Lesson 128 – I want nothing from you

‘The world I see holds nothing that I want.’

The world you see hold nothing that you need to offer you; nothing that you can use in any way, nor anything at all that serves to give you joy. Believe this though and you are saved from years of misery, from countless disappointments, and from hopes that turn to bitter ashes of despair.

Each thing that you value here is but a chain that binds you to the world, and it will serve no other but this. Escape today the chains you place upon your mind when you perceive salvation here.

Today we practice letting go all thought of values we have given to the world. Pause and be still a little while, and see how far you rise above the world, when you release your mind from chains and let it seek the level where it finds itself at home.

Give it ten minutes rest three times today. And when you open your eyes afterwards…your whole perspective on the world will shift just a little, every time you let your mind escape its chains. And when you think you see some value in something of this world say with quiet certainty:

This will not tempt me to delay myself.
The world I see holds nothing that I want.

I looked around at all my dream boards today when I returned from Fit Bootcamp  and recognised that there are lots of things in this world that I want – houses, cars, furniture, holidays, etc. I want these things, but for me the lesson meant that these are not the things that will bring me peace. None of these things in and of themselves can replace the peace that comes from letting go of grievances and focusing on love.

What brought me the greatest excitement today was clarity about the parenting book. Even though I was writing I still hadn’t connected with it in a way that made the words spin off the end of my finger tips, and race to secure their place on the page. It happened about 4 p.m.I was talking to a friend about being in a year 9. I just wanted to check my year 6 again in relation to creativity. There it was bold as anything – The year 6 focuses energy on relationships…and on children and family within this framework.

That was my clear message that this is the right time to be addressing issues of children. I sat down again with certainty that I’m absolutely supposed to be doing this now. Within a few minutes of beginning writing again the style changed. It became more conversational, dialogue started to appear, and I suddenly realised that I was not writing an academic or ever a professional book but a book of one parent’s experience of raising her children; of the ups and downs, the fears, disappointments, near deaths, achievements and above all the love.

It will be an easier book to write on some level and yet a more difficult one on another. It require honesty that will expose things I’ve only ever shared with those closest to me. One thing in particular I cringed at the thought of sharing – but realised that without it I could not give a true picture of how things were at that time – and hopefully it may be of help to someone else.

Tonight I was asked if I’d like to take part in a major poetry performance piece in July. It’s something I’d love to do, and especially as the performance will be on my mother’s birthday, but I have to see if I can run poetry and prose. Ironically I’m required for my sensual poetry.

These are the things that I value most, the opportunity to use my gifts and express myself. Another aspect of the year 6 is ‘a fertile time for your creativity.’


About predencia

Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com
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