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Although Jeshua’s teachings never change, he restates them in various ways to enhance the learning process.  One of the early teachings given Karen is that True Forgiveness is a way to bring Light to every encounter and endeavor.  This is one way to help us remember we are only love and to see only love.  Here are the four simple steps he gives us to begin our day or to stop and do whenever the need arises or when the day seems difficult.  You might view this as an expanded format for “accepting the correction.” (Excerpt from 1st Mtg. re. Book Project, given to KL, 9/23/98)

One.  Make time daily to open yourself to the Love of God; to be led in every moment of your life; to be an extension of love, a receiver of love, a bringer, a teacher, a “be-er” of love.
“Father, I open to Your Love.  Pause now, be still and join.  As I see that You lead me in every moment of my life, I accept that  I too am an extension of love, a receiver of love, a bringer, a teacher, a ‘be-er’ of love.” 

Second.  When you feel that there is something occurring that does not feel like love, remind yourself that this must be an obstacle to love’s presence. Acknowledge that if there is an obstacle, you are seeing what is not there.  You are misperceiving.  You are letting something in your own mind stand between you and love.  You must then ask for help. Simply accept the correction of this.

Father, this issue re.  ____________ is showing up as an obstacle to love’s presence.  I must be seeing something that is not there.  I must be allowing something in my own mind to stand between me and Love.  I now accept the correction of this.”

Third.   Simply allow for the obstacle to be removed.  By affirming that you are willing to be corrected, that you are willing to forgive the appearance (of an obstacle to love), to forgive yourself, to forgive the world you think you see, then all you need do is step back and allow for the undoing You may feel any or all of these–a sense of relief or a burden being lifted; a light-filled mind and or heart; a movement forward in peace; an acceptance that all is well and will be healed in the perfect time;  or a deep need to rest.  If none of these seem to occur, proceed to the next step anyway, knowing that all calls for help are always answered.

Lastly, having received of this healing, a miracle, a correction of perception, simply give thanks that before you has been laid out a very easy way to return to heaven’s remembrance, which cannot be denied you as God’s perfect and whole creation.
“Thank you Father for providing me with an easy way to return to Heaven’s Remembrance and for sharing Your Plan to waken from the dream of separation. I accept that fear and  guilt are not real, because sin is not real.”

 

Follow up with this prayer to apply certainty  to the UNDOING (Jeshua 02/01) Focus on gratitude for being One with God.  Allow it to build until you are filled with gratitude, then say:
Thank you Father, for there is no sin.  (The belief in sin arose from the guilt/fear experienced when we accepted the insane notion that we became separate from God/Love, a thought that literally drove us out of our Right Mind.)
Thank you Father, for there is no separation.  (The idea that a separation from Love was possible resulted in the appearance of the dream.)
Thank you Father, for I accept it (or this dream) as undone in time, as it is already undone out of time in You and now in me, in all Truth, in all Awareness.  I let it be undone in this situation as it is in You already.
NO EFFECTS OF THIS ARE REAL.  As it is in You, so it is in me.   Thank You, Father.

Holy Spirit, I rest in You and let myself be healed.  I am willing to become TRULY willing to have my belief in the dream of a separate self from Love be undone in me.  Be still for a moment and receive True Healing.  Without attack, I lovingly offer my brothers, the Christ, what I have received.  I rest from attack upon myself that the world be healed.

© 1997 Karen Langley

True Healing

TRUE Healing requires TRUE Willingness

There is no way to ‘force’ healing, for healing, rightly understood is UNDOING.  Healing that does not include a willingness to let the dream of a separate self fall away is temporary at best and tragic at worst.  Therefore, if you desire to be under my guidance, or the guidance of the Holy Spirit, then you must come to realize that you cannot be in charge of healing, for you can NOT actually know when you are being TRULY willing to be healed.  The ego employs many tricks and diversions when it comes to its ways of ‘healing’, but my ONLY goal is True Healing that frees you from an ancient dream of believing that you are a separate self from Love.

If you experience that you are not being Truly Healed, then simply ask ‘what is true willingness?‘  This is one of those questions where likely you will feel some discomfort, precisely because the separate dream self has no desire to know true willingness, just as it has no desire to experience True Healing.  Therefore, notice your discomfort at not knowing what true willingness is and then simply respond thus:  “I am willing to become TRULY willing to have my belief in the dream of a separate self from Love be undone in me.”   True Healing WILL follow as your resistance to it decreases.    Amen  -J-

The Addiction to Ego

“The Addiction to Ego” is a timely message and complements the post, entitled “True Healing.”   NCB

Since you are aware that all appearances of conflict, suffering and sickness are actually self attack, or better said, projected guilt in the form of self attack, so then must be ‘addiction.’ It is important to also understand that the ego itself is an addiction really – it is a habit that has become so deeply convincing to you that you no longer question it as a whole and see it only in it’s parts. Addiction to cigarettes or sugar or television, sex, alcohol, or anything at all, is the ego teaching you that you have no Self control – no control through the Mind belonging to the True or Real Self.

