Going In Meditation
You will undertake a journey because you are not at home in this world. And you [will] search for your home whether you realize where it is or not. If you believe it is outside you the search will be futile, for you will be seeking it where it is not. You do not remember how to look within for you do not believe your home is there. Yet the Holy Spirit remembers it for you, and He will guide you to your home because that is His mission. As He fulfills His mission He will teach you yours, for your mission is the same as His. By guiding your brothers home you are but following Him.(T12.IV.5)
I will not fear to look within today.
Within me is eternal innocence, because it is God’s Will that it be there forever and forever. I, His Son, whose will is limitless as is His Own, can will no change in this. For to deny my Father’s Will is to deny my own. To look within is but to find my will as God created it, and as it is. I fear to look within because I think I made another will that is not true, and made it real. Yet it has no effects. Within me is the Holiness of God. Within me is the memory of Him.
The step I take today, my Father, is my sure release from idle dreams of sin. Your altar stands serene and undefiled. It is the holy altar to my Self, and there I find my true Identity.(W309)
GOING IN MEDITATION
Pick a dis-ease in your “life”. Something that is seeming to cause you a loss of peace…that you are being tempted to make real. Remember that all dis-ease is used by the ego to thwart communication with the Holy Spirit and to make you think the illusion is real.
So pick a dis-ease. It could be a physical illness or pain…an emotional upset…a character you keep finding yourself in…or a situation. Now focus on the dis-ease…the idea of the dis-ease. Breath into it. Focus on it. Don’t take your focus off of it. Breath into it. We are going to focus on it until we move past it… Don’t force it… Just be with it. Know that whatever it is, it is an idea. It is not real. It is a reflection of some fear thought in the mind outside of time and space.
Behind this wrong-minded thought is a right-minded thought. Keep breathing into the wrong-minded thought. Keep your focus on it. This thought is not going to obstruct your hearing of the Holy Spirit nor is it going to make you think it and therefore the illusion are real.
Don’t fight it…Don’t oppose it…Just keep your focus on it. There it is…that wrong-minded thought…that thing that is a reflection of some fear thought in the mind. I forgive this dis-ease and its seeming cause. I forgive the mind that thought up this dis-ease and its seeming cause. It is not real. I made it up to make the body, the self I made, the ego and the illusion seem real. I made it up to hide from God.
Acknowledging that we made this up, we declare that we will not go out into the illusion to attempt to find a solution to our dis-ease. We will go in…and with the light of the Holy Spirit we will shine away the darkness of that thought…Keep focusing on the dis-ease and know that if you keep shining light on it and not accepting its ego purpose of interrupting communication with the Holy Spirit and making you think the illusion is real, it will eventually give way to the right-minded thought beyond. This will never fail. It may seem to take a while,days…weeks…months or even years, but if you go in, having the goal of not making it real and turning your dis-ease and the thought that spawned it over to the Holy Spirit, you cannot fail.
Now keep resting your focus on that thought…that dis-ease. Do not force yourself to walk past the thought. Have faith. Trust the Holy Spirit and just keep shining the light on it. Let’s do that for a few more minutes remembering that it is a thought…your thought…and you can let it go and accept the right-minded thought that lies just behind it, the miracle.
Now…let’s put that thought in the middle of the circle. Put that thought and all the connected thoughts and beliefs and the seeming results into the middle of the circle.
Now repeat after me…
I forgive these thoughts, these beliefs and their seeming results. I forgive the mind that thought these thoughts. They are not real. They are not true. I made them up to make the separation, the ego, the body, the illusion and my made up self-image seem real. I give them all to you Holy Spirit to purify and know that You will undo all the consequences of my wrong-minded thinking. I know you will use all that I give you as an aid to help me reach the home where God abides. Thank You Holy Spirit.
Now we are going to say “I am mind” ten times out loud and then ten times silently to ourselves.
Now ask the Holy Spirit for your next right thought and or action. Now be quiet and listen. When you hear it, you may speak your next right thought or action into the circle if you wish.
Okay. Let’s bring that to a close. This exercise is a practice in not listening to the ego tell you to find solutions to your made up problems in the external. We have one problem…our acceptance of the separation as real. Our solution lies in going in and reclaiming our mind and changing our mind about accepting the separation as real.
Does anyone want to share about their experience?