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The new age is already here for those who choose not to wait.

They say that we are supposed to wait this out, that one day this pandemic will be over, and everything is going to be better than ever. But is anything real ever found by waiting for the future? I don’t think that one day we’re just going to wake up, having changed nothing about the way we think and live, and be okay. The truth is that salvation is not found in time.

Time is the dimension where life grows old and dies. Decay takes time, the slide toward death takes time—and that time is shortened further by refusing to love, live fully, heal, and expand. The longer we wait in fear rather than choosing to come alive now, the worse the suffering and the effects of illness will become. Exactly when will the fear subside, and when will the world be safe again according to the fearful ego?

The new age is already here for those who choose not to wait. Others are lost in the web of illusions, the dramatic swings, the fearful cries, the loss of external freedoms, the panic and uncertainty. But we the awakened, we have already healed in this eternal present moment. Our lives are already rooted in truth. We already love fully. We already enjoy this moment. We continue to give and receive. Our hearts are open to unity and service. We feel good and want to spread the joy. We remain perfectly healthy and absent of fear. We experience life as abundant.

Nothing truly valuable or important can be found in time. Wait for it there and you miss the treasure where it is—right here, right now. Let the world be as it is for now, it will follow. Remember that we are life, itself. We are the light of the world, not subjects to the world. For healing to occur, we must go first in truth. There is nothing to wait for when everything real always exists only in the now.

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He dwells in reality, and lets all illusions go. (Tao Te Ching)

Let others follow every train of thought and chase every rainbow. They will never find the destination they seek.
 
Let the politicians seize more power, the media create more panic, the corporations trade more profit for misery, while the people claim their country is great.
 
Let the churches sell false salvation and the congregation feign faith. Let the schools undo wisdom and the students become sharp yet confused. Let the legal system create more worry and suffering while the people call it justice. Let the healthcare system cause more illness than wellness.
 
Let the lazy waste away and the governments try to help. Let the ignorant minds decay as the teachers and healers are laughed at. Let the criminals cheat and the police brutalize the wrong people.
 
After everything has been discussed, analyzed, disected and done, all will remain as it is. The pendallum always returns to its resting position. The waves always settle. The fire always burns out. 
 
Our interference never creates more than temporary illusions, pendullum swings, waves, fires. We are powerless against the one consciousness, the eternal reality which is beyond words and concepts. Strength, peace, joy, health, and salvation is found by allowing all things to be, without any fight or resistance, caring only about the deeper reality.
 

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A Course in Miracles teachings on sickness, health, and the ego

I have lived according to the principles taught in A Course in Miracles for 4 years now. This book seems very strange at first, until you realize that all its teachings are true. How do I know every word is true? By literally applying the lessons to my life and observing what happens. 

On the topic of illness, the course teaches that "a sick body does not make any sense." Explaining further, "The ego has a profound investment in sickness. If you are sick, how can you object to the ego’s firm belief that you are not invulnerable?"

"Sickness is a way of demonstrating that you can be hurt. It is a witness to your frailty, your vulnerability, and your extreme need to depend on external guidance. The ego uses this as its best argument for your need for its guidance. It dictates endless prescriptions for avoiding catastrophic outcomes. The Holy Spirit, perfectly aware of the same situation, does not bother to analyze it at all. If data are meaningless there is no point in analyzing them. The function of truth is to collect information that is true. Any way you handle error results in nothing. The more complicated the results become the harder it may be to recognize their nothingness, but it is not necessary to examine all possible outcomes (…) in order to judge them truly."

"The Holy Spirit teaches you to use your body only to reach your brothers, so He can teach His message through you. This will heal them and therefore heal you. Everything used in accordance with its function as the Holy Spirit sees it cannot be sick. Everything used otherwise is. Do not allow the body to be a mirror of a split mind. Do not let it be an image of your own perception of littleness."

