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Where is the Joy?

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Where is the Joy?

Perfect peace and joy are within us resting beneath the illusions of our dreaming mind that tells us a lie that these gifts are not eternally present. Through the awakening to Truth by the Spirit of Truth, we perceive our invincible peace and joy that is always with us because they are a part of us.

The creative structure of the Divine Mind is as follows: absolute Love governs absolute Truth that governs our true Mind that governs Creation, which expresses its Source, absolute Love. Absolute divine Love is the cause, and Creation is its effect. This creative flow manifests perfect peace and joy, which are invulnerable and can’t be disturbed. This is the foundation of the thought-system of Truth.

The opposite structure is true for the dreaming mind. It’s creative flow is as follows: illusionary creations (our body and reality) govern the mind that governs each one’s relative truth that governs fear. An illusionary creation is the cause and fear (and its many faces) is the effect. At best, this manifests fleeting likenesses of peace and joy. If peace and joy can vanish at any moment, then a fearful reality is the effect. This is the foundation of the thought-system of the dreaming mind.

Eternal peace and joy come from perceiving rightly, therefore thinking rightly, which stems from the creative structure of the Divine Mind. Every present moment is an offering from the Spirit of Truth to remove faulty projections of the dreaming mind. By dismissing the illusions, regardless of how real they appear, and accepting the Truth of the Spirit in their place, the present moment will reflect its true Source, revealing the love of its Creator.

Our thoughts and their emotions create our reality. Thus our reality is an experience of our thoughts. Understanding how we create though thought is essential in re-creating a reality from fear to love, from unrest to peace, from suffering to joy. And being thoughts, we can choose to change them. Knowing the Truth gives us this ability and freedom. The teachings of the Spirit of Truth afford us a choice of whether to invest our belief into the structure of the illusionary mind or the divine Mind.

Both thought-systems use a self-sustaining feedback loop which maintain the continuity within their creations. How we perceive reality determines our thoughts, and our thoughts determine how we see reality, including ourselves and others. One creates perpetual peace and the other endless expressions of fear. This ongoing cycle of perception and thought operates without our conscious awareness. Unless our perceptions and our thoughts are illuminated by Truth, we experience a reality where “nothing changes.” The Truth sets us free from this cyclic imprisonment of the dreaming mind by bringing awareness of the creative structure of the Divine Mind within us, through which eternal peace and joy are created.

The dreaming mind doesn’t recognize it’s creating its own reality. It mistakenly believes it creates through the body within a world separate from itself and gives its thoughts little to no power. Yet, the body is part of the illusion, and therefore it uses illusion to create illusion, which is a feedback loop void of Truth. For example, the dreaming mind thinks antagonistically against someone and yet uses the body to convey a smile of approval. In this duality, the dreaming mind creates an environment of conflict without realizing what it is doing. This mind believes it can hide its thoughts, and that somehow by hiding them they are negated, diminished or lessened in their impact. But thoughts are eternal and not subject to time and space. Unless their source is changed, fear and conflict are always created. This blindness keeps the dreamer asleep, and until he awakens he is unable to create the eternal peace and joy that is his rightful inheritance. 

The creation of perfect peace and joy begins with integrating into the creative structure of the Divine Mind. Divine love becomes the source of our Truth which in turn becomes the source of our thoughts which then create a reflection of their divine Source. Now we perceive ourselves and others in the light of Truth. It’s in this realm of understanding that the Spirit of Truth reworks and reframes our thoughts giving us unlimited power to re-create our reality into an experience of eternal peace and joy.

We are far more powerful than we realize, but we are beginning to see. 


 

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

~ Matthew 5:9


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Our Intimate Companion

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Our most intimate companion is the very Spirit of God.

The holy Spirit, Spirit of Truth, is the very Spirit of God, thus why it is holy. It’s God manifesting his unformed essence into our eternal and internal soul companion. At God’s first thought of us, His Spirit is eternally a part of us. It’s the most beautiful changeless intimacy between us and our holy Source, that we often intimately call Father. He is our guarantee that we will awaken and experience the changeless Truth that we are the expressed Self of God.

