Undoing the Way We See Things Now
God goes with me wherever I go.
Today’s idea will eventually overcome completely the sense of loneliness and abandonment which all the separated ones experience. Depression is an inevitable consequence of separation. So are anxiety, worry, a deep sense of helplessness, misery, suffering, and intense fear of loss. The separated ones have invented many, many “cures” for what they believe to be “the ills of the world.” But the one thing they do not do is to question the reality of the problem. Yet its effects cannot be cured, because it is not real.
2 The idea for today has the power to end all this foolishness forever. And foolishness it is, despite the serious and tragic forms it may take. Deep within you is everything that is perfect, ready to radiate through you and out into the whole world. It will cure all sorrow and pain and fear and loss, because it will heal the mind that thought these things were real and suffered out of its allegiance to these beliefs.
3 You can never be deprived of your perfect holiness because its source goes with you wherever you go. You can never suffer because the Source of all joy goes with you wherever you go. You can never be alone because the Source of all life goes with you wherever you go. Nothing can disturb your peace of mind because God goes with you wherever you go.
4 We understand that you do not believe all this. How could you, when the truth is hidden deep within, under a heavy cloud of insane thoughts, dense and obscuring, yet representing all you see? Today we will make our first real attempt to get past this dark and heavy cloud and to go through it to the light beyond.
5 There will be only one long practice period today. In the morning as soon as you get up if possible, sit quietly for some three to five minutes with your eyes closed. At the beginning of the practice period, repeat today’s idea very slowly. Try instead, to get a sense of turning inward, past all the idle thoughts of the world. Try to enter very deeply into your own self, keeping your mind clear of any thoughts that might distract your attention.
6 From time to time, you may repeat today’s idea, if you find it helpful. But most of all, try to sink down and inward, away from the world and from all the foolish thoughts of the world. You are trying to reach past all these things. You are trying to leave appearances and approach reality.
7 It is quite possible to reach God. In fact it is very easy, because it is the most natural thing in the world. You might even say it is the only natural thing in the world. The way will open if you believe that it is possible. This exercise can bring very startling results even the first time it is attempted, and sooner or later it is always successful. We will go into more detail in connection with this kind of practice as we go along. But it can never fail completely, and instant success is possible.
8 Throughout the day use today’s idea often, repeating it very slowly, and preferably with eyes closed. Think of what you are saying; what the words mean. Concentrate on the holiness that they imply about you, on the unfailing companionship that is yours, on the complete protection that surrounds you.
9 You can indeed afford to laugh at fear thoughts, remembering that God goes with you wherever you go.
Personal Notes: “God goes with me wherever I go.” What a wonderful thought to meditate on. To know and keep in remembrance at all times, that all anxiety, fear, sorrow, loss, lack, loneliness, rejection, abandonment, harm in any form, Cannot Be! Because The All Knowing, All Loving, All Merciful, All Powerful, All Encompassing, Creator of All, ( and just happens to be my Father too!) is always with me wherever I go. Nothing can steal or destroy my Peace, my Joy, my Protection! Because God is with me everywhere I go! I think I will make a few copies of this idea for the day and stick them in several places my eyes will come across, to include seeing with my meditation practices. I pray that we all will concentrate on the holiness and unfailing Love and Companionship that IS OURS from God in Christ Jesus. That you and me brother are surrounded by His Love and Protection! Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!
God is Love
Love is God
I choose Love