Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lesson 300 Only an instant does this world endure.

Lesson 300

Only an instant does this world endure.

This is a thought which can be used to say that death and sorrow are the certain lot of all who come here, for their joys are gone before they are possessed, or even grasped. Yet this is also the idea that lets no false perception keep us in its hold, nor represent more than a passing cloud upon a sky eternally serene. And it is this serenity we seek, unclouded, obvious and sure, today.

We seek Your holy world today. For we, Your loving Sons, have lost our way a while. But we have listened to Your Voice, and learned exactly what to do to be restored to Heaven and our true Identity. And we give thanks today the world endures but for an instant. We would go beyond that tiny instant to eternity.

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Lesson 300
"Only an instant does this world endure."

In this lesson we are being gently guided to let go of our insane stories of separation and individuality. We have wandered from the truth of our real Identity. As we quiet our minds and let go of these insane stories about a world of time and space, we go beyond them to the eternal Presence of peace, love and joy. We cease wanting to see separation. We become willing to acknowledge God as our only Source. We become willing to acknowledge that we are Love, just as God is and that nothing else is real. We become willing to return Home.

Today I would practice letting false perceptions go. I would practice seeing each perception as a passing cloud that softly disappears. I would practice quieting my mind and asking for the truth.

I can let this world of pain, suffering and death go in an instant. I do this through forgiveness. Holding on to the images of this world and insisting on their reality is just an unwillingness to accept my Self as God created me. Thus ultimately forgiveness is forgiving God for not giving individuality and specialness.

It may appear that some other person criticized or somehow offended my image of myself. It may appear that some microorganism attacked my body, which is part of my image of myself. It may appear that some terrorist attacked our nation. Yet all these appearances are but the acting out of my wish to have a separate identity I can call my own.

It is impossible to have a separate identity without having to defend its form, protect it against intrusion and change. So complete forgiveness means that I let go of the demand for a separate identity and welcome God's Love, given equally to all.

His Love is always offered. It waits only on welcome. In that moment of welcome, fear is undone and peace returns to my awareness. I remember that I am God's extension of His Love. All this returns to me with the one decision to accept my Self as God created me.

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