Our emotions, long associated with the water element, spot light where our thoughts are treading. Pause, allow a healthy emotional expression, and let the under current of thoughts surface fully. Any beliefs that are not of peace is what must be surrendered to sky ~ to something bigger than our little ego self ~ to Spirit.
When enough people are willing to go through the painstaking process of dissolving ego (our unhappy shadow self), a heaven on earth experience for us all is the effect.
The spiritual path I’ve been following for decades is based on the teachings in the book, A Course in Miracles. It shows us how to undo fear-based duality within ourselves so that we can wake-up to our natural state of love. When we live from this truth we become of greater service to others. This world is the illusion, but in order to be in heaven we must first make earth a peaceful dream for all. In other words, we can’t get there without all our brothers and sisters.
One of the criticisms I’ve heard about A Course in Miracles, is that it doesn’t really help with all the horrible situations that take place throughout the world. Sort of like ~ Course students sit around on the beach drinking wine, while being in denial of all the injustices that happen all around them. Their mentality is, “Ah well, it’s not real anyway.” And so they do nothing productive.
Forgiveness of what appears to be injustices is a huge part of the Course. So, maybe sitting on that beach for a while releasing our woes into a great big body of water is helpful on a personal level ~ maybe even an essential first step.
But, the Course leads us beyond that. Once fear is dissolved within us, we can then be the one who is most helpful to others. We can be guided as to where our personal gifts can be used to do our part in healing this illusion. Coming from a non-dualistic, compassionate place within, gives us the power to make our best contributions to all.
The finest example of this, that I know of, comes from Marianne Williamson. She is a long-time student of the Course, and has made the journey of undoing the ego well known in many of her best selling books. Now she is running for president! Who better to make our country a peaceful place for everyone who lives here, than someone who is well versed in non-dualism and very knowledgeable about our political system. Her fearless compassion, and her ability to lead, shines light on what can be accomplished if we are willing to strive for fair treatment toward people from all walks of life.
Please watch the video of Marianne’s announcement to run for president. It’s 43 minutes ~ so grab a beverage, sit back, and let yourself be inspired!
Not all of us are destined to play a publicly visible role in creating heaven on earth. But, if you take the time to listen to Marianne’s speech, and believe in the vision she holds for bettering life for most people; then supporting her efforts is a great way to make a personal contribution. Collectively we can make a difference!
We do our part best by having the willingness to let go of our ego. This is paramount to inner happiness. Then you never know where you may be led to use your gifts to benefit others. Heaven must become a place on earth for all. From there, waking up to our real heavenly existence will be as easy as water merging into sky.
Photo by Edward Augustin
On earth as it is in heaven!
En la tierra como en el cielo!
When I found out that Marianne made it to the democratic primary debate, I just had to put this blog out early! Please watch the debate on Thursday, June 27th, and prepare to be amazed at the heartfelt approach she brings to the election process.
Pen Augustin is author of Waves of Light and The Priestess Tale series. She is also founder of Lady of the Lake Holistic Health. Pen loves to give messages about how we can heal ourselves and bring balance to our beloved planet. Living near the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, she enjoys spending time in nature and communing with the local wildlife.