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The perfect combination

In my eyes, there is a precious duo that brings great blessings to human life:

1) Knowledge
2) A Course in Miracles

ACIM says it prepares its readers for Knowledge — “This course will lead to Knowledge, but Knowledge itself is still beyond the scope of our curriculum” (end of Chapter 18 of the Text) and “These exercises will not reveal Knowledge to you. But they will prepare the way to it” (Workbook Lesson 15).

Although the course does not reveal Knowledge, it is my humble experience that the course continues to inspire so that we can more easily practice Knowledge after we have received it.

If I had to choose only one, I would choose Knowledge, for Knowledge is the goal that ACIM is relentlessly steering us toward. Knowledge is not a religion, not a belief system, but a direct connection to the inner beauty spoken of in all the scriptures. “The kingdom of God is within you”… “You will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.”

The study of ACIM itself is not required to receive Knowledge, but the lessons that fill its pages explain steps helpful to clearing away those things that stand between us and the full experience of Knowledge. To know the Truth is your birthright.

Judgment, fear, anger, sorrow, etc and Truth are mutually exclusive. Two things cannot exist in one place at one time. We can only serve one master at any time. ACIM teaches us to discern between what is Real and unreal, what is Love and fear, Spirit and ego, Heaven and hell…

There is no reason why we cannot enjoy A Course In Miracles… and avail ourselves of the opportunity to prepare for Knowledge and continue to be inspired. But as the course itself says, “No one can fail who seeks to reach the Truth.”

We are fortunate to live at this time in history when so much help is available… so much help to help us release fear and embrace the divine that dwells in us all.

And so, I warmly invite you to ACIM 2011… my humble contribution to the human evolutionary process. We will study the course in depth and learn several practical methods to help us release fear – “All healing is essentially the release from fear.”


Posted: December 31st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: ACIM, Knowledge, Truth | No Comments »

“How transient a sense is mortal sight”

How transient a sense is mortal sight,
when a wound on the retina
may end the power of light and lens!
But the real sight or sense is not lost.
Neither age nor accident
can interfere with the senses of Soul,
and there are no other real senses.

It is evident that the body as matter
has no sensation of its own,
and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties.
Spirit’s senses are without pain,
and they are forever at peace.
Nothing can hide from them
the harmony of all things
and the might and permanence of Truth.

Mary Baker Eddy
Science & Health 214:26


Posted: December 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Harmony, Light, Peace, Senses, Sight, Truth | Tags: | No Comments »

Where Is Heaven?

“In the arena of knowing, there’s no make-believe. You experience.
It’s not a fantasyland… You are here to experience Heaven.”

A few quotes from Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures

The coming of God’s Kingdom
is not a matter of external observation.
People won’t be able to say,
“Look, here it is!” or, “Look, there it is!” because
the Kingdom of God is within, inside of you.
Luke 17

If those who lead you say,
“Behold, the Kingdom is in heaven,”
then the birds of the heaven will be before you.
If they say unto you,
“It is in the sea,”
then the fish will be before you.
But the Kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you.
The Gospel of Thomas

Open the eye of Truth,
Discover the spiritual path.
Put your feet in the way of God
and seek his celestial court.
Once you have glimpsed that glory
you will no longer be attracted
to the tinsel and glitter of this world.
Farid ud-Din Attar

Where are you looking to find me?
I am closer than you imagine.
I am neither in temple nor in mosque,
neither in synagogue nor cathedral,
neither in rites nor rituals,
neither in yoga nor austerities.
If you are a true seeker,
you will see me immediately.
You will meet me in an instant.
Kabir says,
God is the Breath of all breath.

In the city of God is a secret dwelling place —
the lotus of the heart.
Within this dwelling is a space
and within that space
is the fulfillment of all desires.
The secret within that space
should be longed for,
actualized and realized.
As great as the infinite space beyond
is the infinite space within —
the lotus of the heart.
Heaven and earth are contained in that inner space —
fire and air,
sun and moon,
lightning and stars —
Everything is contained in that inner space.
Chandogya Upanishad


Posted: December 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Breath, Heaven, Kabir, Kingdom, Truth | No Comments »

Abracadabra, please & thank you

Every scripture speaks of a mysterious Word. Is the Word “Abracadabra”? “Open sesame”? “Om”? “Please and thank you”? All of the above? None of the above?

