Posts categorized "Happiness"

There is no middle ground in any aspect of salvation. You accept it wholly or accept it not. (A Course in Miracles)

For this statement to make sense, it is necessary to consider what salvation is. What are we being saved from? In a word: ego.

Ego is belief in separation—that we are separate from God, separate from our brothers and sisters, and that our strength and happiness depend upon maintaining our separateness.

To achieve the ongoing reality of separation is impossible. We are not separate from the universe, nor from life, nor from all of reality. To believe so is to feel vulnerable and afraid. Afraid of attack, afraid of illness, afraid of poverty, afraid of death and more. This way of thinking leads to insane behaviors such as lying and manipulating others. Ego causes many to blindly trust institutions as a source of safety while remaining suspicious of their brothers and sisters.

Salvation is the undoing of your belief in separation and the humbling of yourself to reality. It is knowing that you are not your body and mind; rather, the observer. Consciousness. Love. Awareness, itself. This is your identity and it is beyond threat.

Now you recognize that what is real about all your brothers and sisters is also consciousness—this awareness that transcends all the empty space and matter in the universe. Either this is true, or separation is true. It cannot be both and there can be no confusion. When you have made your decision for salvation, then all the ego in the world has no real effect on you.

One path leads to peace, love, the recognition of beauty, creativity, abundance, and eternal life without fear. The other, to isolation, paralysis, suffering, and death. Love or fear? There is no middle ground here.

670b

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


What should I do about cheating and my feelings of jealousy?

No matter what is going on in the world, the most popular topic on this blog is sex. While I have written proportionately little about sex, the topic of sex is what people are searching for. When people contact me, it is usually with questions about their romantic relationship and, more specifically, about jealousy and sex.

My position on jealousy, cheating, monogamy and sex is always the same, without exception, and it is completely clear. It is a position that is in full alignment with all the spiritual lessons being taught here—including lessons of acceptance, openness, wanting only truth, and enjoying life.

There are no exceptions to unconditional love. As A Course in Miracles states, “There are no exceptions to the lesson, because the lack of exceptions is the lesson.” Can a love relationship be perfect, complete, and unconditional if there are conditions placed upon it? No.

People ask, “what about in the case of cheating?” To that, I answer: if there has been cheating, then there must have been an arrangement where the total truth, full openness, and acceptance of each other has been made impossible. This undoing of love is typically done through rules. Rules are typically backed by threats.

In a normal relationship based upon rules and expectations, the feeling of closeness is impossible because a part of you is rejected. Now the feeling of love is eroded, resentment ensues, a strong need for unconditional love remains. So the desire to cheat becomes very real. Even when there is no cheating, to impose a boundary on a partner means that you can no longer be sure what your partner is thinking, wanting, feeling, or doing. This hurts.

A holy relationship is between two spiritually awakened individuals united by unconditional love. Here there are no rules. In love, all feelings can be accepted and shared openly. All challenges can be solved. All needs can be met. No demands are ever placed upon the other. Nothing needs to be hidden, and you can both be free.

“What about sex with other people?” If your partner has a real need, and you claim to love this person, you must love the whole person. This must go both ways. What you may find is that, in a holy relationship, the burning need for someone new is greatly diminished. No other person can provide what you already have. If there is still some need remaining, some strong curiosity or passion for something, then it can be approached in the spirit of fun—because you both know that your love is eternal and no other person is going to threaten your perfect relationship.

This is not how the world does relationships. This is why the vast majority of relationships in the world are miserable, why people lie and cheat, and why parents separate. The approach I am describing is not a matter of opinion. I am describing the unchangeable reality of romantic relationships and marriages. You can ignore it, but the result will be suffering and crisis. The purpose of all the pain we go through in relationships is to teach us the lesson about this unchangeable truth.

669b

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


What is the world except a little gap perceived to tear eternity apart, and break it into days and months and years? (A Course in Miracles)

“And what are you who live within the world except a picture of the Son of God in broken pieces, each concealed within a separate and uncertain bit of clay?”

What is this life, in relation to infinity and eternity? This gap, this dream, can only be taken so seriously when you forget the larger reality. When you think, think from the perspective of the whole universe.

There are universal laws. Here are two truths:

1) all matter (stuff) is changing and unstable.
2) all non-matter (nothingness or empty space) is eternal, still, beyond threat.

To seek stability, safety, and peace in the material world is impossible. How can stability be the goal in a dimension that is, by design, constantly changing?

When we believe our identity is our body, our mind, our possessions, our life situation, we face an unsolvable existential crisis. The crisis is this: we want to be eternal, safe, and without fear. We want to feel good all the time. We want to experience love, closeness, union. We chase it everywhere in the physical world, but never quite possess any of it because that’s not the source.

