“You have been being, and you have been being in relationship because you could not “be” otherwise, but you have not been being in union.
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“Glimpses of the being you are being when you are in unity and relation¬ship have been offered to everyone. They have been afforded by willingness. They come from observation of self and they come from observation of others. They come from what you are willing to observe. They become more than glimpses only when they become what you are willing to be.” (ACOL, D:Day37.30, Day37.32)
“Willing to ‘be’” is the salient point in our glimpses of Christ-consciousness becoming something more lasting.
What does this mean? It means that we are truly “being who we are,” not a pale reflection of past egoic concepts. It means being real, truly real, a person who can be depended upon to show the same face to others at nearly all times.
Of course, there will be times when we let our nervousness at revealing ourselves overcome our new comprehension of who we are. We will drop back into a persona, giving the person what we think he/she wants.
But we can’t do this long, if we are to move into the maintenance and then the sustenance of Christ-consciousness. Jesus himself was a very genuine person, safe in revealing himself to others (even when it led to the cross).
We are not asked to replicate Jesus’ sacrifice. We are simply asked to allow our inner nature to shine. And in the shining, we draw all others to us. Recognizing genuineness, our brothers and sisters are attracted to it. And they want the same genuineness for themselves, a prayer that will be answered.
Our good example can draw in all the rest.
Take all nervousness from me, nervousness at meeting new people or encountering others that I know just barely. Be with me today as I seek to be a good example. Don’t let my mistakes lead anybody astray.
Thank You for helping me to ever-blossom in greater fullness under your shining sun. Leaving ego behind, I rest in Your truth. This is a very joyous place to be.