Thursday, April 5, 2007

Lesson 96:

Salvation comes from my one Self…

The mind is the activating agent of spirit, supplying its creative energy. So in this world in which we seem to exist, and where we find ourselves learning and unlearning, etc., we exist as ‘Mind/mind’, and experience ourselves as the ‘self’ the mind dictates, (Spirit or ego). Spirit is the Thought of God, which He created like Himself. The unified spirit is God’s one son, or Christ. Here is the Self/self~ accessed in the Mind. The ego is the belief that ‘other’ could exist and separate from the whole: the subject-object split, the either-or, the ‘which-one’, the ‘choice’ to be made. Spirit is the part of the mind that is still in contact with God through the Holy Spirit, Who abides within the mind that remains forever inseparable from its Source, yet resides as well within consciousness and therefore sees the ‘other’ part as well. Here’s where consciousness was born~ to make possible this choice.
The course is consistent in its message throughout, and right in the beginning it tells us about this dynamic, and builds and expands on it as we grow it acceptance and willingness… e.g.: “Whatever is true is eternal, and cannot change or be changed. Spirit is therefore unalterable because it is already perfect, but the mind can elect what it chooses to serve. The only limit put on its choice is that it cannot serve two masters. If it elects to do so, the mind can become the medium by which spirit creates along the line of its own creation. If it does not freely elect to do so, it retains its creative potential but places itself under tyrannous rather than Authoritative control. As a result it imprisons, because such are the dictates of tyrants. To change your mind means to place it at the disposal of Authority”. (T-1.V.5)… “Of your ego you can do nothing to save yourself or others, but of your spirit you can do everything for the salvation of both. Humility is a lesson for the ego, not for the spirit. Spirit is beyond humility, because it recognizes its radiance and gladly sheds its light everywhere. The meek shall inherit the earth because their egos are humble, and this gives them truer perception. The Kingdom of Heaven is the spirit's right, whose beauty and dignity are far beyond doubt, beyond perception, and stand forever as the mark of the Love of God for His creations, who are wholly worthy of Him and only of Him. Nothing else is sufficiently worthy to be a gift for a creation of God Himself.” (T-4.I.12)
Consciousness is the receptive mechanism, which receives messages from the Holy Spirit or the ego… This is the state of ‘existence’. Here ‘manifestation’ is possible and illusion takes form, seemingly giving life to perception through projection to mimic the natural expression of creation through extension. Consciousness came into being after the apparent separation… prior to that, the ‘need to do-something with itself, understand itself, multiply and replenish itself’, did not exist.
Being IS known and forever knowing itself by sharing ~extending itself forever to itself. This self is ‘the Self’ which we are re-turning our minds toward today and what the curriculum of miracles is all about. We return to the “Self” by forgiving or looking past the ‘other-belief’ projected out for our reflection, and looking beyond to the Self. This is the self-same Self that we were extending/sharing with, prior to the taking notice of the interference of a ‘tiny, mad idea’. It is a calling to mind the memory of creation in a world made up and believed in.
We commence to slough the dead scales of mis-belief or make-believe that have seemingly imprisoned our will and sentenced us to death by distraction… and in-stead, accept salvation from this Self… “Then seek Its Thoughts, and claim them as your own. These are your own real thoughts you have denied, and let your mind go wandering in a world of dreams, to find illusions in their place. Here are your thoughts, the only ones you have. Salvation is among them; find it there”...

“Salvation comes from my one Self. Its Thoughts are mine to use.”
It turns out that we re-visit our S/self in every situation, every thought and every person we encounter… they are us… all to be re-turned to the Self… this is our salvation. ~Let it be NOW! ~

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