Sunday, May 20, 2018

Getting Rid of Unconscious Guilt

The ego has tricked you into thinking you're getting rid of your unconscious guilt when you project it onto others by making them wrong, or condemning them or blaming certain circumstances for your problems or the world's problems, or whatever. Instead, what this really does is cause you to hang on to your unconscious guilt forever. Are you beginning to understand how important forgiveness is for you? ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Your Problems Aren't the Problem

The ego tries to convince you that your problems are the problem, but the Holy Spirit knows it's the well-hidden, unconscious guilt that makes you need to dream a world of separation in the first place that 's the problem. Of course, the world doesn't think that. The world doesn't even know about it! As the Course makes sure to remind you, "Of one thing you were sure: of all the many causes you perceived as bringing pain and suffering to you, your guilt was not among them." ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Friday, May 18, 2018

Nobody Out There to Judge You

All you have to do is remember there's not anybody out there to judge you, and what you really are can't be affected by what the world thinks. As the Course tells you, "You cannot be hurt, and do not want to show your brother anything except your wholeness. Show him that he cannot hurt you and hold nothing against him, or you hold it against yourself." This is the meaning of "turning the other cheek." ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Laws of the Mind

The ego devises clever reasons why you should continue to listen to its selfish counsel, but the Holy Spirit is certain that at some point you'll turn to Him, and ultimately go home with Him  as the law of forgiveness and the laws of the mind dictate. For as the Course teaches, if you really learn how to forgive and actually do it, your return to God must eventually follow. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

There is No World!

The ego would be ecstatic if you continued to believe there is a world out three that existed before your life began, and will go on without you after your body dies. The Holy Spirit's response, as outrageous as it may see to your ego, is this - as quoted from the Course:

There is no world! This is the central thought the course attempts to teach. Not everyone is ready to accept it, and each one must go as far as he can let himself be led along the road to truth. He will return and go still farther, or perhaps step back a while and then return again.

But healing is the gift of those who are prepared to learn there is no world, and can accept the lesson now. Their readiness will bring the lesson to them in some form which they can understand and recognize. Some see it suddenly on point of death, and rise to teach it. Others find it in experience that is not of this world, which shows them that the world does not exist because what they behold must be the truth, and yet it clearly contradicts the world.

~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It Never Happened

The ego attempts to convince you that you have a personal story that is obviously real. The attitude of the Holy Spirit though, can best be summed up in just three words: IT NEVER HAPPENED. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Monday, May 14, 2018

There is No Loss in Reality

The ego says you've suffered a terrible loss, and loss is now a part of what you call life. The Holy Spirit says there is no loss in reality, and that God's child cannot lose. The Course says, "Forgive all thoughts which would oppose the truth of your completion, unity, and peace. You cannot lose the gifts your Father gave." And, "You but receive according to God's plan, and never lose or sacrifice or die."  ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Ego Wants Complexity

The ego wants and believes in complexity. The truth of the Holy Spirit is simple - not necessarily easy for you to accept, but simple. The ego says you are different than others. The Holy Spirit says that in reality, everyone is the same - and you must feel that way in order to see like Him. For the Course tells you, "The difference between the ego's projection and the Holy Spirit's extension is very simple. The ego projects to exclude, and therefore to deceive. The Holy Spirit extends by recognizing Himself in very mind, and thus perceives them as one. Nothing conflicts in this perception, because what the Holy Spirit perceives is all the same." ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Ego's Brand of Forgiveness

Remember that when you forgive, you shouldn't fall for the ego's brand of forgiveness - which is the world's ineffective and traditional way of forgiving others. As the Course tells you, "The ego, too, has a plan of forgiveness because you are asking for one, though not of the right teacher. The ego's plan, of course makes no sense and will not work. By following its plan you will merely place yourself in an impossible situation, to which the ego always leads you. The ego's plan is to have you see error clearly first, and then overlook it. Yet how can you overlook what you have made real? By seeing it clearly, you have made it real and cannot overlook it." Your brothers and sisters - which includes your mother and father - haven't really done what you think they've done, and remembering that fact is vital. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Friday, May 11, 2018

Be Reverent Only to Spirit

The Holy Spirit's Voice will lead you home. At first, He's like a whisper in your dream. But then, as you keep practicing forgiveness, His Voice gets louder and clearer. He can show up for you in many different ways. One way ins in a book. In our case, He may be an irreverent whisper - but only because that will be helpful in its own way. We are reverent only to God and spirit, and perhaps that will help you cut to the chase. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Epitome of Complexity

Don't just hide out and study. Interact with people. Experience them and forgive them when you should.  Consider it to be an opportunity. Illusions must be forgiven on the level where they are experienced. That means living a normal life and interacting with society. Remember, the Course wasn't give to a solitary person on a mountain top somewhere. It was given in New York City - the epitome of complexity. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Course is Not New Age

You think the Course is part of the New Age movement, but it's not. Don't limit it. Yes, it's good that some people are more open-minded and ready for new ideas. Remember the Course is unique because it's J explaining what he really wants to say. Remember that this is his ONLY Course. There are other things that have come out since the Course was published that people have said came from him. Yet they don't really teach the same thing as the Course. I ask you, would J contradict himself? I don't say that to put anybody down. Obviously, we are not angry at people who we disagree with. We say these things merely for your clarification. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Only Two Choices

No matter what appears to be happening, you can outmaneuver the ego simply by remembering there are really only two choices, then forgiving the contents of your own ego mind. You were being trained in the art of true forgiveness the second you started hearing these ideas - because from that moment on you were looking at the world differently. And to emphasize an important point, you still believe you have a thousand different problems, but the Course knows you have only one problem - the seeming separation from God. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Ego is a Killer

Never forget that the ego is a killer, so it wants you to think God is a killer and fear Him. The very best way to keep itself going is to suck you into reacting to the script so you'll make it real in your mind. The ego wants conflict, and if you react with any negative emotion, that's conflict. It's your judgment that keeps the ego system alive, but your forgiveness will free it. So you have to be on your toes. ~ The Disappearance of the Universe