July 27, 2007

Who Needs Proof of the Existence of God?

Who is it, that needs proof of God?

The quick response is this: Know, don't ask for proof.

What are you actually asking for in your need for proof of God? Who needs proof? Who is the questioner?

Jesus told you,
"if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." (Mt 19:21)
"The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." (Lk 17:20)
Recently someone asked me to prove the existence of God. Knowing that is impossible I turned it around and thought, why don't you try to prove that you exist the way you think you are. Show me proof that you actually are the body that you identify yourself with. You would have to tell me how you can be the body that is 10, 20, 40, 50 or 65, or maybe 789 or 3000 years old? How can you be something that does not consist of anything that is older than one year? Isn't that what any quantum physicist would tell you? None of the atoms in your body is older than one year. Some tissues are completely renewed in 3 days, for some it takes a little longer, but none is actually older than one year. So how come that you say, you are 40 or 76 years old? You must be delusional.

Not just that, looking at the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, you can not tell where any of the atoms of your body are at any given time, and neither can you tell me, where they are going. So, when you say, atoms and everything below them are the fundamental building blocks of what you call reality, how is it then that you are so sure of what you think to be? Or, that you can be hurt and get sick, lying in bed for years and die in the end? Who does make up all this nonsense? You claim reason in denying the existence of God, yet do you show any reason in establishing yourself as something that needs proof of anything.

Obviously, anyone who does not know God, and therefore does not communicate with Him directly, is very poor, and does not know himself. He does not know what he is doing here, where he is from, and what his purpose is. No one in his sane mind would need proof for the existence of Reality, the very Source by Which one lives. He simply knows, in his heart and mind, beyond concepts and analyzation. Reality is known in the immediacy of cause and effect, and is lost to you in your observation. Asking for proof of God is proof that you do not exist in any reasonable fashion. You must be denying the very Life you seek, or better be the denial of Life.

So, Jesus tells you, that you have to sell your investments (everything you have given value outside of yourself), and give to the poor, in order to be perfect. Giving is the proof that you have. If one is waiting objectively for God to show Himself, and prove His existence to you, you will be waiting a long time. God does not separate Himself from you, since He is your Source from Which you cannot depart. He does not know of your condition of separation. Give away your cherished ideas about yourself, and you will find you cannot be separated.

It totally requires your action, your determination to see differently and know something beyond what you pretend to be and live in. Asking for proof definitely denies that you are responsible for the way you see and experience yourself and reality. And what exactly would you do, separate from God, if you suddenly would find a proof that would satisfy your need for proof? How would that benefit you? By asking for proof you merely state your refusal to look within and find. By asking for proof you merely state you do not want to find. Seek, but do not find.

Jesus tells you, the Kingdom of God does not come with observation. Any proof would be your observation. Yet God cannot be observed. Reality is much more immediate and direct. In other words, it is subjective. In quantum physics, you learned that you cannot subtract yourself from the experiment and result that you are seeking in your need for proof. You inevitably influence the result, no matter how you set up your experiment.

God cannot be proven. You can experience Him, though. You will experience Him, when you remember who you are as His perfect creation and Son. To bring about the transformation of your mind that allows you to return home and remember God, is what A Course In Miracles is all about. You have no purpose here other than that. Separation is insanity and does not exist in Reality. Reality is your mind in its unity with the Mind of God, it is subjective, because there is only one mind, one Source of Reality. Yet, only if you think with the Mind of God, not separate from Him, can you be that. Therefore you need a transformation of mind, if you find yourself as split mind, thinking conceptual and being temporary and spatial.

If you want to KNOW God, get A Course In Miracles, and practice the daily lessons in its workbook. The proof is in the pudding. It takes YOUR action.

"How strange that the final anomaly in all so-called scientific thought is always the thinker." (Master Teacher)

July 21, 2007

Forgiveness - A Simple Practice of Freedom

In the daily lessons of the Workbook of A Course In Miracles we are about to review the lessons 181 through 200 which are incredibly powerful and important lessons. They end with lesson 199, "I am not a body. I am free." and lesson 200, "There is no peace except the peace of God."

