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TODAY: ZOOM INFO for: 13th session ACIM/Raj/Awakening/Together video meeting
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William Daniels
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Subject: TODAY: ZOOM INFO for: 13th session ACIM/Raj/Awakening/Together video meeting


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Tonight: 7:00 PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) USA

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I prepared the following:

 

 

13th session ACIM/Raj/Awakening/Together

video meeting

 

Co-creators with God; No conflict; Transformation, regeneration and redemption; Right in the middle of the Kingdom of Heaven

Love not for resolving polarities; Shift allegiance; Instantaneous healing; Addiction to definitions

 

 

 

Thanks to Pauline for this find:

 

 

A COURSE IN MIRACLES

STUDY GROUP

WITH RAJ

 

March 20th 2011

Good evening. And welcome to everyone who’s joining us on the Internet.

We’re going to build on a subject that I opened up last week.

I mentioned that the problems being faced in the world at that point, and actually now, arise from a fundamental mistake. And the fundamental mistake is: the belief that substance [wraps knuckles on table] is matter. When the fact is that substance—the substance of everything you encounter every day—is not matter. It is Spirit, Spirit with a capital “S”—Spirit, one of the synonyms or meanings of God.

Spirit is the substance of Creation. It is that out of which God creates. It is that with which God creates. And the Creation is the substance of Spirit patterned in the image of the Idea in God’s Mind.

You, every single day, are confronted by the patterned images, you might say, of the Ideas of God. You are constantly in the midst of a totally holy experience. But that is not what you believe, that is not what you profess, and that is not what you, within yourself, are committed to.

You’re committed to the definitions of substance as matter. A dangerous thing to do because in the denial of what it really Is, you lose the experience of what it really Is. And in your professed faith and commitment to what you believe it is, you find yourself bound to what?

Polarities: Positive/negative, peace/fear, life/death.

And as we’ve been saying all along, this division of that which is One into polarities was the result of your saying: “Father, I’d rather see it my way. Father, I would rather define what this is. I want to make up the definitions. And based on the definitions I make up, I will create a world… I will create a world that serves my definitions. In other words, a world that serves me. A world that reflects what I’ve determined reality to be…” You see? “… because I’m going to do it on my own.”

Immediately, as we’ve said over and over, two things come into play: fear and guilt.

Without polarities, guilt couldn’t seem to exist. And there would be no cause for fear. But polarities are inherent in the decision to act at odds with God. Is that any surprise? The decision to act at odds with God sets up what? A polarity. And that causes every perception that follows that act to be polarized.

As a result: you’re walking through the Kingdom of Heaven—and you know I’ve said this over and over, but it’s got to come home to you that I am speaking Truth that today in what you call this world—not another one afar off, pie-in-the-sky-after-you-die, but right here and right now you’re in the middle of the Kingdom of Heaven [wraps knuckles on table]. The substance of everything is Spirit, not matter.

And Waking up is a matter of doing the two-step, as we’ve said, going into the holy instant and abandoning your commitment to everything you believe [wraps knuckles on table] that that’s matter, that that’s a physical organismic body—born, matures, ages, dies, because that’s what material bodies do. Right?

You say: “It’s just not my belief. Look at all living things… all living things die. That’s what we’ve decided to call: ‘the cycle of life.’”

Gee, it’s almost poetic isn’t it? It makes a mistake sound really reasonable and embraceable doesn’t it?

You’re in a time right now—I mean literally, today, yesterday, tomorrow—you’re in a time in which events are happening that I trust are making it easier for you to hear what I’m saying and bring into play in you a greater willingness to abandon your confidence and for you to be willing to step outside of the box of your traditional perceptions in order to consider something you haven’t considered before, such as: That you really are in the middle of the Kingdom of Heaven and everything you’re confronted with or by is constituted of the substance of Spirit—God stuff. And that therefore, because of what it actually Is, there is a different experience of it awaiting you when you abandon your confidence that it’s just matter [slaps hands together]. I could as easily slapped Paul’s face… I could as easily punched someone else in the nose as a demonstration that it’s matter. Matter being polarized can engage in activities which are harmful—hurtful. Right? But as the substance of Spirit, these hands could pass right through each other. Paul’s definitions at the moment don’t allow that simple truth to be demonstrated, although he would enjoy having the experience.

