Friday, December 23, 2016

A Tapestry of Fluctuating Illusions...

M: I sat with my mother last week at the hospital. She's very old and in alot of pain. I recall her saying, "people don't understand that dying is hard work." That really stuck with me...

C: In a dream of death, what other purpose is there, but to achieve that goal?

Dying IS hard work, but all the separated ones are proficient in achieving that goal. Allegiance to the ego seems to insure the goal will be attained for this is what IT shows you and what you choose to SEE everywhere you look, demanding you accept its goal as your own.

Why choose death when eternal life is your inheritance, meaning you CANNOT die? Why would your Creator, the Creator of your mind and not "bodies," give you eternal life, only to have you choose death over His gift? You merely waste time for there is NO choice to be made, since it has already been made for YOU. How could it NOT? Realize there is nothing more need be done and deeply rest in that simple acknowledgement, letting TRUTH naturally arise as it will and must.

M: How can I not see death?

C: The ego is NOT your friend. Do not honor what it demands you look upon. Let what IT shows you bring you peace instead of fear, in the UNDERSTANDING that it is ALL a dream. What you call "death" is nothing more than a tapestry of fluctuating illusions, appearing to capture attention only to fade and disappear, allowing another to arise in its place. What you give attention to IDENTIFIES what you BELIEVE and if you believe in death you will see it all around you. Illusions disappear, but they do NOT die.

M: So my mother is an "illusion"?

C: My brother, "you" are an illusion.

M: So I should not honor myself?

C: Honor the part that I show you, because it is the only REALITY that exists and, thankfully,  does NOT rely on "you" to be maintained.

M: Clearly, I see is what the ego shows me,  but you haven't shown me anything yet.

C: Nothing you see is "clear," but shrouded in death, which lingers around the fringes of every illusion you invest in as "truth." Within the ego's arsenal, death is the most valuable weapon of insuring your obedience. Note, how frequently it has been used of late and how you have become entranced by it. Your value of it can be measured simply by the level of FEAR it provokes, and you have been very fearful lately.

Have faith in me and you will SEE marvels beyond what "sight" can reveal. Reliance on sight clouds VISION and vision is always WITHIN and does NOT rely on sensation derived from "body parts" in a dream. Nevertheless, when the clouds of sight begin to dissolve, sight will be miraculously transformed until it is no longer necessary. 

Your faith in the ego is apparent from your behaviors, which arise from what you VALUE and, make no mistake, what you value you MUST see and react to AS you see it. The Law of Cause and Effect is as relevant on "earth" as it is in Heaven. Yet, in Heaven there can be only ONE cause, because everything is ONE, while in the dream there seem to be billions, resulting in fear and confusion.

The question of WHY, haunts the separated ones, because in all their searching they come NO closer to an answer, even though the answer is right before their eyes, but only when they choose to NO longer rely upon the eyes will the answer be clear. BECAUSE God could NOT create a meaningless world, nothing you see means anything.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Dream of Death...

M: I can see it's going to take decades to overcome all this ego conditioning, which results in knee jerk, automatic responses to just about everything I encounter. The judging is instantaneous.

C: Do NOT seek to mark progress by the ego's standards, demanding that you seek but never find, for in that you can never succeed and this is what constantly provokes impatience. Your most monumental successes have seemingly stalled your progress interminably, while what you conceive as abject failure has resulted in leaps and bounds of immeasurable progress.

When the goal is certain, time is inconsequential and is easily dismissed. Your complaints about the time this takes identifies your uncertainty of the goal. When the goal is certain time will cease to be a factor and you will marvel at the speed of your progress.

M: All this talk about the ego, I'm not even sure what an ego is.

C: The ego is simply a belief that events can happen outside your WILL. It is a belief that you are victim to a "world" outside your mind. The ego is the idolization of UNCERTAINTY, defining a world of "chance" in which random events seem to determine your DESTINY.

Very simply, the ego is a dream of death and nothing IN the dream can escape that goal. Although you seek to sculpt a life separate from the goal of death, allegiance to the ego makes that goal paramount above all others. 

Note the recurring dissonance that has mediated your entire life, as you vacillate between God's voice and the ego, never fully conforming to either. This is the definition of SUFFERING and the contracted state of your mind is the state of your "world," because it is NOT separate from YOU, existing entirely WITHIN your mind.

M: It's like I'm addicted to the ego. All day long I note how its cravings color my world and direct what I see and how I think. I try to disengage from the ego, but the pull is very strong.

C: Make no mistake, the alcoholic is NOT addicted to alcohol, but to the belief that he NEEDS alcohol to be "happy." You are addicted to the belief that you NEED the ego to be "happy." Yet, like the alcoholic, you have come no closer to that goal and, in fact, it is your movement farther away that has brought you to me.

