Remember sitting with a dear friend and talking, losing track of time, having an amazing conversation and not only that: you experience both that you went through a lifetime or that you set a monumental step for human kind not even certain why. And on top of that this happened in one and a half hour or even shorter. Can you remember moments like this? What I try to describe here is an example of a phenomena that is referred to in A Course Of Love. The idea is creating in unity.
Yesterday I mentioned the question: is action required? Today I continue with new ideas to make the idea of creating the new more clear. With “light brothers/sisters” I meet I experience what I wrote above. And “light brothers/sisters” I start to meet everywhere. To share in unity I don’t need a certain spiritually educated or experienced person. It is everywhere and the opportunities are in every situation. My right-mindedness and miracle-mindedness are the point of access for myself. In receiving it for myself I extend it naturally. But there is action and alertness required. The power of creation is experienced when you bring this awareness in the situation. Not necessarily verbal, but in your own awareness. You literally create the space for this to occur. How? Someone said to me the other day after a telephone call, after you hang up let’s sit in quiet for a moment before you move on. I thought that was a lovely idea, you create a space in time to join. This is just one example. These ideas will just come to you.
See, there is no form connected to it. This creating is beyond form. It takes place in your world of form, but has nothing to do with it. It’s not about the hardware, it’s about the software, it’s about the content. And it will fulfill you and inspire you, all this from within you and nowhere else, a total treasure. The treasure is valuable and available as Jesus says below. In this excerpt he reveals thoughts joined in unity as if you think without thoughts, it is as imagination, it is as love.
(Excerpt from ACOL Treatise 2: Treatise on the Nature Of Unity. Chapter 2: Treasure)
You are a creator but a creator who creates with thought unlike to any thoughts you have had before. Your thoughts of a grand piano will never create a grand piano. What kind of thoughts, then, would create a pianist?
Thoughts joined in unity. Thoughts joined in unity can be likened to thinking without thought. They can be likened to imagination. They can be likened to love.
Ego desires cause one to think of a grand piano. Thoughts joined in unity hear music. Ego desires cause one to think of an elaborately framed painting. Thoughts joined in unity see beauty. You are used to thinking that if you do not have a tangible goal, such as that of music lessons or the purchase of a piano, you will never reach the goals associated with those tangible steps. Thoughts joined in unity create without goals or planning, without effort or struggle. This does not make an instrument unnecessary for a musician or mean that a painter will not eventually put a brush to a canvas. But it does mean that the treasure exists without these “things” and that the treasure is already a fully realized creation. The treasure already is and it is already valuable and available.
This is a first step in the change in thinking that needs to occur. It is an elementary step and one easily accomplished with but a bit of willingness. This change in thinking in regards to treasures you do recognize will pave the way for recognition of treasures you heretofore have not recognized.
Excerpt from “The Fourth Treatise”: Treatise on the New
Does this not make sense? You can learn about who you were and who others were, but you cannot learn anymore who you are or who those are who have joined you in Christ-consciousness, for you have become who you are and move on from this starting point to creating who you are anew in unity and relationship. You can learn from the past but not from the future. When you build upon what you can learn you build upon the past and create not the future but an extension of the past. You who are called to leave learning behind are called to return to your union and relationship with God wherein you are creators along with God.
When I read this I become aware of my “handicap” of being used to thinking a certain way. The question rises: how does that work creating the new.. Ok I gave up being my own teacher. I became willing to learn in a new way, to see things through revelation. In my daily life I still am totally open to let things be revealed to me. I ask what I want to receive the information about and open myself to receive it. So what is it that I am supposed to do now?
Is willing to create the new or becoming a co-creator with God an action or is it automatic when I leave learning behind? One thing I know for sure: I don’t want to extend the past into the future. When that appears the case I recognize the energy of it.. it’s boring and has no energy. So in being who I am truly I implement the miracle in the action. In my doings I am blessed and receive the miracles I give. I experience it as being in the right place at the right time, all the time, knowing what to do and what to say and to whom. I experience the flow of creation through me when I do whatever is given me to do in the moment. Only when I start to think about it, it is disturbed for an instant. Just like when you want to drum a certain rhythm and start to think of how to do it. So just let the flow of creation run through you, it’s natural. You don’t get tired, it’s always new and fresh and you can’t get burnt out if you keep listening to your heart. This is an amazing thing to do. What is your experience?
