October 29, 2007

Big Mind

Thanks for bearing with me. I just came back from an Advent of A Great Awakening in Ohio which was quite a trip for me. I am grateful to be back, but more grateful to be part of this awakening and project of teaching A Course In Miracles. What better could one possibly do? I should be able to write a little the next few days.

Meanwhile, I have "Big Mind", a great little video and song by a musician and friend of mine. A friend said, it is a real piece of art. I agree. I love the song. Great imagery. Watch the synchronisms when the music blends with the images. If all this was intended? Enjoy...

What do you think of the song? Know of similar songs?

October 17, 2007

I See Only The Past

If everything I see is already over, why do I react to it as if it were happening now? What need do I have to defend myself against ANYTHING, if the Course is right? What could I possibly want to change, no matter how uncomfortable and threatening it may appear to be? I could let myself die, for I cannot die. I could let myself be changed in a miraculous event of inclusion of whatever comes to confront my limited identity, and simply expand in its light. Yet I defend myself, screaming and kicking and judging, only to stay separate and apart. I am insane.

Reasonably, all I could do is look and judge not, thereby keeping the truth in mind that whatever I face or see is already over. My slightest reaction shows me that I lost sight of the truth. As Jesus says in chapter 27, "The Hero of the Dream", I would not react at all to figures in a dream I knew that I was dreaming.

Now, that takes mind training. It takes everything of me. It takes all my determination to not give in to temptation. That must be peace of mind; to look "on everyone, on every circumstance, all happenings and all events, without the slightest fading of the light" Christ's vision sees. Without God's Help I will never be able to do this.

"If you but knew how much your Father yearns to have you recognize your sinlessness, you would not let His Voice appeal in vain, nor turn away from His replacement for the fearful images and dreams you made. The Holy Spirit understands the means you made, by which you would attain what is forever unattainable. And if you offer them to Him, He will employ the means you made for exile to restore your mind to where it truly is at home." (ACIM, Workbook, What is the Holy Spirit?)
"Christ's vision has one law. It does not look upon a body, and mistake it for the Son whom God created. It beholds a light beyond the body; an idea beyond what can be touched, a purity undimmed by errors, pitiful mistakes, and fearful thoughts of guilt from dreams of sin. It sees no separation. And it looks on everyone, on every circumstance, all happenings and all events, without the slightest fading of the light it sees.

This can be taught; and must be taught by all who would achieve it. It requires but the recognition that the world can not give anything that faintly can compare with this in value; nor set up a goal that does not merely disappear when this has been perceived. And this you give today: See no one as a body. Greet him as the Son of God he is, acknowledging that he is one with you in holiness.
" (ACIM, Lesson 158)
God's light, available to me in Christ's vision, transforms this world which is my projection, or my ideas of what I am, separated from the universe.
The past is over. It can touch me not.

"Unless the past is over in my mind, the real world must escape my sight. For I am really looking nowhere; seeing but what is not there. How can I then perceive the world forgiveness offers? This the past was made to hide, for this the world that can be looked on only now. It has no past. For what can be forgiven but the past, and if it is forgiven it is gone.

Father, let me not look upon a past that is not there. For You have offered me Your Own replacement, in a present world the past has left untouched and free of sin. Here is the end of guilt. And here am I made ready for Your final step. Shall I demand that You wait longer for Your Son to find the loveliness You planned to be the end of all his dreams and all his pain?
"(ACIM, Lesson 289)

Now I can look at these images differently. What do I see? Where is my focus? It is entirely up to me. Is it simply nice images of fall colors, or do I see my own reflection offering me an alternative?

The past is over. It can touch me not.

The past is over. It can touch me not II

The question is as always: what do I want, no matter how much I may wish to deceive myself on this. Am I willing to recognize the illusory nature of things? If I would, I could hardly be tempted. I am tempted to give in and react because I do not recognize things as they are. I see everything upside down. I am past. Upset, fearful, judgmental, and defending myself all alone in the universe. What an idea and existence!

Jesus, I can't do this. Please help.

Thank you for A Course In Miracles. Thank you for coming back, and being with me always. I love you.

Time to see a new heaven and a new earth...

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October 10, 2007

Time -- The Problem of Locating Yourself

This post invites you to an incredible exploration of the idea of time on video, dealing with our frustration in trying to answer the question of what time is, and offering the miracle of the collapse of time to be born again.

With Einstein we know of the complete relativity of time. Through Heisenberg we can be certain that we will never be able to locate ourselves in time/space, yet we do so with stubborn ignorance, holding onto and justifying an idea of body identity that contains all of our past memories, and projecting them into a future that is not different from the past, if time is a dimension like space is. Yet all we can say in any given moment is that there is no time; this instant is the only time there is. The idea of time is not the idea of God. Does the fox know of time? Does the primate plan for the future? Who is it that knows of time, and lives his life by its laws?

