Fresh look at the Bible

Sawadee Khrap

My thought for the day was the consideration of a fresh look at the Bible consisting of 3 parts.

  1. The Creation  [  Genesis 1  ]
  2. The Corruptible Body   [  Genesis 2 – Old Testament  ]
  3. The Redemption of Christ  [New Testament  ]

(1)  Spirit  Kingdom –  (2)  Material Kingdom  –  (3)  Back to Spirit  Kingdom.

Remember the Luke 15:11 story of the Prodigal Son,  

  • (1)  the younger Son LEFT the Father, 
  • (2) tried to establish his own kingdom, and
  • (3)  found redemption by simply RETURNING  to the Father.   

Notice: It even covers the actions of the Angels or Souls that didn’t rebel, the second Son.       Isn’t it so !

What we sometimes call ‘OUR CONSCIENCE’, which I call the Holy Spirit,  was always with the Son, reminding Him of His Father’s Love.     AND AS IMPORTANT, the Father did NOT  CONDEMN the Son but merely waited for His return.   It is the story of our existence.    ISN’T IT SO !!!!!               Amen.

God Bless      Christ Bless        I Bless

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Simple Principle to follow

Sawadee Khrap

Here is a great Kenneth Wapnick presentation on the basics of the ACIM :

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Particularly on the definition of FORGIVENESS.      LOOK, LISTEN and DO NOTHING  or DO NOT JUDGE.   This is true forgiveness.   As it says in “The Song of Prayer”, “Do not attempt to judge forgiveness, nor to set it in a earthly frame.”  –   “Give it to Him  (Christ)  to use instead of you, and you will see the door swing silently open upon the shining face of Christ.”   Amen

God Bless   Christ Bless   I Bless

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It can be but MYSELF I crucify

Sawadee Khrap

Today’s ACIM lesson # 216 is a review of # 196, It can be but myself I crucify. 

Here is the simplest and yet the hardest lesson to understand and practice.   First : what does this world try to prove to me and do I really believe it as my reality ?  — 

  • That I exist alone in a unique body.
  • what I feel,  I feel alone.
  • what I think,  I think alone.
  • what  I see,  I see alone.
  • That I live and suffer and die alone.

This world only represents Specialism and Separation or fulfilling it’s function, the EGO, Edging God Out.   In a world like this,  ATTACK and DEFENCE are possible, actually needed to protect the desired state.   Sacrifice, crucifixion and death are its hallmarks.   It has NO IDEA of ONENESS,  nor what it entails. 

BUT   If I am correct,  within the ONENESS of God there is only ONE Christ , the Son of God, a SPIRIT in the image and likeness of God.      However, He is DREAMING He is broken into separate pieces and living in bodies in a ‘material world’ with complete uniqueness in which “I” , the DREAMER see myself as ‘Frank’. 

The ancient Hindu thought this as they told the story of the game that Brahma and Maya played.    Jesus said as much when he said “My Kingdom is not of this world”, and “I and the Father are One”

THEREFORE, If I am the Dreamer, playing each part of the characters in the dream,  then it  – IS ONLY I  – that can attack and be attacked.    All the Characters in the dream are illusions and that includes myself as “Frank”.    Jesus said “Do not judge, least you be judged.” and “I give you the keys of Heaven that what you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven and  what you loose on earth will be lose  in Heaven.”    And more sternly,  “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,  [empty headed] shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”

I condemn and crucify MYSELF.     But in the dream, I can also BLESS and LOVE myself by giving Love and Blessings to another, thereby proving giving and receiving are the same.    What Jesus said makes sense from this perspective.
God Bless      Christ Bless    I Bless
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Proper Judgements

Sawadee Khrap

How do I determine what to do each day ?    I realize that judgement is a two edged sword, which can cut in both direction and cause injury.   Jesus said he came NOT to judge but to save.  My mediation today, ACIM  Chapter 30, The New Beginning, Section 7, The New Interpretation was my answer.   It begins :

Would God have left the meaning of the world to your interpretation?  If He had, it has no meaning.  For it cannot be that meaning changes constantly, and yet is true.  The Holy Spirit looks upon the world as with one purpose, changelessly established.  And no situation can affect its aim, but must be in accord with it.  For only if its aim could change with every situation could each one be open to interpretation which is different every time you think of it.  You add an element into the script you write for every minute in the day, and all that happens now means something else.  You take away another element, and every meaning shifts accordingly.

