Are you tired of an endless spiritual search that only seems to lead you into more confusion? Do you wonder when you will reap the fruits of your search and actually find the peace that is promised in the traditions that lead to enlightenment?
What does it mean to actually hit a true “bottom”? Have you hit it? How do you know? When you get to the depth of yourself, when you see how miserable this little self is trying to make something of itself in this vast universe, then something can happen. A miracle: something in you on a very deep level shifts from a linear, fear based state of mind to a peaceful, vertical acceptance of life itself exactly as it is…you know you’ve hit it and have gone on.
Many people want the results without doing the work. Maybe they can have them. I don’t know… there is no order of difficulty in miracles. That is the first sentence of the entire Course and it means that it doesn’t have to take time.
A Course in Miracles states it is a celestial speedup. What used to take time now is happening in an instant. The consciousness has changed and you are coming out of the dark. It does get darker for a time, so that you can see the difference between darkness and light, and make a real choice. Before, you were just confused. When the light enters after a long period of struggle with an idea or a situation you cannot solve, the light then shows you that all your efforts were worth it. True freedom from fear is not only possible, but inevitable.
Why? Because the ego mind has no source. It is made up. You don’t have to worry about something that isn’t real. You simply have to recognize its unreality by choosing to be free. That’s it. The help you are given when you make this choice is unlimited. Your mind shifts and you enter a “state of grace” from that moment on. Your entire life changes and you become truly compassionate and have only a sincere desire to help. You don’t care about yourself as much as how you can be of service to help others to have this same experience. This is a “sea change”. It takes place in the depth of your being and it is very joyful because, finally, after all your life of misery, you are given a real reason for being here.
In the end of Chapter 7, The Gifts of the Kingdom, it states that following the Holy Spirit is the easiest thing in the world, and the only thing that is easy, because it is not of the world and therefore, natural. Grace is the natural state of every Son of God. That’s YOU. You are in this state of grace already, and your job is to stop denying it.
When you think you have something to do with your own awakening, you are deluding yourself. God is. God has already saved you. You simply choose to accept it and you are free. But you must give up every idea that limits you. This seems like it takes time, but I assure you that it isn’t difficult unless you make up an idea of difficulty. You are still doing this to yourself and you can stop. You can decide that there isn’t anything difficult about you being who you are. It doesn’t make sense. You are YOU. There is a feeling of release, a sudden shift of awareness and you find yourself in a very different state of mind. YOU ARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN SEEKING!
“By demonstrating to yourself there is no order of difficulty in miracles, you will convince yourself that, in your natural state, there is no difficulty at all because it is a state of GRACE.” When you are not in this state, everything you do becomes a strain. “A Son of God is happy only when he knows he is with God.”
It is the total surrender of your idea of yourself as separate that must and did indeed occur. When you are free, you are free! There is no going back. It isn’t possible. Fear may arise in your awareness, but you simply laugh and let it go. Fear isn’t real. Love is.
“When a mind has only light, it knows only light. Its own radiance shines all around it, and extends out into the darkness of other minds transforming them into majesty.” Majesty? Wow. Do you see that you are this radiance and that you only have to recognize and appreciate and know it. But the next sentence is key: “Recognizing the Majesty of God as your brother is to accept your own inheritance.”
Your brother is the majesty of God. That is why judgment is always false. Appreciation is the only appropriate response to a Son of God. That’s your brother and he is you. So, why would you want to judge him? STOP DOING IT.
Love is always the answer, forgiveness is the key. You cannot escape your fear without forgiveness of yourself for having this idea of separation. It was only a mistake and isn’t true anyway. So, just accept it. It is long over and its time you accepted that fact.