A different perspective –

Sawadee Khrap

Here is a Jewish Rabbi’s perspective on the Adam and Eve story.     After all it’s their story but the other religions have twisted it into their theology – which one is correct ?   Consider it and reflect on the illusion of judgement and the world of bodies as explained in ACIM – a much better interpretation of what happened – Isn’t it so..

Trying to bring God into the illusion won’t work but bringing the Illusion to God will allow the Holy Spirt to show you the answer.Rabbi story of Adam and Eve

Holy Spirit’s Role

Sawadee Khrap

This passage speaks for itself !!!!

“Against the ego’s insane notion of salvation, the Holy Spirit gently lays the holy instant. We said before that the Holy Spirit must teach through comparisons, and uses opposites to point to truth. The holy instant is the OPPOSITE of the ego’s fixed belief in salvation through vengeance for the past. In the holy instant, it is ACCEPTED that the past is gone, and WITH its passing, the drive for vengeance HAS BEEN uprooted, and has disappeared. The stillness and the peace of NOW, enfold you in perfect gentleness. Everything is gone, EXCEPT THE TRUTH.

For a time, you may attempt to bring illusions INTO the holy instant, to hinder your full awareness of the COMPLETE DIFFERENCE, in ALL respects, between your EXPERIENCE of truth and illusion. But you will not attempt this long. In the holy instant, the power of the Holy Spirit WILL prevail, BECAUSE YOU JOINED HIM. The illusions you bring with you, will weaken the EXPERIENCE of Him for a while, and will prevent you from KEEPING the experience in your mind. Yet the holy instant IS eternal, and your illusions of time will NOT prevent the timeless from being what it is, nor you from EXPERIENCING it as it is.”   (ACIM T16H6)

Remembering this during my day will allow the real world to appear where chaos and fear reigned before – God Bless

Ciao

Today’s thought-bring Truth to illusions

Sawadee Khrap

Today my thought and meditation is:  How to bring Truth to illusion.

Illusion can never be brought to Truth for it is its opposite, BUT Truth can be brought to illusions and shine them away in the LIGHT of REALITY.

Today, I will not try to bring Heaven to Frank, but rather bring the Truth to Frank about Heaven.   Heaven is the ONENESS of God and His Creations.  Frank is the aspect of an illusion that confirms separation, a special BODY or state, unique and apart from all the rest and capable of attack and need of defense..  Sickness is proof that it can be attacked and therefor must defend itself.

“I am as God Created me.”  is a statement of Truth and states that because ‘like creates like ‘, which is even true in this world,  I am created in the Spirit of God.  Spirit has no boundaries and celebrates Its Oneness as Its Joy.   Only in a illusional world of separation do different levels exist – Oneness is ONE, or in other words – HEAVEN.

  1. This realization of TRUTH allows me ,Frank, to step back and put aside judgment to defend my perspective of the situation and watch the illusion (or dream)  change in such a way to benefit all involved.  
  2. This realization allows me to see that the dream is under the direct control of the dreamer not the characters in the dream.   It is the dreamer exploring the different “what if’s” through the characters.
  3. This realization also allows me to step back and witness the dream from above the illusion, what some call “an out of body experience”.   But in doing so I realize I am also the dreamer.  So I can also change the dream from attack to one expressing LOVE.

As Jesus said  “I and the Father are One” —  OR –Buddha stated that Nirvana was the cessation of Samsara, or the dis-continuation of the Self illusion in different lives and the realization of Oneness or Nothingness.  —  OR — Brahma remembering who he was in the game with Maya.        All state this UNIVERSAL TRUTH   — OR —  as Yogi, mystic and visionary Sadhguru always says “Isn’t that so?”

God Bless    Ciao

Future safety

How do I prepare for a safe future? !!!!!!!!

Whenever you are tempted to undertake a foolish journey that would lead AWAY from light, remember what you REALLY want, and say, “The Holy Spirit leads me unto Christ, and where else would I go? What need have I but to awake in Him?” Then follow Him in joy, with faith that He will lead you safely through all the dangers to your peace of mind that this world sets before you. Kneel not before the altars to sacrifice, and seek not what you will surely lose. Content yourselves with what you will as surely KEEP, and be not restless, for you undertake a quiet journey to the peace of God, where He would have you be in quietness.

In me, you have ALREADY overcome EVERY temptation that would hold you back. We walk together on the way to quietness that is the gift of God. Hold me dear, for what EXCEPT your brothers CAN you need? We will restore to you the peace of mind that we MUST find together. The Holy Spirit will teach you to awaken unto us, and to yourself. THIS is the only REAL need to be fulfilled in time. Salvation FROM the world lies ONLY here. My peace I GIVE you. TAKE it of me, in glad exchange for all the world has offered but to TAKE AWAY. And we will spread it, like a veil of light, across the world’s sad face, in which we hide our brothers FROM the world, and it from them.

We cannot sing redemption’s hymn alone. My task is not completed ’til I have lifted every voice with mine. And yet it is NOT mine, for as it is my gift to you, so was it the Father’s gift to me, given me through His Spirit”

    ACIM UrText 12 G 13. Attainment of the Real World (Notes 1120 8:224)

God Bless   Ciao

The Answer to the Character and the Dreamer

Sawadee Khrap

Dreamer or Character ARE actually one in the same.  The dreamer is dreaming of separation and the characters are the illusion of separation.   If the dream is an illusion and not God’s reality than the characters are also illusions.  If judgements are the way the characters control and continue the dream than ending judgment is the way to release the dream and the dreamer.   The characters are the ‘self’ and the dreamer is the ‘Self’.  Temptation, sin, salvation, preaching, religion is the story of separation and in no way can be changed for they are the dream itself –  ‘Pardon’ recognizes  sin or error and then excuses it – reinforcing that it did happen – ONLY true forgiveness says it never occurred, it was an illusion in a dream of separation.   Here then is the ANSWER to both?

The ANSWER to the Character:

“When peace comes at last to those who wrestle with temptation, and fight against giving in to sin; when the light comes at last into the mind given to contemplation, or when the goal is finally achieved by anyone, it ALWAYS comes with just ONE happy realization, ‐‐ “I need do nothing.”  Here is the ultimate release that everyone will one day find in his own way, at his own time. We do not need this time. Time has been SAVED for you, because you are together. This is the special means this course is using, to save you time.
You are not making use of the course if you insist on using means that have served others well, neglecting what was made for YOU. Save time for me by only this one preparation, and practice doing NOTHING ELSE. “I need do nothing” is a statement of allegiance, a truly undivided loyalty. Believe it for just one instant, and you will accomplish more than is given to a century of contemplation, or of struggle against temptation. To DO anything involves the body. And, if you recognize you NEED do nothing, you HAVE withdrawn the body’s value from your mind.”   (ACIM  Text 18:7 )

The ANSWER to the Dreamer:

“My sinlessness ensures me perfect peace, eternal safety, everlasting love, freedom forever from all thought of loss; complete deliverance from suffering. And only happiness can be my state, for only happiness is given me. What must I do to know all this is mine? I must accept Atonement for myself, and nothing more. God has already done all things that need be done. And I must learn I need do nothing of myself, for I need but accept my Self, my sinlessness, created for me, now already mine, to feel Godʹs Love protecting me from harm, to understand my Father loves His Son; to know I am the Son my Father loves.
You who created me in sinlessness are not mistaken about what I am. I was mistaken when I thought I sinned, but I accept Atonement for myself. Father, my dream is ended now. Amen.”
(ACIM Lesson 337)

God Bless        Chao

Who is the ‘Course’ talking to

Sawadee Khrap

Does the ACIM ‘Course’  contradict itself.   For example:

  1. ACIM UrText chpt.1B4b. (Principles of Miracles[Notes 14:28])
    Plan ahead is good advice in this world, where you should and must control & direct where you have accepted responsibility. But the Universal Plan is in more appropriate hands. You will know all you need to know. Make NO attempts to plan ahead in this respect.”
  2. ACIM  Lesson 135:4  (If I defend myself I am attacked.)
    “What but the body has such frailty that constant care and watchful, deep concern are needful to protect its little life? What but the body falters and must fail to serve the Son of God as worthy host? Yet it is not the body that can fear, nor be a thing of fear. It has no needs but those which you assign to it. It needs no complicated structures of defense, no health-inducing medicine, no care and no concern at all. Defend its life, or give it gifts to make it beautiful or walls to make it safe, and you but say your home is open to the thief of time, corruptible and crumbling, so unsafe it must be guarded with your very life.”

