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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. ❤

Impulse of God’s desire

When God talks there are no words conveyed; God’s “speech” is known as Impulse, it is known as One Word that completely defines me, uplifts me, and renews me when I do nothing but listen, and watch as I comply with Love.

“Desire in Me is soul in Me” (Divine Iliad)

I am irrevocably unified with the Soul of God and I Know this; my own pulse rests in God’s Pulse of Life and His desires are Known as my own in this rest. An Impulse from within comes from my soul, irrevocably entwined in God’s as His very desire to be unwound.

Cast aside the silly notion arising from misconception of ACIM that the creating universe will someday disappear and one will be relieved of it’s illusions by their destruction. Illusion is ‘destroyed’ only by realizing Truth, and after that, form is Known to be neither here nor there, but transitioning idea that cannot be pinned down in the linear world, and can only released to its seed in nonlinear Source.

Impulse from God is to create with only Love by its extension for eternity. Choose Love now; choose eternity now.

Let go of the terrible pain that comes from the belief in the abashment or end of form being necessary to ‘return’ to God. It is simply not true; one is irrevocably one with God now. God is a master architect of creating things and He is eternally creative. Join Him in Love and create with Him now. Follow the Impulse of His desire.

 

The illusions of stability in motion

Form doesn’t disappear from the universe; it is an illusion of testimony to matured movement returning to original stillness that mass appears stable. The time “before” the belief in space and time is now, prior to identification with reflections of stability; now is rest in timeless union in stillness, devoid not necessarily of noticing the appearance of changing dimensions, but of belief in giving reality to them.

The worst that happens is belief” said Byron Katie. Believe the illusions of space and time to be real and impacting, and they are. Rest in the timelessness of now, and the seeming realities of space and time disappear, now.

The illusions of space and time appear and disappear in pulsations of desire for them from formless timelessness that also serves as resting points of desire fulfilled. The illusion of movement is the illusion of moving through spacetime from rest point to rest point. This movement simulates the interchanging “motion” of the Pulse of Life in which all desires appearing in motion disappear to find rest in.

“Desire in Me is soul in Me” (Divine Iliad).

Oneness with the Supreme Personality of the Pulse of Life backing all simulations of it is Known to be timeless, formless, and still, even amidst the simulated activities of the cosmic play.  The creator centers from within all wave fields of movement, and controls them from without, keeping everything moving perfectly balanced in the stillness of His One Being. This Knowledge is innately shared; notice the stability of inner equilibrium and notice the Creator’s supreme balance. If not for the Creator’s expert balancing techniques irrevocably in place, the moving parts of the universe would spin out of control and the whole thing would fly apart like a house of cards unwound by a tornado. The still stage of consciousness is a representation of the stability of inertia in the Mind of the Father, given to stabilize the Son as he learns to balance his Earthly activities like the Father balances the solar system, and then to use it as a springboard to ascend to the Heavens.

Illusion will always be accessible, at no point will the Universal One cease to be creative; the first step towards enlightenment is to recognize creative illusion, and the second is to stop giving it reality. Total revelation of Oneness with the Presence of God backing illusion disappears it, and belief in illusion’s reality is gone when it reappears.  Look away from the mirrors of motion, and the seemingly stable images within them disappear. Look back into them, and there again be the illusions of stability in motion.

 

No need to protect or judge the unmindful

“Only the mind can create because spirit has already been created, and the body is a learning device for the mind. Learning devices are not lessons in themselves. Their purpose is merely to facilitate learning. The worst a faulty learning device can do is fail to facilitate learning. It has no power in itself to introduce actual learning errors. The body, if properly understood, shares the invulnerability of the Atonement to two-edged application. This is not because the body is a miracle, but because it is not inherently open to misinterpretation. The body is merely part of your experience in the physical world. Its abilities can be and frequently are over-evaluated. However, it is almost impossible to deny its existence in this world. Those who do so are engaging in a particularly unworthy form of denial. The term ‘unworthy’ here implies only that it is not necessary to protect the mind by denying the unmindful. If one denies this unfortunate aspect of the mind’s power, one is also denying the power itself.” (ACIM txt pg 23)

To deny the body’s relevance in the physical world is to deny the projection of it from the Formless, and “protect” the mind from realizing what is unmindful. To embrace the body’s invulnerability to error is to realize that the body can “do” nothing to impact the Son of God’s “standing” in Formless Reality. To realize that the ego’s judgments against the activities of a “faulty learning tool” are all that the belief in karma stems from frees one from the idea of past or future lives. The lesson is that this is the only classroom, and the body is the only learning tool. When the learning tool is no longer needed, it is because the lesson was learned.