What needs to settle in and register deeply with you is: that everything you can touch and feel, caress or slap, today… today… not after you die in Heaven, but today, is Spirit, not matter.

If you let that sink in, it’s going to be obvious to you that you have a really fascinating interesting task in front of you. You have an activity to engage in, not just because it’s interesting and fun, but also because it’s utterly intelligent to engage in—experiencing what’s True, rather than illusions, because illusions bring with them suffering, polarities. You see? And you don’t really want that. And hey, if all of this that you see and feel is the substance of Spirit, if it’s all God stuff, then really, what better activity do you have to engage in, than to delve into, lean into, let yourself into the experience of what it truly Is?

Because then, you’re in that place where God’s laws prevail. You’re in that place where polarities do not exist. You’re in that place where regeneration and redemption can occur… transformed experience of things… healing of bodies.

Now, I used the word: “patterning,” because when God has an Idea it is a pattern. It is a pattern that is experienceable and recognizable, tangible, as I’ve said before, to the Mind which forms it. There are no polarities to it. And there are no polarities or differences between this particular pattern, you might say, a hand… and this particular pattern which you would call: “a shirt” or another particular pattern called: “plutonium” or another particular pattern called: “gamma rays” or another particular pattern called: ‘kidney” or another particular pattern called: “a table.”

Now the pattern is an idea that is comprehensible. In the Mind of God, an Idea arises that is comprehensible. It is at that point already, a pattern. And that pattern is recognizable to the Mind that formed it. It is also recognizable to all that that Mind has formed—meaning all of Creation—because it embodies the consciousness that God is, is capable of recognizing and experiencing the new pattern. And so the new pattern is a shared experience of unity.

Now, when you say: “But Father, I’d rather do it my way. But Father, I’d rather define things myself,” you are incapable of having an idea arise in you that is a pattern that is recognizable and experienceable. You’re incapable of initiating Creation from scratch all by yourself.

And so, all you’re ever doing when you’re giving definitions to things is re-naming what God has already patterned, renaming what God has already been Being. And when you do that, your relationship with that thing is polarized because you are holding it to a definition different from the pattern or Idea that God is Being right there.

And as a result: the pattern that you would call a table becomes not an idea which your body (has many ideas) can pass through and you could carelessly run into the table and break your leg or fall and hit your head and die. And you could have a polarized death creating experience. Not because it is what you think it is, but because you’re insisting on relating to it untruthfully. You are unwilling to relate to it as it Is.

And all of a sudden, That which is incapable of polarities, That which is incapable of manifesting in relationship to everything else pure and utter harmony, it becomes something destructive. It’s the same thing with atoms. It’s the same thing with gamma rays.

I know, you say: “Well, the sun emits gamma rays, the sun emits ultraviolet light, the sun emits substances that are not good for man’s health if he gets out in the sun too long… or if there is a solar flare of extreme intensity.” You see? “And so that’s natural, that’s part of God’s Creation.”

I beg your pardon: it’s not. But it is part of the way you experience It while you are claiming to have the authority to give definitions to everything on your own.

Now it’s time for the suffering caused by polarities between substances and polarities within substances themselves, to cease to be governing any of you. It’s time for you to dare to Vision anew. It’s time for you to dare to conscientiously practice the holy instant. Why? So that you might yield to the Father’s Perspective. Because when you yield to the Father’s Perspective you let yourself back into your native perspective and you let yourself back into a place where even if there is an emission of radioactivity from a nuclear energy plant, neither you nor the cows nor the plants have any negative effects from it.

Now . . . why? Because the atoms in the leaves, the atoms in the plants, the atoms in the cows, the atoms in the milk are all what? The substance of Spirit. It’s one unpolarized substance. It is one substance, many forms but pure and utter harmony because they embody one intent.

As co-creators with God your task is to stop looking at all of this and calling it something other than what it Is and making commitment to your definition of it so that you stand at odds with what it really Is, while you are attempting to get the thing, which you have defined anew to serve your intents and purposes. It’s time for that to stop.

