Saturday, June 9, 2007

Lesson 161:

Give me your blessing, holy Son of God…

This is, of course, as are all miracles, the ideal lesson practice for me today. I went to sleep last night with the prayer of surrender: “I am willing to see this differently”, in mind. I have learned to trust in the Holy Spirit strength and knowing whenever I feel out of integrity with the truth of what I am, which is only love. I knew He would reveal the truth to me where I had dummied up a situation where I had lost perspective and thought something else was going on.

Love calls only to itself and for a moment I had given into seeing something else instead. It’s funny, while I’m writing this; I can’t really remember the details of what the “problem” was. What I knew is that it couldn’t be real, but that because I was experiencing a loss of peace, I had somehow made it so for myself.

I am aware from experience that all seeming problems are really one problem: the belief in separation. And that the solution is also one: remember we are the One Son of God, together as Christ Love. I had lost perspective last night, by what was an obvious forgiveness opportunity, a call for love, which I made the mistake of thinking I needed to understand…

Boy, that is such a red-flag for me; a way my ego tries (and has succeeded way often) to reel me into false perspective and wrong thinking. I have been such a sucker for ‘needing to understand why’. Talk about futility! …One could say I made a career out of it. Thank Heaven the Holy Spirit used that very compulsion to understand, to show me I couldn’t know, but in trusting His Voice, instead I could see…)

It’s like the big cosmic duh! Nothing in the world of form is understandable! It was made for the purpose of hiding out in confusion so we wouldn’t remember the truth! (brain-fart)

This morning I am a babe in His holy arms… I chose one brother, representing all and instantly, humbly, I saw his was indeed the face of Christ: a love so complete, I was instantly aware of my perfect innocence. His seeming appearance dissolved into the light of one-mind, the mind I share with him. I buckled with gratitude and wept the tears of salvation, washing away an ancient belief that had been looping me into a sense of separateness in which I had imprisoned myself and my brother. Joyously I remembered that perfect love casts out fear and we are only perfect love, and nothing else is real…

Friday, June 8, 2007

Lesson 160:

I am at home. Fear is the stranger here…

Fear is a stranger to the ways of love. Identify with fear, and you will be a stranger to yourself. And thus you are unknown to you. What is your Self remains an alien to the part which thinks that it is real, but different from yourself. Who could be sane in such a circumstance?

This opening statement describes the basis for the prime-most feeling, networking all else in my so-called life ~ right up until I accepted the Miracle. I was afraid. I had some free-floating fear thread through every situation, relationship and circumstance, including and primarily in my relationship with myself and God. Even when things were seemingly going the way I wanted them too, I could never really feel present with it. There was always something missing; something I couldn’t put my finger on.

You know in Star Trek when the transporter can’t get at full lock on the person’s DNA signal, you can tell they’re there, but you can’t fully materialize them… This is kind of how love felt to me. Aside from its being the big-great-romance-of-life fantasy, love itself, as a feeling necessary to all interactions, played like this not-quite-materialized-entity within my field of energy. I relied on it. I hoped it was true. But trust~ not a chance. Identity, peace and certainty~ out of my grasp. I always felt a low-grade sense of anxiety and impermanence; desperate to not loose the little I seemed to have. Just behind the seeming happiness, the colors on fear’s palette to paint the life-of–Danét were scarcity, aloneness, and death’s grip.

Today, I am at Home. The artist of creation prepared Love’s palette as my own, ever-filled with the rainbow of joy and certainty, abundance and oneness, peace and everlasting life. Forgiveness is like the lock on the actual co-ordinates of Love and God and Self as one.

Fear is truly the stranger here. Even if this body-model seems to affect at some circumstance, love whisper softly with each breath: forgive and see this differently, forgive and this will disappear…

Certainty of Love’s reign quickly restores harmony to mind when the belief in dis-harmony appeal attention…. It is the peace of God that is my one Goal; the reason for my being here and it is my ministry to be the expression of His Will.

As a guide I use this combination of quotes from the early text as a prayer of unity:

Perfect love casts out fear.

If fear exist,

Then there is not perfect love.


Only perfect love exists.

If there is fear, it produces a state that does not exist.

Nothing real can be threatened.

Nothing unreal exists.

Herein lies the peace of God….

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lesson 159:

I give the miracles I have received….

