Thursday, October 11, 2012

10-11-12 We can literally stop our suffering.

I received a verision of this in my email.  The words are not mine, I just changed them to fit the subject of this blog.

I can elect to change all thoughts that are the cause for any hurt or fear or pain and suffering.

I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts." Since these hurtful thoughts were chosen by me, I can now elect -- i.e., choose -- to change them.*

Loss is not loss when properly perceived. Pain is impossible. There is
no grief with any cause at all. And suffering of any kind is nothing but a
dream. These words are the truth but very few will ever process to be able to truly know
the truth of these words.

Loss, pain, grief, and suffering are made up and believed, practiced, never questioned in this world of form. . Because we are eternal beings and created by “LOVE”, we can
laugh at sickness, starvation, poverty, and death. We laugh, not because we are
making fun of ourselves or others who are in pain, but because of the silliness
in believing that a part of God could wrench itself from Him and therefore
suffer. Our deep investment in pain and grief blocks us from the pure estactic joy of
living in complete peace, understanding the purety of our creation.

This is the truth, at first to be but said and then repeated many
times; and next to be accepted as but partly true, with many reservations. Then
to be considered seriously more and more, and finally accepted as the truth.

*Jesus traces the course of everyone’s process. First we read the words and say them over and over, struggling to understand them. We then attempt to accept
their truth -- perhaps they are true, but not all the time -- and even if we
believe intellectually they are true, our daily lives certainly do not
demonstrate that belief. Yet Jesus understands we are not going to accept this
immediately, for it is a process spanning many, many years, not simply months.

In fact, this truth goes directly against everything we believe and
stand for as separate entities. Thus considerable time and hard work are
required to admit gratefully -- albeit begrudgingly at first -- we were wrong
about everything, especially the person we think we see in our bathroom mirror
every morning. When we finally accept our mistake -- and Jesus does not mean our
intellectual acceptance -- we are in the real world, for we have learned
everything our teacher can teach us.

Here’s the affirmation that was suggested you could use to help you with this change of mind:
“I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. And I would go beyond these words today, and past all reservations, and arrive at full acceptance of the truth in them."

If you pray, here is the suggested prayer: "Father, what You have given cannot hurt, so grief and pain must be impossible. Let me not fail to trust in You today, accepting but the joyous as Your gifts; accepting but the joyous as the truth."

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