It’s time for that to stop today. And it’s time for every student of the Course to stop thinking that that isn’t part of the Awakening process, that that isn’t part of what happens in the holy instant. And that regeneration and redemption isn’t inherent in your saying: “Not my will be done Father, but Thine be done.”

It’s that simple.

“You know… so a little puff of radioactivity is released and maybe some of the cows in that prefecture… you know, maybe their tissues are damaged, and maybe their milk is not good and maybe they’ll never be able to provide milk for anyone else and maybe the plants there in a small radius might be damaged and maybe creatures that live in that area will take on strange forms… why? Because the pattern has been disturbed,” You see? “You know, and isn’t it a shame … I mean, ya know… thank God, it’s not the whole of Japan, but just… ya know, a small part of the Northern part of Japan and you know…”

That’s sickening! That attitude needs to be squelched! Red flags should go up when that kind of thought occurs to you.

“Oh-h, but wait a minute… ya know, maybe they’re going to have to release more radioactive steam and materials into the air… and they’ve just discovered that the levels of radioactivity on the west coast of the United States are elevated a little bit, not much, not enough to damage or hurt anybody… ewww… ” but doesn’t make those of you on the west coast of the United States sort of abandon your… you know, your distanced perspective… “Well it’s happening over there and isn’t it a shame… and thank God it isn’t worse than it is. Oh my God, it’s worse than I thought it was. There is an elevated radioactivity on my shores where I live…”

You know what? Maybe a doomsday scenario here will never occur, but the call for clarity, the call for putting into practice the holy instant, the call to not be satisfied with mediocrity when it comes to your health or your physical structure or your aging process and so on.

This is a wakeup call. This is an opportunity to feel the justification, if I can put it that way, for actually leaning into the truth further than you have, being open to the radical more than you have, and being willing to dare to say: “Maybe the substance of everything here isn’t matter. Maybe it is the substance of Creation Itself—meaning: Creation, God’s Movement. Maybe it is! And maybe it behooves me to be infinitely more diligent in giving my attention to the clearer experience of Creation that I’m being told it is. Maybe it’s time for me to expect to see regeneration and redemption.”

What is redemption? It’s a return to the original, and I’m going to say, a return to the spiritual original. A return to the pattern that the Father patterned by having the Idea, which is now forever Eternal and forever made new, moment by moment by moment, and which is incapable of sin, disease and death, so that I no longer have to say: “Well, you know, the substance of my liver or the substance of my this, that or other part of the body has lost its pattern… a new pattern has emerged and the new pattern is really inimical to the function of the old pattern, so I’m very likely to die from this pattern change.”

No. That’s not being co-creators with God. That’s being a creator on your own. “Well, I’m going to say that this kidney is not the substance of Spirit, and this other pattern that’s come into play and is disrupting the original pattern, I’m going to say that that’s cancer. And I’m going to say that these two are incompatible with each other, that they will eventually see the result of destruction. That’s what I’m going to say. And that’s what I’m going to believe. And that’s what I’m going to be afraid of. And that’s what I’m going to dwell on until I die because I have no justification for dwelling on anything else.”

Do you think that’s being a student of the Course? Do you think that’s being a student of Truth? Do you think that is the result of the holy instant that you’ve been reading about, that you’ve talked about, that you want to have the experience of? No. But the whole purpose of the Course is: for you to have the experience of what the Course is talking about. It’s for you to have the experience of how God Created things, which it’s your Birthright to be experiencing because after all, you aren’t a lump of physical organic flesh either—you’re not something encased in matter!

Everyone is lazy and lackadaisical. And it’s time to employ some vigor. It’s time to use the circumstances at hand.

Well, really what difference is there really between swine flu and radioactivity or summer colds or winter colds? “Oh, well, they sweep around the globe and they affect people, they’re transmittable, they can have an impact and people can die from all of them.”

Now, many of you, I know, have great confidence that a cold or swine flu is something that can be healed through prayer, through the practice of the two-step and the holy instant. But there are other things like cancer and radiation poisoning that you say cannot. Hey, the effects of that which is poisonous cannot be transmuted, nullified, made ineffective or on the other side of the coin that maybe your immune system could be potent enough to ward off the effects. You see?

