August 31, 2007

It's a Miracle...

Miracles are everywhere, all around me. But for me to see them, I have to open my eyes. Everyone has experienced miracles. Everyone has experienced sudden shifts in awareness, a change of mind by which something seemingly impossible became a natural course of action. Children are often much more in tune with God's channels.

There are no limits. It just takes mind training.

I have to listen to the Voice for God to grow in a new vision where miracles are natural. If miracles do not happen, something has gone wrong, meaning I am caught in my own judgment and darkness. Mind training helps me to recognize old habits and patterns and ask for help sooner. Sooner or later miracles will correct all errors in my mind. It is only a question of time, and how much pain I am willing to put up with.

God is, and His Will for me is to be perfectly happy. That is what my life is about; to learn and teach a better way. To receive and give miracles. To offer miracles so that I can receive miracles.  I don't pray for material things, because I do not know what is best for me. I ask for guidance, for a higher vision, for forgiveness and love in my mind and heart.

I just want to be happy.

This day is God's. It is my gift to Him.

"I will not lead my life alone today. I do not understand the world, and so to try to lead my life alone must be but foolishness. But there is One Who knows all that is best for me. And He is glad to make no choices for me but the ones that lead to God. I give this day to Him, for I would not delay my coming home, and it is He Who knows the way to God.

And so we give today to You. We come with wholly open minds. We do not ask for anything that we may think we want. Give us what You would have received by us. You know all our desires and our wants. And You will give us everything we need in helping us to find the way to You." (Lesson 242, A Course In Miracles)

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August 29, 2007

I Just Want to Be Happy

Hey you, all I can say at this moment is this:


I just want to be happy. My ways don't work. I need help. Period.

Did you ever realize that whatever you do in your mind, does not lead to happiness? That in fact it leads to misery? That is a good moment to pause, take a deep breath and ask for help.

My interpretation of things is the problem

Whatever may cause my upset, be it the breakup of a relationship, a demand or statement by someone else, it is never the thing itself that causes me pain. It is always my interpretation of it. This interpretation sets up an enemy in my mind that is in conflict with what I want. It is always in my reaction to things, where I determine whether I will be happy or miserable. A relationship broken up is nothing in itself. Yet if I perceive it as loss, rejection, abandonment, failure or whatever, I invent a story that is not true. My reaction to that story will cause me pain because any attempt at making real what is not so is deceiving, and always painful. There is no one but me who determines my perception of what is happening to me. Also, my interpretation most likely will let me forget that I am the cause of what is happening. But I am responsible for what I see, and everything that is happening to me, I ask for, and receive as I have asked. That is what A Course In Miracles teaches me on every page.

I am doing it to myself. What do I want?

It is very sobering to see that I am only hurting myself. My vengeance and attack, basically, any attempt to solve a particular situation in my mind, do nothing but hurt myself. They add nothing. They change nothing. All they do is keep me in the bondage of my own delusion in the story I am telling myself. They all keep me in a past reference. They let me overlook the present and fail to be happy now.

Attack thoughts crossing my mind work havoc, if I let them pass unchecked. No peace of mind, no happiness without watching my mind, that is very clear. But how to stop this flood of destruction? How to find back to reason, trust and love of self? There is only one thing. What do I really want? Yet, as long as I see the problem outside of me, I will not be able to see the question at all, because I have set the answer already, I have decided what I want. Seeing the problem outside of me means that I want someone or something else be guilty for how I feel. If there is something outside of me, causing me pain, I will try to solve to problem outside of me, being justified in my defense and attack. That will never work because my interpretation of things is not outside of me. Wanting to be happy is tied to taking responsibility for what is happening to, and with me.

Somehow I need to see that I want to be happy. After being involved in nothing but making happiness impossible, this will make me very grateful. Forgiveness then will be easy. I just want to be happy.

That is what I do now. I remember that I just want to be happy, and keep that in mind. I won't pick up these old thoughts of trying to get even, and solving it outside. I was wrong in the past, very wrong. But this instant is a new moment. I decide for happiness. I just want to be happy.

Is that what salvation is? Let's look in the workbook of A Course In Miracles...


What Is Salvation?

"Salvation is a promise, made by God, that you would find your way to Him at last. It cannot but be kept. It guarantees that time will have an end, and all the thoughts that have been born in time will end as well. God's Word is given every mind which thinks that it has separate thoughts, and will replace these thoughts of conflict with the Thought of peace."

