Be Of One Mind

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This book is a gift to you and to humanity. It is given freely to everyone, everywhere. The gift is given. You are responsible for receiving it. My eternal gratitude to all of you, my divine brothers and sisters. Together we give thanks to our creator.

Table of Contents
Author's Notes..........................................................13 Introduction..............................................................17 Chapter 1: The Real World........................................21
God Is.....................................................................................................................22 The Prime Creator..................................................................................................22 The Sane God........................................................................................................23 The Will of God.....................................................................................................23 Your Reality...........................................................................................................24 One Reality, One Self............................................................................................24 Eternal Safety.........................................................................................................25 The Gifts of God....................................................................................................26 Creation & Communication...................................................................................26 The Law of Love...................................................................................................27 A Universal Purpose..............................................................................................27 Changeless Reality.................................................................................................28 The Inner World....................................................................................................28

Chapter 2: The Human Condition...............................29
The Dream World..................................................................................................30 Duality...................................................................................................................31 The World of Change............................................................................................32 The Birth of Illusions.............................................................................................32 The Mad Idea.........................................................................................................33 Self Denial.............................................................................................................34 Being Human.........................................................................................................35 The Great Reversal................................................................................................36

Lost Reality............................................................................................................37 The Universal Teacher...........................................................................................37 Heaven & Earth.....................................................................................................38 God Must Be Crazy...............................................................................................39 A Parable of Creation............................................................................................39

Chapter 3: The Mind..................................................43
The Two Voices.....................................................................................................44 The Ego............................................................................................................45 The Voice for God............................................................................................46 Ego Self............................................................................................................47 Spirit Self..........................................................................................................48 Life of Ego........................................................................................................48 Life as Spirit.....................................................................................................49 Specialness.......................................................................................................50 Equality............................................................................................................51 The Illusion of Love..........................................................................................51 The Love of God...............................................................................................52 Guilt..................................................................................................................53 Forgiveness......................................................................................................53 Laws of the Ego................................................................................................54 The Laws of God..............................................................................................55 Decision Making....................................................................................................56 The Subconscious Mind........................................................................................58 True Communication.............................................................................................59 Freedom of Choice................................................................................................60 The Thoughts of God.............................................................................................60 Mind & Body.........................................................................................................61 Feelings & Emotions.............................................................................................63 Willing & Wishing................................................................................................63

Chapter 4: True Learning..........................................65

Ending Conflict......................................................................................................66 The Lesson.............................................................................................................67 One Problem, One Solution...................................................................................69 Learning & Time...................................................................................................70 The Limitless Instant.............................................................................................71 Spiritual Vision......................................................................................................71 The Joy of Learning...............................................................................................73 Learning Traps.......................................................................................................74 Intellect.............................................................................................................74 Spiritual Behavior...........................................................................................75 Spiritual Experiences......................................................................................75 Wisdom & Information..........................................................................................76 True Authority.......................................................................................................77 Spiritual Progress...................................................................................................77 Growing Pains.......................................................................................................78 Learning Aids........................................................................................................79 Contrast..................................................................................................................79 A Happy Mind.......................................................................................................80

Chapter 5: Miscreation..............................................83
The Forms of Miscreation.....................................................................................84 Responsibility........................................................................................................85 The Cause..............................................................................................................85 The Hidden Wish...................................................................................................87 The Goal of Suffering............................................................................................88 Living In The Past.................................................................................................88 False Protection.....................................................................................................90 The Little “I”..........................................................................................................91 Karma....................................................................................................................91 Reincarnation.........................................................................................................92 God & Suffering....................................................................................................92

The Benefits of Suffering......................................................................................94 Death......................................................................................................................94 The Fear of God.....................................................................................................95 The Love of Suffering...........................................................................................96

Chapter 6: The Golden Rule.......................................99
The Law Of Perception........................................................................................100 The Law Of Communication...............................................................................101 The Law of Miracles............................................................................................102 The Power of The Golden Rule...........................................................................103 Sincererity............................................................................................................103 The Ego’s Prayer.................................................................................................104 The Prayer of Giving...........................................................................................105 The Release of Power..........................................................................................106 True Giving..........................................................................................................107 The Only Gift.......................................................................................................108 Remember Your Will..........................................................................................109 Teaching & Learning...........................................................................................110

Chapter 7: Forgiveness...........................................111
Forgiveness & The Golden Rule.........................................................................112 The Ego's Forgiveness.........................................................................................113 True Forgiveness.................................................................................................113 Degrees of Forgiveness........................................................................................114 Forgiving the World............................................................................................115 Sin........................................................................................................................115 Innocence.............................................................................................................116 God's Forgiveness................................................................................................117 Forgiveness & Memory.......................................................................................117 Forgive All Illusions............................................................................................118 Unified Forgiveness.............................................................................................119 The Fear of Forgivness........................................................................................119

The Dream of Forgiveness...................................................................................120

Chapter 8: Healing..................................................121
The Only Healer..................................................................................................122 True Healing........................................................................................................123 The Healing Paradox...........................................................................................124 The Meaning of Doubt.........................................................................................125 The Way To Certainty.........................................................................................126 The Fear of Healing.............................................................................................127 A New Beginning................................................................................................128 The Instant of Healing.........................................................................................129 Healing Aids........................................................................................................130 True Psychotherapy.............................................................................................131 Healers.................................................................................................................132 Suffering As Unreality.........................................................................................133 The End of Suffering...........................................................................................134

Chapter 9: Relationships & Love..............................135
The Two Relationships........................................................................................136 Special Relationships...........................................................................................137 The Cost of Specialness.......................................................................................138 Healing Relationships..........................................................................................138 The Only Relationship.........................................................................................139 The Lesson In Relationships................................................................................140 Limitless Relationships........................................................................................141 Teacher & Student Relationship..........................................................................142 True Compassion.................................................................................................144 The Space Between..............................................................................................145 The Game of Guilt...............................................................................................146 Romantic Love.....................................................................................................147 Successful Relationships.....................................................................................148 The Fear of Joining..............................................................................................149

Chapter 10: Miracles...............................................151
The Source of Miracles........................................................................................152 The Only Miracle.................................................................................................153 Purpose & Outcome.............................................................................................153 The Gift of Miracles............................................................................................154 The Power of Miracles.........................................................................................155 The Gift of Faith..................................................................................................156 The Power of Joining...........................................................................................157 The Lesson in Miracles........................................................................................157 Working Miracles................................................................................................158 Miracles & Time..................................................................................................160 Miracles & Magic................................................................................................161 Miracles & The Laws of God..............................................................................162 Miracles & Forgiveness.......................................................................................163 Miracles & Will...................................................................................................164 Miracles & Communication................................................................................165 Faith & Power......................................................................................................166

Chapter 11: Time, Space & Matter...........................167
Time & Space......................................................................................................168 The World of Form..............................................................................................169 Mind Stuff............................................................................................................170 Will......................................................................................................................170 Dreams.................................................................................................................171 The Supernatural..................................................................................................172 Manifesting The Physical....................................................................................172 Quantum Science.................................................................................................174

Chapter 12: Awakening...........................................175
The Awareness of Sleep......................................................................................176 The Reversal Process...........................................................................................177 Part 1: Regaining Consciousness .................................................................177

Part 2: Creating Contrast..............................................................................178 Part 3: Choosing............................................................................................179 Self Observation..................................................................................................180 The Real Sacrifice................................................................................................181 Facing Illusions....................................................................................................182 The Ego's Fight....................................................................................................183 Laughing at the Ego.............................................................................................183 Your Part in Awakening......................................................................................184 The Question of Time..........................................................................................185 Fear of The Ego...................................................................................................186 Proper Doubting...................................................................................................186 Confusion.............................................................................................................187 The Acceptance of Yourself................................................................................188

Chapter 13: Daily Practice.......................................191
A Happy Day.......................................................................................................194 Responsibility......................................................................................................195 Confidence...........................................................................................................197 Happy Relationships............................................................................................199 Guilt & Forgiveness.............................................................................................200 Problem Solving..................................................................................................202 Beyond The Body................................................................................................204 Beyond Appearances...........................................................................................207 Open Mindedness................................................................................................210 Self Inquiry..........................................................................................................211 Living the Golden Rule.......................................................................................214 Safety...................................................................................................................215 Abundance...........................................................................................................217 Spiritual Vision....................................................................................................218 Friends with God.................................................................................................219 Acceptance of Reality..........................................................................................220

The Prayer for Healing........................................................................................222 Ending The Day...................................................................................................223

Chapter 14: Happy Dreams......................................225
A New Dream......................................................................................................226 True Happiness....................................................................................................227 Intention...............................................................................................................228 Finding Destiny...................................................................................................228 Success.................................................................................................................229 Spirit Economics..................................................................................................231 A Comedy of Errors.............................................................................................232 Living on Faith....................................................................................................233 Living With Power..............................................................................................234 Living in Safety...................................................................................................235 Material Possessions............................................................................................236 Fun & Games.......................................................................................................237 Personality...........................................................................................................238 The End of Dreams..............................................................................................239

Chapter 15: The Revelation of Oneness...................241
The Need For Preparation....................................................................................242 One with The Oneness.........................................................................................244 The Prayer for Revelation....................................................................................245 Revelation & The Body.......................................................................................246 Returning to Earth................................................................................................247

Epilogue..................................................................249 Final Note...............................................................253

Author's Notes

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his teaching will speak to you about a universal identity, a

universal experience, and a universal law. It belongs to, and applies to all people in the world, without any exceptions of any kind. No one is beyond the laws of God, and no one is beyond our shared identity. Though truth is universal, it is impossible to express it without the use of symbols. The symbols used in this book are many, and some are part of one spiritual tradition and not part of another. The context and meaning of these symbols is contained within the message. Any focus and comparison of these symbols is nothing more than a game to delay your happy home coming. Their only purpose is to lead to an awakening, which is far beyond the symbols of the world.

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Other Forms
The message in this book is one form of a universal teaching. There are many other helpful forms and many other qualified teachers. All of them share the purpose of spiritual awakening. Forms are always suited to circumstance and to the level of a mind's readiness to awaken. Surely this form will not serve everyone in the world, but it can serve you, if you let it. It is not an accident that you are reading these words. I support all teachings of love and union within every religion, in every language, and in every form. I do however reject any and all teachings that promote a fearful or a vengeful God. As well as any teachings that induce seeking, fear, violence and separation of any kind. I do not reject anyone who believes in such teachings. I reject only the teaching and simply retain the right to choose what I would believe, teach and learn.

My Role
I am first and foremost your brother in the family of God. We are perfect equals as souls. A teacher is never different from a student, we are really one and the same. In this world, only time and experience stand in the way of a common remembrance of a shared reality. I do not want to be your teacher for any longer than is absolutely necessary. The spirit that communicates through me is also in you. I ask you to remember who you are, and to teach the world with me. I do not strive for fame, I do not seek for praise from anyone. I desire only that the world be made happy. This is my one and only mission on this earth. What qualifies me as a teacher is simply that I have learned to recognize who I really am. My joy and purpose is now in helping you to do the same. If you feel thankful to me, remember that I am equally as thankful to you.

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May this message help to bring you all the joy and happiness that you desire and deserve. May you use it to create only what brings benefit to everyone. May you use it to end all suffering. With love, your brother,

Tom Glod

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Introduction

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here is a self in you that is not of this world. This self lives in

peace, in certainty, and in joy. This self is not bound to the laws of time and space, or any law in which man believes. This self obeys only one law, the law of love. This self is limitless, this self is one with God. Spirit is the real and only you, but in the human condition you have forgotten this. There is a way to remember, there is a way to know again. When you remember this self you will live in peace, because you will know there is nothing to fear. You will live a life that is endless, because you will know there is no death. You will not perceive yourself as limited, because you will know the power that is in you. This power will save you, and the world through you. It will be the source of miracles to you and to the world.

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You are not meant to seek for truth, It was created to be known, experienced and shared. You can learn to remember it, rely on it, and live by it. Truth will sustain you, comfort you, and offer you limitless gifts to offer to your world. As you begin reading this book you will soon realize that its message is quite intensive. It is written in this way because it is intended to accelerate time, and shorten your path to awakening. It is not a leisurely stroll through spiritual realms, it is not a fairytale, it is serious business. This is not a manual for how to be ”spiritual”, but a tool to realize you are spirit. Its message is not just theory to be discussed and analyzed. It is not for intellectual understanding. Its real meaning is in an experience, a revelation, an awakening. It is a whole new purpose, a whole new vision of yourself and of the world. This message is complete, and has a very specific lesson as its only goal. Learning it requires determination, honesty and above all, a willingness to be open. The outcome of this learning is your reunion with peace, certainty and a power that can move mountains. This message is based entirely on just a handful of very simple but very powerful concepts. These are repeated and expressed in many different ways throughout. In the end, their simplicity and oneness will become very apparent to you. Until then, some aspects may seem unbelievable, and some quite impossible. At times you may even feel afraid, but this fear is only of the unremembered. This fear is not yours in reality. The ultimate goal of this book is to help reconnect you with the deep wisdom and truth that is not just within you, but is you. This wisdom will prepare your mind to consciously unite with your true self. To make this choice you must learn only that you do not want to live apart. Once you are prepared for this experience of union, it must reveal itself to you. It will do so, because it is always here, and always now. This awakening will show you that the world called “earth”“ is just a

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dream, a world of illusion, a game of pretend. You are the dreamer of this dream, choosing what to dream. You are the decider of what happens, you are the chooser of your destiny on earth. Yet, you are far beyond this world of dreams, and you have no limitations here, or anywhere. This awakening is into union with God, union with your true self, and union with the world you made. It will show you that all others are part of your one self, and that you create the world as one. You will understand that what you choose to give to another, you have given to yourself. By your acceptance of this universal law, you will become aware of the endless creative power God has shared with you. You will understand that to make this power manifest in the world, the only thing you must do is share it. This power will bring about mighty changes in your life and in the world. This power is at your disposal, though not for feats of magic, but only to be used to share the gifts of God. Is this not something you would gladly learn? The world does not need to be experienced as a place of fear and suffering. It can be a happy dream, in which you seem to live a little while, and share the happy lessons you have learned. This is a call to your awakening.

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Chapter 1

The Real World
“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”

A Course in Miracles

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hroughout all of human history, man has had only one mission.

To understand life, to answer the question that each has in the depth of their being. “What am I?” In the answer to this question lies your freedom, and the freedom of the world. This same answer restores complete peace and certainty to your awareness. This answer is also the release from all thoughts of suffering. You have heard it said before; Know the truth, and the truth will set you free. God and truth are one and the same.

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The Real World

God Is
There are no human words or symbols that can truly describe God. “God Is” is perhaps the closest words can come to encompass the eternal, and all inclusive nature of God. Though this is ultimate truth, it offers very little help to a beginning student. The human condition requires some form in which this truth can be expressed, some symbols that can provide a glimpse of all that God really is. There are millions of these symbols in the world, and you need them only because you now think in symbols.

The Prime Creator
God is the oneness, totality and infinity of all life. God is the power that created all there is, and the power that created you. God is like a canvas on which every picture has already been painted, like a book in which every story has already been written. An infinite being to which, and in which, all things are possible. There are no limits and no end in God. God is all there is, and God is one. God is complete, and without lack of any kind. God is the unharmable, ever present, all encompassing, and all loving creator of everything that is real. God has no insecurities and no selfish desires. God is the source of boundless love, peace, and power. God’s kingdom is within God, because all creation begins within the one who creates. Therefore, creation is one as God is one. Each part is the container of the whole, and is safe within it for all eternity.

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The Sane God

The Sane God
God has no dualistic attributes, God is not confused. God is not both a creator and a destroyer. God is not the source of both love and fear. God is not both power and weakness. God self is one. God is only good, only love, only joy, and only life. God is completion, and has shared this completion. God is perfect, and has shared this perfection. God is all power, and has shared this power. Your God is a sane God. God is a true and limitless God, God's creation is as God created it, it is changeless and forever true. What power can exist that can change God? What power can oppose the source of everything? For another power to exist within creation, God must have created this power. Would God create a power that can oppose and destroy him? Would God create a power that can take his creation from him? Only if God is insane could this be possible. God is life, not death. Life and death are opposites, and both cannot be real. Just as God lives forever, so does his creation. If any part of God's creation could die, God himself would be partly dead. This is impossible.

The Will of God
What does a sane God desire? Eternal happiness and joy of his own creation. God desires for his creation to be limitless, because that is what God is. If God limited his own creation, he would limit himself as a God. God desires your happiness, and the happiness of all. This will has no exceptions and no limits, it cannot be thwarted, it cannot fail. God's will is not simply a wish, the will of God is done. To doubt in this and to argue this is madness. It is the substitution of God with a limited idea. This magnificent being is your creator, your source, your self. You are part of this being in a very literal sense. God is in you, because you are

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The Real World in God. The name by which you call this being does not matter, all are but symbols, all are the same, and all but acknowledge the reality of God.

Your Reality
You are a child of God, a spirit, and part of the one spirit that is God. This is all you are, all you have ever been, and all you ever can be. This is not some meaningless thing that you can simply toss aside. In this is the very meaning of life, in this is the key to all happiness and joy. What does it mean to be a child of God? It means that you are like your creator. You have been told many times and in many ways, that you have been created “in the image and likeness of God”. Rejoice, because it is true. Could God have created anything that is unlike him? You who are God's creation share the purpose of creating. You are a creator, the creator of your experience of God. You are a co-creator of the entire universe, and each of your brothers and sisters is a co-creator with you. This is the purpose for which God created you, to share his joy and limitless creation. This must remain your true purpose forever. You create within the kingdom of God. Everything you create is part of you, because it is your creation. Just as you are part of God, because you are God's creation. By the nature of God's will, one limitation has been placed on you, but it is one which only ensures your perfect freedom. You did not create the kingdom of God, God did. You did not create yourself, God did. This means it is not up to you to decide what is true. It is also not up to you to decide what you are.

One Reality, One Self
God created all his children as equals and as one. The love of God

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One Reality, One Self cannot have preferences, because to have preferences means to have judgment. Every part of creation is an equal member of the family of God, an integral part of God's perfect oneness. There are no chosen beings and no one is more or less. Equality is the unchanging nature of God's children. Creation is the self of God and God's children are encompassed by this self. All are one, because they share a self that is one. This self is the container of infinity, endless power, and limitless love. This self was never born and will never die. The children of God are not bodies, but spirits. Extensions of God and extensions of God's creative thought. The children of God cannot be in conflict, this is a complete impossibility. All share one will, one source and one true desire. In this reality is a limitless life. In this reality is peace of mind, and the release from all thoughts of fear.

Eternal Safety
Because the creation of God is within God, it is forever safe. Nothing outside it exists, and nothing can disturb its perfection. Is God in danger?, is this conceivable? The children of God cannot be hurt, and they cannot die. God did not create them to be vulnerable and temporary, God does not destroy his own creation. The children of God are spirit, deathless, limitless, and forever safe in God. There is no such thing as a broken spirit, or an evil soul. Spirit is perfect, spirit is God. The safety of creation is part of God's gift to creation itself. In your natural mind, as a child of God, you are perfectly aware of this safety. This knowledge is the reason for your peace.

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The Real World

The Gifts of God
God has given “everything to everyone” in a most literal sense. This gift is what makes God a God. God is a creator, and created you to create. God is limitless, and so must be God's creation. God is at peace, and has shared this peace with you. God is love, and created you both loving and lovable. God is one, and you are part of this oneness forever. God lives forever, and you live in God. Can you be a child of God and not share the attributes of God? Would God create you to be his opposite? These attributes are the gifts of God to you, these are the conditions by which God created you. It is these attributes that ensure your happiness, your safety, and your life. These attributes are not things you have or own, they are the divine aspects of what you are. This recognition is your awareness of reality. This remembrance is forever possible, because it is the truth.

Creation & Communication
Creation is simple, it is communication between the creator and his creation. It is God’s promise to always give you what you ask for, God’s promise to create with you forever. This is how God remains forever without limits. This is reality, this is what will be referred to as Heaven. The simple and complete awareness that you are a co-creator of all the universe, and one with God.

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Creation & Communication The only questions God ever asks his children are: What do you wish to create next? What can I give you next? Your answer to these questions always becomes your experience. In this communication is your limitless power to create. In this communication God's purpose is fulfilled, and yours along with his.

The Law of Love
God’s purpose in creating you was for God to have a way to give, to share, and to experience everything that is within him. This is what “the love of God” means. By God giving to his children, giving became the law of creation forever. You have been told many times that what you give, you will receive in return. This is the law of God, the law by which you are a co-creator with God. It is by giving that you create your experience. To give truly is to love, to love without limit, and to share one will with God. The power of your giving is as great as God's, because it is an extension of God's will to give. This is the primary law which governs the kingdom of God. The law of love applies to everything within creation. It is shared equally as is truth. What exception can exist in oneness? What is there that is beyond the laws of God? The law of love is universal, and the only law you must obey.

A Universal Purpose
In the real world, all of the children of God share one purpose. You share God’s will, as God shares his will with you. Your universal purpose is to extend love, to create happiness and joy within the kingdom. This purpose is never in danger, it cannot be changed, it is the will of God.

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The Real World Every child of God has been given heaven, and each is completely dependent on the others and on God. We are co-creators only when we are together, joined with our God, joined in one will.

Changeless Reality
The most fundamental aspect of truth is that it cannot change. This cannot be too often repeated. If truth could change, then it could never be the truth. A temporary truth is without meaning. If truth could change, peace would be impossible. If God could change his mind, then you have every reason to be afraid. Be happy, your God is a true God. Truth is true, and remains true forever. It is present now, within you, as what you truly are. Child of God, God has not changed his mind.

