Divine emergence gives expression to Truth and our Divine Self in the ever-expanding present moment. In emergence God’s thoughts flow through us as our thoughts. They extend into reality and create expressions of Truth; ever-present peace, joy, love, harmony, and abundance. Emergence is the power of God moving through us in magnificent and unexpected ways. However, as we approach the Altar of Truth, despite its promise of wonders beyond our imagination, we feel the gravitational pull from the fear of emergence holding us back from moving forward.
Our sleeping mind imagined a counterfeit to the altar of Truth, which four pillars are the source of all fears: past learning, time, false image of our self, and sacrifice. Because of the many potentials of fearful outcomes from this faulty source, we daily serve fear with many sacrifices.
Therefore, many of our choices and most of our energy are spent mitigating, reducing, controlling, and avoiding fearful outcomes, and in protecting and defending ourselves from fearful outcomes. We build idols to protect us, unaware of their silent betrayal. Our man-made idols designed to protect us from fear keep our belief in fear real, which in turn strengthens our need for idols.
The fear of emergence multiplies when we look back on our own lives and the lives of others and believe anything undesirable that happened in the past can happen again, not understanding we are the creators of our dream. Past learning within the dream teaches unwanted events emerge randomly and unexpectedly; sickness, loss, suffering, pain, rejection, accidents, abandonment, loneliness, depression, reckless anger, etc. Although we’ve known some good experiences to emerge from our lives, the potential of fearful ones keep us striving to maintain our defenses against this creative stream of the unexpected. When we examine why we do what we do, it’s incredible how much our will is steered to avoid the fear inherent in the unpredictability of emergence.
Fear arises out of incorrect thinking. It comes from attributing an incorrect source to things and not seeing the true singular Source to everything. Because what we see with our mind’s eye we project and create, when we perceive the counterfeit altar’s four pillars and believe in their ability to manifest fearful outcomes, we create a fearful reality. This mis-creation requires all our energy in attempt to control it. As a result, our will becomes a servant to fear, preventing us from freely giving our will to divine emergence.
Without a willful choice for divine emergence we remain in fear, because our will is free even when it is misapplied. However, our true will is God’s will. A contrary will is the temporary illusion of our sleeping embryonic Self. As we awaken, our will begins to shift to our divine will that is one with God’s. The recognition of oneness with God’s will is a significant aspect of our awakening because it reveals our contrary will could only have been an illusion. Therefore, we go through a willful transition from resisting emergence to resting in it, pushing through the one thing we feared the most.
This mental gap between controlling our reality and resting in divine emergence seems impossible to cross. It feels like an infinite chasm because we are coming out of a dream where witnesses to fear surround us, even in our own bodies, strengthening the fear of emergence. Though we know the Truth, we still experience the dream’s fear inducing illusions. Yet, in this moment we are not alone.
At this life altering moment the Spirit of Divine Love enters with transformative grace. It’s our first experience of the power of our divine Self. Divine love consumes the part of our will which still resists emergence. It miraculously brings witnesses of divine emergence into our reality that enable our mind to systematically release fear’s grasp upon it. In its peace and comfort, we look at our fears head on and see their foolish, illusionary nature and we begin to let go. In this ever-brighting vision from within, we consistently counter the fear by consciously resting in emergence, where fear takes its last breath. This heightened luminosity, which shines from the Truth obtained during our journey to the Altar, lifts us above the illusion in a perception of divine love that drives out all fear. It brings us to the Altar of Truth, where we make the only sacrifice we will ever make: our illusionary fear.
We are constantly creating reflections of what we believe we are; whether a false self or a true Self. But in this transition from the illusion to the real, we experience a supernatural awakening, symbolized in the resurrection. Despite our lingering thoughts bound in fear, in divine grace we are awakened from the nightmare we created and into the Kingdom of Peace. As witnesses to the Truth increasingly surround us, our minds fully engage divine emergence. Once awakened, we recognize our thoughts create our reality as they flow from the Mind of God through the Altar of Truth.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. ~ 1 John 4:18
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28