The lesson learned is ultimately this: no matter what the body seems to do as the mind is learning, the mind is Guiltless, and the ego cannot follow the Son of God Home.

Deciding to heal

Three years ago, out of love for my family, I decided to heal. I did not care about the body at the time, and mistakenly thought I would have been “better off without it”. I was riddled with fibromyalgia pain and bipolar depression. The voice inside that made me sick was the last of the voice for ego that promoted the idea of my death.

My family loves me, and they depend on my body to function as their wife, mother and grandmother. Out of love for them, I made the decision to accept the Atonement for myself.

In ACIM the Holy Spirit essentially says, “if you knew it was only your thoughts making you sick, you would change your thoughts, get up and walk away”

I knew this, even in the depths of my despair, and so when I decided to actually listen to the Holy Spirit, I had no problem healing myself. By the Grace of God, I changed my thoughts, got up, and walked away from my sickness.

ego-self love vs Self-Love

Ego-self’s idea of love is not as Self Wills Love – Self Wills Love Wholly, Completely, and Perfectly with no exceptions. Ego self’s idea is of “special” love accorded to fragments of the whole only – the kind of “love” used for sacrificing imaginary selves in order to avoid the Truth of Self’s Will – and evolve the imaginary “better” ego-self.

Ego and karma are the same thing; without ego making up all these imaginary selves that seem better than the last, but never good enough to last, there would be nothing to record on the karmic track. To know the Real Self is to Know One Self in a completely karma/ego-less State.

Let ego, and its concept of karmic guilt, go. The ego will appear to destroy all relationship with Self by devotion to the belief in the need for endless dusty rounds of birth and death. Remember, though, that the ego is only a hallucination. Look away from it. Allow Love instead; know your Real Self. You will not want to try and understand ego-self’s idea of love anymore; you Will Be the Love you Are.

Self-Love is Clean. Clear. All-inclusive. Perfect. Eternal. Self-Love is of the Spirit, and has nothing to do with the material; Self-Love has nothing to do with form. Healing is joining Self and sharing in Will. Self can’t listen to material requests, for Self Only Wills Love. Share Self Will, and the constant vigilance in the name of keeping up with form will lose its appeal. Self not only “Loves you”, but “Loves for you”.

Ego-self’s idea of love is tainted. Clouded. Exclusive. Imperfect. Temporary. Ego-self’s idea of love has everything to do with the material; it’s allegiance is with bodies when bodies cannot join; only the mind can join, because it already is joined. Ego-self believes a gathering of bodies implies union, but does not account for the fact that a body cannot join in mind. It does not admit that each body is present in order to house private thoughts split from the sharing of Mind.

In the Kingdom of Self there is not the phenomenon of bodily separation; the Self is One. There are no privately housed separate thoughts. There is no idea of darkness; life is not split into “day and night”, “winter and summer”, “hot and cold”. There is no duality, no compartmentalization, no fragmentation, no degrees of change. Self -Love is the Only Thought throughout the Kingdom.

The ego-self, the mind’s “split” from Self’s Only Thought, thinks up infinite ideas counter to Self-Love, and makes and unmakes them in the material. Ego-self’s thoughts are but destructive; they are not creative, because in duality, each thought is eventually cancelled out by it’s opposition. All thoughts make or break form; form is what appears to be “made” and then “destroyed” when “cancelled” by its opposing thought. Each night in the material realm cancels out an entire day, and the ego-self, mad by its own inability to make anything permanent, insomniacs over its lack of control. Great cities for bodies to gather are painstakingly put up and then quickly destroyed – that is ego-self’s idea of “creation” – not Self’s. Ego-self is forever making form it’s home, and then blaming Self for form’s lack of permanence.