The Inner World
The real world is within you, and nowhere else. In this world, you are one with the peace of God. You are safe forever, and harm is inconceivable. Nothing is missing, you are aware of perfect abundance. There is no suffering at all, there is only joy and happiness. In this world, you are a powerful creator. You are the chooser of your experience of the gifts of God to you. The real world exists as union in God. Only this world can truly be known, because only this world is true. Child of God, this inner world is your only reality. Do you want to remember it? You can, it is here and now.

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Chapter 2

The Human Condition
“The feeling of being a separate, independent individual is the essential problem of the human condition.”

Ramana Maharshi

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learly earth is not like the real world, in fact it appears to be its

opposite. It appears to be a place of lack, a place where pain and death are real. Not only are they real, they are said to be a natural part of life. Child of God, your God gave you only heaven, only joy, and only life. How is it possible then, for you to find yourself in this world? The answer is one that may shock you, and one you surely do not yet believe. Earth is not real. It is only a dream in the minds of God's children, a dream that only seems to have reality. Heaven remains the gift of God to

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The Human Condition you, it is the limitless power God has shared with you. With this power, you have created your dream of earth.

The Dream World
The human condition is nothing more than a temporary experience. It is a dream world in which it is made possible to forget about God, and to think that God has forgotten you. Here it seems possible to experience being alone, separated, and something other than what you really are. It is the experience of separation, powerlessness and limitation. It is an experience that seems to oppose reality, this is its very purpose. It is natural to ask how such an experience could come about. Why would God allow this? This experience started with a simple joke. A curiosity, a silly thought in the minds of God's children. “I wonder what it is like not to be what I really am.”. God's limitless love for you has simply granted this experience. It is not God alone who put you here, you have put yourself here. The ability to dream is part of your free will. God knows only of giving, and has promised to give you everything you ask for. Now you must consider, whether a sane God would allow the actual separation of the oneness that he is. This is not possible, this would make a suicidal God. Do you really think that it is your will to be without God forever? The dream of unreality is still within reality, because there is nothing else. This is why earth is still part of heaven, even when it sometimes seems like hell. Heaven is all there is, and can be experienced even in your dreams of earth. You can awaken to this, and you must, it is only a matter of time. Some would teach you that you were kicked out of heaven, that you are here because of your sins and trespasses against God. Rest assured, you do not have the power to hurt or injure God. What can this be but arrogance? What God can be hurt by his creation, if his creation is himself?

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The Dream World Would a sane God attack himself? As God knows you, you were created perfect, and perfect you must remain. You cannot change your own reality, you are not the creator of yourself. Only in dreams could this be possible, and while you dream, it seems to be so.

Duality
The big bang has long been described as a giant explosion of one single unit of energy. Is this not a symbol for the separation of unity? Is this not the way in which the opposite of oneness can seem to be experienced? The physical universe is the experience of duality, of opposites, and things that are unlike. It is the experience of good and evil, love and fear, pain and joy, life and death. This duality is not real, God is not confused. Awakening is the awakening from this duality and into unity. It is the realization that duality is an illusion, the dream experience of what is literally impossible. Reality has no opposite, no yin, no yang. It is a singular oneness. This awakening is now your goal and it is entirely possible and easy. You no longer have to believe that dreams are real. You are perfectly capable of knowing reality. The remembrance of reality is within you, it is your self. You cannot be separate from it, no matter how much you may believe you are. Even in your experience of earth, you have proof that dreaming is possible, and that dreams seem real only while you dream them. Each morning you seem to waken from one world into another, from unreality to seeming reality. When you are awake, you do not believe in the world you experienced in dreams. Waking is the sign that dreams are gone. Can it be that you do not really awake? Are you really sure that earth is your true

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The Human Condition reality?

The World of Change
The most fundamental aspect of the dream world is that it is constantly changing. This is the opposite of the changeless truth that is reality. This constant change is the reason why peace can never be found within the world outside. Who can find constancy in change? Who can be certain of what is only temporary? It is change that gives seeming reality to fear. You fear the future because you are uncertain of what changes will occur within your world. You must be in constant danger in a world so unpredictable. The temporary nature of everything in the world is your proof that the world cannot be real. What kind of God would create a changing truth? God is no prankster who plays games with his own creation. To look beyond what changes to what is changeless is the basis of all miracles. It is the affirmation of the truth within, and the denial of the reality of the world outside. Miracles can change all appearances simply because they are not real. It is the truth of what you are that gives you power over all things that change. It is the reason why you cannot be a prisoner to anything in the world of dreams. Child of God, seek no longer to find peace in this changing world. Remember what is changeless within you, and the changes in the world will not trouble you. You are free.

The Birth of Illusions
For you to truly experience being without God, God would have to destroy himself or find a place within himself where he is absent, some experience from which his oneness is excluded. This is not possible.

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The Birth of Illusions There is only one possible way for you to forget the truth, and that is through the acceptance of illusions. By definition, illusions oppose the truth, and any mind that accepts illusions must be blind to truth. These illusions are not real, they do not threaten truth in any way. They may seem real to you but only while you choose to believe in them. These illusions show you a giant universe of seeming separation, where each tiny part can seem to have its own identity, and a will separate from the whole. At the moment of your transition into the physical world, you experienced an instant of forgetfulness, a temporary case of complete amnesia. This forgetting is what allows for the acceptance of illusions. This was the birth of the ego, and illusions seemed to take the place of truth. "I am a body”. By this conclusion, you disassociated from your identity as spirit, and began to believe that you are something else. On top of this one decision, came all the rest of the decisions you have made since then. This was the world the physical senses showed to you, and without the memory of God, you believed it. “I am flesh and bone”, is the fundamental illusion on which the ego's world is built. This belief is the ego itself. The ego believes that the body represents the extent of your abilities, and that it is “life” itself. To the ego, the death of the body is the end of life. This is how a limitless child of God can seem to experience limitation. The body was created as a tool with which you could experience separation from God and his oneness. This does not mean that the separation is real, the experience of it can be recognized as what it is.

The Mad Idea
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Self Denial
The human condition is a game played in the mind. In this game, it seems to be possible to deny your true identity. It seems that you can define yourself as whatever you wish. You can define yourself as a body, as limited, and as victim to the world. You can indeed define yourself in an endless number of ways. Is it possible that it is really up to you to decide who you are? You are the creation of God and God has defined who you are. This is why the human condition is just a silly dream. Who can play this game forever? Every mind must eventually decide to remember its true identity. Self denial is a stressful thing, it is not easy to do the impossible. This denial cannot be real, because denial does not actually change what is

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Self Denial denied. Truth remains untouched, unchanged, and entirely accessible. Truth is here, now and forever. You must now learn to play a different game within this dream. Play the game as a powerful creator, play the part of a savior. All earthly life is indeed a game. Play it to the fullest, accept responsibility as dreamer of your dream.

Being Human
What is a human except a body? A separate being living in a separated world. It is a life that is seen as ending with death. It is a life of fear, limitation, of passing joys and certain hurts. Your body is a symbol of separation. It is the sign that the mind believes that minds are separate. Through it you can seem to be in conflict with others you think are separate from you. You can think thoughts of hatred, guilt and fear. This is indeed the way to experience separation. Separation is not real, it cannot happen, it is impossible. God and his creation are forever one. Child of God, you are not human. Yes, you are dreaming that you are, yes it all seems very real to you. It may even seem absurd to question your humanity. Now you must remember that your humanity is what causes you fear. Its what causes you to think you can die. Your humanity has imprisoned you within your body. In this book, you will be asked to question the seeming reality of this dream, and so to realize that it is a dream. You do not have to lay down your body to become aware of spirit. You can be conscious of spirit, only dreaming of a world in which you seem to be a body. When this has happened, you can use the body to help awaken all the seeming parts of the dream. To help return everyone back to the awareness of God, and to undo the thought of separation. The body can indeed be used for this true and

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The Great Reversal
Because you have forgotten your reality and your creative power, a world outside of you seems to exist. You now believe that you are a product of your world. You think that you live by reaction to something that is outside of you, and independent of your thoughts. This is the great reversal of your power to create. In reality, your thoughts create the world and all of your experiences within it. This reversal of cause and effect is what makes you seem powerless against your body and the world outside of you. You now believe that both have power over you. This is not true and will never be. Nothing has power over a child of God, God gave you perfect freedom. Not one of your creations can hurt or endanger you in any way. This reversal can be reversed. You can learn to consciously create your experience and not simply react to it, you can learn to change nightmares into happy dreams. By reversing this reversal in you, you are really doing it for everyone. If the dream is not real for you, it is not real for any one child of God. This is how you become a savior to your world.

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Lost Reality
You have not lost your own reality. It is within you, living, functioning, and waiting to be remembered. All that has happened is that you have lost awareness of it. You have covered it up with a simple lie, on which your entire world is based. I am separate from God. This now appears as your reality. It is a perfect witness to the immense power of your mind. That you could make a dream so seemingly real, that you would not even suspect that it is only a dream. Child of God, look around you. This world cannot be the will of a loving God. The world of death is not life. It was created by you, through the power God has given you. But only so that, for a little while, you can play hide and seek with God. It is a childish game, that has robbed you of the peace and joy of knowing your creator. Are you tired yet? Have you had enough fear and uncertainty? Enough pain and suffering? Reality waits. Within it is a joy you cannot fathom, and a power strong enough to move mountains. Child of God, you do not have to wait one minute longer, reality can be remembered now.

The Universal Teacher
Would a loving God allow you to sleep forever? Would God let you sleep without giving you a certain way to awaken? God has given you a voice, an inner calling, an inner light to ensure that the dream of darkness be temporary. This voice is in your mind, this voice speaks for the real you, it reminds you that you are sleeping, it reminds you that you want to awaken. This voice is universal, it is one. In this world it seems to speak to each one separately, using different languages and symbols. Teaching

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Heaven & Earth
Heaven and earth are one. Though this statement must be understood within the context of what they are. Earth is not reality. It is a projection of thought onto an external physical universe. It is literally a movie, played out on a three dimensional screen. This projection is made by mind, it occurs both at the level of seemingly individual minds, as well as the collective mind shared by all. Heaven however, is within. It can not be removed or destroyed, it is here and now. It has been forgotten, and is hidden from you by the distractions of the external world. While the thought of separation remains, earth is capable of reflecting hell to those who choose separation as their truth. To those who awaken to unity earth is capable of reflecting heaven. Therefore, in the ultimate sense, earth can never truly be like heaven, because its very purpose from the beginning was to be its opposite. All it can ever do is reflect and symbolize the heaven within. This can indeed be glorious, but it cannot grant you the complete gift that God has given. Earth cannot encompass God or you, it cannot contain infinity. When time is over, and no one is content with symbols or reflections, all of them must disappear. Do not fear this, the disappearance of earth is not the same as its destruction. It is the total transcendence of ego, the end of all dreaming, and

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God Must Be Crazy
Look at the world with your physical eyes and senses. It can be a beautiful world, but it can also be filled with suffering. It is always a mixture of both. It is a world of birth and death. Passing joys, and certain hurts. Disasters and Miracles. The world itself will end in dust, it is only a matter of time. Is this reality? Is this life as God created it to be? What sane God would create and destroy? What sane God would subject his creation to chaos and suffering? What kind of God can conceive of suffering at all? What kind of God would create children and allow for them to die? If this is reality, God is insane. This God is mean, needy, and without love. Luckily for you, your God is sane. God gave you only life, only joy, only abundance and only infinity. You were curious, you wanted to experience unreality, and so you are having a dream of the opposite of truth. You believe you are experiencing, what cannot be experienced in reality. Child of God, do not fear your dream.

A Parable of Creation
In order to simplify and summarize these first two chapters for you, here is a story, a parable of creation: In the beginning there was God. God existed in infinity, as infinity, and knew: “I am all there is. There is nothing but me.” Being pure love and perfect completion, God wanted to share

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Chapter 3

The Mind

“What we think, we become.”

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choice, a tool used to decide what you want to experience. It is the power with which you dream your dream. Choice must be between two things that are seen as different and in opposition. The human mind contains two voices, two sources of thought, two thought systems only. These thought systems are perfect opposites, each speaks of a different reality and each teaches entirely different lessons. One leads to nightmares, the other to happy dreams and awakening.

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The Mind Decision making is not a part time function, every moment of every day you are choosing your experience of life. Should this be a process that you are unaware of? Would you not be happier if you took part in it, and learned to create consciously? If this process is allowed to happen without your awareness, you will miscreate, because you will not remember the power of your mind. Throughout this book, the contrast between the ego and reality will be made abundantly clear to you, but simply reading about it is not enough. You must allow your internal teacher to make you aware of this contrast, to help you learn of the only sane choice you can make. In this chapter, we will examine the way that choosing occurs within your mind. Recognizing this is the starting point of your return to your true function as a co-creator with God.

The Two Voices
The human condition is one of conflict between two selves, and two realities. One is the dream of separation, the other is union in heaven. This conflict is needless and not a part of God's gift to you. You can escape it quite easily, but to do so, you must learn just what this conflict is. You must learn that it is unreal, unwanted, and quite impossible. Because of this conflict, your mind is unsure about what you are, and what you want. Your mind is not certain of anything, because to truly know something, it must be the truth. Both these voices have as their purpose to teach you that their world is real. Illusions support illusions, just as truth gives support to truth. Can both truth and illusion be true? Can both be real? Can God be confused about his own creation? Earth can be both heaven and hell for you. It will be hell if you continue to use it to experience the opposite of heaven. It will be like heaven

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The Two Voices for you, if you remember the heaven within. Your experience of it is determined by the choices you make. Be happy, every moment of every day offers you the chance to choose again. This is your one remaining power, and it is the only one you need. Every mind has perfect faith. This faith is made imperfect only by being split between the ego and the voice for God. Whatever goals you share with the ego, take away from your faith in the goals you share with God. Whatever faith you have in truth, weakens the ego's thought system in your mind. Now you must undertake the process of removing your faith from illusions, and giving it back to truth. The speed at which this happens, depends only on your willingness to question your illusions.

The Ego
The ego has been described in many ways, it has been symbolized as the devil, a force of evil, a power in opposition to God. This teaching is not aimed at the affirmation of this, but only its undoing. The ego is not real, it is literally a hallucination. God does not have an enemy. Simply stated, the ego is the illusion of your “separate self”. The self that has a name, the self that is isolated from the world outside. The self that thinks it can be beautiful or ugly, and can be both kind and unkind. This is the self that can be hurt, offended, and destroyed. This is the self that thinks its will can be different from the will of God. This self is false. The ego is the source of all of your doubts in yourself and God. It is the voice that tells you God has forgotten you. It is the voice that says you are doomed to suffer and to die. Be happy, this voice is insane, what it says is not the truth. A brief disclaimer is necessary here: To call the ego insane is neither an overstatement nor an understatement, it is a statement of a simple fact. The ego is insane because it contradicts reality. It is insane, because it

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The Voice for God
Your inner guide, the voice for God, is God's answer to your creation of the ego. This inner guide has been described in many ways and given many symbols. It has been called The Holy Spirit, Higher Self, Soul, Spirit, the Super Conscious or simply God. These names do not matter. This voice is the same in each mind because it comes from one God and for one universal purpose. There is no one in the world who does not have this voice within their mind, everything that God has given is for, and within everyone. Though it is referred to as the voice for God, it is not a voice heard with the body's ears, but rather as a source of communication within the mind. It uses all things for communication, and speaks to you in a language you can understand. At times it communicates with thought, other times through imagery and symbolism. It also makes use of memory and intuition. It has perfect wisdom to translate all things to make its presence known to you. It is the ego’s opposite in every way, in source, in purpose, and in experience. It is your savior from suffering, it speaks for the real you. Its function is to replace the ego's lies with truth, and to answer the ego's doubts with faith. Ultimately, it teaches you that the ego is not real. The voice that reminds you of God comes from God himself. It is perfectly aware of how to teach you and what to teach you. Your inner guide knows that in the dream world your mind is filled with illusions. It remembers

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The Two Voices the truth on your behalf, and can help you to look past them. It understands your illusions, but does not believe in them. Its sole purpose is to restore your direct communication with God which you have denied by believing in the ego. The voice for God is not bound to forms, but uses all forms, all languages, and all symbols to help you to awaken. It has no investment in dreams, its purpose is to end all dreaming.

Ego Self
The ego's thought system is based on the idea that you are a physical body. A separate being, a lonely creature in a world of other creatures. Every moment seems uncertain, and at any moment disaster could strike. This thought system is directly connected to the physical senses. It seems very real, because the physical senses show this world to you perfectly. This is a tribute to the very power of your mind, what you believe in will seem real for you. The ego does not trust in anything that it cannot see, or hear, or touch. The physical body is its only home and only concern, all things are for itself. This thought system has two things that it aims to accomplish at all times. One, is the survival of your physical body. This is the basis of all decisions the ego can make. Is this not a depressing way to live? Is it happiness to base all decisions on the fear of death? This state of mind is one of constant fear, for who could feel peace trapped in something so little and so weak. A huge universe surrounding your little fortress of flesh and bone. This perception of yourself is hell, because in heaven it is not true. This ego self must be defended at all cost. It is easily hurt, easily offended, and it can be victimized. Because it can be hurt, it can hurt in return. Because it can be attacked it will urge you to attack in self defense.

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Spirit Self
The voice for God teaches you that you are spirit, a powerful creator, and a part of God himself. You are powerful because you are part of a limitless creation. God has shared with you his power to create, and this you do in every moment until forever. You are the dreamer of your dream, you cannot be a victim to the world, you cannot be made to suffer or to die. You are from beyond the dream, it is not your true home. You are not a prisoner to it in any way. Fear not. The voice for God sees the body only as a temporary vessel, useful for communication within your dream of earth.. Through it, it communicates the will of God to all minds who have forgotten it. For this purpose, the survival of the body is assured, for as long as it can still be useful in God's plan for awakening. You do not have to worry about it, give it over to the voice for God and it will serve you well. Child of God, you are never in danger, and you cannot die.

Life of Ego
When the survival of the physical body has been assured to the ego's satisfaction, the second phase of its mission is undertaken: The meaningless search for happiness. The ego tells you that happiness is found in what you can gather for yourself. These things are its idols, its gods, and all are made out to be the purpose of your life. They take the form of material possessions, worldly success, physical power, physical beauty, and love from other bodies. All of the ego's hope is placed in the body and the world outside. This is what the ego says will make you happy. All of this, must now be taken from the world. This is the

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Life as Spirit
Spiritual life is based on your spiritual being and sight. The earthly form of spiritual sight is a translation of forms into truth. This sight is part of the gift your internal teacher has for you. The voice for God teaches you how to base your decisions on what you are, you are a child of God. You have everything, and you are everything. What is it then, that you truly want? Is it not to share everything you have? This is your purpose, to create with God by sharing everything he

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The Mind has given you. This purpose is shared by him and by all of your brothers and sisters. It is independent of acceptance or denial, it is forever true, it is reality as God created it to be. The happiness of you as a child of God does not depend on anything outside. It is rooted within, within the reality of what you are. You are a creator, and the dreamer of your dream. In this is your safety, happiness and immortality. You are a creation of God, this is not a fantasy, nor wishful thinking, it is changeless truth. Choosing with the spirit leads to stability. Your reality does not change with circumstances and events within the dream. Your reality is not changed by anything outside of you. Spirit is single minded in its choices because its choices reflect the will of God. To choose spirit is to be of one mind, and not confused about what you want, or what you are.

Specialness
The ego's self perception lies in the appearance, health and abilities of the physical body. If it is considered healthy, attractive and useful, self confidence is said to be high. If not, there is reason for fear, guilt and shame. The attributes, talents and abilities of the body are seen to be the measure of your worth. These are the ways in which you can be special and unique. The body is the way you can be different and separated from the world. To be different and special is a major goal in the ego's thought system. It uses the body to achieve this specialness. Sometimes this is done through what is seen as good, sometimes through what is seen as evil. To the ego it does not matter which, both ways are acceptable. The ego sees only differences and cannot perceive sameness. It compares your body to that of others and looks for meaning in this relationship. By looking at only the body in yourself and others, the ego keeps your mind imprisoned by the limitations the body seems to have.

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Equality
The most fundamental key to remembering reality, is to remember the equality which God bestowed on all his children. This is the unchanging aspect of creation that must be recognized, before the memory of God can return into your conscious mind. How else is separation undone? Except to undo the sight of differences and the acceptance of union and equality. The voice for God is the communicator of God's will in the world of dreams. This will is shared by every child of God. This is the will that is hidden behind the sight of differences and all appearances of conflict. The differences between bodies, personalities, and physical attributes do not matter, they are all meaningless. You cannot recognize the will of God only in yourself, it does not belong to you alone. You must learn to refuse any and all ideas that would see you as separate from any of your brothers and sisters. You cannot be better or worse, you cannot have more or less, you are their perfect equal in the family of God.

The Illusion of Love
The ego's desperate search for love is based on its idea that you are alone. It seeks companionship from other bodies and is attracted to them for the companionship they seem to offer. All of its ideas of love are based on taking. The ego bargains for love and teaches you to give love only where you can receive it. The ego's love is always temporary, it can change with circumstances, events, or by its mood. Is this not evident in most human relationships? Does love not easily turn to hate? Is it not true that the world believes love is painful?

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The Love of God
Your inner guide will teach you that love is in you, to be shared and given away to your world. You do not need to seek for love outside of you. You are part of love, and its very essence is the very essence of you. Give, give without limit, and do only that. Share all that God has given. This is the only love that can satisfy you, because this is the only love that is real. You are never alone. The kingdom of God is in you, and all the universe is joined with you. You who loves truly can never feel alone. Love is between spirit and itself. God's teacher teaches you that love is not limited, and not given in exchange for something. You must learn to love all your brothers and sisters as yourself, because they are your self. Be thankful to them for what they are and for being your perfect equals.

