Teaching is Assisting

Teaching is Assisting

The question of the recognition of higher sources came up. I personally do not assume that anything from any source is true unless it is verified by my soul. If we understand the verifications of our soul correctly, then those communications will be our ONLY infallible guide on this planet. If we meet a teacher that speaks to our souls then we can know that we can trust such a teacher as long as that verification continues.

An extra earthly source is not necessarily a “higher” source. I would not even consider anyone a true seeker if he or she accepted my teachings without feeling some verification from the Soul.

I’m aware that many are not interested in being my students or teachers, or that of any one else for that matter. A reader says that not being a student or teacher is not a position of limbo. “It is merely walking another path.” I agree that it is walking another path, but I would call it the path of Limbo. Such a person only learns by trial and error, not by a force that is intelligently harnessed. Therefore, his true learning is at glacier speed unless he has a strong soul contact. He may be very intelligent, but his intelligence is from his past learnings rather than present evolution.

You say that you learn from everyone you meet. So do I, but the amount that we learn from trivial daily encounters is very small indeed. Learning from daily encounters compared to learning from a person with some definite knowledge is like trying to get a tan from the stars as compared to the Sun. You get some light from the stars but the effect is hardly noticeable. Everything produces some effect, but some effects are much more profound than others.

Telling yourself that all effects are the same is a method many use to “rest” from making any progression for a number of lives.

I hope your rest is nearly over my brother. Rouse yourself and realize that progression takes a strenuous effort and is not poured into you like you are a jar.

You talk as if there are many paths. This is an illusion. There only seems to be many because all of us (and I mean all) take detours so the road home that each takes is woven a different way. But in the crisscrossing of the Path on the way home each entity has to cross the Path many times. Each time he does his Soul affirms to him the Path is there and that he is doing something right. Finally, each entity learns to Hold his “mind steady in the light.” It is here he understands the oneness of souls and the oneness of the Path.

I neither claim nor desire to be a go-between your soul and yourself. I claim to have a certain amount of knowledge that will be beneficial to many seekers. Knowledge, contrary to popular belief, does not come from within. In this world it is stimulated from without and verified from within. If you take a baby and never let him have human contact then he will never know anything to speak of. He and all of us must be stimulated first.

It sounds as if you are not looking for stimulation.

Those who are ready for service seek to stimulate or be stimulated by more than random contacts.

It is true that I have a level of understanding of the principles I teach. And when another reaches that level of understanding by communicating it with me, then the two of us will have a certain merging of soul energy. At that point I will know that he knows and he or she will know that I know he knows.

If you want to learn Spanish, it is a great aid to hear the language spoken by one who knows. Without this help you may never pick up the inflections correctly.

With spiritual knowledge a true teacher is a great stimulant and helper. He is by no means an unjust authority. He is merely saying “I have certain knowledge available to share. If you want to participate, I’ll help you acquire it. If not, ignore me.” The moment a teacher tries to assume dominion over the souls of mankind he loses his perception of the truth, and all teachings will have deceptions in them. He then does the true teacher a favor by gathering the self-deluded away to himself.

You indicate that the answer to the question “Who and/or What Am I?” cannot be put into words.

I will relate a truth few have considered: “The Word is God…” With God all things are possible. Therefore, if a thing is understood then it is possible to express it in words, though I will add that words may fall short of a full communication. To say “I understand, but cannot express…” is to say “I feel something, but I do not understand neither do I comprehend.”

To refuse to acknowledge that you do not understand is to close the door to knowledge.

To merely answer “I AM” is to tell me no more about who you are than what an atom or a rock is. If they could speak, they could accurately declare “I AM.”

What are you that makes you different than the lesser lives?

I hope you take this in the spirit it was intended.

“Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.” — Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784), (attributed)

Oct 28, 2008

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Removing Barriers

Removing Barriers

We are not our physical bodies, but there are three worlds of form that create for us vehicles that we use, but yet we are not them. The Physical body is just one of our vehicles.

No matter where you are you must rely on the revelations from your True Self as your guide to truth.

You find yourself on an unknown path that takes you away from home. As you follow it, you deceptively think the path is taking you home. Finally, as the territory gets more and more unfamiliar you realize that you are not going toward home — you are going away. When you realize how far away you are, you become despondent and feel alone for a time. Then, you rouse yourself and realize that the only way back is along the path that took you there in the first place. It’s a long journey but when you finally get courage to begin you feel a burden has been lifted. You know the path will be difficult and the obstacles great, but the joy of beginning is yours…

Upon arriving home you are reunited with your family (God — the One Great Life), but that which is YOU remains.

Question: Are we separate from the “One Great Life,” God, the Universe, etc., in any way other than our belief in that separation?

It may surprise you to know that the answer is Yes.

Here we arrive at some knowledge that you will not read in books. The books you read tell you that belief causes your separation from the One Great Life. That is not true. If it were true then the fact that you now believe that you are one with God would remove the barriers…

But it doesn’t.

The barriers are still there. You are still Carole, and I am still Joseph even though we both hold a similar belief in the One Great Life.

The very fact that you are in a separate physical body from me — and if you pinch your body it will hurt you more than pinching my body would hurt you — illustrates that a belief in oneness has very little effect in the separation we find ourselves in.

A belief in oneness creates oneness no more than the person lost on the path (see above parable) can get home by believing he is home. However a belief that he CAN get home is the beginning — the all important beginning.

Before you can go home you must do more than believe. You must obtain certain keys of knowledge. You must learn WHO/WHAT YOU ARE in your present condition. You must learn where you are on the Path before you can tread the Path. Going back to the parable of the Path: If you are far away from home, yet believe you are home, then you are in a great state of disadvantage, because you will not begin the journey home. If you do not begin the journey home, you will never go back.

If it is not your belief that created the separation from God, then what is it? The answer brings you close to WHO/WHAT YOU ARE.

Also continue contemplating what you are not. Is what you are not (the great illusion) the believing part of yourself?

Some are apologetic about the use of the mind but a pragmatic person must be somewhat so inclined. The plane of the mind is higher than the emotional (astral) where the majority of humanity have their polarization. Most of what people call “intuition” is also astral.

True intuition reveals principles and one principle can reveal a thousand facts, but it may take more than a thousand facts to reveal one principle. A principle is closely aligned to what I call “Keys” in my teachings.

In order to guide you to a realization the teacher must be there himself

Many seem to have the general New Age belief that all knowledge is within and that you do not need a teacher because all you have to do is look within to find an answer.

This is an illusion, and is a thoughtform that one must carry for a few lives to attain a certain level of understanding about the Life within.

To illustrate my point let us take examples of certain people who have had nowhere to search but within.

Every once in a while, we hear stories of mislead parents who lock their kid in a room for 5, 10, or even 15 years. They allow the child no contact with the outside world and slide his or her food under the door.

If the child was six years old when this began and is sixteen when he was released then he will still see himself as a six year old and have little or no recollection of this 10 year period. He will also have little or no growth.

