Monday, December 31, 2012

It’s Not The World You Seek To Escape

M: I can’t seem to get away from this inner tension. As if something is wrong, but I don’t know what and it seems to eat at me.

C: Correcting what seem like isolated problems is fruitless and you will inevitably get lost down a labyrinth of useless paths that only lead into one another. There is only one solution to dreaming and that is to awake. But first you must recognize that YOU are dreaming.

A separate and isolated “me” expects separate and isolated problems. Unfortunately, the desire to experience “me” requires all other experiences remain apart from that meaningless delusion, else it cannot stand and you would not recognize your separate “self” as you believe it must be. Yet, to join completely with any single experience is to bring the whole of Heaven rushing in to fill your mind. There is NOT a “self’ in this universe that could withstand such TRUTH and still believe itself continuing to “exist” as it does. This is what you await, simply because you do NOT like how you exist and I teach that you do NOT.

M: You’re telling me to get rid of my “self”?

C: What is its purpose? Do you yet know? What need do you have of it? Was it constructed merely to pass the time until time is no more? You cannot “rid” yourself of what has no basis in truth, simply because there is nothing there to expel. You can only see that it has NO basis, no reason for being, and adjust accordingly. This is what I teach.

Pay no heed to what it “feels,” because it is NOT you, but a dream of you. It will force its thoughts upon you, but do not accept them, for they are not yours and you do not want them. What need is there in listening to anything that demands you suffer from a lack of anything or that you are destined to remain isolated, afraid and utterly alone?

Laughter is a more appropriate response to delusional thought, because it demonstrates that you have found the dreamer and are no longer victim to dreaming. In that recognition you cannot but be overcome with laughter and Heaven will join in that infinite chorus.

God has filled your mind with all that is needed. You need be conscious of nothing else, because there is NOTHING else.

M: It helps me negotiate the world and other people in the world.

C: It teaches you to fear “the world and other people in the world,” because it believes you are only an effect and NOT cause. Effects must always be victim to causes. A part of your mind believes it has usurped ownership of the whole. Hence, it can only be an effect and your allegiance to this effect has made you victim to causes outside your control. Rent asunder this tenuous allegiance, for it is based solely and entirely on a lie.

Examine your “existence” and you will see it is defined by ongoing attempts to escape part of your mind, but it is that part that directs all attempts at escape. Not one experience it has allowed has given you the slightest taste of consistent joy or even the remotest semblance of enduring PEACE. Because of this, you do not love your thoughts and thus, invent new “ideas” as a means of pacifying what preceded and when those experiences fade, as they always do, you again become “bored” with the mind and quickly seek new diversions to escape what was relied on previously but now, only disappoints. Nevertheless, you consider the maintenance of insanity a constructive use of “thought.”

It is not the world you wish to escape. It is the mind that is not your home, because you have made it uninhabitable by joining with that which has NO purpose. Your hallucinations do not sustain you and only cause further confusion as each “thought” builds upon the hypocrisy of the previous, so as to contradict the next. You feel compelled to employ the mind in ways to hide from a TRUTH that only the WHOLE mind can show you, because IT knows nothing of parts. It should be obvious by now, there is NO truth in a “reality” only one part of your mind experiences, but you insist that this is ALL that you “see.”

Your mind is the only part of Creation that even dreaming cannot deny for long. Your mind IS the whole of Creation because it is the HOME of God. You cannot escape it, because it is what YOU are. You can be nothing more or less than what you ARE.

M: How can I not think of my “self”?

C: You have yet to think of yourself. Your entire life has been a constant struggle to avoid such an “idea” due to the fear it would provoke if TRUTH were known. You merely juggle concepts from moment to moment in an attempt to keep the imaginary edifice from crumbling to dust.

Knowledge of your CREATION is the most powerful thinking you could ever encounter and thoughts OF the world have NO power to provide you with even the barest idea of that eternity. The part of you that exists through delusion, seeks to avoid that IDEA at all costs, because it would literally spell its doom. You have NO idea of who or what “you” are and, until recently, you have had no intention of learning, except from the part that does not KNOW.

When you are ready I will teach you and you will understand that I AM.

M: I’m ready now.

C: Indeed, you have exhausted yourself once again. Everyone arrives at this place and most arrive many times but, like you, only turn back to start the lonely journey once again. A dream is home to a multitude of diverse pathways, all leading nowhere.

However, some do finally recognize that, after many arduous years of preparation, what came before no longer works. They recognize there is another way and patiently wait to learn it. They are unconcerned with how long the wait, because they realize there is NO choice but to wait, as the knowledge they wish to receive is CERTAIN to be received. Many have waited years in the realization that not to wait is but to repeat what came before and follow the same worn out paths. But the answer they seek always comes.

If you continue choosing not to wait, then you rely on a “self” made from the past that must return to previous diversions and suffer through the same disappointments as you have done countless times before. Wait and let the truth be made available, but wait in the faith that its availability is CERTAIN.

M: So I should just think good thoughts and have better beliefs?

C: Not one idea you now “think” will show you the way home. However, contrary to the thoughts you idolize, and that consistently confuse you, you have had brief moments of recognition beyond the rules of dreaming. You are beginning NOT to care and, although this frightens you immensely, it is an unavoidable first step, because it will eventually give you the patience to wait for what is certain to come. Simply allow your fear to be replaced by certainty.

You cannot wake from a dream that you “care” to wake from when you have yet to see it AS a dream. This only supports your finding a path from what the dream provides and it is impossible for the dream to provide anything that negates dreaming. There is nothing in your “world” that can help you. Hence, no such choice need be made. To give up the “cares” of this world seems impossible to the dreamer who knows NOT that he dreams, because he continues to judge the parts while denying the whole. Hence, he can make NO such choice on his own, but must follow the guidance of one who knows it is only a dream. Awakening is of God, but first you must LEARN you are sleeping and this is what you have called on me to teach.