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Guilt
Guilt is a fundamental aspect of the ego's thought system. Guilt is what maintains the separation between you and all your brothers and sisters. By this guilt, all are seen as separate from God. The ego loves guilt, and one of its main intentions is to gather as much of it as possible. It seeks to find guilt in others, as well as in yourself. It reminds you of all the ways in which you have been hurt by your world, and the ways in which you have caused harm to others. Only pain and suffering prove that guilt is real, this is why the ego secretly seeks for pain. For as long as you identify with it, you are joined in this purpose of finding pain. You place expectations on your world, and find guilt when those expectations are not met.

Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a correction, the denial of illusion and acceptance of the simple truth. Because all mistakes can be corrected, all mistakes are automatically forgiven. By correcting your mistakes God's voice teaches you to forgive the mistakes of everyone. Mistakes do not matter, and God's voice teaches you to concentrate only on what does. Mistakes are mistakes

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The Mind because they are not true. Mistakes do not come from your true self. This is true for you and everyone in the world. Mistakes come from illusions, they are the thoughts of those who know not what they do. For any mistake to be undone, you must forgive the mistake and look to the truth in yourself and all others. This is the way the belief in guilt is undone. You are sinless, perfect and you remain as God created you. Forgiveness is justified, because mistakes are only part of unreality. Everyone the ego sees as a sinner, you can see as a child of God, dreaming a dream. Every sin the ego sees, you can see as just a dream. A dream not to be affirmed, but a dream to be awakened from. Not one is beyond forgiveness, no one is beyond healing. There is no evil inherent in the children of God. All evil is a result of the thought of separation, it matters not what form the thought seems to take within the world. All evil exists only at the level of form, which can hardly be called reality. All appearances can change, all seeming effects of separation can be undone. The miracle of forgiveness is the only thing which gives you power to transcend all effects that separation seems to have caused. Forgiveness denies the separation is real, and replaces it with the reality of union. This is how the cause of all suffering is undone. The voice for God is your teacher in forgiveness. It supplies the light which makes all darkness disappear. It supplies the vision of your brothers and sisters as sinless. Before this can be given you, the voice for God must first teach you that you want it. The instant that you want it, it is yours. Child of God, only forgiveness can set you free.

Laws of the Ego
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The Two Voices fact, represent their seeming opposite. The ego will tell you that to give is to lose. Its entire thought system is based on sacrifice and endless bargains. How much can I get, and how much must I sacrifice to get? The ego's fundamental law is attack and defense, “Do onto others before they do it onto you.”. According to its laws, the more you do for others, the less happy you will be. The more of yourself you give to others, the less you will be. To the ego, to include others as your equals is to exclude yourself, and this it can never do. It is this reversal, this profound confusion, which makes dreaming possible. In the eyes of the ego, justice determines who is guilty and who is innocent. One is released from guilt, the other punished. This seems quite sensible given the condition of the world, but this insane justice is an effect of an insane thought system. All of the ego's laws reflect its thought system, as well as its complete instability. Is it not true that the world's laws reflect separation, lack and punishment? Is it not true that the world's laws are inconsistent? Are they not based on time, place and circumstance?

The Laws of God
The voice for God teaches you only one law, the law of love. This is the only law that is meaningful to it, because in it is your reality and relationship with God. Through it, you are a co-creator with God. The voice for God works to restore this law to your awareness. So that you can use it and be made limitless by it. It teaches you that having depends on giving. What you give, you are certain to receive. By teaching you how this law is applied in all situations, you learn that giving is what sets you free. Allow the voice for God to give through you, and by it, to remind you of all that you already have.

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Decision Making
Your mind was created to make decisions and by your decisions you dream your dream. Decisions are more than thoughts, they are the results of all your thoughts, your beliefs and your desires. A decision is the setting of a goal. With the ego as guide, decisions are always based on weakness and the shabby self the ego perceives as you. With God as your guide your decisions are powerful, because they are based on the true self that shares in God's will. Who am I? What do I desire? These two questions are answered as one, because what you want must depend on who you are. The answers are either: I am an ego and the body is my home or I am a child of God and heaven is my home This is the fundamental basis for decision making. This is where “intent” really is. Intent is the creative force behind all experiences and all forms which you create. It is this fundamental decision that creates your seeming reality.

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Decision Making This decision remains unconscious for many, but each must learn to make it conscious. From each decision a different world arises, and your eyes will look upon this world until your decision is changed. If you choose the ego as your self, the world will be filled with separate bodies and minds, each having an independent will. Each being in constant danger of death and suffering. By perceiving this world, you believe that you too are in the same danger. The sight of this world is suffering. By choosing your identity as spirit, you will see a world of safety, because God is with you, in you, and in all your brothers and sisters. You will perceive a common purpose in all things, which makes conflict impossible. Suffering will be impossible to you, because what is there that can oppose the will of God? There is nothing to fear, for you or anyone, God is here and now. The choice for what you want is never one of form, but it is actually the answer to the question “why?”. Why do you want what you want? Is your desire based on fear, lack and insecurity? If you listen to the ego, everything you choose is based on this. You can just as easily use all things for the purpose of love, sharing, and awakening. You will doubt in your decisions as long as they are based on the intentions of the ego. You will however, have certainty in your decisions if they are based on love. This is the way to certainty and power, to desire everything in the name of love and for a shared purpose. When this is so, nothing will be impossible to you. You will know that everything is yours to give away, and by it you will know the gifts of God to you. Would you choose to listen to the ego if you understood that it contradicts reality? Would you argue with God if you understood that you are the one losing? Would you choose to live in seeming hell if you knew you were free to live in heaven? This is the choice you make in every moment of every day. Now you must learn to make this choice a conscious one.

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The Subconscious Mind
Illusions are the veil the ego has interposed between you and the truth that is you. Your faith in them is the only thing keeping them in place. Illusions are not conscious, they are the building blocks on which your perception of the world is built. They are the thoughts which direct your conscious thoughts, they are the goals which you believe are yours. Beliefs are not the same as thoughts. Beliefs are corner stones for your thought process. This level of the mind is where you have stored the beliefs which you have concluded to be your truth. To truly heal your mind, you must unlock your subconscious and bring its contents to your conscious mind. This is so that you can look and examine whether what you think you know is actually true. You think you know that you are a body, you think this is who you are. You think you know you can and have been hurt, all you must do is remember the past. You think you know what will bring you happiness, because you think you know what is missing in you. You think you know that the world can be both good and evil, danger can befall you at any moment. All these things you think you know, create your experience of the world. They rule your mind and every decision you make. What would happen if you questioned all this? What would happen if you saw that all this was not true? Your whole perspective of the world would change. You would learn that you are spirit. You would learn that you are powerful, and you would learn of all the joy that is God's gift to you. The subconscious mind can contain truth just as easily as it can contain illusion. To exchange the source of all your thoughts requires you to be open to changing what you think you know. You are not aware of your subconscious thoughts, but it is you who have accepted all of them. If you have accepted them, you can question them. If you can question them, you can heal them. Your subconscious

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True Communication
The mind is a tool for communication. Your communication is your declaration of who you think you are. Your divine mind is in constant and unbroken communication with God and every aspect of creation. The ego on the other hand cannot communicate because its thought system was made by the denial of communication. The ego seems to communicate with other egos, but this is not true communication. Can you really communicate what is not true? Can a lie truly be given and received? This is impossible. This still seems to happen in the world, proving that the world is built not on truth but on illusion. Communication is creation. If you learn to truly communicate with the world and with God, your power to create will be yours. True communication is always from spirit to spirit, from one child of God to another. Spirit does not communicate with the ego, and the ego does not communicate with spirit. This cannot be difficult to understand, unless you

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The Mind believe that truth can choose to communicate with illusions, or that an illusion can recognize truth. One denies the other. True communication is the recognition of truth. You can either allow the ego to seem to communicate, or you can allow spirit to proclaim the truth about reality. Which gives you more? Which will set you free? This is the one choice you must learn to make: “Who will communicate through me today?”

Freedom of Choice
Everyone in the world believes that they have free will, but many do not stop to consider what this really means. Free means limitless. It is true, God has given you a limitless will, by sharing his will with you. Do you believe that this is true? The ego's version of free will is between good and evil, and the limitations of your body. You are limited only to what your little body can accomplish. Is this freedom? Is this free will? No indeed, it is imprisonment. Choice is an illusion, because there is only one true will to choose from. It is this will that is limitless, it is this will that makes you free. This is why you cannot fail to make the choice for God. You must eventually realize that to choose the ego is to choose nothing. Where is choice when the choice is between heaven and hell? Who can have trouble choosing when the choice is this clear? Allow this contrast into your mind and you will never have trouble in choosing again. Now you are free because you share your thoughts with God. Now you are free because you have chosen the will of God as your own.

The Thoughts of God
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The Thoughts of God thinks. This is because you do not remember God. God has no secrets, and God's thoughts are for you, they are his gifts to you. You must not only remember the thoughts of God, but you must realize that you think them with God. Your mind is shared by God, your mind is part of his. This is what your internal teacher aims to teach you. He will remind you of God's thoughts about you, and the thoughts he thinks with you. Accept them as your own, and you will know that you are one with God. Imagine how you would feel if you heard the voice of God say “You are my child and one with me.”. Imagine how safe and powerful you would feel if you heard the voice of God say “Fear not, I have shared my power with you.” Imagine how endless life would seem if you heard God's voice say to you. “You cannot die, you live in me forever.” Imagine now how life would be if you knew these words were true? Surely you would live in happiness. These words are true and you can know this. You will not choose to hear these words until you are ready to accept that they are true. Are these thoughts hard to believe? They are only hard for those who choose to believe in a God that is insane. If you accept the ego's God, your God is as insane as the ego. You do not feel worthy to be one with God. But can you be the decider of this? You did not create yourself. You are worthy of God because you are God's creation and part of his wholeness, his peace and his infinity. Without the thought of you, the mind of God is incomplete. Child of God, you are worthy of the love of God.

Mind & Body
The body is not your self, God did not create you as a body. The body is a tool used by your mind to achieve the goals that you have set, you created the body to give form to the dream of separation. If your mind continues to choose separation as its goal, you will use the body for this

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Feelings & Emotions

Feelings & Emotions
Emotions are all felt within the body. All are inspired by mind, and by the perspective the mind has chosen as its own. By the great reversal, you might think that your thoughts are inspired by your feelings, but this is not so. All cause is in the mind. Love is the only emotion that the thoughts of spirit can produce. Joy and happiness are the natural extensions of this universal emotion. In fact, they are really one. These emotions are not felt within your body, they come from spirit, they come from the endless source of love within. Until you experience that you are one with God, you have no idea what love and happiness really are. You are familiar only with the shabby substitutes the ego has offered you. The emotions that come from spirit are so profound and powerful that when they are experienced, their source can not possibly be doubted. These wait for your acceptance, they wait for you in the stillness of your mind. They wait for you, as God waits for you to waken. The instant you accept them, they are yours to share, and to inspire divine love within your world.

Willing & Wishing
There is a fundamental difference between wishing and willing. To wish for something means that you want it, but you accept not having it as a reality, a possibility. To will is to accept no other possibility. Wishing is to seek a goal seen as unattainable and outside of you. To will is to create. To wish for something is for you alone. To will, is always a gift that brings benefit to all. Your will is limitless, but your wishes are not. To wish is to doubt in yourself. To will is to know yourself as a co-creator with God.

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The Mind You cannot will with the ego, because the ego is the source of doubt. You must will with God, and with all your brothers and sisters. The power of your will is the fact that it is God's. The power of your will is the fact that it belongs to everyone. To will is to give, to share and to use your creative power lawfully. Your creative power is not for magic tricks, and demonstrations of special powers. Your power must teach that it is in everyone, because it is. You can teach of your power by demonstrating not the power, but the faith that brings the power. Any visible expression of this power is only a result, a simple reflection of the world within. You must remember how to stop wishing and start willing. You must learn that what you truly want must happen and must be yours already. Learn to set aside the flimsy “will” of the ego, and accept the unchanging, all powerful will of your creator. Child of God, the will of God is your own, and it is done. Remember this, and nothing is impossible to you. By learning to join your will with God, you will manifest God's will, on earth as it is in heaven. This is your role in God's plan, this is how the creative power of your mind is remembered. The will of God is perfect peace, perfect abundance, perfect love, perfect freedom, and endless life. Can you accept that this is what you want? How much are you willing to share this with all your brothers and sisters? The two questions are one. Your choice for another is your choice for you.

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Chapter 4

True Learning
“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”

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the voice for God, and the learning process as it commonly occurs within the mind. In later chapters, you will be given more practical tools to help make your learning interactive. True learning in this world is not the learning of truth, but the unlearning of illusions. Truth is as it has always been, and you know it perfectly. Yet you are unaware of what you know, and you need help so that truth can be remembered. Forgetting is made possible only by interposing

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True Learning illusions between your perspective and truth itself. This is what the ego has done in your mind, it has caused you to believe in what is not true. Your acceptance of illusions seems to have changed you, but this is impossible, because you were created changeless. You must remain as God created you, truth must be in your mind forever. Fear not, the ego has no power to destroy truth. It is only your belief in the ego that has made it seem real for you. Be happy, all beliefs are open to question, because Illusions cannot be known. To truly know something, it must be the truth. All true learning is driven by a single question, “Do I want to know my true reality?”. It is only your desire to know the truth that will lead you past learning and to your own eternal knowledge of truth. Your desire does not need to be strong in the beginning, but it must grow if you are to learn truly. What must you do to let this be accomplished? You must learn to question everything you think you know, you must question all that you think you are. You must question the reality of this world. Be willing not to accept a lie in place of truth, not to accept weakness in place of power, and not to replace God with an illusion. How else can you realize that illusions are not real, except by facing them? How else can you realize that the ego is not the truth? You are not asked to do this alone. It is the task of the voice for God to guide you. It will help you to open all the doors within your mind where darkness and illusions hide. It will help you to face the ego's “truth” and let you see its falsity. Its mission is only to prepare you for truth, after which truth is revealed as the everlasting condition of now.

Ending Conflict
The two voices in your mind is what creates conflict, sickness and suffering of every kind. This is the yin and yang, love and fear, God and the ego. You must at once begin to seriously question the reality of this conflict.

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Ending Conflict Does truth attack illusions? No, truth is oblivious to them. It is only illusion that can be at war with truth, it is only the ego that is threatened by God. God is light, and created you as light. Neither God nor you can conceive of a darkness that is real. Therefore, the conflict that makes up the human condition is an illusion, it cannot happen. If you are experiencing conflict, it means only that you think it is possible to argue with the creation of God, and make it into what it is not. There is a very easy way of ending this conflict in your mind. The first step is to realize that you are in conflict. The second, to realize that this conflict is meaningless, and that there must be a way out. The last step is to let your mind be healed by truth. Realize that illusions do not threaten reality. Remember that the wrong answer does not change the right one. This is the escape from conflict, to join with truth and deny illusion, to join with God and deny the ego. The choice is not difficult to make once the choice itself is clearly seen. No one who comes this far can make the wrong choice. The choice is literally between heaven or hell, weakness or power, suffering or endless joy. How long will you wait? How long will you accept nothing in exchange for everything? To keep illusions is to seek to make the untrue into truth. This is mission impossible, and no one who recognizes this can choose to continue. You can only delay your choice, but rest assured you cannot deny God forever. Your awakening is inevitable. Every mind has a limit of how much suffering it can endure. Every mind is the container of truth, and must eventually choose to remember it. Child of God, your time has come.

The Lesson
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True Learning mandatory. It can be ignored and delayed, but only for a little while. This lesson is literally the return of sanity into your mind. There are several aspects to this lesson, though all of them are one. It is a lesson in responsibility, in choosing, and in giving. You are responsible for the world you see, and every interpretation you make within it. You are responsible for the goals you accept as your own. No one else is dreaming your dream for you. As you accept this responsibility, you accept the power to choose again. To choose a new purpose, a new self, and a whole new understanding of the world. Unless you take on this responsibility, you will continue to see yourself as powerless, and as a product of the world outside. Your world will seem to have power over you, and all your experiences will be driven by its senseless laws. Within this lesson is a limitless instant, in which your mind has shed its past ideas, goals and associations. In this instant your mind is still, empty and free to truly choose again. It is no longer bound to the alternatives of the ego, but can choose spirit, and does so without delay. You are not who you thought you were. You are not the self that is insecure, lacking, and suffering. This little self was just a reflection of the thought of separation you once held as your truth. But now, you clearly recognize another self within you. The light of this self is so bright in its appeal, that you will not turn away from it, but embrace it as your self. This self wants nothing, except to share the gifts of God. This self sees all brothers and sisters as part of itself, and fully deserving of the gifts of God. It sees no specialness, but only perfect equality. This self can only give, this is its natural function as a co-creator with God. Only this giving is without limitations, and only this giving can call forth the power of miracles. In essence, this limitless instant is the miracle itself. Everything that follows it is only its extension. This first lesson is the most difficult of all, because the mind learning

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The Lesson it can rarely avoid a sense of loss. It temporarily believes that the giving up of the separated self is death. These are childish nightmares that have no meaning, but seem very real to those who believe in them. This is only temporary, and no one can fail to learn this lesson. Every mind must be healed and go beyond the thought of separation. After this lesson has been learned, and its implication has been accepted. You will be learning how to integrate it into life. You will re-learn this lesson over and over again until you have perfect consistency, and have learned to always ask only for what you really want. This first lesson is only the beginning, but it is by no means a small lesson. It is enough to bring unfathomable joy into your mind.

One Problem, One Solution
The world may seem to show you an endless number of problems, each requiring a different solution. This perception is built on all the differences the physical eyes see. These differences are not real. A major part of true learning is to learn that differences in form are not differences at all. All suffering, all unhappiness is caused by one simple mistake. This mistake is easily correctable to anyone who accepts its correction. When you insist on seeing differences in all your problems and the problems of the world, you are literally blinding yourself to what the problem really is. If you are blind to the problem, you are also blind to its solution. The cause of every problem is the thought of separation, separation from your brothers and sisters, and from God. This must mean that the solution to every problem is the remembrance of union. Separation is an illusion, to restore union means only to become aware of what already exists, unchangeable and eternal. You must learn to overlook all the forms that suffering takes. Unless

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Learning & Time
In the world of time, learning is a process, it seems to be gradual and appears to happen in steps. Learning in time is a paradox, time leads to the truth, but the truth is only now. Therefore, you must ultimately realize that time is not needed. You cannot learn in the past or in the future, you must realize that you can learn the lesson now. The time this takes depends entirely on you. Your internal teacher is ready to teach you, and holds its lessons within your learning grasp. Are you willing to learn? Are you willing to question your deepest convictions? If so, learning will not be difficult. It may take you time to learn that you don't need time. It may take a little while for you to see the value of shedding your beliefs. It may take time for you to realize that you could not have changed yourself. Do not forget that the very purpose of all your practice is to minimize time. The time of your awakening is in your hands, it is not dependent on anything within your dream. The remembrance of reality comes from reality itself, its very existence naturally ensures the end of all dreaming.

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The Limitless Instant

The Limitless Instant
The reason why this lesson takes only one instant is simple. It involves nothing more than a change in your perspective. A change in the vision with which you see the world, and a change in the intention of your mind. This change is always from the ego to God. Physical sight to spiritual sight, and from separation to union. Can this simple change really take time? How long does it take to open your eyes when you choose to awaken? It only takes one instant. Learn that you want this instant above all else, this is much easier to do than you may think. All your learning, your practice, and every effort you make on behalf of truth, must culminate in this instant. To find the instant of now, you must only be willing not to hide the thought of separation from truth, to allow it to be replaced by the thought of union. Only this change can bring you peace, all else is but a step to this. When you accept the perspective of union in any one instant, it will transfer automatically into the future, it will also transform your past. All this will happen, because you have chosen to experience only what is now. This is your goal, to complete the preparation for this instant. The wisdom and the steps you need to let this be accomplished all will be given you by your internal teacher. Your task is to learn you no longer wish to deny the truth, to let your self remember who you really are.

Spiritual Vision
This stage of your learning has as its purpose the awakening of true vision. The body's eyes do not see, they look on a world of illusions. They show you only differences and only forms. This is not true sight and will never be. The senses of the body are the limitations you have accepted,

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Spiritual Vision Is the vision of everyone as Spirit not worth your time and effort? Let this vision occupy your mind for just an instant, one instant is enough. From here it will grow and take you down a road filled with miracles and the gifts of God. Truth gives you everything, because it is everything. Illusions must give you nothing, because they are the denial of truth. Do you really think you will miss hell when you find yourself in heaven? Do you really think you can lose by joining your mind with God?

The Joy of Learning
To learn from your internal teacher, you must realize that you are in need of learning. Your learning cannot be forced, and must occur with your blessing. The will of God is yours, but if you insist on denying it, your teacher must wait for your decision to accept it. Has what you call truth given you peace of mind, certainty, and the awareness of God's love and power? Has what you call truth made you worry free and filled with joy? Has it made your relationships limitless? Has it made you aware that you cannot die or suffer? Unless all this is true, you are having a nightmare and have denied the truth. Your dream may appear peaceful at times, but without truth, you must fear that the dream will change, and become a nightmare. Do you want to know who you are in truth? Be willing to be wrong about who you think you are. Do you want to be at peace? Be willing to be wrong about the cause of all conflict. As long as you accept the ego's interpretation of yourself and of the world, you are wrong. The joy of being wrong is greatly undervalued in the world. If being right has made you unhappy, what could be happier then to realize that you can change this? Is it not you who will gain by changing your mind? Is it not a happy thought to know that suffering is not the will of God? Allow the voice for God to correct your mistakes, to replace the false with the true. Be a

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True Learning happy and dedicated learner, the voice for God will not fail to teach you, and you will not fail to learn.

