Chapter 4, VII. Creation and Communication
I recall several years ago as Paul and I meditated together, we shared out loud what conversations, images, thoughts or feelings we were receiving from Holy Spirit. We had received some time ago inspiration on a project that we were to do. It still has not been fully realized as we saw in our meditation. In it, we saw that there were still some unworthiness issues. As Holy Spirit continued to speak with us it turned around and we felt that we were coming into our own, the clouds around us were falling away.
I asked Him, “How are we going to do this?” and He spoke to me so assuredly, “You will not because I will. I have given you a gift and you can not but share it with your brothers. If you hold on tightly it will not go anywhere, yet its purpose is to be shared and you will see it peel away from your fingers. Share in confidence. The skyscraper is about completed. It is not the Tower of Babel but the Tower of Truth. On this foundation, reach out to your brothers for they are lonely with you.”
We then directed our attention back to the Course since we were reading just this section. What joy we ourselves felt when we read the following.
How can you teach someone the value of something he has deliberately thrown away? He must have thrown it away because he did not value it. You can only show him how miserable he is without it, and slowly bring it nearer so he can learn how his misery lessens as he approaches it. This teaches him to associate his misery with its absence, and the opposite of misery with its presence. It gradually becomes desirable as he changes his mind about its worth. I am teaching you to associate misery with the ego and joy with the spirit. You have taught yourself the opposite. You are still free to choose, but can you really want the rewards of the ego in the presence of the rewards of God?
…..As you come closer to a brother you approach me, and as you withdraw from him I become distant to you. Salvation is a collaborative venture. It cannot be undertaken successfully by those who disengage themselves from the Sonship, because they are disengaging themselves from me. God will come to you only as you will give Him to your brothers. Learn first of them and you will be ready to hear God. That is because the function of love is one.
It was confirmation of our messages from not only this moment but all the inspiration and that had occurred for some time. So in time it had formulated, the foundation was set, the floor and the walls built. Not too long after it was time to complete the decoration and unveil it, which at that time we did. We were happy in this knowledge, and I am happy as I review this memory.
Let it be free. Let the joy be shared to your brothers. You are here only to be truly helpful.
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