Friday, July 13, 2007

Lesson 195:

Love is the way I walk in gratitude…

Love is ever-present in mind, for all of us. It is what we think is missing when we feel alone, what we think will save us when we fall, complete us when deficient; give us safety in a storm and security when afraid. It is consistently what we reference when we feel gratitude, and without which, we couldn’t express… And we would be right.

Here’s the thing; our idea of love left its memory of where it resides and creates and has its being in the wholeness, during this dream of individual-ness. That is the dynamic of the separation; to place outside and interact as subject with object. Therefore the construct of time and space and form and function and learning and memory and birth and death were enacted, all real-izing the dynamic we call the world; its limitations and rules, its bodies and its things, and opposites…

So here’s the really fun part… Of course one could only make something from the materials (so to speak) one has. We are but Love; complete and whole and free. Love would therefore still be, the one thing that inescapable ingredient woven into the core of ever illusion we might fancy. For Love is our being… beyond, within, extending and returning~ love is….

Eventually, on the spiritual journey, no matter which path one takes, (the decision for spirit-mind) it always unfolds to the same awareness: ~YOU ARE THE LOVE YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR~ The fullness of gratitude becomes the seat of our adventures from this point on. We recognize that we but see what are looking with. We put on the spectacles of gratitude as we begin our day with the Holy Spirits direction; go forth and we feel out of sorts, (its like laying our seeing glasses down) we can merely return to gratitude of a quick restorative to se our brother as our self…

Please join me in this portion of the lesson’s message:

We thank our Father for one thing alone; that we are separate from no living thing, and therefore one with Him. And we rejoice that no exceptions ever can be made which would reduce our wholeness, nor impair or change our function to complete the One Who is Himself completion. We give thanks for every living thing, for otherwise we offer thanks for nothing, and we fail to recognize the gifts of God to us.

Then let our brothers lean their tired heads against our shoulders as they rest a while. We offer thanks for them. For if we can direct them to the peace that we would find, the way is opening at last to us. An ancient door is swinging free again; a long forgotten Word re-echoes in our memory, and gathers clarity as we are willing once again to hear.

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