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

What does it mean “To be One”

Sawadee Khrap

What does it mean – To Be One ?      This question has been stated and pondered by many theologist.  It’s said over and over again in ACIM.  God is One, Christ is One with God, We are One with Christ !!!!   What does this MEAN to ME.

If I am One with Christ,  Spiritually (Jesus was the human symbol) – then You must also be One with Christ. Or Christ expresses the ONENESS of GOD.  The Christ’s Mind is One and the LIE or ERROR that we are separate , in a material world,  is the illusion that individuals  exist, BUT in God’s Realty only ONE MIND EXISTS.     Having just read Lesson 182 – ACIM  “I will be still an instant and go home.”, I was struck by the vision this excerpt shows me.

“This world you seem to live in is not home to you. And some­where in your mind you know that this is true. A memory of home keeps haunting you, as if there were a place that called you to return, although you do not recognize the voice, nor what it is the voice reminds you of. Yet still you feel an alien here, from somewhere all unknown. Nothing so definite that you could say with certainty you are an exile here. Just a persistent feeling, sometimes not more than a tiny throb, at other times hardly re­membered, actively dismissed, but surely to return to mind again.

No one but knows whereof we speak. Yet some try to put by their suffering in games they play to occupy their time, and keep their sadness from them. Others will deny that they are sad, and do not recognize their tears at all. Still others will maintain that what we speak of is illusion, not to be considered more than but a dream. Yet who, in simple honesty, without defensiveness and self-deception, would deny he understands the words we speak?

We speak today for everyone who walks this world, for he is not at home. He goes uncertainly about in endless search, seek­ing in darkness what he cannot find; not recognizing what it is he seeks. A thousand homes he makes, yet none contents his restless mind. He does not understand he builds in vain. The home he seeks can not be made by him. There is no substitute for Heaven. All he ever made was hell.”

Each version of hell that each body represents needs to be brought to Light and seen for what it is – An Illusion – and let go.  The Abstract Idea of Oneness (God, Christ) is the total healing or Atonement of the  ‘What If’s’  that He made or Imagined.      ONE, inseparable, imagining Many possibilities.    Healing – Going Home – the Awakening from a spiritual nightmare!

God Bless      Christ Bless      I BLESS

Ciao.

god of sickness ?

Sawadee Khrap

Today’s opening selection is  found in ACIM  Section 3, Chapter  10 – The Idols of Sickness  pg. 184.

What Comforter can there be for the sick children of God except His power through YOU? Remember that it does not matter where in the Sonship He is accepted. He is ALWAYS accepted for all, and when your mind receives Him, the remembrance of Him awakens throughout the Sonship.

Heal your brothers simply by accepting God FOR them. Your minds are not separate, and God has only one channel for healing, because He has but one Son. His remaining communication link with all His Children joins them together, and them to Him. To be aware of this is to heal them, because it is the awareness that no one is separate, and so no one is sick. To believe that a Son of God can be sick is to believe that PART OF GOD CAN SUFFER.”

Everything is a constant reminder to “Look, Listen and Do Not Judge” or as stated elsewhere  “I need do Nothing” —- Just accept Reality as it is and allow Christ to lead the way out, through the maze of Illusions.   The whole dream is a lie and NOTHING here is real – accepting this IS Healing.  Do not place judgement upon the dream and make it real.  Do not bow down to false idols.  “Turn it over to a Higher Power”.  

It is ONLY Self acceptance that heals – BUT  trying to  preach this to the ‘world’ is merely  worshipping the idol of separation, by first making it real.

SIMPLY    God Bless     Christ Bless          I Bless

Ciao

Using ACIM as my Oracle

Sawadee Khrap

To begin many of my meditations I usually start by using the “Course” as my Oracle, randomly opening the book and using the text on that page to contemplate..  Today I opened to    ACIM Text chapter 13  – The Guiltless World,   Section 7  – The Attainment of the Real World   ppg.257

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.”

What wonderful advice and direction in today’s troubled world plagued with Virus, Riots, Lockdown , Business and Income uncertainty – just to name a few altars to sacrifice.

God Bless      Christ Bless       I Bless       Ciao

What a Relatable Story –

Sawadee Khrap

WOW !!!    What a relatable story.  ACIM Lesson 166  and  The Parable of the Prodigal Son.   Am I the living proof ?   Are you?

“4. Here is the only home he thinks he knows. Here is the only safety he believes that he can find. Without the world he made is he an outcast; homeless and afraid. He does not realize that it is here he is afraid indeed, and homeless, too; an outcast wander­ing so far from home, so long away, he does not realize he has forgotten where he came from, where he goes, and even who he really is.

Yet in his lonely, senseless wanderings, God’s gifts go with him, all unknown to him. He cannot lose them. But he will not look at what is given him. He wanders on, aware of the futility he sees about him everywhere, perceiving how his little lot but dwindles, as he goes ahead to nowhere. Still he wanders on in misery and poverty, alone though God is with him, and a treas­ure his so great that everything the world contains is valueless before its magnitude.