But again, you see, that’s polarities—that’s one thing having a negative power and another thing having a positive power that can ward off the negative power. We’re still in polarities aren’t we? We’re in a war. We’re still in the independence stance of: “But Father, I’d rather define it myself.”

You haven’t stepped out of that into that place where you say: “Father, what is the Truth here?” Wherein the benign-ness of the substance of Spirit can be revealed to you, where you can feel and experience wholly that there are no polarities and not only are there no polarities between things, there is instead a bond of Love—not bondage—but a bond, an embracing bond of Love communicated in and through and around everything by everything in one great union of Love expressed and expressing, given and received all as one event.

When you let that experience in—the feeling of it—because it’s been revealed to you by the Father, because you’ve said: “Father, I don’t want to fool around with my definitions any longer, what’s the Truth here?”… when that comes in, again, you’re in that place where God’s laws prevail. And you’re in a place where a radioactive cloud or swine flu germs or any other communicable, deleterious substance could have adverse effects. You’re in a place where that capacity simply is no longer present.

The earth in Chernobyl does not have to be damaged, uninhabitable, nonproductive for tens of thousands of years. The Earth needs healing. Any damage that has occurred in Japan does not need to take a long time. And people in that area do not need to live in fear for the rest of their life—which I hope they realize is eternal and not brief—they do not need to live those years in fear of cancers forming because of this disturbance.

And you know what? Cancers that you might be experiencing in your body that aren’t the result of radioactivity or cigarette smoking or any other action you might have taken that could cause it, that seems to just sort of naturally have arisen, you don’t need to spend another day with that threat… you don’t need to spend another day with that threat.

You don’t need to spend another day with that threat!

Why? Because there ain’t no substance that is at odds with any other substance. There is only one substance. It is the substance… that is Spirit—God’s stuff. And therefore, there is no legitimate justification for any further misperception of polarities and conflict going on.

Now that’s the Truth, which if you will accept it and rest in it, will cause you to experience the influx of the truth of it and you can see instantaneous healing. You might also see it as gradual healing, if you are not able to embrace the totality of it instantaneously. But the point is, that transformation, regeneration and redemption should be your absolute expectation everyday, whether there is a calamitous emergency or whether it’s just a little wart on your finger. Don’t tolerate it. Don’t say: “Oh, it’s just a little thing.” I’m not saying it’s a big thing, but I’m saying: “Hey, you’re a holy Son or Daughter of God, it’s not your Birthright to be able to look anywhere and not see. It is your Birthright to be able to look anywhere on your finger or anywhere else and see the loveliness of the perfection of Creation.

And you shouldn’t rest until you are having that experience.

You know, if you thought your life was boring and you didn’t really have much of any purpose to attend to, well now you can see that you’re very fortunate to have enough free time to have felt that way because now you have something to fill it with that is really significant.

Now, regarding the Middle East, I’m simply going to say this because it is something for you to know the Truth about: Be interested to observe intelligence coming forth to replace unintelligence. Healing is occurring. And that which doesn’t express intelligence isn’t leaving happily.

Old habits are not released easily with any of you. And old habits with countries don’t leave easily either. And effort has to be brought into play to make the changes that undo the habits that didn’t express intelligence or humanity or dignity, all of which the Sons and Daughters of God not only have a right to be experiencing but which all the Sons and Daughters of God who aren’t experiencing them need to take hold of as diligently as those in the Middle East are taking hold of it.

Let’s not just profess what the Course teaches, let’s embody it and let’s do the work necessary to let go of the old and to embrace the new and make commitment to the new because the Kingdom of Heaven [chuckling] is a hell of a lot nicer… a heaven of a lot nicer than what you’re currently experiencing, even though It is what you are experiencing because It is what you’re right in the middle of but you aren’t seeing It because you don’t want to see It yet—you want to see your definitions.

It’s really important for you not to believe that the Kingdom of Heaven is somewhere on the other side of death and somewhere afar off because that will allow you to continue to doze right in the middle of the Kingdom of Heaven and not see any of It. And to suffer without having the slightest inkling that you could challenge it and disagree with it and not embrace it and have a different experience.

