Wednesday, November 15, 2017
What would it be like live free of the concept of time and space? There is an exercise which when repeated regularly may offer an opportunity to see beyond the limits prescribed by time and space. As we regularly practice the 4 following suggestions we may find an increasing sense of timelessness.
First, let us imagine we no longer need any sleep and can live from day to day without any change in consciousness. Time will pass but we will not make any adjustments for it.
Let us further imagine that the day is no longer divided by light and darkness and it is light continuously. Here we arrive at a point of one uninterrupted day lasting our entire lifetime.
Further let us imagine we can recall past events not as they were but exactly how they would appear to us in our current awareness, with our current values and understanding. Now we have stopped the march of time and in this long day neither past nor present are separated by artificial means.
Finally let us imagine how events currently taking place will unfold in the future. Not how we would like them to appear but how they may logically progress. Now we have a reality with time not passing us by, not moving on, where we are experiencing past, present and future as a continuous uninterrupted now.
The more we perform this exercise the easier it will be to understand life lived outside of the confines of time and space and offer us a sense of our own immortality.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Let us consider patience as much more than simply waiting. In its fullest sense, patience is the pull of perfection upon time and space, drawing all form in to its highest possible expression. Simply, all form has a perfect pattern into which it is inexorably drawn. Here patience holds the universe together and causes it to evolve. As a result we have time – sequence, space- the distance between sequences and patience- the force that holds form together allowing it to evolve. Under these conditions it is easy to see how patience could be considered a waiting but unless our waiting is imbued with faith it is simply pausing. In the absence of faith patience is at best a punctuation mark in our day; a comma, a pause at the end of a clause.
We cannot spiritualize matter for it is already spiritual. Matter is spirit compressed into motive, then into thought and finally into material form. However we can materialize spirit and that is our mission in flesh and bone. If we in our impatience do not allow the mental and physical expressions of spirit to be worked on by the pull of perfection as it materializes the final form will be distorted, deformed and dis-eased. In life we must give the faithful pauses equal value to the activities themselves for excellence to result. In a material environment order depends on time and space while excellence upon patience. In music the spaces between the sounds are as important as the notes themselves. In our daily doings constant activity without constructive pauses for patience will give rise to confusion and ultimately to chaos.
This is all relatively easy to understand until fear rises within us and as a result we jump out in front of patience. Then we give precedence to fear over faith, angst over patience and dis-ease will inevitably the result. A life well lived is meant to be enveloped in patience and without these constructive pauses we are going against the pattern of perfection. In our expression of spirit we must have faith sufficient to give fear no place to take hold. Consequently the symphony will be more beautiful yet and the spaces called patience will provide elegance to the notes they separate.
As we go out in to each day let us keep our mind on patience and not allow our self to react in fear to the challenges they hold for us. We cannot remind our self too frequently of the importance of patience in our activities and if we have lost our focus for the moment we can renew it the next. In this way what we do not do is as important as what we do and the symphony produced by our activities will be punctuated with patience.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
There is only one cause, one source, one life, one substance and that is our precious Lord. The living consciousness of this Infinite Loving Kindness we call God is expressed as spirit from which flows an endless variety of form. Thus oneness is expressed as allness in a seemingly endless variety of ways.
As God is infinite, absolute and perfect it holds that all expressions of Him are so as well. Held together in and formed of His consciousness creation is the perfection of diversity and harmony. Our Lord is infinite as is the variety of forms in which He expresses Himself. This is the pattern of perfection and all life is inexorably drawn to it. We who are actual fragments of unspeakable holiness are part of this pattern of boundless diversity and consummate harmony. We flow from perfection and recreate our self in an endless variety of ways. No matter how distant creation may seem from our Creator, no matter how many intermediate stages it may appear to have traveled, this is an illusion for the consciousness of God embraces everything.
In our travels across the face of time, in our excitement of being co-creators, we have periodically lost sight of harmony. The result of this discord is fear and pain, anxiety and illness. And we suffer because of the turmoil that is caused by our waring against the pull of perfection, the call of harmony. When we have lost sight of harmony with the creative forces of the Infinite Spirit of our Lord we cast a shadow upon the road we travel. Ultimately we send our attention in to this shadow, the dimness caused by our inharmony and for a while we are lost to the light.
The good news is that the pull of perfection is relentless, it is unyielding and inexhaustible. It will continue unabated until we ultimately surrender to Infinite Loving Kindness in all of His forms. When this is done harmony will be restored as in an instant and it will be as if we never embodied discord.
We can begin as we are and where we are. We need not go anywhere or do anything to return to our original harmonious state except to stop our resistance. We need only to stop our preoccupation with our self, our desires and even what we have come to identify as our needs. We need only to choose to be a channel for Infinite Loving Kindness in all forms and He will take care of the rest. We need not be perfect we need only to be willing, to be up and doing and we will be filled with the fullness of grace and mercy. Then we will not only find our self healed of all discord but everything upon which we cast our gaze will be drawn into boundless harmony.
As we go about our busy day let us stop periodically to reflect upon what we are creating, what we are recreating and why. Let us remember that we are part the Infinite Holiness and it His consciousness we mold in every form and shape. Thus He lives in every possible form in which we can express our self.
May God bless you and awaken within you the remembrance that you are divine beings living within the embrace of divinity.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
We are children of divinity, created in the image and likeness of that Infinite Loving Kindness we call God. All that has been, all that is and all that can be comprises our essence and it is both perfect and absolute. This said, how can we explain being overcome by fear and illness? Certainly the pains we suffer are not larger than infinite love, nor can the things we fear overcome absolute goodness. Yet we suffer.
Let us consider there is not a conflict between what we suffer and that unspeakable goodness of which we are comprised. Our infinite self, our soul self is perfect in every way and unspotted by anything we have ever done. It is our highest motivation and pours out through our mind. What we do with regard to this motivation, our thoughts and deeds constitute our mind. Here, in our mind is where we find that discord that results in fear and illness. When we choose to act in opposition with our essence we create a conflict that eventually results in fear and illness.
Our soul essence pours out through our mind seeking expression in our daily activities. When we act in harmony instead of in conflict with these impulses we create a life filled with infinite love. Here there is no fear, no doubt and no illness. The difficulty is in thinking we must undo something. The good news is that we cannot go backwards we can only live in the present. When we begin to act in accord with that infinite goodness seeking expression through our mind and body anything contrary will simply melt away. It will disappear like those shadows we fear in a darkened room will vanish once it has been illuminated. There is nothing to undo, nothing to combat and nothing to conquer. We need simply to resolve moment by moment to act in accord with our highest impulses and the result will take care of itself.
Let us fear not those things we do not understand, those things that seem larger than life. We have only to harmoniously express who we really are each and every moment and not require any specific results. In a life harmoniously lived there are no results only processes and when we look beyond this we are inevitably beset with fear and doubt. May we this day dedicate our purpose; offer our mind and body to be the means to express Infinite Loving Kindness. And to this let us rededicate our self over and over and over again.