ACIM and “The Law of One” insights for the movie “Soul”

Sawadee Khrap

Here are my thoughts on Aaron’s perspective of “The Law of One” and my understanding of the “A Course In Miracles” theology as he observed in the movie “Soul”.    Since I haven’t read or seen either, the “Law” or the movie,  I will address my comments based on Aaron’s interpretation in his review.. (see my earlier post – “Disney’s Soul movie review”)

The “Miracle” I see is the EXPERIENCE he had by watching the film.  I noted the same feeling in his dialog with Damian in his video “Can We Lose The Ones We Love? // MasterClass Q&A “ which I posted before.  I had the same feeling while watching  “The Matrix” and “Avatar”.  These EXPERIENCES of wonderment and feeling of ONENESS or God’s Presence are the only valid response needed for Atonement. 

Although he mentions ACIM, the “Course” does not specifically address ideas of karma, past lives, reincarnation, astral travel, , and so on.    Nevertheless,  these concepts do seem to help develop a great Hollywood movie theme.    But, as stated in ACIM’s  : Clarification of Terms –Intro :

“This is not a course in philosophical speculation, nor is it concerned with precise terminology. It is concerned only with Atonement, or the correction of perception. The means of the Atonement is forgiveness. The structure of “individual consciousness” is essentially irrelevant because it is a concept representing the “original error” or the “original sin.”   To study the error itself does not lead to correction, if you are indeed to succeed in overlooking the error. And it is just this process of overlooking at which the course aims.

All terms are potentially controversial, and those who seek controversy will find it. Yet those who seek clarification will find it as well. They must, however, be willing to overlook controversy, recognizing that it is a defense against truth in the form of a delaying maneuver. Theological considerations as such are necessarily controversial, since they depend on belief and can therefore be accepted or rejected. A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but necessary. It is this experience toward which the course is directed. Here alone consistency becomes possible because here alone uncertainty ends.

This course remains within the ego framework, where it is needed. It is not concerned with what is beyond all error because it is planned only to set the direction towards it. Therefore it uses words, which are symbolic, and cannot express what lies beyond symbols. It is merely the ego that questions because it is only the ego that doubts.”

I checked the cost for the Disney Channel for a year, about $70.   Far too expensive for me to see one movie – I guess I’ll wait till the YouTube version.     Please comment and post any movie you think inspired you.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses       I Bless

Ciao.

Disney’s “Soul” movie review

Sawadee Khrap

soulHere’s a review by AAron Abke on Disney’s new movie “Soul” and his take from his spiritual perspective..

Great review and some wonderful insight into the mature of Life.

Although I do differ in my understanding of what the “Truth of Salvation” and what this world is,  this review has much to consider.  A great starting point on the discussion and exploration of Spirituality.  My major difference is that I believe his teachings, like many Religions,  still try to combine and justify duality with non-duality.concepts and I will try to post a more detailed explanation of what I mean by that in the near future.   I would also love to hear your comments too.

God Blesses     Christ Blesses      I Bless

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A Pointing Finger

Sawadee Khrap

pointingA pointing finger always has 3 pointing back. 

What is this really saying?   First thing that came to my mind was the Lord’s Prayer; Jesus told us to say : “May Your (God’s) Will be done. Just as it is in Heaven, so also on the earth…. and forgive US OUR sins, just as WE should forgive OUR debtors.”    BUT why would forgiving our debtor’s or brother’s sins, forgive ours?

In Creation , WE were created in the image and likeness of God – One in Spirit and Thought,  sharing equally in the Reality and Purpose of God Himself .   THEREFORE we ALL share in everything together – virtue and sin.    Judging  ONE is judging  ALL.   The ‘Power of Judgement’  is a two-edged sword.     Bless or condemn, it’s guaranteed and sealed that jailor and prisoner are both forever locked and confined together.   As Jesus told us, “Whatever you bind or loose on earth will be bound or loosened in Heaven”.