Learning Traps
Intellect
Human intellect is one of the traps available to you on your journey to awakening. This trap is difficult to avoid, because you think you must understand something before it can be true. Truth is true, whether you understand or remember it. Truth has nothing to do with spiritual symbols, rituals or explanations. You can however avoid this trap if you accept the following: This book is given you to teach you that you do not understand, to remind you of something that is beyond your current thought system. The images and descriptions given you here are not for understanding. They are for application, and the resulting transformation that brings divine revelation and understanding. You do not truly understand any one part of this book. You may not agree with this or believe that it is true, but it should not be an insult to you. If you understood this book, you would have no need for it. The thought system of union is understood only in the mind who has learned to join with it. Your Intellect will never be sufficient to give you peace. The intellect judges, breaks apart and analyzes oneness. This must be impossible. True knowledge and understanding comes only through the inner experience of reality. This experience waits to be given you, but to have it, you must open your mind.

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Spiritual Behavior
It is not your task to “be spiritual”, there is no such thing. You are either acting on the authority of spirit, or acting on behalf of the ego. To focus on your behavior and engage in mindless spiritual rituals will never produce the peace and joy which God has promised you. The ego can use even spirituality for its purpose of separation. It is often a way to distinguish yourself from those who are not spiritual. It is a device for separation, covered by see through appearances of holiness. There is no such thing as universally correct behavior. Behavior exists at a level in which you must respond to a specific circumstance. Your goal is to remember you are spirit. This level of reality is quite apart from the level of form at which you can speak or behave. The only thing that can be said in regards to behavior and spiritual awakening is this: What you do and say is a demonstration of the purpose and attitude you have accepted as your own. Let not the world tell you what is spiritual and what isn't, the world does not know. The only question you must ask yourself is whether what you are doing is helpful.

Spiritual Experiences
On your path to the remembrance of God, you will inevitably have experiences which you will consider to be spiritual and out of this world. They may be brief moments in which you experience something beyond yourself. They may be symbolic visions of divinity, or they may be moments of unfamiliar joy and peace. These experiences will be the sign that your mind is opening, their purpose is to be the proof that there is another reality you can experience. These brief moments may bring you to tears, and only give you a taste of what is yet to come.

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Wisdom & Information
You are being taught that true learning proceeds from divinity. You may ask yourself if there is any value to education as the world defines it. As with all things in the world, the answer is both yes and no, depending on the purpose for which it is used. All worldly abilities and information are useless when given to the ego. In its hands, everything becomes a weapon, a tool used to separate. The ego gathers a false sense of pride and specialness from worldly talents and education. This is easily observed within the world. True knowledge however, translates into very simple wisdom. When talents and information are given to wisdom to use, they are used creatively, used to unite, and used for the benefit of all. Therefore, you must learn to ask these questions about all the things of this world. What is it for? What purpose have I given to my talents and education? Is it used to glorify my little separate self? How can it be used to benefit everyone? How can it help to manifest the will of God?

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True Authority

True Authority
While you think you are one with the ego, you are suffering from a fundamental problem of authority. You are believing it is up to you to define yourself, and to make something of yourself. You believe you are a product of the world, and so the world becomes your authority. Now you seek for your perfect place in the world. Your world tells you who you are, what you should be or do. You seek companionship from the world, and demand its acknowledgement and validation. This false authority must be replaced with true authority. Child of God, you were created by God himself. Accept no laws ahead of the laws of God, accept no human authority in place of the will of your creator. By listening to the voice for God you are giving your powerful mind over to your true divine authority. When you allow the will of God to work through you, you become a vessel for true authority in the world. What can be denied to you who has accepted the will of God?

Spiritual Progress
A common question in the world is whether spiritual progress can be measured. The answer to this is paradoxical, it is both yes and no. The answer is no when you take into account that at any point, even the most advanced of learners are still free to choose illusion over truth. When this happens, the truth has been denied, and spiritual progress is meaningless. For as long as the dream of earth remains, spiritual progress is linear, and therefore quite meaningless to the ultimate goal of ending time. In time, the only measure of your spiritual progress is your peace and consistency in choosing truth. How good of a chooser have you become? How able are you to face the world of illusion without fear? And finally, how much power do you give to all the many appearances in this

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Growing Pains
The message in this book is not a gimmick designed to cover up your pain and fear with spiritual ideas and concepts. Its purpose is undoing, the transcendence of fear, and the remembrance of reality. In its beginning stages, awakening is in a sense a journey into fear, not away from it. You must face the ego, you must look with open eyes at the darkness in which you believe. You must bring to the surface every false belief you hold about yourself. You must uncover your wish to separate. Remember that only the ego suffers and experiences pain, you will seem to experience both only as long as you believe the ego to be yourself. The ego will attempt to stop your learning with fear. It will seem to do so as long as you give the power of your mind to it. Do not accept the ego's gift of fear, but remember that your goal is the end of fear. It is not necessary to learn through pain. However, while your mind is split, it is almost unavoidable. The seeming pain that comes with the

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Growing Pains reversal process can be negated only by your determination to learn the divine lesson that is offered you. This determination will give no time for pain and conflict to settle in your mind. Your constant turning to your internal teacher can cancel out whatever discomfort arises in your mind. Child of God, pain is not the will of God for you.

Learning Aids
Your internal teacher has the wisdom to use everything in your world to help you learn your lessons. It will do so, but it is up to you to take advantage of this. Every situation, every encounter, every conversation has as its purpose the healing of your mind. If you signify your willingness to use everything for the purpose of learning, your learning will happen very rapidly. Delay will occur only when you make exceptions. You may think that you are better qualified to deal with and respond to certain situations. This arrogance is simply an expression of a mind who's trust is still lacking. This is a common occurrence, but it must diminish and eventually disappear, as your trust becomes rooted in the voice for God. This book, along with all other external help must become secondary to your own internal teacher. Every learning aid within the world is only an addition, in truth you need no learning aids at all. You have your own divine teacher, a divine self and you have the power to choose. What more do you need to remember God?

Contrast
Choosing is not difficult. It seems to be difficult, only when you think you are asked to choose between two things that are both attractive to you. It is impossible not to feel a sense of sacrifice while choosing between two things that are both seen as valuable.

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A Happy Mind
Child of God, hear this and hear it well: Nothing except your reality will ever satisfy you, nothing else can bring you peace and joy. Nothing besides the truth means anything at all. Your reality is one without limits, without death, and without suffering. Is it not this that you want? This is what God has given you, and this is what all true teaching and learning must point to. A happy mind is an awakened mind, a mind that remembers reality even in the midst of dreaming. This mind now has happy dreams, and helps to transform all nightmares into reflections of heaven. A happy mind is aware that duality and separation are not real, even if they appear to be. A happy mind is not concerned with “seeming” but only with reality. Appearances and reality are hardly the same. Only this mind can overlook all mistakes, all suffering, and all forms of fear. A happy mind is the source of light so powerful that all darkness

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A Happy Mind disappears in its presence. A happy mind is not aware of fear, because fear is the denial of happiness. A happy mind has the power to make known the will of God, on earth as it is in heaven. The happy mind is your only mind. Any thought that opposes happiness comes from the imaginary source we call the ego. Child of God, accept that God wills only happiness for his creation, and the ego will have no power over you. Believe no longer that God is insane and has given anything except endless joy and eternal life.

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Chapter 5

Miscreation

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”

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Miscreation will pass, the ego and its world will disappear, this is as certain as God. Miscreation occurs when you choose the ego as your guide to who you are and what you want. If you do so, you have assumed a false identity, and by it you seek for things that you do not truly want. This is why the world is as it is, the children of God are unknowingly asking God for what brings them suffering. Creation has not changed, and will not change, you ask and it is given.

The Forms of Miscreation
The method of healing about which you will read in this book is not in any way related to the forms that suffering can take. Nor is it concerned with what you think the cause of your suffering is, both do not matter. In this world, miscreation can take a multitude of forms, in a sense, the whole world can be considered a miscreation. To one it can take the form of a disease in the body, to another it manifests as a mental illness, a chronic life situation, or a constant struggle with relationships. To many, life is a combination of many of these forms. None of these are the cause of suffering. They are effects, reflections of an inner perspective that has been accepted as true. Miscreation is only a conflict in the mind. Anything that causes you to obsess and constantly worry is a miscreation, it is a sickness. By the reversal of cause and effect, you may believe that it is outside circumstance that has caused your conflict, it is not so. All forms of suffering are the same. Their cause is one. Each is healed by the same remedy. The correction of illusion by truth, the acceptance of a light that makes all darkness disappear.

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Responsibility

Responsibility
You must succeed in healing, but to do so, you must first accept the idea that renders you powerful and not victim to anything outside of you. Accept responsibility. Accept your role as dreamer of your dream. This may seem utterly absurd to you, but only because you have reversed cause and effect within your mind. This idea is initially very difficult to accept, because no one in their right mind would choose to suffer. This is true, but if you are sick and suffering, it means that you are not in your right mind. Do not worry, this is only temporary. Healing is for you, correction awaits your decision. Your choice to suffer is made every time you think that another should suffer. Each time you desire that another be punished in some way, you have invited punishment on yourself. Every time you see another as not worthy of love, you have denied the love of God for you. You cannot escape the laws of God, your choice for another is your choice for you. This is the way in which you are choosing to suffer. It makes no difference who it is you think should suffer. It makes no difference what they have or have not done in the world. This false “justice” is what creates your nightmares. Responsibility is not the acceptance of blame, but rather the acceptance of power. Responsibility and blame are not the same. If the cause of suffering is outside of you, you are powerless against it. If you can acknowledge that it is within, you are free to heal it. Which would you rather have? Choice or no choice? Weakness or power?

The Cause
Behind every thought of suffering is the thought of separation from your brothers, sisters, and from your God. How else can suffering be

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Miscreation possible? Who can suffer except one who is unaware of the love of God? This thought has turned your view of life upside down, and has resulted in your misapplication of the laws of God. You believe that there are those who deserve to suffer, and by this single belief, you yourself suffer. This is the only cause of suffering of any kind. Behind this wish is the basis of the ego's thought system, the thought of separation from God and from all your brothers and sisters. Without this, you could never desire to punish anyone. You can only punish one that you see as other than yourself. Do you not believe that there are those who have caused you pain? Do you not remember all the ways in which you have been hurt? Is it possible for you to believe this and still desire happiness for all? This is the one mistake in your mind that needs to be corrected. The laws of God state that giving and receiving are one and the same. The laws of creation do not change, and will never change. In them is your freedom and your joy. In your misuse of them is your pain and sorrow. Those who have hurt you must be separate from you, and you cannot possibly wish them well. Only the ego believes in hurt, and surely the ego wishes no one well. The ego believes in vengeance and demands this from everyone and everything that has hurt it. You may not hear this in your conscious mind, but be certain that the thought is there. This belief is an affirmation of yourself as a body, victim of the world around you. The goal of affirming this becomes the hidden intent behind every choice your mind makes. This goal becomes the “gift” which you offer to the world. By the laws of God, your gift is returned to you. Suffering is a choice made to keep others limited to their bodies, and to keep old memories of pain alive. It is the unwillingness to let go of the past, an unwillingness to forgive. All this is a confusion about your identity, it is a remaking of the same old decision to be separate from God. It is the

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The Cause denial of your creative power, and the denial of the peace of God. This goal is never made obvious, because if it were, you would not keep it. As a result, this becomes the veil through which you look on the world around you. By setting you apart from all the “sinners” that walk the earth, the ego tells you that you are safe from harm, and that happiness is found in isolation.

The Hidden Wish
The choice to suffer is not a conscious one; it is made at the subconscious level of the mind, which is why you are not aware that you are making it. You do not choose the form your suffering takes, the form is only a reflection of the miscreation you have accepted as your truth. The goal that causes sickness is hidden in your subconscious mind, and becomes the filter through which all conscious decisions are made. These are not real decisions since the fundamental decision has already been made. Your unconscious desires are hidden in your mind by you. Your willingness to uncover and to question them is all that is needed to let them go. Only you are responsible for the content of your mind. You do not question the fact that others have caused you pain, which is why this has become an automatic decision, and stays safely hidden inside your mind. This decision is the decision to separate, to disagree with God. This must result in pain, because joy is in your union with him. This belief, this foolish desire is nothing more than a mistake in what you want. It is the mistaken belief that power is in attack, and that there is something to be gained from pain. Child of God, do not believe this any longer.

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The Goal of Suffering
In order to separate from others, you need to confine yourself to your body, and others to theirs. In order to maintain the separation, you must collect and remember as much evidence as possible that proves that the separation is real. This “evidence” is never in joy, but only in pain. You need pain and suffering in order to prove that God is outside you. You need suffering and pain to prove that others have done you wrong. You need suffering and pain to prove that you are powerless. Suffering can get you attention, pity, specialness, and love. Suffering can rid you of all responsibility. Suffering allows you to feel guilty or to blame. Suffering accomplishes all these goals for the ego. Be certain that the ego wants this. This is the ego's insanity. All of this, the ego tells you, is what you want. Think carefully before you decide again. Can suffering possibly be what you want? Do not forget that each time you choose the ego over God, you are declaring your desire and intent to suffer. This wish is what creates the experiences and conditions that seem to cause you pain. This is the creative thought, the mind's intent. What you intend to manifest into your life must manifest. Whether you are asleep or awake, you remain a creator, the dreamer of your dream.

Living In The Past
You do not realize that to listen to the ego is to live entirely in the past. All its decisions, goals and desires are based on past learning and past experience. All is based on the false self the ego says is your reality. This is the veil by which it judges everything and everyone. This is the only way you can continue to miscreate, this is why the

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Living In The Past past repeats itself. It changes only in form, but that is all, all the fear and conflict remain the same. This attitude of judgment is what has imprisoned you. It has made you blind to what is really here and now. With the ego as guide, you judge every encounter and event based on the past. You remember all that came before and use that to define all your relationships now. When you see another who has hurt you, this hurt becomes a veil through which you see them. The past is the filter from which all of the ego's relationships derive their meaning, and this is without a single exception. By this you are blind and do not see the children of God as they really are. You do not realize that in the presence of a child of God, you are in the presence of God himself. The ego says that judgment is natural and wise, but it is neither. Is it really wisdom to decide the present based on the past? Is it really natural to look behind you as you walk ahead? A child of God has no need to judge, a child of God knows the truth that is present now. A child of God hears the word of God and accepts its meaning as true. God is the decider of what his children are, not the ego, and not the past. What would happen if you let go of the past? You would experience heaven, you would realize that it is here and now. You would recognize the immense worth of every brother and every sister. In this light, you could never see yourself bound to the body, and you would not dare to bind another to theirs. You would see yourself as limitless, and your brothers and sisters as limitless with you. You would know the love of God, and you would accept it as your own. This limitless present would show you a limitless future, and also show you, that the past is truly gone. Child of God, let go of the past, let go of everything that is no longer here. You have no need for it, it serves no purpose. Allow the voice for God to waken you to your glorious present. This rebirth is not symbolic, it is literal, it is the only way not to miscreate.

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False Protection
In the world of miscreation, fear, anger and guilt are seen as defense mechanisms, as tools of protection and power, for a tiny and pathetic self. You may believe that fear is what keeps you safe, that anger and guilt ensure that harm is not done to you. Now you must consider if this can possibly be true. Both these ideas are reversals of cause and effect. Such confusion does not offer safety. When you are afraid, it means that there is something to be feared. How can this protect you? It is the very idea that seems to endanger you. Anger and guilt affirm that you can and have been hurt. If you accept these things, how can you hope to experience peace and joy? A self capable of fear will never experience safety, its very existence is threatened by peace. Miscreation protects the ego's thought system in your mind. It gives rise to experiences which give seeming support to its insane world. Do you really want to protect the ego? Do you really want to protect illusions from truth? Child of God, your mind creates your experience. What you believe to be true, you will seem to experience. Fear makes appearances of fear, and guilt makes the appearance that it is justified. Now you must learn that these things offer no protection, no power and no hope of peace and joy. Fear weakens you, guilt binds you to illusions. Real strength is in love, in defenselessness and in a constant denial of fear in all its forms. If you knew the power that is in you, if you knew your own reality, fear would be meaningless to you. Practice the denial of fear, and you will rise above whatever seems to trouble you. You will see it through light, see it for what it is, and you will understand there is nothing to fear. Child of God, your safety is in God and God alone. Hear and accept the voice for God when it says “Fear not.”

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The Little “I”

The Little “I”
Child of God, make no mistake about this: For as long as you identify yourself with your human identity, you will miscreate. It does not matter how “spiritual” this little “I” can become. It does not matter what wrapping paper you place upon your intentions and your goals. You will stop miscreating when you accept that you are not the imaginary human character you have invented. Open yourself to experience that your body has nothing to do with who you are. You are not your name, you are not what you do in the world. Your identity is not found in the world outside, accept this. Go within and discover the inner world in which reality resides. Within this world, your will is God's, and God's will is yours. Return to the world and share God's will with everyone. You can now use the body for a little while, to walk with your brothers and sisters on the certain journey back to God.

Karma
It may at times appear that one can be born into suffering, without having made any prior decisions to do so. This is the ego's number one argument why the cause of suffering cannot be entirely in your mind. This is due to the progressive nature of evolution in the world of time. When one body is abandoned, the mind is reborn into another to continue its evolution. It chooses the exact time, place and circumstance that will allow for it to learn its unlearned lessons. In certain spiritual traditions this is known as Karma. You must be careful with this idea. If the idea of Karma is used as a symbol for guilt, it is useless and has nothing to do with truth. It becomes part of the ego's teaching that you

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Miscreation are bound to all your past choices, and can escape them only through suffering. If Karma is used to affirm that all dreamers experience the results of their thoughts, then it is a correct statement of responsibility. All must accept this responsibility as dreamers of the dream. Karma is not punishment, but only a statement of the law of cause and effect. Do not concern yourself with past lives and the mistakes of those past lives. This will trap your mind in the past. This cannot help to heal you, because healing is the release from the past. Focus only on the lessons presented to you now, because you can learn them only now. The cause of all mistakes, past or present, remains within the mind until its correction is accepted. This is how karma is undone.

Reincarnation
The dream of earth is one of many lifetimes, but each is seen as a single one. Many religions teach that reincarnation is not the truth. This is correct in the light of reality. What cannot die was never born, and what has always been is now. This is however, not the reason for denying earthly reincarnation. Many religions use the idea to teach yet another form of guilt. If you get more then one chance to learn earth's lessons, maybe it means that God is not going to send you to hell. Perhaps you are not a miserable sinner, but a slow learner. Maybe you have no reason to be afraid of God. To some religions, this is unacceptable. It would destroy the pillar of guilt on which its churches are built.

God & Suffering
There is a common question asked within the world, not one exists

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God & Suffering who has not asked this question. “If God is real and so loving, why is there is so much suffering in the world?” The answer given by most theologians in the world is some combination of “free will”, guilt, and God's punishment. The answer given here is very different, and it is one you must learn to accept. What God created cannot be sick or suffer. God has no conception of suffering. To him, it is an utter impossibility, it is a contradiction of what God is. Do you really think God created lack? Do you really think that God created death? Do you really think God created his children capable of suffering? Child of God, do not be foolish and answer yes to these questions. Such a belief robs you of the peace and joy of knowing God. You can never learn to love such a God, for such a God is insane. Your God created only joy and happiness. Your God created you as a creator. God knows you only as this. God remains one with you, but only with your reality. God is unaware of the ego's delusions which you have accepted as truth. God is aware that you are dreaming, but not aware of the content of your dream. Do not think that this means God has abandoned you. God gave you your internal teacher to guide your mind, and to unite you with who you really are. When you allow this to happen, your direct communication with God will be restored to you. What then, is suffering? It is only a dream, an experience of what cannot be real. Suffering does not exist on the true level of creation. It appears only on the level of form, which is only a dream of a reality. It is obvious that there is much miscreation in the world. Yet even this is part of God's perfect creation, though only in a sense that it reflects your reality as a co-creator with God. God gives you what you call forth. God does not share your judgment of what is good and evil. Such judgment

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The Benefits of Suffering
There is one benefit to all the suffering in the world. It brings minds closer to the point of choosing not to suffer any longer. Every mind eventually tires of fear and conflict. This has no exceptions, it is only a matter of time for everyone. Suffering is only useful to show the mind that it is unhappy. To help it to become open to an answer that comes from beyond its current thought system. If suffering can bring about a fundamental change within the mind, then indeed the suffering can be called a blessing. It is not necessary to hit rock bottom to be open to correction. This is however extremely common in the world. For many, God is a last resort, a last ditch effort before the arrival of death itself. Part of the purpose of this book is to build your faith in God without having to suffer. Child of God, do not wait for happiness. Try no longer to accomplish anything by yourself. Do not seek for happiness where it cannot be found. You will fail. Only God's answer can satisfy you, only God's will can set you free.