Trust now that everything you do IN your “world” proves that you are asleep. Each moment of ephemeral relief that some problem has been solved only maintains the dream. Each appearance that you choose as means to build on your happiness, each relationship coveted to extract "self" pleasure, only condemns you to a hell of your own making.

M: Why does this have to be so hard?

C: Can it be “hard” to know that nothing need be done? You know NOT what you do has been my only message. What difficulty lies in doing nothing and letting all be done for you? Clear understanding that nothing need be done, does not prescribe inactivity, but demonstrates that all activities are equal. If it is ALL a dream, what parts hold greater or less significance? In a dream, can murder be of more significance than a skinned knee? Is comforting a frightened child less a task than feeding a country of starving children?

The dreamer imagines levels and degrees and the value he places upon that order regulates and maintains the dream. However, every dreamer must awake and, although that is certain, it is not under his control. A dream cannot wake from itself. Yet, a dreamer can KNOW it is a dream and that knowledge radically alters the dream, because nothing it shows you can affect you any longer. A world without effects cannot be feared and when fear no longer exists to affect him, the part of the mind made entirely from fear dissolves into the whole from whence it was conjured up and the experience of wholeness will fulfill you. You were created whole and upon awakening you will return to what was never left.

M: What will believing it’s a dream do? I’ll still need to negotiate it and get things done. There will still be problems to solve.

C: Indeed, you have always experienced strain in your engagement with the world.

As you attempt to have faith in what I teach, the world teaches a different lesson, completely opposite in all ways. You have learned its lessons well. But what it teaches has not sustained you. Why else would you call on me and, make no mistake, I do not come unless called upon. There has always been a part of you that knows and that is where I AM.

Faith leads to belief and belief becomes KNOWLEDGE and knowledge is CERTAIN. Your understanding is growing, but your lack of faith impedes progress and causes unnecessary delays.

Nevertheless, TRUTH can only be inevitable because of its certainty.
The one purpose of your dream is to find the dreamer. To see the dreamer you must have faith that it is only a dream. I will show you the dreamer, but you must have the faith required to SEE.

Allow this to be a year of CERTAINTY.

Friday, December 7, 2012

You are First Cause

M: Why is it so hard to live what you teach?

C: You have yet to “live” and what I teach aims toward that purpose.

M: So if I’m not now “living” what is it that I now experience?

C: A dream of nothing.

M: This is the second time you have referred to my experiences as “nothing.” I certainly believe that I have experiences that relate to something. They feel real to me.

C: You may choose to make “something” out of nothing, and this seems to be the case. However, what is becoming clear is that the experiences you refer to as “real” have always held an element of the imaginary for you. You have often felt as if you do NOT belong, as if you are not "here." This is because they are experiences of nothing that you have made into something. But this "something" has failed to fulfill you and, hence, you continually make more, in the belief that this cannot be all there is.

Time does NOT allow for experiences to be “real" as Creation is REAL. What comes from Creation is NOT limited by your expectations in “time” and therefore, cannot be "real" in the sense you define it. However, what you experience in "time" and demand as real, is a product of you and nothing else.

M: What about the love I feel for my children. Is that nothing?

C: It is "something" to you. With every concept of love that you invest in as “real,” there is also an experience of lack, that the experience could be much more than it is and, because this is what you believe, this is what you experience, a desire for more.

Every experience you encounter is always less than what it could be and there is always an underlying sense of lack and inadequacy. As long as you believe you are IN a world, your experiences will lack what the world lacks because the world has taught you what, and how, to experience nothing. You do believe that, although the world reflects your concepts of love, more is needed because love is always lacking. Every experience you believe "real" is never complete and is an experience that realizes a lack that is always seeking completion and, therefore, never fulfills.

There is a First Cause that teaches that IF any experience has within it a belief of incompletion, or a lack, and could in some way be greater or higher or more than what the experience allows, then that experience is of nothing. This is because the experience of Truth is complete and has no lack or need.

In a dream of lack, you are First Cause and you teach yourself.

This First Cause reflects Truth as first and only. In that ONE experience, no other need follow because the First is the beginning and the end, since what God makes First can have no other. To experience a First Cause means that no system of measurement need apply, as Truth encompasses all measures and therefore, cannot be measured in any way. To measure Truth is to believe there are levels and degrees to what is Created as ONE. Levels and degrees are relative to your mind, but they are not Truth, but merely reflect your desire to make "truth" conform to what you want.

I believe you will agree that every experience you seem to encounter is never an experience of the fullness that incorporates a union of every experience you have and could ever experience. Every experience you believe as “real,” seems to lack or fail to fulfill COMPLETELY.

This is a Test of Nothing and if there is something more that can be added, then clearly it is NOT Truth and therefore, it must be NOTHING. This is because what is NOT truth can BE nothing, since only Truth can ever BE.

M: It does seem that every experience I encounter has an aspect of it that demonstrates that it can be more than it is in that moment. Does this mean it should be discounted and ignored?

C: Once again, I teach that no experience be discounted, since why would you allow for experience that has no purpose. However, contrary to this question, “discounting” is exactly what you do, in the belief that your experience of a "world" is never enough and this is because the experience of “you” is always lacking if you are IN the world.

I guide you to an experience as FIRST CAUSE and in that, all is Truth and the world must conform. How could it NOT?

Through this experience, nothing more need be added since nothing more can be added to what is complete by all measures and is thus, immeasurable. If nothing more can be added in the moment, then clearly you are First Cause and the effect is of completion. An experience of "lack" denies the moment and instead worships the past. In the past there can never be a FIRST CAUSE, because there is always what came before and this must negate what is NOW and forever.

The love that you deeply long to experience is the love that has no "past" and therefore, need not change through a future. The love that you wish to experience is First Cause and always complete in that nothing is before or after, above or below, more or less than what is infinitely immeasurable. This love is not conditioned on “time” and is NOW and always.