Of course the body accommodates this projection onto it by then appearing to have an overwhelming desire for whatever it is that the ego mind tells you is your ‘crutch’, and that it must be attended to when the desire comes or this feeling of overwhelm will consume you very uncomfortably. And so it is with all the ego screams for attention to delusion and you are very accustomed to taking heed to it’s call. This is why the atonement or undoing process is given in order for you to build a trust in the actual possibility of True Healing. Yes, all these various forms of self attack are able to be healed and your faith in this will take you far – remember that there is no order of difficulty in miracles, and addictions are themselves simply temporary distractions along the way to freeing your mind back into the Truly Creative force that IT is.

Therefore, be not alarmed or concerned, but have faith that as you Join with Me as the very Christ of Yourself and accept the strength and certainty that all things can be healed by this True Faith, then it will be done..it WILL be done!   Addictions, compulsions, neuroses, etc. are all calls for True Faith that the miracle that comes from allowing Our Father’s Will of Perfect Love to be your very own will again, WILL HEAL ALL APPEARANCES. Since we have been on this theme, this is precisely what the Resurrection is and was about – True Faith in Our Father’s Perfect Love, which can and does miraculously heal ALL appearances regardless of the steadfast belief in them.

In the meantime, do love yourselves through *True Forgiveness.  Overlook your very own beliefs in guilt and shame, sickness and death – after all, these are false idols as much as are all the ‘shiny things’ the world presents to you.  YOU are whole and perfect as YOU were created to be and STILL are.  This YOU is at-one with ME and with Our Father in whom all True Power to heal lies. Let NOT any substance, emotion – good or bad, shiny or ugly thing of this world tell you that it has greater power than the True Power of Our Father’s whole and perfect Creation.  Resist not these temptations only further empowering them, but rather, give them to ME who knows the True Power of YOU, and I will help you help yourself to remember that there is no actual or real power in the false or ego mind at all.  This is my purpose with you after all!  To remind you of precisely who YOU are and the power that lies within this YOU that we share as the One and Only Christ Creation of Love.

Be ‘of good cheer’ oh, happy learner – give to me all that would appear to hurt you and I will show you, remind you that it has no power and that you have no need of it at all!

Amen   -J-

* For an excellent and practical view of TRUE FORGIVENSS, please go to the Home Page post entitled “Remembering Heaven”  which discusses True Forgiveness.  Although not specifically entitled as such, the four easy steps Jesus give us to use on a daily basis, as well as whenever the need arises, lays a solid foundation to apply True Forgiveness whenever the “correction”is sought after or accepted.      Norbert (NCB)

 

Jeshua replies to a question from Jo Williams in “Q&A for Jeshua”

You are invited to read a very insightful and important question posed by Jo, one that is often on the minds of many of us as we explore the Course.  To read the response provided by Jeshua through Karen Plavin, access the blog, go to RECENT COMMENTS and click on “Jo Williams on Q & A for JESHUA.”

Peace and love to us all,

Karen and Norbert

Let God’s Love be the guiding Presence in your life.

This is Jeshua’s message of July 17, 2011, as provided to Dylan Suppiah in response to his questions.  Under the same title it is also a new Page added to Jeshua’s Gems.  Look for it in the sidebar under “TEACHING GEMS,”  or read it here. You may also read the entire thread dealing with the issue by scrolling down the right side of the page and selecting the latest comment in RECENT COMMENTS.

 BACKGROUND:  On June 24, 2011, a reader, Dylan Suppiah, asked Jeshua about NDE’s, Heaven, and Mary’s reported interventions with some believers.  The reader also wanted to know if after-life experiences were influenced by convictions and beliefs held while on earth.

On July 17, 2011, Jeshua provided Dylan this reply through Karen Langley:

Dear Ones,

It is most common that the experience of near death and ‘death’ contains within it references to that which you are already familiar.  This happens precisely because you are familiar and, therefore, are most often not afraid of those references that you have chosen to become familiar with.  Many may feel more comfortable with the presence of Mary than of Jesus, while in other cultures, it may be with a teacher or guru who has touched the heart and prepared the mind for such an experience.

