What am I “NOT” asked to do for salvation ???

Sawadee Khrap

Unlike a Religion requiring things I must do  – ACIM states:

You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them.   Preface

That the miracle may have effects on your brothers that you may not recognize is not your concern. The miracle will always bless you.  Miracles you are not asked to perform have not lost their valueChapter 1 – III. Atonement and Miracles

You are not asked to let it go for yourself alone. Christ asks it of you for Himself. He would bring peace to everyone, and how can He do this except through you?    Chapter 19 – IV. The Obstacles to Peace

You are not asked to be crucified, which was part of my own teaching contribution. You are merely asked to follow my example in the face of much less extreme temptations to misperceive, and not to accept them as false justifications for anger.   Chapter 6 – I. The Message of the Crucifixion

You are not asked to make insane decisions, although you can think you are. It must, however, be insane to believe that it is up to you to decide what God’s creations are.   Chapter 6 – V. The Lessons of the Holy Spirit

you are not asked to dispel your hallucinations alone.  You are merely asked to evaluate them in terms of their results to you.  If you do not want them on the basis of loss of peace, they will be removed from your mind for you    Chapter 8: The Journey Back – I. The Direction of the Curriculum

You are not asked to do mighty tasks yourself. You are merely asked to do the little He suggests you do, trusting Him only to the small extent of believing that, if He asks it, you can do it.    Chapter 14 – VII. Sharing Perception with the Holy Spirit 

There is one thing that you have never done; you have not utterly forgotten the body.  It has perhaps faded at times from your sight, but it has not yet completely disappeared.  You are not asked to let this happen for more than an instant, yet it is in this instant that the miracle of Atonement happens. 4 Afterwards you will see the body again, but never quite the same    Chapter 18 – VII. I Need Do Nothing

You are not asked to let it go for yourself alone.  Christ asks it of you for Himself.  He would bring peace to everyone, and how can He do this except through you?    Chapter 19 – IV. The Obstacles to Peace

You are not asked to make or do what lies beyond your understanding. All you are asked to do is let it in; only to stop your interference with what will happen of itself; simply to recognize again the presence of what you thought you gave.   Chapter 21 – II. The Responsibility for Sight

You are not asked to fight against your wish to murder.  But you are asked to realize the form it takes conceals the same intent.    Chapter 23 – IV. Above the Battleground      

Could He, in justice and in love, believe in your confusion you have much to give?  You are not asked to trust Him far. No more than what you see He offers you, and what you recognize you could not give yourself.    Chapter 25 – VIII. Justice Returned to Love      

You are not asked to offer pardon where attack is due, and would be justified. For that would mean that you forgive a sin by overlooking what is really there.  This is not pardon.  For it would assume that, by responding in a way which is not justified, your pardon will become the answer to attack that has been made.  And thus is pardon inappropriate, by being granted where it is not due.   Chapter 30 – VI. The Justification for Forgiveness     

You are not asked to judge them at all.  You are asked only to use them.  It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.    Workbook Part I – Introduction

You are not asked for total dedication all the time as yet.  But you are asked to practice now in order to attain the sense of peace such unified commitment will bestow, if only intermittently.  It is experiencing this that makes it sure that you will give your total willingness to following the way the course sets forth.    Workbook Introduction to Lessons 181–200

He holds your past and present. 2 They are one to Him, and so they should be one to you.  Yet in this world, the temporal progression still seems real.  And so you are not asked to understand the lack of sequence really found in time    Workbook Lesson 194

I am not asked to take salvation on the basis of an unsupported faith.  For God has promised He will hear my call, and answer me Himself.  Let me but learn from my experience that this is true   Workbook Lesson 327

I am not asked to make a sacrifice To find the mercy and the peace of God. The end of suffering can not be loss.  The gift of everything can be but gain.  You only give.  You never take away     Workbook Lesson 343

And what I “AM” asked to do  I do not have to do alone but strengthened with the power of God and the Holy Spirit.  I actually “NEED DO NOTHING” but I do need to STOP INTERFERING and JUDGING.


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 heart 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