Thoughts that cause mental storms come from the belief that man is a material being, with his own individual mind that is susceptible to both good and bad. We think of others or ourselves as inflexible mortals who may have uncontrollable feelings of lack, fear, depression, helplessness, grief, loneliness, or unhappiness. But this way of thinking can drag us into the depths of mortal existence.

How can we get out of these rough mental seas? We can begin by thinking about ourselves as spiritual beings. Beings who have a heavenly Father-Mother God and who are continously loved and appreciated. We can think of others and ourselves as only good. nothing else but good, no duality. As we begin to think of ourselves as experiencing only good, that is what we will experience. And this all-embracing love eliminates the thoughts and feelings that toss us to and fro.

Julie-Anne Eastman
Williamstown, Victoria, Australia

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Words of comfort
November 26, 2001

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