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Lesson 3: I do not understand anything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place].
THE HUMILITY TO ACCEPT OUR TOTAL LACK OF UNDERSTANDING °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° In his commentary on this lesson, Kenneth Wapnick starts with this powerful quote from the textbook: "You are still convinced that your understanding is a powerful contribution to the truth, and makes it what it is. ⁶Yet we have emphasized that you need understand nothing. "(ACIM, T-18.IV.7:5-6) We are so driven to "understand" everything. And it painfully applies to us, spiritual seekers. (Me the first! 🙈) We seek to understand the truth so that we can find some peace. We seem to overlook the fact that the truth is truth regardless of our understanding of it. And what can not be understood can still be accepted and embraced. We don't need to understand the truth yet, but we need to have the willingness to follow Jesus and the Holy Spirit. With no humility, no trust, and no open-mindedness, we are not teachable, we can not be guided to the truth: "It is therefore essential that you keep a perfectly open mind, unhampered by judgment, in selecting the things to which the idea for the day is to be applied." (ACIM, W-3.2:2) FIRST ALLUSION TO THE PAST °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° As long as we don't become aware of the weight of the past with which we burden our mind, we won't be able to free it. "The point of the exercises is to help you clear your mind of all past associations, to see things exactly as they appear to you now, and to realize how little you really understand about them." (ACIM, W-3.2:1) "Some of the things you see may have emotionally charged meaning for you. ⁷Try to lay such feelings aside, and merely use these things exactly as you would anything else." (ACIM, W-3.1:6-7)
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If we seek truth without understanding anything, how will we know which is truth and which is Truth? Need we not the understanding to lead the way if we are to experience Truth and not be lost in delusions perceiving them as if they are the Truth?
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Early stage ego attack/resistance
I had a unsettling experience while doing study last evening. It was like a full on ego attack. I had these shooting thoughts that what I was learning was not real, that my new understandings were an illusion. That I was just tricking myself and that seperation was true reality. I started feeling strong doubt about everything I have grown to know in my studies. It felt like my connection to god was disconnected. It permeated into my dreams and I had a horrible sleep. I feel extremely unsettled this morning. Hoping someone can share some positivity and help me overcome this sadness and self doubt.
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@Brandi Jade 😁sure. You see that's the thing, we have to let go of a few things to get them well. For me most of the things are revealed during meditation or other activities. What I think is, thinking is helpful when we are to plan something, but it can be quite quixotic when we try utilising it to sought after something new. 🔥✨
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@Brandi Jade Correct... I just read your post from 6 days ago ig, about doubting yourself. I've been through all that so many times and attempted to resist such urges to doubt what I know about the nature of existence which is one with rest of the existence. However, it is only when I accepted those so called traumatising ideas and let myself drown to the depths of darkness, did I really see the light ahead of me which I could then reach with the flow of my nature. Trust me, when you have the desire for absolute truth in every area of your life and you let that desire shine (and it will shine always), you lack the possibility of getting lost for long. Before you know it, you'll be pulled in by the love and light that is everywhere. Be courageous and willing to explore every possible perspective to the depth. Trust that you are all that is real and your truth can never fade into the darkness, no matter the span of its vastness. You are Love and Light. But not you as the body and/or mind (although body and mind are parts and expressions of that love and light), which are both part of the world and are created by the world. By you I mean the YOU as pure spirit. At the point where You and I are ONE. Where the sense of you and I is non-existent. That is the only everlasting, the witness, in which nothing is lost, and which can never be lost in anything. Just enjoy whatever the mind or the world may present. After all, it is all just a creation of who you are, and your being is devoid of fear, yet, fear is a part of you. It is you in a sense: in the sense of duality. If there is fear, that is you. If you are not fear, fear doesn't exist, for you are all that exists. This is the truth that reveals itself to the mind when it is ready. Others can only point to it, but for the mind who is to experience it, it is ever new and unprecedented. Yet, whether the mind realize it or not makes no difference to the truth. This belief is what led me to freedom.
Wisdom from Kenneth Wapnick
Talks about students wrong interpretations of god having anything to do with the world🌅
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@Dennis Goodrich writer's name?
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@Dennis Goodrich Wow sounds astounding. I'll check out for sure thank you.
IS JESUS THE SON OF GOD
Hi everyone. I am really battling to get the balance between spirituality and Christianity. I have no doubt about God but I am very confused about the Jesus issue. Many of you talk about Christ consciousness as if Jesus was not actually the son of God but rather someone who understood what it meant to be one with God and he taught us very valuable lessons. I am trying to understand if what you are saying is that He was not actually the son of God any more than we are children/reflections of God. If that is what you believe, did He not rise again from the dead to save the world? If you do still believe in Jesus as the church teaches us to believe in Him, does this come back to the fact that only if someone accepts Jesus as their saviour can they share in spiritual awakening? I am getting the impression from this group and the teachings that spiritual awakening is for everyone no matter your religion. The law of one, in my opinion, makes this open to anyone who grasps the concept and lives according to that truth. This however leaves me very confused about the Jesus issue. Is He more symbolic, or was He real? If not actually the son of God, then the basis of Christianity falls flat on its face. What about all the proof. I am so ready for spiritual awakening as I have always known there is more, but I am finding it difficult to know how to move on from so much of the conditioning. If I can have the answers on how to deal with this, it would really help. I guess what I am finding confusing is that most of the teachings still refer to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and scripture is so often used so clearly you are not fighting the idea of Christianity totally but what about other religions? Any help or clarity on this would be great. Thanks to All in this community.
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Firstly, buddha had never been Christian... Many other enlightened masters have not been christians and the teachings of truth are ascertained in every culture. If one particular religious figure is to be thought of as savior, it will be an endless quixotic debate. How about go with the truth that we are ignorant of historic people as we have only heard about them! I hold the vantage point that our highest duty is to precipitate to be acquainted with the truth that lies in front of us. That in no way suggest that we shall quit admiring Jesus or anyone else, but see for yourself, the idea that only christians are saved in afterlife and spiritual terms seems kinda' unfair and idiosyncratic to me. 🙃
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Compulsive to Conscious action.
Hi brothers and sisters! There is a practice from sadhguru that I really feel like sharing. He says that food is our compulsion, but eating can become a conscious process. Whenever meal is brought in front of you, wait for 2 minutes before beginning to eat, then eat slowly fully feeling and experiencing every moment and each bite. However, this serves highest benefit when you are starving, the hungrier, ther better. I've done this for a while and really it has transformed my perception and enhanced my self-control to a great degree. ✨
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@Dennis Goodrich cool! I never joined anything as such but only took practices from sadhguru app and a few videos.
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