This Week’s Message of Encouragement
and entry from Diary of a Christ Communicant
The 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.
March 14, 2018
Beloveds, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, and has ever been for the Children of God. It is available freely to all who will receive it in Love and humility with heart filled with adoration for the Father and His great Love of His creation.
~ Jesus, August 20, 1989
The above quote by Jesus, from August 1989, could be considered as an impassioned plea by him to us all, his brothers in the Sonship of God, to Awaken and be aware of the real world, the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth that is all around us, and has always been – freely available to ALL. There is but ONE cause for our unawareness and non-experience of It: our unwillingness to receive It and accept It unto ourself as our reality. It already is and has always been our reality, but we have blocked It from our awareness in preference for separation, darkness, misery, conflict, pain and suffering, and ‘death’. Why an impassioned plea? Because he is so eager for us to open our single eye and see It.
Our single, or spiritual, eye has nothing to do with ocular sight, which arose as our double vision, to deceive ourself into believing that what the (mortal, and therefore, illusory) body’s eyes perceive is the ‘real’ world. What they show us is what we have made – the reverse of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth: the ego’s principality of hell – by the choice for listening to the false guide that has led us away from the Light that we are, exactly like our Father Creator, into outer darkness. Our single eye is awareness of, at-One-ment with, Love, peace and joy. Not momentarily, as when anything external – and therefore, unreal – pleases us. This is inward, eternal, unceasing Love, peace and joy.
That is real, unchangeable, unassailable Love, peace and joy that cannot be affected by any external events – including crucifixion. When Jesus walked the Earth the external world was in utter turmoil and conflict. That has not changed, nor can it ever change because it is the wilful choice for separation from reality that has caused it, and separation from reality is the choice for self-denial of inner peace, Love and joy. None of that affected his inner peace, Love and joy, because he Knew none of what his body’s eyes showed him was real. He was not hallucinating; his single eye saw truly, and that is what he is so eager – hence ‘impassioned plea’ – for us to open our single eye and see truly.
Until we take his Loving, caring, compassionate advice, it is we who are, and will remain, hallucinating. Hallucinating about what, in Love’s eternal, limitless creation can never be: the hell of mortal, limited, unKnowing, Mindless self-deprivation of the Love, Light, Life and Truth of Being that is our Creator and our One, undivided Self. Of course many will say, ‘It was/is not my free-will choice to separate from the Light; I want to be restored to It, but I don’t know how.’ Yet that Light is, always, unquenchably, within us all, and the very appearance of being with/in a body demonstrates our choice for allowing primacy in our mind for the attractions/distractions of time and place.
This is not a judgement – least of all one indicating that punishment is warranted – it is merely taking a look at how we have, under the ego’s thrall, set-up the horizontal axis of darkness that seems to separate us from the vertical axis of Light. Jesus’ plea to us is out of his total Love for and devotion to us, his slumbering, fantasising brethren. Without our devotion to our Self – and thus, to him also, because we are One – we cannot escape from the guilt, fear, pain and suffering, divided self we have made. Most of us, in deeply-conflicted duality consciousness are devoted to the persona self we have made and believe we are, and simultaneously, insanely, at some level, hating ourself.
That hate is then projected onto the body we are at once – pathetically – trying to glorify and despise. How can that lead to anything other than confusion, sickness and ‘death’ – the ‘fulfilment’ of our demented dream. Yet Jesus tells us in A Course in Miracles that if we are willing to give to Papa ALL the miscreations, illusions, idols and misperceptions we have made, He will freely (no guilt, sacrifice, punishment, price or penalty) give us back what we threw away. Here is how he says it, in chapter 10, section V of the Course:
Out of your gifts to Him the Kingdom will be restored to His Son. His Son removed himself from His gift by refusing to accept what had been created for him, and what he had created in the Name of his Father. Heaven waits for his return, for it was created as the dwelling place of God’s Son. You are not at home anywhere else, or in any other condition. Do not deny yourself the joy that was created for you for the misery you have made for yourself. God has given you the means for undoing what you have made. Listen, and you will learn how to remember what you are.
