Lesson 41


“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 “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.
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.
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 destroy your peace of mind because God goes with
you wherever you go.
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.
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 a practice
period, repeat today’s idea very slowly.Then make no effort to think of
anything.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 mind,
keeping it clear of any thoughts that might divert your attention.
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 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.
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 will never fail completely, and instant success is possible.
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 which they
imply about you; on the unfailing companionship which is yours; on
the complete protection that surrounds you.
You can indeed afford to laugh at fear thoughts, remembering
that God goes with you wherever you go.

BRITNEY ADDED: Todays idea will eventually over come ALL feelings of lonliness, depression, anger, anxiety, misery or loss. All of which are normal to the separated ones, but NOT normal to Gods Children. Since God goes with us where ever we go, we have the Source of Holiness and Perfection within us.

"Deep within you is everything that is perfect, ready to radiate through you and out into the whole world. It will cure all sorrow, 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."

Think of our thoughts and beliefs as mere dark clouds in the sky. We are looking beyond them to the light of the Sun(son)! Today there is only one practice period in the morning where we will sit quietly for 3-5minutes with eyes closed. Repeat todays idea and then retreat inwards, past all the idle thoughts of the world. Enter very deeply into your own mind, keeping it clear of any thoughts that might divert your attention.

We can practice laughing at all our foolish thoughts for today.

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