Message for the Week
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Love, Enlightenment, and Universal Truth from All Grace
Love, Enlightenment, and Universal Truth from All Grace
Greetings! This is the one you’ve known as Jesus the Christ. Love is the drive behind creation and the glue that holds it all together. The will behind creation is actually love. Isn’t that why you create? Isn’t the act of creation an expression of love? Without love, you wouldn’t act, you wouldn’t create, and neither would God, we assume. Love is the driving and shaping force behind all creation. Thy will is carried out by love. Thy will is love made manifest.
I have sometimes also called this force that is love, Grace. I have called Grace the hand of God because Grace is the aspect of God that acts in the world to fulfill Thy will and carry out the divine design. Grace is the mysterious and unseen movement of God upon creation. Grace’s movement is motivated by love and indistinct from love. You could no more separate love from Grace than take the wetness out of water. Love is the overarching quality behind Grace because it is the overarching quality of what we have been calling God.
That God is love has become a rather trite saying. Words so often over simplify the mysterious. How can they not? Words and the mind that creates them were not designed to explain the Mystery. Anything that is said about the Mystery is bound to be inadequate, and we will have to accept that. And yet, the Mystery deserves an attempt at understanding and investigating it.
For our purposes, it is not important or necessary to try to describe God in words. It is only important that you understand one thing: God is benevolent, and the proof is that love is what propels God and shapes creation, and this is what I intend to prove to you.
It is important for you to know this, because deeply realizing this can change your life by shifting your state of consciousness. Knowing that you are loved, cared for, and supported by God and that you have an important place and purpose in creation has the potential for transforming your outlook on life. Knowing this can shift you from the ego’s perspective of separation, fear, lack, and conflict with life to one that allows you to be at peace with life and to fall in love with it and be happy.
This falling in love with life is a return to your divine nature, which is in love with life. As God, you are completely head-over-heels in love with life! I know this because it is my experience and that of those in other dimensions beyond your own. It can be your experience as well—and it is meant to be. The experiences you have had and are having have been orchestrated to bring you to a realization of your true nature and to the love and happiness at your core.
In describing God and creation, my purpose is to help you realize your true nature. This is not an exercise in trying to put the impossible into words, but trying to open your minds to the possibility that you are the very force of life that has set your life in motion.
You are the created and the Creator, the form and the Formless. You are All That Is expressing itself in your little corner of the universe, which gives you a unique standpoint and role in all of creation. You are here to serve creation from this unique standpoint. That is your essential purpose. This purpose is known and carried out through love.
You also have a more specific purpose, which is revealed in each moment. This moment-to-moment purpose is also known and carried out through love. You know what this purpose is because it is whatever you are loving in any moment. What are you loving now? Whatever your attention is being given to is what you are loving, and no matter what that is, there is a purpose in that:
• If you are loving your negative thoughts by giving your attention to them, then the purpose in that moment is to experience the result of doing that and learn from that.
• If you are loving a tree by giving your attention to that tree, then the purpose in that moment is to experience the tree-ness of that tree.
• If you are loving your anger by feeding it with more thoughts, then the purpose in that moment is to experience the result of doing that and learn from that.
• If you are giving your attention to feeling grateful, then the purpose in that moment is to have the experience of gratitude and discover the result of that.
• If your love is flowing to another person, then the purpose in that moment is to experience what it is like to give your love to that person.
Giving your attention, your love, to something brings you a certain experience and thereby teaches you something. You may not be aware of what you are learning or that you are learning by simply experiencing something, but you are always learning at least one thing: the result of giving your attention to whatever you are giving your attention to. If the result is pleasant, you learn one thing; if the result is unpleasant, you learn something else. Whatever the result, you are learning something, and probably a number of things.
Experience equals learning. It is impossible not to learn from your experiences. Giving your attention, your love, to whatever you are giving it to is how the Divine, through you, experiences life and evolves. This is going on in every moment, and it is the most basic purpose of each of your lives.
The awareness you have been given as a conscious, sentient being—this ability to attend to life—is the only way the Creator can experience the life you are living. The Creator is aware through the sensory apparatus of your body-mind. But the experience is even more intimate than that: This awareness is the Creator looking through your eyes.
The Creator is looking through the eyes of the human being it is pretending to be, which it has created for that purpose. Sometimes the egoic programming is directing that attention and sometimes the Creator is. The seeming separate person, made possible through programming, is learning by giving his or her attention (love) to one thing after another and noting the result. And the Creator is learning both vicariously through the character and through its own direct experience of life. Love, the willingness to engage with and attend to the many wondrous aspects of this world, drives the learning and evolution of both the person and the Creator.