Death
Death is the ultimate miscreation, the ultimate appearance, the ultimate proof that the ego's thought system is real. It is the illusion of the end of life, it is the illusion that seems to govern earth. The death of a body is not death. It is simply another change, another aspect of the world of form. What lives is not temporary, because God created life eternal. Child of God, do not accept death as your reality, you are belittling

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Death yourself. You are thinking that God is insane, that God is a destroyer. You are believing that God created you for a little while, only to end your existence at his whim. This is the source of all fear. Every time you acknowledge death, you have agreed that all this is true. You have the power to believe these things, but you can never turn them into truth. Death cannot be real, because it opposes life. Do you want to be untouched by the appearance of death? Choose to believe in life. Choose to remember that you live forever within God. Your brothers and sisters cannot die, your brothers and sisters are immortal just like you. Would you let an appearance stand in the way of this? The way not to believe in death is to overlook what can die. To see your brothers and sisters as more than just a body. Does this mean that you should give support to murder, war, and starvation? No indeed. It is your task not to contribute to the thought that makes these ugly things seem to be possible. You must let go of the thought of separation. You must forgive and see that no one could possibly deserve death.

The Fear of God
Do you know the will of God? Is it the same as what you will? Is it not true that in your mind you see a separate will from that of God? This is because you fear that God wills something for you that you do not will for yourself. You have accepted yourself as separate from God. You have accepted that sin against God is possible. You have accepted a self that is in conflict with God. This perceived separation is the root of all suffering, it is the beginning cause of all miscreation. Child of God, you have become afraid of God. This is a silly dream, a silly wish, a joke experienced as seeming reality. Can you not laugh at

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The Love of Suffering
The ego lives to suffer. Suffering proves that its thought system is real. Suffering proves that God has forgotten you. Suffering proves that God is insane. Suffering proves that you must live in fear, it proves that you are weak. Do you not see how attractive suffering is to the ego? Do you really think the ego wants you to heal and be happy? Why then are you asking the ego who you are? Why are you denying your true reality? Why are you believing that God could create you to die? Why are you listening to the self that is dreaming a nightmare? Fear not, you are not a prisoner to this choice. You have the power to change your choice at any time, in any place, now. Instead, ask God to reveal to you who you really are. Ask God what

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The Love of Suffering the truth is about life. Child of God, accept the will of your creator. God does not will suffering, God has no conception of death. Lack is blasphemy in the kingdom of God. Do you not see that the end of suffering must be in God? Sleeping Child of God, choose again.

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Chapter 6

The Golden Rule
“Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world."

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This one law, is the law which governs all of creation. This is the law by which creation was made, and the law by which it continues. This is the law of God, the law of love, and the law of miracles on earth. This one law will set you free. This law is not of this world, but it applies even here. Even in dreams, the laws of God prevail, because it is impossible for the laws of God to be opposed. This law applies to everything and everyone. No exceptions

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The Golden Rule can be made in this, no exceptions can exist in what is one. Your mind cannot avoid applying this law. In the dream world you can apply it on behalf of the ego, or in accordance with your true self and the voice for God. It should no longer surprise you that the ego's application of the law is upside down, making it almost unrecognizable to you. The ego believes that to give is to lose, and so it seeks to take all things for itself. It also teaches you that you can harm another to avoid harm yourself. It teaches that if you blame another, you have escaped responsibility. All this is based on a little separated self, who is lacking, and is in constant danger of being harmed. This is not the lack of application of the law, but a misapplication, a miscreation. The whole world is built on this, all suffering is caused by this. Proper application of the law sees all others as yourself in a very literal way. To give is to gain. To love is to experience love. To heal is to be healed. It is the task of your internal teacher to flip the laws of God right side up within your mind. Through it, you are free to experience who you are, and regain awareness of your divine reality. This correction can and must occur. It is only a matter of time. To remember this law is to remember God. To apply this law correctly is to be a co-creator with God.

The Law Of Perception
The Golden Rule is what determines the way you see yourself and everyone in the world. The self you choose to see in others is the self you see in you. Which self do you choose to see? The body or the spirit? Choice is only between these two, this is the fundamental law of perception. If you accept the ego's interpretation of the world, you must see others as separate and limited beings, all capable of suffering and death. You will see sin and evil at every turn, and you will feel guilty for the sin in

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The Law Of Perception you. If you accept the spirit's interpretation of the world you must see the spirit in all things. This vision overlooks the body, because it is not reality. Spirit self cannot suffer, and does not accept suffering in the world. Spiritual vision sees beyond appearances to the changeless truth behind all things. Be willing to see your brothers and sisters as what God created them to be. Unless you are willing to acknowledge their reality, you will not know your own. Your brothers and sisters may insist that they are not what you see in them. They may appear certain that the body is their reality. Do not share this judgment with them, do not accept this as their reality. If you learn to deny illusion everywhere, your experience will not be bound to the physical senses. Your perspective will be based on truth.

The Law Of Communication
Which voice do you choose to communicate through you? To which self do you choose to communicate in others? These two questions are one and the same. When you communicate through spirit, spirit will communicate back to you. This communication may be silent, but you will experience it within you with perfect clarity. You must willingly overlook the ego in others and accept only one self as their reality. By your communication you recognize which world is true for you. If you communicate union it is because you believe in it. If you communicate separation it is also because you believe in it. No one can communicate both truth and illusion, the choice for one is the denial of the other. The ego's communication is not really communication. It is impossible to communicate illusions, because true communication is truth. Learn to communicate only truth to others. Tell others that they are not victims, but powerful creators. Tell them that nothing is impossible. Remind

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The Law of Miracles
The Golden Rule is limitless and its application in the world is limitless as well. Its sincere application must result in the transformation of the mind and its miscreations. These transformations is what the world calls miracles. Though a miracle is not in its worldly appearance, but in the love that the mind has accepted as its own. The Golden Rule is the law by which everything is recognized as yours already. Give all that you have away, and you will recognize all that you have. This is the law you must learn to obey. Your gifts are not limited, your gifts are the gifts of God. These gifts are miraculous because they are always maximal, they are not concerned with seeming complexity. Miracles come from a power that is not of this world, and also not of you. It is in you by the will of God, and God's power is not bound to any law in which the mind of man believes.

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The Power of The Golden Rule

The Power of The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule is like a portal, a tool that can transport your perspective from this world to heaven, and from time into eternity. A mind that accepts the Golden Rule is a mind that accepts the will of God. This simple acceptance returns the mind to the awareness of its oneness with God. There are many tools by which the oneness of yourself and God can be restored, but the Golden Rule is the fastest. It requires only one instant of perfect openness, one instant of your agreement, one instant of your willingness to love. This one instant is enough for the remembrance of reality to be restored to your awareness. The reason for this is very simple and extremely powerful. The Golden Rule is the law of giving, the law of love. A mind that remembers that it wants to give has remembered what it really wants. God wills to give, God creates by giving, and you are like God in this respect. When this realization dawns on your mind, your mind is in agreement with the will of God. Thus, God's limitless thoughts become your own. My will is God's. This is the thought by which God is remembered. This is the thought by which your true self is revealed to you. What is impossible for a mind that knows it is one with God? What remains to doubt when certainty has come? What can you not accomplish with the will of God in you? Your will is done. All this is yours if you agree to leave judgment behind. All this belongs to you when you choose to know another as yourself. In this alone, is the immense power of The Golden Rule.

Sincere Application
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The Golden Rule be difficult and can appear to exist at different levels. The Golden Rule must first be accepted by the mind, this choice then translates into words or actions. Though it seems to be possible to follow this law in word and action only. Only the mind's sincerity is what gives it all the power in the universe. Any seeming use of this law that does not originate from a sincere intent within the mind is still a reversal of the law. Its appearance does not matter. Only the thought of union can call forth the unlimited power of the Golden Rule. Without this thought, any application of this rule is up side down. Its true results bring maximum benefit and learning for both the giver and the receiver. Its physical manifestation is not bound to any laws. A mind that has accepted this law as what it wants to fulfill is released from suffering, and all limitations that it seemed to have. True application of this law is learned, because the world's teaching is its reversal. It must be practiced over and over again until its inclusiveness in all things is recognized. One successful application of the law is enough to bring lasting and limitless changes to both the mind and the mind's creations. This is the goal of this teaching, to help you to achieve just a single, but entirely sincere application of this law. All else must follow.

The Ego’s Prayer
The basis of all the ego's prayers is fear, lack, and depression. These prayers are never answered because they are a denial of God. When you ask for something, because you do not have it, you will experience not having it. Your sense of lack, creates lack in your experience. Your sense of separation from God creates the experience that God is outside of you. Do not allow the ego to be your guide in prayer, its prayers will always fail. Ego prays only for itself. It prays for healing, because it is afraid of the effects of sickness. It prays for help, because it fears death. Even If it

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The Ego’s Prayer prays for another, it is always because it fears the effect on itself. To pray for yourself alone is to say, “God, I want a part of me to be happy, but I want another part of me to suffer”. Can God possibly hear such an insane prayer and answer it? What is this prayer really asking for? It is the same old choice to suffer; only now it is expressed in the form of a prayer.

The Prayer of Giving
Real prayers are always answered, because to pray truly is to communicate with God, and it is through communication with God that you create. Every child of God remembers God perfectly, and knows instinctively that God will grant each and every request that any child of God makes. Therefore, true prayer to God is not a request at all, but rather a statement of gratitude. Gratitude to God is the acceptance of your reality and the acceptance of all that God has already given. True prayer is a prayer of surrender, silence and complete openness to receive. A true prayer acknowledges your brothers and sisters as yourself. You find this to be difficult, and that is why you need help in praying. Let your internal teacher be your guide to prayer. Pray with him, and through him, because he is the bridge between the world of dreams and your reality. When you learn the meaning of prayer, you will realize that to include one brother equally is to include everyone. Therefore the healing prayer is: I humbly ask you, as your child, to recognize the joy, health, abundance and the happiness that is your gift to all your children. I accept this so that I can share it with my world. My past decisions have brought me here, I accept them as my responsibility. I also choose to let them go in favor of your will. I thought I was alone, I thought that I wanted happiness for myself, but I was

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The Golden Rule wrong. It is “we” that are the children of God. We are worthy of your help and worthy of your limitless power to set all things right. You will grant whatever we ask of you, because of what we are to you. Thank you for all the brothers and sisters you have given me, who are part of me, and with whom I can share my happiness and healing. I surrender to your will. Now. Thank you God for answering this prayer. When you have heard this prayer within your heart and joined with it, you will be answered and healed. Your prayer will not use the same words, perhaps you won’t use words at all, but the content of your call will be the same. You do not yet realize the power of this, but in this prayer alone lies the power of a child of God. By this prayer of giving is your communication with God restored to your awareness. With this prayer, you have at last asked for what you want, because what you want has always been happiness for all. This loving prayer is answered by the source of love itself, God answers it himself. Here is your inner guide's purpose accomplished, as its purpose was to join your will with God's. As you gave, you joined your will with God’s, because it is God’s will to give to all.

The Release of Power
The way to release your power is to share it with everyone. To acknowledge that it must be for everyone and within everyone. This is the key to recognizing that it is in you. This is the fulfillment of the law. This is what it means to “do onto others”. Give only the gifts you would receive. The ego wants to keep all things for itself, and while you believe that you are by yourself, your prayers will be for you alone. You must open your mind, and allow it to expand beyond your body, beyond the shabby self that

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The Release of Power cannot give. Allow your mind to join with the minds of all your brothers and sisters. You share one reality, what you have, all must have. All that you choose for yourself, give to the world. Give all that God has given you. The way to be limitless is to give without limits. Give as God gives, love as God loves, and you will know that you are one with him. Is this not a choice you want to make? To share happiness instead of pain, to share joy instead of suffering? Share your power to create, affirm it in all those who have forgotten that they have it. This is how you are healed, and how the world can be healed through you.

True Giving
To the ego, true giving must be to put others ahead of yourself. This is indeed loss, it is indeed difficult. In fact, it is impossible to do this. True giving does not ask you to love others more than yourself. True giving asks you to know others as yourself. This does not mean more, it does not mean less, this implies only equality and union. To the ego your body is number one, everything and everyone else is secondary. But this separated self is not your true self. Your true self is the one mind and spirit that is shared by all. It is in this spirit that the gifts of God reside, and it is to this spirit that the gifts of God belong. When you give truly, you are included as being worthy of the gift. The difference being, everyone will be seen as worthy of God with you. God has created all his children as equals, not one is more, and not one is less. The laws of God do not permit this, they reflect true equality, true union, and true love. Do not be afraid to give, you cannot loose by giving. All that you give, you must gain, the laws of God ensure this. God gives you healing to share with those who think they can be sick. God gives you abundance to share with those who think they are poor. God gives you life to share with

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The Golden Rule those who think they can die. God gives you heaven to share with those who think they live in hell. Give everything to everyone just as God did, and God's power will be available to you to symbolize these gifts within the world. What else but this remembrance can be called a miracle? What is there that you cannot do if you remember this? Choose to give truly, and you will know that your will is done.

The Only Gift
Within the dream world, there is only one gift that can be truly given. It is only this gift which the Golden Rule gives. What is this gift? It is reality, it is awakening, it is the remembrance of the gifts of God. Within this gift is everything. Therefore, to give this gift, you must learn that you want your brothers and sisters to have everything. Give everything to everyone, that is the requirement for your release. How is the gift of reality given in a world of illusion? It is given by your faith. You must believe in reality, you must live by it, and in it, even as you seem to dream about its opposite. How can you realize reality even within the dream? It is very simple. You must realize that the world you see cannot be the will of God. Is pain and suffering the will of God? Is death the will and outcome of all life? Are war and fear and sickness real? Did God really abandon you to all this? Every mind knows the real answers to these questions. The ego will answer otherwise, and has maybe already answered you. Question its answer, and learn that this world is just a dream. Reality is filled with only joy, limitlessness, and eternal life. It is not difficult to believe that God is not insane, it is in fact difficult to believe that he is. You can learn this. And when you return to the dream of earth, it will never be the same again. You will realize that it is only a dream, it will no

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The Only Gift longer frighten you. You will see even in it, the limitless nature of your mind. When you have chosen to accept reality, you will share it, and by sharing it, you will help waken all the parts of your one self. You share this gift by living by it and having faith in it. You share this gift when you refuse to believe in nightmares. There are certain results to sharing this gift, these miracles, these healing events all serve to support the gift and the lesson that it has taught. They are all practical, and have no special meaning in themselves. The true meaning is in the gift that brings them. These results are not your concern, they happen automatically when the gift is given. When, what and how are all arranged for you by the very power that is in you.

Remember Your Will
The voice for God teaches you to remember what you really want, and through it you will recognize who you really are. Child of God, you do not yet remember what you really want. You think you want to take, to get, to gain, all in the name of your little “I”. You do not want this, this robs you of knowing all that you already have and are. Child of God, what you really want is your reality, and your function as a co-creator with God. You are a co-creator with God only when aligned with your source, and its divine will. Give, give, and then give some more. Love, love, and then love some more. Only this is your true will. To take, to gain, to do anything in the name of the little “I” is meaningless. It will never produce what you want. Anything you think you have attained with the ego will eventually disappear. You will fear to lose it the instant after you have found it. Do not be content with the pathetic “will” of the ego, it is not worthy of a child of God. Your right mind remembers all this perfectly, your right mind is your only mind. It is in you now. You are unaware of this mind because you have

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Teaching & Learning
Teaching and learning are not only related, they are the same. In every moment of every day you are both teaching and learning. Everything you think, say, and do, is your teaching to yourself. What you teach, you are learning, this is inescapable. The question you must always ask yourself is this, “What am I teaching?, and is it what I choose to learn?” How you see the world determines what you teach and learn. Every time you put your faith in suffering and affirm that it is real, you are learning this. Every time you affirm that you are powerless and small, you are learning this. Now you must choose again what you want to learn. Do you want to learn that you are limitless, immortal, and one with God? If so, you must learn this from your internal teacher, who will teach through you as you accept its message to you. A teacher of God is one who has chosen to learn the truth. Because they have chosen to learn it, they have already remembered it. Now they teach, now the voice for God can be heard with no interference. The teaching reinforces itself within the teacher's mind. You will rejoice when you hear yourself teach that your brothers and sisters are one with God, and one with you. When you hear yourself teach that everyone is limitless, you will know that you are. Nothing will ever give you more joy than to teach this truth to everyone. You will teach with conviction, because you will have accepted this yourself.

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Chapter 7

Forgiveness
“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”

George Herbert

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as well as within its many spiritual teachings. Forgiveness is so closely related to God, that no one can truly know God without it. The benefits of forgiveness are literally beyond measure. Forgiveness is the key to miracles, it is the preparation for the experience that you are one with God. Ego is terrified of the true meaning of forgiveness. It suspects that it is the giving up of guilt. This threatens its very existence, because its entire thought system is based on guilt. Be certain that it will disagree and urge

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Forgiveness & The Golden Rule
It is impossible to come into true alignment with the Golden Rule without true forgiveness. It is impossible to give to one who has hurt you. It is equally impossible to love and fear at the same time, one thought system denies the other. You will not truly give until you see reason to give, you will not love until you see reason for love. This is why you must forgive. Forgiveness shows you that you and your brothers and sisters are one. Giving is really sharing of what belongs to all. The Golden Rule does not make special, but acknowledges an equal reality in both the giver and receiver. To give to one who is separate from you is a loss. To give to one who is lacking is blasphemy. This is why you must forgive the illusions of scarcity and separation. You who gives truly, gives out of abundance, not out of a belief in lack. True forgiveness is easy and natural. It means simply to overlook the past in yourself and others, a willingness to leave time behind, and experience what is now. It is the willingness to see your brothers without your blood on their hands. To forgive means to remember that no mistake

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The Ego's Forgiveness
The ego's version of forgiveness is just as insane as it is. This is better known as “Forgive but do not forget”. To the ego forgiveness is simply to hide your upset and faith in the fact that you have been hurt. This means only that you will not outwardly show your hurt and anger, but will keep its memory alive. At any moment, your memories of pain can return into your conscious mind, and be used against those for whom they are held. This is not forgiveness and will never be. The ego forgives not because it is justified, but because it is an act of “being better” to one who does not deserve forgiveness. It is the same old thought of separation dressed up in a cloak of mercy, love and compassion. Child of God, refuse to forgive in this way, this false forgiveness cannot set you free. Who is the self that has been hurt? Who is the self who's expectations have not been met? Who is the self that requires to hear the words “I'm sorry”? Do you really want others to be sorry for what they have done to you? Do you want others to pay and be punished for their mistakes against you? What is this except the gift of guilt? Soaked in tears, in the name of an insane justice. Is this what a sinless child of God deserves?

True Forgiveness
True forgiveness is the realization that there is nothing to forgive. Though the lesson does not begin here. This thought is impossible to believe to those who think they are a body. Clearly your body can be hurt and has been hurt, and this seems to

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Forgiveness prove that guilt is real. Child of God, you will never find peace in a small and separate self. Change your mind, remember you are spirit, and at last forgiveness will be seen as justified. Forgiveness is the acknowledgment of the perfection of both the giver and the receiver. It is the overlooking of all dreams of sin. It is the joining of minds in one reality, one purpose, and one goal. Are you willing to see your brothers and sisters without the past? Are you willing to overlook their dreams of fear? If you believe these dreams, you are sharing in them. You will remain in the hell to which you are holding your brothers and sisters. You will always feel in danger, attacked by the world, and surrounded by sin. Child of God, let the past go. The question is never how but only if. The cleansing of your past is the task of your internal teacher. Your task is to learn that you want to let this happen. True forgiveness is a rebirth. All the past is seen as meaningless. Now is a new reality remembered, a new self has emerged as you. Only forgiveness can offer you your own reality.

Degrees of Forgiveness
No one can deny that earth can indeed appear to be like hell. The dream world offers an endless buffet of pain. Some is seen as slight, some as more, and some forms are seen to be the manifestation of pure evil. These degrees of pain give birth to degrees of forgiveness. Child of God, remember the fundamental law of truth. It has no exceptions, no degrees, and no order of difficultly. As long as the ego remains your guide to forgiveness you will look on differences and think that they are real. You will sometimes seem to forgive, other times you will find it difficult, and some things will seem unforgivable.

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Degrees of Forgiveness Allow your internal teacher to be your guide to forgiveness and all these differences will disappear. Divine forgiveness is accomplished by light. This light is the light of God, its power is without limit. No seeming darkness is immune, darkness and light cannot co-exist. Accept your own divine light into your mind, and you will know for a certainty that darkness cannot choose to stay.

Forgiving the World
Forgiveness of the dream world is fully justified. Surely the ego does not think this, surely it will present its “evidence” to you. Remember you are free, you do not have to believe it. Is murder real if death does not exist? Is pain the truth if the body is not you? Can you be hurt if your reality is changeless? Do the sleeping children of God require judgment or forgiveness? Do they require punishment or awakening? The choice is yours. What you choose will be the world you live in. Forgive, and you are healed. Condemn and you will think you are condemned. Your judgment of another is your judgment on yourself. Remember this law every time you perceive sin in another. To forgive these dreams of madness does not mean to allow for them to continue. Forgiveness of dreams is a call to awakening. No matter how insane a child of God may appear in dreams, sanity is still within them. Their light is real, and still has power to dispel all belief in darkness.

Sin
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Innocence
Child of God, you are innocent. You have done nothing to hurt or change reality in any way. You have not angered or disappointed your creator. This innocence is your reality forever, and it applies also to all of your brothers and sisters in the world. This is a fact, though this may conflict with the guilt you have accepted. Nothing that happens in this dream of earth has actually happened. Earth is not reality, it is but a dream. This may seem impossible to believe, but only to those who wish for their dreams to be the truth. The mistakes you make in dreams do not change truth. There are no evil dreams that cannot

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Innocence be forgiven. No mistake is beyond correction, because no darkness is immune to light. You must accept your Innocence if you are to be truly healed. If you accept it, and share it, you will claim the power to transform nightmares into happy dreams. This is the power forgiveness offers you. Would you trade this power for the ability to judge?

God's Forgiveness
God does not forgive you, because you have done nothing to offend him. In the mind of God, you have remained as he created you. You have done nothing to change yourself, this is an impossibility, the will of God has no opposite. God is unconcerned with what you think you have done in dreams. Dreams of guilt have not made you really guilty. They are only dreams, they have no bearing on the reality God has shared with you. God forgives a murderer, because God does not know of death. God forgives all thoughts of separation, because God knows only union. It is you who must forgive God. It is you who believes God has forgotten you, created you other than himself, and kept power for himself alone. Rejoice, none of this has happened, none of this is true. You are the will of God, God loves you as part of himself.

Forgiveness & Memory
To forgive and forget means to allow your memories of pain to leave your mind. This allows for only loving thoughts to be remembered and all other memory to become neutral. You will experience all memory as just a scene within a movie you saw long ago. It is the acceptance that you are chooser of your own experience, and are no victim to the world outside.

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Forgive All Illusions
All appearances in the world of form are born as a belief within your mind. You must learn to forgive all thoughts that are not true. Only then will you not fear the physical appearance of these thoughts. Only then will you have the power to transform them into reflections of truth. Forgive all thoughts of lack. Only abundance is the truth. Forgive all thoughts of suffering. A child of God cannot suffer. Forgive all thoughts of evil. Nothing that is real can be harmed. Forgive all thoughts of death. Life is all there is. How is forgiveness of all things possible? It is simple. It is the choice for spiritual vision in place of physical sight. It is the choice of heaven

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Forgive All Illusions instead of hell. It is the simple acceptance that God is love.

Unified Forgiveness
Guilt is a double edged sword, it applies to you and to all your brothers and sisters. Forgiveness applies equally to both you and your world. To forgive your brothers and sisters is to forgive yourself, because you are really one. It is impossible to forgive yourself and continue to blame. It is equally impossible to blame and to be free from guilt. Can you be set free from prison but leave your brothers and sisters there? Can you release them from prison, but choose to remain there alone? The forgiveness of the world, and forgiveness of yourself, is but a single step, one new decision. Child of God, forgive and remember you are forgiven.

The Fear of Forgivness
The ego's fear of forgiveness is quite understandable, because without guilt, its world comes to an end. Who will the ego blame when guilt is gone? Who will be the object of its hate when you have chosen love? What will it seek for, when you have remembered you have everything? Do you see the immense power of forgiveness? Child of God, it is not you who fears forgiveness, it is only the little self you have thought was you. Notice the fear you feel within you, but do not join with it. Rather, be its observer, and allow your internal teacher to teach you it is not real. Let the ego's fear of forgiveness be replaced by forgiveness itself, and you will realize there is nothing to fear. If you accept the fear, you are merely stating that guilt still has value to you. Have no hope that the lesson will end with this. It will repeat, and repeat again until you take the steps of learning it. Never forget that you

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Forgiveness cannot forgive in the future, when you forgive, it will only be now. Wait no longer, forgiveness offers more than you ever thought was possible.

The Dream of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is also a dream, but it is different from all other dreams. It does not support the dream and seek to make it true. It leads to the remembrance of your reality beyond the dream. The core of the dream is sin, it seems to give merit to the thought of separation between you and God. Forgiveness first requires condemnation, but when condemnation is no longer desired, what needs to be forgiven? Nothing that is of God requires your forgiveness, what is real is perfect, changeless and without sin.

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Chapter 8

Healing

“Your faith has healed you.”

Jesus Christ

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inescapable and natural part of life. Its reality can hardly be doubted by the self that thinks the world is real. Your salvation from suffering is in one thing alone, the realization that the world is just a dream, and not natural in any respect. From this perspective, what is natural to the world, will be seen as unnatural to you. There are millions of appearances of suffering within the world. All of them have but one cause, one purpose, and one solution. Their different

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Healing appearances are quite meaningless to spiritual sight, which sees all things as what they really are. The healing offered to you by the voice for God does not take into consideration the form which your belief in suffering has taken. The source of this healing is not some mysterious and magical power, but your own divinity, which has power over all appearances in the world of form.

The Only Healer
Every Child of God who dreams of suffering, has within them the call to healing and awakening. This voice speaks to all those who choose to listen, it is the only true healer in the world of dreams. Only it is qualified to heal, because it comes from divinity itself, which cannot conceive of suffering. It heals because it knows that suffering is not reality. It reminds you of one simple and glorious fact: Suffering is not the will of God. Learn to hear the voice for God, listen and trust that what it says is true. It does not deceive you, though you are capable of deceiving yourself. The ideas and training given you in this book have as their purpose your remembrance of the voice for God within you. Only it can heal you, no book or human word has any such magical powers. All can be helpers, pointing the way inward, but it is up to you to take the steps to heal. The voice for God heals you, by uniting you with the self that cannot suffer. It undoes your belief in the illusory self that thinks it is capable and deserving of suffering. Only this is true healing. The voice for God is in your mind right here, right now. It is always ready to help you, to guide you, and to lift you up beyond all suffering of which you can conceive. It sees no differences between the problems you perceive, all of them are the same. It waits for your blessing to give you complete peace of mind even in the midst of seeming chaos. It offers you the will of God, which is perfect peace, joy and abundance.

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True Healing
Everything the physical eyes see as suffering is not the cause of suffering. It is only an effect of the internal conflict experienced by the mind. All are expressions of unlearned lessons, yet all are perfect opportunities to learn them. True healing implies that the cause of suffering is removed and replaced by another cause. Cause and effect are one, and the effects cannot remain once the cause has been removed. The cause of suffering is only the thought of separation from your brothers and sisters, and from God. God's healer offers you the thought of union to replace the lie you have accepted. If you seek to heal only the effects of suffering, you are really trying to cure the form the suffering took, and this cannot possibly be healing. When the thought of suffering remains in the mind, eventually it is made manifest in what seems to be a different problem, a different form of suffering. However, when suffering is removed from the mind, its physical form is free to be transformed. Suffering that has been given up, is never gone temporarily, but gone forever. True healing is always maximal, because it is of God. There are no degrees in true healing, because it works only to remove the single cause of all suffering. What degrees can exist in what is the same mistake? The seeming effects of the thought of separation have many names and many forms. Some of which are seen as slight, and some as beyond healing. These differences may indeed seem serious to your conflicted mind, but they are quite invisible to the spiritual sight that is waiting to be given you. Child of God, do not be content with the disappearance of effects, this will not give peace to your conflicted mind. You will fear the return of suffering, and will feel more capable of suffering than ever before. What is

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The Healing Paradox
A conflicted mind first perceives true healing as a contradiction, though the will of God ensures that there are no contradictions in truth. A contradiction must stem from two opposite thought systems. Your true, sane, and perfect mind is always with you. It is whole, and does not require healing. Illusions cannot disturb or alter its perfection in any way. No child of God can be without the truth, each one was created by truth itself, and each is its eternal keeper. Within the human condition, your mind seems to contain another part, a part different and separate from the truth. This ego, this illusory self, exists only as part of a temporary belief system. This thought system however, seems to be king within the world, and within your mind as well. So much so, that your own divinity seems to have been abolished. Fear not, this is impossible, its seriousness is only seeming. The ego cannot be healed, because Illusions cannot be turned into truth, just as darkness cannot be turned into light. Only the ego will teach you that you must heal or rid yourself of it. This is its defense against the idea of healing. This must be recognized as a trap designed to keep your belief in the ego in tact. Child of God, you are healed, because you can not possibly be sick. You are perfect as God created you to be. This is the healing paradox that you will learn to love and understand. This is the paradox that will enable you to truly help all those who believe they are in need of healing. All belief in illusions cannot last, because eternity belongs to truth, and truth sees them not. Your mind is temporarily believing in what is not true, and only this can be called sickness. It is temporary, it is not real, and

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The Meaning of Doubt
The human condition is one of constant doubt, and you must remember how to eliminate this doubt. You may think that doubt is inescapable, but it is not so. Doubt has a reason, a purpose, and a cause. When you doubt in happiness and in God, it means you are trying to reach another goal that conflicts with happiness and with God. You have two purposes, two goals that point in different directions. This can only affect you for as long as you think you desire both. Doubt is healed when you let go of the goals that cause your doubts. Doubt is impossible to a mind that is sure about what it wants. This is the meaning of “Be of one mind”. What are these goals your doubts represent? What are these blocks to perfect faith and certainty? The source of your doubt is your unwillingness to forgive others. You are unwilling to give up the pain that you think others have caused you. You think it is better to be a victim and to be hurt, than to be responsible as dreamer of your dream. You doubt in your own healing because you do not desire healing for others. You doubt in your own holiness because you would prefer not to see others as holy, but as sinners. You doubt in your own creative power because you are unwilling to share this power with everyone. When this desire is given up, you will no longer doubt, you will know. The instant you are unwilling that others suffer, you will no longer suffer. The instant you are certain of what you want, is the instant in which peace will

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The Way To Certainty
The way to be certain is simple. Ask for what you truly want. Child of God, what is it that you want? Do you think you know? How certain are you that you can reach your goal? If you are not certain, you have not asked for what you truly want. What you truly want is to know God and to know yourself as God created you. God created you as a co-creator with him, powerful and as unharmable as he is. What would you want if you remembered this? You would want the whole world to remember God with you. All of God's children are the same as you, and one with you. All are deserving of the will of God. When you remember this, you will create things, experiences and situations that will help you to share the will of God with everyone. To help waken every mind that dreams a nightmare. You would accept the gifts of God to you, so that you can give his gifts to the world. Imagine how much God will give you when you choose to share everything with everyone. What limit would God place on his child, who has chosen to give as he gives? Miracles will happen as a result of this choice. Every miracle is a prayer of joining, an honest call from creation to creator. Miracles are the results of your choice to learn what you really want. At last you have asked for what you truly want. At last, you are released from doubt.

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The Fear of Healing
In the world, there are many who are afraid of healing. There are many who prefer to suffer and to be in pain. These conflicted minds think that they want the world of fear to be real, they want their judgments and condemnations to be the truth. This is only a mistake, it has a correction and each one is entitled to it. Not one is prisoner to their old decisions, the power to choose is in them now. To the ego it is loss to give up guilt, it is loss to give up suffering. The ego demands suffering from everyone including yourself, its entire thought system is built on this. Be certain that it wants you to suffer even as it begs for healing. It will urge you to seek for healing, but only under one condition, that you never reach it. If you can choose to be healed, you have chosen to be sick. This denies the idea that you are a victim, it denies the power of the world outside of you. If you accept healing and sickness as being your choice, then you cannot blame anyone or anything. This is not acceptable to the ego. Accepting this will clearly show you that the ego is not real, and this is what the ego will have you fear. For as long as you think the ego has something to offer you, you will not believe that you can choose to heal. This is why you must examine and face its thought system head on, you must realize its insanity. The closer you approach the instant of healing, the greater will be its fear. The closer you come to giving up its goals, the clearer will become its insanity. This may cause you distress at first, but this actually makes choosing much easier. Do not believe that the ego is part of you, it is not. Do not accept its insanity as yourself, God did not create you capable of suffering.

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A New Beginning
Truth does not save you from sickness, but simply offers you another choice, another self to accept within yourself and all of your brothers and sisters. You cannot be saved from what you yourself have chosen, for that would be against the laws of God. However, your choice can be changed, and this alone can be called healing. Choice alone can set you free. If you deny choice, if you deny your part as dreamer of your dream, then indeed you will think you are powerless. But if you accept responsibility, you are free to change your mind and dream a happy dream. Healing is a rebirth, a time in which time is gone and all attention is focused on the present. Healing is a new decision, the acceptance of a new purpose, and a new self. A sick mind follows the ego’s plan for happiness, a mind that is willing to be healed gives up this plan. Now this mind is ready to know the real plan, the plan that cannot fail. Giving up the ego’s plan must lead to an open mind, an empty mind. Do not be afraid of this, because this emptiness is instantly filled by truth, and by the limitless will of God. Open your mind to change. To the degree to which you want your experience to change, to that same degree will your mind be open. Closing your mind means that you want things to remain the same, and so they will. Be willing to question everything you think you want, be willing to question every idea of what you are. When you question the ego’s plan, only then are you free to realize what it is. The ego’s plan is completely insane, completely unattainable, and clearly undesirable. Every illusion is dispelled when it is seen for what it is. You will not see your illusions as illusions while you think you want them to be true. Learn to question everything. Look with open eyes at the ego’s

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The Instant of Healing
You can be healed now, and only now. Future healing has no meaning, because it implies suffering until the time of healing will arrive. Healing is now, because it is nothing more than a change in your perspective. It is healing because it is a total replacement of the vision with which you perceive all things. The time you perceive between now and healing is only a reflection of the foolish desire to keep the source of suffering in your mind. It is this very wish that must be changed. So what is your part in healing? The acceptance of responsibility for the way you see. Responsibility for the goals you have accepted and hidden in your mind. Unless you are responsible for suffering, you cannot be healed. What power can you have over what is outside of you? None indeed. The acceptance of responsibility is what gives you the power to heal.

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Healing Aids
In the world it appears as if you can suffer without your own choice. You can be victimized and can become sick through external influences. Because of this the world has invented many forms of healing, and healing aids of every kind. This includes medications, surgeries, potions, stones, and countless other things. At times they seem to work, because the mind believes that cause is outside of itself, and therefore believes that healing can also be accomplished in the same way. Yet, no worldly healing aid is universal, and the degree to which it appears to work is based on the mind's conviction that it will work. While the mind remains confused about cause and effect the use of these healing aids can be helpful. Without them, the mind may become

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True Psychotherapy
There are many forms of mental illness in the world, but all of them are caused by a lack of attention to the mind, and a surrender of one's will to the insane ego. The ego's most valued goal is to occupy your mind with as much fear and guilt as possible. If you allow the ego to do this, it will seem to completely possess your mind and your thought process. This is the cause of all that is called “mental illness”. The voice for God is above all of this, as are you. It is always present, always ready to be heard, and always ready to transform your mind. There are no exceptions in this. There is no form of illness that cannot be healed by the voice that speaks for God. The world's version of psychotherapy is to recognize the insane mind, to analyze it, and then to protect yourself from it. This cannot work. If the mind believes that this ego mind is real, it will remain in inner conflict. This is not healing, but simply a change in the form of sickness. Would the voice for God protect you from a voice it teaches is unreal? Must you protect yourself from an illusion, if you yourself are part of

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Healers
In reality there is no such thing as a healer, because in reality no one needs healing. In the world of dreams the body and the mind can seem to be sick, this is quite obvious. While the belief in this lasts, there is a temporary need for healers. The world has many names for healers, and each seems to deal with and employ a different form of healing. The majority of these healers are unaware of what causes suffering, and therefore cannot truly help to heal. These unhealed healers believe that the patient is a victim to suffering rather than its maker. They provide relief of symptoms, but unknowingly affirm the cause of suffering. This does not mean that they are evil, it means only that their ability to help is greatly limited by their own projection of sickness. “Physician heal thyself” is a call for healers to recognize the real cause of suffering, and to undo it within themselves. As a result, to learn to be truly helpful to their brothers and sisters. A true healer is one who acts as a bridge between God and those

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Healers who have forgotten God. They remind the mind, and supply a witness to God's remembrance. They share the voice for God, and demonstrate their faith. The purpose of being this bridge is to make the bridge itself unnecessary. A healer does not heal, but each allows their own internal healer to communicate through them, and make its presence known in the minds of those who hear. The sick must choose if and when they are healed, no one can choose for them. By placing their faith in a “healer” the sick have simply chosen that healing is possible. Now it must be accepted. To help your brothers and sisters to heal is to call them to join you in a common goal. This will induce their minds to give up the thought of separation and the miscreations it has caused. This joining can have many effects, including healing of what appeared as sickness. The correction of what seemed like disaster, and the supply of something that appeared to be lacking. These events are called miracles in the world, but the real miracle is the love that has joined and unified the minds of God's children.

Suffering As Unreality
That suffering is unreal is quite unbelievable to those who have manifested sickness, or to those who think they see it everywhere. Suffering is equally unbelievable to those who have chosen healing. Suffering is unreal because it exists only at the level of appearance. A healed mind remembers that only what is changeless is true. Everything that can change is always open to change, there are no exceptions in this. This vision is the basis of all miracles. Child of God, whenever you think you are suffering, remember God and pray: I am a Child of God, I cannot suffer God is love, and does not will suffering

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The End of Suffering
Suffering is only possible when you deny yourself and deny God who created you. Suffering is not the will of God, neither is it yours. Yet you think that suffering has a purpose you would want to fulfill. You believe in suffering only because you think others deserve to suffer. Through guilt, you also believe that you yourself are deserving of it. Child of God, you are wrong. You do not remember what you really want. Be happy about this, be happy that you can change your mind. In reality, you could not think this, but you do not yet remember the truth. The self that believes in suffering of any kind is not you, the self that condemns anyone to suffer is not you. The self that thinks it is powerless is not you. Remember this and suffering will be impossible. Child of God, God cannot suffer, and you are part of God.

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“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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The Two Relationships
All your relationships on earth are a demonstration of the purpose you have accepted within your mind, and the self you have accepted as true. This includes so called close relationships, distant relationships, brief encounters, as well as those you have never met. There are no exceptions in this. Your relationships can only reflect one of two goals, and each is guided by a different self. Your relationships can be between your ego and the ego in others, or between your divinity and that same divinity in all. One seeks to get, the other only gives. The ego sees you as a lonely and separate being. It seeks for love, companionship, adoration, respect, honor, and above all, specialness. This is because all these things are seen as missing within. The task in your relationships becomes the getting and bargaining for all the things that will make you happy. This is the basis of most relationships on earth, this is seen as normal. This is not love, and will never be. The other choice in relationships is a purpose of giving. It is the natural state of sharing the gifts of God. When you accept yourself as you truly are, you will see no void to fill within yourself. You are love, so you have no need to search and bargain for love. You have the gifts of God within you, there is no more need to seek for anything outside. When you remember the presence of love within yourself, you will know that this divine love is present within all of your brothers and sisters. Whether they remember it or express it is irrelevant. You will not believe that you have something that they do not, specialness will be seen as a childish game, born out of the denial of love.

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Special Relationships
Those who perceive themselves to be separate, have no choice but to form special relationships, in which each is using the other to gain something that is missing within. This is the nature of relationships in the world of illusion. Each one has a purpose for the relationship, and each is willing to sacrifice something in exchange for what the other gives. Each sets expectations on the other, and tries to meet the expectations placed on themselves. In these relationships, conflict is inevitable, because the ego can never give as much as it takes. It is capable only of bargaining, and will always attempt to limit its own sacrifice. Each special relationship is different from the other, and each is seen as filling a different piece of the empty vessel seen as your self. These relationships take many forms in the world, they have a multitude of labels. These labels seem to be what determines the expectations placed upon the other. Specialness takes many forms, it is called family, friends, religions, nationalities. Specialness is behind every war, racism, sexism, and all the ways in which judgment and separation are seen as real. Special relationships are deceiving, because they are dressed up in images of beauty, love, dedication and compassion. These pretty pictures make special love appear as love. It appears to be a worthy goal, and can even seem to be a gift from God. Do not be fooled by these appearances and the emotions they seem to produce. Underneath them is your belief that you are without love, without worth, and without connection. If you knew all this was already within you, you would never seek for love outside. Behind this childish game of love is a denial of love.

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The Cost of Specialness
In the dream world, you have denied the love of God, and accepted a dream like substitute for it. This is the price you paid to have this experience of separation. You have also forgotten that you made this substitute. Now it is possible for you to believe that to give up the substitute will be a loss. This is only because, you do not remember the love of God that is within you. Child of God, specialness has cost you the remembrance of reality. Now you must learn that you do not want it. Specialness is a goal that can never be reached, it is the attempt to make what is the same to be different. You are not special, and will never be, accept this now, and save yourself from suffering. What God created you to be is so magnificent, so complete that the thought of specialness is impossible. What benefit is there to be more, be better or have more than your brothers and sisters? This is a loss, dressed up in an illusion of gain. Do not be fooled by these appearances, their very purpose is to deceive your mind. To you who refuses to pay the price for specialness, heaven is the reward. This is no small gift, not a bargain made by God, it is the condition of reality. It is the preparation for remembering the heaven within.

