Gnosis as Heresy

Here is the best Lecture I have seen on Gnosticisms.   THE GNOSTIC WORLDVIEW – A Lecture by LAURENCE CARUANA .Gnostic  It’s 2 hr. long so be prepared but what a detailed analysis.  I also find it worthwhile to study the differences and similarities between early Egyptian, Semitic, Sumerian, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese , Ancient and the more modern Christian Theologies.   There is a commonality that can be observed and expressed throughout all of them,  yet each believe they have the “truest answer”  to the unknown.     The TRUTH is TRUE wherever it is spoken.

The big problem I can see is the result of Christian Religionist’s attempts to justify “THIS”  Material World as “reality” even though, their redeemer,  Jesus, The Christ said  “My Kingdom is NOT of this world”.   The first Chapter in the Bible states that God Created the world and pronounced it GOOD and COMPLETED and that Man was Created in the Image and Likeness of God, male / female  – Spirit, no mention of bodies.   Then in Chapter 2 to the end, a world was “made” that was the complete opposite of that Created in Chapter1.  Consider, in the Gospel of John,

  “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

Unlike the modern Christian view where “sin” is the paramount protagonist and this world is real, the body is God’s temple and salvation is by Christ’s blood sacrifice   OR    like the Gnostic view where this world is evil and salvation is only to a select few who are given Secret Divine Knowledge,   I’ve believe in a inclusive ‘mythology’ that encompasses the truths expressed by the ancient Gnostics, ACIM, AA, Buddhism and the Bible.   I am convinced that a universal theology is impossible BUT that a universal EXPERIENCE is essential.  I believe this world is but a EGO-centric projected dream of our perceived desire to be special or separated from God and is elucidated in the Bible from Genesis Chapter 2 till the end, with the first Chapter of Genesis being the UN-separated story of Creation. I also believe that Jesus was the physical manifestation of the Self or Son of Creation stated in Genesis 1, and existed in the Dream to show us the way or path to salvation.  Look, Listen, and Do Not Judge.  Leave judgement to the Holy Spirit.

Additionally, I also find the teaching of “A Course In Miracles” to be a more understandable mythology that is INCLUSIVE and NON-DUALISTIC and does NOT purport to be salvation’s end but merely develops and demonstrates a practical approach to remove the obstacles to LOVE and leaves salvation to God, The Holy Spirit, and Christ.   It does however emphasizes the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Scriptures.

All of the esoteric sayings of Jesus, expressed in the Canon and Apocryphal Books are easily understood when viewed from a NON-DULISTIC perspective.  “I and the Father are ONE”  and NOT from a dualistic perspective where the “ALL” is divided and separated into competing attempts to be SPECIAL and/or DISTINCT.

God Blesses      Christ Blesses     I Bless

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Clear lesson from the Holy Spirit ! — Attack Thoughts

Sawadee Khrap

This morning I got a clear message from the Holy Spirit.  My reading for the day, as suggested by the ACIM Now Oracle, located in “Read Now” dropdown ,  was Workbook Lesson 26  “My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.” 

“Because your attack thoughts will be projected, you will fear attack.  And if you fear attack, you must believe that you are not invulnerable.  Attack thoughts therefore make you vulnerable in your own mind, which is where the attack thoughts are.  Attack thoughts and invulnerability cannot be accepted together.  They contradict each other.”

and after contemplating on the lesson,  I followed it up with my normal YouTube search for new videos and was presented with attack  7 Truths To Lower Blood Pressure With Breathing Exercises (Holistic Doctor Explains) // Dr Ekberg  .  This reinforces the same lesson – NOTE in the video the Doctor’s statements:

  • abnormal stress is caused by unwanted thoughts.
  • Breathing control can re-focus the mind

This amounts to nothing less than developing a habit formed   “Meditative” practice.   Prayer is meditation and contemplation,  and many other  resources, such as a definite exercise routine or “Yoga” can also be helpful. 

When I ask for help – it is always there if I but look, Listen and Do Not Judge…..

God Blesses    Christ Blesses        I Bless

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Non-Duality in Religions ????

Sawadee Khrap

This is a “Must Listen To”  talk or podcast for AwakeningawakeingThe universal problem of changing one’s mind about duality to a Non-Duality perspective.  Stop the “Fire and Brimstone”  punitive and restrictive perspective without hurt feelings.  Two different world views. 

The Holy Spirit is truly working in the world – this is an excellent example of how to “do not try to change the world but change our minds about the world.”

The question that always has to be addressed is “WHO is the YOU ?,  you are talking about.  The Dreamer or the Character in this dream world.  How to see Christ in everyone.

God Blesses      Christ Blesses      I Bless

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Easter Blessings

Sawadee Khrap

HE HAS RISEN – REJOICE,  I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD..

