When I received the title for this message, I felt invited to find a reference to it in the Bible or in A Course in Miracles. I didn’t find anything, but if you see a connection there, let me know. 💚
We wish to speak of the confusion. The entire physical world was made to keep you in confusion, but you can decide upon a new goal. You can decide at any time that the goal of this experience is remembering Truth. As you approach Truth, you give up lies with which you are familiar, lies that you have taught yourself to lean upon. As you let these lies go, you can experience periods of confusion and disorientation. Be patient, gentle, and understanding with yourself. When the pull and tug of ego is diminishing, it feels different, but you will adjust. You will come to rely upon the openness that may feel strange at first.
Remember that all things work together for good. At any moment you can find your willingness to come into this perspective. If confusion seems to descend upon you, remember that the light that shines through confusion is always Here, always Now. In coming into the openness of the Here and Now, you pass by the barriers you have put up to block yourself out of this place. Remember that you are being guided, and your success is sure.
We wish to emphasize how while you are emerging from the nest of lies that ego offers, you are all truly helping each other, no matter how it looks. To that end, here is a very simplified story about awakening.
There are 18 people in your neighborhood. All of you have to have your leaves raked by midnight. Your next door neighbor starts at 6am and finishes by 7am, a whirlwind of efficiency. Some of the neighbors hang over the fence to watch how quickly the yard is cleared. At 7am, your neighbor comes to help you, and you are finished by 8am. Both of you go to help another neighbor at 8am, and this continues in the same way until 17 neighbors go to the 18th neighbor’s house to rake leaves at 11pm, finishing by midnight. There is dancing, People have strung up lights. There is conversation, laughter, and playing. That’s why it still takes an hour. There is leaf-raking, but there is also so much connection and joy.
The 18th neighbor asks the first neighbor, “How did you rake your leaves so quickly all by yourself in just one hour?”
The first neighbor responds, “What do you mean? You were all there with me.” According to the first neighbor’s perception, everybody was working together from the very start. We invite you to understand that all of your neighbors, all of your divine siblings across time and space–they are always with you, all of them, because of the unity you Are. Many hands make light and joyful work. When it comes to awakening, everyone you meet or think of is assisting you in some way, whether they are highlighting what can be released from mind or whether they are reminding you of your unity. Either function is a great blessing, and you simply cannot go wrong. Give thanks that all of your helpers are always with you.
As you move backwards through these layers of confusion, turning around to go Home to Source, it can feel very intense at times. “Show me” is a beautiful prayer when you need assistance. Spirit can use every facet of the world to show you what truth is, to show you what to do next, to show you how to flow in faith, and to show you how beautiful you and all are and always have been. The only requirement for being shown is that you are not finding another use for the world that you would put in front of being shown. “Show me.” Come back here. And you will be shown.
Like layers of a cake or layers of a lasagna, as you approach your true roots, you can experience successive experiences of temporary confusion or disorientation. There seems to be a filling between the layers–a period of respite, a period of relatively smooth functioning. And then it feels intense again. This is as it should be. You have a little rest, and then you dive deep down into mind to let go of attachments that never served anyone. You enjoy the release of letting go, and then it is time to dive deep again.
We bless you and keep you as you allow what never was to be washed from your sight.