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Release the tension from Mind to Know

Life “associated with a body” is like life associated with a stretched elastic band. The struggle is to keep the tension of illusion from releasing back to its normal, relaxed state of reality. The normal state of Mind is wholly relaxed in the Stillness of Magnetic Union with Source. Electrical activity is like stretching an elastic band, and paying tribute to the tension it takes to keep an idea seeming-to-be embodied in space and time.

All Mind is whole, and the belief that part of it is physical, or not Mind, is a fragmented or sick interpretation.” (ACIM Text)

Attaching to the physical and calling it real is an abnormal state of Mind. Non-physical awareness of wholeness is the normal state of Mind.

Perception of the body can be unified only by one purpose. This releases the Mind from the temptation to see the body in many lights, and gives it over entirely to the One Light in which it can be really understood.” (ACIM Text)

In the state in the fire, the many lights disappeared into the normal state of Mind of non-physical awareness of union in Source. Consciousness of the tension required to “see the body in many lights” dissolved into the Pure Awareness of tension-less union with Source. The understanding was that the body in many lights had never been made real; all there ever was and could ever be, was the normal, whole state of Union in Love.

Loss of any kind is impossible. But when you look upon a brother as a physical entity, his power and glory are “lost” to you and so are yours. You have attacked him, but you must have attacked yourself first. Do not allow him to belittle himself in your Mind, but give him freedom from his belief in littleness, and thus escape from yours.” (ACIM Text)

Sit the f*ck (the illusion of the physicality) down, shut the hell (the belief in the illusion of the physicality) up, be still and Know (that “I am” is unified in non-physical Source).

Copyright@Darcie French 2018

An actor I may appear to be — yet I am not a body, I am free

On Oct 29, 2009, the world of appearances disappeared into the non-dimensional Magnetic Self of God that is My Own Eternal Love. With the disappearance of the world of electricity, went all attachment to it, and to mitigating life within it as “the (separate) doer”. One’s Life is Known to be unified in Source.

“I need do nothing” (ACIM) is gloriously realized; all images made to be sensed rest in the un-made Self, Known only as the Love of their Conception. Only in tandem with nonlinear Source, is anything accomplished in the linear world.

An actor on the stage of consciousness I may appear to be; yet, “I am not a body, I am free”.

I rest in the Stillness of My Love, Begetting My Love.

Turn the other cheek in the name of developing the ability to love

The problem with anger is that it impedes the desire to live (which is the desire to love). The desire to love is not ordained by the ego of consciousness that relies on perception of only one half of the wave cycle of creation (and therefore believes death of the body means cessation of the ability to work with it), but by God, Who is Love. The half of the wave cycle that portrays only the duality of appearance vs disappearance is all the ego has to go by, and so it is understandable that this misconception arises. It is also understandable that anger about seeming loss of ability can develop if one pays testimony to it.

Yet desire to expand one’s being and give image to imagining is innate to the Mind of God; no matter how angry one gets and no matter how much cellular damage to the ability to perform loving acts occurs, there is always the Love of God that Self-corrects.

Man is the consummate image of God’s imagining” (Walter Russell). One with God, one does have the power, now and forever, to continue extending Love. The ego cannot trump the desire to create in the Mind of God; one’s body completes its appearance and one but continues, one with God, to work with Him on developing the creative abilities of His Masterpiece.

All abilities in the Mind of God come solely from extending love.

The body is a framework for developing abilities” (ACIM)

Jesus was the ‘consummate man’, he was the perfect example of God’s Masterpiece who Knew the effects of anger on the desire to live.

He said to “turn the other cheek” because it is harmful to one’s development of loving abilities to react in anger, and it is incredibly conducive to perfecting the ability to love, and to Knowing of Oneness with God, by accepting anger with only love.

Jesus provided God’s example of the perfect man; he is ever our elder brother who wholly knew to be love unconditionally as God Is. He did not judge mankind because he only Knew to extend Love; he Knew of his Oneness in the Father, and thus he understood the metaphysics of creating in God’s image, and also the causes of all disruption in the process. He provided the ultimate example of turning the other cheek, in the name of developing the ability to love.

Seek Me. Know Me. Be Me.” (Divine Iliad)

Seek Love. Know Love. Be Love.

A Queen of Grand Mothers Knows to Laugh

Acts were not necessary before the separation, because belief in space and time did not exist.” (ACIM)

The separation itself is also a belief; it is the ‘tiny, mad idea’ the Son forgot to laugh at. Acts were not necessary prior to the belief in separation as the Son of God needed no reassurance of the Father’s Love.

