This Week’s Message of Encouragement

and entry from Diary of a Christ Communicant


Mystic sunlight through treesThe Message of Encouragement (MoE) for each current week is posted here, along with the Diary of a Christ Communicant (DCC) entry accompanying it. When the next MoE is available it will replace its predecessor here, which will be archived in date sequence on the MoE page for the current year. The DCC entry will be posted on the Diary of a Christ communicant,  post-2000 page.


May 16, 2018 

The focus of awareness needs balancing between the vertical axis which is the attuning with the Source of Life and the horizontal axis, which is the dissemination of this Power. If insufficient focus of attention is given to the vertical attunement, then the receiving/transmitting antennae and the tuner and amplifier lose tone and focus.

~ Jesus, June 25, 1989

Dear Friends, 

Either the ‘Red King’ is pulling our strings or our true, Holy Spirit-SELF is pulling them. These are the only possibilities. The Red King is encountered by Alice in Through the Looking Glass. The Red King symbolises the ego and Alice symbolises the Son of God, having entered into a state of confusion, where nothing is as it seems, having gone through the looking glass – symbolising the dream of separation from his Source and from his Self. Whoever we elect to pull our strings sets the direction of our journey – either (back) toward the Light or deeper into outer (spiritual) darkness. To outward appearances, the latter is the direction toward which most of the fragments are headed. 

But that is only outward appearances. It is not reality. Outward appearances are of bodies – puppets on strings – being manipulated by the puppet master. The puppets themselves have no purpose or direction, being mindless. They are either maleficently directed, one uncertain step at a time by the Red King (ego) deeper and deeper into the wilderness of unreality – death and destruction – or they are being purposefully directed by the all-Knowing, whole, Loving, benign, Awake Mind of Holy Spirit-Self. But even that is not the full picture, because while the ego seems to be in control of most of the puppets, the other, real puppet-master is actually overseeing the journey of every puppet.  

He Knows the route out of the wilderness – which the Red King assuredly does not – and even though it may seem circuitous and convoluted when viewed solely along the horizontal axis, appearing increasingly hazardous, the destination is certain beyond all doubt. The reason it is certain is that, while at ground level it appears to be the wilderness of time and place – the most fearful nightmare wilderness that can be imagined – from atop the Hill of the Lord, which is beyond time and place, on the vertical axis, in the timeless realm of eternity, for every wrong turn the ego directs the puppets, the Grand Master of all puppets infallibly and unstoppably re-arranges the route Home. 

It’s like satellite navigation … we inadvertently take a wrong turning that seems to lead us away from our destination, and the sat-nav reroutes us in a trice, so that, irrespective of how off-track our wrong turn may seem to have led us, it is inevitable that we will still arrive at our destination, regardless of the diversionary route we have taken. It may seem to take longer, but that is of no account at all from the perspective of the sat-nav, or of our timeless Self, time being part of the illusion we are here to transcend. The Realms of Light are FULLY aware of all that seems to haphazardly occur in time, and have absolute control over the outcome for us ALL, because we are One. 

We have been totally watched over, Loved and cared for since the moment the dream of separation appeared to begin. There are many synchronicities to support the Truth of this statement – in the Bible and elsewhere – running on a connecting thread through multiple generations over aeons. Messengers come into embodiment from the Realms of Light, to bring us Help, support and encouragement, as well as those who remain There to provide ‘remote’ guidance and practical Help, even though we may have no conscious awareness of Them. By way of an example, there is one interesting thread in the Bible that runs through from the Old Testament into the New Testament.  

Isaiah, one of the major prophets of the Old Testament, prophesied: 

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:3-5)

 And then, in Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, it states: 

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.  (Mal. 3:1) 

These are poetic and symbolic ways of foretelling that a harbinger would be sent to announce what lay ahead as a result of the coming of the Anointed Messenger (Jesus) of the Holy One, for the Awakening of the slumbering Sonship; that a straight, effortless Way – freed from the ego’s circuitous and convoluted obfuscations, distractions and obstructions – would be provided; valleys and mountains would be levelled (inequalities and injustices removed); seeming adversities on the journey Home made easy to traverse. Seven centuries years later, John the Baptist was that harbinger, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy. Was he a reincarnation of Elijah from nine centuries previously?  

There are references in the Gospels suggesting he was. Here is what Jesus is recorded as saying in response to the question: 

… if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matt. 11:14-15) 

It is irrelevant whether John was actually a reincarnation of Elijah or not, because in Truth we are all One, and those from the Realms of Light can readily co-ordinate joint, co-operative plans, provide support from spirit for brothers who have embodied to manifest the outworking of larger purposes, or aspects of the Great Rescue Programme. It is the overall intent of all who are committed to the Awakening of the Sonship from the dream of separation, to work tirelessly in unison toward the completion of Its objectives for wholeness, and the ego is unable to prevent such committed co-operation because it functions on the negative, unilluminated energy of division and brokenness. 

The Grand Master puppeteer is none other than our true Self, or the Spirit of Truth. We can Know the Spirit of Truth is our Self because Papa’s Son is like Him: pure, unassailable Spirit, and we are like Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life/Light. This is not as the ego world presents/would have us see the way, the truth and the life (or light). The route Home unfolds for the puppets as opportunities to be led in a new, true, safe, secure, gentle, peaceful direction – to step out, under the infallible, all-empowered-by-Love directing of the One Self – are accepted and thereby implemented without effort because they are no longer resisted by interference from the Red King. 

The Red King manipulates us – only by our own willingness to be manipulated – so that we judge our brothers, with False Evidence Appearing Real, and condemn them as our enemies, thereby sentencing ourself to death. Happily, conversely, the Truth of our Being is far beyond such time and place fantasies, nightmares. With our brother Jesus accompanying our every step, it assuredly is – can only be – impossible that we should actually be ‘lost’ in the illusory wilderness of time and place. Our ascent of the Hill of the Lord, and our rising up unto His Holy Place, is certain beyond all doubt.

Brian Longhurst 


Diary of a Christ Communicant

 A.M. May 18, 2010 

The qualities that make the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth what it is cannot be simply a veneer on the old order – the ego order, which is judgement – because it would continue to foment beneath the surface, and keep erupting around the world, like volcanoes. 

If we want to escape time and place we must retrain our mind away from thinking/perceiving from the time and place perspective. There is a major campaign to remove the cataracts from our vision, and the front of this campaign – the Great Rescue Programme – is broadening. 

Holy Spirit, with You, I have nothing to hide; for You Know me completely, so there is no need for pretence, for holding up masks. 

Interesting that you used the plural. For the fragmented Sonship perceives the need for many masks. The most frequently employed mask is judgement. How many say they want peace, freedom, justice, happiness ... for all – the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth [KOHOE] – but how many are ready and willing to commit to the one thing that will bring it: replacing judgement with true forgiveness? 

The qualities that make the KOHOE what it is cannot be simply a veneer on the old order – the ego order, which is judgement – because it would continue to foment beneath the surface, and keep erupting around the world, like volcanoes. This is the level of attachment to judgement that causes the unwillingness to surrender it, due to blindness to the fact that surrendering it in favour of its opposite – forgiveness – is prerequisite to remembrance of the Kingdom. 

War is waging on every street in every country because of judgement. This is the fundamental cause of war at every level. The insanity of it is demonstrated by the absurdity that people are ‘fighting for peace’. To find release from this battleground let your mantra be ‘The world I see holds nothing that I want.’ (A Course in Miracles W-128).


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