Here I want to give you the introduction to the next 20 lessons which will review each day one of the last segment of lessons. It is an astonishing text, demonstrating very plainly and compelling what it is you do as a student and teacher of A Course In Miracles. It is always the idea of forgiveness as an action of mind. When you hold on to your own thoughts, observe, analyze or judge, you are not participating in the extension of God's love, in fact you block the outpouring of God's love through you, and are therefore not aware of it. It is very simple. You either give, or hold onto. You either love, or judge. You either try to understand, or you simply know and are yourself in God's love.

Since you order your own thoughts, give them meaning based on what you think you are, and project them onto other images of your reflected light imagery, you do not live in this present moment which is all there is. This very instant, yes, this very instant is the only time there is. There is no other time. Yet in your wandering away in thought you loose the awareness of NOW, and get even more messed up in the defense of yourself. So, in order not to do this, you need a miracle. You need to see that you truly have a choice, and can choose for God's Will. You are offered a real alternative, by Jesus Christ teaching you how to forgive. Use His Course In Miracles to reach your goal. Learn how to pray and ask for help without hesitation and delay, through out and through in all day long. Thank you.

Join in on forgiveness under the direction of a Mind from out of time. Learn to be happy and free this very instant. Don't wait any longer. Meet teachers of A Course In Miracles, demonstrating that this really works. See some really happy people...

Now, here is the intro to the review. I highlighted some passages for special consideration. Thank you for Jesus for letting me listen to the truth in such simple and plain terms. The keys to the Kingdom are truly in my hands.

For this review we take but one idea each day, and practice it as often as is possible. Besides the time you give morning and evening, which should not be less than fifteen minutes, and the hourly remembrances you make throughout the day, use the idea as often as you can between them. Each of these ideas alone would be sufficient for salvation, if it were learned truly. Each would be enough to give release to you and to the world from every form of bondage, and invite the memory of God to come again.

With this in mind we start our practicing, in which we carefully review the thoughts the Holy Spirit has bestowed on us in our last twenty lessons. Each contains the whole curriculum if understood, practiced, accepted, and applied to all the seeming happenings throughout the day. One is enough. But from that one, there must be no exceptions made. And so we need to use them all and let them blend as one, as each contributes to the whole we learn.

These practice sessions, like our last review, are centered round a central theme with which we start and end each lesson. It is this:

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

The day begins and ends with this. And we repeat it every time the hour strikes, or we remember, in between, we have a function that transcends the world we see. Beyond this, and a repetition of the special thought we practice for the day, no form of exercise is urged, except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth.
We will attempt to get beyond all words and special forms of practicing for this review. For we attempt, this time, to reach a quickened pace along a shorter path to the serenity and peace of God. We merely close our eyes, and then forget all that we thought we knew and understood. For thus is freedom given us from all we did not know and failed to understand.
There is but one exception to this lack of structuring. Permit no idle thought to go unchallenged. If you notice one, deny its hold and hasten to assure your mind that this is not what it would have. Then gently let the thought which you denied be given up, in sure and quick exchange for the idea we practice for the day.

When you are tempted, hasten to proclaim your freedom from temptation, as you say:

This thought I do not want. I choose instead ----

And then repeat the idea for the day, and let it take the place of what you thought. Beyond such special applications of each day's idea, we will add but a few formal expressions or specific thoughts to aid in practicing. Instead, we give these times of quiet to the Teacher Who instructs in quiet, speaks of peace, and gives our thoughts whatever meaning they may have.

To Him I offer this review for you. I place you in His charge, and let Him teach you what to do and say and think, each time you turn to Him. He will not fail to be available to you, each time you call to Him to help you. Let us offer Him the whole review we now begin, and let us also not forget to Whom it has been given, as we practice day by day, advancing toward the goal He set for us; allowing Him to teach us how to go, and trusting Him completely for the way each practice period can best become a loving gift of freedom to the world.

Thank you, Jesus, we could not have done it without you, believing in us, and holding our hearts in your soft embrace...

July 19, 2007

Something to Laugh Is Always Helpful to Forgive

Finally you have to laugh. About yourself, about everything. If you can laugh about yourself, you can laugh about everything. When you can laugh about yourself, you can also forgive yourself. Remember, you got into this mess by not remembering to laugh about this tiny mad idea of separation from everything, from God. So let's have a good laugh. Thank you for any jokes that you want to share.

Watch Who Is Coming to Your Door.

I don't like it when people forward bogus warnings
but here is something I don't want to happen to you.
You might pass this warning on to your people on planet earth:

In case someone comes to your door saying
they are "checking for ticks due to global warming",
and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up...
They only want to see you naked.

