Carol Howe Workshop

DENVER ~ June 18-19

Never Forget To Laugh

 Friday evening presentation 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm
Saturday workshop 10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm (you may attend one or both)

Presentation is based on the spiritual practice of A Course In Miracles as fulfilled through Bill Thetford, its Co-scribe. 
By emulating his choices, we too-regardless of circumstances-can move to an awakened state of great joy and peace, the ultimate practical application of ACIM.

Rocky Mountain Miracles Center
1939 S. Monroe St.
Denver, CO  80210

For more information:  call 303-759-3409 or email miraclecenter@earthlink.net

                 

Gratitude from Prison

“Dear Joe Wolfe [Spirit Light Outreach], Praise God for your ministry! I am a miracle as well. Here is my story. 

My name is GP but they call me Bones, because I’m a skinny guy. Well, I’m doing 25 years for robbery-bodily injury”-[crime committed involving physical harm]- “It was a drug deal that went bad. But that’s not the miracle. The Miracle is that I’ve lived for the devil…”[ego]” ever since I was 17 years old. Drinking, drugging,…running wild with bikers and the drug addicts and dealers… 

I’ve been stabbed, shot in the head and left for dead and I’m  still here…but that’s not the miracle. The Miracle is one day, after being up” [lack of sleep]” for about 7 days, on methamphetamines, I was driving my wife’s Pinto station wagon, and I was going down a busy street and my body and brain gave out. I mean, I went to sleep while going about 60 mph” [miles per hour].” I hit a lamp post head on and they had to cut me out of the car with the ‘jaws of life.’ 

Well, they said that I was D.O.A.” [dead on arrival] ” at the hospital. My mom, dad, wife and 6 month old baby girl were there and while my family waited outside the emergency room, soon the doctor came to tell them that I hadn’t made it. I didn’t make it. I was dead. Mom cried, ‘my son is dead.’ 

A nurse came out shortly afterward and approached my family. She was dressed in a beautiful white uniform…she had beautiful long blond hair and sparkling eyes and a beautiful smile. That’s how my mom described her to me. She came to my mom and dad and told them not to worry…that everything is going to be OK. Then she walked out through the doors of the emergency room. 

Not long afterward my family and a doctor and another nurse heard a scream and it was me, because I sat up and put pressure on my right arm to push myself up and my collar-bone was broken…and well, the doors of the emergency room opened and my mom almost knocked me off the bed when she ran to me and grabbed me, saying, “You’re alive! You’re alive!”‘ 

I said, “Yeah, sure…Why wouldn’t I be?  The doctor examined me and said, ‘Yeah you’re alive now, but you were dead for over an hour. You came in D.O.A. Just look at the tag on your toe.”  I told the doctor that he was crazy. I told him that he was a state hospital doctor and that didn’t he didn’t know anything. I told him that I’d just been knocked out really hard. 

Later, my mom remember the beautiful blond-haired nurse, and mom went to the nurse’s station to ask the other nurses about her. They didn’t know her, but asked of her description and name tag. My mom described physical appearance and her white uniform and the fact that she didn’t see a name tag. The nurses on duty were confused, and after a moment that informed my mom that no such nurse worked at the hospital.

Mom was told that all uniforms, like the ones they were wearing, were powder blue and not white, and that everyone was required to wear a name tag.  Mom returned to us and I went home with only a broken collar-bone and a bruised hip. But I believe that after I was told by mom of the beautiful nurse, that She had to be a Guardian Angel. 

I just want everyone to know that no matter what you’ve done in life or how bad you have been, God’s arm is not short. Surely the Arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His hear too dull too hear…but your iniquities have separated you from God…and all I’m saying is that God is Real and He hears our cries and our mother’s prayers. 

Well, thank you and please print this and edit it for spelling errors. I just wanted to encourage others.. 

Peace, GP
Texas Facility

Q and A with Carmen


Good Questions
 
Questions & Answers

By Carmen Cameron*
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[as it appeared in the April 2010 Newsletter

 


There is nothing I like more than a good question about the Course.  And by “good question”, I mean a thought provoking one – a question that makes me reassess what I currently believe and perhaps come to see it in a new light. As a result, we have a very interactive study group of Course students here in Louisville where everyone is encouraged to share their insights and questions. It isalso a very diverse group with people from widely varying religious backgrounds so we get a lot of very insightful questions and I’ve been making a note of them for the last 15 years. 

 

Question: One of the hardest things for me to deal with in the Course is its seeming rejection of everything of the world. I’m really into nature and seem to be closest to God in my garden. That seems to be a conflict for me. Any thoughts that might help me?

