September 25, 2010 – Part 1 of 2
Speak to me of hypocrisy. I feel hypocritical writing all this stuff because my life does not well reflect it. How can I avoid being hypocritical?
Don’t confuse your Self with the facts! Facts are forms just as sensation, feelings and thoughts; body, emotion, and mind. The feeling or idea that you are these things arises from your identification with them. The ego, the supreme identifier and judge cannot help but be hypocritical because his whole sense of self is false, an illusion, a lie. You are not that and so You cannot be hypocritical. You merely observe and relay My Divine Impulse to the consciousness through form.
I know that this is confusing because the idea that you are the form is so deeply ingrained in the human psyche, which is one of the forms you occupy. It requires a practice of meditation, a stilling of all the forms you occupy, to begin to see that you are not all these things. You are not the “stuff” you write on this page. You are not the ideas that are symbolized by these words anymore than the ideas symbolized here in this writing are the writing itself. There are divine ideas represented here, but if one who does not know English looked at them, the symbols that these words and letters are would just be a bunch of indecipherable meaningless markings.
So it is with all form. You enter into it. You get it figured out, how to manipulate it, and you identify it with what it is meant to merely symbolize. It is like the words on the page for those well acquainted with their meanings. You look at a word and instantly identify its meaning so that the word becomes confused with what the word symbolizes and then you forget the words are not the same thing as what they mean. You know this is true if you stop to think about it, but one usually doesn’t stop still enough to think about it. You can rearrange the same words to mean something completely different or someone who knows another language can say the same thing with different words.
This idea sheds light on the religionist who holds that his viewpoint on Me and one’s relationship to Me can only be understood in the framework that he has developed or adopted. He has confused his viewpoint – his doctrine, with what it is that his doctrine represents.
It is your mission to see with clear eyes and not be hoodwinked by the myriads of symbols that life in form is subject to. Each and every form is a symbol for something that is beyond that form. Do not be lost in thinking that a form, whatever it is, is only that which it appears to be. Do not be lost in the myriads of symbols that You occupy and that so also appear to surround you. Be grounded in the quiet awareness that You are simply the observer. Desires of the form, judgments of the form, acts of the form, experiences of the form, hypocrisy, insults, fears, troubles, pains, pleasures and heartaches of the form do not belong to You. You simply are the watcher, detached from all the good or evil the form perpetrates and experiences.