a bit of serenity

 

One of my daily readings is from a book called “Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood”.  It’s a kind of strange compilation of letters or guidance from anonymous folks from years ago – written to no one in particular.  But I find them compelling.

I have been very much aware of the fighting, killing, and general unrest in Iraq and those areas where we have already lost so many of our men and women in conflict.  Seems it’s again business as usual there. I feel disheartened by the news – so I don’t seek it out – but it comes….

Today’s reading lifted me up and I wanted to share because it gave me hope that what I CAN do is no small thing:

Excerpt from Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood:

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Stand clothed in pure spirit, released from the human turmoil, and you will be uplifted high over panics, hatreds, ignorances and alarms.  These are the acts of faith and your faith will make you free.  Do not take on too much the suffering of the world, for the concept is not only too large to understand but is now beyond us. Trusting is part of your role; trusting in high hope, in peace and confidence. Wear these garments of joy without fearful anticipations, look upon the quiet of the hills, of a candle untroubled by the wind; be very very simple, very uncomplex, very natural in the eternal sense. Keep in the storm center, safe, a power for victory, healing and peace. Be aware of eternal values as against material values, be spiritually intelligent, keep the “naked intent” and never forget your direction!

First, Cause

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Your mind uses a creative principle and power in the
Universe that is the Source and Cause of all that exists.
You draw upon an infinite field of possibility, and that
which comes forth into manifestation is determined by the idea
you hold in mind. An invisible realm of Cause is always the
beginning point, and this realm of Cause always responds to
your thought and emotion.
 
What a liberating realization! Conditions and circumstances
are not random. They do not happen by chance. Your life
experience is a mirror of your patterns of thought, whether
conscious or unconscious. You are the designer of your destiny.
You are continually making and remaking your life experience,
and that process is an upward evolution of greater good in your
life. Any experience that feels uncomfortable or difficult for
you now is a point of growth. Rather than viewing any present
circumstance in your life not to your liking as a failure or a
mistake, consider allowing it to serve you as an opportunity to
become more conscious of the causes you are setting into motion
and to let go of any that limit your happiness and well-being.
 
You are on an ongoing journey of becoming more conscious
of the use you make of the creative power of Infinite Mind.
Thoughts are things, and your experience reflects your
thought. You have at every new turn the ability to change your
experience. Simply be Cause.
(Science of Mind – 6/15/14 – Daily Guide)