Not on Facebook so often anymore, but when I opened the app just now, this was the first thing I saw. Eckhart Tolle is not ACIM teacher of course, but he sometimes refer to it. Such timely reminder and another confirmation of lesson 338, so felt like sharing.
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@Mina F and we get to just watch our egos at work in most moments trying to make our experience about lack in every way possible and us agreeing within our thoughts and actions if we’re really honest. But yeah once it really settles into our mind and experience we need do nothing we realize what undoing means and we’re not really doing once we are in a true place of forgiveness ❤️🙏
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1 It needs but this to let salvation come to all the world. For in this single thought is everyone released at last from fear. Now he has learned that no one frightens him and nothing can endanger him. He has no enemies, and he is safe from all external things. His thoughts can frighten him, but since these thoughts belong to him alone, he has the power to change them and exchange each fear thought for a happy thought of love. He crucified himself. Yet God has planned that His beloved Son will be redeemed. 2 Your plan is sure, my Father—only Yours. All other plans will fail. And I will have thoughts that will frighten me until I learn that You have given me the only Thought which leads me to salvation. Mine alone will fail and lead me nowhere. But the Thought You gave me promises to lead me home, because it holds Your promise to Your Son. -------------- To acknowledge that you are only affected by thoughts is a gift of freedom. Here, Peace has literally come to mind. When the thinking mind and your thoughts are seen for what they are – mistakenly made ruler of perception—then this power can be reclaimed for your greater Awareness. Take a moment to look clearly upon the world of the mind’s imaginings and see where all ideas of fear are projected ideas of what could or may occur, leading only to your potential possible demise or endangerment. Nothing has actually occurred and of those events that could occur, the judgment of perceived guilt, shame, blame has already been denounced. It is only through the lens of lack, loss and limitation that fear occurs. Strength, Trust and Love cannot be fearful. Therefore, utilize forgiveness to claim back the power to know Your Source. Trust in Love and be Free. Fear will fade when it’s recognized as a mere shadow of Ultimate Reality – a shadow that cannot come to anything but pass when the Light of the Son persists. To say your body self makes your thoughts is not accurate. Thoughts are not solely electrical stimulus from a brain. The brain is a tool, as are the thoughts, each stemming like puppets from the simple mistaken idea that you are not Your Source. It was through this misperception that figuratively all hell broke loose.
Hello mighty companions! I posted this under my forgiveness video on Day 2 of the LTC event, and I thought I'd repost here in case it is helpful! Some time ago, I was inspired to search through ACIM for all of the references to what the Holy Spirit does FOR us. I was blown away at how many references there are that point to the many things the Holy Spirit does on our behalf. I posted this list on my website both as a blog post and as a downloadable PDF. I'll provide both links below. Here's a quick snapshot of what the Holy Spirit does FOR us: - Undoes error for us - Decides for God for us - Removes hallucinations (illusions) from our mind for us - Keeps error unreal for us - Knows our value for us - Remembers God’s will for us - Interprets for us - Accomplishes for us - Awoke for us - Remembers for us - Judges for us - Sees for us - Learns for us - Unlearns for us - Makes decisions for us... and so much more! I've found that reading through this list transports me into a state of feeling completely cared for by the Holy Spirit. We're truly asked to do so little! Here is the version on my blog: https://fromanxietytolove.com/all-that-holy-spirit-does-for-us/ Here is the downloadable PDF version of the exact same post: https://fromanxietytolove.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/All-that-Holy-Spirit-does-FOR-us.pdf I hope you love this list as much as I do! 💕 The Holy Spirit ROCKS!! 💕 And big thanks to @Elizabeth Geer for reminding me of this!
As we begin to study ACiM, many students are initially perplexed about what those first 50 lessons mean when it comes to understanding (as well as living in) the world. The simplest way I have found to ease this process is by suggesting people focus on the world within one's thinking mind before trying to align the work with beliefs in an external illusion. Whateveryou do, begin by simply allowing yourself to look. The Course is asking us to simply look. You are not being asked to judge, understand, analyze, intellectualize or patronize... but look. Just look. Look at what we see and the meanings we ascribe. Look at what we think and how we tend not to doubt the accuracy or factual nature of thoughts just because they randomly appear in our head. Look at how our emotions (especially the negative ones) are given blind rule to motivate our behaviors. Look at the ways we doubt and berate our value, believing this somehow lifts us up. It is by simply looking, questioning, settling apart from temptations to justify or "yeah but." By looking and asking "what is this for," we give ourselves the opportunity to choose again. Here is our strategy to choosing peace instead. Let's look.
1 My sinlessness ensures me perfect peace, eternal safety, everlasting love, freedom forever from all thought of loss, complete deliverance from suffering. And only happiness can be my state, for only happiness is given me. What must I do to know all this is mine? I must accept Atonement for myself and nothing more. God has already done all things that need be done. And I must learn I need do nothing of myself, for I need but accept my Self, my sinlessness, created for me, now already mine, to feel God's Love protecting me from harm, to understand my Father loves His Son, to know I am the Son my Father loves. 2 You who created me in sinlessness are not mistaken about what I am. I was mistaken when I thought I sinned, but I accept Atonement for myself. Father, my dream is ended now. Amen. --------------- Your mistaken identity, and all ideas as well as behaviors associated with it, are simply that, mistakes. Like the branches of a tree planted in rotted soil or inedible fruits from the poisonous branches, they are a product of their mistaken intentions or wayward source idea. The Good News is that not even these poisonous fruits can destroy the Abundant Intentions of God. To be able to accomplish such an act, sin would be real and God not the Ultimate Source. This is why nothing Real can be threatened and nothing unreal can exist. For God to Create an opposition to Perfection, would not be Perfection. This in Essence is where you can rest your mind from your misbegotten dreams and wandering stories. Like the imagination of a child who dreams of fighting pirates and monsters in a far off land, all without changing out of their pajamas, you too run from monsters and battle with swords. It would be foolish to deny this experience when all form presents itself in a myriad of horrors and global vicissitudes. That said, you can forgive the mind and world for such images, contributing to healing methods in a world that can utilize this Love. Deny not the wonder of this power to bring about healing where on the surface there seems to be no way out.
A poster on the F.I.P Facebook ACiM group asked about how, as Course students, we deal with fear-filled ideas playing out in the current political arenas. I loved Johanna Van Zwet's answer and posted it here: "Thank you for posting and asking, Mary! What comes to mind is the following: I am never upset for the reason I think (WB 5). And that is because I think I see cause in the world. All cause is in Spirit, whose active agent is the mind, which is what we are! The images we think we see in the world, like a scary image of a dictator, only reflect a scary thought in my mind that I dare not look on, namely that I can be affected or harmed by something outside of me. Rules for Decision in chapter 30 (and a brief synopsis in the last paragraph of Ch.5) comes to the rescue! Whenever I feel fear or anxiety, or any kind of loss of peace of mind I do the following: - I 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 at what the image is showing me (you have done that already). - I 𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑑𝑔𝑒 the distress I feel inside (you have done that already). - I 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑝 interacting with the image in my habitual fashion, if only for a little while. That means: switch off the news, don't open the newspaper, choose a happy thought about a totally different subject whenever I find myself thinking the old, tired patterns again. - I 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑝 any emotional charge I have given the topic, even if only for a little while; I just park it to the side and tell myself I don't have to engage emotionally with it, for just a few moments at least. - I 𝑎𝑠𝑘 my inner guidance for a new vision, I ask to see with the eyes of Love. - Lastly, I 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡 that that new vision of Love has already been given me and I will experience that new vision in the measure that I have let go of my default interpretation (stop and drop steps). 𝐿𝑜𝑜𝑘, 𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑑𝑔𝑒, 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑝, 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑝, 𝑎𝑠𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡. It works without fail in my experience. The willingness to let go and see with the eyes of inner guidance is the basis. They are just my words for Rules for Decision; same content."
Commit to the path and you will see results but you 1st have to be willing to take responsibility for your upset and recognize the investment in seeing the problem outside yourself ❤️🙏🌈🌅Thank you for sharing @Pamela Mills ❤️🙏
When my partner died 3 years ago, he left with me our child, Spencer, a Himalayan cat with a true soul consciousness. From my crying back then and his dad's disappearance, he developed stress asthma, and has had to have daily Prednisone and and an Albuterol inhaler ever since. His breath is growing weaker this past month. I fear I may loose him and that will be soul-crushing. Wish I had the ability like @Aaron Abke to blow life into his lungs. He's just as precious as a June bug to me. Please send prayers from the Ashram.
