Freedom happens within one’s understanding.
I am attempting to do weekly readings as the “unveiling” allows.
Living the Atonement raises awareness for the Whole Sonship, which is “all that is” within the mind of God.
⁶In the service of the right mind the denial of error frees the mind, and re-establishes the freedom of the will. ⁷When the will is really free it cannot miscreate, because it recognizes only truth. (ACIM, T-2.II.2:6–7)
The “right mind” is where we live when we live in the Atonement.
⁷In the holy instant, in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. ⁸For remembering Him is to remember freedom. (ACIM, T-15.I.10:7–8)
The “holy instant” is a part of the Atonement where you know the oneship of the Son and that God IS.
See others as the love of God you both are.
2. Guilt feelings are the preservers of time. ²They induce fears of retaliation or abandonment, and thus ensure that the future will be like the past. ³This is the ego’s continuity. ⁴It gives the ego a false sense of security by believing that you cannot escape from it. ⁵But you can and must. ⁶God offers you the continuity of eternity in exchange. ⁷When you choose to make this exchange, you will simultaneously exchange guilt for joy, viciousness for love, and pain for peace. ⁸My role is only to unchain your will and set it free. ⁹Your ego cannot accept this freedom, and will oppose it at every possible moment and in every possible way. ¹⁰And as its maker, you recognize what it can do because you gave it the power to do it.
I do not believe that we would have guilt if we did not see ourselves as separate and capable of retaliation or abandonment.
It is not getting rid of the “ego” that we want to do but calming it and helping ourselves and one another know that we did not do the terrible things that we believe we have and that we have not left God, nor has He abandoned us.
PTSpD (Post Traumatic Separation Disorder) is released as we truly forgive.
It may not happen all at once but it does soften and become more bearable.
³Free will must lead to freedom. ⁴Judgment always imprisons because it separates segments of reality by the unstable scales of desire. ⁵Wishes are not facts. ⁶To wish is to imply that willing is not sufficient. ⁷Yet no one in his right mind believes that what is wished is as real as what is willed. ⁸Instead of “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven” say, “Will ye first the Kingdom of Heaven,” and you have said, “I know what I am and I accept my own inheritance.” (ACIM, T-3.VI.11:3–8)
¹¹By offering freedom you will be free. (ACIM, T-8.IV.7:11) This, I believe is the key to deliverance from PTSpD.
When living in the Atonement, we see others as an actual part of ourselves, and we need to do nothing to lift and encourage them (in truth) because their personal power is reflected in our essence.
This may be a very difficult concept to accept since it seems to go against all that humanity has taught us for thousands of years.
Yet please, take a moment to reread the statement and I suspect you will find the resonance of its truth and wisdom.
Consider this, within the illusion, we use others and situations to enhance our own sense of well-being and empowerment.
⁷In the holy instant, in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. ⁸For remembering Him is to remember freedom. (ACIM, T-15.I.10:7–8)
In truth, all power is from God and each part of the Sonship is privy to that.
One who does this sincerely is often accused of being “crazy” by the world.
Yet, knowing your strength as one and that of others in the oneness of the Father is freedom and redemption, and joy.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.
No spoiler alert is necessary. Only accolades for a job well done and my personal review.
It is the finest use of modern cinematic technology and directing that I have ever seen on topics that I hold very dear to my heart! In fact, the more bizarre the idea the more welcome! With just the right amount of “T” and “A”.
*Yeah, I said that, haha!
I do not know all the terminology for the field of movie-making to do this justice, but as a layperson, I know what I like!
The way that they are able to take delightfully mundane yet universal concepts and make them “hot” and “palatable” in a fun, irreverent way is remarkable!
I saw that they got an Emmy nomination which is well deserved, I must say!
The character development is phenomenal!
They draw you in and are so damn likable and relatable it is, well, a job well done!
One-liners and keywords make my heart leap at the idea that we are even discussing them!
The music and choreography, in the acting and the dancing, wow!
It is worth anyone’s time in my opinion to watch all 6 seasons.
If you haven’t seen it, get to it!
I am on my second viewing of season six! Well done!!!
I strongly sense that I will want to watch all six seasons again to glean the gems that reside in this very smart and sophisticated yet understated television experience..
And thank you, everyone, who brought the series together!
It’s actually given me support when I could really use it!
And that is what makes it so dynamic to me personally!
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Only in the Atonement will it be found, one individual at a time.
And in the process, you will believe you are going mad.
Mental health within the illusion is not going to happen. Survival of the body and lack of death due to physical attack are not mental health signs.
Mental health begins at the premise of whom one believes one is, which is cast onto others that one perceives. We are created by God and death is not in His vocabulary.
Mental health will be found only when humanity finds itself as the Son of God and in His everlasting care.
Being “alive” is the only criteria of this witness and it comes with no dogma; only the recognition of the love the Father has for the Son and the love the Son has for the Father.
Until then, we will protect the bodies and attack the spirit of one another in the name of “protection” and “kindness” to “toughen children and subservient individuals up” and show that they must be “lacking somehow” or they would not “cave” to the mental abuse we throw at them.
Those abuses and abusers are hidden and mischievous and often behind smiles and comments such as “I love you”.
Mental health cannot even be dreamed of without the Atonement in place.
Without placing ourselves in God’s good graces through absolute absolving forgiveness, and God in His supreme and omnipotence we will subject one another (IE self in reality) to abuse, and, to me, that is the definition of mental illness.
Forgiveness of the original error of belief in separation from God and recognition of our complete reliance on Him is our only Salvation.
imho (in my humble opinion)
And as we move into this things will really start to “boil.” It must, for the thoughts that make up the illusion must be exposed so that they may be expressed, and the truth of our confusion to be made manifest in the light of that which remains “faithfully exposed by its own Light”, which is our presence in and reliance on only God, the Father.
We cannot be afraid of ourselves or have a fear of that which is not manifest. Because what you will see will be horrific. I can’t pretend anything else. When you are ready to accept the Atonement you will see how the Ego uses this world to destroy, even those it professes to love.