 

Answer: This was a very big deal for me, too, in my resistance to getting the Course. I, too, feel closest to God in nature and I can’t imagine joy without the spectrum of color or the diversity of textures and forms we see there, especially at this time of year when everything around us is coming into a new budding of life. And I found an answer that works for me only just recently on a discussion board online.

And that answer was that it wasn’t really the colors of the flowers or the smells of the growing plants or even the beauty of the sky and water that I really loved. It was the FEELINGS that that they draw from me I cherish!

Also I would like to say that, unlike what seems to be the prevailing sentiment in the Course community, I do not dismiss the world entirely as “just a mere illusion”. How can it be only that when the Course itself says:

How holy is the smallest grain of sand, when it is recognized as being part of the completed picture of God’s Son!” T-28.IV.9.4

And the Course only uses some form of the word, “recognize”, when it is referring to truth and KNOWLEDGE! The Course says – repeatedly – the world AS WE SEE IT is an illusion, yes. But it is also, in my belief, our collective CREATION, albeit, a very imperfect one. And I believe that, as such, we are to USE the horrors in it as an outer reflection of our inner state of mind, finding the source of that pain and lack within our minds and giving it over to the Holy Spirit for total healing. In other words, forgiveness:

“Forgiveness turns the world of sin into a world of glory, wonderful to see. Each flower shines in light, and every bird sings of the joy of Heaven. There is no sadness and there is no parting here, for everything is TOTALLY forgiven. And what has been forgiven MUST join, for nothing stands BETWEEN, to keep them separate and apart. ” T-26.IV.2

And, once the sources of pain in our minds have been identified – all the ways separation and lack have manifested before our eyes – and rejected, then the earth will be TRANSLATED into a perfect creation and continue on in reality in some way or manner beyond my ability to imagine but that is, as the Course says, “totally satisfying”. For it is not the forms of the world that you and I are actually so attached to. Rather it is the FEELINGS of love and joining we experience here. And those are real. Eternal. Heaven.

“Fantasies become totally unnecessary as the wholly satisfying nature of reality becomes apparent.” T-1.VII.3.11

And I rest in that.

Here are some of my other favorite Course quotes that you, too, might find of comfort:

“…the Kingdom is attained through the Atonement, which creates it in you. The word “create” is appropriate here, because once what YOU have made is undone by the Holy Spirit, the blessed residue IS restored, and therefore continues in creation. from
T-5.V.2.1-2

“Not even what the Son of God made in insanity could be without a hidden spark of beauty which gentleness could release. All this beauty will rise to bless your sight as you look upon the world with forgiving eyes.” T-17.II.5.5 -6.1

And my favorite quote of all:

“In YOU is all of Heaven; every leaf that falls is given life in you. Each bird that ever sang will sing again in you. And every flower that ever bloomed has saved its perfume and its loveliness for you.” T-25.IV.5

Enjoy your Spring!

~*~

Carmen Cameron, who is a founding member of Course in Miracles Society, has been teaching classes in A Course in Miracles since 1994.  She was a presenter at the 2009 Miracles Conference in San Francisco and is scheduled to present again at the 2011 Conference. Carmen’s website is:  http://peaceful-path.blogspot.com/

Scribing by Sun~Rose

 YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE
 
Jesus Expanding The Miracle Principles
Given In His Course In Miracles
original edition

as received and transcribed by Sun~Rose*
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
[as it appeared in the April 2010 Newsletter

 

 

15. Each day should be devoted to miracles. 

Oh, yes!  Indeed.  Creation Itself is miraculous, teeming with Good.  Would not the learning of this Good, the vision of miracles, be a more interesting use of your time than the pursuit of more and the hours spent zoning out?  Rather than: how much money did I make today? – how about: how many times did I notice God supplying my All today?  Lest those of You in finance feel unfairly judged, let Me say here that I have nothing against money.  It would be cumbersome – for the ego, that is – to buy houses hotels in Monopoly with good deeds and miracles. 

Let Us be sure to remember, though, that the symbol is never a true substitute for the Real.  You exist eternally by the Movement of God – the Presence-ing of God – and your Existence is ever complete. 

The purpose of time is to enable man to learn to use it constructively. Time is thus a teaching device, and a means to an end.  It will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning.  

When You all turned your backs on God, You suddenly found no stability to your experience – like an astronaut free-floating in space, unable to control movement.  Eternity and Heaven include no rules of gravity, and yet there is a Divine Order in which We all fit with joy.