Here we have the problem. I think that I have separate thoughts. Yet salvation is guaranteed. The thought that will replace them, which is my insanity, is given me already.

"The Thought of peace was given to God's Son the instant that his mind had thought of war. There was no need for such a Thought before, for peace was given without opposite, and merely was. But when the mind is split there is a need of healing. So the Thought that has the power to heal the split became a part of every fragment of the mind that still was one, but failed to recognize its oneness. Now it did not know itself, and thought its own Identity was lost."

Not knowing who I am, I do not know what I want. That is always my only problem. Conflict is the result, and there is no solution to it, except to decide for happiness, which is the decision for God.

"Salvation is undoing in the sense that it does nothing, failing to support the world of dreams and malice. Thus it lets illusions go. By not supporting them, it merely lets them quietly go down to dust. And what they hid is now revealed; an altar to the holy Name of God whereon His Word is written, with the gifts of your forgiveness laid before it, and the memory of God not far behind."
Deciding for happiness allows that all my crazy thoughts of conflict "quietly go down to dust". Happiness is self-evident. It is the only choice I have. As soon as I make this choice, it will be very obvious that that is all I want, and all I could want. Everything else will disappear.

"Let us come daily to this holy place, and spend a while together. Here we share our final dream. It is a dream in which there is no sorrow, for it holds a hint of all the glory given us by God. The grass is pushing through the soil, the trees are budding now, and birds have come to live within their branches. Earth is being born again in new perspective. Night has gone, and we have come together in the light."

A Dream in which there is no sorrow...? Are you kidding? And that only holds a hint of all the glory that will be ours because God gave it to us? All I need to bring is that I want it. Period. Nothing beyond me can make me fearful, or loving and happy. I am responsible.

"From here we give salvation to the world, for it is here salvation was received. The song of our rejoicing is the call to all the world that freedom is returned, that time is almost over, and God's Son has but an instant more to wait until his Father is remembered, dreams are done, eternity has shined away the world, and only Heaven now exists at all."

Thank God for the freedom that is ours, and that this is my final dream of awakening to who I really am.


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August 12, 2007

What Is Forgiveness? What Is Sin?

What is sin? What is forgiveness? These are key ideas in the Christian faith as taught by this world. Yet what do they mean? Is it possible to forgive sin? Where is God in this concept of sin, even of deadly sin?

Are you willing to take a look at the fundamental implications, and maybe change your mind about what you may have taken for granted or, on the other side, rejected based on a limited notion of a God in judgment and limitation?

I offer you to read part of the transcript of two videos that were done by Master Teacher back in 2004. You can order them under the title "Now is The Time of Prophecy Fulfilled" at the Miracles Communication Center at Endeavor Academy. Text in blue is quoted from the Workbook of A Course In Miracles.

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What is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. It does not pardon sins and make them real. It sees there was no sin. And in that view are all your sins forgiven. What is sin, except a false idea about God’s Son? Forgiveness merely sees its falsity, and therefore lets it go. What then is free to take its place is now the Will of God.

An unforgiving thought is one which makes a judgment that it will not raise to doubt, although it is not true. The mind is closed, and will not be released. The thought protects projection, tightening its chains, so that distortions are more veiled and more obscure; less easily accessible to doubt, and further kept from reason. What can come between a fixed projection and the aim that it has chosen as its wanted goal?

You listen.

An unforgiving thought does many things. In frantic action it pursues its goal, twisting and overturning what it sees as interfering with its chosen path. Distortion is its purpose, and the means by which it would accomplish it as well. It sets about its furious attempts to smash reality, without concern for anything that would appear to pose a contradiction to its point of view.

Look.


Forgiveness, on the other hand, is still, and quietly does nothing. It offends no aspect of reality, nor seeks to twist it to appearances it likes. It merely looks, and waits, and judges not. He who would not forgive must judge, for he must justify his failure to forgive. But he who would forgive himself must learn to welcome truth exactly as it is.

Do nothing, then, and let forgiveness show you what to do, through Him Who is your Guide, your Savior and your Protector, strong in hope, and certain of your ultimate success. He has forgiven you already, for such is His function, given Him by God. Now must you share His function, and forgive whom He has saved, whose sinlessness He sees, and whom He honors as the Son of God.'

