Christmas Message 2023

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Christmas Messages

Christmas Message 2023

The Christmas Visitor

Tom couldn’t take it anymore. Here he was watching the news on his favorite station and they play a clip of that politician that he just cannot stand.

Tom stood up and shouted at the TV: “Why do you even show that guy’s face, let alone let him speak? Doesn’t the network realize that many people swallow his poison?”

Tom bought into the division of the day and indeed felt that half the county had lost its mind. He thought it should be obvious that his views made much more sense than the opposition. It seemed that those on the other side were more than ignorant, but were willfully resisting the truth. If evil had a name this would be it, he thought.

Then came a knock at the door. He was greeted by Christmas carolers who were collecting money for the homeless. They sang, “Joy to the World.”

He stopped them before they finished and gave them a lecture, “Maybe you people ought to go confront some of these ministers and priests who abuse young children. Maybe your religion ought to stop supporting wars and crooked politicians. Go do some real work for your Jesus and then come back for a donation.”

He shut the door in their faces and cracked a proud smile thinking that maybe his words may soak into a couple of them.

He sat back in his easy chair debating whether or not to watch some more news when he received a text that his son wanted to talk with him on Zoom.

“Hope that kid has gained some sense since our last encounter,” he thought.

He joined the Zoom meeting and there in the video was his son, his beautiful wife and two children all wishing him a merry Christmas. “We love you grandpa,” said the two kids.

“We want you to come spend Christmas with us,” said the son.

They seemed to have a good relationship over the years until recently when their political views took a wrong turn and severely tested Tom’s patience.

“Tell me son, who are you supporting for office these days?” He gave three names and asked, “Are you voting for these guys?”

“Can we just leave politics alone for Christmas and focus on our family? Your grandkids want to see you.”

Tom was unmoved. “I asked you a question. Now answer it.”

“You know my political views,” said the son. “Can we just get together and enjoy each other like we used to?”

“I don’t think so,” said Tom. “I’ve concluded that your side is pure evil and since you are embracing it, I cannot embrace you. Call me again when you come to your senses.”

He then abruptly ended the call.

Tom was proud of himself for his strong decisiveness. “Sometimes you have to apply tough love to straighten these kids out,” he thought.

That night he had difficulty going to sleep. As he lay in bed looking at the ceiling many thoughts crossed his mind.

“I’m upset with the world going mad, but even worse is all the people going mad with it, including my own son and his family. I used to believe in the mythical Christ, but have concluded the world is too crazy for anything higher than man to even exist.”

He paused a moment, feeling a great buildup of emotion, and then shouted out at the top of his lungs:

“Okay, God, Jesus, Spirit or whatever. If you are real, then show yourselves!”

Nothing happened. Tom laid back in silence attempting again to go to sleep. Then, at the core of his being he felt something, a presence that seemed familiar, yet something he had never experienced in this lifetime. This, he could not ignore and raised himself up to see a point of light before him expanding until a man in a white robe stood before him.

“Are you Jesus?” Tom asked.

“It matters not,” said he man. “What matters is that you see the truth. Look and see.”

Tom looked and it was as if a window opened to eternity and he saw the Christmas carolers again singing at the door. Among them was a twelve-year-old boy, participating for the first time. Suddenly, Tom felt like he was actually that boy and vividly sensed being in his body, back in that instant of time. He felt the joy the boy had from the previous receptions and how much the people enjoyed the spiritual song. Then he felt the boy’s feelings when Tom lectured them. Tom’s words greatly affected the boy and made him not want to sing again.

Instantly, Tom found himself back in his body. “That’s not the effect I wanted,” said Tom. “I just wanted those people to wake up.”

“They were awake,” said the visitor. “They were bringing joy to the world and you destroyed the experience of joy for the lad. I had to enter his dream state to heal the wound you inflicted. Now, look again.”

Tom looked again and saw the politician he most despised. Again, he entered his body. He saw that because he was in a position of power, many came to him for help and he worked tirelessly to help all he could and donated considerable funds to charities. He saw how he loved his family and was very protective of them because of the spotlight they were in because of him.