If the child was nine when this experience began and is released at nineteen then he will still believe he is nine.

In other words; by only looking within his growth came to a standstill.

I am not saying that the truth is only without either. If one only looks without, his growth will also come to a standstill. One needs to search without and verify within to maximize spiritual growth.

Therefore, one who refuses to consider the knowledge that is without will find his spiritual growth at a standstill.

Therefore, I do not apologize for being a teacher in this world. My job is to stimulate all those seeking for truth and their next step.

A reader says he needs to know more about my personal life before he can take me seriously.

He does not realize that the personality throws up a cloud that hides the light of truth? This is because all personalities are different, and the ways that my personality is different from yours.

Let’s take the greatest teacher, the Christ for example. Many were bothered by His personality; and, after His life’s work and His crucifixion, He had only 120 followers. But shortly after He left, His followers, thousands and then millions sought after Him and His teachings. This was because His personality was out of the way only His words and teachings remained, plus His invisible Presence.

You have to decide by non-personality methods whether or not my words are true. You are stimulated by without and contemplate within, without astral influences entering in.

You say you want to know how I live? Feel how I live in my writings. You want to know if I have a loving heart — feel the love in the givingness of my words. You want to know if I am honorable. Every false teacher will tell you that he is. I will show you honor by the consistency of my words if you follow them over a period of time. You ask if I am serving “all Life.” I am here as a servant — free of charge to “all life” that comes forward.

Question: Why do I think of death as an enemy that needs overcoming?

In the sense of continuance of life, you are right there is no death, but most would agree that we are currently plagued by the death of the physical body.

The reason it is advantageous is because it brings us greater freedom to communicate in the physical when desired, and, for the path of humanity, the next stage of greater freedom is always desirable.

There are seven worlds or spheres of matter and we are presently in the one of coarsest vibration. In this world we are greatly handicapped because we are stuck here. Those who have not overcome death cannot consciously travel anywhere but the physical. The only exception is that some travel briefly to the astral and come back with a partial recollection, but that still leaves five other worlds or planes where even this person cannot go.

One way to visit the two worlds higher than the physical is to die (physically). In this case some wind up in the astral world and become stuck there. He cannot now visit the physical world where many of his friends and family are and he usually can’t go to the higher worlds either.

Those who are subject to physical death are not free on either side of the veil. It’s like being told that you cannot leave your home town. You may not be unhappy with that restriction when you are young, but when you grow up the desire to see the country becomes overwhelming. When you realize you are restricted then you will want to be free.

Those who overcome physical death take a great step (but not the ultimate) toward greater freedom. They are able to visit freely all the three lower worlds of form, and are given the keys to explore the formless worlds.

I know of no one who will choose slavery to freedom after he realizes that greater freedom is there waiting…

“He who lives for humanity does even more than him who dies for it.” — Helena P. Blavatsky (HPB)

Oct 27, 2008

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A Higher Form of Teaching

A Higher Form of Teaching

Those who have overcome death we call the “Masters.” They don’t teach in the same manner as we are used to being taught. They just do not pour information into you because it is understood that even if they were to put the mysteries of the universe in plain book form that very few if any would understand them.

The teaching method often used for aspiring disciples is a concept called “The Hint Principle.” The way this works is that the teacher gives you some data around the principle that he wants you to know, but not the principle itself. You must take the hints and figure out the principle by contemplating the “seed thoughts” in the light of your soul using your intuition.

The time between major hints should be 3-7 days with a week being the optimum. In the beginning many will be frustrated that the knowledge is not just given to them and others will want more hints in a shorter period of time, but after a period of time when enlightenment is felt the wisdom of this teaching method will be seen. It is comparable to the person who has earned a fortune starting with nothing to one who has inherited one. The first is much wiser in the use of money and if the world takes it away from him he can earn it all over again.

If you should die before you learn all the principles you will take the knowledge with you and be all the more prepared in the next incarnation. If knowledge is just given you, you may lose it at death.

The First Principle of Knowledge: “Who and/or What Am I?”

Hint: To say God, the Soul, the Higher Self is not enough. To understand what you are you must also understand what you are not.

For instance, a person may buy an expensive car and like it so much that he begins to identify with it to the extent that if the car is damaged, he or she feels pain. We understand, however, that we are not our cars, but a car is a vehicle that we use to explore the physical world.

There is the real YOU that uses vehicles to explore the worlds of form. What are the vehicles that most people identify with and think that is their “Selves,” but in reality is not their Selves at all?

“Who and/or What Am I?” seems to be a very basic concept to a general seeker, but the full understanding is not known to any person living on the earth in a physical body. Nevertheless, a series of revelations are acquired by seekers as they tread the path home. The basic understanding of a seeker is that our true self is an immortal self with no beginning and no end — that we are either God or a part of God and that we have no limitations. This is all well and good but it doesn’t shed much more light than the Christian phrase “three in one and one in three” espoused by the “born-again” religious person. There is a very deep truth that is to revealed there, but he has no idea what it is.

There is an ancient occult statement that says “words veil truth.” The truth of who you are is veiled by the pet phrases everyone recites. When a disciple understands the truth behind the words and writes them down to the best of his ability, he will know that, even though they seem to be plain, few will understand it. On the other hand, when a second disciple who also sees the truth behind the words communes with the first disciple on the subject then there will be a soul-to-soul communication, and the first will know that the second understands. At this point the understanding of the student and teacher become one.

Some believe that we are already immortal. All living beings are immortal in the sense of the continuance of life, but few beings have overcome physical death. Those who have can allow their bodies to be destroyed and recreate them according to their desires — just as the Christ restored his body after it was destroyed. Can you do that yet?

“I Am that I Am” is another answer sometimes given to the question at hand .

The phrase “I Am That I Am” originally comes from the Bible. After wandering in the desert herding sheep for forty years, Moses did a lot of contemplating about God, and what he would ask him if he should ever get a chance to talk to Him. When he finally got his big chance — what did he ask?

He asked God for His name.


Because in those days the name revealed something about the destiny or the character of a man or woman. It still does today but on a more subconscious level.

To this great question that Moses spent decades contemplating, the answer was “I Am that I Am.”

Or was it?

Think about it. This statement makes no sense at all, and all the scholars in the world have not shed any light on it. Neither has any channeling or New Age book even though many use the phrase on a regular basis.

The reason it does not make sense as quoted is because it was a mistranslation.

In the Hebrew it reads “EHYEH ASER EHYEH” and is usually translated as “I Am that I Am.” My writings render it “I Am Becoming.”

Let us quote the verses using the Concordant Version which I deem to be the most accurate English translation available:

“Yet Moses said to the One, Elohim (God): Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and that I should bring forth the sons of Israel from Egypt?