I wish someone had warned me yesterday. I feel so stupid.

Church Gossip

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the
church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other peoples business.
Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities,
but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member,
of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front
of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George
(and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.

George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just
turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny.
He said nothing.
Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of
Mildred's house... walked home... and left it there all night.

You gotta love George.

Last but not least...

Two tall trees, a birch and a beech, are growing in the woods.
A small tree begins to grow between them, and the beech says to the birch,
“Is that a son of a beech or a son of a birch?”

The birch says he cannot tell.

Just then a woodpecker lands on the sapling.

The birch says, “Woodpecker, you are a tree expert.
Can you tell if that is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?”

The woodpecker takes a taste of the small tree. He replies,
“It is neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch.
It is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever put my pecker in.”

I love this guy. Don't miss out on that one. It is too funny.

July 16, 2007

Think, Think, Think... of Gratitude

Jesus ChristGratitude is a powerful idea. It always reflects who you truly are. It represents an act of your mind that brings you in alignment with Reality, with your Self and God.

There is one Source of Reality or Life, and that Source is YOUR Source, which you could not leave and never can leave. That means you are still as you are within that Source. There is nothing outside this Source. Therefore you have every reason
to be grateful. In fact, you have no reason and no justification not to be grateful.

The world you see shows you a self image that is a parody and mockery of who you really are. It is your own idea of who you are, separate from reality. Since there is no separation, it is an impossibility. Call it a dream, call it an illusion. It does not matter. What does matter is that it is your dream, your illusion. As such you need not be concerned about it at all. Fear of anything only shows you have forgotten who you are. Since you are love, created by Love like itself, you can not be anything else.

The question is what do you want. There is no possibility that you do not get the immediate result of what you want. Cause and effect are not apart. Everything you experience and receive is the answer to what you have asked for and invited to come to you. The only difference is whether it is true or not. Do you like what you get? Can you be grateful for what is not true?

OK, you want to wake up from your dream of death. How then do you wake up? How do you return to Reality, to God? How do you leave this illusion of death back to the Reality of Life? Very simply, it is always an act of grace not of you. You cannot do anything to accomplish this. God does take this step. Your responsibility is let go of everything that would hinder your re-cognition and return to God. That is called forgiveness in A Course In Miracles. It is forgiveness of what never was. It is an assertion that you are still as God created you. Nothing that you did had any effect on reality. You are innocent. Yet finding yourself in time, you are guilty and afraid. That is why you need A Course In Miracles. A Course In Miracles shows you what forgiveness is, and teaches the true application of forgiveness. Thereby it lets you remember who you are as a Son of God. Nothing else will work. There is nothing you can do to make this world a better place. There is no solution possible for this world that will ever work to bring you happiness and let everyone win, except that you realize the true power of your mind and undergo a change of everything that you seem to be. To have no solution for this world, to face a problem that is not solvable should make you very happy, because then, and only then are you free from the necessity to solve its problems.

Then you can go on to the idea that a problem that has no solution cannot exist. Therefore, the YOU that sees the problem cannot be real either. That is your freedom and salvation. Therefore, lets look at gratitude in lesson 195 from A Course In Miracles. Lets THINK of gratitude.

Love is the way I walk in gratitude.

Gratitude is a lesson hard to learn for those who look upon the world amiss. The most that they can do is see themselves as better off than others. And they try to be content because another seems to suffer more than they. How pitiful and deprecating are such thoughts! For who has cause for thanks while others have less cause? And who could suffer less because he sees another suffer more? Your gratitude is due to Him alone Who made all cause of sorrow disappear throughout the world.

It is insane to offer thanks because of suffering. But it is equally insane to fail in gratitude to One Who offers you the certain means whereby all pain is healed, and suffering replaced with laughter and with happiness. Nor could the even partly sane refuse to take the steps which He directs, and follow in the way He sets before them, to escape a prison that they thought contained no door to the deliverance they now perceive.

Your brother is your "enemy" because you see in him the rival for your peace; a plunderer who takes his joy from you, and leaves you nothing but a black despair so bitter and relentless that there is no hope remaining. Now is vengeance all there is to wish for. Now can you but try to bring him down to lie in death with you, as useless as yourself; as little left within his grasping fingers as in yours.

