Before we can learn to free ourselves from our own fearful reactions to unwanted events, we must realize just how worthless fear actually is — especially when we turn to it to protect us from what are essentially bad dreams wrought from the darkened works of our own imagination! When it comes to these stormy moments in life, what we resist always persists. In truth, it is our not wanting to be in a psychological storm that produces the very storm of unwanted feelings that we don’t want!
For every impulse, each movement in the expanding heavens, there is a gravity equal to it; for each light, each bit of love, there is a darkness, a resentment or regret. Our place, if we accept it, is to always be present to the possibility of empowering what is light and bright, loving and good… or we allow what is diminishing, denigrating, and bad to win the day.
Be True to Your Wish to Be New There come times in our lives when our wish to be new, coupled with our interior work to realize this wish, produces certain "effects" that can be most trying; in fact, times such as these are a kind of trial. What happens is that the spiritual changes occurring within us -- and their new values --
The Beginning of Real Self-Change The only thing "fixed" in us are those parts of our presently unenlightened nature that convince us to resist life's natural changes. As this fear-filled, downward-trending nature tricks us into accepting its conclusions, they become the same as our captivity. We unconsciously accept the limited and
(Audio) How to Ask For and Receive Divine Consolation Eventually you must see that any action your mind gives you to console you about anything is stealing from you the possibility of being a reflection of the Divine. Stand unconsoled so the true consolation may make itself known to you.
What is Required for God to Help You? Asking God to help you -- without first doing the interior work of seeing and admitting the truth of yourself to yourself -- is like sending someone else to church or temple for you to pray for your transfiguration.