Don’ t get stuck on the words, they are very inept. They are just symbols of symbols twice removed from reality. They can only take you into the experience which seems ultra personal. Once one has had the experience he will laugh at the words and their incompetence.
It is through Grace that we enlighten. The ego cannot transcend itself. The eye cannot see itself. The Who-man cannot tell Heaven from Hell, Truth from falsity or see that pleasure and pain are two sides of the same coin: without help.
Keep your wicks lit!
Why would you want to keep your wicks lit? We all have potential that is in each of us. By being in high expectation, being grateful, being present this potential may be fulfilled. By knowing that one is in a state of Grace and holding that thought it may be fulfilled you see.
Why would anyone seek enlightenment. Freedom is one of many reasons. What is freedom? To be released from fear. Be of good cheer I have overcome the world – Jesus said. Be not conformed to the world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind – St. Paul wrote. Freedom is to be released from the chains that binds one. Just think about what it might feel like to neither need nor want anything in this world, to be free of the desire of wanting. If one wants, needs or desires nothing of this world what could be taken from him. Fear is only the fear of loss itself.
When the desire of the things of this world are removed from your consciousness the energy of the mind turns to Love and the Bliss of the Divine. There is that innate within you that Loves the divine. That which you seek is causing you to seek. This entity that one makes sometimes referred to the ego has been so overlearned over the great eons of time now transferred to you by your DNA (so to speak) that it is impossible to overcome without the help of the Divine. The fear must be walked through while holding the hand of your guide. A guide can only lead and it will be up to you to follow, this takes courage. And so a deep respect should be acknowledged for every Human Being. For thee oh God do I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
Make the jump! What are you attached to? Sex, money, chemicals, routine, gambling. These things must be raised up to the light of consciousness and transcended. This is Freedom and a level of enlightenment. The essence of Joy is the removal of the blocks to the awareness of loves presence. It is always there just as the Sun is always there, it never left anyone. The veil of ugliness has filtered out the Sun just as the clouds in the sky filter the sunlight. The Son remains.
The Field contains all power, is not limited by space and time and is completely changeless. All things happen by the infinite power of the field. Creation is continuous and effortless.
The Tao does nothing and leaves nothing undone. – Lao Tzu
It is so powerful that if a thought is held it becomes manifest. Otherwise noone would ever become enlightened. Do not seek outside yourself for there is nothing there. Hold the thought of Peace-Love-Joy in your mind and it will become manifest. When you want only Love you will see only Love, you see. The world will quickly show you what you want because it tis a mirror. Private thoughts do not exist. One radiates out everything in his mind and that is entangled with the world. Create a New Heaven and a New Earth by holding the thoughts of peace. You have peace and take it with you wherever you go spreading it like a ripple on the water across the world.
How will this world end? It will end in peace because it is a place of war. It will end in laughter because it is a place of pain. This is one’s function -to turn Hell into Heaven. Why? Because His will be done!