed the veils to fall in my mind, and the awareness of a radiant light to shine

through, together with a very peaceful and loving feeling, I allowed that feeling to extend to the maelstrom in Bangkok.  It was like I was seeing the fighting on the streets, the pain and anguish and hate made visible, gradually fading, and tearing open, like tattered cloth, to reveal a peaceful and powerful presence pervading everything.  The light in me is that Light. We share it. All of consciousness shares it.  Let us extend this awareness to parts of the world that are showing us the ego’s endless tale of suffering today… “when I am healed I am not healed alone”.

Jesus invites us all in today’s lesson:- “we will remember, as the hour strikes, our function is to let our minds be healed, that we may carry healing to the world, exchanging curse for blessing, pain fo

r joy, and separation for peace of God. Is not a minute of the hour worth the giving to receive a gift like this? Is not a little time a small expense to offer for the gift of everything?”

The intention to share forgiveness with the world, in practical terms by extending and sharing the awareness of God’s Peace, when a place gets fired up with war, or any other kind of crisis, is part of the purpose of the Forgiveness Network founded by Tom Carpenter. www.theforgivenessmovement.org I invite you to join this movement today.

With love and blessings, and in peace, Annie


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