Is the Word as small as a letter? If so, which letter? Is it a sound? If so, which sound would it be? Or is it as big as a book made of many words? If so, which words? Which book? And in which language or languages?

Close scrutiny of scriptures seems to indicate that the Word is not itself a word; neither a person, place, nor thing. The Word that was in the beginning had no beginning and will have no end. It had no form.

Scriptures say the Word is the primordial vibration of life, the essence of all things, the power of life. All scriptures agree that the Word was, is now, and always will be everywhere, unlimited and forever. No one has a monopoly on the Word. Nobody owns the Word.

Nor can the Truth be defined by human minds, language and words. Truth can only be known, within.

Thy Word is true, sings the Psalmist. Thy Word is Truth, wrote John. Jesus promised, You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free. Truth is, after all, true, constant. It is the only thing that is. Everything else comes and goes.

What is Truth with a capital “T”? Is Truth merely a correct thought? Something to contemplate and ponder over? Is Truth a compilation of worldly, human knowledge and facts? Can Truth be limited?  I don’t think so… no, none of that is the Truth with a capital “T”, nor is human knowledge, Knowledge with a capital “K”.

Truth is unchanging, constant, faithful, dependable, enduring, real. The eternal Truth is beyond all concepts. It is everywhere and everything. It is in us and we are in it. We are so accustomed to it that we cannot conceive of it. For in it we live and move and have our being. Kabir said, I laugh when I hear the fish in water is thirsty. It is everywhere and we are unaware of it.

Truth is true, always was, is, and always will be true. Yet is it possible for any person, place or thing in this world true, unchanging? No. It all changes. Truth is true, constant. Everything else comes and goes, begins and ends, is born and dies, while Truth remains, always true.

What about the mysterious Name all scriptures revere? Is the Name a word? Mere language? Can it be spoken? Is the eternal Name Eloha? Jehovah? God? Jesus? I Am? Alaha? Abba? Allah? Buddha? Krishna? All of the above? None of the above?

Some religions teach that you can annoy God merely by speaking his name aloud or by saying it wrongly. Others preach that you can chant your way to heaven by repeating his name over and over again. Some think you can abuse God’s name by cursing. But Word, Name, or Truth cannot be abused. There is a built-in fail-safe because neither Word, Name, nor Truth have anything to do with language.

The Name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
– Lao Tsu, Tao te Ching


Posted: August 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Knowledge, Religion, Truth, Word | No Comments »

Head & shoulders above other books on scriptures…

Knowledge: The Essence of World Scriptures is now available as an ebook here, or as an elegant paperback at CreateSpace here and at amazon.com here.

WHAT IS “KNOWLEDGE”? KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT?

“You shall know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.”

FREE YOU? FREE YOU FROM WHAT?

Free from fear, need, greed, terror, sorrow, grief, blame, shame, guilt, anger, rage, hatred, resentment; the urge to judge and condemn; susceptibility to manipulation; free from feeling separate — from God and heaven, from other people and from nature.

WHAT IS GOD? WHO ARE YOU? WHERE IS HEAVEN?

These are good questions that deserve good answers. And these are titles of chapters in the book — with the good answers you deserve.

HOW CAN YOU KNOW FOR SURE?

Skeptics claim you cannot prove that God exists. Neither can you prove that love exists. But when you feel it, do you doubt its existence? Wouldn’t you like to feel the freedom that made Kabir sing and Rumi dance?

LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES?

A famous drunk lost his keys in the alley but searched for them under a streetlight, because the light was better there. Why look for heaven outside? Why wait for heaven? Kabir says, In the city of death, it will be too late… Ghosts will not do it for you.

DARE TO SEEK, FIND & KNOW

This book fast-tracks you through the process of sorting it all out. Leave behind fear, wishful thinking, crossing your fingers, supplication and superstition. Graduate to unspeakable love, reverence and awe.

KNOW NOW!

Free yourself of the “heaven is for after you die” myth. This eclectic collection of world scriptures makes it clear that heaven is within you now. Knowing how to experience the heaven within you now is your birthright.

THIS IS A VERY RADICAL BOOK

It says blind belief is not enough… it says you can know God. You will never be satisfied by anything less than Knowledge.

Knowledge: The Essence of World Scriptures is now available as an ebook here, or as an elegant paperback at CreateSpace here and  at amazon.com here.


Posted: August 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: About, Kabir, Knowledge, Spirit, Truth | No Comments »