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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.

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Abscondo Podcast #91: What happens after the Great Awakening?

With all this talk of the Great Awakening, the threat of COVID and the Great Reset, election fraud, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, MAGA, MEGA, and so on...I wanted to offer the perspective of a person who has gone through his own Great Awakening almost 20 years ago. What is life like? What comes next? What other steps are required for happiness?

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

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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.

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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.  

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How can we forgive the fraud, the lies, the oppression, and everything that has been done to us?

We are awakening to a new understanding of the world. For longer than we have been alive, our world has been ruled by dark forces. What we have been shown and taught is not real. Now their control over our lives is slipping, and all the chaos of 2020 is their last attempt to hold on as the forces of light take over.

We are fighting for our lives, placing our faith in truth-seeking and truth-telling. We see what is happening. We understand the depths of the wrongdoing. Many are calling for revenge. But how do I see this as a spiritually awakened person?

I do not believe in attack in any form, including punishment, because it teaches nothing. I believe in total forgiveness. I believe that the idea of sin is an unreal perception of error. Yes, many have committed tragic errors. They are already paying the price, yet they continue because they see no way out. They believe that, if they were to confess and atone, that they would only be severely punished—perhaps for the remainder of their lives.

Like everyone, I have suffered under the crimes of these people. Their ignorance has caused unnecessary fear, confusion, and impoverishment in all forms. They have corrupted every aspect of society. But deep down, I do not want punishment. I just want it to stop! That is what all of us are fighting for.

Please. Just stop. Be honest. Be fair. Let us be free. Let us live our lives. That is all we want.

Now this is coming to a head. If our response is only to punish, then the Great Awakening—or the Consciousness Revolution—will not have occurred. Instead, we will continue to believe in us against them and that attack teaches lessons or means something. Yes, we will have won this battle. But, in the end, if we do not forgive then we will be no different from them. Healing is impossible without forgiveness. Without true forgiveness, the sick thought system of ego will continue to prevail over the world as it has for thousands of years—only it will be our side teaching it. Let us, instead, teach the true thought system.

This is not about us against them. It is about using truth to reveal corruption and love to dispel fear. I do not want to lock anybody up. I want healing. When the forces of light prevail, I pray we create space to look at the whole truth. We can encourage everyone to tell the whole truth about what we have done and why. This is how we destroy ego.

Strip them from their positions of false authority, yes. Then make them humble by making them confess the whole truth about what they have done, why, and why they know it is wrong. We are not victims, we are healers. We will cast out the ego. We will bring them to their knees and then correct all error. This is love, which contains all power and is the only real revolution.

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The miracle is love

Each moment, we face a choice between fear and love. Fear causes low energy. It generates stress that sickens and weakens the body. Causes negativity and makes us distrusting and judgmental. Here life becomes impossibe. Keep fear real for long and it consumes you.

The function of the world is to make us fearful. Our function is to overcome it. Only love casts out fear; healing the mind and body. Through the power of love, you create joy and beauty from a state of lasting peace.

Yet it is impossible to live in the world and not to fear...not to be overcome by stress at times. Fear is the world's cry for our attention. Why? Because there are situations requiring our attention.

When fear calls, it is always a call to respond in love. Love is always accepting. Always honest. Never attacks. Love is sanity and wisdom.

The Great Awakening is a new way of being in this world. We are open-minded, accepting of even ugly truth, sometimes pulled into fear. But as soon as we go there, we are learning to respond with the power of love. This is the process of healing, which is a miracle.

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I only want the truth

The reason we hide from or deny the truth is to maintain a sense of identity. “Who am I in this world?”—this is perhaps life’s most fundamental question.

To answer this question, we do our best to find out what we agree with. We try to figure out what is good, correct, popular, or cool. We make affiliations, we identify with this movement or that organization, and it seems that we gain that sense of identity.

When we think of identity, we mean something permanent. If you frequently change your mind, others may see you as confused or lost in the world. So, we cling to an idea even long after it has been corrupted and proven as utterly untrue. This is total confusion—embarrassing at best, criminal at worst.

The fundamental error here is false identity—a basic error of the ego. We are not our affiliations, our opinions, our status, our positions in life or anything else. There is a deeper identity within, which might be called love.

By assuming your deeper identity as love, you do the things that love does. Love requires honesty and wanting only truth always—even uncomfortable truth. Love is also kind, helpful, giving, eternal, and has many other characteristics.

The point is, when you claim your divine identity as love, then you have no problem instantly changing your mind about political affiliations, opinions, relationships, or anything else.

Now all loyalty is to truth itself, so you become very honest with yourself and others.

Now you are no longer threatened by changes in the world, by new information, or by anything at all because nothing is more real than love.

Here is what is truly fascinating: only by recognizing your identity as love can you end confusion.

Now you can align with reality, dig into it, talk about it, do something about it or accept it.

Now you become a truth-seeker. No more illusions; rather, a total embrace of the realities of this world and beyond.     

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How to talk with children about horrific sex crimes and political scandals

As we follow the shocking developments in the dark and corrupt world of politics, media, and big business, sometimes our children hear things. They naturally want to know what is going on. They ask us to tell them because they trust mom and dad above anyone else in the world. How is a parent to respond?