And there, for all of us to enjoy, in the entirety of our concepts that we have about ourself in regard to the apparent intense need being fostered by those of us who have occupied body forms, is as good a description, within what we term ‘a course in the miracle of the conversion of your conceptual identity about what you’re not,’ [of] the manner in which forgiveness is accomplished.

Obviously you understand conceptually somewhere within your own mind that there’s nothing to forgive. The reason you can understand it conceptually is that, if there is a whole universe, if there is a single power in all of reality, in an eternal extension of itself, if there is a truth that is contained in all of life, it’s impossible that you’re not sharing it within the containment of yourself.

Look with me. Why is it then that you appear to have a dilemma of who you are and where you are in this location? The simplest answer that I can give you within your own conceptual mind is the idea that it must be reasonably an apparent separation from what everything is.

Let’s share together our solution: I appear to be separate from what everything is. I appear to be – these are the justices of the truth of the Love of God, taught by my savior Jesus Christ in this Workbook of A Course In Miracles that says: It is impossible that the justice that you employ in which to keep yourself in the conflict and the sin of your idea of separation and loss and pain, that is then justified within your own mind as a form of justice, in which we appear to practice together our need to find equanimity in the idea that our associations with each other, in what appear to be separate body forms, find ideas of a pertainment of mercy contained within the totality of the idea – and let’s use a term here; if I intend to teach this through Jesus – of sin. It’s the basic idea, sin, or the idea of guilt, or the idea that somehow your mind is separate. It’s a fundamental idea that once the consequences of separation within space/time have occurred – now I'm using a dimensional re-association of a formulation of location in space/time – it’s impossible for you to see that the reflection of light that you receive back from yourself in body form is not a misplacement of yourself in the moment where you projected the apparent solution to yourself from yourself that now returns to you, with evidence of an old memory of you that you hold in your mind that’s now over and gone.

That’s as close as you’re going to get in the New Testament of Jesus, if you want to practice it with me, as what sin is. It’s very simply the idea that you are momentarily ‘off the mark’ in the identity of your body formulation. Do you see that with me?

We begin to practice these last lessons that occurred after Lesson 220, and they will be ideas of expressions of, What is a miracle? What is a body? Where am I? Do you see that? The continuing needs on your part to find solutions to the justice of God that we seek in our association with each other. Certainly we want to be fair. Certainly we want to judge each other somehow in what can give us some sort of peace and happiness within our own formulation, but we apparently search in vain, because the structure of our mind, in the invention of life as representing temporal ideas of location in time, will always deny us somewhere within time an access to the idea that the formulation of the thought that I just had about that body form, now becomes a separate body in my own mind, and I now attempt to reformulate with you a new body formulation, even though with any aggregation of thought about myself I can see that I am now constituting myself as a body form within a reflection of light in which, when I appear to look at you, the truth of the matter is, I have absolutely no idea about who you are in that body form. Shall I tell you why? I'm in sin!

This is the ‘katha.’ That is the word in Aramaic that Jesus loves to use in the idea of ‘bisha’, the idea that I'm ‘off the mark,’ so that every time I get a reflection, I'm not quite sure that’s yours. So I hold a grievance against you, because I can’t recognize you. Now, at that point I decide to forgive you, but, as I read you at the beginning of this lesson, I need do nothing to be forgiven if it is in fact true that somewhere, not necessarily within the fabric of space/time, but certainly not excluding it, I must be the Love of God.

Doesn’t God love us all? Would you like to practice with me the idea that you consider yourself to be very sinful? That you consider yourself – in the recognition of yourself you’re filled with all of the regret that you feel about the things that have appeared to happen within your body. And here I am, coming along, and I practiced with you the idea that you’re not a body. But if you’re not a body, why is it that you’re so completely occupied with the idea within your formulation of self that you are? Shall I tell you why? You’re in sin! Because sin is an idea of being separate from what everything is. Shall we give it a better definition? Let’s look at it. Listen with me.

What is Sin?

Sin is insanity. Oh, oh! It is the means by which the mind is driven mad, and seeks to let illusions take the place of truth. And being mad, it sees illusions where the truth should be, and where it really is. Listen. Sin gives [gave] the body eyes, for what is there the sinless would behold? What need have they of sights or sounds or touch if they are sinless? What would they hear or reach to grasp? What would they sense at all? To sense is not to know. And truth can be but filled with knowledge, and with nothing else.