Just listened to a GREAT Easter Morning sermon from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   eastrListening to this Conference it’s apparent that they are serving Christ on the path appointed for them.  As Jesus said, “My Father’s Mansion has many rooms and I go to make a place for you.”   The TRUTH is the same , perhaps the Theos is different ,,but that is only of this world.  The ATTONMENT is the same – lets remove the obstacles to LOVE.   And allow each to testify of their own witnessing.   It is their EXPERIENCE that counts,  not their theology.

God Blesses     Christ Blesses      I Bless

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Dominion War and The Great LINK

Sawadee Khrap

My waking thought this morning was what would it be like to be “ONE with GOD”.  The best example I could think of is was in the Deep Space 9 series of Star Trek  ,  an American science fiction television series created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller. It originally aired from January 1993 to June 1999, in syndication, spanning 176 episodes over seven seasons.

In  Season 3, Episode 2, “The Search , part 2odo where “Odo”  finds what it is like to be a “Changeling” as they really exist.   Check this YouTube video clip  “Dominion War and the Great Link.       Amazing , even the  “Changelings” as the Founders of the Dominion and their control of the  “Vorta” and “Jem’hadar”  express the desire to be separate and special from the “One”.  

Another twist on the Prodigal Son story.. OUR story , where the desire to Judge and Control creates a world of Form and bodies.  There is NO EGO in the Lake of God, just in the imagined separated world.

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Excellent critique of Christian Religions

Sawadee Khrap

Here’s another great video by Richard Rohr – We Create our Destiny.   My YouTube searches in Google are bringing me some very interesting videos and by destinygreat speakers and thinkers.    Please excuse the posting of so many of his works but this one is right on the mark – The Holy Spirit is working and the world IS changing even thought it doesn’t appear that way on the TV news.   The TRUTH is the truth whoever says it or it was never the truth.  Notice how he includes other religious view points  –  few Christians do.  I love the emphasis on “Do Not Judge.”   He doesn’t mention ACIM but his basic Theos is the same.

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The message IS getting to the world.

Sawadee Khrap

The NON-DUALISTIC message IS getting to the world.  More and more I am being lead to videos and other perspective of what this world really is and our function in it.  Here is a great video by a Catholic Franciscan Monk, Richard Rohr.

RICHARD RORH – ATONEMENT THEORY (FULL VIDEO)    which speaks about Breathing Underwater. Falling Upward. Universal Christ. Contemplation. Naked Now. St. Francis of Assisi. Non-Dualism. Universalism. Thomas Merton. 2021. God is Love.

At-One-Ment      Explains   “The Christ”    “Jesus is the revelation of God’s Plan A.  He is not a mop-up exercise after Adam and Eve ate that darn apple.”  AMAZING !!!Mystical

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Lifted like a veil – took 6 months

Sawadee Khrap

What a miracle !   I woke this morning about 6 AM. and was going over my day to come, when about 6:30, it seemed like a veil was lifted from my mind.  All shaking in my hands and tongue stopped and the clearest vision I have had in a long time.  Checking my calendar, it’s been 186 days since  I stopped the BP meds, Madiplot and Calcium Channel Blocker.   I am still taking 40 mg Valsartan in the morning and evenings, BP about 150/80 average, but will continue to see if even this HBP med is needed.  My BP seems to be dropping back to the so called normal ranges 130-140/80 and all signs of Parkinson has disappeared..  

Went for a 1/4 mile walk down the parking garage and then to breakfast, and about 2 hr. later, slight shaking was apparent – but not a extreme or irritating.  I am sure that will dissipate over the next few days too.  I am also noticing a complete change of presence, I seem to be more normal, alert, and have regained my balance and muscle control – really evident in walking.  Hopefuly the worse is over.  6 mo. of hell.

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Lookup [change, world] in ACIM

Sawadee Khrap

This morning I did a interesting word lookup in ACIM.    

“The learning of the world is built upon a concept of the self adjusted to the world’s reality. It fits it well.  For this an image is that suits a world of shadows and illusions. “       ( Chapter 31 – V. Self-Concept versus Self )

“Sin is the only thing in all the world that cannot change. It is immutable. And on its changelessness the world depends.”        ( Chapter 25 – VII. The Rock of Salvation )

“The world of perception, on the other hand, is the world of time, of change, of beginnings and endings. It is based on interpretation, not on facts. It is the world of birth and death. It is learned rather than given, selective in its perceptual emphases, unstable in its functioning, and inaccurate in its interpretations.” ( Preface )

“There is no point in lamenting the world. There is no point in trying to change the world. It is incapable of change because it is merely an effect. But there is indeed a point in changing your thoughts about the world…”       (Workbook Lesson 23 )

“But is given you the means whereby the world no longer seems to be a prison house or jail for anyone. Freedom is given you where you beheld but chains and iron doors. But you must change your mind about the purpose of the world, if you would find escape.. You will be bound till all the world is seen by you as blessed, and everyone made free of your mistakes and honored as he is. You made him not; no more yourself. And as you free the one, the other is accepted as he is. “( Workbook Lesson 200 )

