I friend in a stressful situation tonite, with a loved one feeling ill, texted me at 10:30. I notice the story I’m met with – that transcendence of the upset at hand is not on the agenda: tonite a hypnosis tape may help, but we’ll be stopping short of medication unless completely necessary to achieve a much needed but low quality sleep. When I take a risk and suggest it may be a time to draw strength from God, I discover that I haven’t got the right audience for that language, and have to translate to “higher self” right away.
And so, I am reminded exactly the way I want to be, and am so grateful: each of us comes upon our relationship to our spiritual resources in the course of our story, and through the symbols and words that arrive when the time has come. Do I know what will happen for my friend this year? This lifetime? Nope.
May I be guided to be a well of what is needed, at the right time, and nothing else.
I used to be so eager to be A Helper – but that presumes knowledge of the situation that it is vain for me to imagine. I know my success, my peace my joy, and others, comes as I let go of my self-definition and the ego play of that… I found the medicine.
I have been using an opening prayer from ACIM like a mantra this year…
I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say, or what to do,
because Him who sent me with direct me.
I am happy to be wherever He chooses,
because I know he goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.
Light abounding. Blessings…