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September 30, 2010 – Part 2 of 2
Just to get complete clarity on free will: when I am aware of my true status as one with You and recognize that I merely observe the human form I occupy and relay the impulse of Your Love to the form, I understand that I as the observer have free will, but what about the form at this point? Does the form still have free will attributed to it when I no longer am under the illusion that I am the form and the form is now responding to Your Divine Impulse? Or is the form’s sense of free will merely owing to the fact that I have identified with it and when I stop identifying with it, and am so relaying Your Divine Impulse, does the form just start following orders according to Divine Impulse?
When I earlier said that the vehicle you occupy is an automatic, that it drives itself, I meant just that. This is to say that it has free will and operates of its own volition according to design. Freedom reigns supreme throughout the universe from the microcosm of the subatomic and cellular to the macrocosm of solar systems and galaxies. Each individualization of My Being has freedom according to its ability to comprehend what that is. All are subject to the Law of Cause and Effect as it works out on the plane of the particular manifestation in question.
So what happens to the form’s free will when the soul, You, recognize and hold in awareness through the experience of the form that you are not the form but are the One observing and the One relaying My Purpose, My Love, My Divine Impulse?
The form is still free to do whatever it wants. But now the form’s self consciousness, that allows it to drive itself as it chooses, is sharing in Your awareness of Your true relationship to Me. The powerful magnetism of My Love and Purpose enraptures the vehicle so that it wills, it desires, to act in accordance with the Law of Cause and Effect to get the maximum value out of every circumstance. The measure of that value for the form is now seen in spiritual terms because it shares in Your awareness and so it now wills to do things that formerly it would not have done because it was not aware of the wealth of spirit. So the form freely chooses cooperation with Your/My Impulse because it can see through Your awareness that the value of so doing grossly outweighs any purely material value. The manner of how it responds to Our impulse is still entirely up to the form. You remain the observer. The difference is in awareness and truth. The activity that arises in form as a result of such awareness is the moving of the Holy Spirit and reveals the Supreme Being.
In truth, all that is, is I. So it is not technically wrong to identify yourself as the form for all form is a manifestation of Me and so has My attribute of free will. The magnetism (another of My attributes and a Divine Principle) of form, however traps and prevents you from awareness (except for an inkling here and there, My gift to you) of your true status as Only Begotten Son of God, a soul in incarnation, your true Self. So at the same time that you perceive through spiritual awareness that You are one with everything because of Your true status, you must not identify with form because its magnetism will trap and limit your awareness to its level of consciousness. Walk with Me then and participate in the magnetism of spirit and enjoy the bounty there stored for you that far out weigh, in spite of their lightness, the riches of matter.
September 30, 2010 – Part 1 of 2
Please talk to me about free will. It seems that the form is supposed to be an automaton guided in its actions by the true Self which is Spirit, God. Is there no free will?
Apart from what?
You think you are separate from Me. You are not, but as long as you think you are My Truth sounds like a lack of free will.
Let’s be clear. Free will is a concept and so is a form like everything else.
To be a form is to be governed by certain principles. The Law of Cause and Effect is perhaps the most obvious one.
Different forms have different attributes depending on its place in the hierarchy of form. Attributes are forms that qualify the character of some other form. Free will is such a qualifier.
The human form is qualified by free will. It is governed by the Law of Cause and Effect however and so there is freedom to make whatever choice the human form wants to make but it is subject to the consequences of that choice.
This free will is an attribute of the human form. You are not the human form. You are My Spirit occupying a human form. We can call this a human being but it is a misnomer for you are not technically being human, you are observing the human form being.
The human being you occupy is exercising free will, willy nilly, all over the place putting into motion all manner of cause and effect. There is no question the human being has free will, but there are unavoidable consequences for each and every action for the human being. Remember that you are not that.
You are I individualized to observe this particular form You occupy. You have become lost in the observation by identifying with the form and so mistake it for your true being.
So do I as a True Being, as an individualized version of God, individualized for the purpose of observing the form that I occupy, have free will?
Your True Being is absolutely free to choose as You will. It is this very freedom that makes it possible for you to confuse yourself with the form. You do not have the power, however, to make something true that is not true in an absolute sense. You can lie and believe your own lie or the lie of another and you can have the illusion that it is true but there are always consequences for all that takes place in form. And all eventually comes to light in spirit.
