The Present Step

The Present Step

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Step by step the need is met,
one simply has to take each one,
acknowledge what that step reveals,
and take the next, and then the next,
until the journey’s done.

And when the journey’s done, you Know,
(as every other time, you’ve learned)
that it was in the journey, not its end,
His Will, not yours, was being done.

And then you Know His Love,
let in, embraced . . . Aha! . . .
is what the journey IS,
. . . not was.

~~Raj~~

HERE IS THE PRESENT STEP: A slow but steady stream of Love, expressed in the form of gifts have been received since last Saturday’s invitation, allowing some of the first-of-the-month expenses to be paid, plus two of the past-due paychecks to Paul. On Monday there will be two more paychecks due, a federal tax deposit of $985 will follow on the 15th, the rest of the first-of-the-month expenses await payment, the $1,300 Paul and Susan loaned are yet to be repaid. . . and the usual larger recurring monthly expense will follow on the 19th.

There is learning here for everyone. Paul’s negative definitions of these invitations, these descriptions of “needs” — meaning the feelings he has assigned to these still-frame “snapshots” which do not show him the actual “Fulfillment in Process” that the snapshot is a single frame of . . . and your possible distress at the repetitiveness of these invitations of support . . . stem from a misunderstanding. That being, that a point of equilibrium will be arrived at where there will never be a need experienced again — where Love will not be called for, and It will never again HAVE TO BE given.

Because Persistence of Vision prevails, the acknowledgment of what this present step reveals is clearly seen as the description of a “moment” in the Movement of the fulfilling of Love which is never finished.

These words are very important! The first paragraph is a description of a moment in the Movement of the fulfilling of Love WHICH IS NEVER FINISHED — a Movement which is to be embraced and let in, . . not as an accomplishment, but as the unprecedented manifestation of Creation, Itself — which we forever participate in as co-creators when we refuse to interrupt It by separating out “moments” — “snapshots” of any current step — and treating them as something in and of themselves, shifting our attention to a frozen IMAGE of living, moving Love, and thereby losing the Persistence of Vision, the experience of Love and Its Fulfillment, Which cannot be found in a static “snapshot” of the past.

I am going to say it again, another way: It will be in the recognition that loving your neighbor as yourself ACTUALLY IS A COMMANDMENT, together with the yielding which that Commandment requires, that the fulfilling of the law by understanding that there is no alternative to loving your brother, and willingly doing it BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO, is the reason the “Aha!” occurs! And in that recognition, you take your place as co-creators, giving voice to the Voice for Truth because there is no alternative, and no one to carry out an alternative!

In that recognition, you discover the effortlessness of endless forgiveness without the need for it to disappear! It is in this “acknowledgment of what each step reveals” and taking the next step anyway, that Atonement occurs. And, yes, the sense of being controlled into being the Son or Daughter of God, without the option to imagine something different, WILL END. But not because the requirement will have gone away! It will be because you’ve stopped introducing the wish and the will to be at odds with it.

These invitations of support are invitations to embrace a new vision — the Vision without which the people perish . . . and are perishing. It is not a new form of economics, but the original form of Brotherhood, where Vision is sought, Vision is valued, Vision is given, Vision is supported, and justifications for withholding It have dissolved in the face of the willingness TO BE WHOLE instead of initiating and engaging in a “Quest for Wholeness.” It is impossible to rouse the positive from the elements of negativity, abundance from the elements of poverty, joy from the nature of depression, and Wholeness from Its absence.

These invitations of support are invitations to share a new vision. Why? Because that’s what Brothers and Sisters do with Something valued. They extend it! They express it! And THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO! And when they do it on those terms without irritation or self-righteous resistance, the Joy of it, the Integrity of it, the experience of incredible Sanity and well-being subsume every bit of their being, causing them to WANT to do what they HAVE to do . . . and doing it becomes the Gift it truly is.

And then you Know His Love,
let in, embraced . . . Aha! . . .
is what the journey IS,
not was.

For the first time, Paul has become free of the definitions his conditioning has applied to this present step — this sharing of a snapshot of “lack,” or “incompetence” or “humiliation,” none of which are actually part of the Movement of Fulfillment which the “snapshot” didn’t capture — and he is inspired.

The need IS. The need is IMMEDIATE. The need is to let Love in and let Love out in real embrace of each other, everywhere. It’s “the leaven that leavens the whole lump.” Everyone is invited to let the Movement move BECAUSE IT HAS TO, and Be the Movement BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO, so that everyone, all of us, may remember that THE GIFT IS US, and there is no “giver” to be appreciated, praised, legitimized, validated or made real by having given “the greatest of gifts” — supposedly “made” great because the “giver” didn’t HAVE TO give it . . . but did, anyway!

I love you all! And I thank you for listening!

Rajpur
Kingston, Washington
June 8th, 2019

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