Post 5: Your Holiness Comes to Earth
Title of Painting: Morning Sketch at Starbucks
The moment shifts.
All is felt in relationship. Another world begins to shine through. The "I" fades. The living church comes to earth, (and has always been here). It is all there is now. Peace is here again. Come, live in your church. You are so holy, so vast. It is your Self come to earth!
(The date of the original social media post: Dec. 9, 2015)
This experience of a higher world permeating this one started happening as I looked around in Starbucks and felt a growing relationship with everyone there. At first, it was the relationship between my body/sense of self and the bodies and felt personalities of others. Then it moved beyond focusing on bodies and personalities altogether. “My” awareness started permeating space and “I” sensed relationships existing in space as a shared, dynamic, living energy. This life was the expression of everyone’s being, yet I could sense this life extending far beyond this small landscape of Starbucks.
Tears came to the eyes as I felt this unlimited beauty of everyone there—the beauty of their bodies existing in space and time as an effect of some will, as well as the beauty of their Self beyond all form. Waves of emotion flowed through my body and being, reminding me to look on love. When my heart opened to love’s presence and looked on it, I could see it permeating space. I then knew love was my Self—the Self of all. (It is odd that love waits upon our willingness for us to see it, and more, to be it.)
But enough of words. I do not want all these words to cloud over the fact of how simple this movement into truth really is. Hopefully, this is enough to get you started on your own exploration into new levels of relationship, for it is all about your experience now.
Go out where there are others. Become still. Experience your relationship with all those around you. Notice the different levels of relationship as you move from focusing on bodies/personalities to the life in space and the relationships that exist there. None of this should become heavy with a sense of effort. It is just the simple acknowledgement of what Is and your melting into It.
Heaven awaits your will.
The realm of relationships opened as I studied "A Course In Miracles" and "A Course of Love." Those two sources you may find can help you also. I have included a few quotes below from both sources.
From A Course In Miracles:
“Two voices raised together call to the hearts of everyone, to let them beat as one. And in that single heartbeat is the unity of love proclaimed and given welcome. Peace to your holy relationship, which has the power to hold the unity of the Son of God together.”
“Yet what is that to those who have been given one true relationship beyond the body? Can they be long held back from looking on the face of Christ? And can they long withhold the memory of their relationship with their Father from themselves, and keep remembrance of His Love apart from their awareness?” “The Holy Spirit's purpose lies safe in your relationship, and not your body. You have escaped the body. Where you are the body cannot enter, for the Holy Spirit has set His temple there.” “Think what a holy relationship can teach! Here is belief in differences undone. Here is faith in differences shifted to sameness. And here is sight of differences transformed to vision. Reason now can lead you and your brother to the logical conclusion of your union. It must extend, as you extended when you and he joined. It must reach out beyond itself, as you reached out beyond the body, to let you and your brother be joined. And now the sameness that you saw extends and finally removes all sense of differences, so that the sameness that lies beneath them all becomes apparent. Here is the golden circle where you recognize the Son of God. For what is born into a holy relationship can never end.” “In the holy instant, where the Great Rays replace the body in awareness, the recognition of relationships without limits is given you. But in order to see this, it is necessary to give up every use the ego has for the body, and to accept the fact that the ego has no purpose you would share with it.”
From A Course of Love:
“You think relationship exists between one body and another, and while you think this is so, you will not understand relationship or union or come to recognize love as what it is.”
“God is known to you within relationships, as this is all that is real here.”
“What is the opposite of separation but being joined in relationship? Everything joined with you in relationship is holy because of what you are.”
“It is because God is not separate from anything that you cannot be. It is because God is not separate from anything that heaven is where you are. It is because God is love that all your relationships are holy, and from them you can find the way to Him and to your holy Self.”
“All relationship exists in wholeness.”
“Your natural state is one of union, and each joining that you do in holy relationship returns a little of the memory of union to you.”
“Joining happens in relationship, not in physical form.”
“The separated self cannot relearn unity except through union. Here, union is achieved in relationship.”
“I repeat that relationship exists between one thing and another and that it is in the intersection of parts that the holiness of what is in-between is found.”