In the dream of our embryonic Self, this Spirit manifests himself to us as our ever-present Teacher. The Spirit is the essence of divine love, thus can never and would never separate himself from us. When we still our minds to seek for Truth beyond the relative truth of our sleeping minds, we encounter his lessons. (Learning and listening to the Spirit is greatly facilitated with a pen and paper. He uses the flow of concentrated thought to unfold deep truths to us.)

The Spirit bridges our dreaming mind and our true Mind. He reveals Truth to us until our dreams are translated into a reality of Truth. Through an extremely individualized teaching of a singular Truth, he teaches us deliberately, systematically and logically beginning with where we are at in our beliefs. Though the Truth is absolute and singular, his instruction, counsel and guidance are customized to each one of us because we each start in a belief system of relative truth in which no two belief systems are the same. As the one true Teacher of us all, he takes our endless array of belief systems and transitions them into the one harmonious Truth.

As we invest our time daily and consistently into the Spirit’s instruction, he constructs a thought-system of Truth that replaces our thought-system of illusions. It’s a slow, methodical process because the dream thought-system is totally counter to the one of Truth. Our consistent investment of time is necessary for Truth to build percept upon percept. Being opposite systems and possessors of a free will, it takes diligence on our part to embrace the Truth and replace the lies we held in its place.

As we receive the words of Truth, they possess a sovereignty and light that enables our minds to perceive that what we are learning is Truth. The Truth builds perfectly and logically, which removes doubt of whether what we are learning is indeed the Truth. Truth’s perfection is undeniable. The Spirit as our Teacher gives us what no other teacher can through this individualized instruction, but what others, who are traversing their own path of enlightenment, can deepen and confirm as they learn the same Truth.

Our instruction leads us to a knowing of our inseparable oneness with this Spirit. This Spirit’s endless capacity to give unconditional love is revealed to us throughout our journey, which teaches us the nature of divine love, thus what is our true nature. Divine love encompasses all the spirit attributes and is the character of God that defines everything in Creation. It is synonymous with absolute Truth, so as we learn of one we learn of the other. (This increasing awareness of divine love is another witness that we are learning the Truth.)

The instruction from our Teacher prepares us for our journey through the borderland, which is the mental in-between place between our dreaming mind and our true Mind. It’s the place of our transformation. We traverse through an internal metamorphosis that is accomplished by universal forgiveness. The work of this ubiquitous forgiveness wipes out the dream and all it’s contents, and replaces it with our right and true Mind’s Truth, thoughts and manifestations. As we let go of all we once thought as real and true, our minds take a deep plunge into Truth and its Light dissolves the lingering beliefs of the dream’s thought-system. Our mind disengages from the dream until all dreams fade in the dawning Light of Truth.

As we awaken, just as the one divine Mind is our mind, God’s Spirit is our Spirit. There is no separation between what we experience as our spirit and the Spirit of God. Yet, our spirit, in conjunction with our individualized soul, serves the special purpose of translating the Spirit of God and its attributes into an experiential reality of endless expressions of ever-present peace, joy, holiness, abundance, freedom, creativity, vitality, beauty, and divine love.

 

 


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One Divine Mind

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Our mind is the one Divine Mind.

There is no other mind but the divine Mind of God. (God is a name given to our Source who is above and beyond all names and who, in the purest sense, we know as absolute Truth and absolute divine Love.) Like drops of water in the ocean, our minds are individual components of this singular Mind. In Truth, there is no separation between what we experience as our mind and the Mind of God.

The divine Mind is like a tangible living Light that gives shape to creation. It’s the eternal thought of God that possesses all the divine potentials we will ever experience. It’s complete, perfect and reflective of his nature. It manifests a perceptual vibration to the soul that is experienced as ever-present joy, peace, beauty, vitality, holiness, creativity, abundance and divine love. It’s also our true Mind.