Any healthy, loving relationship needs to be based on honesty. The opposite of honesty is dishonesty. Isn’t dishonesty at the root of the evil deeds and scandals we are discussing? Yet tragically, parents are often less than honest with our children—justifying this by calling the manipulation of the truth “age appropriate” communication.

Our children will eventually find out the truth anyway. When that happens, they will remember our dishonesty and the relationship breaks. No more openness. No more trust. This is how any relationship deteriorates. This is not the way.

Our children do not need us to construct a version of the world that is sugar-coated and detached from reality. What they need is our unconditional love, support, openness, and honesty.

With love as the foundation in a family, children are strong enough to deal with the ugliness of the world. They are bright enough handle their own challenges. They are inspired enough to thrive against all odds. The world will throw them enormous challenges, but our job as parents is to show them what love is and how to love.

Any loving relationship absolutely requires honesty, openness, and unconditional acceptance. When we break this, we break our children. Of course, we do not need to talk about every gruesome detail, but we do need to be completely honest about the fundamental truths regarding false authority, crime, and injustice.

I am not suggesting we should share our hateful rants, scare our children, and leave it at that. Instead, these difficult conversations can be guided by our full faith in the power of love and truth over lies and deception.

Evil thrives in secrecy. If we are going to create a better world for ourselves and our children, we need to be open and honest about everything. We need to shine the light of love on the darkness. We need to teach our children the power of truth and goodness—love, itself—as the only force that always prevails over evil.

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In you is all of Heaven. (A Course in Miracles)

We all feel it. The world is in a deep state of darkness. For such a long time, our so-called leaders have been lost in unimaginable sin and error. Their mistakes are so deep, so fundamental, and so shocking that good people cannot bare to look.

They have constructed a hell for themselves in which even their most extravagant excesses are not really enjoyed. To desperately cling to even this, they convince us of their worthiness as leaders just as they lead the world to hell and destruction.  

How can we have taken hell as reality when, all the while, in us is all of Heaven? What do these masters of darkness offer other than suffocating rules, violent threats, disgusting art, and disturbing ideas that pull us away from our natural state of Heaven?

Heaven is not an external reality that comes to you. It is not a place you can enter by leaving where you are and traveling far. Heaven is now and it is in you each time you choose love rather than fear.

“How better could your own mistakes be brought to truth than by your willingness to bring the light of Heaven with you, as you walk beyond the world of darkness into light?” -A Course in Miracles  

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My loving message to the ruling elite: we don’t want revenge, we want freedom and healing

It is said that, if you can make people afraid, you can control them and get them to do anything. We were supposed to be very afraid of COVID-19—distracted enough by the health risks to surrender our freedom. We were supposed to agree to all sorts of things we would never agree to.

If we were supposed to be terrified by this so-called pandemic, you failed in the execution. A constantly increasing number of people are not afraid of COVID so much as we are afraid of our governments, big tech, and the media. Not only are we afraid of these oppressors of personal liberty, these perpetually dishonest individuals and institutions who have attempted to claim total control over us, we are also being made rather miserable by this whole thing for a very long time now. You’re not making us scared; you’re making us miserable.

Miserable people are not like fearful people. Miserable people start asking questions. We fail to accept the lies. We think clearly. We pause our busy lives to do some research, find the truth, communicate, and come to conclusions.

In the case of our world affairs in 2020, a massive number of us have come to the conclusion that to stay silent is far more dangerous than to speak the truth. This happened in small pockets at first, then in ripples, then in waves, and now it is a large global tidal wave that will flood the world with truth.

The strongest propaganda campaign in history has been executed, but it was done poorly by an elderly, lazy, corrupted, uninspired, immoral and profoundly dishonest elite who, yourselves, are living in crippling fear. Maybe your greatest fear of all is that we are not afraid, that your strategies are failing, and that everything you’ve done in life is about to be known.

If you had taken some time along your life path to pause, reflect, to read some of the world’s truly great works of eternal wisdom, then you would have come to know the true nature of reality. You would have awakened to the fact that everything hidden is ultimately exposed. That everything done without love in your heart is an error and is ultimately powerless. That in the day-to-day conduct of your life, you have caused so much unnecessary suffering for yourselves and so many people—and for no good reason.

Even still, if you atone, surrender to truth, come to God through one of the various paths, find out what ego is and what love is, apologize, and make right—then what you cannot possibly imagine is that we are capable of forgiveness.

You cannot hide. To move forward, you need to start being honest or your private hell will only escalate. This is not me saying this—I have no power of my own. I’m just sharing what I’ve learned about the nature of reality, which has been understood by profits, sages, and enlightened people through the ages.

You have underestimated the intelligence and bravery of regular people. But now you underestimate our capacity for forgiveness and understanding. You might hate yourself so much for what you have done, but there is a way out from this and it is only by telling the whole truth—about exactly what you’ve done, how it made you feel, and how wrong you know it is. Healing is only possible through truth and forgiveness.

I’ll speak for myself, but I believe others feel the same way. We don’t want revenge and we don’t want anyone to suffer unnecessarily—not even you. We care about you and about your healing as well as ours. There is a way forward.

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