What do your scripts reflect except your plans for what the day should be?  And thus you judge disaster and success, advance, retreat, and gain and loss.  These judgments all are made according to the roles the script assigns.  The fact they have no meaning in themselves is demonstrated by the ease with which these labels change with other judgments, made on different aspects of experience.  And then, in looking back, you think you see another meaning in what went before.  What have you really done, except to show there was no meaning there?  But you assigned a meaning in the light of goals that change, with every meaning shifting as they change.”

And concludes with :

The Holy Spirit’s goal gives one interpretation, meaningful to you and to your brother.  Thus can you communicate with him, and he with you.  In symbols that you both can understand the sacrifice of meaning is undone.  All sacrifice entails the loss of your ability to see relationships among events.  And looked at separately they have no meaning.  For there is no light by which they can be seen and understood.  They have no purpose.  And what they are for cannot be seen.  In any thought of loss there is no meaning.  No one has agreed with you on what it means.  It is a part of a distorted script, which cannot be interpreted with meaning.  It must be forever unintelligible.  This is not communication.  Your dark dreams are but the senseless, isolated scripts you write in sleep.  Look not to separate dreams for meaning.  Only dreams of pardon can be shared. They mean the same to both of you.

Do not interpret out of solitude, for what you see means nothing.  It will shift in what it stands for, and you will believe the world is an uncertain place, in which you walk in danger and uncertainty.  It is but your interpretations which are lacking in stability, for they are not in line with what you really are.  This is a state so seemingly unsafe that fear must rise.  Do not continue thus, my brother.  We have one Interpreter.  And through His use of symbols are we joined, so that they mean the same to all of us.  Our common language lets us speak to all our brothers, and to understand with them forgiveness has been given to us all, and thus we can communicate again.”

LOOK, LISTEN, and DO NOT JUDGE.  Leave judgement to the  “ONE”  who can judge FOR ALL.  I am the DREAMER, living the part of the CHARACTER,  in the dream of separation.   As the character, do not judge from the character’s perspective,  but step back and leave judgement to the DREAMER and the HOLY SPIRIT – their judgement is for ALL, THEY alone can change the dream.  Put forgiveness in the hands of the dreamer.

Forgiveness is the key because forgiveness but recognizes that the dream is an illusion and never happened and God’s Son is STILL as God CREATED Him.  Not characters fighting to be special but ONE with Christ and God the Father.

God Bless     Christ Bless     I Bless      and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.   Amen

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Peace – Our inheritance

Sawadee Khrap

Like the story of the Prodigal Son, the Peace of God is our inheritance and needs only our return  and acceptance and IT is ours.   I find the whole idea expressed in these beautiful first three paragraphs from  ACIM  Chapter 29, “The Awakening”, Section 5, “The Changeless Dwelling Place”

There is a place in you where this whole world has been forgotten; where no memory of sin and of illusion lingers still.   There is a place in you which time has left, and echoes of eternity are heard.   There is a resting place so still no sound except a hymn to Heaven rises up to gladden God the Father and the Son.   Where Both abide are They remembered, Both.   And where They are is Heaven and is peace.

Think not that you can change Their dwelling place.    For your Identity abides in Them, and where They are, forever must you be.   The changelessness of Heaven is in you, so deep within that nothing in this world but passes by, unnoticed and unseen.   The still infinity of endless peace surrounds you gently in its soft embrace, so strong and quiet, tranquil in the might of its Creator, nothing can intrude upon the sacred Son of God within.

