The doorway into eternal peace resides within our soul which rests in the eternal present.
As we exalt the Spirit of Truth as the creative sovereign (our Source of Truth) over the body/reality (the illusion/dream), we perceive this doorway to eternal peace (Kingdom of Heaven). Where we once thought it was non-existent, far off in the future, or even found in heaven through death, we recognize it has always been within our true Self in the eternal present. (“The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”) The eternal present is the law of Truth at work. The law of Truth states “Truth is”. Even in the dream, where illusions hide Truth from our mind, Truth can always be known if it’s sincerely sought.
To the sleeping mind, the present moment, where this doorway resides, is an idealistic and unreal concept. The dream consciousness is a web of integrated finite thoughts. Inherent in finiteness is fear. Because every thought is finite, all that is created is fleeting and ends. Where nothing remains, especially the likeness of the eternal spiritual attributes, fear lives.
With finiteness and fear as its foundation, the dream consciousness carries the past into the future seeking to alleviate fear, or simply perpetuating it. The past closes over the present like a door, making it almost non-existent, and the present is experienced as a fleeting and ungraspable moment. This state of consciousness blocks the mind from abiding in the present where it connects to the spirit attributes, thus experiencing eternal Peace.
Finding the Door
By diligently seeking Truth, we eventually come to perceive this door that was with us all along, because Truth is. We recognize all the spirit attributes we’ve sought for in the dream are found through this infinitesimal opening of the present moment within our soul. In order to manifest into our experiential reality, the spirit attributes require a mind capable of eternal thought; a mind enlightened with Truth to be able to convey thoughts of Truth. The mind once constructed by finite thought and dwelling and believing in a finite reality, now is shifting 180 degrees to receive eternal thoughts of Truth. This isn’t an easy transformation of mind because beliefs are held as true, that is why they are beliefs. But just because they are believed doesn’t make them Truth, and there are always cracks in illusions through which the light of Truth can begin to enter the seeking mind.
Through these cracks in the dream’s faulty belief system, Truth enters and turns everything upside down until all that was believed as true is seen as an illusion and what is Truth is known. Through this transition, the mind is being prepared to integrate into the divine mind until it faces its final “testing”, a testing that solidifies what the mind believes, because it creates what it truly believes. As the mind completes its 180º turn from the illusion to the Truth, the mind seeks for closure: what is my true belief? In response, it creates a reality of challenges to test the new incoming Truth over the illusion it held for years. The dreamer faces the “realness” of the illusion, i.e. through sickness, lack, aging, pain, etc. It is here that we make our stand for the Truth we’ve come to know: We are as God made us, perfect, holy, invulnerable, and free, and the illusion of weakness, guilt, sin, and even death isn’t real. This proclamation of Truth in the place of lies is universal forgiveness (the forgiveness of Christ, who sees all as the holy Self of God, thus one with his Spirit). It’s this vision of forgiveness that removes the finite and fear, so our mind can engage the present, dwell in it, and experience the thoughts of eternity, eternal peace.
As we enter this door, we are empowered to give as we’ve received, thus we are given the ability to truly forgive and heal others. As we awaken to our oneness as our true Self (the Christ), we are one with the voice of Truth and possess the power of Truth. The attributes of Truth extend out through us to all by the creative God act of emergence. This outflow of the divine into our experiential reality is our united healing, salvation, and resurrection.
Now, we say, I enter into the eternal present of Your eternal Presence.