Oct 31 2016
Themes: Attentiveness, Following, Faith, Doubt, Defenselessness, Injustice
“An unforgiving thought does many things. In frantic action it pursues its goal, twisting and overturning what it sees as interfering with its chosen path. Distortion is its purpose, and the means by which it would accomplish it as well…
Forgiveness, on the other hand, is still, and quietly does nothing. It offends no aspect of reality, nor seeks to twist it to appearances it likes. It merely looks, and waits, and judges not. He who would not forgive must judge, for he must justify his failure to forgive. But he who would forgive himself must learn to welcome truth exactly as it is. Do nothing, then, and let forgiveness show you what to do, through Him Who is your Guide, your Savior and Protector, strong in hope, and certain of your ultimate success.” (W-pII.1.3-5)
A true story in which a flock of birds took out both engines of a passenger airplane Chesley Sullenberger (Sully) was flying over New York. In the midst of a catastrophic situation, Sully’s only option was to align with the calm, certain Presence of the Spirit within his mind. Going against the advice of Ground Control, Sully followed what he knew to be the only course of action to land the plane.
Despite everything aligning in a miraculous way and no lives being lost, the aviation agency began investigating Sully’s decision, and the world turned completely to reflect self doubt.
The ego is a death wish. It is the voice of doubt that will insist on wrong-doing and guilt no matter what the circumstances. It always tries to ‘shoot the messenger’ in an attempt to distract attention away from the miracle. Our function is to put all of our faith and trust in the miracle, in our innocence, and in our brother. Where two or more are gathered in a holy alliance, the ego simply doesn’t stand a chance!