Then He said I shall come to be with you…” Ex 3:11-12

Some manuscripts use the word EHYEH here so this verse could read:

“Then he said I AM BECOMING with you…”

Now this is an interesting thought. God not only becomes that which he decides to become within his own being, but he is BECOMING with and through Moses.

In other words, Moses was told to not fear because part of God’s BECOMING was to take place through the oneness of Moses and God working together with one purpose as one being. This is also true for us. God works through each of us and BECOMES who He decides to be through us so long as we follow the Spirit of God within each of our inner selves.

Let us continue with the Concordant translation:

“Now Moses said to the One, Elohim: Behold! When I am coming to the sons of Israel, and I say to them, The Elohim of your fathers sends me to you, then they will say to me, What about His name? What shall I say to them?

“Then Elohim spoke to Moses: I shall come to be just as I am coming to be. And he said thus shall you say to the sons of Israel, I-Shall-Come-to-Be has sent me to you.”

Then in the footnote alternative renderings are given. Let me quote:

“I shall come…coming to be. Literally: I AM BECOMING, or as traditionally rendered, I am that I am.”

Now to verse 15:

“And Elohim said further unto Moses: Thus shall you say to the sons of Israel, Yahweh, (Jehovah) the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me unto you. This is my name for the eon(age), and this the remembrance of Me for generation after generation.”

Scholars agree that Yahweh is a more correct rendering of the Tetragrammaton (YAV HE VAV HE) than is Jehovah. So keep in mind that Jehovah and Yahweh are one and the same.

Now when God says “this is my name,” was he talking about Yahweh or I AM BECOMING?

An interesting note here is that even though the name Yahweh (or Jehovah) seems to be a new revelation to Moses it is a fact that the name was mentioned over 160 times in the book of Genesis (before the birth of Moses) But then, the Bible seems to contradict itself in Exodus 6:3

“And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”

So why did God say this when Jehovah was written over 160 times in the book of Genesis?

Part of the reason for this is that I AM THAT I AM and JEHOVAH are essentially the same. Just like ISN’T is short for IS NOT, but the meaning is the same. JEHOVAH is short for I AM THAT I AM.

So why was this revelation of the name to Moses such a big deal when the Israelites already seemed to have the name?

The answer is that they did not have the meaning of the name which is also true of this generation, for the world today does not have the meaning either, for it takes a revelation to understand completely.

What God really said to Moses was:

  “I AM BECOMING that which I wish TO BECOME. Go tell Israel that HE WHO IS BECOMING has sent you.”

This gives us a substantial hint as to “Who and/or What Am I?”

“Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them.” — David Reisman

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Are We in Heaven?

Are We in Heaven?

What if you think you are in heaven when you are in the illusion? What if you think you are awake when you are asleep? What if you think you are not here when you perceive yourself as being here and making it real? What if you think you do not need A Course in Miracles to awaken when you do?

This would be similar to the guy who thinks he has arrived at Jim’s house, but is really at Ralph’s place. No matter how much he presses forward with this idea he does not arrive at Jim’s. The only solution is to back up, reexamine the directions, and then head to the right location.

As Course students the goal is to return to our eternal home, and the Course gives us many aspects of this world that must be dropped before that can happen such as:

[1] We will no longer see with the physical eyes, but the spiritual.

[2] We will no longer use memory and see the past for we will have total awareness instead.

[3] We will no longer experience pain or sickness

[4] We will no longer perceive anything in the world.

[5] We will no longer experience opposition or conflict.

Yet the Course makes this statement which leads many to think they have transcended those points and arrived in heaven:

“Heaven is here. There is nowhere else. Heaven is now. There is no other time.” M-24.5

This quote is controversial because many students see and feel the pain in the world as well as the fear and pain in their lives and do not see themselves in heaven at all. They will ask, how can I be in heaven if I am experiencing hell? Isn’t what we are actually experiencing telling us whether we are in heaven or hell? Wouldn’t the people in Ukraine laugh at me if I told them they were in heaven?

This passage gives a partial explanation:

“Your Self is still in peace, even though your mind is in conflict.” T-3.VII.5

Our mind is in conflict because it is split for “The separation is merely another term for a split mind.” T-5.III.9

Here it talks about the split into a higher and lower mind:

“I do work with your higher mind, the home of the Holy Spirit, whether you are asleep or awake, just as your ego does with your lower mind, which is its home.” T-4.IV.11 “you have split your mind into what knows and does not know the truth.”  W-pI.139.5

When this split occurs “the mind elects to be what it is not, and to assume an alien power which it does not have, a foreign state it cannot enter, or a false condition not within its Source, it merely seems to go to sleep a while.” W-pI.167.9

And that is where we are now. Our lower mind is asleep and dreaming dreams that we have made real to us while our true “Self is still in peace, even though your mind is in conflict.” T-3.VII.5

What makes it difficult for us is that in this dream state we are identifying with the lower mind rather than the higher, which is our true eternal self.

The great quest then as directed by 365 lessons in A Course in Miracles is to wake up so we can realize who we really are and cease to witness any pain and suffering induced by the dream.

The problem is that many repeat the quote that “Heaven is here. There is nowhere else. Heaven is now. There is no other time.” M-24.5 and they say they are awake and there is nothing to do. No ACIM is needed for they are in heaven now and the dream never happened. 

Do they have a point? On the surface that is what it seems to say.

Several though pointed out the need to look at the context of the quote, so let us do that. Here is what precedes the quote in question:

“The emphasis of this course always remains the same; — it is at this moment that complete salvation is offered you, and it is at this moment that you can accept it. This is still your one responsibility. Atonement might be equated with total escape from the past and total lack of interest in the future.”

The total of the half million words of the Course leads us to a point where we can accept “complete salvation.” This involves a “total escape from the past and total lack of interest in the future.”

When we then escape from the past and the future where are we?

We are then in the present. And what does the Course say about the present?

“The present is the only time there is.” W-pI.164.1 “The only aspect of time that is eternal is now.” T-5.III.6 “The present now remains the only time. Here in the present is the world set free.” W-pI.132.3

Taking this into consideration let us reexamine the quote in question:

“Heaven is here. There is nowhere else. Heaven is now. There is no other time.”

Notice that it doesn’t say that you have awakened from the dream and your complete awareness is in heaven. It merely stresses that “heaven is now.”

And what is now?

It is present time with no past or future as we know it.

In other words, it is telling us that if we want to experience heaven we must let go of the past and embrace the “present now.”

The Course affirms the words of the Bible when it says: “Be still and know that I am God.” T-4.in.2

In that stillness is present time and heaven itself, but we must make the decision to go there, otherwise “You have chosen a sleep in which you have had bad dreams, but the sleep is not real and God calls you to awake.” T-6.IV.6

If you are reading this then the awakening into the now has not fully happened because you are using your memory of the past so you can read English.

