We are all pretenders, all actors, and our daily life is a movie, a dream. The reason for your upsets is that you have been duped into believing you are a character in the movie. Your eyes give you a camera angle, one of the seven billion other camera angles on earth. Zoom back out to the Holy Spirit’s universal camera angle, the perspective above the battleground.
Money and Finances
The ego wants to highjack your spiritually. Moment to moment, attend to your forgiveness practice, not to form. It is always your lesson. You cannot have a spiritual career. Dis-identify with possessions. Purification of thought and obedience to Spirit are the goal. There is no sacrifice involved.
“Who am I really? What am I? Am I a body?” In order to find true authenticity you need to see that you are not a body. The person construct is a mask that needs to be left behind. The ego hears this and says, “uh oh, that’s not good.” Forgiveness leads to the remembrance of abstraction. It takes trust to let go of personal pursuits and the things that you think sustain you. You are sustained by the Love of God.
In “A Course in Miracles,” Jesus shares a question that we would do well to ask ourself in any situation in which we are uncertain: “What do I want to come of this? What is it FOR?” (T-26.IV.2.1) This question forms a logical thought trail in the mind to follow inwards, first towards recognizing whatever motives the ego had for the situation; and then secondly to help reconnect us with our True Purpose of Inner Peace. Joined in this shared Purpose, it can be seen that the ego’s motives for everything and everyone are actually quite humorous. Ask yourself, what is the purpose of relationships? What do I want to come out of this relationship in particular? What is it FOR?
Explore the analogy of Plato’s cave. The Holy Spirit will work with your mind to loosen your trust in things of this world such as money, medicine, economics etc. To come to the last filter means to come to the realization that you are dreaming. This world has no power to hurt you. Ask yourself, am I dreaming? The awareness of dreaming is the function of God’s teachers.
“A Course in Miracles” is taking us to God dependency. Person-based dependency is stressful and the scarcity principal is played out whether we are protecting wealth or trying to get it. Divine providence can only give. When we go deeper into divine providence, we transcend reciprocity entirely. There will only be peace of mind when we are dependent on God.
The one good dependency is intuitive dependence. If you tune into spiritual practice, all things come to you. I ask God’s Will for me and I am provided with all that is needed to carry it out. The means merely shift from money to miracles. This shift will provide financial independence.