Australia Newsletter December 2012
Accept the Ultimate Christmas Gift
~ The Love of God!
Let no despair darken the joy of Christmas, for the time of Christ is meaningless apart from joy. Let us join in celebrating peace by demanding no sacrifice of anyone, for so you offer me the love I offer you. What can be more joyous than to perceive we are deprived of nothing? Such is the message of the time of Christ, which I give you that you may give it and return it to the Father, Who gave it to me. For in the time of Christ communication is restored, and He joins us in the celebration of His Son's creation.
Awakening in Joy!
What time but now can truth be known. Now is the only time there is. In the Present it is recognized that giving and receiving are the same. All that is Given is Given as One Self, for God/Christ extend eternally. Using the symbols of the world for a moment, there is a destiny in which we are all sisters and brothers, and no one goes his/her way alone. All that we send in to the lives of others comes back into our own. Such is forgiveness, for it sees that giving and receiving are one. When you come to the point in time when you understand, when you come to your moment of Awakening, you realize in that same moment the truth that - There was nothing I needed to do. Is there anything that you can do at all?
You simply one moment Awaken, and say, "Ahhhh, I See!" Ask yourself this -- if this world is not real, if it is but illusion, if it has no effect of any kind, in all of eternity -- then why would it matter whether your so-called "life here" makes a difference? That too is but illusion. Your only goal is to accept the Correction of forgiveness for yourself as you perceive yourself, which includes the world you perceive. Such an experience is an Intimate Moment of You with God. Such a Moment is within your mind when you, in a Moment, see this world differently, when you forgive this world. And that is your only function!
You forgive not through action, not through doing, not through trying, above all not through studying the world and struggling to survive "as a body." There is nothing you can do to change anything in the world. The world is but an effect. Changing your thinking means to think only with God. You cannot fail to forgive and Be What You are -- Spirit!!! And as you sit in your Silence for a very deep moment there will come, arising out of the Silence, a different Perspective on the world. But nothing will have really changed at all. You will be given a new Perspective on the world and come to experience Inner Vision. And everything you see from this Perspective will reflect the Love of God. And everything you experience will be with the Love of God.
So what can you do then? You simply experience your Life. If you would do that, you do not plan one moment in the "future," but simply experience your Life. If you would simply experience your Life, you follow the path of God's Joy! Follow the path of joy. I promise you, if you are not following the pathway of your joy, you are nowhere near, at all, the discovery of the Peace of God. The only activities that can possibly bring you to the point of time collapsing are those that bring you joy. And what is the measure of your joy? If you believe you are experiencing joy, then ask yourself - "Can anything of this world threaten my joy?" And if the answer is "yes," then it is not the Joy of God. It is still the ego clamouring and crying out to be heard, and trying to convince someone, somewhere, that it exists, which of course it does not.
In the moment of your Silence, in the moment of your Joy, in the moment of the collapse of time, then all of time becomes the same instant. And in that instant - in that instant of the forever, a single moment, the time of your Awakening is Now! But remember, you cannot make it happen. You cannot figure it out. You cannot dialogue and discover what it is. You can never, ever, ever, give it as an experience to someone else. The only thing you can do is enter into the Silence, wherein you listen and are still, and wherein you hear the Voice for God, and wherein you gain a Single Vision. Let thine eye be Single! And in that moment, you will no longer see a world of illusion. Illusion will pass away, including the illusion of time. And in the moment of forever, you shall Awaken!!! Awaken and be Happy. That is God's Will for All!!!
Love and Peace in the Now,
From A Glimpse of Grace
You will see because it is the Will of God. It is His strength, not your own, that gives you power. And it is His gift, rather than your own, that offers vision to you.
The centrality of open-mindedness, perhaps the last of the attributes the teacher of God acquires, is easily understood when its relation to forgiveness is recognized. Open-mindedness comes with lack of judgment. As judgment shuts the mind against God's Teacher, so open-mindedness invites Him to come in. As condemnation judges the Son of God as evil, so open-mindedness permits him to be judged by the Voice for God on His behalf. As the projection of guilt upon him would send him to hell, so open-mindedness lets Christ's image be extended to him. Only the open-minded can be at peace, for they alone see reason for it.