Healing Relationships
Before you can remember reality, the voice for God must heal your perception of relationships. Before you can remember what love is, you must learn what it is not. This, your internal teacher must show you in your own

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The Only Relationship
God gave only one purpose to all relationships, and this has no exceptions. You are a co-creator with all of your brothers and sisters, and together, all are co-creators with God. This is how creation is shared, and the very reason why it remains without limit. Its purpose is the extension of love within the kingdom of God. An endless life of sharing, in which God gives all things to everyone. This is reality, no other relationship is real. In this relationship is joy

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The Lesson In Relationships
Before the reality of your relationships can be remembered, there is one lesson you must learn. It is this lesson that has been referred to as a miracle. Recognize another as yourself. What else can be called a miracle in a world of separation? This is the recognition that nothing you experience is in isolation, there is no problem or difficulty which is yours alone. Life is a shared experience, and each one is entitled to perfect happiness and freedom. What can you request for yourself alone, if your experience is shared equally by all? Recognize that the healing of another is the healing of yourself. This lesson alone is the true acceptance of healing. Do you think you can do this without forgiveness? Can you accept this equality while you have faith in guilt? No, it is not possible. This lesson is one of mercy and true forgiveness. It requires the making of a choice that is unlike the alternatives the world can offer you. This lesson can be learned in any one instant, with any one of your brothers and sisters. To extend true forgiveness to one is to extend true forgiveness to all. This lesson has no specialness within it, and through it, you learn that all are worthy of forgiveness. Awake or asleep, the children of God share one will, one love, and one God. The power of this lesson is without limit. It invites the awareness and the will of God into your relationship. Do not think this is some small and meaningless idea. Heaven

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Limitless Relationships
In this world, it takes two to know reality, It takes two to remember heaven. No one can remember God alone, because no one is alone. You must take your brothers and sisters with you, because their goal is the same as yours. This is the purpose of sharing truth, this is the purpose of giving. When two minds recognize their unity, the relationship has reached the pinnacle of relationships within the world. The relationship reflects the will of God, and the purpose for which God created all relationships. Nothing can be denied to those who have joined in the will of God. God gave perfect freedom to his children, and has promised that they are cocreators with him forever. Wherever God's will has been recognized, God himself is there. Fear is made meaningless, and no limitations can be perceived. This is possible in every relationship on earth, and each relationship has this as its ultimate purpose. These two are free, their power to create is restored to their awareness, and God communicates to both as one. These two have forgiven each other, and each sees no sin within the other. They share perfect peace, abundance, and extend this to the world. Each is a savior to the other, and to many more. Until no one is a savior, and all are saved. These limitless relationships are the miracles of this world. Child of God, forget your specialness. It is not real, and you can never make it real. Learn that all are equal and the same. Learn that you cannot choose between parts of creation and know what creation really is.

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Teacher & Student Relationship
Teacher and student relationships on the spiritual path can be very helpful in this world, but they can also be greatly misunderstood. Both teacher and student are capable of confusion in this regard. In reality no one is a teacher, and no one is a student. All share perfect knowledge of reality, and not one has a single lesson to learn. In this world however, there seems to be a difference between the children of God, each seems to be in a different spot on the journey to awakening. This difference is one of time, therefore by the very nature of time, it is unreal. Nevertheless, this relationship must be properly understood if it is to bring true benefit to both teacher and student. Teaching is not an attribute of being. It is a temporary function, the fulfillment of a temporary need. A teacher of God is one who has recognized the reality shared by all, and shares the lessons which brought this awakening to them. A teacher must point the student inward, and away from attention on all things external, including the form of the teacher himself. A teacher of God cannot act as a replacement for the voice of God within the mind of the student. To do so, would be to circumvent God's plan for awakening. Each must go within and remember God. While a student is unwilling to hear and learn only from their own internal teacher, an external teacher acts as a conduit for the voice for God, but never as a replacement. A teacher of God demonstrates their own acceptance of truth, and the peace and power which is its result. They do this by their being, their consistency, and their ability to face the world of illusion without fear. The role of a teacher of God is to give no support to the illusions in the minds of the student. Not to give reality to their doubts in themselves and God. This is sometimes interpreted as an attack. Illusions are threatened by truth, their existence depends on the denial of truth. For this reason, even

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Teacher & Student Relationship this relationship can experience seeming conflict, and may also seem to end. This is an illusion, a one sided conflict, it has no meaning at all. A teacher of God must give freedom to the student, to come or go whenever they wish. This relationship cannot be made into a co-dependent special relationship. If this is allowed to happen, the relationship has lost sight of its purpose. Its very purpose is freedom. Every child of God is in the hands of the voice for God within, and God's eternal oneness beyond the world of dreams. A teacher of God may at times reject a student, though the rejection is only in form, and represents only the teacher's unwillingness to waste time with an unwilling student. This seeming rejection is only a reflection of the task of saving time. No one can learn what they do not desire to learn. There are many teachers of God within the world, who are capable of providing real help to any student willing to learn. An unwilling student may jump from teacher to teacher, from book to book. This is just a game played by the spiritual ego, to avoid responsibility for learning. All teachers of God must remain vigilant against specialness. Specialness can indeed take a spiritual form, and fool both teacher and student. This is easily observed within the world. A student must use a teacher's demonstration only to realize that what they see within the teacher must be within them. To remember that if one can choose God, all can choose God. This is the only valid purpose that an external teacher can serve. Everything else is specialness. To praise the form or name of a teacher of God is delusional, it is the replacement of God with flesh and bone. Their name and form are just as meaningless as those of the student. This must be undone by the teacher himself, through the denial of specialness and affirmation of union. Student and teacher are one. This is what a true teacher teaches, and this is the only lesson the student must learn. Divinity is shared by all, it is the condition of reality.

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True Compassion
Compassion and love are one. No one who thinks that love is special understands what compassion is. Compassion is not for the sick and suffering. Compassion is for those who simply believe in suffering. It is for those whose minds are riddled with guilt, and those who believe themselves to be victims of the world. Compassion is not to join in suffering. You must understand this if you are to heal. If you agree with another that they are indeed vulnerable, sick and powerless, you are not being compassionate. This is a denial of their reality and of your own. Can anyone benefit from such insane compassion? The ego too has its version of compassion, and its version shares the ego's goal of separation. The ego's compassion is much more widely used than God's. The ego says “Yes, I feel your pain. Yes the world is a horrible place. Yes, you are a helpless victim of an evil world.”. The ego calls this love, but it is anything but. To be truly compassionate is to work to undo the cause of fear. When you ask for a sure way to heal, it is given you. The form in which these means are given is suited exactly for the situation. The means come from the voice for God, but the goal of healing must be agreed on by you. The truly compassionate deny the denial of truth in themselves and in every brother and sister. This allows for the communication of truth that is not obstructed by illusions. No forms of sickness are immune to real compassion, all are the same, and all are undone in just the same way. Compassion is not concerned with the dream's reaction to reality, to do so would be to place the dream ahead of reality. Such confusion will only leave you in the dark, along with the those who are in need of your compassion. Do not share any beliefs in a sick and separate self, no matter how

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True Compassion real your brothers and sisters think it is, and no matter how real it may appear to the senses of the body. Say this to all those who think that they suffer, either silently or out loud: "Child of God your dream of weakness is not reality Your dream of a petty and vulnerable self is not you You are spirit, child of God, untouched by all dreams of suffering You are as God created you It is only this that I accept as your reality Such is reality, and such is compassion that is rooted in reality. For as long as you desire pity for yourself, you will give pity. For as long as you think you are powerless, you will share this perspective with your brothers and sisters. Child of God, remember this: True compassion is empowerment. When you pity your brothers and sisters, you are weakening them. You are joining their nightmares of suffering, and you will suffer with them. This is the world's insane version of compassion, you must refuse to see any benefit in this.

The Space Between
The ego's number one argument for separation is the space perceived between bodies. This is precisely the purpose of the body, to give seeming existence to the thought of separation. Within this space is the ego's storehouse of guilt, it is the container of all your memories of pain, and the place where the fear of harm is kept alive. This space is the ego's last line of defense. In it, it sees your safety, the gate to its pathetic kingdom of flesh and bone. Child of God, this space offers no safety. It is the illusion that keeps all illusions in place.

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Relationships & Love Without this space, you would recognize your unity with all your brothers and sisters, and through it, you would recognize your unity with God. You and your brothers and sisters are united in a reality far beyond dreaming. It is this reality that renders the space between your bodies meaningless. Only forgiveness offers you the vision to overlook this space, and to join with your brothers and sisters in the will you share with God.

The Game of Guilt
In the thought system of the ego, no relationship is allowed to be free of guilt. Guilt is the way in which the ego gains power and control within the relationship. It is always on the lookout for bits and pieces of guilt to add to its treasure house of pain. Every small offense is acceptable, and happily added to its twisted view of the relationship. Prolonged periods of peace must be broken. Peace is boredom to the ego, its war against peace must always be moving forward. In the ego's world guilt is easily manufactured, and no opportunity is ever wasted. Guilt equals power. This is the wisdom the ego teaches within relationships. The more guilt you can gather against the other, the safer you are. The more guilt the other accepts, the more control is given you. This game of guilt, the ego calls love. As long as you identify with the ego, be sure you are playing this game. Observe this function in all your relationships, and you will no longer believe that this is love. Experience fully the effects of this game, and you will learn that you are no longer willing to play. Child of God, you do not want this. Let your relationships be healed of all guilt. Offer the voice for God your willingness to exchange the ego's purpose for the will of God. Offer a miracle to each one, and watch them transform into the remembrance of God.

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Romantic Love
Romantic relationships are the epitome of special relationships in the world. They can be very helpful to your awakening, but they can also serve to delay you. Which of these they will do depends on you. A romantic relationship can be a lot of fun, and can at times seem to resemble love, especially in its beginning stages. Yet behind their exterior is a need born out of the denial of love. A romantic relationship is set apart from all other relationships, both by its expression and its meaning in the world. It is primarily a relationship between two bodies. What is romance except the feeling of being loved, appreciated, special, and attractive? Is it not a sign of approval of your body, and the attributes that you believe define who you are? Why do you need flowers and candles to experience love? Why do you need a body to experience love? Why do you need a “commitment”? Why do you need someone to say “I do”, and to promise to love you forever? You want all this, you need all this, because you have denied that love is within you. You want the world to prove you are lovable. You want the world to show you that you are worthy of attention. Observe yourself within your romantic relationship, and see how much of what you do within it is based on fear and expectations. Observe how quickly your love can turn to dislike or even hate. Is there anyone who has not experienced this? Your romantic relationship is a perfect opportunity to uncover the limiting beliefs you hold about love, as well as your own feelings of being inadequate. None of this is actually necessary. You are who you are, and love is an attribute of your being. Why search for love? Why experience it through human gimmicks? Why not experience it as the divine source within? Child of God, do not worship this idol of love. To love a body is temporary, but to love spirit, is forever. It is

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Relationships & Love not you who needs to find a “special someone”. It is not you who feels lonely within the world. It is not you who needs approval from other bodies. Every romantic relationship has the potential of serving the real purpose for relationships. It is not necessary to divorce your spouse, or to end any relationship with your brothers and sisters. It means only that the “desire for love” is allowed to be replaced by love itself.

Successful Relationships
Wouldn't life be a lot easier if you didn't have to pick and choose between relationships? Wouldn't you experience more peace if you didn't have to do so much juggling? All relationships share one purpose. This is what makes relationships work. This is what gives you peace in your relationships. You no longer have to pick and choose between any brother or sister in the world. Your task is to always choose what is in the benefit of all. The simplicity of this life is unfathomable. The peace it brings is beyond measure. Love all, and do your part in God's plan for awakening. God is your source, your boss, your companion. What more do you need? All relationships, where two or more have joined in purpose, are holy. They represent true relationships, on earth as they are in heaven. This joining seems to begin with two, but goes out to all in truth. When you have made this joining, heaven is revealed to you. Do not underestimate the power of this lesson. What could hold back the children of God, when they have agreed on what they want? This true joining is possible only within the thought system of unity. True joining does not join against something. It is a joining of spirit to spirit, that spirit is the reality of all. This can happen spontaneously and out of the blue, or it may seem to take time to develop. Time is irrelevant, because it is the experience of

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Successful Relationships what is timeless. This can happen with so called strangers, it will happen because they are not strangers. This can happen in silence, or include words, or actions. Each time, it is an experience of pure love between the children of God. Your so called “close” relationships, are always perfect opportunities to build limitless relationships. To learn the lesson of forgiveness truly.

The Fear of Joining
Do you trust your brothers and sisters? Do you have faith that God himself is in them? Or do you see everyone based on their appearance and attributes in the flesh? The ego is afraid of joining, because the ego is the thought of separation. This joining would make the ego meaningless. If you listen to the ego, you are afraid of your brothers and sisters. This fear seems justified in the thinking of the world. Some are seen as evil, some will seek to cause you harm. You do not want to join with them, because they are not the same as you. So spin the wheels of duality, with no escape in sight. So continues the battle between right and wrong. The way out is to choose to see in them, what they do not yet see in themselves. See them as they are beyond time, in their original condition as divine children of God. This is precisely how you forgive them, and it is how you can help them to heal. Only spiritual vision gives you this sight. Some will shed their guilt and their evil dreams, because you have chosen to love them. To show them, to remind them of God's forgiveness on all things. They will receive your love, though all are also free to seem to deny it. Do any of your brothers and sisters deserve to suffer? The answer forgiveness gives is an overwhelming no. Would you choose to believe this if you knew the alternative was heaven? In the dream of earth, your brothers

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Relationships & Love and sisters may be in need of help. Give the help that is needed, when given the opportunity to do so. Your divine teacher will do this with you and through you. Join with all your brothers and sisters. Refuse to be afraid of the children of God, you cannot be harmed by them. Refuse to believe that evil and suffering is the reality of anyone. These things are only dreams in a world of dreams. Child of God, you are innocent. You are worthy of the love of God. This is the primary acknowledgement in a limitless relationship. It is a relationship reborn in forgiveness. In each of these relationships are miracles accomplished. These adventures of joining are what gives birth to happy dreams, and put an end to nightmares.

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Chapter 10

Miracles
“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”

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power cannot be absent from it. Its power remains limitless as God intended it to be. Your identity as spirit is forever true, and is independent of any belief to the contrary. Its creative power cannot be expressed through you without your agreement, and while you insist that you are something else, it will seem to be inaccessible to you. As you progress on your journey to awakening, your creative power will become more and more evident to you. As you learn to rely on it, and to

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turn to it in more and more situations, its expression will grow until it is truly without limit. The maximal expression of your creative power in this world of illusion is called a miracle. A miracle is the only tool available to you for shortening time and correcting the miscreations of your mind. It is the tool by which nightmares become happy dreams, and each one reminds you that you live in heaven. Miracles can answer every circumstance, no matter how complex or difficult. Miracles are for you, they are your God given right. Do you believe that this is true? If not, your mind is in need of healing, and this healing is now your goal. The faith to move mountains is received by your acceptance of truth. Place no limits on your own learning, you can, and must learn to heal your world.

The Source of Miracles
Ultimately, the source of miracles is God, because God is the source of your creative power. On earth, this power must be expressed through you who has accepted God's will as your own. Miracles must happen with your blessing and agreement. A miracle is not an intervention from God, he does not intervene in your decision making. God does not allow anything nor prevent anything. God knows that you are safe forever, and that what you call disaster is just a dream. He offers you his peace and his power, even in your dreaming of the world. You may believe that miracles depend on God's willingness to give them, but this is not so. God has given all miracles already, God has given you the power to choose, and the power to create. God waits for your decision about what you choose now. If you choose what you chose before, nothing will change in your experience. In any situation calling for a miracle,

you can learn to choose one. Disaster can turn to heaven, sickness can disappear, and every form of lack can be supplied.

The Only Miracle
There is only one miracle which you are capable of in this world. It is a miracle of forgiveness, a miracle of joining. What else can be called a miracle in a world based on guilt and separation? This is the reason why there is no order of difficulty in miracles, there is really only one. Its effects on the dream are limitless. They may result in what are considered miraculous changes in a situation, or a healing of what was believed to be your doom. These are mere reflections of the miracle that has occurred in the mind, they follow simply because of the relationship of mind to the world of form. These results are a part of the gift, though the real gift is far beyond what can be seen. You will work miracles in the world when you choose to accept the truth of what you are. Its physical results will sometimes be seen and sometimes unseen. You can be certain that a miracle has happened each time you recognize another as yourself. This is the only function of a miracle worker, to deny separation and to accept union. From your acceptance follows a natural demonstration of what you have accepted. It is this demonstration that transfers your faith to your brothers and sisters in the world.

Purpose & Outcome
The healing of a body or a circumstance is not the purpose of a miracle. These healing events are the physical manifestations of its real purpose. Miracles seem to heal the sick, raise the dead, and do what the

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Miracles world says is impossible. But who and what really benefits from a miracle? Is it the body? Or is it the mind that has awakened to its reality? Miracles heal minds, they awaken minds to power and to peace. This is their only purpose. Learning that appearances can change is only a small part of the lesson. The lesson itself is that the mind creates the world of form, and because of this, it is never a prisoner to its miscreations. Therefore, to accept miracles, you must desire their purpose not just their results. For as long as the results are cherished more than the purpose, you will not see the real value of miracles, you will not have faith in them, and you will be unable to call them forth. An outcome may sometimes be revealed to you ahead of its coming. This is only when it is helpful to do so. The outcome will manifest in accordance with the plan of God, its timing will be perfect as are all things in his plan. Your focus however, must remain on the purpose. The purpose guarantees the outcome, and of this you can be sure.

The Gift of Miracles
A miracle is an act of giving, a way of sharing the abundance, the joy, and the glory of God’s limitless creation. Each one blesses everyone throughout the world; each one is a gift from God to all. A miracle is the highest gift you can offer to a child of God, since the miracle restores the knowledge of your joint reality. Within this knowledge is the gift of the entire Kingdom of God. Before you can give miracles, you must first accept one into your own mind. Change your mind, and remember the spirit of God in you. This is the only way you will have the faith to move mountains, and help others to join you in awakening. This is the way that miracles can be done for you, and through you. It may seem contradictory to say that you cannot give what you do

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The Gift of Miracles not have, and that you cannot have until you give. This is not a contradiction, only a matter of intent. If you request a miracle for yourself alone, you will not know that you have received one. To ask for something for yourself is to deny God, and to deny the unity of all his children. But if you learn to accept miracles for the purpose of sharing and giving them away, then surely you will know that you have received them. Give and you will know that you have, this is the single law of miracles. Miracles are a way of transferring faith from one who temporarily has more to one who temporarily has less. This difference is only in time, and not a real difference at all. By this transfer, the strength of both the giver and receiver is increased. An increase in faith is an increase in love, and that is the real and only goal of those who have joined their will with God's. When you become aware of miracles, you will give them away so that everyone could become aware with you. This is the purpose of joining minds that think they are separate, it is the purpose of sharing your power with your world.

The Power of Miracles
Miracles are dreams too, but much different from the dreams the ego makes. They are dreams that lead to awakening. They have the power to transform sickness into health, lack into abundance, and death into life. They have the power to transform all appearances, regardless of seeming difficulty or complexity. Miracles follow the laws of God, they are full expressions of the Golden Rule and of forgiveness. They are not bound by the laws of time or space, or any laws cherished by the minds of man. There is nothing they cannot do, and nothing you cannot do if you learn to accept them. The power of miracles is far greater than the transformation of

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Miracles appearances, this is just part of their power. Their power is in the transformation of minds. Without this, miracles would be nothing more than magic tricks used to make separation less painful. This would hardly bring benefit to anyone. Miracles remind you of the love of God. They remind you of his power, and that he has shared it with you. They remind you that your will is God's. They remind you that fear is unreal, unwarranted, and that you live in the safety of your God.

The Gift of Faith
Perhaps you have thought that faith is something you must attain. Perhaps you have thought that faith has degrees. It is not so. Faith is the gift given you by your internal teacher. It is given when you are willing to realize and accept that all your doubts are without merit. Their basis being a shabby little self, incapable of reason. When this gift of faith is given, the faith is the bridge to certainty. It is the openness to the acceptance of what ends all doubting. My will is God's. In the world of time, this certainty must be chosen again and again, as your dreams may still fool you at times. Perfect consistency in making this choice is the ultimate goal of all learning. When this learning is complete, the dream world will no longer seem to contain you. This teaching cannot accomplish this, its purpose being your first acceptance and conscious awareness of who and what you are. Afterwards, all your learning will be built upon your experience that the word of God is literally true. From this point on, you will know of your internal teacher, and know that all his gifts are waiting for your acceptance. Accept today the miracle that will give you peace, and the faith to move mountains.

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The Power of Joining

The Power of Joining
A miracle is always a thought of union, it begins with this thought, and ends in this thought as well. Union is the source and purpose of all miracles. It is an expansion of mind beyond the body and beyond the ego. This expansion is not bound to the limits of this world. It goes beyond the world into another. A miracle is a form of psychotherapy, by which the minds of both the giver and the receiver are restored to sanity. Their minds no longer ask for sickness or lack, but share in peace, health and abundance. Their minds join for a common purpose and they remember God together. A miracle is the joining of the children of God in the will of God. Therefore you must learn to join your mind with other minds, because together you are limitless. Join your mind to all minds, because all are really one. This is how to join your mind with God. Alone you have no power, because to be alone is to be an ego, and locked within a body. But joined with your brothers and sisters, you have all power. Miracles reflect the joining of minds and the sharing of a unified identity. This identity is one in its goals, desires and manifestations.

The Lesson in Miracles
Every problem is a lesson and every miracle is a lesson also, it is a lesson in giving. Whenever you perceive a problem that has no resolution, it is because you have confused yourself and your brothers with the body, and with the past. This is a denial of spirit, and a denial of the spirit's power. Whenever you perceive that something is lacking, you have simply not given it. By placing a limit on your love, you have forgotten how much God loves you. You have forgotten how much power he has given you. To love

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Miracles is to give. In any situation, give a miracle to all your brothers and sisters and one will be given you to give. This is the central lesson behind every miracle, they return the laws of God into your awareness. By giving it, you join your power with your brothers and sisters, and together you supply whatever is needed. A miracle is a correction of the belief that you are alone, limited, and bound to suffering. What else could a miracle correct? Every miracle is an affirmation of spirit, and a denial of the weakness of the body. It is the acceptance of power that is not of this world. This power is of God, it is also in you, because God has shared it with you. Through it you learn that you yourself are not of this world. Every true miracle, shows this to you with perfect clarity. Every miracle brings the union of yourself and God into your awareness.

