Today we look at the thought system of resistance and compare it to non-resistance. Does it really matter, deep down, how we react to what is going on? Does it change anything?
To resist what is happening—either by struggling against it or hiding in fear—is to place all faith in the absolute reality of form. This is faith in materialism. Here, everything that is happening around us and to us becomes what we believe is real. Therefore, all our consciousness (attention) is focused only on stuff. In resistance, the impermanent world around us is given absolute superiority over spirit.
Materialism brings with it a constant sense of fear, as well as the experience of ups and downs. As Eckhart Tolle points out; in resistance, we are unhappy for one of two reasons: 1) either because we don’t get what we want or 2) because we do. Here there can be no lasting salvation.
Non-resistance, on the other hand, allows spirit to flow freely into the world of form. Now faith is in the formless dimension (the soul, spirit, consciousness, love, the present moment), so we are no longer primarily concerned with the happenings of the world. Now, no matter what is going on, the light of your love (consciousness) is allowed to keep flowing. You become unstoppable.
All power is to be found in the formless dimension. As A Course in Miracles teaches, “Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists.” All form is constantly changing; while the formless is still, eternal, unchanging truth. Align with the formless and access the dimension within you that is one with all the power in the universe. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.