It was really brought to point in my reading for today – ACIM Chapter 25 – II. The Savior from the Dark:

The gratitude of God Himself is freely offered to everyone who shares His purpose. It is not His Will to be alone. And neither is it yours. Forgive your brother, and you cannot separate yourself from him nor from his Father. You need no forgiveness, for the wholly pure have never sinned. Give, then, what He has given you, that you may see His Son as one, and thank his Father as He thanks you. Nor believe that all His praise is given not to you. For what you give is His, and giving it, you learn to understand His gift to you. And give the Holy Spirit what He offers unto the Father and the Son alike. Nothing has power over you except His Will and yours, which but extends His Will. It was for this you were created, and your brother with you and at one with you.

You and your brother are the same as God Himself is One, and not divided in His Will. And you must have one purpose, since He gave the same to both of you. His Will is brought together as you join in will, that you be made complete by offering completion to your brother. See not in him the sinfulness he sees, but give him honor that you may esteem yourself and him. To you and your brother is given the power of salvation, that escape from darkness into light be yours to share; that you may see as one what never has been separate, nor apart from all God’s Love as given equally.“

God Blesses      Christ Blesses       I Bless

Ciao

Withdraw from BP drugs or recognition of God’s Love.

Sawadee Khrap

Last night I had a battle with my demons.  Before falling asleep, I had an anxiety or panic attack.   Feelings of guilt, fear, pending doom, keeping me awake for quite a while  . I couldn’t determine what they were actually about or for that matter WHY I was experiencing them, but they seemed very frightening.    Some could call it the “dark night of the soul”.   I am sure this will happen every time we venture into examining and exposing the ego’s lies,  on our path to recognizing the TRUTH.    What are our memories but attachments or judgments as to what we considered good or evil, then classified to remembered or forgotten – not let go as imagined,  but regarded as true with some possibly deserving pardoning but never dismissed or forgiven.

Repeating , over and over, the statement “I am still as God created me” helped and I did finally fall asleep.   In the morning,  I realized what had happened,  the battle isn’t of this world but of the ‘mind’  dealing ultimately with the separation from God or my Self.   My ego was trying to convince me that this world, which I see through the body’s eyes, was real and as reality should be,

Today, as the day went on, I seem to have less tremors and side-effects from the old BP medicine – must have been a withdraw affect from the drugs that triggered the attack, at least that sounds like a plausible reason.  As I think back, the same process happened before at different stages of stopping the meds…The Parkinson’s like effects are getting less and less, but it’s frustrating that it’s  taking so long, 6 months so far.,

God Blesses       Christ Blesses    I Bless

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Our versus My or I

Sawadee Khrap

Yesterday I watched a YouTube video on Jewish Aramaic version of “The Lord’s Prayer” and this is what came to mind in my meditation for today. What caught my attention was the fact that Jesus only asked in an “inclusive” or “One” perspective (see red emphasis below)

Our Father,
Who is in Heaven, Sanctify your Name.
May Your Kingdom come, may Your Will be done.
Just as it is in Heaven, so also upon the earth.

Our
bread, which is from the earth, give us day by day.
And forgive us our sins, just as we should forgive our debtors.
And do not bring us to trial, rather deliver us from the accuser.”

Jesus did not tell us to ask, or pray, specifically for ourselves , but for the ”ALL”, which emphases plurality of the Son or “Christ”.  Throughout his ministry, he repeatedly stated that he was ‘ONE’ with God and we are ‘ONE’ with him – WE are still as God created US. This is true ‘REALITY’, but in the above teaching, he was speaking in the language of that day and to those who believe the ‘lie’ of the “accuser” , that we are in separate bodies living on the earth.   It addresses both “Creation” by Elohim and “making” by Yahweh, Spirit and bodies respectively.   The statement “Just as it is in Heaven, so also upon the earth.” brings truth to the illusion. “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do”, asks please deliver US from the liar of separation, the lie of the accuser.

