Studying creation theories

Sawadee Khrap

Under self-quarantine and finding little to do all day. I want to respect and follow the directions issued by the Gov’t , to control the virus condition in Chiang Mai, so I am staying inside. Thank God for Netflix and the Internet – without them, YouTube and movies, my day would be very boring. Lengthy meditations and self-examination sessions are not really my cup of tea. Although I believe this world is a dream – at the same time, I cannot deny that it does seem very, very real to me.

YouTube, in particular, has some great videos – one series I am watching now is the 2017 IGH (In Genesis History) Conference lectures– looking at creation verses scientific theories and their differences. Since my own theology or explanation of life, revolves around the Biblical story, this series has some strong importance.

My belief is formulated from my study of ACIM and the Bible – Genesis 1 for creation and Chapter 2/on for the Dream of Separation, which does try to explain what science calls evolution and what is the meaning of life itself. Both creation and evolution have self-fulling theories in their own perspectives. In a previous post, “Day to day living”, I stated my observation of what and how this world is happening. Thank God, I (Frank) am NOT asked to change the world, but merely asked to remove my blockages to allowing it to change, by giving control back to the Dreamer.

I don’t need to really understand HOW this is done, but I am asked to observe that changes do occur when I relinquish my control of each situation. And that each change involves happiness for ALL involved and not a specific few where I am the center figure.

It is this EXPERIENCE I seek to realize, not the knowledge of how the impossible (Separation from God) happened or is happening. Truly, if God is LOVE then ONLY by seeing love everywhere can I realize a Oneness with the Divine.

Note:    I do want to point out that THIS blog is ONLY intended as a platform for my explaining MY experience, strength, and hopes – and NOT a a discussion forum for any subject.  I will post any and most comments but NOT to start a discussion.  If you have opposing views please post a link in your comment to your blog or website so others can go there to see what you propose..

But still I have to fill this boredom with something so the movies and lectures help.

God Bless Ciao

What should I do for him, Your holy Son?

Sawadee Khrap

Excerpt from ‘Song of Prayer’

What should I do for him, Your holy Son?” should be the only thing you ever ask when help is needed and forgiveness sought. The form the seeking takes you need not judge. And let it not be you who sets the form in which forgiveness comes to save God’s Son. The light of Christ in him is his release, and it is this that answers to his call. Forgive him as the Christ decides you should, and be His eyes through which you look on him, and speak for Him as well. He knows the need; the question and the answer. He will say exactly what to do, in words that you can understand and you can also use. Do not confuse His function with your own. He is the Answer. You the one who hears.

The Ego world looks at the character’s errors as Sins in the forms :

  1. There are the forms in which a “better” person deigns to stoop to save a “baser” one from what he truly is.
  2. The one who would forgive the other does not claim to be the better. Now he says instead that here is one whose sinfulness he shares, since both have been unworthy and deserve the retribution of the wrath of God.
  3. I will forgive you if you meet my needs, for in your slavery is my release.” Say this to anyone and you are slave. And you will seek to rid yourself of guilt in further bargains which can give no hope, but only greater pain and misery.
  4. All forms forgiveness takes that do not lead away from anger, condemnation and comparisons of every kind are death. For that is what their purposes have set.

Again telling me to look, listen, and do not judge.  Let not the character of the dream insist that the dream continue one way or another but ONLY to forgive, which means it it never happened.   DO NOT JUDGE THAT IT DID OR DID NOT and allow the Holy Spirit to make the judgement needed – together with the Dreamer, the Holy Spirit’s Judgement, will allow change to enter my mind, the dream, and result in a projection of a happy dream of Atonement.

God Bless      Ciao

Song of Prayer

Sawadee Khrap

Excerpt from ‘Song of Prayer’ :  Hard words to understand but with God’s Grace, I (we) will.

“It is impossible to forgive another, for it is only your sins you see in him. You want to see them there, and not in you. That is why forgiveness of another is an illusion. Yet it is the only happy dream in all the world; the only one that does not lead to death. Only in someone else can you forgive yourself, for you have called him guilty of your sins, and in him must your innocence now be found. Who but the sinful need to be forgiven? And do not ever think you can see sin in anyone except yourself.

This is the great deception of the world, and you the great deceiver of yourself. It always seems to be another who is evil, and in his sin you are the injured one. How could freedom be possible if this were so?.