The miracle I have received through accepting the Atonement for my Self is Christ’s vision. With it comes a certainty that I do not see alone. I see only with the mind I share with God, which gives all meaning for the body’s eyes to deliver back to Source in gratitude. Giving the miracles I have received is all I am interested in any more, truly. It changes the mundane to the fascinating, the weak to the strong, and the lost to home in the united body of the Son of God… All glory to God…

Christ’s vision sees with the magnanimous feeling of eternal love and peace and oneness, not really the eyes at all. They but merely answer to the requests of the mind. The acceptance of the miracle sets our minds aright through the Holy Spirit. When we accept miracle-mindedness, we have eyes to see… The eyes look upon the world yet what they see is given meaning from beyond. Our acceptance of miracles is our access to the vast eternal treasure house of ways to share Heaven’s meaning here on earth. This is how Christ’s vision is the bridge between the worlds. From this eternal storehouse creation’s gifts go out but to complete themselves; returning expanded and united.

Forgiveness grounds us firmly in Christ’s vision allowing us to see no one as having interests separate from our own. We see the ultimate instead of the strategic. And ultimately we all but seek our Self in God. Having received His charity we gladly offer our forgiveness of whatever seems to cross the field of our so-called lives to unite with them in the completion giving and receiving bring… This is the circle of Atonement.

You know something I just love about doing these commentaries? I am so immersed in the endless oneness beyond that joins us in this world, and I feel so completely in love with all of you, my brothers, who are one with me. In holy gratitude I give the miracles I have received….

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Lesson 158:

Today I learn to give as I receive…

Christ’s vision is the gift we give. Today we practice seeing beyond the images of form, bodies and persons, and look beyond to the light in them which we see because we are that same self light. One light, like one mind, the one we share with all creation that is creation, creation and Creator as one…

What I have found helps ease the monkey-mind when requests beyond its scope, such as this, are ask of it, is to give it something to focus on, sort of chew on, mull over, occupy it appropriately. Like for instance, quantum physics has explored, investigated, and theorized what makes up all seeming matter and space. It has scientifically proven that none of it is solid. It is rather a combination of particles and waves given specificity by the intent of the viewer. And if broken down to its minutest particle and examined with extreme magnification, the final core is formless emptiness.

This makes the leap to practicing today’s lesson reasonable to the mind that thinks bodies and objects and space. We are ask only to look lovingly beyond, to the light within; to the very reason it is possible to see what seems to be another, or a brother.

Christ’s vision is the gift we receive by offering all we have perceived to the Holy Spirit for forgiveness, reevaluation and reinterpretation. It is this sight we see in our brother, when love has replaced fear and we recognize we but share a common goal; to unite as one in Him.

We receive it too, because we want only what is real. We have decided for Heaven. We want only the truth. We are learning to value only what is valuable and to recognize that what is not, is but a forgiveness opportunity in which we can leave the world we think we see by an instant’s shift in mind to the light of Love beyond and within. When we look again, we see our Self. This is the vision the text is referring to in that often quoted passage in the text: “The holiest place on earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love.”

Why do we so love this passage? It connects us with the purpose for our being here. It points to the experience of which we all are connected; we feel a deep sense of honor and surrender just hearing the phrase. It reminds us of what matters. It unites us with the sense of Christ’s vision accomplished…

Again, here’s what the lesson says:

Christ’s vision has one law. It does not look upon a body, and mistake it for the Son whom God created. It beholds a light beyond the body; an idea beyond what can be touched, a purity undimmed by errors, pitiful mistakes, and fearful thoughts of guilt from dreams of sin. It sees no separation: And it looks on everyone, on every circumstance, all happenings and all events, without the slightest fading of the light it sees.

This can be taught; and must be taught by all who would achieve it. It requires but the recognition that the world can not give anything that faintly can compare with this in value; nor set up a goal that does not merely disappear when this has been perceived. And this you give today: See no one as a body. Greet him as the Son of God he is, acknowledging that he is one with you in holiness.

Today, let us give and receive as one; looking to the Christ light in every one and situation, in remembrance of the Christ light we all share and the vision we now have received…

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Lesson 157:

Into His presence would I enter now…

Ah, the joyous stillness of the peace of God… This becomes, now, the only experience we want and the only one we want to give. And we give only what we have received. The critical part of today’s lesson is to wait in still anticipating and in quiet joy, with this one intent~ to experience for ourselves a holy instant of the truth. This then transforms our priorities on a daily basis from one of merely wanting to bring illusions to the truth, to one of genuine devotion to being a minister for truth.

We no longer look upon anyone or circumstance or situation with merely the body’s eyes and the ego’s definition, we reserve interpretation of what seems to be for the holy interpretation, which reveals itself whenever judgment ceases.

Your experience today will so transform your mind that it becomes the touchstone for the holy Thoughts of God.

