January 2, 2011
Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical.
It is with empty hands that your approach to Me must be made. How shall you empty yourself when you are so full of yourself; full of form; full of identification with your body, with your thoughts, with your emotions, with your desires to acquire things, people, jobs, money, etc, etc; full of pain and frozen from looking back and seeing inadequacy and lack or loss.
Forward in awareness you must go leaving attachment to form behind you, but how?
In each present moment you are surrounded by forms; be they body, thought, emotion, pain or desire. They have circled the wagons and like clothing have long served to protect you from the hazards of being in form. You are growing however, and require greater freedom; for that which served to protect you in the past is becoming too restrictive for your present and future. Like tight shoes they must be removed or they will cripple further advance. How can this be done?
From the beginning of when you saw you were naked I Have Clothed in form all that is, including you, so that You, My Only Begotten Son, might be protected from the extremes of the elements of the knowledge of good and evil. Here you are in those elements, protected by the forms I have given all things, for without the protection of form all would be laid bare and the extremes of good and evil (that is to say all opposition resulting from duality) would overcome you quickly like an extreme silent scream that would not end; a crushing explosive expansion imploding upon itself. This is why you hid from me when you saw you were naked. The opposition was completely overwhelming.
Now you are well acquainted with the imposition of opposition and you long for the peace that passes all understanding because it mends the fabric of awareness that had to be torn in two to make good and evil a reality. This mending is accomplished by stitching together in consciousness the spiritual reality of oneness that is behind all duality and form.
Fix your attention on an object or a thought form and study it from the perspective of transcendent/intrinsic spirit to discover the spiritual value or truth that its form veils. It is best to start with well known objects or forms such as “man” for instance: I have said that I created you in My Own Image; so what is it that the form man veils?
Aum, Om, I Am, Amen, Ahoh, Allah, Alleluia, Yahweh, Jehovah, Jesus, Christ, Krishna, Vishnu, Ishvara, Buddha, Emanuel. What is this Word of God in all its many forms? What is hidden, there, behind the form, within the form, beyond the form.
I have said that I Am That I Am. “I Am” is a symbol for what is beyond form, beyond language, beyond conception wrought through the eyes of duality. What does this symbol veil?