Friday, August 28, 2009

You See What You Value

TO “perceive” is to look for and find. Your rejection and acceptance gives it value because if you did not in some way value it, it could not be SEEN. You teach the world what to value based on your belief that the world teaches YOU and it is this circularity that ultimately keeps you victim to yourself. If you value weakness, you must SEE it in the world and If you value fear, then the world must give you what you expect to experience. Therefore, if correction is to occur, it must happen IN your experience and not IN the world.

M: I became angry at my daughter yesterday because she had the hot water running and wasn’t using it. I then felt guilty for the anger, but justified as well.

J: Confusion is expected in the mind that denies responsibility, but justifies condemnation. To understand that you do this to yourself is to accept responsibility for your world. Make no mistake, such a shift in perception changes all things perceived. Until you understand this, you will continue to be confused by shifting emotions and passing thoughts and the world can only reflect this back to you. Seek clarity through responsibility for what you value.

M: I merely told my daughter not to run the hot water as it costs money and money is very limited now.

J: The only limitation that exists is within your mind and nowhere else. If you rely on “perception” to teach you Truth, you will be continuously disappointed because perception was not designed to SEE Truth and thus, cannot possibly “look” for IT. However, perception does SEE and look for “value” but only because it is your wish that this be so.

M: Yea, well that may be true on the level of reality you exist, were everything is Pollyanna perfect. However, the world I live in is clearly imperfect and requires a value system in order to make sense of it. If I had an abundance of money then of course I might not be concerned with saving it. But the reality is that I have bills that need to be paid and limited funds for which to pay them.

J: There is only ONE reality and I assure you, you are within IT always. However, to live as if this were not known will just as assuredly result in your perceiving that you are not “there.” Clearly, if you are not aware of ONE reality, you must then be aware of many and this results in confusion and confusion is fearful to the mind that demands to KNOW.

In order to minimize your confusion, you have constructed a "system of values" in order to prove to yourself that you are what you value yourself to be. God existed prior to your values, but it was your values that you believe ended God and so you live by your values and NOT Truth. When you no longer adhere to what you value, you will know who you are within that ONE reality because that ONE reality is YOU. This is the consistency you seek, for God has never changed.

M: How about giving me some advice I can use.

J: If you continue to determine “usefulness” based on your “value system,” then you will continue to reject what I teach and "history" proves this to be the case.

M: So you’re saying that I have to give up all my values and pretty much everything I believe in, to know myself in that ONE reality.

J: I teach that no sacrifice need be made and, in fact, sacrifice is exactly what you do “value” and your world reflects this. All your religions teach sacrifice as the path to God. In one way or another, to some degree and on some level, something must be given up in order that something be RECEIVED. In your world receiving love is defined by this very process and therefore, love is NOT experienced because sacrifice is a negation and you cannot possibly affirm love through negation. In many ways, degrees and levels you think your sacrifices have given you love, only to LOSE it again requiring further sacrifices be made. Is it any wonder you are confused, because if you value sacrifice, you do not value love.

I only ask that you clearly see WHAT you value and that you truly understand WHY you value it. This is a very simple procedure that you are often loathe to perform. This is because it causes you great fear to see in this way and again, the world reflects that fear in your repetitive compulsion to SEE it as it now IS. It will remain as you see it, until you choose to see it differently. You fear that if you see it differently, you may no longer want what the world values. I teach that when you no longer want what the world values, you will value the world. This is really the only option available for world peace and I recommend that you utilize this option since, as you are aware, you have exhausted all other options.

M: So I should not value money? Problem with that is that my family and I would be living on the street. In fact, if I did NOT value money I would probably be family-less. Once again, this Peter Pan advice is not applicable to the world I experience. I’m not experiencing your “ONE reality” but the reality I live in.

J: You live nowhere but in the mind and that is where "reality” resides and when you recognize that fact, you will experience a world of consistent peace because you will value only that. The mind provides nothing but what you allow for based on what you believe “valuable.” If you wish to experience “money” as necessary then so it must be. If you wish to experience yourself as having money then you will, however, if you wish to experience lack of money that too is in your power. Your experience is directly correlated with what you desire to SEE based on what you value SEEING. When you value peace above all value, this MUST be your experience.

M: But I don’t “wish” to experience lack of money, yet that is the experience nonetheless. I can’t deny reality through wishful thinking.

J: “Wishful thinking” is what made it "real." Yet, you strenuously reject that proposition.

M: But why would I desire or wish not to have money?

J: If you believe you are unworthy of God and the gift of consistent joy, what then would you be worthy of?

The problem, as I have frequently presented, is that you have appraised yourself unworthy OF even yourself and in that experience, limitation is born and given to the "world."

It is not your Source that is limited. But if you continue to believe YOU are that Source, you will not experience what is yours by nature of your Creation. It is certainly clear to understand why you must hate that which gave you BEING, since you so deeply despise yourself and, if you perceive yourself as despicable, you must believe, "how could God NOT see the same"? Thus, your only alternative is to hate that which hates you and the world teaches this. This is NOT conscious hate and you rarely even consider it. But this indifference born of hate is IN you and, make no mistake, what is IN you, must be IN your world

Joy is the only experience applicable to BEING and only you can limit that inexhaustible supply. This you do by simply “wishing” it away. However, what can never leave you must still be there, but if you continue to be indifferent to its presence, you have banished it from your sight. If you no longer SEE it, then you will substitute other "values" instead and this will be what you SEE. In determining value simply note what you SEE. This will attest to what you believe "valuable."

M: So I just have to “wish” for money and it will appear?

J: I wished for more than that and when I believed, it appeared to me, but only when I learned to value YOU above all else. However, if you wish for that which you believe impossible, it cannot appear, but only because you do not expect the impossible, for how could you value what is impossible? Such is the infinite power of belief.

This has always been the essence of my message. Nothing is beyond you and you are without nothing, because nothing is without YOU and everything is within. However, if you have substituted other "values" in place of this, then it is easy to understand why this would NOT be your experience.

The power of your mind is beyond comparison with any idea you can currently comprehend. Yet, I now ask that you stretch beyond the comprehension of what you believe "valuable" in order to finally understand your power. If you continue to value weakness as testament to the world you SEE, the world can only reflect what you give it and therefore, expect it should reflect.. Nevertheless, you will give it everything when everything is what you value and through SEEING that, is your power known to you.

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