What is important is NOT who appears, but rather the LOVE that they impart to the one who is having the experience….. for God is Love, and God would have you remember This Love and let It become the guiding Presence in your life.   For most, fear is allowed to guide the life, and God has sent many helpers in vast forms to assure His Beloved Creation that they are safe and protected by His Love at all times.

When the mind is ready for complete remembrance of Itself and It’s Creator as One, then does the experience drawn to oneself transcend the spiritual belief system and become what you might call, absolute.  Again, this does not happen in most common near-death or ‘death’ experiences, because one is not ready for such an experience.   When one is ready, the experience will happen whether there is the appearance of death or near death or a simple stroll in the park.  When the ego is no longer allowed to direct one’s ‘reality,’ then is God remembered as the Only Director desired and allowed.

It is best to allow The Holy Spirit to guide your remembrance Home through the undoing of all fastly-held belief systems.   As you do this, so will you be at peace with both the guidance and Guide, as well as, the miracles of healing that will occur. 

Eternal Joy and Peace await your remembrance!

Amen
Jeshua

Thank you for this question.

Nothing has any effects in the dream because Love is the only Cause.

 This is Jeshua’s message of April 12, 2011.  The full title is: Nothing has any effects in the dream because Love is the only Cause.  Included here is the impact of this Truth as it relates to the crucifixion and the Resurrection”  is a NEW PAGE added to Jeshua’s Gems.  Look for it in the sidebar under “TEACHING GEMS,”  or read it here. 

 ‘For God so loved the world’ that he sent ones to awaken within themselves and thus awaken the world; to usher in a happy dream of Love/Innocence; to heal/overcome dreams of despair and destruction.  Our friend (name withheld) has fought the ‘good fight’ of the warrior for justice many, many times.  Now he sees that justice is Love, God’s Love and all that is good, holy and beautiful.  This is the only ‘worthy’ cause because it is the ONLY CAUSE.  Only God’s Love will ever be the True Cause of anything real and only It’s creations remain!

There are no effects of dreaming that will ever be real.   God’s Love creates only like Itself, and anything unlike Itself is a dream and therefore false, unreal, and having no effects at all, including guilt.  Guilt could only be real if a ‘wrong’ choice was actually real.  A wrong choice equals nothing and has no effects at all.  Therefore, there is nothing to forgive as the dream defines forgiveness, but rather there is an overlooking now of what seemed to have been real.  NOT SO….it is not so….there are no effects from dreaming.

Remember that God has already overlooked all error and This is true innocence….NO ERROR HAS OCCURED.  As you practice this it will free you and return you to the joyous extension of God’s Love.   Overlook also any dreams of retribution, for only if you believe that God’s Son has erred could you also make real retribution to you.  Here again, no effects from dreaming are real and those that seem so vanish through forgiveness.

To summarize this message: GOD’S LOVE IS THE ONLY TRUE CAUSE OF ANYTHING REAL AND ONLY IT’S CREATIONS REMAIN.  And, NO ERROR HAS OCCURED AND ALL SEEMING EFFECTS ARE UNREAL AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN UNDONE FOR YOU…..ACCEPT THIS AND YOU ARE FREE.  Amen,  J

 A note from Karen.  As this information was received, it was accompanied by numerous thoughts “streaming in,” some of which are included here to correct some popularly held misconceptions surrounding Jeshua’s crucifixion and resurrection.  Throughout the crucifixion ordeal, Jeshua maintained The Innocence of God’s Son, His Brothers.  Since He saw ONLY innocence, He did not perceive himself as being attacked and therefore no sacrifice was necessary.  This explains HOW He was able to be resurrected.  And yes, He did teach this in the 40 days that followed.  He demonstrated ‘no grievance’ because He knew that grievance reinforces forgetting.  No sacrifice was/is necessary and it can now be stressed that He did NOT sacrifice for humanity, which He refers to as the Sonship.  He demonstrated for all that seeing innocence could in fact be maintained, no matter how severe the apparent brutality.   He ‘proved’ that God overcomes apparent body solidity, even under the appearance of suffering and death.  Jeshua rose to prove mind over matter, that is, MIND over body or Innocence/Love over judgment/fear.  Essentially, the Resurrection was His teaching, as well as, His mission here, to demonstrate that this world is a dream, where nothing appearing in the dream has any consequence and proves conclusively the innocence of all His Brothers (the Sonship) who remain forever as God created.