A Course In Miracles teaches me that time is an invention of my mind. Who am I without time? What is the "time" before time? What can collapse the distance between the Alpha and the Omega? If I can look at time as the distance between the beginning and the end, I can also admit that all time must be already over. I must be over in whatever I think of myself. Who am I then? (Image credit: Cory Ench; click on the image to get to the artist's page. The still picture of the embed player below is from the same artist.)

Obviously, it takes a miracle to collapse time so that I can experience myself as I truly am, before time was, and after it is over. Since there is no one but me making up time, the miracle would have to happen in MY MIND. That is what A Course In Miracles is about. It's mind training provides the means for the undoing of my time identity. That is the adventure, everyone is looking for.
"The miracle minimizes the need for time. In the longitudinal or horizontal plane the recognition of the equality of the members of the Sonship appears to involve almost endless time. However, the miracle entails a sudden shift from horizontal to vertical perception. This introduces an interval from which the giver and receiver both emerge farther along in time than they would otherwise have been. The miracle thus has the unique property of abolishing time to the extent that it renders the interval of time it spans unnecessary. There is no relationship between the time a miracle takes and the time it covers. The miracle substitutes for learning that might have taken thousands of years. It does so by the underlying recognition of perfect equality of giver and receiver on which the miracle rests. The miracle shortens time by collapsing it, thus eliminating certain intervals within it. It does this, however, within the larger temporal sequence." (ACIM, Chapter 1, Revelation, Time and Miracles)

"The idea that the conceptual mind, in its organization of time, can actually locate itself anywhere is the dilemma of the Uncertainty Principle of Jesus. The simple fact of the matter is you can’t. Did I forget to locate ourselves here for just a minute? Here…I did, I charged into that a little bit. Let’s come together for just a moment. I’m looking at our relative associations based on the Revelations that I just read you. Say to me: 'I am the Alpha and the Omega.' I am the beginning and the end. Here’s a problem you have: in your idea of the sequentiality of objectivity association, you believe that if you collapse your beginning and your end, you’ll be nothing – you’ll be gone. I want to assure you that because of the entirety of the uncertainty of your relationship in space/time, the moment you didn’t attempt to locate yourself within your identity of your invention of time, you would not be gone, OK, but in the entirety of the Mind of God. You would not be lost, but found.

Very simply the idea of your location in time, human, in your invention of your determination to organize within the whole fundamental idea of separation, is why you’re here.

Time, or the idea of time within your objective association, is in a literal sense, what’s denying you the creative entirety of the universe.

Here I am within an aggregation of your identity of yourself, in the conflict that is inevitable in separate location, showing you that the immediate solution would be to locate yourself with objects that are apparently contained at the speed of light, in the certainty that at any single moment you can be found in your entirety.
We are discovering to our happy amazement the complete relativity of our associations with each other in the fabric of the idea that we even fundamentally could have been separate, so that the basis of our reality is then the idea that once we have located ourselves within space/time, we must justify it. The idea that it’s not justifiable is a threat to you, because the determination of your consciousness association with yourself is where the justification lies. The problem is not that so much, the problem is that in the justification for yourself in time, cannot not be your own termination. Do you see? If you’ve invented time, an idea about what you intend to be in a correspondence with yourself, you cannot not get the result of your own time frame." (Excerpt by Master Teacher in Quantum Resolution, Episode III)

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October 5, 2007

Jesus Is Speaking -- I Love You

"I hear only the Holy Spirit in you, Who speaks to me through you." This is the line that stood out for me, when I read this morning the first section, "I Love You", of this great little booklet, called Jesus Is Speaking. Except for the Bible quote, all words are taken from A Course In Miracles. This line is all I need to accept my innocence and perfection. Jesus does not look at my mistakes and shortcomings, or whatever I may think of myself. He listens only to the Holy Spirit in me, whom He said He will send to everyone.

And there is all my sin and separation made obvious. As long as I don't hear only the Holy Spirit in myself and you, I am lost -- nowhere, dead -- listening to my own voice which leads me to making false judgments and asserting my own ideas and grievances. My sin or separation is that I think I can make another voice, and have another will but God's. How impossible is that! It is what the Course calls arrogance. Do I really want to believe there could be something God willed not to be? What could be more arrogant than this?

Do you care to take a look at the insanity of the human condition? How foolish, how ridiculous my idea of a separate will. And yet, how fundamentally it serves as the cornerstone of my existence here, that I never care to even look at it so that it could be questioned based on the idea of its source. Do I know that this is the basis of my existence? That is why Jesus said, "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do. Literally, I do not know what I am doing, where I am from and why I am here. I see myself as something God did not will to be. How more wrong could I be. Yet, how simple the solution. I am wrong, and my mistakes are easily undone in my surrender to God's will. In a new alignment with the vision of Christ, I will be born again.

