Thursday, December 14, 2017

You've Done it All!

You, and everyone you know, have gotten to live every kind of a life, been every kind of a person, done everything, and had every kind of experience that anyone else has ever had. You’re not missing anything you haven’t already been through. Do you really think the people you have envied in this lifetime are having experiences that you haven’t had already, or been able to do things you haven’t done before? You’ve been everywhere and done it all. You’ve been among the richest people in the world and the poorest; the most famous and most obscure, the victim and the victimizer, the King and a prisoner, the sexed up and the celibate.

True, these experiences, which really happened all at once, except they didn’t really, will look different from one place and time to another. But the experiences are the same, just like your lessons from lifetime to lifetime may look different, but the meaning is the same. So, don’t waste your time being jealous of another. You’ve been there, done that, whether you remember or not. And none of it will bring you lasting happiness, but forgiving it will. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It Only Appears to Take a Long Time

The unconscious resistance to doing the Course is formidable. But if you have perseverance the ego can’t win. Although the ego is ingenious, it has one problem. It’s insane. The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, has a tremendous advantage. The Holy Spirit is perfect, and has a perfect plan. You may ask, if it’s so perfect, then why does it have to take the Sonship so long to wake up? The truth is it only appears that it’s taking a long time. 

The Course teaches that the world is already over; that the tiny mad idea was only a tiny tick of time that was corrected and ended immediately. But because this is a dream of separation, it looks like everyone is waking up at different times, when the truth is there was only one time, one instant, and even that never really existed. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It's About You

Despite what you see, there’s just one of you and one mind. But that presents a problem for you that you can’t see. The projection of a universe of time and space that you can see is coming from that one unconscious mind. That’s where the projector is hidden. Thus your unconscious mind knows everything. If that’s where everything that you’re seeing is coming from, then by definition, on some level, your mind knows everything. Even the truth is buried there, waiting to be remembered. And if the unconscious mind knows everything, then it knows that there’s really just one of you. That’s good news and bad news. 

Here’s the bad news. Because the mind knows everything, including the fact that there’s just one of you, it will interpret anything you think or say, no matter how subtle, about another person, to really be about you! And it will determine how you feel about yourself, and ultimately even what you believe you are. That’s why the Course says every choice you make establishes your own identity as you will see it and believe it is. That’s why the Course emphasizes that as you see him you will see yourself. And it’s true. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   

Only One Correct interpretation of A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles says what it says. It must be understood that there is only one possible interpretation of the Course. That cannot be repeated too much. Only God is real, and nothing else is real. The world does not exist. There are students who want the Holy Spirit to be operating in the world and fixing it up. No, the Holy Spirit is in the mind, not in the world. The Course says there is no world! So what world do they think the Holy Spirit is operating in? ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Monday, December 11, 2017

Forgive or Celectrate

Just because the world is an illusion, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Just the opposite. You can have a great time, and do it without guilt! It’s true that you are guiltless, Heaven was given to you by God, and you don’t have to earn it. But you do have to do the forgiveness work that it takes to undo the ego and return to reality in your awareness. So if there’s something to forgive, then forgive it. But the Course says if there’s nothing to forgive at the time, then what you should do is celebrate. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other  Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Sunday, December 10, 2017

...And Then Depression Set In

If it’s true that as you see him you will see yourself, and if you go through life thinking the world and people are just illusions, your mind will interpret it to mean that you are an illusion. That will leave you feeling empty and meaningless, which is a pretty good description of depression. 

That’s why A Course in Miracles is a lot more proactive than most people realize. It doesn’t just describe the thought system of the ego, which is the thought system of most of the world; it completely replaces the thought system of the ego with the thought system of the Holy Spirit. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Don't Make Friends with Your Ego - Undo It!

