05/19/2010 by John Smallman
To worry about the future and to try to prevent personal disasters
and catastrophes from occurring is very human. And while you spend
inordinate amounts of time in this kind of thinking — or the (apparent)
opposite: planning and dreaming up ideas to make you securely rich —
life is passing you by, unnoticed and unappreciated. It really is very
strange, don’t you think, to spend so much time attempting to avoid the
life you so carefully thought out and planned so meticulously before
incarnating as a human?
The life path you planned will occur, but it remains your choice
whether to live it unthinkingly and let it go by unnoticed, or,
conversely, to be aware and accepting, learning the lessons with which
it presents you. The latter choice means it will flow more smoothly and
you will deal far more effectively with the curve balls it seems to
throw you from time to time. Whereas the former choice will have you
either fighting life and the unfair situations it appears to place you
in against your will, or else taking on the role of helpless victim, as
it seems to you that fate has singled you out for pain and suffering.
Your life can be joyful, even in the illusion, as many of you have
discovered. To make it so demands your awareness. Pay attention to the
events that pass through your life, seemingly without any effort or
intent on your part, however inconsequential they appear to be. Nothing
that you experience is meaningless, it just appears that way when you
let it pass by without noticing. You influence everything you
experience whether you are conscious of it or not.
Life is a wonderful gift, and it is eternal — because you are
immortal. What God gives He gives forever. The fact that you appear to
dwell in an illusory environment where pain, suffering, disasters, and
catastrophes are frequent occurrences does not make it real. Your task
is to awaken into awareness and leave the illusion to disintegrate, turn
to dust, and blow away in the wind to the nothingness from which it
came. And this you will achieve, because it is your Father’s Will and
yours that you live in joy.
While you continue to “experience” life in the illusion, you are
becoming aware that the experience would be greatly improved if all were
properly fed, clothed, sheltered, and could live without fear of being
attacked by others. This improvement in living conditions is possible
and will happen, and every human will play their part in bringing it
Many have already started work to achieve this noble and loving aim,
by living in peace with themselves, by refraining from judging
themselves or others, and by setting the intent many times throughout
the day to offer only unconditional love in every moment.
This becomes easier as you begin to realize that those who attack,
judge, blame, or defend are operating from a sense of abandonment and
fear, and are truly crying out to be loved and accepted. The knowledge
that they are always unconditionally loved and accepted by God is too
deeply buried for them to access without help. By offering
unconditional love in every situation, you provide enormous assistance
to these ones who need to unearth that deeply buried knowledge which
will bring them untold relief and hope. It will enable them to start
down the path of self-acceptance and self-forgiveness which lies at the
heart of all healing and joy.
You all have that exhilarating knowledge deep within you, and it is a
beacon in the darkness of the illusion which is inextinguishable. Help
yourselves to uncover it by accepting one another unconditionally and
without judgment. Then the eternal joy that is your birthright will
blow away the dusty illusion as you awaken into the brilliant light of
your Father’s Presence.
With so very much love, Saul.