More on Egolessness

Sometimes a teacher of God may have a brief experience of direct union with God. In this world, it is almost impossible that this endure. It can, perhaps, be won after much devotion and dedication, and then be maintained for much of the time on earth. But this is so rare that it cannot be considered a realistic goal. If it happens, so be it. If it does not happen, so be it as well. (M-26.3)

A blogee has asked what, if any, experiences of egolessness I have had. I have had moments of egolessness, but nothing sustained. Each one leaves me a little less attached to the world. During them, I am not in the world. What use is the world without ego? The world’s purpose is to give the ego someplace to project onto.

The experience cannot be described in words. It is nothing like anything in this world. As an example, I've learned that true peace is not only a state of mind without words, it is a state of mind without thought. But how can I adequately convey this experience?

One of the reasons I wrote about what the experience of egolessness is like is because students want to know how they would know when they attained it. And I have encountered students who think they are “there” when it is clear they still are quite attached to the world. They may have gotten as far as they are willing to go right now, but they are not awake. Those who no longer identify with ego have no need to proclaim it.

Jesus, Buddha and some others who have attained a state of egolessness and continued to walk the world are rare – as stated in the quote above. They have a very special purpose in the awakening of the Part of God that sleeps. So do you. It may or may not be attaining a state of egolessness and continuing in the world. Let your Holy Spirit tell you to your purpose. God needs you where you are.

Do not despair, then, because of limitations. It is your function to escape from them, but not to be without them. If you would be heard by those who suffer, you must speak their language. If you would be a savior, you must understand what needs to be escaped. Salvation is not theoretical. Behold the problem, ask for the answer, and then accept it when it comes. Nor will its coming be long delayed. All the help you can accept will be provided, and not one need you have will not be met. Let us not, then, be too concerned with goals for which you are not ready. God takes you where you are and welcomes you. What more could you desire, when this is all you need? (M-26.4)
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