Mark J mentioned death of the old self and the 5 stages of loss and grief last week. I had been immensely sad the past three weeks at different times. It had never crossed my mind, THIS IS LOSS of a loved one. I can almost cry thinking about this now. However unsuccessful the old was, it had been me! And I’d put a lot into and around that fella (protection against all). I really liked a lot about the me. But when it comes down to it, there’s so much more to add.
Not only is Mark J and company “stacking the deck ” in my favor with Daily “to do’s, ” but my two weekly book studies (notice plural) are putting me into the same place. Who would have believed they are in the same place?
The last paragraph we studied in a book this week, titled Oneness, says, “These times are about embracing the power with which you have been blessed and relinquishing the remnants of limitations and fear that result in separation from self. The wholeness toward which you strive energetically fuels the impetus toward radical change that marks this phase of this lifetime.Recognizing the patterns of self-defeating response and releasing those tendencies is the task at hand. For there is truly no limit to what can be created and experienced in this lifetime. And no limit to the joy to be experienced when one unites in Oneness with oneself.” This is what Mark and company are saying. How wonderful can this be!!! It’s no wonder Mark and all get so excited for us. My Heavens!!!
The second study is on a book called A Coarse in Miracles. The last paragraph studied in this last week was, “You have not realized it is impossible to understand what fails entirely to reach you. You have received no messages at all you understand. For you have listened to what can never communicate at all. Think, then, what happens. Denying what you are and firm in faith that you are something else, this ” something else” that you have made to be yourself becomes your sight. Yet it must be the “something else” that sees, and as not you, explains its sight to you. Your vision would, of course, render this quite unnecessary. Yet if your eyes are closed and you have called upon this thing to lead you, asking it to explain to you the world it sees, you have no reason not to listen, nor to suspect that what it tells you is not true. Reason would tell you it cannot be true because you do not understand it. God has no secrets. He does not lead you through a world of misery, waiting to tell you, at the journey’s end, why He did this to you.”
Why is it such a struggle? We do it to ourselves.
Each week gets us closer to another way. The way that is inside us all.
To be continued… this is getting neat!