Memo from God


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I don’t know who wrote “Memo from God”, but I’ve had it for years. Whatever your belief in God, the memo is a good reminder that worry does no good. If every thought is a prayer, keep your thoughts affirmative. If you pray for well-being then wander off into worry, you either need a bigger God, or longer term memory of your prayer. Prayer is really a way to connivence ourself into a new way of thinking, shifting into a higher consciousness of good. Do you have a God’s to-do box or list? When you find yourself in worry, can you catch yourself and do something to redirect your thoughts? If you’re going through a tough time, print out this memo and read it daily, then go about doing what you need to do. Don’t worry about your issue. Don’t talk about it. Re-read the memo.

 

Memo from God

to: all who believe in Me

Life’s Problems

Good Morning: This is your Father-Mother-God reminding you that I will be handling all of your problems today. Please remember I do not need your help. If a situation comes up which you feel you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it—place it in the “something for God to do” box. It will be addressed in my perfect time. Once the matter is placed in the box, do not hold on to it or remove it, since this will only delay resolution.

If it is a situation you think you are capable of handling, please consult me to be sure you’re heading in the right direction. Because I do not sleep nor slumber, you can rest my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away.

God

Drop the Grudge


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The word “forgiveness” is such a trigger word in our society. We’re often taught to forgive someone when they’ve done something we don’t like. Does our forgiveness benefit them somehow? Or, does it benefit us? It lightens our load of grudges. We hear, “I may forgive, but I don’t forget.” We forgive people for what they say, think or do (when they’re not in the same camp as us.)

Forgiveness is a shift in energy, and a change in perception. It’s giving up hope of a better yesterday. When we really forgive, we let go—fully let go, and move on. It’s not about keeping tally, being a doormat. It’s about holding that space for someone who slipped, goofed, or just isn’t awake. (That includes us, too.) Forgiving someone who did or does rotten things doesn’t mean you condone their actions, or that you need to hang out with them. It means you free yourself from the heavy weight of judgment and reliving the event every time you think of it. Forgive yourself. Don’t worry about the other guy. Once you forgive yourself, you won’t judge others, because you are working on YOU, not them.

“For every minute of anger, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson