Thank you Saul and John!
Wellness is the state in which you feel at peace
It activates very well indeed when you stop trying to reason out whether or not you are getting there, or achieving a proper meditative pose or humble intent. Using your reason to assess how well or how badly you are doing is a refusal to surrender into the moment and encourages further anxiety. Trust that you are in your Father’s Presence – that being your intent – and know that therefore you are there. Your sense of it may be weak or non-existent, but your intent means that you are where you intend to be: at peace in God’s Presence. So do not let the distractions that pour through your mind disturb you. Your intent guarantees your success because God always honors that intent. The veils of the illusion can seem almost impenetrable, but you are never alone, unnoticed, or unloved — because you are your Father’s dearly cherished children. Trust in Him as He trusts in you; you know it makes sense.
Whenever you pray or meditate you are heard, every single time. Frequently your anxious demeanor occupies your awareness: “Is there really a God? Even if there is, why would He listen to me? Anyway, He has far more important issues to attend to” — a never-ending stream of anxieties – and your mind fills to overflowing with distractions. Just let go! Surrender to His infinite Love for you, and accept that He hears you.
You are, each and every one of you, on your spiritual path and precisely at the point that is appropriate for you in this moment. And you are moving undeviatingly forwards towards your inevitable awakening. There is only Reality; the illusion is unreal and therefore there is no option but that you awaken. You can still choose to delay that sublime moment, but to do so only imposes further suffering on you, so why would you? Do not fear to awaken into God’s Presence because you believe yourselves unworthy of Him. God created you, and nothing He creates could possibly be unworthy of Him.
It is your culturally ingrained feeling of unworthiness, which comes originally from your decision to separate yourselves from Reality and withdraw into your illusory environment of pain and suffering, that encourages, in fact demands, that you compete with one another to prove yourself the best — and thus overcome that sense of unworthiness. A sense of unworthiness is a heavy burden to carry and you attempt to lighten that load through judgment and condemnation of others. It does not work because deep within yourselves that feeling is firmly secured by your conviction that you have offended God, and many religions have made a sense of unworthiness a virtue to which they encourage you to cling. So, to escape from the pain that this belief causes you, you compete with one another for the approval of some human authority figure – a parent, older brother, older sister, teacher, clergyman, spouse, boss, president, king, pope – who is just another one of God’s beloved children, just like you.
Meditation and prayer can take you to the depth of your being where you can uncover the awareness that you are a child of God — and, therefore, utterly worthy of Him and of His Love for you. There is nothing that you have to prove; there is no sacrifice that you need make; no obeisance that you owe. Because you are a divine being, at one with God, your ever-loving Father, eternally. Some of you have uncovered this incontestable truth within yourselves and it has brought you untold joy.
When you awaken from the illusion the truth of this will shine forth for you like a brilliant point of focus confirming the wonder of your glorious relationship with your Father. Even now, you all know this truth. It is just that because of the ingrained fears and doubts that the illusion supports, you have been in denial in order not to recognize your eternal divine connection. Reality conflicts with your outmoded and ingrained beliefs about yourselves, but because they are familiar you stick with them. Your ingrained sense of human identity fears change and is reluctant to allow, let alone encourage you to set yourselves free to know God. When you awaken, those last doubts and fears will be gone. Until then, keep reminding yourselves that they are without foundation and that you are beings of perfection, shortly to recognize yourselves as who you truly are.
With love, as always, Saul.
by John Smallman