Early on in our conversations, I said to Paul, “Keep your feet on the ground and your head not too far away.” It was a way to say, “Avoid lofty spiritual thoughts which bear no relation to human needs and their resolution.” And I share this because everyone in their spiritual quest must stay in touch with the reason they’re on that quest.
Need prompts “the reaching out” beyond one’s current resources, skills, capabilities. It is the reason for the quest. But blissing out on spiritual ideas—escaping from the needs without addressing them—is foolish and useless!
When there is a need, and an invitation for support is required, Paul, without joining with me, would love to couch the requests in inspiring positive terms and minimize the details of the need. In other words, he wants to let his head be further away from his feet (the needs) than is appropriate, and he wants you to do likewise—afraid that anything else will turn you off. “Let’s just not talk about the needs.”
Then, through osmosis or some other magical transition, his unguided concept suggests that you will be inspired and automatically recognize the “feet on the ground” needs which weren’t mentioned, and respond with “feet on the ground” responses! And, as I said, this lofty thinking is foolish and useless.
Need begets the resolution of the need!
Fulfilling that fact is the Function of the spiritual quest—
the search for Truth!
The need begets the spiritual quest
which begets the resolution of the need.
And no variation from this
Everything that Paul and I are engaged in has direct bearing on human needs and their resolution and has nothing to do with spiritual or metaphysical escapism. That is the Gift we are making, and that is the Gift of A Course in Miracles. If this is were not true, there would be no need for the Course.
A miracle is a sudden shift of perception of what? Of your Brother! Of your Self! Of the world and universe! Of what sin, sickness and death call for! Of the way you treat each other!
The invitation of support is not a means to become the best darned non-profit organization there ever was, or the most successful, or the most solvent. No! The invitation is my means of focusing everyone’s attention on the meeting of the human need, and awakening in you the part you play in meeting it—the Love in you which it is your pleasure to extend because it is you in your truest Being! And . . . because it is simple “feet on the ground, head not too far away” common sense.
Loftiness is dullness of mind, a floating fantasy, no matter how spiritually logical its justification might be. “I know God will take care of everything.” “Don’t worry. The holy spirit will turn this to your advantage.” “Well, you know it’s an illusion!” “Divine Love will meet the need.”
Don’t talk to me about “divine Love meeting the need” when your being the presence of the truth of that statement is what is needed! It means nothing otherwise! Your behavior, changed by Love’s inspiration because you turn to Love to learn of Truth, and then share It with your Brother because you are unwilling to leave Him unhealed, keeps your head near your feet, uncovering the holiness of the ground whereon you walk . . . to both of you . . . and this is the way the dream is penetrated and undone.
I will tell you that the current balance in the Foundation’s bank account is $346, and it is already spoken for. This simply means that practical necessities cannot be taken care of, the electricity bill cannot be paid, and things are at an awkward standstill.
Now, it is important not to take that as a bit of information—impersonal, like 2×2=4. It is, indeed, quite personal. I mean by that that what I am teaching is important—important to you, important to mankind, important to the Brotherhood, both Awake and asleep. My words are meant to be extended, heard, benefited from, blessed and transformed by. In other words, they are of consequence in the ultimate form of Awakening . . . to everyone! But, likewise, if they are not extended, their absence is also of consequence to everyone . . . in terms of delay.
In this context, a $346 balance is pertinent, as is a consistently much larger balance—pertinent in terms of Sons and Daughters of God Who deserve to know the Truth that sets Them free, and in Their freedom confirm to You, Yours! This is where I would have your attention. This is where the holy spirit would have your attention, because this is where a sudden shift of perception is needed . . . and it’s the only place it can occur.
As I am loving you, . . love one another!
May 8th, 2015
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