But we can get a glimpse of heaven through the Holy Instant:

“The holy instant is a miniature of eternity. It is a picture of timelessness, set in a frame of time.”T-17.IV.11

“In the holy instant it is understood that the past is gone…The stillness and the peace of now enfold you in perfect gentleness.” T-16.VII.7

The problem is that even atter we get a glimpse of the eternal now through the holy instant we can backslide:

“For a time you may attempt to bring illusions into the holy instant, to hinder your full awareness of the complete difference, in all respects, between your experience of truth and illusion.” T-16.VII.6

The first couple Holy Instant experiences will not bring a full awakening for we tend “to bring illusions” into it, but the experience does give us the promise of a full awakening.

Let us move forward to that event.

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The Watcher and the Reprover

The Watcher and the Reprover

I have, in the past, attempted to teach the meaning of the scripture which reads:

  “All that watch for iniquity are cut off.” (Isa 29:19)

I have pointed out that it is wrong to be a watcher of iniquity; to be always on the watch for the faults in the personality actions of others. This develops a negative and critical attitude that we need to avoid if the group is to indeed achieve union.

Ironically, this phrase has been thrown back at me, from time to time, with the following reasoning:

 “All the members of the molecule should be trusted to follow their own ‘God Within’ in seeking to live up to their commitment. If we make demands for performance then we become watchers of iniquity ourselves.”

On the surface this may sound correct. After all, should we not trust each other to follow their “God Within”?

There is an illusion here that is difficult for some to see, but it can be seen and felt clearly through the eyes of the Spirit. Let me attempt to clarify in the hope the spirit of division will dissipate as the dew evaporates with the light of the morning sun.

The basic problem, as usual, is seeing the Middle Way. The Middle Way is difficult to see because “words veil the truth.” A clever person can take the most beautiful truth of scripture and make it appear to mean the opposite of that which the writer intended. The story in the New Testament of the Devil tempting Jesus by quoting a scripture is a case in point. The reason he was able to do this was because there is a duality behind all words, and even truths that reach to the physical plane can be seen either in their true reality, or illusion.

Nevertheless, the intuitive mind can take the distorted truth and chain it to a sequence of other truths that will reveal the illusion. Those who wish to hold on to the distortion will resist this logical sequence and wish to base their total argument on the distortion, even to the extent that they will refuse to examine all the evidence.

The true interpretation the watcher of iniquity is an important point to understand here. If we do not comprehend it we may find ourselves pointing our fingers at one another continually.

Let us go back to the originating scripture and see if we can shed additional light on this subject. Before I do this, it is important remember to keep a positive attitude toward these words and not feel that they are useless because the Devil was able to use them. In the confrontation between the Devil and Jesus (which was really a confrontation between his lower and higher self) the Devil used only one scripture, but Jesus used three. The lower-self did not (and could not) put the inspired writings together to make a whole picture, but Jesus in his higher-self relied totally on the voice of God.

The scripture concerning the watcher of iniquity comes from Isaiah. He is prophesying of the time when the Molecular Order or the Kingdom of God will be established:

    “The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. The terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.” (Isa 29:19-22)

There are two categories of people here and they are in direct opposition to each other. The first is the watcher of iniquity. His main keynote is that he makes “a man an offender for a word.” He is also categorized with the scorners. We are told here that those who take this offense because of a word lay “a snare for him that reproveth in the gate.” This causes people to “turn aside the just (he who sees and judges in truth) for a thing of nought” (an illusion with no value).

The watcher of iniquity is fairly easy to identify by the fact that he makes “a man an offender for a word.” What does this mean? Simply that he considers the person an offender because of his words. In other words, he is easily offended because of the choice of words selected by the personality of another person. He does not look for his brother’s intent, or his heart, but has a black-and-white attitude toward his words. He watches for iniquity and error in his words and becomes offended because he looks at the personality and not at the soul.

The main person under attack by the watcher is: “him that reproveth in the gate.” This is the second category and this person causes great offence to the watcher of iniquity.

The “gate” here in its highest sense is the entrance to the Kingdom of God. It could also be interpreted to mean the entrance to any field of higher consciousness.

This second person (or persons) is not a watcher of iniquity, but he is an observer nevertheless. He is more of a watcher for righteousness rather than iniquity, and the main difference in the two categories is attitude. The watcher of iniquity looks on the lower personality and can find offense in words wherever he looks. The reprover looks upon the soul, is not easily offended by personality quirks and his main concern is to gather people of light to take through the gate. Therefore, those who are not ready, or are hindering others from entering the kingdom he must reprove, or correct, for the gate cannot open if an aspiring group or portion of it is caught in an illusion.

The clearest example in history of watchers of iniquity were the religious authorities in the days of Jesus and, of course, the best example of a reprover was Jesus.

The authorities constantly watched Jesus for iniquity, and especially they watched his words. They believed in the Kingdom of God and were looking forward to it. Outwardly they seemed to be very concerned about righteousness and establishing the kingdom; but inwardly, as they watched Jesus, this was the farthest thing from their mind. They felt like he was interfering with their way of life so they wanted to “lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate.” And, they not only watched his words, but did all in their power to get him to say words that would bring offense.

At his trial Jesus was not condemned for any of his actions, for his actions were all loving service. Instead, he was condemned for his words. Witnesses were called forth to prove that his words were blasphemous. They watched for iniquity in his words and in their eyes they found plenty of it.

Jesus, on the other hand, was a reprover. He did not waste his energy in watching for iniquity in the words of the Jews and not even their strongest words of abuse caused him offense. The result of their negligent action (or inaction), however, was always before him. He did not have to look for it. It was there for all who had eyes to see. When there was reproving to be done he was not meek and silent, but he boldly spoke out. The reproving concerned their actions rather than their words.

Jesus told the Jews:

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” (Matt 23:13)

As a reprover in the gate it was Jesus’ responsibility to expose those who were not entering into the Kingdom of God. They were also preventing others from entering.

His strong language continues:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more child of hell than yourselves … Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.” (Matt 23:15 & 24)

Here he was telling them that they were so fussy over small things it was like straining a gnat, but they missed the more important things (judgement, mercy, and faith — see verse 23); therefore, in their attempt to avoid swallowing a gnat they wound up swallowing a camel.

This sounds like some people we know. Some try and eliminate the little gnats of evil and we wind up swallowing a camel of negativity.

Jesus continues:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” (Matt 23:25-28)

The watchers of iniquity probably had a heyday attacking the words of Jesus here!

He continues to chastise the authorities and ends the chapter with these words:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” (Matt 23:37-38)

It looks like Jesus himself failed time and time again in his attempts to gather the lights. I don’t think we should feel bad if we have a little problem.

Jesus ends the chapter with this statement:

“For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” (Verse 39)

Perhaps Jesus was growing weary of working with such a backward people here for he told them that they will not see him again until they say: “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

Thus we see that the next time he comes is not for the intent of being harangued and crucified, but to be recognized as coming in the name of the Lord.

