Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Looking for the meaning of any experience by taking thought about it is like focusing your attention on the single thread of a magnificent tapestry and hoping to understand the story it tells by analyzing that one thread. The story is so much bigger than that and... so is your true Self.
The grand illusion and, in the end, the unseen source of psychological fear and pain is our unconscious perception of disquieting moments that "tells" us we are not responsible, let alone accountable, for the unwanted experiences that come our way. However, the "perfect love that casts out fear," along with its pain says otherwise, as follows: our experience of life, whether for its beauty or bitterness, is a ceaseless revelation of the role we've played in the creation of life leading up to that moment. If we want a different, happier experience of life, then we have to learn how to experience these unwanted moments in a holy New Way. Such knowledge gives birth to "truth that sets us free."
Realize the amount of pain in your impatience, and in that revelation you will also know the extent to which you’re deceived about who you are, and the true purpose of (your) life.
The vast majority of humanity views the idea of spiritual rebirth as a prize to be claimed: some sort of special possession, like winning a tropical island in a high-stakes lottery. But true rebirth is nothing of the kind; (it is) a distinct, yet impersonal awareness of an eternal intelligent awareness -- a fearless and abiding patience, burgeoning with expectation -- that is “in the world (of passing time), but not of it.
There can be no fearful thought of any time to come -- let alone the anxious struggle to control -- or otherwise avoid it -- without resisting a moment that has no existence outside of how we’ve unconsciously imagined it!
Every dark shadow must pass; all such creatures are under Law. This same Law also holds true when it comes to the appearance of any fear or anxiety we feel moving into and through us... but only if we will dare wait there -- unmoved -- long enough to see it slip back into its native nothingness.
The more we look for ways to protect ourselves from fear, the greater grows our inability to see its increasing authority over our heart, mind, and soul.
There can be no harmony between "necessity" and freedom; that is -- until and unless -- unconditional freedom becomes our necessity.
There can be no psychologically frightening moment of any kind without entering into it already identified with some unseen demand that, when threatened in some way, sets the stage for the appearance of a fear then seen as vital to protect the anticipated loss.
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