It’s astonishing!!! There is always a possibility to broaden your awareness. And with A Course in Miracles or A Course of Love, Jesus is speaking to you and showing you this simple thing, you always thought was like this, is not like that at all. He always shows you, from the inside, the collapse of the ideas you build your “reality” on, he shakes the foundation. He turns the table, he clears the decks! Or more so: Christ consciousness shining it’s light from within you. It is happening in you! There is no Christ outside of yourself.
Here is a part from chapter 6, B1, from A Course Of Love:
Joining rests on forgiveness. This you have heard before without understanding what it is you would forgive.
You must forgive reality for being what it is. Reality, the truly real, is relationship.
You must forgive God for creating a world in which you cannot be alone.
You must forgive God for creating a shared reality before you can understand it is the only one you would want to have.
You have to forgive this reality for being different than you have always imagined it to be.
You have to forgive yourself for not being able to make it on your own, because you have realized the impossibility of doing so.
You have to forgive yourself for being what you are, a being who exists only in relationship.
You have to forgive all others for being as you are. They too cannot be separate, no matter how hard they try.
Then you will be ready to begin learning just how different it really is to live in the reality of relationship.
You will not be able to make it on your own. That is because of the reality of Who you are. There is no need to separate or to make special or to work things out yourself. Luckily not. Your reality is different, it is one of joining, it is completely connected with every aspect of Creation. Yes alright, lofty ideas are not helping you right now. So let’s bring it back to simply cancel out your need to wrap your mind around what it is you need to forgive and how to do that. But to open your heart instead, who knows exactly what this is. No Yes, but… will help you here. It is a Course of Love.
Your desire to be separate is the most insane desire of which you have conceived. Over all your longing for union you place this desire to be separate and alone. Your entire resistance to God is based on this. You think you have chosen to be separate from God so that you can make it on your own, and while you long to return to God and the heaven that is your home, you do not want to admit that you cannot get there on your own. You thus have made of life a test, believing that you can pass or fail through your own effort. Yet the more you struggle to do so on your own, the more you realize the futility of your efforts, even though you do not want to admit that your efforts are futile. You cling to effort as if it is the way to God, not wanting to believe all effort is in vain or that a simple solution exists. A simple solution within your world, a solution that requires no exertion on your part, is seen to be of little value. The individual, you reason, is made through all this effort and struggle and without it would not be. In this you are correct, for as you make of yourself an individual, you deny yourself your union with all others.(ACOL B1, Ch 5)
Passing or failing through my own efforts, what am I doing? I keep myself so busy and yet what for? To prove that I am an individual able to survive on my own.. it’s insane. …You cling to effort as if it is the way to God... Even in searching and finding God or walking your spiritual path you have high hopes and trust your efforts. Something that doesn’t need your effort cannot be of any value, you think. I have to DO in order to gain… No, not true. Are you not happy to hear you don’t have to do that? Probably not, it doesn’t fit in your frame of reference, or can you allow something new to occur?
This getting what you want that drives your life is proven time and time again to not be what you want once you have achieved it. Yet you think when this occurs that you have simply chosen the wrong thing and so choose another and another, not stopping to realize that you choose among illusions. You are so surprised that you have not found happiness in what you seek! You continue living life as a test, driving yourself to follow one accomplishment with another, sure that the next one or the next will be the one to do the trick.
Can you hear this? And now what, you ask. Now nothing, NO ACTION REQUIRED!!!! It is accomplished, you don’t need to accomplish anything. Everything is right in front of you. Open your eyes, stop and take a look at your new world. I love this poetic description:
Remember now one lovely day,
for each of you has had at least one that was a shining light in a world of darkness.
A day in which the sun shone on your world and you felt part of everything.
Every tree and every flower welcomed you.
Every drop of water seemed to refresh your soul,
every breeze to carry you to heaven.
Every smile seemed meant for you,
and your feet hardly seemed to touch the soft ground on which you walked.
This is what awaits you as you join with what you see.
This awaits you as you place no judgment on the world,
and in so doing join with everything and extend your holiness across a world of grief,
causing it to become
a world of joy.