The body is the instrument the mind makes [made] in its efforts to deceive itself. Its purpose is to strive. Yet can the goal of striving change. And now the body serves a different aim for striving. What it seeks for now is chosen by the aim the mind has taken as replacement for the goal of self-deception. Truth can be its aim as well as lies. The senses then will seek instead for witnesses to what is true.

Sin is the home of all illusions, which but stand for things imagined, issuing from thoughts that are untrue. They are the 'proof' that what has no reality is real. Sin 'proves' God’s Son is evil; timelessness must have an end; eternal life must die. And God Himself has lost the Son He loves, with but corruption to complete Himself, His Will forever overcome by death, love slain by hate, and peace to be no more.
Listen with me.
A madman’s dreams are frightening, and sin appears indeed to terrify. And yet what sin perceives is but a childish game. The Son of God may play he has become a body, prey to evil and to guilt, with but a little life that ends in death. But all the while his Father shines on him, and loves him with an everlasting Love which his pretenses cannot change at all.

Question: How long, O Son of God, will you maintain the game of sin? Shall we not put away these sharp-edged children’s toys? How soon will you be ready to come home? Perhaps today? There is no sin. Creation is unchanged. Would you still hold return to Heaven back? How long, O holy Son of God, how long?

How long, O holy Son of God, how long? How long? Thank you for 'How long?'

The practice of this idea of the Workbook of the mind training of the Course In Miracles have placed you in a place in space/time where 'how long?' becomes a very real avenue of escape from the idea of sin, or separation, within your own mind.

Will you share with me why that is true? The idea of space/time, the idea that you could be separate in this little place of location within a factoring of yourself is what we just read is what sin is. It’s as though {that} in all the universe for just that moment, at what we term ‘the speed of light’ – since you believe in the relativity of the power of light association; in the longevity of distances between beginnings and ends – that 'how long?' is a valid question. The obvious problem that you have, if you’d like to share it with me, that the place that you now have come into in the idea of separation is being maintained by you as though somehow – now you’re really in sin – that you have no control over the factoring of the place and time in which you find yourself. This is the occurrence of the vital need – say to me: Salvation – of salvation.

I love to teach the teaching of Jesus Christ. Obviously, the reason then that you would be a savior of the world – are you going to hear it with me, from Jesus? – when he appears here as traveling in time with you, undergoes a transformation of his body identity – we use the term ‘baptism’ – he’s baptized in the fire of light, in the conversion of his body. Water uses hydrogen and oxygen, and a power of light that’s a billion times greater than your body formulation. And he now appears clothed in an entirety of you in a new light factor that – say to me – is sinless. Well, of course, because the reflection that he receives back from himself is nothing but a momentary true reflection of what he is within the body association.

Practice: What is resurrection?
Answer: You are.

Your body reformulation, in what was previously demonstrated to you as your necessity to be guilty within a fabric of space/time, can be instantly relieved by the simple recognition that the body formulation of you, within the science idea that there is no distance between causation and its effects – important that you heard this – that there is no distance between what appears the cause of you in the universe and the result you’re getting, allow you, in the forgiveness idea that we just read about, to momentarily release the defenses of the fear that is contained in the fundamental sense of your sin in the idea that you are separate from Eternal Love, because you’re not.

That re-identity of you in 'What is Salvation?' and 'What is the Resurrection?' now become an important factor, because if what we’re offering each other is true – look with me now. Come on, Passion of the Christ! – that the mind of Jesus reappeared here momentarily, that you recognize him and departed this association, is as true a matter as in which I can instruct you in the curriculum of our Course In Miracles.

August 8, 2007

Forgiveness and Healing -- It's A Course In Miracles

Someone is trying to tell me that I am dreaming. It is said that the world I see has nothing to do with reality. It is entirely of my own making, and does not exist, including myself in my idea of who I think I am.

Am I willing to renounce all dreams? Am I willing to let go completely of my idea of myself? Am I willing to accept something that is beyond my every attempt to find happiness in this world, yet still within my mind, waiting to be accepted and applied? Am I going to accept forgiveness for everything as the key to my escape from this place of injustice, merciless attack and ongoing changes? Am I willing to stand for a moment in a place of not knowing anything, defenseless, trusting in a power of not of me? Am I willing to let myself be undone? Above all, am I really willing to let something completely alien to my thought system show me a new way, and listen to it in my daily activity?

What exactly does that mean? The answer is here...