My brother, you have grown very weary of your relapses into HELL in your continued acceptance of the ego's directive that HELL is healing. In your moments of clarity you DO realize that this world makes no sense and is entirely beyond REASON. What reason is there in the suffering endured from the moment of birth until the final breath becomes your only escape from a life of pain and torment? What is the reason for sickness and disease? What reason for poverty and starvation? What reason for the desolation of interminable war?

Yet, in your allegiance to what the ego PERCEIVES, you have agreed with IT that this "world" is a reasonable rendition of "truth," cascading you into a vortex of multiple LIES, each building upon the other, until TRUTH seems merely a miniscule beam of light shining through a tiny crack.

Even in the dream "you" complain that "truth" has been whittled down into specks of meaningless dust that blur your vision until you are eventually blinded by the lies through which you sculpt and structure your life, living in constant disappointment.

Awaken from your trance my brother, for you do this unto yourself. Seek NOT a hell of your making, because the kingdom of heaven is within you and thank the Father you did NOT make it REAL, for it was made for you to abide in perfect peace and happiness.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Duality of a Dream...

M: So you're saying that there is a deeper part of me that is dreaming this world. That means that this conversation is just another part of the dream. My body, the fingers that type, the eyes that see, this computer, this room, all of it are part of a dream.

C: No "experience" separate from God, could ever be True and, therefore, MUST be imagined as "true," and what is imagined can be easily forgotten, proving it invalid.

You are conflicted in what you want and, hence, conflict is what you imagine for yourself and that is what you experience. Yet, you continue to lament what you ask of the dream, denying that conflict has been requested and received as asked.

M: I find it hard to believe that this crapfest of a world is what I have asked for.

C: When you make choices from what the ego provides, why be angry with what is received? I simply teach to choose again and make the choice from a deeper part of YOU.

M: How will I know when I'm choosing from this "deeper part"?

C: A moment FREE from the constraints of dreaming cannot be described IN a dream except to say, there will be NO doubt that the right choice was made.

M: Until then I will continue to ask for crap and receive it?

C: If this is what you believe offered, then you will choose and receive as asked.

Ask and you shall receive is just as valid on "earth" as it is in Heaven. In Heaven you ASK for what is offered and you receive. ONLY Truth is offered because it is what you ASK. On earth you ASK for what is offered and you receive. ONLY lies are offered because it is what you ASK. ASK for nothing the ego offers and allow choice be made from a deeper part of yourself.

M: The Law of Attraction states that we can experience the reality we choose to experience.

C: In the desert you will see an oasis when dying of thirst, but the mirage disappears upon closer inspection. Nothing "here" has ever brought you ANY sustainable sense of happiness, relieved you of your burden nor made you feel at home, yet you continue to follow the ego's trail of tears expecting to find just that.

M: Well, I haven't been a billionaire yet, so how can I know that won't make me happy? Why don't I give myself that experience?

C: You could experience anything you choose in a dream, based on what you believe is offered. Yet, look closely at your "life," which seems to unfold through fluctuating levels of acceptance and rejection, culminating FROM the need to awaken against the desire to dream.

Opposing goals must always cast you on chaotic journeys, simply because you do NOT know what you want. Asking for what the ego offers competes with your request to KNOW the Truth and results in the mediocrity revealed TO you by the dream and that you, on a daily basis, bitterly complain as unfair. 

You do ASK for the peace and joy of God's Truth, for this is why you call on me, but you also ASK for what the ego informs will bring happiness and, hence, your life unfolds as a fluctuating tapestry of competing goals, in which light and dark, good and bad, joy and suffering, seek to achieve superiority in YOUR mind. Is it any wonder you are so utterly confused? Is it any wonder you suffer from what you ask for, but ALWAYS receive as you have ASKED? There can be NO peace in a dream in which the desire to FORGET God is at war with the desire to REMEMBER.

The DUALITY of the dream is simply the result of your failure to choose between opposing beliefs, demanding your life unfold as a composite of competing experiences, REQUIRING acceptance AND rejection, happiness AND suffering, joy AND fear, peace AND war, love AND hate, life AND death, be your GUIDE. This is the definition of INSANITY that you have chosen to live by.

M: So I have to choose between what I know, and suffer through, and what you tell me will end my suffering?

C: The student must CHOOSE a teacher, else he will wander aimlessly on a fruitless journey to nowhere and, presently, this is what you have opted for.

Indeed, you have called on ME, but you have not yet dismissed the EGO and this needlessly wastes time. Although "time" sets no conditions on me because Truth is timeless, it is of the essence for you while believing you ARE a dream.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Seek the Deeper Part of YOU...

M: I do recognize that the ego constantly seeks out what it can use for itself with every person and in every situation I encounter. Even though its demands irritate me, I can't seem to break free and doing so seems to require a great deal of conscious effort.

C: Currently, conscious effort does SEEM necessary because you believe your mind is condemned to a body.  However, you are becoming more aware of how the ego defends against Truth and this will aid in dissociating from it and, clearly, dissociation is the most effective strategy against LIES. Keep IN your mind the FACT that YOU gave it the power to MAKE you a body and, hence, ONLY you can dissociate from that CHOICE.