He seems a sorry figure; weary, worn, in threadbare clothing, and with feet that bleed a little from the rocky road he walks. No one but has identified with him, for everyone who comes here has pursued the path he follows, and has felt defeat and hopelessness as he is feeling them. Yet is he really tragic, when you see that he is following the way he chose, and need but realize Who walks with him and open up his treasures to be free?

This is your chosen self, the one you made as a replacement for reality. This is the self you savagely defend against all reason, every evidence, and all the witnesses with proof to show this is not you. You heed them not. You go on your appointed way, with eyes cast down lest you might catch a glimpse of truth, and be released from self-deception and set free. “  ( ACIM Lesson 166)

And the Parable of the Prodigal Son:    Luke 15:11     Where the young son said to the Father ‘give me my share of the estate.’ and then set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.  And upon realizing his errors and wanting to come back, 

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”

SO therefore   Lesson 166 ends:   !!!!!!

Become the living proof of what Christ’s touch can offer everyone. God has entrusted all His gifts to you. Be witness in your happiness to how transformed the mind becomes which chooses to accept His gifts, and feel the touch of Christ. Such is your mission now. For God entrusts the giving of His gifts to all who have received them. He has shared His joy with you. And now you go to share it with the world.”

God Bless     Christ Bless     I Bless      Ciao

Christ forgives – We un-bind

Sawadee Khrap

‘Christ forgives- we un-bind’   I am so thankful this thought is presented to me over and over again.   As Jesus said “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”   I am reminded again in ACIM Lesson 164:

We will not judge today. We will receive but what is given us from Judgment made beyond the world. Our practicing today becomes our gift of thankfulness for our release from blindness and from misery. All that we see will but increase our joy, because its holiness reflects our own. We stand forgiven in the sight of Christ, with all the world forgiven in our own. We bless the world as we behold it in the light in which our Savior looks on us, and offer it the freedom given us through His forgiving vision, now our own”      

CHRIST FORGIVES, I need but UN-BIND my judgements and fears, I have placed on this illusionary world, that are making it appear real to me.  Look on what God created without judgement and see the Truth.  God’s Son is sinless.   Death is witness to illusion, forgiveness sees LIFE.

I need always remember what Jesus said  “My kingdom is not of this world.”  And MY kingdom is NOT of my petti judgements and self-slanted view of what God Created as LIGHT, ETERNAL, TRUTH and LOVE.

Christ is the DREAMER, let Him change the dream – WE are but the characters in a dream of death – un-bind the dream and let it be changed through Christ’s VISION.

God Bless   Christ Bless    I Bless       Ciao

P.S.   I need to stop and read this over several times during the day so that I understand and make habit what the Holy Spirit reveled to me today.

Christ’s Vision

Sawadee Khrap

Today’s  ACIM lesson # 159   contains the message I so desired to hear.  It paints, so beautifully, the picture of forgiveness. It embraces both worlds.   The definition of “Christ’s Vision”.    Look, Listen, and Do Not Judge.

Christ’s vision is the holy ground in which the lilies of forgiveness set their roots. This is their home. They can be brought from here back to the world, but they can never grow in its unnourishing and shallow soil. They need the light and warmth and kindly care Christ’s charity provides. They need the love with which He looks on them. And they become His messengers which give as they received.

Take from His storehouse, that its treasures may increase. His lilies do not leave their home when they are carried back into the world. Their roots remain. They do not leave their source, but carry its beneficence with them, and turn the world into a garden like the one they came from, and to which they go again with added fragrance. Now are they twice blessed. The messages they brought from Christ have been delivered and returned to them. And they return them gladly unto Him.

Behold the store of miracles set out for you to give. Are you not worth the gift, when God appointed it be given you?  Judge not God’s Son, but follow in the way He has established. Christ has dreamed the dream of a forgiven world. It is His gift whereby a sweet transition can be made from death to life, from hopelessness to hope. Let us an instant dream with Him. His dream awakens us to truth. His vision gives the means for a return to our unlost and everlasting sanctity in God. “

God Bless,    Christ Bless       We  Bless        Ciao

Pray to God for Understanding–hygiene for Illusion

Sawadee Khrap

Now that the Virus Pandemic is slowing down – Eugene sent me a strong text msg today.     “Be careful, it’s more dangerous now than when it all started. People are less scared and more eager to go out.  They’ve let their guard  down”   So TRUE and important to remember.

Pray to God, Holy Spirit for Understanding!!!  MY part in the illusion is to be honest and search out what grievances and judgments am I still holding  and unwilling to let go.   The TRUTH or Reality can only shine away the darkness if I bring them to the surface to be examined and released.  What I refuse to let go will bind me to the Illusion.   Look, Listen and Do Not Judge.  I need do nothing, but STOP what I have been doing to make the illusion seem true to me.

But, while I am bound to illusion, hygiene is the answer to a safe and happy dream.  A mask will be the symbol I can use to show LOVE and RESPECT to others, likewise with hand washing.  I may not escape the dream but I need not be a victim to it.  I can turn the illusion into one where I search for requests for Love or for Love itself – either way answering only with Love.  As close to Heaven as can be obtained in this Illusion while I discard all bound judgement for  a full return to Reality or God Himself.   What better use of my time here ?.

God Bless     Ciao

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