Perfect Love, the Source and Truth of my Self, imbues me with the will to create with Love. I am able to create through my own free will, extending Perfect Love. Loving creation was given freely to me; I give freely my own loving creation. I Joyfully create through Perfect Love, with Perfect Love, as Perfect Love.
Today’s Guiding Thought brings up a paradox: if there is only Oneness, that means there is only One Will; how, then, do I have a (free) will that (sounds like it) is different from the One Will, and which allows me to extend Perfect Love?
This has been an ongoing question or lack of understanding for me for quite a while. What is the relationship between “my” will and Thy Will (the One Will)?
If Perfect Love is the Source and Truth of my Self, and if I create with, through, and as that Self, then I am–necessarily–creating with the One Will. But if I do that, then what does “free will” even mean? Doesn’t “One Will” negate “free will”?
Contrariwise, if I create with free will (i.e. whatever “I” want to create), does it mean I am not operating within the One Will? I’ve been stuck at this for long periods in my life–not knowing what the One Will “wants me to do”, I have done nothing, because how can I act, if I might not be in accord with what God (One Will) wants me to do.
Here is what I think/believe: There is only One Will. Somewhere within each of us there is awareness and connection to One Will. But, when we each incarnated in a physical body, we lost touch with that awareness and connection (just as we lost our awareness of and connection to Perfect Love).
This is why we “have” free will. We’re here to play, to explore, to experiment, to have fun! We had to forget who we are, and do things on our own, so we can try new stuff.
During our antics here on earth, our True Self remains tethered to Perfect Love. We test our limits, as far as we can go, because we know we have a safety net. Perfect Love always holds on to the tether, no matter how far, or forgetful we become…just as our True Self always remembers our Oneness with Perfect Love, that glorious existence in Perfection.
Every once in awhile, while we are carousing here on earth, Perfect Love gives a slight tug on the line, just enough to get our attention, to remind us of who we are, where we came from, and to where we will return one day. Sometimes the tug can be a flash of realization, accompanied by overwhelming peace and comfort; sometimes the tug can cause us to drop so hard, so far, all we can do is look to Love, or it can be anywhere in between these two experiences.
Our earthly journey is this journey back to Perfect Love. Because we all have free will while we’re here, and we are all beautifully unique individuals, Perfect Love has made many paths home, to accommodate each of us. When you start walking on the path back to Love, you begin to remember what It’s like–and how much you like it! How wonderful and beautiful being with and in Perfect Love really is.
We are all at varying stages in our journey home. But if you’re here…you’re not home, which means there is still a level of ignorance preventing you from fully Knowing who you are. Even the highest spiritual masters, the greatest gurus, are not completely free of all ignorance (the only ones that are exceptions are those who can come to earth and leave again at will–they remember, and they choose to come back).
Many so-called spiritual people have reached a state of peace and bliss; they have ecstatic joy, and see the world as a playground. Things you would take very seriously, they see as a big joke. But they are still here; they are not home. They think they have “arrived” because they cannot conceive of a state higher than the joy and bliss they have achieved here. They have decided the journey has ended, but in truth, they are just stuck. And I can’t blame them, who wouldn’t want to live in ecstatic joy, peace, and bliss here on earth?
There is one more step. It is really a tiny step, but it feels like a scary leap into the unknown. That’s why people stay stuck in spiritual bliss on earth.
The final step is to Oneness, where there is not the experience of Joy, Peace, Bliss, and Love–there is only the Beingness of Joy, Peace, Bliss, and Love. It is in this state, where there aren’t even thoughts about “my will” or “Thy Will”. There is only the One Will, which is Perfect Love.
Incremental steps from ignorance to Knowledge is the Journey while we’re here; the final step is the attainment of Knowledge–and the only thing to Know is Perfect Love.