March 31, 2013 by John Smallman
One is the number of God’s creations, but One is not in any way limiting — it is infinite. This is a very complex concept for you to grasp let alone make any sense of; in fact, it is rather a paradox while you remain constrained by your physical bodies, so don’t even try — it is quite unnecessary. Just accept that it is so. Surrender to it and know that you are not being misled.
You do understand and accept that what each one of you thinks, says, or does, has effects way beyond your immediate vicinity because your modern science of physics has proved that to the satisfaction of the brightest intelligences amongst you. And if this is so, as it most definitely is, then it follows that all are One, and that One is the number of God’s creations – One embracing infinite multitudes if you prefer, but One it is.
The One creation – God and all that is – is constantly sharing with Itself the Love that is the life force, the intelligence, the sentience, and the consciousness that enables awareness of self and others, and allows and encourages enthusiastic interaction among and within that One. The One is a state of infinite, everlasting and ecstatic joy and happiness, and it is your Home where the infinite warmth of divine acceptance embraces you always. The illusion is a distraction that needs to be discarded, dissolved, and that will happen when you withdraw your collective attention from it.
It is an imaginary environment in which fear and anxiety are your constant companions. Even if you deny them or bury them below your level of conscious awareness, they lie there festering until you address and release them, or until they explode venomously, demanding your shocked attention. Many are undergoing this experience at present as your fears break into your consciousness, disturbing your peace. Acknowledge them, observe them, and release them. There is no need to engage with them by attempting to uncover their roots, or to take the actions that unwarranted fear might deem advisable — just let them go.
To withdraw your collective attention from the illusion will cause it to fade away like an ancient veil deteriorating into dust, and as it does so, it will reveal for you the wonder of Reality where you always are. Presently, that seems like a dream, a scarcely perceptible impression of some faint and distant memory, so remote and unattainable that you remain almost totally unaware of It. However, the Illusion is but a veil that you have chosen to hide behind, and because you have forgotten that choice it has become amazingly real for you, frighteningly real.
Your task, humanity’s task, is to awaken. To do that you have to release your worries and anxieties, which are without foundation, and embrace the One fearlessly as It already embraces you. Fear is a concept that is but part of the illusion, because in Truth, in Reality, there is no fear and nothing that could cause fear. The illusion encourages fear, and the reasoning egoic mind seeks to uncover what it is afraid of, and the apparent state of separation with which the illusion presents you provides the evidence — others, who might attack you! But all are one and to attack anyone, as you have often been told, is only to attack yourself. The illusion, however, does a very good job of convincing you that attack is real, painful, constantly threatening you, and that it needs to be defended against constantly and vigorously.
As you can see, the illusion is the problem and the solution! The problem, because it has convinced you that it is real, and the solution, because its apparent reality will melt away when you withdraw your attention from it.
When you read a well-constructed novel, or watch a good play or movie, you pay attention, you engage with it, you become wrapped up in it and carried away to another realm — the realm the writer has created. You feel strong emotions as the storyline develops, drawing you in to identify with one of the characters – the hero or the villain – and you try to surmise what will happen, what will unfold. You become oblivious to the world around you as you focus utterly on the fascination of the developing story. Then it reaches its conclusion, and slowly you return to awareness of your surroundings, although the energy of the storyline remains with you for a while before fading away.
The illusion is an unending cavalcade of collective stories with which you have all engaged, and the escape, the way out, is to withdraw your attention from it. Sometimes, when you are reading or daydreaming, a loud noise will pull you suddenly, perhaps violently, into the present moment, and the realm into which you had entered dissolves instantly. When humanity’s collective attention is withdrawn from the realm that you now seem to inhabit, there will be a sudden awakening for you, and it will be exhilarating!
To encourage the arrival of this amazing and inevitable moment, make sure to spend time daily in your place of inner peace, intending to engage with God’s divine field of Love, Reality, that surrounds and protects you at all times. It is always there, waiting for you to lose interest in the now-rather-predictable and worn-out make-believe which the illusion has now shown itself to be, and to which you have become addicted. Nevertheless, you are becoming less addicted to, less convinced of, the illusion’s validity, and you have massive energetic assistance from Reality, those in the spiritual realms, to help you release the focus of your attention upon it.
It is your intention — it always has been your intention — to awaken from the dream of separation from your Father, and He has provided you with the means to do so: your own share of the eternal flame of His Love burning constantly within you and forever connected unbreakably to Him. Your awakening is inevitable, unavoidable, and divinely assured. You just have to allow it to happen, by embracing God’s Love and releasing all within you that is not in alignment with It.
Your loving brother, Jesus.