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TODAY: Zoom Info; Proposed agenda for: 30th session ACIM/Raj/Awakening/Together video meeting
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William Daniels
Posted 2020-10-14 4:01 PM (#239713)
Subject: TODAY: Zoom Info; Proposed agenda for: 30th session ACIM/Raj/Awakening/Together video meeting


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    Last week (29th session), we did not get to the ACIM reading. Given that, and the nature of Raj's message, I propose that we review from the beginning.

 

 

This latest Raj message (Oct. 5) is the clearest call to action, to allow and experience results NOW,

as I have ever felt from Raj.

 

 

 

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!!!

 

 

 

30th session ACIM/Raj/Awakening/Together

video meeting

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

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 are following Raj's guidance to accept Awakening, together.

YOU are invited!!!

We sure would Love to have your participation!

I Love you,

William



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


Go online to: Zoom.us ........super easy to get started.

Join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 872 9311 4948

PASSWORD: 334068

 

First, I propose that we study and act on this post from Raj:

Then, Richard has suggested that we review a portion of the Text.

 

 

Posted 2020-10-05 6:03 AM (#239444)
Subject: Reality Check                                                                                                                         
RAJ

 

Reality Check

Posted on October 5, 2020 by Raj

Dear friends,

EVERYONE LOVES A SPIRITUALITY CHECK, but if it finds no relevance to one’s daily experience it is meaningless. It is Pollyanna escapism. What does the word “Miracle” mean? What does A Course in Miracles introduce and declare the necessity of, if it isn’t the sudden shift of perception which corrects illusions?

Where are illusions appearing, like mirages, except “in the world”? And where is their “disappearing” going to “appear” except “in the world”?

The appearance of a “lake” in the middle of the desert, shimmering and attractive to the hot and thirsty, has great transfer value in understanding “illusion” divinely speaking! Divinely speaking, an illusion is a distortion of something Real — the introdution of a perceptual disturbance in one’s mind, as in waves of heat disturbing the air, but introducing nothing actual.

A Course in Miracles also introduces “the holy instant” as the threshold of the “Miracle” — the means by which the abandonment of independence can occur, which is the disturbing element. The holy instant is also the means by which the Voice for Truth can be heard and given voice to, and therefore “lower the heat,” so to speak, reducing the distorting effect, and restoring the direct experience of that which the appearance of a “lake” was hiding.

In other words, a true spirituality check is a Reality check, because it restores the undistorted experience of the Kingdom of Heaven, of Creation, which had been there all along . . . “behind the shimmer!”

If this is not what is happening as you study the Course, then you are “preparing yourself” for the realization of what I am saying, but I want you to understand that getting comfort from the Truth is not the full realization of Truth. Yet the Course presents full redemption by giving a “destination” and “a map” — Truth, the “destination,” and the holy instant, and how to use the holy instant to get to the experience of Truth being “the map.”

That experience is the Atonement, and that is the reason I want you to settle for MORE than a comfortable illusion.

Now, I have just said something else which is important, and which everyone needs to understand. And I will begin by saying, the word “Christ” in front of my name does not denote a “position.” It’s not like President so-and-so or Private First Class so-and-so. I am not a “position” carrying out a “function.”

So, when I say, “I want you to settle for more than a comfortable illusion,” I mean that I, as your Brother, care, and witness on behalf of you. I may be in charge of the Atonement, but no longer all by myself. Each one of the Brotherhood who is now Awake has awakened to his Function as Love! And we are all in charge of the Atonement. Whenever it is said that you are not alone, it means that you are companioned with by mighty companions. We are each the Christ, and we are all in communion with each of you.

At this point “in time,” I have the task not only of continuing to invite and encourage you to come closer and closer to yielding to the Holy Spirit and me, leading you care-fully through your fears, but now I have the task of communicating the CHOICELESSNESS of doing so . . . and doing it now!

It is not a matter of my “commanding” you to do so, but of my communicating the fact that your “inner time-clock” — everyone’s inner time-clock — says “the end of illusions is at hand!” And it has no snooze button. As in the hundredth monkey principle, because enough of those dreaming dreams of mortality have awakened, support for the rest to continue dreaming has become insufficient.

This point “in time,” this moment of voluntarily yielding to the Holy Spirit — that which is nothing more than your right mind — by yielding up your “right” to your own thoughts, is not Armageddon. But your conditioning will suggest that being permanently “out of personal control” is exactly that . . . Armageddon!!!! You must understand this so you are not duped and distracted from the “destination” and “the map.”

I am not the only one standing close to you. We are all standing with you, witnessing on your behalf. And none of the global disturbances, whether political, social, environmental, selfish, malicious or life-threatening — all of which are just the “shimmering” — will actually interfere with “the clock” which is declaring . . . unequivocally and absolutely . . . the end of illusions.

