Excerpts selected from Lesson 15 of A Course In Mastery The Way of Transformation,
Tape 3, March 1996, Jeshua ben Joseph (Jesus) In communion with Jon Marc
Now, we begin.
And, indeed, once again greetings unto you, beloved and holy friends. We come forth again with great joy to abide with you, to communicate with you in this manner, which is but only one way in which we come to share our thoughts with you, through which we come to share our Love for you, through which we come to abide with you, in celebration that we are but one Mind and one Heart, for those who choose to release all illusions and journey to the Heart of God. And there can only be Oneness, brotherhood, sisterhood, eternally. And there can only be one purpose and one goal. There can only be Christ expressing the Mind of God.
…You therefore, my beloved friends, are already as I am. And we merely work together to restore to your mind what God has placed there since before the beginning of time. We work together in joy and in innocence and in perfect simplicity to re-call, to re-member, what is true always, and then to explore the expansion of that Truth beyond the boundaries of every fearful thought, beyond the limitations of every egoic perception, beyond even the body, itself, which can be only a temporary communication device usable only within the very thin slice of Creation that you call the physical world.
…Beloved friends, the world that you look upon is not real! It has never been real. It will never be real. But it is a creation that can be impregnated with the Perfect Love of God. Remember always, then, that there is only Love or fear. And what is not Love can be only fear, and is never justified. The world that you have made is thoroughly harmless. The world that you experience, which is the world that you have made in conjunction with others, in any given moment, offers to you the opportunity to choose to impregnate it with Love, or to allow it to reflect to you your fearful thoughts. You are not limited at any time, and in you all power under Heaven and Earth is given.
And you have a phrase in your world,
There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
That is ninety-eight percent accurate. Fear is the only energy that can separate you from the Kingdom. And fear is never justified in any moment. The final two percent would be to say there is nothing to fear, since fear is only a temporary insanity, and your right-mindedness is but a choice away. Therefore, begin to look upon each situation, each moment or minute of your life, as a very separate scene in a movie. It has its certain set, its certain characters. It has a beginning and it has an end. Because, although you are eternal, the things of time are not. And all things birthed in time, will end in time.
Therefore, will you use the moment birthed in time to bring what is eternal to it? Or will you continue to believe that yet within you there is no possible power to choose Love over fear? Look around you. What do your eyes show you? Would you bless it or curse it? What would you teach yourself, and therefore make true for you?
Now, the message of this hour is being given slowly, deliberately, and carefully. For we want you to make no mistake in what is being shared - both in terms of practice and in theory. Theory is important in your world. For it is only through theory that the mind, the little part of you that is arrogant, will decide whether to value what the theory offers. And when you have placed value upon what the theory offers to you, you are then willing to embark on the practices it requires. I hope that makes sense to you.
Therefore in this hour, we are choosing to speak with you more rationally than emotionally. We would ask you to consider this: Have you suffered enough? Have you kept yourself small long enough? Have you tasted limitation deeply enough to know that you want these things no longer? Would you be willing to patiently choose the dissolving of your illusions? For on just the other side of each illusion is the freedom and peace that you seek.
And in any moment, you can tell, quite clearly, what you are most committed to. If the body is tight and uncomfortable, if you must speak with a louder voice, if your words come more quickly, if the brow is furrowed and the jaw tense, rest assured you have chosen to be devoted to fear. You are like one who carries a magic wand filled with such power that you could merely wave it upon the face of this Earth and extend the Kingdom of Heaven to every heart and every mind. What, then, can prevent the expression of such power? - the fear that you have made to replace the reality of Love.
As you look upon each segment, each scene in your movie, each minute, begin to cultivate the deliberate practice of recognizing that where you are is in a field of energy which is your perfect servant. And within that moment, or that minute, you are the one with the power to make that moment be whatever you wish it to be. It can be filled with Christ Consciousness. It can be filled with temporary insanity. The choice is always yours. And never, ever, has there been such a thing as a victim.
Therefore, as you enter into any one of your minutes, ask of yourself, What is this for? What do I decree this moment is to be? What do I most want to learn by teaching it?
To teach is to demonstrate. To demonstrate is to express what you have decided will hold the greatest value for you. Whenever you judge another, you are decreeing that the thing of greatest value is separation, since judgment always causes contraction and, therefore, separation from another. When you practice forgiveness, you are decreeing that what you value is joining in holy and peace-filled relationship.
Remember that forgiveness has nothing at all to do with saying to another,
Well, I can see that you have sinned, but I forgive you your faults.