‘Listen to what, or who?’, asks our quaking, little, doubting, blind and deaf self, hiding in the dark for fear of judgement by the god of wrath and retribution we have invented. The Answer, of course, is the Voice for the God of Love, Life, Truth, tenderness, gentleness, forgiveness; the Voice that dwells within our own heart-mind, waiting with infinite patience to provide the Answer to every problem, fear, doubt we have imagined in our little, boxed-off-from-the-Light mind. Jesus means really listen, and for that we must go within, in spiritual humility, devotion, unequivocal commitment to Awaken from the nightmare of separation and death. The ego will resist this with all its puny might.
In reality it is less than puny: it is nothing. But in our choice for it as our guide – to outer darkness – it seems all-powerful, and will feel to us, momentarily in its vicious, murderous clutches, inescapable. So must we ASK for truly all-powerful Help, and be steadfast in commitment to openness to receiving that Help and accepting it unto ourself. There is no other way out the valley of the shadow of death. And the Answer we will always be given is to truly forgive all illusions of time and place, division, judgement, grievance, conflict. The ego would have us say, ‘How can I forgive all the wrong that has been done to me, and to others around the world? Justice must be done.’
But ‘justice’ in this ego-world is retribution – a euphemism for punishment. How can punishment for what in Truth never happened be ‘justice’? Rather, it is the ego’s way of getting us to keep the carousel of birth and death turning – with us self-chained to it. Let us not be fooled by its temptations to judge and hold grievances. In Papa’s sight – and Jesus’ also, of course – we are innocent, so the only ‘justice’ is a full and unfettered pardon and release from our own, self-made prison. To continue seeking the world’s ‘justice’ is self-deprivation of our rightful heritage of Love, peace and joy. Such seeking is, can only be, self-punishment.
If God knows His children as wholly sinless, it is blasphemous [not against Papa, as the ego would have us believe, but against our Self, His One, beloved, perfect Son] to perceive them as guilty. If God knows His children as wholly without pain, it is blasphemous to perceive suffering anywhere. If God knows His children to be wholly joyous, it is blasphemous to feel depressed. All of these illusions, and the many other forms that blasphemy may take, are refusals to accept creation [i.e., Papa’s Son: us, reunified] as it is. If God created His Son perfect, that is how you must learn to see him to learn of his reality. And as part of the Sonship, that is how you must see yourself to learn of yours.
It is, therefore, our made-up, dreamt-up, illusory, ‘sinful, guilty’, fearful, conflicted, divided, mortal persona-self, with its individual, separate, little, confused identity that IS the blasphemy, the idolatrous caricature of whole, complete, holy, perfect, all-Knowing, all-Loving, all-empowered in limitless creativity that is the eternal Truth of our Being. Here are some further snippets from that same chapter, to assist palpably, powerfully in focusing our mind toward the Light within, and thus, away from outer darkness:
As always, your choice is determined by what you value. Time and eternity cannot both be real, because they contradict each other. If you will accept only what is timeless as real, you will begin to understand eternity and make it yours.
You cannot do this as long as you believe that anything happening to you is caused by factors outside yourself.
Time and eternity are both in your mind and will conflict until you perceive time solely as a means to regain eternity.
Your Father has not denied you. He does not retaliate, but He does call to you to return. When you think He has not answered your call, [the Truth is that] you have not answered His.
Diary of a Christ Communicant
This Diary entry was preceded by an event of which I wrote at the time (May 2009):
I have just experienced a metaphysical event in which I was speaking, as Self, to a gathering of a few score listeners, who were aware that the Voice for God, the Spirit of Truth, was simply utilising persona Brian as the mechanism of communicating. This was not trance mediumship; ‘Brian’ was fully, consciously, participating in the process, but his speaking was empowered by inspiration from the One-Mindedness of the Holy Spirit, or whole, holy Self, within.
In accord with the Principle of Life of the Father that by remaining steadfastly focused on the Truth of Oneness with Self in Papa and the rightful empowerment that this brings to all the fragments of the Sonship who so attune/commune, persona Brian spontaneously levitated about twenty feet (six metres) above the gathering, saying that this was to demonstrate that the body is not, nor does it have to be – just as Jesus tells us repeatedly in A Course in Miracles, and as it was not for him in his walking on water – a burdensome limitation.
