Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24


Mindfulness is the path to immortality.

Negligence is the path to death.
The vigilant never die,
whereas the negligent are the Living Dead.
Wake Up,
Don't Be A Zombie!

Divine Beloved, thank you for this new day and for my growing awareness of the power of mind. Help me to use my mind lovingly, both in thoughts I send about myself and in the thoughts I send out toward others. 
by Joan Boryensenko

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Lesson 24 I do not perceive my own best interests.
The exercises for today require much more honesty than you are accustomed to using. A few subjects, honestly and carefully considered in each of the five practice periods which should be undertaken today, will be more helpful than a more cursory examination of a large number. Two minutes are suggested for each of the mind-searching periods which the exercises involve.
The practice periods should begin with repeating today's idea, followed by searching the mind, with closed eyes, for unresolved situations about which you are currently concerned. The emphasis should be on uncovering the outcome you want. You will quickly realize that you have a number of goals in mind as part of the desired outcome, and also that these goals are on different levels and often conflict. In applying the idea for today, name each situation that occurs to you, and then enumerate carefully as many goals as possible that you would like to be met in its resolution. The form of each application should be roughly as follows:

In the situation involving ______, I would like ______
to happen, and ______ to happen, and so on.

Try to cover as many different kinds of outcomes as may honestly occur to you, even if some of them do not appear to be directly related to the situation, or even to be inherent in it at all.

If these exercises are done properly, you will quickly recognize that you are making a large number of demands of the situation which have nothing to do with it. You will also recognize that many of your goals are contradictory, that you have no unified outcome in mind, and that you must experience disappointment in connection with some of your goals, however the situation turns out.
After covering the list of as many hoped-for goals as possible, for each unresolved situation that crosses your mind say to yourself: I do not perceive my own best interests in this situation, and go on to the next one.

EDGAR CAYCE DAILY READING Think on This... The way of the Cross is not easy, yet it is the tuneful, the rhythmic, the beautiful, the lovely way. Reading 1089-6

Florence Li Tim-Oi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Honored in the Episcopal Church USA, Anglican Church of Canada
Feast 24 January (Episcopal Church USA); 26 February (Anglican Church of Canada)

Florence Li Tim-Oi (Chinese: 李添嬡 Cantonese Lei Tim'oi, Mandarin Li Tian'ai; 5 May 1907 in Hong Kong – 26 February 1992 in Toronto) was the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Communion. Already appointed as a deacon to serve in the colony of Macau at the Macau Protestant Chapel, she was ordained priest on 25 January 1944, by Ronald Hall, Bishop of Victoria, in response to the crisis among Anglican Christians in China caused by the Japanese invasion. Since it was to be thirty years before any Anglican church regularised the ordination of women, her ordination was controversial and she resigned her licence (though not her priestly orders) after the end of the war. When Hong Kong ordained two further women priests in 1971, she was officially recognised as a priest in the diocese. She was appointed an honorary (nonstipendiary) assistant priest in Toronto in 1983, where she spent the remainder of her life.

In 2003, the Episcopal Church fixed January 24 as her feast day in Lesser Feasts and Fasts, based on the eve of the anniversary of her ordination. In 2007, the Anglican Communion celebrated the Centennial of her birth.

Affirm your intent to send forth thoughts of love and encouragement to all those whom you meet or think about today. Be aware of your thoughts today. When judgmental or fearful thoughts come up, let them go. If it's hard to do that, visualize yourself surrounded by love and light.
by Joan Boryensenko

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