“A dream of judgment came into the mind that God created perfect as Himself. And in that dream was Heaven changed to hell, and God made enemy unto His Son. How can God’s Son awaken from the dream? It is a dream of judgment. So must he judge not, and he will waken. For the dream will seem to last while he is part of it. Judge not, for he who judges will have need of idols, which will hold the judgment off from resting on himself. Nor can he know the Self he has condemned. Judge not, because you make yourself a part of evil dreams, where idols are your “true” identity, and your salvation”    (ACIM C29 – IX. The Forgiving Dream)

“Where sin once was perceived will rise a world that will become an altar to the truth, and you will join the lights of Heaven there, and sing their song of gratitude and praise. And as they come to you to be complete, so will you go with them. For no one hears the song of Heaven and remains without a voice that adds its power to the song, and makes it sweeter still. And each one joins the singing at the altar that was raised within the tiny spot that sin proclaimed to be its own. And what was tiny then has soared into a magnitude of song in which the universe has joined with but a single voice.”   (ACIM C26– IV. Where Sin Has Left)

“What fear has hidden, still is part of you. Joining the Atonement is the way out of fear. The Holy Spirit will help you reinterpret everything that you perceive as fearful, and teach you that only what is loving is true. Truth is beyond your ability to destroy, but entirely within your ability to accept. It belongs to you because, as an extension of God, you created it with Him. It is yours because it is part of you, just as you are part of God because He created you.”    (ACIM C5-IV. Teaching and Healing)

I need always remember that, AA, A Course In Miracles, the teachings of Buddha, and Jesus’s Gospel or Good News, as well as other guides, were there when I was ready and could accept them, not by my planning or design.   I did not determine salvation’s path or guides,  but it was designed by God Himself.   They were there for me,  when I was ready to accept the truth, and all I can or should do now is WAIT – Look, Listen, And Do Not Judge – but leave all judgments up to the ‘ONE’ appointed for my awaking and salvation – God’s Holy Spirit. .

Nevertheless,  forgiving and seeking forgiveness, as stated in the above prayer, would be the best starting point for reducing the suffering in the world, that I am responsible for, and would be a great giant leap forward.

God Blesses        Christ Blesses         I Bless

Ciao        P.S.   I had to repair my blog editor so the text formatting is different now/

Unpardonable Sin?

Sawadee Khrap

What is the Unpardonable Sin?

   SEX  as some religions want you to believe.     Adultery?, NO,,, Homosexuality?,  NO,,,  Being Straight, NO,,  and yet all the above idolize and venerate the body,  which represents the separation from God’s Spirit.

“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation” (Mark 3:28–29)

And as stated in A Course of Miracles:

To everyone Heaven is completion.  There can be no disagreement on this, because both the ego and the Holy Spirit accept it.  They are, however, in complete disagreement on what completion is, and how it is accomplished.  The Holy Spirit knows that completion lies first in union, and then in the extension of union.  To the ego completion lies in triumph, and in the extension of the “victory” even to the final triumph over God.  In this it sees the ultimate freedom of the self, for nothing would remain to interfere with the ego.  This is its idea of Heaven.  And therefore union, which is a condition in which the ego cannot interfere, must be hell.”  (ACIM  T-16.V.5.)

Since the Holy Spirit is “FORGIVENESS“, or the recognition of God’s REALITY itself,  to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit would be to see through the ego’s vision and thereby ONLY witness to separation, lack, limits, attack, bodies, or “an external state of HELL”.

There is a great difference between the UNION of spirit and bodies.  Searching for a union of bodies, dogmas, beliefs, universal theology or even a worldly human savior cannot be UNION because it still emphasizes separation.  As Jesus said: “My Kingdom is not of this world.”  

Union sought in SPIRIT, or the “ONENESS” of God’s Sons or CREATION, “CHRIST”, is the recognition or inclusion of “ALL” of God’s Sons.   Jesus said:”Father forgive them, they know not what they do.”  He did not exclude “ANY” from this request.  TRUTH has no exceptions or it isn’t eternally true.  The ego thrives on “exceptions”, BUT the Holy Spirit sees ONLY what God CREATED as “ONE”.

