The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.
Father, how still today! How quietly do all things fall in place! This is the day that has been chosen as the time in which I come to understand the lesson that there is no need that I do anything. In You is every choice already made. In You has every conflict been resolved. In You is everything I hope to find already given me. Your peace is mine. My heart is quiet, and my mind at rest. Your Love is Heaven, and Your Love is mine.
The stillness of today will give us hope that we have found the way, and travelled far along it to a wholly certain goal. Today we will not doubt the end which God Himself has promised us. We trust in Him, and in our Self, Who still is One with Him.
This morning I woke up with a question: Who am I? The answer came quickly. I am Christ. I am moving up and through this vehicle, slowly displacing the ego as light displaces darkness with its very presence. I move slowly as not to startle, but I move inevitably for I am being made welcome. I do not force my way into conscious thought, but come quietly and gently at invitation.
Is it arrogance to think of myself as Christ? Or is it simple truth and only recognition of what has been known deep within all along? Is it only foolishness to pretend to be small and unlike my Creator just because I am playing at making a world that could never exist? The ego feels very sly today, truly the serpent in the garden slithering slowly into my awareness, whispering fearful warnings of overstepping my bounds, of drawing attention to my errors. “What will people think? I don’t act like a Christ. Who do I think I am?”
Could I turn my attention from the ego mind and let it hiss at dead air? Could I do this just for today and allow myself the respite of utter peace, the hush of heaven, as promised me? If I feel any guilt or fear today, I am willing to set it aside and experience my Self as God created me. I get shivers at the thought.
Yesterday was so productive. I noticed many moments in which I was judging and was completely willing to see differently. I was more than willing; I was determined, and excited to see differently. I reminded myself often that I and my Father are one, and I began to include the one I had judged. I and my Father and David are one. Once, the group got rather large. Well, the more the merrier. All I could think about was how much light I was allowing into my mind every time I chose forgiveness.
I still notice judgment and I still ask for healing. Yesterday I noticed judgment several times and I noticed how I used that judgment to write stories and that is how the script continues to be written and the illusion built upon. As soon as I realized this I stopped because it is not what I want. The years of being vigilant for my thoughts have helped to remove a lot of blocks and the ones left are light and transparent and more easily shifted.
Holy Spirit, this morning I asked about the idea that I need do nothing when I seem to have done a great deal of work to reach this place. Could you talk about this to me?
Holy Spirit: You need do nothing to know God, to know perfect peace and perfect love because this is in you. It is you; perfect love is stuff of which you were made. You need do nothing to know perfect love because you are perfect love. This has always been true and will always be true. The work you do is to simply remove what it is you have placed over it. Your work consists only of realizing that everything in your mind that is not God was placed there by yourself and will be removed only by your desire to have it gone. It seems like work, and a lot of it, because you do not entirely want peace.
Fear is the serpent in your garden, dear one, and it whispers lies into your heart telling you that God would strip you of your armor and destroy you. The serpent reminds you of all your mistakes and hints at sins so awful it cannot put words to them. You have come to believe your only hope is to keep God away.
God will rise up in you at the slightest invitation, but you must make that invitation, and to do so requires that you put aside all that would block Him from your mind. You do this work every day and as Myron wakes up the entire consciousness wakes up. Think of this work as housekeeping. Every untrue thought you toss out leaves a clean empty space which is invitation for your Lord to occupy you.
Me: Holy Spirit, as I re-read what I have written in this lesson, I was very impressed with how much my writing has improved, and I was proud. Then I realized that this is a block though I was not sure how. I felt ashamed of this thought and tried to push it away.
Holy Spirit: Yes, it is a block because in this thought you have separated yourself from Me. There are the words you write and the words you scribe and they are different in your mind. If you allow yourself to follow this thought you realize that behind it is the belief that to give up your authorship to God would diminish you. This is because you do not understand that you and God are inseparable. There is no you that is separate from God. God does not take, but only gives. Creation only moves in one direction.
Another way this thought is a block is the belief that there is the writing you do and the writing someone else does, and you judge yourself based on this comparison. This thought makes separation feel more real in the mind, not less real. This is why it is a block. It adds to the belief in separation. These thoughts are not sins and there is no cause for shame. A thought is simply true or not true.
Do you see how quickly you caught this thought that was blocking the light in your mind, and how willing you were, in spite of your fear, to look at it with me? This is how you wake up. This is how the whole of you wakes up. This is the only work required of you.