No! Forgiveness is the recognition that nothing has been done to you, that you would prefer to see the Face of Christ in the one in front of you. Let me give you an example on this marvelous Easter day. For it is not by accident that this hour's message has waited for this day.
Easter celebrates resurrection. It has been made to celebrate my resurrection. But this has only served to turn your attention from the specialness (and I say this in the sense of your uniqueness), the specialness of your existence, your reality, and placed your attention on mine and on me, as though Christ is something merely historical - that I am special in the Eyes of our God. Therefore, upon this Easter, recognize, then, that you have the power to celebrate and accept your resurrection as the Living Christ by seeing beyond the boundaries of death, and loss, and fear, and hurt, and anger, and projection, and the perceptions upon which projection rests. You are the one who has been reborn when you choose to remember only loving thoughts.
What, then, is the veil that seems to make it so difficult? It can be only this: that you have accepted into your mind, at some level, that the world you see is real and that it holds a power to dictate to you whether you will feel peace or disturbance, Love or judgment. This is always an illusion. And your question on this Easter day is: Would you be willing to surrender your illusions in order to re-member the Peace of God? The question on this, your Easter, is whether or not you will accept the Atonement for yourself, the resurrection for yourself, and be determined to walk this Earth as one who has arisen.
That is, you have chosen to awaken from the uselessness of separation, the uselessness of victimhood, the uselessness of weakness, the empowerment of becoming responsible for this dimension of Creation, the empowerment of deciding to walk the Earth as the arisen Christ - to take the message of an historical event that did occur in time (for if it did not, somebody has managed to fool me), to take the message of an historical event and to assimilate it as a symbol of your own life. For you have well been crucified by your own thoughts. And by your own thoughts, you have brought your persecutors to you, who have nailed you on the cross a million times, so that you could be confronted with the opportunity to look out upon a lovely world by seeing only through the Eyes of Love.
Think, then, for a moment, and imagine that you are nailed upon a cross. You are stuck between the vertical axis of eternity and the horizontal axis of time and the body. Imagine that you lift your head, upon which you have placed a crown of thorns. And what does that represent? It represents the field of the mind, as it operates and expresses through the body, through the brain. Those thorns represent your fearful thoughts, your judgmental thoughts, your limited thoughts, that press and poke upon your own energy field and give you quite a cosmic headache, and draw blood. That is, it releases the Life force from you, the power from you, as it drains down your auric field. You dissipate yourself, much like a balloon with a slow leak dissipates the power that makes it a balloon.
"Crown of thorns" symbolizes the effect of the thoughts you insist upon when you rest in judgment, or anger, or hurt, or fear. That is, when you choose to deny Love. Now, the nails merely represent that which would hold you stuck in a dimension, the horizontal dimension of the body and of time, that would nail your feet to the world. "Down to earth," they call it. And yet, above you, the crown of your head is open Heavenward. And you are free to receive the Love of God, to choose only loving thoughts, to look gently upon everyone and every event, seeing only perfect innocence.
And so imagine, now, that you lift your head and you realize, The blood is dripping from my brow by my own hand. The crown of thorns was placed upon me by those who came to serve me, to shock me into the remembrance that I have allowed myself, at times, to have thoughts of negativity, limitation, and fear. No wonder I've had such a headache! You look to the left and to the right and you see your wrists bound to the horizontal plane by a nail, a hard piece of iron, cold and thoughtless. And how many times have you bound yourself to the things of time through your own thoughtlessness, your own coldness?
And now, you turn to look down at your feet, there, crossed over, resting gently upon a small wooden slab, with a nail through them, as though the world were saying,
Don't you dare try to rise above our level of consciousness. How dare you mirror to us the Truth of our being by always being so sickeningly loving. The world will seek to nail you down to Earth by insisting that you think with it. For remember, always, that the world (we're not talking about the Earth, we are talking about the world of human experience) is the attempt to create that which is the opposite of Reality, like many who would gather together to take a drug and to think that their insanity is the same as the bliss and ecstasy of union with God. Yet they wouldn't dare drive an automobile, cannot think a coherent thought, and don't even remember where they are.
