Be still and release the chatter in the mind that makes no sense. In emptiness is when the Spirit of God drops in and enlightens us to the mystery in Christ. It is through purification that we experience our emptiness. Through the body into spirit is the way. Moving away from the body is moving away from the spiritual work that must be done (denial of body/humanness is not spiritual). This is what Jesus did, and is "done". He brought the human and Divine together.
“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
Do not be afraid of freedom! The powerful passage below seems to indicate a message of fearlessness. Why is it mentioned more than once, do not be afraid? Are we afraid to truly live in the power of resurrection? Are we afraid to live fully in the light? Hmmm! The lower nature has been put to death are we willing to accept~understand and walk through that? Hmmm! Do we still insist on keeping the old man~instead of putting on the new man (reborn). Something to meditate on.
Matthew 28New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Has Risen
28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Goodness is of God and all things are used for good by God. However we have the issue of evil and wrong doings in the world, so what's up with that? Well, forgive it and bring a new attitude (light) to the darkness. Bring an attitude of forgiveness~gratitude, and most of all love. How can we act in this way? Only through God's power flowing through us, not on our own fumes. Give thanks, give blessings back to Yahweh constantly and watch all darkness disappear. As a matter of fact if we all did this at the same time, we would be swept up in bliss and a New Earth would appear!
1 Timothy 4:4
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
It is easy to take someone else's inventory and deny our own. The ego is a constant projector. Until we go within "with the Holy Spirit" and observe the lie we will be bound by it. Even when we witness on the news someone who has committed a murder, we need to go within and ask ourselves, have we ever committed the same thing in our mind? We are not a victim of this world we are volunteers. When we find ourselves in something uncomfortable~bless it~move away~God already handled it. Be still and know~be still and love!
Lesson 198 (ACIM~1st two verses)
Only my condemnation injures me.
Injury is impossible. And yet illusion makes illusion. If you can condemn, you can be injured. For you have believed that you can injure, and the right you have established for yourself can be now used against you, till you lay it down as valueless, unwanted and unreal. Then does illusion cease to have effects, and those it seemed to have will be undone. Then are you free, for freedom is your gift, and you can now receive the gift you gave.
Condemn and you are made a prisoner. Forgive and you are freed. Such is the law that rules perception.It is not a law that knowledge understands, for freedom is a part of knowledge. To condemn is thus impossible in truth. What seems to be its influence and its effects have not occurred at all. Yet must we deal with them a while as if they had. Illusion makes illusion. Except one. Forgiveness is illusion that is answer to the rest.
Matthew 7:3 Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?
Daily light~Until we admit full defeat we will always experience being defeated. Why? Simple, when we play God we loose. Simple solution let God be God, and let God~Son~Holy Spirit be revealed personally in your experience. Stop~be still~rest in the arrival of what always was and "IS".
Ecclesiasticus / Sirach - Chapter 18
4 He has given no one the power to proclaim his works to the end, and who can fathom his magnificent deeds?
5 Who can assess his magnificent strength, and who can go further and tell all of his mercies?
6 Nothing can be added to them, nothing subtracted, it is impossible to fathom the marvels of the Lord.
7 When someone finishes he is only beginning, and when he stops he is as puzzled as ever.
8 What is a human being, what purpose does he serve? What is good and what is bad for him?
9 The length of his life: a hundred years at most.
10 Like a drop of water from the sea, or a grain of sand, such are these few years compared with eternity.
11 This is why the Lord is patient with them and pours out his mercy on them.
All power is in God not human strength. Our natural existence was fashioned that we may lean solely on God's power that would organically flow through us and direct every area of our life. Our original goodness is to cause us to walk in union with each other. In pure love there is not higher degrees of persons. When we see with the true vision of Christ we are serving one God who loves us equally. No one is more important than the next. We are all extremely important to God for we have each been brought into existence and called by name to join in this tapestry of life. Glory is God's!
Romans 12:3 (amplified B)
3 For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him.
Wisdom is a most powerful gift that guides us into spiritual right thought~words and actions. We might say it is the gift of a vital sixth sense which is also the Divine feminine holy presence that rests deep down within us. When King Solomon was asked if he could have anything he wanted, all he asked for was to receive wisdom. How wise indeed this is. May we be willing to desire the gift of wisdom which brings about a calm and peace filled mind.
Sirach 4 (One of the books of wisdom from Scripture)
The Rewards of Wisdom
11~Wisdom teaches her children and gives help to those who seek her. 12~Whoever loves her loves life, and those who seek her from early morning are filled with joy. 13~Whoever holds her fast inherits glory, and the Lord blesses the place she enters. 14~Those who serve her minister to the Holy One; the Lord loves those who love her.