I woke up, this morning, with what I presumed were the normal aches and pains of a 80 year old man, Cognizant, or living proof, that I was ‘Frank’ in this world of bodies. And yet I repeated to myself “I am not a body, I am free. I am still as God created me” Just words ? , YES , but the start toward remembering who I really “AM”..
Like Neil in the Matrix movie, I’m beginning to doubt and see that there is indeed another way to look and live. Born , in an agreed collective thought of what this world is, which also allows the freedom of individual egos to present a story or illusion of separated lives ending in death. One has only to live here to see that this conditions is one of chaos centered on attack and defense. However, it is a completely logical mindset or ethos when viewed from within,
“It is reasonable to ask how the mind could ever have made the ego. In fact, it is the best question you could ask. There is, however, no point in giving an answer in terms of the past because the past does not matter, and history would not exist if the same errors were not being repeated in the present. Abstract thought applies to knowledge because knowledge is completely impersonal, and examples are irrelevant to its understanding. Perception, however, is always specific, and therefore quite concrete.
Everyone makes an ego or a self for himself, which is subject to enormous variation because of its instability. He also makes an ego for everyone else he perceives, which is equally variable. Their interaction is a process that alters both, because they were not made by or with the Unalterable. It is important to realize that this alteration can and does occur as readily when the interaction takes place in the mind as when it involves physical proximity. Thinking about another ego is as effective in changing relative perception as is physical interaction. There could be no better example that the ego is only an idea and not a fact.” (ACIM Chapter 4 – II. The Ego and False Autonomy)
BUT thank God, there is also an outside “Ethos” that is Christ’s Vision. This perspective, as seen through ‘The Holy Spirit’ , or Love Itself, is comprehensively opposed to the egotistic world. Christ’s Vision, as proclaimed in the teaching of Jesus, is a NON-DUALISTIC Ethos or abstract reality of the basic, real, and invariable nature of God’s Creation or Kingdom.
“The Holy Spirit asks of you but this; bring to Him every secret you have locked away from Him. Open every door to Him, and bid Him enter the darkness and lighten it away. At your request He enters gladly. He brings the light to darkness if you make the darkness open to Him. But what you hide He cannot look upon. He sees for you, and unless you look with Him He cannot see. The vision of Christ is not for Him alone, but for Him with you. Bring, therefore, all your dark and secret thoughts to Him, and look upon them with Him. He holds the light, and you the darkness. They cannot coexist when both of You together look on them. His judgment must prevail, and He will give it to you as you join your perception to His.
Joining with Him in seeing is the way in which you learn to share with Him the interpretation of perception that leads to knowledge. You cannot see alone. Sharing perception with Him Whom God has given you teaches you how to recognize what you see. It is the recognition that nothing you see means anything alone. Seeing with Him will show you that all meaning, including yours, comes not from double vision, but from the gentle fusing of everything into one meaning, one emotion and one purpose”. (ACIM Chapter 14 – VII. Sharing Perception with the Holy Spirit)
The MADNESS WILL END !!!
God Blesses Christ Blesses I Bless