M: These concepts you teach are beyond my ability to comprehend. So if I should not discount the love I now experience, what do I do with the experience I have?

C: Nothing need be done and in that understanding is an experience of completion and an experience that need seek out nothing more to be complete. This is the total joy that experiences the need for nothing and is not distracted by lack, or less than, because it is all of everything that could BE and IS. Refuse to deny that YOU are that experience and every experience you manufacture seeks that conclusion.

Love always and love completely, but do NOT pretend that what is NOT infinite and complete is in some way REAL. Realize that the love that the world has taught you, you do not want. When you no longer allow your experiences to teach you, you will allow the Truth to teach what you do want to experience.

You believe I speak in riddles, but the concepts that compose your beliefs are much more complex and confusing. I only speak to what you are and that part of YOU does listen.

Friday, November 2, 2012

What is Your Purpose?

M: I can sense the truth, yet I resist it. Why do I resist?

C: What you experience are changes occurring to your belief system creating a "sense" of disorientation with regard to participation in the world and this is to be expected.

You must recognize that learning is always proportionate with your readiness to learn and, therefore, all learning is indicative of the growing faith between student and teacher. This is the only effective way learning can be facilitated. Lack of faith in the teacher impedes and delays the transfer of knowledge. This results in needless protraction of the learning process, which matters not in eternity, but annoys you because of lost "time."

If you examine our previous talks you should note your own advancement in the ability to understand these concepts and take value from recognizing your progress. This has occurred only due to your growing faith and trust in me and will continue to occur as understanding grows.

If you require the gift of inspiration in order to remain motivated, do not resist when it is handed to you or else you will experience guilt in your refusal and this is proportionate to your fluctuating faith in the giver. 

M: I do not feel as if it is being handed to me. In fact, it seems more like a struggle.

C: It is this "struggle" that you give to yourself, since struggle denotes sacrifice and sacrifice is what you believe necessary. Truth without sacrifice is alien to you. Therefore, you experience intense confusion in projecting onto me your need to sacrifice for God and this is how you have always misinterpreted my message. Our current talks are making it clear to you that this was NEVER my message. Still, this is what you resist because it makes no sense to a belief system that was constructed entirely around the concept of sacrifice.

M: It seems to me that the problem has to do with what is unconscious or unavailable to consciousness. I continue to believe that what you say makes sense, but I cannot fully adapt to your teachings. Even though I urgently want change, I continue to keep myself from it out of fear as to what it means to my participation in the world.

C: The world’s lessons are deeply impressed upon your mind and it is true that these beliefs often seem unconscious to you. But even this idea, as real as it may seem, is part of that same belief system.

What the world has taught is not the truth and you have sensed this for a very long time. Allow joy in that belief alone, for it takes great fortitude in understanding just that and nothing else. 

M: But I don’t have joy in that “belief alone.” In fact, simple everyday functioning is at times difficult. It requires that, although I do understand what you teach, I must continue to conform to what the world teaches. This has resulted more in conflict then joy.

C: Make no mistake, conflict is attack and thus, if attack is continued, what I teach has not been understood and this only witnesses to the "attack" you require the world continue to teach.

The conflict exists in the judgment of how you should participate and not the participation, in and of itself. Your incomplete and fragmented "self" has plans for your participation, based on what it "knows," with the goal of finally achieving completion. But a fragmented and incomplete ego could never devise plans that take into consideration the totality of your BEING.

Essentially, I am asking that you surrender your plan and accept my plan for your future which is wholly based on your completion having already occurred. God's plan for your salvation is complete and in that completion it is an absolute CERTAINTY.

Thus, you need do nothing. However, you are free to DO whatever you choose, if in the choosing we agree on the purpose for what is chosen.

Conflict is immanent when DOING is not in agreement with BELIEF. I can help you BELIEVE in everything you DO once we agree that everything you do conform to ONE purpose.

The ego will happily employ what I teach for its purposes alone and anytime you experience conflict rest assured that this is what is occurring.

You have a purpose for everything you do, yet all you do brings you only brief interludes of pleasure with no permanence to happiness whatsoever. Your numerous, ever-changing purposes reflects your chaotic participation in the world.

We must integrate your varied purposes into a composite and, as such, all doing will reflect that all-encompassing purpose, no matter what you choose to do. Essentially, you will come to find that Perfect Peace is your only purpose and that purpose is God given.

I teach that Perfect Peace is possible, in fact, it is your right to partake of, since it is undeniably what you were created to experience. If you continue to disagree with this advice, then you will continue to follow your "self." I merely wait for complete agreement and you will not argue that in your moments of clarity you DO agree. This agreement is the fuel that maintains this dialogue.

As I have stated earlier, you have no idea of what you should DO, so why rely on your own guidance. In following my guidance, you will understand that everything you are doing is what should be done. This makes sense in understanding that nothing need be done and, if this is true, you are free to participate in the world in Perfect Peace.

You cannot employ the body in the understanding of God since the body was manufactured to teach the exact opposite of that understanding and the world exists solely to insure the continuation of the body and the lessons the body teaches until it is no more. Your current weariness with this curriculum is apparent, else we would not be presently speaking.

If you are not engaged with joy in all that you do, then all that you do is in the service of the body and neither God, nor I, have been considered in this choice. What I teach has no other goal then the consideration of God. Current consideration of me will lead to that goal, as I consider nothing BUT God.

M: But how can I consider what you teach when the world demands otherwise. This merely serves to indicate that extracting myself from the world in some form of isolation would be beneficial. I should join a monastery and involve myself in extended meditation practices. I just don’t see how I can possibly participate in the world and practice what you teach?

C: What the world demands is of no concern. What you demand of the world must be the focus, since only this, will the world provide. There is nothing outside of you.

