My new Oracle

Sawadee Khrap

OracleA great way to randomly study the “Course” is presented in the ORACLE page of ACIM NOW’s website.   

I also put the link on my phone so I can use it every day.     Today’s selection, for me, was the same as todays daily lesson – Coincidence ! ,  I think not.   

Workbook Lesson #325:

All things I think I see reflect ideas.

“This is salvation’s keynote: What I see reflects a process in my mind, which starts with my idea of what I want.  From there, the mind makes up an image of the thing the mind desires, judges valuable, and therefore seeks to find. These images are then projected outward, looked upon, esteemed as real and guarded as one’s own.  From insane wishes comes an insane world.  From judgment comes a world condemned.  And from forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth, with mercy for the holy Son of God, to offer him a kindly home where he can rest a while before he journeys on, and help his brothers walk ahead with him, and find the way to Heaven and to God.

Our Father, Your ideas reflect the truth, and mine apart from Yours but make up dreams. Let me behold what only Yours reflect, for Yours and Yours alone establish truth.”

So true, So true…….  May I seek ONLY   to see a FORGIVEN world, bathed in the light of Christ’s Vision.

To use the new oracle – Click on the swill image or the link above and then after the webpage loads scroll down and click the spiral again.       For new beginners, I highly recommend doing at least. the first 30  lessons exactly as instructed,  to establish a firm foundation – naturally 60 lessons or beyond is always better. .

God Blesses         Christ Blesses          I Bless


AGAIN – “Dualist or Non-Dualist”

Sawadee Khrap

The prayer, said to be spoken by Jesus,  before he was taken for trial was stated in John 17:1 KJV as:

[Jesus Prays for Himself]
Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

[Jesus Prays for His Disciples]
“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.

I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.

[Jesus Prays for All Believers]
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

This is strictly NON-DUALISM.   That there is ONLY “ONE” and the ONE contains the “ALL”   

The same truth is in the basic teachings of BUDDHA.    Enlightenment is the  letting go of all attachments, even to the last and most important –The “self” – the egotistic limited concept of oneself.      And the realization that the un-limited remaining “SELF” is all there is.  Ultimate PEACE because there is NOTHING in conflict nor lacking. “ONENESS”.

The “religions”,  which formed after these “TEACHERS” or Masters were gone,  took up the worldly “Dualistic” or “Egotistic” interpretation of their teachings.   Isn’t it so !

Suffering and Sin are the concepts of Dualism – the realm where opposites exist.   Separation, specialness, limitation, attack and defend,  or lack of LOVE called HATE, bodies and time.  THE PHYSICAL WORLD !

God Blesses      Christ Blesses        I Bless


The Presidency

Sawadee Khrap

Choosing Democrat or Republican makes no difference in salvation.  BOTH are in the world of Illusion or separation from God’s REALITY.  BOTH are Ego based outcomes.  FORGIVENESS is the key to salvation and RightMindfullness.    Praying for “God’s Will be done” is NOT praying for a political outcome, BUT is the realization that we are God’s Son and forever loved, not trapped in a world of ciaos and suffering.  

When Jesus was in the world,  they were looking for a political savior to conquer the Roman oppressors.    He came to show or demonstrate that political outcomes and even DEATH were illusions.    Salvation was not changing this world but accepting the TURE REALITY of God’s WORLD.

PRAY that the world accepts GOD’S REALITY and relinquish the ego’s thought system.   Remember the Prodigal Son parable.   It definitely applies here.    Be that Son !!!!!

God Blesses      Christ Blesses        I Bless


Most Powerful Lesson in ACIM

Sawadee Khrap

Today’s lesson #311 is extremely powerful at restoring our sanity.

I judge all things as I would have them be.

1. Judgment was made to be a weapon used against the truth. It separates what it is being used against, and sets it off as if it were a thing apart. And then it makes of it what you would have it be. It judges what it cannot understand, because it cannot see totality and therefore judges falsely. Let us not use it today, but make a gift of it to Him Who has a different use for it. He will relieve us of the agony of all the judgments we have made against ourselves, and re-establish peace of mind by giving us God’s Judgment of His Son.

2. Father, we wait with open mind today, to hear Your Judgment of the Son You love. We do not know him, and we cannot judge. And so we let Your Love decide what he whom You created as Your Son must be.

