“Beloved friends, take a moment and simply cultivate deep self-honesty by merely answering these questions:
“Have I ever had a murderous thought?
“Have I ever manipulated another mind in order to try to gain what I believed I needed?
“Have I ever withdrawn love for the subtle reason of causing hurt, or trying to cause hurt to another?
“Have I ever had disrespectful sexual fantasies?
“Have I ever hated the world?
“Have I ever despised myself?
“And last, but surely not least, for in truth, if you would consider it, all of those questions emanate out of this one:
“Have I ever hated God?” (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Lesson 22, Page 264)
WOM also says that enlightenment is a state in which the world—and the world is not outside of you, the world is the context, the thoughts, images and perceptions that you have attracted to yourself—can no longer hold power over you.
Deep self-reflection is necessary if we are to find God in our lives. All of us have done things that we regret, but God stands ready always to rectify the situation.
When we reach enlightenment, we will have entertain the subconscious impulses of our minds, and, if we are fortunate, we will know that the best way is to turn to our hearts for a solution. Our hearts are informed by our God who dwells deep within, living through us.
Let not our perceptions of an outer world diminish the love that we feel from deep within.