“Extracting” yourself from the world only serves to give greater credence to what the world teaches. As I have pointed out previously, you have long ago determined that asceticism is not your path. Nevertheless, you may choose differently at anytime, since “choice” is always available to a fragmented belief system. However, when you decide that delusion is no longer a viable choice you will choose to learn from me, as all who desire the peace of God MUST.

M: You are saying that your way is the only way. What about Hindus or Buddhists? Most adherents to other paths do not seek your guidance?

C:  "Ways" within the delusion must be diverse simply because the delusion of diversity is what you believe “real.” I stand at the end of all delusions of incompletion, impermanence and division, regardless of what path brings you to that end. There is only Christ Mind, and though you may affix a diverse array of “labels” to this complete experience, that in no way negates the fact that ALL must go there. Only in a world of opposites does "labeling” have significance. What label you attach to Perfect Peace is inconsequential once Perfect Peace is realized. This you must learn by "experience."

Essentially, the path you choose for our meeting is inconsequential to our meeting. Yet, in that meeting we go the rest of the way together. I simply wait for you to decide in the loving certainty that you will choose correctly.

At present, your mind can only consider me in form. You continue to hold to an “image” of Christ. Nevertheless, I say to you, no image you could ever conceive, no countenance that your eyes could ever behold, is as splendid as what WE will see together.

Therefore, in considering your destination you demand it take a form opposite the forms as taught through other paths. Yet, it is the content that you seek, which is formless. All paths that illuminate this content, discard form simply because it can no longer be seen. The content of what I teach has been taught in countless forms since "time" made form necessary.

But, take caution in your desire to differentiate between forms, since this will only distract from the content which is, essentially, what you want.

There is only one universal curriculum as taught through many forms, each resulting in ONE universal content. Still, as of yet, this has been learned by very few. Nevertheless, the universal curriculum demands that ALL learn it, otherwise teaching must continue until learning is assured for everyone.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Logic of a Dream

M: I’ve been waiting a long time.

C: Do you know what you wait for? Your delusional perceptions demand you see a repetitive tale requiring “time” to be told and by that you will only resonate with what conforms to that dreaming. All else you reject as absurd, easily filtering out and not SEEING. Yet, it is what you think “absurd” that must be SEEN.

The selective judgment of a dreamer prides itself on accurate judgments that lead to "right" choices. Make no mistake; every choice made in a dream, no matter how "right" or wrong," only confirms the dreamer as most assuredly asleep.

M: So I’m only going to repeat the same patterns?

C: By insisting on “choice,” repetition is inevitable because there is NOTHING you can choose from in a dream that does NOT reinforce dreaming. This is the dream logic that has hypnotized shadows into believing that they are, in fact, real.

M: So how do I break free from the repetition?

C: Note how your question asserts the answer before an answer is given. This insures you will only accept from me the answer your question has framed.

M: So then there’s no way to break free?

C: You allow for two choices. Which are you willing to accept?

M: Either one! Tell me I can’t break free and teach me to cope or tell me I can and teach me how.

C: Your logic would dictate this perspective as accurate. But it is the logic of a dream. The dreamer’s logic demands a choice be made between opposites. Yet, the only opposite to dreaming is to awake and that is NOT available in a dream.

M: (Sigh) yea, I remember…any choice made in a dream is no choice at all. I’ve heard this one before.

C: It is a “choice” by your logic and your logic demands that choices be made that are “right” and not “wrong,” “good” as opposed to “bad,” and the suffering of your "days" is entirely contingent on how well you judge the difference. This is why you continue to expend much time and effort in studying the details with NO understanding of the whole.

The only difference that need be discerned is that between dreaming and awake. Yet, these two do not obstruct or oppose one another, nor is the existence of one contingent on the other also existing. If one exists the other cannot have EVER existed because there can only be ONE. This is the logic of God, which does not appeal to your logical fallacies, because there is NO need to make a choice that has already been made.

Nevertheless, this does not equate with the logic of dreaming, in which asleep and awake are opposites. If you claim to be dreaming and not yet awake, the next logical choice would be to seek the way to awaken. This could only be illogical if the claim were false.

I teach that what you claim is false and, therefore, the “logical choice” is completely illogical and invalid. Hence, the “choice” need NOT be made, because there is no logical reason to make it.

M: But we’ve been down this road before as well. It makes no difference if we label it “real” or a “dream,” choices still must be made.

C: Feel free to make any choice you wish. Your awakening will not be based on any choices you make or have ever made. Do you believe that sharing in God’s Love is in any way dependent on choices made in a dream? Would God withhold the Joy of Heaven from the dreamer simply because he dreams of an imaginary hell?

Ask these questions of yourself, but be cautious in the framing, because a dreamer only identifies with that which makes the dream logical and NOT one belief in your dream has swayed you from that obscure and deluded direction.

Your world makes no sense at all. Yet, by your logic you MUST refuse to accept it as nonsense and always struggle to make sense of it.

M: So just do anything at all?

C: Again the question is framed to make sense of nonsense. It asserts that “doing” occurs, has been “done” and will continue to occur. Such is the nature of dream logic, which states a premise as if fact and demands the answer conform to that fact. There are NO facts in a dream including the very dream itself.

M: I thought you said before that every choice I make brings me closer to awakening.

C: And with that comes the realization that no choice need be made nor was ever made.

M: Okay, but I have an experience of ‘doing’ based on choices I make. It is disingenuous to deny that I experience doing things.

C: A dream is only “experience.” But that whole experience is “disingenuous.” It has no concrete form and all its properties are variable, thereby, making it whatever you wish it to be. There is no “experience” outside of you and, although you apply external coordinates from fear, you cannot deny ALL experience is within your mind, residing nowhere else in the world because “there” is where the world resides.

M: So I should manipulate my experiences to what I desire?

