Various statistical reports show Americans, and others living in the United States, suffering from an unprecedented degree of mental stress and distress.
These certainly are unprecedented times.
My mother, then barely a teenager, lived through the 1918 flu epidemic, also called the Spanish flu. She survived the flu herself.
Ever the eternal optimist till the moment she left us many years later, she always said “God will take care of us.” And S/He did.
Mom knew how to go with the flow of life.
Virtually all the problems humans have faced down through the centuries have a single root cause: resistance to life.
Instead of going with the flow of life, people have resisted and protested virtually every step of the way.
Of course, underlying this resistance is a lack of trust. A lack of trust in themselves, in God (whatever you perceive God to be).
There’s a line in A Course in Miracles that is one of Johnny’s favorites: “I place the future in the Hands of God.”
If you can do that, really do it, you will be relieved of the crushing weight of fear you have saddled yourselves with.
We can already hear the objections:
- But the world is a dangerous place!
- How can I live in today’s world without fear?
- Fear protects me from harm.
- And so on….
We are not saying to ignore commonsense precautions. To use the current coronavirus situation as an example: wash your hands, stay away from crowded places, and so on.
We are saying you are making yourselves more vulnerable to harm by living in fear. There is nothing like fear to depress your bodies’ natural and powerful immune system.
There truly is, as one of the US presidents once said, “…nothing to fear but fear itself.” (Spirit is referring to President Franklin Roosevelt.)
Just use this as your daily mantra:
“God will take care of me. I place my future in His/Her hands. All is well.”
Then go with the flow of life.
Copyright © 2020 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray
In this video Eckhart Tolle, talks about the future, what it is and what it is not. If you worry about the future, this will give you comfort.
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