“He has a Guide Who will not fail. He need make no distinctions among the problems he perceives for He to Whom he turns with all of them recognizes no order of difficulty in resolving them. He is as safe in the present as he was before illusions were accepted into his mind, and as he will be when he has let them go. (M-16.7)”
1 – A Loving Guide
I am constantly amazed at how loving our Guide actually is. Our Guide, the Holy Spirit, is the Universal Inspiration, and the Communicator for God. If God is Love, and most of us believe that He is, then would not His Communicator be a fount of Love as well? It all makes perfect sense, in my way of viewing life. But I am still surprised by the attention to detail, and to my own sense of drama (when my Guide responds even though I have brought some of my agony onto myself).
2 – Quiet in the Early AM
These early morning hours, when I am writing today, are helpful in the extreme. Richard Carlson, a bestselling author, from time to time told in his books of his writing from 3 to 6 a.m. He found the quiet then to be helpful in his creativity.
3 – Holy Spirit Closer at Night?
Is it not also possible that the Holy Spirit seems closest to us when the rest of the world is quiet? Even the birds are not yet singing, and their chorus will eventually herald the dawn and make us glad that we have lived to experience yet another day. Our Guide is here for us to consult at these times. Let us not waste these moments.
4 – Solace
We are safe in this world, even when tragedy strikes. The Holy Spirit, as God’s Communication Link with us, is ever with us. And He provides the solace that we sometimes need when our hopes have been dashed, and also when we have reached in extremis, or the end of our dreams. Other dreams will be given us; we need not fear. We will not be left bereft. Time, ever an illusion, is still our friend at such times. And we need to turn to God in prayer, knowing that He is here for us.
Last night, once again, I awoke after three hours of sleep. And prayer did not, this time, seem to calm me. I turned to Your secular gift, music. And all was well.
Thank You that You do not distinguish between spiritual and secular remedies. All is Yours. And I am Yours.
I often am amazed at the calm that descends in the middle of the night, when I have offered my prayers to you and then turned to music to soothe. And the music doesn’t have to be particularly calming, but just music that I like and that speaks to my spirit.
Be with me today as I seek You amid a busy world, with not quite enough sleep. May You and I together have a good day.