This is why the Holy Spirit is needed because you may feel as if you are “going to die” as you “see behind the masks of the smiles and I love you’s.”
The Holy Spirit will comfort you and bear witness of God’s Love for His Son of which you are a part. This comes from nowhere else.
Hold on and have confidence in God’s belief in us and faith in that truth that may “appear” to be unseen. And have no doubt that this will move us into an entirely different realm/place/understanding of existence.
There is no one to “follow” save the Inner Voice that declares you ARE because God IS. Without your consent to the Atonement, it cannot be fulfilled so your part is crucial and gratitude is owed to everyone else because their part is critical as well.
Be aware of what Spirit brings your way through others but trust that Inner Voice above all.
Humanity is ready to accept this or I could not be writing this post, but it will happen one individual at a time, not by the masses or with a leader as has been attempted in the past. Unless that leader can help you find your own Inner Guidance System.
Until then death and tyranny will be our lot. Fear will rule and mental illness will continue to be pandemic. Crushing humanity, yes, but more importantly, keeping us from a far greater work that we have been called to do that the human mind cannot even fathom at this time.
One heart at a time.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.
For those willing to dive deep, from A Course In Miracles:
“6. Wrong-mindedness listens to the ego and makes illusions; perceiving sin and justifying anger, and seeing guilt, disease, and death as real. ²Both this world and the real world are illusions because right-mindedness merely overlooks, or forgives, what never happened. ³Therefore it is not the One-mindedness of the Christ Mind, Whose Will is One with God’s.
*My understanding is that the Atonement puts us in right-mindedness because it is a place of seeing what we are really doing to ourselves and forgiving it because this simply could not be real.
7. In this world the only remaining freedom is the freedom of choice; always between two choices or two voices. ²Will is not involved in perception at any level and has nothing to do with choice. ³Consciousness is the receptive mechanism, receiving messages from above or below; from the Holy Spirit or the ego. ⁴Consciousness has levels and awareness can shift quite dramatically, but it cannot transcend the perceptual realm. ⁵At its highest it becomes aware of the real world and can be trained to do so increasingly. ⁶Yet the very fact that it has levels and can be trained demonstrates that it cannot reach knowledge.” (ACIM, C-1.6:1–7:6)
*Some students of the Course believe that we do not have an identity in God because “consciousness is not real”.
I truly can respect that view and I know that Eastern philosophies have stated that for some time.
If I had not lived the experiences I did and know how hard Jesus and the Holy Spirit worked with me and the patience they had to let me know that I did have an identity that mattered and was valuable I could probably accept that.
And, to tell you the truth, if I simply get consumed into the body of God and lose my identity that would be okay with me.
But I still do not buy it.
I think we move on “as one with God” as Jesus does.
At least for a few million years yet and what comes after I trust with all my heart that we will be prepared for it by a loving and benevolent Father.
What do you think?
Summer Reading from Mama’s Christmas Carol, You God the Power, Mom!
Be compassionate and courteous to one another.
Just be sure to include being compassionate and courteous to yourself.
We all know what this means.
What is important to recognize as we transition into life again, and hopefully, into life from the place of the Atonement, is that not everyone is healthy mentally.
In fact, most of us are quite ill.
To ignore it is to leave others wounded, show our children that this “behavior” must be acceptable, and degrade our own selves subconsciously so that we undermine our own relationship with the Creator.
Sometimes those who have labels in the world such as government, police, or IRS are seen as Power-Hungry.
It is important to recognize that those we are taught “have our backs” can also be Power-Hungry.
What an interesting way to put this.
We think that bodies are supposed to gather, yet that which dies cannot be real or eternal, so there must be some other place that we gather and acknowledge God within ourselves.
In English one would call it the mind; the word you use really does not matter, as long as you understand it is that part of you that is eternal.
We all reside there, together, with God.
Take time in the day to gather in your mind in peace until that is where you exist no matter where you be in the world. In this state of mind you will never be alone, no matter how many you are around or how isolated you may be.
What this does is not allow you as a person to see and work out your issues with God through the Holy Spirit.
That is a real tabboo in the “civilized world”.
Actually, both, being upset and working it out with the Holy Spirit.
Here is the thing though. Only you can give that power away, and it is a power to unite with God through the Holy Spirit and your higher self or selves.
We can get “laughed out of it”, “bullied out of it”, or manipulated out of it with a smile and kindness, or circumstances we find ourselves in but it is available at our request.
The “catch” might be that we need to be willing to hear and act on what we are being told is for our highest good and that witness only comes from inside.
Becoming aware of the Atonement that Jesus asks us to partake in allows us to walk with the Holy Spirit and to grow into His Voice that involves giving up only what is not real.
I testify of what Jesus has shared with me and I speak of it as one who has been willing to experiment on his word.
If I am “barking up the wrong tree” I guess I will be okay with that.
I have not found anyone else who has given me any answers that make more sense than his.
Rather than believe there is no God or that He is vengeful and uses us as toys for His amusement just to have experience, it make sense to me that the Son may have had the mistaken belief that He had separated from God for a split second and a few of us got in that time warp.
Allow the Holy Spirit to take hold of the future by releasing your hold on fear. This allows Him to clean up the attachments and trauma that existed in the past.
It has taken me years to walk into this place where I am today. It has meaning to me that its beyond my wildest imaginations. I do not believe everyone needs to take that much time, especially if we are willing to learn from others experiences.
As I walk closer to the last quarter of my life I find that I am more willing to step out in faith.
Those who I thought depended on me are solid and have their own inspiration and direction from the Holy Spirit if they should seek it.
It is not my place to worry or hover around them. I release them in love and joy in their adventures.
Knowing that I have value as a voice for God through the Holy Spirit is important.
My experiences will become part of the storage of knowledge that we may access in the vaults of the Holy Spirit that help others not have to step into the place of challenge if they will acknowledge who and what they truly are.
Empowerment of self is how we give the light of empowerment to others.
Jesus did this in his walk on the earth as have others throughout the ages. As we take our turns again here on this plain of “unveiling” we will not have to experience many of the challenges previously met.