I eagerly await you in freedom to come to Me in spirit and know the truth of who you are. Then, from awareness in truth, beauty and goodness, you may exercise freedom such as you have never known while you believed you were human. There are still consequences but, in the light of truth, You are able to anticipate them well and create wonderful and good forms through which to truly appreciate the value of Our freedom.
Thank you for waiting on me and being patient with my struggle.
It is My pleasure to seek your awareness that We Are One.
September 25, 2010 – Part 2 of 2
What then will keep me from doing evil instead of good if it is merely of no more relative consequence than going to see a horror flic for instance?
The consequence of going to see a horror flic is that you are horrified or the form you occupy is made numb to horror, perhaps even finds it funny in the effort to avoid being horrified! But why would you do this? You would only do this if you are lost.
There is not a soul on earth that honestly and sincerely wants to be lost to truth, beauty and goodness. There is no honesty in being lost. It is the antithesis of clarity.
Remember, You are not the form and not just the observer of the form. You also occupy the form and relay My Divine Impulse to it. You are not the actor, however, so ultimately you do not control what the form does. Do you understand? You do not drive the car. It is an automatic. There are not two of You. There is only You and the vehicle which is not You. There is no you. The lower self, the ego, the actor on the stage, is a phantom that does, however, respond to My Divine Impulse relayed by You to the form and the form’s consciousness, the form’s sense of self. It is this that does the acting and it is just that, an act performed by an actor – the vehicle or form You occupy, in spite of how real it may all seem to be. It seems so real because you make the mistake, through the form’s consciousness, of identifying with the act and the actor.
That is what this communication is. The form you occupy is responding to Divine Impulse Power and choosing cooperation because cooperation with Spirit gives the form a sense of peace, goodwill, harmony, beauty, truth and love. The form you occupy, through misidentification, chafes at the pain and suffering of the form and the dramas of stage acting and eventually desires to return, through awareness, to the reality and true life of the Self.
Form is governed by cause and effect. If the form causes pain and suffering with its acts then more pain and suffering is the result for the form. If the form shares a sense of peace and happiness by looking out for the needs of others then the form enjoys the finding of its own needs met. One of those needs the form has is to return to Spirit and so it seeks how to meet this need.
The attraction of spirit to form and form to spirit is as natural as that of a man to a woman and a woman to a man. This is why, in human language, the word “man” or “father” is often used to refer to the spirit that occupies the form regardless of its gender. Form on the other hand is often symbolized by the word “mother” even though the form may be that of a male human. They are two poles and, as in magnetism, opposite poles attract. It is a law of Mother Nature and Father Spirit. You are the resultant Son, only begotten, a kind of hybrid of the two. Neither are You one or the other and yet You represent both.
So the form asks itself, how shall “I” realize my true Self and be free of the slavery of all “my” desire and the suffering it causes “me”. With this question the form is reflecting You, the Observer along with My Divine Impulse. Our Answer is: “be still and know that I Am God”.
September 25, 2010 – Part 1 of 2
Speak to me of hypocrisy. I feel hypocritical writing all this stuff because my life does not well reflect it. How can I avoid being hypocritical?
Don’t confuse your Self with the facts! Facts are forms just as sensation, feelings and thoughts; body, emotion, and mind. The feeling or idea that you are these things arises from your identification with them. The ego, the supreme identifier and judge cannot help but be hypocritical because his whole sense of self is false, an illusion, a lie. You are not that and so You cannot be hypocritical. You merely observe and relay My Divine Impulse to the consciousness through form.
I know that this is confusing because the idea that you are the form is so deeply ingrained in the human psyche, which is one of the forms you occupy. It requires a practice of meditation, a stilling of all the forms you occupy, to begin to see that you are not all these things. You are not the “stuff” you write on this page. You are not the ideas that are symbolized by these words anymore than the ideas symbolized here in this writing are the writing itself. There are divine ideas represented here, but if one who does not know English looked at them, the symbols that these words and letters are would just be a bunch of indecipherable meaningless markings.
