We get tons of letters and posts from people saying, “I’m still judging! GRRRR!! I still feel unworthy! I’m still getting angry and afraid. What’s the deal? I thought I gave that up?”
Well of course you do!
First of all, it’s incredible that you’re asking that question because it means you’re noticing these thoughts. Very recently, those thoughts were lurking below the surface and hijacking you all day long. That’s not the case anymore. You know that this is where the healing needs to occur. The fact that you’re aware of these thoughts is epic, essential and paramount to your freedom from them.
So, here’s what you need to know. This is the kicker.
Listen and listen well.
It’s the 2nd thought that counts. It’s the thought that you choose AFTER that thought that matters.
A Course In Miracles tells us that the ego (thought system of fear) always speaks first and it’s always the loudest. Remember this, because it’s huge.
A Course In Miracles is a “how-to-manual” for overlooking that first good-for-nothing thought and choosing again. It will systematically train your thoughts to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world.
* To see the good in everything
* To devote every day to miracles.
* To live your life knowing you are perfectly created by God and so is everyone else.
* To prove to you that you have an inner guide, you are never alone and Love is here.
* It dismantles the thoughts system of fear.
* Now you see everything differently.
You will learn that in every moment, in every interaction and in every circumstance, you have a choice. Fear or Love? Hell on Earth or Heaven on Earth? A separate vulnerable body or Christ vision? Lack or Abundance? An old grievance or a new Miracle?
Here’s the really, really good news about that first thought of fear, guilt, shame, anger, etc.
“Trials are but lessons you failed to learn, presented once again so where you made a faulty choice before, you now can make a better one and escape all pain in which your first choice brought you.” T.31-8
You’re getting another chance, you see?
God doesn’t stop calling you Home!!
That first thought is there to jog you awake. Love is in it, calling you and saying,
“My beloved, choose again.”
It’s an invitation to reveal the peace and love, beyond all understanding, that is safely in-tact, just below that first thought.
Do you know what the true meaning of temptation is?
It’s simply the strong pull we feel to give value to the first thought. When we get stuck there, we try to fix fear with more fear. It literally hits the pause button on your happiness.
When fear thoughts arise for those of us on a spiritual path, ego wants to use it as one more opportunity to make you feel guilty. To say, “ah ha, Linda…you’re not getting this, you’re doing it wrong, you’re not learning fast enough, you’re not good enough for God yet.”
Here’s the Miracle (aka, shift in perception):
Instead of seeing these thoughts as “bad”, see them as an opportunity to be transformed. Don’t be afraid of them. Don’t judge them or feel guilty. It’s another chance to choose again.
It’s a gift! It’s another opportunity to weaken that old habit. When you have fixed determination upon your 2nd thought, your 1st thought will die of neglect.
The second thought doesn’t need to be complicated. It can just be,
“Holy Spirit, help me see this differently.”
“I choose love instead of this. I choose peace instead of this, even though I don’t know how to get there.”
Ask and it is always given.
That’s Mastery. When given 2 choices, the Master chooses love instead of fear when fear arises. It’s not that the master never sees or feels fear and guilt, it’s what he does with them that makes him a Master. It’s all about the 2nd thought.
A Master chooses to remember God created him and everything he looks upon, no matter the images he sees or what disturbs him.
A Master knows she came to bring the light and love to that given situation. She has been sent on their behalf.
Because we’re all joined, a Master knows her choice will echo throughout the world.
A Master is here to bring the love that sets us all free.
Now you’re in alignment with God’s will. Now you have the strength of God that never fails; no matter what the situation.
It’s a really cool opportunity when you get caught up…to wake up.
The other night I caught a couple minutes of the evening news on television which I rarely watch. I was lying on the couch peacefully but then found myself bolt upright yelling something like,
“I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS BULLSHIT…RANT…BLAH….YUK!!!”
I felt my discomfort. I could feel my vibration level sinking lower. Then I remembered and I said,
“Can I Rewind?”
My husband laughed because I say that often.
I didn’t stay there in that first thought. I decided to choose peace instead of conflict. I decided to remember what Marianne Williamson taught me about the brilliance of God. In exactly the same way that an acorn turns into a mighty oak or an embryo develops into a baby, we are all being called to our highest potential. I chose to trust that brilliance. The only difference between the acorn or the embryo is that the acorn and embryo don’t interrupt the process, thinking they know a better way. I chose to reside in that trusting space instead of being a fearful, judgmental know-it-all.
It was my second thought that made all the difference in the world. Literally.
What a great opportunity this is to choose the false from the truth. To wake up. And you’ll know which is true or false by how it makes you feel. Hit the “rewind” button.
And it all stems from that first thought and making your second thought your one true desire.
You are the one who can change the world.
You are learning to experience God’s Love. And you do that in the 2nd thought.
What an awesome way to spend your day.
It’s your time to awaken. You chose this long ago. There’s nothing left to wait for. There’s no going back. Let go and be carried. You are at the doorway of something so beautiful.
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