NO !!!,       but it is addressing two visions – Dreamer and Character.  #1 is to the character, #2 is for the Dreamer.

If I believe I am the character (i.e. Frank), and I do because I am here, then this is the FIRST symbol of separation that has to be recognize as illusion.  But as #1 states the Universal Plan is in more appropriate hands, or more explicitly the Rightminded Part of the Mind of the Dreamer – Christ.  The part I need to play, as the character,  is to refrain from  making judgements  that bind the dream thereby  freeing the dreamer to reconsider with the Holy Spirit.

When I can step back, so to say, and see my character as a part in the grand illusion and just observe, it will also be possible to recognize myself as the dreamer.   Then #2 makes sense.  At this perspective or vision, the Holy Spirit or the Right-mindfulness can correct all errors and dismiss or change the dream or illusion it is.  This is true healing and/or salvation.

God Bless       Ciao.

How to practice forgiveness

Sawadee Khrap

Today’s lesson #134  “Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.”  explains how to directly and practically practice forgiveness. 

“Would I condemn myself for doing this?”  What a question.   Look, Listen nd Do Not Judge – isn’t this the same thing?

I immediately call to mind the “Song of Prayer” quote:

“Would you forgive yourself for doing this? Then learn that God has given you a means by which you can return to Him in peace. DO NOT SEE ERROR. Do not make it real. Select the loving and forgive the sin by choosing in its place the face of Christ. How otherwise can prayer return to God? He loves His Son. Can you  remember Him and hate what He created? You will hate his Father if you hate the Son He loves. For as you see the Son you see  yourself, and as you see yourself is God to you.”  (UrText S2B3)

And a daily prayer I need remember

Song of Prayer

A Son of God is always right.

Sawadee Khrap

“The customer is always right.” What does this mean? If a person is just a critic and not participating as a customer then it makes no different what they want. However, if one wants to keep a person as a customer then business should try, or at least take into consideration, and try do as they have requested.

The same principle applies to the definition of a ‘student’ There is no such thing as a bad student, just a bad teacher. If a person is there pretending to learn and not following the directions of the teacher then that person is really not a student but merely a critic. However if that person is actually there to learn then it is the teacher’s duty to present the material is such a way that the student does learn.   If they cannot then they are a poor teacher or none at all.

Errors ARE the ego, and CORRECTION of errors of ANY
kind lies solely in the RELINQUISHMENT of the ego.
  When you CORRECT a brother, you are telling him that he is WRONG. He may be making no sense at the time, and it is certain that if he is speaking from the ego, he WILL be making no sense, but your task is still to tell him HE IS RIGHT. You do not tell him this verbally if he is SPEAKING foolishly, because he needs correction AT ANOTHER LEVEL, since his error IS at another level. HE is still right, because he is a Son of God. His ego is ALWAYS wrong, no matter WHAT it says or does. If you point out the errors of HIS ego, you MUST be seeing him through yours, because the Holy Spirit DOES NOT PERCEIVE HIS ERRORS.

When a brother behaves insanely, you can heal him ONLY by perceiving the SANITY in him. If you perceive his errors and ACCEPT them, you are accepting YOURS. If you want to give YOURS over to the Holy Spirit, you must do this with HIS. Unless this becomes the ONE way in which you handle ALL errors, you cannot understand HOW ALL ERRORS ARE UNDONE.

YOU cannot correct YOURSELF. Is it possible, then, for you to correct another? But you CAN see him truly, because it IS possible for you to see YOURSELF truly. It is not up to you to CHANGE him, but merely to accept him AS HE IS. His errors do not come from the truth that is in him, and ONLY this truth is yours. His errors cannot change this, and can have no effect at all on the truth in YOU.”   (ACIM   Ch. 9 Intro)

The greatest example of seeing a brother correctly is Jesus’s response on the cross.  “Father,  forgive them they know not what they do.” What does it mean to ‘forgive’ ?

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 this 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 untrue. 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 needed goal? “       (ACIM  workbook pg. 220)

“Salvation is my only function here.   My function here is to forgive the world for all the errors I have made. For thus am I released from them with all the world.  My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation. “    (ACIM lesson 99)

God Bless  Ciao