The Atonement is the way to reach that understanding within our hearts and minds.
Every person that you meet is Christ.
He is either in His right mind and knows he walks with God, lacking nothing or He is blinded by the ego’s fear bias.
You will know by your witness of the Holy Spirit with whom you walk.
This is also not to wonder if we need protect ourselves for we are protected until our work is done and we may count on our ability to serve well just as we may have confidence that all others do as well.
Stepping into the Atonement, and walking there, is our first responsibility in the world. That puts us, through forgiveness, in complete communion God and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit along with Jesus and other’s who know the truth.
Honoring ourselves has nothing to do with telling others how to live or justifying how we live. It has to do with living per the witness of the Holy Spirit and honoring ourselves. Thus giving thanks for the potential of life that we have in God and through Him.
We may recognize that Power-Hunger is a sign that ego mind is in control and we can send love and appreciation for those who do not yet know that they are of the Sonship of God, as Christ, His Son.
I have turned a curve in the upward spiral of my spiritual life.
I can no longer accept this existence as life.
Do not take your “role” too seriously. Let me explain:
From Workbook Lesson 204 of A Course In Miracles
“I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.
1. (184) The Name of God is my inheritance.
²God’s Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions, free in God, forever and forever one with Him.
³I am not a body. ⁴I am free.
⁵For I am still as God created me.”
There is no reality in my earthly existence of betrayal and abandonment. It is simply the life I chose from the Universal Plan that would allow me to have the kind of “torture” that would allow me (or force me) to know that this world is not real.
And it continues even after I have acknowledged the Atonement in my life and that the only thing that could possibly be is God and His Will.
Does it continue because it needs to serve as someone else’s torture or is it just my reminder to “only” look to God?
Does it matter which, or that I know? No! I will be grateful for the opportunity to experience “life” day by day and know that it all works together for our good and that one day it will all role up and disappear.
Will it change if I use the right positive thinking or manifestation tools? Maybe, IF it fits in the Universal Plan and maybe not, and either way it is OK because I am “not slave to time, (*and am) unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions”.
Will I understand or untangle the meaning of it all? Only if it will lead me to where I let go of this world’s nonsense and can still forgive the original error of belief in separation from God.
Could that be important? That I see just how ugly we can be to each other and how we believe falsehoods and make them real to ourselves to our harm and the harm of others?
YES, it could be that some with very stout hearts and great faith have agreed to “see” just how insidious the cancer of denying God in self and others is; so that they could forgive, in its most correct form, and stand as witnesses that this is not “real”.
Yes, I believe that maybe Jesus needs some who are willing to perform this role in the Universal Plan and still know that they are “free in God forever, and forever one with Him.”
Not everyone will have chosen that kind of life. Some may find the challenge of giving up the “beauty and abundance of the world of form” even more challenging and be estranged from God that much longer.
Whatever your experience in the world of form, it is important to remember:
³I am not a body. ⁴I am free.
⁵For I am still as God created me. 🙏💜💪🙏
We got this!
Would this not be the perfect time to align yourself with your authentic Divine Reality and recognize the significant part of the Sonship, that is Christ, whom you are.
I do not promise you “smooth sailing” but I promise peace and joy inside that no “illusion” in the world can offer or destroy.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.
We need to get clarity on what we want and be it.
Our primary responsibility is to accept the Atonement that Jesus offers us in the undoing of the error of separation; which the Son of God believed briefly and released or had corrected.
This happens within your mind and heart and may or may not reflect what physical life expresses because this is not your “life”. It is a role you play in the Universal Plan that will allow the entire Sonship to return “willingly” to full communication with the Father/God.
Your individual gifts. Your talents and challenges are crucial to the workings of the Universal Plan in motion since the beginning of “time”.
Jesus claims that his role is unique only for a time. When the Son is restored to full communication with His Father, each of us will become aware that we have ALL that the Father has, and nothing is kept from any of us.
We will be free to utilize all that IS in any dynamic we can envision. The only real difference between then and now is that we will be aware that it is us choosing our experience, and it will not be something that will infringe on or oppress ourselves or anyone else.
Until then, may there be NO confusion that Jesus is the leader for the Atonement, and that we will each eventually acknowledge him as part of Christ, even as he testifies that we are each a part of Christ, the Son of God, as well.
Really, what happens is that you will not be able to avoid knowing the intimate details of another’s being.
Sending out forgiveness from my heart and altering thought patterns that I had been given through “Christian” teachings shows me that I do no one any favors by treating them as if they are not capable of altering their experience.
And, dear ones, this includes the babies. I know we think of them as the beginning, but that is a myth propagated by those who would use us as a farmer would a crop to keep us from the witness of who we truly are.
If saving a child were magically transformative, would God not allow it for all of His Children? Remember that the baby is a complete eternal being just as you are and made decisions to experience what it would be like to be without God. This in NO Way justifies harming anyone in any way!
This is not your life yet. You have life. You are an eternal being. But your eternal life does not begin until you release your future into the care of God, which wipes out the history you have so far experienced and leaves you with the present to express to the Universe what your desires may be.
You have agreed to come to live out the confusion of the Son AND to play a role in the Universal Plan for Atonement, the “undoing of the original error of belief in separation from God and all its consequences”.
God will not force anything on humanity. Likewise, once they are willing to receive, nothing can be held back from them.
As eternal beings, some of us have accepted our “assignment” that we may get our fill of frustration and suffering. We will be willing to accept what Jesus offers us by his example of accepting the Atonement.
The fact that others have agreed to accept rather moderate physical existences does not mean that they are not part of the Universal Plan of Atonement program because they offer the counter-scenario, which brings about the frustration as to why there is no balance in life and opportunity for all.
We accepted our role and may use it to continue the construct of separation from God or use it for acknowledging our communication with Him, singularly through the Holy Spirit and eventually with Him directly once the Whole Sonship accepts the Atonement.
In truth, humanity and existence are multi-dimensional. It is the addiction to time and fear of the past affecting the future that keeps our attention from the magnificence of what we are.
All-time is happening now.