Here is the role the Holy Spirit gives to you who wait upon the Son of God, and would behold him waken and be glad.   He is a part of you and you of him, because he is his Father’s Son, and not for any purpose you may see in him.   Nothing is asked of you but to accept the changeless and eternal that abide in him, for your Identity is there.   The peace in you can but be found in him.   And every thought of love you offer him but brings you nearer to your wakening to peace eternal and to endless joy.”

And continuing in paragraph seven.

A dream is given you in which he is your savior, not your enemy in hate.   A dream is given you in which you have forgiven him for all his dreams of death; a dream of hope you share with him, instead of dreaming evil separate dreams of hate.   Why does it seem so hard to share this dream?   Because unless the Holy Spirit gives the dream its function, it was made for hate, and will continue in death’s services.   Each form it takes in some way calls for death.   And those who serve the lord of death have come to worship in a separated world, each with his tiny spear and rusted sword, to keep his ancient promises to die.”

In MEDITATION we can find this place and I will meet you there.

God Bless    Christ Bless    I Bless

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perception makes illusions

Sawadee Khrap

My oracle and item to meditation on today is from ACIM  Chapter 10, Teaching for Truth,  Section 10, The Equality of Miracles.

I find the first couple of paragraphs  profound,  delineating MY part in the Atonement and outlining the necessary steps to live in today’s illusion.

“When no perception stands between God and His Creation, or between His Children and their own, the knowledge of creation MUST continue forever. The reflections that you accept into the mirror of your minds in time, but bring eternity nearer or farther. 

But eternity ITSELF is beyond ALL time. Reach out of time and touch it, with the help of its reflection IN you, and you will turn FROM time to holiness, as surely as the reflection of holiness calls everyone to lay all guilt aside. Reflect the peace of Heaven HERE, and bring this world to Heaven. For the REFLECTION of truth draws everyone TO truth. And as they enter INTO it, they leave ALL reflections behind. In Heaven, reality is SHARED, and not reflected. By sharing its reflection HERE, its truth becomes the only perception which the Son of God accepts. And thus, remembrance of His Father dawns on him, and he can no longer be satisfied with anything but his own reality.”

God Bless   Christ Bless       I Bless

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Can mathematics apply ?

Sawadee Khrap

This Scientist Proves Why Our Reality Is False | Donald Hoffman on Conversations with Tom – YouTube     Note: make sure you have time,  it’s over 2hr. long.

Here is a great discussion of the latest science trying to understand and quantify existence or consciousness.       I believe the same thing is expressed in the Bible and the teaching of Jesus, Buddhism and many religions and lately in “A Course in Miracles”.

Only the SYMBOLS – words – are different.

For example:

  1. GOD – Elohim, Mind of God, “I AM”  is the idea of the total conscience  ALL INCLUSIVE  LOVE  INFINIT, ONENESS.
  2. MIND is the total agents (Christ) — the SELF, many in the ONE (the souls) Created in the likeness of God and Creating like God – endless inclusion of agents creating agents.
  3. DREAMER – part of the Mind experiencing the headset.
  4. Headset  is the ego – the idea or desire to be special or separate – the lens of perception.
  5. World is the simulation, perspective of space and time.
  6. CHARACTER is the ‘self’ in the simulation for specialness, separation, uniqueness.

The problem is that to quantify or attempt to NAME any part of the MIND or DREAMER requires that it be separate and unique and therefore creating a recursive algorism.

As Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas #22

(1) “Jesus saw infants being suckled.
(2) He said to his disciples: “These little ones being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.”
(3) They said to him: “Then will we enter the kingdom as little ones?”
(4) 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
(5) 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
(6) 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, (7) then you will enter [the kingdom].”

Please refer and continue with my last post on ‘When is TRUE Healing done’.

God Bless     Christ Bless    I Bless

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When is TRUE healing done?

Sawadee Khrap

What is TRUE healing ??  !!     In Heaven there is NO need for healing for NOTHING is sick, ONLY, in the world of separation and sickness, is healing necessary.  Changing an illusion of sickness to one supposedly healed is not TRUE healing, it is still an illusion.

