VI. The Holy Instant and the Laws of God, P 2
2 You have so little faith in yourself because you are unwilling to accept the fact that perfect love is in you. And so you seek without for what you cannot find without. I offer you my perfect faith in you, in place of all your doubts. But forget not that my faith must be as perfect in all your brothers as it is in you, or it would be a limited gift to you. In the holy instant we share our faith in God’s Son because we recognize, together, that he is wholly worthy of it, and in our appreciation of his worth we cannot doubt his holiness. And so we love him.
Jesus knows that we don’t have a lot of faith that perfect love is in us, so he offers us his perfect faith in us. What a good brother he is! He reminds us that all our brothers receive the same gift. They have perfect love in them, too. And so we must have faith in them as well. This was always hard for me before. There was always someone I didn’t trust, that I could not accept as having perfect love.
I would see that one person or those few people and my sight was arrested at their bodies. I saw their ego personality and their ego actions and that was as far as I could get. But something happened recently, and my mind shifted. Suddenly, I could see how everyone is holy. Now I can’t un-see it.
We are just consciousness, or awareness, or All That Is, or Christ, whatever term you like. The consciousness that I am is not like the consciousness you are. It IS the consciousness you are. The body and the personality, these are just the ego construct that each of us develops as we live in the world, and this is what makes us appear different. But that difference is artificial. What we are beneath that artifice remains as it always was, and it is exactly the same in every one of us. And it is very holy.
Think of ego bodies as containers of different shapes, sizes, and colors, each unique in its form. But inside each container is the essence of what animates it, and that essence is not different from container to container. It is from the same infinite pool, poured into the different containers. And when the container is no longer needed it is discarded, but the essence of who we are remains as it always has been, unaffected by the container that once held it.
So now, when I am tempted to judge the container, I find it is not possible for me to see that one as different or separate from me. I am part of God and I am very holy and so is everyone else. No matter what is happening in this dream, I cannot forget that. I cannot forget that the one who seems separate from me is really… well, me, us, the Son of God. In every case. No exceptions.
That is me over there, acting like a fool. Haha. Sometimes it is me over here acting the fool. But our actions change nothing. We are just one great Whole acting as if we are not. There is no one to judge, no one to blame. There is just the One. Yes, I see your body over there doing its thing, but I recognize your holy self and I love you.