"You don't have to have a good reason to reach for the brass ring!"

Dear friends,

What are you waiting for? Are you like the lame man waiting by the pool of Bethesda for the angel of the Lord to disturb the waters so that you might then be dipped into it and be healed? Are you waiting for the "logic of events" to make it unmistakably clear that it is time to do what you've known you should do all along? Are you waiting until circumstances are so dire that survival will override the need for courage and you will finally do it - whatever "it" is?

You cannot be reminded too often that "it is the Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." But you must be willing to stand in receipt of It. You must let It in.

"Let the reign of divine Truth, Life and Love
be established in me, . . "

must be your prayer, as well as the means of its accomplishment. Not that God must "let" it happen, but that you must. And the key lies in your understanding and accepting, beforehand, the inevitable result of "letting" it happen:

". . . and rule out of me all self-will."

You can't have it both ways - God's Will and your will. But yielding to His, doesn't have to be a struggle. You can play with it. You can be curious as to the experience. You can say, "yes" to God and reserve the right to change your mind at a later time. "Now are we the Sons of God," John said, "and it doth not yet appear what we shall be." Now are you the inheritor of the Kingdom, and you are saying, "no." If you say "yes," you will receive It, and if you then say, "no," the Kingdom will once again look like "the world." You see?

The Son of God can say "no" or "yes," and "no" again. So, don't be so severe in your approach to saying yes. Be light about it. Knowing that you can reassert self-will at any time, reach for the brass ring! Let healing occur without lifetimes of refining your soul, or complicated steps of becoming worthy of it. It's as easy to come Home as changing your mind for no good reason.

Kingston, Washington
April 24, 2002