These, then, are the tools with which I
communicate, yet they are not the methods, for not all feelings, not
all thoughts, not all experience, and not all words are from Me.
Many words have been uttered by others,
in My name. Many thoughts and many feelings have been sponsored by
causes not of My direct creation. Many experiences result from these.
The challenge is one of discernment.
The difficulty is knowing the difference between messages from God and
data from other sources. Discrimination is a simple matter with the
application of a basic rule:
Mine is always your Highest Thought,
your Clearest Word, your Grandest Feeling. Anything less is from
Now the task of differentiation becomes
easy, for it should not be difficult even for the beginning student to
identify the Highest, the Clearest, and the Grandest.
Yet will I give you these guidelines:
The Highest Thought is always that
thought which contains joy. The Clearest Words are those words which
contain truth. The Grandest Feeling is that feeling which you call
Joy, truth, love.
These three are interchangeable, and
one always leads to the other. It matters not in which order they are
Having with these guidelines determined
which messages are Mine and which have come from another source, the
only question remaining is whether My messages will be heeded.
Most of My messages are not. Some,
because they seem too good to be true. Others, because they seem too
difficult to follow. Many, because they are simply misunderstood.
Most, because they are not received.
My most powerful messenger is
experience, and even this you ignore. Especially this you ignore.
Your world would not be in its present
condition were you to have simply listened to your experience. The
result of your not listening to your experience is that you keep
re-living it, over and over again. For My purpose will not be
thwarted, nor My will be ignored. You will get the message. Sooner or
I will not force you to, however. I
will never coerce you. For I have given you a free will - the power to
do as you choose - and I will never take that away from you, ever.