As a fractal of this one Mind, our individualized mind extends the spiritual attributes of the One Mind into creation, giving it form. Holding a magnificent role in the Mind of God, it’s through us, the individualized components, that these attributes are expressed, experienced, and their purpose fulfilled.

Like a drop of water, our individualized mind has no definite borders or boundaries. From moment to moment, our mind manifests particular expressions of the Divine Mind, thus we are limitless. These expressions are created through the God creative act of emergence, in which we are in a state of being/rest within our fractal mind. All our ideas of specific or particular outcomes are relinquished to the supra-conscious, and we experience a continuous stream of divine thoughts that creates the best possible outcome for all to our surprise and delight.

Conversely, when we are asleep and in an unreal state of consciousness, we are unaware of our oneness with the divine Mind. In this dream state, we experience a separate mind from our true Mind in which we have our own thoughts based on our relative truth. As a result, we create a dream of an unreal reality. But as we awaken, our sleeping mind begins to fade away and we arise to the experiences of the divine Mind. All our dreaming mind imagined and created, all erroneous past learning, sins, doubts, fears, anxieties, lack, weakness, guilt, judgments, the false self and the “life” it created dissolve as we experience our true Self constructed by our true Mind. There is no sickness, attack, lack, littleness, guilt, error, or finiteness in the divine Mind. These were beliefs and manifestations of our dreaming mind, and our “creations” do not leave our dream, because they never truly existed.

What we once thought of as our mind was only a framework of our dreams. Our body/reality was only a product of our dreaming mind. It’s similar to when we awaken from a night dream and everything of that dream dissolves; so does this dream of our embryonic soul as we awaken to Truth by Truth, to be the expressed Self of God.

Through the passageway of universal forgiveness, we transition from our dreaming mind to the divine Mind. God’s creation is perfect and changeless in its perfection, even at an embryonic stage. As we awaken to our true Mind, we begin to see through the illusionary veil that our sleeping minds laid over creation and we perceive the holiness in all because all extends from God’s holy thought. Our sight changes because we are waking up. As the “creations” of our dream fade, all things become new. We experience and know our Self as limitless, immortal, invincible, peacemakers, joyful, and perfect love.

The one divine Mind is a beautiful limitless cosmetic treasure house which is our very own to express as one harmonious whole as the living Self of God.

I am awake, for I perceive and know my right mind, the one Divine Mind.


 

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. ~ Revelation 21:5


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Return to Divine Love

 

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It all comes back to love.

Our journey into Truth leads us back to absolute divine love from which we came. The world we were born into taught us we were separate from this ever-present love. It gave rise to the thought that God’s love could fail us. So, our minds gave way to the wild imaginings of fear and all that is finite. Fear manifested in an endless array of expressions that tainted our understanding of love in numerous ways. In holding this erroneous belief, we accepted we were the opposite of who we truly are, therefore our minds created the opposite. Our lack of awareness bound us to an illusion that seemingly had no escape but through death, which would transport us into the presence of absolute love. Yet, it isn’t death that sets us free, but the Truth.

During our journey into Truth, we realize we are absolute love and who we truly are can never be separate from us or changed, only unrecognized. We awaken to this awareness as we seek Truth beyond the illusion in the present moment of Truth’s eternal presence. In the Truth of oneness, love is the only law. Love is the expression of Truth. It dictates all forms of creation to manifest ever-present peace, purity, harmony, beauty, vitality, freedom, joy and abundance.

As we come to know absolute love, we desire to be its expression and extend it to all. It’s Truth’s reflection, thus absolute. It’s all inclusive. It’s ever-present, unwavering, and unconditional. It’s for all and lives in all, whether recognized or not. It waits in the stillness of the eternal present for us to acknowledge its presence and freely and fully welcome it and all its gifts.

