Daily Inspiration

Awakening to Our Life in God

There is one life, and that I share with God.

There are not different kinds of life, for life is like the truth. It does not have degrees. It is the one condition in which all that God created share. Like all His Thoughts, it has no opposite.
There is no death because what God created shares His life.
There is no death because an opposite to God does not exist.
There is no death because the Father and the Son are one.

…the idea of death takes many forms. It is the one idea which underlies all feelings that are not supremely happy. It is the alarm to which you give response of any kind that is not perfect joy. All sorrow, loss, anxi­ety and suffering and pain, even a little sigh of weariness, a slight discomfort or the merest frown, acknowledge death.

What seems to be the opposite of life is merely sleeping. When the mind elects to be what it is not, and to assume an alien power which it does not have, a foreign state it cannot enter, or a false condition not within its Source, it merely seems to go to sleep a while. It dreams of time; an interval in which what seems to happen never has occurred, the changes wrought are substanceless, and all events are nowhere. When the mind awakes, it but continues as it always was.

Let us today be children of the truth, and not deny our holy heritage. Our life is not as we imagine it. Who changes life because he shuts his eyes, or makes himself what he is not because he sleeps, and sees in dreams an opposite to what he is? We will not ask for death in any form today. Nor will we let imagined opposites to life abide even an instant where the Thought of life eternal has been set by God Himself. (W-pI.167.1;2:3-6;9;10)

Death is the idea of being separate from the Source of Life. God (Love) is one, changeless and eternal. The Life we live in God is equally eternal. We remain eternally safe in our oneness with our Source.

Yet we seem to be in a world where safety is impossible, change is inevitable and our life ends in death. This could only seem to be real in a dream in which we are unaware of the reality of our Life in God. This dream is fraught with uncertainty, conflict, loss, fear and guilt. While we are engaged in this dream, the Life of our true Self continues unchanged, forever held in the certainty of changeless Love. We dream we are a stranger in a strange, loveless land.

Like all dreams, we can awaken to remember our true Home. God has not forgotten us. He offers us His helping Hand to guide us gently and lovingly to release our mistaken belief in death and awaken to our eternal Life in Him.

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