The visitor then spoke, “Does your righteousness exceed this devil that you perceive?”

“Maybe not,” said Tom, “but his policies are just plain evil.”

“And what would happen if your side got their way one hundred percent?” said the visitor. “Look and see.”

Tom looked and he saw that the country turned into a tyrannical dictatorship.

“Does this mean I should switch to the other side?” asked Tom.

“The same would happen if the other side has their way 100%. Look again and see what happen when they work together and accept each other despite their differences.”

Tom looked again and saw a nation evolving toward peace and goodwill. Then, after a period of time, he saw this become a reality.

Again, the Visitor spoke. “Look one more time and see.”

Tom saw himself back on that Zoom call with his son and family. This time he felt himself being drawn into the body and consciousness of Jon, one of his grandsons. It felt as if he were actually that boy. Just before the call the boy had reflected on the good times he had with his grandfather. Grandpa had taken him fishing, hiking, to the movies, arcade games and more. He had many fond memories with grandpa and was looking forward to seeing him again. He was devastated when Tom rejected his dad. It felt as if it was him who was rejected. Why didn’t grandpa love him anymore, he wondered.

Tom’s heart was pierced to the core. He didn’t realize the impact he had upon others until now, and the hurt he inflicted on little Jon was more than he could bear.

Tom looked at the visitor and said, “My eyes have been open. I can now see that all these people I condemned are like myself, just trying to navigate through life the best they can. What do you want me to do now?”

You know what to do,” said the visitor; and he disappeared.

“Yes, I think I do know what to do,” thought Tom, as he called his son.  

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Gathering Audio 2023

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Audios

Gathering Audio, Sept 14-18, 2023

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5 Molecular Relationship

Part 6 Molecular Relationship

Part 7 Meditation

Part 8 Group Comments

Part 9 Union Exercise and JJ Comments

Part 10 Seed Thoughts

Part 11 Seed Thoughts

Part 12 Seed Thoughts

Part 13 Seed Thoughts

Part 14 Seed Thoughts

Part 15 Seed Thoughts

Part 16 Cosmic Logos

Part 17 Cosmic Logos

Part 18 Cosmic Logos

Part 19 Cosmic Logos

Part 20 Cosmic Logos

Part 21 Cosmic Logos

Part 22 Cosmic Logos

Part 23 Cosmic Logos

Part 24 Life of Christ

Part 25 Meditation

Part 26 A Course in Miracles Discussion

Part 27 A Course in Miracles

Part 28 A Course in Miracles

Part 29 A Course in Miracles

Part 30 A Course in Miracles

Part 31 A Course in Miracles

Part 32 A Course in Miracles

Part 33 A Course in Miracles

Curtis Harwell  gives a presentation on the Power of Spirit and the Sacred Word.

Part 34  Curtis

Part 35 Curtis

Part 36 Curtis

Part 37 Curtis

Part 38 Curtis

Part 39 Curtis

Part 40 Moving on to Air/Mind

Part 41 Meditation on Air

Part 42 A Course in Miracles Continued

Part 43 A Course in Miracles.

Part 44 A Course in Miracles

Part 45 A Course in Miracles

Part 46 A Course in Miracles

Part 47 A Course in Miracles

Part 48 A Course in Miracles

Part 49 A Course in Miracles

Part 50 A Course in Miracles

Part 51 A Course in Miracles

Part 52 Meditation on Fire

Part 53 Meditation on Fire

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Christmas Message 2022

This entry is part 27 of 28 in the series Christmas Messages

Dec 25, 2022

Christmas Message 2022

Bill turned off the TV and sat back in his chair. He had just finished watching the news on Christmas Eve and was pretty frustrated. This was supposed to be the season where we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace and messenger of love, but all around him he saw no evidence of peace or love. In the past 24 hours through television and the internet he witnessed tremendous suffering and destruction through war, gang murders, drugs, the virus along with lots of political conflict.

Rather than give a prayer of thanks this season Bill felt more like telling God off for not making this world a better place. It seemed to him that God was not doing his job and just letting chaos reign. Then the more he thought about it the more he sided with the idea that there must not even be anyone up there extending a hand to help us out.