Father,  may I learn this lesson with all my hear for it is the path to YOU and MYSELF.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses         I Bless


Faith and Justice

Sawadee Khrap

Today I asked “What would You have me do?, Where would You have me go?, What would You have me say?, and to whom? …..  and waited and my first thought was to refer to my “oracle” selection from ACIM and that was:  Chapter 25 The justice of God – Section 8. Justice Returned to Love.

The Holy Spirit can use all that you give to Him for your salvation.  But He cannot use what you withhold, for He cannot take it from you without your willingness.  For if He did, you would believe He wrested it from you against your will.  And so you would not learn it is your will to be without it.  You need not give it to Him wholly willingly, for if you could you had no need of Him.  But this He needs; that you prefer He take it than that you keep it for yourself alone, and recognize that what brings loss to no one you would not know.  This much is necessary to add to the idea no one can lose for you to gain.  And nothing more.

Here is the only principle salvation needs.  Nor is it necessary that your faith in it be strong, unswerving, and without attack from all beliefs opposed to it.  You have no fixed allegiance.  But remember salvation is not needed by the saved.  You are not called upon to do what one divided still against himself would find impossible.  Have little faith that wisdom could be found in such a state of mind.  But be you thankful that only little faith is asked of you. What but a little faith remains to those who still believe in sin?  What could they know of Heaven and the justice of the saved?”

Knowing this I can go out and walk around the world today and expect the lessons I need to learn  presented for me to see.   The little faith needed to see them is all I need and I am assured that I will have the strength and courage to learn from them.  Salvation is given me but for the asking and my secret judgements will be reveled to me so I can let them go.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses    I Bless


Let not my world obscure the sight of Christ.

Sawadee Khrap


I can obscure my holy sight, if I intrude my world upon it. Nor can I behold the holy sights Christ looks upon, unless it is His vision that I use. Perception is a mirror, not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward. I would bless the world by looking on it through the eyes of Christ. And I will look upon the certain signs that all my sins have been forgiven me.

You lead me from the darkness to the light; from sin to holiness. Let me forgive, and thus receive salvation for the world. It is Your gift, my Father, given me to offer to Your holy Son, that he may find again the memory of You, and of Your Son as You created him.”

God Blesses         Christ  Blesses            I Bless


Medical update

Sawadee Khrap

DIP  Drug Induced Parkinsonism.    Just had a MRI and MRA scan done, thank God I am in Thailand – cost 11,000 Baht,  US $350.   The results showed that the Parkinson symptoms were probably caused by the drugs and not brain damage.   Madiplot and Concor (CCB)  were the two blood pressure controlling drugs’ that got me going.

Looking on Google there are many DIP  (Drug Induced Parkinson) articles and most mention these drugs specifically.   My withdraw has taken 8 weeks so far and still mild tremors and lip shaking occurs, hopefully gone in a few more weeks. 

Getting enough sleep is crucial.   I intend to  start a night walking exercise, up and down the parking lot, to tire me out before bedtime and it should also help support a lower BP.   Using 60mg Valsartan, 30 morning / 30 evening,  seems to be holding my BP in the range 140-160.  And the Neurologist has me started on 1/2 tab of Apolets, antiplatelet, each morning as apposed to the normal baby aspirin routine.   I do have blockage in the Carotid arties so it can’t hurt.    I hold that questionable but will try it for a while to see is there are any undesirable side effects.  As I told the Dr., I am looking for QUALITY of life NOT QUANITY.  I sure as hell don’t want to become a drugged Parkinson vegetable case BUT they can always say he has low blood pressure.

Anyway things are returning to a 80 YO normal and have clarity of mind to continue seeking a closer relationship with God.

God Blesses    Christ  Blesses         I Bless



Sawadee Khrap

My “oracle” selection from ACIM today was Chapter 9 : The Acceptance of  the Atonement – 1. The acceptance of reality

This excerpt really stood out:

“Fear of the Will of God is one of the strangest beliefs the human mind has ever made.  It could not possibly have occurred unless the mind were already profoundly split, making it possible for it to be afraid of what it really is.  Reality cannot “threaten” anything except illusions, since reality can only uphold truth. The very fact that the Will of God, which is what you are, is perceived as fearful, demonstrates that you are afraid of what you are.  It is not, then, the Will of God of which you are afraid, but yours.”

and continues:

“You have set up this strange situation so that it is impossible to escape from it without a Guide Who does know what your reality is.  The purpose of this Guide is merely to remind you of what you want.  He is not attempting to force an alien will upon you.  He is merely making every possible effort, within the limits you impose on Him, to re-establish your own will in your awareness.