How do the open-minded forgive? They have let go all things that would prevent forgiveness. They have in truth abandoned the world, and let it be restored to them in newness and in joy so glorious they could never have conceived of such a change. Nothing is now as it was formerly. Nothing but sparkles now which seemed so dull and lifeless before. And above all are all things welcoming, for threat is gone. No clouds remain to hide the face of Christ. Now is the goal achieved. Forgiveness is the final goal of the curriculum. It paves the way for what goes far beyond all learning. The curriculum makes no effort to exceed its legitimate goal. Forgiveness is its single aim, at which all learning ultimately converges. It is indeed enough. M-4-10
Joy is the inevitable result of gentleness. Gentleness means that fear is now impossible, and what could come to interfere with joy? The open hands of gentleness are always filled. The gentle have no pain. They cannot suffer. Why would they not be joyous? They are sure they are beloved and must be safe. Joy goes with gentleness as surely as grief attends attack. God's teachers trust in Him. And they are sure His Teacher goes before them, making sure no harm can come to them. They hold His gifts and follow in His way, because God's Voice directs them in all things. Joy is their song of thanks. And Christ looks down on them in thanks as well. His need of them is just as great as theirs of Him. How joyous it is to share the purpose of salvation! M-4-5
And now we wait in silence, unafraid and certain of Your coming. We have sought to find our way by following the Guide You sent to us. We did not know the way. But You did not forget us. And we know that You will not forget us now.
Welcome Jackie, Messenger of Peace
I am feeling to share a little of my experience of this healing journey, and to express my deep appreciation for those who have been witness to it. Thank you for your devotion and love of God.
The journey to Truth is the ride of your life! I had this realisation when I saw the scene in the movie Happy Feet, where Mumble and his friends were hurled down a tunnel of ice as part of an iceberg collapsed, much like the fun rides at the pools. They surrendered to the ride, and whooped and yippee'd all the way down, in the joy of being present with it. It felt very scary to me as I sat at the top of the tunnel knowing that I had to jump into it, and certainly it's very dark at times, not being able to see around the next corner. But as it turns out, it's exciting, revealing and so worth it!
On the way I have learned so much about myself that I had denied, and therefore could never have released. It's only as ingrained dynamics were revealed and accepted in my mind, that they could be offered up and released to the light, where they become powerless. It is this constant surrendering of myself, to time and again come to a place of realising that I don't know anything, that my thoughts have no value, and that I'm always a beginner, that results in a more consistent peace of mind.
I was always good at escaping the world in meditation, out of body experiences, floating, flying, but the relief from a painful, dissatisfying and, let's face it, downright inconvenient world, was only temporary. The rest that I'm beginning to experience through surrender of what was truly holding me in this state of pain, is deeper and more spacious than I could ever have imagined. To try to make this world meaningful, or to provide me with anything of value, is almost impossible; even though I still try from time to time, with little success I might add!
I am experiencing that the deeper and more single my desire for God has become, the clearer and more certain are the witnesses around me. I find myself in tears of gratitude often, and I am honoured and value deeply the opportunity to be joined in an immense devotion to healing through the symbol of Messenger of Peace.
Lots of love
May peace and joy be your experience!
A Message from Resources
This Christmas why not treat yourself or a loved one with one of our many wonderful resources. What greater gift could you offer than a reminder of the Truth and a message pointing you in the direction of your Self as Christ? These books, DVD's and CD's offer a road map inward toward Heaven, through forgiveness. "What gifts but these are worthy to be sought? What fancied value, trivial effect or transient promise never to be kept, can hold more hope than what forgiveness brings? Why would you seek an answer other than the answer that will answer everything?"
May you all enjoy a miraculous Christmas.
Peace to all.
The Ultimate Gift
Our Father wills to give us everything, but it is only through mind-training and maturing in the Spirit that His Gifts can be recognized and accepted. Obeying the Spirit leads to accepting the Ultimate Gift, which is the Atonement. Jason has lived a shallow and unfulfilled life of material luxury, but as a condition of his Grandfather's will, he is presented with the opportunity to receive a series of Gifts, leading to the Ultimate Gift. These prompts, and the opportunity to obey and follow, are the Spirit's way of leading the mind to seeing that what was thought of as sacrifice actually leads to a blessing.
Watch the trailer here.