How can we as a group call him blessed if he should appear to us if we cannot look with favor upon his words and revelations. The molecular principle is from him. We must rejoice at this concept if we are to rejoice at him when he comes. We must take our inner guidance seriously, not only in theory, but in practice.

Jesus said: “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?” (Matt 5:46)

If we seek to direct the power of money only toward the union of our own household are we not doing the same as everyone else out there who has no intention of building Zion? What use is it to make a commitment toward union if we are working toward the same type of union as is the world? The union required by the Molecule is the union of the whole, not just the part. To fulfill our part we must direct as much energy as possible to the union of the Body of Christ.

I stand with you as a brother, as one who reproves at the gate, and I invite all to stand there with us. As one that reproves, or corrects, I must not sleep, but be aware of the fruits that are being gathered.

Jesus told us how to accept and reject for the Molecular Order:

 “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” (Matt 7:16)

Jesus pointed out here that no one is stupid enough to go out and gather fruit with thorns on that would stick in them and hurt them. If one comes across such a fruit he will not hate it, but simply leave it alone. Why pick fruit that is going to stick barbs in you? Or if you make a mistake and pick a piece of fruit that is leaving stickers in you surely you will not hold on to it for long. We shall know the good fruit because they are gentle souls who do not try and hurt by being watchers of iniquity or throwers of attack words.

A reprover at the gate does not have to watch for iniquity any more than does one sticking his hand on thorny fruit have to watch for the thorns. The problem just appears and he is forced to deal with it and he must correct the situation to the best of his ability or the whole lot of fruit will be rejected by the Master.

Jesus continues: “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt 7:17-20)

We must all work to bring forth good fruit. If we do nothing for the body and bring forth no fruit, or if we hurt the reprovers at the gate and bring forth evil fruit then we shall be rejected.

Those participating in the gathering are commanded to gather fruit that is not only harmless, but nutritious so both the gatherer and the Master can have joy in the fruit of their labors.

The watchers of iniquity concentrate in words, for the way of the reprover is the way of harmlessness and little can be found wrong in his actions. Nevertheless, if the reprover does err the watcher takes it for all the mileage he can get.

The reprover puts much more attention on action than on words, for he realizes that there are many who are fairly rough with words, yet have a heart of gold when it comes to the act of helping. Therefore, he searches for the heart through observing their works, or their fruits. If their actions are out of harmony with the light he will try and correct them by teaching them.

The good fruit receive instruction with gladness and both sender and receiver feel joy in their souls.

The bad fruit perceive instruction as an attack and immediately attack back and prick the reprover with their sharp thorns. The only way they can receive with joy is to drop their thorns, but they fear this will bring great pain so they keep them in the illusion that the thorns are for their protection.

It is impossible to receive joy through correction from bad fruit. Even when they are right there is some pain from their thorns. Those with the love of truth will feel an inward joy at receiving correction from good fruit and they will both be lifted up by the Master as one.

The ironical thing about the reprovers and the watchers is that they both see each other as negative. The reprover tries to see the Son of God within while not denying the negativity without whereas the watcher focuses entirely on the personality.

It may be worthwhile here to make a little tabulation of some of the differences:

Reprover: Attention on soul.

Watcher: Attention on personality.

Reprover: Attention on actions.

Watcher: Attention on words.

Reprover: Attention on attitude.

Watcher: Attention on form.

Reprover: Attention on future goals.

Watcher: Attention on past.

Reprover: Harmless.

Watcher: Hurtful.

Reprover: Correction joyful when received.

Watcher: Correction always painful.

Reprover: Not pious.

Watcher: Often pious.

Reprover: Forgiving.

Watcher: Harbors bitter feelings.

Reprover: Open with feelings.

Watcher: Suppresses feelings.

Reprover: Tolerant.

Watcher: Intolerant.

Reprover: Shows love by actions.

Watcher: Shows love with words only.

Reprover: Accepts correction.

Watcher: Resists correction.

Reprover: Willingness to share.

Watcher: Unwillingness to share.

Reprover: Sense of humor.

Watcher: Overly serious.

Reprover: Perfection not necessary.

Watcher: Perfection demanded.

Reprover: Keeps their word.

Watcher: Breaks their word.

Reprover: Open.

Watcher: Secretive.

Reprover: Seeking self-improvement.

Watcher: Alright with the way they are.

Reprover: Friendly to all.

Watcher: Friendly to some.

We could continue this list indefinitely, but this should suffice for those who have eyes to see. A person who is caught in the trap of negativity will not see himself correctly no matter how clearly it is presented to him.

Isaiah continues:

“Woe unto the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin (error) to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt (The ways of the old age), and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh (the lower self), and to trust in the shadow of Egypt (the way things have worked in the past)! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.” (Isa 30:1-3)

We must all trust in the One Spirit of God together. Just as our body has one life force that is omnipresent in it so is there only One Spirit in the Body of Christ. It is true our individual lives are different, and we may all receive different instruction for our different circumstances. On the other hand, if we have a life together in the Body of Christ then we have one purpose together and will always receive the same direction concerning our participation. One part will not be told to do all he can to help the body while the other will be told to relax. All parts will have the same goal in connection with the body and must tune into the Spirit of God to be united in that goal and how to achieve it. If there is not unity here then one or both parts have a veil between them and the Spirit.

There is always division within any group. This means that one or both parts are wrong. Two opposing views in relation to one body cannot be equally correct. A body cannot do two things at once. It must make a decision. What is the decision of the body? We must all tune into the Spirit of God in the Body of Christ and get the answer. When this happens, we will become instantly one. It is the earnest desire of my heart that we should attain this quality. The Spirit within me promises at this moment that we can achieve this with whoever is willing to be on the side of soul energy, but the only ones who will sense it will be those who seek the spirit with all their hearts.

I will end by quoting the Tibetan’s sixth ray technique of healing. The sixth ray governs the solar plexus (or emotional) energy which is where the problem of group division originates.

“Cleaving the waters (emotions), let the power descend, the healer cries. He minds not how the waters may respond; they oft bring stormy waves and dire and dreadful happenings. The end is good. The trouble will be ended when the storm subsides and energy has fulfilled its charted destiny. Straight to the heart the power is forced to penetrate, and into every channel, nadi, nerve and spleen the power must seek a passage and a way and thus confront the enemy who has effected entrance and settled down to live. Ejection — ruthless, sudden and complete — is undertaken by the one who sees naught else but perfect functioning and brooks no interference. This perfect functioning opens thus the door to life eternal….” Esoteric Healing, Page 711

 “In every journey, the traveler must ask: was the right path taken?” –– From “Heroes,” The TV Series,

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Light vs. Dark

Light vs. Dark

Question: “What are the approximate incarnated ratios of aliens, super aliens, superhumans and humans at present?”

