“Beneath our poised appearance, we are completely out of control.”–Matrix
We are Mind/Spirit and the image of our body is not autonomous. Again as is said so often in ‘A Course in Miracles’, All Healing Must occur in Mind. Cause and effect are the exact same thing. We only have choice in that which we believe. Body or form as cause or Mind as Cause. The effect is diametrically opposed. One is from Source, Light and Love, the other is ego (pride,attack or pleasure).
The body is seen as cause and our mind is effect. Whether it be having an orgasm with a Lover or seeing a cancer. We appear to be at the mercy of the body. Our experience is the effect. Reversing this thought process is really the last bastion of ‘mind control’.
“Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” ~ACIM, T-21.7
And this mind control comes from turning ‘my mind’ over to the function of Spirit… for everything of ego is ‘out of my control’! My Only Choice to extend Love, the Love of God. I am the arms of this extension. PERIOD
Really feeling into this…
Anytime I see something outside of me that will make me ‘happy’ or ‘sad’, I am in dangerous ‘mind waters’. I am allowing myself to be run by the ‘dream’, the illusion.
The only True Loving solution, to turn to God and seek, ‘What is this for?’… And the True answer is always not from ‘my desire’. That is how I Know, I have connected to Holy Spirit. There are NO Problems… except one… ‘me’ thinking sourced from attack, pain or pleasure. And Only One solution to this thinking, going to ‘God’ (Source, Love, the Eternal, Higher Power, call it what you will).
“Preoccupation with problems set up to be incapable of solution, are favorite ego devices for impeding learning progress. In all these diversionary tactics, however, the one question that is never asked by those who pursue them is, ‘What for?’ This is the question that you must learn to ask in connection with everything. What is the purpose?” ~ACIM, T-4.V.6.6-9
Living this appears to be my current ‘function’. And what a ride it is!
“Father, I want what goes against my will, and do not want what is my will to have. Straighten my mind, my Father. It is sick. But You have offered freedom, and I choose to claim Your gift today.” – ACIM Lesson 347
Trust is all there is… lol… I am either trusting or not… And the most difficult part for me… to accept when I am not trusting! This is where the rubber meets the road for me… when I find myself ‘unhappy’, to continue to Go to God… My mantra of the past that came with every breath for awhile… “Holy Spirit, Help Me to See this differently”… That has been my ‘fallback’ when in doubt. And I appear to be changing this question up… “Holy Spirit, Help Me to Love, no matter ‘how I think I see’…”
And an interesting note… The the word ‘surrender’ Never appears in ‘A Course in Miracles’… surrender has been a constant companion so far on this journey. And I have really sat with this one, as the word does give me pause. With saying it, I feel that I must give something up. And that just is not what A Course in Miracles is about… There is Nothing to Give up… just to be transparent. Allow that which already is to just come through.
And my little ego based mind LOVED that idea… Holy Spirit will never ask me to give something up!! I am finally learning how to work with ‘my fearful child’… I never need to surrender anything…
I have been seeing Healing as something that I ’shift’ in my mind. And I am back to basics with this one… Holy Spirit, Assist me is Seeing this as yet another opportunity to Love. Then without me ‘doing anything’, my inner fearful mind can have a chance to let go.
I am not being asked to do, fix, or give up anything. I have to surrender nothing… I just need to LOVE…LOVE…LOVE… and door to MIRACLES Opens Wide … LOLOLOLOl… Mind Games… all Mind Games!! What’s not to Love!
I love this: “for everything of ego is ‘out of my control’!” Nine little words that completely sum up my meditation practice… 🙂