October 5, 2007

Jesus Is Speaking -- I Love You

"I hear only the Holy Spirit in you, Who speaks to me through you." This is the line that stood out for me, when I read this morning the first section, "I Love You", of this great little booklet, called Jesus Is Speaking. Except for the Bible quote, all words are taken from A Course In Miracles. This line is all I need to accept my innocence and perfection. Jesus does not look at my mistakes and shortcomings, or whatever I may think of myself. He listens only to the Holy Spirit in me, whom He said He will send to everyone.

And there is all my sin and separation made obvious. As long as I don't hear only the Holy Spirit in myself and you, I am lost -- nowhere, dead -- listening to my own voice which leads me to making false judgments and asserting my own ideas and grievances. My sin or separation is that I think I can make another voice, and have another will but God's. How impossible is that! It is what the Course calls arrogance. Do I really want to believe there could be something God willed not to be? What could be more arrogant than this?

Do you care to take a look at the insanity of the human condition? How foolish, how ridiculous my idea of a separate will. And yet, how fundamentally it serves as the cornerstone of my existence here, that I never care to even look at it so that it could be questioned based on the idea of its source. Do I know that this is the basis of my existence? That is why Jesus said, "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do. Literally, I do not know what I am doing, where I am from and why I am here. I see myself as something God did not will to be. How more wrong could I be. Yet, how simple the solution. I am wrong, and my mistakes are easily undone in my surrender to God's will. In a new alignment with the vision of Christ, I will be born again.

What I am saying is this: I cannot solve this problem. Thinking in separation, believing it to be real, I cannot make myself whole again. I have canceled myself out. There is no separation, because God willed it not. Yet, how real it is, once I have deluded myself to believe I am this body identity, walking my separate ways, thinking separate private thoughts, waiting to die as my only purpose and escape from this condition.

I am very aware of the fact that I need to train my mind not to give in to such thoughts and ideas. The human condition is insane, and it does not matter, what the particulars are. It is all the same. I cannot solve any of it, yet I can demand of myself to stay conscious to its thoughts and ideas. I will there be light. I will that this gets undone. That is my prayer. I will the light of truth to dawn on my mind and shine my darkness away. I will not accept to wander off and believe a false image of myself. I give my thoughts and feelings to God to purify them from the insanity of my mind.

Christ at the Sea of Galilee

Thank God for the Course In Miracles that points out to me my condition, and offers a real solution, saying that everything I see is already over and that everyone has accepted this in time to return back home in Heaven. Thank you Father, for Jesus, Who shows me the way. Who tells me He loves me, holding my hand to walk out of this nightmare of denial and death. My acceptance is my acceptance of atonement for myself.

Enough is enough. I love you.

So, here is Jesus, speaking to us...

As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength,
and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.

Come unto me,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

I love you.

I love you for the truth in you, as God does. Your deceptions may deceive you, but they cannot deceive me. Knowing what you are, I cannot doubt you. I hear only the Holy Spirit in you, Who speaks to me through you.

I come to you from our Father to offer you everything again. I love all that He created, and all my faith and my belief I offer unto it. My faith in you is as strong as all the love I give to my Father. My trust in you is without limit, and without the fear that you will hear me not.

Love's meaning is your own and shared by God Himself. For what you are is what He is. There is no love but His, and what He is, is everything there is.

Let the Love of God shine upon you by your acceptance of me. My reality is yours and His. By joining your mind with mine, you are signifying your awareness that the Will of God is one.

Would you know the Will of God for you? Ask it of me who knows it for you and you will find it. I will deny you nothing, as God denies me nothing. Ours is simply the journey back to God Who is our home.

The journey to God is merely the reawakening of the knowledge of where you are always, and what you are forever. It is a journey without distance to a goal that has never changed. Truth can only be experienced. It cannot be described and it cannot be explained. I can make you aware of the conditions of truth, but the experience is of God. Together we can meet its conditions, but truth will dawn upon you of itself.

I give you the lamp and will go with you. You will not take this journey alone. I will lead you to your true Father, Who hath need of you, as I have.

Your Father loves you. All the world of pain is not His Will. Forgive yourself the thought He wanted this for you.

You cannot understand how much your Father loves you, for there is no parallel in your experience of the world to help you understand it. There is nothing on earth with which it can compare, and nothing you have ever felt apart from Him resembles it ever so faintly.

Only the Love of God will protect you in all circumstances. It will lift you out of every trial, and raise you high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety.

God's Will for you is perfect happiness because there is no sin, and suffering is causeless. Joy is just, and pain is but the sign you have misunderstood yourself. Fear not the Will of God. But turn to it in confidence that it will set you free from all the consequences sin has wrought in feverish imagination.

To your tired eyes I bring a vision of a different world, so new and clean and fresh you will forget the pain and sorrow that you saw before. Yet this a vision is which you must share with everyone you see, for otherwise you will behold it not. To give this gift is how to make it yours. And God ordained, in loving kindness, that it be for you.

It is not time we need for this. It is but willingness. For what would seem to need a thousand years can easily be done in just one instant by the grace of God.

His gift of grace is more than just an answer. It restores all memories the sleeping mind forgot; all certainty of what Love's meaning is.

This world is full of miracles. They stand in shining silence next to every dream of pain and suffering, of sin and guilt. Let us be glad that we can walk the world, and find so many chances to perceive another situation where God's gift can once again be recognized as ours!

And thus will all the vestiges of hell, the secret sins and hidden hates be gone. And all the loveliness which they concealed appear like lawns of Heaven to our sight, to lift us high above the thorny roads we traveled on before the Christ appeared.

God gives thanks to you, His Son, for being what you are.

You are His Own completion and the Source of love, along with Him. Your gratitude to Him is one with His to you. For love can walk no road except the way of gratitude, and thus we go who walk the way to God.

You do not walk alone. God's angels hover near and all about. His Love surrounds you, and of this be sure; that I will never leave you comfortless.

"Father, You stand before me and behind, beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go. You are in all the things I look upon, the sounds I hear, and every hand that reaches for my own. In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief. For what surrounds Your Son and keeps him safe is Love Itself. There is no Source but This, and nothing that does not share Its holiness; that stands beyond Your one creation, or without the Love Which holds all things within Itself. Father, Your Son is like Yourself. We come to You in Your Own Name today, to be at peace within Your everlasting Love."
You can order the booklet at the Miracles Communication Center.

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