December 17 Open Ourselves to a Higher State of Consciousness

2018-12-18 05:04
December 17

Open Ourselves to a Higher State of Consciousness

I was blind but now I see!
John 9:25 NIV
As human beings, we cannot presume that God will do something that has never been done before.… But we can be sure of that if we allow the creative energies of the double-bind to do their work, at some moment we will find ourselves in a higher state of consciousness. Suddenly we will perceive a new way of seeing all reality. Our old world view will end. A new relationship with God, ourselves and other people will emerge based on the new level of understanding, perception and union with God we have been given. The double-bind frees us to grow into an expanded relationship with all reality beginning with God. During Advent, as we celebrate the renewed coming of divine light, we receive encouragement to open to God’s coming in any way that he may choose. This is the disposition that opens us completely to the light. (MC, 22)

Isaiah 9:2 NRSV

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined.
KEATING, T., The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living: Excerpts from the Works of Father Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O., Sacred Scripture, and Other Spiritual Writings (ed. S. S. IACHETTA) (New York; London; New Delhi; Sydney 2009) 351.