Let pray this world can put aside all it’s religious doctrinal fights,  where each insists they  know the only  way ,  and realize a universal “experience” of God’s Loving Inclusion.   Not with bodies but in Spirit.  Not trying to change the world , but only our perception of itletting God ‘s Holy Spirit do what’s needed for our salvation, all we need is  willingness  for it to happen.

God Blesses          Christ Blesses        I Bless

Ciao

My FUNCTION

Sawadee Khrap

What is my function here ?   First, lets figure out where and what,  I or we ARE

In Heaven , where ALL is ONE, God’s Son, “Christ”,  is dreaming a nightmare about being separated from God and I, or we, are the characters in that dream or ILLUSIONAL world.   The Holy Spirit,  as Jesus – ‘The Light of the World’,  came to show us the path or way out.    “Christ” is the only one who can change the dream as He is the ONLY dreamer.  

“Do I wish to see my brother sinless?”.

Forgiveness is the recognition that what was imagined and judged,  in dreams,  did  not occur in God’s REALITY.  However,  as Jesus said He has given US, the characters, the power to bind or loosen these judgements as OUR reality.

“I am not a body.   I am free.    I am still as God Created me.”

Therefore,  OUR ONLY FUNCTION is to bring to OUR awareness – ALL  past and future judgements WE have or will make and judge them through CHRIST’S VISION  or the “Holy Spirit”,  NOT through our will or EGO.    Doing so will allow Christ to change this dream to one of INCLUSION or LOVE,  from one of separation, sin and death.  

It is Christ’s function to forgiveit is our function to be WILLING to RELINQUISH or LET GO of OUR judgements that bind this world.  “Do we wish to see our brother SINLESS

Look,  Listen and Do Not Judge.

So simple to say but so difficult to do in a world of judgements.  Thank God we are not alone.

God ONLY Blesses    Christ ONLY Blesses

I NEED ONLY bless.

Ciao.

Sexuality–Straight, -???-, Gay

Sawadee Khrap

What about Sexuality?  As I see it, it’s relativity easy to explain.

  • 1.)     God CREATED humans in His own IMAGE and LIKENESS – male and female He CREATED them.  One in ALL
  • 2.)    Humans at this time would be SPIRITS and CREATE like God, not pro-create, as the dictionary states “procreate by copulation” , which would require they be unique and separate.
  •       BUT IN THIS WORLD
  • 3.)    The Son of God desired or thought of being   SPECIAL – set apart – EGO-centric.
  • 4.)    This ILLUSION or DREAM of “being set apart” requires that all things be UNIQUE.
  • 5.)    To be unique demands everything be FINITE or SEPARATED,  introducing BODIES.
  • 6.)    What God created ONE, these bodies were separated into UNIQUE MALES and FEMALES. Each body retaining aspects of their other half of the whole.  They cannot “create” now  but need to PRO-CREATE
  • 7.)     The act of pro-creation introduces levels of male/female attributes.   Such levels are seen in the different sexual divisions. and since it’s all a dream, it’s  determined only by the imagination of the dreamer.    Neither  of the bodies have any control over the outcome.

No wonder there’s a confusion of levels.   In God’s REALITY there is none, Creation goes on uninterrupted and perpetually,  but in this EGO-centric nightmare any  thing goes and DOES.

The only question should be:   Do I accept this insanity or realize

 “I am not a body.

    I am free

    I am as God created me”.

God Blesses     Christ Blesses       I Bless

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Angels and The “Fall”

Sawadee Khrap

Lets set the stage – the Perfect Creation – Genesis 1.  And God said “It was good.”