You do not offer God your gratitude because your brother is more slave than you, nor could you sanely be enraged if he seems freer. Love makes no comparisons. And gratitude can only be sincere if it be joined to love. We offer thanks to God our Father that in us all things will find their freedom. It will never be that some are loosed while others still are bound. For who can bargain in the name of love?

Therefore give thanks, but in sincerity. And let your gratitude make room for all who will escape with you; the sick, the weak, the needy and afraid, and those who mourn a seeming loss or feel apparent pain, who suffer cold or hunger, or who walk the way of hatred and the path of death. All these go with you. Let us not compare ourselves with them, for thus we split them off from our awareness of the unity we share with them, as they must share with us.

We thank our Father for one thing alone; that we are separate from no living thing, and therefore one with Him. And we rejoice that no exceptions ever can be made which would reduce our wholeness, nor impair or change our function to complete the One Who is Himself completion. We give thanks for every living thing, for otherwise we offer thanks for nothing, and we fail to recognize the gifts of God to us.

Then let our brothers lean their tired heads against our shoulders as they rest a while. We offer thanks for them. For if we can direct them to the peace that we would find, the way is opening at last to us. An ancient door is swinging free again; a long forgotten Word re-echoes in our memory, and gathers clarity as we are willing once again to hear.

Walk, then, in gratitude the way of love. For hatred is forgotten when we lay comparisons aside. What more remains as obstacles to peace? The fear of God is now undone at last, and we forgive without comparing. Thus we cannot choose to overlook some things, and yet retain some other things still locked away as "sins." When your forgiveness is complete you will have total gratitude, for you will see that everything has earned the right to love by being loving, even as your Self.

Today we learn to think of gratitude in place of anger, malice and revenge. We have been given everything. If we refuse to recognize it, we are not entitled therefore to our bitterness, and to a self-perception which regards us in a place of merciless pursuit, where we are badgered ceaselessly, and pushed about without a thought or care for us or for our future. Gratitude becomes the single thought we substitute for these insane perceptions. God has cared for us, and calls us Son. Can there be more than this?

Our gratitude will pave the way to Him, and shorten our learning time by more than you could ever dream of. Gratitude goes hand in hand with love, and where one is the other must be found. For gratitude is but an aspect of the Love which is the Source of all creation. God gives thanks to you, His Son, for being what you are; His Own completion and the Source of love, along with Him. Your gratitude to Him is one with His to you. For love can walk no road except the way of gratitude, and thus we go who walk the way to God.

July 14, 2007

More Forgiveness Experiments...

You have to listen to this. How can one want to miss this??!!!

I don't know if there is a more clear and precise expression and declaration possible in regard to what it is that you are and do in A Course In Miracles.

Watch it, and get the book at the Miracles Communication Center at Endeavor Academy, if you don't already have it, and start right away, if you should come back after this video. It is all about you. Welcome to your awakening...

July 11, 2007

A Course In Miracles Quickie - An Experiment in Forgiveness

Here is one of the first five A Course In Miracles Quickies recorded with a small digital camera. Yes, that is me. We experiment with new ways to reach out with our experiences, insights, miracles and changes of mind in this Great Awakening. That is a way to give ourselves away in forgiveness and love. Thank you for sharing.

Here is the YouTube channel with the latest Course Quickies:


Freedom, Because You Are Free

Here is lesson 191, which is one of the key lessons in A Course In Miracles. When I read it again yesterday afternoon, it had quite an effect on me. It let me see I need help, for I was quite unhappy at that time, feeling like full of shit. I admitted it, and that is, of course, the first step out of it. I am the holy Son of God Himself, and want to experience the truth of THAT idea. Of course, everyone asks for help all the time, and so did I, in my mind, stuck with an idea of inadequacy and failure. Nothing seemed to help, and I got more miserable. I was looking not at the solution, but at my frustration, and acting out judgment of myself and others. I knew I had to expose myself, and ask someone for help. No matter whom you ask, it always requires trust. I am glad I asked someone I had a resistance to ask. It showed me that I can safely trust my brother. There is a temptation to go on and postpone healing under this dubious thought of "Yeah, later. Tomorrow is another day." Or, "Oh, it is not that bad, I still can handle it." I did not want to handle it, or could not.