What wonderful things to have healings of. You have things going on, the healing of which will be wonderful, they will be significant, they will be healings that will not allow anyone to think there is not a God. It will be transformational, not only of the problem areas but of mankind. And everyone on this globe needs and deserves to be experiencing a great deal more joy than is being experienced right now. So be part of the transformation into joy.

If that’s not why you’re interested in the Course, if that’s not why you’re interested in the Truth, if that’s not why you’re interested in God, then you’ve missed the point.

I love you. And I join with each one of you in finding it justifiable to practice the holy instant.

And I look forward to being with you next week.

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A COURSE IN MIRACLES

STUDY GROUP

WITH RAJ

 

March 26th 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good evening.  And welcome to everyone who’s joining us on the Internet.

 

There’s an old proverb which says: “May you live in interesting times.”1

 

Well, to say the least, you are in interesting times.  But I want to shift the focus a little bit from what you think the interesting times are and what I think the interesting times are.  You think the interesting times are the events going on in the world—dynamic, revolutionary, transformational—with both positive and negative aspects. 

 

But there’s a more important interesting item.  And that is: that whether everyone knows it or not, everyone is standing at the threshold of making a shift of perception, of the sort that we’ve been studying in A Course In Miracles, for quite some time.

 

The interesting times you are in, are: the point in your apparent development where you abandon your independence, your sovereignty, your arrogance, your superiority, and any position you think you have achieved and you abandon it, in favor of: allowing yourself to experience a position which accompanied you in your Birthright.

 

You have a position: you are the Son or Daughter of God . . . significant position. 

 

And in that position you have things to do: things that are different from the things you’ve done as a self-authorized independent organism, who has no Divine Father and who has no Divine Birthright, but who arose out of matter and develops in matter and dies as matter, and perhaps does some incredible things in the process.

 

We talked last week about the fact that in your independent state, you exist in a realm of polarities.  It’s unavoidable—it’s inescapable. 

 

But in your Divine Birthright, there are no polarities.  There is infinite unity. Infinite, meaning: infinitely varied.  Infinite, meaning: the experience of Being, that is full of infinite variety of experience and things.  And yet in that infiniteness there are no polarities, there is only communion . . . not comm-chaos, but comm-union.  Everything fits together, everything works together, everything communicates its meaning and its intent and purpose with everything else simultaneously, as an infinite conscious experience . . . free of fear, full of Love.

 

Now, it’s imperative that everyone recognize the fact that in the realm of your Birthright where you are the Son or Daughter of God, where there is unity, everything moves and has its Being in the context of and the substance of Love. 

 

There are no polarities in Love.  And it’s important to understand that Love does not exist for the purpose of resolving polarities.

 

You sometimes forget that and think that you are studying the Course and learning how to remove the blocks to Love so that Love can be used to resolve polarities in the dream—in the orphanage, in the realm of independent self-government.  And that’s not correct.  It’s important to know that.  Else you will try to apply Love to “the human condition” to improve it. 

 

When Love moves you out of the imagined condition called: “the human condition” and reminds you and reveals to you once again your Divinity in that realm, in that place where God’s laws prevail and lifts you out of the place where there is conflict to be resolved, it lifts you out of the perception—the misperception of everything where conflicts need to be resolved—and uncovers a new perception of everything you’ve already been looking at, in this level or realm of unity where there is no polarity, where there is nothing to resolve and where pure harmony is the rule and the experience forever.

 

And so what you call: “the human condition” what you call: “the material world and universe” becomes to you transformed by means of the scales falling from your eyes, the ignorance falling away from your vision so that you might see the Kingdom of Heaven . . . that it has been all along.

 

Now, everyone on your globe at this time is being called by one of two teachers.  And at the moment, the teacher that’s calling to everyone is the voice for fear.  It’s the voice that prevails in the human condition—in that place where you claim an independent autonomous position of power.

 

And you know what its function is?  Its function is to get you off your ass and resolve some polarities and to get you on the positive side—in the positive polarity.  You see?  “Get in there and do something” so that the negative aspect of the polarity becomes, perhaps, a little invisible so that you’re not really threatened by it.

 

Fear always calls for self-preservation.  If you’re experiencing fear it’s because you are feeling threatened and you are feeling the need to preserve yourself.