Love is also the lesson that is learned, although along the way many other things are learned as well, including things the Creator didn’t know would be learned. Creation is an experiment for the Creator, an unknown adventure without an end, but one with the intention to experience, grow, learn, create, and have fun. What will be learned? Who knows? Knowing that would only take the fun out of it.
Love is the glue, the common thread, and what drives the adventure, informs it, and keeps the Creator from getting lost completely in creation. Love is also the destination. The adventure’s ultimate purpose is to rediscover love after having lost it to the egoic state of consciousness.
This purpose gives the adventure a direction. Love, as Grace, is the secret ingredient embedded in creation that guides people and leads them Home. Grace drops the “breadcrumbs” that show you the way.
The illusion of being a separate self is a very powerful one, as you well know, since you are living it. And it is one full of confusion and suffering. However, if the Illusion were completely pleasurable and made sense, there would be no drive to question it or find a way out. The Illusion is meant to be unpleasant for a reason: The players in this game called life are meant to find their way out of illusion to the Truth.
Suffering motivates you to find the Truth, and love shows you the way out. The players are given the challenge of having an ego that doesn’t know or trust love, and they must discover that the key to life is love. The suffering in being divorced from one’s true nature, from love, drives them to the ultimate discovery—that love is all that matters. Love is the reason and reward for existing. Once you have deeply realized this, you have won the game. Built into the game of life is this endgame.
You cannot play the game without it ending this way. That is really good news. As a result, there are no wrong choices, since every choice eventually leads to the same outcome: love. But how you play this game is up to you. Everyone plays it differently, according to their particular programming, what they have learned along the way, and how in touch they are with their divine self.
As you learn and grow, you begin to awaken from your programming, from the Illusion, and your divine self takes on a greater role in your life. You are no longer the victim of your programming nor are you defined by it. As you come to know your true self, you more consciously, or intentionally, use whatever programming still works for you, while overwriting and replacing any that doesn’t serve you with new ways of being.
You have been given the freedom to become free. It is the loving hand of Grace that guides you to that freedom. What good would free will be if it didn’t take you to freedom from the pain and suffering of the Illusion? To be free to choose within the Illusion is a limited freedom indeed.
You are given the freedom to choose so that you can not only have experiences within the Illusion, but also become free of it. Your freedom to choose enables you to eventually discover the Truth, the love at your core. God is benevolent indeed! What chooses to become free from the Illusion is the divine self awakening in you when it is time for that to happen. Thank you for being here. I am with you always.
You Are Having the Right Experience from The Jesus Trilogy
You Are Having the Right Experience from The Jesus Trilogy
A corollary to the great truth that everything is unfolding perfectly is that, in any moment, you are having exactly the right experience. The small will and the greater will are co-creating your experience perfectly to bring you Home or accomplish some other intention or lesson. You cannot have a wrong experience! Every experience accomplishes something, if not directly and immediately, then indirectly and at some later time.
Whatever is happening is meant to be happening. If what is happening is not the direct intention of divine will, then what is happening is the intention of the small will, either your small will or someone else’s, and being allowed by divine will for some reason. It is being allowed because something needs to be learned by everyone involved. If you are involved in someone else’s lesson, then it is also yours.
When you see your experiences as having been designed for you, then you can begin to realize the truth that everything is an opportunity for growth and for developing love, compassion, wisdom, strength, courage, and other virtues. Life is designed to stretch you, and it does that very well!
Not being able to understand why you are experiencing something doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be experiencing it. People often assume that because some event or experience doesn’t make sense to them that they live in a capricious or even evil universe. But this is not the case.
The Intelligence behind life is neither capricious nor evil but quite the opposite. The intent of this Intelligence is always for evolution and movement toward greater love, peace, understanding, compassion, wisdom, and strength. There are no mistakes and no wrong experiences. Everything you experience is taking you Home and, in so doing, making you more loving and wise.
For example, if you are feeling a sense of drudgery, then that is the right experience. The sense of drudgery was created by something—some thought. If that is not the experience you want, if it doesn’t give you peace and happiness, then find out how you created that experience and create a better one. You are meant to learn to create peace and happiness and to become more loving in life and more loving of life. With the incentive of suffering, everyone eventually succeeds in learning these things.
Even the experience of pain in your body is the right experience. Pain draws your attention to something that needs taking care of. It is part of the software that protects you. Or if there is nothing more you can do for the pain, then the pain is meant to be experienced just as it is.
Pain is an opportunity to discover the power of your thoughts and feelings to create added suffering, to add insult to injury, as they say. The more stories, worries, and fears you add to the pain, the worse the pain gets. When pain is stripped of such thoughts, it is just a sensation. It is reality showing up as a painful sensation, which is just part of having a body. This is not to deny the existence of terrible pain that sometimes must be endured, but when that is the case, endurance of that pain is what is meant to be, for whatever reason.
