“Those who live in God do not harbor thoughts that are not of God. This is essential for those who follow this path.” COL bk.2, 15:III
How do we know what is “of God”? We turn to our past, what we have learned of God. And we learn that He is all Love. So if any of our thoughts leave out love, then we are misguided.
It is not easy to turn aside from the negativity that is not God. Our anger, hostility, resentments—all have to go as we walk along the path back to Him. These inferior thoughts can be avoided if we listen to our heart, which is the beacon taking us to love. Let the mind rest awhile in God’s peace, listening to what the heart is trying to say. Let the heart speak to us.
Knowing that every aspect of our thoughts and feelings that are not of Love is not of God should help us move closer to Awakening/Christ-consciousness/enlightenment. Give the soft answer if rebuffed. Retreat within ourselves to heal wounds of speech and action. Know that many in our circle struggle mightily; give them some slack. And when giving slack, don’t leave out ourselves. We need to forgive ourselves for our lapses into negativity.
God is not through with us yet.