The Only Thing That Matters

    Posted by Neale Donald Walsch
    26 September, 2012

    Something very unusual is occurring on this planet right now. You have no doubt noticed it. It may be producing a more than normal amount of challenge and disjointedness in your life, and perhaps even some major upheavals. You are probably noticing it in the lives of others as well.

    For a while you may have thought that this was all just your mind playing tricks on you; that things were not really happening any differently, and that you’re just a little tired, a little overcommitted, a little oversensitive.

    But now, as each day presents itself with obstacles mounting and challenges increasing and more and more personal issues coming up to be faced and healed, it is apparent that all of this is not an illusion, not an exaggeration. So you may be asking: ‘Why is all this happening? What am I doing wrong?’

    And here’s the answer . . .

    You’re doing nothing wrong.
    AND . . . there is something very unusual going on right now in your life, and all over this planet.

    Call it an energy shift, call it a cosmic cycle, call it the overhaul of humanity, or whatever you will, but what’s occurring on Earth right now is, you can be sure, very real. It’s touching lives  emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Some lives more than others, but none are immune.

    The danger is not in what is happening, but in how you may construe what is happening. The danger is that you will view what’s going on as ‘bad’, and then react from utter frustration or fear, or even anger (which is Fear Announced), doing exactly the opposite of what would serve you.

    The biggest danger is that because of the inaccuracy of your perception, you will miss a once-in-a-lifetime (literally a once-in-a-lifetime) opportunity. The good news is that your Soul is working hard to make sure you don’t do that. It is working at this right now, in this moment.

    Do you really think it is happenstance that you are reading this . . . ?

    Your Soul already knows what really matters
    When your Mind pays attention to your Soul, and your Mind and Soul thus carry the same data, hold the same idea, and possess the same perspective, you might be said to be fully conscious.

    Your Consciousness is expanding as the Awareness of your Soul comes to the attention of your Mind.

    Now here’s where the danger of misinterpretation exists: Your increased Consciousness brings along with it an increased sensitivity to every aspect of life. This has no doubt resulted in an expansion of the effect that all of Life has on you – and this could feel as if everything’s in your way, standing between you and peace, because the same kinds of life experiences that you encountered with little difficulty just a short while ago now feel like they’re going to put you on ‘overload’.

    You’ve probably been wondering what’s going on, and why you don’t seem to be ‘handling things’ as easily anymore.

    Well, it’s all very simple: You’re not becoming less able, you’re becoming more capable than ever.

    As spiritual teacher Mary O’Malley wonderfully and succinctly puts it: ‘What’s in the way is the way’.

    Your Soul knows the way
    Everything you’ve ever needed is where you are, within you, right now.
    What must happen if you wish to live a life that serves its actual purpose is that your Mind must bring this into its database, all that of which the Soul is already aware, so that you can produce the experience of it. The Soul holds Knowledge, while the Mind creates the Experience of what you call Reality.

    Survival is a Basic Instinct. It is what makes flowers turn toward the sun. It is what makes birds fly to warmer climates.

    Survival is not, however, the Basic Instinct of human beings nor of any sentient creatures in the cosmos who have evolved into Self Consciousness. For such beings, the Basic Instinct is Divinity.

    If your Basic Instinct were survival, you would run away from the flames of the burning house. But you run into the flames, because you’ve heard a baby cry. In that Moment survival is not the issue.

    If your basic Instinct were survival, you would turn away from the man with the gun. But you stand between the man and the person he is assaulting. In that Moment your survival is not the issue.

    Something deep inside of you, something you cannot describe or name, calls to you in such Moments to demonstrate at the highest level Who You Really Are.

    People who have done this, when interviewed by the newspapers later, never put it that way, of course. They say they simply acted on instinct.

    But it surely could not have been survival instinct, for their actions defied survival. Yet they had no fear at the time, because Who They Really Are knows that survival is not the issue. It knows that their survival is guaranteed. There are no questions about whether they will survive, the only questions are: How? In what form? Why? And for what purpose?

    These become, in moments of self-realization, Life’s Only Inquiries.

    And in moments of self-realization, the Mind and the Soul answer as One. Instantly.

    The only thing that matters
    This fundamental impulse of every human is Divinity or call it anything you wish. The highest expression of Life. The greatest expression of Self. The grandest expression of Being.

    It is, in the end, The Only Thing That Matters because it really is What One Desires – the One that is you, and the One that is One with you.

    Feel the hug
    And now God is waiting to give you the biggest hug. For blessing the lives of so many others, so many times, so many ways, allowing Divinity Itself to be made manifest, just as God had planned – on Earth as it is in Heaven.

    God will give you that hug right now if you will let God do it. In this, as in all things, God must work through you. So gently place your hand over your heart even as you read this.

    Then feel the hug.
    There now.
    You are complete.
    You’re home.
    Without having to go anywhere.
    For it is true…
    Home is where the heart is.

    From The Only Thing That Matters© 2012 by Neale Donald Walsch, published by Hay House.

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