The Disappearance of the Ice Cubes, by Craig

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The Disappearance of the Ice Cubes, by Craig

My initiation into the Living Miracles Community came after inviting David, Suzanne and Frances to Prague in April for two talks. With their Presence there felt a change, a joy, lightness and yet I need do nothing. Of course it is not so simple as to hang around these guys, even if that seemed like a nice idea.

While on arriving here for the start of a short stay, the real work started. Having only lived briefly at an Osho Centre (much more bodily concerned), this was all very new. It takes time to fully understand the structure, tasks and the need for reverence. The ego wishes to question, do things “better,” doubt and postpone.

My job is to clean the toilets and bathrooms, my areas, that is a reflection my mind? The toilet is my mind? Well actually it can and has been...often.IMG_0700

Each day glimpses of what it is about come to awareness… small things… conversations that seem ultimately with myself yet seemingly with other “people.” Each person seems to shape shift around my own thoughts and feelings.

As example, I had my own feeling about one of the residents. Cool and not really joining? I questioned it, and with one thought changing in my mind, they transformed in front of me. It was simply an assumption… a belief.

Kris did a beautiful reading last evening. Really it was a few lines about hearing your brother’s call for help that resonated, within a longer text (see below), yet all part of a whole. Almost like the essence is in every sentence, gently cajoling and coaxing.

The limited ice from the fridge is still the only question to be truly met with… we don’t know.

Only appreciation is an appropriate response to your brother. Gratitude is due him for both his loving thoughts and his appeals for help, for both are capable of bringing love into your awareness if you perceive them truly. And all your sense of strain comes from your attempts not to do just this. How simple, then, is God’s plan for salvation.  There is but one response to reality, for reality evokes no conflict at all. There is but one Teacher of reality, Who understands what it is. He does not change His Mind about reality because reality does not change. Although your interpretations of reality are meaningless in your divided state, His remain consistently true.  He gives them to you because they are for you. Do not attempt to “help” a brother in your way, for you cannot help yourself. But hear his call for the Help of God, and you will recognize your own need for the Father.

Your interpretations of your brother’s needs are your interpretation of yours. By giving help you are asking for it, and if you perceive but one need in yourself you will be healed. For you will recognize God’s Answer as you want It to be, and if you want It in truth, It will be truly yours. Every appeal you answer in the Name of Christ brings the remembrance of your Father closer to your awareness. For the sake of your need, then, hear every call for help as what it is, so God can answer you.

By applying the Holy Spirit’s interpretation of the reactions of others more and more consistently, you will gain an increasing awareness that His criteria are equally applicable to you. For to recognize fear is not enough to escape from it, although the recognition is necessary to demonstrate the need for escape. The Holy Spirit must still translate the fear into truth. If you were left with the fear, once you had recognized it, you would have taken a step away from reality, not towards it. Yet we have repeatedly emphasized the need to recognize fear and face it without disguise as a crucial step in the undoing of the ego. Consider how well the Holy Spirit’s interpretation of the motives of others will serve you then. Having taught you to accept only loving thoughts in others and to regard everything else as an appeal for help, He has taught you that fear itself is an appeal for help. This is what recognizing fear really means. If you do not protect it, He will reinterpret it. That is the ultimate value in learning to perceive attack as a call for love. We have already learned that fear and attack are inevitably associated. If only attack produces fear, and if you see attack as the call for help that it is, the unreality of fear must dawn on you. For fear is a call for love, in unconscious recognition of what has been denied. T-12.I.6-8

2 Comments

  1. So helpful, so wonderful to read it from your perspective, thanks Craig! <3

  2. This was so helpful. Thank you. I am continually amazed at how the Holy Spirit speaks to me through my brothers so that I can learn how to be most truly helpful. Gracias!

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