1-55. With a riotous mind you will perceive nothing as it is. With a still mind you will experience everything as it has always been.
A riot of thoughts may appear to confront and confound you on a nearly incessant basis. This is most unfortunate, for you forever have had and eternally will have the ability to not be at all affected by your thoughts. However for as long as you believe that you must react to whatever thought arises within your mind, you will remain enslaved and forever limited by your desire to react. There is another way. Thoughts can have great value for you, if they are in alignment with the Will of God. Thoughts of Love, Peace, Unity and Harmony are greatly healing, for they allow the Light of Love to begin to return and be felt as the absolutely Real force for good that it has always been and will always be. Thoughts of hatred, pain, desolation and loss have no value at all for you, for you are an eternally Blessed Child of God and there is nothing in this world that can ever change your True Nature. From the perspective of incorrect thoughts, this world will transform into a desperate desert, a literal hell-on-Earth in which all that you perceive as real will become hopelessly twisted and transformed into mechanisms of attack in an endless variety of forms. That you can be physically attacked is not at all in debate. Certainly this can happen and it is most unfortunate when it occurs, for the repercussions can be dire indeed. But your Soul is forever Safe from assault. This is not possible, for all that God Creates as Perfect is forever unassailable. But you may not believe this. You may believe that your unruly thoughts have the power to overcome you, dragging you down in to a pit of madness, anger and pain that is wholly of your own making. However as long as you elect to assign the fault, blame and causality for your disrupted thoughts on the actions of others, you will remain forever enchained by their actions, unable to resist reacting at a moment’s notice to whatever cruelty they may attempt to send your way. This will not do. It is not a reactive cycle that is unbreakable. It can and it will change the moment you attempt to accept that you are forever the final arbiter of your own consciousness. From this perspective of constantly impending threat, which is the home of the ego and all that it desires for you to perceive in this world, you will be unable to properly recognize anything as it truly is. You will be trapped in a prison of your own making, desiring to escape but refusing to see that you have always held the key to your own freedom. This key is acceptance. Accept that others will behave in ways and with actions that you do not necessarily approve of. Accept also that you do not have the power to directly influence their behavior. Finally, accept that the only mind over which you have any control is your own. Others will undertake actions and utter words that they feel are most appropriate for themselves at that time in their personal development. These words and actions have never had the power to affect you. It has always been your own choice to believe that you must react that has influenced you to attempt to give away your personal power to them, time and time again, offering to them that which they can never take. Cease this cycle of endless offering and impossible acceptance. Relinquish your desire to ask others to behave in any particular manner. Instead, cultivate the garden of your mind, allowing the flowers of Peace and Love to bloom in place of the bizarre and tortured vines of hatred that can only yield the sickly fruit of pain. As you allow acceptance to become your default reaction in the place of a desire to control and affect others, a new level of consciousness will begin to arise in your mind. From this perspective, all that is will simply be accepted as it is. All that occurs will be recognized as an unfolding process, a journey in which each Child of God travels through a nearly infinite variety of permutations until they arrive at the same conclusion that you will approach. This conclusion is simple, but in its acceptance you will find an ability to accept Peace for yourself, now and forever. Conclude that not every Child of God is, as of yet, ready to accept that they are only Love. If they were, they would not behave in manners that are so very unbecoming to a Spirit of Love so vast that Its Light fills the entire universe with Perfect Love. Know also that they will arrive at this inescapable conclusion when, and only exactly when, they are ready to accept that no other Path leads anywhere that they would truly wish to travel. Heaven on Earth is not an abstract concept. It is not a place, not a destination and not a journey to undertake or complete. Heaven and Earth are not separated, not cut off from one another and they are not forever inaccessible. Heaven on Earth is not truly even a concept to be understood or a thought to be pondered. Heaven on Earth can only be truly be Experienced. It is found in the acceptance that all that God Creates is forever Complete and Perfect, just as it is. With a mind full of thoughts that in no way align with the Truth that you, and all of the other Children of God whom you meet each day, are forever only Love, you will find that it is impossible to feel the Reality of the eternal Presence of Heaven at all times and in all places while you still are incarnate here in this world. With a mind that has laid to rest all thoughts of attack, defense and fear, you will become able to begin to see and feel the Light of Heaven shining through all that this world attempts to lay on top of all that is actually True. To perceive correctly is but to accept that God’s Creation is Perfect. Nothing is amiss in Heaven. No darkness exists to high the Light of God’s Love. No darkness exists in this world as well. All the darkness, pain, isolation and fear you have believed to be real was created by your mind in an attempt to believe that you are somehow unworthy of Love. But you are not. You are forever Known and Seen by God just as you are. Accept but this Certainty and allow a new world to arise before your corrected vision, a world of the Purest Light, in which the Memory of God returns and you are ready to accept that Peace is always Present.