Take No Thought for Tomorrow
In the Bible, Jesus tells us to take no thought for tomorrow; that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. He emphasizes living in the present moment, in the eternal Now. He gives us the key to peace and eternal life. These are the Heralds of Eternity!
God is pure love, and God wants to reveal pure love in which everything is shared. “In the holy instant God is remembered, and the language of communication with all your brothers is remembered with Him.” (T-15.VI.8) In the holy instant, we remember God. There is no concealment, and there are no private thoughts, no worries or concerns for the future, or regrets about the past. It is an experience of perfect peace. This is what Jesus is calling us into.
We are asked to let go of our ideas about time. We may have thought that something was missing in the past, and we took action to try and correct it a course in miracles, hoping for a better future. But Jesus is saying, “Don’t hope for a better future. The future is a trick! Now is all there is.”
And so we are now asking ourselves the question, what is it all about? What is the purpose for this world and for my relationships? What is the point of time and space? Jesus tells us that the present moment is the point. Our vocation of healing (of the mind) is the point.
How Practical Is This?
Jesus and the Holy Spirit have a plan for each and everyone of us. It is very precise, and it is individualized. In each moment, they instruct us where to go, what to do, and who to be with. They instruct us what books to read, what movies to watch, what to eat, and what not to eat. We receive instructions on how to get our daily bread, in terms of inspiration and also food, clothing, shelter. The Spirit is so practical. When we give our mind to living and experiencing the holy instant, the Holy Spirit provides everything we need in Earth terms.
When there are plans to be made, we will be told of them. “You need take thought for nothing, careless of everything except the only purpose that you would fulfill.” (T-20.IV.8) In lesson 135, he tells us:
“A healed mind does not plan. It carries out the plans that it receives through listening to wisdom that is not its own. It waits until it has been taught what should be done, and then proceeds to do it. It does not depend upon itself for anything except its adequacy to fulfill the plans assigned to it. It is secure in certainty that obstacles can not impede its progress to accomplishment of any goal that serves the greater plan established for the good of everyone.” (W-pI.135.11)
And in the next paragraph:
“A healed mind is relieved of the belief that it must plan, although it cannot know the outcome which is best, the means by which it is achieved, nor how to recognize the problem that the plan is made to solve. It must misuse the body in its plans until it recognizes this is so. But when it has accepted this as true, then is it healed, and lets the body go.” (W-pI.135.12)
If you devote yourself to the holy instant in a sincere way, you will begin to receive more and more clear guidance, that will guide you through the unwinding from the ego. When we devote our heart and our soul to miracles and the purpose of forgiveness, Jesus and the Holy Spirit will handle everything.
We can safely let go of thoughts and concerns about the future and the past. We can let go of the loop of time, and leap into an experience of indescribable happiness!
For more inspiration on this topic, listen to David’s commentary on the documentary movie “Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami Who Started It All” on Spreaker here.
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