Once Atonement takes place in your life, thousands of years of confusion and suffering are eliminated because you no longer need those lessons to learn who you are. This frees up many others who are required to help you gain those lessons as well. So there is no greater work that you could do on earth than accepting the Atonement.
The particular life role that I signed up for this time around had me accepting the Atonement without question as a little child through affirmative decisions that I made at four. I have not understood this until now at nearly sixty-five.
I can remember when I got the question posed to me to choose love or to choose anger and bitterness. I have struggled in life because I chose love but not nearly how I would have if I had chosen anger and bitterness.
I witnessed a lot of different home environments on a very intimate level. At sixty-five, I can see that I looked at these experiences and recorded what I saw from the eyes of a much older individual.
Jesus tells us that when one is healed, the whole is affected, and I believe this with all my heart. I know that humanity is on the curve to healing rapidly that has not been seen in its historical past.
Do not be discouraged because things do not flip in an instant. Rest assured that all is well and that the Whole Sonship will understand its divinity and gain eternal life where you will be acknowledged for your part in this great work.
God wants to bless us. We alone decide if that will occur or not. We alone decide if we stand as the Son of God or a crutch for someone else. We alone decide if we stand in our inheritance of all that the Father has or if we must crush another and make them subject to us to feel empowered.
In The Matrix, Neo discovered he was the one that would make all the difference. What if it takes just one, but that one has to be you? #inspiration #motivation #life #success #mindset #happiness #atonementnow
There is no other way!
The world of separation supports privacy to a fault!
Do not get me wrong! We all need our privacy or time to our own thoughts.
In the Atonement, we would allow that by virtue of respect for our own identity, which allows us to honor the other as God does.
Gathering time should be a place where we can share concerns of self and others under the umbrella of the Atonement.
The Atonement brings recognition that we are all one in God worthy of all that He IS as His Son.
This gathering should bring about greater joy for all, and none needs to be excluded because the challenges of humanity are not that diverse.
Meaning that they all fall under similar false perceptions relating to separation from God and one another.
What I am saying is we will see each other as God sees us.
We will see through each other’s shield of terror from the place of the Atonement and forgiveness.
We will see the struggles that come from belief in separation.
And not feel the need to join with them in that struggle.
We may help where we can but not join them, which is what we do today, especially in those organizations that suggest service and blind alliagence, like families and churches. Even the Ku Klux Klan does this.
If I cannot meet with others in freedom established through the Atonement, I do not wish to “gather or meet” with others.
Your PTSpD will not leave you, which basically means that you will see and feel the sorrow that would be a part of being separated from God IF that were possible.
Post Traumatic Separation Disorder
However, knowing there could never have been separation from God, you need not be scooped up into the drama any more than you desire or are inspired to by the Holy Spirit.
I have to admit that it can certainly feel like I must or should be dragged into it all sometimes, especially once you have children.
I have watched my children and my grandchildren be sucked into situations that I can do nothing about. And I cannot say that it does not hurt.
What I can say is that I know that these things are what was desired by them in their effort to “run away” from God just as mine were.
It blows my mind! And sometimes you just pick up one foot and then the other, one breath at a time, trusting that there is purpose in the nonsense!
I really do “get that!”
Remember, as you watch the horror film in front of you, that God IS, and nothing can change that, no matter what things may look like.
There is a Plan implemented and completed to fulfill the Atonement of the Son of God.
This is my backup.
This is the foundation I stand on.
I know that it is all right for me to experience joy and peace, even in a world of confusion.
And when the world steps in and tries to tell me otherwise, I look it square in the eye and say “NO” God is bigger than you, and I put my trust in Him.
Shove that cloak of guilt, shame, and embarrassment off of your shoulders.
We want to take on the world’s problems. I get it!
And in many cultures, we are taught to serve. Like the Son of God (of which you are a part) has need of anything other than realizing who He truly is!
The greatest service we can do is to know and honor the fact that we are children of God with the ability to forgive what could not have been done because God IS.
I did not try to imprison my children. I wanted them to have their freedom.
I did not understand that the world did not run on “freedom”.
It ran on bondage, and the children embraced that and seek to hold onto an existence that permits bondage in many forms.
Typically there is a demand that there be a “scapegoat” or focus “offering to the gods of sin” that say someone made the world bad, and now I can protect myself by shutting everything else out and pretending it is only me in the world. And those who follow along with my ideas of the world!
The world has shown us that “everyone” and “everything” has a price. Trust me, the children “out there” in the sex rings are not the only ones being “trafficked”!
I, who come from a place of forgiveness and joy, have no place with them because I mess up their convenient perception that there is an enemy “out there”.
It does not matter that certain people get thrown under the bus as long as there is an excuse for their gruffness and their lack of compassion.
You cannot escape this scenario with others! You must be willing to escape it on your own by changing the way you look at the world and yourself!
And I am not trying to sell you a way to find “true romance”! This is a solo gig!
Your knowledge and interaction with others are to be based on the testimony of God’s love for them.
This we do through the witness of forgiveness that the Atonement/”undoing of separation” provides.
We recognize that we are not our bodies. The most accurate description would be to say that we are our “minds” or at least that it is in our thoughts that we are united. Why? Because that is where we are in God!
We are in God’s thoughts and in His Will, which is the same as ours because we are of Him, but we run from that. And this creates the fearful rat race we find ourselves in.
This does not mean that we must be the ogar in someone else’s story.
Just because they decide to claim it is so.
You are not separate from God or others. If you bash others, you are bashing yourselves. If you lift others, you are lifting yourselves.
Bashing reflects our lack of focus on God.
We want to keep our eyes on Christ all around us.
That does not mean that you allow yourself to be a punching bag for others.
You show honor for others by treating yourself with respect and dignity.
Allow the Holy Spirit to take care of the future by releasing your hold on fear and allow Him to clean up the trauma and attachment that existed in the past.
This is a choice we need to make. It will not just happen automatically.
We chose the predicament that we find ourselves in as a species and all that is.
It is clear to me that the way to do this is to let go of so-called “relationships” that use you.
