Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Infinite and Unimaginable Joy

M: If this is a “dream” why do I have so many problems to deal with? It’s like I just go from one problem to the next.

J: A dream can have NO problems, being ONLY a dream.

Failing to see this is your only problem. Seek out every “problem” you can find and immediately recognize it is solved.

M: You want me to look for problems?

J: Is that NOT what you do? Do you not superimpose the past upon a future in fear of the present? You lament those you claim as “addicted,” but find you own incessant need to repeat your suffering completely acceptable.

M: Problems just pop-up. I don’t seek them out.

J: FEAR compels you to make repetition REAL and the world never fails to demonstrate what you wish to SEE until you NO longer wish to see it. The power of your mind is beyond imagining. Yet, when everything it imagines is founded on fear, what you imagine “real,” you will NOT LOVE. Imagine what you could SEE if fear were completely banished from your mind. Imagine what your world would then show you. Imagine what LOVE could give you when you extend beyond what you now imagine as “popping up.”

Nevertheless, at present, you continue to endure your own self-imposed moratorium on imagination. From large intractable problems to inconsequential and petty annoyances, life is a tedious repetition, interspersed with episodes of hope that "things may one day get better." Unless you choose another guide, fear will accompany you to the grave, because its only purpose is to take you “there.”

Make no mistake, in any moment that you do not experience UNIMAGINABLE joy, then you have IMAGINED fear as guide and everywhere you look, fear will show you ONLY what it teaches, and you will learn ONLY that. 

M: Unimaginable joy??? So I should feel joy when I’m sick?

J: It is never too late to double back and correct what was DECIDED in error, since clearly sickness is indicative of a poor choice. Just as cause precedes effect, your goals MUST always precede what you experience. Sickness is only an effect of the goal that caused it. Recognize your goal is in error and simply correct it.

However, you MUST first recognize the error, because there is NOTHING that comes to you against your willingness that it be received.

M: I still cannot comprehend that all the recent shit that has piled up on me is purely of my doing. That is beyond my ability to understand.

J: Presently, understanding is not necessary, but the acceptance born of FAITH is crucial to changing the dream. You do NOT understand the world you have made “real” but, ironically, you do have faith in it being “real.” Faith arising from error made it real, but only for you. I ask that you have faith that you have perceived in error.

What you have imagined “real” is astounding and beyond ALL logic. Yet, it only attests to the incredible power of your THINKING. You have imagined real an entire “world” and then made that world the cause of your imagining, simply as means of denying GOD.

You have made your ‘self’ God, then punish yourself for your arrogance and impunity by demanding the world claim guilt for your “birth.” This is insane. Yet, you DO believe it.

M: You want me to have no desires, no dreams, hopes or goals. You want me to live as if I were not me. This is impossible!

J: Have you not yet tired of your choices? Choices that lead no closer to freedom each and every time one is made? Are you not yet exhausted from your repetitive efforts to achieve some sense of consistent “happiness”? Have you not yet learned that you have no basis for which to make such choices?

What you accept as “natural” is completely absurd. There is nothing natural about your world because there is nothing natural to a mind severed from TRUTH. It is deluded and what delusion sees cannot be TRUSTED and you will NOT love what you do NOT trust. You do NOT love your world. If you could only recognize the infinite peace that will overcome you once you give up your DISTRUST.

Let your world come to you of its own accord and accept what you receive in the realization that you could NOT decide otherwise. This will provide you the opportunity to experience change.

The experience of a complete and total break with all forms of fear is beyond your ability to imagine, only because every FORM you experience is imagined from fear. Fear has determined the FORM of everything in your “world.” Form has NO other purpose but to impose limits and your world demonstrates nothing but limitation.

Understand that the forms cannot touch you, for you have only imagined them.

M: So I can run out in front of a Mac truck and it’ll pass right through me?

J: If you could ONLY imagine it, then it could ONLY be true. What you experience is a poverty of imagination that can look NO further because it is stifled by fear. However, as fear recedes imagination yields to ever greater awareness which only perpetuates ever greater degrees of joy. Your joy is not yet infinite and continues to be limited by the FORMS you imagine “real.” You identify your ‘self’ with a poverty of imagination, born of a mind that fears itself.

Soon, however, you will let loose from your resistance and new experiences will happen very rapidly. You will imagine things beyond what has been THOUGHT “real” up to now. You are beginning to see how tightly you hold to your conditions. You are beginning to sense there might be another way. Yet, you are still haunted by the fear of sacrifice and clutch rigidly to what you see. There is much you have imagined that you refuse to let go.

M: I could let go of my attachment to many things. But there is still much that I don’t yet want to give up because it’s needed.

J: Only because you do NOT yet believe there is another way and another world in which NOTHING IS “needed.” You have the means of seeing differently, if you would only release yourself from fear. There is much I wish to show you. But you refuse to look and I cannot MAKE you see. As a guide, I can only show the way. You must choose to follow.

M: So how do I let go of fear?

J: First you must recognize that you fear EVERYTHING because, if EVERYTHING is not cause for consistent joy, then it must be fear within that looks out.

M: I don’t fear my dog.

J: Again, if what you perceive is not cause for consistent joy, then sight is afflicted by fear. This is the only “rule” necessary to understand the means of dissolving fear. You needn’t worry about the forms through which fear is experienced, as you have made them too countless to consider.

M: Well, I’m not exactly experiencing joy right now. But I don’t feel fearful either.

J: If fear is the foundation, then joy has nowhere to stand. Fear has determined your perception for much too long.

M: There’s just nothing for me to be joyful about right now.

J: Seeking a cause from the world only reinforces fear. Experience extracted from a “world” only denies your origin and makes you victim to a “world” that did NOT create YOU. I teach be joyful that it is ONLY a dream. Teach this to others and experience it for yourself.

M: How do I teach people this is only a dream, when I don’t believe it myself?

J: Teach it to learn it.

M: If it’s a dream, then what difference would it make what I did?

J: If the dream is yours, then what you do TO it, you do TO yourself. This must be understood before you can awake from the dream.

5 comments:

  1. Teach it to learn it
    ...reminds me of Gibran's "Was it I who spoke? Was I not also a listener?”

    I have been reading about the silent witness...that which is perhaps the higher mind which witnesses with no stake in the outcome.

    I pray this finds you well, my Friend~
    Blessings,
    Nahnni

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  2. Hi Nahnni,

    I should read Gibran. Seems he also dealt with voices, but did so quite eloquently.

    Thanks,
    mikeS

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  3. The thing about Gibran, Mike, is that to understand his writing fully one must hear the voices and see the visions (witness his art sketches)...otherwise, it is just beautiful poetry. I've always felt it went far beyond the shimmering of the written words.

    Blessings,
    Nahnni

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  4. "Seek out every “problem” you can find and immediately recognize it is solved."
    This seems flat out impossible to do, and it would just seem like denial.

    "you continue to endure your own self-imposed moratorium on imagination. From large intractable problems to inconsequential and petty annoyances, life is a tedious repetition, interspersed with episodes of hope that "things may one day get better."
    this seems true enough for me, but not for many people I know. sure, they don't claim enlightenment, and claim to suffer, but they also claim a happiness that they seem content with, which leaves me confused...

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  5. Indeed, it does seem impossible and it does seem any experience of another's "happiness" can only reinforce deprivation is "you."

    Or so it seems...
    mikeS

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