Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Clinging to Separation, 2

Babies will cry when the scissors they are playing with are taken from them. To the caring adult this source of ‘enjoyment’ is a dangerous potential source of harm. The still small voice of spirit is the caring adult within us, trying to get us to stop playing with our dangerous ego toys, except the still small voice does not have the same power over us that the adult has over the child. It—spirit, the still small voice, must whisper, nudge and wait patiently until we return to our minds and change them. Our Self is trying to shift focus from our self’s dangerous toys—the ego’s specialness, gently, not by force, not by force, but by showing us it does not make us happy.

Because the self thinks separation, not at-one-ment with its Self will make it happy, and because the Law always gives us what we want most—separation, “let us resolve today to ask for what we really want, and only this (at-one-ment with ourSelves), that we may spend this day in fearlessness without confusing pain with joy, or fear with love.”  We need a new definition of happiness which comes only when we step outside ourselves, the ego dream—outside our personal identity, and allow our Self to teach us what alone will give us what we want: the perceptual shift of relationships that forgiveness brings.

Each situation, experience and feeling whether positive or negative from the ego’s perspective is an opportunity to awaken and claim the gifts of peace and oneness that forgiveness brings. Seeing our lives as classrooms in which we constantly practice returning to our minds and perceiving our mistakes and seizing our opportunities without guilt, judgment and blame works best. No one and no-thing can ever take our Self’s love, compassion, peace and joy from us except our self’s fear of loosing its illusory identity.

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