So it is with all form. You enter into it. You get it figured out, how to manipulate it, and you identify it with what it is meant to merely symbolize. It is like the words on the page for those well acquainted with their meanings. You look at a word and instantly identify its meaning so that the word becomes confused with what the word symbolizes and then you forget the words are not the same thing as what they mean. You know this is true if you stop to think about it, but one usually doesn’t stop still enough to think about it. You can rearrange the same words to mean something completely different or someone who knows another language can say the same thing with different words.
This idea sheds light on the religionist who holds that his viewpoint on Me and one’s relationship to Me can only be understood in the framework that he has developed or adopted. He has confused his viewpoint – his doctrine, with what it is that his doctrine represents.
It is your mission to see with clear eyes and not be hoodwinked by the myriads of symbols that life in form is subject to. Each and every form is a symbol for something that is beyond that form. Do not be lost in thinking that a form, whatever it is, is only that which it appears to be. Do not be lost in the myriads of symbols that You occupy and that so also appear to surround you. Be grounded in the quiet awareness that You are simply the observer. Desires of the form, judgments of the form, acts of the form, experiences of the form, hypocrisy, insults, fears, troubles, pains, pleasures and heartaches of the form do not belong to You. You simply are the watcher, detached from all the good or evil the form perpetrates and experiences.
September 24, 2010
What of sex?
Sex is the animal’s form for reproduction. The human form shares the animal platform of expression but with a greatly enhanced capacity for mind and potential for higher than mind forms of expression.
In animal/man, mind and emotion and physical sensation are mixed together to form passion. Passion and thus sex, as an expression of bodily passion, are highly addictive. They become a preoccupation to the detriment of the growth of awareness in spirit. Detachment is the antithesis of passion and, as with all addictions, must be employed to curb the sexual appetite of the one who is sincerely interested in the sublime awareness of the higher Self.
The same is true of the passion for food causing one to overeat; or for drugs or alcohol causing one to self medicate, numbing the mind. When you identify yourself with the form you occupy, these addictions loom large and alluring and are so easy to give in to instead of using detachment to regulate and dissuade the passions of life. These passions keep the pendulum swinging from the extremes of the highs and lows of ecstatic pleasure and deep depression and self (and other) loathing.
There is nothing wrong with engaging in sexual activity with a partner as an expression of the committed love you share. Committed, because sexual activities produce young that need a commitment from responsible parents to their care and nurturing. Sure, you can engage in all manner of other (protected from fertilization and disease) sexually arousing activity. It is stimulating for the body and emotions, like eating and drinking and doing drugs together (or by one’s self). It is really nothing more than this. I do not condemn you for it, I merely observe and wait with eternal patience for you to turn your attention to Me and begin to climb the ladder of consciousness to a greater awareness of your birthright.
You think of one who abstains from sex and overeating and drinking as prudish and dull. This is, in the main, a result of the tactics and judgment of those who would impose My Purpose and My Teaching on the unwilling. This is always a mistake. Each must come to Me themselves of their own free will. I will have it no other way so never attempt to make Me an imposition on others, you will only turn them against Me and cause all manner of strife and war.
One need only abstain from sex addiction and other addictions, if they desire freedom from addiction. It is as simple as that.
Why would you want to be free of the desire for sex, or the pleasure of eating all manner of great tasting food, or the pleasant numbing of drink? Because the pleasure is only fleeting and temporary and, if you’re paying attention and being honest with yourself, you can see it leads to relatively permanent unhappiness (sometimes even a desire for it all to end – death) and ill health when you are addicted to it.
I would have you bring intercourse between the matter of the form you occupy and the spirit that you are, a far more lasting high that leads to permanent happiness and the bliss of heaven on earth. This opportunity is always at hand but you cannot see it with the logs of addictions in you eyes. Be rid of them, having tossed them into the fiery abyss, and stand free to climb and mount the winds of spirit and share with Me the subtle joy of love without condition. You cannot do this and be subject to the whims and desires of the form you occupy. Remember, You are not that pretender that identifies with form. You are the One who sees beauty, loves truth, is goodness (not prudish, but the goodness that is all that I have created) and relays My Divine Impulse to the consciousness in form.
I await your awareness.