He had enough, He looked to the skies and raised his fist and shouted: “All right God; I’ve had enough. You’re either not there or you just don’t care. The world is going to hell and the only thing your Son can be prince of here is chaos. What do you have to say for yourself?”

Bill stared upward in a moment of silence and then said with a perverse satisfaction: “I thought so. You are saying and doing nothing.” Then he shouted at the top of his lungs, “Do you hear that NOTHING! You are a nothing God!”

Bill slouched back in his chair and wept. It was as if he had lost all hope in the world as well as God. He had never felt such despair.

He just sat still for a couple moments soaking in his thoughts when at the core of his being he felt something. It seemed familiar though he was sure he had never felt it in his mortal life. He paid attention. It was some type of living vibration that seemed to bring a sense of peace that was increasing.

“What is this?” thought Bill. “In the midst of my turmoil I feel a great inner peace like I have never felt before.” He couldn’t resist putting his attention on it, and as he did he registered a clear communication.

“Focus on the peace that never fails.”

On hearing this he increased his focus and the peace increased beyond anything had felt before.

Next, he registered these words: “Take my hand.”

“Hand? What hand?” he thought.

He then looked upward and saw a cloud of light. He had the feeling that he was supposed to reach into the cloud. He did so and felt a strong grip take hold of him, which seemed to pull him right out of his body into the cloud.

Suddenly he found himself in a land of beauty beyond description standing next to a being of light. He found he could see in all directions and clearly in any distance. He could see millions of people living in peace and harmony in a land of beauty which provided for the needs of all.

“What is this place?” Bill exclaimed.

“This is the earth a thousand years from now,” came the response.

“And who are you?”

“I am that Prince of Peace that you were cursing.”

So, you are real after all? Then why do we have to wait a thousand years? Can’t you just use your powers to end suffering on earth now?

Humanity can receive guidance but freewill must be maintained or the peace and happiness you see about you cannot exist. The only way for even God to solve the problems of humanity is to take away free will and force you to do good.”

“That may not be such a bad idea,” Bill mused.

“In this vast universe every possible solution has been tried. Let us visit a planet where strong leaders took away free will in an attempt to force people to behave correctly.

Immediately, they ascended and appeared on another planet. Bill again found that he could see far distances in all directions. He saw that on this planet here were no wars and conflict was not allowed, but the people seemed depressed and the very life force of the land seemed low and lacking color.

The Prince spoke, “These people have no free will over major decisions and have not yet had the joy of overcoming and mastering their problems. All solutions seem to come from outside themselves causing them to feel as if they are drifting in a void. Come, let us visit another place.”

Again they were taken to another planet, but this one was even more beautiful than the future earth. Bill saw perfection that was beyond anything he had imagined and the people had almost godlike powers. If they needed to travel a thousand miles they could just think themselves there and everyone communicated with an advanced telepathy where misunderstanding was impossible.

“What a terrific place,” said Bill.

“But it was not always so,” said the Prince. In their early days they had terrible conflicts that make your present conflicts seem mild. But they endured and became masters of the situation and solved their problems. These efforts through free will opened the door to the joyful living experience they now have. The previous civilization we visited is about the same age but the tight controls limited their progress. Which would you prefer for results; the previous world or this one?

“This one, of course,” said Bill. “I see now that the struggle and solving our own problems may be a necessary step if real progression is to be obtained.

“Yes,” came the reply. “Consider the lesson of the caterpillar. If we try and help it break free from its cocoon it will die. It needs the struggle to gain the strength to turn into a beautiful butterfly. Even so, humanity has its problems, but they need the struggle to transform the earth and its people into a place of wonderful existence. I’ve shown you these things to give you hope that you can share with others. You can make a much greater difference than you realize, so go forth my friend and do your part.”

Immediately, Bill was back in his body, sitting in his chair. He still felt a residual peace from the experience. He now saw that all his doubt and complaining just added to earth’s problems and he made the determination that from this point on he was going to do his part to make the world a better place. It wouldn’t be easy but that view of the earth 1000 years from now gave him the faith he needed.