1 Forgiveness is the means appointed for perception's ending. Knowledge is restored after perception first is changed and then gives way entirely to what remains forever past its highest reach. For sights and sounds at best can serve but to recall the memory that lies beyond them all. Forgiveness sweeps away distortions and opens the hidden altar to the truth. Its lilies shine into the mind and call it to return and look within, to find what it has vainly sought without. For here and only here is peace of mind restored, for this the dwelling-place of God Himself. 2 In quiet may forgiveness wipe away my dreams of separation and of sin. Then let me, Father, look within and find Your promise of my sinlessness is kept; Your Word remains unchanged within my mind; Your Love is still abiding in my heart. ----‐----------------------- Do not think you are alone in your journey. Every soul is seeking a different way to their perceived worldly experience. The ways sought are not necessarily those of healing or peace-filled means and yet the seeking is the same. The agreement that the thinking mind is not content and longs for Joy and Knowledge is known by all dreaming ones. It is the changing of this mind that opens the door to actual peace and willingness of greater purpose and then healing towards a happier dream and then remembering One Source apart from its wanderings. This is the description of the journey home and while Ultimately it is a journey without distance, each perceived step taken in trust, awareness and willingness becomes a better way towards Love seen and Known. The changing of the mind begins in thought and then echoed in behavior. What is seen in appearance may not be recognized as the agreement to accept the call and that acceptance does not wait on anyone apart from the responder at first or even at all. Hear, respond, enact, become is not a time oriented or personality laden experience. You may see a sudden spark in the eye or a more peace-filled countenance. You may have an interaction or communication that surprises you – a sudden smile or agreement seemingly different than how the dance appeared before. These are signs that the echo has been acknowledged. Carry on with gratitude.
Do you ever sit in stillness and become aware of how seemingly huge the “space” of your awareness is? It’s so much more vast than the little words or interactions we seem to try to convey it through. I sometimes say what is this space and what the hell is going on?! Is this a metaphor or a reflection of what I am? Is this the real world I’m peaking into? There seems to be no conflict there. Just vastness and open floating if you will?…. As I seem to witness the happenings that were here before but through a different perspective there seems to be a neutrality to what’s going on. I can see projection at work, good guys and bad guys in the way others and thoughts seem to work within this space but I seem to experience the nothingness of them. I ask is this my mind finally choosing the holy spirits correction for my wrong minded thoughts? Is this the passing of something or the rebirth of something new? I only pray forgiveness shows me the way to truth as I know it will through Jesus’ vision of oneness 😍🌈🌅. I seem to “see” so differently from this awareness that’s so vast and so different from where I seemed to “see” through before. It’s not from my bodies eyes but beyond…. I’m just going to get lost in this awareness and experience what I am as forgiveness shows me. My cup is empty. Thank you all for being my mirrors in this vast illusion 😘😍🥰❤️🌅🙏🌈🌸🤪
1 Forgiveness is a choice. I never see my brother as he is, for that is far beyond perception. What I see in him is merely what I wish to see because it stands for what I want to be the truth. It is to this alone that I respond, however much I seem to be impelled by outside happenings. I choose to see what I would look upon, and this I see and only this. My brother's sinlessness shows me that I would look upon my own. And I will see it, having chosen to behold my brother in its holy light. 2 What could restore Your memory to me except to see my brother's sinlessness? His holiness reminds me that he was created one with me and like myself. In him I find my Self, and in Your Son I find the memory of You as well. ---------------- The conflict felt, every conflict, is an uneasiness with acceptance of Love. Therefore, any conflict or choice to see ego over Source is to deny the Truth of Your Self. It is to choose separation over and over again. In the process of learning this Course, many a student will say, “but how am I held accountable for a choice that I myself did not make?” In other words, why is God allowing me to dream of separation from Him? The Truth is that God is not initiating. God knows Only the Truth of His Creation. While it is His Creation that temporarily is dreaming by not realizing their Self. The choice is not from a distant past as much as the choice lingers in the present by seeing shame, blame and guilt in the ones perceived to be not of you. The choice for separation occurs in every judgment, conflict, upset, word, irritant, war, and instant when you do not see your companion as your Self. This is the choice, relived again and again in a myriad of ways, through warped justifications and means. So you may ask, how then am I to forgive everyone? Start by forgiving your self. Start by being daring to admit your own failure to See Love here and now. Why focus on the splinter in another’s eye when the beam is in your own? Sound familiar? Ask yourself, why am I unable to see the better intentions in the ones who stand near me? I am not asking for the beginning to be a focus on global affairs; but on the one who seems to bestow you the practice in smaller irritations and upsets. These “sins” will be the easiest to let go. For example, the one who speeds, the one who drives too slow, the one who gives you ‘that look’ or shares with you ‘that opinion,’ etc.
@Pamela Mills It cuts right to the point of forgiveness in such a beautiful and extreme responsible way!😍 may we all have such focus “our personal world” be shaken to the core and Holy Spirit light through our right mind and we clearly see the path…forgive and you will realize you are forgiven. Love from beyond your own understanding and you will realize you are love❤️🙏🌈🌅