You have imprisoned your will beyond your own awareness, where it remains, but cannot help you.  When I said that the Holy Spirit’s function is to sort out the true from the false in your mind, I meant that He has the power to look into what you have hidden and recognize the Will of God there

God knows the “right guide” I need and has provided for me , all I need do is listen and concern myself with the lessons “I” need to learn. 

In my case that guide or Master is Jesus, and as he said “My sheep know my voice”.   I need not concern myself with other shepherds and their flocks – they know his voice.   As Jesus said,”In my Father’s house are many rooms. I go to make a place for you.” 

Here in Thailand, Buddha is also a guide –  showing a path to reduce suffering and finding peace and understanding,  in this world.  Only through a peaceful mind can enlightenment or atonement be accepted.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses     I Bless


Equanimity, attraction and aversion

Sawadee Khrap

Here’s a great talk “Is Homosexuality FORBIDDEN in Hinduism? A Scriptural Perspective” by  Swami Tadatmananda  a traditionally-trained teacher of Advaita Vedanta, meditation, and Sanskrit at the  Arsha Bodha Center.

Note where he discusses proper judgment.

“To understand why, consider how the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures place great emphasis on spiritual values like tolerances, equanimity, and on graceful acceptance of things that cannot be changed.   The Gita famously says. “samatvam yoga ucyate”, yoga is equanimity. Properly understood, equanimity is to refrain from judging all the people, things, and events in life because what’s good for you may be bad for someone else, and visa versa. Good simply means what you like, and bad means what you don’t like.  In Sanskrit, these two notions are called raga and dvesha, attraction and aversion, or more simply, likes and dislikes. Raga and dvesha compel you to chase after whatever you think is good.  These two urges keep your attention firmly fixed on worldly matters, and prevent you from gaining a higher spiritual perspective. Raga and dvesha are huge obstacles to spiritual growth.  To overcome them you have to drop your habitual judgments of good and bad.  You have to develop equanimity.   You need an impartial, unbiased, and completely objective view of life.”

Recall  Genesis 3:4,    KJV   Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Be “LIKE” God – have the power of judgement.   To be able to change reality to our liking instead of accepting it as it was created.   The result of Sin, missing the mark or understanding,  is Death.   Non-equanimity or Spiritual DEATH.

Spiritual death is the birth place of illusions,  separation, and specialism.   The birth place of DUALISM.   The thought that there is existence  other than ONENESS, a tiny mad idea of separation, a dream – actually a nightmare, we call the Physical/Material World,  where pain, sacrifice and death rule over Love, Truth, Spirit, and Eternity.

The ancient Hindus knew it, Jesus taught it and made it personal, and it is repeated again in ACIM.

Thank you Father of providing me a way Home to You.

God Blesses      Christ Blesses      I Bless



Monotheism or Non-Dualistic

Sawadee Khrap

Yesterday had a great conversation on the differences between Mono-theism and  Non-Duality.     Monotheism says that there is only ONE God but also implies that this God is apart and distinct from its creations, whereas Non-Duality states there is only one REALITY, inclusive of God and any and all creations.     “I AM”, is Non-Dualistic statement.   Anything beyond this statement  introduces limits or a finite nature and is Dualistic.  Non-duality also expresses the true relationship of PEACE, TRUTH and LOVE for there is nothing in opposition or to be in conflict with. 

Only the desire to name, limit or be special, in any way,  would produce a dualistic view and possible Mono (or Poly) theistic worlds.   And of course, this is exactly what the Bible story is about.  Sin is the desire to be “special” and have the power to make judgments. Adam wanted the power to know good from evil and to name all the animals – but what is this but the perceived power to judge or change reality,  knowing Adam was not the Creator. 

