Saturday, March 28, 2015

Who Rules Your Mind?

Who rules your mind?

Have you left the door open for intruders to enter and trash your sense of peace?

Have you given the key to anyone who asks, or worse, demands it?

Do you claim your mind as yours, or do you offer it to who ever wishes to come inside, settle in and, after overstaying their welcome, claim Squatter’s Rights?

Do you step aside and passively let anyone who dares push their way past the threshold, allowing them the unquestioned freedom to chisel away at your serenity?

I’ll ask you again: Who rules your mind?

If you’re not sure, check in with that guy, Guilt, and his buddy, Anxiety. Without a moment's hesitation, they’ll tell you if you’ve given up your rights to them.  Listen to what they have to say:

Guilt:  “It’s mine! I rule your mind simply by hitting the rewind button, flashing images of fear that cause you pain. I project myself on to anyone who even remotely reminds you of your perceived errors. Once your stomach tightens, your fists clench, and your nightmares cast their shadows, I know that I’m in command!”

Anxiety: “I hit fast forward and blare the sirens.  The signposts I look for are sleeplessness, anger and outbursts.  I scream at you to judge anyone who triggers your pain. Attack first, fast and furiously! That’s my motto. As soon as your blood pressure soars, I claim my rightful place on the Throne of Control. It's all about FEAR, baby!’’


You do realize, don't you, that you have Wisdom sitting in the wings simply awaiting your invitation to take up full-time residence?

Wait. Why are you still looking down that dark hallway?  Turn this way, toward the Light. That’s right.  Simply call out to Spirit, ‘I choose to have You rule my mind.’

Quiet now. Sh-h-h-h-h-h-h. What do you hear?

Static? Hm-m-m. Be still and place your ear up to His door. Anything?

Ah-ha, there you go. That’s right. What do you hear now?

Silence?  That’s called Peace. Go ahead, open the door and tell me what you see.

Yes, I’m smiling, too. It’s nice to see that serene expression on your face. And you’re glowing. The Light from within has surrounded and engulfed you. Such joy. Such innocence.

You wear it well, My Love.

Inspired by A Course in Miracles
Workbook Lesson 236,
"I rule my mind, which I alone must rule."

Photos #1 and #4 by Barb Adams (c) 2014

Thursday, March 19, 2015

There Is Another Way of Perceiving the World.

There Is Another Way of Perceiving the World.1

What would happen if we were to:

Replace fear with Love.

Replace guilt with Innocence.

Replace judgment with Truth.

Replace conflict with Peace.

Replace anger with Joy.

Replace damnation with Salvation.

Replace ego thoughts with Spirit’s Wisdom.

As we replace darkness with Light

we are lifting our brothers and sisters above the fray,

and by so doing

resurrecting ourselves.

As we look upon others we perceive our own projections:

Project our own fear and we perceive fear in others.

Project our own love and we perceive love in others.

Nothing that lives “in here”

can help but affect what is “out there.”


Nothing we put “out there”

can help but affect what is “in here.”

To give and receive are one in truth.1

That which we give is that which we receive.

(Because) I have invented the world I see 2

(I now remember that) there is another way of looking at the world.3

All photos by Barb Adams 2014

 A Course in Miracles:
1,3) W-pI.50
2)    W-pI.49