All that I give is given to myself.

What I see and experience starts from my mind. It seems that “things” happen to me thus upsetting me, when instead in my mind the deeply held beliefs write the stories of what I see. If I am upset it is because I have chosen to be. Nothing has done anything TO me. I have made a decision that it has. So now I ask the question, what it is that I am giving to myself? Am I offering love or fear in my interactions today?

We hear over and over that if I forgive, I will be free. We have to realize that it means forgiving everything from the seeming small to the large all the way to the belief in the separation from God. That is the point that started it all. All these daily activities and interactions with others are only a reflection of that tiny tick of time. We ask for the truth and we seek for the truth, so are we ready to embrace the truth? Are we ready to truly practice what Jesus has given us? Help is given us as well. Now it is our time to shine.

Give fifteen minutes twice today to the attempt to understand today’s idea.  It is the thought by which forgiveness takes its proper place in your priorities. It is the thought that will release your mind from every bar to what forgiveness means, and let you realize its worth to you.

In silence, close your eyes upon the world that does not understand forgiveness, and seek sanctuary in the quiet place where thoughts are changed and false beliefs laid by.  Repeat today’s idea, and ask for help in understanding what it really means. Be willing to be taught. Be glad to hear the Voice of truth and healing speak to you, and you will understand the words He speaks, and recognize He speaks your words to you.

As often as you can, remind yourself you have a goal today; an aim which makes this day of special value to yourself and all your brothers. Do not let your mind forget this goal for long, but tell yourself: 

All that I give is given to myself. The Help I need to learn that this is true is with me now. And I will trust in Him. 

Then spend a quiet moment, opening your mind to His correction and His Love. And what you hear of Him you will believe, for what He gives will be received by you.

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