June Graduation? June Wedding? June Vacation? June Advice!

June is a month of graduations, weddings, vacations and Presidential campaign announcements ... a month of new beginnings and fresh new atmospheres. It's a month when advice might well be needed, but in truth there is only one really valuable offering of advice anyone can give to anyone heading into an entirely new world:  

Want nothing in the world you perceive,  
Rely on heaven to provide what you need.

Throughout history, all sages and teachers of wisdom have always given the same advice. While he walked the earth Jesus Christ said it this way:

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  (Matthew 6: 31-33)

This Biblical suggestion from Jesus would seem to refer only to material desires on earth.  But in his modern day revelation for the 21st Century, A Course in Miracles, Jesus expands the principle beyond the ego-desire for material things to include any ego-desire for any earthly pursuit:

Each thing you value here is but a chain that binds you to the world, and it will serve no other end but this. For everything must serve the purpose you have given it until you see a different purpose there. The only purpose worthy of your mind this world contains is that you pass it by, without delaying to perceive some hope where there is none. Be you deceived no more. The world you see has nothing that you want.  (ACIM Lesson 128)

But wait!  Don't misinterpret this.  You are not being asked to give up the world, but only to accept an infinitely more fulfilling version of the world.

You cannot stop with the idea the world is worthless, for unless you see that there is something else to hope for you will only be depressed. Our emphasis is not on giving up the world, but on exchanging it for what is far more satisfying, filled with joy, and capable of offering you peace. Is it a loss to find a world instead where losing is impossible, where love endures forever, hate cannot exist, and vengeance has no meaning?  (ACIM Lesson 129)

Remember, if we really need something while on earth, if something would really aid our happiness without collateral damage, it will be provided.  If we need relationship happiness, we will be provided with a tremendously more fulfilling relationship than we could have provided for ourselves. If we need satisfying work, a career path will be opened which is far more perfect than we might have been able to imagine. We are not asked to go without anything truly valuable.  We are not asked to miss out on anything really beneficial to us.  We are simply being taught how to achieve a happiness and prosperity we could never achieve with our own ego-desires.

But why does wanting nothing on earth actually bring us everything we could ever really need for total happiness?  Why does it work?

It works because in our limited human consciousness we cannot know all the factors past, present, and future; here, there, and everywhere which contribute to our real fulfillment.

In no situation which arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy. Therefore you have no guide to appropriate action, and no way of judging the results. What you do is determined by your perception of the situation, and that perception is wrong. (ACIM Lesson 24)

But there is a consciousness which is infinitely more than human, which does know all the causal components past, present, and future; here, there, and everywhere ... and which knows how to guide us to total happiness. But we can only hear such guidance if we get our ego-vested interests out of the way by wanting nothing.  Our ego-vested interests create blocks to our hearing of the guiding voice which is heard inside of us in our spirit. Wanting nothing releases those blocks and allows us to hear what is really good for us.

If you realized that you do not perceive your own best interests, you could be taught what they are. But in the presence of your conviction that you do know what they are, you cannot learn. (ACIM Lesson 24)

So whether you are graduating, entering into marriage, embarking on a vacation or announcing your run for the Presidency ... or whether you might be giving advice to someone who is entering a new beginning of any kind ... you'll want to say to yourself the following over and over again until you really get it:

Want nothing in the world you perceive,  
Rely on heaven to provide what you need.

Each month our Holy Spirit gives a message of prophetic revelation which helps individuals open spiritually and understand Jesus' teaching.

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"...nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21)

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