“Forgiveness, truly given, is the way in which your only hope of freedom lies. Others will make mistakes and so will you, as long as this illusion of a world appears to be your home. Yet God Himself has given all His Sons a remedy for all illusions that they think they see. Christ’s vision does not use your eyes, but you can look through His and learn to see like Him. Mistakes are tiny shadows, quickly gone, that for an instant only seem to hide the face of Christ, which still remains unchanged behind them all. His constancy remains in tranquil silence and in perfect peace. He does not know of shadows. His the eyes that look past error to the Christ in you.
 
Ask, then, His help, and ask Him how to learn forgiveness as His vision lets it be. You are in need of what He gives, and your salvation rests on learning this of Him.”

Is THIS world real?

Sawadee Khrap

Just finished watching a great debate between a Christian and Islamic.  Both defend their particular points but both defend the “Law” and this world, be it Mosaic law or Sharia Law.  Both admit that Jesus talked about “His kingdom being NOT of this world” and both respect His teachings but both continue to defend the LAW and the Prophets.

Consider this against what Jesus taught – He came to “fulfill” the law (as it existed) and not to abolish it – and to show THIS world of separation and death held NO value, no matter what set of laws it tried to follow.   He did NOT come to establish a new law or to proclaim that another prophet would.  He clearly came to prove that SALVATION is of the MIND and not the Law,  body or anything in this material world.   This was entirely lost in the debate by both defenders of their faith. 

What profit a man to gain the whole world – under what ever law there is currently in vogue, and lose one’s SOUL or MIND.

God Bless     Ciao

World is waking up?

Sawadee Khrap

Truly, the world is finally waking up.  The Christian Religion is finally getting Christ’s message – He came to show us that sin is an illusion, or to say it another way – take them away.    It is over, it is finished.  Rejoice in the LOVE of God.  

Here is a great sermon by a young Christian minister who had taken Jesus down from the cross.  Click on the image for the video. salvation

God Bless      Ciao

What is LOVE ?

Sawadee Khrap

What is “LOVE”?. I believe that LOVE is Spirit,  an Idea,   an eternal STATE OF BEING.   LOVE is God, I AM. God is LOVE. It is not something one can achieved or developed. It can also be called God’s Grace, given in Creation. It is always maximal. It is LIFE itself, it can be denied but not changed or attacked or destroyed.   It can ONLY be shared or seen through the total relinquishment of the double edged sword of JUDGMENT.   I was Created in God’s Image!. Any judgment that I think I need to change what God Created will cause me to suffer the feeling of weakness and guilt. The Seven deadly sins, including pride, arrogance, grandiosity, selfishness, and/or holding resentments, grievances, or secrets will hurt me, because in reality they are just inappropriate judgements and in one way or another, will keep me feeling separated from God.

I am reminded of Lesson 68, ACIM, “Love holds no grievances”, which states:

You who were created by love like itself can hold no grievances and know your Self. To hold a grievance is to forget who you are. To hold a grievance is to see yourself as a body. To hold a grievance is to let the ego rule your mind and to condemn the body to death. Perhaps you do not yet fully realize just what holding grievances does to your mind. It seems to split you off from your Source and make you unlike Him. It makes you believe that He is like what you think you have become, for no one can conceive of his Creator as unlike himself.

Shut off from your Self, which remains aware of Its likeness to Its Creator, your Self seems to sleep, while the part of your mind that weaves illusions in its sleep appears to be awake. Can all this arise from holding grievances? Oh, yes! For he who holds grievances denies he was created by love, and his Creator has become fearful to him in his dream of hate. Who can dream of hatred and not fear God?

It is as sure that those who hold grievances will redefine God in their own image, as it is certain that God created them like Himself, and defined them as part of Him. It is as sure that those who hold grievances will suffer guilt, as it is certain that those who forgive will find peace. It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.

LOVE is recognized it in this world only through a universal EXPERIENCE of seeing everything through a vision of forgiveness which is without condemnation or judgments.  For some examples, looking and melding into your lover’s eyes, a baby’s smile, an artist’s painting, a rainbow or many times in nature itself.  Actually just a remembrance of what was denied.

Only in a materialistic world, where love is denied, can the idea or illusion of separation, special relationships, suffering, hatred, bodies, DEATH and time APPEAR to exist. Therefore my goal is to seek ONLY how to remove the obstacles to Love and not to get lost in any theology trying the explain how the impossible did or could have happened.