My always happy, always loving 3 y/o granddaughter is scheduled for surgery this Friday to have her adenoids removed. My daughter told me the story about getting her blood work drawn for the first time. My daughter was nervous. I was on the phone with her as they entered the hospital to get the work done. My daughter asked my granddaughter, “Are you feeling nervous?” “Nope!” I heard her chirp in reply, “I am feeling happy, mom!” The lab technicians appeared a bit nervous, though, when they heard it was a 3 y/o’s first time getting ‘poked’ with the needle. Two of them geared up to hold her down and put her through a fit of tears.

They didn’t have to hold her down as they stuck the needle in. This little Queen of Grand Mothers apparently needed no reassurance of her ‘place’ in happiness. She forgot to cry, and she burst into laughter. ❤

What is there to ‘forgive’?

What is there to forgive of the Guiltless Son of God, but the belief in giving reality to the  illusion of nonlinear idea taking linear form?

“Forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Jesus Christ). No one ever knows illusion to be real, but temporarily believes it to be so. Forgive because of the belief in illusion to be real; misconception is the reason for all discord. There is nothing to forgive but mistaken belief.

What is forever embedded in the Mind of God only seems to come forth by the illusion of a dying image temporarily coming into view. Close the eyes, and the image disappears; it never was. Without attention to perception tracking the coming and going of idea, all that is left is the reality of the image-maker.

“Without the idea of death, there is no world” (ACIM)

Copyright@Darcie French all rights reserved

Transcend Time

“The world of time is the world of illusion. What happened long ago seems to be happening now. Choices made long since appear to be open; yet to be made. What has been learned and understood and long ago passed by is looked upon as a new thought, a fresh idea, a different approach. Because your will is free you can accept what has already happened at any time you choose, and only then will you realize that it was always there.” Jesus from ACIM Manual For Teachers

Like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day, it is as if we believe we’re stuck in a loop of thought and we call it, ‘time’.

All that is manifest is based in thought. Consciousness came before matter; consciousness manipulates matter into form it can either find appealing or not. “Action follows thought” said Marshall Sylver. “Energy flows where thought goes” said Gregory Burkett. The movie The Secret, which is no secret to saints and sages, will tell you, “Hold in mind what you want” and consciousness will look upon what it is that it believes it wants. The true devotee of God has no interest in “The Secret” or the Law of Attraction because innate to the Law of Attraction is the Law of Aversion. Sharing God’s Will is it for the devotee. The people of the world will all come to the same conclusion eventually: God is all one really wants. Playing the “I want”- “No I don’t want” game gets very, very, very old.

To do self-inquiry via meditation is to become released from the thought of this time loop. One can meditate through anything and avoid getting trapped in the ups and downs, ins and outs of the material. Time is an illusion of entrapment, it is based in the thought that fear can be real; go beyond it in mind with acceptance that all has already occurred, there is nothing more, nothing less than now. One can, with resistance (fear), think up a million different scenarios to act to try and change what is, or sit in the Stillness of eternity (Love), and let it all go – because free will means only this: one is only free to accept or resist what has already happened.


The non-significance of suffering

Only in time does one see how attractive entertaining the idea of suffering can be, for the ego and its concepts outside of Love cannot exist in “the now”, they only exist in the temporal ideas of the past and the future. The ego spins a tale of karmic responsibility for the past that one will always be (if one listens to ego) “held liable for” in the future.

The voice for ego is not heard in the now; it is eternally dissolved by the ongoing usage of the Source of Life (God’s Will is always shared – even if unconsciously for a time). Aliveness is an innate expression of the Source of Life, and life cannot be turned by consciousness into any kind of actual death. No idea of death will ever stop Source from Sourcing Life. It could be said that the “now of every moment” is the only part of “time” that is unaffected by the voice for ego and its thoughts of suffering and death. “I will grow old and suffer in the end” does not exist “now”; the end is never perceived as it is imagined. The end does not exist now, nor ever, because the ego’s ideas of death aren’t real. While form apparently changes, life continues. Faith is not in form, but in the fact that life continues.

The thought of suffering is suffering. The very idea of suffering, which comes from listening to ego vs Holy Spirit, is the source of suffering.

Listen to the Holy Spirit instead of ego. God’s Love is ever being extended, and it is within the realm of free will to choose to allow it, or reject it. The idea of suffering lies in the concept that one can reject God’s Love, and the innate recognition of God’s Love dissolves it. One can only reject Source in theory, never in Truth wherein theory is dissolved. Even if one believes in suffering for a time, it never actually signifies “the end”.