Posted by: spiritteacher | February 24, 2017

LIFE BEYOND THE DOOR

“Into His presence would I enter now.” A Course In Miracles

Before us lies a door.  Beautiful it is and filled with light. On one side lives the world we know. We busy ourselves about our ordinary days never trying to go beyond what is familiar to us. Now and then we look up at the door and even see its light. We sense there is something special on the other side. But we put that from our minds and trudge on in the world we know with the life in which we have grown accustomed.  We’re way too busy for nonsense like doors of light or other impractical ideas. We’re trying to survive here. And besides it probably isn’t even real.

Over time we become tired of all that fills our days and nights.  Tired and even sick.  Tired of it all.  Sick of it all.

One day we find we cannot go another step.  We sit down and realize how weary we have grown of trying to carry the weight of the world we know. It’s just too much and nothing ever changes or gets better except for brief moments here and there.  Our life has become a burden.  Our judgments weigh on us.  We know we’re right, but what’s the good if no one else does?  So many opinions; so many different ways of seeing.  Why can’t everyone see the world as we do? Then maybe things would finally change. It’s so confusing. Then a whispered thought comes to our mind. “What if I’m mistaken?” We quickly shut that thought out for that would mean our whole life is a lie. 

The door still stands before us, its light more bright than ever.  Something deep within us begins to stir and shift. As if a part of us that has been soundly sleeping is trying to awaken.  We wonder just what that door is hiding? We walk close but don’t turn the knob. We’re afraid and anyway we’re sure the door is locked. And we don’t have the key.  “It’s only a prayer away.” We hear the whisper in our ear.  We say the only thing that comes to mind, “Help me.”  And there it is, a shining gold key in the door.

We’re still afraid but our desire for something better becomes stronger than our fear. We turn the key and the door opens almost of its own accord.  At first we’re disappointed. It looks the same on the other side.  There is our life as always.  Same home, same family, same job.  But wait, something is different. Finally we realize it’s us. We’re different. We’re smiling. We’re laughing. Our eyes are calm, our hearts are light. We’re singing a little song.  We spend time listening rather than lamenting. Being still feels very comfortable and comforting.

What’s changed? we wonder. Then it hits us.  We are no longer carrying the weight of our life. We’ve let it go.  Surrendered it somehow.  We feel light and free.  We have no judgments and no fears.  One Who walks with us is carrying the weight for us.

Now we ask questions before we make decisions. “What would You have me do?  Where would You have me go?  What would You have me say? And to whom?”

Life is simple now. Our hearts have forgiven everyone and everyone’s forgiven us.  Truth walks ahead of us instead of being pushed back into the dark recesses of our minds. We’re in no hurry for time is not an issue when we use it for God’s purpose. When we serve God and not our fears our life becomes amazing.

God’s Laws bring joy and healthy thinking to every mind.

God’s Laws bring kindness and compassion to each heart.

God’s Laws show us there is enough of everything for everyone.

God’s Laws calm the elements and bring beauty to the seasons.

God’s Laws carry us to safety in each experience.   

We recognize miracles instantly and we see them everywhere. Most importantly we remember Who we are,  God’s Glorious Creations. All that little petty thinking that occupied our days on the wrong side of the door seems so silly to us now that we have found the answers to Heaven here on earth.

The answer is to ask for help and to listen and be willing to believe that it is there. 

The answer is to surrender our small thinking so God’s Voice and only His can fill our minds. 

The answer is to bow our heads, say Thank you God and then be still and smile knowing He’s in charge and all is well.


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