Wednesday, March 14, 2007

~Lesson 73~ contemplationshare~

Lesson 73:

I will there be light…
And so it is… not because I will it as “creator of my own reality”, but because what IS has to be so. What is, IS. What IS, is only what can be an expression of its source. This cannot change, since it is the ONLY SOURCE~ the only life. It’s not like there are a bunch of programs for being/existence available to choose from to sponsor the reality of my desire, as the ego’s ‘hard sell’ would have me believe. Doesn’t that sound a little like fantasy? Only One Source means only one~ of even the possibility of ‘being’ or existence. ~ Nothing else ~nothing ~ Can nothing really create? You know what this makes me think about, watching kids play, picking sides and playing make believe… And like the older one will tell the younger one anything to get them to do what they want; make completely far-out claims and promises if they cooperate and wild far-out threats if they don’t. And if the little one doesn’t seem to respond to these tactics, the bigger one will even try the ‘death card’, like ‘fine if you want to die”… there’s no evidence that these threats or promises can be followed though with, and furthermore, require a ‘joint fantasy’ just to play, yet invariably, the little one will buckle and align… hm… sounds familiar… don’t you just want to say to the little one, “Hey, don’t’ take what they’re saying seriously. Its ridiculous, just laugh it off and walk away?…” I do.
This gorgeous peace section in the text is calling to me… please join me in adding it to our lesson practice today… “The holy instant is nothing more than a special case, or an extreme example, of what every situation is meant to be. The meaning that the Holy Spirit's purpose has given it is also given to every situation. It calls forth just the same suspension of faithlessness, withheld and left unused, that faith might answer to the call of truth. The holy instant is the shining example, the clear and unequivocal demonstration of the meaning of every relationship and every situation, seen as a whole. Faith has accepted every aspect of the situation, and faithlessness has not forced any exclusion on it. It is a situation of perfect peace, simply because you have let it be what it is.

This simple courtesy is all the Holy Spirit asks of you. Let truth be what it is. Do not intrude upon it, do not attack it, do not interrupt its coming. Let it encompass every situation and bring you peace. Not even faith is asked of you, for truth asks nothing. Let it enter, and it will call forth and secure for you the faith you need for peace. But rise you not against it, for against your opposition it cannot come.
Would you not want to make a holy instant of every situation? For such is the gift of faith, freely given wherever faithlessness is laid aside, unused. And then the power of the Holy Spirit's purpose is free to use instead. This power instantly transforms all situations into one sure and continuous means for establishing His purpose, and demonstrating its reality. What has been demonstrated has called for faith, and has been given it. Now it becomes a fact, from which faith can no longer be withheld. The strain of refusing faith to truth is enormous, and far greater than you realize. But to answer truth with faith entails no strain at all.
To you who have acknowledged the Call of your Redeemer, the strain of not responding to His Call seems to be greater than before. This is not so. Before, the strain was there, but you attributed it to something else, believing that the "something else" produced it. This was never true. For what the "something else" produced was sorrow and depression, sickness and pain, darkness and dim imaginings of terror, cold fantasies of fear and fiery dreams of hell. And it was nothing but the intolerable strain of refusing to give faith to truth, and see its evident reality”. (T-17.VIII.1-4)

…Today we get to grow up, so to speak. All the fantasies of different authorship are but dreams of darkness, which cannot really exist at all within the light of truth. And all fantasies are one, under the umbrella of the idle wish to father our self ~ that tiny mad idea where we forgot our sense of humor. Can there be enough fantasy to forever cover over the simple truth that darkness cannot hide and what is not of God is not at all?
The past is gone and the light is here, now, we have not left it and it has not left us. Today, we want the freedom to remember Who we really are. God’s plan for salvation, and only His, is wholly in accord with our will and we will succeed today, the time appointed for the release of the Son of God from hell and from all idle wishes. ~Our will is restored to our awareness ~now~ we look upon the light in us and we are saved. We will, together, there be light… we behold the light that reflects God’s Will and ours… then we let our will assert itself, joined with the power of God and united with our Self.
We are released from the fantasy that binds us to this silly prison, this very day because freedom can’t be bound and the holy light of the Son of God dissolves away the structure of fantasy in to the presence of truth. It is my will because it is God’s. And today ~right now~ I will only truth, above all else, right NOW~
I WILL THERE BE LIGHT… and so it is… Here is light and here is truth and here we are as One…
~Thank you for lighting my way, my brothers as we re-member our Self…

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