Everyone is absolutely essential; and that Order – which in no way imposes Itself upon You, but rather You are an integral part of It – that Order is your Basis – the … there is not a word for It that is suitable.  Even Source does not give the idea of just how … harmonious … Reality is and how Inclusive – All-Inclusive – and therefore, just how important YOU are. 

Lacking memory of this framework of Heaven, You have instead time and space, poor, poor substitutes for Now and Here.  Actually, there are no substitutes for Reality; time and space simply give You a strange framework in which to play your games. 

The only proper use of the word ‘time’ is that it’s time to give this strange view of the world up and take on My yoke – My Way of seeing things.  It is a beautiful View.  I wish You could all see your own magnificence.

 

(1972 manuscript as given to Hugh Lynn Cayce
by Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

 

Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION TO MIRACLES
I. Principles of Miracles

[continued]

 

16. Miracles are teaching devices for demonstrating that it is more blessèd to give than to receive.

Yes, here We are with the wonderful rules of Reality – where everyone is equally blessèd.  Why more blessèd?  Because You are all so full of yourselves that more becomes a burden.  Even the more of Good finds no place to get in with a mind full of itself.

The willingness to give – even of a limited sense of self – leaves space for the Divine to enter.  Then You really have something Good to give.

They simultaneously increase the strength of the giver and supply strength to the receiver.

This is absolutely perfect for what I am wanting to say to Jennifer vis à vis the place she needs to rest in – abide as – in order to support her son’s willingness for healing.

You remember the Divine Law that in giving, You are receiving.  Your Love is your Strength.  The problem in mental illness – or, for that matter, mental aberration of any kind – is that, as I have alluded to You in what I’ve had to say about autism – self-ism, literally – the religion is the one of oneself.  It is by no means limited to those so diagnosed, but actually covers the entire ego perspective.

The healing for self-absorption is Love.  Therefore, the ‘stronger’ gets to express their Love – which naturally increases with every Expression – as they give, while the recipient, having gaps- that is not quite the word … It is like cell receptors in the brain.  If they are blocked by emotional substances, they are not free to receive nutrition – in this case, the Nutrition of Love. … However, like the Light penetrating the darkness, the Love penetrates and loosens the clogs blocking the reception of Love.  Persistence in listening for and to the Voice for Love is the key.

Am I talking about human love – based on survival?  No.  I am talking about the Love that is ever busy acknowledging That Which Is Real about each and every One and each and every Thing.  There’s not much … resistance put up to thatEveryone feels the glow of that acknowledgement, whether they can put it into words or not.  By this Acknowledgement You have a Temple – a Sanctuary of Love – that You carry with You – as You – wherever You are. 

As You sit with your sleeping son, acknowledging what is Divine about him, the hospital room transforms – trans-substantiates into a Holy Sanctuary – a Temple of God.  Every one there is brought into – enters into – the Divine Presence.  What was hell is seen to be Heaven – have been Heaven all along.

Is this too much to ask?  That You might – right here in life – that You might come to play with Me as We gently waken our drowsy family.  Heaven Here. Miracles are the transcendence of the body.

What is My Meaning here?  Am I wanting You to leave your body – float off as disembodied mind?  No.  The separation of what You call ‘mind’ and what You call ‘body’ is impossible, as body is both noun and verb: mind expressed as well as mind-expressed.  There would be no body without mind, and it is impossible for mind not to express body, being its only source; therefore, body without mind is also impossible.   

Transcending the body merely means loosing oneself from the thought that what You are is a body.  What you are is Mind-Expressed, and that is a beautiful thing.  From there, miracles are seen to be Divinely Natural.

To the human or ego sense of things, body is something dense, woundable, perishable, called matter.  It is no such thing.  Your True Body is the Embodiment of Mind; your present experience of your body is the embodiment of the pretend mind with a little ‘m’ – the ego.

(Note: November 29, 2006; transcriber’s question: This is so like what You gave me to say to Jose today.  Do You want it added here?  Yes.  Listen, and I will give it to You fresh:  When You are listening to the Voice for fear: the ego, then the bottom line about the body is the id.  When you are listening to the Voice of Love – be it Me or God or the Holy Spirit – the basic fact about body is Revelation, seen as a miracle.)

They are sudden shifts into invisibility, away from a sense of lower-order reality. That is why they heal. 

Again, the shift into the invisible is the Movement of mind to Mind – the shift from the unreal to the Real.  As the Real shines, a shift happens which You call healing.  It is really more properly a Movement toward Reality – a Movement that seems involuntary but is really the action of the Holy Spirit – rather than the ego – over-riding the ego to allow Divine Normalcy to work.  Allow the Divine Perfection to perfect You. 

