The world has given us many questions, and even more questionable solutions, but never the real answer.
The real answer is given long before even the first question could be asked, and long before the idea of a world could take hold in the mind.
The real answer is the timeless truth of what I am, the wholeness of total reality, the reality of love that I share with God, the only One.
The mind will not be fully at peace until it’s restored to its wholeness.
Most of my life has been a defense against the truth, because everything in it was based on the idea of separation, not wholeness. Therefore, my little life is but a dream, like everything else that’s not an expansion of undivided wholeness and changeless love.
Being unreal, the dream is without any consequences. The love that is recognized in this world is its only reality, and as such it is our salvation from the illusions of fear, guilt, sin, and bad karma.
To accept the truth takes no time and it doesn’t have to be perfect. Perfection belongs to the wholeness of reality, it cannot exist in separation. Therefore, my imperfect acceptance is enough to unlock the door to my mind that I’ve willfully closed, abusing the power of mind for my own fearful but illusory purposes. Whenever there’s an opening truth naturally fills the illusory gaps of ignorance.
The result of a moment’s acceptance may not immediately show in the world, as the mind is still interpreting everything in terms of separation. It so happens that perception is based on belief, and beliefs may take time to change. But any exposure to reality cannot be made undone. I may forget it for some time, but its wholesome nature is already dissolving dreamed up time, sparing all of us eons that don’t have to be spent in fearful illusions.
Everything that seems to exist is only an idea in the mind, including this concept of a separate ‘me’, ‘you’, ‘the universe’, ‘God’, or whatever. A separate mind is itself an illusory idea within the all-encompassing mind. There’s nothing beyond mind, and when anything isn’t an expansion of its undivided Oneness, it isn’t real.
This path of acceptance and surrender is going nowhere in the world. It’s a path leading immediately beyond the world, beyond any idea of separation, beyond the conceivable, to being now here.
- A Course in Miracles (ISBN 0-9606388-8-1). More information about this wonderful book for self-study can be found at the website: http://www.acim.org/
- Gary Renard’s The Disappearance of the Universe : Straight Talk About Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics, and the Miracles of Forgiveness.
- The book by Gary Renard is a great help in understanding the teaching of A Course in Miracles.