Saturday, August 29, 2009

God's Creation Does Not "Exist"

M: Did Jesus Christ exist?

J: You believe that “existence” is an extension in "time" that appears to take up "space." I teach that if time and space are inventions of your mind, nothing "exists" but what you require be "real." Make no mistake; you are the inventor that denies his own inventions.

You have determined the criteria for "existence" and you believe that what does NOT meet your criteria cannot "exist" and, therefore, what does NOT exist cannot be known. This is why you believe God eludes you, while all the time standing right before your eyes. Your criteria blinds you, yet you refuse to surrender what you make "true.

Jesus Christ” is an invention you required and what you require will always meet your criteria for “existence," otherwise, you would NOT "perceive" it. Nevertheless, the criteria for perception is yours and NOT Gods. Truth has NO criteria.

M: But God gave Jesus Christ the task of spreading God’s message?

J: God does not assign "tasks," as if the performance of actions will lead to your salvation. Nevertheless, there is only one message, which is that you are free of all limits except what you impose upon your ‘self." I teach that you need do nothing at all, because anything you could do will only impose upon Truth. God does not impose upon Creation, because God is Creation, as is everything Created. There is NO division.

God would NOT choose “individuals” to teach what is known, since Truth is NOT available to parts of the whole, but only the whole. However, you choose parts of the whole and, thus, they always “exist” based on your criteria. You require learning through forms and, thus, forms "appear" as needed, but only because you think you need them. I teach that you need nothing.

M: So you’re saying Jesus Christ never existed? He was never crucified and did not resurrect from the dead?

J: I teach that “you” do not exist. Yet, you continue to crucify your "self," because you believe what “exists” must die. But, how can this be, if “you” do not exist?

“Existence” is a limit you idolize, simply because you have no faith in Creation. Existence must always conflict with its opposite, non-existence, and this is the tension that keeps you rigidly fixated on your “self” for fear it will one day cease to exist. Creation has NO opposite, thus, nothing conflicts and there is no tension. Existence requires birth and what is born must die. Creation is everlasting and does not conform to your time and space coordinates, because there is neither beginning nor end.

M: So I should no longer think of myself as “existing”?

J: “You” have no choice, as you now know your “self.” Fortunately, Creation is not a choice and, when it is known, “you” will cease to "exist" as you now know your "self" and lack of choice will be a joy unimaginable to “you” now.

God does not create identities in order to distinguish between parts of the whole, because to distinguish between parts is cause for fear and fear only causes conflict and conflict is what “you” experience through "existence." You are much more than this, only you cannot cease thinking that you are less and so, your thoughts limit you. Therefore, I ask that you think with me.

M: You say that “God would not choose individuals to teach what is known to all.” Well then, where does that leave you, since it appears you are teaching me.

J: And I say to you now, what has been said before: not one mind will be free until all are free as One Mind.

How separate minds choose to learn is inconsequential to the fact that it will be learned and that is certain, because Creation is certain, as are you. Nothing “exists” outside Creation and if you wish to deny this then you choose nothing instead. You are becoming very weary of that choice and so is the 'world.'

My teaching you, is your choice and this is because, contrary to your belief in your inadequacy and littleness, you will always teach yourself. Otherwise, how else would you learn?

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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Present

M: You keep using the concept of the “present” as something I should seek to be in. This is one of the many platitudes repeated in spiritual circles. How can I be in the present?

J: You are always “present,” yet believe you are "past." Nothing has happened, nothing will occur, and your fantasies to the contrary do not change this fact. Yet as long as you expect change there is much occurring and happening around you that seems beyond your ability to control. Your Being does not change. However, in your seeking to become, change is perceived as happening.

M: Why would I create a reality beyond my control?

J: You do not “create” as long as you believe you are NOT an extension of your Source. Extension IS Creation. You have the capacity to extend, but only in realizing that capacity. You believe you do NOT know this and therefore you do not experience your capacity. Until such time, you will misinterpret your function and this misinterpretation is what you SEE everywhere you look.

If God believed in littleness and weakness, you would not BE. The fact that you believe in littleness and weakness means you do not believe in God nor yourself, even though it is clearly a fact. Therefore the powers vested in you OF God are not available to that which chooses not to be aware OF those powers. How could it be otherwise?

In your ignorance of God and your Being, you do not Create, for how could you? However, what you do is “conceive." To conceive is to simply to think and, thus what you think is merely what the mind presents to you based on your belief as to what MUST be presented.

What you believe is what you will demand be true and you do most certainly believe that an external "world" is true. In your mind this is beyond question, yet in my mind it is beyond belief.

There is no mystery to this equation and even your sciences are teaching you this, although they fear the obvious conclusion. In fact, they will never teach you Truth only because you have set the limits to what can be learned and if you had not set such limits you would know . When you know, teaching is no longer necessary.

You have done this quite simply because you fear "revelation." However, you do allow for "glimpses" of the Truth periodically. Yet, in no way is Truth "revealed" since periodic learning addresses only parts. Nevertheless, this recognition of the parts only adds to your fear and keeps you distant from learning of the whole. All religion and spiritual practices allow for these partial glimpses, but never is the whole known, yet It is the whole that you seek.

Fear is your only limitation to knowing the whole and the only aspect of you that keeps you distant from this Truth. Nevertheless, you continue to deny this fact and demand that there must be some profound secret in the knowing of Creation and the joining with Heaven. You demand unrelenting sacrifice and suffering in order to reveal this “secret.” There is NO secret to God and ALL your sacrifice and suffering has been wasted.

When I learned how easy and effortless was the “knowing” of Creation, I was both overjoyed and appalled that such exquisite knowledge was always with me and that I had taken so long to see it. You too will be overjoyed and appalled, but take heart that your being appalled will last but the wisp of an instant, as your joy will lift you above the limitations you had “thought” were real.

Until then, your reality will continue as it must and, as long as you believe it must, you will SEE it no other way.

M: This is certainly not the gospel as taught by religions.

J: Be careful in your judgments of ignorance since ignorance is of you and born in you. Remember that those who live by belief will be loathe to surrender belief and will die for it, simply because they believe in death. This is the only belief that needs be re-evaluated. This is the power inherent in belief. You may rail at the ignorance of religion, as did I. Yet keep in mind that the idols of religion are no different then the idols worshiped outside of your concepts of God.

Both worship nothing and will take you nowhere and, if you fail to know your best interests, "nowhere" will continue to interest you.

All belief systems idolize and revere some part of a “reality” and justify the preservation of that partial system through the worship of the part. You may worship concepts of money or concepts of God, but in the end they must be seen as concepts not even mimicking even the tiniest aspects of the truth that you fail to see when you see ONLY parts.

You do have truth in your world since your Being is cause of God and, on some level, the effect must always touch whatever you see, only because YOU see it. Yet, this touching is mostly imperceptible since you rely on the body's sight which is greatly invested in death. Death is the ultimate distraction and as long as “self” is defined by body, death must be reflected in your perceptions, keeping you victim to what the body informs your mind must SEE.

In the present , death is SEEN as a misinterpretation of your function resulting in the replacement of sight with vision . Vision leaves out nothing and informs the mind of what sight will never SEE. Present vision will relieve you of the sight of past suffering and is the Truth you seek. I will teach you vision since as long as sight continues, you will continue to learn what you have always taught yourself and suffer from that learning.