Being & Doing

Action is the bridge between form and the formless because action is the expression of the self in form. “Right” action comes from the unit in which doing and being are one, or in other words from the state in which there is no division between who you are and what you do. “Right” action comes from the state of wholeness. Being whole is being all you are. Being all you are is what the elevated Self of form represents. (ACOL, D:7.6)

There is a link between doing and being, for all of us. When we are whole, we are “being,” and in that state of being, we “do.” This means that we become “who we are,” something that becomes ever more important to Jesus in the last section of ACOL, the Dialogues. We share with others in this time of being who we are. We also don’t downgrade ourselves by imagining that we are not perfectly alright just as we are. We have been relieved of the ego, a learned state that caused much destructiveness to ourselves and others, and we are prepared now to discover (no longer “learn”) what to do and say. We perform what Jesus calls “right action,” a performance that can only come from wholeness, being and doing as states that we occupy together.

When we are all that we can be, we will occupy the elevated Self of form, a Self who derives its knowledge from the Self of union, the larger Self outside the dot of the body. The white space surrounding the dot is, thus, very important. And this white space (as well as the dot that represents our personal self in the body) is ultimately the All, the One, Who is God.

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