God is LOVE, My belief is that Jesus realized He was God’s Son (The Christ) and therefore ONLY LOVE – “If you see me you see my Father”.    His commandment “ Love your neighbor as yourself” is the means to recognize the divinity in your neighbor and if that is true there then it must also be in you,  and THAT vision can only be obtained in a state of ONENESS or Love. Complete acceptance, without condemnation. This is the path I believe He taught and walked, to demonstrate the way to Enlightenment, Salvation and God’s Eternal Peace – REALITY.

This is my experience, strength, and hope which I share that it may help others eliminate their suffering and find a more lasting relationship with God.

God Bless    Ciao

New Foundation

Sawadee Khrap

Went to Monk Chat and learned a great lesson about myself. A guy there shared that he was raised Catholic and every week he was required to go to confession and that he would lie so he had a sin to tell, even if he had thought he not sinned. – That’s what I did many times.

That I had built the foundation for my future on faulty judgments that I would follow for the rest of my life. First I thought I had to tell a lie to be accepted, then after telling one I carried the guilt I thought was associated with it because I also believed lying was a sin and deserved punishment. I looked at the church as hypocritical and not that I was doing this to myself – Lies, resentments and more lies. They did not condone lying. I had imagined a future world here lying was acceptably and that is how I would fit in. I thought this was strength but it was WEAKNESS.

What a vicious circle. Only one from outside the illusion could help me recover, like the example I was shown in AA. The ONLY one that can truly understand and offer a way out is another alcoholic – one who has done it – one who has walked the path of recovery. Jesus (The Christ) is my example for recovery from the dream. If He can make it, so can I if I follow in His footsteps. That is what He said and that is what I am finding as True as I give myself over. “Ask and you will receive” – I had never really asked until now – NOW I listen and try not to judge  as others share their thoughts so that I can remember and correct what I stored away as my truths, never to question, and thereby rebuild my foundation.

God Bless             Ciao

Littleness vs Magnitude

Sawadee Khrap

Here is one of my favorite sections from ACIM – Something to remember every day before planning my day. I AM A SON of GOD.

“There is a deep responsibility you owe yourself, and one which you must learn to remember ALL the time. The lesson will seem hard at first, but you will learn to love it, when you realize that  it is true, and constitutes a tribute to your power. You who have sought AND FOUND littleness, remember this: Every decision that you make stems from WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE, and represents the value that you PUT upon yourself. Believe the little can content you, and, by LIMITING yourself, you will NOT be satisfied. For your function is NOT little, and it is only by finding your function, and fulfilling it that you can ESCAPE from littleness. There is no doubt about what your function IS, for the Holy Spirit KNOWS what it is. There is no doubt about its magnitude, for it reaches you through Him, FROM Magnitude. You do not have to strive for it, because you HAVE it. All your striving must be directed AGAINST LITTLENESS, for it DOES require vigilance to protect your magnitude in this world. To hold your magnitude in perfect awareness, in a world of littleness, is a  task the little cannot undertake. Yet it is asked of you, in tribute to your magnitude, and NOT your littleness. Nor is it asked of you alone.

The power of God will support every effort you make on behalf of the magnitude of His dear Son. Search for the little, and you DENY yourself His power. God is not willing that His Son be content with less than everything. For He is not content without His Son, and His Son cannot be content with less than His Father has given him. We asked you once before, “Would you be hostage to the ego or host to God?” Let this question be asked you by the Holy Spirit in you, EVERY time you make a decision. For every decision  you make DOES answer this, and invites sorrow or joy, accordingly.

When God GAVE Himself to you in your creation, He ESTABLISHED you as host to Him forever. He has NOT left you, and YOU have not left HIM. All your attempts to deny His magnitude, and make His Son hostage to the ego, CANNOT make little whom God has joined with Him. Every decision you make is made for Heaven or for hell, and will bring you AWARENESS of what you decided FOR. The Holy Spirit can hold your magnitude, clean of ALL littleness, clearly and in perfect safety in your minds, untouched by every little gift the world of littleness would offer you.

Decide for God through Him. For littleness, and the belief that you can be CONTENT with littleness, are the decisions YOU have made about yourself. The power and the glory that lie in you, from God, are for all who, like you, perceive themselves as little, and have deceived themselves into believing that littleness can be blown up, BY THEM, into a sense of magnitude that can content them. Neither GIVE littleness, nor ACCEPT it. All honor is due the host of God. Your littleness deceives you, but your magnitude is of Him Who dwells in you, and in Whom you dwell. Touch no one, then, with littleness, in the Name of Christ, eternal Host unto His Father.”  (T 15 D 3. )

God Bless    Ciao

Day to day living

Sawadee Khrap

What’s a practical way to incorporate, “Look, Listen, and do not judge”, into daily life.

For a broad picture and simplicity’s sake, lets imagine that the some of the Sons of God had a “Dream” that they were “Special” and therefore set apart and not on equal with the others (Oneness of God).   For example, think about the thought “Would anything other than God make me happy?”.  Thinking this would require projecting a world or illusion containing the opposites of God, Oneness to separation, Spirit to bodies, Life to death, Eternity to time, Love to attack, and so on. Similar to what we call schizophrenia, a “split mind” referring to the way that people are split off from reality; they cannot tell what is real and what is not real.
 
The right-mindfulness part of the Son’s split Mind realizes that separation is impossible, IS LIFE itself and always present, but is not dominating because being LOVE it cannot attack.  The wrong-mindfulness part  needs to project because it cannot create, being the opposite of God, and what it projects is an illusion dominated by characters (bodies).
   
The “Dreamer” is “Christ”, the Alpha and Omega, or more specifically what we can call the Mindfulness of the Christ Mind. The idea that separation can occur is called the “Ego”.  And the “Holy Spirit” is God’s answer that Oneness cannot be separated and “IS” Life, therefore separation is an illusion or dream. Additionally, in this dream, the Christ Mind gives the “characters of the dream” the power to bind or unbind the dream by their judgements. The “Original Sin”, missing the mark,  was the character’s choosing the Ego’s lie, to be as God, by making judgements.

Judgements are also “attachments”, something judged as needed or not needed, actually a two-edged sword which will cut in both directions.  Only the “middle path”, NOT Judging, will offer eternal peace with no attack.

Since God’s Reality IS only LOVE, separation or “LACK OF LOVE”, is only in the illusion and is valueless. Since the character cannot possibly know why anything is being projected , only the dreamer can, then any choice or judgement,  by the character,  would be inappropriate.   But if the character ALWAYS looked for LOVE or a lack of Love, then the ONLY response would be – “give only love” for every situation, or instance, no matter what the dreamer started   As Jesus said “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”  John 14:13   As the right-mindfulness part is is also available to the character then this response would be a teaching aid and not used as weapons of separation.

For instance, hearing a screaming child – my only response should be to see that child embraced, in my mind,  with love and complete inclusion.  I would be more complete and therefor more joyful by extending as God’s LOVE extends.. Not in judgment, as to why or how the kid is suffering, but how the child is one with God and Myself.  Look not to change the world but to change my mind about the world.

I would love to hear your comments on other examples you could use to apply this solution to daily problems – please comment

Ciao

Right “Seeing”

Sawadee Khrap

Here is a great video from Ken Wapnick (Foundation for Inner Peace) on seeing through the Christ’s mind.  Lesson 124:

“Today we will not doubt His Love for us, nor question His protection and His care. No meaningless anxieties can come be­tween our faith and our awareness of His Presence. We are one with Him today in recognition and rememberance. We feel Him in our hearts. Our minds contain His Thoughts; our eyes behold His loveliness in all we look upon. Today we see only the loving and the lovable.

We see it in appearances of pain, and pain gives way to peace. We see it in the frantic, in the sad and the distressed, the lonely and afraid, who are restored to the tranquility and peace of mind in which they were created. And we see it in the dying and the dead as well, restoring them to life. All this we see because we saw it first within ourselves.”

God Bless    Ciao

Corona Virus threat?

Sawadee Khrap

How am I going to confront this crisis?    Just received the health report for Thailand from the US Embassy – 19 infections and spreading fast.

Jesus taught:  “Caesar’s is Caesar’s, God’s is God’s and what you bind on earth is bound in heaven.  Your JUDGEMENTs are WHAT you control and bind or relinquish to God or Caesar.  Caesar being the symbol standing for the world or “the dream of separation”.  

I am the “Character” (Frank) in the dream but the “Dreamer” (Christ-the Unity of the Son of God) has given me the power to bind the dream through my  judgements.   The “middle path” is to look, listen and do not judge.  LEAVE all judgements to Christ – just follow the narrow “Middle” path to the reality of God’s Creation – “SELF”.  

As Jesus said:

“ Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged:and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”

First I need to remember that the DREAMER is examining the thought, from each one’s   perspective, “Am I separated from God and not LOVE itself and therefore only through attack I can get LOVE back ?”  

