Text in bold. Comments* Please invite the Holy Spirit for interpretation, thank you.
This particular set of notes will be the only one which deals with the concept of “lack”, because while the concept does not exist in the Creation of God, it is VERY apparent in the creations of man. It is, in fact, the essential difference.
*Humanity creates lack, started by Christ with His thought of separation. I want to learn to create like God.
A need implies lack, by definition. It involves the recognition, conscious or unconscious, (and at times, fortunately, superconscious) that you would be better off in a state which is somehow different from the one you are in.
*Sadly, we gravitate to the negative and focus on what we believe that we have missing.
*It may be possible to be in awareness of this so that we are open to assistance from the Holy Spirit.
Until the Separation, which is a better term than the Fall, nothing was lacking.
*Both points make so much sense to me. I am not separated from God, except in my thoughts. Not if He exists at all and I believe He does. The Tree of Knowledge did not give us anything but the false concept of lack.
This meant that man had no needs at all.
*Let that sink in.
*I actually looked up if humans can go without food and water. It may be a possibility, but even if it is, that does not mean this is a path we need to seek to be our best selves in the moment. And it could prove very detrimental, in your role on earth at this time, as well as leading to death. We do not need to go after extremes, just be aware of the possibilities. Knowing we are more than we realize.
If he had not deprived himself, he would never have experienced them.
*We create our own reality. You do not create other people’s reality, there interpretation is up to them. Do not let others get in your head and blame you for who they are. That goes for anyone, especially those who are close to you; i.e. parents, children, siblings, spouses, etc.
After the Separation, needs became the most powerful source of motivation for human action.
*I am thankful that all of my needs are taken care of so well. This is an affirmation that I keep in my heart daily. I am watched over and taken care of and I am so grateful!
All behavior is essentially motivated by needs, but behavior itself is not a Divine attribute. The body is the mechanism for behavior. (Ask any behaviorist, and he’s RIGHT, too.)
*A good example of Jesus using the language of the person he is speaking to. In this case, psychologists.
You tell your own classes that nobody would bother even to get up and go from one place to another if he did not think he would somehow be better off. This is very true.
*After six years in the course I move (my body) to keep the vehicle of communication functional so that I can testify of God’s reality.
Believing that he COULD be “better off” is the reason why man has the mechanism for behavior at his disposal.
*Yes, and the purpose of the body was to prove that Christ was worthy of suffering and punishment, which is the other side of this coin. Given to the Holy Spirit, the body becomes the tool of communication.
This is why the Bible says “By their DEEDS ye shall know
*Do you see people around you whose actions say they know God and know that they are of Him? Or do you see people who are looking for fulfillment outside themselves?
A man acts according to the particular hierarchy of needs he establishes for himself.
*Hierarchy is a means of arranging things in an order of greatest to least.
His hierarchy, in turn, depends on his perception of what he IS, i.e., what he LACKS.
*If he does not see himself as of God, he sees lack.
This establishes his own rules for what he needs to know.
*In other words he lets go of allowing God to bless him in a natural way.
Separation from God is the only lack he really needs to correct.
But his Separation would never have occurred if he had not distorted his perception of truth, and thus perceived himself as lacking.
*I believe that it is very important to understand that it is Christ that is being talked about here. Christ believed Himself separate and our bodies were developed as a means to manifest His suffering and punishment.
*When he says man or humanity, he is speaking of the manifested Christ, which is you and me. Society has so identified Jesus as Christ that we have lost this natural awareness.
*When humanity does not walk in the witness of the Holy Spirit, it cannot help but see only lack. It is as easy as a choice. And do not let your perception in the moment blind you to the fact that you walk with Him.
*I know that place. I have emotional eating problems and I get those “attacks” of panic or concern or just thinking “who do I think that I am”.
*Those are just shadows and vibrations which might be yours or they might be an ancestors that needs to be expressed, because they could not when they were here in the flesh. You see, do not take it upon you as a truth.
*Know that you walk in a higher realm, in God, the Father. This is my witness, in the name of Christ. Amen.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.