2-50. Clean your mind. Sweep away thoughts of fear and loss. They have no value for you, because you are a Child of God. You are eternally Loved.
It might appear to be easy to respond to the first admonishment - to clean your mind - with the retort “But my mind is clean already!” But this is not the case. Your mind, if it were already completely cleansed of the artifacts of the ego’s deviously dangerous lies and false presentations, would be filled with absolutely nothing at all. No thoughts, no beliefs and no prejudices in any form would bewilder or befuddle you, for you would be ready to perceive and accept everything just as it is now and as it has always been. Thoughts are constructs, layers and layers of sensory data generating somewhat ingrained response patterns in your mind based on what you have learned and on what you have decided for yourself to be true or untrue as you judged it in the past. The past is not now. The future is not now. The now, the eternal Now in which the Mind of God forever dwells and in which all perception occurs, is just as permanent as this universe, which is to say that it will continue for as long as there is need of its refreshingly bright clarity. The Now that is occurring at this moment is in no way identical to the previous “nows” which have fallen behind you, moments lived and memories created which can only influence you to the extent that you wish to allow them to continue to have dominance over your mind. Each present moment serves as a completely separate instant of time and all present moments contain within their clarity the ability to present to you a world now reborn in the Image of God, a world of peace and serenity where before you saw only fear and horrifically burdensome loss. That which has transpired in the past is not occurring right now. There is no connection between the past and the present moment. The past cannot exert any undue influence on you, for the past is long since over and the present moment is absolutely present and completely within your ambit of responsibility. Do not attempt to foist off the necessity of choice onto the past, crying out that you must be as you are now for you suffered greatly in the past and so you must continue to suffer in the present. This not true. There is no need for the demons of fear and pain that plagued your past to continue to haunt your present, dragging you backwards when the only direction that can ever lead to God is forever forwards, waiting directly in front of you, an ever expanding wave of possibilities that are offered for you to choose between as you feel is best for you. Do not allow your memories of past trauma, loss, regret or fear to become present in the present moment, for they exist only in your own mind - they enjoy no reality that is actually Real in any way whatsoever. It can appear difficult to release that which has served to plague you, seemingly possessing the power to entwine you in its languid mire of darkness, constantly beseeching you to remain as you have always been - a Child of God who has forgotten, if only for the briefest of moments, the absolute Glory and Peace that is your Right to remember. You can and you will remember all that you have forgotten, but this Return to the Light of Love will not occur when you are trapping yourself in your past, for the memories that assail you are no longer possessed of any power to hold you to beliefs that no longer have any utility for you. All beliefs in limitations, impossibilities or that which you have elected to decide must be in some way unattainable are simply not True. All of the Grace of God resides within the center of your heart, awaiting your Return to Love and to Truth. Why would you seek to delay this Return when it is so readily and instantly available in every single present moment through which you have already lived, leading up to this, the current present moment, and then extending into the nearly infinite future in a series of present moments that have yet to unfold within your life? What value is there in attempting to belittle yourself, determining that you must be somehow smaller than you could ever possibly be, when you are clearly so much more than you have ever allowed yourself to even imagine? Focus your attention and present moment awareness on that which is True, Child of God, not on that which the ego will forever offer in the place of the Infinite Glory of God. Your connection to the Love that is the Heart of God cannot be broken - no force in this world or in any other will ever exist that could stand against the Will of God. It is the Will of God that you remember that you are Loved. All that you will ever need will be remembered when you accept but this simplest of statements. All that you have never had any use for will drop behind you as well when you release all that you have accepted in the place of the Love that is the Heart of God. Your fears, the pains that you have suffered, the losses you have endured and the suffering that you have survived will be transcended, for there will be no longer be any need at all to retain your current attachment to that which has already occurred, for it is no longer occurring and that which has already happened has no power to influence your present state of mind. But this remains forever your choice and no other Child of God will make this choice for you. Release all that has happened that has engendered any justification in your mind for the application of fear to any situation. These thoughts are from the ego - they are not of God and as such, they are not Real. That which is not Real can never be found to have any value for you, for you, the Perfect Child of God that you were when you were Created and the Perfect Child of God that you remain to this very day, will find value and utility only within thoughts that accurately reflect the Will of God. Refrain from contemplation of what has happened, other than to extract all of the lessons that were offered, so that new and greater lessons can be presented in the future. No other path but the one that allows for the greatest of mercy and unlimited forgiveness, both for yourself and for all others who you believed have wronged you in any manner whatsoever, is at all appropriate for a Perfect Child of God. The Forgiveness of God is Absolute - nothing and no one will ever be excluded from this Forgiveness. Be as this, Child of God. Allow all that you have feared and all that you have regretted, desired to return or wanted to see occur differently to fall behind you now, so that you can open a new field of possibilities in all of the future moment that are yet to arrive. Accept that what has value for you will continue to be offered and accept as well that you will always have the power, insight and clarity to be able to accurately determine what it is that will have value, discarding all thoughts that offer lessons in loss, pain, fear and regret and accepting in their place that the Infinite Mercy of God is for you, too.