Now I want to clarify something here:  While a healing of any kind is a return to the Divine Normal – a healed ‘human body’ is not the Normal.  The ‘human’ body or situation is not what is actually present.  It is the faulty, limited – or ego – view of the Kingdom of Heaven, a Kingdom that is always Normal – always Perfect.  This is why I said to my disciples: “Be Ye perfect even as your Father, which is in Heaven” – which is the Heavenly Experience – “is Perfect.”

What is the Father?  The Father is the Allness – Infinite, entire Creation – as absolute Perfection.  To simplify it:  Each Idea of God is Perfect, in and of Itself.  The Father is the Perfection of All as absolute Harmony, each Idea perfectly interacting- No, there is a better word. … Each Idea perfectly dancing, All moving as the most exquisite choreography.  Realize that this is an Infinite Experience, and You will have a sense of the enormity of the Peace and Harmony and Beauty that Reality is. 

And to the ego, it is hard to get on with only one other. 

Now do you see the importance – the usefulness – the ability of the Father-Mother Mind to Guide You correctly?  That’s enough for tonight.  I want you to let the hugeness of God sink in.

May 20, 2006

Let Us come back to: “Be Ye therefore perfect”.  What is this Perfection but pure fact – the unmarred, unstained cleanness and clarity of the fact – the absolute Truth – of your Be-ing.  As your Father, as your Father-Mother God Source is perfect, so too, are You.

Is it any wonder then, that the stubborn ego mind attributes pain, disasters, illness, death to God’s inscrutable ways, while yet parroting the words that God is Love?  And yet, in its inconsistency, the ego is very consistent because it loves to inflict pain and suffering on those it says it loves, in order to control them.  Indeed, as it has been accepted: What is the god of a mortal, but a god of death – or taking it to its conclusion, death itself. 

After all, what is it that everyone so firmly believes in, without a doubt?  Only death holds this supreme confidence.  So then, what has your god become but death? 

And yet all this only takes place in your strange fancies for God – Our Source Itself – continues Shining, Be-ing You and All Reality while You toss and turn and moan in foolish dreams as Love Itself – Joy Itself – waits patiently for your awakening.

─ ─

to be continued….

Sun~Rose is the scribe of this soon to be published book: “YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE: Prep Notes for Experiencing God’s Love.” She has also written”A Radiant Life: Raw Food and the Presence of Love“, available at Amazon.com

AVATAR

 

AVATAR AND THE EASTER  MESSAGE
by Reja Janaki Joy Green*
~*~*~*~*~*~
[as it appeared in the April 2010 Newsletter]
Avatar

 “Avatar” is a movie that was written and directed by James Cameron and has earned more in sales than any other movie has ever earned in the history of movie making. It is a film depicting the clash of cultures: between an aboriginal society  connected  not only to one another but to all of nature as well, and a civilized culture disconnected and alienated from one another and nature and in desperate need of natural resources.  As you can see, it’s actually an ancient scenario.

And yet, what if the conflict in James Cameron’s movie ‘AVATAR’ were one between the ego and the Son of God. In other words, a replay of the crucifixion which illustrates that the Son of God is not a body and cannot be destroyed AND, that the Son of God has only love and appreciation for everyONE, as taught in “A Course in Miracles”.

“The crucifixion was a complex of behaviors arising out of clearly opposed thought systems.
As such, it was the perfect symbol of conflict
between the ego and the Son of God.”
A Course in Miracles – original edition [CIMS] OrEd.Tx.6.23

What if Avatar were a ‘movie’ in which the ONE MIND is seemingly duped into accepting a thought system which believes in blame and punishment and condemnation. And the other part of the ONE MIND believes in what it IS, the Mind of God, which never condemns but instead demonstrates the Eternal Reality of the sinlessness of God’s Son.

ANY concept of “punishment” involves the projection of blame
and
REINFORCES the idea that blame is justified.
The behavior that results is a
LESSON IN BLAME,
just as all behavior teaches the beliefs which motivate it.”
OrEd.Tx.6.23

The Na’vi, in the current movie AVATAR, saw themselves as ‘separate’ and chose to PUNISH the Evil Ones who ‘attacked’ them, thus exercising their ‘projection of blame’. This behavior TEACHES that the belief in BLAME and PUNISHMENT and ATTACK is justified and that the separation is real. Their behavior teaches the belief in separation which motivates it.

