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Accepting God’s Decision for Mystery

“From all eternity God has wanted mystery to exist.  Accepting this is important.”  COL bk.2, 20:II

Mystery exists because we are not the fullness, omniscience, of God, but, instead, His finite creations.  God wants to experience through us, in unity and relationship.  He differentiates Himself into unique creations, but all are unified in Himself.  We are in relationship to Him, and yet united in Him.  We live with the possibility of His guidance because we are related to the Whole.  And intuition gives us the wherewithal to know some of God’s Mind.

We can rest in the knowledge that we can live well, despite not knowing “everything.”  We can welcome mystery as an example of God’s providential care.  Mystery will draw us to the numinous, and we can rest in awe of God when we commune with Him.  His mystery can give us comfort, because our little mind could not comprehend the whole even if it were offered.

We need to accept the mystery, for this quotation, attributed to Mary, says it all.  We need not to chafe against restrictions, but to know inwardly that the restrictions are there for a good reason—even when we aren’t sure what that reason is.

Mystery has always been, “[f]rom all eternity.”  Be reassured that this mystery is the best way.  We are not being kept in the dark for no reason.  We could not live the full truth with a finite mind. 

Why is our mind finite?  Because we are not God.  We are a part of Him, though, and in this knowledge, true knowledge, we can rest easy.

Glimpses of the Numinous

“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.

Dear God,

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.

Amen.