Okay, let’s tackle these one at a time. Technically all of us are aliens. None of us originated here on planet Earth. Each one of us are immortal beings and came from an eternal source where all that exists is an eternal present. We have passed in and out of many systems of creation but as far as this system of creation goes most of the people here are native to planet Earth or the Moon Chain. There are a handful of transplants from other solar systems but their numbers are few. The exact ratio and number is not given. Transplants from other systems come here to either serve humanity of their own free will or to pay off karma through service. Then there is a small number of negative entities that come here in the service of Dark forces. Little is said or known about them but these will not be substantial leaders of the Dark Brotherhood. Any substantial Dark alien leaders will work from behind the scenes unless there is a great victory on their side. Then those with low vibration will be able to incarnate.

So let us pray that the door to evil will be shut and not open enough to allow another Hitler to materialize.

He asked about super aliens. Aliens which have evolved above the rank of a master sometimes incarnate or visit here to assist with significant change toward the Light. If they incarnate, they will work as an avatar. If they visit they will merely assist the Brotherhood of Light in their work. The numbers of these type of beings are few. Maybe only one very advanced entity will incarnate every few thousand years with lesser one more frrequently; but quite a few more will visit and assist.

Next I was asked about incarnated superhumans. By superhumans I assume you are referring to incarnated masters. There are a handful in incarnation but the number is not given. I would guess the number would be around a dozen.

Question: What are the approximate incarnated ratios of Dark, Light, undecided in all categories?

The opposite to a master in the Brotherhood of Light is not in incarnation at present. The closest we have seen to this was Hitler who was a high disciple of the Dark Brotherhood but he was not a master. Basically, the Dark Brothers are restricted to working through their pawns and disciples. Stalin, for instance, was more of a pawn than a disciple who had knowledge of what he was doing. Stalin really wanted power, and the Dark Brothers were happy to use him in any way that forwarded their interests.

By undecided I assume you mean anyone that hasn’t made a definite choice to serve the Brotherhood of Light. Over 50% of the people think they have made such a choice but over 99% of the people have not. Even people of good intent do not understand the choice between Dark and Light. The average person really thinks the choice lies in the words Dark and Light. It does not lie in the words but in the principles behind the words. A seeker must first understand the principles of Light and Dark before he can make a choice. Until that time comes the wool is pulled over his eyes by Dark forces and even many people good intent are used as pawns by them. The main work of the Brotherhood of Light is not to convert the masses to seeing through their eyes, but to present a plan that the people of good intent will accept. They also seek to place leaders in key locations so they can influence the world in the right direction. That direction will not be perfect but it is hoped that it will move the people forward.

The problem is when the Brotherhood of Light implement a plan, the Dark Brothers immediately proceed to do everything in their power to sabotage it. For instance, the war in Iraq was supported by the Brotherhood of Light to bring freedom to the Iraqis in the hope of creating a domino effect for democracy in that suppressed region. But immediately the Dark Brotherhood went to work to sabotage the effort. Even now, the economic collapse fulfills part of their plan to continue destabilization in the Middle East. We may be forced to withdraw because of lack of money to continue the mission. If this happens we can only hope that the Iraqis can govern themselves successfully. On the other hand, the Dark Brothers will seek to install another Saddam Hussein. An alternative would be to have Iran conquer Iraq and create a middle east superstate controlling the oil.

Question: What are the approximately incarnated ratios of those humans that have decided to those that haven’t?

There are many that lean toward deciding for the Light but a definite decision is not made until the third initiation. Back in the 20’s or 30’s DK said that number was around 320. I would guess that number today is around 1000. On the other hand, there are many thousands perhaps several million that see the Light with enough vision to lean toward it in most cases. However, when the going gets tough that’s when you see the difference between a true disciple and an aspirant.

Question: Can you give us an example of an issue distorted and dominated by the dark brothers

They have seized and distorted numerous issues. When the Brotherhood of Light presents an ideal or truth to humanity the general population will at first resist it but later embrace it. When the Dark Brothers see humanity embracing a good ideal, they do everything in their power to turn its reality upside down and cover it with illusion.

Just one prime example is the teaching of Jesus to take care of the poor. Jesus said that those who have should give to those who have not. This is good. Many Christian churches have done everything in their power to fulfill this injunction. But the Dark Brothers have come in and turned this advice around in this manner. Instead of the rich giving directly to the poor, they have concocted a plan for the people to give to the government who will supposedly give to the poor. This idea is accepted by many people as fulfilling the injunction of Jesus. But Jesus did not say give to Caesar so Caesar can give to whoever Caesar wants to give to. Instead, he said render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s. Our money does not belong to Caesar. Especially money that belongs to the pure in heart who want to help the poor does not belong to Caesar to give to who he dicrees to be the poor.

This idea that Jesus would support the modern Caesar’s in seizing money from the rich to give to the poor is a great illusion. For one thing, such a plan does little to help the poor. Often times the commission taken by Caesar is as high as 80% or more leaving only 20% for the poor. Even the most selfish of people would be happy to give a few dollars to the poor if they could take an 80% commission. The Dark Brotherhood loves this idea and that is what many people today call socialism which is one step away from enforced communism.

The Brotherhood of Light seek to establish a system where all who are willing to do their share will have their needs taken care of, but it will be a system where people generally contribute through their free will.

Question: I have numerous health issues and the doctors do not seem to help.  What can I do?

Whether or not we have good health is largely up to us, and what we do with what we have. I grew up on a very bad diet of sugar, lard, meat, potatoes; and, into my high school years I found myself always feeling out of sorts. I didn’t seem to have anything wrong you could put your finger on, but I often just felt strange like I was going to pass out. Now in hindsight I see that what the problem was, was that I ate way too much sugar in my blood sugar level was off.

Finally, I decided to take control of my own life I started reading books on health. This I did during my first year of college and I immediately concluded that I needed to quit eating refined sugar and refined white flour. This I did and within a few months I started feeling better than I had ever felt before and never had that weird passing out feeling again because of lack of nutrition. Since then, I have followed the popular fads and trends in diet and health and take the things that I believe will benefit me the most. This is what anyone with a problem must do. They must search and study everything connected with what could be wrong with them, paying particular attention to natural medicine and methods. When you find something that will apply to you, if you’re sensitive, you will feel an internal message from your soul to make some changes. This is what happened to me with sugar and refined flour. I felt an internal message to make that change and greatly benefited therefrom.

If you don’t know the first place to search, then just read a couple good general books on natural healing. Then after you do this pay attention to areas that seem to touch your soul and explore them more. This could be certain types of diet and exercise or healing methods. Don’t expect miracles, even though miracles may come, but proceed forward and only good will be the end result.

Often times a search for a cure or improvement in health will wind up leading a seeker toward embracing the Light and following the highest he knows.

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see; I sought my God, but my God eluded me; I sought my brother and I found all three. – William Blake

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Correct Breathing

Correct Breathing

After reading in “The Diet Of Oxygen” someone asked about correct breathing. I will say a few words here as this is an important part of overall health.

As far as increasing oxygen available to our bodies breathing is definitely the number one thing we can do.

