An application could be seen as applying for a job, a loan, an appointment. Well, we are here in the world and it seems that even if we are not initially aware that we applied in the first place—we got the job! Here we all are and it is not by chance—we are here to do and be, at what seems to be a most pivotal time in history.
All around us we are being challenged as rapid changes are taking place. Change for many is challenge enough; yet it seems that Life is looking to each of us to apply ourselves at this time; and whether we realize it or not, we are actually equipped for the position. The passage found in James 1:22-25 states: Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
Divine Science, a way to live life, is a practical teaching. Intellect and theory take us just so far and then more importantly, we put into practice the truth principles we have learned. By doing this we are working with the Law—aligning with the truth of our being….and this is Real Life. We are told not to put new wine into old wineskins. We cannot take something new, be it a new way of seeing things, a new way of understanding, a new way of being, and overlap it onto the old ways. In order to experience a new life, world, etc., the old ways (not values) need to be broken down completely to make way for the new.
“New” in Divine Science is seeing with new eyes; understanding and embracing Truth that has always been and always will be. We come to the realization of it in a new way. In order to apply truth; in order to live life in a new way, we need first to look inward. Change is required to bring about the new. As uncomfortable as it is, we are getting signs and wake-up calls to live life in a different way. In our teaching, we emphasize Oneness and the contact we make with each other and the earth needs to be at the soul level.
Right now we are being offered a new beginning and this requires our being differently in the world; it is a spiritual undertaking that can proceed once we realize that truth resides at the core of each individual. We are dealing with an Omnipresent God, so we are ultimately dealing with Truth. Life today is calling for a new way of applying ourselves; a new and uplifted way of being in the world. Let us not fear the “breaking down” of things at so many levels around us; let us rather be heartened that whatever appears to be happening, is making way for Life to emerge in a different way.
Life is always lived from the inner to the outer. First in mind, and then in manifestation. What is taking place right now around the planet, as distressing as it is, is also waking us up to a huge opportunity. The opportunity of a different way of being; the opportunity, with our co-operation, of a world alert to true peace, love and understanding. A world where we revere all life, and as caretakers of this beautiful planet, we are fulfilling the job we came here to be part of. The application of truth is required as we embark on a new way of living and BEING, in the continued practice of the Presence.
In Closing…… Listen to the Cosmic Christ, to Cosmic Wisdom calling all the children of God together: “Come , children, drink of my water which are all common waters. They are free and available to all my children. Drink of my wisdom from your own unique well. Let the Taoists drink and the Muslims drink; let the Jews drink and the Buddhists drink; let the Christians drink and let the native peoples drink. And then tell me: What have you drunk? How deeply have you imbibed my refreshment? What wet and running wisdom drips from inside you to the outside? What have you to share with others of my wisdom and harmonious living, of the dripping of the oils of compassion and the lubricants of your common anointings as my images, my other “Christs,” my co-creators of wisdom on earth?
I am tired of your religious wars, your sectarian divisions, your crusading spirits that arise from disharmony. I long for harmony. If there must be competition let it take place at the level of shared gifts and the bountiful outpouring of wisdom. Pray together. Create harmony and healing together. Celebrate, praise, and thank together. Cease using religion to divide. Use it for its purpose, to reconnect to Mother Earth, to blessings, to the underground river that I am and that you all share. And cease scandalizing the young by your indifference to these awesome blessings, by your competition, and your boredom. Praise one another, praise the earth. In doing so, you praise me.
Matthew Fox—The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.