It is unfortunate that a lot of our time here will be spent trying to heal past pain. We come into this world kicking, screaming and crying, and many of us will depart in a similar fashion. Eventually we will embark on a path that we hope will lead us to enlightenment and save us from our lack of love of self.
The Poison and Antidote
For happiness to flood our mind there are steps that must be taken in order to be the recipient of this miracle. Happiness is a state of mind and every thought we choose results in either peace or conflict. Our choices will either make us a prisoner of our own thought system or set us free from suffering and release us to endless joy.
Simplifying the seeming problem results in a quick remedy once we fully understand that truth is our only option. Believing there is a choice is a lack of clarity. Confusion results in the strange belief that illusion — or the big lie — is just as true as reality. The impossible will never happen so we can finally relax and rest assured that the end will allow us to escape from “past pain.”
To lose sight of truth means we have placed ourselves among the poor and seem to suffer at the hands of unseen forces, failing to understand that “we did this to ourselves.”
Undoing The Past
Let us think for a moment about reality. We came from what is real and are part and parcel of what is. There is no distance between us and the truth, which is the same for everyone and everything that is.
In truth we need do nothing except stay out of the way of our own perfect creation. The one thought needed for healing is to remember moments when we feel safe and completely loved. These eternal thoughts will carry us forward and heal the past.
All of our striving should be directed towards undoing false beliefs and perceptions that keep us blind and in a state of uncertainty. Shutting our eyes or burying our heads in the sand never undoes the truth, but the truth will undo illusions when we are willing and ready to accept our natural inheritance and share the majesty of creation with our Source.
The world is an illusion for one simple reason: Love is eternal and nothing in the material world is capable of lasting forever. Our full focus can only be on the here and now, for this is where our truth is.
Getting our ducks in a row means to understand that the goal for any endeavor belongs at the beginning of the journey. To fail to establish what we hope to achieve implies we believe our life experiences happen to us by accident, fate, or arbitrarily.
What are the odds that in the face of the evolving universe we have a chance in hell of reaching our goal when the power of this premise is a means of proving that we are not really worthy of love? Our goal is always to love and be loved, but when most of our efforts are directed at proving we are not worthy, the dilemma becomes evident.
Mind training is going to be critical to remembering our reality. With a myriad of distractions it is easy to lose sight of the moment as we try to reenact the past and change it, or stand fearful of the uncertainty of the future.
Setting the intention belongs at the beginning and will establish the means of reaching the goal, which is to be happy and at peace.
Forgiveness – Apology – Gratitude – Acceptance
The fast track to the remembrance of peace revolves around our willingness to offer forgiveness instead of holding grievances. The value of the personal experience cannot be denied because only forgiveness is capable of releasing us from pain. Grievances are so crippling and debilitating it seems incredulous that anyone would even entertain the thought of holding grief in their mind, especially when they have experienced what forgiving thoughts will do for them.
Apology is not intended to project or accept guilt in any situation. It is simply a means of allowing both sides involved in an incident to “save face” and walk away as winners. Once the apology is extended and forgiveness has lifted the weight off their shoulders, both parties merge in one thought and love steps in to save the day. The only possible outcome from such an elevated view of any situation is gratitude. A heart filled with gratitude is happy and at peace.
Acceptance of reality means that it has true value for us. Acceptance is demonstrated by our willingness to share our love. Love overlooks all mistakes and prepares the mind for the peace and joy that are inherent in our essence to rise to the surface and make way for a brighter day – one that will last through eternity.
The Mind As Servant To The Heart
When our choice for freedom and being at peace trumps all desire to “be right rather than happy” we will know the meaning of love. Our ability to surrender our conflict in favor of unity and completion is the ultimate attraction and the primary goal for all human desires. History has shown this to be true down through the ages.
The full experience of the force that binds us all together is clearly revealed in a mind that holds no grievances. The shift that precedes this moment of clarity is the decision to offer healing in place of sickness; to extend love and bypass all fear and scarcity consciousness.
It doesn’t take any work or energy to be who and what we are! All of our strain and stress comes from conflict in the mind, which is the result of trying to maintain two diametrically opposed thought systems at the same time. Only one will endure. Only one is real. And only one will bring us our secret treasure.
Be willing to answer the call for love that is heard around the world and be counted among the Teachers of Love. Step forward in the mind and take a stand for what guarantees success with the ability to attain the goal we are all seeking individually and collectively. Do your part – think with your heart.
Seek the light, be the light, share the light, offer the light, extend the light and all will clearly see that Love is the Answer.
“People Get Ready” by the legendary Al Green (with Linda Jones and Wanda Neal).