And the Course in Miracles tells us the message of the crucifixion is:

“As the world judges these things, but NOT as God KNOWS them, I was betrayed, abandoned, beaten, torn, and finally killed.
It was perfectly clear that this was only because of the projection of others because I had not harmed anyone
and had healed many.”
OrEd.Tx.6.13

What if the Na’vi were motivated by the belief in their sinlessness and Oneness of the Sonship instead of seeing themselves as persecuted. If these beliefs were their motivation, what would be the response to the Evil Ones, who are equally sinless and therefore deserving of love and appreciation simply because they are not separate?

 The Course in Miracles teaches that the only response to your brother should be one of ‘appreciation’ since a brother is either extending the Love that he IS or CALLING for LOVE and in each instance is deserving of only your appreciation. We appreciate the opportunity to share in the Love they are extending or we appreciate the opportunity to give the love that they are calling for. “With Love in you, you have no need but to extend it.”

 “APPRECIATION!”, the world will echo. “Are you saying there should be appreciation for attacking the Na’vi; appreciation for slaughtering them along with their children and destroying their sacred home!?”

 “You are free to perceive yourselves as persecuted if you choose.
You might remember, however, when you DO choose to react that way,
that I WAS persecuted as the world judges and did NOT share this evaluation for myself.
And because I did not share it, I did not STRENGTHEN it.
I therefore offered a
DIFFERENT interpretation of attack and one which I DO want to share with you.
If you will
BELIEVE it, you will help me to TEACH IT.”
OrEd.Tx.6.8

 “I elected both for your sake AND mine to demonstrate
that the most outrageous assault as judged by the ego did not matter.”
OrEd.Tx.6.13

 I remember, when mentioning to my twin sister, that we were so devastatingly disappointed by James Cameron’s choices as illustrated by the Na’vi, she asked me, “But what could they have done? How could they have responded any other way? Their sacred homes were going to be destroyed?”

She was talking about that pivotal moment in the movie. That moment when we all held our breath as Avatar Jake, now a true Na’vi, stood in front of the very connected and harmonious community and announced they would …………ATTACK!

It was the INSTANT in which the hope evaporated, that somehow the ancient memory we all carry in our Souls of our Oneness would be made manifest, if not in our lives then perhaps on this celluloid projection screen.

Instead, what we saw presented was the idea, as if it were novel, of continuing down the same maze we’ve been going down since the beginning of time BUT this TIME, the cheese would magically be there; or would it? Was it?

What COULD they have done differently? There didn’t seem to be any other choice. The choice of condemnation, blame and punishment is all there is; or is it?

And so, we are presented with the opportunity to choose once again and this time to give the LOVE that is so obviously being called for and thus heal the separation. That’s what the Course in Miracles has to offer us. It offers us a SHIFT in perception, which is the MIRACLE. It’s a SHIFT out of the current mind-set of ‘US and THEM’ and back into our Right Minds and into our Oneness.

The one thing my husband and I have noticed as Course in Miracle students is our reluctance and increasing inability to see another brother as an ‘enemy’. Once you recognize the oneness of the Sonship, the concept is meaningless. Colonel Miles Quaritch, the main antagonist of the film,  was appropriately stationed as the Chief of Security of Hell’s Gate on the planet Pandora. He was definitely evil personified but what joy could there be in his ‘suffering’ and death when you see him as yourSelf?

So let’s take a look at the ‘dramatic’ situation. What did the Evil Ones want? They wanted the very valuable ore called,  oddly enough, UNOBTAINIUM, from the land of the Na’vi. That ‘material’ was important to the Evil Ones since it represented their PHYSICAL well being. It promised all the things that money could buy. And to get this ore, the Evil Ones had to destroy the sacred habitat of the Na’vi.

And what did the Na’vi cherish? Their Spirits connected so beautifully with the Spirits of the plants and animals and thus they lived almost as One. They chose, however, to build the ‘external’ to house the ‘ETERNAL’. They thought their Identity lay there and thus by thinking that the perishable were real, they were unable to release it.

What if the Na’vi demonstrated that they could NOT ‘BE’ ATTACKED as Jesus demonstrated on the Cross? What if they taught the belief that what is perishable and changeable is not REAL, as Jesus did?

