Friday, February 13, 2009

The Last Mediator

M: How can I possibly consider the body insignificant?

J: By trusting in the mind to cure your ills, since the mind created them. Yet, only because it was deluded into thinking it was a body.

M: That’s a little too far advanced for me. I can’t cure a headache by wishing it away. I need to take aspirin.

J: The world is your placebo and it gives you nothing but what YOU ask of it. There is no need to mediate between sickness and health. True Healing is simply the end of all mediation.

Only a thought separates you from fully embracing your world. Yet, this thought is so infinitesimally small and weak; it could be easily erased by the slightest touch of a feather. Yet, you have made it the basis of your entire existence.

I am the last mediator you will ever call for.

M: I don’t see how it could be any different.

J: You SEE what you choose to see and unless you choose to SEE differently, you will SEE the same. In denying choice, mediation became necessary and Truth must come from something other than your mind.

M: What is this “choice” you keep talking about? I’d love to “see” the world differently, but that’s not going to change what it is.

J: It is a command choice and correctly determines cause from effect. You are cause of the body, but live as though an effect. You are equally cause of the world and all you need do is rejoice in that Truth and it will be YOURS immediately, no longer can it be otherwise. Be joyful in this one idea alone and this alone will overcome all limitations of a body. As long as you define your ‘self’ as commanded by a ‘world’ you will suffer through those commands simply because the world commands that YOU suffer. You do NOT WILL to suffer, but against your WILL, you ASK the world press upon you.

M: But I don’t “ask” for suffering. I often don’t have a choice. I have a body and the body experiences pain and discomfort. Often there is nothing that can be done about that except to endure it.

J: To suffer is to fear an outcome and there is but one outcome the body fears above all others. Make no mistake; all suffering is fear of death. For if you could NOT die, what use for suffering. I teach that you cannot die and all your “endurance” has been wasted.

M: But the body will eventually die.

J: Yet, that is NOT what troubles you. What causes you to endure incredible suffering is that YOU will die. This is because YOU equate your "self" solely with a “body.” You have determined that if the body dies, then YOU must perish with it.

M: But, I also understand that I am a mind, as well.

J: A mind controlled by the body’s senses, is a mere junior partner in the business of “existence.” The body informs you when to suffer and how intensely that suffering will be endured. This deluded partnership need be dissolved.

M: But I can’t simply pretend that the body doesn’t exist. How would I interact with others and the world?

J: I have not asked that the body disappear from sight, as you are not yet ready for Truth to be recalled in this manner. There is no reason the body should not serve a purpose, only a purpose different from the one you have determined. Determine NO purpose by your ‘self’ and allow me to mediate between your mind and the commands of the body. In this way you can correctly discriminate between what the body tells you and what Truth declares.

M: What other purpose could the body serve?

J: To teach you that you are mind and not body. Fear is of the mind, but only in relation to the body. The fearless have dissolved this deluded association and in that, their power is known, only not to a body.

Rarely do you trouble yourself with the actions of the mind, since the mind cannot act. You have little concern with the mind’s relation to the world, but always the body. The actions of the body have oppressed your mind, but only because you deny the mind’s power. Where the mind is the body must follow, but you choose that the body lead.

Do not think the world is immune to what you think, because what you think makes the world. Allow me to mediate between your deluded communication so that you can finally realize that nothing is communicated at all. Let me show you that you are FREE and mediation is no longer necessary.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The World is NOT Your Source

M: I feel as though I have not made any progress at all. I still find myself falling into these episodes of discouragement, not to mention anger, anxiety, periods of depression, etc.

J: If you have expectations regarding “progress,” you will be discouraged as you always have when YOU define your purpose. You continue to demand that you know what you need. Therefore, you will continue to be discouraged. Let go of what you know!

I know what you need and it has already been given, merely awaiting your acceptance.

M: So what are the expectations? There must be some reason for this. Aren’t you teaching me how to return to God?

J: It is not my purpose to teach a "return to God” as that is beyond the scope of my function and beyond what you CAN learn. My ONLY purpose is to teach you to be completely without fear. I have no other function, nor do YOU. But from that absence will come a joy impervious to the world's curriculum of death.

You are progressing in that expectation, although you refuse to see it. However, you seem to feel that “indifference” is a state of mind without fear, when it is only another form of fear. Indifference is your attempt to minimize fear by denying it exists, which only makes it harder to recognize that YOU make it real. You cannot make a world from fear and then run from what you demand be "true." But, you can see it differently and thus, change it.

Substituting one form of fear for another merely delays progress. There have been moments, not yet recognizable to your confused mind, when you have been without fear. But as quickly as these moments engage your mind, just as quickly they recede into the background and there they wait for the correct interpretation. Can you recall these moments?

M: I’m not sure I even understand what you mean by “fear.” I have felt numerous emotional states lately, but none of which I would call fear.

J: You are not without fear in this very moment, although your powers of normalization helps you to deny your experience through "degrees."

M: What? I’m sitting here talking to you waiting for someone to arrive.

J: In that brief time, you have conceptualized any number of ideas, one after another, with regard to expectations and desires. Many thoughts you pay little heed to, however, you do experience the emotional states that are a product of your thinking. This is because most of the concepts and ideas you have entertained keep you in conflict and a conflicted mind is indicative of fear. Make no mistake, your feelings of discouragement are based in fear and your emotions serve only to measure the levels and degrees that seems to make your fear "normal."

You believe the outside world opposes you, simply by being "outside" your mind. You believe that by being BORN in it, it must have made YOU. Therefore, you must conform your thinking to a world separate from you and this causes immense strain, which can only lead to persistent discouragement. Why would you oppose that which you made REAL?

The world is against your WILL. You do not WILL to have experiences that deny the Truth. Essentially you oppose yourself, yet you see an "outside" and thus feel you must fight against your WILL in order to conform to what the world demands of you. In this way, you deny your WILL to be free of ALL limitations. You determine that the world’s teaching is more important than your WILL and thus you make yourself victim to a world outside your mind. You are not a product of the world’s teaching, but of God’s Will, which is your own. This is the true meaning of “willpower” since it is through the omnipotent WILL of Creation that YOU have been made possible.

The world holds no control on your Will to BE and only your misinterpreting the world as your source, keeps you in bondage to it.

M: Basically, you’re asking me to be egoless?

J: You have no ego, but you do have much fear. Ego is a construct of fear and that was its beginning. Fear is the father of humanity and only by abolishing fear, will the mind no longer be bound to inhumanity. This is because the one automatically asserts the other. To be human is very limited indeed.

Do not seek to hate or punish your ego as it thrives on the fear of a conflicted mind. Do not humble yourself to its demands since it can demand nothing of you that you do not ask it to provide. I ask that you hold fear in your hand and like the seeds of a dandelion merely blow it away, so that you may once again hold perfect peace.

Know as fact, that every concept in your mind was made from fear and if you allow concepts to control you then you have invited fear and not God.