‘Let me be still and listen to the truth.’
If you will lay aside the ego’s voice, however loudly it may seem to call, if you will not accept its pretty gifts that give you nothing that you really want; if you will listen with an open mind, that has not told you what salvation is; then you will hear the mighty Voice of truth, quiet in power, strong in stillness, and completely certain in Its messages.
Be still today and listen for the truth. Be not deceived by voices of the dead, which tell you they have found the source of life and offer it to you for your belief. Attend them not, but listen to the truth. The bringer of all miracles need that you receive them first, and thus become the joyous giver of what you received.
Each hour’s exercises should begin with this request for your enlightenment:
I will be still and listen to the truth.
What does it mean to give and to receive?
Ask and expect an answer.
Today I was too tired to do anything but be still and listen to the truth, and put into practice yesterday’s lesson. I listened well to what it means to give and to receive. The answer was to give what I would like to receive, so I wrote to my friend in a manner that is not guilt laden and leaves the door wide open for the expression of love.
The thing with being willing to listen to the truth is that what you hear is not necessarily what you want to hear. It’s hard when you have to give up the ego and go with what is counterintuitive to the ego’s survival.
I’ve had five people’s comments on Betrayed, today being the deadline. I’m so grateful that so many people took the time to do this for me. Now begins the final editing before submitting it to the publisher.