Tuesday, March 31, 2009

YOUR World is Meaningless

M: How can I function in the world that, as you say, I will come to believe is meaningless?

J: I do not teach that “the world” is meaningless. I teach that YOUR world is meaningless and YOU have made it so. However, you can change what you made simply because you are its maker. However, this entails that you believe you are maker and not God. God does not create the meaningless, because God created you. Look deeply upon what you SEE and know that the meaningless is your decision.

M: So now I’m the creator of the universe!

J: You make meaning and the only meaning that the universe holds for you is that you were born IN IT and must die IN IT. However, your "behaviors" demonstrate how you desperately seek to make this insanity meaningful.

Nevertheless, as its maker, you have a great deal of latitude in reestablishing what your “universe” can mean for you. But first, you must understand your role as maker. Until then, you will only fail to grasp the significance of what you have made and that your “universe” can mean much more.

M: So what about other people, what role do they have in making all this?

J: They have no role in your experience, but what you allow.

M: So you’re saying that I “made” other people?

J: You demand the world expose its “truth” to you, but you refuse to see the parts that do not conform to your specifications and thus, you will always miss the whole. Truth is of ONE fabric that you have torn into threads in the ego's demand for meaning in the meaningless.

However, the ego is resistant to the logic of Truth because it is hypnotized by the logic of your “world.” Nevertheless, in answer to your question, you did NOT make “other people” but this is only because there is no “you.”

Yet, you do experience “other people” in direct correlation with an experience of “you.” As I teach there is no division between you and your “world” and this is precisely why there can be no “you.” By the logic of your world, this makes absolutely no sense, but by God’s logic it is Absolute Truth.

M: If there is no me, then who are you teaching?

J: I teach you.

M: But I thought you said there is no me!?

J: I teach the ONE who believes it is a separate “self,’ experiencing “other people” in a “world” of great suffering and I teach that this NEED NOT BE. Thus, you are the ONE that I teach.

M: When you say “ONE,” do you mean everybody?

J: These “words” are for you, yet, the Truth cannot be claimed by an “individual.” Notice your reference to “everybody.” You will no doubt consider yourself separate and apart from your world as long as this differentiation continues. You will need to see differently and this means beyond your belief in what the body’s “eyes” give meaning to. It is not “there.”

M: When I look at someone, the first thing I see is a body. If I could not see bodies, how could I know that I’m interacting with someone? I can’t just pretend that minds have no bodies.

J: I ask that you see beyond physical sight not that you deny what you “see.” It is the body that you give meaning to and this has always obstructed SEEING Truth. You gave the body meaning and without the meaning you demand, you would SEE nothing.

I do not ask that you “pretend” the body does not exist, I only ask that you change its meaning. When it means less, “interacting with someone” will mean more than you can currently comprehend as an ego totally reliant on the faculties of bodily sensation

Truth has no form, but is infinitely full of content. An ego reliant on bodily sight sees only forms and so, content is limited and life is experienced as barren. Minds have no bodies, although they think they do and thus, could just as easily think differently. In your need to analyze form, you miss the content. The content is YOU and in your ever changing world, that is a constant.

M: So how do I see beyond what my eyes show me? How do I, as you say, “see through your eyes”?

J: You SEE only what you expect to see based on ancient meaning applied before seeing. This is why you SEE bodies and NOT souls.

I give meaning to what eyes cannot SEE and therefore, your infinite soul is ALL I SEE. Love cannot be extended to what eyes SEE, because sight conditions what can be seen and this is why bodies obstruct Truth. I SEE no conditions and therefore, I SEE it perfectly as it was meant to be SEEN.

You are weary of what you see. Therefore, when you SEE anything, think with me and I will not fail to correct your “sight.” This is not difficult for the faithful, because “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Resisting What is Known

M: All this stuff seems to cause me more suffering than peace. It just seems too difficult to understand.

J: You do not suffer from lack of understanding, but from resisting what you know to be True. Recall that the lessons I teach are from your mind and everything I provide is known to you and must have always been known for you to learn of it in this way. It is your desire to be taught what you know, simply because you resist knowing. “Learning” is a form of resistance and when resistance is alleviated, ALL is immediately available.

What we now engage in is quite revolutionary, if you would only believe it True. Until then you will simply resist.

M: Why would I resist what is true?

J: Because you fear the realization that everything you base your life on is patently false, for if what I teach is True, such a conclusion cannot be avoided. Nevertheless, what you have based your life on is nothing more than resisting what you know to be True.

M: So I live my life simply to resist Truth?

J: Believing that Truth is absent is absurd. Yet you live each and every day as if this were an absolute fact. Therefore, suffering is simply a state of resisting what you know to be True. This is obviously insane, but not to the ego. To the ego it is “life”!

Your very Being is contingent on Truth, yet the ego is contingent on resistance and neither can share with each other.

M: This means that to live the Truth, I cannot rely on the ego.

J: The ego cannot know Truth, but it can act against what it senses may completely overpower it, if it does not remain vigilant in resisting. Therefore, the less your ego is relied on, the less resistance is experienced and resistance is always experienced by varying degrees of suffering. Not to resist is a blissful experience because it proclaims the certainty of KNOWLEDGE. To “know” is a wonderful thing when what you know is True. To suffer is merely to believe the false is True and this is what your “world” teaches.

M: I guess in a lot of ways I fear other people, because this seems to be what I resist.

J: This is because the Truth is “there” and you will ONLY find yourself through it. But ONLY as you LOOK for me. This makes little sense to you now, but in time, understanding will grow. You fear only your “self” and this is the fear you look for and find, in “others.” Look for me instead!

M: Why would I fear myself?

J: Clearly, your moods and actions are NOT indicative of love. Therefore, logic dictates that fear is the only other alternative. Yet, you have invented a catalog of emotions and feelings to measure your proximity to “happiness.” I merely ask that you use them to measure your distance from fear. There is NO “happiness” in hell, but you can know the perfect peace that erases all signs of hell from your mind.

You have spent your life desperately seeking “happiness,” yet, never looking back to see what it is that causes such desperation. I ask that you now look back at what you seek to replace so that you can see that nothing is there. Nothing was ever there. Know this and be “happy” because your search is over, no replacement is necessary.

M: Unfortunately, in this world, other things are needed besides love. Love doesn’t put food on the table.

J: To the contrary, fear “in this world” has resulted in the starvation of millions. Therefore, love does have the power to “put food on the table.”

I attempted to demonstrate this and the experiment was successful. Now it must be replicated, because it will not be accepted as genuine until you do it yourself.

M: I thought you said that I can never know God’s love, only my concepts of love which are not God’s love.

J: As I have stated, the Truth is NOT unknown to you, merely resisted. God’s Love must be known, for why would you so strenuously resist that which you have no knowledge of. I do NOT teach God’s Love, only the futility of resistance. Your concepts of love are NOT God’s Love, but they do serve as resistance. Resistance is only applicable to the notion that God made a “world” where love is entirely absent. This is because a “love” based on conditions cannot be present, simply because IT IS NOT LOVE. Resistance to this alone will help you know the Truth.

M: But I don’t feel that I resist anything.

J: This is because for you, resistance is experienced as “life,” causing you to normalize that which is complete insanity. The ego easily accommodates to resisting what is experienced in every moment and Truth is IN every moment. How could it be absent and be Truth?

Therefore, if every moment finds you prepared to experience what you have determined is “true,” then it gives you what you expect to have, simply because you demand nothing more of it. Demand the Truth!

Constant resistance creates a numbing sense of apathy because your mind is anesthetized by the ego’s fear for anything other than what it predicts and prepares to experience. Out of this fear, your ego gives you only what is expected and this is the “world” you SEE, for you SEE no farther. Look beyond what you SEE!

Nevertheless, this is also the “world” you seek to escape because your resistance has made it “hell’ and hell is nothing more than resisting Heaven. You do not like what you SEE, but only because SEEING relies on the body’s “eyes” and Truth does NOT.

Every path out of what you SEE, provided by the "world," is easily adopted by the ego as its own, giving you the inevitable sense that there can be NO escape. Understand that every plan devised by the ego to escape the ego can never succeed. I offer a plan that does NOT rely on an ego, nor a "world," but does rely on your accepting, rather than resisting.

M: This all seems pretty hopeless.

J: To an ego, it must seem that way. But you are NOT an ego and your mind is free. Therefore, feel free to let the ego speak, but listen only to me. I will show you that escape is unnecessary. There is a better “world” and you could have it this very moment, if you would only allow me to show it to you. Otherwise, your “eyes” will never see it because you do NOT expect that it CAN be seen. Therefore, you must SEE it through my eyes.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Don't Be Fooled By Imitations

M: I ask for this peace that you continue to claim is mine for the asking. Why don’t I experience it?

J: If you ask, then it cannot be withheld from you. But only if it is truly what you WILL to have. You want much, but in all your requests you have yet to ask for peace. This is because you have no idea what you ask FOR, because the asking is based on past experience.

The world is of your making and you have set the limits of experience. Pray NOT for what you know, because you know NOTHING.

Look very closely at what you ask. Ask for love, and the love YOU believe real is the love you will expect to experience and what you expect is always received. However, you are slowly learning that what you expect has never been what you want, only what you wanted. Why pray for it then?

Prayer is of the WILL, which your ego could never understand because, although it struggles to compel your thinking, it has NO control over your WILL. This is what is meant by “seek the kingdom within.

When thought and WILL are combined, mountains will be indeed be moved!

Prayer is not of words or concepts or even thought, but of the WILL alone and nothing else. You have yet to ask for what you really want because you cannot ever know what it is you want, when you do not know what it is YOU ARE. Will for peace and it is yours because, very simply, it is what you ARE.

