Clear Mind/Open Heart

Only the Heart can live in the moment. 

Each moment we get to choose whether we are living from the Kingdom God – however to live in the Kingdom requires we be Present to what is before us Now. It is only in this moment that we can listen and follow our heart’s guidance and wisdom – alternatively we are distracted and adding to the story-line that our brain creates.

Our beautiful brain is a story making tool, as it tries to bring order and reason to chaos. Yet what we  must remember is that the symbols, languages, rituals that we create are not literal but are pointing to the underlying essence of Spirit.  Even the mystery of time and space is illusory.

In A Course in Miracles we read: .
The purpose of time is to enable you to learn how to use time constructively.

Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable you to learn how to use time constructively. It is thus a teaching device and a means to an end. Time will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning. (T-1.I.15)

When our ego controls the brain, it is part of  the human condition to fall into the unmitigated desire for power, greed, and control.  It is not comfortable with uncertainty and change,  and yet to live is to change.   I often say that “God is not reasonable,” yet our western mind worships reason and if we are not careful tries to freeze frame symbols and rituals into something literal. Time and time again we keep falling into the literal objective world and judge by appearances.

In Luke 17:20 Jesus is asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, and he answered, “The kingdom of God doesn’t come with observation; neither will they say “look, here or look there, for behold the Kingdom of God is within you.”

Why does the kingdom not come through observation?  Don’t we say I’ll believe it when I see it?  Perhaps the miracle (change of perception) is to realize that:  Right where I am, God is living and healing me now.

Healing is aligning our body/mind with Spirit. Jesus reminds us: “God is Spirit.” (John 4:24)   From this state of wholeness, we live not by sight but by faith,  understanding that the opposite of faith is not fear, it is certainty.

Live in the Question
Rev Janice

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