How I, Frank (the Character in the dream),  reacts will determine the path the dream takes.  Will my judgement be one of seeing attack (a call for love) OR Love itself OR the middle path of  realizing that it is only an illusion and do not judge allowing the Dreamer to decide with  the Holy Spirit.    So this can ONLY mean that any response should be one of GIVING LOVE or that what I am seeing is an illusion needing no response at all.   Is this  mental masturbation / spiritual bullshit ?    I don’t think so !!     This is how I should live my life.   How does it work, at a practical level,  to guide me through life’s experiences or crisis?  

Consider also, Buddhism.  Buddha teaches that to relieve suffering one first has to give up all attachments and the final one is the attachment to “self”.    Enlightenment is the recognition of “SELF”, free from all attachments, conflicts and limitations.    What is an attachment BUT a JUDGMENT ?  Or more simply a need or desire to change reality by judging something or someone of value or not.   He also espoused to follow the “middle path”.

So how do I plan to apply it to the “Corona Virus” scare existing today ?

First off understanding that “Frank” IS A CHARACTER IN THE DREAM and I won’t deny that.    Secondary,  I won’t deny that I have accepted common criteria  about the world (judgements) as TRUE,  which I witnessed to by believing I am living here.  I won’t deny that this is a “dream threat”.    So considering all that, I will react specially to the Corona Crisis by:

  1. Realizing I have NO problem NOW.
  2. All reports are just hearsay so far, I am not directly affected NOW.
  3. I know of no one NEAR me that is infected.
  4. I actually have NO problem UNTIL I am infected.
  5. I will take all necessary precautions to prevent  getting infected – hand washing and masks.  I will not TEMPT God to save me from any of my un-beliefs.
  6. I acknowledge that others have judged an attack is occurring and I can offer LOVE by prayers that they realize their ONENESS with God and attack is impossible.
  7. Maintain my peace, as best I can,  through prayer and meditation. Judging not and offering only LOVE where I am presented a lesson where I have made an error or judgment in the past or have been asked to give LOVE.

“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of
good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.”    (Matthew 9:20)

Thy FAITH has made thee whole !!!. 

What happens tomorrow will be tomorrow’s problem – Living one day at a time.  I will not let the past interfere or determine the future.  I rest in God NOW.  I will NOT live in WHATIF’s   

Here is a great lesson from ACIM   #153  In my defenselessness my safety lies.   Click on the link for the Audio version

*Comments welcome – How are you copping *

God Bless            Ciao

Who is the “Teacher”

Sawadee Khrap

Who is the “Teacher”?   I am a teacher by my actions, I teach what I believe,  as I do only what I have faith in or proclaimed as true for myself.  HOWEVER, I CANNOT instruct or guide, That “Teacher”  is ONLY the Holy Spirit………   I need only to share my experience, strength and hopes and to listen to others as they share theirs.

It is through the voice of the Holy Spirit that I hear and learn the truth – IT teaches, through the symbols (including bodies) of this world,  the truth of God’s Created world – the release from the dream of separation – The Good News- The Gospel .

Listen, learn and Do Not Judge!   The ONLY lesson I really need to learn and develop the habit of using in all situations.  Realizing that ALL situations are really the same – The idea that I am separated from God’s Unity – and the ONLY response is ONENESS through FORGIVNESS and LOVE.  There is no hierarchy or degrees of suffering – either there is Love or a LACK of love.  Separation is merely the DENIAL of LOVE’S PRESENCE.

I cannot change the world to fit my needs – I need to change my mind about the world and watch it change for everyone’s needs.  Release my judgements that bind the world and allow the “Dreamer” to manifest reality which IS God’s LOVE.

God Bless       Ciao

Wasn’t Me

I got this shot of a young boy’s T-shirt in my Condo lobby.  That was MY story and life before finding my path to salvation – IT WAS NEVER MY FAULT – Wasn’t me.

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My drinking was always the result of the action of someone or something else.  If you suffered what I did,  you’d drink too. I took no responsibility for my actions or looked at it from this standpoint – ‘want to play then you have to pay’.  Simple, I paid —  but NEVER my fault or MY need for correction.

If you had a problem, I would be right there to offer you a solution.  My opinion – actually my judgement.  But in AA I learned that ONLY my experience is what I could offer – everything else is just hearsay.  And by OFFER I mean share not instruct. 

That was the start of my Spiritual Journey to find peace and a reason for life.  A spiritual journey where Christ and the Holy Spirit is now my guide and teacher.  BUT, I don’t have anything to say — I just had to post this photo!

God Bless       Ciao