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”  Matthew 7: 21 

“You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.  But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.”    John 8:15

The ONLY true healing is seeing the world through the Holy Spirit’s vision.    Not  judging the ego’s illusion but changing the Mind from thinking it is separate from God  to seeing His sinless Son as He Created Him.

“Jesus saw some infants who were being suckled. He said to his disciples: These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom. They said to him: If we then become children, shall we enter the kingdom? Jesus said to them: When you make the two one, and when you make the inside as the outside, and the outside as the inside, and the upper as the lower, and when you make  [see] the male and the female into a single one, so that the male is not male and the female not female, and when you make  [see  healed] eyes in place of an [injured] eye, and a  [healed] hand in place of a  [injured] hand, and a  [healed] foot in place of a [injured] foot, an  [healed] image in place of an  [injured] image, then shall you enter. “  Gospel of Thomas # 22      Note: Highlighted and added for emphasis.

“ You do NOT find it difficult to believe that, when ANOTHER calls on God for love, YOUR call remains as strong. Nor do you think that, by God’s answer to HIM, YOUR hope of answer is  diminished. On the contrary, you are far more inclined to regard HIS success, as witness to the possibility of YOURS. That is because you recognize, however dimly, that God is an IDEA, and so YOUR faith in Him is STRENGTHENED by sharing. What you find it difficult to accept is the fact that, LIKE your Father, YOU are an idea.”   ACIM  T 15 G 2.

I need always remember to go back and re-read the earlier posting on RESONSIBILITIES of the Dreamer and the Characters.     As Jesus said:

“One of the major problems with miracle workers is that they are so sure that what they are doing is right, because they KNOW it stems from love, that they do not pause to let ME establish MY limits.”

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Created or made ?

Sawadee Khrap

There’s a saying of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas :  # 

(1)    And he said: “Whoever finds the meaning of these words will not taste death.”
(2) Jesus says: “The one who seeks should not cease seeking until he finds.   And when he finds, he will be dismayed.
And when he is dismayed, he will be astonished.   And he will be king over the All.”

In this world NOTHING is CREATED,  everything is MADE, imagined, transformed, altered, perceived, witnessed, and lives until death and decay  –.   Everything is but an ECHO of God’s CREATION seen from the perspective of the ‘viewer’  or what I call the DREAMER.   The voices heard, bodies seen are but the results of a SPIRITUAL multiple personality disorder or sometimes called schizophrenia associated with hallucinations or a dream of madness.   A dreamer who has lost contact with HIMSELF,  The Son of God, Christ, dreaming He exists as bodies lost in a world of chaos. The ONENESS of God shattered.

To realize this one can be dismayed, but to realize that Jesus also said that the VOICE of the HOLY SPIRIT is there to guide us out  of the madness is   ASTONISHING!

Today’s ACIM Lesson #201 is a review of lesson #181 “I trust my brothers, who are one with me.”:

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

No one but is my brother. I am blessed with oneness with the universe and God, my Father, one Creator of the whole that is my Self, forever One with me.

God Bless    Christ Bless   I Bless        Walk in the PEACE of God.

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My lesson in Giving.

Sawadee Khrap

Today I was reminded of an incident that happened in my early sobriety.  I started in AA by attending a small weekly meeting at a church in Pacifica, California.  I really didn’t want to be there but went anyway.  I stood in the back,  angrily, and didn’t mingle. One of the Big Problems was the HIGHER POWER concept.  I was a doubting Thomas and had a hard time facing my distrust in religions,  particularly  Christianity. If there is a God, He had to prove it to me.

After several months, at the end of the meeting,  I was approached by a guy who came and explained that he didn’t know why but he was directed to give me $20 and that I would need it, and then just walked away.   I was puzzled but what the hell 20 is 20.  Surprisingly the next day I DID need the 20, it solved a problem that came up.

