Make A Joyful Noise!
Creation is the joyful noise of God in action! It is the exuberance of the infinite Mind in Self-expression. It is the conscious experience of Being, in uninhibited Self-expression, Self-acknowledgment, Self-appreciation. It is the conscious experience of infinite indivisible Unity which, because It is undivided, is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient. It is what You are truly the conscious experience of, but while you think you are a body—a “created object”—you are unconscious of! And in the “unconsciousness” of it, you miss the joy.
Your Function is to co-create with God. This means that WHAT God is being bears witness to God, not to itself, because there is no “itself” which is not God expressed as God! God is incapable of expressing Himself as something other than Himself, and therefore, contrary to current misunderstanding, co-creating with God is not a partnership of two, but the indivisibility of One. Put another way, “co-creating” is you acknowledging God in and as every aspect of your conscious experience of being and neglecting to imagine that you have a “self” to acknowledge, nurture and express.
And there it is! That’s the bottom line . . .
. . . you, neglecting to imagine that you have a “self”
to acknowledge, nurture and express!
The words, “Thy will be done,” are the death-knell to the ego—the self you think you are—together with all its “thoughts,” “cherished concepts” and “determinations.” You say those words—“Thy will be done”—when you are desperate and want what He can give and you cannot make. But you do not say the words if they mean giving up thinking, concepts and determinations forever in favor of yielding to His Will! Oh, no! And the reason is that you cannot imagine anything beyond your practice of human will. Without it you fear that only silence will remain—meaninglessness—because there will be nothing to establish and confirm your identity. Face it!
That is the function of human will!
And so you fear God, believing that allowing for His Presence must mean establishing your absence! “I will yield to Him and be extinguished forever . . . cease to exist.” The truth of this doesn’t sit up front though, in your face. It hides in the subtle reluctance to practice the two-step, the holy instant, with commitment, meaning uninterruptedly, permanently. After all, to let yourself be fed thoughts and directions and meanings not your own, and to be constantly giving voice to something other than yourself means abandoning those things which have given you presence, reducing you to nothing more than a puppet!
Remember, though, that the puppet bears witness to the puppeteer—gives voice to the puppeteer—who is what is giving all the life and meaning there is to the puppet. And it is obvious that a puppet has not the ability or capacity to imagine anything, much less independence, and is incapable of experiencing a conflict between his master’s voice and “his own.” And neither do you!
Atonement is accepting the egotistically insulting truth that true thoughts come only from God, and there are no false thoughts, period! From anywhere! Not even from you! But atonement isn’t only accepting that awful idea, it’s also the embrace of the experience of the provision of thoughts not your own and the expression of them because they come forth . . . with feeling . . . with meaning . . . and feel just like you . . .
. . . even though you aren’t generating them!
Being afraid of God amounts to being afraid of your Self, causing you to reinforce human will for your self-protection. Fear justifies not exploring and accessing the experience of the holy instant consistently, which requires, then, that it be done consciously—with specific attention, persistence and courage. Only when you do this can the new experience become familiar enough for you to identify with. Or shall I say, your Identity will begin to be identified by the new experience of divine Will instead of the old one of human will . . . and you will have come Home!
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,” returning to Him the joyful noise He made by recognizing Him in His Creation, instead of yourself, so that He might, in Self-appreciation, put the completing benediction on it . . .
. . . “and behold, it is very good!”
February 16th, 2017