September 22, 2010
OM is the closest you can come to giving Me a proper name. It is the same meaning as “I Am” or “Amen” or the Native American “Ahoh” or the Muslim “Allah”. It is the human reflection of the Word I utter from the beginning (Christ Principle, Only Begotten Son of God) and that brings all into being. It is the Word You Are in Your Divine Inheritance as the small human mind turns its attention away from the manifest forms toward the Unmanifested (and so nameless) Spirit.
I Am Nameless. I Am beyond human capacity to comprehend and yet I Am That that You Are. I draw you toward Me out of form. You who are manifest in form, little by little draw toward Me and through reflecting That that you truly are, make Me manifest in form. I become demonstrated through you. But do not attach yourself to any demonstration of Me for the manifestation is not the true essence and I would have you be with Me in, and share in, My Intrinsic Being. When you attach yourself to any demonstration of My Being you confuse the manifestation with the reality of My Divine Presence. No form can hold Me; no name or description; no religion. That is why I Am nameless. You can only make a tiny aspect of Me visible in form – the form you occupy. So be not attached so that you may become aware of a greater share of Me.
September 21, 2010
How shall I be still? I have such difficulty getting my mind to be quiet.
Being still is simple but when identification with mind, body and emotions is present stillness is well nigh impossible.
All things are possible with Me however.
First let go of anything that has upset you by remembering that you are not the form and so cannot be harmed in anyway by anything anyone has ever done or said to you. The form senses harm but this is an illusion, so drop it. You cannot move forward with the reigns of resentment or fear holding you back, so say a prayer that releases those who have hurt your mistaken identity; a prayer that holds them and all in loving kindness and forgiveness for no one who dwells in mistaken identity knows what it is they are doing – they are just like you in your mistaken identity. Ask for their release and liberation in the light of truth.
Second, set the body (preferably one that is rested and not over stimulated with caffeine) in a poised position of relaxed attentiveness with a posture that includes an upright and straight spine, preferably unsupported by a back rest. Breath normally and close the eyes. Closing the eyes is a signal to the body to quiet the physical activity of the sensing organism.
Now. Take charge of the mind. Place the mental eye of attention on the central point in the forehead between the eyebrows. This point, the Ajna Center corresponds to a spiritual center of energy that connects the mind to Me, the observer and relay of the divine impulse, your true Self.
Use the OM silently thinking it. OM or AUM is the closest the human mind can come to the sound or Word or Song with which I Bring all into being. All that is, is a derivative of My Word and is contained within My Song. When you place your attention on the Ajna Center and think OM, think only of Me, your divine Self.
Now. Stop thinking OM and just listen for Me, the soul, to sound the OM at My level of being. Listen and keep listening in the silence. My sounding is silence to the human mind so you must listen with all your heart, all your mind and all your strength to hear your Soul. I promise that if you will do this you will recognize My pouring forth of My Blessing of loving peace upon you. You will sense the freedom from form I Represent.
Establish a regular time for it and practice this method at least once a day for 20 to 30 minutes.
September 20, 2010
What would you have me write this morning?
And receive your inheritance.
Does the word inheritance conjure visions of large sums of money and things? No, no, this would not be helpful.
Would you like to win the lottery? This would further enslave you to identification with form.
Think of all the good you could with all that money?
No, My Self, I Speak the Word of Your Inheritance more Divine.
Money and things are mere tools to express the divine through loving sharing of this material representation of wealth. But attach yourself to these and you are lost, poor beyond words. The more of it you possess because of attachment, the more destitute you become.
For true wealth is of the Spirit.
I Give you My Self (if you will have Me) and I have created all this for you to enjoy. Attach yourself to what I have created and you lose your awareness of My presence. But place your attention on Me, freeing yourself from all enslaving attention to worldly things and you shall have all these things as well. Do not be attached to how they manifest for that will only take your attention from Me and make a slave of you.
I do not want to enslave you but rather set you free.
Your language makes it difficult to communicate how giving Me all your attention will set you free, but it does, for I want you to have all good things but not be enslaved by the desire for them.
Be Still. This is where you will find Me. I Am always with you.
