Guidance from an elder brother
April 15, 2012 by John Smallman
All who love you are watching with excitement and great interest as humanitymakes its final preparations to awaken. Yes, you are making preparations! Every time you offer a loving or compassionate thought, word, or action, and every time you make an act of forgiveness, privately in your mind or by addressing someone, you release more of the old, unloving behavioral attitudes that weigh you down into the slumbering depths of the illusion. As you become lighter your Light burns more brightly, and it becomes easier for you to continue unloading the negative baggage that can result in reactive behavior that you later (or even in the moment) regret.
The illusion was a place you built in which to play your game of separation, and part of the attraction was the opportunity to act out behaviors that are impossible – in fact, unthinkable in Reality. It was only a game, but the longer you went on playing it the more real it appeared to be, until it seemed to have replaced Reality, Heaven, your state of oneness with God. But, of course, despite the pain and suffering it has caused you, it remains unreal, and your awakening is assured.
You are like overtired children who need to be put to bed, but are stubbornly resisting because they do not want to stop having fun. But, being overtired, they are no longer having fun! It is time for their father or mother to lift them up, give them a warm and loving cuddle, and then put them into bed and read them a short and uplifting story to settle them down to sleep. The parents know that when they awaken in the morning they will be fully refreshed and full of enthusiasm for the wonder of life.
Letting go of unloving attitudes and behaviors is like tidying away your toys before going to bed – it’s a drag, you don’t want to do it, but you know that if you do, everything will be fresh and new to play with in the morning. The illusion is a tiring experience, and when you are tired it is far more difficult to let go of anger, resentment, and judgment, and feelings that you have a right to restitution for your suffering. When you are refreshed, it is much easier to see that your suffering occurs as a result of how you choose to perceive a situation, thus helping you to let go of unrealistic perceptions and the attitudes that they engender.
To awaken is to have only one attitude to everything – to all situations, to all interactions, to all relationships – and that attitude is the only true attitude, the only attitude that actually exists, and it is of course unconditional Love. You are Love because that is what you were created from, and in the illusion you have attempted to hide It while you played your games. However, your illusions cannot conceal Reality, which is infinite and eternal; they can only temporarily enable you to believe that they are doing so, and only until they dissolve into the nothingness from which you made them, which will happen upon your awakening.
The moment of that awakening is not far away, and many of you are getting strong intimations confirming that this is the case. The desire and intent, which so many of you are expressing, to find the true meaning of life is having enormous consequences that are shaking the foundations of the illusion like a giant earthquake – an earthquake that it cannot and will not be able to withstand. Its time is almost over, its end is in sight, and very soon the overwhelming majority of humans will become aware of this and withdraw their support for it – leading to its collapse.
At first, the thought of doing this is unsettling, even frightening for you, because it seems that it has been your home for a very long time, and it is difficult for you to imagine life without it, life elsewhere. And because you cannot really conceive of what life would be like without it, you imagine there will be nothing to replace it, only extreme abandonment and utter desolating loneliness, a great emptiness, a void, a terrifying and final end to existence.
However unpleasant your present situation may be, you do not truly wish for your existence to be terminated, finally, for all eternity. That would make no sense, because you believe that existence must have a meaningful reason for being – which of course it does – and that is what gives you hope. The fact that within the illusion you have yet to find that reason does not mean that you want to give up. Consequently, the idea of allowing it to dissolve, to disintegrate, is unsettling. You have done a very good number on yourselves in attempting to convince yourselves that the illusion is reality and that there is nothing else. Despite the pain, suffering, and confusion that it has caused you, you would rather have that than nothing, and many still believe that it can be made beautiful, peaceful, and safe.
The wonder of it is, that Reality, oneness with God, is of infinite beauty and meaning, and is the meaning of existence, because it was created to place you in everlasting joy in the eternal presence of God. The knowledge of this, which you carry deep within yourselves, each and every one of you, is seeping inexorably into your awareness and giving you the strength and the determination to release those old, unloving attitudes – attitudes which have kept you firmly anchored to the illusion – and to embrace the divine field of Love that surrounds you and which will assist you to awaken. Do not fear the loss of the illusion. Instead, open yourselves to the Love that is Reality – and awaken!
Your loving brother Jesus.