Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – to be still. “Be still, and know that I am God.” The start, middle, and end of the Spiritual journey is the conviction that our Father is always Present. Being still is the core of Centering Prayer or Contemplation and a handy tool for Step Eleven. Letting go and detaching from our thoughts and feelings for a few minutes is a gateway to that mystical union with our Creator, our Father within. This is clearing a way for our awakening to a love deeper than words. Living our Alcoholics Anonymous program chips away what we are not, and awakens who we are. We are never given the gift of a heart’s desire without also being given the Power to make it come true, by our Father’s grace. We will have to be willing to die to the old too limited self, making room for our rebirth or awakening to our Higher Self. To resist the process causes extended labor-pains. For most of us, the Spiritual journey is a gradual process of enlarging our relationship with our Father, but it will come if we will do our little part. “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His Love is made complete in us” 1 John. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.