Sunday, July 15, 2018

Christ Needs Nothing

If you need something - and you would have to lack it to need it - then you can remember that it's just a substitute for God, and that a sense of separation form Him is the only real problem. You're having a dream of scarcity, but it's not true. Instead of making one thing on the level of form more important than another thing, you can remember that it's really all the same in its nothingness. Christ needs nothing. If you need something then you're coming form weakness, but if you need nothing then you can come from the strength of Christ. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Saturday, July 14, 2018

What Else Could Want Something?

When you have a deep desire for anything then you must think you're a body, or separate from God in some way. What else could want something? If you're spirit, or joined with God, then you need nothing. If you remember you're NOT a body then you can step back and see that what you desire is valueless. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Friday, July 13, 2018

Neither One is True

One thing you want to understand is that you're innocent no matter what appears to happen in your life. Some people feel guilty for being poor and some people feel guilty for being rich. Don't you think you've been both poor and rich in your numerous dreams lives? Yet neither one is true. It's just a dream! ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Firing a Gun

Gary: So I can be forgiven all of my illusions, no matter what they are, and I can get home even faster. (Note: At this point some gunshots went off in the woods very close to my house - a situation that wasn't uncommon near Christmas, even though deer-hunting season had ended a few weeks earlier. It wasn't unheard of for citizens of Maine to be killed in their yards - or even  their homes - by hunters.

Gary: Don't worry, none of them hit me. It's just some rednecks blowing away a few defenseless animals for pleasure.

Arten : You've never fired a gun, have you?

Gary: No. That's because a man who feels a need to fire a gun secretly feels inadequate about his penis. And a woman who feels a need to fire a gun is secretly jealous because she doesn't have a penis. That's just my opinion. Maybe I'm still upset about that woman near Waterville who was out in her yard with her children; a hunter mistook her for a deer and snuffed her.

Arten: You're slipping, Gary. Forgiveness, remember?

Gary: I'm taking the day off!

~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Burden of Judging

There's a passage in the Manual that's very helpful because it reminds you that if you let the Holy Spirit take care of judgment, then it actually puts you in a much more powerful situation. It's no sacrifice for a teacher of God to give up the burden of judging. "...On the contrary, he puts himself in a position where judgment through him rather than by him can occur. And this judgment is neither 'good' nor 'bad.' It is the only judgment there is, and it is only one: God's Son is guiltless, and sin does not exist." ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

it Takes Vigilance

Be determined to stay alert. You know the ego is going to try to upset you and make you think you're a body. That's why the Course counsels you about being vigilant and not being so tolerant of mind wandering. All you've got to do is focus and use a little more discipline. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Monday, July 9, 2018

Time Heals Not all Wounds

In a nutshell, the Course is saying that all of time was actually contained within one instant. The vast illusion happened all at once, although it didn't really happen, and it's actually over. The thought of separation and all the symbolic thoughts of separation therein were immediately corrected by the Holy Spirit, but we keep replaying the tape of the script of separation in our mind over and over - kind of like ghosts - until we completely accept the Holy Spirit's corrections, which dissolve time and return us to God. So time heals not all wounds, but forgiveness will heal all time. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Forgive and Let Live

What you think of as the past is an illusory happening that is taking place right now. The future is happening right now, but your mind has divided these images up to make them look like time. Yet the whole thing happened all at once and is already over. No matter what tricks the ego throws your way, just forgive and let live. The Course asks you to relinquish your judgement. 
~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Masters in the World

Since people are enlightened before they leave the body, obviously it must be possible for enlightened Beings to APPEAR to be functioning in this world. Yet they know they're not really in the world, and that there's no need for them to return here except as a way of letting their love help others. To repeat, it is their love that the seemingly split minds give form to in the illusion. There's really no need for masters to make any form after they're enlightened. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Friday, July 6, 2018

Taking Responsibility for Time

Because you cannot yet experience eternity completely you need miracles, or acts of true forgiveness, in which you give to your brothers and sisters in order to give to yourself and be healed by the One you trust, the Holy Spirit. As the Course says, "In time the giving comes first, though they are simultaneous in eternity, where they cannot be separated. When you have learned they are the same, the need for time is over. Eternity is one, its only dimension being 'always.'" The Course goes on to say about time, "Time and eternity are both in your mind, and will conflict until you perceive time solely as a means to regain eternity. You cannot do this as long as you believe that anything happening to you is caused by factors outside yourself. You must learn that time is solely at your disposal, and that nothing in the world can take this responsibility from you."   ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Carrot and a Stick

In the dream there are multiple choice scripts. That may seem to contradict the idea of the whole movie (universe) already being written, but actually, it doesn't, because it has to do with the fact that there are several dimensions open to you and it's possible to switch from one to the other. Yet it's still a closed system, and the very fact that it's limited and fixed supports what we've been saying. The ego's script is like a carrot and a stick. It tries to suck you into thinking you have freedom within the script when the only real freedom you will ever find is completely outside the whole mess. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Evolution is something that appears to happen on the level of form, but it's just a dream. Once your mind has learned all its forgiveness lessons, then it awakens to spirit or soul, and everything else is gone except Heaven. Most people think of their soul as being an individual thing because they can't help but think of themselves as individuals. When that false belief is gone, then you know that there is really only one soul - which is our unlimited oneness as spirit. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Collapsing Time

The Holy Spirit's script is the forgiveness of all the people in your life - no matter where you may appear to be. That's how time disappears. One of the best ways to get the distinction between the ego's time and the Holy Spirit's timelessness is to remember that the Holy Spirit's lessons of true forgiveness lead to the undoing of time by rendering it unnecessary. This undoing is accomplished at the level of the mind - outside of tine - and instead of changing time, collapses it. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Universe Will Simply Disappear

What you are witnessing here is like an ego recording, and it's up to you when you want to listen to a different tune. The universe doesn't have to collapse onto itself in order to end. What has to happen is that everyone has to wake up, then the dream universe will simply disappear - because an insignificant dream was all it ever was. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe