Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Salvation Comes from . . . ME?

Really?

Salvation seems to come from anywhere but ourselves, but the truth is only we can provide our salvation because we are the ones who created a belief in sin. We are the only ones who condemns us or say that we are guilty and in need of forgiveness from God/Goddess. The divine does not create sin nor condemn us.

That which is perfect does not need salvation. It is already pure. We are the perfect creation of a perfect Creator. Only because we feel condemned, imperfect, or guilty do we perceive that we need salvation.

When we recognize that sin, imperfection, sickness, and such are illusions or lies we have created and believed in, we can simply stop believing in them. Once we stop believing these lies about ourselves, we are saved; thus, salvation comes to us. When we choose to stop believing in separation and guilt we have peace of mind. What is that but salvation?

And where did this salvation come from? My salvation comes from me as I agree with God/Goddess. It cannot come from anywhere else.

Seeing salvation outside of ourselves is a cop out for not taking responsibility for our own thoughts, words, and actions. It allows us to hold on to grievances, feeling that our retribution on others is justified whenever we feel they have attacked us.

Think of all the places where you have looked for salvation—in people, money, possessions, situations—and realize that these cannot save you. Reach past these idols into your own mind and see that you are in charge of your own salvation. Nothing external can save you or hold you back.

“But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” (Romans 5:20)

When we realize that all guilt is solely an invention in our mind, we also realize that guilt and salvation must be in the same place.Realizing that guilt is in our own minds, we must realize that salvation is there too. For where this "sin" abounds, so does grace. God/Goddess would not have put grace or salvation somewhere out of reach or where we could not access it. Instead, it is at the point of application where it is most needed.  In understanding this we are saved.

It comes right back to the single choice: to believe in oneness or to believe in separation.

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