November 24, 2014
Everything in the world is how you see it. The world you live in depends upon how you see it. In one sense, there is no world out there. There is only the world within, the world that is comprised of ideas based on perception and misperception.
Yet, it would seem that there is common agreement that the world is this way, not that. There is changing weather also commonly agreed upon. The world changes, even as there are maps of the world. And everyone breathes air. And, yet, I say it again, here, in the world that you walk on, even with total agreement from all, what you see is illusion. It looks real, yet it is not.
In the world, the carpet can be pulled out from under you. Truth is stable and doesn’t switch around. No carpets in Truth. Truth is truly solid ground yet not solid at all according to your view. The unseen foundation is solid, beloveds, in the sense of Truth and staying invincible.
Everyone sees a table or a countertop. You can put things on it, and the table and countertop support what you put on top of them. You can depend on surfaces to do what they are expected to do. Countertops can bear heavy pots. Tables don’t fall down nor do heavy pots and pans fall through a countertop. Nevertheless, science says that the solid-seeming table is made of whirling atoms, and that you are also made of whirling atoms, is that not so? This is also accepted, and yet everyone still leans his elbows on a table.
You already know that there is much that does not meet the eye. You have been instructed that your eye takes a picture upside down, and the retina turns the picture you took right side up for you. One way or another, the world you live in is a maze. You walk through a maze. In your place in the cosmos right now, you could be walking upside down on Earth while gravity keeps you from falling off.
All the senses are wonderful and powerful, and these senses are here to help you walk through the world. The wonderful senses do not necessarily give you the straight goods, however. The senses are for your interpretation. You need them to make your way through the maze.
There are many ways of looking at the world. Even the same individuals may look at the world on various levels within the illusion. There are questions of right and wrong and whether a book was worth reading or not. Not every woman wants to marry the man another woman is avid to marry, nor would every man choose to marry another man’s dream woman. In many or most cases, definitely not. And so the world goes round.
What you have to say about the world is your opinion. Opinions are not gospel. You don’t have to keep the same ones. I want you to have great confidence in yourself, yet that does not mean you can be sure that your opinion is right, or that tomorrow you will hold the same opinions.
Opinions can change in the wink of an eye, just like the world itself. That which changes cannot be Truth. Therefore, the world in front of you, just like you, can change its mind, as it were. Tender is the world held together by so many human hearts and minds, even as there is One Mind and One Heart, and Oneness prevails regardless of what you see or don’t see. The last word on Reality isn’t truly yours, beloveds. You are a learner.