"Health is seen as the result of relinquishing all attempts to use the body lovelessly. Health is the beginning of the proper perspective on life under the guidance of the one Teacher Who knows what life is, being the Voice for Life Itself."

Sickness is of the ego and, like everything else of the ego, it is an illusion. Only our sick belief in it makes it seem real. Yes, I recognize that this lessons seems absurd on the surface, but if you choose to become a student of A Course in Miracles, you will undo all fear and sickness to know truth and rest in joy. 

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Hope and fear are two sides of the same coin

Either way, you end up suffering in the present moment, waiting for salvation in the future. 
 
Will the expected future event ever come? If it does, will it deliver what you expect? Has this worked in your life so far?
 
Love and present moment awareness deliver salvation in the only place it can be found: here and now. 
 
Accept, embrace, enjoy what is or do something now to change it.

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Today we lose faith in fear

Let’s talk about the fear and panic caused by imagining something terrible happening in the future. These days, how can we stop these thoughts?

The future you imagine is not real. Reality is too complex and your mind can’t understand all the variables. Besides, when the so-called future does come, it will still be the present moment. In that “future present moment”, will you still be crippled by fear of the future? As it is, yes.

Always clinging to past and future, the one dimension that the ego is utterly unaware of is the present moment. Yet this is the dimension where everything that happens is happening, always has been, and always will be.

Watch the people of the world continue to tragically create unbearable suffering in the present moment as an attempt to protect us from some imagined future. Observe the depth of insanity around us now and learn this lesson well. This, my brothers and sisters, is a monumental occasion. Nothing interesting is happening in the world right now but the death of ego.

The ego literally must die because there is no path forward for those who choose to keep fear alive. They are now paralyzed and will not survive. If you want to live, you must learn to transcend fear by transcending ego. The ego is fear. You cannot escape fear from within the thought system of fear.

The time has come for God’s thought system—the thought system of perfect love. If you want to live, then awaken to truth. Awaken to the creative force of life, itself. Only love can save you from fear. Learn to love yourself and then extend it.

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This is not another post about what you are supposed to think and how you are supposed to feel

Inspiring words are nice, but you can’t control your thoughts and you can’t force yourself to feel what you don’t. It is enough to simply observe your thoughts and to feel your feelings.

You can just observe your thoughts and emotions in a detached way, from the perspective of the observer—as consciousness itself. Simply looking at it is enough. When you feel fear, worry, tension, confusion—you can try to just notice it, smile at it, or shake your head at it. It isn’t real; rather, this is only the conditioned mind doing what it does. In this mad world, we all have these same horrible thoughts and feelings from time to time.

We don't need false positivity. It isn't helpful. Instead, we need the truth.

Recognize the truth in things. Accept it. See it for what it is. This is how we release all the toxicity that has been building up. It is a gradual process of undoing because there is so much that must be undone. Remove the idols, the errors, the illusions, the confusion—end the madness of the world by honestly looking at it.

The way isn’t easy, but it is the only way now. We can try to hide away for a little longer, but ultimately there is no other path forward but accepting truth and wanting honesty.

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Now is the time to start a meditation practice. It's easy to get started.

Meditation is the most direct way to quiet the mind and to diminish fear. By learning not to chase every thought, and by experiencing those few moments each day of no thought, you allow your body's immune system to strengthen and you allow natural healing to occur. 

An over-active mind makes you feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed by fearful thoughts. As we get older and life gets more complicated, this becomes the root cause of our problems. This is a state of being where, even in the middle of the night, you frequently panic the body and divert energy away from its normal functioning. Beyond this, a tortured mind is what drives us into addictions and out-of-control behavior; which, of course, exhausts us further and makes us more susceptible to disease.

As this global crisis plays out, we see that people in some countries have a much higher death rate than in others. The Chinese people, for the most part, know what meditation is, understand the benefits, and know how and when to apply it. Italians and Spanish, for the most part, do not. Notice the huge variation in death rates.

