There is only one evil, only one lie. It has many faces. It plays many roles. It speaks many languages.
But, it is just one lie.
Although it may appear that we must deny each version of the one lie separately, the truth is, we only have to recognize this one lie for what it is to permanently disable it, and dissolve its power forever.
We have reached a time in our world where doing just that is no longer a luxury, but is now an imperative call to action. Not for someone else to do, but for each of us to fight the battle that is required for this enemy of peace and love to be destroyed.
Calling it a war is not a good idea; because that implies that we will use the same methods this lie uses to harm us to destroy it. We all know that doesn’t work.
Fighting with someone when we disagree never resolves the issue. Each of us has experienced the escalation of the power of this one lie into greater anger and destruction when we fight against it.
However, in a sense it is a war and a battle, but not with something or somebody else, but with the idea that the one lie or one evil exists. We can defeat that idea, not from without, but from within.
How can we do this?
First, we begin with the Truth there is only One power and it is all Good.
The one lie claims that there is more than one power. The one lie claims that the One omnipresent, omniscient, omniaction, omnipotent is not Omni.
The one lie claims that there are two powers, one good, one bad. The one lie declares that bad is present and as capable as good. The one lie uses terrorist’s tactics to scare us into submission. The one lie feeds on our fear.Th e one lie’s intention is to make us forget that there is only One power and that one Infinite Good.
Yes, when we stop and examine its premise then the one lie makes no sense at all.
Of course, we are always faced with the question. “If there is only One then where did this illusion of the one lie that there is two come from?” Trying to answer that question right now will derail us from following the Truth of the One that is Infinite Divine Power.
It doesn’t matter if we don’t understand the why. The human mind cannot understand this illusion and it is a distraction and red herring to spend time trying to do so.
What we can do is follow the logic of Truth. We know it to be true that what we observe is what we see. We know that the act of seeing or perceiving something is what we experience.
The cornerstone of The Shift® has always been, “What we perceive to be reality magnifies.” Terrorism, in all its forms, wants us to see it, the one lie, as reality so that it can magnify fear.
Is this what we want? Of course not! We want to experience, see, perceive, magnify, observe and live in abundant joy and harmony. Follow this perception law to its ultimate conclusion; as we “war” with this false claim within, and stand completely in the One big R Reality as that which we want to magnify, the one lie of evil has no place to exist.
It will dissolve within, it will be defeated without.
As we attend to the needs of all of our neighbors in all areas of the world, we stand in Truth. We don’t let the outward become the inward. We stand at the doorway of our thinking and say “no” to the one lie in all its subtle suggestions.
This means that we also stop agreeing with the one lie’s siren call of materialism. We stop participating in any tactics that can escalate into large-scale terrorism.
Examining our thinking on a continual basis, we uncover and uproot any outgrowth of the one lie no matter what form it is taking.
How do we know when it is the one lie or the One Truth?
If it steals happiness, joy, security and love, it is the fruit of the one lie. If it reveals happiness, joy, security, and love as ever present in infinite abundance, it is the fruit of the One Truth of Infinite Harmony.
We can stand together in this ultimate denial of the one lie, and as we do, we will expose and dissolve its false power forever, and then we will know as we are known by the One Divine Intelligence of Good.
Together we can perceive the Reality of Divine Love, and that will magnify in our lives and our families lives, our next door neighbor’s life, our communities life, our countries life.
Each of us, no matter where we may live, will feel that difference and we will find the strength to defeat that one lie within, no matter how loudly it screams. But, no matter how much noise it makes it has never changed the Truth that we are all One as Love.
Together we stand in this Truth, and together we will dissolve the lie of two forever because we will live as One.
( Originally written 12/1/2008. Eight years from now, will we be more aware of this one lie and have dissolved it within ourselves? Let’s make it a plan to do so.)
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