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The past takes nothing away from the present moment, and the future will add nothing to it.

The only dimension where everything in the universe exists, and has ever existed, is in the present moment.

Consciousness / spirit is still, unchanging, and eternal within the dimension of non-matter. Because it is unchanging and beyond threat, it is real. It is permanent and true.

Then there is the dimension of matter (stuff), which is also here in the present and eternal—but it is always moving, shifting, and changing. This observable dimension of form is only meaningful to the extent that we give it meaning. By “we” I mean our true identity as spirit—not as bodies and confused minds but as the conscious observer of the mind and of everything.

Everything is here now. The concept of past is only a memory of how the changing physical dimension was once positioned or organized. Thoughts of the future are only wishes, fears, or predictions about how the physical dimension might one day be positioned or organized. Again, none of this has any meaning other than that which we give it.

This realization has the effect of undoing fear. If everything is here, what can we be afraid of losing and what are we waiting for to arrive? Furthermore, if our true identity is consciousness, which is beyond threat, then nothing in the dimension of form has any real power to threaten us anyway, but perhaps with a bit of temporary discomfort.

But through acceptance and forgiveness—the embrace of reality without judgment—even life’s temporary discomfort is transmuted. After the recognition of reality, we immediately see that all the suffering and crisis—all the drama of life—it was caused only by a misunderstanding of reality. Reality is only joy, love, perfect health, and eternal peace.

The past takes nothing away from the present moment. The future will add nothing to it.

#presentmoment #presentmomentreminder #peace #joy #spiritual #ACIM #acourseinmiracles #inspirational #divine #universe #healing #happiness #success #meaning #life #philosophy

If you would like my perspective on any situation or issue you may be dealing with, write to me at mark.manney@abscondo.com.

New song called "To Question" by Abscondo (music video)

Enjoy this new song I wrote against censorship / cancel culture / thought policing. It's called "To Question".

If you would like my perspective on any situation or issue you may be dealing with, write to me at mark.manney@abscondo.com.

"Beyond the Body" by Abscondo | from A Course in Miracles 18 V1 | musical interpretation | ACIM

The power and clarity of this message from A Course in Miracles spoke to me recently during a daily reading. I immediately reached for my guitar and tried to interpret the message in song.

"Beyond the Body", is taken word for word from the first part of Chapter 18 in A Course in Miracles.

We are consciousness. There is nothing outside of this, as the one divine aliveness...the invisible force of life, itself...flows through everything. This temporary experience of human life on earth is for the purpose of consciousness learning, growing, expanding just as the life force must do.

We are not separate from God. Heaven is not elsewhere; rather, experienced within when aligned with perfect, unconditional love. Safe in the Oneness, for eternity, with nothing else to give or to receive because nothing else exists.

This is the Peace of God. If this passage can be fully understood, Salvation is yours.

T-18.VI.1. There is nothing outside you. 2 That is what you must ultimately learn, for it is the realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is restored to you. 3 For God created only this, and He did not depart from it nor leave it separate from Himself. 4 The Kingdom of Heaven is the dwelling place of the Son of God, who left not his Father and dwells not apart from Him. 5 Heaven is not a place nor a condition. 6 It is merely an awareness of perfect Oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this Oneness, and nothing else within.

T-18.VI.2. What could God give but knowledge of Himself? 2 What else is there to give? 3 The belief that you could give and get something else, something outside yourself, has cost you the awareness of Heaven and of your Identity. 

If you would like my perspective on any situation or issue you may be dealing with, write to me at mark.manney@abscondo.com.

"Looking Forward" by Abscondo | Music Video

"Looking Forward" is an old song of mine that I finally recorded just now. In the early days of the Abscondo Band (nearly 10 years ago now), this song was part of our live set and we always enjoyed playing it.

But "Looking Forward" eventually morphed into the song "Life", which you can find on the Abscondo Band's "Victory in a Landlocked Sea" album.

This new, unreleased version of "Looking Forward" will appear on my next album, along with 10 or 11 new tracks (half of which are already completed). For now, I am enjoying the process of making these videos and making music with zero goals, plans, strategies, or ambitions in this post-everything era. :-)

Here's to hoping we can all put fear aside, no matter the present reality or the shocking events likely coming very soon. Looking within, and looking forward in love, truth, and freedom...a state of being where problems cannot exist.

#song #originalmusic #originalcomposition #newmusic #independentartist #musicvideo #goodvibes #inspirational #electronicmusic #love #honesty #freedom #beauty

Thank you Videvo for the beautiful footage.

If you would like my perspective on any situation or issue you may be dealing with, write to me at mark.manney@abscondo.com.

Post-everything

Once there was post-punk, post-modern, and so on. These days, I'm feeling post-everything. 

Yes, the world is completely insane...filled with darkness and lies. Yes, there is a great deal of hope that things will get better. But I can no longer get emotional about any of it. I no longer feel like talking about it. Maybe this isn't such a bad thing.

I am past the celebrity lies. I no longer care about them. Politicians? Please. "News" reporters? I could care less. Doctors, lawyers, other professionals in charge of keeping this broken system going? I no longer care at all what they think, believe, or say. There is zero trust, and this is a good thing.

To be post-everything is to recognize the meaninglessness in everything. All that concerns the awakened being is in the dimension of non-matter: love, freedom, truth, energy, creativity, life, feeling, being. Here knowledge is complete. I don't need any official or guru to lead me anywhere, though there is a time in life that such teachings are essential to anyone's growth. 

So these days, yes, I'm post-everything. I spend my time loving the people around me, doing my work, and creating new music. In the past month, I recorded 5 new songs. I feel like this creative outlet is a priority for me...even beyond the posts and other teachings. The most unique, perhaps the most valuable way, in which I express myself is in my songs.

It will be a very beautiful collection of new songs...with a totally different sounds, non-conventional lyrics, and in a new genre: post-everything. Probably very few people will ever hear these songs, but that's just another thing I stopped caring about.

If you would like my perspective on any situation or issue you may be dealing with, write to me at mark.manney@abscondo.com.

Now feels so quiet, like everything is stuck

The march of time now stands still. The busyness of the world is losing itself in the stillness. Behind a seemingly familiar facade of smugness, the arguments and debates have actually ended. The carrots and sticks no longer command much of a reaction. Now it feels so quiet, like everything is stuck.

Now has come the end of the world as we knew it. A world that has already been gone for some time, despite our best attempts to make it real or to revive it. Now the old, insane logic is not understood. Frustrated and confused, most people now are very quiet and in hiding.

The ones still talking and living are the ones who have learned the mandatory lesson of letting it go. One by one, the others will follow; for they have nowhere else left to go. If not before, then after that single moment when the next world is born.

And as it emerges, we lose our faith in lies. We have money that is real and fair. We find time in our days for fun and beauty. No more wars. Toxicity everywhere is removed. The lessons of healing are provided. The technologies are introduced.

With the emergence of perfect love, total honesty, and respect for liberty and freedom; ego fades. Along with it that feeling of suffering, anxiety, and fear is forgotten.

More of us will open our hearts and minds. We will try things, experience life, and create. We will help and serve one another. We will trust. And as beautiful as the new world will be, we will know not to cling to it but to let it go when our time comes. For we will know that we have always been eternal consciousness, beyond threat, lacking nothing in any dimension.


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If you would like my perspective on any situation or issue you may be dealing with, write to me at mark.manney@abscondo.com.