The need to look out (at the stars) or look in ( at the soul or perhaps the chemical structure of the body) has obsessed man since time began. The whole notion of “the search for meaning”, must entail the idea that there IS meaning and by searching, he will find it. The laws of the universe will apply. You will find what you are looking for. Because ALL power in Heaven and earth has been given you. That’s not the problem, the problem is that you ARE getting EVERYTHING you want ALL the time, and you still aren’t satisfied with what it is you have found.
“If you WANT understanding and enlightenment you will learn it, because your will to learn it is your decision to listen to the Teacher who knows of light and can therefore TEACH IT TO YOU.”
So, if you are reading this, somewhere you have asked for enlightenment or understanding of your purpose or the meaning of existence. If you have been doing the lessons of the Course, and applying them to yourself, hopefully you can at least admit that what you are SEEING and the THOUGHTS you are having are giving you results, regardless of whether or not they make you happy. Other wise you would have no need of this Course. The guy that is really happy with the way life is going for him, doesn’t question the nature of reality. He has no necessity.
“Clarity of thought CANNOT occur under conditions of vacillation. Unless a mind is fixed in its purpose, it is NOT clear. But clarity literally means the state of light, and enlightenment IS understanding. It stands UNDER perception because you have denied it as the REAL foundation of thought. This is the basis for ALL delusional systems.”
As you look under your microscopes or scan the heavens for clues or answers, the one thing that is constantly missed is the inclusion of the observer.
In quantum physics, no matter how many times they repeat their tests, when locating a particle to a close degree, they are unable to calculate the speed of the particle. When able to determine the speed, they can’t pin point it’s location. Deepka Chopra calls it “winking in and out of existence”. If you really understood the enormous strain it places on you by attempting to maintain a fixed position in time an space, you would immediately realize the power that you are using, but to what end…another death? You locate yourself, as a body in time and space, to deny the fact that it is actually impossible to be separate. And you declare that you would rather be separate than to admit your wholeness and perfection, as God created you.
“Remember what we said about the frightening perceptions of little children, which terrify them because they do not understand them. If they ASK for enlightenment, and ACCEPT IT, their fears vanish. But if they HIDE their nightmares, they will KEEP them. It is easy to help an uncertain child, for he recognizes that he does not know what his perceptions mean. But you believe that you DO know. Little children, you are hiding your heads under the covers of the heavy blankets you have laid upon yourselves. You are hiding your nightmares in the darkness of your own certainty, and refusing to open your eyes and LOOK AT THEM.”
And this leads us right back to the whole idea of looking at ourselves in a need to understand, who and what we are. And all the time spent searching, whist pointless in itself, will bring each and everyone to the same conclusion.
“Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. The light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all. Light is not of the world, yet you who bear the light in you are alien here as well. The light came with you from your native home, and stayed with you because it is your own. It is the only thing you bring with you from Him Who is your Source. It shines in you because it lights your home, and leads you back to where it came from and you are at home.”
Is it OK that you could be wrong about everything? Finding myself recently “out of a job” I am seeing that I can be anything I want to because reality is not effected by how I identify myself, I am.