In quiet I receive God’s Word today

This post was written by DoctorJay on March 7, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Be still and know that I’m God. That’s what it’s all about. At times when in deep, deep meditation I see the light and experience the bliss. I wrote in the present tense (see and experience) as these times I am in the eternal present or better still in the Eternal Presence. These are in reality glimpses of the Truth (Al Haque – Allah – God as a unity not the name of a god as many ignorant people including ignorant Muslims believe).

However, these are only glimpses of the Ultimate Reality, the One, the Spirit, the Self or whatever else you may call it. Remember the words of Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching:

The Tao which can be names is not the true Tao…
That’s to say as soon as we use words we move away from the Ultimate Reality which is beyond all thoughts and conceptions…

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From ACIM workbook for today:

Let this day be a day of stillness and of quiet listening. Your Father wills you hear His Word today. He calls to you from deep within your mind where He abides. Hear Him today. No peace is possible until His Word is heard around the world; until your mind, in quiet listening, accepts the message that the world must hear to usher in the quiet time of peace.

This world will change through you. No other means can save it, for God’s plan is simply this: The Son of God is free to save himself, given the Word of God to be his Guide, forever in his mind and at his side to lead him surely to his Father’s house by his own will, forever free as God’s. He is not led by force, but only love. He is not judged, but only sanctified.

In stillness we will hear God’s Voice today without intrusion of our petty thoughts, without our personal desires, and without all judgment of His holy Word. We will not judge ourselves today, for what we are can not be judged. We stand apart from all the judgments which the world has laid upon the Son of God. It knows him not. Today we will not listen to the world, but wait in silence for the Word of God.

Hear, holy Son of God, your Father speak. His Voice would give to you His holy Word, to spread across the world the tidings of salvation and the holy time of peace. We gather at the throne of God today, the quiet place within the mind where He abides forever, in the holiness that He created and will never leave.

Today He speaks to you. His Voice awaits your silence, for His Word can not be heard until your mind is quiet for a while, and meaningless desires have been stilled. Await His Word in quiet. There is peace within you to be called upon today, to help make ready your most holy mind to hear the Voice for its Creator speak.

Three times today, at times most suitable for silence, give ten minutes set apart from listening to the world, and choose instead a gentle listening to the Word of God. He speaks from nearer than your heart to you. His Voice is closer than your hand. His Love is everything you are and that He is; the same as you, and you the same as He.

It is your voice to which you listen as He speaks to you. It is your word He speaks. It is the Word of freedom and of peace, of unity of will and purpose, with no separation nor division in the single Mind of Father and of Son. In quiet listen to your Self today, and let Him tell you God has never left His Son, and you have never left your Self.

Only be quiet. You will need no rule but this, to let your practicing today lift you above the thinking of the world, and free your vision from the body’s eyes. Only be still and listen. You will hear the Word in which the Will of God the Son joins in his Father’s Will, at one with it, with no illusions interposed between the wholly indivisible and true. As every hour passes by today, be still a moment and remind yourself you have a special purpose for this day; in quiet to receive the Word of God.

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It is a noisy day today in fact. We are adding our taxes and thinking about how I can earn more than eight dollars an hour after about twelve years of university education. You see in spite of everything and perhaps because I’m not spiritual enough, I cannot survive for long earning eight dollars an hour and reporting to high school graduates. We are paid half as much as the porters and yet have to do porter tasks at times…

My joke to my boss who is a high school graduate (barely) was: “If you want us to do porter work, you better give us porter salary.”  Of course this and many other thoughts had to go silently. It’s like living in “Down and out in London and Paris,” by George Orwell…

So it is not easy to be still and receive God in. There are the two sides of my (his) life as in reality this is only a game but like playing any game it ends up being important and appearing so real…

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A long time ago – way before computers were so powerful that we could imagine about virtual reality I thought that this life was like seeing a movie. It was very real appearing and sure you got into the story line. However, it was like watching a movie.

The real observer on some level realized that this is not reality and is only a game, a play acting.

When you get quite and still you are aware of the watcher and get less involved in the drama. In deep meditation the universe is perfect. I imagine I’m omnipotent (aren’t we all after all). At these time I know I could change anything I want and yet I do not change anything at all. I think this is just imagination and is a metaphor for Ultimate Reality. The only point here is that from God’s point of view (by definition) everything is exactly as it ought to be.

It is only from our point of view (duality) that things may appear wrong and need changing.

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