What is the Real World?
Our special theme speaks of the real world as a world that “arises from a mind at peace within itself.” It says the “real world signifies the end of time, for its perception makes time purposeless.” Then it goes on to say, “The Holy Spirit has no need of time when it has served His purpose. Now He waits but that one instant more for God to take His final step.”
In our last special theme, we learned that spiritual intuition is the bridge from our false self to our true Self; we need to surrender to spiritual intuition for as long as the false self continues.
Since the mind is good at lying to us, and we could be fooled into thinking we’ve transcended the false self when we haven’t, our current special theme gives us another clue to pay attention to.
When we perceive the real world, with “no cries of pain and sorrow heard—when “No danger lurks in anything”—we have reached the end of the bridge, and spiritual intuition is no longer needed. It’s purpose has been fulfilled. God will take the next step to transport us from the end of the bridge to truth realization. Until then, spiritual intuition is needed to guide us.
It’s helpful to have this clarity, because it keeps us from fooling ourselves. As long as we have any fearful perceptions, spiritual intuition is needed.
The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.
Today’s lesson says, “We teach today what we would learn, and that alone.”
Over the last two days, you have discovered something that is helpful for you to learn. When you have fully learned something, a change occurs. Until a change occurs that signifies the learning is complete, you are still learning.
Teaching is a way of learning. However, there are many ways to teach. You can take time in the Sanctuary, weekly or just once (if there is an open timeslot) to teach what you need to learn. However, NTI Luke, Chapter 9 says, “I may have you teach without a single spoken word.”
Let’s allow spiritual intuition to guide us regarding how we are to “teach” in order to learn what’s most helpful for us to learn now. Let’s use Adyashanti’s method of writing to discover the best way for us to teach what we are learning regarding the selected perception we are looking at this week.
1 – Write or type this question: What’s the best way for me to teach to learn _______________?
(Fill in the blank with what you need to learn now.)
Note: You may also do this by speaking into a recorder.
2- Write about “teaching to learn” as if you are teaching someone else everything you know about that. You can use resources like NTI Luke, Chapter 9, to help you gather your thoughts about this topic.
Follow Adyashanti’s advice by writing all the way to the edge of what you know about this topic, and then wait for something else that you know is true. When that next true word, phrase or sentence comes, write it down. Stay with this process until you come to a conclusion that feels like guidance for you.
Note: Be sure to write without a limited view about what “teach” might mean.
If you have 30 minutes for meditation, I recommend this meditation today: