The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains. It appears at first glance that to believe such power about yourself is arrogant, but that is not the real reason you do not believe it. You prefer to believe that your thoughts cannot exert real influence because you are actually afraid of them. – A Course In Miracles
What is the spiritual paradox?
In the simplest of terms is it this: we are both destined and we have absolute free will.
It is the quality of our choices that determines the quality of our lives, not the choices themselves.
It can mean that for great lengths of time it feels we cannot do anything but operate on blind faith. But when we look to the laws we are suddenly powerfully equipped with a way to expedite that process of accepting the higher purpose of the suffering, and bringing our lives into alignment.
The jewel inside the outer layers of seeming suffering can only be accessed by that (often blind) faith, and a certainty in the sacred laws.
The law of mentalism gives us a means by which to make sense of the apparent inconsistencies of our lives, and to view the events we experience with a universal perspective. This is a vital step in spiritual maturing. It is evidence of spiritual maturity that we do not take everything personally.
We learn to make peace with the paradox and in so doing we gain a state of unending grace. This is surrender in action; we are not asked to give up more than we will gain – ever.
But in the moment we may not be able to see beyond our suffering to what is on offer. We may not be able to understand that we indeed created it, for this is what the first law teaches us. The law of mentalism sounds like a very lofty law but it is actually very straightforward. This principle embodies the understanding that everything in the universe is created by thought. There is nothing that exists in the universe where this is not the case.
The great law of spiritual psychology is that it is our thought or belief that creates our reality. Everything that exists is energy: matter is just densified energy, energy is just refined matter. All is just energy.
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