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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 


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Immortal Fractals

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We are immortal fractals of God’s eternal thought of us. As a fractal of God, we also create a fractal reality.

As fractals, each part of creation has the same character as the source and as the whole. How ever deep we go into creation or how far beyond, the character of the whole is seen. This quality is a reflection of Oneness where the many is one and the one is many.

Two essential attributes of our character as a fractal of God’s Self are the creative forces of free will and desire. Desire directs our will and will is our power to create what we desire. As a fractal of God, God’s will is free, thus so is ours. God creates according to his desires, thus so do we. Our prodigal journey (path of enlightenment) affords us a free will and desires of our choice. Though initially our desires and will are misled due to a lack of awareness of who we are, because we are a fractal component of God’s Self and our true desires and will are the same as His, we will return to the Light from which we came.

Our overarching desires for peace, joy, love, abundance and rest reflect our united desire with God’s will. Yet, our sub-desires regarding how to obtain these higher desires are initially misdirected as we experience the formation of a free will and freedom of desire.

As a budding fractal of a conscious Self, we experience a dream of separation from our Source of Truth as our concept of Self is formed. As a result, we look to our external bodily reality (which we’ve substituted as our source of truth) to fulfill these higher desires. In this disconnect from Truth, our thoughts, which give form to our desires, reflect all that is untrue and unreal and thus we create an unreal, illusionary dream world. We see illusions where Truth should be. We look to illusions to create what only Truth can.

In a lack of understanding of who we are and how we create, we see situations happening to us instead of created by us. Therefore, we respond as if we are separate from them and react as if they are real. Thus our desires of how to manifest peace, joy, abundance, love and life become distorted. We believe we are separate from these higher desires, and we seek to fulfill these desires by acting in their opposites; we “desire” war to gain peace, separation to yield love, striving to obtain rest, and death to enter life. Yet, what we give we create, and we remain confused as to why we create the opposite of what we seek.

We mistakenly look to our illusionary reality (which we unknowingly created), as our source of truth, which blinds us to the Source of Truth. Illusionary thoughts create self-deception, madness, chaos and characteristics not of Truth, and we experience a nightmare of hell.

The prodigal journey back to the Light changes and purifies these sub-desires. As we begin to awaken, Truth replaces our faulty source of truth. Desires become redirected by Truth. One essential Truth we come to know is we, NOW, possess the eternal spirit attributes as part of our fractal nature. As we awaken, we “see” these attributes within and “seeing” them begins manifesting them.

For each one of us, the journey of awareness back to the Light entails the discovery of who we truly are as a fractal of the Great I AM. With open eyes, we create according to our true Source and witness the Kingdom of Heaven in bloom.