Friday, February 22, 2013

What We Perceive in Others, We Strengthen in Ourselves

When we look for what is wrong, we see more mistakes within.
When we are focused on illness, we find more sickness.
When we are looking for whom to help, we attract more needy people.
When we are vigilant for what to avoid, we have more to fear.

When we are afraid of someone or something, they may seem to haunt us.
When we are addicted to drama, we seek and attract drama.
When we are programmed to believe life is hard and dangerous and serious, it will be.
When we listen to our internalized learned belief system, we will honor its errant predictions.

When we look for the Good, we find Goodness everywhere.
When we appreciate the beauty in others, we see the beauty in ourselves.
When we enjoy the willingness to learn in others, we encourage more willingness within ourselves.
When we seek what is healed and holy, we strengthen our own healing and holiness.

We may ask, “Why is this happening in my life?”
When we look at our thoughts and habits of mind. we find the origin.
The origin may be in a story we heard or a movie or simply an unforgiven past experience.
We may think it is gone only to reappear in a projection, experience or worldly out-picturing.

The healing work in life is to clear the thoughts which block the love.
The holy work is to clear the fear so we can think, speak and act in love.
The gift of perception is to recognize and release the projection of what needs to be erased.
The forgiveness eraser is designed to clean up our “stinking” thinking.

What we seek, we find.
What we ask for, we receive.
What we believe, we see.
What we want, we create.

We may seek defense and find what we are defending against.
We may be asking for avoiding some experience and then have the experience we are resisting.
We may believe bad always happens and then see the bad happening.
We may want not to have, but to not have and experience what we didn’t want.

This seems backwards until we realize the creative mind has no recognition of “not”.
When a children hears: “Don’t play in the street”, the mind hears play in the street.
When we talk in the affirmative, we will be heard. a
When we talk in the negative, we are affirming and increasing the negative.

Begin thinking, saying and acting in the affirmative.
I release all negatives and defenses in my mind.
I now choose what is highest and best and true for me.
I am grateful for all the good in my life and increase the good with full appreciation.

“In my defenselessness, my safety lies.” ACIM
Use the power of positive choice to create what you really want.
Gently and quickly release with your blessing all that is not good for you.
Focus on the creative power of your thoughts, words and deeds.

Trusting you to choose the healthy, happiness and fulfillment you really want to experience and share.
Betty Lue