Sunday, April 13, 2008

No Need for Questions

You see "clues" to Truth all around, yet fail to recognize that every experience is a clue YOU have provided to attain certainty of what and who YOU are. When you know your purpose you will interpret the clues correctly, until then you will believe in the delusion of a "reality" as outside your control.

M: I feel conflicted over the idea that I should see God in everything. This conflicts with your teaching that the world is a product of my thought and does not exist separate from me.

J: This should be perfectly apparent to you and the fact that it is NOT simply attests to your incorrect assumptions as to what you ARE. But of course, all you have are assumptions, since you are certain of nothing. What you do SEE is an assumed world made possible only because you see it through a conflicted mind. When you are certain, assumptions will no longer be needed only because all conflict will dissolve through certainty.

M: If I simply believe the world is a product of my thought, then I can change the world just by thinking differently?

J: Essentially, that, is what I teach. The problem is that you lack faith in the teaching since this is what I have always taught and yet, still you fail to believe. Clearly, this idea is beyond intellectual logic and is, to your mind, pure fantasy. However, look at your world and fantasy is ALL that you see and the fact that there is a “you” to SEE it is staggering to the imagination. Nevertheless, you do IMAGINE it only because you do BELIEVE it and so, you do SEE it.

M: How can I gain in faith?

J: You have been gaining in faith, yet you resist recognition of those gains in the belief that what I teach is consistently beyond your ability to understand. You should understand that everything I teach is already in your mind, for how else would it be accessed? I guide you to nothing but what is already known.

This resistance has been a pattern for you and, unfortunately, you have made yourself very weary of ever learning the truth. However, you have made note of changes in your mood. Your "moods" are merely a measure of the thinking that you choose to experience throughout the body as opposed to merely in the mind.

You would greatly benefit in correcting this misinterpretation since mind is all there IS. Projecting mind into the body has only served to confuse you of the purpose of your mind and that is to correspond with me so that you can partake of the peace and joy of Heaven. Make no mistake, Heaven is the certainty that you seek and, of that, there can be no doubt.

M: I should ignore my feelings?

J: To ignore the functions you idolize as crucial to understanding your “existence” would only serve to intensify your feelings of sacrifice. In fact, I do not teach a need to ignore or abnegate any function you have accorded significance, I only ask that you transform the purpose so that our mutual goal can be achieved. I merely teach you methods of re-interpreting the functions you have chosen with little to no understanding as to why you have made such choices.

There is nothing that need be discarded, since all is useful when used for the correct purpose. Your feelings can be as useful as your thoughts, IF the purpose is based on learning the truth. If the purpose fails to fulfill this criteria, then the only other purpose is suffering and you HAVE “felt” suffering.

M: I just find it hard to see God in a world in which constant suffering is the theme.

J: Nothing is constant in your world and this is why suffering IS thematic. Essentially, I will take you back to your "beginning" before the world defined your experience and perception served merely to inform you of what you had made real; back before belief was given the status of truth, and made available to be seen as truth, but is never true and therefore, never certain. It is only through change in belief that Truth is known. I have certainty and I can see what you do not allow yourself to see, since I am not a victim of your beliefs. I understand and can teach you what you must know so that you are not longer victim of your uncertainty.

M: The circle of life is related to nature and the constant reconstitution of nature in maintaining balance. Life ends and is reformed into life again as nature evolves. Is nature not a part of God’s creation?

J: Nature is what you have made yourself, yet in fear of yourself, you have allowed yourself to destroy nature and to believe that nature destroys you. This is not 'evolution" and is more akin to a “circle of death,” but you have made many compromises in order to provide credence to what is NOT real.

You so deeply wish to believe in what you have made and this makes sense since the power of Creation is vested in YOU. You have the power to Create and when you accept this power, you will Create. Until then, you will simply remain deluded and you will worship delusion as truth. You may pray to God, but make no mistake, your actions attest to what you believe is true, in contradiction to your words.

Heaven is unquestionable Truth, yet you believe in compromises to insure your truth is unquestioned and this allows it to persist and this persistence is your experience and is what you continue to question. This is the "circle of delusion." Your questioning will continue as long as you continue to believe that what you make is REAL. Reality is of God and, contrary to present belief, you are aware of that Reality.

How could what God Creates be destroyed in anyway? You find this question intolerable, although it is ever with you, and therefore, your only answer is that destruction must be of God. Even so, in your intolerance of the question you still cannot deny the absurdity of the answer since it is clearly absurd that Perfection would create, only to destroy. Thus, you have allowed destruction to attain divine proportions and now worship the very process of death as your reward for a “life” that has no other purpose but eventual destruction. This is truly insane!

I teach that there is a way back to sanity.

M: So I created nature?

J: As I have stated, you have resisted your God given capacity to Create, however, it is true that you "made" a self, yet the "self" fails to sustain you, since it does NOT participate in Creation, but originated in your questioning of God. This is because it was made specifically to deny Creation and serves no other purpose, so why rely on it at all? Obviously, it has not served well in that capacity. If it had, then we would not be talking since you would be certain with no need for questions. All else merely supports this one delusion and this is because it does require a great deal of support to be believed in AT ALL.

It does seem that there are parts of your “universe” that you have accorded profound significance and it would also seem that there are parts of your world that tend to point to God, and this seems to be your identification with “nature.” But, if the world is a product of your mind, how could this be? Why would you associate parts for your mind to God, while splitting off other parts for some other purpose? And what would that other purpose seem to be? You live in a seeming reality where nothing is certain, but everything seems to be REAL, but still must be questioned. This is the cause of your exhaustion.

