Cast Your Net on the Right Side
Jesus and the Tweak in the Mind After spending the entire night unsuccessfully fishing on the sea of Tiberias, some of the disciples heard a voice calling from the shore. In the early light of dawn they saw the figure of a man beside a small campfire.
And he said unto them, "Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find." They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. John 21:6 KJV
The man encouraged them to cast their net on the right side of their boat. Though it probably seemed that such a small adjustment would avail them little, the disciples followed his admonition and ventured a try.
"Relationships in this world are the result of how the world is seen. And this depends on which emotion was called on to send its messengers to look upon it, and return with word of what they saw. Fear's messengers are trained through terror, and they tremble when their master calls on them to serve him. For fear is merciless even to its friends. Its messengers steal guiltily away in hungry search of guilt, for they are kept cold and starving and made very vicious by their master, who allows them to feast only upon what they return to him. No little shred of guilt escapes their hungry eyes. And in their savage search for sin they pounce on any living thing they see, and carry it screaming to their master, to be devoured." —ACIM (T-19.IV.A.12.1-7) "The attraction of guilt produces fear of love, for love would never look on guilt at all. It is the nature of love to look upon only the truth, for there it sees itself, with which it would unite in holy union and completion." —ACIM (T-19.IV.A.10.1-2)
A Holy Relationship is offered us as a means of saving time. Yet with means and end together every instant becomes an invitation to Communion. Unconditional love is not a perfect response but a perfected desire. Purified of all other motivation to have the world the way we want. We are finally convinced that only a Correction of choosing to see our brother guiltless in every circumstance can bring peace. We crave the immediate release this offers and so we begin to offer messengers of love, unconditionally.
"Fear looks on guilt with just the same devotion that love looks on itself. And each has messengers which it sends forth, and which return to it with messages written in the language in which their going forth was asked." —A Course in Miracles (T-19.IV.A.10.9-10)
In the development of trust section in A Course in Miracles, Jesus outlines that 4 of the 6 stages are challenging to the student because they demonstrate our lack of trust in following His Way. A. Development of Trust "a period of undoing" "a period of sorting out" "a period of relinquishment" "a period of settling down" "a period of unsettling" "a period of achievement" This list is not progressive or linear it is an unwinding experience whereby when trust is fearlessly chosen the result is always peace!
"And finally, there is "a period of achievement." It is here that learning is consolidated. Now what was seen as merely shadows before become solid gains, to be counted on in all "emergencies" as well as tranquil times. Indeed, the tranquility is their result; the outcome of honest learning, consistency of thought and full transfer. This is the stage of real peace, for here is Heaven's state fully reflected. From here, the way to Heaven is