There are always reasons for experiencing whatever you are experiencing, but you often do not or cannot know what those reasons are. One of the challenges of being human is to have faith that there is always a reason for whatever you are experiencing. Every experience serves your evolution and the evolution of the Whole, and that is the reason, although there are almost always many reasons, many ways, that an experience serves. Faith in this can eliminate a lot of suffering.
“This shouldn’t be happening!” screams the ego. But what if you really knew that whatever was happening should be happening? What if you met each moment with the realization that this should be happening? How different that would be. It would be a better experience, wouldn’t it?
Just notice how much better it feels in your body to believe that something should be happening instead of that it shouldn’t be happening. How it feels in the body is a clue to what the real truth is. The truth is whatever allows you to feel at peace with life.
You are having exactly the right experience also goes for your state of consciousness. Where you are in your spiritual evolution is exactly where you are meant to be. If you are not awake or enlightened right now, then you are not meant to be awake or enlightened right now. If you are struggling and contracted, then that is the right experience. And if you are at peace and expanded, then that is the right experience. Whatever you are experiencing is the right experience!
The ego would like to think it can control your state and your spiritual progress. But something much more mysterious is in control of this, and it is very wise and having exactly the experience it wants to have through you. You are co-creating with this mysterious will, but your choices have only so much impact on your spiritual unfoldment. One of the most important choices you can make is to choose to believe that the experience you are having is the right experience.
When you don’t believe this, you are left with the opposite belief—that you shouldn’t be having the experience you are having. This belief only leads to suffering and being at odds with life. So why wouldn’t you choose to believe that the experience you are having is the experience you should be having, even if you weren’t sure? What is there to lose?
The Truth has to be taken on faith to some extent. But isn’t that also true of the ego’s truth? And yet people take the ego’s perspective as true. Is the ego’s truth that much more believable than the Truth? Is there actually more evidence for the ego’s truth than for the Truth? Or is it just the programming that makes the ego’s truth seem more believable?
The only way out of the mistaken perceptions and suffering caused by such powerful, yet untrue, programming is to question the programming and question it again and again, and then replace that faulty programming with truer programming. Your beliefs can be changed, although doing this is no small thing and not accomplished overnight.
Through repetition, the egoic mind has managed to convince you of many things that aren’t true. By repeating the Truth to yourself, you can convince your mind of the Truth and erase your mind’s previous beliefs. Those who try to manipulate people’s beliefs, such as advertisers, do this all the time. They repeat their message again and again, because they know that messages heard repeatedly become true to the brain, whether they are true or not. If you hear something often enough, you begin to believe it. So tell yourself the Truth again and again.
The truth is, you are having exactly the right experience for your growth or for some other reason. The only reason this doesn’t seem so at times is that the ego wants life to be a certain way. When the ego’s desires are not being met, it assumes that it isn't having the right experience: “How dare life be different than what I want! Something is wrong here.” Usually the only thing wrong is one’s thinking, and that is often the lesson.
Life does not exist to fulfill the ego’s desires and dreams. Life is also not out to dash them. It’s just that desires and dreams are not the measure for what is meant to be. The rightness or even justness of life cannot be measured by whether life is going according to the ego’s desires or ideas about how it should go. The ego’s desires and fantasies are in the realm of illusion, not reality. The purpose and intent of Life is much greater and more all-encompassing than people’s desires and dreams.
So how do you know what Life wants? Although you cannot know the will of the Divine, you can know how divine will is manifesting in your life by observing what it is giving you or allowing you to create and what it is not allowing you to have or create. Whatever that is, is what Life intends. Whatever Life gives or does not give, brings or does not bring, belongs to the perfect unfolding.
There is a divine design, and you are a participant in it. The Divine’s intentions are being revealed in every moment. To discover what is meant to be, all you have to do is notice what is already happening. What is supposed to be is what already is! And who knows what will be next? You will discover that in the next moment.
Life is happening, and it is happening exactly as it is meant to be happening. What a relief! You are along for the ride, steering the boat a little with your tiny oar. God gives you the oar, but you do not control the river. You can do whatever you want, and nothing you do is ever judged as a problem. Nothing you do can put you out of God’s heart, for you are God’s beloved. You are loved more than you can ever imagine.
Are you willing to believe this? Are you willing to be humble enough to admit that you don’t know how life should or shouldn’t be or how your life should or shouldn’t be? This is a good starting point. If you are at least able to admit that you might not know what is best for you and your life, then you have a better chance of seeing that something that you are assuming isn’t good for you actually is. This humility will go a long way in easing any suffering.
Life is mysterious and works in mysterious ways. You cannot know or understand the workings of the vast Intelligence behind life. But know that the Intelligence is unfolding life perfectly regardless of how it may look. Know this, believe this, and bring this understanding to each moment, and your life will be transformed. Once the Truth is believed, life is never the same.