Self is not the one making and destroying form, ego-self is. Bodies are born to live and die, live and die, live and die and the Earth is but a graveyard to them, a giant recycling yard for ego-self’s dusty little selves. The ego-self and its makings all lead to death, and death, and more death. Ego-self will say, “You did this, you spun this mess,” because it wants you to self-destruct from the gravitational pressure of guilt. Don’t. There is no need. The “last useless journey to the cross” has been journeyed.

It is nothing that the ego-self has made. Do not listen to the voice for ego-self, which gives value to the temporary material only, and occludes the unchanging Fact of the Permanent Kingdom, which is made only of Self Love, and is everything. The ego-self has made what is not-love, what is nothing. There is no need for guilt over nothing.

You are not what the twisted part of mind, seemingly separated from The Presence of Self in the Present and held apart from the Kingdom of Self, would have you believe you are. Look beyond what ego-self would say is “your guilty mess” to undo, to your Eternal Truth that is already Done.

Desire Fulfilled

Consciousness produces the realm of perception. Consciousness is ego’s domain and stems from the part of mind that fictitiously believes in separation from Source. Devoid of consciousness is Spirit’s Awareness of the shared Will of God/Love/Source only, which is the ongoing extension of Love from Father to Son or Creator to Creation. The Son wants only the Father’s Love, and yet, part of mind, consciousness, has come to believe otherwise.

In this world, because mind is split, the Sons of God appear to be separate. Nor do their minds seem to be joined, in this illusory state, the concept of an ‘individual mind’ seems to be meaningful. It is therefore described in the course as if it has two parts; spirit and ego.” (ACIM)

Described is one mind, split by belief into “parts”.

Spirit is the part that is still in contact with God through the Holy Spirit, Who abides in this part but sees the other part as well. The term ‘soul’ is not used except in direct biblical quotations because of its highly controversial nature. It would, however, be an equivalent of ‘spirit’, with the understanding that, being of God, it is eternal and was never born.” (ACIM)

The body is birthed and deathed in time by consciousness, as if outside of or split/spun away/separated from eternity. The Holy Spirit can see this phenomenon and correct it by looking past it. Ego cannot look past itself, but right mind can look at the part that has been made manifest, and forgive/surrender it. Self-Will takes the final step.

The other (not-spirit) part of mind is entirely illusory and makes only illusions (mind fiction). Spirit retains the potential for creating, but its Will, which is God’s, seems to be imprisoned while the mind is not unified. Creation continues unabated because that is the Will of God. This Will is always unified and therefore has no meaning in this world. It has no opposite and no degrees.” (ACIM)

God and Spirit/Son are never separated by levels of consciousness. Self-Will/Creation is ongoing. And yet consciousness dreams up a subjective, separate “self” to call “real”. This self seems subjected to degrees of imprisonment, and is unaware of its Loving Source.

The mind can be right or wrong, depending on the voice to which it listens. Right-mindedness listens to the Holy Spirit, forgives the world, and through Christ’s vision sees the real world in its place. This is the final vision, the last perception, the condition in which God takes the final step Himself. Here time and illusions end together.

Wrong-mindedness listens to the ego and makes illusions; perceiving sin and justifying anger, and seeing guilt, disease and death as real. Both this world and the real world are illusions because right-mindedness merely overlooks, or forgives, what never happened. Therefore it (wrong-mindedness) is not the One-mindedness of the Christ Mind, Whose Will is one with God’s.

In this world the only remaining freedom is the freedom of choice; always between two choices or two voices. Will is not involved in perception at any level, and has nothing to do with choice. Consciousness is the receptive mechanism, receiving messages from above or below; from the Holy Spirit or the ego. Consciousness has levels and awareness can shift quite dramatically; but it cannot transcend the perceptual realm. At it’s highest it becomes aware of the real world, and can be trained to do so increasingly. Yet the very fact that it has levels and can be trained demonstrates that it cannot reach knowledge.” (ACIM)

Under the direction of the split part of mind that believes in illusion, “one must go and get and do, or else death”. When the split part of mind (consciousness of an “individual or separate identity”) re-unifies as the Will of God, the world of perception/consciousness dissolves. Fully aware of the One and only desire fulfilled, mind rests in Itself.

*Quotes are from ACIM Mind-Spirit Clarification of terms.