“I will step back and let Him lead the way.”
There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it
seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more
frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet. And the ones
who walk the world as you do recognize their own. Yet those who
have not yet perceived the way will recognize you also, and believe
that you are like them as you were before.
The world is an illusion. Those who choose to come to it are
seeking for a place where they can be illusions, and avoid their own
Reality. Yet when they find their own Reality is even here, then they
step back and let It lead the way. What other choice is really theirs to
make? To let illusion walk ahead of truth is madness, but to let
illusion sink behind the truth, and let the truth stand forth as what it
is, is Simple sanity.
This is the simple choice we make today. The mad illusion will
remain awhile in evidence, for those to look upon who chose to come,
and have not yet rejoiced to find they were mistaken in the choice.
They cannot learn directly from the truth, because they have denied
that it is so. And so they need a teacher who perceives their madness,
but who still can look beyond illusion to the simple truth in them.
If truth demanded they give up the world, it would appear to
them as if it asked the sacrifice of something that is real. Many have
chosen to renounce the world while still believing its reality, and they
have suffered from a sense of loss and have not been released
accordingly. Others have chosen nothing but the world, and they
have suffered from a sense of loss still deeper, which they did
Between these paths there is another road that leads away from
loss of every kind, for sacrifice and deprivation both are quickly left
behind. This is the way appointed for you now. You walk this path as
others walk, nor do you seem to be distinct from them although you
are indeed. Thus can you serve them while you serve yourself, and set
their footsteps on the way which God has opened up to you, and
them through you.
Illusion still appears to cling to you that you may reach them. Yet it
has stepped back, and it is not illusion that they hear you speak of,
nor illusion which you bring their eyes to look on and their minds to
grasp. Now can the truth, which walks ahead of you, speak to them
through illusion, for the road leads past illusion now, while on the
way you call to them, that they may follow you.
All roads will lead to this one in the end. For sacrifice and
deprivation are paths which lead nowhere, choices for defeat, and aims
which will remain impossible. All this steps back as truth comes forth
in you to lead your brothers from the ways of death, and set them on
the way to happiness. Their suffering is but illusion. Yet they need a
guide to lead them out of it, for they mistake illusion for the truth.
Such is salvation’s call, and nothing more. It asks that you accept
the truth, and let It go before you, lighting up the path of ransom
from illusion. It is not a ransom with a price. There is no cost, but
only gain. Illusion can but seem to hold in chains the holy Son of
God. It is but from illusions he is saved. As they step back he finds
Walk safely now yet carefully, because this path is new to you. And
you may find that you are tempted still to walk ahead of truth, and let
illusions be your guide. Your holy brothers have been given you to
follow in your footsteps as you walk with certainty of purpose to the
truth. It goes before you now, that they may see something with which
they can identify; something they understand to lead the way.
Yet at the journey’s ending there will be no gap, no distance
between truth and you. And all illusions walking in the way you
travelled will be gone from you as well, with nothing left to keep the
truth apart from God’s completion, holy as Himself. Step back in
faith, and let truth lead the way. You know not where you go, but
One Who knows goes with you. Let Him lead you with the rest.
When dreams are over, time has closed the door on all the
things that pass and miracles are purposeless, the holy Son of God
will make no journeys. There will be no wish to be illusion rather
than the truth. And we step forth toward this, as we progress along
the way that truth points out to us. This is our final journey, which
we make for everyone. We must not lose our way. For as truth goes
before us so it goes before our brothers, who will follow us.
We walk to God. Pause and reflect on this. Could any way be holier,
or more deserving of your effort, of your love, and of your full
intent? What way could give you more than everything, or offer less
and still content the holy Son of God? We walk to God. The truth
that walks before us now is One with Him, and leads us to where He
has always been. What way but this could be a path that you would
Your feet are safely set upon the road which leads the world to
God. Look not to ways that seem to lead you elsewhere. Dreams are
not a worthy guide for you who are God’s Son. Forget not He has
placed His Hand in yours, and given you your brothers in His Trust
that you are worthy of His Trust in you. He cannot be deceived. His
Trust has made your pathway certain and your goal secure. You will
not fail your brothers nor your Self.
And now He asks but that you think of Him a while each day,
that He may speak to you and tell you of His Love, reminding you
how great His Trust; how limitless His Love. In your name and His
own, which are the same, we practice gladly with this thought today:
“I will step back and let Him lead the way,
For I would walk along the road to Him.”
Britney Shawley added:
There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet. And the ones who walk the world as you do recognize their own. Yet those who have not yet perceived the way will recognize you also, and believe that you are like them, as you were before.
The world is an illusion. Those who choose to come to it are seeking for a place where they can be illusions, and avoid their own reality. Yet when they find their own reality is even here, then they step back and let it lead the way. What other choice is really theirs to make? To let illusions walk ahead of truth is madness. But to let illusion sink behind the truth and let the truth stand forth as what it is, is merely sanity.