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This Week’s Quotation:

A thousand shalt fall at thy side and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shalt not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Psalms 91: 7-8

Only with Thine Eyes

Jerry Kvasnicka
Trust the Process

As I look out at the world today, I frequently observe appalling, indeed almost inconceivable, acts of inhumanity; human beings torturing and killing each other in wanton acts of violence. I don’t believe the world has changed much over the centuries. I’m sure the Psalmist encountered unspeakable atrocities in the world of his day and must have felt an impulse to do something about it, to react, in other words.

But the Psalmist offers words of caution: “Only with thine eyes…” Observe it with your eyes and even feel it with your other physical senses, but go no further. Don’t leap into judgment, or worse, engage in some action designed to punish what you perceive as wicked.

The universe has its own system of justice, of rewards and punishments, and if we try to figure it out with our minds and personalize it with our human judgments, we remove our energy from the larger system. Once again, the wisdom of the Beatle’s song comes to mind here: just “let it be.”

A good friend of mine once gave me a plaque to hang on my wall. It contained just three words: “Trust the process.” There is a creative process emanating from universal being. If we stay centered in this process, all of the information that comes to us from out of the world is automatically processed by this cosmic system, and a creative impulse is sent out in blessing to the body of humanity.

 

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Tom Cooper
1 month ago

What an excellent marriage of one of the Psalms by jerry to what is happening in the larger world today … With you in staying calm, radiant, and in love with the Highest power in the midst of the hundreds and thousands who “fall” …. one may still RISE. Thank you, Jerry (and David and Terri for initiating this site)

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

Thank you, Jerry, for your thoughtful expression and the words of the Psalmist. The words come to me, “Stand still in the Holy Place.” This Holy Place resides within each of us as we trust and live within the Universal Process with understanding and blessing of all things.

Jeannie
Jeannie
1 month ago

Such a fabulous message, Jerry! To be aware of the world around us, to respond to the day to day interactions and choices, and to ‘Let It Be’ is truly the only way to maintain balance physically, mentally and Spiritually. What is, IS. Short of sitting on a mountain top in contemplation for the rest of life…we live in the world as it IS.
The true meaning of ‘one day at a time’ has finally come to roost with many of us. We are forced by complete 3D world uncertainty to take each day as it comes and Let It Be.
The Divine Intelligence is running this show and perhaps this uncertainty is calling many more of us to seek Divine guidance in a heartfelt and humble way. That in itself is a blessing for our world.
Thanks again for this powerful message.
Love,
Jeannie

irenedegroof
irenedegroof
1 month ago

Yes Only with my eyes I see, but I cant stop feeling whats happening too .
And thats how I take care of it all in my world Thanks Jerry

Lisa Free
Lisa Free
1 month ago

Staying “centered in this process” is my life’s work.

Katie
Katie
1 month ago

Yes dear Jerry – Holding our thoughts to that higher realm, that higher level of grace and Oneness is so critical – thank you…

Misty
22 days ago

Beautiful and poignant. Thank you, Jerry!


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