Each small step will clear a little of the darkness away, & understanding will finally come to lighten every corner of the mind that has been cleared of the debris that darkens it.

When we are in fear, we are separating ourselves from our God.

We want to:

  • Recognize when we are in fear,
  • realize we do not want to be separate from God, &
  • take steps to change course.

Affirmations are a handy utility for relinquishing the common egoistic feelings that block our awareness of love’s presence.

  • Affirmations initiate a chain reaction that inevitably unites us with God.

Our original dissatisfaction with love has  exponentially “evolved” into a multitude of emotions.

  • The feelings that do not help us, harm us.
  • We relinquish what does not serve.

There are no small upsets. They are all equally dis­turbing to my peace of mind.”

I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go. For the purposes of these exercises, then, I will regard them all as the same.

What we focus on expands. May we affirm & behold:

I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.”

“Father, Your Son is perfect. When I think that I am hurt in anyway, it is because I have forgotten who I am, and that I am as You created me. Your Thoughts can only bring me happiness. If ever I am sad or hurt or ill, I have forgotten what You think, and put my little meaningless ideas in place of where Your Thoughts belong, & where they are. I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts. The Thoughts I think with You can only bless. The Thoughts I think with You alone are true.”

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