The needs that matter are all of the non-material realm. You cannot touch love, happiness, peace, or beauty. It is invisible, yet it is more real than anything real when experienced.

To spiritual awaken is to recognize your identity as consciousness rather than physical form. Now you live in the dimension where everything you need and want is right there—and it is beyond threat. This is the peace of God.

667

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Punishment makes honesty impossible

Imagine a relationship or marriage in which you could be perfectly honest and open about everything. Imagine if your partner, children, family, and friends could do the same with you. I enjoy exactly this kind of relationship with my partner and children. It is bliss. I would describe it as comfort without disruption. No conflict. Closeness. Freedom. Love that never fades.

This type of relationship is only possible through a mutual commitment to unconditional acceptance (unconditional love). There can sometimes be feelings to work through. But there can never be any judging, blaming, shaming, or making anyone wrong. We love one another, so that must mean we love the whole truth about who we are.

Today, the world is devoid of honesty. Not just in relationships and families, but in politics, business—in all institutions and through every aspect of life. Everyone is afraid of being shut down, cut out, shamed, or brutally punished. It is a culture of violence where we are made to feel that something is always wrong with us. We nervously hold our breath as we struggle to hide everything. We hide from society and from each other. We even try to hide our honest thoughts, feelings, and desires from ourselves.

Dishonesty is the sickness which has cast such a dark spell over the world, but it is the effect of punishment. Punishment is the cause. The healing of the world is only possible through honesty and openness. To achieve this, we need to start with the full truth about everything. From that point forward, there can be no punishment but there can also be no secrecy. Criminal behavior, or any form of corruption and secrecy, is never justified and must be corrected through loving intervention rather than punishment.

There are those who lack the light of love and honesty. In the new, awakened world, they can be forcefully rehabilitated through the thought system and energy of love. Love’s healing is inevitable and self-evident because love contains within it everything that each of us want. When the reality of love, honesty, truth, and beauty is experienced—when we are fully accepted and forgiven—then we are reborn. This is salvation, which is only possible when we do away with punishment. Forgiveness.

0001-13840791855_20201201_141215_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Nothing is mandatory. It is always a question of whether we choose to comply.

Many people today are afraid of mandatory vaccines and other totalitarian measures that violate our dignity and our human rights. We are also talking about masks and everything else being forced upon us, against our will, under false pretenses.

In some countries, we have even been told that we cannot go outside unless we are tested for COVID. Eventually, they may tell us that we cannot take a flight or cross a border unless we have proof of vaccination. What we are describing here is an abusive relationship between the corrupted government / media and the people. We are being repeatedly manipulated into do what we do not agree with—and it is abuse.

Many of us feel as though we have no say, no power in the situation, that we are subject to the government and that there is nothing we can do. I say that I refuse to take part in any abusive relationship because the price to the soul is too high. If I do not choose to do something—for reasons I understand from my own free will—then I will not do it. Furthermore, I will not accept the consequences unless they are violently enforced upon me.

No one has the right to make arbitrary rules and then set arbitrary consequences for those who agree to neither. If they are telling me that I cannot travel or fly, then I will find another way to enjoy myself. If they are telling me that my children cannot attend school without an unproven vaccine, then we will choose home education and will not ask for permission to do so.

The rewards they offer, even free money, are not worth selling our souls. Compromise is one thing, but we have already compromised too much to a system we thought had some legitimacy. Recently, the relationship has become so clearly abusive that it must end.

Awakened, we are strong enough to live without their technologies and their luxuries. The risk to our health and the destruction of our human dignity is too great. The price of being born into this world is not to be paid in subjugation and abuse. They can do with me what they will. Whatever it is, it will be far better off than agreeing with my own corruption. I will continue to choose my eternal identity, not the fear-based identity they would force upon me.

I am born perfectly free and complete, as we all are. I am subject to God’s laws of nature, to the order of reality itself: love—which is the energy of creation, the thought system of all wisdom, and the solution to every problem. I am here to love all, to serve all, and to create joy and beauty.

Until a legitimate government and media comes along to earn my respect and trust, they no longer have any authority over me and do not control me. I am no longer afraid of them, their threats, their orders, and their violent abuse. I am here only to help, to heal, and to be the light until this divine flame burns in this dimension.

0001-13792273934_20201130_152822_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


To remember the now

To truly remember is not merely to conjure up the past or to recall something that happened before. These types of memories are shallow and entirely of the mind.

