Prayer for Saturday

Today is the Sikh holy day commemorating the birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs. The Shinto New Years celebration of Gatan-sai, also called Shogatsu ends today.

If you contemplate the Golden Rule,
it turns out to be an injunction to live by grace
rather than by what you think other people deserve.
~ Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

Twelfth Meditation – I Am God

I turn away from the world about me to the world of consciousness that lies within.

I shut out all memories of the past, create no images of the future. I concentrate on my being, on my awareness. I slide deep into the very recesses of my soul to a place of utter repose.

Here I perceive fact in the making, am conscious of the one being from which all beings spring. I know that this is immortal Self, this is God, this is me.
I am, I always was. I always will be.

All men, all things, all space and time and life are here in the depths of my soul. Smaller than small, greater than great meet and unite in me.

That which I thought I was, ego, I never was at all, for it was a changing thing, mirroring the seasons and the tides, a thing to be born and grow and die. I am not a thing of time or circumstance. I am spirit, pure and eternal, birthless, deathless and changeless.

I am patient, for I am all time.
I am wise, for I contain the knowledge of all things.
I know not pain, for I see there is no beginning and no end, and who suffers pain must see begining and end.
I am rich, for there is no limit to the abundance I may create from my very Self.
I am successful, for I need only think to achieve.
I love and am beloved, for all things are myself and I am all things.

I unite, I fuse, I become one with Universal Subconscious Mind. The mask of vanity and ego I shall never wear again. I perceive the magnificent Dweller at the centre of my consciousness, and I know Him to be my very self.

Time and space, shadow and substance,
what matter these ?
I am God.

(from the book, Three Magic Words, by Uell S. Andersen)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I believe in myself.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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