Friday, July 7, 2017

The Veil of Forgetfulness and the Light of Christ

When we were born we passed through the veil of forgetfulness.  
This forgetfulness proves to be one of our major stumbling blocks in mortality.  

Because once we remember (or are enlightened or taught by the Holy Ghost) it seems it is so easy to forget that precious knowledge and slide backwards without noticing. 

Have you experienced this?
You get a good routine going with daily habits that help your life go smoothly.
You miss for a day or two because of illness or vacation or whatever.
Suddenly, 3 weeks later you wake up to the fact that you are not doing the daily habits that brought such joy. And you can't think why or when you stopped!

Or you learned something.
In a teachable, humble state the Holy Spirit whispered something to your heart and you received a flash of insight.  It was amazing!  Because it was direct spirit-to-spirit communication you can't put it into words in all exactness but it is marvelous and changes your understanding.
A while later you learn it again, only then realizing that you had gained that knowledge but had unknowingly forgotten it!

The veil of forgetfulness is real and active.  I believe it is connected heavily to the natural man. And when we are successful at throwing off the natural man, and overcoming the flesh through the Spirit it is because We Are Remembering.

Remembering who we are.
Remembering what we came here to do. 
Remembering who we are and whose we are.

And what restores us to remembrance?
The birthday gift we were all given AS we came through the Veil of Forgetfulness.
(See, all things have their opposite: Light and Dark, Virtue and Vice, just as Lehi taught!)

So we pass through the Veil of Forgetfulness for our big earthly test, but we are given a wonderful tool to help us remember:  The Light of Christ.

I am so grateful for this Light of Christ, paid for by the Atonement of Christ and delivered to us by the Holy Ghost. 

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