Divine love is the rock upon which our eternal Self resides. As absolute love finds a dwelling place in our minds, we create this love through emergence. Emergence removes the manifestation of all thoughts pertaining to error. In this creative God act, we stop creating a reality to avoid fear. Therefore we don’t create anything to fear. Eventually, even death ends as it was our creation to escape fear and enter divine love we believed we were separate from. Fear is forever pushed out as perfect love dictates our thoughts, and in turn we express who we truly are. We are the divine Self, in all its fractals. We are an extension of our true Source of which we are One.

Every sleeping soul carries the light of love in them. Through the revelation of Truth, we see this light that was hidden beneath the garments of false beliefs. As we see it in others, we see it in ourselves, for we are one. In this vision of eternity, the glory of the Eternal Light that dwells within us, the great Morning Star, illuminates reality and begins to morph it into a reality reflecting the divine attributes, the Kingdom of Heaven.


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The Power in Stillness

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Be still and know that I Am God. 

Through the doorway of the present moment, we connect to the riches of the Divine Mind and extend them out into reality.

Beyond the craziness, chaos and disruptive dreaming mind, there is a haven in the eternal present moment. Through the present moment (a doorway into eternity within this dream), we connect to the Source of Truth. By quieting our thoughts and re-directing our minds, we go beyond the illusion into the eternal. We enter an undisturbed place of tranquility. In the present moment, our minds tap into the gifts of the ever-present attributes of Truth: peace, joy, limitlessness, absolute divine love, vitality, completeness, and abundance.

We come to know and connect to this sacred place within the Divine Mind as we learn to receive Truth through revelation. Truth dwells in the awakened part of our mind that is one with the Divine Mind. It’s within this aspect of our true Self that thoughts, impressions, and guidance of Truth pass via the Spirit and into our awareness. Through mindful, conversational meditation that quiets our mind from the noise of disruptive thoughts, we learn to be still and focus our thoughts.

This stillness becomes our superpower. It evokes the gentle power of Truth to dissipate ripple effects created by the dreaming mind through its interpretations and judgments, (i.e., fear, guilt, weakness, littleness, lack, chaos, insanity, anxiety, depression, aggression, and anger). The dreaming mind attempts to gain peace, or any likeness of a spirit attribute, through external calculated effort. Instead of succumbing to the dreaming mind’s strategies in order to gain peace, the Spirit instructs us to do the opposite: “Be still”. In this stillness, we connect to our eternal peace and it’s presence calms the crashing waves within our minds and infuses peace into our reality.

When our minds are prepared to make their final push from dreaming to awakening, this stillness becomes our infinite power. In this transformation we go through situations that try to disrupt our peace as our mind challenges our new thought-system of Truth. As we mindfully focus on leaving the realm of finite thought and re-focus our mind on eternal, present-minded thoughts, divine attributes gain entrance into our reality. In Truth, we are the spirit attributes. They don’t need to be obtained, but only expressed.

Expressing these attributes is the true purpose of our minds. As we give our present to absolute Truth/divine love and not to the judgments and interpretations of the dreaming mind, our expressed reality begins to reflect Truth. Here we find the birthplace of miracles. Where once our judgments dictated a “predictable” outcome, the emerging eternal attributes, translating through us, create the best possible outcome.

This place of stillness within the present moment is our final resting place. It’s an eternal connection in oneness with the Divine mind through which our spirit attributes emerge into reality and create the “Kingdom of Heaven” in and around us.


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Transforming Our Mind

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The Truth sets you free.

Continually going deeper into Truth gives our sleeping mind a radically different thought-system defined by absolute divine love. Truth transforms our mind by integrating it to the supra-conscious divine Mind, which creates a reality far exceeding our truest desires.

The dream reality is created and perpetuated by our interpretations/judgments of every aspect of our lives. If you listen to your thoughts, you witness your mind in a constant state of judging and making its own interpretations. It begins with how we interpret/judge our self, and then each person, situation, our purpose, everything. Our personal judgments, which are based on a past of erroneous learning about what is right/wrong, good/bad, loving/unloving, or true/false, correspond to a reality of duality, in which our truth is relative. Our judgments establish and proclaim our believed “truth”, and then our minds manifest this “truth” into a reality we believe to be true. Because our reality isn’t created in Truth, it’s only a dream.

