Friday, November 12, 2010
REMEMBERING THE SON(G)
This morning Jesus said that to start at the beginning of YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE is to start with The Forgotten Song (which I think is page 445 in the Second Edition of the Course. (I don't have the page # for the CIMS edition, which is my favorite.).
GUIDANCE ON THE FORGOTTEN SONG
THE FORGOTTEN SONG
Listen, and try to think if you remember what we will speak
of now. Listen. Let Us go together, beyond trying. Let Us, together, slow down the ego mind in it’s frantic efforts to secure its safety – and remember, its safety is not Yours. Yours is your Love, an experience so beautiful and so very far beyond the ego's ken of selfishness as saviour.
Allow the stillness to flow through Your mind; and Your mind it is, despite the eons of ego domination, Your dominion remains, waiting to be exercised. … … …
If You have yet to realize this, let Us take some moments – truly some Holy Instants – to think of it now together. What am I asking You to remember but an eternal state of Freedom that has always been Yours, and always will be. And yet this Freedom is not found in doing as You please, exercising Your ‘rights’ and trampling Others. Nothing could be further from the Truth than that. Yet that is how the ego operates: its only goal is me, me, me. Those are the lyrics and the metre of its song.
That selfishness is not the song We’re listening for.
So, again, I ask You, clear Your mind of the incessant ego wants and fears, its ceaseless demanding of dominance. Just lay them gently to the side. It will be easy enough to pick them up again, if You so desire. And always it is My intention to free You from Your self-imposed prison cell.
And now, together, You and I, We will: Listen, not so much for words at first, but rather for a feeling, a sense that all is Peace, a Peace that passes all the understanding of the dream in which You are busily immersed. And as You listen for that Peace -- perhaps you catch a hint of an ancient state not quite forgotten; not so much forgotten, but ignored and, therefore, so unused that You had forgotten It existed at all. It is dim, perhaps, and yet not altogether unfamiliar, – since Its Harmony is the nature of Your Be-ing, and yet It is – like a song whose name is long forgotten, and the circumstances in which you heard completely unremembered. And why is this?
You had to hide It from Yourself or the dream could never have been invented. And now it is the moment to think of It again. So together We are remembering It and speaking of Its Beauty and Its Happiness with Joy.
Not the whole song has stayed with you,– or You would be long Awake – there is but just a little wisp of melody, – like the fragrance of a rose inhaled long ago. It is attached not to a person or a place or anything particular. But It is enough to make You pause and smile as you remember, from just this little part, how lovely was the song, how wonderful the setting where you heard it, and how
you loved those who were there and listened with you.
As I’ve said before to You: Somewhere You remember Who and What You Are, although the ego has imprisoned this joyous memory behind so many lifetimes of purposeless self will, meaningless getting, with giving short-shrifted. And so, this little remainder has been all You had left of Something so dear You would weep if You let Yourself realize just What You have hidden away.
And thanks to a shred of Your Sanity, (the Whole of which is kept safe and intact by Holy Spirit, Your True Self), and although it seems that The notes are nothing. Yet you have kept them with you, not for themselves, but as a soft reminder of what would make you weep if you remembered how dear it was to you.
And what is It that You are that is so dear to You that it can never be lost? It is Your Oneness with God, Our Source, which – above all else – is Love. It is the experience of Be-ing Love Itself, a You so beautiful and cherished and essential to All of Creation that it is beyond description and only can be known when felt as Conscious Experience. Once You allow Yourself to feel It in the dream, Awakening becomes necessity.
p.s. This is one of RejaJoy's splendid sunrises from the CIMS (Course In Miracles Society) newsletter, which is a treasured monthly Gift. Isn't it lovely!