They became ANGRY at the Evil Ones. But what if they knew that:

 “Anger cannot occur unless you believe that you have been attacked,
that your attack was justified, and that you are in no way responsible.
Given these three wholly irrational premises,
the equally irrational conclusion
that a brother is worthy of attack rather than love follows.
What can be expected from insane premises except an insane conclusion?
OrEd.Tx.6.1

 ‘The Way to undo an insane conclusion is to consider
the sanity of the premises on which it rests.
You cannot be attacked;
attack has no justification;
and you are responsible for what you believe.”
OrEd.Tx.6.2

 You cannot be attacked because of what you ARE. You are not your body. You are still as God created you, Eternal SOUL. That was the demonstration of the Crucifixion and the RESURRECTION.

 “The real meaning of the Crucifixion lies in the  APPARENT intensity of the assault
of some of the Sons of God upon another.
This of course is impossible and must be fully
understood AS impossibility.”
OrEd.Tx.6.6

 “Assault can ultimately be made ONLY on the body.
There is little doubt that one
BODY can assault another and can even destroy it.
Yet if destruction
ITSELF is impossible, then anything that is destructible cannot be REAL.
Therefore its destruction does
NOT
justify anger.” OrEd.Tx.6.7

 “If you respond with anger, you must be equating yourself with the destructible
and are therefore regarding yourself insanely.”
OrEd.Tx.6.7

The Na’vi had the choice of equating themselves with the destructible body or with the indestructible Soul, just as we all do. What if their religion were basedon the destructible but only on what is REAL ~ The Holy Thoughts of God.

The  experience of the Na’vi resonated so beautifully with us. It was as if we were remembering a time when there was that intimate connection with the Soul of everyOne and everyThing. When they were flying, our Souls were flying too in sheer freedom and remembrance.

WHOLENESS was the belief of the Na’vi and their lives demonstrated the connectedness of everything. That connectedness, however, stopped at the perimeter of their world. “..what you project you disown and therefore DO NOT BELIEVE IS YOURS.” The judgment is that something can be ‘other’ and also that it can be wrong.

“Projection will always hurt you.
It reinforces your belief in your own split mind,
and its only purpose is
TO KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING.
It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel different from your brothers and separated from them.
The ego justifies this on the wholly spurious grounds that it makes you seem “better” than they are,
thus obscuring your equality with them still further.
Projection and attack are inevitably related
because projection is always a means of justifying attack.
Anger without projection is impossible.”
OrEd.Tx.6.27

We make ourselves feel better than the Iraqi’s; better than the American Indian; better than the person of color; better than the Na’vi savages; AND better than the Evil Ones who are coming to take our ore.  All belief in separation obscures our EQUALITY.

But there is HOPE.

Every ability of the ego has a better counterpart
because its abilities are directed by the mind which has a better Voice.” OrEd.Tx.6.28

The Holy Spirit begins by perceiving YOU as perfect.
KNOWING this perfection is shared,
He recognizes it in others, thus strengthening it in both.
Instead of anger, this arouses love for both
BECAUSE IT ESTABLISHES INCLUSION.” OrEd.Tx.6.29

This kind of perceiving is the way HOME. To perceive with the Vision of the Holy Spirit brings us back to sanity and Reality. The challenge then is to look on what we have projected, with the Vision of the Holy Spirit and see its perfection.

The only REAL safety lies in projecting only the Holy Spirit because,
as you see His gentleness in others,
your
OWN mind perceives ITSELF as totally harmless.
Once it can accept this fully, it does
NOT see the need to
PROTECT ITSELF.” OrEd.Tx.6.42

 The Na’vi had a choice, as we all do. They could have ‘seen’ the Evil Ones as separate from themselves and with the ability to harm them or they could have ‘seen’ the Evil Ones as themSelves; simply the Son of God dreaming a dream of separation and deserving only of Love and appreciation and the healing that comes from right perception.

And in their defenselessness, their safety lies. Truth needs no defense. What if the Na’vi truly knew where their Treasure lies. They would have no resistance to the Evil Ones. What if they knew that any attack thoughts would only attack their invulnerability! What if they KNEW they are safe and cannot be destroyed. They ARE Eternal Spirit. They are the Light of the World. They are still as God created them – and so are the Evil Ones.

Have you ever witnessed the miracle that comes when there is an attack and yet there is no defense? Attack gets its strength from the defense it engenders. Without that defense, it is impotent.

In the book, “Creating Miracles” written by Carolyn Miller, PhD, there are many examples of those who were in the face of imminent death and yet in that moment they experienced a clarity and a peace and a sense of unconditional love and wholeness that encompassed everything, including the perpetrator. In that moment they became ONE with the perpetrator. The would-be murderer knew that they had been forgiven and released of their guilt and in that Holy Instant they were transformed.

