Now we are one with Him Who is our Source.
Jesus tell us in this lesson today, “The present is the only time there is.” I can only be in this instant, this now, this moment. How do I do so? Basically it’s being mindful of all things. If you are doing the dishes, do the dishes. Drinking a cup of coffee, drink the coffee. As one who has prided herself on the ability multi-task I have worked over the years to consciously slow myself down. This conscious change of mind has blessed me in many ways by doing so. My consistent practice of meditation and mindfulness over the decades assists me with this. I rarely feel anxious because of it.
How can we bless ourselves and others but by being present and attentive?
Today we practice this. We have an ancient peace we carry in our heart. Let us seek compassion and understanding above all, particularly in the light of recent events. Let us be the beacon of forgiveness to others.
Brother, this day is sacred to the world. Your vision, given you from far beyond all things within the world, looks back on them in a new light. And what you see becomes the healing and salvation of the world. The valuable and valueless are both perceived and recognized for what they are. And what is worthy of your love receives your love, while nothing to be feared remains.
We will not judge today. We will receive but what is given us from judgment made beyond the world. Our practicing today becomes our gift of thankfulness for our release from blindness and from misery. All that we see will but increase our joy, because its holiness reflects our own. We stand forgiven in the sight of Christ, with all the world forgiven in our own. We bless the world, as we behold it in the light in which our Savior looks on us, and offer it the freedom given us through His forgiving vision, not our own.
Open the curtain in your practicing by merely letting go all things you think you want. Your trifling treasures put away, and leave a clean and open space within your mind where Christ can come, and offer you the treasure of salvation. He has need of your most holy mind to save the world. Is not this purpose worthy to be yours? Is not Christ’s vision worthy to be sought above the world’s unsatisfying goals?
Watch this Message video “Into His Presence” where I talk about this very idea.
P.S. Listen to my Living the Lessons podcast episode for this lesson as I expanded a little more on what I wrote here. See link below.