Christmas Message, 2021

This entry is part 26 of 28 in the series Christmas Messages

Christmas Message, 2021
The Birth of Christ

I sat in silent thought as I contemplated my yearly Christmas message to the group. I focused within and asked the Holy Presence, “What words would you have me give to a divided world that is so full of fear and animosity?”

After a period of silence, the words of Spirit, love and light came:

Tell them to not only look within but listen within and hear my voice. Hear the words I spoke to the disciples when their hearts were troubled:

“Fear not. It is I. Peace be unto you. Not peace as is known in the world, but as realized by the Son of God that rests deep within every human heart.”

Tell them I am here. I stand at the door and wait, but each individual must open the door and journey out of the past into my presence in the Eternal Now. The journey has no distance in time or space but there are barriers that must be removed. Each can discover these barriers if they will honestly look within and seek My Voice to guide them.

Many there are who have heard My Voice calling them to peace and communion, but they rejected the Presence because of fear or unbelief. Behold, my voice calls to every individual in every time, every place and every condition, but few respond. Many there are who are fearful, unbelieving and plagued with guilt, pain and downcast thoughts. But let the message be that I am available to all: to the mighty and the weak, the rich and the poor, the despised and the honored. You are all children of the same God and all are welcome. Tell them to just listen for my voice and know that it is I.

This Christmas the world again celebrates my birth among the children of men 2000 years ago. It is good that their thoughts are directed to goodwill, giving and cheerfulness more than usual, but my birth could mean so much more than this. Instead of celebrating my birth in ancient times let the celebration be a birth of your own.

My life was the result of the birth of the Christ within the heart and was an example for all to follow. If you would thus celebrate the birth of the Christ child within your own heart the Christmas spirit that I seek would manifest.

When you discover your inner connection to me and are born into the life of Christ with me you will shine a light that others will see and follow and like the passing of one candle to light others many will experience the true Christmas that I envision.

Verily the day will come that all will experience the birth of Christ in their hearts and the Mass of Christ will be eternal.

Yes, my friend, tell them to seek the inner Voice and listen, listen in the depth of the great silence, hear my voice, “It is I. Be not afraid. I am with you always. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”

Dec 25, 2021

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The Principles of Discovery

This entry is part 26 of 30 in the series Audios

The Principles of Discovery

Since most of us do not have any supernatural ability to discover truth what then are the tools available for the typical seeker who is seek

ing to discern truth from error? This  video series examines the principles of discovery that available to all of us.

Principles of Discovery, Class 1
Examining principles that will aid the seeker in finding and verifying truth.

Principles of Discovery, Class 2
The importance of admitting error and a willingness to change

Questions and Answers, Part 1

Principles of Discovery, Class 3
Staying in harmony with reason and common sense.

Principles of Discovery, Class 4
Discussing Principles 5, 6 & 7. Gathering Correct information, the process of elimination and using proven authorities.

Questions and Answers, Part 2 
Life after Death and More.

Questions and Answers, Part 3
Initiates from Lemuria and more

Principles of Discovery, Class 5
How emotions distort truth and how this problem can be corrected.

Principles of Discovery, Class 6
Are you open minded?

Principles of Discovery, Class 7
Applying teachings and asking questions to discover truth

Principles of Discovery, Class 8
Using the Law of Correspondences and understanding key numbers.

Principles of Discovery, Class 9
How Principles Can Lead to Truth

Principles of Discovery, Class 10
Finding truth where others refuse to look

Principles of Discovery, Class 11
Finding Truth by Focusing on Truth

Principles of Discovery, Class 12
Final Steps in Discovering Truth

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Gathering Audio, 2021

This entry is part 24 of 30 in the series Audios

JJ Presents the 12 Keys of Knowledge

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8 Video on Parable of Decision

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16

Part 17

Part 18

Part 19

Part 20

Part 21

Part 22

Part 23

Part 24

Part 25

Part 26

Part 27

Part 28

Part 29

Part 30

Part 31

Part 32

Part 33

Part 34

Part 35

Part 36

Part 37

Part 38

Part 39

Part 40

Part 41

Part 42

Part 43

Part 44

Part 45

Part 46

Part 47

Part 48 Susan

Part 49 Curtis

Part 50 Phil

Part 51 Phil Meditation

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Gathering of Lights 2021

Gathering of Lights 2021

Special Revealing of the 12 Keys of knowledge to those who make the effort to come this year

This year’s Gathering will be in LaVerkin Utah, which is close to the beautiful Zion’s National Park. The Gathering will start Thursday, Sept 9 at 6 pm (after checking in a few hours earlier) and we will check out Monday morning on Sept 13.