If our judgments/interpretations change, our reality changes. However, because we manifest our interpretations into tangible forms, the resulting illusionary reality strengthens the apparent truth of our judgments, therefore they rarely change to any significant degree. However, when we diligently seek for Truth hand-in-hand with the Spirit of Truth, we systematically receive a new thought-system through revelation. This thought-system enables us to manifest a reality of Truth through emergence, and we find a way out of the cyclic dream of judgment.

The dreaming mind and the Spirit of Truth present two contrary thought-systems with two different voices that tell us what is real. From these two voices, we hear two opposing “interpretations” of each aspect of our reality, especially about who we are. Which one we accept as true is what our minds create. The dreaming mind’s thought-system, built on our judgments, upholds finite thoughts creating a finite reality. These thoughts express themselves in forms of limitation, weakness, lack, suffering, and conditional love. The Spirit’s thought-system, established on absolute Truth, supports eternal thoughts that create a reality reflecting ever-present forms of freedom, invulnerability, unconditional love, peace, joy, and completeness.

Through our honest confession that our personal judgments are not Truth, we open our minds to revelation and the knowing of Truth. We make a steadfast choice to listen to the Spirit, and we no longer only hear the voice of the dream. Now we have a choice, and our minds undergo an incredible transformation into Truth. Through the Spirit’s gentle instruction, Truth replaces our interpretations that created the dream. As our minds are set free, we experience liberation from the destructive effects of our mis-interpretations and ill-judgments. We stop judging for ourselves and continually ask the Spirit, what does this mean? Or show me the Truth through this situation, person, or myself?

As we fix our mind on Truth, our mind fully integrates into the thought-system of Truth. In oneness with the divine Mind, the God creative act of emergence (where our minds are a continual stream of divine thoughts) takes over revealing the reality of Truth; one of eternal peace, ever-present joy, perfect vitality, present abundance, and unconditional love.

When our transformation is complete, time ends and eternity begins. We enter a holy stillness, a state of being, in the eternal present as our mind becomes a divine thought stream of the supra-conscious. We witness a beautiful unfoldment of the expressions of our true Self and its manifested reality of Truth that is absolute divine love. There are no more personal judgments, thus no conflict or duality.

In this, we say with a deep understanding, Be Still and Know I Am God. 


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Doorway into Eternal Peace

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The doorway into eternal peace resides within our soul which rests in the eternal present.

As we exalt the Spirit of Truth as the creative sovereign (our Source of Truth) over the body/reality (the illusion/dream), we perceive this doorway to eternal peace (Kingdom of Heaven). Where we once thought it was non-existent, far off in the future, or even found in heaven through death, we recognize it has always been within our true Self in the eternal present. (“The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”) The eternal present is the law of Truth at work. The law of Truth states “Truth is”. Even in the dream, where illusions hide Truth from our mind, Truth can always be known if it’s sincerely sought.

To the sleeping mind, the present moment, where this doorway resides, is an idealistic and unreal concept. The dream consciousness is a web of integrated finite thoughts. Inherent in finiteness is fear. Because every thought is finite, all that is created is fleeting and ends. Where nothing remains, especially the likeness of the eternal spiritual attributes, fear lives.

With finiteness and fear as its foundation, the dream consciousness carries the past into the future seeking to alleviate fear, or simply perpetuating it. The past closes over the present like a door, making it almost non-existent, and the present is experienced as a fleeting and ungraspable moment. This state of consciousness blocks the mind from abiding in the present where it connects to the spirit attributes, thus experiencing eternal Peace.

