‘Truth will correct all errors in my mind.’
What can correct illusions but the truth? And what are errors but illusions that remain uncategorised for what they are? Where truth has entered errors disappear. Can you imagine what a state of mind without illusions is? Try to remember a time – perhaps a minute, maybe even less – when nothing came to interrupt your peace; when you were certain you were loved and safe. Then try to picture what it would be like to have that moment be extended to the end of time and eternity. Then let the sense of quiet that you felt be multiplied a hundred times, and then be multiplied a hundred times more.
And now you have a hint, not just more than just the faintest intimation of the state of your mind will rest in when the truth has come. Truth does not come and go nor shift nor change. It does not hide. It stands open in light, in obvious accessibility. It is impossible that anyone would seek it truly and not succeed. Today belongs to truth. Give truth its due, and it will give you yours. You were not meant to suffer and to die.
Truth will correct all errors in your mind which tell you you could be apart from Him. To share His function is to share His joy. His confidence is with you as you say:
Truth will correct all errors in my mind.
And I will rest in Him Who is my Self
Then let him lead you gently to the truth, which will envelop you and give you peace so deep and tranquil that you will return to the familiar world reluctantly.
I did a lot of journaling today and had to face up to some pretty unpleasant truths about myself. Well, maybe not necessarily unpleasant, but certainly things I’ve been deceiving myself about. Lesson 105 about the guilt inducing nature of gifts has been spinning round in my head, and I’ve been rooting out where I give gifts with the expectation of them being returned with interests.
With the uncovering of this came the truth that sometimes these are bound up with issues of control and manipulation. It was quite sobering, and a little frightening, because I thought I’d overcome these issues some time ago.
I carried the lesson with me on a bit of paper and asked for the truth frequently. Whether it’s because I’m more rested, or because I spent most of the day editing, I had a very peaceful day. I remember a time nearly two years ago where I lived in the space between two worlds for a few days, where I found that deep and tranqjuil peace and was indeed reluctant to return to the familiar world. But I was willing to accept that my work here is not yet complete and agreed to stay for a while longer. My aim is to get back to that place on a permanent basis. I believe truly that we are not meant to suffer and to die.
The editing is flowing. I think it was good to take a complete break from it. My aim is to have it with the publisher by the end of the week.