“Come, Abide with Me.”
You are on a rung of a ladder. You may hesitate to go higher. No matter how much you may ask Me to propel you higher, you may pull back. Why? If you let go of all your attachment to boundaries, perhaps you wonder what you might open yourself to then.
What might you have to give up, and what might this perceived loss take away from you? What if it costs you plenty, and you find yourself without any recourse?
Once truly unbounded, you are unbounded forever, and there is no going back. You won’t want to.
It’s true you are accustomed to fear. Sure, your fears concern the surface level of Life, yet without all your fears, what then would be left of you? Absence of fear might carry its own disappointments, and you are fearful of disbanding fear.
What if later on, you want back the full entertainment of Life on Earth? What if the borders of Life that are so familiar to you — what if they really do keep you safe? You may wish to let go at the same time you are fearful to. Meanwhile, you go back and forth.
Beloveds, the decision to hold fear close to you is yours, of course. You are uncomfortable with your fear thoughts in the world, yet, at least, you can say that they are your own.
What is fear anyway but a false security? Instead of holding on to ignorance, hold on to letting go. If you must be attached, be attached to letting go of the past. As it is, in pain or in joy, you love to run your fingers through the past as if the past were piano keys to dribble your fingers on or precious stones to turn over and gaze at.
No matter how deeply you may feel about what you have gone through, never did any of it belong to you. It was never yours to hold onto. The past is no more than an old photograph you noticed somewhere and picked up. It was never yours to hold and certainly not yours to keep. Whatever you may think, the past becomes mere dust, and it falls through your fingers. The tunes you play and the seeming jewels you retrieve save you from nothing but the recognition of your True Self.
You hesitate to dissolve your individuality. You seemingly want to hide away from your True Self. You are fond of your individuality no matter how out of date it may be.
In this presumed passage of time, bless your misrepresented little self to Me. Walk away from your attachment to this token of yourself. You can’t forever cover up your True Self with less than Truth. Credit your little self that has stuck by you, yet, know this, your little self is not so dedicated to itself as you like to think. It’s a hanger-on. Certainly, your little self has its moments of glory, yet, as dear as it is, it cannot reach the extent of you. You are not the past. You are the Light I carry in My Heart.
Anyway, that you believe you can be apart from Me is a dream you have only while you are asleep.
Keep your eyes wide open. All this trudging in Life you perceive is illusion. There are no bounds to you. The physical is just a little trolley you ride in. The physical does not belong to you. The Glory of Oneness sustains you. In the world, you have further discoveries to make. Your True Self is more than the half of it.
Proceed now. Extol your Glory, for it is Mine. If We are One, We are One. Oneness is. You don’t have to denounce your Life on Earth. Your Life on Earth is just not the making of you. I am the making of you. Catch up to your Self. You are a portrait of Me, not to be hidden away but revealed.
I thank Myself for you. Come forward with Me now.
Come, abide with Me.