“Fantasies become totally unnecessary as the wholly satisfying nature of reality becomes apparent to both giver and receiver. (T15)”
Affirmation: “the wholly satisfying nature of reality”
1 – Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now) says a good bit about his own Awakening and his joy in the immediate experience of the reality he knows now. His reality is now wholly satisfying, and, as he once said, no thought has made him unhappy since the shift into Awakening.
2 – Personal Experience
In my own glimpses of Awakening (which have not been sustained), I too know that the reality in which I find myself is totally satisfying. Like Eckhart, I enjoy sitting in public places, such as a restaurant or a library, and just observing my surroundings. I feel totally at peace with my world at such times. And the joy is not an overwrought joy, but a peaceful one, though occasionally a thrill of ecstasy can arise. These are the mystic moments that are not cause for praise, for then the ego will quickly move in, and we will be caught in pride that such spiritual blessings have been granted us. Instead, in such joyful, mystic moments, we are best to feel glad for the experience, but realize that we have not done anything grand that has caused the experience to visit. All of this is borne of the grace of God.
3 – Leave Fantasies Behind
We learn through A Course in Miracles that we will leave fantasies behind when we see how satisfying reality really can be. Of course, this is not the reality that most of us find ourselves a part of now. But, as we walk the pathway pointed out by the Course, we will find that life becomes increasingly easy and joyous.
4 – An Easy and Joyous Life
With life now easy and joyous, we will feel no need to escape into fantasies. We will thank God for the new ease that we have found, now that we follow His dictates instead of trying, in vain, to depend solely upon ourselves.
Fantasies are seductive, but ultimately unsatisfying. As we follow A Course in Miracles, we see the world turn into a wholly satisfying place. We have no need for fantasies then.
May we turn to the Holy Spirit for guidance as we seek to enter the real world, the one where fantasies are not needed.