C: What would you change when all “desires” are based on experiencing a mind that is victim to an external body buffeted by the whims of an external world? What adjustments would you make to that logic? What new “desires” would change that experience? Would you seek to experience increased wealth or possessions? Would you seek to experience more love? Would you manipulate your experience to that of world peace and the end of all suffering? Would this content you as long as the foundation of everything you have ever experienced is nothing more than the fragile reflection of a “world” outside the mind? Does the mind KNOW anything other than the individual “desires” you have taught it to experience and the fear inherent to not having those desires met?

Such is the logic of a dream.

M: So I should experience the world as inside my mind?

C: Do you not?

M: Well, yea, but what do I do with that experience?

C: The logic of the dream necessitates “doing” and your wishes conform to that. The logic of God teaches that nothing need be done. Simply KNOW the full nature of what is within you and do nothing. Be at peace with every experience, because it is your wishing otherwise that constructs the experience of conflict.

When the NEED for “manipulation” has left your mind, you will experience a PEACE that surpasses all understanding, because it is the TRUTH that will set you free from an illogical dream of death.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Dark Forest of Conceptual Despair

M: There is nothing new here. You give me the same answers over and over again.

C: My answers must always conform to your questions. It is the questions that remain the same.

M: Okay. So how do I manipulate the dream?

C: First you must SEE it. Until then, the dream must “manipulate” you, as this is what blindness requires. When you SEE, you will SEE no need for “manipulation.”

M: Well, as hard as I try I still can’t see it as a “dream.”

C: As in the dreams that arise in sleep, there is nothing outside to find. I would suggest you cease looking. “Eyes” made for dreaming see only dreams.

M: So the world is in my mind?

C: Where else COULD you experience it?

M: But the experience tells me it’s outside my mind. So how do I correct that?

C: Only your fear keeps it “outside” you, demanding you see it “there.” Your fear has many disguises, but always seeks to control for an outcome of your desire.  

Fear NOTHING by requiring nothing from what you “see.” Allow the dream to be as it is, because it is your resistance that keeps it “real.” When I resisted nothing, I understood everything and NO further learning was necessary.

M: So I just have to totally accept everything. The good and the bad?

C: What can be "good" or "bad" in a dream?

M: So, essentially, you’re asking me to surrender to the dream?

C: You believe it will crush you and this is why it must be kept “outside” and why you continue dreaming.  

But a dream cannot destroy its maker, although its maker can fear what he has made and, in an attempt to escape, seek to destroy the imposter he constructed to represent him. Such is the ONLY purpose of “death” in a dream.

Watch closely your “emotions” for they are the building blocks of a dream. There is no neutrality in dreaming, else it simply could not be experienced at all. Although nothing is there, you “feel” its reality and that gives it all the existence required. Feel nothing and nothing will affect you. Look closely at the patterns of your “life” and note the repetition of feelings and how they bring back to you what you thought you had left behind. Make no mistake, they came before any appearance, because they gave it life.

M: Why do I get the experiences I have? You keep telling me that I make my world? Why do I have experiences I do not choose? Why don’t I have the experiences I wish to have?

C: What you must come to understand is that a “wish” to alter the dream MUST automatically make you a part of it and, as part of a dream, you will ask only the questions a dreamer could ask. This is how you MAKE your "world" real. All parts of the dream must conform to the parameters set forth by the very act of dreaming and 'choice" is the grandest illusion all dreamers share.

That which believes it is part of the dream cannot be the dreamer. Know the dreamer. Nothing can make sense until this occurs and so, you will continue to repeat senseless questions. 

M: So there’s another part of me that is dreaming this up?

C: There can be only ONE part of Creation and IT is everything. All else is a dream and dreams end upon awakening.

M: So I am not real?

C: This is what you have asked me to show you. The nature of a dream is to question its "reality," because in a dream you simply cannot KNOW anything. You know only a distorted mirage, shadows in darkness, a fog that never lifts and this makes you very afraid. The idea that it could all be gone in the blink of an eye, and I assure it could, horrifies you because you still believe "something" is there. But fear not, because nothing will ever leave you but the "thought" that anything COULD ever leave you.

M: But you’re in my dream too!

C: Lose interest in what you demand from the dream and it will show you that it is ONLY a dream.

This is what you have called on me to teach and you will one day lose interest in me, because we will share KNOWLEDGE as one. Yet, as are you, so must I be only a dream. Soon you will realize that you are teaching your “self” to awake from a dream in which help is required.

M: So if every freakin’ thing is part of a dream, how can you be real?

C: Not the world, the body, the mind and its thoughts, not any experience the mind holds, has any reality in Creation. Therefore, nothing I teach is of any value, except in a dream. Such is the nature of dreaming. I can take you only so far, after which, in our parting, we will eternally join.

M: Why is this taking so long?

C: Questions that rely on time demand impatience. Yet, trust that what is required will not be withheld, because nothing up to this point is without purpose. Everything has, and is, occurring exactly as it must. You need DO NOTHING because God could NOT forsake you. This is all that need be fully understood for peace to envelope you completely and forever right this very MOMENT.

I have asked repeatedly that you NOT rely on your “self” and that you look to me to direct you. However, you believe in continued self-reliance and this is what disturbs you, not my answers to your questions

Make no mistake, every choice you have made, every decision you have acted on was directed toward awakening. Hence, every choice made was made by God, because you are not separate from that WILL and God WILLS you awake. Although this is the hardest concept for you to understand, believe this fully and realize a peace well beyond your present understanding. 

M: Ha! Well then, God has done some pretty rotten things if that’s so.

C: God does not WILL that right should combat wrong or that good shall overcome evil. God simply does not participate in the moral duality concocted by a dreamer. But God does participate in the awakening from that delusional experience, because it is God's WILL. Even in a dream of being lost in your dark forest of conceptual despair, the WILL of God must prevail in showing the way HOME. This is why nothing need be DONE and why nothing has ever been DONE that was not God’s WILL.