So what happened ???  This video tries  to address that question :  “Where Did Satan’s First Desire for Evil Come from? // Ask Pastor John”:

My reason for the fall is stated in Isaiah 14:12

“How you have fallen from heaven, you morning star, son of the dawn!  How you have been cut down to the ground, you conqueror of nations!  You thought, “I’ll go up to heaven and set up my throne above El’s stars.  I’ll sit on the mountain far away in the north where the gods assemble.  I’ll go above the top of the clouds.  I’ll be like Elyon.”  But you’ve been brought down to Sheol, to the deepest part of the pit.”

Actually God’s Son asked a  question; “Is there anything, other than God, that will make me happy or special ?”    AND he thought about it and imagined or DREAMED it was so.   This world or ILLUSION is the impossible dream. To be separate from God in MY OWN world.

when the morning stars sang together  and all the sons of   Elohim shouted for joy?  “      (Job 38:7  NOG)

Both Jesus and Lucifer are referred to as the Morning Star.    The idea or desire to be “special” demands separation from ONENES – in other words a dualistic unrealistic dream state.  And to be separate requires a unique finite existence – hence a body.  Where WE turned OUR back to God, denying His existence, and proclaiming our own.

God is the ONLY “CREATOR” –(real) everything else, including both angels and man,  can only MAKE or DREAM (unreal).

ONLY what God Created is REAL and EXISTS, therefore as stated in ACIM : 

“Nothing real can be threatened.  Nothing unreal exists.   Herein lies the peace of God”.

Genesis 2 and beyond are the stories or myth  MADE by the insane thought of separation or desire to be  SPECIAL and therefore apart from the “ALL”

Many in Christianity try to explain this, for example in reference #2 ( below):,  “we have a SOUL or SPIRIT WITHIN  our physical body that is made in the image and likeness of God. – BUT man is a DUAL being, part spiritual and part physical”.  That’s trying to combine Duality with Non-duality.  You cannot combine opposites, one must choose one or the other.  As Jesus said “I and the Father are ONE as they are one with US.”   God is SPIRIT and ONLY SPIRIT.   The body is the symbol of the LIE or ILLUSION, to keep God out, we are spirit and only spirit.

So back to the angels –  “Before even the foundations of the earth were established, God created His angels.”   So the angels had to have fallen first.  Genesis 2 and beyond MUST be the story of the FALL OF THE ANGELS.

God did not create sin, nor kick His Son out – the Son did.    God as the Father, merely waits, as told in the story of the Prodigal Son, for his son to recognize his mistakes or bad judgments and return Home.  Give up the goal of JUDGEMENT, let God’s reality be the ONLY reality wanted. The Holy Spirit is the right-mindfulness, Lucifer (EGO) is the wrong-mindfulness of the Christ’s (God’s ONLY SON) MIND.

Here are several other videos on Creation theories.

1.)  The video talk of Genesis 1, “When Were Angels Created? When Was Satan Cast Out of Heaven?”   explaining Creation   by Dr.  John Barnett.

2.)  And “Angels Lesson 1: The nature and Origin of Angels” by  World Wide Bible School  as a second reference:

God Blesses    Christ Blesses   I Bless

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How to find PEACE.

Sawadee Khrap

As Jesus said “I am the LIGHT of the world.”  The TRUTH is the TRUTH no matter where it is said or revealed.  Is this also not Enlightenment?.   Religions argue that THEY, and only they, have the true path to salvation and dismiss others as false – BUT that is simply EGO-centric.  As Jesus said “My Father’s house has many rooms I go to make a place for you.….”

Looking at it from a ‘Christian” perspective here is an excellent video on what TRUE Discipleship really is,    by Bro. Zac Poonen  Titled  “All that Jesus Taught.”

experience

Is this not the same meaning taught in Buddha’s path to Enlightenment?   Letting go of all ATTACHMENTS, up to and including the “self” image we hold as our life,  and realizing the ONENESS of the Divine.  There can be no suffering because there is no lack.  Jesus expressed it at a personal level – A  “Father – Son – Spirit” relationship. 

