This post from last year is the reminder that “I live and move in God.” The glorious thing about returning to it is that I realize how much more easily I recognize that. No longer can I get away with thinking something “out there” is the source of my “problems.” It’s all me. Every blessing, every headache, every joy, every sorrow – all my own doing. “I live and move is God.” When I think I am experiencing something other than total bliss, I am in the illusion – the place where I pretend I can be separate from God. It’s becoming clearer and clearer. This lesson is number “222” – another hint and clue: it’s an indicator of perfect alignment.
It is soothing to rest in God. The part humans tend to forget (notice the projection – out there, ha!; not “me” but “humans; I guess I want company), the part I tend to forget is that God never left the station. There is no moment when God is absent. No situation where God isn’t in the middle of it; no moment when I am alone. I live and move in God. He is my home. When I think I am apart from God, I am listening to ego and not the Holy Spirit.
I’ve forgotten who I am.
Here’s today’s lesson:
God is with me. I live and move in Him.
God is with me. He is my Source of life, the life within, the air I breathe, the food by which I am sustained, the water which renews and cleanses me. He is my home, wherein I live and move; the Spirit which directs my actions, offers me Its Thoughts, and guarantees my safety from all pain. He covers me with kindness and with care, and holds in love the Son He shines upon, who also shines on Him. How still is he who knows the truth of what He speaks today!
Father, we have no words except Your Name upon our lips and in our minds, as we come quietly into Your Presence now, and ask to rest with You in peace a while.
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It comes up frequently in our Tuesday night group – well, how do you tell the difference between the Voice of Love (God’s Voice; the Holy Spirit) and ego? Well, for one thing, God is found in the stillness: only ego is chaotic and confused. (It helps to know the qualities of God.) Ego isn’t peaceful; it’s scared. So if you (I) am feeling anything other than peace in that stillness, it can’t be God you are (I am) listening to. Plus, there is this little tidbit:
“ The two voices speak for different interpretations of the same thing simultaneously; or almost simultaneously, for the ego always speaks first. Alternate interpretations were unnecessary until the first one was made.”
“Alternate interpretations were unnecessary until the first was made!”
The disturbing part is that ego doesn’t even like us. (“For the ego does want to kill you, and if you identify with it you must believe its goal is yours.”) (No wonder people get suicidal!)
So if I am not feeling peaceful, if I’m not feeling happy, if I am upset or disturbed in any way, shape or form, I’ve forgotten who I am. I’ve forgotten that I am a part of God.
“2 When God created you He made you part of Him. That is why attack within the Kingdom is impossible. You made the ego without love, and so it does not love you. You could not remain within the Kingdom without love, and since the Kingdom is love, you believe that you are without it. This enables the ego to regard itself as separate and outside its maker, thus speaking for the part of your mind that believes you are separate and outside the Mind of God. The ego, then, raised the first question that was ever asked, but one it can never answer. That question, “What are you?” was the beginning of doubt. The ego has never answered any questions since, although it has raised a great many. The most inventive activities of the ego have never done more than obscure the question, because you have the answer and the ego is afraid of you.”
I have the answer and ego is afraid of me figuring it out!
See, that is why ego speaks first and loudest because it is hoping you (I) will listen to it and it can distract you (me) long enough to keep us from figuring out that it means us harm. It acts like it is protecting us but what it is protecting is the ruse that we are ego. We are not our egos. We are God’s creation and cannot be apart from Him.
Which is why it’s ridiculous to be afraid. For God is Love and we are swimming in it.
Namaste, my friends, Namaste.