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Wednesday 3 August 2022

Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Word for today
The Gospel of Matthew 15:21-28

Let it be done for you as you wish

Let it be done for you as you wish is a door that opens onto the light of a surprising knowledge: in the name of Jesus and with the power of faith you can really realize and make happen whatever you believe and wish in your inner dialogue. It is like realizing that you have a pair of wings you didn't know you had. Let it be done for you as you wish reveals that when something you truly wished happens, it is not by chance, it is not good luck, it is not a rarity or an extraordinary occasion, but a divine law is being fulfilled, a procedure is being realized. That is a divine, universal law which has always existed, even if it no one knew about it. The power of that law is always working, always active, always available to everybody. Even the mind, emotions, and the body blindly obey this law; they always obey the power and the direction given by the inner dialogue's orders and wishes. Every single atom of the brain and the body obeys, without discussing or interfering with the energy produced by the wishes of our inner dialogue, depending on what it believes, how it believes, depending on what it wishes, how it wishes, how much it wishes. Let it be done for you as you wish reveals to the world that what the inner dialogue believes and wishes is coherently turned into biology and emotions. Every cell of the body is always perfectly and constantly attentive and concentrated on the kind, the direction, the quality, the profile of the energy produced by thoughts and wishes, in order to modify itself and to comply with them in a way that is energetically coherent and compatible. Believing that you are not going to make it is, in a way, wishing that you are not going to make it; believing that you are unable and being afraid of someone else's judgment is, in a way, wishing that others will judge and condemn you. An inner dialogue set up in this way makes the cells work to get attuned to this energetic profile, weakening their immunitary system. Striving to meet other people's expectations, cultivating dark thoughts, a lack of confidence, no gratitude or love makes our metabolism coherently produce toxic, acid, destructive substances. Projecting into the future and into the past inner dialogues that are dark and discouraged is asking brain synapses, receptors, and neuropeptides to adapt themselves coherently to this kind of toxic, acid, destructive energy and they will always obey. Cultivating thoughts of faith, trust, love, gratitude, forgiveness, and loving acceptance even at difficult times means asking the body to free hormones, electrochemical and emotional processes that favor health and life. Let it be done for you as you wish reveals that it will be done for you exactly in the same way and quality of your most rooted and deepest thoughts and wishes. It reveals that all the disharmonies, tensions, fears, toxicity of today, depend on nonloving, nongrateful, nonfaithful thoughts and wishes cultivated yesterday. It reveals that tomorrow's psychosomatic harmony and health depends on the thoughts, inner dialogues,  and wishes sown today. Let it be done for you as you wish is a simple and wonderful revelation. It is a revelation that helps us to grow in the school of observing and listening to ourselves and our inner dialogues. Learning to patiently observe our own inner dialogue, to modify and lovingly modeling it on Jesus' words, for the sake of life and happiness is the first and most efficient kind of meditation. As the Gospel tells us many times, Holy Mary is the best teacher of this intimate and powerful kind of inner observation. Observing and listening with attention and trust to the thoughts and inner dialogues that occupy our minds and our spirits is a fundamental activity to verify the direction, the path of our beliefs and wishes, and the strength, nobility, and light or darkness of our desires. Only this gentle yet determined observation makes it possible to modify and purify our inner dialogue. Let it be done for you as you wish affirms somethng new, a piece of good news for everyone: everything, really everything in life depends on the power and luminosity of what we wish and believe,  on how we wish and believe it, on how much we wish and believe it.  Only dark days and events can come from dark wishes.  Happy and bright days will come from the brightness and love of our wishes. Let it be done for you as you wish is a dominant universal law, it is a universal spring of knowledge, it is a universal procedure. It  has nothing to do with seeking arrogant control over our lives, but rather about humbly knowing how it works, for  God's higher glory and for life's sake. The power, nobility, and graceof the Canaanite woman's desire turned into a cry which once deposited at Jesus' feet simply and brightly became a living reality, for the glory of God and for the peace of everyone. Let it be done for you as you wish:  while it might take thousands of years for it  to be understood it, it is already working even now.