There are people who will teach you that you should “make friends with your ego.” But I’ve got news for them. The ego is not interested in being your friend. Your ego wants to kill you. Because if you can be hurt or killed then you’re a body. And if you’re a body, then the entire ego thought system of separation is true. The only thing you can really do with your ego is undo it.

A Course in Miracles is about undoing the ego, or the false you that has come to identify itself with the body and separation. But the real you has nothing to do with the body or separation. As the Course says many times, “I am not a body, I am free. For I am still as God created me.”6 And God created you to be exactly like God, the same as its Source forever, completely and eternally in a state of oneness. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Friday, December 8, 2017

God Is...And Nothing Else Is

The Course says, “The miracle establishes you dream a dream, and that its content is not true.” But a lot of students seem to have a big problem going all the way with that. I mean, I’ll say that according to the Course the absolute truth is this: God Is. And they don’t seem to have much of a problem with that. But then if you tell them, nothing else is, you can see the resistance on a lot of their faces. They can get the truth of God, but they can’t get that absolutely nothing about the world and their lives is real. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   

Thursday, December 7, 2017

No Unanswered Questions

A Course in Miracles gives people the whole picture that they need. If you look carefully, you’ll see the Course doesn’t leave you with a bunch of unanswered questions. It tells you what existed before time began, which was given to you by God, how you appeared to get here, exactly what you can do about it, where you’re going home to and how to get there; not that Heaven is a place. It’s an awareness you need to re-awaken in, and how the Holy Spirit has a plan that’s guaranteed to result in that happening for everyone. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

You Gotta Do It!

It’s not enough to know about forgiveness or even understand it. And that’s rare enough. But once you do understand it you have to get into the habit of doing it consistently. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other    Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Pretty Sobering Thought

Your unconscious mind knows everything. It would have to because that’s where the projection of a universe of time and space is coming from in the first place. And if it knows everything, it knows that there’s really just one of us. And if it knows there’s really just one of us, it will interpret whatever you think about the world or another person to really be about you. That’s a pretty sobering thought. People wonder why they’re depressed. Just look at the garbage they’ve been thinking about other people, not realizing it was really just going to them, and that it would determine how they feel about themselves, and ultimately, even establish their own identity. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Monday, December 4, 2017

Changing Dimensions of Time

What happens is already pre-determined, but you still have the power to practice forgiveness at the level of the mind, and be free of feeling the uncomfortable effects of whatever happens. And even though the purpose of forgiveness is not to change the script, but instead be free of its effects, it’s also possible, within a fixed system, for the Holy Spirit to adjust time and space for you. You may then have a different experience than you would have. But that’s up to the Holy Spirit. Your job is to do the forgiveness work. The Holy Spirit knows if it’s appropriate for you to change dimensions of time. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Jesus and Buddha Weren't Interested in Starting a Religion

Most students want to be teachers instead of students. It feels special to be a leader instead of a follower. That’s how religions get started. People think they understand Buddha and so someday you end up with Buddhism. But Buddha didn’t want to start a religion. People would ask him, “What are you?” and he would say, “I am awake.” That’s what he wanted for them, not hundreds of rituals to follow. He was a wisdom Teacher.

And of course everybody and their brother thought they knew what J was saying, or they had an agenda that led them to say something to the contrary, and someday you have a religion purported to be about him. Yet like Buddha, a religion was not something J would be interested in. He was also a wisdom Teacher. ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo

Saturday, December 2, 2017

You Can't Bypass the Mind

Don’t ever let anyone teach you that you can bypass the mind. J tells you in the Course that your mind’s ability to make a choice, your power to choose, is your true power in this world. Those who want to by-pass the mind are giving up the only power they have! Pure non-dualistic thinking with the Holy Spirit reverses the thinking of the world. And the choice you’re supposed to make is spelled out for you at the end of the Text, and the choice always involves the way you think about other people. “Choose once again what you would have him be, remembering that every choice you make establishes your own identity as you will see it and believe it is.” ~ The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other   Facebook.com/DWMJF/photo