Conversations with God: an uncommon dialogue. Book 1

By  Neale Donald Walsch

 

ISBN 0-399-14278-9

 

5 star must reading.   [The following is what I highlighted during my read of this excellent book -- I recommend it on my Top-ten List of Peace resources.  My purpose in providing them is to interest you, the reader, and hope that you will obtain and read the complete work.  To properly understand the highlights, you need to read the book to put them in the proper context.]

 

Introduction

 

·         The truth is, God talks to everybody.

·         I know now that everything that has ever come to me in my life has come to me from God.

·         …three books:

  1. The first would deal mainly with personal topics, focusing on an individual’s life challenges and opportunities.
  2. The second would deal with more global topics of geopolitical and metaphysical life on the planet, and the challenges now facing the world.

3        The third would deal with universal truths of the highest order, and the challenges and opportunities of the soul.

·         …keep trying – keep on trying – to live a grander vision.

·         I know that’s what God wants for all of us. 

 

 

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·         It is your life story which brought you here.  It is your personal experience to which this material has relevance.

·         The Foundation:  I talk to everyone.  All the time.  The question is not to whom do I talk, but who listens?

·         My most common form of communication is through feeling.

·         Feeling is the language of the soul.

·         I also communicate with thought.

·         I often use images and pictures.

·         I also use the vehicle of experience as a grand communicator.

·         Words are really the least effective communicator.  They are most open to misinterpretation, most often misunderstood.

·         Words may help you understand something.  Experience allows you to know.

·         ..not all feelings, not all thoughts, not all experience, and not all words are from Me.

·         The challenge is one of discernment.

·         Discrimination is a simple matter with the application of a basic rule:

Mine is always your Highest Thought, your Clearest  Word, your Grandest Feeling.  Anything less is from another source.

·         The Highest Thought is always that thought which contains joy.  The Clearest Words are those words which contain truth.  The Grandest Feeling is that feeling which you call love.

·         Joy, Truth, Love.

·         …the only question remaining is whether My messages will be heeded.

·         Most of My messages are not.  Some, because they seem too difficult to follow.  Many, because they are simply misunderstood.  Most, because they are not received.

·         The result of your not listening to our experience is that you keep re-living it, over and over again.  For My purpose will not be thwarted, nor My will be ignored.  You will get the message.  Sooner or later.

·         I will not force you to, however.  I will never coerce you.

·         You will know these words are from Me because you, of your own accord, have never spoken so clearly.

·         All people are special, and all moments are golden.  There is no person and there is no time one more  special than another.

·         By listening to what other people think they heard  Me say, you don’t have to think at all.

·         This is the biggest reason for most people turning from My messages on a personal level.  If you acknowledge that you are receiving My messages directly, then you are responsible for interpreting them.

·         I invite you to a new form of communication with God.  A two – way communication.

·         Obviously, there is something you don’t understand.

·         I cannot tell you My Truth until you stop telling Me yours.

·         Leaders, Ministers, Rabbis, Priests, Books. The Bible, for heaven’s sake!

·         …what is?

·         Listen to your feelings.  Listen to your Highest Thoughts.  Listen to your experience. Whenever any one of these differ from what you’ve been told by your teachers, or read in your books, forget the words. 

·         Words are the least reliable purveyor of Truth.

·         I have no form or shape you understand.  I could adopt a form or shape that you could understand, but then everyone would assume that what they have seen is the one and only form and shape of  God…

·         God does not reveal God self from or through outward observation, but through inward experience.

·         …your thought about something is creative, and your word is productive, and your thought and your word together are magnificently effective in giving birth to your reality.

·         The correct  prayer is therefore never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude.

·         When you thank God in advance for that which you choose to experience in your reality, you, in effect, acknowledge that it is there… in effect. 

·         Thankfulness is thus the most powerful statement to God; an affirmation that even before you ask, I have answered.  Therefore never supplicate.  Appreciate.

·         Gratitude cannot be used as a tool with which to manipulate God; a device with which to fool the universe.  You cannot lie to yourself.  Your mind knows the truth of your thoughts.

·         …how then can I be truly grateful for something I know is not there?

·         Faith…

·         You come to know it is there because I said it is there..

·         ..that whatsoever you shall choose, choosing it in My Name, so shall it be.

·         No prayer – and a prayer is nothing more than a fervent statement of what is so-goes unanswered.

·         …the thought behind the thought  - what might be called the Sponsoring Thought – that is the controlling thought.

·         The process of prayer becomes much easier when, rather than having to believe that God will always say “yes” to every request, one understands intuitively that the request  itself is not necessary.  Then the prayer is a prayer of thanksgiving.  It is not a request at all, but a statement of gratitude for what is so.

·         If you believe that God is the creator and decider of all things in your life, you are mistaken. 

·         It is not God’s function to create, or uncreated, the circumstances or conditions of your life.  God created you, in the image and likeness of God.  You have created the rest, through the power God has given you.

·         This is the grand illusion in which you have engaged:  that God cares one way or the other what you do.  I do not care what you do, and that is hard for you to hear.

·         …this is the second great illusion of man:  that the outcome of life is in doubt.

·         It is this doubt about ultimate outcome that has created your greatest enemy, which is fear.

·         …if you doubt  God’s intentions – and God’s ability to produce this ultimate result – them how can you ever relax?  How can you ever truly find peace?

·         You live your illusion, and thus feel your fear, all out of your decision to doubt God.

·         But what if you made a new decision?  What then would be the result?

·         I tell you this:  you would live as the Buddha did.  As Jesus did. 

·         As did every saint you have ever idolized.  Yet, as with most saints, people would not understand you.

·         …it is the nature of people to love, then destroy, then love again that which they value most.

·         All humans actions are motivated at their deepest level by one of two emotions –fear or love.

·         This is what I have called the Sponsoring Thought.  It is either a thought of love or fear.

·         …And the reason is found in the first lie  - the lie which you hold as the truth about God – that God cannot be trusted; that God’ love cannot be depended upon; that God’s acceptance of you is conditional; that the ultimate outcome is thus in doubt.

·         Yet if you knew Who You Are – that you are the most magnificent, the most remarkable, the most splendid being God has ever created  - you would never fear.

·         …where did you get the idea of how much less than magnificent you are? 

·         From the only people whose word you would take on everything.  From your mother and your father.

·         It was your parents who taught you that love is conditional – you have felt their conditions many times – and that is the experience you take into your own love relationships.  It is also the experience you bring to Me.

·         You  have projected the role of ‘parent’ onto God, and have thus come up with a God Who judges and rewards or punishes, based on how good He feels about what you’ve been up to.  But this is a simplistic view of God, based on your mythology.

·         An though the new theology which would replace it would truly be your salvation, you cannot accept it, because the idea of a God Who is not to be feared, Who will not judge, and Who has no cause to punish is simply too magnificent to be embraced within even your grandest notion of Who and What God is.

·         By your own (mistaken) thoughts about love do you damn yourself never to experience it purely.  So, too, do you damn yourself never to know Me as I really am.  Until you do.  For you shall not be able to deny Me forever, and the moment will come for our Reconciliation.

·         Every action taken by human beings is based in love or fear, not simply those dealing with relationships. 

·         Decisions affecting  business, industry, politics, religion, the education of your young, the social agenda of your nations, the economics goals of your society, choices involving war, peace, attack, defense, aggression, submission; determinations to covet or give away, to save or to share, to unite or to divide  - every single free choice you ever undertake arises out of one of the only two possible thoughts there are: a thought of love or a thought of fear.

·         Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, runs, hides, hoards, harms.

·         Love is the energy which expands, opens up, send out, stays, reveals, shares, heals.

·         Every human thought, word, or deed is based in one emotion or the other. 

·         You have no choice about this, because there is nothing else from which to choose.  But you have free choice about which of these to select.

·         …fear wins more often than not.  Why is that?

·         You have been taught to live in fear.

·         Yet I teach you this:  when you choose the action love sponsors, then will you do more than survive, then will you do more than win, then will you do more than succeed.

·         To do this you must turn aside the teachings of your well-meaning, but misinformed, worldly tutors, and hear the teachings of those whose wisdom comes from another source.

·         Yet the greatest reminder is not anyone outside you, but the voice within you.

·         It is the voice which tells you right now whether the very words you are reading are words of love or words of fear.  By this measure can you determine whether they are words to heed or words to ignore.

·         There is only one purpose for all of life, and that is for you and all that lives to experience fullest glory.

·         The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.

·         Life (as you call it) is an opportunity for you to know experientially what you already know conceptually.  You need learn nothing to do this. 

·         You need merely remember what you already know, and act on it.

·         The soul – your soul – knows all there is to know all the time.  There’s nothing hidden to it, nothing unknown.  Yet knowing is not enough.  The soul seeks to experience.

·         In the moment of this great explosion from within, God created relativity – the greatest gift God ever gave to Itself.  Thus, relationship is the greatest gift God ever gave to you, a point to be discussed in detail later.

·         From the No-thing  thus sprang the Everything – a spiritual event entirely consistent, incidentally, with what your scientists call The Big Bang theory.

·         God knew that for love to exist and to know itself as pure love – its exact opposite had to exist as well. 

·         So God voluntarily created the great polarity – the absolute opposite of love – everything that love is not  - what is now called fear.  In the moment fear existed, love could exist as a thing that could be experienced.

·         …this creation of duality.

·         …mythology has been mankind’s early attempt to understand, and tell others in a way they could understand, a cosmic occurrence of which the human soul is deeply aware, but of which the mind can barely conceive.

·         In rendering the universe as a divided version of Itself, God produced, from pure energy, all that now –exists – both seen and unseen.

·         In other words, not only was the physical universe thus created, but the metaphysical universe as well.

·         …energy units you would call spirits/

·         My divine purpose in dividing Me was to create sufficient parts of Me so that I could know Myself experientially. 

·         There is only one way for the Creator to know Itself experientially as the Creator, and that is to create.  And so I gave to each of the countless parts of Me (to all of My spirit children) the same power to create which I have as the whole.

·         …our essence is the same.

·         ..including the ability to create physical reality out of thin air.

·         My purpose in creating you, My spiritual offspring, was for Me to know Myself as God.  I have no way to do that save through you.  Thus it can be said (and has been, many times) that My purpose for you is that you should know yourself as Me.

·         …how  this process of self-knowing must work.

·         There is one way I could have caused all of My spiritual children to know themselves as parts of Me – and that was simply to tell them.  This I did.  But you see, it was not enough.

·         ..knowing something, and experiencing it, are two different things.  Spirit longed to know Itself experientially (just as I did!).  Conceptual awareness was not enough for you.  So I devised a plan.  It is the most extraordinary idea in all the universe – and the most spectacular collaboration.  I say collaboration because all of you are in it with Me.

·         Under the plan, you as pure spirit would enter the physical universe just created.  This is because physicality is the only way to know experientially what you know conceptually.  It is, in fact, the reason I created the physical cosmos to begin with – and the system of relativity which governs it, and all creation.

·         …there is no way for you to not be who and what you are – you simply are that (pure, creative spirit), have been always, and always will be.  So, you did the next best thing.  You caused yourself to forget Who You Really Are.

·         This allows you to choose to be Who You Are, rather than simply wake up in the castle, so to speak.

·         You are, have always been, and will always be, a divine part of the divine whole, a member of the body.  You actually choose to re-member Who You Really Are…

·         Your job on Earth, therefore, is not to learn (because you already know), but to re-member Who You Are.  And to re-member who everyone else is.  That is why a big part of your job is to remind others (that is, to re-mind them), so that they can re-member also. 

·         All the wonderful spiritual teachers have been doing just that. It is your sole purpose.  That is to say, your soul purpose.

·         We have here placed the foundation.

·         ..why is the world in the shape it’s in?

·         The answer to this question lies in the deeper mystery of the universe and the highest meaning of life.

·         …you cannot demonstrate love until you can demonstrate not loving.  A thing cannot exist without its opposite, except in the world of the absolute.

·         In the absolute there is no experience, only knowing.

·         Knowing is a divine state, yet the grandest joy is in being.

·         Being is achieved only after experience.  The evolution is this:  knowing, experiencing, being.  This is the Holy Trinity  - the Triune that is God.

·         God the Father is knowing.

·         God the Son is experiencing.

·         God the Holy Spirit is being.

·         This simple being is bliss.  It is God-state, after knowing and experiencing Itself.  It is that for which God yearned in the beginning.

·         In matters of gross relationships, you recognize no “in-between” That is because gross relationships are always dyads, whereas relationships of the higher realm are invariably triads.

·         …parts of the same whole..

·         These are the rhythms of life, and everything in gross reality is subject to them, because life itself is a rhythm.  It is a wave, a vibration, a pulsation at the very heart of the All That Is.

·         …worldwide calamities are the result of worldwide consciousness.

·         Do not condemn, therefore, all that you would call bad in the world.  Rather, ask yourself, what about this have you judged bad, and what, if anything, you wish to do change it.

·         Judge not, then, the karmic path walked by another.  Envy not success, nor pity failure, for you know not what is success or failure in the soul’s reckoning.

·         …keep always your own counsel, and allow others theirs.

·         This does not mean ignore a call for help, nor the urging of your own soul to work toward the change of some circumstance or condition.  It does mean avoiding labels and judgment while you do whatever you do. 

·         For each circumstance is a gift, and in each experience is hidden a treasure.

·         Events, occurrences, happenings, conditions, circumstances – all are created out of consciousness.  Individual consciousness is powerful enough. 

·         You can imagine what kind of creative energy is unleashed whenever two or more are gathered in My name.  And mass consciousness?  Why,  that is so powerful it can create events and circumstances of worldwide import and planetary consequences.

·         …there are not victims in the world, and no villains.

·         At some level you have all created that which you say you detest – and, having created it, you have chosen it.

·         …it is only when they can accept responsibility for all of it that they can achieve the power to change part of it.

·         So long as you entertain the notion that there is something or someone else out there “doing it” to you, you disempowered yourself to do anything about it.  Only when you say “ I did this” can you find the power to change it.

·         The first step in changing anything is to know and accept that you have chosen it to be what to it through your understanding that We are all One.  Seek then to create change not because a thing is wrong, but because it no longer makes an accurate statement of Who You Are. 

·         There is only one reason to do anything: as a statement to the universe of Who You Are.  There is also only one reason to un-do anything:  because it is no longer a statement of Who You Want to Be.

·         What is created by you is the degree to which these events touch your life.

·         Thus, you create collectively, and individually, the life and times you are experiencing, for the soul purpose of evolving.

·         The way to reduce the pain which you associate with earthly experiences and events – both yours and those of others – is to change the way you behold them.

·         You cannot change the outer event (for that has been created by the lot of you, and you are not grown enough in your consciousness to alter individually that which has been created collectively), so you must change the inner experience.  This is the road to mastery in living.

·         Nothing is painful in and of itself.  Pain is a result of wrong thought.  It is an error in thinking.

·         A Master can disappear the most grievous pain.  In this way, the Master heals.

·         There are no “should” or “shouldn’t”  in God’s world.  Do what you want to do.  Do what reflects you, what re-presents you as a grander version of your Self…

·         ..judge not, and neither condemn, for you know not why a thing occurs, nor to what end.

·         Rather, seek to change those things – or support others who are changing those things – which no longer reflect your highest sense of Who You Are.

·         I have never set down a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ a ‘do’ or a ‘don’t.’

·         …to do as you please, and experience the results of that; …create yourself a new in the image and likeness of Who You Really Are…a higher and higher you, based on your grandest idea of what it is of which you are capable.

·         …free will.

·         What is hell?

·         It is the pain you suffer through wrong thinking.  Yet even the term “wrong thinking” is a misnomer, because there is no such thing as that which is wrong.

·         Hell is the opposite of joy.  It is unfulfillment. It is knowing Who and What You Are, and failing to experience that.  It is being less.

·         You are your own rule-maker.  You set the guidelines.  And you decide how well you have done; how well you are doing.  For you are the one who has decided Who and What You Really Are – and Who You Want to Be.  And you are the only one who can assess how well you’re doing.

·         It may serve you, however, to be aware of consequences.

·         Consequences are results.  Natural outcomes.  These are not all the same as retributions, or punishments.

·         They are what results from the natural application of natural laws.

·         All physical life functions in accordance with natural laws.  Once you remember these laws, and apply them, you have mastered life at the physical level.

·         …know these laws, and obey them…

·         This is the goal of your soul.  This is its purpose  - to fully realize itself while in the body; to become the embodiment of all that it really is.

·         The laws of the Universe are laws that I laid down.  They are perfect laws, creating perfect function of the physical.

·         Were you to see the symmetry of it, the perfection of its design – from the largest body to the smallest particle – you would not be able to hold the truth of it in your reality.

·         How can I remember them?

·         Begin by being still.  Quiet the outer world, so that the inner world might bring you sight.  This in –sight is what you seek, yet you cannot have it while you are so deeply concerned with your outer reality.  Seek, therefore, to go within as much as possible.

·         If you do not go within, you go without.

·         There is nothing you cannot be, there is nothing you cannot do.  There is nothing you cannot have.

·         For thousands of years people have disbelieved the promises of God for the most extraordinary reason:  they were too good to be true.

·         Failing to believe in any of this means failure to believe in God.  For belief in God produces belief in God’s greatest gift – unconditional love – and God’s greatest promise – unlimited potential.

·         The purpose is to create your experience – and thus, create your Self – in the glorious moment of Now.  You do not, therefore, choose the life you will experience ahead of time.

·         You may, however, select the persons, places, and events – the conditions and circumstances, the challenges and obstacles, the opportunities and options – with which to create your experience.

·         Your potential is unlimited in all that you’ve chosen to do.

·         Therefore bless every person and condition, and give thanks.  Thus you affirm the perfection of God’s creation – and show your faith in it.  For nothing happens by accident in God’s world…

·         There is perfection in the process – and all life arises out of choice.  It is not appropriate to interfere with choice, nor to question it.  It is particularly inappropriate to condemn it.  What is appropriate is to observe it, and then to do whatever might be done to assist the soul in seeking and making a higher choice.

·         Move into communion with the souls of others, and their purpose, their intention, will be clear to you.

·         ..a sacred Law of the Universe:   Allow each soul to walk its path.

·         A thing is only right or wrong because you say it is.  A thing is not right or wrong intrinsically.

·         The world exists exactly as it is so that you may make these judgments.  If the world existed in perfect condition, your life process of Self creation would be terminated. And God’s career would end tomorrow were there no more problems!

·         Your industrial-military complex understands this very well.  That is why it opposes mightily any attempt to  install a war-no-more government – anywhere.

·         If  I say to you, the world is fixed – where does that leave the world?

·         The world is filled with essentially two kinds of people:  those who give you things you want, and those who fix things.

·         You have created it that way – just as you have created your life exactly as it is.

·         The day you really want an ended to hunger, there will be no more hunger.

·         …it is your ways which are cruel. nothing has been more cruel to Nature than man.

·         You can similarly end all war tomorrow….All it takes – all it has ever taken  - is for all of you to agree.  Yet if you cannot all agree on something as basically simple as ending the killing of each other, how can you call upon the heavens with shaking fist to put your life in order?

·         I will do nothing for you that you will not do for your Self. That is the law…

·         The world is in  the condition it is in because of you, and the choices you have made -  or failed to make.  (Not to decide is to decide.)

·         The Earth is in the shape it’s in because of you, and the choices you have made –or failed to make.

·         Your own life is the way it is because of you, and the choices you have made – or failed to make.

·         You are all at root cause for the conditions which exist which create in the robber the desire, or the perceived need, to steal.  You have all created the consciousness which makes rape possible.  It is when you see in yourself  that which caused the crime that you begin, at last, to heal the condition from which it sprang.

·         …it is not a battle at all, but simply a process.  Yet if you do not know this, you will see it as a constant struggle.

·         There is no coincidence, and nothing happens “by accident.”  Each event and adventure is called to your Self by your Self in order that you might create and experience Who You Really Are.  All true Masters know this. 

·         That is why mystic Masters remain unperturbed in the face of the worst experiences of life (as you would define them).

·         …come to heaven (Self realization).

·         The grandest teaching of Christ was not that you shall have everlasting life – but that you do; not that you shall have brotherhood in God, but that you do; not that you shall have whatever you request, but that you do.

·         All that required is to know this.  For you are the creator of your reality, and life can show up no other way for you than that way in which you think it will.

·         You think it into being.  This is the first step in creation.

·         Why would I want to deny You, or me?

·         Because you are afraid….you must reduce yourself to a spirituality which teaches fear and dependence and intolerance, rather than love and power and acceptance.

·         The First Law is that you can be, do, and have whatever you can imagine. The Second Law  is that you attract what you fear.

·         There is no coincidence in the universe – only a grand design.

·         Emotions is the power which attracts.

·         If you manipulate energy long enough in a certain way, you get matter.

·         Every Master understand this law.  It is the secret of all life.

·         Thought is pure energy….is creative…never ever dies.  It leaves your being and heads out into the universe, extending forever.  A thought is forever.

·         All thoughts congeal.

·         It takes an incomprehensibly huge amount of similar energy ‘sticking together’ thusly, to form matter.

·         You should now better understand how people of like mind can work together to create a favored reality.

·         Of course, when entire societies think a certain way, very often astonishing things happen – not all of them necessarily desirable.

·         …large communities or congregations often find miracle-producing power in combined thinking…even individuals if their thought (prayer, hope, wish, dream, fear) is amazingly strong – can, in and of themselves, produce such results.

·         The Laws are very simple.

  1. Thought is creative.
  2. Fear attracts like energy.

3        is the only.  The all.  The feeling of love is your experience of God.  When you move into the absolute, you move into love.

·         The realm of the relative was created in order that I might experience My Self.

·         This does not make the realm of the relative real.  It is a created reality.

·         Masters are those who have chosen only love.  In every instance.  In every moment.  In every circumstance.

·         This example and this lesson has been laid out so clearly for you.

·         Ask Me anything.  I will contrive to bring you the answer. 

·         The whole universe will I use to do this.  So be on the lookout.  This book is far from My only tool.…watch.  Listen.

·         I will speak to you if you will listen.

 

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·         You have this idea that God show up in only one way in life.  That’s a very dangerous idea.  It stops you from seeing God all over.

·         I do not love “good” more than I love “bad.”  Hitler went to the heaven.  When you understand this, you will understand God.

·         Everything is ‘acceptable.’

·         To reject a thing is to deny that it exists.

·         Do not dismantle the house, but look at each brick, and replace those which appear broken, which no longer support the structure.

·         If your values serve you, hold them.  Argue for them.  Fight to defend them.

·         Yet seek to fight in a way which harms no one.  Harm is not a necessary ingredient in healing.

·         I have not said your values are wrong.  But neither are they right.  They are simply judgments.  Assessments.  Decisions.  For the most part, they are decisions made not by you, but by someone else,  Your parents, perhaps.  Your religion.  Your teachers, historians, politicians.

·         Very few of the value of judgments you have incorporated into your truth are judgments you, yourself, have made based on your own experience.  Yet experience is what you came here for – and out of your experience were you to create yourself.   You have created yourself out of the experience of others.

·         If there were such a thing as sin, this would be it:  to allow yourself to become what you are because of the experience of others.

·         …you deny your own experience in favor of what you have been told to think.

·         Promulgated by others – all of whom have a vested interest in how you think.

·         The result is that you have betrayed your true truth about this subject  - with devastating results.

·         These behaviors are the behaviors historically demanded of their subjects by monarchs – usually egomaniacal, insecure, tyrannical monarchs at that.

