Return to Home
Once upon at time, long ago and far away, there is a beautiful Kingdom ruled
over by our Father Creator, God. In His limitless Love He extended Himself
and created His One Son, The Christ, which is all living things, including
He intended us to be His co creator, going on creating with Him and
extending His Kingdom.
But one day a very small part of us fell asleep and dreamed a dream. In our
dream we went to God our Father and asked Him, “Couldn’t You please love
us just a bit more than all our Brothers?” To which God replied, “No, My
Son I can’t because I love all My Children totally and equally.”
“Well!” we thought, “That certainly isn’t a situation we can tolerate. There
must be someplace we can go to find the SPECIALNESS that we are looking for!”
So, in our dream, a very small part of us seemed to SEPARATE: from the larger
part of US and leave our Self, our Father God, and our Home in Heaven. We
decided that we should go on a journey of discovery and see if we could find
the place of our SPECIALNESS. We did not necessarily intend to stay away
from Home forever, but we thought at least we could look around and see if
such a place were possible.
So we separated and began our journey down the twisted stairway. Shortly
after leaving Heaven, we were aware of another walking with us. He offered
to be our friend and show us some really wonderful things. He said his name
was EGO. He told us of a great place called WORLD full of many, many bodies
for us to play with.
However, a nagging feeling started to take place in our mind. We were feeling
lonely. Also we began to feel GUILTY for having left Home and God. Also we
began to FEAR that God would surely find us out and punish us for our terrible
SIN of SEPARATION. Ego said not to worry. We could choose to inhabit one
of the many bodies in the world. This would give us an identity that we could
call us, and as well should be a great place to hide, as a vengeful god would
NEVER find us there. “But,” we replied, “We really miss our Father God and
His Kingdom.” “Oh, that’s o.k.,” said ego, “Look over here at the wonderful
god I have for you.” We looked and saw a very tall old man in a long white
gown and long beard. He looked different than anything we had ever seen,
but then so did “the world” we were in. Ego explained that if we did and
thought everything god and he told us to, then god would reward us. Of course,
if we disobeyed or had other thoughts, god would punish us severely. It appeared
to be a no-win situation.
At this point, we noticed a small still voice quietly speaking to us. It
identified Itself as Holy Spirit and explained that our Real Father God had
put It into our mind to go with us wherever we went on our journey to gently
remind us what and where we really were, whenever we got still and were ready
to LISTEN. He said we had to ASK as He would never interfere with what we
decided we were. But then, ego spoke loudly to us and said, “Oh yes, if you
ever see that fellow called Holy Spirit, don’t have anything to do with Him,
because God has sent Him to get you and drag you back, screaming and kicking
to receive your punishment.”
So the stage was set. Here we were, in a body of our choice, in a very confusing
and bewildering world that began to seem very hostile. We looked all around
and saw many of our brothers who seemed to have all the things we thought
we didn’t have. We reasoned that if they had it and we didn’t, they must
have taken it from us. Therefore, we felt justified in taking it back from
them, even if it meant a battle.
Also, we felt there was something missing in us; we were not complete. Then
we saw another who had what we wanted, and proceeded to bargain with them.
If they would give to us their treasure that we lacked, we would give to
them what it seemed they wanted that we had, although it really seemed of
little value to us. We had established a SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, which was
actually a bargain in dependency. Ego called this “a marriage made in heaven.”
But let either party fail to supply what they had promised, watch how fast
the SPECIAL LOVE RELATIONSHIP turns into a SPECIAL HATE RELATIONSHIP. This
is verified by our judgment that anyone who valued the thing we offered them
of such little worth to us, couldn’t have been much of a person anyway.
So our special partner was gone. What should we do now? It was obvious. We
would go out and find another more deserving. So after countless attempts
to find what we felt we were lacking, we heard the Voice tell us, “Perhaps
you would prefer to try them all. When will you learn that what you seek
you already have? There is no hope of finding what you seek within the world.”
We then said to a brother, “There has to be a BETTER WAY of living in the
world, and I am determined to find it!” To our surprise he answers, “You
are absolutely right, and I will help you to find it.” We had come to a TURNING
POINT. We got very still, sat down, and ASKED our HOLY SPIRIT for help. Again,
to our surprise, it wasn’t long to arrive, although it came in a form and
at a time we didn’t expect. But it was the answer to our prayer, and led
us off on the path of the seeker of truth.
As we watched the lessons of truth unfold for some of the brothers we walked
with, we noticed how they attempted to deal with situations provided to them
for their lessons.
Some had great difficulty with their parents, priests, bankers, and partners
and tended to blame them for their “troubles” and what they lacked themselves.
It was all someone else’s fault, who was doing it to them.
Some thought it best to question and analyze everything, attempting to realize
a solution from the power of their own intellect. They thought understanding
would mean salvation.
Some employed judgment and criticism of everything outside themselves, and
went around trying to correct all the errors and tragedies in the world surrounding
them. Their goal was to make their dream better.
Some withdrew into their own privacy, putting “their head into the sand,”
and hoped it would all go away or somehow magically be “fixed.” Avoidance
and denial was their choice.
Some got mired in their own unworthiness and littleness and couldn’t understand
why everyone was so mean to them and hated them so. If others would only
be nicer to them, things would be o.k.
Some tended to live in the past with their memories, opine that “nothing
was any good these days,” and attempt to isolate themselves from the world
and all it’s “problems.”
Some buried themselves in their failing bodies behind brokenness of their
own unconscious invention. Some made their bodies so unattractive that they
would never again be attacked of misused.
Some surrounded themselves with mounds of opulence, possessions, money, or
hirelings, wisdoms, beliefs, followers and particular lifestyles. They reason
that if they can get enough of the world’s treasures or plaudits, they will
be safe and fill up the empty God-shaped hole within them.
They all think that their problems are many and varied and of course much
worse than their brother’s. But they lie to themselves. They ALL have the
SAME PROBLEM, and it is only ONE. They have forgotten what it is they are
and where they LIVE FOREVER.
The answer is to ASK Holy Spirit’s help in remembering and awaken from the
DREAM OF SEPARATION. Be back Home to Love as originally created and which
they never left at all, but only dreamed they had!
There comes a SHIFT in perception when that truth is seen, shortly followed
by a BRANCHING OF THE ROAD of thought in which the seeker must make a conscious
choice to remain in the insane world of ego, or take the turn for Home and
Truth. If he decides for Home, he becomes a dedicated Pilgrim who knows that
he wants the Peace of God above all else. Holy Spirit and all the angels
of heaven walk with him on the Way he has chosen and although the road may
still be long and bumpy, its destination is sure and his arrival back Home
in Heaven assured. As the old T.V. show used to say, “This is Your Life”
which you dream is so and true. Since it is you who is the dreamer, only
you can change your mind about it, and so escape all the pain that it has
brought you. Holy Spirit waits patiently in your Spirit mind to guide you
“I AM ABOUT MY FATHER’S BUSINESS.”
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