Australia Newsletter January 2011
I will step back and let Him lead the way
|| I will step back and let Him lead the way
When dreams are over, time has closed the door on all the things that pass and miracles are purposeless, the holy Son of God will make no journeys. There will be no wish to be illusion rather than the truth. And we step forth toward this, as we progress along the way that truth points out to us. This is our final journey, which we make for everyone. We must not lose our way. For as truth goes before us, so it goes before our brothers who will follow us.
We walk to God. Pause and reflect on this. Could any way be holier, or more deserving of your effort, of your love and of your full intent? What way could give you more than everything, or offer less and still content the holy Son of God? We walk to God. The truth that walks before us now is one with Him, and leads us to where He has always been. What way but this could be a path that you would choose instead?
Your feet are safely set upon the road that leads the world to God. Look not to ways that seem to lead you elsewhere. Dreams are not a worthy guide for you who are God’s Son. Forget not He has placed His hand in yours, and given you your brothers in His Trust that you are worthy of His Trust in you. He cannot be deceived. His Trust has made your pathway certain and your goal secure. You will not fail your brothers nor your Self.
And now He asks but that you think of Him a while each day, that He may speak to you and tell you of His Love, reminding you how great His Trust; how limitless His Love. In your name and His Own, which are the same, we practice gladly with this thought today:
I will step back and let Him lead the way, For I would walk along the road to Him.
ACIM Workbook Lesson 155
Hello Beloved Friends,
“I will step back and let Him lead the way.” How’s that for a beautiful ‘New Year’s resolution’! I will step back and let Him lead the way has always been one of my favourite lines from the Course. It brings such comfort and release from the pressure of believing that I am personally responsible for saying or doing the right thing. What I’ve been seeing on ever-deepening levels is that the whole ‘getting it right’ thing has to go! The ego starts off in a worldly way by saying I must get my life right, find my life’s path, discover my true vocation… and then it switches this same seeking / searching / unsettled way over to getting Guidance right, and getting awakening right.
And then along comes Jesus with the line “I will step back and let Him lead the way”…. ahhh… like cool water being poured over my mind….
Another line from the Course that I love is “Make this year different by making it all the same”. It is the great equaliser! Where is stress and concern when it’s all the same? The peace that comes from stepping back from seeing a hierarchy of illusions where some things, people, or decisions are seen to be so much more important than others is very welcome. What if we really couldn’t get it wrong? What if it really is a dream where the dream figures are playing out the roles assigned to them by a dreamer who has forgotten his true Identity? What if this world really is just a matrix made up of thoughts, concepts and beliefs that are all based on a lie? What if I really am at home in God and everything I think I need to be safe and happy in this world can be dissolved in the light if I were to go within and ask for the truth to come to me instead?
There came a point when trust and faith were turned towards my self. I trust that I am willing to do anything that He asks, to go anywhere, to speak to anyone, to give all that I have over to Him in service of awakening, then truly, what more can ‘be done’ in a personal sense?
I am experiencing that awakening then becomes a surrender – not in a giving up kind of way, but in an embracing the stillness with a willingness to put the Spirits Presence before all else kind of way… allowing myself to just be, not to be off in the future, just allowing myself to be fully present. It is a soft place to be… a loving place to be… a gentle place to be… I can see that it is putting the Kingdom of Heaven first, and then all else is given to me; the love, the gentleness, peace, innocence…
What a beautiful gift for myself and the whole universe... I will step back and let Him lead the way… I know without a doubt, that this very practice will take me home to God. And of course, I am not going home alone…
Many blessings to you, my beloved brothers and sisters,
Sharing the Joy!
The long awaited arrival of Helena's songs of Christ have reached our shores! Helena's CD "Sharing the Joy!" is bursting with joy and is also a collection of deep metaphysical ACIM songs, with lyrics and music that inspires healing in mind. It has a whole range of musical styles, and the angels are now rocking, pop-ing, singing in country twang, in techno style, in laid back surfer style, in a 40's big band expression, in a "lalala" way, in meditation and in a bursting spontaneous miracles choir in Joy!!! The CD's are available from the website, or grab a copy at any of the upcoming retreats and events...get 'em while they're hot!! More information
Helena singing "You are my destination" (youtube)
An invitation to the Mystery Bay Retreat Feb 3rd – 10th 2011
By Melanie Doyle
I will step back and let Him lead the way. How beautiful to the mind is this statement. It is like an oasis in a desert; soothing and restorative. How to truly do this is the practice though. I've been on this spiritual path for some time now and the deeper I seem to go into the mind the less I feel I truly know.
I've come to see that the ego is indeed slippery. There are places in my mind where I think I've been 'stepping back and letting Him lead’ when in fact the ego is saying, "yes let’s go for enlightenment...I'll be your guide!". Wow! Again and again I feel like I fall to my knees in humility. The willingness this path takes is beyond my comprehension really. I thought I knew what willingness was for and now I see I know nothing. Even the thought ‘I know nothing’ has to go, because it is still a belief in my mind...still a concept ‘I’ can grasp onto.
All I know right now is that I want to be happy. I have no idea what that means or how to achieve it. I know only that everything the "I", little Melanie has tried so far has not worked. So I feel as if I'm giving up the whole thing. This goal of enlightenment, or to become a Minister or a Messenger, it's all got to go. They are just concepts aimed at creating a better "me". I am letting go of the endless striving. Enough.
I desire to fall into God. I desire the experience of consistent joy and peace, I want to be happy!!
The call of my heart for the Mystery Bay Retreat was "In the Joy!"...I can see now that the last few months of stepping back and allowing the fear and doubts and darkness to arise in my mind has been an answer to that call.
If you feel called beyond the words, beyond the Course, beyond the metaphysics and into a tangible experience of innocence, peace and joy, then I invite you to join with me at Mystery Bay from 3rd-10th Feb with David Hoffmeister and The Messengers of Peace.
I give thanks for them as symbols for my mind...I desire the Peace of God. Amen.
Much love and blessings, Melanie xo
Full Event Details
David and the Messengers meet with those who desire to discern between the ego's thought system and the Holy Spirit's purpose of forgiveness. Acknowledging that truth is in the Mind, they offer an invitation to engage in the uncovering of the beliefs that seem to obstruct the awareness of love's presence. The Messengers of Peace serve as mighty companions for each other and recognize that awakening is not a casual endeavour, but one that demands a deliberate and uncompromising commitment. The depth of devotion and faith reflect their willingness to question all assumptions. Total transformation of the mind is approached with passion, devotion, and a burning desire from within. This is their unified goal and purpose.