Finding the Door

By diligently seeking Truth, we eventually come to perceive this door that was with us all along, because Truth is. We recognize all the spirit attributes we’ve sought for in the dream are found through this infinitesimal opening of the present moment within our soul. In order to manifest into our experiential reality, the spirit attributes require a mind capable of eternal thought; a mind enlightened with Truth to be able to convey thoughts of Truth. The mind once constructed by finite thought and dwelling and believing in a finite reality, now is shifting 180 degrees to receive eternal thoughts of Truth. This isn’t an easy transformation of mind because beliefs are held as true, that is why they are beliefs. But just because they are believed doesn’t make them Truth, and there are always cracks in illusions through which the light of Truth can begin to enter the seeking mind.

Through these cracks in the dream’s faulty belief system, Truth enters and turns everything upside down until all that was believed as true is seen as an illusion and what is Truth is known. Through this transition, the mind is being prepared to integrate into the divine mind until it faces its final “testing”, a testing that solidifies what the mind believes, because it creates what it truly believes. As the mind completes its 180º turn from the illusion to the Truth, the mind seeks for closure: what is my true belief? In response, it creates a reality of challenges to test the new incoming Truth over the illusion it held for years. The dreamer faces the “realness” of the illusion, i.e. through sickness, lack, aging, pain, etc. It is here that we make our stand for the Truth we’ve come to know: We are as God made us, perfect, holy, invulnerable, and free, and the illusion of weakness, guilt, sin, and even death isn’t real. This proclamation of Truth in the place of lies is universal forgiveness (the forgiveness of Christ, who sees all as the holy Self of God, thus one with his Spirit). It’s this vision of forgiveness that removes the finite and fear, so our mind can engage the present, dwell in it, and experience the thoughts of eternity, eternal peace.

As we enter this door, we are empowered to give as we’ve received, thus we are given the ability to truly forgive and heal others. As we awaken to our oneness as our true Self (the Christ), we are one with the voice of Truth and possess the power of Truth. The attributes of Truth extend out through us to all by the creative God act of emergence. This outflow of the divine into our experiential reality is our united healing, salvation, and resurrection.

Now, we say, I enter into the eternal present of Your eternal Presence. 


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Choose Your Freedom

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As dreamers of the dream, we possess the freedom of choice and the choice for freedom.

In the dream consciousness we mistakenly believe we have a minimal creative impact, but through the revelation of Truth, it’s clear we are the source of our dream. Therefore, it’s through us it fades to reveal the Kingdom of Heaven in the eternal present.

There are two real choices within the dream consciousness: one to choose to know the Truth, and once Truth is perceived, the second is to choose Truth over the illusion. All other choices in the dream are between illusions, which is no choice at all.

Prior to awakening, a choice for freedom is presented us. We make this choice for all because whether the Selves of God sleep or awaken, they do so as one. However, we also each make an individualized choice for God’s will, the reality of Truth, because as a fractal of God’s Self our will is free. We will choose the divine will because it’s our true desire. So, as one awakens, all begin to awaken, each in his/her own order.

To awake or stay asleep? To engage Truth or to stay in the dream? The two choices are total opposites, thus it’s one or the other. Only with an illuminated mind, do we perceive this choice clearly enough to make a sincere choice. And in the Light, the choice is self-evident. Our choice is a choice for freedom from the dream.

Along the path of enlightenment, the mind is prepared to make this choice by understanding the nature of it. It’s a singular choice for Truth with many fractal parts: to choose to exalt the Spirit as the creative sovereign over the body/reality, to create through emergence and no longer self-determination, to extend universal forgiveness instead of judgment/guilt, to give love instead of attack/defense, and for oneness with all instead of separation.

In the Light of Truth, though the choice is clear, it’s not without its challenge. Truth calls for the dreamer to choose to dissolve the illusions he created using the Truth given him as his mind integrates into the Source of Truth. The dreamer enters a borderland between the dream consciousness and the divine Mind, where universal forgiveness, true healing, salvation, and resurrection are understood. While in the borderland, the dreamer resides in a strange duality where his physical senses tell him the dream is true, and yet the Truth he perceives within tells him it’s only an illusion projected from a faulty belief system. During this time, the choice for Truth is presented over and over in numerous ways. This transformative passageway transitions the individualized mind from a dream of illusions to the Divine Mind, the eternal home of Truth.