He tells us that the works that he did we also would do, and greater works than these, if only we could believe. Now is the time for these works – miracles, signs and wonders – to begin in earnest. We can know this is correct because he has now, in perfect co-ordination of timing, given us the handbook – the Course – for them, right at the beginning of the leavening of the third measure.
Here is the mind-to-Mind communing that followed, which I gladly share for the encouragement of all who may be inspired, encouraged by it:
Leave all to Self. Surrender the ego leasehold, that vacant possession may be uptaken by, restored to, the Freeholder. Jesus is the example for all to follow. One step at a time shall this be fulfilled in all.
Divine Papa, Divine Self: we are ONE. I Am not a body, but soaring, eternal, limitless spirit. All is ours – the fragments of the Sonship – now. Nothing can obscure this eternal reality, if only we can believe. I believe now, Self; Papa has given me ALL. I Am, when I join in heart-mind with my brothers, ALL, just as Jesus is ALL, because I, we all, along with Jesus, Am His Son, and soaring – levitating – is but a sign, a symbol of the Truth that nothing (i.e. the illusory ‘laws’ of time and place) can not limit limitless Self. Bodies are nothing; time and place are nothing. Papa, Eternity, Heaven, Oneness are ALL. ALL is mine, ours – all of the illusory fragments – freely forever, because Papa has given it, freely, to His beloved Son.
Because of this, I (we) must use the opportunity I (we) have presented to Self by taking a body, a vehicle of communicating within the illusion, to share, extend, present this, the Truth of Eternity, to my (our) beloved brothers, by demonstrating this reality to them, that they might be exalted, re-minded, uplifted; remember their Oneness with Self, with Jesus, in the Sonship of Papa. Holy Self: this experience has exhorted me to greater eagerness for this to proceed apace. How is it to proceed from here?
I thought you would never ask.J Of course, you, dear B, already Know this. It is by turning within, recognising, remembering that Self as Who you Are, even as this event has shown you being It, Living It. Doing is not the way forward, so you are moving into the right circumstances.1 This is no accident, coincidence or chance happenstance, of course, but the Path unfolding at your feet.
Meanwhile, ALL is within My care; let B leave it there, where I will lead all matters into the outworking and fulfilment of all events. Let there be centredness, comfort, peace, certainty within. Let doubt be left no room to enter in. Do you think Jesus let doubt enter in? Would you be like him?
Yes!!! I feel – B feels – greatly inspired, encouraged, uplifted (in this case, literally!) by this morning’s experience.
Flying, soaring, levitation, are, of themselves, nothing; not the objective, but merely a sign, a demonstration that Papa’s Son, even in all the seemingly fragmented forms as presented within the dream, is not/are not, heavy, limiting bodies. It is a symbol of Our unlimitedness.
Self: I give thanks for our Oneness. I cleave unto You, this state of limitless Being.
It is not something to become, but to remember, for B is, in Truth, already This. All the brethren are This, NOW. So, let them be re-minded, according to My leading. I will bring about – Am bringing about – the events, the circumstances whereby this will be enabled. Leave all to Self. Surrender the ego leasehold, that vacant possession may be uptaken by, restored to, the Freeholder. Jesus is the example for ‘B’, as he was and is for all. One step at a time shall this be fulfilled in all. No opportunity can be wasted and none shall be lost, by B’s willing obedience to Self’s leading.
1 Theresa and I retired from the world of commerce at the end of May 2009.
None of this is unique, or exceptional, but freely ours, all of us, without exception, for the asking; our Creation-right and inheritance. We have dreamed we threw it all away, but now we are Awakening and remembering reality. Home. That is the Gospel – ‘Good News’ – that Jesus came to bring us. Compared with what we have made here in time and place, that sounds like good news to me J
Grateful thanks to all who have responded with such positive feedback on my ‘Sharing Your Passion’ interview with Glenn Moore on YouTube. For any who may not have seen it and would like to, here are the links for Part 1 and for Part 2. Please feel free to share them with any you believe might find it worthwhile.
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