Release all guilt that anything other than this could ever occur.  Allow your moral virtues to dissolve into dust, for they were taught by a dream and can have no value except to one lost in a dream.

M: So God wills for death and destruction?

C: It is “you” that seems to traverse a nightmare, but it cannot be the YOU God Created. Yet, it matters not the least, for what God does not WILL cannot exist, even if you dream that it does. A dreamer does not THINK… but only dreams that his "thoughts" are real. Dreams are not worthy the Son of God whose WILL is no different from his Creator.

Think only with God and you must think AS God. Not one thought you have experienced yet comes close to the magnificence that is your Creation. Yet, each thought realized for what it is, brings you that much closer.

M: If my “will” is God’s will, why am I still dreaming.

C: (laughter) this is the most outrageous idea for you to comprehend, my brother. For if your WILL is God’s, then clearly you must be awake NOW. How could it be otherwise? What thought in your troubled mind could trump this idea or overwhelm it with paranoid delusions?

Yet, you continue to persevere in your attempts to overcome the WILL that is infinite and it is this tiny lingering belief that you are “still dreaming” that makes TRUTH seem inaccessible. 

Surrender the “you” that believes this could be true. Like a dream, it too is not REAL.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Let Certainty Control the Dream

M: So it really doesn’t matter what I do? Nothing matters at all?

C: Nothing can matter to that which has no meaning.

M: I thought seeking truth was my meaning?

C: That too is meaningless. You seek for what you believe you will find. Therefore, you have made it all up.

M: I can’t grasp this. It just doesn’t make any sense to me.

C: Then let it go. Leave the senseless behind you and you will be propelled forward by a momentum not of ANY “world” for which you have found meaningful, because you insist it MUST be so. No longer insist it must be anything at all. Christ Consciousness has no requirements and thus, follows NO rules.

M: But your teaching has rules.

C: To those who insist something must be “done” in order that something be found that is lost, rules are necessary. For centuries, this is what you have asked. Yet, the one rule I have consistently taught is that you need DO NOTHING. This alone is your salvation. But this alone you ignore as preposterous.

Few come to the place where asking is no longer necessary. But all must arrive, because it is certain. Certainty, by its very nature, requires nothing be done. Only the uncertain demand that something is “done” to achieve certainty. Surrender your demands to the nature of certainty, because nothing occurs that does not conform to it COMPLETELY.

M: So speaking to you and writing all this was certain.

C: Beyond all doubt.

M: And every move I make, every thought I think?

C: You dream your “self” victim to chance, while the certainty of TRUTH unfolds ceaselessly without fail. Do you really believe the ambiguity of a dream could make any difference to the certainty of TRUTH? Do you really believe that what you "do" changes that certainty by even the tiniest degree?

Such a belief is always the origin of suffering. Certainty is the only aspect of TRUTH you need understand and it is certain you will. Within that understanding all else is immediately revealed, because you no longer have reason to hide from it. Understand this and only this and you will be set free from the chains of uncertainty and doubt that bind you to a dream of chance in which you are victim to conditions beyond your control.

M: So everything that happens in my dream was certain to happen? It could not have happened any other way? What about free-will?

C: Certainty unfolds in all directions. You are FREE to experience that if and when you WILL to experience it. But it does not change in response to your lack of WILL. You did not make TRUTH and, hence, it is not under your power to control but clearly under your power to experience. Denying certainty does not impede the experience. How you interpret that experience is your choice.

M: But then, my experiencing truth is certain?

C: Without doubt.

M: So then, why don’t I experience it now?

C: The question to be asked is how you could experience otherwise? If truth is certain, how could there be any one moment in which it is NOT experienced?

You are insisting what it must “do” in order to conform to what you believe it must “be.” TRUTH does not follow rules that claim it is NOT certain. Rules can have NO purpose to one who is certain.

M: So in certainty, things I do not want to happen will still happen?

C: In the certainty of TRUTH, nothing can happen that is NOT wanted. You find this difficult to understand in a dream of chance, but chance plays no part in the certainty of TRUTH. In certainty, what you want you WILL have, because the desire to have rests securely on certainty.

In a dream of chance, you suffer only from uncertainty.

Remove your “self” from the equation because “you” are the delusional product of a chance dream. Allow the dream to take you where it will as it is only a dream and that is certain.

M: But shouldn’t my knowing it is a dream be certain? Why don’t I know it yet?

C: When all “knowledge” supports the dream, this must only indicate an uncertainty of awakening. When all THINKING conforms to imaginary concepts that reinforce dreaming, you consistently prove to yourself where your allegiance lies. Time and time again your thoughts have bound you securely to the dream as a dream can have no other origin but you.

However, lately you have noted a reluctance to learn. You have felt a strong repugnance to acquiring “new ideas” except those that release you from your own THOUGHTS. This is indicative of your readiness to KNOW. You continue to engage your world, yet with less reliance on your usual goals and demands. You seem to care less for outcomes and this has resulted in decreased feelings of stress and tension. Although ideas of CONTROL continue to rise up, you are less attached and so they MUST recede because the only purpose served is to control the mind and keep it from AWARENESS.

You are now moving beyond what the world can teach you. You are now teaching yourself. This has always been the case. However, what is different now is that you are becoming AWARE of it.

M: I still feel the need to do things and to make choices. Are any of my choices valuable?

C: Why choose one aspect of an illusion over another? Why give value to parts of a dream? No part has ever freed you from suffering. No part ever will.

You are close to realizing this. You are beginning to see patterns repeat. But in your fixations you find it impossible to move forward and continue to make choices that only serve to repeat the past.

Allow the dream to choose for you and realize you are the origin of the dream.

M: So just sit back and let shit happen.

