Awakening runs easily and gladly through the Kingdom in answer to the call of God. This is the natural response of every Son of God to the Voice of His Creator, because it is the voice for HIS creations and for his own extension. The journey to God is merely the reawakening of the knowledge of where you are always, and what you are forever. It is a journey without distance, to a goal that has never changed. “A miracle reawakens the awareness that the spirit, not the body, is the altar of Truth.
Let us start our process of re-awakening with just a few simple concepts:
Thoughts INCREASE by being given away. The more who BELIEVE in them, the STRONGER they become.
EVERYTHING is an idea. YOUR resurrection is your re-awakening.
Jesus is the model for rebirth, but rebirth itself is merely the dawning on your minds of what is already in them. God placed it there Himself and so it is true forever. The crucifixion CANNOT be shared, because it is the symbol of projection. But the Resurrection IS the symbol of sharing, because the re-awakening of every Son of God is necessary to enable the Sonship to know its wholeness. Only this IS knowledge.
God does not teach. To teach is to imply a lack which God KNOWS is not there. God is not conflicted. Teaching aims at change, but God created ONLY the changeless. God’s answer IS your teacher. Like any good teacher, He DOES know more than you know NOW, but He teaches you only to make you equals. This is because you had ALREADY taught wrong, having believed what was not true.
YOU DID NOT BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN PERFECTION. Could God teach you that you had made a split mind when He knows your mind only as whole? What God DOES know is that His communication channels are not open to Him so, He cannot impart His joy and know that His Children are wholly joyous.
This is an ongoing process not in time, but in eternity. God’s extending outward though, His completeness was blocked when the Sonship does not communicate with Him as one. So He thought, “My Children sleep and must be awakened.”
How can you wake children better and more kindly than with a gentle Voice that will not frighten them, but will merely remind them that the night is over and the Light has come?
You train them to RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENCE between sleeping and waking, so that THEY will understand they need not be afraid of dreams. A wise teacher teaches through approach, NOT avoidance. He does not emphasize what you must avoid to escape from harm as much as what you need to learn to have joy. All of this could be included in only three words: “Do only that.” That simple statement is perfectly clear, easily understood and very easily remembered.
The Holy Spirit NEVER itemizes errors. The Holy Spirit makes NO distinction among dreams. He merely shines them away. His light is ALWAYS the call to awake, WHATEVER you may have been dreaming. Nothing lasting lies in dreams and the Holy Spirit, shining with the light from God Himself, speaks only for what lasts forever. EVERYTHING is accomplished through life, and life is of the mind and in the Mind.
The body neither lives nor dies, because it cannot contain you… who ARE life.
We have said that the last step in the re-awakening of knowledge is taken by God. This is true, but it is hard to explain in words, because words are symbols and nothing that is true NEEDS to be explained. However, the Holy Spirit always has the task of translating the useLESS into the useFUL, the meaningLESS into the meaningFUL and the temporary into the timeLESS. He CAN, therefore, tell you something about this last step, but this one you must know yourself, because BY it you know what you are. This IS your being.
“Rest in peace” is a blessing for the living, not the dead, because rest comes from waking, not from sleeping. You can rest in peace only BECAUSE YOU ARE AWAKE. Sleep is withdrawing; waking is JOINING. Dreams are ILLUSIONS of joining, taking on the ego’s distortions about what joining means, if you are sleeping under its guidance. But the Holy Spirit too, has use for sleep and can use dreams on BEHALF of waking, if you will let Him.
How you wake is the sign of how you have used sleep. To whom did you give it? Under which teacher did you place it? Whenever you wake dis-spiritedly, it was NOT of the Spirit. ONLY when you awaken joyously have you utilized sleep ACCORDING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT’S PURPOSE.
You can indeed be “drugged by sleep,” but this is ALWAYS because you have MISUSED IT ON BEHALF OF SICKNESS. All forms of sickness, even unto death, are physical expressions of the FEAR OF AWAKENING. They are attempts to reinforce Unconsciousness out of fear of Consciousness. This is a pathetic way of TRYING NOT TO KNOW by rendering the faculties for knowing ineffectual. Sleep is no more a form of death than death is a form of unconsciousness.
UNCONSCIOUSNESS IS IMPOSSIBLE. Healing is release from the fear of waking and the substitution of the will to wake. The will to wake is the will to love, since ALL healing involves replacing fear with love.
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