We are on the sure-footed path now, the road invisible to us prior to this moment, but gifted by our desire for it and devotion to the truth and nothing else. Join me as we embark on this new phase of our journey where we are the expression of what we teach; the experience of love’s awareness, the refection of the face of Christ….

Into Christ’s Presence will we enter now, serenely unaware of everything except His shining face and perfect Love. The vision of His face will stay with you, but there will be an instant which transcends all vision, even this, the holiest. This you will never teach, for you attained it not through learning. Yet the vision speaks of your remembrance of what you knew that instant, and will surely know again.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Lesson 156:

I walk with God in perfect holiness…

Who walks with me? The lesson suggests that this question should be asked a thousand times a day until certainty has ended doubting and established peace….

I know for sure that this is an effective exercise. One of the earlier rounds of my going through the daily lessons, I was so struck with the simplicity of: ‘ask and ye shall receive’, that I wrote “who walks with me” on the back of both my hands, reminding me constantly throughout the day that I only had one question. And, I wanted only the answer that felt the way reading today’s lesson made me feel: namely Holy; certain, enough, innocent, a marked absence of self-necessity replaced with a sense of oneness so complete…. Love… The feeling was fleeting yet unmistakable. And I knew for sure that it was my true feeling.

I went about my regular day with the ‘who walks with me’, constant question on my lips, in my mind and heart. The body did its thing; tasks and all, but those specific details slipped to the background of my intent. Who walks with me? I ask a thousand times and then a thousand times more and the only thing that seemed certain in my day, was that nothing mattered but allowing myself to receive/remember my oneness in Him.

The certainty that I do not walk alone, but that something much larger walks with me began to carry my question. There came a sense that I was one with that hugeness and that within it was my safety and security and not within the seeming necessities of my so-called life… Peace began to fill my being, beyond the petty details and actions and emotions that seemed to fill the screen, I felt my Self beyond, undisturbed.

Who walks with me?

I walk with God in perfect holiness. I light the world; I light my mind and all the minds which God created one with me.

That day was so powerful for me; I often referenced this lesson to share with others in hopes that they might taste the experience of holiness that I had received.

What I love now is that I have learned to step back and let the light in me encompass the world in a lightened perspective; where laughing at the ego’s absurdity is always at the ready and as natural now as fear of future used to be. I know who walks with me, and that you and I are one.

We walk with God in perfect holiness….

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Lesson 155:

I will step back and let Him lead the way…

Illusions are exhausting. Trying to control, manipulate and organize them for happiness; to attempt to steer around the suffering and deprivation inherent in illusion is even more so. Yet what I have come to see is that this is just a track in mind that once on it, we are seemingly bound to its laws of deprivation and loss and fear. Yet, there is nothing real on this track. I am there only by my belief in its reality. This is maintained my defense of it and my allegiance to it. Still, it is merely a dream and by withdrawing my attention and belief from it I awaken to the truth within which realizes the clear and simple path before me leading directly home where all of me remains.

I don’t know if it’s a regular meditation practice, but definitely the committed desire to bring my so-called body-life (illusions) to the alter for purification and release, to be replaced by God-life instead, that I came to see that the world of form was but mere smoke and mirrors, dispelled by the mere desire for truth instead. This daily practice consecrated for the Holy Spirit’s use gave me a sense of the path where illusion-Danét steps back and He leads the way. Resistance is futile… joy abounds…The love of God and my oneness with Him is the true magnetic pull defining the purpose of my so-called life.

The lessons in this section are geared to show us that by letting our ideas slip behind, we find truth is not only our beacon, but that with it we beacon for others the way we must go. We walk to God. Right now this is an act of faith; a trust in His trust in us and a deep peace that we are indeed along the road to Him…

We rule our minds which we alone must rule. Love waits on welcome not on time and our sure-footed path leading certainly the way that we must go, wait on our welcome. Like the lesson says:

This is the simple choice we make today: to let illusions sink behind the truth and let the truth stand forth as what it is…

We walk to God. Pause and reflect on this. Could any way be holier, or more deserving of your effort, of your love and of your full intent? What way could give you more than everything, or offer less and still content the holy Son of God? We walk to God. The truth that walks before us now is one with Him, and leads us to where He has always been. What way but this could be a path that you would choose instead?

Joyously, filled with gratitude for you, I ask you join me in an eternal moment where we pause and reflect on this ….. breathing into it, letting the illusions of ourselves slip away, as we rest in God….

And as we move into our day this lesson guides our footsteps…

I will step back and let Him lead the way,
For I would walk along the road to Him.