There Is One Sure Test To Know How Enlightened You Are.
You may well say,
“I understand that I am Light and Love.
I know in truth that I am not a body
I am Spirit.”
There is one sure test to know
If you truly believe these words as yet.
You must ask yourself but one question:
“Am I at peace?”
The degree to which you will feel at peace
Is the degree to which
You no longer believe the body is your identity.
For a mind at peace with its Identity as Spirit
Has no bodily concerns.
There are no concerns for your own body
Knowing your reality as Spirit.
The body will be seen as a false identity.
An identity you assumed
So you could come here
To resolve all your conflict with God
Who lives within each of us.
And with this belief
Comes a quiet acceptance
Of all you see outside you.
You then take conscious care of your body
And your relationships with other bodies
And your environment,
Because you know everything is here
For you to learn to love despite what you see.
You are here to see past all illusions
And false identities
And Love the Light within them instead.
And you will also then let go
Of attachment to all bodily outcomes
Knowing the only outcome possible
Is your eternal happiness.
And so the question begs
How do you reach such a level of peace
Where nothing in the world outside you
Causes you any form of pain or suffering?
There is only one thing to be done.
You must accept your own small part
In God’s plan for salvation for you,
And it is simply this:
That you render unto God
What is His.
And what do you have of God’s
That you can render unto Him?
You were given something eternal
Upon your creation.
It is your True Identity as Spirit.
And only this eternal part of you is real
And only this eternal part travels on to Heaven
Whence your body dies.
It is this that God wants you to render unto Him.
How do you extend the eternal within you to God?
Since only the Love within you is real
Then it is Love you must extend to God.
And you do this
By extending it to your fellows here on earth
Who also contain Him.
You and I
We were created together in His Love
And we must make the choice to extend only Love
To one another in order to fulfill our part
In God’s plan for our healing and joy.
Loving one another
Is our only function here.
It is the greatest command ever given
By the Master Jesus Himself.
He taught us that the path to salvation
Is found through loving one another
As we would be loved
Because it is the same as loving God.
All else must be forgiven
And seen as the temporary illusion
Of separation that it is.
All things here are lessons
To learn how to Love
In a loveless place.
Each time you remember to Love
Instead of condemn
You are fulfilling your essential part
In God’s plan for your salvation.
This is the narrow road you must follow
In order to accept God’s Will
For your perfect happiness.
This path is narrow
Only because of its singular destination:
Your total freedom and eternal peace.
(Inspired by A Course In MiraclesWorkbook Lessons: 98, 99,100,101)