When reading chapter three in the text of the Course in Miracles I was considering how it retrains the mind. No matter how many times I study the material, sometimes I swear I did not read that paragraph before. I read that we make ourselves tired by judging ourselves or someone else. This time it sort of sank in. After thinking about it I realized just how much sense that really makes to me. Of course it would wear us out when we are belittling ourselves and others. We are preventing the good energy from reaching all of who we are. I see how we wear ourselves thin energetically because we cut ourselves off from the life force that love is. The endless chatter of inharmonious ideas wears us out and I know we need the renewed with right thinking, uplifting attitudes and loves presence in all things.
There are habit patterns of judgment that simply have to be removed from our mental households. It takes consistent observation of ourselves to realize how easily we slip into negativity and wear ourselves out.
The good news is we can place it all on the altar of the Holy Spirit and we can learn to let it all go. I Release and I let it go and let the Spirit run my life. That is a line from a song called “I Release” from Rickie Byars Beckwith that I frequently sing.
When I am not coming from love I feel the absence of divine love because I am out of tune with the truth of my being. My mind is part of God’s so I must choose only those thoughts and attitudes that are attuned with loves nature.
I am not feeling love when I feel imposed upon or depressed. I have cut myself off the flow of good. I cannot feel the love when I am judging myself or someone else as less than or a failure because I might be disappointed in some result or situation that I wanted a different outcome. We feel helpless because we won’t let the light in. I have to admit that I am caught in a belief that separates me from the experience of love.
Old habits are hard to break but join me by just being willing to release the past and place your old worn out judgments on the sacred altar fire of the Holy Spirit, to be permanently healed. You are lovable and loved.
Know with me: I am a Precious Being – Deserving of the Love of God!
And you are. You are Loved! Namaste, Rev. Barb Walley