In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus summed it up:

(#22)  Jesus saw infants being suckled.  He said to his disciples: “These little ones being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.”  They said to him: “Then will we enter the kingdom as little ones?”  Jesus said to them: “When you make the two into one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside and the above like the below —  that is, to make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female will not be female —  and when you make eyes instead of an eye and a hand instead of a hand and a foot instead of a foot, an image instead of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom].”   -and-  
(#29)  “If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder.  But if the spirit (came into being) because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.  Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has taken up residence in this poverty.”

And ACIM Lesson #284:

I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt

“Loss is not loss when properly perceived. Pain is impossible. There is no grief with any cause at all. And suffering of any kind is nothing but a dream. This is the truth, at first to be but said and then repeated many times; and next to be accepted as but partly true, with many reservations. Then to be considered seriously more and more, and finally accepted as the truth. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. And I would go beyond these words today, and past all reservations, and arrive at full acceptance of the truth in them.

Father, what You have given cannot hurt, so grief and pain must be impossible. Let me not fail to trust in You today, accepting but the joyous as Your gifts; accepting but the joyous as the truth.”

God Blesses    Christ Blesses   I Bless


Sleeping or Awake

Sawadee Khrap

Sleeping or awake  – Dreaming or Reality – Separate/Special or ONE – Duality or NON-DUALITY.

When you have seen this real world, as you will surely do, you WILL remember us. But you must learn the cost of sleeping, AND REFUSE TO PAY IT. Only then will you decide to awake. And then the real world will spring to your sight, for Christ has never slept. He is waiting to be seen, for He has never lost sight of YOU.  He looks quietly on the real world, which He would SHARE with you, because He knows of the Father’s love for Him. And knowing this, He would give you what is yours.  In perfect peace, He waits for you at His Father’s altar, holding out the Father’s love to you, in the quiet light of the Holy Spirit’s blessing. For the Holy Spirit will lead everyone home to his Father, where Christ waits as his Self.

Every child of God is one in Christ, for his being is in Christ as Christ’s is in God. Christ’s Love for you is His Love for His Father, which He knows because He knows His Father’s Love for Him.  When the Holy Spirit has at last led you to Christ at the altar to His Father, perception fuses into knowledge because perception has become so holy that its transfer to holiness is merely its natural extension.  Love transfers to love without any interference, for the two are one.  As you perceive more and more common elements in all situations, the transfer of training under the Holy Spirit’s guidance increases and becomes generalized. Gradually you learn to apply it to everyone and everything, for its applicability is universal.  When this has been accomplished, perception and knowledge have become so similar that they share the unification of the laws of God.

What is one cannot be perceived as separate, and the denial of the separation is the reinstatement of knowledge.  At the altar of God, the holy perception of God’s Son becomes so enlightened that light streams into it, and the spirit of God’s Son shines in the Mind of the Father and becomes one with it.  Very gently does God shine upon Himself, loving the extension of Himself that is His Son.  The world has no purpose as it blends into the purpose of God.  For the real world has slipped quietly into Heaven, where everything eternal in it has always been.  There the Redeemer and the redeemed join in perfect love of God and of each other.  Heaven is your home, and being in God it must also be in you.”     (ACIM    Chapter 11 “God’s Plan for Salvation” – section 6 “The Vision of Christ”   UrText (Unedited) version     or      
ACIM   Chapter 12 “The Holy Spirit’s Curriculum” – section 6 “The Vision of Christ”  Published version)

Jesus said “I and the Father are one, If you see me you see my Father”.  May I realize the same vision.

God Bless     Christ Bless      I Bless



Sawadee Khrap

Most all religions teach DUALISM.,  they consider this world as Reality and some, but not all,  believe in a separate Spirit world or visits by aliens.   Most all Gnostic teachings lean toward a non-dualistic view but in all cases they try to justify,  what they still feel as this world expressing good and/or evil.    It wasn’t until I was introduced to “A Course in Miracles” that I began to consider if there was any truth in a full belief in non-dualism.

Non-Dualism, what does it mean?    I love the way the  ACIM states it:

“Nothing real can be threatened.   Nothing unreal exists.   Herein lies the Peace of God.

There’s only ONE REALITY – GOD, expressed HERE by many words – All, Truth, Love, Mind, Idea, Thought,  One, Elohim, everything else is but a denial of God’s presence or ONENESS and is an illusion or dream of Separation or the desire or belief in specialness and doesn’t really exist.

