To awaken is simply to release yourselves from the bondage of time
01/16/2013 by John Smallman
http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/to-awaken-is-simply-to-release-yourselves-from-the-bondage-of-time/

Humanity’s journey has been long and arduous, and although most of you have very little sense of it, you are very close to awakening. Time is a strange concept and yet it is an essential part of your illusory reality. It is one of its main foundations, and the more you can focus on and live in the ever-present now moment, the more effectively you can cooperate in dissolving time and the illusion. As you know, you have never left your Father’s side, His eternal Presence, and to awaken is simply to release yourselves from the bondage of time and all the other unhappy aspects of the illusion in which you have seemingly become ensnared.

You have unlimited assistance available to you just for the asking whenever you choose to pay full attention to the present moment, the only real time. For much of your lives you are distracted by the “outside world” — other people, places, activities, problems that absolutely insist that you pay attention — when the “real world” is the one within. Not the one of anxieties, concerns, suffering, and judgments, but the one of total peace and contentment that you can access and enjoy when you cease striving to reason out solutions to the many problems or issues which seem to define who you are or why you exist.

You can only find yourselves by letting go of your logical mind and then allowing the thoughts that come to mind to flow through without your engaging with them. Doing that does bring a sense of relief and peace that you cannot find anywhere else — a sense of space, of freedom, and of security, because you are effectively floating in the arms of Love, in the Presence of God. This kind of experience or brief awakening gives you the strength and courage to face and learn the lessons with which the illusion continuously presents you.

You do of course live and experience life in the illusion and so you do have to deal with the issues and problems with which it presents you, but try to do that in the moment instead of dwelling endlessly on issues which cannot be resolved until some future event or time because you do not at present have the necessary information. When you have the required information then the issue can be resolved; until then enjoy the inspiring moments that life is constantly offering you if you will open your eyes to see.

Life lived to the fullest extent possible is inspiring, uplifting, and very rewarding. Nevertheless, many times you switch off your awareness of it and drift away into worry and anxiety about issues that, in the present moment, you can do nothing about. Then life passes you by while you ignore it and you fill your minds with trivia that cause you only pain and suffering. Yes, of course you have all suffered, maybe you are suffering right now — but why? Are you, in this moment, in pain. Yes, of course some of you are, but most of you are not, and for those, your suffering is very likely self-imposed because you are thinking or worrying about issues that in this moment you can do nothing positive or meaningful to resolve, and you are missing the smile of an infant, the beauty of falling snow and the peaceful contentment that awareness of wonders like that provide.