Wednesday, October 16, 2013

If You Desire Anything In The World, You Desire Death

I know that the title of this article sounds a bit harsh, but it is actually very loving, and as you read it it will make perfect sense.

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a good friend and I she said that in the world of form she just wanted a house, even if it is a small one, but rather a quiet space where she could feel that she didn’t have to worry about her economic situation, a place where she could be at peace and enjoy.

I told her that if she wanted that house, she could simply move in the direction of finding information about it, only to make sure not having any attachment or expectations. A person who is aware of that, simply do whatever anyone would do in the world without psychological attachments.

However, there is something we need to be conscious of, because the thought system of the ego (fear) could easily be underestimated.

This is what I mean. Every desire we have in this world comes from the idea that there is something here that can make us happy, that can bring us peace. And it's another way of wanting to preserve a world that simply reinforces de fear I have to the Real World (Kingdom, My Home in God).

And even when it may seem that just wanting a house so that I can be at peace is an innocent wish, behind any desire is the fear of awakening to my real world, because letting go of this "world" means that I am losing something. When in fact, releasing this world is gaining it all! But we need to take this step by step.

Therefore, wishing for a house or a car, or a job, or money, or a relationship, or whatever it may be is not the problem. The problem comes when we negate, suppress or ignore our wishes, trying to convince ourselves that we "should" not wish them, or that there is something wrong with that. Because in suppressing the desire, there is a denial, a sense of sacrifice that does not support us in letting go of this experience, in letting go of this "world".

Therefore, when the course says for example, "I have said repeatedly that the Holy Spirit would not deprive you of your special relationships, but would transform them," T-17.IV.2 3 the ego thought system focuses on the first part of that sentence, and seek special relationships without realizing that what the course is referring to is that by giving you the opportunity to fulfill that "desire" only this time with the Holy Spirit's thought system, you will be taught that there is nothing there, nothing you really wanted, nothing that could really bring you anything permanent.

Yes, you may experience the transitory "pleasure" of having that experience, but soon you'll come to the realization that it was just that, a passing pleasure that leads you to nothing, in anything, to wanting more. However, as the peace of God becomes more and more real and desirable to you, it will be easier to let go of this world.

That change of perception, that change of mentality will lead you to not attach yourself more to that which you so much wanted, but to let it go because once again, the faster you let go of your psychological attachment to your world, the faster you will open yourself up to the Real World that you truly desire; Kingdom, your Home in God, Heaven, or simply Love. In the end, what you name it is irrelevant. It's the Same Thing.

That's why the course emphasizes that sacrifice is not necessary for salvation but to open yourself up to a new thought system while you are still experiencing yourself as a human being filled with desires.

As the mind is transformed, desires also will be transformed. And the time will come that even if you have whatever you desire or not, you know what you really want. And none of the distractions of this world will stand in the way of what you truly want, which is the peace of God.

Because in the end, that's what we all really want, only that we thought that we could find it through what we have or do in the world, when in reality, peace is simple part of what we truly are. Love is what we truly are, abundance, joy, happiness, is what we are.

But a mind that is filled with desires cannot experience what it is, because wanting and desiring keep the attention outward, on lack for only a mind filled with lack desires what it thinks it doesn’t have. On the other hand, to find what we truly are, all we need to do is keep the attention inward.

We must also remember that everything we want in this world will lead to death, not because what we want will kill us, unless we have a psychopath as a partner lol. But in this world of form, everything ends in death. The body will die regardless whether if one has a million dollars or not, regardless whether if one has a mansion or not, regardless whether if one has one or multiple partners or not, etc., etc., etc.

No matter what happens in this world for ones "benefit" or otherwise, our destiny in the physical world is already written by ego. The body is going to die!

Our true destiny however remains the same, we will return to our natural state of pure joy, blissful peace, permanent  happiness, infinite abundance, only that we can not experiment it for wanting a world that will lead to death.

Why not better exchange this world for one that we really want?." Our emphasis is not on giving up the world, but on exchanging it for what is far more satisfying, filled with joy, and capable of offering you peace. Think you this world can offer that to you?" W-pI.129.1 :3-4

Meanwhile, I'm not saying we should deny your wishes, or to make sacrifices, but to simply watch them very carefully because if we are not aware, they could become our new gods. And finally, sooner or later, since in this world everything changes, and nothing here is permanent, those gods who we could so much adore and idolize will disappoint us. Why? "Anything in this world that you believe is good and valuable and worth striving for can hurt you, and will do so"T-26.VI.1:1

So whatever it is that we do in the “world” is irrelevant. But if we want to experience real happiness, real joy, real peace, we have to be conscious of the thought system we are identifying with in each and every moment.

There are only two thought systems. Well, in reality there is only one; Love. The “other” thought systems is simple, not the opposite, but the absence or denial of the first one. There is really no darkness, just absence of light. There is really no fear, just absence of love. There is really no physical world, just a denial or the Real one.