In Lesson 155 – I will step back and let Him lead the way, it states, There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet. And the ones who walk the world as you do recognize their own. Yet those who have not yet perceived the way will recognize you also, and believe that you are like them, as you were before.
Who wouldn’t want to live like this? Let that passage soak in.
I know in my own practice, and I emphasize the word, practice, I do smile more frequently. I feel at ease and keep my composure. The calm center is always there even if I am entangled in a difficult situation.
The other piece to this is Lesson 155 itself and its words — “I will step back.” This means resigning yourself from taking the leadership role in your life. Let yourself be guided. When I step back, I allow the strength of God to step forward. I can trust in Him. When I step back, I am in the Quiet Center of my being. In the quiet center, I need do nothing.
Jesus tells us in Chapter 18, VII. I Need Do Nothing:
Who needs do nothing has no need for time. To do nothing is to rest, and make a place within you where the activity of the body ceases to demand attention. Into this place the Holy Spirit comes, and there abides. He will remain when you forget, and the body’s activities return to occupy your conscious mind.
Yet there will always be this place of rest to which you can return. And you will be more aware of this quiet center of the storm than all its raging activity. This quiet center, in which you do nothing, will remain with you, giving you rest in the midst of every busy doing on which you are sent. For from this center will you be directed how to use the body sinlessly. It is this center, from which the body is absent, that will keep it so in your awareness of it.
We have become so accustomed to doing, doing, doing. We interfere all too often instead of retreat to allow Spirit to guide. We have to remove the beliefs that are in opposition to the truth. All this Instead of simply being. What do we do? We plan, we judge, we interpret, we analyze, and go round and round in circles chasing our tail. We spend a lot of time either in the past or the future with our regrets and our worries. We focus on what others are doing and how they could solve their problems. We think that all of this will point us in the right direction. Sometimes we barely breathe at all. Our schedules are full, and we find ourselves overcommitted. Something inside us is calling us into the silence and in the Arms of God.
Now is the time to Let Him Lead the Way.
The Holy Spirit is our compass. He helps us to navigate the world, and He leads us in the direction of God, of Home, of Heaven. He is the tool for us to use.
We can live differently. We can live a peaceful life, even if we have days that are full of chores and errands and our minds full of worries and concerns. We can lead a guided life. We can trust the Holy Spirit.
By grounding ourselves and coming into the present moment, very simply and very gently all will be revealed to us. We will find that some things just don’t matter. And what matters will be obvious to us.
What will be obvious to us is how much we desired peace in our lives. We have had a glimpse here and a glimpse there but not sustained for any reasonable amount of time.
Perhaps we have been relatively calm in our lives, yet one adverse situation can cause us to go off the deep end and into depression or anger. When we become solid, grounded and centered, we see that our safety is in the moment and we have everything that we need here and now.
We feel unsafe and afraid when unexpected circumstances occur. Yet here with Holy Spirit and allowing Him to take the lead, we can rest a bit easier. This doesn’t mean there are not tasks we may have to do, but we will do it with love and strength.
Letting the Holy Spirit guide is letting the Light within you to be more than just a spark of inspiration.
We start off our journey of turning to our COMPASS, the Holy Spirit, by focusing our minds on being centered. We practice the willingness to turn to the Holy Spirit. That is our focus, getting centered and having the willingness to live a different life than we have. A life that is happy, peaceful and one of ease.
We celebrate it with each moment we listen to the Voice of Love over the Voice of fear. Now is the time to accept Holy Spirit’s lead in your life.
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