© 2011 Karen Langley

Jeshua’s Call to Living in The Now!!

 “Jeshua’s Call to Living in The Now is a NEW PAGE added to Jeshua’s Gems.  Look for it in the sidebar under “TEACHING GEMS,”  or read it here. 

Jeshua’s Call to Living in The Now.

There is an immediacy, if you will, to begin to live in the Present or The Now.  This is very misunderstood and so a clarifying message may be helpful.

You exist only Now, Only in the Present within God’s Presence.  Time is not real, and although it can be useful for learning how to overlook error and remember Our Father, time must be seen as a tool ONLY!  For when you perceive that time allows you the leisure of putting off remembrance into the next hour, next day, next year, etc., you are relinquishing your inheritance from God.

God can only be remembered NOW!  For as you bring His awareness into your mind, you are thus brought into the NOW also, for He does not live with you in time as you believe you do.  He is in ALL things appearing in time, but to know Him is to know Him only NOW.  This Now is eternal and extends vertically rather than horizontally as one might perceive the words immortal or forever to imply.  To be eternal IN YOUR OWN MIND is to realize that although appearing in time/body as a teaching device is useful to help remind the Sonship of Itself, you are NOT what is appearing.  You are Eternal with our Father/Creator and with all His Creations right NOW…..even though you seem to have forgotten.

In the Eternal you are joyous and your peace has no limits nor boundaries.  Your Love, being of His Love, radiates brighter than the sun and is a light that cannot be described in earthly terms.  In the Eternal there is only One, and all are seen as precious and blessed.   To see in this way shows you that because there is Only Love, that all things and beings are held safely within It’s gentle embrace and there is no need to worry about anything or anyOne.

Can you imagine seeing this way?  Would you like to?  Then you must find The Presence within You and Live within It!  What is the obstacle to this?  Grievance, judgment in it’s many forms—sorrow, anger, poverty, war, guilt/shame, sickness, death, etc.  All these appearances of grievance keep you in time’s grip, dangling and afraid that the past will become the future where you await escape only through death.  This picture of yourself is terrifying indeed!

By choosing NOT TO BE THIS, a body in time awaiting some kind of ‘justice’ to end your grievance, you are willing to be as you are NOW, and that NOW is all you would have extended eternally.  My certainty for you is infallible.  You are a drop of radiant Light that bathes a universe in Love’s Essence of rapturous Joy and Divine peace.  But, when you make yourself a body, in time, struggling through an hour, a day, a year, a lifetime, you cannot experience what you are NOW.

I assure you that if you simply sweep the mind clean of all thoughts about anything and anyone, for just this moment, you will have an experience of the Eternal Presence of Love that you ARE and that you share with every living being.  If fear comes to lure you away, remember that you are inviting only a moment of Presence to still you in Her Peace.  Brush fear away as a pestering insect and nothing more.  Have your moment in Presence and you will know that it is easier than you made it out to be, and as you return to time, you will laugh at it’s apparent hold over you and will merrily be on your way.

Why is there an immediacy to practice this?  The question seems quite silly in The Now, but in the dream many are fearful of and planning for an ‘end of the world’ with much evidence, it seems, to justify their fearful worries and plans for survival.  THIS IS NONSENCE!  No one is at Home in a dream, and no one wishes to remain in it no matter how they may pretend to defend doing so.  ALL illusions are nonsence–none more than another, but you can only perceive this in The Now of your Eternal Self that God created and Loves still.

The more of you who can know This and live in This Now, the better for the Child of Love longing to come Home.  Be The Light of This Home, The Presence, so that dreaming ones will feel how close their real Home is through You.  Beckon through Your True Presence, demonstrating that fear can be laughed away with ease, for as the remembrance of Love’s Presence returns in Your Mind, fear will be seen as not to have ever existed at all.

Avoid engagement in thoughts about an ‘ending world’ and live as One Who Knows that ALL IS WELL beyond appearances and that they have no power in your sane Mind.  You are the Truth of Love that God created Eternally perfect and safe with Him.   Be as One with Him in the timeless NOW and all else will fall away.

Carry no judgment and if you are not in peace, know you must let go of a grievance.  The way is easy because it is already True and eternally completed NOW.  Glimpse often this Eternal Now of Love and you will lose all doubt that there is anything else you could want!

Thank you Father that Your Will is done and that Your Will is Our Love for You and Yours for Us!  

Eternally NOW!!  

J
© 2011 Karen Langley

“Re. Appearances in Today’s World.”

