“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”
“So, don’t worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
All time is an illusion. Today becomes tomorrow. Tomorrow becomes today. So, it has been since the creation of the universe.
Reality is, that all time is always now and now is all we have, not yesterday, not tomorrow.
If I allow myself to drift into thinking backward, there is a good chance I will create a sense of shame or guilt in myself.
If I think forward, then I have potential to feel fearful, anxious.
The safe place is always now. Because in this moment called now, I am equipped to deal with issues of shame, guilt, fear and anxiety, which, had the truth be known, are all illusionary emotions anyway.
In this safe place, I am equipped with weapons to deal with my true enemy – my ‘self’.
My self uses thoughts as weapons. Thoughts of shame, guilt, fear and anxiety.
The first reaction I have had, when I awake from a nightmare, is a great sense of relief. Relief, that I was only in a dream state and the lion about to attack me was only illusionary. For a while, I sit still, sweating, with heart beating, trying to recover from how real the illusion was.
Every day, in each moment, triggers bring back past shame and guilt – bring fear and anxiety for tomorrow.
Religion teaches that in such moments, I should cry out to God. Why?
Why cry out, when the Spirit of the living God resides, full time, within me; keeping me safe, advising me with wise counsel, loving me?
In all His thirty-three years, Jesus never cried out to His Father for help – he simply used the mighty power of His Father’s Spirit within Him to accomplish!
With one exception; on the cross of his crucifixion he cried out to God,
“Eloi, Eloi, lama, sabacthani?” ‘Daddy, where are you, I feel so alone’ (My translation.)
In dying, the Spirit of His Father had to leave Him.
The Spirit of the living God is within you now, so live with it in this moment called now.
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