M: So how do I do that?

C: Simply overlook it, because it does NOT matter. Overlook everything the ego shows you, because NONE of it means anything at all. Forgive and hold NO grievances against your world and the ego will dissolve into nothingness. Look closely and note the strands of hate and fear that make up your "world," demanding grievances and complaints bind the strands into a tenuous fabric of multifaceted HELL. Yet, your complaints maintain the structure. Grieving an illusion is a fruitless endeavor, just as hating some parts of a dream is ridiculous.

M: So each time I complain about the weather I reinforce belief in a dream?

C: My teaching is simple and cannot be diluted or distorted. Forgive the world and reap the rewards because forgiveness immediately asserts that what the ego SEES has no effect and, thus, need NOT be considered at all. That which has no EFFECT can no longer be considered a CAUSE and, thus, easily ignored as inconsequential.

There is a deeper part of YOU that we are attempting to reach, because it is that part that decides on my guidance or the ego's. That part is of God and it is that part that is simply mistaken and need be corrected through REMEMBERING.

Nevertheless, to answer your question, the mistake NEVER happened and NO correction was needed. YOU are NOW with God and could never be without God and IN that is your Truth.

M: You're right. That doesn't make any sense.

C: Yet, there is a part of you that FEELS the Truth of this, but because that part has been silenced by the insanity of the ego's ranting, that part struggles to understand why it FEELS that what I teach is True. Although you lack the understanding, you do FEEL the truth of what I teach and it is this that brings you back to me each and every time.

Although you often find it difficult to believe that God exists, you are beginning to believe that this world cannot be TRUE and if it is not TRUE, then it cannot be REAL, since only that which is TRUE can be REAL. If the world is not TRUE, a feeling that grows with intensity each passing day, then you must ask yourself, who made it and lied to you about its cause? And who should you NOW trust to show you the Truth?

Little brother, you have lost all hope in this "world" to ever bring you PEACE. Many of the separated ones lose hope and fall into despair because they can see NO way out of HELL. You cannot change this world, but you can save it from itself because it exists nowhere else but IN your mind. Project not externally, but embrace internally ALL that arises IN your mind, through a forgiveness that holds no grievance against that which arises IN your mind, simply because it arises in YOUR mind and nowhere else. What you hate you make "real" and curse yourself with that hatred. Only when peace FILLS your mind will the world be filled with peace.

M: Isn't all interaction with the world through the ego?

C: Miraculous interaction is completely FREE of the ego and you will know when you have encountered a MIRACLE because it will have nothing to do with that which you have come to know as "you."

You have yet to encounter a MIRACLE, but it is certain you will and you will know immediately that it was not of "you," but of God.

M: Then there's nothing I can do to make it happen?

C: Step back and let a deeper part of you REMEMBER the Truth.

My brother, you will NEVER be happy in this "place," and everything you give unto yourself merely serves to prove this FACT alone. Each experience you determine as "good" merely reinforces the "bad" as an actuality, thereby, quickly diluting the "good." There can be NO peace within such opposing contradictions, and such is the chaos you "see" all around you.

M: What you ask is impossible. How can I not see the dual nature of reality? What other way of seeing is there that does not differentiate between good and bad?

C: See with your mind and not your eyes, because nothing is outside you.

Your fantasies of death are make believe and merely serve to prove that you are not born of God and death serves no other purpose than to IMAGINE separation from your SOURCE. You see death all around you, yet you cannot DIE because your mind is the source of ALL you behold and if you were to DIE, all death would DIE with you. Make no mistake, you will DIE to this world but not in the way you IMAGINE.

M: So you're saying the salvation of this world is entirely reliant on my mind and no one else?

C: There is "no one else." How could there be, when in a dream the only reality is the dreamer, because nothing IN a dream is real. You ARE the dreamer and in the Oneness of Creation, there is "no one else" but YOU.

This is why the chief task of the ego is to repetitively inform you of your insignificance and the standards of that insignificance are projected into the dream to prove the ego's "truth" and you believe what you "see," thereby, reducing yourself to insignificance. Yet, you believe that only the ego can protect you from what IT makes "real" by demanding you FEAR what you "see." This is the definition of MADNESS, believing fantasy has the capacity to hurt you by denying that YOU are its source.

M: I want to believe this is true, but every detail of my life demonstrates that it's false.

C: A deeper part of you is dreaming and it is that part that will awaken.

That part does not "believe" but KNOWS God, but for an instant has forgotten and has called on me to help it remember. These "talks" are part of that REMEMBERING and serve to remind YOU that the purpose of everything IN a dream is to awaken, because there is no other purpose to a dream. Allow the ego to choose SEEING and you will see opposing contradictions that promote the dream as "real." Give everything in a dream the purpose of Awakening and see it ALL miraculously transformed to provide that purpose, as you have asked.