“Being Part of a New Tomorrow – Today!”
“If there is no change in our consciousness today, there will be no change in our outer experience tomorrow. In proportion as some change takes place in our consciousness, in that proportion is there an improvement in our outer affairs— either in health, personal relationships, or supply.” The World Is New – Joel Goldsmith
Now this is so true! We cannot expect anything to change in our experience if we are holding the beliefs in consciousness that we are perhaps clinging to. Maybe without realizing it, we are waiting for every-thing “out there” to improve or change, and then we will change. Then when it has been proven “out there” we will give it our due consideration.
I was watching an inter-view between David Steindl-Rast and Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, where it was indicated that fear causes us to cling or to fight. It was also suggested that fundamentalism clings to religious doctrinism out of fear. This is inflexibility. Daily, I have gratitude in my heart for this Teaching of Divine Science, offered as a Way. A Way to live and experience life at a deeper more meaningful and richer level. Now this teaching is not new. It has been expounded, shared, written about, and proven by many for centuries.
What is “new” is maybe a different personality offering a book, or workshop or presentation in a seemingly exciting way. When it comes to Truth – the Truth that always has been, Truth that eternally is, we are guided or instructed to dig deep – go deep into the Silence within to access IT.
We cannot just boot up our computers or select google on our phones. This is Something that technology cannot give us. Truth challenges us to experience IT. And the experience is in consciousness.
And from the experience – the inner experience – we see life differently; we participate in a world that is new. Paul stated this succinctly in the words: “Be ye renewed by the renewing of your mind.” The inner mind – consciousness.
In 2 Cor.5:17 are the words:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; be-hold, all things have become new.” Bearing in mind that it is Christ consciousness referred to and not the man. Jesus taught that in aligning with God, IT, with Christ consciousness…all things become new.
In the interview I referred to earlier, Brother David Steindl-Rast, said the following, and I quote: “The religions start from mysticism. There is no other way to start a religion. But, I compare this to a volcano that gushes forth…and then…. The magma flows down the sides of the mountain and cools off. And when it reaches the bottom, it’s just rocks. You’d never guess that there was a fire in it. So, after a couple of hundred years, or two thousand years or more, what was once alive is dead rock. Doctrine becomes doctrinaire. Morals become moralistic. Ritual becomes ritualistic. What do we do with it? We have to push through this crust and go to the fire within” [end of quote]
And what is that fire within? It is Truth/God/IT, and in life whether it be mankind, animal, plant or mineral – there is no separation from IT (God).
Through the daily distractions in life, we seem to have forgotten, yet the “fire” still burns. No place is any holier or more sacred than another. We bring our sense of the sacred with us into each and every space. Our awareness, in the moment, is a sacred, mystical experience.
So, let us give up clinging to the idea or desire for life to return to “normal”; let us drop any fear as we move forward in trust to the deeper, new experience ready to unfold through and for each soul.
I remind you of a lovely little story that illustrates so well, how often we may feel reluctant to trust what already is; always has been; and always will be; so we cling…..instead of letting go.
Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all — young and old, rich and poor, good and evil — the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self.
Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current was what each had learned from birth. But one creature said at last, “I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.”
The other creatures laughed and said, “Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed against the rocks, and you will die quicker than boredom!” But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks. Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.
And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, “See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the messiah, come to save us all!” And the one carried in the current said, “I am no more messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.”
But they cried the more, “Savior!” all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a savior.
From the book: “Illusions,” by Richard Bach