Here is the way it works. The end of illusions cannot be forced upon you. The fact that the hundredth monkey “got it” did not force the rest of the monkeys to “get it.” The fact that the “critical mass” of the Brotherhood who had been dreaming was reached, accelerating the ease of Awakening, now means that it will be harder to be successfully independent. Competency and the dependability of “how things work,” will frequently disappear, being replaced by a surprisingly relentless feeling of incompetency and insecurity which is disturbing and doesn’t make any sense.

World conditions — the “shimmer” — are already providing everyone with that experience. They are causing everyone to reassert “competent control” which just doesn’t bear fruit any more.

And ultimately this causes one to pray.

As students of the Course, this means one engages in the holy instant, silencing human will and thoughts — that which causes “shimmer” — and reaching out to hear me or the Holy Spirit . . . or even God. And in so doing one Learns that the holy instant, remained in, is the end of “shimmer,” the end of illusions, the end of sin, disease and death.

And where will their “disappearance” “appear” to happen? “In the world,” which you will now clearly see is the Kingdom of Heaven and Eternity, Itself — timelessness!

In full embrace of your right mind, you will find that you have shifted from seeming to be a Fallen one, Awakening, to being one of the Awakened Brotherhood in charge of the Atonement with Us, witnessing for and guiding those who are still struggling with their Awakening, care-fully guiding them through their fears. Like laborers in the vineyard, you will help those who came to the point of Awakening at the end of the day.

But that is another sharing for tomorrow or the next day.

Rajpur
Kingston, Washington
October 5th, 2020

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Clearcut Need

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THERE ARE PRESENTLY no funds available in the Foundation’s bank account and a minimum of $2,000 is needed by 8 p.m. this evening to avoid circumstances which will be difficult to resolve. In addition, there are still three paychecks which have not been issued to Paul, who has no funds in his personal bank account.

Tomorrow we will discuss what tomorrow brings, and right now we will extend gratitude for every contribution received since the last invitation. Thank you!

The need is clear. An infusion of support is essential and invited. Your contributions submitted through PayPal or Zelle, as shown on the next page, will move into the Foundation’s bank account instantly, while those made to Donation will take 24 hours. All of them will be received with great gratitude, and I thank you in advance.