Through this borderland, the dreamer carries his lamp of oil (Truth perceived along the path of enlightenment) into the dark abyss of his illusionary belief system. It’s a place where all kinds of unwanted apparitions hide, lurking in the darkness. Ones whose frightening projections made appearances on the walls of the dreamer’s mind over and over again (lack, sickness, aging, loneliness, depression, lovelessness, suffering, pain, attack/defense, sin, guilt, death).

As the dreamer overcomes the illusionary projections with choices for the Truth, for a time, the shadowy reflections intensify as his beliefs are deeply challenged. Through choice, he denies the lie for the Truth: to love in the face of attack, to release idols held for safety sake, to foster strength instead of weakness, to give in the midst of perceived lack, to accept the true Self for the expressions of the false self, to see innocence in place of guilt, and to choose life over death. The Light of Truth supplies an transcendent peace that enables him to advance forward. With every choice for Truth, the Light grows brighter, and the frightful projections lose their power, and then their presence. The illusion crumbles.

The choice for freedom is his. Because it’s a dream, what he once gave “life” to, he can take away, to embrace the Life that always is. In his ubiquitous choice for Truth, the Light he perceived within arises to become a great morning Star. This magnificent Light of the Divine Mind dawns and awakens him to Oneness, and he becomes a Light to others as they awaken.

Be free.


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The Emergence of Truth

 

pupa-3829514_640In the dream consciousness we believe we are separated from unshakable peace, eternal beauty, holiness, unaltered joy, abundance within and without, limitlessness freedom, invincible vitality, undisturbed rest, unconditional love, and eternal life, which are all attributes of Truth. In this dream of separation from Truth, we strive for a pale likeness of these attributes through our mis-creations of vain imaginings (idols of empty promises) which we mistakenly believe can produce these spiritual attributes for us. These attributes are our utmost desires and we make great sacrifices as we try to obtain them through our upside down and disoriented sub-desires.

As we awaken, where we once strove for these attributes of Truth, we now rest and experience them through the creative God act of emergence.

Along the path of enlightenment, the Light of Truth fills our minds and we come to know that we already possess all these attributes in the eternal present moment. This eternal present is beyond the shadowlands of the dream that is trapped in a repeating past and all its falsity. As we awaken, we recognize these attributes comprise our true nature as one created in the likeness of God’s Self. In already possessing them, they manifest through a state of rest, not striving. Why strive for what we already possess? Instead, we simply are who we truly are. We only need a deep knowing that we are these attributes. In this state of being, our minds serve eternal Truth. In this Illumination, our minds become a creative outlet for the Truth which flows from the supra-conscious, which is the mind of the Divine Self (the Christ).

Our now illuminated mind can convey the divine thoughts of the supra-conscious that manifest these attributes into reality.  Like a shining star, as we rest, the supra-conscious of God’s Self shines through us and morphs our reality into one that reflects the Truth we know. This state of being is our mind’s creative state of emergence.

In emergence, we deny/release (universal forgiveness) the illusion and give ourselves to the Truth, which we’ve learned to perceive beyond the illusion with our inner spiritual eye. In this creative shift, we no longer create from the storehouse of the sub-conscious of mistaken creations, vain imaginings, troubled memories, or a regretful past.  As our mind no longer draws from this darkened place of unawareness, all it manifested falls away like an old tattered garment (the “great falling away”), and the magnificent creations of the supra-conscious take its place.

