Oct. 30, 2010, http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com
Humanity’s long journey through time and the illusion is drawing to a close, as more and more of you start to become aware that you are spiritual beings and start allowing that recognition to guide you. Your spiritual guidance is always available, always with you, but most of the time you are distracted and fascinated by the complexity of your illusory reality, and are unaware of this powerful spiritual energy that envelops you in every moment of your existence. It is a little like being in a room that is dark and trying to feel your way about in it when you could just turn the lights on, or open the blinds and let the daylight in.
To let the daylight in is what waking up is all about. The illusion is very dark, and you dissolve it by letting in the light. When you do that you will find that life becomes very clear, as confusion and misunderstanding just fade away. Within the illusion, where you are at present, because, metaphorically speaking, the lights are turned off and the blinds are closed, clarity is impossible.
You can think about problems, communicate your ideas (often with difficulty) to others, and come up with solutions, but they are mostly far less than satisfactory. In the brilliant daylight of full consciousness there are no problems; there are only creative ideas and endeavors that work perfectly and transparently, and which are understood by all. This is of course why you need to awaken, so that you can enjoy that wondrous state.
In the meantime, while you are moving ever closer to that divine state of existence, continue your regular quiet times or meditative periods during which you relax and watch your thoughts coming and going without engaging with them. You will be aware of moments, or possibly longer periods, when no thoughts arise and you feel quiet and peaceful. During those moments it is much easier to “hear” your guides or pick up on your intuition, and also to allow yourself to feel the abundance of unconditional Love that envelops you at all times.
When you experience that state, even very briefly, you are able to recognize that those with whom you have disagreements or those who seem to be attacking you are in fact calling out for love. You can see that they, like you, are suffering, and your heart goes out to them in compassion and forgiveness, quite spontaneously and effortlessly. Even though it most probably will not be apparent to you, it does give them healing, and what you give you receive, so you too will be uplifted and this will strengthen your desire and intent to forgive yourself. True forgiveness is infectious and you will recognize this in the increasing ease with which you find yourself forgiving others, and it may well quite amaze you as long-held judgments and resentments just fall away, leaving you peaceful and content.
And that is the state from which you will finally awaken into the joyful brilliance of Reality, your destination and your eternal Home. You are coming Home, you know it, you are beginning to sense it, and a most glorious welcome awaits you.
With so very much love, Saul.