Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Can Be Silence

Whatever happens, I can remember Peace.

My teachers have been telling me to drop the conditions and modifiers. I AM Peace. I can ALWAYS remember that. If it appears I have forgotten, I may have. But if I choose to be peace, in that moment, I can be.

How is this true, and how do I know it is true? ACIM says "To have peace, teach peace to learn it." Am I just defining my experience at all times as peace? what does that mean?

I want peace with what is. The "peace" in that phrase is my eternal relationship to WHAT IS, or God. You must have seen this, or you will. Letting myself proclaim my loyalty to that which I am calling peace, is the purest, most abstract expression of wanting. Wanting is not in itself particularly peaceful. But in that pure expression of loyalty, there must be the willingness that signals to God to close the gap between us.

I can be silent, thank God!

No, I can be Silence

Deep Peace

I have striven for peace all my adult life. Anyone knows, peace stays away from striving. But it was a noble, quixotic effort. And somehow it led me to know more of Peace.

Deep peace is the peace of Death. Not the anticipation of death; certainly not the glorification of death.

Rather, it is the Simplicity of Not-Being.

(I am using unprescribed capital letters to indicate words that invoke God or the Divine.)

I am Aware of the Peace of Not-Being. This is to Know God, which is direct, non-symbolic knowing. It is All There Is. Constantly Changing. Always fresh and new. Every Flavor, ones you like, and ones you don't. Like and Dislike are the same, constantly changing one from the other, switching places. I melt away, but God's experience of All, is complete and Eternal.