"Home Frequency Message"
from Chapter 3: Becoming
Aware of Your Feeling Habits
ENDING SUFFERING IN YOURSELF
Suffering, even great physical pain and emotional
loss, dissolves when you stop looking at it and for it. It disappears
when you stop agreeing with it or fighting it. It becomes nothing when
you cease to extract identity from it. In the higher realms we have
no suffering, no victims, no saviors, no leaders, no followers, no haves
and have-nots, no here and not-here. We know the power of being. Being
reveals presence, and presence reveals divine awareness watching over,
and from within, all. Divine awareness reveals love as the basic unchanging
nature of self and life. In any moment you can Be. You can look for
and feel presence; you can expect the surprise return to the love you've
never left. There is no pain in love, only in separation from love,
and feeling separate is the choice to suffer. In the higher realms your self
is our self is the Self, and the Self is one shared experience of loving
presence. If you think you are not the one Self, or that another is
not the one Self, that it is possible to be lost: you suffer.
of "them," or a space between, or a vacuum, makes an artificial
gap, because there is nothing outside you, no strangers, nothing foreign,
nowhere that presence can escape to make an emptiness. As soon as you
pretend to have a gap in the continuum of presence, you create suffering,
which is doubt and fear, which is separation, which is insanity. It
is only in the mind. The moment you refamiliarize the world, melting
it back together again within yourself, the gap dissolves and indivisible
presence reappears. One way you see yourself as a small, finite trembling
self, the other way as an unlimited, ever-expanding radiant self.
Sometimes you will feel pain, which
is the resistance to natural contraction. You need not suffer, though.
Release and move on with the wave. Sometimes people will occur "within
the space of you," in your world, who suffer. This means you still
contemplate the possibility of suffering's reality. Be with them fully,
for one pure moment. Don't believe them, don't negate them, don't copy
them — just allow their experience. Feel the presence in them,
let them feel your presence, offer it as the presence of the one Self,
and let them merge into your offering as much as they wish. As presence
becomes conscious, calm certainty emerges, and they remember their true
self. They find their way out of suffering, and this frees you, too.
As the memory of love occurs there is instantaneous healing, sudden
positive change, and personal transformation — in them and you
and us. Every dissolution of the illusion of no-love erases suffering
for all. Every collapse of the gaps the mind makes, and suffering, like
a cloud, retracts back into the sky's deep blue.