·         Deity has no needs.  All That Is exactly that: all that is.  It therefore wants, or lacks, nothing – by definition.

·         This does not mean I am without desires.

·         Desire is the beginning of all creation.  It is first thought.  It is a grand feeling within the soul.  It is God, choosing what next to create.

·         And what is God’s desire?

·         I desire first to know and experience Myself, in all My glory. 

·         Second, I desire that shall know and experience Who You Really  Are.

·         Third, I desire for the whole life process to be an experience of constant joy, continuous creation, never ending expansion, and total fulfillment in each moment of now.

·         I have established a perfect system whereby these desires may be realized.  They are being realized now – in this very moment.  The only difference between you and Me id that I know this.

·         In the moment of your local knowing (which moment could come upon you at anytime), you, too, will feel as I do always:  total joyful, loving, accepting, blessing, and grateful.

·         These are Five Attitudes of God…the application of these attitudes in your life now can – and will – bring you to Godliness.

·         This is the root of every problem you experience in your life – for you do not consider yourself worthy enough to be spoken to by God.

·         Good heavens, how can you ever expect to hear My voice if you don’t imagine yourself to be deserving enough to even be spoken to?

·         I tell you this:  I am performing a miracle right now.  For not only am I speaking to you, but to every person who has picked up this book and is reading these words.

·         …some will be able to hear – and some will be able to only listen, but will hear nothing.

 

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·         It is all part of the divine plan – for you could not claim, create, experience – Who You Are if you already were it.  It was necessary first for you to release (deny, forget) your connection to Me in order to fully experience it by fully creating it – by calling it forth. For your grandest wish – and My grandest desire – was for you to experience yourself as the part of Me you are. 

·         You are therefore in the process of experiencing yourself by creating yourself a new in every single moment. As am I. Through you.

·         It is a holy collaboration – truly, a holy communion.

·         Life will “take off” for you, then, when you choose for it to. You have not so chosen as yet.

·         To do this, you must believe the promise, and live it.  You must live the promise of God.

·         Think, speak, and act as the God You Are.

·         …seek a newer world.

·         Now, call it forth.

·         Go first to your Highest Thought about yourself.  Imagine the you that you would be if you lived that thought every day.  Imagine what you would think, do, and say, and how you would respond to what others do and say.

·         Do you see any difference between that projection and what you think, do, and say now?

·         …living your highest vision of yourself.

·         ..begin to change – consciously change – your thoughts, words, and actions to match your grandest vision.

·         This will require tremendous mental and physical effort.  It will entail constant, moment – to- moment monitoring of your ever thought, word, and deed.  It will involve continued choice-making – consciously.  This whole process is a massive move to consciousness. 

·         What you will find out if you undertake this challenge is that you’ve spent half your life unconscious.

·         So – do you want your life to “take off”?  Begin at once to imagine it the way you want it to be – and move into that.  Check every thought, word, and action that does not fall into harmony with that.  Move away from those.

·         When you have a thought that is not in alignment with your higher vision, change to a new thought, then and there.

·         Which way a thing changes depends on you.

·         You have created a society in which it is very not okay to want to die.

·         But there are many situations in which death is preferable to life…

·         The greatest gift you can give the dying is to let them die in peace.

·         The most difficult thing for people to do is hear their own soul.  ( Notice that so few do.)

·         The soul is very clear that its purpose is evolution.  That is its sole purpose – and its souls purpose.  It is not concerned with the achievements of the body or the development of the mind.

·         The frustration and anxiety comes from not listening to one’s soul.

·         The first thing you might do is get clear about what the soul is after – and stop making judgments about it.

·         What the soul is after is – the highest feeling of love you can imagine.

·         The highest feeling is the experience of unity with All That Is.

·         This is the feeling of perfect love.

·         ..love …the summation of all feeling.

·         Of course you are seeking to be God!  What else did you think  you were up to?

·         …you may not be very clear about many things, but about one thing you are clear: you, and most of what you desire, are bad.  Having made this judgment about yourself, you have decided that your job is to get better.

·         It’s okay, mind you.  It’s the same destination in any event – it’s just that there’s a faster way, a shorter route, a quicker path.

·         Which is?

·         Acceptance of Who and What You Are right now – and demonstration of that.

·         You say it is difficult to walk the path of Christ. 

·         Yet I tell you this: it is far more difficult to deny Who You Are than to accept it.

·         Choose now to know yourself as these things always.

 

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·         You’ve the power and the ability right now to end world hunger this minute, to cure diseases this instant.  What if I told you your own medical profession holds back cures, refuses to approve alternative medicines and procedures because they threaten the very structure of the “healing” profession?  What if I told you that the governments of the world do not want to end world hunger?

·         …doctoring and politicking have become institutionalized, and it’s the institutions that fight these things, sometimes very subtly, sometimes even unwittingly, but inevitably …because to those institutions it’s a matter of survival.

·         …to give you just one very simple and obvious example, doctors in the West deny the healing efficacies of doctors in the East because to accept them, to admit that certain alternate modalities might just provide some healing, would be to tear at the very fabric of the institution as it has structured itself.

·         All attack is a call for help.

·         Life is a creation, not a discovery.

·         Here’s why that is so, and how that works:

 

-          To think, speak, and do something which you do not truly believe is impossible.  Therefore, the process of creation must include belief, or knowing.  This is absolute faith.  This is beyond hoping.  This is knowing of a certainty (“By your faith shall ye be healed”).  Therefore, the doing part of creation always includes knowing.  It is a gut – level certainty,  a complete acceptance as reality of something.

-          This place of knowing is a place of intense and incredible gratitude.  It is a thankfulness in advance.  And that, perhaps, is the biggest key to creation:  to be grateful before, and for, the creation.  It is the sure sign of mastery.  All Masters know in advance that the deed has been done.

-          This is how to manifest God’s will “on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

 

·         You get your life to “take off” by first becoming very clear in your thinking about it.

·         When your thoughts are clear and steadfast, begin to speak them as truths.  Say them out loud.

·         I – am statements to others.  ‘I am” is the strongest creative statement in the universe.  Whatever you think, whatever you say, after the words ‘ I am” set into motion those experiences, calls them forth, brings them to you.

·         The first step is learning to monitor your thoughts; to think about what you are thinking about.

·         If you think the world is a bad place, filled with negative events, think again.

 

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·         What is the true path to God?

·         …the Creator does not rule, but merely creates, creates – and keep on creating.

 

TEN COMMITMENTS

 

·         You shall know that you have taken the path to God, and you shall know that you have found God, for there  will be these signs, these indications, these changes in you:

  1. You shall love God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul.
  2. You shall not use the name of God in vain.
  3. You shall remember to keep a day for Me, and you shall call it holy.
  4. You shall honor your mother and your father – and you will know you are the Son of God when you honor Father/Mother God in all that you say or do or think.
  5. You know you have found God when you observe that you will not murder (that is, willfully kill, without cause). Your new reverence for life will cause you to honor all life forms – and to impact them only when it is for the highest good.
  6. You will not defile the purity of love with dishonesty or deceit, for this is adulterous.
  7. You will not take a thing that is not your own, nor cheat, not connive, nor harm another to have anything, for this would be to steal.
  8. Say a thing that is not true, and thus beat false witness.
  9. Covet your neighbor’s spouse, for why would you want your neighbor’s spouse when you know all others are your spouse?

10      Covet your neighbor’s goods,  for why would you want your neighbor’s goods when you know that all goods can be yours, and all your goods belong to the world?

·         These are your freedoms, not your restrictions.  These are my commitments, not my commandments.

·         There is no such thing as ‘getting to heaven’ There is only a knowing that you are already there…

·         The irony is than most people think they have to leave where they are to get to where they want to be.  And so they leave heaven in order to get to heaven  - and go through hell.

·         What Enlightenment asks you to do is to know something you have not experienced and thus experience it.

·         A true Master does not ‘give up’ something. A true Master simply sets it aside, as he would do with anything for which he no longer has any use.

·         …understand and accept them is enough.

·         Remember, you are constantly in the act of creating yourself.  You are in every moment deciding who and what you are.

·         Passion is the love of turning being into action.  It fuels the engine of creation.  It changes concepts to experience.

·         Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.

·         The enunciate never denies passion – the renunciate simply denies attachment to results.  Passion is a love of doing.  Doing is being, experienced.  Yet what is often created as part of doing?  Expectation.

·         To live your life without expectation – without the need for  specific results- that is freedom.  That is Godliness.

·         Beingness is the highest state of existence.

·         Pure being is pure God-ing.

·         Yet it has never been enough for us to simply be.  We have always yearned to experience What We Are – and that requires a whole other aspect of  divinity, called doing.

·         ..expectation..

·         This is the greatest source of man’s unhappiness.  It is what separates man from God.

·         The renunciate seeks to end this separation through the experience some Eastern mystics have called Samadhi.  That is, oneness and union with God; a melding into divinity.

·         …the Master  knows intuitively that passion is the path.  It is the way to Self-realization.

·         Even in earthly terms it can be fairly said that if you have a passion for nothing, you have no life at all.

·         …see the truth of it, and the truth sets you free.

·         If you don’t want it, why think about it?  Don’t give it a second thought.

·         This is an act of moving toward something not away from something.

·         Turn toward Me and away from anything unlike Me.

·         The point of  life id therefore to create  -  who and what you are, and then to experience that.

 

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·         Suffering is an unnecessary aspect of the human experience.  It is not only unnecessary, it is unwise, uncomfortable, and hazardous to your health?

·         …suffering has nothing to do with events, but with one’s reaction to them.

·         I have given you the tools with which to respond and react to events in a way which reduces  - in fact, eliminates – pain, but you have not used them.

·         “fate” can be an acronym for “from all thoughts everywhere” In other words, the consciousness of the planet.

·         If enough people everywhere believe something must be done to help the environment,  you will save the Earth.  But you must work fast.  So much damage has already been done, for so long.  This will take a major attitudinal shift.

·         You mean if we don’t, we will see the Earth, and its inhabitants  - destroyed?

·         I have made the laws of the physical universe clear enough for anyone to understand.  There are laws of cause and effect which have been sufficiently outlined to your scientists, physicists, and through them,  to your world leaders. 

·         There is not a one among you who has not made a headache disappear, or a visit to the dentist less painful, through your decision about it.

·         A Master simply makes the same decision about larger things.

·         Even if everything I’ve said is “wrong” can you think of a better way to live?

 

 

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·         Let’s be clear that “being at the spiritual game” means dedicating your whole mind, your whole body, your whole soul to the process of creating Self in the image and likeness of God.

·         This is process of Self Realization.

·         This is a day- to- day, hour- to – hour, moment – to – moment act of supreme consciousness.

·         Conscious creation….with a purpose

·         …once you experience the kind of spiritual comfort My payoff provides, the last thing you’ll find yourself worrying about is physical comfort.

·         …each soul must choose – is choosing – its own destiny this instant.

·         Your jog is to render them independent; to teach them as quickly and completely as possible how to get along without you.

·         In the same sense, God’s greatest moment is the moment you realize you need no God.

·         A true Master is not the one with the most students, but one who creates the most Masters.

·         A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders.

·         A true teacher is not the one with the most knowledge, but one who causes the most others to have knowledge.

·         And a true God is not One with the most servants, but One who serves the most, thereby making Gods of all others.

·         So now, as parents, spouses, and loved ones, seek not to make of your love a glue that binds, but rather a magnet that first attracts, them turns around and repels, lest those who are attracted begin to believe they must stick to you to survive.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Nothing could be more damaging to another.

·         When you follow Me, the struggle disappears.  Live in your God space and the events become blessings, one and all.

·         Now is time to go for your God space more than ever. First, it will bring you great peace of mind – and from a peaceful mind do great ideas flow – ideas which could be solutions to the  biggest problems you imagine yourself to have.

·         Second, it is in your God space that you Self realize, and that is the purpose – the only purpose  - of your soul.

·         When you are in your God space, you know and understand that all you are now experiencing is temporary.

·         This ever-lasting perspective helps you to see things in their proper light.

·         You can define these present conditions an circumstances as what they truly are: temporary and temporal.  You may then use them as tools – for that is what they are, temporary, temporal tools – in the creation of present experience.

·         My law is the law of cause and effect..

·         Your life is always a result of your thoughts about  it ….

·         So what is your intention now?  Do you intend to prove your theory that life seldom brings you what you choose?  Or do you intend to demonstrate Who You Really Are and Who am I?

·         This alleged state of imperfection in which you are said to have come into this world is what your religionists have the gall to call original sin.  And it is original sin- but not yours.  It is the first sin to be perpetrated upon you by a world which knows nothing of God if it thinks that God would – or could – create anything imperfect.

·         For anything I conceive  - all that to which I give life  - is perfect; a perfect reflection of perfection it self, made in the image and likeness of Me.

·         Thus do religions perpetuate themselves.  Thus does power remain concentrated in the hands of the few, rather than experienced though the hands of the many.

 

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·          There is a way to be happy in relationships, and that is to use relationships for their intended purpose…

·         Relationships are constantly  challenging; constantly calling you to create, express, and experience higher and higher aspects of yourself, grander and grander visions of yourself, ever more magnificent versions of yourself.

·         Nowhere can you do this more immediately, impact fully, and immaculately than in relationships.  In fact, without relationships, you cannot do it at all.

·         Once you clearly understand this, once you deeply grasp it, then you intuitively bless and every experience.

·         That construction can be a magnificent creation of your own conscious design, or a strictly happenstance configuration.  You can choose  to be a person who has resulted simply from what  has happened, or from what you’ve chosen to be an do about what has happened.

·         It is in the latter form that creation of Self becomes conscious.

·         When human love relationships fail (relationships never truly fail, except in the strictly human sense that they did not produce what you want), they fail because they were entered into for the wrong reason.

·         Most people enter into relationships with an eye toward what they can get out of them, rather than what they can put into them.

·         The purpose of a relationship is to decide what part of yourself you’d like to see “show up” not what part of another you can capture and hold.

·         There can only one purpose for relationships – and for all of life:  to be and to decide Who You Really Are.

·         It is very romantic to say that you were “nothing” until that special other came along, but it is not true. Worse, it puts an incredible pressure on the other to be all sorts of things he or she is not.

·         Not wanting to “let you down” they try very hard to be and do these things until they cannot anymore.

·         Resentment builds.  Anger follows.

·         Finally, in order to save themselves (and the relationship), these special others begin to reclaim their real selves, acting more in accordance with Who They Really Are.  It is about this time that you say they’ve “really changed.”

·         ..the purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.

·         Here is the paradox of all human relationships:  You have no need for a particular other in order for you to experience, fully, Who You Are,  and …without another, you are nothing.

·         This is both the mystery and the wonder, the frustration and the joy of the human experience.  It requires deep understanding and total willingness to live within this paradox in a way which make sense.  I observe that very few people do.

·         Somewhere between 40 and 60 ( and for most it is sooner rather than later)  you’ve given up on your grandest dream, set aside your highest hope, and settled for your lowest expectation – or nothing at all.

·         The problem is so basic, so simple, and yet so tragically misunderstood:  your grandest dream, set aside your highest idea, ad your fondest hope has had to do with your beloved other rather than your beloved Self. 

·         The test of your relationships has had to do with how well the other lived up to your ideas, and how well you saw yourself living up to his or hers.  Yet the only true test has to do with how well you live up to yours.

·         Relationships are sacred because they provide life’s grandest opportunity      indeed, it s only opportunity – to create and produce the experience of your higher conceptualization of Self.

·         Let each person in relationship worry not about the other, but only, only about Self.

·         The Master understands that it doesn’t matter what the other is being, doing, having, saying, wanting, demanding.  It doesn’t matter what the other is thinking, expecting, planning.  It only matters what you are being in relationship to that.

·         The most loving person is the person who is Self-centered.

·         If you cannot love yourself, you cannot love another.

·         The reverse of this is that so many people hate themselves because they feel there is not another who loves them.

·         …two people literally lose themselves in a relationship.  They get into the relationship hopping to find themselves, and they lose themselves instead.

·         This losing of the Self in a relationship is what causes most  of the bitterness in such couplings.

·         It is because people have lost touch with (if they ever were in touch with) the purpose of relationships.  When you lose sight of each other as sacred souls on a sacred journey,  then you cannot see the purpose, the reason, behind all relationships.

·         You have brought your Self to the relative world so that you might have the tools with which to know and experience Who You Really Are.  Who You Are is who you create yourself to be in relationship to all the rest of it.

·         Your personal relationships are the most important elements in this process.  Your personal relationships are therefore holy ground.  They have virtually nothing to do with the other, yet because they involve another, they have everything to do with the other.

·         This is the divine dichotomy.

·         So it is not such a radical teaching to say, “Blessed are the Self-centered, for they shall know God.”  It might not be a goal in your life to know the highest part of your Self, and to stay centered in that.

·         Your first relationship, therefore, must be with your Self.

·         “You are as holy s am I.”

·         This is the message you have not been able to hear; this is the truth you have not been able to accept.  And that is why you can never truly, purely, fall in love with another.  You have never truly, purely fallen in love with your Self.

·         A Master blesses calamity, for the Master knows that from the seeds of disaster (and all experience) comes the growth.  For once one has fully Self realized, there is nothing left to do except be more of that.

·         ..the highest choice.

·         …what is the most profitable? Or, how can I lose the least?

·         When life is lived form a standpoint of damage control or optimum advantage, the true benefit of life is forfeited.

·         For a life lived thusly is a life lived from fear – and that life speaks a lie about you.

·         … at the critical juncture in all human relationships, there is only one question:

·         What would love do now?

·         …the highest choice is that which produces the highest good for you.

·         …the highest good for you becomes the highest good for another.

·         What you do for your Self, you do for another.  What you do for another, you do for the Self.  This is because you and the other are one.

·         Of course, determining what is you are trying to do.  What is your purpose in life?  Without answers to these questions, the matter of what is “best” in any given circumstances will remain a mystery.

·         …despots cannot be allowed to flourish, but must be stopped in their despotism. Love of Self, and love of the despot, demands it.

·         Sometimes man must go to war to make the grandest statement about who man truly is:  he who abhors war.

·         …to allow another to continually inflict damage may not be the most loving thing to do – for your Self or the other.

·         You exist in this life in the world of the relative, where one thing can exist only insofar as it relates to another.  This is at one and the same time both the function and the purpose of relationship:  to provide a field of experience within which you find yourself…

·         ..you have no obligation.  Neither in relationship, nor in all of life.

·         There is no way it cannot work – if you are about the business of creating your Self.

·         You have no obligation in relationship.  You have only opportunity.

·         Opportunity , not obligation, is the cornerstone of religion, the basis of all spirituality.

·         Relationship – your relationship to all things – was created as your perfect tool in the work of the soul.   That is why all human relationships are sacred ground.

·         Marriage is a sacrament.  But not because of its sacred obligations.  Rather, because of its unequalled opportunity.

·         Never do anything in relationship out of a sense of obligation.  Do whatever you do out of a sense of the glorious opportunity your relationship affords you do decide, and to be, Who You Really Are.

·         You make it sound as if holding onto a relationship means it’s been a success. 

·         Try not confuse longevity with a job well done. Remember, your job on the planet is not to see how long you can stay in relationship, it’s to decide, and experience, Who You Really Are.

·         Still while there is no such requirement, this much should be said:  long-term relationships do hold remarkable opportunities for mutual growth, mutual expression, and mutual fulfillment – and that has its own reward.

·         First, make sure get into a relationship for the right reasons.  For most people, love is a response to need fulfillment.  So you agree – tacitly – to trade.  I’ll trade you what I’ve got if you’ll give me what you’ve got.

·         It’s a transaction.  But you don’t tell the truth about it. 

·         You don’t say, “I trade you very much.”  You say, “I love you very much.” And then the disappointment begins.

·         The truth is relentless.  It won’t leave you alone.

·         If you both agree at a conscious level that the purpose of your relationship is to create an opportunity, not an obligation – an opportunity for growth,  for full Self expression, for lifting your lives to their highest potential, for healing every false thought or small idea you ever had about you, and for ultimate reunion with God through the communion of your two souls  - if you take that vow instead of the vows you’ve been taking – the relationship has begun on a very good note.

·         If you want guarantees in life, then you don’t want life.  You want rehearsals for a script that’s already been written.

·         Life by its nature cannot have guarantees, or its whole purpose is thwarted.

·         Know and understand that there will be challenges and difficult times.

·         Don’t try to avoid them.  Welcome them. Gratefully.

·         ..seek to see no one, and nothing, as the enemy – or even the problem.  Cultivate the technique of seeing all problems as opportunities.

·         You will never disserve your relationship – nor anyone – by seeing more in another than they are showing you.  For there is more there.  Much more.  It is only their fear that stops them from showing you.  If others notice that you see them as more, they will feel safe to show you what you obviously already see.

·         ..people tend to see in themselves what we see in them.  The grander our vision, the grander their willingness to access and display the part of them we have shown them.

·         The work of the soul is to wake yourself up.   The work of God is to wake everybody else up.

·         We do this by seeing others as Who They Are – by reminding them of Who They Are.

·         This you can do in two ways – by reminding them Who They Are (very difficult, because they will not believe you), and by remembering Who You Are (much easier, because you do not need their belief, only your own.)  Demonstrating this constantly ultimately reminds others of Who They Are, for they will see themselves in you.

·         You are such a messenger.

·         …sharing Eternal Truth with others…not out of a need to gain glory, but out of  your heart’s deepest desire to end the pain and suffering of others; to bring joy and gladness, and help and healing; to reconnect others with the sense of partnership with God.

·         …during these times immediately ahead, the world will need many trumpets to sound the clarion call.

 

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·         …the “can’t fail” element…you’ll get as many chances as you want and need.

·         By the highest standards I have observed humans devise, killing can never be justified as a means of expressing anger, releasing hostility, “righting a wrong.”  Or punishing and offender.

·         It is respect for life which sometimes makes war necessary, for it is through war against immediate impending evil, it is through defense against immediate threat to another life, that you make a statement of Who You Are in relationship to that.

·         It is absurd to use deadly force as an argument solver.

·         Reaching to the height of hypocrisy, some humans even kill in the name of God – and that is the highest blasphemy.

·         Very few of your daily decisions about what is  “right” and “wrong” are being made by you, based on your understanding. This is especially true on important matters.  In fact, the more important the matter, the less likely are you to listen to your own experience; and the more ready you seem to be to make someone else’s ideas your own.

·         …it eliminates the need to think.

·         ..acting on your own authority.

·         It is when you act on the authority of others that you get yourself into trouble.  Should states and nations use killing to enforce their theological imperatives?

·         Should societies use killing as a response to those who violate behavioral codes?

·         Is killing an appropriate political remedy, spiritual convincer, or societal problem solver?

·         Now, is killing something you can do if someone is trying to kill you?  Would you use killing force to defend the life of a loved one?  Someone you didn’t even know?

·         Is killing a proper form of defense against those who would kill if they are not in some other way stopped? Is there a difference between killing and murder?

·         The state would have you believe that killing to complete a purely political agenda is perfectly defensible.  In fact, the state needs you to take its word on this order to exist as an entity of power.

·         Society would have you believe that killing to punish those whose commit certain offenses (these have changed through the years) is perfectly defensible.  In fact, society must have you take its word for it in order to exist as an entity of power.

·         Do you believe these positions are correct?  Have you taken another’s word for it?  What does your Self have to say?

·         …by your decisions you paint a portrait of Who You Are.

·         Indeed, by their decisions your states and nations have already painted such pictures.

·         Be careful of these questions. They may require you to think.

·         Thinking is hard.  Making value judgments is difficult.

·         It places you at pure creation, because there are so many times you’ll have to say, “I don’t know.  I just don’t know.”  Yet still you’ll have to decide.  And so you’ll have to choose.  You’ll have to make an arbitrary choice.

·         Such  a choice – a decision coming from no previous personal knowledge – is called pure creation.  And the individual is aware, deeply aware, that in the making of such decisions is the Self created.

·         Most of you are not interested in such important work.  Most of you would rather leave that to others.  And so most of you are not self-created, but creatures of habit – other- created creatures.

·         Then, when others have told you how you should feel, and it runs directly counter to how  you do feel - you experience a deep inner conflict.

·         The question is:  Do I wish to walk this path consciously, or unconsciously?

·         As the cause of my experience, or at the effect of it?

·         For most of your life you’ve lived at the effect of your experiences.  Now, you’re invited to be the cause of them.  That is what is known as conscious living.

·         Not long ago you killed things – bugs, plants, trees, animals, people – now you cannot kill a thing without knowing exactly what you’re doing and why.  That’s a very good sign.

·         Not long ago you lived life as though it had no purpose.  Now you know it has no purpose, save the one you give it.  That’s a very good sign.

·         Not long ago you begged the universe to bring you Truth.  Now you tell the universe your truth.  And that’s a very good sign.

·         Not long ago you sought to be rich and famous.  Now you seek to be simply, and wonderfully, your Self.

·         And not so very long ago you feared Me.  Now you love Me, enough to call Me your equal.  All of these are very, very good signs.

·         The more you remember, the more you are able to experience, the more you know, so to speak.  And the more you know, the more you remember.  It is a circle.  So yes, it gets easier, it gets better, it becomes even more joyful.

·         Be patient.  You are gaining wisdom.  And your joys are now increasingly available without pain.  That, too, is  a very good sign.

·         You are learning (remembering how) to love without pain; to let go without pain; to create without pain; to even cry without pain.  Yes, you’re even able to have your pain without pain, if you know what I mean.

·         And so then, keep on growing.  And keep on deciding what you want to become in the next highest version of your Self.  Keep on working toward that. This is God work we’re up to..

 

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·         I love You, You know that?

·         I know you do. And I love you.

 

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·         The problem is lack of understanding of the principles of abundance together, usually, with a massive misjudgment about what is “good” and what is “evil”

·         ..if a thing is judged very ‘good’ by you, you value it less in terms of money.

·         Your whole society believes this.  So your teachers make pittance and your strip teasers, a fortune.  Your leaders make so little compared to sports figures that they feel they have to steal…

·         This having – it – all backwards is a propensity with you, and it stems form wrong thought.

·         The wrong thought is your idea about money.

·         ..the universe is just a big Xerox machine.  It simply produces multiple copies of your thoughts….there’s only one way to change all that.  You have to change your thought about it.

·         The usual method of creation for most human beings is a three-step process involving thought, word, and deed, or action.

·         The most rapid way to change a root thought, or sponsoring idea, is to reverse the thought- word – deed process.

·         …there’s not enough…you have this root thought about just about everything.

·         This race consciousness of “not-enough-ness.”  Creates and recreates the world as you see it.

·         You are what you think you are.  It’s a vicious circle when the thought is a negative one.  You’ve got to find a way to break out of the circle.

·         Instead of the joy of knowing your abundance and sharing you now feel as poor as the woman.

·         Give the money.  Go ahead!  You’ve got it, and there’s more where that came from.

·         New thought is your only chance.  It’s your only real opportunity to evolve, to grow, to truly become Who You Really Are.

·         Your mind is right now filled with old thoughts.  Not only olds thoughts, but mostly someone else’s old thoughts.  It’s important now, it’s time now, to change your mind about some things.  This is what evolution is all about.

 

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·         Doing is a function of the body.  Being a is a function of  the soul.

·         Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living and when you life is over, neither will you.  Your soul care only about what you’re being while you’re doing whatever you’re doing.

·         It is state of beingness the soul is after, not a state of doingness.

·         Beingness attracts beingness, and produces experience.

·         You are not on this planet to produce anything with your body.  You are on this planet to produce something with your soul.

·         …nothing happens to you or through you that is not for your own highest good.

·         The spirit of you seeks, in the largest sense, that grand moment when you have conscious awareness of its wishes, and join in joyful oneness with them.  

·         But the spirit will never, ever, force its desire on the present, conscious, physical part of you.

·         The function of the soul is to indicate its desire, not impose it.

·         The function of the mind is to choose from its alternatives.

·         The function of the body is to act out that choice.

·         When body, mind and soul create together, in harmony and in unity, God is made flesh.

·         Then does the soul know itself in its own experience.

·         …you are not to worry about “making a living” True Masters are those who have chosen to make a life, rather than a living.

·         Life’s irony is that as soon as worldly goods and worldly success are of no concern to you, the way is open for them to flow to you.

·         The world ‘I’ is the key that starts the engine of creation.  The words “I am” are extremely powerful. They are statements to the universe.  Commands.

·         Now, whatever follows the word “I”  (which calls forth the Great I am) tends to manifest in physical reality.

·         A thought or a word expressed and expressed and expressed becomes just that  - expressed.  That is, pushed out.  It becomes outwardly realized.  It becomes your physical reality.

·         There comes a certain point in your evolution when you cease to love the drama, cease to love the “story” as you’ve been living it.  That’s when you decide – actively choose  - to change it.  Only most don’t know how.  You now do.  To change your reality, simply stop thinking like that.

·         In this case, instead of thinking “I want success,”  think “ I have success.”

·         Affirmations work only when they are statements of something you already know to be true.

·         The best so-called affirmation is a statement of gratitude and appreciation.

·         If now, there is something you choose to experience in your life, do not “want” it – choose it.

·         There are those who hypothesize that upon death the body and the mind are dropped. 

·         The body changes form, leaving its most dense part behind, but retaining always its outer shell.  The mind ( not to be confused with the brain ) goes with you, too, joining with the spirit and the body as the one energy mass of three dimensions, or facets.

·         In truth you are all one energy, yet with three distinct characteristics.

·         As you undertake to inhabit a new physical body here on Earth, you ethereal body ( as some of you have termed it) lowers its vibrations – slows itself from a vibration so rapid that it cannot even be seen, to a speed that produces mass and matter.  This actual matter is the creation of  pure thought.

·         If you think thoughts of illness or disease (or continuing anger, hatred, and negativity), your body will translate these thoughts into physical form.

·         Will I know in the afterlife who I was?

·         Yes…and who you have ever been.  It will all be opened onto you –because then it will profit you to know.

·         Many of you will decide to come back here; to return to this world of density and relativity for another chance to experience out the decisions and choices you make about your Self at this level.

·         Others of you – a select few – will return with a different mission.  You will return to density and matter for the soul purpose of bringing others out of density and matter.

·         Go ahead and do what you really love to do! Do nothing else! You have so little time.  How can you think of wasting a moment doing something for a living you don’t like to do?  What kind of a living is that?  That is not a living, that is a dying!

·         In the true order of things one does not do something in order to be happy – one is happy and, hence, does something.

·         One does not do some things in order to be compassionate, one is compassionate and , hence, acts in a certain way.  The soul’s decision precedes the body’s action in a highly conscious person.

·         Yet, know this if you understand nothing else:  You have a right to your joy; children or no children; spouse or no spouse.  Seek it!  Find it!  And you will have a joyful family, no matter how much money you make or don’t make.

·         And if they aren’t joyful, and they get up and leave you, then release them with love to seek their joy.

·         Everyone can love everything the moment they understand what they are doing, and why.  No ones does anything he doesn’t want to do.

 

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·         …all illness is self-created.

·         …most people move through life….unconsciously.

·         The not-so-obvious truth is that most people worry themselves to death.

·         Worry is just about the worst form of mental activity there is – next to hate, which is deeply self destructive.

·         Worry is pointless.  It is wasted mental energy.  It also creates bio-chemical reactions which harm the body.

