Morning Blessing 06 21 11
|Dear Beloved One,
You can learn to dissolve the illusions of time and space and return to reality, which is Oneness with God and perfect love. This is not love the way the world commonly thinks of it.
It is an all-encompassing kind of love that is perfect spirit: innocent, unflawed, immortal, invulnerable and forever fearless. It excludes no one and includes all. Perfect love, which is Divine in nature, must be experienced, for it is beyond words. Yet words and practice are needed to help lead you to that experience.
The knowledge of what it is like to be one with your Source is the awesome mystical experience that has been described by Masters throughout the ages. It is the greatest sense of awareness anyone can have while still appearing to be in this world. That experience, upon the end of your physical existence, will become your permanent reality.
In the meantime, the more at peace we each are, the more we each will contribute to our world in ways that benefit all. We will find solutions to world problems that are in the best interest of all instead of the old paradigm of what served the best interest of only a few. By first focusing on our inner environment of peace, our outer environment will gradually begin to reflect that and extend it in ways beyond our wildest imagination.
Fearless love is not about just leaving it at that, like some of the popular spiritual teachings do. Any attempt to remain in the present moment will fail unless certain work is done by the student, because there is something in the mind that prevents you from staying in the present moment. Most spiritualities don’t even know about it, much less teach you how to have it healed.
The truth is that we are not these bodies – we are immortal spirit. We cannot actually be separate from God, but we can imagine we are. That is what this world is. It is an illusion of our imagined separation from God. We spend most of our lives trying to solve the problem of separation within the illusion.
The only place where we can actually solve the problem is to go within and release our false thoughts of separation, which is ego. While it is true that in ultimate reality there is nothing to forgive because it is perfect oneness; within this illusion undoing the ego works to awaken us from this dream.
If the ego is like an onion, layers of false thoughts of separation, we will eventually undo or peel away all the layers until there is nothing standing between us and our total awareness of our perfect oneness with God.
And much like we awaken from a dream while sleeping in our beds at night, and see that we have never left the safety of our beds, we will eventually awaken from this dream and see that we have never actually left the safety of God’s perfect love.
Judgment is the biggest obstacle to fearless love and the quickest way to overcome it is forgiveness. The forgiveness we speak of here is not the old-fashioned kind of forgiveness where you say you are wrong but I forgive you anyway; it is the kind of forgiveness Jesus taught and practiced during his last lifetime on earth and is taught today through his voice in A Course In Miracles.
It is the kind of forgiveness that says we are not this body, we are immortal spirit and cannot be damaged or die, therefore we are all innocent. Jesus demonstrated this on the cross and did not suffer because he knew he was not a body and that all pain and suffering was only imagined.
This was the true message of the crucifixion, that we are not this body and, when grasped fully, that shall truly set us free. This kind of forgiveness, which undoes your ego, will allow you to stay in the condition of the endless present. The past and future will be forgiven. And as the Course says, “…if it is forgiven, it is gone.
If we make forgiveness our purpose we will live our lives more and more fearlessly until it becomes our permanent state of being. Through the practice of forgiveness, there will come a point when we have so much inner peace that we won’t care how long it takes us to reach that permanent state, nor will it matter what appears to be going on in the world around us.
Now more than ever we must find another way. This is another way; it works, and is available to all. You don’t have to wait any longer to live life fearlessly and happily. Courage is what is needed when you are frightened that your body might be harmed or killed. The more you remember who you really are, Immortal Spirit, the more naturally fearless you become.
From that, a life of effortless ease shall emerge.
The power of Spirit to awaken me to my own spiritual nature is at work in me even as I read these words; the Infinite Presence of Life is culminating in its latest wonderful evolution in me this very moment. I am part of the Infinite Universal Presence, created out of it, with all the wisdom and power and creativity it has. I’ve always got access to this creative power for transformation, and I let that power go to work in me this very day.
Knowing that Spirit is always at work in me in this way, I wake up to its workings and work with it. I daily set the intention to open my mind and heart to experience my own spiritual nature. I daily set the intention to receive the good that is here for me. Every day of my life, I choose to give the best I have to offer the world, and in every moment, I give thanks for the blessings that are everywhere around me.
I let myself grow and change, not holding onto the good from the past, and opening to the greater good that’s blossoming in all people and things. I call it forth. And I am ready for this; there’s nothing in me that resists this opening in any way. Any places of fear or confusion are now filled with clarity and courage. And for this process of unfolding, of awakening, I give thanks. Because it is done. And so it is.
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