Thursday, February 13, 2020

Daily Reflections, Day Sixty seven, What is the right path to follow?


Day Sixty seven
What is the right path to follow?

“For oneness must be here. Whatever time the mind has set for revelation is entirely irrelevant to what must be a constant state, forever as it always was; forever to remain as it is now.” ACIM.W-169.9:1-2

God, eternity, Oneness always was, is now, and forever shall be. There is no time in the Oneness of the Spirit.

When we were born and became socialized and conditioned into the ego world of separation, we forgot this metaphysical truth. We became distracted by and encouraged to pursue the idols of the ego world. We were taught that the idols of the ego world would make us happy if only we could acquire them. And so we craved, we aspired, we went on on a wild goose chase seeking for Love, satisfaction, and fulfillment in all the wrong places.

There may have been times when we achieved and acquired some of these idols, and there were times of hedonic adaptation when we discovered that the idols were not soul satisfying and then we had the crazy idea that it was not the acquisition of the idols themselves that didn’t satisfy but that we didn’t have enough and so we got on the treadmill of attempting to acquire more.

This craziness of pursuing and acquiring the wrong kind of things we thought we loved became futile and we finally hit bottom and it dawned on us that we, maybe, have been on the wrong track for all or most of our lives. We realized that there must be a better way and we turned our lives onto a different direction in our search.

In our search in a new direction we became seekers for what some call “the absolute,” “the ground of our being,” and we call here, “the Oneness” of which we, and everything is a part.

Today, I will take several moments during the day to remind myself that I am in the world but not of the world. I will ask myself whether acquiring things suggested by the ego will really make me happy. I will ask, “What would Love have me do?” I will follow my intuitive sense of what Love is suggesting is the right path to follow.

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