 

Now mind you, the voice for fear, not being the Voice for Truth, is never going to bring your attention to the Father, is never going to bring your attention to the holy instant in which God’s laws prevail, and in which there are no polarities and in which because there are no polarities, all apparent polarities cease to assert themselves, and vanish . . . and healing occurs.

 

Everyone globally is beginning to feel overwhelmed.  Some of you don’t realize that is what is happening.  You know that events are occurring that are dynamic.   And of course, the media is picking up on these dynamics and are sharing them with gusto and relish to everyone because it keeps the attention on their newspaper or their TV station and generates income for them and supposedly helps you in the process to know the truth, except that so very often, they are promoting their own agendas that have nothing to do with your well-being.  And they occupy your time as I said last week, with speculation that doesn’t lead anywhere, that does perhaps stimulate your thinking but which, because of the vitality of the energy, causes you to become excited in the sense of uneasy, in the sense of: “revved up” . . .  without peace.

 

You see all of this and because it seems exciting, causes you to accept it without realizing that you are becoming uneasy . . . and that it’s not just excitement, that actually it’s fear.  And you need to pay attention to this so that you don’t just swallow it, you don’t just embrace the fear as though it’s part of the—this is the key word: “dynamic” of life which is invigorating and lets you know that you’re alive.  You see?

 

And as a result, you don’t challenge it.  You don’t really realize: “Hey, I’m not comfortable.  As exciting and interesting as this is, I’m not comfortable!”

 

And if perhaps, you do realize that you’re not comfortable . . . you may not realize that you have a choice to abandon that experience.  And that’s why I’m here.  And that’s why I’m talking tonight.  Because you need to realize that you have the option to abandon it.  And you need to realize that the process of abandoning it is a very fundamental act that doesn’t just “improve the human condition” but actually moves you out of the human condition, out of the ignorance that you suffer from, into a remembrance of your Birthright in which there are no polarities, and in which the unity of Being that it is your Divine Birthright to be experiencing . . . you experience release from the conflict that seemed so stimulating and so newsworthy.

 

And in your being released from it, those still believing it, those still caught in it, become blessed by a capacity to see the Truth more easily.  Your withdrawal from the valuing of ignorance and illusion causes it to be easier for those still caught in it to abandon it.  It causes the illusion to be less dense, less compelling.

 

And this is your job and this is where your attention needs to be.

 

You know, for centuries there have been conflicts and resolutions.  But we truly are coming upon a point where there’s not just going to be the resolution of conflict, but there’s going to be the shifting from the realm of conflict into the conscious awareness of Being, that you as the Son or Daughter of God deserve to be experiencing, because it’s your Birthright, and there’s really nothing else Real for you to be experiencing.

 

Now, you all can be good Christians or you can be good religious people or you can be good students of the Course and find a way to make the best of a bad situation, the best of the conflict that’s going on so that you might come through somewhat unscathed and still be where everyone was after the crusades—still asleep, still dreaming dreams, still experiencing the human condition. 

 

Or you can, because of your education relative to the Truth and A Course In Miracles, use this opportunity to make the shift.  What shift?  Not from a disastrous world condition to an excellent world condition, but a shift from your allegiance to the voice for fear to an allegiance to the Voice for Truth.

 

A shift which Wakes you up—which ends the illusions, which ends the conflict forever.

 

C’mon . . . either everyone is expecting Armageddon or everyone is expecting the Rapture—the upliftment of mankind. 

 

Well, let’s stop having those polarized dynamics as interesting ideas to talk about, think about, and let’s right now begin to act . . . out the choice of choosing for the Voice for Truth.  Opting for . . . that—the nature of which is Love—so that you might be the agent for change here that heals an injured world, I’m going to say, not just of injuries current, but injuries past . . . and that reveals each one of you and everything without blemish—without flaw—with complete restoration of every part of you and every part of everything.

 

You know what?  Fear is an artificial sensation.  You know, we say: “Oh-h, when the fall occurred, or when you got your divorce from the Father, two things came into play: Fear and guilt.” 