In ACIM, Jesus teaches that the only relationship we have or want is with God. All else is “actually” ourselves mirrored gazillions of times over.
The relationship with God is perfect in that He gives His all to you and requires only that you give your all to Him. It is a completely symbiotic relationship that holds nothing back.
Why would we desire bondage in place of freedom to be what we are?
Sadly, the ego-mind rational we have embraced leaves us believing that to be with God is to disappear when nothing could be further from the truth.
In God is the ONLY place our true identity is to be found, and it is possible to embrace that here and now.
And so what if that witness does not stay “sparkly” in front of us all the time? Once you really give yourself over to it, you will know that you can settle for nothing less.
You are of value to God, and joy is your inheritance.
Do not settle for less!
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.
Compassion or indulgence and disparity? We decide that now!
It is that offering we extend to the Christ within one another and recognize with gratitude the Creator.
When we come together, we want to do so in an attitude of the Atonement!
⁷Give me your blessing, holy Son of God. ⁸I would behold you with the eyes of Christ, and see my perfect sinlessness in you. (https://acim.org/acim/en/s/567#11:7-8 | W-161.11:7–8)
This is where all our encounters want to start. With the understanding that currently, we are living in an “ego state of mind” that has us separate from God and one another, on the defense, and attacking.
That’s just the facts of life at the moment.
Forgiveness of the original error of belief in separation from God and one another is our foundation.
That “witness”, which is of Christ, comes to us through the power and communication of the Holy Spirit.
Understanding this statement and recognizing the feeling or voice of the Holy Spirit is vital because it is He who will guide you thereafter.
The above passage does not suggest that you see no error in behavior or attitudes within the world but that you do not claim them as anything other than the mistaken error that they are.
The best defense is to be alert and aware of the ego-mind that is prevalent in the world so that the Holy Spirit may be your defense.
The Holy Spirit is aware of all that is going on with everyone and His guidance will lead you. Please, do not second guess those thoughts that say you are not safe. They are given to you for a reason. And it does not mean that you are “judging another person”, it means you respect who they believe they are at the moment. Remove yourself in love in your heart and go your way in peace.
We do not want to walk in a place a fear but with caution, and confidence in guidance from the Holy Spirit.
Our neighbor is our savior in that we need his place in the Atonement to be filled by him. His forgiveness of the original error, which covers all of my mistakes as well, is what makes us whole and complete. This is what will end time and unite us all as the Son of God, along with Jesus.
Please understand this does not mean that I believe the criminal element does not exist. It means that in having the Holy Spirit as our guide we will be more apt to see and acknowledge mental health issues before they become a threat to society.
And we will be willing to expose and talk about societal attitudes and accepted norms that do not promote equality, safety, and abundance for all.
Time is a dot in existence given to the Son of God to erase past pains and fear of the future!
Time is brought about by the error of belief in separation which created guilt and created a past from which we move into the future often ignoring the present.
When we heal the present by removing the guilt and shame of the past we take away the fear of the future and are able to live in now.
Death will hold no fear either. Death is only a thought that separates us from God, be it expressed in language, harm to self or another, illness, or death itself. There is no death because God lives and you are a part of God through His Son.
And there is no separation so while physical bodies may need to separate for any number of reasons our true state of thought cannot, in body or out.
Is it not better for humanity and all of creation to focus on how to unite our thought system under one umbrella of freedom for all? This is what Jesus is offering us within the Atonement.
No one can be forced to accept healing!
It is important to understand that to the human soul healing is frightening.
We have ourselves convinced that we are lost and would rather settle for a false reality than meet God where He is within each of us.
The Universal Plan is a script that has already been written. Jesus and other celestial beings are in charge of it.
It is a plan that is like a script for a play, it has been written out but it is in the rehearsal stage.
Characters can still be moved around a bit by choices they make and the length of the play has yet to be determined.
Jesus has told us that accepting the Atonement will shrink the need of time, which to me means suffering, by thousands of years.
That means that we can let go of the ownership of our role. Let the Holy Spirit take you where it will. Do not be encumbered by your present situation. (Encumbered: restrict or burden (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult.)
If it is not what you would like it to be visualize what your ideal situation would be and feel it, sense it witness it, and give up how it is to come to pass, and trust that it will. In a time and a way you could not dream of but that will be so much greater than you envisioned you will be in awe.
Remember, we have a role to play, but it truly is only a role, you are safe in the mind and will of God.
It is important to remember that we are whole and complete right now as a part of Christ and give up the idea that things happen to us without our willing it to be so. Then take a conscious and active part in what you do want to come your way.
Atonement is an experience we all will eventually partake in but the timing of it is up to us individually.
That means that in the moment people will play out roles in the script and not all will be mellow and civilized.
It is because of this “current reality” that we have to keep ourselves awake at all times to attacks that humanity imposes on itself.
I think of the 2018 thriller “Bird Box” with Sandra Bullock. I won’t give it away but we do live in an environment where we are suicidal. We seek death. And it is the Holy Spirit within ourselves that has the ability to guide us safely out of that thinking and into our true home.
Think of what we are creating for our future.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.
Change is for physical enjoyment and not required for peace of mind.
This weeks reading:
Illness affects us when we close our minds to the Christ that we are.
Unitedly we make up the Sonship.
Only the Atonement frees us from our horrific illusion of being separate.
We allow a lot in our society in the name of gathering.
I would like to think that Covid19 gave us time to realize we have value with or without a group.
Your knowledge of others is to be based on testifying of God’s awareness and trust in them.
You know of this because by accepting the Atonement for yourself you see it in them.
You do this not by being vulnerable to their confusion, but by having healthy boundaries for yourself.
We all suffer from PTSpD/Post Traumatic Separation Disorder. The remedy is the Holy Instant found within the Atonement.
The Holy Instant acknowledges that God is over all things and that we are all in His care.
Asking for His assistance and guidance when interacting with others for the highest good I find critical.
The Atonement is that awareness and complete forgiveness of the mistaken belief of separation from God and one another.
And a willingness to heed the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
You have assistance from Holy Spirit and Nature, as well.
Nature teaches us a lot about endurance.
