May 25, 2008

Giving Myself away

The other day I heard an idea expressed in a new idea. It was about giving, giving as an action of mind. Giving means the giving away of my ideas of what I need to be comfortable, and to be happy. Fact is I don't know what I really need. No one knows. Yet I have all sorts of ideas and patterns established in my mind on how to get what I think I need. Along these lines of thought I will always experience lack, because my ideas are ideas of lack. As I give them away, I am not bound by them, but open to experience a new freedom.

Master Teacher left his body. I don't see him anymore, and that is getting to me now. At first I felt simply gratitude for him, and joy, experiencing that nothing really happened, that all is well and continuing according to God's plan. Yet there seems to be a cleanup happening. That initial sense of freedom and love made way to sadness and even depression. It is catching up with me emotionally. I simply miss Master Teacher. He "was" such a strong reference and guarantee of an alignment with truth in my mind. I simply want him back. Pure selfishness. That is the way my story goes. While I know it is just a story of mine -- I am never sad/depressed about Master Teacher leaving his body for the reason I think -- it is too late already. I feel the emotions. I can't hide from them. I can't think myself out of them. That is not what I am asked to do. Everything changes as I let go of the meaning I have given everything.

Obviously, I can't fill the gap by my own means. I may try to substitute, but it won't work. I don't want healing to be delayed. The discovery is, as always, very simple. I don't have to do anything except to be honest and truly admit to what is going on with me. As I do this with all of me, not trying to exclude my emotions, I clearly see the healing coming from God. I can't solve my situation. I can't make Master Teacher come back. I give my need to God, and find it fulfilled in a more direct and comforting way than ever before. My need disappears. I am free. Simply because I don't insist on a specific solution. I don't need to know what will happen. I don't justify my story. I simply give it to God, because I am sick and tired of my own judgment and subsequent failure to solve my problem.

It is so simple. How could I ever miss this? It is applicable for any problem I perceive. God takes care of me, if I let Him. God is my strength, my Reality. It is a miracle.

We always teach, "give yourself away". It doesn't matter what it is I give. Asking for help and not hiding myself is giving. God only gives. God is love. He never gives me anything but love, no matter where I am coming from. Yet I can't receive unless I give. I won't find help, unless I ask for help, and trust. I won't find forgiveness, unless I offer forgiveness. Beyond this world there is a world I want. It is all in my trusting or for-giving.

"The children of God are entitled to the perfect comfort that comes from perfect trust. Until they achieve this, they waste themselves and their true creative powers on useless attempts to make themselves more comfortable by inappropriate means. But the real means are already provided, and do not involve any effort at all on their part. The Atonement is the only gift that is worthy of being offered at the altar of God, because of the value of the altar itself. It was created perfect and is entirely worthy of receiving perfection. God and His creations are completely dependent on each other. He depends on them because He created them perfect. He gave them His peace so they could not be shaken and could not be deceived. Whenever you are afraid you are deceived, and your mind cannot serve the Holy Spirit. This starves you by denying you your daily bread. God is lonely without His Sons, and they are lonely without Him. They must learn to look upon the world as a means of healing the separation. The Atonement is the guarantee that they will ultimately succeed." (A Course In Miracles, Chapter 2.III)

May 17, 2008

Love and Appreciation for The Master Teacher of A Course In Miracles

This is an invitation for everyone who knew -- or did not know -- my teacher, The Master Teacher of A Course In Miracles, to join in on PalTalk for an evening to share our love and gratitude for his uncompromising and unwavering dedication to the awakening of each and everyone of us. He left his body on Tuesday, 13th of May. It was a surprise to me, but then it was not. His mission was done. He had called and chosen us, and he has fulfilled his promise to us in our awakening. Thank you, Dear One -- as I call him -- for everything. I am forever grateful to you. I love you.

Now what? This is about my transition now. Nothing has really changed, I still have to apply and teach A Course In Miracles and thereby fulfill my function as a Teacher of God while following him, returning home to our Father in Heaven. I have no idea how that will look like, and how much time it will involve. His last words were, "it will be very short". I do know I want to go home. I don't want to make more time. I don't need to stay here. It is accomplished already. Time is short.

Dear One was truly my teacher who gave me everything every single day I had the privilege to be with him, as he still does. Words fail to let you know what he is for me. I know one thing: he did not leave me. He is with me still, always.

An Evening of Love and Appreciation
for The Master Teacher of A Course In Miracles

With Alden and Darla Hughes
from Endeavor Academy and Miracles Healing Center
PALTALK at ACIM Gather Room
7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008

Our beloved Teacher and friend, Dear One, left the body on May 13.
Many of you also know Dear One as a teacher of teachers and a beloved friend. We invite you to join us this evening in not just talking about Dear One but BEING with him in a brand new hologram of light that he continues to offer - even now - to everyone.

As you well know, he has not 'gone anywhere'! There has simply been a new offering made of pure, resurrecting light and love. Our personal, ongoing experience is expressed by Jesus so beautifully with the words:
"I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you."

We will share Dear One's deep love for us all by offering his healing voice and some of his favorite songs. We love you and hope to see you there!

For information on our ongoing mission of extending A Course in Miracles, go to Endeavor Academy, or call 608-253-6898. For an experience of Dear One's teachings, see his videos at The Miracles Network or at Truveo, A Course In Miracles with Master Teacher.

To learn about our healing ministry and Course In Miracles Retreats or advent programs, go to The Miracles Healing Center. The Miracles Healing Center also offers a prayer line 24 hours, 7 days a week: 608-253-HEAL (4325)

Watch yesterdays video to experience Master Teacher now...

I'm Guilty Of Loving You

Thank you.

May 9, 2008

Update on Recent Activities on Squidoo

Dear Reader,

I would like to let you know about a newly created website (Lens) of mine on Squidoo. It is meant to present some of the masterpieces of teaching and learning that we use in our endeavor to change and heal our minds, first and foremost, of course, A Course In Miracles. I called it "Resources of a Simple Truth: Ideas and Practice of Only ONE Thing - Just Be Here Now"

Another one I just made is called "There Is no Solution here". I tried out the new lens format for a debate hoping to bring an idea to our awareness that easily escapes us in our daily preoccupations and routines. There is no solution here. Wouldn't that be worth an argument? Sometimes I do enter and loose myself in futile discussions, only to realize again, that there is no solution here. Conflict can't be solved on the level were it is seen. A recent debate here on this blog showed this to me very clearly.

How about you? Do you (still) see hope for yourself and others to be in this world and find solutions to the problems of our existence? Don't we all have this nagging feeling of our own futility? I included some fitting expressions from "A Spiritual Teachers Notebook" by Master Teacher. Thank God that this is available. Thank God for me that I can hear this.

I also updated my lenses "The Master Teacher: The Greatest Videos Ever" and "Healing - It's Your Decision In A Course In Miracles". I appreciate your interest and visit, or even comment and support.

Last but not least, a picture of the Wisconsin River from three weeks ago. After this long and hard winter the melt of all that snow let the river raise high. I like the reflection of the deep blue sky on the river. When we step back and don't judge, we see the majesty of ourselves reflected in the world, in nature. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. It is a mistake in our conceptual thought processes and projections to think we are separate from what we think. When we think we see beauty outside, we see ourselves.