What is the point of this meeting?
We are following ACIM and Raj's guidance to accept Awakening, together
......MEANING: The END of sin, sickness and death, for you and I and everyone.
.......the biggest, most outrageous, most worthwhile desire/goal I've ever come across.
Or: is it impossible .....and we shouldn't even bother?
YOU are invited!!!
PLEASE NOTE: If you participate, this is YOUR meeting, every bit as much as everyone else who participates! We want what YOU bring to EVERYONE'S Awakening!!!
62nd session ACIM/Raj/Awakening/Together video meeting
I PLAN TO CHECK: TGP, MY EMAIL, AND MY PHONE, AT ABOUT 7:15 PM TO SEE IF ANYONE IS HAVING A PROBLEM LOGGING IN, AND HAS LEFT A MESSAGE.
IF YOU ARE HAVING A PROBLEM, LEAVE A MESSAGE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, AND, I WILL SEE IF WE CAN ASSIST YOU.
We sure would Love to have your participation!!!
I Love you,
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I propose that we study and act on these messages from Raj:
HOW MUCH GOOD CAN YOU STAND?
The following email was received from the Foundation’s Benefactor’s attorney:
May 11, 2021
You are welcome and I hope your discussion with [your attorney] was helpful to you.
I have discussed your reply with [my client] and our efforts to work with you beginning with my September 5, 2020 demand letter.
[My client] will give you an additional 30 days to find a solution. This is the last extension. On or before June 11th I need a written statement that you intend to list one of your properties for sale in order to repay [my client] on or before September 5, 2021.
If I have not received written proof of an active, marketable, listing agreement on one of your properties, with a reputable broker by June 30, 2021, I will proceed with foreclosure.
If I receive an appropriate listing agreement by June 30, 2021, but the loan is not paid in full by September 5, 2021, I will proceed with foreclosure.
If I proceed with foreclosure, the default rate will apply to the loan and all legal costs and fees will be added to the foreclosure.
I believe [your attorney] has identified the same solution as my client, you need to sell one of the two properties to repay [my client], and taking steps to do this now will be beneficial to all concerned. Please advise how you intend to proceed at your earliest opportunity.
As you can see, in 17 days, on June 11th, it will become necessary to inform the Foundation’s Benefactor’s attorney that we will sell or forfeit the Foundation’s property where its activities and meetings occur when they are not prohibited by a pandemic, and the existence of which is essential to its permit to function as a not-for-profit tax-exempt religious organization.
With this classification no longer in place, it will become a for-profit taxable entity subject to the rules of “business,” which is inconsistent with its stated purpose in its by-laws—which is that its fundamental context of operation is the basis of Gift. It will also necessitate finding new living quarters for Chris and Judy, who presently occupy the property, and then deal with increased expenses to accommodate their no longer living on property which is mortgage-free.
Secondly, it will necessitate selling the other property as well, which Paul and Susan are living in, so there will be funds available to purchase another piece of property where the Foundation’s meetings and activities can resume, and keep the not-for-profit tax-exempt status in place without interruption. This, as well, will increase expenses, since there is presently no mortgage at the current location, either.
I can hear someone asking, “Why not sell or exchange the property to pay off the lien and simply move all activities to the second property?” Indeed, that was the original intent, and was the reason for purchasing it. As it turned out, the property was located in a development that had a community association with rules and by-laws, and although it gave assurance that our activities were compatible with those rules, the fact was that after purchasing the property, it made the decision that our activities were incompatible, and declined to let us proceed with them.
As you can see in this brief description of the situation, the needs are needs, not wants, and call for the embrace of what meets the needs, not what one can go without. And “needs met” involve the way in which many things fit together! Although one might imagine that Paul has a good racket going, using the technique of ACIM double-talk to get others to finance the “high life” for him, it not only reflects a misunderstanding of what “needs met” really means, it employs the very arguments one uses to deny himself the “high life.” Really! Actually!
Do you think that when you can’t justify having what you want, you will gladly justify someone else having what they want, and help them have it? NO! Or, put a little bit more directly: You will not justify anyone else having what you cannot justify yourself having unless you can have it first!
In the Course one reads, “To have, give all to all,” and “what you give, you get to keep.” What is the principle, here?
The key word is “have”—another word for “keep.” It is not “make do.” It is not, “be grateful for little things.” For things to be “better” may constitute “improvement,” and something to be grateful for, but it’s not healing! And it’s not too much to expect healing! “Healing” is the meaning of “miracle.” To be made Whole is the meaning of “miracle.”
Indeed, be grateful for improvement. Be grateful for “better.” But let’s be clear: “Better” may be miraculous, but it’s not a full-fledged miracle . . . yet! To say that it is, is to accept a form of poverty, even though I am not teaching and you are not studying A Course in Poverty!
You may think I am quibbling over details and not appreciating the larger picture, taking away your reason for gratitude. But a better illustration would be that you have allowed for a brand new car to come into your experience, and there is only one small detail left—for the keys to be put in your hand. To settle only for that much miraculousness, no matter how impressive or wonderful it might be to have that car sitting in your driveway, is to miss the point and fall short of the miracle of being able to start the car with the keys and enjoy its function, which is your transportation.
