As we explore ever more deeply each week what I have described as The Holy Experience, we have said that the easiest way to engage the experience is to share it with others. Yet how to share this experience? First, we must decide what The Holy Experience is. For me, it is the experience of Oneness. It is the experience of Oneness with God and Oneness with each other.
We are embarked in this space on a year-long exploration of The Holy Experience. I hope and trust that you are enjoying it as much as I am. The Holy Experience is just like any other form of wealth. You cannot fully experience it until you share it with others. What good does it do you to have inherited a million dollars if you never spend so much as a nickel of it?
An important step in creating the Holy Experience is sharing it with others, so that they may have it.This is a bold step. It takes spiritual courage. You must be willing to be seen as someone whose head is above the crowd. For not many people in the crowd called humanity are aware of having the Holy Experience.
As you know if you are a regular reader of The Weekly Bulletin, we have been having on ongoing discussion in this space for several months now about what I call The Holy Experience. I would like to share with you today a big secret around all of this... Declaring that you are having The Holy Experience right now requires that you refuse to step into Tomorrow before Tomorrow comes.
We spoke here last week about Awareness as a step on the road to The Holy Experience. There are just a few more words I want to say on that subject before I move to this week's exploration... Awareness is a very, very important aspect of Life. I think it's an important quality to nurture and to grow. If we can grow in Awareness, I think that we grow in one of the most vital ways.
Difficult as it may be for most of us to believe, we are already at the end of Week 1 of the New Year. Just 51 weeks left and we'll be right back where we were last week--at the end of another cycle. Later in this Bulletin I will offer my reflection on what I was thinking last Saturday night, New Year's Eve, as the clock struck 12, and an idea that came to me on Sunday morning as I crawled out of bed and into the New Year for good.
And so here we are, in the final days of another year. It is difficult to imagine that one more annual Cycle has gone by...and yet it has. And how has it been for you? Have you experienced the level of spiritual growth in the past 12 months that you had hoped for? Have you had, yet, the Holy Experience? As you know if you are regular reader here, we have been exploring what CWG calls The Holy Experience in this space for several months now.
As you know if you are a regular reader, we have been discussing here the steps toward The Holy Experience. And The Holy Experience is not something that befalls us, it is something that we create. So I would like to talk about that now. Yet I will also not ignore the fact that this is, of course, the weekend of Christmas. So there will be more about that later in this week's Bulletin... The Holy Experience is about exactly what this season is about, of course. It is about love and caring and knowing ourselves as Divine.
Later in this Weekly Bulletin I offer my answer to what this Christmas season is all about. I hope you will have a chance to read it. Right now, as you know if you are a regular reader, we have been discussing here the steps toward The Holy Experience. And we concluded our exploration last week with an intriguing question: How can a thing that is inherently limited be virtually unlimited?
As you know if you are a regular reader, we have been discussing here the steps toward The Holy Experience. The third step in creating the Holy Experience is knowing that you are having it.In truth, one does not create the Holy Experience at all (nor, for that matter, does one create anything). One simply expands one's perspective, allowing one to notice that the experience is already occurring and is just waiting for us to realize it.
We continue this week our ongoing series on The Holy Experience. As I said last week, the second step in creating the Holy Experience is understanding that you are worthy of having it. This understanding is born of the clarity that God finds us whole, complete, and perfect just as we are, in this moment, for we are not judged by God in any way.
We continue this week our ongoing series on The Holy Experience Experience. The second step in creating the Holy Experience is understanding that you are worthy of having it. We touched upon this briefly in the preceding chapter. You might say that the first step in creating the Holy Experience is believing that such a thing is possible, and the second step is believing that such a thing is possible for you.
It has been my great joy in these past weeks to be discussing with you what I have come to call The Holy Experience, which in my world is the moment--and I hope there are many of them for you--of meeting God. Perhaps I have not made that clear before. That IS what we are talking about here. That is what we are discussing. When we talk about the Holy Experience we are talking about meeting God. It is a face-to-face meeting, too, not something that exists only in conceptual constructs.
When it comes to anything having to do with God I have been blessed with absolute faith. I am utterly convinced that (a) there IS a God; (b) God is "on my side"; (c) the power of God can be used at all times in the creation of my inner reality and my outer encounters with life. Because I believe this, the idea of my having the Holy Experience is not even a little bit of a stretch for my imagination. I know that this experience exists and I feel sure that I can have it.
It takes an enormous amount of courage to get through life. I never realized that it did, but it does. I mean, when I was young, it didn't seem to me that life required bravery, in particular. Determination, perhaps. Stick-to-it-iveness, perhaps. A lot of tolerance for older people who didn't understand anything at all, perhaps. But not necessarily a whole bunch of bravery.