"What does forgiveness do? In truth it has no function, and does nothing. For it is unknown in Heaven. It is only hell where it is needed, and where it must serve a mighty function. Is not the escape of God's beloved Son from evil dreams that he imagines, yet believes are true, a worthy purpose? Who could hope for more, while there appears to be a choice to make between success and failure; love and fear?

There is no peace except the peace of God, because He has one Son who cannot make a world in opposition to God's Will and to his own, which is the same as His. What could he hope to find in such a world? It cannot have reality, because it never was created. Is it here that he would seek for peace? Or must he see that, as he looks on it, the world can but deceive? Yet can he learn to look on it another way, and find the peace of God.

Peace is the bridge that everyone will cross, to leave this world behind. But peace begins within the world perceived as different, and leading from this fresh perception to the gate of Heaven and the way beyond. Peace is the answer to conflicting goals, to senseless journeys, frantic, vain pursuits, and meaningless endeavors. Now the way is easy, sloping gently toward the bridge where freedom lies within the peace of God." (There is no peace except the peace of God, Lesson 200, A Course In Miracles)

Do you want to become a teacher of A Course In Miracles yourself? Do you want to learn to forgive? Remember, you teach only yourself as you forgive only yourself. You cannot give to someone else. That is the basic idea of A Course In Miracles. There is only you.

August 3, 2007

The Forgiving Learner -- About the Persistence of Denial

Sometimes it is necessary to take a good look at what I am doing. Sometimes apparent outer circumstances demand to admit to my own corruption and persistence in the denial of what I am offered each day in the mind training of A Course In Miracles.

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As I have learned I have been given everything. If I refuse to recognize that, I am not entitled to bitterness, anger or even hatred, and to a self-perception which regards me as victim of what is happening to me. Gratitude is the single thought to replace these insane attitudes. Yet why am I refusing to accept and be grateful? No matter how justified I may feel in my perception of being unjustly treated, I have to admit that my persistence of not using the ideas of the Course to free myself from my own attacks lets me feel pretty miserable at times. There seems to be some gratification for all this that I value more than freedom and happiness. What is it?

VisioBrigittaSchwedenDetail-I-need-helpWhat would it cost to be free and happy now, for every moment to come? Place the future in the hands of God? I would have to accept total responsibility for what is going on in my dream, accept forgiveness for myself and let God show me who I am. I could no longer accept blame for me and anyone else. I could no longer be a body to hide from my thoughts by projecting them onto other bodies. I would be loving and giving only. This seems to pay a price to high, or impossible to pay. What it comes down to is that I still want to be right. No matter how vulnerable I might be in any case or circumstance, insisting on my version of the story I find myself in, does not help me. And yet, how paralyzed I can be when I am afraid. No word of sense comes out of my mouth, no word to communicate anything that would open further possibilities. Then, as always, I really need help, a mind, a light that shines into my mind despite of and through all the crap I tell myself. The good news is no one can hold out in pain forever. At some point everyone gives up to let the miracle happen. And it always does, it always heals and strengthens me, regardless of my attempts to weaken myself.

Here is a section from Chapter 12, called "The Sane Curriculum". It emphasizes your need to listen to a teacher other than your own, and the importance of recognizing your invulnerability. What also speaks to me, is the idea of "learning handicaps", showing the impossibility of learning this Course on your own. It is so easy to forget that I am the only problem, and also the solution. But if I am not the only problem, then there can be no solution ever.

Only love is strong because it is undivided. The strong do not attack because they see no need to do so. Before the idea of attack can enter your mind, you must have perceived yourself as weak. Because you attacked yourself and believed that the attack was effective, you behold yourself as weakened. No longer perceiving yourself and your brothers as equal, and regarding yourself as weaker, you attempt to "equalize" the situation you made. You use attack to do so because you believe that attack was successful in weakening you.
I have to go to the fundamentals in order to revert the situation.

That is why the recognition of your own invulnerability is so important to the restoration of your sanity. For if you accept your invulnerability, you are recognizing that attack has no effect. Although you have attacked yourself, you will be demonstrating that nothing really happened. Therefore, by attacking you have not done anything. Once you realize this you will no longer see any sense in attack, for it manifestly does not work and cannot protect you. Yet the recognition of your invulnerability has more than negative value. If your attacks on yourself have failed to weaken you, you are still strong. You therefore have no need to "equalize" the situation to establish your strength.
I am still strong, free and happy as God created me. Therefore, in saying this, I align my mind with truth. Trust, and defenselessness, will inevitably bring me back to where I belong.

