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, where appropriate, will be posted on the Diary of a Christ communicant,  post-2000 page.

 

September 12, 2018

 

By focusing your hearts and minds and attuning with Gods Love, so do you become One with It; and even as you emanate Love and power for the upliftment and healing and renewing of those in distress, so are you also exalted by the attunement.

~ Jesus, July 8, 1990

Dear Friends, 

Our persona-body is like a robot that can be manipulated remotely, to perform whatever the controlling mechanism elects for it. There are two possible controlling mechanisms. One is the ego-enthralled, split mind; the other is our Higher, Whole Mind, or Holy Spirit-Self. The former is malign, the latter is benign and is in direct communion with Papa, for Whom Self speaks, to remind us of our Source, and lead us gently, lovingly, unfailingly back to Him, one step at a time. In either case the controlling mechanism is mind. The former is an aberration of the latter. Neither inhabits the robot, although it does seem as if the former is in the head – specifically, the brain – of each robot.  

But the brain is not the mind; it is merely a conveyor of the signals from the mind, which is beyond the body, not confined within it. The ego mind is not real but seems as if it is, within the head. It cannot connect with the heart, which is the centre of commun(icat)ion with Higher Mind, which is all-encompassing. Most of the robots have little or no awareness of Higher Mind communication, even though It is communicating unceasingly. As Jesus reminds us in A Course in Miracles: The Holy Spirit’s Voice is as loud as your willingness to listen. It cannot be louder without violating your freedom of choice, which the Holy Spirit seeks to restore, never to undermine. (T-8.VIII.8:7,8).  

Our willingness to listen to Him must, of course, be with our heart-mind, His abode with us. The head-mind, or intellect, is the control centre of the ego, which has no awareness, understanding of or resonance with the heart-mind. Happily, in that same paragraph from the Course, Jesus says, When you lay the ego aside, it will be gone. Being, as it were, a robot, we cannot do that alone because while we perceive ourself as being ‘alone’ we are actually placing ourself under the ego’s control, and it is not about to dismiss itself. But, although the body may resemble a robot, our real Self is Holy Spirit Mind. Listening to Him enables us to lay the ego aside, effortlessly. 

But it does take commitment. The ego is a ‘habit’, and like other habits – tobacco, alcohol etc. – to kick them takes first the desire (without which nothing happens) and then, in tandem, commitment. As stated before, Jesus told me on Easter Day 2009, regarding the slumbering, dreaming, fragmented Sonship – us:   

… the Dawn Chorus of ministering Angels calls to them deep in their unconscious minds, ensuring that Awaken they shall, and rejoice at their remembering all once more. So arises the understanding that they, too, are not a body; that they, also, are eternal, invulnerable, indestructible; that they, too, can manipulate the stuff of dreams to their commandand then let them go completely, once they begin to remember who they ARE – from dreams of guilt and fear and death, to dreams of happiness, of Light, of Waking to unlimitedness, from whence the transition to reality [eternity, Heaven] can be gently made. 

The dreams he refers to are, of course, all the illusions that make up the shadow world of time and place – dreams of guilt and fear and death – which in reality no more exist than does the ego, because only Love is real and Love is eternal and unchangeable. It is because dreams are not real that they can be manipulated. But it is noteworthy that it is mind that does the manipulating, even though it may seem to be functioning through, or with, robot-bodies. Without bodies there are no dreams, demonstrating that bodies are equally the stuff of dreams, and therefore, unreal. But within the dream of death, manipulation can be by ego-yoked minds as well as Holy-Spirit-led minds. 

The ego-yoked, split-off-from-Truth mind is the reversal of Whole (Holy Spirit) Mind, and therefore its perception is unreal, seeing only the illusory temporal, shadow realm of form, time, place, division, decay and ‘death’. This counterfeit ‘mind’ could be more accurately defined as a state of mindlessness. Although, in our horizontal-axis consciousness we might (under ego-persuasion) want to refute that, when we are restored to Whole (vertical axis) Mindedness (just like Jesus J) we can readily discern the accuracy of that suggestion. Being the reversal of reality, the ego wants destruction instead of creation, ‘death’ instead of Life, despair instead of joy, division instead of union … 

This, it hardly needs saying, is where choice comes into play. The ego-controlled split mind (meaning separation from Truth), was the choice Papa’s Son made in a ‘mad-moment’ (which was over the same instant it arose). And although it’s not real, it can be recalled to mind, giving it a spurious appearance of being real (such is the power of mind of Papa’s Son, even when sleeping/dreaming/fantasising). Like watching a film made a long ‘time’ ago, it can be re-viewed and seem to happening ‘now’ to a confused, somnolent mind that gets caught up in the story. 

The dream is, it might be said, like a blank canvas, and depending who (or ‘what’, avoiding anthropomorphising the ego) is in charge of the brush, very different images can be placed there. Essentially it is the ego’s canvas and we have allowed it control of the brush. So, in the guise of being bodies, or using them as its robots, the ego is manipulating the stuff of dreams to its duplicitous command, portraying separation, darkness, false identities, conflict and every form of deception – including ‘death’. In the gap arising from the illusion of separation pestilence and every form of ill establishes itself, and will continue until that gap is closed by the rejoining of the Sonship as One. 