The interesting thing about breathing is that we do it right after we enter the world as babies, but as we mature, we somehow learn to do it wrong and wrong breathing can have detrimental effects for the rest of our lives.

If you watch a baby breathe you will notice that its tummy will move up and down because he is breathing deeply enough to force air to the lower regions.

Then as the person matures, he shifts his breathing center into the upper chest cavity winding up having to take more breaths and getting less oxygen.

We need to switch back to the natural breathing with which we were born.

The first thing to do to see how well you are breathing is to count your breaths in a resting position. The average is about 16 breaths per minute, but if you are breathing right you will breath 6-8 breaths per minute. If you breathe more than this you are not breathing correctly.

To test yourself to see if you are a natural deep breather sit or stand upright and breath in as you normally do with both palms on your tummy just above your navel. If your tummy expands as you begin breathing in then you are on the right track. If you lay on your back and breath correctly you can see your tummy expand as you breath. If it does not expand then all your breath is going into your upper cavity which causes less oxygen to enter your system.

If you are breathing too many breaths per minute or breathing too shallow the first thing to do is to get a sense of what a deep breath is. Hold your tummy and breath deeply to the extent that you can feel your tummy expand. Keep doing this until you get a sense of how you need to breath to make this happen.

Once this is achieved do the following to achieve correct breathing:

For this exercise breath through your nose.

[1] Exhale completely. Most people do not completely exhale their dead air. Concentrate on making a full exhale to prepare yourself for maximum oxygenation.

[2] Inhale to the count of five. For the first two seconds concentrate on deep breathing. Your stomach should be expanding during this period.

During counts 3 and 4 concentrate on filling up the chest cavity.

During the fifth and final second breath deep again and you should see your stomach expand a bit more.

[3] Hold the breath to the count of two.


[4] Exhale to the count of five.

[5] Repeat for a couple minutes.

Do this exercise for a few weeks and you will find that your natural breathing will change. You will naturally breath deeper, and when you find that good breathing has gone below the threshold of consciousness you can then quit doing the exercises regularly. Do check yourself once in a while though to make sure you do not slip back into your old routine.

New Light on Exercise

The “Diet of Oxygen” puts a lot of emphasis on diet to increase the supply of oxygen, but equally important is exercise.

I’ve kind of sacrificed my body the past ten years to make time to write everything you see in the archives.

Because of the demands of running a business I’ve had little free time, and the time I have had has been dedicated to writing.

This has had an adverse physical effect in two ways.

First, it is a sedentary activity.

Secondly, I had to arrange my sleeping schedule so I write late at night, usually staying up til five o’clock in the morning.

I read a while back that this type of sleep causes a person to gain a couple pounds a year and this happened to me.

I’ve delayed getting back in shape as long as long as practical and have decided I need to spend whatever time is necessary to do this if I want to stay around long enough to finish my mission.

Unfortunately, no master is going to snap his fingers and ensure my good health continues. Me, and every other disciple, has to take care of this on his own.

In the past, I’ve concentrated on doing aerobic exercises, mostly jogging, but decided to start out instead this time with a brisk walk going up and down hills.

Then I came across Dr. Al Sears who introduced me to the first real new knowledge I have seen in exercise since I read Kenneth Cooper about 40 years ago.

Sears states that long periods of aerobics reduce lung and heart capacity and strength, and can lead to an early death. Instead, he has developed a system of rest and exertions which he says is much more similar to what early man naturally did.

I’ve bought his book and been experimenting with this the past few days and it feels like a true principle to me. I’ll let you know how my progress goes.

You might want to check out his website.

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” — Genesis 2:7

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The Diet of Oxygen

The Diet of Oxygen

We recently posted an interesting book by E. T. Tennyson called “Deliverance from the Whirlwind.” Even though the guy takes the Bible very literally I find him quite interesting – that he comes to some quite creative conclusions. 

The same can be said for this next book called “The Diet of Oxygen.”

The most intriguing thing about this treatise is the idea that pressurized air can increase our longevity. I find it interesting that some whales and sea tortoises live to around 200 years old.

He claims that in ancient times, before the flood, that there were no major oceans and humankind  lived on what is now the ocean floors. Living way below sea level would have produced much greater air pressure and we would have breathed in more oxygen.

He thinks this greater air pressure and intake of oxygen plus more oxygen rich foods caused the ancients to live a much longer life.

I went on his diet for about a year after I read the book and did see some benefits. I just found it awkward to maintain because of various situations I was in.

Here is a link for a PDF of the book.

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Escaping the World

Escaping the World

A Course in Miracles gives us this curious statement:

“I can escape from this world by giving up attack thoughts. Herein lies salvation, and nowhere else.” W-pI.55.3

Then it says this:

“If the cause of the world you see is attack thoughts, you must learn that it is these thoughts which you do not want.” W-pI.23.2.

The discussion of giving up attack thoughts is not something I have seen discussed much by course students, but according to these and other statements our very salvation and awakening from the dream depend on it.

The interesting thing is that many students, including myself, do not see themselves as in the attack mode. Many students try to live so harmlessly that they even avoid stepping on a bug and feel that they do not want to attack anyone or anything.

What does this tell us?

It tells us that the Course is defining an attack on its own terms just as it does with numerous other words and phrases.

If you are seeing these words, you are still in this world, and according to the Course, you have not given up attacking.

What do you suppose it is that you are still attacking and what are these obscure attack thoughts we need to give up so we can go home?

The conundrum occurs for many students when they have seemed to do all they can to send love and not attack, yet still find themselves in the dream continuing to perceive with the physical eyes and senses.

Perhaps it would be helpful to examine more closely what the Course actually means when it speaks of giving up attacking and attack thoughts.

When most of us think of attacking we think of an action that hurts another person in some way. The Course seems to support this standard view in this quote:

“No one attacks without intent to hurt. This can have no exception.” W-pI.170.1

This tells us that attack involves an “intent to hurt” which is in harmony with the regular definition as accepted by the masses.

We can therefore say with certainty that words or actions meant to hurt someone physically or emotionally is an attack according to the Course.

But it seems that there is more to understanding attack than this for we are told: “I can escape from this world by giving up attack thoughts. Herein lies salvation, and nowhere else.” W-pI.55.3

It sounds like that if we simply give up thought with intent to hurt that we can escape this world and return in full to heaven. Yet there are many who do not seem to have any desire to hurt anyone, yet are still here seeing the physical world instead of the spiritual.

What are we missing?

Some think that any thought we have while in the separated state is an attack thought, even those we consider positive. Could this be true?

Not really, says the Course. Concerning our thoughts while in the dream it says:

“I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had. I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance. They are beyond destruction.” T-5.IV.8

From this we learn that all thoughts associated with kindness and love are saved for us for they are “beyond destruction.” These are definitely not attack thoughts for we will take them with us back to our true home.