To make a long story short, this continued each week for 9 weeks.  One of the weeks he told me that he couldn’t sleep unless he gave me the money.  He said he had never done anything like this before and added belligerently “don’t get used to it as it was NOT go on forever”.   I asked him who was directing him and he said “don’t you realize that Jesus loves you”.  Needless to say I was shocked but puzzled.  At this time I had no job and was living out of my car, but tried to make sure no one knew it.  Every week this happened and I ALWAYS had a need for the money.

On the 10th week, I didn’t see him at the meeting, and as usual after the meeting we would all hang out in front of the church to chat.   As everyone cleared out, in came a car with a real drunk guy asking about the meeting.   I told him that it was over but come back next week.  I then asked him if he had eaten and he said he didn’t have any money left.  I reached in my pocked and gave him a $20 to get some gas and food and he drove away.  As I was getting in my car my benefactor walked around the corner and just waved, no money but a smile, in fact I never saw him again.  To this day I get chills when I think what happened.   I knew him as Darrel but now I know who he really was.

I am learning my lesson – giving out of gratitude, not for reward.  Giving and Receiving are the same.  If we are really all ONE in Christ then we can ONLY give to ourselves. If we put ANY restriction on giving it is NOT giving but merely a loan.  We can have no idea how much the simple act of giving freely to another will affect them – ONLY God know – Look, Listen, and Do Not Judge !

God bless       Christ Bless        I Bless

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P>S>   I just looked up “Darrel” in Name meaning and Origin:    “In American Baby Names the meaning of the name Darrel is: Darling, dearly loved, from the Old English ‘deorling’”

F.E.A.R !!!!!

Sawadee Khrap

False Expectations Appearing Real 

In the story of Adam and Eve the original sin was eating of the fruit of the forbidden tree.  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 an evil”.

Knowing the difference between good and evil but also being able to choose.  The power of JUDGMENT, technically, equality to God. 

The first judgement, to be SPECIAL, made the world of Illusion.   A world the opposite of ONENESS.    An ILLUSION, a DREAM of existence, where  bodies or CHARACTERS rule and the body’s senses offer it proof.  A place where the DREAMER believes He is also the CHARACTERS in the dream.   A world of opposites to ONENESS, where SAFETY lies in ATTACK,   ETERNITY bows to TIME, and LOVE is confused with FEAR. 

And the greatest fear,  God’s retribution or wrath for having wanted to be SPECIAL and usurping the Throne of God.

What a lead-in for today’s lesson  ACIM Lesson  #196  It can be but myself I crucify.

The dreary, hopeless thought that you can make attacks on oth­ers and escape yourself has nailed you to the cross. Perhaps it seemed to be salvation. Yet it merely stood for the belief the fear of God is real. And what is that but hell? Who could believe his Father is his deadly enemy, separate from him, and waiting to destroy his life and blot him from the universe, without the fear of hell upon his heart?

Such is the form of madness you believe, if you accept the fearful thought you can attack another and be free yourself. Until this form is changed, there is no hope. Until you see that this, at least, must be entirely impossible, how could there be escape? The fear of God is real to anyone who thinks this thought is true. And he will not perceive its foolishness, or even see that it is there, so that it would be possible to question it.”

and the lesson continues:

“There is an instant in which terror seems to grip your mind so wholly that escape appears quite hopeless. When you realize, once and for all, that it is you you fear, the mind perceives itself as split. And this had been concealed while you believed attack could be directed outward, and returned from outside to within. It seemed to be an enemy outside you had to fear. And thus a god outside yourself became your mortal enemy; the source of fear.

Now, for an instant, is a murderer perceived within you, eager for your death, intent on plotting punishment for you until the time when it can kill at last. Yet in this instant is the time as well in which salvation comes. For fear of God has disappeared. And you can call on Him to save you from illusions by His Love, calling Him Father and yourself His Son. Pray that the instant may be soon,—today. Step back from fear, and make advance to love.”

Look, Listen, and Do Not Judge.      Realize judgement is a two-edged sword.  Leave Judgement up to the Holy Spirit.    Do not,  as the CHARACTER,  bind the dream but allow the DREAMER to choose with God’s Holy Spirit.