 

Well I’m going to tell you something:  Fear is an artificial sensation and guilt is an artificial sensation.  So let’s not be treating fear and guilt with such respect as though they are something.  They’re artificial sensations.  They do not mean anything in the context of God and God’s Allness.  They have no meaning whatsoever.  And because God is All, they never have had any actual meaning.  Therefore, they are not anything actual to overcome or deal with.  You can’t do anything to that which is an artificial sensation.

 

But you can shift your attention . . . to Love.  You can shift your attention away from privacy and self-authority, to your Father and rejoin with your Father.   And in that rejoining, remember who you Are, and in that experience, find that Love is the spontaneous feeling you experience relative to everything. And it’s when you discover that everything is blessing you with the Love that it is, so that it’s an exchange infinitely speaking, in which there is no conflict, in which there is no chaos, in which there’s no radioactive damage caused recently or in the past, where there is no physical injury or disease either currently or left over from the past, where the Kingdom of Heaven is redeemed from your insistence upon it being something else: a physical world and universe which began from a big bang . . . a physical explosion, a physical movement of force inherently polarized from the get-go.

 

A Course In Miracles means something. It’s True. It doesn’t really mean working miracles, because a miracle in that sort of definition would have to mean that some sort of force—spiritual or otherwise—would have to be applied to the material world and universe you think exists, and changes it by force, so that it stops being destructive and starts being benign.  Now that would be a miracle!

 

But no, A Course In Miracles is about shifting your attention from the voice for fear and giving your attention to the Voice for Truth, which is the Holy Spirit—which is that which is nothing more than your right Mind—and in that shift becoming unpolarized and unconflicted yourself. 

 

And in the falling away of the tension of this conflict that you have manufactured for yourself, what you really Are—what all of Creation really Is in its benign unified aspect—registers with you and it looks like a miracle has happened, because infirmity, illness, death are undone, damage is undone.  The True nature of everything simply registers with you once again . . . awesomely registers with you once again.  That seems miraculous, but I promise you that the uncovering of the Divinity of everything, the uncovering of the Divineness of everything that has characterized everything forever . . . that occurring is not a miracle, because force is not applied to make something that was not something into something else that is something.

 

You are not going to be able to use Love to bless the island of Japan.  You are not going to be able to use Love to bless the area around Chernobyl.  You are not going to be able to use Love to bless a cemetery so that all those who have died come forth.  You cannot use Love to undo an illusion.  Love serves to open your eyes to what God has been Being all along, in spite of your false definitions applied to everything and the conflict it has created for you.

 

I know I am repeating myself over and over and over again, but I am repeating a simple Truth that it’s almost impossible for you to believe because it is so simple and because it flies in the face of your experience.

 

Now, the conditions in the world are distressing.  Even the ones that seem to be positively oriented seem to be occurring in the context of conflict.  And so, even that which has excellence is strenuous.  The strenuousness of it, the apparent processes in time that it appears everything will have to go through, whether it’s the changing of a mind of a people, or whether it’s the changing of the radioactivity that should take tens of thousands of years to dissipate, the fact is: that time needs to be wiped out of the process, out of the picture, so that instantaneous healing can be experienced.

 

“Oh, gee, instantaneous healing!  Well, it’s going to be hard, because of course, radioactive materials are matter aren’t they?  And so they are going to have to operate according to the laws of matter, aren’t they?”

 

Whew . . . No! No! No! No! No! No!  Why?  Because the only change that needs to occur is you abandoning your commitment and addiction to definitions that are inconsistent with Creation Itself.  And which, when you abandon them, will allow Creation as It Truly Is to be experienced by you as It Truly Is [snaps fingers] . . . just like that, because of a [snaps fingers] willingness that wasn’t argued against, because a commitment was abandoned and there was a willingness to embrace what seemed to be: “the impossible.”

 

Now there is a need for this today!  There is a need for this today!  And every single one of you have the groundwork, have the basics, to participate in it happening!  And so I am pushing you, yes!  And I am inviting you, yes!  I am pushing and pulling, I am doing everything I can to inspire you to be radical and to consider “the impossible”, so that there might be Ascension, so that there might be Awakening. 

