Birthday’s have a way of creeping up even though I have always tried to deny the dreaded approach. Do you remember in grade school the practice was that we were to be spanked for the number of years accumulated? For that reason I always was grateful that my birthday arrived BEFORE school started. In those years it was September but now they have moved the start date into August.
Are we born only to die? And if so Why? That was my waking thought on the morning of a recent Birthday! “What a revolting development this is,” as a character on TV used to say in disgust. Can it be that we are born, enter the body and the world only to ultimately march steady and directly to our death? What a (bad) joke!
First we are born helpless and totally dependent on others for our care. Second, growing up you realize gradually that you have to figure out how to take care of yourself. (I’m still learning.) Growing up is not easy as there are a lot of hoops to jump through. Looking back, I realize I’ve had it easier than many in the world simply because I was born in America.
However, regardless of our ethnicity or gender we are all in the same boat, regardless if we are Democrats, Republicans, Christian; Muslim, Jewish; Atheists; Buddhists; Hindus or no religion. No one is getting out alive and everyone is fighting a hard battle!
Who created this world? Would a God that is Changeless, Eternal, and All Love, have you accumulate some knowledge, express your gifts, overcome challenges, suffer from an illness or accident and then die – kaput – the end? Would a loving God create that kind of scenario?
This is the ego’s world and it is a “bad joke.” God has had nothing to do with it. That thought:”God has nothing to do with it” is the cool breeze on the fevered cheek. This is the ego’s world where it alone rules. It is not True and it is not Real. The only thing in this whole world that is True and Real is Loving Thought. The only reason you are here is to forgive and consequently remember the Loving Thoughts held within your powerful decision making mind.
The ego does not want you to know you have a mind period, let alone a decision making one. In coming to this world the ultimate lesson is to find and follow your inner truth with the beautiful decision making mind that you have. The ego will come up with ways to “seek and do not find.” There are always distractions, carrots and dilemmas that it insists will make you happy and offer up zillions of ideas. Everyone, no matter the lessons that their soul came to learn, has entered a dream, an illusion, and in this world EVERYONE has the same problem. We think we are separate from God, i.e. Love. That is the only problem – our wrong thinking. The good news is: It is not true.
In summing up this Birthday thought: The ego is a parasite attached to the mind. It’s not who we are. It made up a world and bodies that die to separate from Love. If we choose it, which we all did when we came here, it will fill us with doubt, hatred, misery littleness or specialness and grandiosity and throw in a little piece of happiness now and then to keep you going. But it is not True. Only Loving Thought is True. Laugh at the ego and remember that as you go through your life’s lesson, forgive yourself for all mistakes, yours and theirs, and for coming into this illusion, and dream the best dream you can!
There is no death! The eternal cannot die. Realize, what and who you are; embrace the glorious love within that is changless, eternal that will never die. Learn that you are NOT the body! It is not your identity. You are changless, eternal, loving, Spirit and one with God and Every ONE who lives now, has ever lived, or yet to come. Feel the love and be embraced in the light that lasts forever.
You are totally guiltless! Enjoy some Happy Birthday Peace along with your cake!
See A Course In Miracles Lesson 97 – I am spirit!!
” Spirit am I, a holy Son of God , free of all limits, safe and
healed and whole, free to forive and free to save the world.”