God Bless   Christ Bless   I Bless

Ciao






Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s:

Sawadee Khrap

So Jesus told them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”     and     “if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well; and if someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”       and       “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Most times it’s very easy to see what to give to Caesar BUT what do I need to give to God?    Being ONE with God IS LIFE, separation is an error in JUDGMENT.  I have been blaming God and expecting His retribution for MY wanting to take His Throne.  Isn’t that what I have asked for – YET what I,  ( the DREAMER-CHRIST),   had asked for was the IMPOSSIBLE, and so I could only DREAM of a world of bodies where I would be the,(CHARACTERS),  King,   “Caesar”

I need to forgive God for not granting or ignoring MY need to be SPECIAL.  I also need to forgive MYSELF for turning my thoughts away from God and dreaming the impossible nightmare of Separation.  FORGIVENESS  is the KEY.    As stated in today’s ACIM Lesson  #194   I place the future in the Hands of God.

And so each instant given unto God in passing, with the next one given Him already, is a time of your release from sadness, pain and even death itself.  God holds your future as He holds your past and present. 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. You are but asked to let the future go, and place it in God’s Hands. And you will see by your experience that you have laid the past and present in His Hands as well, because the past will punish you no more, and future dread will now be meaningless.”

Here is the TRUE Peace of God in this world, serenity and salvation, Enlightenment and Awakening.   Look, Listen, and Do Not Judge.

God Bless     Christ Bless    I Bless

Speaking directly to the Dreamer

Sawadee Khrap

Today’s Lesson ACIM #191 speaks directly to the Dreamer, to remember who He is and not to identify with  the character, in my case Frank,  in the dream.  “I am the Holy Son of God Himself.”.

“Here is your declaration of release from bondage of the world. And here as well is all the world released. You do not see what you have done by giving to the world the role of jailer to the Son of God.

Believing that I am a character in the dream and accepting proof of this as the power to make judgements,  is the Separation – the Original Sin.   The tiny mad idea that sin is real and has real effects.

“Yet what is it except a game you play in which Identity can be denied? You are as God created you. All else but this one thing is folly to believe. In this one thought is everyone set free. In this one truth are all illusions gone. In this one fact is sinlessness proclaimed to be forever part of everything, the central core of its existence and its guarantee of immortality.”

Wow!!!   Jesus said he came,  as the Light to the world,  to see the truth and awaken from its sleep.  He also said “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”.

“You who perceive yourself as weak and frail, with futile hopes and devastated dreams, born but to die, to weep and suffer pain, hear this: All power is given unto you in earth and Heaven. There is nothing that you cannot do. You play the game of death, of being helpless, pitifully tied to dissolution in a world which shows no mercy to you. Yet when you accord it mercy, will its mercy shine on you.

Then let the Son of God awaken from his sleep, and opening his holy eyes, return again to bless the world he made. In error it began, but it will end in the reflection of his holiness. And he will sleep no more and dream of death. Then join with me today. Your glory is the light that saves the world. Do not withhold salvation longer. Look about the world, and see the suffering there. Is not your heart willing to bring your weary brothers rest?”

Jesus, The Christ, said He was the Alpha and the Omega.  If we are One with Christ then this applies to us too.

They must await your own release. They stay in chains till you are free. They cannot see the mercy of the world until you find it in yourself. They suffer pain until you have denied its hold on you. They die till you accept your own eternal life. You are the holy Son of God Himself. Remember this, and all the world is free. Remember this, and earth and Heaven are one.”

God Bless       Christ Bless        I Bless

The peace of God is shining in me now.

Sawadee Khrap

ACIM Lesson 188 “The Peace of God is shinning in me now” – this is a powerful lesson.  It is a lesson for BOTH the Dreamer and the Characters in the dream.

The shining in your mind reminds the world of what it has forgotten, and the world restores the memory to you as well. From you salvation radiates with gifts beyond all measure, given and returned. To you, the giver of the gift, does God Himself give thanks. And in His blessing does the light in you shine brighter, adding to the gifts you have to offer to the world.”

