December 23, 2010
Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is.
When you have oriented yourself toward purity and clarity, this second orientation is much easier to wear. Sublime contentment is the nature of the stilled mind and emotions. Appreciation for what is before you is the path to this contentment. Therefore enter into prayer with thanksgiving not just for the good things in your life but for all the challenges as well, for if it were not for these you would be weak, frail and lacking the ability to cope with unforeseen circumstances. You would lack a creative faculty, for it is the trials of the life in form that call out your capacity to creatively meet a perceived need. Be grateful then for all situations you find yourself in; for good or ill; for better or worse; even unto death; for death of the form is of no consequence to You/Me, Our True Self. Why then should any suffering of the form resulting in less then death cause any discontent? Be at peace with it all.
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.”
Those who are content in all circumstances will have My Countenance. They make peace while others see only cause for war. Irritableness is a foreign concept, forgotten in My All Embracing Compassion in every event. My Ability to see through all forms presented to My Own Alive Awareness rests My Case and I Am Imperturbable and never cause harm. You, the peacemaker, are I In perfect contentedness with what is. You are My Beloved Son with whom I Am Well pleased.
Be completely unconcerned, therefore, with your welfare, with what you shall eat or drink, what you shall wear, where you will sleep, where you will live, where you will work, with your health, your age, your appearance. Let these things and matters of form be of no consequence for you live always in My Presence. I Am You. There is nothing you need do. Be content and I Will open the gates of compassion and they will flow through you in such transformative force that all your needs in form will be met with the greatest of ease.
I do not mean for you take what I say here as a reason to not be engaged in the securing of what is good and true and beautiful. All in form must put hand to mouth and eat of the fruit of form. Be engaged, but be unconcerned. Be thankful in all things; every challenge an opportunity for My Grace to manifest through Your response-able creative endeavor.
Nothing you need do means: still the lower self, the machinations of mind and emotion. Do this through the faculty of gratitude, appreciation, and contentment. I, your Higher Self will then be able to work through you by sending My Impulse. In wisdom then you can act and peace and compassion, My Love Expressed, is the result.
When someone asks for your money, give it to them. If they would take your coat on a cold day, let them have it and give them your shirt too. The boss wants you to work late with no overtime pay? Accept no extra pay at all for the extra labor. What an expression of grace that would be. What a transformative act.
I do not encourage you to allow unfair and unjust practices to go unchecked. I would have you seek out justice wherever you go. I would have you consider your tactics and allow the tact of My Love, My Peace, to do the work.
Therefore “honor your father and mother” means be content with your lot. Be content with your family. Do not rebel against those you find yourself in the presence of, but rather be My Wellspring of love and compassion bringing peace when conflict arises. In that peace does My Goodness abound, My Truth is made clear and My Beauty is revealed. It is on your face and in the place of former adversity.