As I have taught previously, you have no other purpose but to learn what I teach simply because to learn what I teach is to KNOW yourself and to identify with that knowledge completely because it is the only certainty you will ever KNOW.

But YOU have left “clues” to your certainty and every experience brings you that much closer to Truth. I merely help you interpret the clues for their intended purpose and not some other delusional purpose that you have made up with little understanding as to why you made it.

Vision will aid you in interpreting nature as YOU, since it is a clue YOU have left to yourself. But nature represents a means to knowledge and NOT knowledge and you must not misinterpret symbols for Truth. This is because the knowledge of Truth does not require clues or symbols of any kind, Truth never seems to be REAL, it is always certain because it is the Truth of God and YOU.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Reality is Your Choice

M: If the world can be different simply through my seeing it differently, why is it that you have not made the world change?

J: I have and I only ask that you see it as I do.

M: You’re saying that the world is at peace?

J: You clearly see conflict and therefore, IN your mind, there can be NO peace, but I tell you, peace is most certainly there when you desire to SEE it. Until such time, your belief in conflict will direct your sight.

M: I don’t see peace because peace is not present to see. The world is full of conflict and war. How could I see peace instead of war?

J: How could you NOT see peace, if peace is ALL you desire? The problem is that peace is not ALL that you desire, therefore, it is not ALL that you see.

Christ Vision, as opposed to the body’s "seeing," is all-encompassing and leaves out nothing. Belief in what the eye’s teach must discriminate and looks for what you choose to perceive based solely on what you have learned MUST be seen. The fact that you SEE conflict speaks to what you have learned TO SEE.

Essentially, I am teaching you to SEE differently and I have no doubt that you will.

M: I understand that my violent thoughts help create a violent world. However, because it is a violent world I must allow for some type of protection from that violence.

J: You believe in war and therefore, you MUST see it, and yet, it is true that you do believe in peace and you see that as well. I ask you to see only peace because there is nothing else WORTH seeing. If all you see is peace, what need for protection? How could you be harmed?

When you LEARN what I teach, you will LEARN that there is nothing else. Therefore, there will no longer be a need for "protection." Nevertheless, until you believe in peace and nothing else, conflict will be seen and you will believe in the need for protection.

However, you can SEE differently and it does not involve the body, but does entail belief, since the world you perceive must first be BELIEVED. Obviously, when you learn that this is true, you will alter your thinking to establish reality in accordance WITH that Truth.

M: Why didn’t you do this when you had the chance?

J: As I say, it is done. However, you do not see completion and are compulsively fixated on the incomplete and, therefore, for YOU, it has yet to be done. Nevertheless, this is your misinterpretation and no longer mine.

I simply wait for your participation in the certainty that together we will see it done. This is because for you, there is no other way it can be completed and, make no mistake, it will be completed because WE are complete.

M: Your saying that you could not make world peace happen without me? I thought your mind corresponds with God?

J: My mind corresponds with Truth and I can teach you to correspond as well. I cannot “make world peace” since it is the Truth and merely waits for you to establish it as Truth. The fact that you established other then this, speaks to your repetitive misinterpretation of the facts. All is as it should be because all is complete. Your delusion of incompletion cannot in anyway reverse this Truth. However, it can result in your failure to KNOW the Truth and suffer accordingly.

M: How can I deny what the world demonstrates? When I watch the news, I cannot fail to see the death and destruction in the world. How can I possibly see peace instead of war?

J: You will see what you believe only BECAUSE it is believed. As I say, denial of your capacity to believe in what is True cannot in any way alter what is True. Change in belief will ultimately make all the difference between seeing what you believe must be seen and seeing the Truth, which is beyond the body’s sight.

M: Maybe I should just walk around with my eyes closed.

J: You are certainly welcome to test any hypothesis you choose. I will simply await the obvious conclusion. However, there is merit to this option, although I recognize your sarcasm as simply another veiled rendition of fear.

You could interact with the world through closed eyes, yet if your belief is unaltered, it is doubtful that you would be free of what the mind sees, and the suffering you associate with such "sight," since YOU have taught the mind what CAN be seen. You will simply maintain your doubt and fear through what you hear and touch. It really makes no difference what part of the body you rely on to PERCEIVE delusion, since delusion must be believed before it can be perceived.

M: So what exactly is this concept of “seeking within” that you speak of, since it seems to elude me.

J: Or, rather, could it be that in your fear, you avoid IT? Nevertheless, your question, although asked previously, is important because it reveals your readiness to learn. Your readiness to learn is all I require in order to teach.

However, this concept is the most difficult part of your learning and, essentially, when it is fully grasped, teaching will no longer be needed. Notice that I state that it must be FULLY grasped for my function as teacher to cease.

Therefore, it should be apparent to you now that our dialogue is currently “within,” yet not FULLY.

M: You are saying that my seeking within occurs only when I speak with you?

J: Essentially, this is true and speaks to your “seeking” within. This is preliminary to “dwelling" within which entails your FULL unceasing correspondence with Truth.

You may recall historical representations of my “seeking” and my interactions with the world demonstrative of that portion of my learning. To “dwell” within is to no longer RELY on interactions with an outside world to establish Perfect Peace and, although interactions may continue, it is no longer fragmented by fear only because there is NO reliance on fear. Be certain that, if you rely on the world you perceive to teach you of Truth, you rely on fear.

I ceased to RELY on the world to inform ME of the Truth and, hence, the Truth was made available to ME. When you have ceased your reliance on a "world" external to your mind, you will experience the Truth that is absolute and not conditioned on relative limits, but completely free of all limitations. This is the peace and joy that is bound by, and contingent on, absolutely nothing but your Being what you ARE as Created.