“Truth is the opposite of illusions because it offers joy.  What else but joy could be the opposite of misery?  To leave one kind of misery and seek another is hardly an escape.  To change illusions is to make no change.”    (Chapter 22 – II. Your Brother’s Sinlessness )

“My holy brother, think of this awhile: The world you see does nothing. It has no effects at all. It merely represents your thoughts.  And it will change entirely as you elect to change your mind, and choose the joy…”      ( Workbook Lesson 190 )

“As a man thinketh, so does he perceive. Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.   Perception is a result and not a cause… “      ( Chapter 21: Reason and Perception – Introduction )

“The whole value of right perception lies in the inevitable realization that all perception is unnecessary. This removes the block entirely.  You may ask how this is possible as long as you appear to be living in this world.  That is a reasonable question. You must be careful, however, that you really understand it.  Who is the “you” who are living in this world?   Spirit is immortal, and immortality is a constant…”       ( Chapter 4 – II. The Ego and False Autonomy


These excerpts definitely point out the differences between  a DUALISTIC and NON-DUALISTIC view or perspective of what we consider and accept as our REALITY.

Look, Listen and Do Not Judge!    Leave all judgements to the Holy Spirit.

I am still as God Created me.     Innocent and so is my brother.

God Blesses    Christ Blesses       I Bless

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The Guiltless World – VII. Attainment of the Real World

Sawadee Khrap

Today’s reading from ACIM  Chapter 13 – The Guiltless World – VII. Attainment of the Real World  – Powerful !!!!


You have been wrong about the world because you have misjudged yourself.  From such a twisted reference point, what could you see?  All seeing starts with the perceiver, who judges what is true and what is false.  And what he judges false he does not see.  You who would judge reality cannot see it, for whenever judgment enters reality has slipped away.  The out of mind is out of sight, because what is denied is there but is not recognized.  Christ is still there, although you know Him not.  His Being does not depend upon your recognition.  He lives within you in the quiet present, and waits for you to leave the past behind and enter into the world He holds out to you in love.

No one in this distracted world but has seen some glimpses of the other world about him.  Yet while he still lays value on his own, he will deny the vision of the other, maintaining that he loves what he loves not, and following not the road that love points out.  Love leads so gladly!  As you follow Him, you will rejoice that you have found His company, and learned of Him the joyful journey home.  You wait but for yourself.  To give this sad world over and exchange your errors for the peace of God is but your will.  And Christ will always offer you the Will of God, in recognition that you share it with Him.

It is God’s Will that nothing touch His Son except Himself, and nothing else comes nigh unto him.  He is as safe from pain as God Himself, Who watches over him in everything.   The world about him shines with love because God placed him in Himself where pain is not, and love surrounds him without end or flaw.  Disturbance of his peace can never be.  In perfect sanity he looks on love, for it is all about him and within him.  He must deny the world of pain the instant he perceives the arms of love around him.  And from this point of safety he looks quietly about him and recognizes that the world is one with him.”


Look, Listen and Do Not Judge.   Leave judgement up to the Holy Spirit.  Only those who desire to be Special want to judge – ONENESS accepts.

As Christ said, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do.”

God Blesses   Christ Blesses     I Bless

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The world IS coming around, although slowly

Sawadee Khrap

Yes, Indeed.    This is a great YouTube video , Baptism and the Holy Spirit,  a refreshing giant leap into the actual teachings of Jesus.  The next step is the realization that Jesus was constantly teaching and demonstrating a NON-DUALISTIC relationship between Himself and His Father, and His Kingdom.  baptism  Furthermore, that this world is a DUALISTIC insane projection, illusion or interpretation of our mad desire to be special and apart, instead of God’s and OUR ACTUAL REALITY .   When this final realization is made then the full teachings of Jesus will be understood.  Scriptures like the Gospel of Thomas will make sense.  I pray this time will be soon, the world has suffered too long already.

God Blesses      Christ Blesses        I Bless

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A Saint Must Walk Alone.

Sawadee Khrap

lonelyI am sure we have all experienced these feelings one time or another.   It’s nice to know we are not alone. 

YouTube video – The Saint Must Walk Alone – A. W. Tozer / Classic Christian Audio Books

A ‘saint’ is merely one who walks the path,  designated by God and Christ,  for Redemption, first for themselves and then for the world.   A world where we believe we are born into separate and unique egoic bodies, desperately seeking to re-establish a universal desire of darknightfullness or completion, or Oneness with our Creator.  

A saintly path of trying to be IN the world but not OF the world, as instructed by Jesus.

This also reminds me of this YouTube video “The Dark Night of the Soul”   and for a more complete  spiritually detailed explanation see   St. John of the Cross’s original writing of “The Dark Night of the Soul  (Audiobook)”.

God Blesses   Christ Blesses    I Bless

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