Anyone who has established an ongoing meditation practice has already experienced less illness, release from addictions and mad behavior, and an enhanced ability to fight disease. Now would be a very good time for everyone to go down the path of meditation.

You may find a meditation that works better for you than what I'm about to recommend, but this one has served me very well for 5 or 6 years. I love the meditations put out by Mary Maddux at Meditation Oasis.  They are all free from her podcast link. Find some topics that resonate with you. I like the ones with music (particularly "Let it Be" and "Accessing Intuition").

Any mediation is better than no meditation, but the more you do, the better. I recommend choosing a guided meditation that lasts for at least 15 minutes. Choose a few different ones you like and do them at least once but ideally twice a day.

Don't worry if you're not sure whether you're getting it or if it is helping, just keep doing it. Meditation changes in your life in a very gradual and subtle way. If you stay with it for a few weeks or months, you'll begin to notice seemingly small changes. By creating gaps in your stream of thoughts, you allow consciousness and presence into your state of being.

I believe that meditation is the foundation of spiritual awakening, and it is also one of the easiest and most enjoyable things you'll ever do.

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The ego offers no solution

Let us look with any level of honesty at the solutions to this crisis which are being offered. The ego has convinced us that our choice is either 1) to hide away and stop living until this virus goes away, or 2) go on with life and face death and a massive casualty count.

Option two is impossible to the ego because it is now paralyzed by fear and cowardice. But, while it isn’t widely recognized yet, option one is perhaps even more destructive to the ego because deadly disease is not going away. On top of this, everything the ego cares about (lifestyle, image, status, possessions, etc.) will be slowly lost if we are not brave enough to face life. So neither of these options offer anything resembling a solution—and yet no other solution is being offered.

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The ego has no solution and is cornered. It has no idea which would allow it to live on. Of course, this is nothing new to the ego because the ego’s dictum is “seek but do not find.” Altering between suspicion at best and viciousness at worst, the ego is always wrong, always confused, and always has been. It has not been able to solve poverty, nor create governments that provide freedom and liberty, nor address the impending climate crisis, nor create any kind of lasting happiness. It offers only fleeting pleasures and its ups are never as high as the downs that always follow. Avoid the truth and you will eventually face painful consequences and crisis.

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There is only one solution to this crisis. The ego must die so that we may live. This should be quite easy because the ego is the cause of all suffering, all illness, and everything we do not want. Cling to it and experience hell. Or simply choose to destroy your ego and awaken to a life of joy, love, and health. There is a good with no opposite and there is one solution for every problem. Do you want it?

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Abscondo Podcast #82: This is the rapture, the so-called "second-coming" of Jesus Christ, and this is how to survive the end-times.

We are witnessing the death of the ego. To understand the implications, everyone needs to understand the meaning behind the story of the rapture. Those who do not awaken will not survive.

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Why this is the rapture, the second-coming of Jesus Christ

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For a long time, the world has mistaken the pleasures of ego for happiness.  The ego has become so normal that most of us don't really know what it is.
 
They say that we will not go back to normal. This is true. Ego in this world is presently dying, and when it finally passes, we will never want it again.
 
What is happening now is what my dad always called the "second coming of Jesus Christ". He waited his entire life for this, but now I wonder whether he will recognize it.
 
What Christians call "the devil" also goes by the name of ego. The story goes that, for a long time, the world will be ruled entirely by a false prophet---a satan (collective ego). Then Christ will return and will rise up to save the believers.
 
Like all spiritual stories, this was meant to teach us a wisdom that is eternally true. The death of ego is inevitable because ego was always only an illusion. Illusions always get exposed. Christ---our divine identity within---will live on for those who have faith in the truth. Those who cling too tightly to illusion will not survive. The sooner we embrace the inevitable outcome, the less painful this will be.
 
I define and write about ego extensively in my work and teach the truth of our divinity. Follow the links. I will also be speaking and writing more on this in the coming days.
 
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