 

It’s time!  It’s time for all of these artificial experiences, all of these artificial sensations and all of these artificial perceptions to simply give way to clarity—what you might call: a change of mind.  Not that you have decided: “I’m going to change from this to this,” but where, in your defenselessness, you suddenly find yourself seeing differently, you suddenly find your perspective changed, you suddenly find fear absent, you suddenly find Love present, you suddenly find safety to be an absolute.

 

Now this is going to take some discipline.  Again, I’ve used a lot of words.  I’ve expressed different ideas.  But at the bottom line we’re talking about one thing:  a shift from the voice for fear to the Voice for Truth.  That takes some discipline.

 

When you want to gather information, which teacher are you going to go to?  If you go to the voice for fear you’re going to find it promoting conflict within you, exhaustion within you.  You’re going to find yourself turning the negativity on yourself to find out what is wrong with you that you’re having such a negative experience.

 

I know . . . maybe you’re just getting old.  Maybe you’re developing Alzheimer’s . . . maybe dementia is encroaching upon you.  Poor thing . . . oh, yeah.

 

When you’re indulging in that frame of reference, when you’re listening to the voice for fear, anything that causes you to ultimately suffer and die will be justifiable.  And you’re not likely to challenge it.  You’re likely to embrace it because . . . well, you’re so depressed that there’s no hope for any alternative, right? 

 

Or: you have the simple option to choose for the Voice for Truth. 

 

If fear is an artificial sensation, then when you turn to it, you’re turning to nothing!  And you’re investing your trust and your faith in artificiality—nothing of substance, nothing with a foundation!

 

So, all you have to say is: “Well, this fear I’m experiencing is totally artificial and I’m going to abandon it.”  And then leave it!  Give your attention to the Voice for Truth.  Why?  Because there really is a Voice for Truth and there really is something called Truth.  And when you invite It in, It reveals Itself to you.  And in revealing itself to you, reveals You to you and reveals your Father to you and reveals your holy relationship and your holy identity and your inseparability from All that Is.

 

You know what?  As I’ve said before, those who seem to be in the thick of the dynamics that are going on today, because they are in the thick of the dynamics, find it difficult to witness for themselves.  You’re not in the thick of it and so you can witness for them if you choose for the Voice for Truth.  And if in choosing for It, you don’t abandon It by taking a peak at the television or getting the latest update on your iPhone. 

 

Don’t go to the voice for fear, because it will have only one effect: it will deprive you of Knowing the Truth.  It will deprive you of your peace.  If it deprives you of your peace, it deprives you of being an agent for change on behalf of your brother.  And it absolutely keeps you from experiencing the instantaneous correction of these illusions and therefore, it keeps it from everyone else as well.

 

“Oh-h, I can’t change everybody else!”  No, you can’t, not by force, but by Love you can.

 

Don’t try to change anyone else.  Do what uncovers to you your Divinity and your experience of everyone else’s Divinity.  Do that religiously!  It will have one very practical effect: depression will not bother you.  Fear will be nowhere near you.  Peace will consume you.  And that Peace will bless everyone and everything.  That’s your function.  That’s your purpose and that’s your fulfillment.  That’s your job.

 

Stick to it!  Persist!  Anything that discourages you from that is simply the voice for fear and you seem to be experiencing it because you’ve turned to that teacher.  Hey, the fear you’re experiencing is an artificial sensation.  Leave it behind.  Abandon it!  Abandon it!

 

Be one of those who, we’ll say, has come into the human experience for the purpose of lifting all of mankind out of it and into the Awakened state that it’s his Birthright, her Birthright, your Birthright to be experiencing.

 

You have the support of the Holy Spirit.  You have my support.  All of Creation supports you in your remembering who you Are and blessing all of mankind and everything by the revelation that will occur to you about everyone and everything that reveals to you it’s and their Divinity in an awesome experience of joy.

 

Today’s the day to do it!  Today’s the day it’s possible!  Today is the day you deserve it!  And there’s absolutely nothing actual inhibiting your having that experience today.

 

I love you, I love you, I love you, [looks at each one in the room] you, you, you, you . . . everyone.

 

Take hold of this opportunity.  Don’t abandon it.

 

 

1 Ancient Chinese Proverb

 

A Course In Miracles (reference pages)

Raj did not read from the book tonight

 

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