Dr. Jeffrey Seibert and Dr. Rosemarie LoSasso
The ego has convinced us that our foundation is a solid bedrock of darkness, sin, and guilt, upon which the whole world of form and bodies has been built. And yet—despite its seemingly impenetrable nature—rays of light (at our invitation) do enter the darkness and seem to appear in the world of form, reminding us of our true foundation in Love. These reminders are only symbols of what lies beyond, and there is a strong temptation to invest our devotion in the externals, maintaining our focus on the forms instead of seeing them simply as means to remember the true content they reflect. We gradually begin to recognize that the purpose of this misguided focus is to conceal the mind’s chosen content. Yet when used simply as symbols pointing to the Source, these forms can become our classroom, with the help of our inner Teacher, for learning our way out of the darkness and back to our true Home in the light. With this realization then, “What is your life but gratitude to Him Who loves you with an everlasting love?” (The Gifts of God, p. 126). Deciding to live in the light of this truth, we then experience only genuine gratitude for the function the specific forms can serve—for as long as they may be available—in helping us remember the Love that we truly are.
Original Workshop Date: 01/2018