Posted 2020-09-02 4:40 AM (#237989 - in reply to #237987) Subject: Nothing Has Changed (see the full conversation here)
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Nothing Has Changed
A Conversation with Raj on May 15th, 2020
RAJ: Good morning, Paul.
PAUL: Good morning. Inspiration, it would seem, is missing from my conscious experience. I am aware that “Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way,” but how do I get to that initial stage of inspiration? What frees up the movement?
RAJ: If you don’t get sidetracked by thoughts, and if you stay simple, you will notice the first word of that sentence: Love! You have to shift from anger and frustration to active caring. You have to have an object of your affection.
The inspiration is there. It is always present. And it is always inspiring, illuminating, designating and leading the way. Preoccupation with self-interest and defense always supercedes and blocks the inspiration because they are an act of will!
“My will be done” will always override “Thy will be done,” because either way it is your Will, you holy Son of God, and the power of your Word is maximal, whether it is used wisely or not!
Or, conversely, “THY will be done,” will always override “my will be done,” because no matter which you actually choose, the choice is your Will, you holy Son of God, and the choice will absolutely govern your experience!
Waking up is “making the choice once again” to give voice to the Voice for Truth — instead of the voice which you imagine is “yours” . . . the one which is the voice for fear.
Do you want to know what you’re unwilling to let go of? It’s the imaginary voice of independence — yours! — and the grievance you are holding is the anger at having to give up the “right” to “speak your mind!”
How dare you be silenced!
You will notice, as you examine the recent past, that you have been “longing” to be able to be “honest” and express your grievances, to let everyone know how hard it has been and share mutual misery — except it doesn’t present itself that way. Instead, it presents itself as the way to “be meaningfully connected,” humanly speaking . . . not lonely.
Yes, the world situation, the political situation, and the radical changes in behavior required in one’s own community every day . . . the confinement, the social distancing, the masks, the foreignness everything is colored by, is demanding and difficult beyond the imaginable, requiring the conscious choice for peace, the conscious embrace of Love, and the incredibly conscious practice of biting one’s tongue rather than “enjoying the freedom to yield to blame, judgment and guilt and blasting the world with mean-spirited frustration and abuse.
More than anything at this time you must remember that no matter what you are being led to believe, nothing has changed! The only thing confronting you is the presence of God.
More than anything at this time you must remember that “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.” That has not changed!
More than anything at this time you must remember that “the starting point is that God, Spirit, is all-in-all, and there is no other might nor Mind.” That has not changed!
More than anything you must remember that “Your mind is part of God’s. You are very holy.” That has not changed!
No matter what the voice for fear is leading you to believe, it lacks the unction of Truth because it uses the body as the starting point in coming to all conclusions. Lacking the Truth, it leads you to believe that “What is real CAN be threatened, because that which isn’t real ACTUALLY EXISTS.”
In the absence of Truth you are led to believe that your mind resides in your body instead of being inseparable from the Mind of God. And in the absence of that Truth which hasn’t changed the Word you inadertently gives justifies the ignorance . . . and you neglect to give the Word which gives voice to the Voice for Truth and corrects the misperception.
Remember: “The Holy Spirit’s Voice is as loud as your willingness to listen.” This hasn’t changed!
Remember: “It is only because you think that you can run some little part, or deal with certain aspects of your life alone, that the guidance of the Holy Spirit is limited.” This has not changed!
Remember: “If you cannot hear the Voice for God, it is because you do not choose to listen.” This has not changed!
Remember as well: “What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see.” That has not changed!
Do not forget: your Word — no matter what you are led to believe — governs your experience absolutely.
Your Word — and not sudden disruptions of patterns of behavior on a local, national, international or political level — governs your experience absolutely.
The correction of illusions has not changed! It is the same today as it was six months ago. And no matter how “in your face” the illusion is, no matter how overwhelmingly it presents itself, ”Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.” That is the starting-point of the Course, and it is the starting point of every correction. And that hasn’t changed!
Be alert for what informs your Word! Be wise about what you allow to inform your Words! The practice of the holy instant is imperative at this time. Not because the “unreal” is so “real,” but because the attempts to inform your beliefs are overwhelmingly colored by fear and do not take into consideration the things which have not changed and have the transformational power to calm the global waves of emotion and eradicate the global evidence of the unreal being real.And every single student of A Course in Miracles already knows the Answer.
Here it is:
”The Holy Spirit is nothing more than your own right mind.”
Choose for it.
No matter how laborious it seems to be, choose for it!