Trees are some of my best friends here.
To be willing to seek what appears to be outside ourselves, meaning the Holy Spirit, can give us courage and inspiration, not to mention warnings as we go through life.
It takes really nothing more than the sincere desire to hear.
And then the faith to trust what you have heard, baby steps are fine.
The first two cards were “Prepare for an Event”. The third was “Completion or End”. The fourth and final card was “Falling Into Place”.
Do you see the “preparation” that we are being asked to make as we head into the “happy dream” that awaits us beyond this “nightmare” of confusion and illusion?
We need to “see” Christ in ourselves and in others!
What is coming to an end?
The suffering we have accepted as “normal” and “irrefutable” must be laid down through Forgiveness as specified within the Atonement that acknowledges our oneness as Christ and our place in the Mind and Will of God.
What is falling into place?
Our witness that we are taken care of! That there are angels and guides, along with the Holy Spirit and Nature that will supply our needs and give us reason to rejoice and declare God Is with gratitude and jubilation!
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.
They teach you, they challenge you. Most importantly they are you.
We are the ONE that God will not divide.
Do not let this lead you to believe that you have no “reality or being” because God started creation and the Son’s state of confusion will not stop it. No, we have no true reality here in the state of error, which is why we may forgive all that we perceive. But we do have true reality in God and of God as extensions of His Son which God will honor and make real and so it will be ad infinitum.
Maybe we need to be aware when we have a situation that needs to be seen so it can be corrected. Which in this case would be that the first two cards that were pulled are identical for both weeks and in the same order. How “coincidental” is that?!!? Please give acknowledgment to this as you read on, thank you.
We also would have missed the wonderful story that illustrates what I believe is “the miracle” we are all looking for where love replaces fear which aligns with those very cards.
You will see others according to their role in the Universal Plan. Do not think that you can or must “fix” everything. Trust in the wisdom of God.
The Atonement, whose foundation is forgiveness, embraces the undoing of the original error of belief in the separation from God and it’s consequences while also acknowledging our union with God and one another.
ALL IS NOW. How else do you think it all gets corrected? What you forgive NOW alters the future and the past.
You are living His Story, you are playing a role that you do not have to OWN, you just have to forgive it and all that created it.
Like us, Jesus has learned “line upon line and precept upon precept”.
Jesus asks us to join him in the undoing of the original error and all its consequences that the healing of Christ, the Son of God may be complete.
The Story (Recorded audio April 27, 2021 on Miracle Voices #7; Judy’s Miracle in the NYC Subway) This is my summary and comments:
She went out one morning and there were not many people on the platform. When she got in her car there were three or four young men between the ages of 18 and 24 who appeared to be very stoned and were having fun and laughing. One of them pointed to her and then whispered to the others. A tall young man approached her and took a hold of her bag. She did not just release it to him.
Instead, she closed her eyes and recalled the lesson of the day “Let miracles replace grievances.” And she opened her eyes and the fellow looked into them and found no fear and only love. She saw love in his eyes as well. They both smiled and then laughed as if they were old friends sharing a joke. He went back to his seat where the others looked at him strangely and after he said something to them that she could not hear they all continued to laugh till the young men got off at their stop.
When the car stopped, she had been so relaxed that her purse fell to the floor and flew across the train and one of the young men got up, handed it to her, and said. “You have a good day, ma’am.” She spent the rest of the day ecstatic, feeling she had truly received a miracle.
Judy did not give him what he did not have by her “pause” in the terror response, rather she connected to Source and shared their mutual place within Source. “Love is contagious.” Yes, because we are able to remind each other who we truly are.
How would we then perceive the situation knowing they really meant her no harm? Because these young people, even today, are used to being feared because of their age, their looks, not to mention their color, music choice, gender, etc.. And who would want to live like that? Does prejudiced not come from fear?
To look at this situation without acknowledging the young men’s part in the miracle, would, in my mind, be what gets taken as “white supremacy” or a “holier than thou” attitude (*Derived, dear ones, from fear.). It is also a form of divisiveness, and separation, which as students of the Course we have committed through the Atonement to “undo”.
Judy admits, “I was holding from the past, my prejudices, they were a mixed race group, and I had prejudice about about young men, a little bit older than teenage, doing violence in New York City. And in truth they were going to do something to me, but I was holding this shroud, like, like of terror.”
There are no coincidences, I think that is in the Course. Did she need that experience to remind her to open the door to her Higher Self/Inner Voice/Holy Spirit? For the sake of the Course? For the sake of another more dangerous scenario?
These comments have not posted so that the author, Judy S. could see it as yet. She is over 90 and I do not wish to overwhelm her with my review. It would be nice to give her a chance for rebuttle though so I will post it directly later today. She is also the last of the core founders from when A Course In Miracles was given to the world. We will dearly miss her when she makes her transition.
Her conclusion and attempt at “laughter over the situation”, which is the legacy those who have taught the Course have given to Bill a co-scribe, was “Stay off subways!”. I just had to respond. And here are a few more of my comments:
Even as a joke, “Stay off subways” was not in the best of taste because it is a comment of “fear”and suggests once again, that danger lies out there lurking somewhere and we do not want to live with that thought.
To let them take the purse may have been the right thing in another scenario. Be certain, we cannot “judge” form, we must take it in the moment and follow our instincts and inner voice. What is important was that she reached inside herself in faith or desperation in her “terror” which sometimes prompts the “leap of faith”, that she would receive or have an answer.
I agree that learning to follow that inner voice can happen instantaneously or take years. It took me decades to trust God and to trust God’s trust in me, and then to trust myself in action. Still working on that last part, but that does not mean I have not accepted the Atonement, forgiven the original error, and know that we are all one in God.
I have reached a place where I can trust nothing else but His guidance and I place all I am or ever may be in His hands. There are many roads that will bring us to this place. Judy’s road is using the formula “Let miracles replace grievances.” Yours might be different. Maybe that is what “Teach Only Love” means. Hmm, makes sense to me.
Now, that having been said what we want to do is think of ourselves as if “You are living His Story, you are playing a role that you do not have to OWN, you just have to forgive it and all that created it.”
