Your life has already happened, all events are predetermined. That’s a huge statement contained in a single sentence. Take a deep breath. One more time, come on – breathe. Let it soak in for a while. I’ll wait…
Ready? Okay. Each human being moves through a lifetime in a linear direction. As defined in the dictionary; the word linear comes from the Latin word linearis, which means pertaining to or resembling a line, and especially a straight line; involving a single dimension. When I think of linear, I see one foot following another. Sí, eso parece correcto. (Yes, that seems right.)
The diagram will help you better understand this awareness. The linear way is indicated by the horizontal line, which represents your path since birth; remember, one foot following the other. Notice the line has multiple bumps; red bumps, blue bumps and yellow bumps. (For easier viewing ‘put your curser on the diagram and left click’ – then ‘Go back’ and continue reading.)
Let’s just pause for a moment and review real forgiveness. Real forgiveness is meant to undo the ego/wrong mind thoughts that have been amassing deep in your unconscious mind since birth. Ah the ego, it is an accumulated phenomenon, a by-product of living with others; taking on their conditional perceptions and beliefs. You were born glowing with the light of God, period. Through the years these ego/wrong mind layers build up and build up until God’s light is no longer shining bright, no, instead it’s encased like a tomb with the fallacies that now define ‘You’. Just imagine the Sun’s rays being covered over by dense grey clouds for an entire lifetime, same thing. (Please go to Lessons 2 & 3 of ‘Undoing’ for a more in depth explanation of ‘Forgiveness’ & ‘Undoing the ego/wrong mind’)
Let’s continue. The bumps on this horizontal line represent predetermined forgiveness opportunities. The world you were born into is an illusion, and deep within your mind, you know this to be the truth. The linear path is your journey back ‘Home to God’; shown in my diagram as the vertical line at the end of the horizontal line. (More about this vertical line a little later)
In your world of illusion you might see a theme of ‘Unworthiness’ being played out over and over. The ego/wrong mind thought of ‘Unworthiness’ is often disguised as; anger, jealousy, self-righteousness, victimhood, on and on, and each time this ego/wrong mind thought surfaces it is a forgiveness opportunity. ‘Unworthiness’ is represented in my diagram as a red bump on the horizontal line. These scheduled in-your-face or subtle events are many in number – giving you countless opportunities to observe your thoughts, take responsibility, and forgive.
The secret of salvation is but this: That you are doing this unto yourself. No matter what the form of the attack, this still is true. Whoever takes the role of enemy and of attacker, still this is the truth. A Course in Miracles
Okay, you’re doing the work; practicing forgiveness like a good student, and ‘voila’ the ego/wrong mind layer concerning ‘Unworthiness’ falls away. Trust me on this – you will know it when it happens! The Experience is of God, and there is nothing like it! AHA! will form on your lips because an awareness of Truth (like this writing) has suddenly become crystal clear in your mind. A true miracle! But, something else happened and it’s very cool.
The remaining predetermined events or red bumps concerning ‘Unworthiness’ stopped being relevant. Why? Because they no longer have value, you have forgiven them entirely, and the layer has fallen away. It’s time to take another look at the diagram and see your new linear path. The horizontal line is shorter with only blue bumps and yellow bumps remaining. The red bumps have disappeared and the vertical line representing ‘Home to God’ is closer. What’s happening? Time has collapsed! The vertical line is closer and God’s light is brighter. As a result, you will get glimpses of your higher purpose.
When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings! Dean Jackson
A few words about the vertical line at the end of the horizontal line. I thought naively this line meant you were ‘Home to God’. Not so, and I wrote about this new awareness in my writing named ‘Vertical Ascension’. (Go to Writings on the Main Menu) It seems the vertical line isn’t the end of the road after all. No, it’s the beginning of a new path in a higher awareness – you’ll know it when you get there.
Savannah said to me when we met, “As soon as you asked to be shown a new way, you entered the express lane on the linear path to going ‘Home to God’. If you listened, you could hear the Holy Spirit quoting the Bette Davis line…
Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.