Glossary of terms
Various abbreviations and acronyms are used throughout the HTG website, for brevity and simplicity. A list of these and their meanings is shown below. This may not be complete initially but will be added to from time to time.
ACIM A Course in Miracles.
Aforetime Before incarnating.
Agapé Spiritual, unconditional, Wholehearted Love.
ASK(ing) Ask(ing), Seek(ing), Knock(ing). This is from Matt. 7:7,8, in which Jesus says: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
Atonement Atonement can have two very distinctly different meanings. In theological circles, and pronounced ‘a-tone-ment’, it means blood sacrifice. First, in Mosaic tradition, of animals, and then in orthodox Christian belief, of Jesus, intended as reconciliation of man to God for sins committed – and thus, made real – by the death of Jesus on the cross. In the context that it is used in this writing and in A Course in Miracles it is pronounced ‘At-One-ment’, having its roots in Anglo-Saxon, meaning making ‘at one’ or restoration to oneness. This is accomplished not by Jesus’ death but by his Life. For detailed explanation of this, see “Seek ye First the Kingdom...”, Part Two, Vignette 12: The False Doctrine of Sacrifice as the Path to Salvation. See also, True Forgiveness, below.
Big Me The same as Holy Breath, or Holy Spirit; our true, higher Self. See MoE dated June 18th 2008 for explanation.
BLASER Blessing(s) Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (of heartfelt, unconditional Love and goodwill). This works most powerfully if repeated three times, such as “I bless you, bless you, bless you”, ensuring optimum focus and sincerity – and thus, power – is engaged in the endeavour.
Breath, The The same as the Holy Breath, or Holy Spirit, or Spirit of Truth.
Carousel A revolution of the carousel of birth and death means an incarnation.
CGP Care, guidance and protection.
DCC Diary of a Christ Communicant.
FLI Freely, lovingly, immediately.
Fragments The broken, apparently separated parts of the Sonship of God; humanity.
FTOC Faith, Trust, Obedience (to the Voice for God, our Higher Self, within us) and Commitment.
GRP Great Rescue Programme. The 6,000-year long plan of Jesus for restoring us to our true home in the Eternity of Heaven. This is described by Jesus (Matt. 13:33) as the parable of the three measures of meal (see SYFK ch. 10, for a full explanation of the parable), and is also the final, or completion phase of the Atonement (At-One-Ment), as described in A Course in Miracles.
Holy Breath, The Holy Spirit; also known as the Spirit of Truth, or simply, ‘the Breath’.
HTG Honest to Goodness. This is the blanket name given to me from Spirit to cover all the writing given/inspired from There/received by me.
IPS Inner Plane Servers (of the sanctuary of Christ Communion).
KOH Kingdom of Heaven.
KOHOE Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
LSD Light of Spiritual Discernment.
MoE(s) Message(s) of Encouragement.
Olga Park My spiritual mentor from 1965, as described in “Seek ye First the Kingdom...”, from chapter 2 ff.
OTAF Opportunity to Transform Adversity into Fulfilment.
Papa God; the Creator Spirit; our heavenly Father. For full explanation of this, see “Seek ye First the Kingdom...” chapter 8.
pB persona Brian (or persona anyone, using their initial).
PCB Pray (for), Commit (into the care of Jesus/Holy Spirit), and Bless (our brethren and/or ourself).
PLF(s) Principle(s) of Life of the Father. The term used by Jesus to describe the cosmic, esoteric, immutable laws of eternal reality by which God’s Creation operates. God is in the Principles, but ‘the devil (ego) is in the detail’, always seeking to distract us from the Way.
Rationalise To rationalise is to interpret information to align it with preconceived (mis)perceptions. The rational mind, or intellect, perceives from the limited, egoic perspective of a separated being, a body; sees from the viewpoint of the concrete, the temporal, the physical, time and place.
Reasoning The reasoning mind sees, from the perspective of the abstract reality of Creation, eternity, Wholeness, Oneness, according with the Principles of Life of the Father. The reasoning mind is single in its vision, so sees (or at least is steadfastly committed to choosing to see) only Truth, because it recognises there is nothing else to see.
Reckoning Reckoning is judging, calculating, making choices in the absence of Knowledge. Our head-mind – intellect – is an ego-device, the spirit of reckoning, to keep us debating, questioning, doubting … the pros and cons of this alternative, or that possibility. It stands in the place of faith – a heart-mind quality that is ever faithful to deliver us to who, what and where we desire to be. Reckoning and faith are mutually exclusive.
SAA Surrender (our ego-leasehold on our life into the Care, Guidance and Protection of Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit), Accept (that, having Surrendered, whatever happens is within Their control) and Allow (whatever happens to happen without our resisting it, trusting that all is according to Their benign, all-Loving, all-caring, all-empowered-for-good control in our life).
SFGS “Synchronicity, for Goodness’ Sake.” This was the original title of my first book, but changed in 2011, before publication, to the title shown below.
Sin(s) Sins are mental states and/or acts of Lovelessness. Jesus told Helen Schucman: “The word ‘sin’ should be changed to ‘lack of love’ [i.e., ‘lovelessness’], because ‘sin’ is a man-made word with threat connotations which he made up himself. No REAL threat is involved anywhere.”
SMCC Society/Service of Mystical Communion with Christ. A devotional instrument, or mechanism, for attuning/communing with the living Jesus on the Christ-Mind wavelength.
T&p Time and place.
Three measures See ‘GRP’, above.
True forgiveness [True] Forgiveness recognises that what you thought your brother did to you has not [actually] occurred. It does not pardon sins and [therefore] make them real. It sees [instead, that] there was no sin. And in that view are all your sins forgiven. What is sin except a false idea about God’s Son? [True] Forgiveness merely sees its falsity, and therefore lets it go. What then is free to take its place is now the Will of God. (From A Course in Miracles, W-pII.1. My additions in [brackets], underlining, emboldening and italic, for emphasis.)
UUM Universal, Unified Mind. This is the Mind of God and His One Son – us, when our split mind is healed and all the fragments of the Sonship are restored to Wholeness, i.e. One-Mindedness, along with every living thing in the reality that is the One Light, One Life and One Truth of eternity.
UUHMS Universal, Unified Heart-Mind and Spirit. Heart and mind joined in unity and relationship and purpose.
Voice for God The Holy Spirit, or Holy/Whole Self; our inner connection to God and our One, Christ-Self while we seem to be outwardly separated from Them.
Wholehearted The state of our heart-mind when in totally committed, devoted, Loving union, holy relationship and purpose with Jesus, for contributing to the creation of, and Being the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
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