Having the keys is inseparable from having a car. It is not optional. Likewise, if you have a work to do, it is appropriate to have a place in which to do it! It is not optional!
You must embrace the uninhibited abundance of Good—the presence of everything which is not optional—which it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you because He withholds nothing of what He is in His creation of you . . . of your Purpose . . . and your means of fulfilling It. And you must embrace it for your Brother, too!
How much good can you stand!
To sum it up, we have seventeen days in which to provide a letter of intention to pay back the $527,000 lien, or show evidence that steps are being taken to sell or exchange one of the properties in order to avoid foreclosure proceedings and expenses. Paul and Susan have made the gift unconditionally since 1982, have not had a vacation since 1994, and Paul has not had a raise in over thirty years. They have no doubt of the value of A Course in Miracles, The Raj Materials, the necessity of continuing to make the Gift, and the practicality of requesting either an outright gift or a new loan of $527,000 to pay off the existing lien and repay the new loan in a manner that puts no one to a disadvantage.
Everyone’s help is seriously and respectfully invited and needed, and Paul, Susan, Chris and Judy need to be free of uncertainty regarding something as basic as home.
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WHAT IF YOU COULD ONLY TELL THE TRUTH? May 6, 2021 RAJ
What would happen if you made a commitment to only tell the Truth for one day . . . or one week? And I don’t mean saying exactly what you think or feel, and letting the chips fall where they may!
What I mean is: What if you confined yourself to giving voice to the Voice for Truth, and nothing else! Would you even be able to open your mouth?
Do you even hear the Voice for Truth? And if you do, is the subject matter fit for every-day conversation—common interactions with others? Would you find listening ears? Would you ignore those who did not hear . . . who even challenged or harassed you . . . and contentedly confine yourself instead to however few or many joined with you?
And what would you do if the Voice for Truth made it clear to you that you must decide for It, and forever abandon expressing or valuing your personal thoughts and feelings? Would you be surprised to learn, after all your spiritual devotion and study, that this is where it was all leading, and that you may not find your time worth it, or your Brother worth it, or your Self worth it, to go that far—that indeed, your personal self appreciation is such a complete addiction . . . one which seems so meaningful to you . . . that you are actually unwilling to conceive of it as anything other than absolutely normal, and that what I am calling Atonement is insane?
Yes, you would. (….be surprised to learn …)
Why am I saying this? Because A Course in Miracles has been in the “human experience” too long now for this fact to remain unstated! It is time for the Truth which it is the appearance of in the world, to move it’s students beyond “spiritualizing their present sense of themselves,” and bringing the necessary discipline into play which it takes to be transformed instead!
What is that “necessary discipline?”
Instead of being some sort of strength each one of us has, with which to reclaim our Birthright—the event called Atonement—it is our capacity to say, “No!” It is the refusal to assert the will . . . or more appropriately said: “The only right use of will is to not use it!”
Turning to the altar within is to turn to the Holy Spirit, “that which is nothing more than your right mind”—the Voice for Truth. It is the only right use of will! It is to turn away from “self” awareness, which is always “other” awareness—“other” and “self” . . . “self and other” . . . other/self . . . self/other . . . they are inseparable from each other . . . out-there!
Self awareness is always awareness of self in contrast to others. The two define each other, whereas the “One” found at the altar within is not the experience of independent self, but of Be-ing—Self—a divine Verb in which the Meaning of Brotherhood as infinite Singularity is found. The One, infinitely individualized! And the One defines all of us.
Let me put it this way: The One defines all of us . . . when we let Him! And we let Him by practicing the holy instant—going within, becoming still, asking Him “what is the Truth here” and then shutting up and Listening. This is the “thy will be done” part of Awakening, and it is the simplicity of it. But it is the hardest part to make commitment to.
It is the hardest part to make commitment to, but it is the way the Fall is undone. It is the “Annulment” of the divorce from God when two or more said to the Father, “I’d rather do it myself” and made commitment to each other, instead. You see?
The arguments against what I am teaching, the arguments which arise in your mind, are the gargoyles at the gates to the Kingdom of Heaven which one’s addiction tempt him with. They say, “you will lose your identity,” when the fact is that you abandoned your Identity and for all (im)practical purposes lost It by simply turning your back on the altar within—the first “journey without distance.” You also turned your back on the united Brotherhood which exists there, together with Creation unaltered from what we—you and I—as God and co-creators with God are the conscious experience of.
I am going to these lengths to say the same thing in so many different ways because of the difficulty there is in believing that the last step of Atonement is so simple, really, and that the gargoyles make it seem so complicated. And you need someone to encourage you . . . now that you have ears . . . not to be dismayed by the effort it will take, nor the unexpected fact that you have to take it.
It really is simple.
Be with this awareness. Don’t put it on the back burner. Be uncomfortable with it. It is the ego, afraid of your escaping from its captivity, and its complaint is your sign that you are at the gates to the Kingdom, standing at the threshold, and that this is the specific time to make commitment to the holy instant because you are so close.
It is a learning experience which requires your Listening to hear all of Us who are Awake, Who are standing in conscious support of you all as you apparently grope for Home. You have no idea how infinitely you are companioned with on this journey without distance.
You are greatly loved!
May 6th, 2021
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