Seeing What Is Not There

Seeing What Is Not There

One day a large meteor fell from the sky and hit the city of Casper Wyoming with great force.

It was completely destroyed.

Never in recorded history had such an event of destruction been witnessed by the civilized world.

There was virtually no warning for the meteor seemed to come out of nowhere. A few astronomers recorded it a few hours before the event and some tried to get a warning through to the government, but because of bureaucratic buffoonery none of the residents of Casper had any warning at all.

The media covered the event 24/7 for the next couple weeks. Finally, after the shock died down and the nation put itself back together people went back to their normal lives.

The one thing different though was the formation of an international commission organized by the nations of the world to come up with reasons why, with our technology, we were caught off guard and recommendations for an organization to prevent such an accident in the future.

The commission found three amateur astronomers who claimed to have seen the meteor up to three weeks before it hit but there was amazing little warning of such a major disaster.

This smelled bad to a number of people of varied background as they began to wonder if there was some type of cover-up. Another thing that bothered them was that the whole destroyed city of Casper had a military border around it and no one seemed to be able to get through.

After a few weeks a number of conspiracy theories began to surface. The most popular ran like this:

There was no meteor. There was no real proof that one even existed. Instead, our own government destroyed Casper with an atomic bomb sent by a missile. There are witnesses and some bad film of something coming out of the skies but a careful screening of the witnesses and film seem to reveal that it was a rocket and not a meteor at all.

Some asked why in the world would the government want to destroy Casper.

The reply was that there were two reasons. First on the date it hit there was a large conference of environmentalists who were creating a problem for many in the government. All of these were conveniently eliminated.

Secondly, the nations of the world poured many billions of dollars into a project to scan the skies and destroy any meteor like this before it hits us again. It was believed that those who benefited from this money were in on the conspiracy to destroy Casper. The President’s second cousin was the president of an optics company who received major anti-meteor funding. This looked very suspicious to them. In addition, a number of high government officials had stock in companies that would benefit.

Finally, a conspiracy theorist sneaked through the barrier with a Geiger counter and investigated the wasteland. His suspicions were confirmed when he registered a high degree of radioactivity.

The military found him and locked him in a decontamination chamber. After several days of being checked out by doctors they let him go.

He went right to the media and told all who would listen his story. He had proof an atomic bomb, not a meteor destroyed Casper and the military obviously knew about the radiation because they put him through a decontamination process. He said there needs to be a major investigation and the President and his ilk must be prosecuted and removed.

Polls began to show that about a third of the population believed some type of conspiracy was taking place and faith in the president and military sank to an all-time low.

What was the real truth?

The truth was a meteor did destroy Casper just as the experts said. The meteor contained a large amount of uranium and also uncovered some that was below the surface of Casper so there was quite a bit of radioactivity on the remains.

The military bureaucracy wanted to thoroughly investigate the makeup of the meteor and the cause of the radioactivity before they released the details.

There was no conspiracy, but when a unique event occurs, that has never been recorded in our history, a number of seemingly unexplainable anomalies occur.

We find what we are looking for.

Absolutely True

A Course in Miracles student posted attempting to correct me stating that I was wrong saying that truth is absolute. He maintains that truth is relative and quoted this from the Course:

 “The truth is true. Nothing else matters, nothing else is real, and everything beside it is not there. Let me make the one distinction for you that you cannot make, but need to learn. Your faith in nothing is deceiving you….” T-14.II.3

You say the truth is relative, but I find that teaching nowhere in ACIM or in life. Instead, I find that statement based in illusion. It is the “faith in nothing” that the course teaches.

Here is a quote that affirms that truth is absolute:

“For truth is true, and nothing else is true. There is no opposite to choose instead. There is no contradiction to the truth.” W-pI.138.4

Then it says this comparing the idea of relative truth to chaos:

“The first chaotic law is that the truth is different for everyone.” T-23.II.2.

There is nothing relative about the statement “My mind is a part of God’s. I am very holy.” It is absolute truth that you are a part of God and so am I just like it is an absolute truth that a wheel is part of a car.

If I am happy, I may say absolutely that I am “very” happy. This would be true and nothing else would be true in that instant. “I am very holy” is a very absolute truth about you and me when we see through the eyes of the Holy Spirit. If we do not see it, it is still absolutely true.

You ask: “Does absolute truth see you as separate from me?” The answer is yes and no. We are parts of the body of God just like the various parts of our body. My mouth may say “I am Joseph” or it may say “I am the mouth.” Both are absolutely true. But the whole absolute truth is that the mouth is a part of the whole and that one part of the whole is affected by every other part.

The answer to your question is that when I look at the wholeness (or holiness) of God you are not separate from me, but if I look at the part then I am separate. This makes what I see relative to my perception, but does not make any truth relative. Truth never changes, only our perception does.

I can’t believe that you are a student of ACIM and have not grasped one of its basic teachings about the truth.

You also state “truth has to do with the heart not the head.”

ACIM teaches as much about the importance of the mind as it does about the heart. They are both two parts of a great whole. Using the heart alone to find truth is like one hand clapping. It doesn’t happen and as the Course states:

“This is a course in mind training.” T-1.VII.4

Many times it stresses the importance of mind:

“If I did not think I would not exist, because life is thought.” W-pI.54.2.

It appears to me that there is some fear in you about using the mind. I think you should examine this part of yourself that avoids the inner conflicts the mind can arouse. If the mind is guided by the Holy Spirit then the conflict may arise in others when truth is presented, but not in the presenter.

If you have learned the basics of ACIM you will not feel attacked by this but edified. My words are not as strong as the course itself.

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things”. – Isaac Newton.

Nov 18, 2008

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