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In an email exchange today, my friend Luana, spoke of Joel Goldsmith’s teachings:

“He teaches that we’re a clean slate upon waking, so every day really is a new beginning.”

Then I found a quote by George Washington Carver that spoke, in part, about how “God draws aside the curtain.”

Together, they both inspired me to see each new day as just that – a day where God draws aside the curtain to a clean, fresh day.  Not just another day to get by or push through – a day to be the living, breathing, conscious verb of glorifying all that has been given to me in this new day.

I could spend my day with my history and my pain and my failures.  I could also live the day as a blessing waiting to be unwrapped by my eyes and my grateful heart.  Given the choice to drown in a sea of pain or float effortlessly on a sea of bliss — hmmm, which shall I choose?  It’s a no brainer, right?  But ah, that history can be seductive!

And yet, each day, patiently and silently God draws aside the curtain.  I awake, I peek around that curtain with all the innocence and curiosity of a newborn, because that’s what the newness of this day and this opportunity really represents.

 

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Closer

“Closer than breathing is my God.”    Joel Goldsmith

I Am the Way

I Am the Light

I Am Here

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“Never try to save a dying person.  Never try to save a poor person or enrich one. Never try to cure a diseased person.  Always instantly remember that you are dealing not with a person, not with a condition, not with a thing, but with an hypnotic suggestion, with an hypnotic influence, with an hypnotic picture which has no existence outside of the human mind, human belief, human appearance. Then you will find that you destroy the entire fabric of which all error is made.

Every condition of limitation, whether it is limited finances, limited health, limited morals, limited living conditions is but the expression of a universal hypnotism, a universal illusion, a series of universal beliefs. The beliefs, actually when you reduce them to individual experience is:

•    a belief of a selfhood apart from God,
•    a belief of a cause apart from God,
•    a belief of a law apart from God,
•    a belief of a being apart from God,
•    a belief of a life apart from God,
•    a belief of substance apart from God,
•    a belief of wisdom apart from God,
•    of knowledge apart from God.

This whole series of beliefs put together constitute a mesmeric influence making us see limited persons, places, things and conditions.” ~ The Secret of the Healing Principal by Joel S. Goldsmith

I do believe this and know it to be true in my heart.  I readily admit I can be quite seduced by outer appearances.  I’m smack dab in the middle of a doozy of a hypnotic suggestion right now, yet I found so much comfort in reading this today.

Shortly after reading it, my husband texted me that he was in a meeting from hell.  I texted back to him: God is in that room.  I knew in that moment that’s all I need to know in life.  God is present everywhere.  Inside me, you, my house, your house, that meeting.  God is in that person on the other end of your life who seemingly could drive you up one wall and down the next.

I can look beyond appearances and see no thing except God.  Oh yes, I can.  And that’s all I need to remember.  I threw the windows and doors wide open and fresh air swept itself into my heart.  God is in the house.

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At first, I gave thought to posting a poem in honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow.  I approached my book tower that stands in a corner of my bedroom.  It contains about 50 books on poetry and spirituality.  I held my hand out and let it sweep over the books like an energetic wand and let it draw me to just the right book.  My energetic wand didn’t choose poetry instead it led me to a spiritual book!  I’ve not quoted this spiritual author before.  I’ll post my personal comments directly below the excerpt.

Let us begin where we are at this particular moment and let our spiritual unfoldment begin with the understanding that since God is the principle of this universe, it is perfect.  A star is a star; a rose is a rose; a dog is a dog is a dog; and the moon is a moon is a moon is a moon; but let us not call them good, and let us not call them bad: Let us call them by their names—star, rose, dog, moon—and we shall find that God will reveal their nature to us and the correct place and function they are to occupy in our experience.

What creates and perpetuates humanhood is the pairs of opposites—the belief that flowers are good but that weeds are evil, the belief that robins are good but the bugs on the rose bushes are evil.

In proportion as we keep our minds free of judgments, it functions without concepts, so that when the principles of life come into expression, they come through as they did through Einstein, as pure law.   … Sit in the Silence with no judgment—not trying to get rid of a disease, not trying to overcome a sin, and not trying to destroy a fear, but just sitting there in a vacuum of God’s grace—the truth comes through in its purity.

~Joel Goldsmith, The Thunder of Silence  (March 10, 1892–June 17, 1964)  author, spiritual teacher, mystic and founder of the Infinite Way

After I transcribed this, I was listening to the sounds of my teenage son outside, pleading with his friend to continue playing with him and the friend refusing.  Historically, this wouldn’t bode well.  I just stopped and took a moment and sat in that vacuum of God’s grace where I let myself not judge it.  My whole body relaxed into it, as I could feel the places that had held the judging thought of what would happen, just melt away.

The next thing my ears heard was laughter between my son and his friend.  Regardless of the outcome, I can sit in this vacuum of God’s grace in any given holy instant.  God, I just LOVE that!

 

 

 

 

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