Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Listening and Hearing
Our dear Elder Brother (as He refers to Himself in the Course) is speaking this morning, as I asked Him what to write.
We have started YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE with The Forgotten Song from the Course (or as He speaks of It to Marium: Wisdom Teachings), and I just pointed out to You that the first two sentences begin with the word "Listen." I am going to speak a little about the golden value of Listening.
Even in the dream Listening is valuable. The usual behavior of Dreamers (and that is capitalized only to indicate that You All remain Divine despite your limited state- self-limited state of dreaming)- the usual behavior of Dreamers in conversation is that Each One waits impatiently for the Other to finish so that they may speak their thoughts on the subject. Often there is interruption.
As a consequence, there is little communication, Each One simply reiterating their points, and sometimes, if it is a fight, regurgitating their words. This is by no means communication, much less communion. The only thing communicated is dominance.
And yet, when One is willing to shut up and actually listen, then You are able to feel your Brother, your Sister, and miracles may happen. How often have I suggested to You Sun~Rose to give a minute of two of sympathy to the One distressed -- right or wrong before even responding, and how glad have been the results. You have responded to the feeling rather than the story.
Now Listening to Me is not so different, as I may often communicate to You as feeling as well as words. This discussion is to encourage any One reading it to practice Listening. There is truly nothing to 'learn' to do except keep still and long to hear. 'Skill' at Listening depends almost wholly on willingness to do it!
Every One may always call upon Me. I am always available. And if You're wondering how that can be, desire to Wake Up and find out!
I Love You All so much, and long for You Waken from this long and painful dreaming. As I'm always telling Sun~Rose, the door is open and your robe, and ring, and sandals are awaiting You. And more important, only Love will greet You and embrace You.
And Both Sun~Rose and I would like to thank Carrie for graciously letting Us put up her wonderful photograph of the sun silver like the moon. Thank You Carrie. You use your camera as an artist.