Each memory brings feelings, both positive and negative. We are mostly unaware of the feelings we attach to memories, yet it is because of the feelings that we care about memories. Deep down, we want happy feelings again. So, we long sadly for a perfect moment that cannot be repeated. We also want to avoid painful or fearful feelings. So, we avoid experiences that may seem similar to what happened in the past.

There is an error here, and it is very subtle. What matters is really not the memory of events; rather, the meaning and feelings we prescribe to them. What we want is to experience joy, happiness, and pleasure now and avoid fear, anger, or pain now. This is only possible through a different kind of remembering.

There is a memory that goes deeper than the mind. It is a memory of the heart, of love, of inspiration, of God, of eternal truth and beauty. These are feelings, beyond form. How can you remember a feeling? Only by experiencing again now. If there are feelings you do want but are absent now, then the question is not what situation brought them forth then; rather, what is blocking the feeling now?

When you cut through the lazy memories of the mind, you remember the truth about you now. You remember how it feels to forgive yourself and love yourself unconditionally. You remember how it feels to be free, to be who you are, and to do what inspires you. No circumstance or situation in the past is required for you to remember now. No external situation in the world around you is required for you to remember what is entirely within you now and always.

Can you remember how it felt to be an innocent child, filled with excitement, energy, and perfect joy? Can you remember how it felt to fall madly in love? Or to dream and then do? These are the memories you want. These are memories that can only be remembered by experiencing it in the present moment. To remember truly is to go there now. Free yourself from the shallow, paralyzing memories of the mind. This is to unblock. To awaken.

20201128_112653_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Are basic human rights really too much to ask? Why?

When it comes to the world of the elite—those who have some power and influence over the laws, economics, and other aspects of our lives—I don’t really give a damn about who wins and who loses. I take no pleasure in this side winning, that side being punished, or about who is right.

What I want is for basic human rights to be returned to all the regular people of the world. Isn’t that something liberals and progressives used to want?

I know that the entire system has always been corrupted and rotten. But we learned to live with it. The elite did their schemes and robberies, but otherwise left us alone. They lied about wars, ruined countries, falsely locked people up…wait.

Maybe they never left us alone like I remember it. The people of China were not granted human rights. The people of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan saw their countries ruined by invasion. South American governments allowed gangs to brutally control the streets. Americans were imprisoned at alarming rates. Global human trafficking? Europeans controlled with so much heavy-handed government regulations and arbitrary rules. Nobody was free to decide how they wanted their children educated. I guess everything was completely messed up for a long time.

All those years before, I dreamed of a way that some of us might break free from this corrupt, unjust system of oppression. I wrote about it and talked about it all the time. I ignored the mainstream media, rejected consumerism, tried my best to love God and forgive every human being. I even started a charity and built a new social media app that was supposed to create a decentralized People Economy. But nobody wanted it.

For so long, almost everyone has been lost in the sickness of ego—blindly trusting false authority while suspicious and vicious toward other people. We were all just trying to pay the bills and maybe even get ahead a little. Meanwhile, the central banks were diluting our wealth by printing money and the governments were burdening us with heavy tax demands. It wasn’t really working. Our best efforts were never quite enough, and nobody was happy.

In 2020, things got even worse. Now many of us can only dream of making a living at all, or going outside to breathe the fresh air, or enjoying a holiday, celebrating our traditions, attending a sporting event, or traveling to see family and loved ones. With the dark threat of the Great Reset looming, now we are afraid of speaking our truths. We are told by the corrupted what is true and what is not. We are meant to believe in a pandemic that is basically just a normal flu. We are forced into tests, threatened with vaccinations, and even with the ultimate removal of our very humanity via experimental injections. The vision set forth by today’s ruling elite is like life in the Soviet USSR, only far more terrifying.

So, I guess it had to come down to this battle we are in. The world was not okay before. It certainly is not okay now. As we are all wrapped up trying to understand what is going to happen, I have a few important questions:

- May we please be allowed to take care of our families?
- May we continue to speak freely?
- May we move about the world without restrictions, threat, or intimidation?
- Can we make our own decisions about our health and make decisions about our own risks?
- Can we have some say in how our children are educated?
- Can we create and serve others without being muzzled and shut down?

Are basic human rights really too much to ask? Why?

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


I forgive all because I know that error and sickness is impotent.

662b

Total healing requires only a single instant of unconditional love. This means loving every being as one—as an extension of the self—and then extending that love without any form of attack. Withholding forgiveness, punishing, blaming, shaming, making demands—this is faith in attack, not in love.

This lesson is that only unconditional love—which includes unconditional acceptance, total forgiveness, and perfect honesty—is healing. The lesson is easier to apply in the case of small errors. But how can we apply unconditional love and total forgiveness where there is child abuse, murder, violence, oppression, or corruption?

