Einstein: “Is the Universe Friendly?”

“Again I tell you that when you are afraid, be still and know that God is real and you are His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased. Do not let your ego dispute this, because the ego cannot know what is as far beyond its reach as you are. God is not the author of fear. You are. You have willed, therefore, to create unlike Him, and have made fear for yourself.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-4.II.18:1-5)

Yes, we made fear. What other emotion were possible when we thought that we were a teeny point in the universe, cut off from all the rest? Would that not be reason enough to be afraid?

Know that this mirage is just that—an illusion made of nothing. When we know that we are merged with the cosmos, melted together in love, we will know that we are not and have never been alone, solitary creatures that had to make it on our own. We have a Guide, the Holy Spirit, Who will metaphorically take us by the hand and lead us back from whence we came. He will take us into heaven, when the time is ripe. And God Himself will transform us, when we are ready, by something called the “Awakening.” When this transformation happens, we will know that whether the time for us on earth is short or long, we are accepted and beloved children of God who can know bliss anywhere. Because God is everywhere.

Drop the ego, and when we do this, we will know far more than beforehand. We will know that fear is easily avoided in a universe that is cooperative, with all beings sharing in the glorious Light of the Creator. We live in a friendly universe, what Einstein queried: “Do we live in a friendly universe?”.

This query is one of the most important, if not the most important, queries we could ever have.

When we can certainly answer in the affirmative, our worries are behind us.

4 Replies to “Einstein: “Is the Universe Friendly?””

  1. This is wonderful Celia, the friendly universe indeed. This must be why, when we see a photo of a galaxy far far away, we see such beauty. Even though to get there, as we are, is dangerously impossible, when we gaze out at the majesty and light we somehow feel like we are part of it and we understand it innately although it makes no sense. It is God’s light also within us. My son has been choosing galaxy pictures for his walls and they are magnificent, as an observer you can get lost for hours in the study of it. They are calming, from God’s perspective, rather than alarming, from ours. Thank you, L

  2. To sit in contemplation and undergo what comes up then from the subconscious is far from pleasant. One of the experiences is fear even before and during this sitting. So one may ask that the cup be passed according to the human will. But finally one may say that the Father’s will be done, not one’s own, and sit waiting for the Holy Spirit anyway, no matter how unpleasant the experience might be in the mean time.

    “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
    Luke 22:42

    1. I hope that as time passes, you will heal and have a good experience with sitting in contemplation. The subconscious mind is healing now, and that is what it takes for us to be ready for Awakening. This is a thought from the Way of Mastery (the Christ Mind Trilogy).

      Love, Celia

      1. Thank you much, dear Celia.

        You bring to memory an encouraging message:

        “The circle of fear lies just below the level the body sees, and seems to be the
        whole foundation on which the world is based. Here are all the illusions, all
        the twisted thoughts, all the insane attacks, the fury, the vengeance and
        betrayal that were made to keep the guilt in place, so that the world could
        rise from it and keep it hidden. Its shadow rises to the surface, enough to
        hold its most external manifestations in darkness, and to bring despair and
        loneliness to it and keep it joyless. Yet its intensity is veiled by its heavy
        coverings, and kept apart from what was made to keep it hidden. The body
        cannot see this, for the body arose from this for its protection, which
        depends on keeping it not seen. The body’s eyes will never look on it. Yet
        they will see what it dictates.”
        “Let your Guide teach you their unsubstantial nature as he leads you
        past them, for beneath them is a world of light whereon they cast no
        shadows. Their shadows lie upon the world beyond them, still further from
        the light. Yet from them to the light their shadows cannot fall.”
        “Here you are led, that God himself can take the final step
        unhindered, for here does nothing interfere with love, letting it be itself. A
        step beyond this holy place, a step still further inward but the one you
        cannot take, transports you to something completely different. Here is the
        Source of light; nothing perceived, forgiven nor transformed. But merely
        ~ACIM Text Chapter Eighteen – The Passing of the Dream – Section 9 – The Two Worlds

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