I am Therefore I am: March 2009

Describing the path of our Love with God, a path of remembering our Oneness with Him.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Forgiveness

When I have done radio interviews, one of the questions that keeps coming up is about forgiveness. Have I forgiven my mother for what she did to me? I reply to this with another question. At what level do you want to look at forgiveness? As I have risen to a higher perspective, my view of forgiveness has evolved. When I was going through the early years of therapy, there was a period that I cut off contact with her for about a year. I was angry with her for what she did, and then I came to a certain level of acceptance and forgiveness. This is the typical reaction of the world --- forgiveness follows anger. But there is a false premise underlying this scenario, for it assumes that someone is forgiving something which is true. We do this because this what we are taught by the world's religions that this is what we are supposed to do.

When you forgive something that you believe truly happened, then you always feel uncomfortable about it. There is always that small thought which reminds you of the offense committed by that person, even when you think that you have forgiven them. And that uneasiness is the way that it should be, because if they have truly wronged you, attacked you, etc. then how can you forgive this. But this is the perspective that we use when we see through eyes of separation, when we see bodies. Bodies that are separate from you are capable of attacking you. When I moved to a higher perspective and I began to see through eyes of Oneness, this lower perspective of forgiveness passed away. We are One, and this is your dream of separation. You are the writer, the actor, the director, and the producer of everything that happens to you. There is nothing random, and every one of your encounters, regardless of how minor, is pulled to you, by you, on purpose. Everything! You probably believe that only some of the things that happen to you are fated, but it is all or nothing, otherwise the universe would be chaos. This was not an understanding I gained overnight; it evolved until I knew that there was nothing random. What a beautiful model of how the body of God works!

Since there is nothing random and you are pulling every encounter and every circumstance to you, there must be a purpose. You are not doing this to yourself so that you will suffer. You are doing this to grow in perspective and to remember God. So when someone wrongs you, whether it be minor, like a mean comment, or whether it be major, like the rape of a loved one, you are pulling this to you. Now, I can see the thoughts flying through your head that says this guy is crazy --- I would never choose to have my sister raped. And I will say at the level of your personality or egoic mind, you would not choose that. But when we move to a higher perspective, we realize that we have been seeing and judging through that egoic mind and that nothing happens outside the Will of God. Only the Will of God exists, because God is One. Only God exists. There is no choice which is made that is independent of another. In the Oneness we don't see separate bodies that can attack or wrong us. Those that appear in a body and are part of your dream are really God in disguise doing a hell of an acting job so that you can evolve in perspective. With you/God (one and the same) doing these wrongs to you, what is there to forgive? These acts or wrongs did not happen in the way that you think they did. At the reality of Love, which is the only true reality, they really didn't happen at all.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What is the difference between Jesus and Hitler

Nothing. They were both just actors in a play. They were both divine, regardless of their actions. If you see a difference, you are using your own (unique only to you) belief system to cast judgment on what is good and bad. Can you utilize discernment instead of judgment? Judgment is based on a system of good and bad. It is based on a belief in sin. But sin does not exist. God is expressing through each of us, and we are inseparable from His perfection. If you have a hard time with this, then know that you are judging yourself and that you see yourself as sinful. Few people feel this at the foundation that holds this belief. It is too painful, too scary. As opposed to judgment, discernment sees actions not as bad and good but rather as choices that we would decide not to make. I would choose not to do the same actions as Hitler, but I know that he was an expression and manifestation of God, as am I. And I am one with him. So if I see his actions as sinful, I am seeing myself as sinful. When you no longer see Hitler as a body, separate from you, that performed horrific acts, you will see through eyes of unity. And when you see through eyes of unity, you no longer judge his actions as anything other than what an actor might do in a play. See how this all ties in together?

Of course, there was one important "difference" between Jesus and Hitler. They differed in their recognition. We exist on a continuum (no separation). In his recognition Jesus was at one end of the continuum, and Hitler was at the other. At a personality or worldly level, Hitler thought that was all he consisted of. He did not recognize his divinity at all. Otherwise, he would not have committed those acts. Jesus fully recognized his divinity. He saw his personality/worldly mind as a very small part of him, and he saw that this personality would pass away when this segment of the dream ended for him, leaving only his true essence. So opposite ends of the continuum. But when we look at the continuum, we realize that it must be a circle, because there is no separation. If it is a circle, when you put the two ends of the continuum together, Jesus and Hitler are right next to each other. Very interesting. In essence, this tells you to not be fooled by appearances, nor should we take anything as hard and fast or black and white. In God, everything blends to grey.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Are You Afraid Of Losing Your Job Or Your House?

Well, obviously you are not alone. It is understandable in these times to have such fears. But are these fears serving you? What exactly is in your control?

I want to make a distinction. You think that earning money, keeping your job, etc. are in your control, but they are not in your control in the way you think, thus they are not really in your control. Or better yet, you are affecting what happens (having control) in a negative way. If you are out of work, you believe that you can get a new job through effort --- putting out large numbers of resumes, furthering your education to make you more attractive to employers, etc. If you are competing against many others out of work, which is increasingly the case these days, you may believe that it is hard to impossible to get any decent job. But neither of these beliefs is real. They are beliefs which are based on this illusory world. They are based only on appearances, just as who you think you are is based on a false belief in your ego/personality as real. What is Real is not based on anything as fleeting as appearances. Because you create your reality through thought, as your fear increases, you effectively ask God and the Universe to bring you more of the same (less money, job loss). This puts you in a deadly downward spiral as what you fear most becomes manifested.

You think that having money and a house will keep you safe. Basically, you believe in the appearance of separation and the body as who you are. Your Source is unlimited, but in order to tap in to that Source, which is the Kingdom of God, you must withdraw your belief in separation. When you do that, you know with complete certainty that God will provide all of your needs. You need only to open to the abundance that surrounds you and of which you are a part. There could be unemployment of 50%, but if you know that as a part of God you have available to you all of His peace, joy, and abundance, you will be fine. And I don't mean fine as in just being at peace with everything. I also mean finding a job, your perfect job, when everything arounds you looks bleak. That is true control. That is manipulating the system - LOL! Now is the time for you to come to the knowing that He is present with you at all times and that fear is not real. For the majority will not come to that understanding, and as their fear grows, you have the opportunity, through contrast, to open an incredible world. You have the opportunity to take an evolutionary leap in your remembrance.

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