What I am saying is this: I cannot solve this problem. Thinking in separation, believing it to be real, I cannot make myself whole again. I have canceled myself out. There is no separation, because God willed it not. Yet, how real it is, once I have deluded myself to believe I am this body identity, walking my separate ways, thinking separate private thoughts, waiting to die as my only purpose and escape from this condition.

I am very aware of the fact that I need to train my mind not to give in to such thoughts and ideas. The human condition is insane, and it does not matter, what the particulars are. It is all the same. I cannot solve any of it, yet I can demand of myself to stay conscious to its thoughts and ideas. I will there be light. I will that this gets undone. That is my prayer. I will the light of truth to dawn on my mind and shine my darkness away. I will not accept to wander off and believe a false image of myself. I give my thoughts and feelings to God to purify them from the insanity of my mind.

Christ at the Sea of Galilee

Thank God for the Course In Miracles that points out to me my condition, and offers a real solution, saying that everything I see is already over and that everyone has accepted this in time to return back home in Heaven. Thank you Father, for Jesus, Who shows me the way. Who tells me He loves me, holding my hand to walk out of this nightmare of denial and death. My acceptance is my acceptance of atonement for myself.

Enough is enough. I love you.

So, here is Jesus, speaking to us...

As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength,
and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.

Come unto me,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

I love you.

I love you for the truth in you, as God does. Your deceptions may deceive you, but they cannot deceive me. Knowing what you are, I cannot doubt you. I hear only the Holy Spirit in you, Who speaks to me through you.

I come to you from our Father to offer you everything again. I love all that He created, and all my faith and my belief I offer unto it. My faith in you is as strong as all the love I give to my Father. My trust in you is without limit, and without the fear that you will hear me not.

Love's meaning is your own and shared by God Himself. For what you are is what He is. There is no love but His, and what He is, is everything there is.

Let the Love of God shine upon you by your acceptance of me. My reality is yours and His. By joining your mind with mine, you are signifying your awareness that the Will of God is one.

Would you know the Will of God for you? Ask it of me who knows it for you and you will find it. I will deny you nothing, as God denies me nothing. Ours is simply the journey back to God Who is our home.

The journey to God is merely the reawakening of the knowledge of where you are always, and what you are forever. It is a journey without distance to a goal that has never changed. Truth can only be experienced. It cannot be described and it cannot be explained. I can make you aware of the conditions of truth, but the experience is of God. Together we can meet its conditions, but truth will dawn upon you of itself.

I give you the lamp and will go with you. You will not take this journey alone. I will lead you to your true Father, Who hath need of you, as I have.

Your Father loves you. All the world of pain is not His Will. Forgive yourself the thought He wanted this for you.

You cannot understand how much your Father loves you, for there is no parallel in your experience of the world to help you understand it. There is nothing on earth with which it can compare, and nothing you have ever felt apart from Him resembles it ever so faintly.

Only the Love of God will protect you in all circumstances. It will lift you out of every trial, and raise you high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety.

God's Will for you is perfect happiness because there is no sin, and suffering is causeless. Joy is just, and pain is but the sign you have misunderstood yourself. Fear not the Will of God. But turn to it in confidence that it will set you free from all the consequences sin has wrought in feverish imagination.

To your tired eyes I bring a vision of a different world, so new and clean and fresh you will forget the pain and sorrow that you saw before. Yet this a vision is which you must share with everyone you see, for otherwise you will behold it not. To give this gift is how to make it yours. And God ordained, in loving kindness, that it be for you.

It is not time we need for this. It is but willingness. For what would seem to need a thousand years can easily be done in just one instant by the grace of God.

His gift of grace is more than just an answer. It restores all memories the sleeping mind forgot; all certainty of what Love's meaning is.

This world is full of miracles. They stand in shining silence next to every dream of pain and suffering, of sin and guilt. Let us be glad that we can walk the world, and find so many chances to perceive another situation where God's gift can once again be recognized as ours!

And thus will all the vestiges of hell, the secret sins and hidden hates be gone. And all the loveliness which they concealed appear like lawns of Heaven to our sight, to lift us high above the thorny roads we traveled on before the Christ appeared.

God gives thanks to you, His Son, for being what you are.

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.

You do not walk alone. God's angels hover near and all about. His Love surrounds you, and of this be sure; that I will never leave you comfortless.

"Father, You stand before me and behind, beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go. You are in all the things I look upon, the sounds I hear, and every hand that reaches for my own. In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief. For what surrounds Your Son and keeps him safe is Love Itself. There is no Source but This, and nothing that does not share Its holiness; that stands beyond Your one creation, or without the Love Which holds all things within Itself. Father, Your Son is like Yourself. We come to You in Your Own Name today, to be at peace within Your everlasting Love."
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