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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.