Greetings Holy One,
It seems that relationship in this world involves partnership. And the concept of partnership is a mirror of the unconscious belief in incompletion or lack. Reciprocity always involves giving to get, and this ego belief is dissolved in the Light of giving as God Gives, unconditionally and everlastingly.
Learning to give in the fullest sense will draw one out of a sense of having a separate will apart from God's Will. As long as one holds on to a self-concept or image, one must want to get something outside of One Self, and must believe it is possible to do so. The opportunity with a partner, indeed with anybody you meet or even think about each day, is to learn how to give totally, completely, without distinctions or conditions of any kind. Think of it like this. A partner is calling on the Sacred. Listen carefully to the Spirit, for what your partner is asking for is what you are asking for. And what you give to your partner, you give to yourself. This is the path of devotion. In devoting yourself to one goal, forgiveness, you lose all sense of separate interests and selves. No request is too large or small in this Perspective. You can only join in this Perspective, the Perspective of the dreamer - never in the dream. Love does not oppose. There is nothing to fight, defend against or be right about. And devotion requires trust, for trust in the Spirit dissolves all doubt. By learning to give without distinctions, you will learn to experience your Self as beyond situations, as Everywhere and Everything! All that you need do is trust, step back, and not interfere with an Experience that comes directly from God. True Giving will reveal Itself as You.
Relationship is not personal. The only real Relationship is creation and Creator. Relationship is not between persons, for thought-form associations deny the only real Relationship of Spirit. You cannot know what True Relationship is until you have first realized the impossibility of the attempt to make past associations take the place of Reality. Reality and God are always in eternal Relationship and direct communication or Communion. All concepts of relationship must give way to forgiveness, seeing the false as false, and understanding that thought-forms cannot be meaningfully associated, ordered, or arranged. A hierarchy of relationships is meaningless, for Love is One and of Divine origin. Time is simultaneous, not linear and sequential. Forgiveness does not attempt to change the past to compensate for a feeling of lack, guilt, or incompletion. It sees the past as over and gone. By seeing that the world is just a picture, the mind is freed from attempting the impossible and can recognize Itself as Changeless Mind! The awareness that illusions are one opens the way for the Recognition that Mind is One! This is the realization that Love is All there Is!
Thank You God for Divine Relationship which inspires forever and ever! Many blessings cascade upon You Holy One. Our Relationship is intimate and eternal and Divinely Content.
The Holy Spirit knows no one is special. Yet He also perceives that you have made special relationships, which He would purify and not let you destroy. However unholy the reason you made them may be, He can translate them into holiness by removing as much fear as you will let Him. You can place any relationship under His care and be sure that it will not result in pain, if you offer Him your willingness to have it serve no need but His. All the guilt in it arises from your use of it. All the love from His. Do not, then, be afraid to let go your imagined needs, which would destroy the relationship. Your only need is His.
Accept now the Eternal Love of God.
Specialness as a Substitute for Love
It is the identification to a belief in a body that makes relationships 'special'. When seen through the eye of Christ everyone and everything are included in this Love beyond all idols of distraction. Nothing is reserved for one and not another and all love is freely given, not possessed. Jesus says if there seems to be something missing in a relationship it is what I am not bringing to it!
The special love relationship has been a place where the ego thinks it can hide away from God and avoid facing up to True nature beyond form, beyond this world and as unlimited, ever extending Love with no opposite, ever!
When power is given to the ego, compromise and giving to get a self that is preferred are all designed to make the other guilty and reinforce the belief in illusion! Love can not be reserved for some special union 'made in heaven' nor can it be substituted one for another without reinforcing the belief in lack.
Our special love partner is a great gift if seen right way up! They are showing us all the values that we hold that when taken off the screen can be surrendered and purified by the Spirit. This is the way through the curtain of our illusions and deep into the Mind. Radical forgiveness of all I thought was happening 'to me' recognising, through the miracle of Grace, that nothing ever did! I have not betrayed others, I have not been betrayed, I have not betrayed myself, I have not even betrayed God...nothing has ever happened!! What a discovery?! I'm Still at Home, not me the image I have made of myself but Me resting as the Presence of Awareness, always here!
This is the forgiveness of our brother and the recognition that we are all united in this together. While I maintain a special self and have no relationship with God, no real relationship is possible with my brother. Christ is not seen in images. All images are projections of a past that never was!
