“Child of God, you were created to create the good, the beautiful, and the holy. Do not lose sight of this.” …ACIM
Have you ever looked at a beautiful flower or an amazingly colourful sunset and wondered to yourself; where does all the beauty come from? In the springtime we can watch as the flowers begin to send their green stems into the open air and sunshine. We can observe a difference in them every passing day as they begin the process of budding and then watch as a magnificence of colour and beauty is shared for all to see. Where does this magnificence come from?
Your physical eyes were made to see only that which stops light. You cannot see the air you breathe, for example, because light passes through it. Those who are aware of the beauty in flowers and sunsets are those who have developed an awareness of something that exists in only one place in the whole universe, which is within themselves.
When light falls upon a flower or any other physical object it is deciphered according to the vibratory frequencies that the object is emitting. When your eyes are directed to that same object the light is then reflected through them and matches frequencies that are already vibrating within you. Not within the body but within you.
“You were created by Love like Itself.” …ACIM
Every bit of goodness, beauty and holiness you believe you see outside yourself is actually within you and that’s the only place where it can be seen. These attributes are of Love and can exist only within Love. And regardless of what you may believe about yourself you were created by Love like Itself. In other words, you are Love and there is nothing else within you except Love’s attributes.
Love created you like Itself for one purpose, which is the expansion of joy in the universe. Therefore, your one and only purpose in life is to spread joy throughout the universe by eternally creating the good, the beautiful and the holy. You will never be happy or contented until you accept your purpose in life. And you’ll never be able to accept your purpose until you recognize your Self. You’ll never be able to recognize your Self until you can accept the truth that you were created by Love like Itself.
“What you ask for, you receive.” …ACIM
Whatever your heartfelt beliefs are is what you’re asking for, and you’re receiving exactly that. As long as you wholeheartedly believe you’re a physical body you’ll not be able to recognize your Self. Until you can change your mind and recognize the truth about yourself you’ll remain eternally imprisoned in this physical dimension perceiving the body to be your home because that’s what you’re asking for.
But the opposite is just as true. If you wholeheartedly believe that there’s more to you than your physical eyes can reveal then you’re in a position to be released from this self-made prison of physicality. Make no mistake about it, it’s your beliefs that determine your place in everything. It’s your beliefs that determine whether you see the flesh or recognize the Spirit.
As Jesus tells us in The Course: “If you choose flesh, you never will escape the body as your own reality, for you have chosen that you want it so. But choose the Spirit, and all Heaven bends to touch your eyes and bless your holy sight, that you may see the world of flesh no more except to heal and comfort and to bless.”
It’s here that you come face-to-face with another decision. You must decide if the information provided in the above quote is real or if it’s no more than fancy words in a book. You must use your power of reason as you decipher this information and then decide which one is true for you. What you decide is what you’ll believe and what you believe is the truth for you. Because you believe it to be the truth it’s what you’re asking for and what you ask for is what you’ll receive. As Jesus says, If you choose flesh, you never will escape the body as your own reality, for you have chosen that you want it so.
“Misperceptions produce fear, and true perceptions produce love. Neither produces certainty, because all perception varies. That is why it is not knowledge.” …ACIM
Because you believe yourself to be a physical being you cannot see beyond the surface of the things you think you see. Therefore, you cannot know the true meaning of anything you see, and for this reason, you must give it all the meaning it has for you. This is why everyone sees things differently. They don’t really see at all; they can only perceive from the outside of the object’s form. The object’s true meaning and purpose is beyond what the physical eyes can see. Each one who looks at an object gives it the only meaning it has for them and because of this it’s different for everyone.
In this world it’s not possible to know what anything is because of the fact that everyone perceives it differently. Two people can both look at the same thing and one can be absolutely terrified of it while the other is not the least bit afraid of it. This is because of how they think and how their energy is vibrating. Everyone’s energy frequencies are controlled by their thoughts and the types of thoughts they think depends on what their beliefs are. If they think from the ego’s thought system they misperceive, which causes fear. On the other hand, if they think from Love’s thought system they perceive truly and produce loving emotions.
“…But the mind can elect the level it chooses to serve. The only limit which is put on its choice is that it cannot serve two masters.” …ACIM
Everything in this life is a choice. You can choose what you’re going to believe and you can choose to believe whatever feels right to you. But there’s one thing you cannot choose. You cannot choose your own identity for that was given you at your creation and it’s eternal and unchangeable.
Other than that everything else is by your own choice with just one limit placed upon it. No matter how much you try you cannot serve two masters, or better said, you cannot serve two thought systems. You cannot think from the ego’s thought system and hear God’s Thoughts at the same time. For God’s Thought System and the ego’s thought system are so far apart vibrationally that neither one is even aware of the other’s existence.
That’s why in the above quote Jesus refers to levels, which are simply higher or lower frequencies of thought. God’s Thought System is Love and is the highest frequency in all the universe whereas the ego’s thoughts are based in fear, which is the lowest frequency in all of existence. Many believe fear to be Love’s opposite but Love is all-encompassing and can have no opposite.
“Thoughts can represent lower-order or higher-order reality… One makes the physical and the other creates the spiritual…” …ACIM
There are many many, probably millions, of people who believe that life has no purpose. They view everything from a physical point of view and see the journey, which we call life, from birth to the grave, as having no purpose other than the continuance of the species. For those who cannot bring themselves to look beyond the physical there is no other alternative; they can see no other purpose.
They fail to understand that the Intelligence that created them could not, nor would not, create without a purpose. As my opening quote explains, you were created to create the good, the beautiful, and the holy. I ask you; could there be a higher purpose than that?
The image on the left portrays a beautiful red rose, which we all understand is physical and its life span is very short. It will soon recede back to the earth from whence it came. This is because the rose itself has not been created, it has been made from lower-order thoughts, therefore, it is not real.
But what about the beauty the rose exudes for all to see; is that physical too; will the beauty recede to the earth also? The answer is, no it won’t. For you see, the rose is an illusion, a temporary path for beauty to enter a world that has no beauty of itself. The beauty is real and it’s all within you. Not within your physical body but within You. It was given you at your creation so that you may create the good, the beautiful, and the holy.
I’m going to close this post with a quote from A Course In Miracles: “All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left except a blessing.”
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“Your safety lies in truth and not in lies. Love is your safety. Fear does not exist. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self.” …ACIM