I am glad. I did it. I exposed myself and asked for help. It worked, although it did not seem to go this way at the beginning. The change occurred after I had a moment for myself, and, suspending judgment, it dawned upon me that all I can do is to love, to seek out for my love of my brother, of you, of everyone, and to give it away. It was very simple, as it is said in Corinthians, "If ye have not love, ye are nothing..."

As the holy Son of God I not only have the capacity to love, but have no choice in it. Fear - the absence of love - is not real. I have to love, for that is what I am. That is what God is, and what everything is. Yet it takes willingness, it takes the determination of "above all else". I need to want it. Without my active focusing on love, and on giving love, nothing can happen. To solve a problem, I need to go in the right direction.

So here is this amazing lesson 191 of the Workbook of A Course In Miracles:

"I am the holy Son of God Himself."

"Here is your declaration of release from bondage of the world. And here as well is all the world released. You do not see what you have done by giving to the world the role of jailer to the Son of God. What could it be but vicious and afraid, fearful of shadows, punitive and wild, lacking all reason, blind, insane with hate?"

In my insanity I definitely do not see what I have done. I am blinded by my own projection and giving meaning to whatever I see and think. In that it becomes my reality. Yet when I see that I have given whatever situation the role of jailer to myself, that is to the Son of God, the way to undo this decision is open.

"What have you done that this should be your world? What have you done that this is what you see? Deny your own Identity, and this is what remains. You look on chaos and proclaim it is yourself. There is no sight that fails to witness this to you. There is no sound that does not speak of frailty within you and without; no breath you draw that does not seem to bring you nearer death; no hope you hold but will dissolve in tears.

Deny your own Identity, and you will not escape the madness which induced this weird, unnatural and ghostly thought that mocks creation and that laughs at God. Deny your own Identity, and you assail the universe alone, without a friend, a tiny particle of dust against the legions of your enemies. Deny your own Identity, and look on evil, sin and death, and watch despair snatch from your fingers every scrap of hope, leaving you nothing but the wish to die."

That is exactly what I have done, what I have done to myself. I have denied my own Identity. Therefore I need to remember who I really am. My denial caused me to forget the only thing I can know and be, and left me literally alone in all the universe, split off from everyone and everything through my own judgment. And it takes great discipline not to allow judgment to go unchallenged in my mind, and to be used as a weapon against the miracle that I am given in each and every moment. The result is fairly obvious.

"Yet what is it except a game you play in which identity can be denied? You are as God created you. All else but this one thing is folly to believe. In this one thought is everyone set free. In this one truth are all illusions gone. In this one fact is sinlessness proclaimed to be forever part of everything, the central core of its existence and its guarantee of immortality."

I live either in the truth of what God is and what He gave me, or I am dreaming, playing the game of death. To believe in my own self-existence is folly; it is the arrogance of my thinking that I could change what God created. I let this thought sink into my mind and be given to myself. Does it really mean what it says? Yes, it does.

But let today's idea find a place among your thoughts and you have risen far above the world, and all the worldly thoughts that hold it prisoner. And from this place of safety and escape you will return and set it free. For he who can accept his true Identity is truly saved. And his salvation is the gift he gives to everyone, in gratitude to Him Who pointed out the way to happiness that changed his whole perspective of the world.

One holy thought like this and you are free: You are the holy Son of God Himself. And with this holy thought you learn as well that you have freed the world. You have no need to use it cruelly, and then perceive this savage need in it. You set it free of your imprisonment. You will not see a devastating image of yourself walking the world in terror, with the world twisting in agony because your fears have laid the mark of death upon its heart.

Be glad today how very easily is hell undone. You need but tell yourself:

I am the holy Son of God Himself.
I cannot suffer, cannot be in pain;
I cannot suffer loss, nor fail to do all that salvation asks.

And in that thought is everything you look on wholly changed.

What could be asked of me, except to accept who I am. How could I be what I am not? I simply cannot not be who I really am. That is what is called Atonement in the Course. Note that it is at-one-ment. That is salvation, and everyones salvation.

"A miracle has lighted up all dark and ancient caverns, where the rites of death echoed since time began. For time has lost its hold upon the world. The Son of God has come in glory to redeem the lost, to save the helpless, and to give the world the gift of his forgiveness. Who could see the world as dark and sinful, when God's Son has come again at last to set it free?
You who perceive yourself as weak and frail, with futile hopes and devastated dreams, born but to die, to weep and suffer pain, hear this: All power is given unto you in earth and Heaven. There is nothing that you cannot do. You play the game of death, of being helpless, pitifully tied to dissolution in a world which shows no mercy to you. Yet when you accord it mercy, will its mercy shine on you."

