Lesson 3: The Secret Knowledge
The mind is like a river that can never find its way to the sea, meandering from sin to virtue and back. Two steps forward one step back…and that’s on a good day. It is so easy to become trapped in the routines of daily demands and the love of the sea becomes lost in the turbulent waters of life. The years roll by without noticing that the outward events in your life have their origin within you.
Can you look back and see the thread of perfection in your life, of how everything was connected to everything else and had certain events not happened, good and bad, the other events could not have happened either? Can you see that you were not able to see the unfolding of your life until it had already unfolded? Can you see that one of your problems is being able to see this? The reason that consciousness is so important is that it allows you to see the meaning and place for all physical phenomena. Without consciousness, you see only chaos and meaninglessness.
So, follow me here carefully. Invisible laws create visible outcomes. What you don’t see is creating what you do see. Now you’re ready to apply that thought: Mind creates Matter…whether you see it or not…whether you understand it or not. So, take the thought one step further and you can apply the wisdom again: What you see inside yourself, you see outside of yourself. Said in reverse, the world you see outside of you is the world inside of you.
I am going to tie last week’s lesson to this week’s lesson: If you are ignorant to the meaning of your life (existence), you are ignorant about how to live it (experience). Case closed.
“There are two who are One and play in many worlds;
In knowledge and Ignorance they have spoken and met
And light and darkness are their eyes’ interchange;
Our pleasure and pain are their wrestle and embrace,
Our deeds, our hopes are intimate to their tale;
They are married secretly in our thought and life.”
The cells of your body hold the secret to your unfolding. The overt you is seeking the covert knowledge that lies inside of you, playing a game that the knowledge you seek is outside of you. For the meantime, don’t be concerned about reaching this greater Self but take comfort in believing that it is there. If what I am saying is true…that the imprisonment you created for yourself does not really exist… then it suggests, of course, that you made the imprisonment up.
It is time to make up something else and stop wasting your time. Recognize another version of you: whole and complete, needing nothing from anybody for any reason to be OK. And choose at last to know and believe that all you need to be OK has always been inside of you…a cavern of gold and honey sealed away waiting patiently in time to be discovered. Your goal is to hear the muffled voice inside of you that speaks to your inborn right to wisdom, bliss, oneness and peace in spite of the difficulties of your fate. The secret knowledge you seek is inside of you and not in someone else or somewhere else.
You can only wake up if you want to. You can’t wake up by reading this or by having someone tell you about it. You can only do it by having the courage to eliminate the garbage and drama in your life that keeps you comatose. You have waited so long, and at times the path has been so difficult. But it is, at last, time for you to see. You don’t have to know how yet. Just know that it is there and this knowing will begin to open the door.
“A few shall see what none yet understands;
God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep;
For man shall not know the coming till its hours
And belief shall be not till the work is done.”