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Friday Inspiration - 5 December 2008
By Melissa Bult

 
Disillusionment
 
Lately I have had moments of feeling like the rug has been pulled out from under me.  I have spoken to several other people and they all said they were feeling the same.  So I started thinking about the idea of being disillusioned and so today’s inspiration is what I came up with.  Some of the ideas you will have heard me speak of before but I feel like this message is really important.
 
Sometimes it feels as though God is taking things away from us.  We feel as though we are getting somewhere and then it falls apart.  When this happens we can feel very disillusioned.   The thing about being disillusioned is that the Universe is helping us to look past our illusions.  You are literally having your eyes opened to illusions and then they collapse.
 
Things are not really being taken away from us but we are being forced to see there lack of value.  We have an idea that we are not enough but if we had ‘this’ or ‘that’ we would be enough.  And then we proceed to hide behind these things to feel safe.  The Universe wants you to realise that you are enough already without anything in this world. 
 
Anything that does not support our growth or highest good will be removed from our life because the Universe loves us!  The form of things in this world is not what is important – the job, relationship, money or achievements.  When something outlives its usefulness it simply falls away.  We are always so focused on the form of things – who said what, who did what, who lives with whom, the labels, the titles, and yet it is only the content that counts.  Form changes but content lives on through what we have learned and experienced.
 
We live in this illusionary idea that if we can get the world to be the way we want it to be then we will be ok.  If only this person loved me, if only I had that career, if only I could get that person to be nice to me, if only I could get the money….I would be ok.  But rather than trying to make things ok so that we can feel safe we need to just totally let go and let the world be whatever it will be.  Just let the world do what it is going to do! 
 
When things are going great in your life it does not make you more and when things are going ‘bad’ in your life it does not make you less.  You are what you are regardless of the form of things happening around you. 
 
I had a moment last week where I was really angry about what I thought someone was saying and doing and so I decided to meditate on it.  What I got was that I needed to imagine all the people involved like actors in a movie and to step back and see that none of what was happening was really real.  I got that what was underlying all of it was simply love and a simulation to help me to learn to look past illusions!  As soon as I released the illusion I felt a great sense of peace because I was able to detach from the form.
 
Being disillusioned does not have to be difficult and it is only our attachment to form that causes us pain in the first place.  You are not being asked to give up the things of this world but you are being asked to give up any attachment to them. 
 
We are designed to travel light in this world and to be enlightened is to be light.  Nothing that you take from this life will make you valuable – instead you must realise you are already valuable just as you are.  Our greatest growth comes when we can realise that we do not need anything because we have everything already.   Author and teacher Byron Katie suggests that the definition of insanity is ‘to believe you need what you don’t have.’ 
 
So know that you are loved and nothing is ever being taken away from you.  All is always in Divine and perfect order for the highest good of all involved. And as it say’s in ‘A Course in Miracles’ – Nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists. 
 
I thought the following from Neale Donald Walsh was relevant to this week’s message:
 
....that the cycles of life are endless -- and always serve
you, because life is a process that serves Life Itself.
 
When things seem to be shifting away from you,
moving in the other direction, closing doors,
shutting on opportunities, remember that all things
are cyclical -- including Life Itself.
 
What you are experiencing is temporary -- whether it's
"good" OR "bad." So stop calling it one thing or the
other, and simply embrace it as What's Happening Now.
You'll move through it all much more peacefully. And
one day you'll call it ALL "good.”
 
Have an amazing weekend and just be. 
 
Loads of love and light to you all
 
Melissa x

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