1-67. First, just be. Then be here. Then be here, now. Once you are here, now, in the almost infinite present moment... do not leave.
To begin to remember the Peace of God, just be. This is exactly as simply as it sounds. However it may appear difficult at first, for the ego has no desire to just be in any form. The ego wants constant movement, attempting to blind you to its empty core by layering so much on top of its void that you do not realize that it is actually nothing at all. To be is, simply, to be. It is a state of mind in which everything, and most importantly including yourself with the realm of everything, is accepted just as it is. Let all that is just be the way that it is without allowing your ego to tell you that you actually do desire that anything be in any way something that it is not. It is important to emphasize again that this applies to yourself in equal measure to everything else that appears to be outside of yourself. In Truth, there is no separation between yourself and everything else that Lives. But this illusion of separation is the currency of the ego and it will not easily relinquish its grasp on your mind. In a mental state of acceptance, all that you desired to see as different from yourself will begin to be recognized as acceptable just as it is. You do not need to change yourself to become that which you have always been – a Perfect Child of God. After whatever period of time has passed that is appropriate for you to allow yourself to dwell in a state of simply being, without limitation and without judgment, you will be ready to be here. To be here is to be present in this world, accepting it just as it is and allowing yourself to regard it as the physical universe that it is without a desire to judge it as having negative or positive qualities. Certainly this physical universe can present you with immense challenges. But these challenges are not negative in nature. They simply are situations from which you can learn. To learn is to grow. To grow is to be as you have always been – a Child of God who is engaged in a process of remembering their Home within the Heart of Love. Just as this world can be full of challenges, much beauty can be found here as well. But this beauty is not, in and of itself, positive. It accurately reflects the Beauty of all of the Creation of God. But it is important to remember that all that is physical is temporary. As such, it is fundamentally neutral. It merely is. All of the physical universe is composed of aggregations of immensely small bits of matter in various forms. All of these compositions have utility and usefulness, but they are not permanent. As such, they should not be construed as containing any permanent relevance on your Path back to God, for when you have progressed far enough on your journey back to Peace, all that is physical will fall away and your final steps will be taken purely within a spiritual plane of existence. After enough time has passed during which you have both found yourself willing to first just be, just as you are, and then to be here, in this world, accepting it as it is without attempting to layer the judgments of the ego upon it, you will be ready to both be, to be here, and to be here now. To be here, now, is to be willing to be just as you are, accepting that you are here in this world for a very valid and important reason, and to accept that the present moment is the only moment that is actually in any way reflective of all that is actually Real. God will find you, when you are ready to be found, within the present moment. This will not occur in the past, for the past is already complete and the present moments of the past are no longer accessible or necessary for your spiritual development. God will not find you in the future, for the future is, as of yet, truly unborn and not yet present in this, the present moment. It is within the infinitely still present moment that the Memory of God can be given the space that it needs to arise from the very center of your heart, traveling through all of the layers of your mind and finally arriving at the forefront of your uppermost layers of awareness. This Experience cannot effectively be described in words, for words, being abstractions of abstractions, utterly fail to encapsulate the transformative Experience of remembering even the faintest glimmer of the Memory of God. But be certain that the Memory of God will present itself to you, a long forgotten and ever faithful companion, ready again to walk with you as you progress ever further down your own personal Path back to God and to Love. In some regards, the present moment can be said to truly be Infinite, for it is the only time in which you will be able to reconnect with and Experience the Memory of God that you set down so long ago. But in other aspects the present moment is not truly and completely infinite, for while it is the correct location within the river of time in which the Memory of God can finally be released from your heart and recognized by all of the layers of your mind, even the present moment fails to completely represent all of the Infinity of God. This is because God is Infinite, and so God can never be restricted in any way. While God actually, in Truth, forever Exists in all times as well as fully outside of time itself, because of the process that you are engaged in – walking your personal Path back to God – it is within the present moment that the Infinity of God can be Experienced. While this is not actually restrictive, and it is possible for the Memory of God to be Experienced in a process that transcends time, casting its Light backwards and forwards within the river of time, such an Experience would be so overwhelming and transcendental that it occurs quite rarely within this world. This is not to imply that it is impossible, for nothing is outside of the realm of all that God can Do, now and forever. It is simply that it is generally preferable for almost all of the Children of God to Experience the Memory of God when they are fully present within the present moment, for this is the most natural state of mind in which to begin to remember that which you choose to set down such an incredibly long time ago. Finally, once you are here, now, being present in the present, do not leave. You likely will. That is not to be fretted about or something to concern yourself with. It is difficult to stay present in the present at all times and in all situations. You are neither expected nor encouraged to attempt to hold onto your present moment awareness with an iron grip. To do so is to defeat the purpose of allowing everything to be just as it is, for to attempt to hold any state of mind without allowing it to change as necessary to fit any particular situation is to lose your grip. To hold on is to attempt to control. This is not needed. There is nothing you need to do, no where you need to go and nothing about yourself that you need to change. You are already Perfect in the Vision of God. All that changes, though it is not a change at all as the release of illusions does nothing to affect the Perfection of your Soul, while you journey down your Path back to God, is that you become increasingly more ready to accept your own Perfection. All that you lose in this process is nothing at all, for illusions are but the mists of dreams now laid down in favor of Truth.