Then interact with society and the earth from your place in the Atonement that has forgiven the original error of belief in separation from God and one another and follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
As you follow them, the promptings will become louder and easier to recognize. In the process you will gain confidence in yourself and be led to clear away those beliefs that keep you from trusting that inner voice and all that comes through you to be from God the Father. I can only say this because this has been my experience and it brings tears to my eyes as I embrace that witness. I know it is true.
You ARE because God IS! Embrace it! Give thanks! And as you live you will share that with others!
You will see others according to their role in the Universal Plan. Do not think that you can or must “fix” everything. Trust in the wisdom of God.
God will not force anything on humanity. Likewise, once they are willing to receive nothing can be held back.
When we give up fear and choose to respond from the place of the Atonement, from the place that knows that we are wholly innocent and the united Sonship of Christ we will change the world one at a time.
There is a Happy Dream awaiting Christ as the light of the world is able to dawn on humanity because they realize they are One Before God and One Unitedly Equal in every way before God and important to our own personal salvation and the quality of our very existence.
Illness of body or society will afflict us when we close our eyes to our own “being” or that of another. When it happens apathy, loss of memory and function can happen.
Till next time, be happy, God bless, bye for now.
It lifts us out of this society and into heaven’s presence.
Forgive the original error, with gratitude, for all those who would join you in this forgiveness.
The others who join you in this forgiveness enlarge the awareness of the divinity within and carry us to our ultimate awareness of Christ, God’s Son and all that is, which is what we ARE.
The Universal Plan is in flux and is manned by ascended masters. You are a key component of the Universal Plan.
Do not fret not understanding what is going on or what it is all about. In ACIM Jesus makes it very clear that we are not going to understand the confusion of the ego.
Trust is a key component here.
The Holy Spirit is your connection to that which is united among all of creation. Let that inner voice which speaks of peace and joy in the midst of chaos be your constant companion. You are worthy and you are loved.
When you give you receive. Bash others and you bash yourself because they literally are a part of you.
Connection and oneness are just what they say they are. They are complete and whole; and that is what you are.
Your attempts to crush others or yourself will not be honored or realized because that is not the Will of God.
Destroying the body does not destroy you because that is not what you are.
Same with the mind or “coping mechanism” of this world.
If this discussion makes you want to go torture someone to prove it then you are someone I cannot reach, but if it makes you more willing to open your eyes to what is going on in the world so that it may be truly “forgiven” and “released” within the psyche of the Son of God I am grateful.
Receiving the atonement on behalf of Christ that is in you is your primary function. It begins with awareness and willingness to extend absolving forgiveness to all that is.
When you receive the atonement for yourself it is only the beginning.
As you walk in the world with your eyes wide open and do not hide from or excuse and justify behavior that is against God and humanity, you heal it, because you have truly forgiven what cannot be of God.
You do not need to confront it or tackle it, you simply need to be aware of it and include it in the awareness of your forgiveness that you offer the world on the Lord’s behalf.
You know, they told me that A Course In Miracles did not place Jesus in the esteemed place that Christianity did. And I believed them.
I knew Jesus as a friend and as an elder brother. He has been here with me by name since I was four. So our relationship would only evolve rather than dissolve. For this I am grateful.
Yesterday I read in the Urtext this passage:
“In the holy instant, the condition of love is met for minds are joined without the body’s INTERFERENCE, and where there is communication, there is peace. The Prince of Peace was born to re-establish the CONDITION of love, by teaching that communication remains unbroken, even if the body is destroyed, PROVIDED THAT you see NOT the body as the necessary means of communication.” page 324
This passage struck me in many ways. One that I could not ignore was that whatever myths came out of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, his life did have a significant purpose to me and to all humanity. As does mine and yours.
When I think of all the myths, rumors, and fake news that could said of my life, I can only think that it is no wonder that Jesus and his story has been dealt with as it has.
Jesus has always been my chief guide and companion and will always be. He has the recall of the Father in a way that none of the rest of us do because he was the first born in spirit, the first to believe separation was possible, and the first to undo that error through the Atonement.
I gratefully join him in that witness of the Atonement.
We all suffer from PTSD Post Traumatic Separation Disorder, even Jesus.
It constitutes what we feel when we feel at a loss or incapable of meeting the challenges of the day.
It embraces the sad side of compassion that walks with us in this world of confusion, strife, and chaos.
It rears its head in competition, superstition, greed, and even entitlement.
It has a remedy and that remedy is the Atonement that Jesus invites us to partake of with him.
Forgiveness for the error of the Son of God and recall of our place and position with God, the Father restores the peace that never left us.
Do not fault yourself for emotional highs and lows, these are only learning curves that, when given to the Holy Spirit, can be transformed into wings of light that lift you to greater understanding.
Disclaimer: I am not a therapist and encourage anyone to seek competent professionals for depression and other mental health issues.
Compassion needs to be our offering to one another.
Forgiveness is our only function according to A Course In Miracles.
It also says that forgiveness is our only true happiness. Absolute, absolving forgiveness that erases all error (because you understand that it could not be because God IS, period) and all desire for punishment, revenge, or compensation.
I am digesting that last part to tell you the truth. We have lived by this other code for so long it is difficult to let go of even the idea of justice.
But if the code of justice is real then God is not soveriegn. His Kingdom is divided and corruptible and this just cannot be.
As a retiree, my ability to function in the world like this may be easier than for those who are younger. As with all things that I teach, I will study this out and watch for instruction from the Holy Spirit.
Interestingly this is touched on twice in this draw of the cards already with a third to follow.
Depression is one of the three temptations of humanity. The other two being Power-Hunger and Addiction.
Depression comes when you do not feel supported and you have a sense of lack. It can seem justified or not. Extremes of highs and lows are forms as well and all of it indicates a lack of awareness of your place in God.
Let me say clearly that all things can be used by the Holy Spirit for the benefit of humanity so to say a person is not living in the atonement if they are depressed would be an error.
