Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Problem is NEVER Outside You

M: Parenting children must cause conflict since it means setting limits and teaching discipline. It seems impossible to be a good parent and still seek this “perfect peace” that you speak of.

J: Love is NOT aware of conflict and if you are, then you are unaware of love, while other goals are clearly more significant to you. If peace were the precedent guiding your actions then conflict would be substantially diminished. In your world, peace is never the guidepost because the world was made from the conflict inherent in separation and division and therefore it is fervently expected. When conflict is expected love is NOT.

M: But I love my children very much.

J: There is a part of YOU that is aware of love, but YOU are unaware of that part. However, you are aware of many different concepts of love and these you superimpose upon all your relationships. Sometimes your concepts seem to lift you, while other times you must suffer from what you believe, Yet, beyond your concepts of love is a love that cannot be conceived of, or even exist, in conflict.

The world teaches that sometimes love must hate and, although you adamantly deny that you could ever hate those you love, your moments of anger are composed of the same hate that you reserve for those you most despise. In fact, ironically, often those you profess to love the most have been the most despised.

M: I don’t feel like I hate my children in my moments of anger

J: This is true, but only after the moment has passed, at which time the ego seeks for a rational explanation to dissolve your guilt. Make no mistake, you comforting rationalizations are no different from the thoughts that rationalize war.

You construct many levels of fear in your world and this demonstrates the proficiency of the ego in minimizing what is entirely the same in ALL situations. Love cannot possibly be present in anger or fear and, although you will seek desperately to find it, in the moment you banished it you merely delay your greater goal. Frequent delay wastes time and makes the goal seem entirely unattainable. Goals evaluated as unattainable will inevitably be substituted by more attainable goals.

This is how your world was made meaningless.

M: But I have to teach my children how to effectively negotiate the world so that they can be successful in life.

J: As I have stated previously, your greatest successes are often misinterpreted as failures and your failures erroneously evaluated as success. These are the confused standards that cause your suffering and therefore, you expect others suffer through the same because, as you teach, "life ain't easy and you have got to be strong."

M: So I should not try to teach her how to succeed in life?

J: What you wish to learn is Truth, therefore, you must teach IT instead of your confused standards and this is because essentially the only one who must learn is YOU. You have always known the truth for I am always with you. But in your moments of anger and rage you discard me like you would a soiled handkerchief and seek to create your own means of salvation, which only serves to reinforce your bondage.

M: So I shouldn’t care if my children fail school or become teenage drug addicts. Your advice makes no sense in this world.

J: In a world of nonsense, you deny the absurdity by applying more nonsense, only you call it “common sense.”

M: First, you tell me that I don’t love my children and then you basically inform me that I shouldn’t teach them how to live a successful life. There is nothing of use in these recommendations. I cannot sit by and watch someone I love fail in life and become unhappy and miserable.

J: In SEEING “someone I love fail in life,” you have applied standards that exclude love, but idolize what the world values and the world certainly values "sucess."How much has been lost in the name of success?

Love does NOT see failure, but only Perfect Peace, regardless of actions or behaviors. Indeed, Perfect Peace sees a world where concepts like failure and success do not exist and therefore, all conflict is abolished completely and love is seen in perfect clarity.

What you SEE is in direct proportion to what you believe and, although it seems that this has no bearing on the objects of perception, the world conforms directly to belief. Perception gives you “failure” and “success” in direct correspondence with your confused standards, but neither concept has any relation to Truth.

Nothing can disturb the mind in Perfect Peace and therefore, nothing could “exist” that does NOT exactly conform to those parameters and this includes all your relationships. The problem is NEVER outside your mind. But, if you continue to believe it resides “there,” then there is where it must be experienced as perpetually unresolvable and therefore, compulsively repetitive. History must continue to repeat itself.

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