This year we have an extra treat for those readers of The Immortal who make the effort to come despite the virus.

JJ will reveal the remainder of all the 12 Keys of Knowledge. Seven so far have been revealed in the books and at gatherings with five more to go.

JJ will also present highlights from his new book “The Mysteries of A Course in Miracles.” This Course presents a different perspective than that held by many esoteric teachers but it covers some overlooked principles and mysteries.

In addition we will have group meditations designed to reach a spiritual high as well as healing ceremonies.

There are two groups of lodgings available. The first group consists of four cottages we have reserved that are 1000 square feet each. Each one has two private bedrooms, each with a private bath. Each bedroom has a kingsize bed as well as a single daybed, so each cottage can sleep 6, or three in each bedroom. Couples wanting their privacy may want just the two of them in a bedroom.

The cottages have a fully-stocked kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher; a clothes washer/dryer; a dining area; a living room with TV and internet connection; and outdoor patio with a large grill.

The cost for use of 1 bedroom/bath and shared use of the rest of the cottage will be a total cost of $595.00 for 4 nights, whether one, two or three people use the bedroom. When reserving, you’ll need to tell us who is in your group and full pre-payment is required to reserve it on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here is a graphic showing the cottages

The second group of lodgings we have reserved are 3 bunkhouses that have 2 units each, separated by a connecting door. Four units have 1 king bed and one 2-person bunkbed, 1 unit has two 2-person bunkbeds (sleeps 4), and 1 unit has 2 king beds. While they lack a kitchen and living room, these units have a full bathroom, TV, a propane and charcoal grill, toaster, crock pot, and other amenities such as a hairdryer, coffee maker, blender, cooler, rice cooker, microwave, full refrigerator, A/C, heat and WiFi.

Each bunkhouse unit can sleep 4, but we will require only three people per unit so no one has to share a bed. The price for staying in a bunkhouse unit will be $240.00 per person for 4 nights. Plan on staying with two others in the unit.

Here is a graphic showing the bunk houses

All prices include cleaning fees for the lodgings and the cost of the 4-day Gathering seminar. The cost of food is not covered. Damage deposits are not charged because they are refundable, and we know everyone will leave their lodging as they found it, right?? All rooms will be disinfected for bacteria and viruses prior to your stay.

As for payments to us through PayPal, after choosing “Send Money”and indicating how much and who you want to send the money to, please choose “Sending to a friend”. In doing so, we don’t lose a portion of your payment to PayPal fees. If you have any technical problems with this option, please contact Artie at

If you need to pay with a credit card let us know and we’ll send you an invoice that you can pay with any standard card.

If you provide your own lodgings, the cost will be $100 per person or $180 for a couple.

Artie and JJ will be staying in an apartment about a mile away where we will hold our indoor meetings. If the weather is not too hot, we may also hold part of the meetings in the spacious lawn area by the lodgings.

Please note that car rentals from the airports may be limited due to agencies selling their cars due to limited travel during the pandemic, but hopefully by September this will not be the case. We also hear there has been some scams by fake rental agencies, so be careful in making your reservation.

We look forward to seeing all of you in the flesh again. There are always good times to be had among like-minded people.

To reserve a place or to ask questions email or call 208-371-7719 and ask for Artie or JJ.

The time is getting short so please register in as soon as possible as we have to know how many lodgings to hold in reservation. If you register after Aug 25 we may or may not be able to provide lodgings. Those who register late may have to stay in a nearby motel if additional lodgings are no longer available.