I was baking yesterday with my daughter. We made banana muffins with walnuts. The day was cold, and my place was filled with the smells of coffee and muffins. As we were mixing, my daughter inquired into why I have so many freckles, I said, “Well I asked that same question of my grandma one day, and she told me my freckles would merge into a nice tan, but as you can see they did not, so I believe I have a lot of freckles because angels are busy kissing your dad. I believe that each freckle is a kiss from an angel. Don’t you Harps?” Response, “Dad your silly.” Then she went to go color.
I put the muffins in the oven and sat with my response to my daughter, and felt people must feel the same way about waking up. They hear many people talking about it, in fact we talk about here, but I imagine to most of the people on this planet, waking up is silly. Far fetched, because if it wasn’t far fetched then everyone would be going within. We have thousands of accounts of people writing books, speaking, about their experience in waking up. We buy the books, go to the workshops, and listen to the talks, then go right back to our comfort zone. To most people, going within is just another thing to do.
Waking up isn’t so much about some big pivotal moment where some light burst out of your heart and you float away with no more problems, waking up is acting knowledge of now, which we call acknowledgement. What are we acknowledging? Well first that our thoughts are just that, thoughts. That we have always been here, that God has never left you, and you have never left God. That the thoughts are mostly half truths, till you come upon a truth. A truth has no opposite. For example, I used to believe that fear was the opposite of love, but love has no opposite, because fear is bringing you back to love. Fear looks scary, only to get your attention, “Look at me, look at me.” Then you stop and witness the fear. Then as you witness it, you acknowledge it, and it loses its strength.
Part 2 tomorrow….
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