Because the nature of the dream is division, pestilence (and every form of ill) continues to divide in the gap – itself maintained and enlarged by judgement, grievance, unforgiveness … – seeming to increase in sheer number and variation with every new conflict. It is noteworthy here that conflict arises first in the mind, and so comes into existence, expressing its negative energy outward, undetected by bodily senses but nevertheless potent in effect regardless of whether expressed thence in word or deed. It has been suggested that there are around forty thousand forms, or perceived causes, of sickness that impact on the human body. 

We can be sure that number is exponentially greater than in former epochs, and that the increase will continue to accelerate. This is inevitable while the gap of separation is maintained by conflicted minds. Setting the course for ‘health’ on the relentless path of developing man-made medication as ‘cure’ for every new sickness cannot correct the problem because it is contributory to the cause. This is effected by resolutely ignoring, turning a money-blinded eye to the real Answer: union, which can but eliminate the gap. Medication is not, of itself, ‘wrong’; increasing dependence upon it, to the diminution, or – by the ego’s intent – exclusion of seeking wholeness within, is, of course, wrong.  

Egoic manipulation of the stuff of dreams – which can but lead to oblivion – will continue all the while that remains our stupefied, unconscious choice. And it IS our choice, to either allow that control of us ‘robots’, running amok, crashing blindly, insanely, murderously (physically or mentally, it makes no difference; let us not allow the ego to persuade us otherwise) into each other … or, to choose anew. Our right choice is for our Self. This is right Mind and is founded in Love, peace, joy, wholeness (i.e., union, thereby closing, eliminating the gap). It incorporates forgiveness, tolerance, kindness, blessing, caring, sharing, extending the Light and Love that we ARE ... 

Making the right choice, for our True, Holy Spirit-Self as the source of our manipulating the stuff of dreams to our command some of the time – and thereby handing control to the ego the rest of the time – is like deciding to drive on the correct side of the road part of the time and the opposite side the rest of the time. A wreck is inevitable, sooner or later. If we think we can decide our own route, plough our own furrow, on our own, because we have free will, we are misperceiving. Robots (or puppets) – bodies – are inoperative on their own. All functionality – of thought, word and deed – in time is either motivated by the ‘prince of this world’ (John 12:31 and 14:30) or by Holy Spirit-Self. 

No-one can become fully operational under Holy Spirit-Self guidance for manipulating the stuff of dreams to their conscious or unconscious command all the time when first making the right choice. We have been too long inured to wrong-mindedness/ego-control of our temporal existence. This is of no concern to Holy Spirit-Self. He can steer us to safety – even on the wrong side of the road – because He Knows all the hazards are illusion and He is manipulating/steering from the absolute safety of reality. All that matters is that this should be our CHOICE. All else is taken care of by Him. And the outcome is always according to our desire, not our concerns.  

Let our desire be kingdomly and our destination – joined with all our brothers in the Sonship (and thereby eliminating the gap) – is assured. Alleluia!! 

Brian Longhurst      

Theresa and I are away next week, so there will be no Message of Encouragement then.

 

Diary of a Christ Communicant 

Holy Communion July 6, 1997 

My Plan is all encompassing; every opportunity is catered for, according to the power of the Spirit of Truth. No event in my earthly life was ‘chance’ fulfilment of prophecy. So also is the fulfilment of your birth vision because you have committed your life into my care. 

At the offering of the bread (symbolising eternal Life) and wine (symbolising Christ Love) I, (as ‘officiant’ of the devotions) felt as if JB (John the Baptist) was relaying the words out ‘beyond the Jordan’, to all who dwell, lost, in the wilderness, as if he is accustomed to such conditions and can act as a channel, or relay station, for my speaking the words of the Service, and all the pure desire-energy generated by the devotions. This seems to be necessary because the Master has counselled me not to go out (into the wilderness) but to remain at the entranceway to the banquet chamber, to welcome in all who would enter. 

Beloved Lord, one step at a time our heart’s desire Awakens within us and in sync. with this, the Great Rescue Programme that you have in place, as it unfolds before us. 

My son, your heart’s desire is not something that is becoming; a faltering, chance, haphazard development. It is a strong, well-established creation, as I have already said, perfectly forged in the fire of Spirit, in pure harmony with eternal reality. It is unfolding before you in your earthly life as you go forward upon the path, led by me, your guide to Eternity, motivated from within by that strong desire. Therefore, it is no coincidence that what you describe is so, for it is in fulfilment of your desire, harmonised afore time with those of like desire, with whom you are in close association because of like desires. 

This is how you are in close association with me. J That is not a chance happening; why should association with JB or any other of my beloveds, including my ‘beloved disciple’, be surprising? My Plan is all encompassing; every opportunity is catered for, according to the power of the Spirit of Truth. No event in my earthly life was ‘chance’ fulfilment of prophecy. So, also, is the fulfilment of your birth vision because you have committed your life into my care. 

Let no one say to you there is no joy in such commitment of life, for I am the Lord of the Purple Ray – the perfect blend of Earth-life and fulfilment with eternal Truth and reality. The joy of Heaven is thus yours in the Earth-life and by no other means is this possible. So is it with all who come to me. 

Lord, it seems so impossible that it could be as you have described, not just for us who Love you and have been brought into alignment with your power and activity, but for the billions of souls whose lives and karma are in such a horrendous mess, like a mass of tangled cables or spaghetti. 

This is not a problem because I am operating from the within of all my little ones; like fibre-optic cable, it can transmit the Light even round corners and entanglements.

 

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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