Rajpur
Kingston, Washington
October 5th, 2020

~~~~oOo~~~~

All of the activities of the Northwest Foundation for “A Course In Miracles” are provided without charge or obligation. This is possible because of thoughtfulness, love extended without conditions. Such is the nature of Gift. As a result these materials are available to you, because someone like you has already gifted you with them. And, at Raj’s instruction, these materials will never be sold.

If you would like to add your thoughtfulness and love, to gift others with the availability of these materials, you’re invited to make a tax-deductible contribution at our website, or send it to our address, both of which are shown below.

© by: The Northwest Foundation for “A Course in Miracles” a non-profit corporation.   All rights reserved.

PO Box 1490 / Kingston, WA 98346-1490 / USA        Phone: 360-638-0530      Fax: 360-881-0071   

Website: http://www.nwffacim.org            E-Mail: paul@nwffacim.org

You are welcome to copy and share these materials with friends.

 

 

 

Thank you Richard:

 

ACIM Text (2nd and 3rd Edition?)

Chapter 11: God or the Ego
VI. Waking to Redemption

1 It is impossible not to believe what you see, but it is equally impossible to see what you do not believe. Perceptions are built up on the basis of experience, and experience leads to beliefs. It is not until beliefs are fixed that perceptions stabilize. In effect, then, what you believe you do see. That is what I meant when I said, "Blessed are ye who have not seen and still believe," for those who believe in the resurrection will see it. The resurrection is the complete triumph of Christ over the ego, not by attack but by transcendence. For Christ does rise above the ego and all its works, and ascends to the Father and His Kingdom.

2 Would you join in the resurrection or the crucifixion? Would you condemn your brothers or free them? Would you transcend your prison and ascend to the Father? These questions are all the same, and are answered together. There has been much confusion about what perception means, because the word is used both for awareness and for the interpretation of awareness. Yet you cannot be aware without interpretation, for what you perceive is your interpretation.

3 This course is perfectly clear. If you do not see it clearly, it is because you are interpreting against it, and therefore do not believe it. And since belief determines perception, you do not perceive what it means and therefore do not accept it. Yet different experiences lead to different beliefs, and with them different perceptions. For perceptions are learned with beliefs, and experience does teach. I am leading you to a new kind of experience that you will become less and less willing to deny. Learning of Christ is easy, for to perceive with Him involves no strain at all. His perceptions are your natural awareness, and it is only the distortions you introduce that tire you. Let the Christ in you interpret for you, and do not try to limit what you see by narrow little beliefs that are unworthy of God's Son. For until Christ comes into His Own, the Son of God will see himself as Fatherless.

4 I am your resurrection and your life. You live in me because you live in God. And everyone lives in you, as you live in everyone. Can you, then, perceive unworthiness in a brother and not perceive it in yourself? And can you perceive it in yourself and not perceive it in God? Believe in the resurrection because it has been accomplished, and it has been accomplished in you. This is as true now as it will ever be, for the resurrection is the Will of God, which knows no time and no exceptions. But make no exceptions yourself, or you will not perceive what has been accomplished for you. For we ascend unto the Father together, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, for such is the nature of God's Son as his Father created him.

5 Do not underestimate the power of the devotion of God's Son, nor the power the god he worships has over him. For he places himself at the altar of his god, whether it be the god he made or the God Who created him. That is why his slavery is as complete as his freedom, for he will obey only the god he accepts. The god of crucifixion demands that he crucify, and his worshippers obey. In his name they crucify themselves, believing that the power of the Son of God is born of sacrifice and pain. The God of resurrection demands nothing, for He does not will to take away. He does not require obedience, for obedience implies submission. He would only have you learn your will and follow it, not in the spirit of sacrifice and submission, but in the gladness of freedom.

6 Resurrection must compel your allegiance gladly, because it is the symbol of joy. Its whole compelling power lies in the fact that it represents what you want to be. The freedom to leave behind everything that hurts you and humbles you and frightens you cannot be thrust upon you, but it can be offered you through the grace of God. And you can accept it by His grace, for God is gracious to His Son, accepting him without question as His Own. Who, then, is your own? The Father has given you all that is His, and He Himself is yours with them. Guard them in their resurrection, for otherwise you will not awake in God, safely surrounded by what is yours forever.

7 You will not find peace until you have removed the nails from the hands of God's Son, and taken the last thorn from his forehead. The Love of God surrounds His Son whom the god of crucifixion condemns. Teach not that I died in vain. Teach rather that I did not die by demonstrating that I live in you. For the undoing of the crucifixion of God's Son is the work of the redemption, in which everyone has a part of equal value. God does not judge His guiltless Son. Having given Himself to him, how could it be otherwise?

8 You have nailed yourself to a cross, and placed a crown of thorns upon your own head. Yet you cannot crucify God's Son, for the Will of God cannot die. His Son has been redeemed from his own crucifixion, and you cannot assign to death whom God has given eternal life. The dream of crucifixion still lies heavy on your eyes, but what you see in dreams is not reality. While you perceive the Son of God as crucified, you are asleep. And as long as you believe that you can crucify him, you are only having nightmares. You who are beginning to wake are still aware of dreams, and have not yet forgotten them. The forgetting of dreams and the awareness of Christ come with the awakening of others to share your redemption.

9 You will awaken to your own call, for the Call to awake is within you. If I live in you, you are awake. Yet you must see the works I do through you, or you will not perceive that I have done them unto you. Do not set limits on what you believe I can do through you, or you will not accept what I can do for you. Yet it is done already, and unless you give all that you have received you will not know that your Redeemer liveth, and that you have awakened with him. Redemption is recognized only by sharing it.

10 God's Son is saved. Bring only this awareness to the Sonship, and you will have a part in the redemption as valuable as mine. For your part must be like mine if you learn it of me. If you believe that yours is limited, you are limiting mine. There is no order of difficulty in miracles because all of God's Sons are of equal value, and their equality is their oneness. The whole power of God is in every part of Him, and nothing contradictory to His Will is either great or small. What does not exist has no size and no measure. To God all things are possible. And to Christ it is given to be like the Father.

 

~~~~oOo~~~~

All of the activities of the Northwest Foundation for “A Course In Miracles” are provided without charge or obligation. This is possible because of thoughtfulness, love extended without conditions. Such is the nature of Gift. As a result these materials are available to you, because someone like you has already gifted you with them. And, at Raj’s instruction, these materials will never be sold.

If you would like to add your thoughtfulness and love, to gift others with the availability of these materials, you’re invited to make a tax-deductible contribution at our website, or send it to our address, both of which are shown below.

© by: The Northwest Foundation for “A Course in Miracles” a non-profit corporation.   All rights reserved.

PO Box 1490 / Kingston, WA 98346-1490 / USA        Phone: 360-638-0530      Fax: 360-881-0071   

Website: http://www.nwffacim.org            E-Mail: paul@nwffacim.org

You are welcome to copy and share these materials with friends.

 



Edited by William Daniels 2020-10-14 4:13 PM
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