I just spent some days in gratefulness. i needed to become 51 to be humble enough not to complain about “being here” or not having more of this and that. Does the message of Brother Steindl-Rast contradict the Course In Miracles, when it said yesterday “The world i see holds nothing that i want” and today “beyond this world is a world i want.”? Or is not the other way around: Each moment of gratefulness opens our hearts to the real world and restoring to our awareness which was given us already? http://youtu.be/3Zl9puhwiyw
no resistance, no hell
This world seems to veil the Gate of Heaven, but how is this possible, if Heaven is not a place, nor a condition, but simply the true state of wholeness, and therefore infinite? Illusions on the other hand feed on rejection, but in the light of acceptance they must disappear. Furthermore even we become illusions, if we oppose appearances, because we loose our state of wholeness. Escaping limitations is therefore a tricky thing to do, because the mere attempt to escape a thing reinforces separation in one´s minds. The surrender of resistance against what is seems to be the only other way to go. The direction of the path depends on one´s definition of salvation, either as escape or integration.
If we could accept the word we see as part of our mind, we would feel underneath it the incredible blissful state the One Mind we all share. Escape from our condition of separation is therefor only possible AFTER dropping our defenses. This is also true concerning sickness and healing. Only by not resisting being sick for a moment, we can wash through the intensity of it to the other side, experiencing wholeness again.
Sometimes it disappears into the Light.”