Start by remembering that only a single holy instant of your perfect love is enough for total, eternal healing. If you can do this fully once, you break the ego’s grip on your forever. You may occasionally get pulled back into fear or indignation, but you will never forget the higher truth of perfect, unconditional love. This will be your home.

I am thinking about the liars, the criminals, those who murder the innocent, yield fear as a weapon, those who rob populations of their livelihoods and traditions—I ask myself again, how am I to love these people unconditionally and forgive completely? After I experienced my holy instant—my awakening to spirituality—I can no longer believe that anything of the world has any power over perfect love (which is, in other words, the force of life, of creation—God). If I stray from love, I place my faith in the ego, I believe in the power of error, and in evil itself as a real threat.

The fallen and corrupted are those who believe in their black magic—their secrets, their bargains. And where has it delivered them to other than hell?

We are not bodies warring; this is not who we are. Our identity is in spirit. It is not in the realm of physical matter. Consciousness, itself—the “you” who is observing your thoughts, sensing your body, perceiving this world—consciousness is the same across us all. This is what is meant by “we are one”.

In spirit, we all have the same needs—and they are already fulfilled when we stop sacrificing to the ego. Those who identify with the ego desperately seek to fulfill their needs in the world. This strategy always fails because reality is non-negotiable.

I forgive all because I know that error and sickness is impotent. “Evil” has no power over the real me as eternal love, spirit, consciousness. Any correction or healing can only be done by teaching the true lesson: love, and do not attack in any form.

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


The only thing that is required for healing is a lack of fear. (A Course in Miracles)

“Don’t worry!” It sounds easy, right? But to achieve fearlessness is to reach the highest level of success in life.

From fear flows illness, suffering, grumpiness, anger, hate, jealousy, and all negative emotions. It is only one thing, though appears to take many forms. The only antidote to fear is love. When aligned with love—in love with yourself and all of life—fear is absent. Only fear pulls you away from love, and it is impossible to feel and to experience both love and fear at the same time. You can’t serve two masters.

If you choose to view the world around you from a position of fear, your impulse is to control everything. You fight everything. You attack and do whatever it takes to shape the world because you believe it will end suffering and stress. Has this worked so far? No, because it is impossible. The world is too complex to be controlled and too far outside of our control.

If you choose to view the world around you from a position of love, you find that love is truth. You learn that wanting this truth requires openness, honesty, and acceptance. Your role, as love, is to dissolve conflict, to create, and to serve. You can effortlessly bring positive energy and a cooler head to all situations. You can allow people and events to take their own course and respond lovingly, without trying to control.

But how? Not by trying to delude yourself. Not by establishing boundaries. Not through wishful thinking. This is all very fragile and is of the ego because it is separation. Separation is a choice for the values of death, and ultimately leads to more fear.

The answer: through faith. Faith in the power of love now, which is the divine force of life. Aligned with love, there is no stress. Therefore, no illness. Love allows you to ask real questions and receive real answers. As love, you have the power to look upon anything and transform it from dark to light by simply revealing its reality. Your relationships are unbreakable, your value clear, your eternal life built upon a foundation which is beyond threat. As love, there is nothing to fear.

This isn’t easy as an ongoing state, but even a holy instant spent aligned with perfect love is the miracle. Perfect love is a daily practice—a spiritual practice. This is what we are doing here.  

0001-13227250223_20201117_135243_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


There is nothing anyone can do that you can’t do

To believe you cannot do something is to believe that there are those above you with more authority—that they will not let you. Untrue. All authority lies within.

Or do you believe success is impossible because you were not born into the club? Trust me, that is a club you would not enjoy spending a moment in. Your true accomplishments are an honest response to your intuition—not resulting from the expectations of a community you belong to.

The only way to fail is to stop making progress. We give up when naïve enthusiasm is followed by hopeless despair. This happens when you believe that your happiness requires the accomplishment of some extraordinary goal. What you are working toward is important, but never more important than the eternal now—this moment. Find peace with the present moment. Feel good here as you keep going.

Also remember, nothing can be accomplished on your own. Anything real requires other people and a coming together. You need customers, an audience, suppliers, partners. Every tool we use to do anything was created by a countless number of people. Joining together is how things get done—but it demands openness and honesty, as well as acceptance. Trust is what happens when this goes both ways. Success is what follows.

Now, in this moment, you are free. But only in love. Only in honesty. This is how we claim our God-given authority, how we harness strength and courage, how we experience things and achieve things we could never even have imagined.

156

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner