I once heard that all the teachings that we get in contact with and are not able to understand right away “await” somewhere in our unconscious mind till one day we can let it sink in our hearts.
Some time ago, I read a very powerful prayer in A Course in Miracles, but only recently, I embraced this deep in my heart. If you understand the meaning of this prayer and sincerely want to apply it to your life, it would certainly allow you to relax and trust that you have Guidance in any situation.
“In any situation in which you perceive the need for healing either in your mind or in what your mind perceives, think of it this way:
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 He Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.”
A Course in Miracles – T-2.V.A.18
Think about the deep meaning of these words for a minute.
First, try to imagine if you, in any situation, rather than being reluctant and thinking you should not be there, had the clarity to see that you can only be in the right place at the right time. This confidence would solve any perceived problem immediately.
We can’t see the whole picture, but how comforting would it be to rely on an internal Source that guides us to do and say what is needed in each situation.
Your day changes according to the purpose you establish for it. And what kind of purpose have you been choosing to your day? If you kept in mind the purpose of being truly helpful and accept that every moment in your life is The Moment where you can fulfill your mission, everything would be different.
How can you feel inspired and guided, if you are always thinking that you don’t want to be in the place where you are and you are always wishing things were different?
Think of your life as if it were a movie. If you pay attention to every detail, you will realize that all past events were connected and the combination of them is the place where you are now. Remember the situations that happened by chance, all the coincidences and how these led to results entirely opposite to what you expected. This shows that you are not in control of what happens and your responsibility is only how to respond in any situation.
Isn’t it a great relief to know that your words and actions can flow from a peaceful and quiet place in your mind?
Instead of trying to change the circumstances, you could intuitively feel that every event is just a small note of a marvelous symphony that you can’t grasp with your reasoning. Then, your thoughts would quiet down. And, from that stillness, without the thoughts that constantly tell you that things should not be this way, it is more likely that your choice will be for Love rather than fear.
Think about every situation of your life as an opportunity to find a beautiful treasure. Something that, if understood, can change the way you see things and bring peace to your mind.
There is a Presence that accompanies you in every situation and you will only hear this voice if you trust that all things work together for good and that each of them is important for your Awakening. So why don’t you start putting this prayer into practice right now? It can really change your life completely.
by Juliana Kurokawa