You will never realize the utter uselessness of attack except by recognizing that your attack on yourself has no effects. For others do react to attack if they perceive it, and if you are trying to attack them you will be unable to avoid interpreting this as reinforcement. The only place you can cancel out all reinforcement is in yourself. For you are always the first point of your attack, and if this has never been, it has no consequences.
I am always the first one to suffer from my attacks. This law will save me, if properly used. I cannot be excluded from anything.

The Holy Spirit's Love is your strength, for yours is divided and therefore not real. You cannot trust your own love when you attack it. You cannot learn of perfect love with a split mind, because a split mind has made itself a poor learner. You tried to make the separation eternal, because you wanted to retain the characteristics of creation, but with your own content. Yet creation is not of you, and poor learners do need special teaching.
Most especially, I need constant forgiveness, for otherwise I will never be able see differently. When I love myself, simply because I decide to, I can laugh at my thoughts and actions, thereby letting them go.

You have learning handicaps in a very literal sense. There are areas in your learning skills that are so impaired that you can progress only under constant, clear-cut direction, provided by a Teacher Who can transcend your limited resources. He becomes your Resource because of yourself you cannot learn. The learning situation in which you placed yourself is impossible, and in this situation you clearly require a special Teacher and a special curriculum. Poor learners are not good choices as teachers, either for themselves or for anyone else. You would hardly turn to them to establish the curriculum by which they can escape from their limitations. If they understood what is beyond them, they would not be handicapped.
Only if I can listen to a "Teacher Who can transcend my limited resources", can I learn of another Self that is hidden by my idea about myself.

You do not know the meaning of love, and that is your handicap. Do not attempt to teach yourself what you do not understand, and do not try to set up curriculum goals where yours have clearly failed. Your learning goal has been not to learn, and this cannot lead to successful learning. You cannot transfer what you have not learned, and the impairment of the ability to generalize is a crucial learning failure. Would you ask those who have failed to learn what learning aids are for? They do not know. If they could interpret the aids correctly, they would have learned from them.

I have said that the ego's rule is, "Seek and do not find." Translated into curricular terms this means, "Try to learn but do not succeed." The result of this curriculum goal is obvious. Every legitimate teaching aid, every real instruction, and every sensible guide to learning will be misinterpreted, since they are all for facilitating the learning this strange curriculum is against. If you are trying to learn how not to learn, and the aim of your teaching is to defeat itself, what can you expect but confusion? Such a curriculum does not make sense. This attempt at "learning" has so weakened your mind that you cannot love, for the curriculum you have chosen is against love, and amounts to a course in how to attack yourself. A supplementary goal in this curriculum is learning how not to overcome the split that makes its primary aim believable. And you will not overcome the split in this curriculum, for all your learning will be on its behalf. Yet your mind speaks against your learning as your learning speaks against your mind, and so you fight against all learning and succeed, for that is what you want. But perhaps you do not realize, even yet, that there is something you want to learn, and that you can learn it because it is your choice to do so.

You who have tried to learn what you do not want should take heart, for although the curriculum you set yourself is depressing indeed, it is merely ridiculous if you look at it. Is it possible that the way to achieve a goal is not to attain it? Resign now as your own teacher. This resignation will not lead to depression. It is merely the result of an honest appraisal of what you have taught yourself, and of the learning outcomes that have resulted. Under the proper learning conditions, which you can neither provide nor understand, you will become an excellent learner and an excellent teacher. But it is not so yet, and will not be so until the whole learning situation as you have set it up is reversed.
I have to resign as my own teacher. I decide for love and forgiveness. Not to condone my past actions, but because I need love to let go of my ideas and mistakes, constantly. I need love to open up to truth, and to act again as a citizen of the universe. I offer love to everyone, to myself for whatever crosses my mind. Only love heals.

Your learning potential, properly understood, is limitless because it will lead you to God. You can teach the way to Him and learn it, if you follow the Teacher Who knows the way to Him and understands His curriculum for learning it. The curriculum is totally unambiguous, because the goal is not divided and the means and the end are in complete accord. You need offer only undivided attention. Everything else will be given you. For you really want to learn aright, and nothing can oppose the decision of God's Son. His learning is as unlimited as he is.

The light has come. I am taking responsibility, and go home. I accepted a new idea. Thank you, God.

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