‘Let me recognise my problems have been solved.’
If you are willing to recognise your problems you will recognise that you have no problems. Your one central problem has been answered and you have no other. Therefore you must be at peace. One problem, one solution. Salvation is accomplished. Freedom from conflict has been given you.
Your only problem has been solved. Repeat this over and over to yourself today, with gratitude and conviction. You have accepted salvation for yourself by bringing the problem to the answer. You are entitled to peace today. A problem that has been solved cannot trouble. Only be certain you do not forget that all problems are the same.
In our longer practice periods we will claim the peace that must be ours when the problem and the answer has been brought together. The solution is inherent in the problem. Now let the peace that your acceptance brings be given you. Close your eyes and receive your reward. Recognise that your problems have been solved. Recognise that you are out of conflict, free and at peace.
Assure your self often today that your problems have been solved. Repeat the idea with deep conviction, as frequently as possible. And be particularly sure to apply the idea to any specific problems that may arise. Say quickly:
Let me recognise this problem has been solved.
Let us be determined not to collect grievances today. Let us be determined to be free of problems that do not exist.
Well, what a difference a day makes, 24 little hours, as the song says. Yesterday I was totally not getting this whole one problem concept. I had to face it again today, but this time I answered a call (something I’ve never done before) while I was reading the lesson. The person who called me actually meant to call someone else and was very surprised to hear my voice. Anyway we spoke for a while and I explained the difficulty I was having with the concept, as I had at least five problems I was grappling with. I reeled them off, convinced that there was no link between them and that they were problems in their own right and needed me to find a different solution for each.
He listened patiently, then wisely said he thought I was a quick learner and he knew I would not give up until the lesson was learned. We talked about some of his problems and I was able to clearly see how they were all connected, and that it was his lack of trust in divine guidance that was the source of his worry. Then GERONOMO!!! It hit me. It was my lack of trust that prevented me from seeing all my problems as one. If I could trust that the solutions had been found and was merely waiting for me to come to it there would be absolutely nothing at all to worry about. As my friend said ‘if I could see how things were going to be in five years time I wouldn’t need to worry.’ The challenge is to accept that in five years time they will be fine and don’t worry now. In five years time thing will be exactly as they are meant to be, whether or now we worry about them now.
You cannot believe the relief that came over me. The instant PEACE, which was only consolidated as I finished reading the lesson. Have you noticed how many times mention is made of there being only one problem, and that the problem is solved? It was definitely a case of repeat it as many different ways as necessary till the message sinks in. Thankfully it did today, and I was able to leave for my two days break to a Hilton spa hotel with a clear head and a light heart.
Amazing how much my friend and I have in common. I have to thank her for being such a generous mirror so that I could see myself. And as for my friend who phoned me this morning. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!