In this state of being, we no longer give concern to the past or the future. Our present moment no longer is an effect of the past, it emerges from our eternal Source of Truth that isn’t tied to a past of illusions. Further, we let go of self-determined expectations and open up to the perfect unfoldment of a reality that far exceeds our expectations. We don’t need to toil for anything. We already possess all our desires, so we can simply be and rest as all we are emerges through our now divine mind of oneness. We are not the limited body we once believed, striving for all we thought was lacking. We are magnificent, eternal, holy and ever-expanding expressions of God’s Self.  The supra-conscious recreates our body/reality so that we are consumed and surrounded by the atmosphere of eternity.

Emergence is a state of being, a state of rest, a creative state in which the divine mind creates through our mind, as one. It’s a present-mindedness. When Truth is given a creative outlet through us, its emergence creates an experience of ever-present joy. We never know what will emerge in terms of perceptual reality, but it will possess the attributes of Truth. It’s an experience of beautiful surprises and unlimited joy.

 


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A New Look at Forgiveness

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As Truth governs our desires and will, true forgiveness is able to have its perfect work.

Our divine Self’s expression is Truth. Forgiveness is the means by which our awakening minds return to the Truth, thus to God, and give expression to our divine Self and a reality of Truth. As our minds integrate into the Source of Truth, we exercise forgiveness in a whole new way, universally. No longer is our exercise for isolated people, situations or events, but for all as One.

The dream is a reality of judgment, and the eternal is a reality of Truth. Forgiveness is the transition of our minds from the former to the latter. The dream reality is sustained by a matrix of false beliefs (personal opinions and judgments void of Truth) about who we are, others and God. The eternal reality emerges out of the present moment as we come to know and give faith to the simplicity and beauty of Truth.

As our awareness is brought inward to the eternal Light, we begin to know the Truth though revelation. Truth’s radiant sovereignty instills a deep knowing within, a knowing that far exceeds the facilitating and duplicitous nature of belief. Precept upon precept, undeniable knowing sets us free from our erroneous beliefs that created and sustained our dream consciousness. Because the Truth is opposite of those beliefs, our minds can’t serve both, it has to choose one and forsake the other, which is the work of forgiveness.

Forgiveness is the diligent practice of releasing the reality of judgment and owning the reality of Truth. As we sincerely desire to see Truth through the illusionary veil and thus see ourselves and others as the holy Self of God, we experience the freedom and power of universal forgiveness. Seeing through the veil takes dedicated practice because we’ve shaped and strengthened our minds to believe and dwell in the dream we created. It’s a mindful push through the web of illusions (i.e., idols, past pain, fears, images of our false selves) that were once our truth.

The Practice

Forgiveness entails two creative acts; denial of the unreal and gratitude for the real. All that occurred in our dream is unreal: all reflections of weakness, attack, fear, littleness, death, destruction, decay, time, aging, limitedness, sin, guilt, harm, suffering, pain, sickness, separation, lack of love, etc. While looking upon the illusion that feels real because of our belief in it, denial of these attributes and their multitude of reflections can seem powerless. Yet, Truth’s quiet power that sustains eternity reigns within each choice we make for Truth. As we continually deny what we manifested in error of thought, our mind releases our belief in it a little more. Simultaneously, as we give gratitude for what we know of Truth (ie. the eternal spiritual attributes), we give Truth a creative outlet for expression. This creative exchange is experienced as healing, growing wisdom, increasing love and joy, and expanding peace and rest, which in turn fuels our gratitude. By these two creative acts, the dream fades out and the Kingdom of Heaven fades in.

In the dream’s false understanding of forgiveness, forgiveness is an attempt to pardon a hurt we believe is real. This belief imprisons ourselves in the nightmare because we’ve accepted the lie that we are weak, little, sinful and limited, and everything the holy Self (Son) of God is not. It’s releasing the illusion that sets us free, not making it real to us.

As we release others by seeing them in Truth, we release ourselves. What we give, we receive. The eternal Light we possess within erases our dream of judgment, guilt, sin, suffering and separation, and reveals what has always been in the eternal present; our true Selves as One in Oneness with our Creator. This beautiful revelation is the work of true forgiveness.

The Golden Key

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19