Week 22 – I Need Do Nothing

Your way will be different, not in purpose but in means. A holy relationship is a means of saving time. One instant spent together is a means of saving time. One instant spent together with your brother restores the universe to both of you. You are prepared. Now you need but to remember you need do nothing. It would be far more profitable now merely to concentrate on this than to consider what you should do. When peace comes at last to those who wrestle with temptation and fight against the giving in to sin; when the light comes at last into the mind given to contemplation; or when the goal is finally achieved by anyone, it always comes with just one happy realisation: “ I need do nothing.”

Here is the ultimate release which everyone will one day find in his own way, at his own time. You do not need this time. Time has been saved for you because you and your brother are together. This is the special means this course is using to save you time. You are not making use of this course if you insist on using the means which have served others well, neglecting what was made for you. Save time for me by only this one preparation, and practice doing nothing else. “I need do nothing” is a statement of allegiance, a truly undivided loyalty. Believe it for just one instant and you will accomplish more than is given to a century of contemplation, or of struggle against temptation.

….. To do nothing is to rest, and make a place within you where the activity of the body ceases to demand attention. Into this place the Holy Spirit comes and there abides. He will remain when you forget, and the body’s activities return to occupy your conscious mind.

Yet there will always be this place of rest to which you can return. And you will be more aware of this quiet centre of the storm than all its raging activities. This quiet centre, in which you do nothing, will remain with you, giving you rest in the midst of every busy doing on which you are sent. From this centre you will be directed how to use the body sinlessly. It is this centre from which the body is absent, that will keep it so in your awareness of it.

Balance
We are seeking a balance between our human and spiritual existence. This balance is called being. It is not humanity dominating, nor being spiritually ungrounded, but a spiritual being rooted in humanity.

Most of our lives have been dominated by our human existence. The purpose of this course has been to awaken us to our spiritual existence. Now we aim to combine these two into a state of being.

There is a choice we have to make, and we make this choice over and over again. The choice is between our humanity and our spirituality. Until now for most of us we have not had a choice. But now by being spiritually aware we can choose.

The choice is obvious, in fact there is no choice, only the perception of choice. But how do we make that choice. We can choose individually, every time we need to make a decision we can come back to the heart and choose. But we are also considering how to make a permanent choice. By coming to a state of being we are choosing. Everything is in balance. We seek to bring ourselves into balance. We do not seek to become spirit, we first seek the balance of humanity, a spiritual being in a physical body. We are seeking harmony, everything perfectly balanced, between our humanity and our spirituality. Being is this state of balance.

The balance is experienced through the heart centre. It is the balance between earth and heaven and between our physical body and our spiritual being. This is an energetic balance, it is where the energy fields of the body merge and connect. The heart is where we become whole and complete. The heart is the centre of our being, around which we circulate. It is where the spiritual being and physical being merge, allowing us to feel the experience of our spiritual being. Being is a state of balance, allowing us to represent our true nature in an experiential world. It allows our spirit to express itself and to experience the world.

Spirituality is not an avoidance. It is not an excuse to avoid the nitty gritty of daily life. When we choose a state of being, of holiness, we are remaining grounded in our physical existence. Being is choosing to deal with the nitty gritty of life from an aspect of holiness. It is choosing to deal with all the situations that we face while returning to our holiness.

Exercising this choice requires practice. Our reaction to problems is often to return to our in built responses, to react in a way that is subconscious, this way usually reflects our human fears and concerns. Yet even in the most difficult situations we can choose to return to a state of being, to choose our holiness, to respond from a state of connection to the universe, to respond from a state of wholeness and unity, of power, love and wisdom. Being is a choice.

The Universal Flow
God is love. The experience of God is love.
There is no place and no time where
love is not the right response.

The energy of earth and heaven constantly flows through us. There is no way to stop it. It can be limited by us, and we can ignore the experience, but it is always there. This is a two way flow, from earth, heaven and the heart. We are constantly connected to earth and heaven and so is everybody else. There are only two things for us to do in this life, express our true nature into the world and experience the world through our true nature. We start with the experience and gradually grow that experience in all circumstances.

The Love of God
As we draw the energy of earth and heaven into the heart we are feeling the unconditional love of earth and spirit. We are always loved and supported by earth and heaven. There is both the nurturing, physical love of the earth and the constant, spiritual love of heaven. Earth and Heaven are different aspects of the same one love.

The Expression of Love
We express this love from the heart. This is the merging of Earth and heaven and it is expressed by our choice. It is up to us whether we choose to extend our love to the world. When we choose to express love in this way it is the expression of our true nature. It is effortless. We do not need to try to express love.

Reflected Love
What is given is received. Love is reflected back to the heart. What returns, reflected love, is multiplied many fold, but we need to be open to receive it. It is often easier to give than to receive. To receive reflected love we have to be ready to allow ourselves to be loved. This is a reflection of who we are. By accepting reflected love, we are accepting and acknowledging who we really are, the very essence of our spiritual being.