To realize that I am BOTH the dreamer and the character is profound –  realizing that “I”, the Dreamer, ‘am as God Created Me – in the Image and Likeness of God’,  can extend my peace around the characters in the dream, changing the dream to one of peace and not attack.  But at the same time “I” as the character can extend what has been given me,  to all the world – since I now possess it. And what is the Peace of God ? , but FORGIVENNESS, ACCEPTANCE, LOVE ITSELF.

The peace of God can never be contained. Who recognizes it within himself must give it. And the means for giving it are in his understanding. He forgives because he recognized the truth in him. The peace of God is shining in you now, and in all living things. In quietness is it acknowledged universally. For what your inward vision looks upon is your perception of the universe.

Sit quietly and close your eyes. The light within you is sufficient. It alone has power to give the gift of sight to you. Exclude the outer world, and let your thoughts fly to the peace within. They know the way. For honest thoughts, untainted by the dream of worldly things outside yourself, become the holy messengers of God Himself.”

The recognition of the Christ Mind within is the Atonement Itself.  The innocence  of Christ is acknowledged and allowed to bless the dream of separation and restore it to ONENESS.

“Thus are our minds restored with them, and we acknowledge that the peace of God still shines in us, and from us to all living things that share our life. We will forgive them all, absolving all the world from what we thought it did to us. For it is we who make the world as we would have it. Now we choose that it be innocent, devoid of sin and open to salvation. And we lay our saving blessing on it, as we say:

The peace of God is shining in me now.
Let all things shine upon me in that peace,
And let me bless them with the light in me.”

God Bless    Christ Bless   I Bless

Ciao

Should I go or should I stay ?

Sawadee Khrap

Great song title – but it is also a valid question?  

Christianity tells you that you need only accept Jesus into your heart and be saved — This is absolutely true BUT to do so you must also  BELEIVE and FOLLOW what he says.  for instance:

  1. “My Kingdom is NOT of this world.”
  2. “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”
  3. “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”
  4. “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, give to God what is God’s.”
  5. “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
  6. “When you make the two into one, you will become sons of man. And when you say ‘Mountain, move away,’ it will move away.”
  7. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

And again as Jesus’s prayed for us:

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,
but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.”

Illusions CANNOT be brought to TRUTH. Illusions CANNOT be changed into TRUTH, for even though they can  change,  they still remains illusions.  The best, the illusion of separation can be changed, is into a HAPPY dream.  The idea of separation can merely be lessen by bringing it closer to being ONE.   The world has given names or symbols to everything here.  ACIM Lesson 184 explains:

“What are these names by which the world becomes a series of discrete events, of things ununified, of bodies kept apart and holding bits of mind as separate awarenesses? You gave these names to them, establishing perception as you wished to have perception be. The nameless things were given names, and thus reality was given them as well. For what is named is given meaning and will then be seen as meaningful; a cause of true effect, with consequence inherent in itself.”

And later in the lesson :

It would indeed be strange if you were asked to go beyond all symbols of the world, forgetting them forever; yet were asked to take a teaching function. You have need to use the symbols of the world a while. But be you not deceived by them as well. They do not stand for anything at all, and in your practicing it is this thought that will release you from them. They become but means by which you can communicate in ways the world can understand, but which you recognize is not the unity where true communication can be found.

Thus what you need are intervals each day in which the learning of the world becomes a transitory phase; a prison house from which you go into the sunlight and forget the darkness. Here you understand the Word, the Name which God has given you; the one Identity which all things share; the one acknowledgment of what is true. And then step back to darkness, not because you think it real, but only to proclaim its unreality in terms which still have meaning in the world that darkness rules.

Use all the little names and symbols which delineate the world of darkness. Yet accept them not as your reality. The Holy Spirit uses all of them, but He does not forget creation has one Name, one meaning, and a single Source which unifies all things within Itself. Use all the names the world bestows on them but for convenience, yet do not forget they share the Name of God along with you.”

Is the Dreamer and the Characters of the Dream – separate, with different names ????

God Bless        Christ Bless      We  Bless

Ciao