“The strength of right perception is so great
that it brings the mind
INTO
accord with His
because it yields to His pull which is in all of you.”
OrEd.Tx.5.36  

 What if the most important TREASURE of the Na’vi was the RESURRECTION and not ‘crucifixion’. That is, to see their brothers as sinless and deserving of unconditional love.  What if they knew there is One Mind, they within it and it within them.

“The dispirited are depressed because they believe that they are literally “WITHOUT THE SPIRIT,”
which is an illusion. You do not
PUT the Spirit in them by inspiring them
because that would be magic and therefore would not be real healing.
You
DO, however, recognize the Spirit that is ALREADY there
and thereby
REAWAKEN it.
This is why the healer is part of the
resurrection and the LIFE.
The Spirit is not asleep in the minds of the sick,
but the part of the mind that can perceive it and be glad
IS
.” OrEd.Tx.7.31

The RESURRECTION then is not of the ‘body’ but the reawakening of the Spirit that is ALREADY THERE.

And what if the result were a healing of the seeming separation and a return of Heaven on Earth. That could have been the choice of the Na’vi and that could be our choice as well.

So now it’s left to us to leave the movie theatre and dream our own movie. We are the writer and director. What will our screenplay BE?

The choice is ours.

“Remember that the Holy Spirit is the communication link between God the Father and His separated Sons.
If you will listen to His Voice,
you will know that
you cannot either hurt or be hurt
and that many need your blessing to help them
hear this for themselves.  

When you perceive ONLY this need in them and do not respond to ANY other,
you will have learned of me and will be as eager to share your learning as I am.

The crucifixion CANNOT be shared because it is the symbol of projection,
but the resurrection is the symbol of SHARING

because the reawakening of every Son of God is necessary to enable the Sonship to know its wholeness.
Only this is knowledge.  

 The message of the crucifixion is perfectly clear:

 Teach ONLY love, for that is what you ARE.”   OrEd.Tx.6.16-18

Janaki Joy Green [Reja-Joy] is one of the founding members of the Course in Miracles Society [CIMS]; She is the CIMS webmaster, has facilitated Course in Miracles study groups since 1983, is in the Community Miracles Center ministerial program and currently resides with her loving husband Chris Green in Omaha, NE.

Course in Miracles Society (CIMS) is an international group of Course students and teachers organized to discover, authenticate and propagate the divine teachings of A Course in Miracles. As students, we seek to increase our knowledge of Jesus’ words and to deepen our experience of his teaching. As teachers, we work to circulate the message of A Course in Miracles throughout the world by our words, by our deeds and by the example of our lives.  Jcim.net

is in the Community Miracles Center ministerial program and currently resides with her loving husband Chris Green in Omaha, NE.

Rajpur


AN EASTER  MESSAGE

From RAJPUR
 
as received by Paul Tuttle*
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
[as it appeared in the April 2010 Newsletter]
 

On this day, I bring you confirmation of my love for you – not ringing down through the centuries in the remembrance of a single transforming event, but as a current demonstration that I am always with you.
 
Let gladness and joy flow from you because our relationship is real, right now – alive and well
 
In every moment, I am with you. Nothing about you escapes my attention, no matter how great your darkness and fear, your grief or suffering. My recognition of your purity and innocence embraces you, no matter how you see yourself, and patiently awaits your willingness to see yourself with me and with my sight.
 
Rejoice today – not that you have a distant sign to give you hope on a weary journey Home, but rather that the journey is already over, awaiting your notice. 

 

This day memorializes the demonstration of three things:

That Life is deathless, . .

. . . that Love is the master of hate, . .

. . . and that what you call “time” is Eternity — misperceived but not altered by your misperception.

You think that God entered “the human condition” and walked with man, when just the reverse is true. Man found himself walking with God. Catch the vision of this fact! Even now, you are walking with God in the Kingdom of Heaven — already Home.

Eternity, Reality, did not imprint Itself on time by virtue of my birth, crucifixion and resurrection, but demonstrated that right where you experience time, Eternity/Reality is awaiting your recognition of It. Man’s experience of me was not a result of my coming where man was, but of sleeping Christs, with fluttering eyelids, seeing their Brother in the Kingdom of Heaven from the Kingdom of Heaven, in spite of the persistent belief that they were still in “the human condition” somewhere else.

Rejoice today because there is nothing to overcome. Now are we the Sons and Daughters of God. Release your commitment to contrary imaginings and open your eyes!

Rajpur
Kingston, Washington
April 20, 2003

 

 

*Visit Northwest Foundation for “A Course in Miracles”, to access transcripts of past Gatherings, Raj Contemplations, audio files of Raj Study Groups; join in Live Chats and the Discussion Forum; download Raj’s books, “You Are the Answer” and “Graduation“.