M: I think I have asked for peace.

J: You may “think” you ask for peace, but thinking is a tool easily engaged by an ego for purposes it believes will reinforce itself. Reinforcing what does NOT exist must be cause for conflict.

Because of this, your thoughts are very conflicted and this is your experience. Your ego does not believe perfect peace is attainable and this is why conflict must fill that void. But your WILL is not conflicted, when YOU KNOW IT. This is the true meaning of the term “willpower,” which your ego has distorted for its own purposes.

Are there times you have felt no peace? Then there are times you have prayed the world snatch it away, only to substitute the fear of “hell.” Hell takes many shapes and sizes at varying degrees but, make no mistake, perfect peace is ONE. It is completely unified and more powerful than anything in your world because it does NOT rely on your world to exist.

You are very preoccupied with the “metaphysics” of what I teach and you seek to corroborate my message with what the world has taught. There are only the barest of imitations available, but imitations cannot sustain and are easily manipulated. Nothing in your world could ever imitate the peace of your WILL, because the world was created to oppose your WILL and serves no other purpose.

Look at the world and merely ask yourself, "is this what I WILL the world to be?" Of course NOT!

WILL for the genuine and it will be yours. ASK for imitation and you will be left to doubt your own mind in denying that you are more than what you THINK you are.

M: You’re asking me to have faith in what I know nothing about, as that which would save me.

J: The knowledge YOU have determined as salvation is learned in “time” and time demands your death because you have given it no other purpose. However, you have convinced yourself that specific objectives will lead to “happiness,” but even this will not stop death and you do believe that in "time" you must die. Ask and you will receive, simply because you give to yourself.

These objectives cannot be met, because “happiness” has no meaning in hell. However, the joy of Heaven is NOT beyond what your mind can currently consider. The problem is that what YOU consider as eventually eliminating hell, is only a lesson learned in hell. The classroom remains the same and the lessons exhaustively repeated until you accept a new teacher.

M: But if I give myself hell, who gives me heaven? Where does God come into this scheme?

J: You have determined the conditions of hell and you live by those limitations. Heaven is predetermined and has no conditions since it does not rely on your “thinking,” although your mind WILL soon acknowledge participation and that is certain in time.

You determine conditions, God has none. You determine limitations, God has none. What God Creates is unconditional and can have no limitations.

God Created YOU.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Second Voice You Hear

M: Is my consciousness the only consciousness? Aren’t there other minds?

J: As long as you identify exclusively with your mind, then clearly there is only your mind. However, when you relieve yourself of the NEED to think alone, then there are many minds joined as ONE.

You do believe there are other minds. Yet, you only experience your 'self.' Therefore, you are invested in the “existence” of other "bodies." They talk and act like you and so, you have little doubt that they think as you do. Nevertheless, the idea of knowing what they “think” is very frightening to you, only because to know what “they” think, would mean that they would know YOU. You are very afraid of being alone, but you are more afraid of being known.

M: So if these many minds are joined as one, how will the “one” continue to be many?

J: The answer cannot be understood by an ego that knows itself as one and apart from many. Nevertheless, there is no difference except in your mind. Your mind determines all differences and then seeks them out as if it were not the cause.

M: Why would I want to be joined as one with other minds? In other words, what’s in it for me?

J: Everything you want. Except that what you want, you will want for everyone. Currently, you have made this idea a platitude. However, the actual experience is more wondrous than any experience you have yet to encounter.

M: But I thought you said there are no “others”?

J: In joining as One, this will be readily apparent. This is not to say that you could not differentiate, just that there would simply be no reason to. At present, your whole existence is predicated on differences and you feel you have no choice and MUST seek out differences.

However, until such "time," you will continue to experience “distance” between your thoughts, which will make it seem as though there are “others” for which judgements MUST be made. I merely teach you how to lessen the distance and when you are ready, you will easily do so.

M: But, how can I learn to join with all minds as one, if my ego can't hear the answer?

J: Do not listen from an ego.

M: But ‘I’ don’t exist without an ego, so there is no way ‘I’ can ever understand the answer as a separate mind. You are teaching an ego!

J: You were NOT Created with a mind divided, but indivisible. Therefore, no such division can possibly be real. Imaginary functions are only real for you, but they have no basis in God and, make no mistake, YOU are based in God. You can suffer through all your imaginings for as long as you choose. However, why would you? Eventually, the Truth will dawn upon the mind WILLING to listen, instead of an ego that was not made to hear.

You believe in a “before” and an “after” and you have allowed the ego to speak “before” me and therefore, you invest in the past. Now you are willing to allow me to speak “after,” but as of yet, this has not lessened your original investment. The purpose of time is to alter this arrangement so that you will hear me, “before” the ego. As your investment increasingly turns to me, the ego’s voice will gradually diminish until the past no longer speaks to you at all.

Hearing only me will prepare you for the Voice that speaks for timelessness and that Voice WE will speak together as ONE.