Saturday, March 27, 2010

Peace; Love and Understanding

"Peace; Love and Understanding" is a popular song written by Elvis Costello/Copyright 1974:

As I walk through
This wicked world
Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity.
I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?

And each time I feel like this inside,
There's one thing I wanna know:
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

"Blessed/Happy are the Peacemakers for they will be called the Children of God/Sons of God"/"Blessed are the meek/gentle for they shall inherit the earth."/"Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy"./"You are the light of the world".

These are bible verses that clearly tell us that the Powerful in Peace; experience the Kingdom of Heaven.

You will find Peace only with Truth and Light. Unrest is the consequence of error and darkness. Of separation. In Science of Mind we teach that in spiritual Truth there is no separation. All there is; is God and God is all there is.

And we are One with God.

In the Course in Miracles on the introduction page it is written:

Nothing real can be threatened . Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the Peace of God.

It also states that the only thing that is real is love. And God is Love. Anything that isn't Love isn't real; it is illusion caused by our imagined separation from God.

And the result of that is fear; like a child lost at the Circus. When you're four years-old those giant people with the blue hair; painted faces and polka dot costumes can be mighty scary. And the clowns are scary too.:-) There are Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my. And those are just the lousy sports teams in the Midwest.
We're scared and most of us don't even know it. Persons who are not scared don't scream; don't threaten; and don't kill; unless ordered to do so by those who are.

There is joy; comfort; liberty and peace in the consciousness of Sonship with God.

We have divine privileges. Think about that. DIVINE PRIVILEGES! And so few know this Truth even though it has been written; spoken and shared in divinely inspired books and by and through inspired children of God over and over and over again. Truth seekers find truth. Those who are satisfied with lies live their lives trying to get others to lie with them; literally and figuratively; and boy do they get angry when we choose liberty and love.

Truth seeking usually comes when the discomfort of not knowing becomes unbearable. Sort of like those itchy old sweaters that eventually find their way to attics.

Our parents know and knew we'd stumble and fall. They used to tell stories about their kids; then took pictures. Now they videotape our clumsiness and send them in to "America's Funniest Home Videos" or upload them on "YouTube". Our follies are expected and forgiven ahead of time as are all of our mistakes and errors. Yes, a child who fears she has let a parent down "feels" separated from their parent's love but the parent doesn't.

Fear not. You are not lost; you are loved. We are the beloved.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ consciousness and Sonship.

May you experience the love of Christ consciousness, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

I've added the word consciousness because in the Science of Mind we teach that our inner consciousness determines our outer experience.

There is a Divine Peace; Love and Understanding that resides and dwells within you and walks beside you. It is already a part of your Divine inheritance.

It's time to read God's Will.

Sin and separation are a part of creature consciousness not Christ or God consciousness.

War is the absence of Peace; which is caused by fear which is the absence of love; and the absence of Love; which is God; is an illusion.

Think back to when you were three; four or five. When time seemed to stand still as you played with friends; catching fireflies; searching for the end of rainbows; laughing; living and loving. You were not seeking our searching for Peace. You were being Peace as frogs croaked and the crickets "cricked" and the stars twinkled and you knew there was no place like home. And home is where the heart is and in your heart beats the peace; love and understanding of our Creator who could no more lose you than Jesus himself because, after all, like Jesus, you also are a child of God.

So, to answer Elvis Costello's musical question:

Hope is here!
The strong are here!
The trusted are here!
Harmony is here!

And that laughter you hear are the children of the world celebrating the internal and eternal Peace; Love and Understanding of Truth.

God bless the gentle; the merciful; the Peacemakers; for we shall receive our full and rightful inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven which is right here; right now.

And So It Is.



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