Heaven or Nirvana are both reached when one has given up all ties to this world or attachments.  But the initial paths are similar, it is the EXPERIENCE of walking the path that will prove that it is TRUE.  Following the GUIDE given you,  to match your culture, customs, and parents,  is a start on recognizing that path to PEACE.

Wear your religion in your heart.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses     I Bless

Ciao

What is asked of me ???

Sawadee Khrap

I got my answer from Chapter 17 – VIII.  “The Conditions of Peace.” ACIM.    It explained Look, Listen and Do Not Judge.  

The holy instant is the shining example, the clear and unequivocal demonstration of the meaning of every relationship and every situation, seen as a whole.  Faith has accepted every aspect of the situation, and faithlessness has not forced any exclusion on it. It is a situation of perfect peace, simply because you have let it be what it is.

This simple courtesy is all the Holy Spirit asks of you.  Let truth be what it is.  Do not intrude upon it, do not attack it, do not interrupt its coming.  Let it encompass every situation and bring you peace.  Not even faith is asked of you, for truth asks nothing.  Let it enter, and it will call forth and secure for you the faith you need for peace.  But rise you not against it, for against your opposition it cannot come.

Would you not want to make a holy instant of every situation?  For such is the gift of faith, freely given wherever faithlessness is laid aside, unused.  And then the power of the Holy Spirit’s purpose is free to use instead.  This power instantly transforms all situations into one sure and continuous means for establishing His purpose, and demonstrating its reality.  What has been demonstrated has called for faith, and has been given it.  Now it becomes a fact, from which faith can no longer be withheld.  The strain of refusing faith to truth is enormous, and far greater than you realize.  But to answer truth with faith entails no strain at all.”

Look, Listen and Do Not Judge !

God Blesses    Christ Blesses     I Bless

Ciao

Universal Experience not Universal Theology

Sawadee Khrap

What is TRUE,  is true,  no matter where it is spoken – hear the Truth in this Buddhist story.

experience

There needs ONLY be a Universal experience Not Theology – As Jesus said – “My Kingdom IS NOT of this world”.    Meditation and Prayer are the senses of Spiritual (Christ’s) vison not the body’s senses.    Look, Listen and Do Not Judge.    Leave Judgment to the Holy Spirit.    Forgiveness is the Key.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses        I Bless

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??? Lust of the flesh

Sawadee Khrap

Although I don’t agree with Paul’s version of Christ’s message – it’s centered on sin and not on sinlessness.   Genesis 2  verses. Genesis 1.     A universal theology is impossible but a universal experience is necessary.    His statement in Romans 7:22  (KJV)

For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:   But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.    O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?     I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”

My body (members) made me do it,  project it out and blame someone  or something else. 

In my own case the story of “Frank” is the EGO’s dream of separation from GOD and is the symbol of missing the mark, or sin.   And as long as I continue to accept this as ‘MY’ “Judgement of My Reality”  then the dream goes on.     Loneliness or the need for special relationships, all demonstrate that I am lacking and NOT ONE with God.

The theoretical or theological symbolism is irrelevant, a ploy of the EGO, to search and not find.   I feel the same EXPERIENCE as Paul but I just express it differently with ‘MY’ symbols and words.

“My Judgements”,   or even as Buddha puts it , “My Attachments”, or as Paul says, “My members” are responsible for all the suffering that I feel because they are affixed on and  bodily directed.   Staying in the problem is not going to find a solution.

The EGO, or idea of bodies,  is constantly trying to make the claim that to be born again is to have a “holy body”  but still be spiritual while holding on to the “dream”.    just changing an illusion is still an illusion.

By meditating on the situation and making NO judgement but leaving it up to the “Holy Spirit” or Christ Mind is the only real  solution.   And yet isn’t that the same response as Paul states. “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?   I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord”.  

So as I see it,  I but need to step back and leave FORGIVENESS up to Christ, the actual dreamer of the dream.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses    I Bless

Ciao