I need a miracle to see this is so, and to see that I am who I really am. All power is given me, and I cannot not use this power in each and every moment, and experience the result of my action. In my giving is my salvation, because I can only give to myself. Giving then means that I receive what I give. When I forgive, when I give mercy, I will receive that, and be able to extend that to all those I saw as enemies before.

"Then let the Son of God awaken from his sleep, and opening his holy eyes, return again to bless the world he made. In error it began, but it will end in the reflection of his holiness. And he will sleep no more and dream of death. Then join with me today. Your glory is the light that saves the world. Do not withhold salvation longer. Look about the world, and see the suffering there. Is not your heart willing to bring your weary brothers rest?"
Do I want to let the Son of God awaken from his sleep, awaken from the hell I made in error? Yes, I do. It's a miracle. The past is over and gone.

"They must await your own release. They stay in chains till you are free. They cannot see the mercy of the world until you find it in yourself. They suffer pain until you have denied its hold on you. They die till you accept your own eternal life. You are the holy Son of God Himself. Remember this, and all the world is free. Remember this, and earth and Heaven are one." (Jesus in A Course In Miracles, Lesson 191)
That is tough stuff. Everyone suffers, because I cause them to suffer. It is me dreaming this world. Help me, my heavenly Father. Thank you. Thank you for my brother and neighbor. I cannot be Christ alone. Christ is incomplete without you, without me.

Thank you for staying with me. I love this Course.

July 5, 2007

No Freedom without Responsibilty

A Celebration of Freedom
Originally uploaded by Jenny Romney
The fireworks are over. Beautiful images stored on your digital drive, do they remind you of a cool evening breeze after a hot summer day? What is it that lets you remember your freedom? Are you free? How do you declare your freedom? And how about your declaration of independence, does it mark a historical event, a political decision, or a much more powerful statement of who you really are as a human being?

Your constitution guarantees you the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom of choice. Yet are you free here? Are you free without the willful act of determining who you really are, and what you really want in you heart, and claim it with all your mind and strength? Is there another will than yours, conflicting with your own, and you in conflict with it? And how could that be true within the Will of God?

How quick it happens that you forget what you want, and that you are free, and that no one ever, under any circumstance, can take your freedom away from you, not even you yourself! Does it take much to delude yourself into believing that you are what you see, limited to your body and its senses? What is it that you do, when your doctor diagnoses you to have cancer of your brain or breast, your prostate or bones, your balls, or of your skin? What, if he tells you from the laboratory report, you are ill beyond any medical healing or anything he can do, and that you will bite the dust in two months, if you won't have an immediate surgery?

Do you know of someone who is not afraid of cancer and death? What does your fear make you do? Can you be fearful, and be free at the same time? Can you ever be free, as long as perceive yourself as a body? Where could you go, being a body, even with the speed of light? Can you be really free, if there is death? Did ever any man come back from the dead and tell you what death is, and that it does not constitute a doorway to heaven? The one who came back, Jesus, did not justify any belief in death. And yet, look at how closely you adhere to your belief in death. I am not even speaking of what you do in your everyday life in fear of losing something.

You are free, and you must be in heaven, NOW. You are free, and you cannot be a body, trying to protect itself from all the onslaught of this world. You are free, you are happy, and you know God. That is your reality, your inalienable freedom given by God.

A Course In Miracles lets you know of and practice a new idea, one like "I am not the victim of the world I see" and followed by "I have invented the world I see." Speaking from my own experience, I really have to want freedom. If I find myself in a low frequency of depression and desperation, nothing can help me out of it, unless I use the miracle. Yet the miracle depends on me being responsible for what I am going through. Then can it happen. Without responsibility I am forever a plaything of any power that is outside of me. There is nothing outside of me. In taking responsibility for my thoughts, actions and thought manifestations, I let no law of sin be applied to me, but admit to my causation of it. Then I have a choice. Then, and only then, can I choose, remember and declare my freedom. It is the independence of who I am in the sight of God, forever perfect and loving as my Father's Love.

I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. God does not judge. He loves me, and if I join His Love, I cannot be sick, and pain and death are gone.