And now, you turn your eyes from the roar and the din of the world. You see the soldiers, your persecutors, totally unconscious, totally conformed to the authority of the world, so that they have donned the armor and the headpieces and the footwear and carry the spears of a god made as a substitute for Love. You look out upon the fearful crowd. You see some friends who still see your soul, your Christ Mindedness, and continue to love you. And yet even they are veiled by their belief that death and loss are possible. And so you are completely alone. No one is going to save you. No one is going to rescue you. It is between you and your God. It is a decision, now, that you must make, to be determined to choose only what is Real, regardless of what the eyes seem to show you and what every mind around you seems to believe, even those who professed belief in your message of Love. For they look upon the body and an old belief takes hold,
The body is what is real after all. Look at this - it's nailed to a cross. This is limitation. This proves that the world's thinking is true. And so you must lift your eyes from the world that you think you see and choose to accept Reality:
Father, into Thy hands I commend my Spirit.
Which is nothing more than the choice for sanity in the midst of all conditions, the choice for what is eternal in the field of what is temporal, the choice for what is unlimited in the field of what seems to be limitation, the choice for sanity in the field of what seems to be pervaded by insanity, the choice to remember only thoughts born in Love!
And then, your eyes look down again. And now something has changed - you are at peace! You recognize that you are above the world, you are above the crowd, and a gentle sweetness begins to pervade your entire beingness. All pain and suffering is forgotten. The nails can hold you no longer. And the world cannot keep you down in its insanity. The eyes of the body close, and as they close, the world they had shown you recedes and the real world appears. And you rest in the perfect remembrance that you are One with God. And your attention drifts away from insanity. And yet, you are quite aware that you can still see your friends. You see the soldiers. You see the tears, the tumult. You see some who are merely standing quietly. And you bless them and release them to have the perceptions that they would choose. For you have come to love yourself so much that you will accept only what is Real.
It is finished. The resurrection now begins.
Easter is your birthday. Easter is a time to celebrate that the crown of thorns has been removed because you have chosen to think only loving thoughts, that you have remembered the power given unto you through which you transcend the awful and dreaded and suffering-filled experience born of fear. For in Love, there is only peace. And in Love there is only the infinitude of Pure Spirit. In Love is Christ restored to your consciousness. In Love are you returned.
Easter is for you and not for me. Therefore, set aside your images and your practices of me. Make no pilgrimage to me. Make a pilgrimage to the Heart of your Self by looking upon all that you see this day and seeing its beauty, its harmlessness, by knowing that you are looking out through the eyes of the arisen Christ. You are that One who, with me, has overcome the world. And what can there be left to do but to celebrate with your brothers and sisters? What can there be left to do but to laugh, to sing, to play, to remember, in quiet devotion, the Love your Creator has always had for you?
Here then, beloved friends, is the end of the message of this hour, this month, and even this day. You can choose only between Love and fear. In Love are you resurrected. In fear are you crucified. What, then, will be your choice in this hour in which death offers you Eternal Life? And with that, peace be unto you always.
Excerpts selected from Lesson
15 of A Course In Mastery The Way of Transformation, Tape 3, March 1996
Jeshua ben Joseph (Jesus) In communion with Jon Marc
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I acknowledge that it is 5:55 a.m. I acknowledge the angels. I acknowledge a great presence beside me, overshadowing me. I am in the presence of Glory. I allow my conscious self to be used, in Yahweh¹s holy name.
Now is the time. Now is the time to go forth and proclaim that God is near, that heaven is near, and that salvation for all my people is at hand.
Who will tell my people of the wondrous tomorrow that awaits them today? Do they wait until tomorrow, and tomorrow, and yet tomorrow?
Please tell my people that they begin now, this very minute, to do good works to their neighbor, to sit by a loved one who is ill.
They begin today to feed the hungry, and care for the children.
From this day forth, live as you would have others live. Do what you would have others do.
Yes, it is I, Sananda Jesus. MY love for you overflows. All the workers who have sent me love will now feel my love coming to them in great abundance. When you arise in the morning, acknowledge your SELF and my SELF together, and we are together. When you eat, acknowledge US, and we are together. When you retire, acknowledge US, and I will fill your sleeping hours.
There is a great dispensation coming over earth because of the love and faith of the dedicated souls. This is their time, this is their moment, and their day.
Plant flowers for Mother Gaia, feed the birds, greet Mother Earth with great respect, for she has moved on, and will carry you forth with her.
I, Sananda Jesus, acknowledge that Mother Earth is now in the fourth dimension of reality, and is carrying her flock with her.
Let the sun shine on you daily, it will give you strength. The days of fear are over. You are coming Home.
Messenger Helen Engel
Note: The message was delivered at 5:55 a.m. I looked at the Sequence of Numbers by Doreen Virtue on this web site and read:
555 - Buckle your seatbelts. A major life change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being "positive" or "negative," since all change is but a natural part of life's flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace.