The phone rang. When I answered, a trembling voice said in hushed tones, “Allen, I’m afraid. I’m about to lose my home, and I don’t know what to do.”
One evening I spoke with a man who punched and whipped himself with a flurry of self-condemning and self-hating words. I thought to myself, I sure hope he’s sitting down, because no one could stand after a beating like this.
He whined and moaned about how long it was taking him to make spiritual progress – if he made any at all.
A woman sat across from me at the café table. Usually all bubbly and sizzling with positivity, she sat there flat as a glass of day-old champagne. She was facing a health challenge that seemed hopeless.
From our conversation, it sounded like she had resigned herself to a life of unimaginable suffering and certain death.
The Only Mind Knows Only God
Read these scenarios once again. Can you guess the one thing they have in common? And while you are in the question answering mode, below are three more questions:
- With what mind was the first woman feeling fearful?
- What mind (in the second case) was self-condemning and struggling for enlightenment?
- What mind was hopeless?
You are right if you answered none at all. GOD KNOWING ITSELF TO BE ALL is the only Mind that knows anything. It is the only Mind that exists. This Mind (which is your Mind right now) knows the constancy of abundant Supply. This Mind knows that birthless, deathless, ageless, timeless, perfect Substance is the only Substance. This Mind is the constancy of illumined Perception.
What Is Happening vs. What Seems To Be Happening
Let’s go back to that one common thing in each scenario. I’m sure you guessed it already, but here it is: While each seemed to be happening, they weren’t happening at all. God is all that is going on – always.
This post is a springboard for the next post which is an All Hands On Deck post.