Friday, June 29, 2007

Lesson 181:

I trust my brothers, who are one with me….

I was just reading what came up for me when I did this lesson last year. I could easily flash on the so-called experiences of that story of past. And you know, it was surrounded in the light of forgiveness. What I recall, is the way I changed my focus and the transformation of my brothers and myself into sinless beings, all doing our part. That’s a yummy miracle. The thing is, most of what I look on today shines in that same light of forgiveness and sinless freedom. So much of what I call my life has taken this lamp from which I see. But there are moments. There are those moments when the temptation to feel unjustly treated, or to see another or myself as ‘wrong’ in some silly way, catches me off guard.

I am filled with only gratitude for the practice, lessons such as these provide; always returning, re-tuning me, re-minding me to instantly re-member to shift focus back to sinlessness. I look around me and I see only the reason why my seeing your innocence is all I want... You are my Self. I cannot see anything about myself beyond my assessment of you. Has anything but the letting go of judgment ever satisfied? No. And truly, could any of the trumped up charges and defenses the ego satisfies itself with even remotely come close to the feeling of peace and timeless surety replaces it. Forgiveness offers everything I want.

Today, I want only to trust you, my brother, who are one with me…

I pledge my full devotion to experiencing only our sinlessness. Let ours be one will, to experience only the innocence inherent to God’s Son, in everyone and everything. We are Christ after all. We are as God created us. And we are free.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i definately think it is a stretch to say we are christ.CHRIST CREATED US IF HE DID NOTWE WOULD NOT BE AROUND. I THINK HE SHOULD GET THE GLORY FORWHATHE HASDONE, OVERALL THOUGH I THINK YOUR WRITINGS ARE TERRIFIC.

danét said...

Ummm, thank you for joining me...
Semantics, words being symbols of symbols, twice removed from reality, leave us with interpretation through whatever familiar venue we have. In addressing Christ and my particular experience and understanding, I share this quote from the Clarification of Terms section from A Course in Miracles:

5. JESUS - CHRIST

There is no need for help to enter Heaven for you have never left. But there is need for help beyond yourself as you are circumscribed by false beliefs of your Identity, which God alone established in reality. Helpers are given you in many forms, although upon the altar they are one. Beyond each one there is a Thought of God, and this will never change. But they have names which differ for a time, for time needs symbols, being itself unreal. Their names are legion, but we will not go beyond the names the course itself employs. God does not help because He knows no need. But He creates all Helpers of His Son while he believes his fantasies are true. Thank God for them for they will lead you home.

The name of Jesus is the name of one who was a man but saw the face of Christ in all his brothers and remembered God. So he became identified with Christ, a man no longer, but at one with God. The man was an illusion, for he seemed to be a separate being, walking by himself, within a body that appeared to hold his self from Self, as all illusions do. Yet who can save unless he sees illusions and then identifies them as what they are? Jesus remains a Saviour because he saw the false without accepting it as true. And Christ needed his form that He might appear to men and save them from their own illusions.

In his complete identification with the Christ—the perfect Son of God, His one creation and His happiness, forever like Himself and one with Him—Jesus became what all of you must be. He led the way for you to follow him. He leads you back to God because he saw the road before him, and he followed it. He made a clear distinction, still obscure to you, between the false and true. He offered you a final demonstration that it is impossible to kill God’s Son; nor can his life in any way be changed by sin and evil, malice, fear or death.

And therefore all your sins have been forgiven because they carried no effects at all. And so they were but dreams. Arise with him who showed you this because you owe him this who shared your dreams that they might be dispelled. And shares them still, to be at one with you.

Is he the Christ? O yes, along with you. His little life on earth was not enough to teach the mighty lesson that he learned for all of you. He will remain with you to lead you from the hell you made to God. And when you join your will with his, your sight will be his vision, for the eyes of Christ are shared. Walking with him is just as natural as walking with a brother whom you knew since you were born, for such indeed he is. Some bitter idols have been made of him who would be only brother to the world. Forgive him your illusions, and behold how dear a brother he would be to you. For he will set your mind at rest at last and carry it with you unto your God.

Is he God’s only Helper? No, indeed. For Christ takes many forms with different names until their oneness can be recognised. But Jesus is for you the bearer of Christ’s single message of the Love of God. You need no other. It is possible to read his words and benefit from them without accepting him into your life. Yet he would help you yet a little more if you will share your pains and joys with him, and leave them both to find the peace of God. Yet still it is his lesson most of all that he would have you learn, and it is this:

There is no death because the Son of God is like his Father. Nothing you can do can change Eternal Love. Forget your dreams of sin and guilt, and come with me instead to share the resurrection of God’s Son.And bring with you all those whom He has sent to you to care for as I care for you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you foryourlong answer.i definetly do not think it is wrong togive god all the glory. i would not be around if not for him. i agree that he is eternal truth and there is no hell and eternal truth knows no evil. this stuffis really hard because we do live in a world with so much suffering, sorrow and grief i as a human still feel great peace at times, but being human i also feel very badly for the hurt that is around me, thank you so much for your writings though it does help me tremendously to collaborate with someone who does not believe in hell virtually all my friends believe in it but i thimk what god would do thst? and they say, well they have a choice to make they do not see how evil i think that thinking is anyway thank you for the wrutings.

danét said...

Thank you!