A Timely Message Regarding Appearances in Today’s Worldis a NEW PAGE added to Jeshua’s Gems and is the first entry in response to Jeshua’s offer to address issues submitted by readers.  Look for it in the sidebar under “Q & A for JESHUA,”  or read it here. 

Note: Now readers may ask a question directly of Jeshua.  To ask him a question, simply scroll down to “Leave a Reply,” and pose the question in the area provided.  Please do not ask a question of a personal nature or issue.  Rather, the issue should address a topic about anything worldly or ‘other worldly’ and which you feel most readers of the blog could relate to.  Karen Langley will communicate your question or issue to Jeshua and his reply will be posted in a new page with an appropriate title.  The author of this blog reserves the right to ignore issues or questions that may tend to abuse this offer.

 A Timely Message Regarding Appearances in Today’s World

 In October of 2010, Jeshua invited members of our Course Group to submit questions to him which he would answer in the blog.  Shortly thereafter, the following question was submitted, followed by Jeshua’s response.  Although the question was posed approximately six months ago, (Current date: Apr 7, 2011) and despite the fact that the addition of the words “Japan and Libya” could easily have been included, but were yet to develop, the response is as timely now as it was then. 

QUESTION for JeshuaSubmitted Thursday Oct 14, 2010 

Almost everyone is being affected by the economic downturn of the last 2 years. The global economy is on the verge of collapse by some accounts. In our country, joblessness seems to be at a standstill near 10%. Governments at all levels are being pressured by decreased revenues, which causes them to increase taxes on those who can least afford the additional burden. Every family I know appears to struggling to keep their nose above the water, so to speak.  My question(s):

  1. What approach can course students take to “remember” in the midst of this turmoil ?
  2. What is your view of the significance of this world-wide situation?
  3. What can our brothers, who are unaware they are dreaming this, find in this challenge?

 JESHUA’s reply received through Karen Langley on Fri, Oct 15, 2010

 Dear One,

Just as there is no order of difficulty in miracles, neither is there any dream with more or less importance. All dreams are either used for remembering or used for forgetting. In ACIM each lesson is designed so that no one will be the judge of which situation appearing is important and which is not. Dreams can be blatantly obvious misperceptions of Reality or they can be so subtle as not to be noticed at all. This is why I tell you that no one in the dream can be a guide out of the dream.  Only The Guide appointed for you by Our Eternally Loving Father can Truly see and know the use for dreams.

You would become exceedingly more comfortable moment to moment in this awakening time if you simply resign from being one-who-knows. Appearances are all false and when you accept this deeply within yourself, you will find some disturbance, but mostly you will find Peace. The disturbance will only be while you surrender to just how complete this must be in order for you to be free. Remember simply this: the ‘ego’s discomfort while undoing does not matter. Remembering and living the sweet, joyous, state of being, given by Our Father in the beginning and forever more is The Goal!

Also accepting that all appearances are here for you to bring to TRUE forgiveness. Please re-visit the sections in ACIM on forgiveness to help you remember that NOTHING you see is TRUE, and because it is not, you simply overlook it in favor of The Holy Spirit’s corrected vision for you. I will add that for SOME this may seem more difficult than it does for others. Be kind to yourself and accept that each part played in The Holy Spirit’s Plan of Atonement is precisely directed by the Real You—the You that is already The Christ and forever will be.

Realize right now that if it seems a hard struggle for you to do what must be done in denying ALL illusions, so will you be a perfect channel for the Joy of God when others are ready to take their remembrance journey. You will be entirely able to relate to what they believe is difficult and to demonstrate that it can be done for you have done it! The very struggle reflected in your questions can be over right now…..again, by not placing any of your own importance on appearances at all, but asking The Holy Spirit to use each and every illusion to show you what you truly desire beyond dreams.

Abiding in Forever Grace along with You,
J.
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SUMMARY OF REPLIES (Provided by Karen Langley)

 Q.  What approach can Course students take to “remember” in the midst of this turmoil ?

Answer: By OVERLOOKING all illusions in favor of the HS’s vision.

 Q.   What is your view of the significance of this world-wide situation?

Answer: By the simple repetition of all situations in the world being a dream no matter what or to whom is viewing it.

 Q.  What can our brothers, who are unaware they are dreaming this, find in this challenge? 

Answer‘When others are ready to take their remembrance journey’, assumes that all eventually will take the journey, and each one is already assigned to a helper—you being one of those helpers who will be able to relate to the ones who believe it is so hard.

 © 2011 Karen Langley