September 19, 2010
I watched the movie called Last Station about the end of Leo Tolstoy’s life. I have not read Tolstoy but in the movie he seemed a man that I can resonate with, one who wrote and spoke (much more intelligently and eloquently than I, I am sure) of the kind of thing that I write about here. In the movie it was striking how Tolstoy’s followers were much more adamant about what Tolstoy taught than Tolstoy himself was. His followers seemed to be more concerned with building an organization and society that lived by Tolstoy’s words than actually living in the spirit of compassion and love, which is what Tolstoy, himself, summed up as the source of all religions and presumably all his inspiration. Is his follower’s tactic (that is, one of law and order for the establishment of an organized movement) an example of idealism gone awry? Is it appropriate to organize a group of believers around an ideal or does it always lead to a loss of the teaching in the morass of organization?
Organization is another kind of form. Identify with the form and you will be lost.
An ideal is also a form. Identify with an ideal and you will be lost in idealism.
Every organization under the sun must crystallize the thought around which it is organized in order to create a consistent form others can identify with and so join and support. The older an organization is the more it tends to become entrenched in the forms it has established to uphold its own form. The more a person identifies with that organization the more they tend to be uncomfortable with anything that differs with that collective’s point of view.
Tolstoy’s followers, those that were determined to organize a movement around him and the love he taught were bent on doing so regardless of the cost. So, while they identified with his words, they ignored his spirit of compassion. They spoke of love as though the only way to apply it was intellectually and without emotion. This is an attempt to apply love with dispassion and detachment which is the only way to love unconditionally, and so, is the correct approach. However, as so often happens with crystallization of ideas, this approach was misinterpreted in this way: that dispassion and detachment meant intellectualism and aloofness. Because of this misinterpretation and because of identification with the misinterpretation the organization took a callus approach to achieving its means that lacked genuine love.
We can see this kind of approach used over and over again in every past and present human organization, religious or otherwise. Examples abound and do not need to be pointed out. Does this mean that organization should be abandoned? Every organization that comes about whether religious or otherwise has a first cause of love. Even a hate group has such an origin because they identify with some form they love that they feel is threatened by whatever it is they hate.
Organizations are forms.
Forms are needed for the expression of love.
Organizations, fundamentally, are therefore for the purpose of giving a group expression of love.
Participate in organizations but do not be attached to them. Do not identify with them just as you know not to identify with your own bodily form. Exercise dispassionate unconditional love across the board to all forms whether they be human organizations or some other form.
Remember that love with dispassion does not mean without emotion and aloof. Dispassion means that emotion and sentiment are not used to determine what is loving, but rather, that the love that you express is without condition.
Emotion is unreliable because you tend to attach yourself to it but emotion may still be expressed because it is a form designed for that purpose.
To be detached from a thing is to be unidentified with it. It is this very refusal to identify with a thing (such as an emotion) that then renders the thing usable for its divinely intended purpose.
September 18, 2010
You keep telling me that there is nothing I need do, just be still. How will anything get done if I do not do it? Shall I depend on others to do the doing? After sitting in the stillness a while it seems it is time to get up and do something useful, something of service.
You are identifying with the body again. The forms are for doing, for giving and receiving, but these are not your true identity. It is a mistake to identify with them. It causes you to become lost in doing, in need, in lack, in fear. If you would truly love you must be still, unattached to outcomes, or you will turn to manipulative doing of all kinds to achieve your goals.
This is not necessarily to say have no goals, it is to say be detached from them, do not identify with them, they are but another form. You need the form to manifest through, but you do not need to be attached to such manifestation. Such attachment causes you to be lost from Me.
Be still in all you do means to be grounded in Me in whatever is going on about the form, about the body. The body, emotions, and mind, are very sophisticated instruments that automatically respond to situations that arise in form. When you have practiced being still and so practiced being aware of My Presence, My simple Divine Impulse of Love Everlasting will guide the body, emotions and mind to and through the most beneficial actions for any given situation. Such actions will always take the form of loving service of one kind or another to your fellows . This is how you may recognize an act generated by My Impulse.
So do not be concerned with what you shall eat or what you shall wear. You are not the form that consumes and dresses. The form will take care of that automatically as I designed it to if you will stop identifying with it. Know Me and all else will be in perfect order because the form you occupy will follow My Divine Impulse of Love.