You are the Will of God.
Do not accept anything else as your will,
or you are denying what you are.
But see the Love of God in you,
and you will see it everywhere
because it is everywhere.
See His abundance in everyone,
and you will know that you are in Him with them.
They are part of you, as you are part of God.
The peace of God is understanding this.
There is only one way out of the world's thinking,
just as there was only one way into it.
Understand totally by understanding totality.
The Course is uncompromising in its assertion that the only way we can awaken into the knowledge of the Kingdom is by making a total commitment to the Kingdom. As Jesus expresses it,
“You cannot be totally committed sometimes.”
Our major difficulty in awakening
comes in dealing with what Jesus calls
“the authority problem.”
There is only one cause for all [of your problems]:
the authority problem. This IS "the root of all evil."
The mind is split between the ego and the Holy Spirit,
so that whatever the ego makes is incomplete and contradictory.
The issue of authority is really a question of authorship.
When you have an authority problem, it is always because
you believe you are the author of yourself.
Being ego endowed, we say to God: “Thank you very much God, but I would really rather do it myself.” And then, we run away from paradise, and we spend our earthly life caught in some dream – an often sad “Somebody done gone and done me wrong song.” That, of course, is no fun. Jesus is simply someone who paid attention to inner guidance, apparently from very early on. At the age of twelve, he told his parents:
“Do you not know that I must be about my Father’s business.”
There is a business we are all about, and it is not the outer work we do in the world; it is the inner work that matters. It is the digging deeper, the going further, to the point of making a total commitment. Once the total commitment is made, then we ‘know.’ Then we can ‘remember’ God’s Will and our Will are not different Wills. What God wants for us, is what we want for ourselves. Yet, a thousand things distract us and keep us looking for salvation in the world. Or we do not look at all, we just give into misery and escape with a drink in hand into an easy chair in front of a television – perhaps to sleep, perchance to dream.
Do not give up the world of freedom
for a little sigh of seeming sin,
nor for a tiny stirring of guilt's attraction.
Would you, for all these meaningless distractions,
lay Heaven aside?
Your destiny and purpose are far beyond them,
in the clean place where littleness does not exist.
We are already in possession of the Kingdom. It is as close to us as the beating of our hearts. That is why the opening title to this piece is “You ARE the Will of God.” All there is ‘is’ the Will of God – and ‘you are,’ ‘I am,’ ‘we are,’ all part of it. Everything else is a fantasy. Fantasy is not reality and can never be made to be as satisfying as doing what is being asked of us by God.
“Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there for,
Behold the Kingdom of God is within you.”
Think how good it feels to do the right thing. Temptations come along, and it is easy to fall into a projection, into fault finding, into perhaps abusing the body with too much food, too much drink, too much of whatever is not good for the body or your conscience. Let’s say that you make a commitment to losing weight. You quit eating sugar and so many carbs. You stick with it, and you start feeling better. Why can’t we do and choose right in all things – to be, says mystic Meister Eckhart,
“At all times and in all places a God seeker and a God finder.”
"Many are called but few are chosen" should be,
"All are called but few choose to listen."
Therefore, they do not choose right.
The "chosen ones" are merely those
who choose right sooner.
Right minds can do this now,
and they will find rest unto their souls.
God knows you only in peace, and this “is” your reality.
Now, in this minute, ‘Right Now!’ I can choose to get angry. Or I can, with just a little mind training, just as easily let it go. I can choose a tri-color salad with shrimp or a hamburger with fries. What will really make me feel good? Remember:
There is no strain in doing God's Will
as soon as you recognize that it is also your own.
Say with me,
“My only function is the one God gave me.”