First thing I thought of while writing this post is Jesus words:
“If you bring it into being within you, (then) that which you have will save you. If you do not have it within you, (then) that which you do not have within you [will] kill you.” (Gospel of Thomas #70)
And I randomly open my ACIM book to this:
“There is no doubt about what your function IS, for the Holy Spirit KNOWS what it is. There is no doubt about its magnitude, for it reaches you through Him, FROM Magnitude. You do not have to strive for it, because you HAVE it. All your striving must be directed AGAINST LITTLENESS, for it DOES require vigilance to protect your magnitude in this world. To hold your magnitude in perfect awareness, in a world of littleness, is a task the little cannot undertake. Yet it is asked of you, in tribute to your magnitude, and NOT your littleness. Nor is it asked of you alone. The power of God will support every effort you make on behalf of the magnitude of His dear Son. Search for the little, and you DENY yourself His power. God is not willing that His Son be content with less than everything. For He is not content without His Son, and His Son cannot be content with less than His Father has given him. We asked you once before, “Would you be hostage to the ego or host to God?” Let this question be asked you by the Holy Spirit in you, EVERY time you make a decision. For every decision you make DOES answer this, and invites sorrow or joy, accordingly” (ACIM text 15:4)
By making every decision throughout the day in concert with the Holy Spirit IS my function. Seeing “Christ” everywhere is my JOY. How much JOY I see today is entirely up to me. Look for littleness(condemnation and/or judgements) and see sorrow :: Christ –joy.
Easily said, realizing I had built my life on judgements – now I need develop a new way of seeing – joyful experiences will tell me when it’s working. Can I make them all day?
God Bless Ciao