The Five Rules (Beliefs)
What I’m passionate about is people having a personal relationship with God. To help you do that, here is a practice that you can try out for one week.
First, does everybody equate love with God? This is a belief, but it’s a belief that you can choose. Second, have you decided that as beings, whatever you are, even if all you are is flesh and bones and there is no spirit to you at all, even if you are just this little poof of biology, do you believe you have the free will to choose love over everything else? This too is a choice that you have the right to make. You need to choose to adopt these two beliefs to use the five rules effectively.
Here then are the rules (really these are beliefs that you can choose, but let's call them rules to make it easier):
Rule # 1) I am my true being.
You can look to Christ, Buddha, or any other great being, they all have said something to this effect. For one week, no matter what beliefs come into your mind, no matter what happens, no matter how distracted you become, nothing will stop you from knowing that you are your true being.
Rule #2) I am in illusion.
Remember you are your true being. It’s not your illusory being that is in illusion because your illusory being doesn’t exist. So, then, I as my true being am in illusion. It’s crucial to make that connection. The illusion is nothing more than a perspective that is contrary to your true being and is intended to allow the true being to experience this existence from a different perspective. There is a lot that comes from understanding that the true being is in illusion.
Rule #3) I am completely with God.
Even while you are in the illusion, you are completely with God. You are always with God.
Rule #4) Every other being is the same as me.
Now, what that means is, every other being is their true being, is in the illusion, and is with God. It doesn't matter who it is—a saint, a criminal, everybody.
Rule #5) In every interaction I choose love.
Choosing love means you love yourself too. You’re angry, and it’s okay that you’re angry, you love yourself enough to allow the experience without making yourself wrong or bad. But you also love the person who triggered the anger and instead of giving them your anger, you give them love. All the things that are happening are still happening, and they’re staying where they’re supposed to be. When there’s a disturbance, the disturbance is ok, and you allow it to be present, and you don’t have to transfer that to anyone else. You choose to deal with them by giving them your love.
Try these rules out for one week, apply them to every situation that comes up and to everything you do for one week. Then you can toss them, keep them, or revise them to suit your desire and movement.