What if you’re not discontented with the illusion you’re living? What if you’re having a really good dream? What if you swallowed the blue pill and you’re eating steak every day? Jesus said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get to Heaven (Matthew 19:24.). There’s just no impetus to look for something better if you’re happy. Or is there?
“For truth is true, and nothing else is true.” W.138.4:6. You’re doing The Work because you are not contented with a lie, because the world could be a better place even if your personal world is pretty darned good right now. You’re doing The Work because Truth is your life’s work, no matter how good the story the ego wants us to believe. All lies are lies, even good lies, and nobody benefits. Nobody ever gets to go Home in a nightmare.
Real salvation lovingly heals all the lies, every sort, color, flavor and intensity. Forgiveness leads us to “the happy dreams the Holy Spirit brings,” heralds of the dawn, that one fine morn’, a thinner veil that lets us see between the worlds and know we’re almost there. Forgiveness leads us to Truth, the only cure for sickness, sadness, politics, pollution and all the world’s -isms. And to tell the truth, all the world is waiting for us.
The Course teaches that the enlightened stand at Heaven’s Door until all have arrived, and we all go Home together. Ramtha calls it Point Zero, and he calls us “the last holdout.” We want Truth because Home calls to us, and because the souls of our brothers and sisters call to us too. They wait only an instant, but even that is too long when Heaven is one tantalizing step away. Today would be a very good day to put the nightmare to bed and find our way Home at last. Lesson 140.