Before your brother's holiness the world is still, and peace descends on it in gentleness and blessing so complete that not one trace of conflict still remains to haunt you in the darkness of the night. He is your savior from the dreams of fear. HeIt is in relationships given to the Spirit rather than kept separate for our private fantasies and loveless use that we begin to see what they are truly for. By valuing and finding the spark of light within our brother, by offering only freedom, present peace and trust and recognising that God's voice lives within everyone, we rise above the battle ground at last! By recognising that we are the dreamer of the dream, that we are united with Spirit (and each other) in the One True purpose to bless, heal and extend Gods gifts, we awaken to our True function as the living demonstration of Holiness.
As God ascends into His rightful place and you to yours, you will experience again the meaning of relationship and know it to be true. Let us ascend in peace together to the Father, by giving Him ascendance in our minds. We will gain everything by giving Him the power and the glory, and keeping no illusions of where they are. They are in us, through His ascendance. What He has given is His. It shines in every part of Him, as in the whole. The whole reality of your relationship with Him lies in our relationship to one another. The holy instant shines alike on all relationships, for in it they are one. For here is only healing, already complete and perfect. For here is God, and where He is only the perfect and complete can be.The only True union is at the level of the Christ mind.
Huge Love and gratitude to all those Mighties who are lighting the Way....
Enjoy David in Mexico with a Spreaker talk on 'Opening up to True Relationship'
A Call to Authenticity
By Peter Kirk
I'm here in Sydney with my family after arriving back from 3 months at the Extension Center in Hawaii. I recall a day just before coming back where I was relieved to say "I don't have to try and be spiritual anymore"....a desire for authenticity was emerging. Apathy is a pattern I'm becoming more aware of, the tendency to sideline how I'm truly feeling because I don't want to rock the boat. I can see how the spiritual self concept has been used at times to hinder communication. Instead of sharing what I'm truly feeling I instead try to uphold a lofty self concept as to defend myself. Nowhere else am I so aware of this than with my family.
My Dad came to me whilst I was working on some computer projects. He was carrying a book and as soon as I saw him I knew the scene that was about to play out. He began telling me about this book of great speeches, how these speakers could captivate their audience, how important it was the way words could be used for doing so. Dad likes to stress the power of communication, for him this means how engaging one can be through the use of speech. It was a familiar talk from him, but as he continued my heart was throbbing in my chest; I had to express, though I wasn't sure just what!
In the past I'd try to get the interaction over and done with ASAP. Let him speak, smile and nod until he goes about his way. The spiritual approach I had to this was much the same, but I'd keep reminding myself he just wanted to connect, to be grateful for that, and if I felt any words of wisdom come through me then to share them. But as my heart pounded in my chest this time it was clear, I just wanted the truth, I wanted a real connection, I wanted to share how I was actually feeling.
"Dad, this is okay, but I really want to hear about you, what you're feeling". I knew he'd been battling to stay positive lately after a string of medical issues, but I'd heard nothing from him of what he was going through. His gaze diverted for a second as he tried to bring attention back to the book. But I continued to express about my desire for true communication. About the many family dinners where old stories played out, tales of how horrible the world is. Nobody really wanted to hear it, it was tiring for everyone, but there seemed to be some unspoken code where we couldn't just say "STOP"! I felt so small in these times, like my voice couldn't be heard and I really can't stand it anymore!
I realised at this point how much I had been holding back in expression with my father and my family. Dad shared how he'd told my aunty not to ask me too many questions about what I was doing with my life because he thought it would upset me. I felt like that wasn't true, I felt nobody ever wanted to hear about what I was doing. But I do recall that whenever I felt I was trying to justify myself, trying to uphold the spiritual concept, I wouldn't want to talk for long.
My talk with Dad was short, he had an appointment to attend. However my sister arrived directly after and we had a long and full conversation about communication and our family! It was so beautiful to hear how she'd experienced the same things, and how she was calling out for more now. She'd been seeing a counsellor and getting in touch with emotions that she'd labelled as bad, like anger, and she was encouraged to express them. She shared how healing it had been, how she's been speaking up more with her boyfriend. It really felt miraculous, and I'm so grateful to have her as a witness to this healing.
These lessons continue for me on my stay in Sydney, but it's great to see how the transfer of training shines out for everyone. Let the miracles continue!