The Absolute…

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Photo from Louise Hay’s FB Page

“Loving yourself and thinking joyful, happy thoughts is the quickest route you can take to create a wonderful life.”   …Louise Hay

Louise Hay was a wisdom-filled spiritual and avid self-help teacher who claimed to have healed herself of so-called “incurable” cervical cancer. In the above quote she says that loving yourself and thinking joyful, happy thoughts is the quickest route you can take to create a wonderful life. Her qualifications were so far beyond any that I might lay claim to that I add the following with all due and deep respect: I would add that it’s also the only way.

I looked at the title I’ve selected for this post, and then at this opening quote, and asked myself: Have you not made a blunder here? The word, absolute seems to be so far beyond anything else that simply thinking joyful, happy thoughts doesn’t seem to be in the same category at all.

So I called upon the dictionary for help. It provided me with numerous definitions for the word absolute, from which I used my power of decision, and chose this one: “Something that is perfect or complete. But this definition seems to follow a path which is still beyond simply thinking joyful, happy thoughts, and creating a wonderful life. Or does it? I’ll continue writing and see if they meet anywhere, or if they’re parallel lines which never shall meet.  

“I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.”   …Eckhart Tolle

The above quote by Eckhart Tolle reinforces Richard Bach’s claim that “Learning is finding out what you already know.” It seems in this quest a lot of us are on to obtain spiritual enlightenment we believe we must search for, find, and then learn some new stuff. We keep searching and hoping that eventually we’ll find that brand new idea that will light up our minds and cause us to exclaim: Of course! Why didn’t I see that before? 

Please don’t jump to conclusions just yet. I’m not trying to tell you that there aren’t, or won’t be, some very intriguing and fascinating discoveries that will light up your mind and elicit exclamations like that.

What I am suggesting is this: You already know everything there is to know. But in this illusion you have forgotten what you are; a glorious creation of a glorious Father. In order to live the illusion that you’re a physical being the memory of your Creator – your Father – must be forgotten. And as the Course says: “If you think you are a body, you will believe you have forgotten it.”

“The truth cannot be learned but only recognized. In recognition its acceptance lies, and as it is accepted, it is known”    …ACIM

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In this world of perceptions and illusions the truth is different for everyone. Some see creation as truth while others believe evolution to be true. Some believe we’re spiritual beings while others are convinced we’re nothing but physical beings. But even so, everyone has to agree that what is true is true, and that which is false is false.

It’s not difficult to accept the fact that it’s a complete waste of time to search for truth in a world of illusions. But it may be more difficult to accept the idea that truth cannot be learned. Most of us believe if we read enough books or listen to enough of the right teachers we will, eventually, learn the truth as to what we are and the meaning of existence. 

“God’s Will for you is perfect happiness”   …ACIM

How many will accept the above statement as the truth? I would venture to say, not that many. I say this because I believe that perfect happiness means to be genuinely happy in each and every moment, by understanding that now is the only moment there is. It does not include the ego’s assertion that you can be happy one moment and sad the next.

I also believe and accept that happiness is the one and only meaning there is to life. And I accept entirely the idea that if God wills something for us, no matter what it is, and we’re willing to accept it, there’s absolutely no possibility of it not happening. And who wouldn’t be willing to accept perfect happiness for themselves if they truly believed it to be available? It all depends on that pesky decision this blog keeps raising; the one to either see the flesh or recognize the Spirit. 

“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.”   …Buckminster  Fuller

Here we go again, another teacher who’s words I feel I need to add a bit to, but really feel unqualified to do so. Buckminster  Fuller   was so filled with wisdom that I hesitate to add anything to his quote, but feel as if I must.

But before I do I must add a qualifier to my endeavor: I believe he was speaking from a physical point of view. Therefore, invisible and untouchable meant by physical eyes and hands. In other words, I think he was implying that the body is part of who we are, albeit just one percent.

If this is the case, and I believe it is, then I have to say he was one percent off. For what you really are is so far removed from this physical world of illusions that it’s one hundred percent invisible and untouchable and the body is not part of it. Regardless of how you may perceive yourself, your reality is only Spirit. Therefore, it can be recognized only by spiritual vision alone, and neither seen nor touched by anyone or anything physical.

 

08-08-Love“It is love that calls us into being, and it is love that calls us home. For God is love, and love is the dance of eternity.”   …Bob Holmes

In the third paragraph of this post I wrote the following concerning its title and my opening quote from Louise Hay: I’ll continue writing and see if they meet anywhere, or if they’re parallel lines which never shall meet.

And by contemplating upon the above quote by Bob Holmes, and the one in the image on the left from Harold Becker I’ve received my answer, which is: They’re not parallel lines, nor were they ever separate. God is Love, Love is God, God is Life, Life is Love – there is nothing else. Harold Becker informs us that Infinite Love awaits our conscious embrace. It’s the very same as saying Life – which overcomes the illusion of death – awaits only our decision to recognize our Selves.

Bob Holmes tells us: It is Love that calls us into being, and it is Love that calls us home. For God is Love… The Home he mentioned is not part of this physical world of illusions. Nor is it some faraway, mystical place that we must die to find – for nothing is found in death. It is here and it is now, and but awaits our decision to either see the flesh – which must end in death. Or to recognize the Spirit, which is Life – and has no end.

“A journey from yourself does not exist”   …ACIM 

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How long, oh how long, will we humans keep searching in a place that doesn’t exist for something that also doesn’t exist? How many more eons of time will it take before we learn that every road this world offers leads nowhere, but to the grave? Even though some may journey more happily, more lightly and more abundantly for a few years than others do, eventually they also realize that the journey leads nowhere, except to the grave.

How depressing is that? But that’s the way of this physical world, which is ruled by the ego. The ego’s goal is to keep us depressed, powerless and hopeless by teaching us the body is what we are. What other ending except old age, sickness and death can there be for those who accept its teaching?

The Course also tells us that, “When God created you, He made you part of Him.” Think about this statement for a few moments; about the enormity of what it says; if you can accept the possibility that there might be some truth to it. For if we are part of God then in order for us to end in the grave we would surely have to journey from our self, or believe that a part of God could die.

The ego does not know anything

The ego is always anxious and willing to teach us everything it knows. And what it knows is so easy to learn because as the Course teaches, it does not know anything. So it goes about teaching us that we’re something other than we really are, even though it has no idea what we are.

On the other hand, the Holy Spirit – through the Power of Reason in my case – teaches that we’re a part of God Himself. And to those of us who accept this teaching it is the absolute – for we can never be more than this. But that being said, we can never be less than this either.

So right here we are faced with a decision as to what we believe about ourselves, because as with everything, what we believe is a choice. What we are, we are, there is no choice in that, but what we believe about it is a choice.

I’m going to close this post with a quote from Kip Baldwin: “To Be as LOVE, means to accept all that LOVE is, all that you are. It means seeing clearly what is real and what is not; embracing fully what in truth matters and that matter, matters not”

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