The Experience of Love
The energy returns to source having experienced the world. The receipt of energy at the heart and its return to source is the experience of the world through love. It is accepting and acknowledging the nature of the world. It is seeing everything in the world in its inherent beauty, unaffected by our judgement. We express our divinity and we experience the world through our divinity. This is the beauty of human existence.

Meditation Exercise – The Flow of Love
Sitting quietly, with the feet on the ground, feel the connection to the earth energy. Imagine you are sitting on a lotus flower, the stem of which is deep into the earth. Feel as though there are roots, sinking deep into the earth from the soles of the feet. Imagine the earth energy rising through the ankles, knees and hips up to the abdominal region, around the navel. Feel the strength of the earth energy in this region. Feel the connection of the earth and this region. Feel that they are not connected but a single energy.
Keep the mind still and quiet. Feel a light drawing you up by the top of the head, the crown centre. Imagine the light shining down through the crown into the head and shoulders. Feel the energy inside the head. Feel that you are connected to the universal energy. Feel that it is not a connection but a single energy.
Bring the attention to the heart. Relax into the heart. Imagine the energy of earth and heaven merging at the heart. There is no need to try to do anything at the heart other than relax. The more we relax into the heart the more the centre opens and expands. Feel the energies merge and relax into the experience sinking deeper and deeper into the heart with every breath. Consciously breathe heaven and earth into the heart and breathe out relaxing and allowing the heart to expand. As the heart expands we are expressing our divinity into the world.
When you are ready to go deeper into the experience add an additional breath. Breathe in from heaven and earth into the heart. Relax into the heart as you breathe out. Then breathe back into the heart and relax as you breathe out to heaven and earth. As you breathe back into the heart, surrender, be open to receive. Allow yourself to be loved. As you breathe out to heaven and earth feel gratitude for the support and nurturing of the earth and for the love of heaven.
After a few breaths stop breathing consciously, become still and observe. Become aware of the energy flowing through the body. Feel at one with the earth, feel that all humanity is one with the earth. Feel at one with heaven, feel that we are all part of the same source. Feel the open heart, expanded and receptive, feel the same experience of love in everybody. We are all one.

Love
“Love is the consequence of being.”

Still the stillness, deepen the deep. Go further inside to feel the connection. Do not project, to connect we go further inside ourselves, further into the silence until we feel as though we are one. There is nothing more. This state of stillness and connection is all there is. We can extend it and deepen it but do not seek or expect more.

When we sit in silence together we are connected more deeply than ever before, no separation because we are without limits. In the silence we discover our self, our truly connected self.

There are different choices of how to reach our goal, different inspiration and different qualities. We, in total develop them all. The quality of spirit is the heart quality, of love, peace and joy. Each centre is associated with a quality which is developed and mastered. All need to be mastered, all need to be fully realised. We each need to balance to develop both the masculine and feminine qualities of the heart. Compassion, nurturing and love express the feminine. Power, strength and protection express the male. Balance male and female aspects within to fulfill desire and achieve devotion.

Soul to soul, heart to heart, the true expression of love through the heat centre is fulfilled and fulfilling Love is reciprocal, it is returned as it is given, yet it is returned more strongly. As it circulates it strengthens, every time given and received it grows and accumulates. Love is a balanced energy spiralling around a centre. It is balanced between earth and heaven and between being given and received. We open ourselves to give, but we must be open to receive. We cannot increase love without receiving it back.

Two spirals merge and become complete, both giving and receiving the energy to and from each other. All energy is supported by heaven and earth, balanced and complete. As both hearts open to give and receive, and both hearts merge, then the energy spirals. The energy level increases beyond all experience. As we remove the barriers between two beings and become one, the spiralling energy spreads into the world. The healing properties of two joined for a short time should never be underestimated.

There is only love. Love is the only true experience. Love is the way in which the body experiences the Universal Life Force. It is experienced physically, mentally and emotionally, that is with every facet of the human being.

Love is not something that is created or thought. It is something that exists and is experienced. The experience comes when we are open to it. It comes when we are in a state of being present. Being present is awareness of the present moment. The body is vital and alive with the senses withdrawn. The emotions are settled. The mind is still and quiet, alert to the present moment and aware of the present experience.

The universal life force is constantly flowing through us. We are part of it and it is part of us. When we come into present moment awareness, we become aware of the life force passing through us. It is not a case of becoming connected to it, because it is already part of us. It is a case of being aware of it. We can become aware of it at any time.

The flow of the life force is two ways. In one way we are expressing love and in the other way we are experiencing the world through love. Both ways are natural and no effort is required to make it happen. Yet we need to be open to both experiences. It is possible to express love but resist experiencing love. A state of being is required to express love. A state of emptiness is required to experience love. When we are in a state of being and emptiness at the same time then we are whole, we have returned to a state of Oneness. Oneness is loving and being loved.