Are you at that stage where it seems that there is no way out and it seems that the more you struggle, the more you will be caught by the webs of your own problems?
Are you at that stage where it seems that nothing you have done so far makes any sense?
Do you now believe that “dead ends” are an inexorable reality where you should simply recognize that you have reached the “end of the line”?
The biggest source of true comfort is the fact that, despite our hesitancy between the ego and the right mind, awakening is certain. If our suffering ends when we find our Real Self, how could this not be achieved? It is simply about remembering.
In moments of despair and when we are depressed, anxious, frightened or guilty, we need only to remember that there must be another way of living.
Do you turn your ego thoughts into monsters, when you could easily move beyond them to Love?
We suffer because we cannot silence the voice of our ego that constantly tells us everything we think we need, want or even demand. When this voice is silenced, we hear a Voice that tells us kindly about Who we really are. Therefore, our quest in life should be to silence the voice of the ego in order to experience our true Self.
However, how can you do this? To be able to silence something, you must first be aware of its manifestation. Only when you’re silent – not verbally, but when the whole ego thought system is silent – you can hear the quiet, calm voice that takes you back to serenity.
You can find comfort if you know that everything that happens to you can be seen as part of a spiritual journey and there are no accidents.
There is a purpose to everything. When all you held as safe is gone and the world as you know starts to fall apart, it is because you have chosen something new and that something will eventually lead you to remember your true Self.
What good is it to fight the circumstances you can’t change? What is your only choice but to choose the way you see what happens to you?
It is often difficult to recognize the gifts that come with what we perceive as serious problems, but if we look carefully at what is happening as mere observers instead of being consumed by the turmoil, we give love a chance to use the turmoil for our healing.
We must remember be kind to ourselves. Respecting where we are now is as important as seeing the illusion. In situations where we do not have the insight to see beyond despair, we should not force ourselves to do so. Perhaps the torment lasts a day, a week, maybe a month or even longer. It is essential that we respect our own time, until we are ready and no longer fear love. We can look at our own process with no judgement, when we are no longer identified with it and, therefore, we are not looking from the perspective of the ego.
The Miracle Choice game helps its players, in a situation perceived as a problem, to change their perception and be able to access the lesson of love that it contains. We believe we can always change the question from, “Why is this happening to me?” to “What purpose am I giving to what is happening to me?” If we trust that good can come from all things that happen, we can use any opportunity to experience Love.
We are very grateful to all of you who were able to experience great miracles in your lives through the game.
“Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world”
A Course in Miracles T-21.In.1:7.
by Juliana Kurokawa