Oregon, USA, July 1, 2021.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “The Weather-Makers.”

Message received by Anyas.

Thought Adjuster: “Increased present moment awareness allows you to get a sharper definition of the elements impacting your emotional weather and enables you to promptly look for shelter instead of merely complaining about darkening skies.

How do you feel when you scan news headlines that are intentionally bolded and capitalized to exert an ever-stronger impact on their readership? Paradoxically, the disclaimers are printed in tiny fonts, as if whatever may be adversarial to your wellbeing should not be given much attention. Isn't it a blatant mental manipulation by exaggeration or understatement?

If viewing the news is part of your daily routine, emotionally-loaded headlines may act as metaphoric scarecrows and trigger sentiments of outrage, discouragement, or helplessness — robbing you of a daily fresh start.

The anticipation of a freshly-brewed cup of coffee entices many to get up in the morning. Why would you choose to break your mental fast with a regimen of warmed-up and hard-to-digest news that impairs your emotional balance?

Jesus never allowed himself to get enmeshed in mundane matters. He remained focused on matters of spiritual import and came to embody the peace that passes all understanding.

“And if Jesus were on earth today, living his life in the flesh, he would be a great disappointment to the majority of good men and women for the simple reason that he would not take sides in present-day political, social, or economic disputes. He would remain grandly aloof while teaching you how to perfect your inner spiritual life so as to render you manyfold more competent to attack the solution of your purely human problems.” [UB, 140:8.17]

How could he remain so stoic when things were falling apart? Most certainly not for lack of empathy but because he chose to tackle what was within his qualifications and range of influence — thus not letting disgruntling news put a damper on his ever-renewed cheerful countenance. He exhibited the emotional stability of a shower of better ways.

Sift through the content of your life and discard the unsettling elements that disturb your peace. I can assure you that it will generate balmier moods.”

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