So what about the thoughts in between that do not have intent to hurt, but are not particularly loving? Suppose I think this:

“I am thirsty and must get a drink of water.”

That thought doesn’t seem to be attacking anyone, nor is it particularly loving unless one considers supplying the body’s needs as loving the body.

We do seem to think many thoughts throughout the day that have no intent to do harm, nor are they particularly loving. Could they be considered attack thoughts?

No. such thoughts by themselves are not attack thoughts for we are told that there are two thought systems. One is eternal and from God and the other is used by the ego. All of our thoughts then that are not associated with love and kindness are connected to the ego’s thought system, and this thought system governs the world. Concerning the world, the Course says

“The world was made as an attack on God.” W-pII.3.2

Why was the making of the world considered an attack on God? This gives us a clue:

To communicate is to join and to attack is to separate. T-8.VII.12

The separation and all that resulted from it is said to be part of the attack on God and this would include the world and our bodies within it for our bodies are a means to separate us from our brothers.

Even though many of our thoughts have no intent to hurt, our thought system as a whole is the result of the original separation.

We are told that all attack involves an intent to hurt. Was there really an intent to hurt our Father God in the original separation? This quote gives a clue”

“God would not have us be alone because He does not will to be alone. That is why He created His Son.” T-8.VI.8 “God is incomplete without you.” T-9.VIII.9

God created us because He did not want to be alone and if the separation would have been successful He would have been. The Sonship may not have directly wanted to hurt God by leaving him alone but its desire to separate would have had that effect if it had happened in the eternal reality. God did not allow a real separation so we had to make one in a dream world instead.

The ultimate giving up of attack thoughts then is to forgive the world itself which means to overlook the world, seek the true reality and return home.

A major step in this direction is taken when we   cease embracing attack thoughts where there is conscious intent to hurt. This not only includes attack thoughts toward others, but ourselves as well.

In addition, there is one more category of attack that has to be overlooked.

“Without attack thoughts I could not see a world of attack. As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness, I will see a world of peace and safety and joy. And it is this I choose to see, in place of what I look on now.” W-pI.55.3

It is notable then that the salvation promised by giving up attack thoughts includes those we see in the “world of attack.”  The Course adds this:

“When you finally learn that thoughts of attack and of being attacked are not different, you will be ready to let the cause go.” W-pI.23.7

We as individuals may not be responsible for all the attack going on in the world, but it is the result of the split mind of the Sonship as a whole. Thoughts of you attacking, or outward attacks that affect you, are the same according to the Course and when we overlook both so they cease to exist in our minds it says “I will see a world of peace and safety and joy. And it is this I choose to see, in place of what I look on now.”

When we reach that place in our consciousness then the salvation promised for giving up attack thought becomes secured.

Yeah, I know it is hard to turn on the news and see nations attacking nations, politicians attacking politicians, thugs attacking little old ladies and then see “see a world of peace and safety and joy” in its place, but we are told it can be done because what we see is the result of our thought system, and there is another way of seeing.

In the meantime, we can all understand the first major step of “giving up” attack thoughts, or desire to retaliate against our brothers and sisters, and be as harmless as possible. When that is achieved our inward guidance will reveal the next step.

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I thought I would make a few comments on the possibility of “Walk-Ins” that has been discussed lately.

As most of you knows a walk-in happens when a person become frustrated with his own life and wishes to leave. Then a goodly soul from the spirit world makes an agreement with him to trade places. The original entity then leaves and the other soul takes over and assumes all the memories of the original.

It was suggested that [USA Vice Presidential candidate, Senator in 2008] Joe Biden could be a Walk-In. He had one of the signs which was a near-death experience, in 1988 but he didn’t seem frustrated enough with his life to want to leave the earth sphere.

[USA Presidential candidate Senator] John McCain is the most probable candidate for a Walk-In. There are two possible occasions in his life that this could have happened.

The first was when he was taken prisoner in Vietnam. There he had a near death experience. His comrades all thought he was going to die. At that point his future didn’t look that bright and he would have probably been happy to change places with a walk-In.

The second time was when he was running for president in 2008 and was out of money, down in the polls and it looked like he didn’t have a chance of getting the nomination. It looked as if his dream of the presidency, or even making a good showing, was fading from him. At this time, it was a possibility that he would have considered moving on.

If a Walk-In occurs then there should be some change in the handwriting. The Walk-In would take over the memories and emotional body so the changes would be subtle, but should show up nevertheless, especially in the intelligence.

If I could look at McCain’s writing before and after Vietnam and before and after his last campaign downturn, I may be able to tell something.

There’s no chance that either [USA Presidential candidate Barack] Obama or [USA Vice Presidential candidate Governor Sarah] Palin are Walk-Ins as neither has shown signs of being that frustrated with any portion of their lives.

The handwriting of all four candidates shows they are intelligent in their own way. Palin shows the most intelligence directed in the executive direction, and ironically, she is the only one with executive experience as well as business experience.

A Walk-In situation is indicated by the following:

[1] The entity hits a roadblock in life that produces such frustration that the person desires to leave this life.

[2] The person often suffers a near-death experience where the change is made, but this is not always the case.

[3] The person then experiences a change of direction and sets his sights much higher than ever before.

[4] There will seem to be a change in intelligence even though his personality may not have that much change.

It may be of interest that there is one member of The Keys that shows a lot of evidence of being a walk-in. When I examined her handwriting over a period of time I noted a significant leap in intelligence that would indicate that there was a Walk-In experience.

Now keep in mind that rarely is a walk-in a master but is usually a fairly advanced soul that wants to serve humanity and wants to take advantage of every opportunity.

Just because you are not a walk-in does not mean you are not a disciple. I am not a walk-in myself.

However, people who are not walk-ins who are sensitive can pick up thoughts, ideas and principles through the Oneness Principle.

I mentioned the possibility that a group member could be a walk-in because of a difference that showed up in her handwriting over a time period. This comment is actually a repetition of something I said in the past. I previously pointed out that her handwriting indicated the possibility she could be a walk-in.

Also it seems that some have the impression that a walk-in has to be a very high level entity and this is not necessarily the case. A walk-in can range from merely an above average person of good intent to a master.

And it is true that walk-in does need to replace a person in a favorable circumstance for service in order to attract his attention. Let us suppose, for instance, that John McCain is walk-in, and made the switch while he was imprisoned in Vietnam. It would have been quite a sacrifice for that entity to enter prison, but worth the sacrifice if he saw the possibility of becoming President of the United States. I don’t know if John McCain is walk-in or not. I don’t see a tremendous amount of light coming from the man but he does have a desire for service and that makes the walk-in a possibility.

Other walk-ins could make the exchange, not with the hope of becoming president or something that lofty, but may be merely to help a family or two that has members connected to his inner group. Not every walk-in makes the exchange with the idea of changing the world but some may do it just to make positive changes in a much smaller sphere.

Do one thing every day that scares you.  Eleanor Roosevelt

Oct 5, 2008

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