How am I going to confront this crisis? Just received the health report for Thailand from the US Embassy – 19 infections and spreading fast.
Jesus taught: “Caesar’s is Caesar’s, God’s is God’s and what you bind on earth is bound in heaven. Your JUDGEMENTs are WHAT you control and bind or relinquish to God or Caesar. Caesar being the symbol standing for the world or “the dream of separation”.
I am the “Character” (Frank) in the dream but the “Dreamer” (Christ-the Unity of the Son of God) has given me the power to bind the dream through my judgements. The “middle path” is to look, listen and do not judge. LEAVE all judgements to Christ – just follow the narrow “Middle” path to the reality of God’s Creation – “SELF”.
As Jesus said:
“ Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged:and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
First I need to remember that the DREAMER is examining the thought, from each one’s perspective, “Am I separated from God and not LOVE itself and therefore only through attack I can get LOVE back ?”
How I, Frank (the Character in the dream), reacts will determine the path the dream takes. Will my judgement be one of seeing attack (a call for love) OR Love itself OR the middle path of realizing that it is only an illusion and do not judge allowing the Dreamer to decide with the Holy Spirit. So this can ONLY mean that any response should be one of GIVING LOVE or that what I am seeing is an illusion needing no response at all. Is this mental masturbation / spiritual bullshit ? I don’t think so !! This is how I should live my life. How does it work, at a practical level, to guide me through life’s experiences or crisis?
Consider also, Buddhism. Buddha teaches that to relieve suffering one first has to give up all attachments and the final one is the attachment to “self”. Enlightenment is the recognition of “SELF”, free from all attachments, conflicts and limitations. What is an attachment BUT a JUDGMENT ? Or more simply a need or desire to change reality by judging something or someone of value or not. He also espoused to follow the “middle path”.
So how do I plan to apply it to the “Corona Virus” scare existing today ?
First off understanding that “Frank” IS A CHARACTER IN THE DREAM and I won’t deny that. Secondary, I won’t deny that I have accepted common criteria about the world (judgements) as TRUE, which I witnessed to by believing I am living here. I won’t deny that this is a “dream threat”. So considering all that, I will react specially to the Corona Crisis by:
- Realizing I have NO problem NOW.
- All reports are just hearsay so far, I am not directly affected NOW.
- I know of no one NEAR me that is infected.
- I actually have NO problem UNTIL I am infected.
- I will take all necessary precautions to prevent getting infected – hand washing and masks. I will not TEMPT God to save me from any of my un-beliefs.
- I acknowledge that others have judged an attack is occurring and I can offer LOVE by prayers that they realize their ONENESS with God and attack is impossible.
- Maintain my peace, as best I can, through prayer and meditation. Judging not and offering only LOVE where I am presented a lesson where I have made an error or judgment in the past or have been asked to give LOVE.
“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of
good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.” (Matthew 9:20)
Thy FAITH has made thee whole !!!.
What happens tomorrow will be tomorrow’s problem – Living one day at a time. I will not let the past interfere or determine the future. I rest in God NOW. I will NOT live in WHATIF’s
Here is a great lesson from ACIM #153 In my defenselessness my safety lies. Click on the link for the Audio version
*Comments welcome – How are you copping *
God Bless Ciao