Ask: Do you pray that we don't go to war?
Liz, what do you do when you see something like we may go to war again? Do you pray that we don’t go to war? (September 20, 2013)
As I released my projections of meaning onto the universe of form the world became very two-dimensional for me. So now the world is like a blank screen. It’s a lot like walking around on a theatrical set in which no play is being put on. The set and props have no meaning without a story. So without me projecting a story, or meaning, onto events in the world they no longer stand out as special or significant to me. All of not-Truth (universe of form) is all the same. I see no difference between a hang-nail and a war and a butterfly and a rainbow. They are merely different expressions of not-Truth. I do not mean that things appear the same to me. The body’s eyes see differentiation, size, degree, etc. But my experience of not-Truth has flattened out.
Of course personal opinions pop up in my mind about events in the world, but what are they but nothing thoughts about nothing? My thoughts about not-Truth are just another part of not-Truth. I observe them just as I observe the world. I let them come up and I let them go. I do not live there anymore.
As for prayer, to what would I pray? There is no power outside of me to petition. My experience is between me (split mind) and Me (True Mind), not between me and some outside power. Not-Truth and Truth are the two experiences within me. But they are diametrically opposed and they do not intersect. I do not ask Truth to change not-Truth because there is no relationship between them. And why would I want to change what isn’t true unless I thought it was true? The problem, then, would be in me, not in what I thought was true.
And even if the world were true how would I know what had to happen in the grand scheme of things? It would only be the arrogance of the personal thought system (ego) to think I knew how the world should be. Perhaps what I judged wrong or bad was somehow necessary.
But of course, the world is not my reality, and only my judging it makes it seem real to me. My goal is to know Truth to be at peace so I am not interested in maintaining my belief in what is not real by seeking to transform it. I want to transcend my belief that what is not real is my reality. And I do this not by looking at it and praying that it will change to be what I personally want it to be. Nor do I look at it and then try to deny it. Instead, I accept that it is what it is and turn inward to Truth. Whatever I attend to with my mind is what is real to me and what will grow in my awareness.
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