The author of the  ‘Course’ is purported to be Jesus, ‘Is this the same person as expressed in the Bible?’.    in the Bible,  Jesus, taught using the words and symbols of a Dualistic religion, BUT, did He express ‘NON’ Dualism?

Consider what  Jesus stated   “I and the Father are One”, “I AM”, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.”.   “My Kingdom is not of this world,” and more specific in the Gospel of Thomas-# 3

“Rather, the kingdom is inside of you and outside of you.  When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.  But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty.”  and  #29

“If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder.  But if the spirit (came into being) because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.  Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has taken up residence in this poverty.”

Jesus is the Light of TRUTH,  – He brings the illusion of this world to the Truth of the Non-Dualistic God. “Elohim”

God is ONE,  –  Father, Son and Holy Spirit – “The Elohim” is ONE  Another name for the Son is Christ – “The Son of the Living God”  

Here’s a great explanation by Kenneth Wapnick  about ACIM’s  non-dualism.

kind and gentle 

God Blesses   Christ Blesses   I Bless


Last night’s dream

Sawadee Khrap

Last night I had a lucid and reassuring dream – I was lost somewhere but when I looked up I saw a bus stop and knew it was the last stop on the route but also the bus that would take me back to where I had come from.   I watched it arrive and ran to catch the bus and asked the driver if it would take me back, he said yes but that it was a public bus and he would not hurry up or deviate from the set route..  I agreed and got on.  Then I woke up.

I don’t put a lot of stock in using dreams as oracles or considering them anything except dreams but after reading this morning’s, Oct 1st  ACIM  Lesson  # 275    I am amazed but calm and ready to ride, so to say.

God’s healing Voice protects all things today.

1. Let us today attend the Voice for God, which speaks an ancient lesson, no more true today than any other day. Yet has this day been chosen as the time when we will seek and hear and learn and understand. Join me in hearing. For the Voice for God tells us of things we cannot understand alone, nor learn apart. It is in this that all things are protected. And in this the healing of the Voice for God is found.

2. Your healing Voice protects all things today, and so I leave all things to You. I need be anxious over nothing. For Your Voice will tell me what to do and where to go; to whom to speak and what to say to him, what thoughts to think, what words to give the world. The safety that I bring is given me. Father, Your Voice protects all things through me.

I  will  learn what Christ’s Forgiveness means.

God Blesses   Christ Blesses    I Bless


What is “Christ”? Simple question- Simple answer

Sawadee Khrap

Matthew 16:16 “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the CHRIST, the SON of the living God.       17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, BUT MY FATHER which is in heaven.”

THINK ABOUT THAT –   The SON of the living God.  “ELOHIM”        Remember Genesis 1:27   “ So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.”

MAN WAS CREATED IN ELOHIM’S OWN IMAGE. In the Image and Likeness of God – “Spirit, One in the Elohim.”       Elohim is PLURAL, the “ALL” –  Seeing anything else is imagining but an ILLUSION, a dream or nightmare  of separation from the ALL – a tiny MAD idea in the mind of God’s Son.  Remember the story of the Prodigal Son.

The PHYSICAL world demands separation or specialness – only in the SPIRIT  world can  abstract or plurality exist and be realized as “ONE”.  As Jesus said “My Kingdom is not of this world.” and “in my Father’s house are many rooms and I go to make a place for you.”

My Lesson #271 says it all:

Christ’s is the vision I will use today.

1. Each day, each hour, every instant, I am choosing what I want to look upon, the sounds I want to hear, the witnesses to what I want to be the truth for me. Today I choose to look upon what Christ would have me see, to listen to God’s Voice, and seek the Witnesses to what is true in God’s creation. In Christ’s sight, the world and God’s creation meet, and as they come together all perception disappears. His kindly sight redeems the world from death, for nothing that He looks on but must live, remembering the Father and the Son; Creator and creation unified.

2. Father, Christ’s vision is the way to You. What He beholds invites Your memory to be restored to me. And this I choose, to be what I would look upon today.

“Father forgive them they know not what they do.”

God Blesses   Christ Blesses  We Bless   I Bless