C: Have your choices ever changed that? Seek to control the dream and you ask to be victim, rather than SOURCE. You are the ORIGIN and no destination can be possible to what is always where it need be. Hence, there is nowhere to go and nothing to do. The ORIGINAL SOURCE does not change and is TRUE in all circumstances. Nothing “happens” when the source of all circumstances KNOWS itself as ITSELF. This is Christ Consciousness and it rests in the infinite freedom derived from the ORIGIN. Nothing else matters.

M: How do I learn I am that “origin”?

C: You are beginning to see that each choice is as meaningless as the next. Hence, the guilt your choices demand must recede. In this innocence, awareness will grow of its own accord. Do nothing and freedom awaits you.

Monday, March 19, 2012

What is Really Necessary?

M: You want me to live as if nothing is true. As if nothing matters. How can I possibly live like that?

C:Without any effort at all.

M: What does that even mean?

C: Live without the constricting belief in necessity.

M: Some things are necessary.

C: Only TRUTH is necessary and that requires NO effort at all. Very simply, that which requires effort due to its necessity is not TRUTH. Egocentricity can only avoid truth, because egocentricity requires great effort to be sustained. You have expended much unnecessary effort and are very weary because of it.

However, you have not yet fully exhausted your "self" from the incredible effort required to interact with a dream and, hence, still believe it necessary to do so.

Those who do not realize they are dreaming believe death a necessity and this demands life be suffered, but not LIVED. Truth is effortless and has no necessity. Your suffering is merely the result of believing the impossible is necessary. Truth does NOT require this belief.

M: How can I live in a meaningless world?

C: Why ask a question you have already answered? Although, you must learn that the answer is incorrect because you do not yet live. You cannot live in a dream.

M: Then who am I?

C: The meaningless fabrication of a sleeping mind. A wisp of nothingness, spinning madly in a vortex of useless activity. You are a THOUGHT that has no purpose but to believe it exists and from that one thought a billion more rally to support the delusion of a “life.”

Do not take this thought seriously any longer. It would be better served with laughter. No thoughts you now think are in any way necessary for the mind to hold.

You are beginning to realize it matters NOT what you DO. Such a realization naturally ends all victimization within a dream of necessity. However, you continue to struggle with the meaningless as indicated by your desire to make it mean something.

M: If it doesn’t matter what I do, then why do anything at all? I should just do nothing.

C: You keep returning to this idea of "nothing." You have NO comprehension of NOTHING and feel bound to every choice you make, because every choice merely reinforces a dream in which choices are necessary.

Truth is not a choice. Nevertheless, if you look closely at your “life,” every choice ever made has not sustained you and only requires further choices be made to extricate yourself from what must always be judged as unsustainable.

Not one relationship, not one choice of vocation or activity, not any possession ever obtained or even one single, solitary belief has ever sustained you.

The thought of “you” is completely unsustainable because it was designed to make choices in a dream. “You” have no other purpose but to perpetuate lies and this is not the purpose of your creation, but a CHOICE you make and continue to believe as necessary.

How many more choices must be made before you surrender the capacity to choose in the realization that the "self" cannot be sustained by any choice IT ever makes?

Nevertheless, you are correct. You should do NOTHING and allow me to choose for you.

M: That’s all well and good, but right now I have to choose whether or not to quit my job.

C: Choices made out of necessity must of necessity fail to sustain simply because they are founded on a dream being “true.” Does it matter what choice you make, if all choices “you” make are unnecessary? Why choose at all if it makes no difference to future choices, since every choice only asserts a past? This is why I ask that you allow me to choose for you. There can only be one choice that need be made and that choice is to surrender your NEED to choose.

When you feel the desire to choose, ask me and wait for my answer. Do not decide how the answer will come to you. Only be certain that it will come and only prepare yourself to receive. Make no mistake, if you are waiting for the answer you demand, you will not receive my offer, because you have shut it out.

M: Why can’t you just tell me now?

C: You look to a dream to teach you what you are. I ask that it now be used to teach you what you are NOT. You are NOT the victim of a dream. See that answer everywhere you look.

You are beginning to recognize the meaningless nature of you. You are beginning to see what is unnecessary. This should be cause for joy since it denotes absolute freedom. But egocentricity equates it with death and, therefore, you will experience suffering instead. The ego claims that if what you are DOING does not matter, something more meaningful must be found, because there cannot ever be NOTHING.

Eventually when absolutely nothing is necessary, absolutely nothing will be required. Yet, because you fear this moment, you will move from one meaningless fixation to the next.

Egocentricity cannot live in a meaningless world, for if the world is meaningless, that which lives IN the world must suffer that same fate.

M: Why can’t I see it as a dream?

C: Do not look for a dream outside the mind, because it cannot be seen with “eyes” made for dreaming. The dream is product of the belief in “you.” This is First Cause and all else followed in support of that one “idea.” Yet, it is only an idea and ideas can be changed when it is learned that they have no meaning and are unnecessary.

M: So, in order to see the dream, I have to see myself as meaningless?

C: Dreams are unnecessary and, as that belief in necessity dissolves, all else naturally falls away, not by control but simply by the lack of necessity.

If the protagonist loses significance in the drama, supporting roles can no longer retain their purpose and fade from view. Nevertheless, as long as “you” continue to be necessary, all thoughts in support of that belief must play their part. Recognize your roles are meaningless. You have no purpose in a dream, but to awake.

A dream need only be seen as unnecessary for you to realize it is nothing more than a dream. Nevertheless, the roles you have allowed yourself must first be seen as without purpose and unnecessary. Otherwise, you will pick and choose the parts of the dream that suit your preferences as necessary and those parts will conform perfectly to the roles you have scripted.

M: How can I see myself as unnecessary?

C: Have NO serious intentions that seek for an outcome and look for NO results associated with your actions. Allow the dream to expose itself to you, by surrendering control of any purpose it might serve as necessary.