·         Health will improve almost at once when worrying ends.

·         Worry is the activity of a mind which does not understand its connection with Me.

·         Hatred is the most severely damaging mental condition. 

·         It poisons the body, and its effects are virtually irreversible.

·         Fear is a worry magnified.

·         Worry, hate, fear  - together with their offshoots:  anxiety, bitterness, impatience, avarice, unkindness, judgmentalness, and condemnation – all attack the body at the cellular level.  It is impossible to have healthy body under these conditions.

·         Similarly – although to a somewhat lesser degree lead to physical illness, or lack of well-being.

·         All illness is created first in the mind.

·         Nothing occurs in your life – nothing – which is not first a thought.  Thoughts are like magnets, drawing effects to you.

·         It is very difficult to reverse the effects of negative thinking once they have taken physical form.  Not impossible – but every difficult.  It takes an act of extreme faith.  It requires an extraordinary belief in the positive force of the universe.

·         Healers have just such faith.  It is a faith that crosses over into Absolute Knowing.  They know that you are meant to be whole, complete, and perfect in this moment now.  That is why healers can heal, often even at a distance.

·         Thought knows no distance.

·         God’s sake, take better care of yourself.

·         You will read this, nod your head in regretful agreement, and go right back to the mistreatment.  And do you know why?

·         Because you have no will to live.

·         I have made a simple statement of truth.  Like all statements of truth, it has the quality of waking you up.

·         Some people don’t like to be awakened.  Most do not.  Most would rather sleep.

·         The world is in the condition that it’s in because the world is full of sleepwalkers.

·         The body was not meant to intake alcohol.  It impairs the mind.

·         But Jesus took alcohol!  He went to the wedding and turned water into wine!

·         So who said Jesus was perfect?

·         “all things in moderation.”

·         The body can more easily recover from only moderate abuse.  The saying is therefore useful.

·         …your body was designed to last forever.

·         You never do die.  Life is eternal.  You are immortal.  You never do die. You simply change form.  You didn’t even have to do that.  You decided to do that, I didn’t.  I made you bodies that would last forever.

·         It all depends on how you look at it.

·         But the real question is:  one holy instant/billions of years – what’s the difference?  Can you simply agree that on some of the questions of life the mystery is too great for even you to solve?  Why not hold me mystery as sacred?  And why not allow the sacred to be sacred, and leave it alone?

·         But you already know!  I’ve just told you!  Yet you don’t want to know the Truth, you want to know the truth as you understand it.  This is the greatest barrier to your enlightenment.  You think you already know the truth! You think you already understand how it is. 

·         So you agree with everything you see or hear or read that falls into the paradigm of your understanding, and reject everything which does not.  And this you call learning.

·         This you call  being open to the teachings.  Alas, you can never be open to the teachings so long as you are closed to everything save your own truth.

·         Yet this much is so:  the soul will never override the body or the mind.  I made you as three – in- one- being. 

·         You are three beings in one, made in the image and likeness of Me.  The three aspects of Self are in no wise unequal to each other. 

·         Each has a function, but no function is greater than another, nor does any function actually precede another,  All are interrelated in an exactly equal way.

·         Now I will explain to you the ultimate mystery:  your exact and true relationship to Me.   YOU ARE MY BODY.

·         As your body is to your mind and soul, so, too, are you to My mind and soul.  Therefore:

Everything I experience, I experience through you.  Just as your body, mind, and spirit are one, so, too, are Mine.

·         Now I will tell you, there are even larger truths than this to which you will one day become privy. 

·         For even as you are the body of Me, I am the body of another.

·         …if there is no end to smallness, that means there is no end to bigness.

·         …all of it is God..

·         ….you are always limited by your knowingness – for you – we – are a self created being.

·         …you are in the process of growing – or, as I have put it thought this book, of becoming. 

·         There is no limit to what you can become.

·         You are already a God.  You simply do not know it.

 

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·         You are learning nothing there.  You have nothing to learn.  You have only to remember.  That is, re-member Me.  What are you trying to master?  You are trying to master mastering itself.

·         Is there such a thing as reincarnation?

·         It is difficult to believe there is still a question about this. 

·         I find hard to imagine. There have been so many reports from thoroughly reliable sources of past life experiences.  Some of these people have brought back strikingly detailed descriptions of events, and such completely verifiable data as to eliminate any possibility that they were making it up or had contrived to somehow deceive researchers and loved ones.

·         If karma is the innate desire to be better, to be bigger, to evolve and to grow, and to look at past events and experiences as a measure of that, then, yes, karma does exist.

·         But it does not require anything.  Nothing is ever required.  You are, as always you have ever been, a being of  free choice.

·         Yes, there is such a thing as being psychic.  You are that. Everyone is that.

·         Using psychic ability is nothing more than using your sixth sense.

·         Of course “sex” is “okay” Again, if I didn’t want you to play certain games.  I wouldn’t have given you the toys.

·         Play with sex.  Play with it!  It’s wonderful fun.  Why, it’s just about the most fun you can have with your body, if you’re talking of strictly physical experiences alone. But for goodness sake, don’t destroy sexual innocence and pleasure and the purity of the fun, the joy, by misusing sex. 

·         Don’t use it for power, or hidden purpose; for ego gratification or domination; for any purpose other than the purest joy and the highest ecstasy, given and shared  - which is love, and love recreated  - which is new life!

·         Each to his own, without judgment – that is the motto.

·         There is much more to be said about sex than is being said here – but nothing more essential than this:  sex is joy, and many of you have made sex everything else but.

·         Sex is sacred, too – yes.  But joy and sacredness do mix (they are, in fact, the same thing) and many of you think they do not.

·         Your attitudes about sex form a microcosm of your attitudes about life.  Life should be a joy, a celebration, and it has become an experience of fear, anxiety, “not enough –ness,” envy, rage, and tragedy.  The same can be said about sex.

·         You  have repressed sex, even as you have repressed life rather than fully Self expressing, with abandon and joy.

·         You have shamed sex, even as you have shamed life, calling it evil and wicked, rather than the highest gift and the greatest pleasure.

·         Before you protest that you have not shamed life, look at your collective attitudes about it.

·         Four-fifths of the world’s people consider life a trial, a tribulation, a time of testing, a karmic debt that must be paid, a school with harsh lessons that must be learned, and in general, an experience to be endured while awaiting the real joy, which is after death.

·         It is a shame that so many of you think this way.

·         The feeling of attraction and the intense and often urgent desire to move toward each other, to become one, is the essential dynamic of all that lives.  I have built it into everything.  It is inbred, inherent, inside.  All That Is.

·         From the beginning of time all man has ever wanted is to love and be loved.  And from the beginning of time man has done everything in his power to make it impossible to do that. 

·         Sex is an extraordinary expression of love – love of another, love of Self, love of life.  You ought to therefore love it! (And you do – you just can’t tell anyone you do; you don’t dare show how much you love it, or you’ll be  called a pervert.  Yet this is the idea that is perverted.)

·         I have given you nothing shameful, least of all your very body, and its functions.  There is no need to hide your body or its functions – nor your love of them, and of each other.

·         Let me outline the plan here.

·         Book One is to contain basic truths, primary understandings, and address essential personal matters and issues.

·         Book Two is to contain more far-reaching truths, grander understandings, and address global matters and issues.

·         Book Three is to contain the largest truths you are now capable of understanding, and address universal matters and issues – matters being dealt with by all the beings of the universe.

·         Listen to Me in the truth of your soul.  Listen to Me in the feelings of your heart.  Listen to Me in the quiet of your mind.

·         Hear Me, everywhere. Whenever you have a question, simply know that I have answered it already.  Then open your eyes to your world.  My response could be in an article already published. 

·         In the sermon already written and about to be delivered.  In the movie now being made.  In the song just yesterday composed.  In the words about to be said by a loved one.  In the heart of a new friend about to be made.

·         Call on Me, therefore, wherever and whenever you are separate from the peace that I am.

·         I will be there.

·         With Truth.

·         And Light.

·         And Love.