However, the cause of depression is only found within the atonement which enlightens our minds to the oneness of all creation and the love of God for His Son of whom we are a part that has been denied because we believe we have failed Him or He has abandoned us.
We tend to want to fix things. It has been said that the males do this more but women, and youth, do it just as much.
I get the impression from Jesus that “fixing things” may not be the goal but rather, to simply observe them and let them be. It is a fairly new idea to me but I must say that this is the impression I am getting.
To observe what is amiss and forgive it, in our own daily walk, no matter on what level of physicality it has; if we can allow ourselves to observe and not take in the “fix it” mentality but rather recognize that in the observing we can eliminate that which is erroneous in the consciousness of humanity by observation and absolving forgiveness would be a miracle that I would be ever so greatful for.
Could it really be that simple?!!!
Your knowledge of others is to be based on testifying of God’s awareness of them and Love for them.
This just seems to repeat the same message to me.
That I want to release my understanding of justice as it has been taught through the ages, primarily by Christianity, in the context that it claimed that Jesus Christ paid a price for our sin and redeemed us.
Sin itself is contrary to the reality that God IS.
If sin could be, then God is not God.
Only what is real can of God but His Son may choose to reject what is real. It is recognizing this and giving your faith over to what is real by letting go of fear that delivers us.
God is greater than us by virtue of His being the Creator.
And He has given all to His Creation because that is what He Is, what Love Is, and what Love Does.
We are worthy for we are His.
Why do we keep refusing?
Even in the hurricane there is a place of calm and joy.
(Please allow me some personal “balancing time” before the reading. Thank you.)
Well, I figured out why I have been so “loopy” and not on my game as a writer.
It turns out I have been dealing with vertigo for over a year now.
Having your body off balance will mean that the brain’s focus needs to keep you stable in the physical world and would not allow a great deal of energy to be spent in creative endeavors, though I am not ashamed of what I have done,
I had thought to do more.Diagnosis is only the beginning, but it is a significant beginning because it puts you on the path to recovery.
Tools can be utilized and measures can be taken that give rise to the hope of a better tomorrow.
That summarizes the energy I received overall in the reading that I did today.
I had once marked the deck that I use to find the passages in Mama’s Christmas Carol, You Got the Power Mom! with the basic meanings of a Tarot deck.
It was interesting to note what appeared in today’s draw of 8 cards, done in 4 card increments, each four representing a weekly reading.
There were 3 “new beginnings,” and one was a duplicate (Ace of hearts in both 4 card draws.).
This energy told me powerfully that God desires to bless us.
There were also 2 “choice” and 1 “coming to a head” cards in the first draw.
The second draw contained 2 “beginnings” along with “prep” and “fate,” suggesting to me that, while we are moving into this better place that is our destiny, it is only coming back into our true state of being, which is in God.
How often does humanity look at “fate” as if it were “home” instead of confinement, punishment, or representing a lack of freedom of choice?
It is vital that you invite others to know the truth.
When I first put this in the book in 2019 I may have been inclined to think that we were to “share the word” more or less literally.
Since then the “tell it to the world” message that everyone preaches, from religious zealots to self-help business tycoons, has been knocked out of me, right proper.
Today I realize that it is not how many followers we have or if our book makes it to Hollywood but how we live our lives and how we think about ourselves and others.
We are energetic in nature here in the physical and what we think is communicated to the Whole of the Sonship without us having to say or write a word.I think I would instead suggest that it is vital that you desire to know the truth for yourself so that what is being extended throughout the Sonship by you IS Truth.
Jesus was the first thought of Christ once He considered the possibility of separating from God and it is his projection (Universal Plan, per ACIM) that we are participating in within what seems to be our lives.
Here was Restoration and Deliverance from the Error delivered through the Atonement.
It is also why Jesus, in some circles, is considered to have a big ego.
But the Restoration and Error have nothing to do with Jesus as an individual.
It could have been any one of us who had been first to consider ourselves separate.
It just so happened that the first was able to recall the absolute unity with God that had never been broken and could testify of this to all the rest of the Sonship.
Do not see this as a reason to once again crucify a Son of God but forgive him, and each of us, of the belief that separation from God was possible, even for a moment.
Give thanks to God and show compassion and courtesy to one another.
Let go of old grievances and live in the moment.
The Holy Spirit and the angels that have been promised will direct you along your way. When you see your history as His Story and let it go, you will have peace and joy in the moment knowing who you truly are in God.
You will also be able to let go of fear.
Then you will be free to listen to the still small voice that will guide you and comfort you along the way.
Do not be afraid to see one another.
Humanity does this when they see something they do not like.
This is not the end of who they are, this is Christ crying out for relief.
Embrace the moment, embrace them within your heart.
They will not leave you alone and abandon you to death or otherwise.
No more than Jesus or God has.
It is impossible.
It is right to want to know how another truly is. But first, you must be willing to “see” them with the eyes of the Holy Spirit. Then compassion is the lens with which we see.
Often the wounds we carry are not seen by others.
This is why caution and courtesy are important at all times.
A key thing to remember about Time is that everything is really happening all at once. All lives, stories, deeds, everything encompassing His Story is happening right NOW and any action releasing the impact of His Story (through forgiveness) affects NOW.
See the world and all its variables of strife, but understand that this is simply confusion and will be undone with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, one individual at a time.
When you align your life with the guidance of the Holy Spirit you can trust that you will be moving on a spiral that is continually moving upward in understanding.
You can use the things that you are learning to gain different perspectives on old issues.
Do not be afraid of change.
In this place of confusion change is part of the restoration of what is real.
As you walk in the Atonement, you cannot help but light the way for others to remember who they are as God’s Son.
They may not respond immediately but Jesus says to rest assured that you have shared the light of the atonement with them and it will assist them in finding it for themselves.
New Beginnings are available each and every day.
Our circumstances may not change but the personal witness of who we are will.
And that changes our entire outlook on the world. God’s Love will lead us gently into a true reality of Love because that is who we are in Him.
He will not use coercion or manipulation to have us receive this.
It is our destiny, our essence really, but to truly have life it must be accepted.
It is totally up to us.
Why not NOW?