You must have faith that NOTHING matters to that which has NO meaning and is unnecessary, since only TRUTH is necessary.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You are Fully Committed to Nothing

M: So if I give up all expectations, all dreams, desires and goals. If I completely give up thinking I know what is best for me. What then?

C: In that void the TRUTH will naturally rush in to meet that invitation.

M: So maybe I should just sit and meditate for long periods. Isn’t that the same thing?

C: It is impossible to understand TRUTH while continuing to maintain goals for your world. The mind does not cease from its commitment to making the dream “real.” Your world unravels within you, even when you believe your thoughts are inconsequential and account for nothing. Seeking to quiet the mind, while still attached to what the “noise” offers only reinforces sacrifice because you believe something will be LOST. Truth requires no loss at all.

M: So nothing should matter? I should just not care about anything?

C: When “care” is a direct product of fear, it serves only to magnify that which gave it birth. Fear always seeks to CONTROL what it “cares” for and your constant vigilance toward controlling your world is utterly exhausting. Your need for control only informs the mind that the threat of LOSS is “real,” insuring the result will be as asked and LOSS will be real. What you ask for, you always receive. Make no mistake, what you CONTROL as a result of “care” you will lose, because you have insured this FACT by nature of your control. This is exactly how the “world” you experience is constructed.

M: It is very hard to let go when I have an idea of what I want.

C: You have many “ideas,” but you have NO certainty. This is why you have called on me because I am always CERTAIN. Certainty controls nothing because there is simply NO need.

M: I get what you’re saying. But the desire to make things happen the way I want, is often irresistible.

C: If you are NOT perpetually increased by your “desires,” know that you have limited yourself by applying conditions that only inhibit freedom. You clearly know the feelings that come from fear. But you have no experience of the joy inherent to a complete absence of fear. As long as you seek to control reality, your fears can only multiply perpetually. To desire a specific outcome naturally seeks to bend reality to the conditions necessary to experience what you desire.

Fear and control are in DIRECT relationship with one another. There is NEVER one without the other. The more fear you experience, the more control you apply and the more control applied the more fear must naturally increase. You cannot break this cycle by addressing FEAR, simply because you fear everything. But you can give up control by transferring it to me. Until fear is banished from your mind, choices must be made to control the dream from within it, rather than from within YOU. I can make choices for you, because I am absent all fear.

There has never been a moment from which you correspond with your world completely absent fear. Make no mistake in this one thing above all others, if you are not experiencing indescribable joy, then fear is what you have chosen to experience. You struggle to give up control, because your fear makes it necessary. Substituting my direction in place of your control is tantamount to “death,” because you equate control of your world with “life.” Your “pursuit of happiness” is nothing more than pursuing ever greater control of your world.

The only way you will ever release FROM fear is by understanding that there is nothing TO fear and you will realize this FACT by surrendering control of that which your fear constructed.

M: I should just let things happen?

C: Nothing “happens” without your asking. You paint the dream with broad strokes, but give attention only to details. It is absurd to lament your demise while dreaming of death. It is foolhardy to feel buffeted about in a dream of chance and still grieve missed opportunities and it is pure insanity to dream of hate and still seek to find the love you have insured cannot be “there.”

M: I feel that I’m spinning my wheels with all this and there never seems to be any joy to life, just one problem after another.

C: And every problem is always the same. You believe problems interfere with the joy you desire. But it is the lack of joy that is foundation to every “problem” the mind installs in awareness. Joy does NOT cause problems, but the absence of joy must experience problems naturally, because this is its purpose.

Hence, it stands to reason that lack of joy is cause and NOT effect. But you believe “happiness” is a product of the world and must be caused from it, rather than engaging a “world” that is product of the joy in YOU. To seek happiness in a dream that you demand reflect deprivation is insane. Nothing in your dream of can give you joy until you demand that purpose of it, because it will only conform to the purpose you set.

It will take time to revert from problem seeking to joy, because you have allotted much time to this “perception.” Nevertheless, this is the purpose you must learn and for which you have called on me to teach.

Your experiences are repetitive because you think the same thoughts and you do not yet believe that your thoughts make your world and so the world never changes but repeats your thinking.

M: As much as I try to be guided, ego eventually takes over and I’m right back where I started.

C: Although you are much closer than before, you are NOT yet fully committed. You still remain committed to parts of the dream.

M: I still have to participate in parts of the dream.

C: A body can only “participate” in parts. A mind creates in whole and ALL the parts participate in that unity. You are committed to participation and not creation and the parts reflect this fact. The goal requires ONLY your full commitment, after which, “all else will come unto thee.” This is no different than committing to the goals of a dream. However, you have not yet fully committed to what the dream offers either.

You are fully committed to NOTHING.

In a dream, what you receive is based on the level of commitment you apply, because a dream can have NO certainty. God is certain and therefore, requires full commitment for the goal of certainty to be achieved.

M: So every waking moment I must be fully committed to God?

C: Is it not a worthy goal to awake from your lack of commitment to an uncertain dream, by committing to the certainty of TRUTH? Or would you rather continue your serial commitments to the parts of the dream that have NO ability to wake you from a dream of suffering? Would it not be a more worthy goal to “participate” in parts, while fully committed to the whole? Or do you find suffering through the uncertainty of a dream more to your benefit than freedom from suffering through the certainty of the whole? TRUTH can be found even in the uncertainty of a dream, when certain of your commitment to seeing ONLY that. You cannot partially commit to the certainty of TRUTH and KNOW God. TRUTH is known in full or not at all and your commitment to parts demonstrates that you are committed to knowing NOTHING. Therefore, I ask only for your full commitment.

Your lack of commitment to seeing the dream causes you to suffer through your “participation” in the uncertainty of the parts. Full and unwavering commitment to God will alleviate that instantly. My hand has been extended for centuries waiting for the moment you take it. Have faith in that certainty and nothing will ever be the same again.