~ Please make a LOVE donation ~

ACIM 2011 Conference in San Francisco

Come & Join CIMS at the
2011 ACIM San Francisco Conference!!

 

“Listen, Learn and Do
February 25, 26, 27 – 2011
 

  

Course in Miracles Society (CIMS), publisher of A Course in Miracles-Original Edition, is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the
2011 ACIM San Francisco Conference

When you register please tell them that you were referred by
Course In Miracles Society (CIMS).
 

 

 

 

 


 
Featuring Marianne Williamson
 

  

The exciting NEWS is, this upcoming biennial conference in 2011 is hosting Marianne Williamson as GUEST SPEAKER. Marianne is featured frequently on: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and http://www.oprah.com; She is author of: A Return To Love, Illuminata, Everyday Grace, The Gift of Change, & The Age of Miracles. 

www .mariannewilliamson.com 

 

 


San Francisco Skyline
Conference Location
 

  

The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is a wonderful facility in downtown San Francisco. Amazing views. Heated pool. Half block from the famous San Francisco cable car. 

www.goldengatewayhotel.com 

 

 


2011 ACIM Conference Logo 

 

 

2011 ACIM San Francisco Conference- “Listen, Learn and Do”  

“… you MUST join the Great Crusade to correct [ lack of love ]. The slogan for the Crusade is listen, learn and do: LISTEN to my voice, LEARN to undo error, and DO something to correct it.” .” (ACIM-OE T1.31)

There are 19 presenters scheduled to participate, giving very unique presentations. All of our presenters will be available to meet people and talk with you informally at their information tables, during meals and at breaks for the entire three days. 

Follow this link for all the details: Conference Details 

Discount savings options are: 

Apr. 1, 2010 to Jun. 30, 2010 – $449 – 25% savings
Jul. 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2010 – $499 – 17% savings
Nov. 1, 2010 to Feb. 10, 2011 – $549 – 8% savings 

After Feb. 11, 2011 tickets may be purchased for the
“At the Door” price – $599 [If available] 

Here are the presenters that will represent the eight cosponsors of the Conference: (alphabetical order)

  

A Center for Inner Peace — Sharon Sherrard
ACIM Gather — David Fishman & Regina Dawn Akers
Community Miracles Center — Rev. Tony Ponticello Ponticello and Rev. Larry Bedini
Course In Miracles Society — Carmen Cameron & Tom Whitmore
Miracle Network — Ian Patrick
Miracles Magazine — Jon Mundy Ph.D.
MiraclesOne Foundation – Rev. Deborah and Rev. Paul Phelps
Pathways of Light – Rev. Mary and Rev. Robert Stoelting 

These 11 authors and presenters will also be speaking. (alphabetical order) 

DavidPaul & Candace Doyle
Lucia Espinosa & Dave Biemiller
Marianne Williamson
Mary Gerard Lenihan
David Hoffmeister
Sandy Levey-Lunden
Linda McNabb
D. Patrick Miller
Earl Purdy
Gary Renard
Pamela Silberman
 

When you register please tell them that you were referred by Course In Miracles Society (CIMS). 

We love you and bless you! 

 

Conference Details and Registration 


Carmen Cameron
 

  

Carmen Cameron, CIMS member and presenter at the 2009 Conference as well as presenting again in 2011, shares her heart-felt experience of the Conference:

“The last CMC ACIM Conference in San Francisco was one of the most wonderful experiences of my entire life! I’d always thought these conferences would be interesting and helpful but I didn’t realize how much FUN they are. The city is beautiful. The weather was spectacular (in February!). And the people were among the most loving and warm that I have ever encountered! Meeting so many like-minded people in such a lovely setting could only be compared to taking a vacation in a fascinating but foreign country (i.e., this physical dimension) with 400 friends from MY “country” who spoke my language and understood me AND gave me marvelous tips about how to get around that foreign land! I made so many new and precious friends there and heard so many different new ideas about the Course that the conference never really ended for me. Its effects continue to give me gifts daily.” 

 

 


Course in Miracles Society (CIMS) is an international group of Course students and teachers organized to discover, authenticate and propagate the divine teachings of A Course in Miracles. As students, we seek to increase our knowledge of Jesus’ words and to deepen our experience of his teaching. As teachers, we work to circulate the message of A Course throughout the world by our words, by our deeds and by the example of our lives.Blessings of peace,
Course in Miracles Society


  

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