Working Miracles
There is nothing extraordinary about miracles, nor is there anything extraordinary about those who give them. Miracles are natural expressions of your reality, and your reality is one without limit. The power to work miracles belongs to everyone, but each must learn to accept that power as what they truly want. Where the ego sees suffering, choose again and believe in perfection. Where the ego sees poverty, choose again and share your abundance. Where the ego sees death, choose again and proclaim that only life is real. Miracle working requires faith. If you lack faith, the voice for God must first heal your mind of doubt before it can give miracles through you. A miracle worker does not heal suffering, but overlooks it and accepts the truth. In truth, no child of God can suffer. A miracle worker reminds the mind that it has made the illusion of suffering. When the mind accepts this, it is healed. But while the mind denies that it made suffering, it

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Working Miracles will seem powerless. Now the suffering seems to have power over the mind and body, because the mind has denied its own power. The suffering believe that they deserve to suffer, they believe they are helpless victims of the evil world around them. This is not the truth, each is a creator of their experience of God. When you see another as sick and suffering, you are literally helping them to remain that way. This is a sign that you yourself are in need of healing. You are sharing a nightmare, making it real to both of you. You cannot work miracles from this perspective, you are sharing suffering, and claim suffering as your truth. This is the delusional “love” of the ego. Learn to withdraw your mind from all appearances of suffering. Allow your mind to be at peace, and share that peace with everyone. A miracle worker must share the miracles they have received, even if they are not yet visible in the world. This is how to make them visible. Proclaim healing, even when the body seems sick. Proclaim abundance, even if there appears not to be enough. Proclaim peace even if the world sees reason for conflict. Proclaim this to everyone: You cannot be sick or suffer, you are a child of God. To ensure that miracles are received the only thing you can do is demonstrate your own faith and belief in them. Demonstrate also how great is your faith that they are accepted. Your demonstration will sustain the faith of your brothers and sisters. Perhaps their faith must grow before they are willing to accept all that a miracle gives. Perhaps they are afraid of healing, and believe that it will cost them something that they want. None of this matters, a miracle cannot fail. Trust the voice of God in the minds of your brothers and sisters, it cannot fail to heal them. Trust that they will hear, learn and accept the gift it offers them. A miracle is given from your internal healer, to the internal healer of your brothers and sisters. Have no concern for the illusions they still seem to believe in. You have seen past them, and joined with the truth

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Miracles you share with them. Child of God, your love cannot fail. A miracle is not a demonstration of power. It is a demonstration of faith. This faith is what invites the power to manifest in the world. To demonstrate your faith is to show that you do not believe in lack. It is a demonstration that you do not believe in disaster or nightmares of any kind. It is a demonstration that suffering is not the truth. By this demonstration you will call to others to accept the gifts of God. You now know it is only a matter of time. Your task is to help make that time be soon.

Miracles & Time
The main purpose of miracles is to shorten the time it takes for all the seemingly many minds to join in one mind. Though a miracle saves time, it does not eliminate it completely, this would be an intervention. A miracle is used to shorten the time in which God is remembered. It has the power to save many years, and many lifetimes. It is in your power to collapse time, and to help your brothers and sisters on the way to God. The way to collapse time is not to see it. You live by the idea that all things are accomplished now, truth is now, the only time it is needed. Have faith not in what the future brings, but in the reality God has given you. You must learn to look on all time as now. This perception of time is what minimizes wasted time. A miracle worker must accept the power to shorten time, and must use everything in time to do it. The way that this is done is suited perfectly to the circumstance. It is not your part to plan this. Accept the purpose of a miracle, and the sure way to achieve it will be made known to you. Miracles change your perspective of time. Time is not a linear concept, going from left to right in an orderly fashion. This is the very illusion of time. Time is actually a field in which everything exists now. Miracles serve to eliminate some of the linear time that is needed to remember this.

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Miracles & Time They are like shortcuts, a way to jump to any place within the field. How much time is saved? How much time is needed? It does not matter, saving time is always beneficial. Physical effects of miracles have a direct connection with collapsing time. They eliminate the past, and reclaim the future. They help collapse the past and future into now. This is a the benefit of miracles, but this is not where they begin. They begin in time, they are accomplished as cooperative adventures. They are relationships, journeys, meetings, encounters. Miracles are not experienced alone.

Miracles & Magic
Miracles are highly controversial things in the spiritual teachings of the world. Some traditions teach that miracles cannot be helpful in the experience of God. Some choose to make use of miracles, others do not. Miracles bring benefit to those who use them to benefit. Everyone is free to choose the meaning and purpose of all things. When miracles are used constructively, they witness for the reality of spirit, and its power to create. They witness to the power of both the giver and the receiver. Let the voice for God be your guide to miracles, only it knows when and where they can be useful. Your internal teacher will give you specific directions in the part you play in miracles. Listen to, and trust the voice for God. Miracles are not given to satisfy every whim you think you may have, or to change every appearance which is judged as one you do not want. This is not their purpose. To use them for purposes of separation is a contradiction of their purpose. They are not used by one to teach another what they do not have. A miracle is the sharing of power among equals. There is no power or ability that everyone does not possess. Power is not given to some, but was given to all. Miracles must affirm that all are

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Miracles & The Laws of God
You cannot work miracles alone, you will do them with your brothers and sisters in the world. Their very purpose is to join the children of God. Therefore, never forget that miracles are meant to heal your brothers and sisters with you. This is why you are asked to remember how to give, and to be faithful that your gifts have been received. Your gift is given and received by the voice for God. A miracles is an act of sharing, a gift from spirit to spirit. Now you must have faith that he will do his work, and your brothers and sisters will remember their freedom. God thanks you for your giving. In this is your joy and happiness as a co-creator with God. You are free to give miracles to all your brothers and sisters, but these gifts must not interfere with their learning process ,and their power to choose. No one can be healed against their wishes, no one can learn a lesson that they do not wish to learn. It is your task to give miracles away, but their results and their acceptance is not in your hands. Sometimes their acceptance will seem to take time, at times they will seem to be denied entirely. This does not matter. Miracles are healing, and no one can heal someone else. One can receive healing and offer it to all others. What does it mean to offer healing? It means to offer the truth that renders all suffering impossible. The sick have God's presence in them. How can they truly be sick? To you who is the giver of miracles, your only task is in the giving. In certain relationships, you may have an active role to play in healing, other times, your physical presence and participation will not be required. Only your internal teacher can guide you in this. Make no efforts without first

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Miracles & The Laws of God consulting the voice for God. Your part will always be made clear to you, you will understand it, because you will share in the vision which brings understanding. To heal another means to give no support to their dream of sickness. It means not to join them in suffering, but to join them in the thought of God. It means to share faith in God and not in dreams. How strong is your faith in the appearance of sickness? How strong is your faith in God's word that has promised happiness? One offsets the other, you cannot have faith in both. Miracle worker, choose your allegiance now. Will it be hell and ego? Or Heaven and God? Is giving a sacrifice? If every gift you give is given you? Who can lose by giving everything away? This is loss only to the insane ego. To you as spirit, sharing is the purpose of all life. This is the law by which you give and receive miracles. Giver and receiver are one and the same. In the end, each gives the same gift to the other. Each learns the same lesson, that the other is himself. What more can be called a miracle? What other miracle is needed? For any two who choose this, the will of God is done.

Miracles & Forgiveness
Forgiveness is the requirement for miracles, in fact, they are really one and the same. You can give a miracle only to one whom you recognize as yourself. A miracle is not given by the different to the different, but it is the sign that you have accepted union and equality. It is the sign that you have accepted that everything God gave, he gave equally to all. Nothing can be for you alone. All your brothers and sisters are entitled to miracles with you. There are no degrees in this, and no exceptions. If you make exceptions, you will remain in the prison you have made. Is this what you want? Accept the

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Miracles & Will
A miracle is an act of pure will. Wishing and hoping are not involved, on any level, at any point. Miracles are received through a prayer of your heart, a prayer of love, a prayer of giving. No other prayer but this one can be answered by a God that is love itself, and the selfless giver of all things. When you learn to will instead of wish, nothing will be impossible to you. The only prayer that can result from an act of will is a prayer of giving and of gratitude. Your will is done. The way to use your limitless will in this world is to give. Create all things in the name of God. Create all things as a joyful act of sharing. To let all things serve as a reminder of the love of God. Let all things witness to the power of God in you, and in everyone. Until you remember to use your will, your thoughts will remain weak and you will doubt yourself. You will never be absolutely sure about what you want, until you choose the will you share with God. Child of God, your will is one with God. Acknowledge that you want only happiness for all his children. This unites your will with God. God's will can now work through you to save the world. To translate the reality of God into symbols which the human mind can understand. This is how God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven. Miracles are not accidents or flukes, they are not toys. They are decisions you can learn to make. They must happen wherever and whenever they are accepted. In any situation, ask yourself. What do I truly

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Miracles & Communication
A miracle is a communication device that acts as a bridge between the dream world and reality. It is communication between the divine mind within you, and the divine mind within your brothers and sisters. This is the highest form of communication possible within the world of illusion. The purpose of this communication is to help your brothers and sisters not to deny true communication within their minds. All fear and suffering is a result of the denial of divine communication, which is an unchanging aspect of reality. This denial is fundamental in the thought system of separation, and true healing is its undoing. This communication begins and ends in the mind, but since it is designed to function within the world, it also translates into words and actions. It is obvious that in order to communicate something, you must first accept it as true for you. Otherwise your communication is without power, your words will be empty, and your actions confused. Never forget that it is the mind that gives power to anything you may do or say within the world of dreams. It is possible for you to say the right words, and at times do the right thing. Be certain that if the root thought remains one of separation, you are failing to communicate effectively. In fact, you are not really communicating at all. The root thought behind all miraculous communication is union, it is the infusion of light into a world of seeming darkness. This is what gives miracles their power to transform minds, and as a result, to transform the mind's miscreations. Learn to accept this communication from the voice for God within you, and you will have real power to help heal your world. Let your thoughts, words, and actions be directed by the one who knows the plan of God. You

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Faith & Power
The connection between faith and power has long been recognized. Though it has been greatly misunderstood by those who simply watch it from afar. True faith is not hope, it is the acknowledgment of the power of God, the invitation for God's power to manifest in the world. This power is in you, because you are not separate from God. This is why faith can change what once seemed solid. It can heal what seemed beyond healing, it can do what the world says is impossible. True faith is not faith in some unseen power, some imagined concept, or something that is outside of you. True faith results from spiritual vision. Through this vision, the presence of God is known within. Through it, faith is made justified and natural. What could be easier than to place your life in the hands of a loving God, the source of a reality, in which suffering does not exist. You can do this very easily, by accepting the will of God. Your identity as a co-creator with God is not some imagined fantasy, it is a fact, it is your God given reality.

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Chapter 11

Time, Space & Matter
“Time and space are modes by which we think, and not conditions in which we live.”

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which the world of separation is made to seem real. Though they appear very solid, all are very flimsy things. Your reality is far beyond them, they have no power to imprison you. You do not yet understand the nature of space and time, its very nature is that it is an illusion. As your spiritual sight awakens, you will become more and more conscious of the transitory nature of all things physical. Nothing will seem as solid or serious as you once saw it before.

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Time & Space
Space and time are the same illusion, as time is measured by movement through space. Only in space can you experience the separation of oneness. Only in space can you differentiate between “this” and “that”, your body and other bodies. Time allows you to experience a past and a future, to identify with a story, to identify with one fragment of the whole. The purpose of time is to hide eternity, which is the ever present moment of now. Time allows for fear about the future and guilt about the past. These are the reasons why you made the dream of time. In the world of time the connection between thought and experience is not easily recognized, it is the very function of time to hide this connection. In the world of time it appears as if things are happening “to you”. This is due to the gap of time between thought and experience. It is also due to the multitude of thoughts that you are capable of having on any given day. These thoughts all combine to create the experiences which appear to happen to you. All your thoughts however, are mere reflections of the goals you have accepted as your own. If your thoughts are based on separation, your thoughts will create experiences which prove to you that what you believe is true. This is really the basis of the entire manifestation called earth. Thoughts can appear to be different, but there are only two possible thoughts in the world, a thought of separation, or a thought of union. Only like thoughts combine to create form. Therefore if you constantly think

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The World of Form
The word “matter” as used in this book refers to the basic physical components of which everything in this world is made. The tiny building blocks constantly changing and moving to make up “things”. Matter is a fantastic invention, it creates the illusion of an “outside world”. It is the device by which thoughts can take form and offer the possibility of outside observation and experience. In its most fundamental aspects, all matter is essentially the same. Complexity and differences arise not from its basic components, but rather the shape and density in which they combine together to create form. Matter can form in every conceivable way, without any limitations of any kind. It can form anything which your mind desires. It can appear as either hell or heaven for you, depending on the meaning you assign to it. All appearances are simply the forming of matter in a specific way. The physical universe is not singular, it is more accurately a multiverse. There are an infinite number of universes existing right now as potential quantum states. It is your mind that chooses which of these universes you want to experience. Each of these universes is slightly different from the next, as each reflects a different choice in your mind. The matter in the world that surrounds you is not constant. It is constantly created and refreshed based on the choices made by its observer. Matter originates in a vacuum, and is created from an invisible life energy which is itself a hologram. From this source, matter can form in an infinite number of ways and arrangements to make up the universe you see. This is

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Mind Stuff
All the matter in the physical universe is nothing more than thought slowed down in its vibration, to appear solid and outside. There is a hidden dimension of consciousness working within all matter. This is the unified mind shared by all observers of the world outside. Together, we form this illusory experience of a physical universe. Without an observer, a chooser, matter cannot form. Its basic reality is that it is nothing of itself. It is an empty space, a hologram which forms images based on the expectations of the one who is observing it. Where is the universe when there is no one to observe it? What can exist outside if everything is contained within? The outside world is nothing more than a projection of thought into an empty canvas, allowing the thinker to experience thoughts as a subjective reality. This basic nature of the world of form, is the basis behind all physical healing, be it considered miraculous or not. A body judged as healthy is made of the same building blocks as a body judged as sick. The appearance of lack is made up of the same stuff as the appearance of abundance. This is why the world outside is not real. It is only what you think it is.

Will
The intellectual understanding of quantum theory is not a requirement to your learning. It is not intellect which is the driving force behind your experience, but rather it is your will, and your power to choose.

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Dreams
Your night time dreams are the closest example you have of your mind's power to create a world that seems to exist outside of you. You also experience the mind's ability to believe that the world it made is real. They can also provide you with an example of why the illusion of time is necessary in this dream of earth. Many have experienced lucid dreaming, a state in which you are aware that you are dreaming, and are able to control what happens within your dream. Without this, your dreams are very chaotic, and the world seems to change with every thought you have. In dreams, there is no time between thought and experience, and the dream world changes with your every whim. You think of a place, and you are there, you think of a thing and it appears in front of you. All of this happens on a non-physical dimension of thought, but it is no more real or unreal as the physical universe. One simply appears as more solid than the other, though both are governed by your thoughts about it.

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The Supernatural
As you learn to come more and more often into alignment with spirit, you will experience that spirit is not bound to the laws of this world. Neither is it limited to the communication channels of the body. Spirit is limitless in every sense of the word. You will experience things that the world's limited perspective calls supernatural, but you will understand that there is nothing supernatural about them. The power of a child of God is so immense that the world's laws must bend to its will. However, even these events fall short of showing you the full extent of your own divine power. These events are always natural, and most often quite spontaneous. They are the results of using your will, they are not the results of “trying”. Whatever supernatural events occur in connection with your work in the world, each of them must be used to help restore union. Never forget that your power belongs to everyone. Use these events only as a reflection of the thought that you are more than just a body, you must refuse to assign any special meaning to them.

Manifesting The Physical
In the world today, there is an abundance of spiritual-scientific teachings which focus on the external manifestation of an inner desire. These teachings are correct in their basic application of quantum mechanics, but the majority of them are incomplete. These teachings are limited in their helpfulness, and can easily work to strengthen the ego. Consider this not as a criticism of these teachings, but rather an addition to them. The first of these limitations is the assumption that you know what you want. It cannot be too often repeated that you do not remember what you truly want. They support your identity as a human being, sick, lacking

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Manifesting The Physical and insecure. Most of them make no mention of the Golden Rule, and support your exclusion of your brothers and sisters. This is not the way to peace, it is magic. Who is the self that wants to manifest? Who is the self that is incomplete? Who is the self that does not have enough? If you put the ego in charge of “manifesting your heart's desire”, you will continue to experience fear and suffering. All this is yet another trap, dressed in spiritual concepts and ideas. They place the cart before the horse, and all will fail to accomplish meaningful changes in the world. Manifesting should take no effort, it is automatic as part of who you are. They way to manifest without effort is to remember who you are and what you truly want. Are you sure that all you want is more things? better things? and more success in the world? It is not so. These meaningless things have no power to give you peace and joy. What is the benefit to their manifestation if you continue to believe that you are separate from everything and everyone? All these manifestations will do is add more bars to your self made prison. What you want is to share your God given abundance, to work in the world to bring it joy. You will easily manifest all physical things which can aid you in this purpose. It does not matter if the world calls them great or small, easy or difficult. Be certain however, that not one of them will be for you alone. From your divine purpose, truly limitless manifesting is natural and effortless. Only your true will joined with the will of God gives you the power to directly influence the quantum field. Do not be content with the false power to manifest things. Refuse to use this power on behalf of the ego, as even this it will use against you. Refuse to be fooled into satisfying its little kingdom of flesh and bone. Child of God, this is not worthy of you. Your true learning is summarized in this: Retain the thought of separation and you remain in hell.

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Quantum Science
There are many resources available to you to learn more about the quantum universe. Science is now a helpful ally in the spiritual awakening that is occurring in the world. At last, science and God are coming closer. However, science alone will never give you the awareness of your true reality. It is limited in its scope, because it is the observation of the physical with the physical. It is the intellectual understanding of what cannot be understood by the conceptual mind. Reality is, and always will be, far beyond the projection of a dream world.

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Awakening
“There is no such thing as getting to heaven. There is only a knowing that you are already there.”

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to apply a unifying thought system into your life. These tools all can work together to open your mind to the reality of union. These tools may seem general, but they are applicable to any and all situations you may encounter in the world. Without practical application of ideas, they remain within the intellect, and cannot be used as a tool for the transformation of your mind. This makes them utterly useless to you, as all divine ideas are intended to turn

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Awakening into experience. Your dedication in applying these ideas will be mirrored in your experience. A half hearted effort, brings half hearted results. These tools have no power in themselves, they are not magical words with magical power. It is only your mind's dedication that adds power to them. You will seem to experience many blocks to your application, because the ego will use anything and everything in order to distract you. Do not underestimate its cleverness, but do not believe that it has any power to keep you from God. Give the ego no power to make excuses, focus your mind, and you will succeed.

The Awareness of Sleep
The word “awakening” as used in this book does not refer to the end of dreaming. But rather the end of nightmares, and the remembrance of your reality beyond dreams. Complete awakening from the dream of earth is the ultimate goal of all awakened minds, but these minds must remain for a time, to help speed up the plan of awakening for all of God's children. To truly awake is to literally leave the dream of earth. You are not asked to do this just yet, because your part in the plan is not complete. Your first task is to remember that you are dreaming, and to remember the real world that is within you. This is the primary realization offered you by your internal teacher. When this realization dawns on your mind, you will choose to have a happy dream, and leave all nightmares behind. Now you can waken gently, without fear, and can take your brothers and sisters with you. Child of God, earth is not your home, and will never be.

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The Reversal Process

The Reversal Process
It cannot be too often repeated that the purpose of your internal teacher is to change your whole perspective of yourself and the world you seem to live in. Avoiding this, delaying this, does nothing except delay your happiness, as well as the salvation of the world. Your mind is like an engine. To reverse the direction of an engine, it must first slow to a stop. Your mind is very much the same, you must first slow the momentum your ego has gained through all the many years of your unawareness. To know God is to think with God. The goal of your internal teacher is to make you aware of the instant of now, which allows for your mind to be still. Into this stillness, the truth flows without resistance or delay. Only within this limitless instant can you become aware of your inner reality. Only in this instant can you truly exercise your power as a co-creator with God.

Part 1: Regaining Consciousness
The first part of the process is learning to pay attention to your mind. While you let your mind think by itself and wander into the past and the future, you will be unable to hear the voice for God. Your mind is your tool for choosing your experience. Have no hope for peace while you give the power of your mind to the ego. Miscreation is inevitable to you who denies responsibility for your thinking. To communicate with the voice for God you must learn how to listen. Begin then, by remembering to stay aware of your thoughts. Get into the habit of asking yourself “What am I thinking about right now?”. At first, you may have difficulty keeping your attention, but the more you practice, the easier it will become. As you do this, you will become increasingly aware of another voice

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Awakening within you, one that communicates with you whenever you listen. When willing, this voice offers you an alternative to your habitual reactions to situations. This voice is strong, calm and always helps you to interpret the world in a peaceful way. This is the voice that speaks for God and for what you are. It alone can waken you from your dreams of separation. The purpose of this practice is to break the habit of reaction, to help you to become the chooser of your response to any situation. In this world, you can be a puppet to the ego, or a host to God, the choice is always yours. Which voice do you want to communicate with? Which voice do you allow to communicate through you? Learn that making this choice is your responsibility, and that no one can make this choice for you. You will also begin to notice a relationship between your thoughts and your experience in the world. This will serve to show you that you must be the creator of your experience, rather than a helpless victim to the world outside. By no means will you yet accept responsibility for everything, but you will no longer be able to deny it completely.

Part 2: Creating Contrast
Once you become sufficiently aware of your thought process, your mind will begin the process of sorting out your thoughts. Now you must learn that there are only two categories by which to judge your thoughts. True or false, fear or love, God or the ego. These two represent more than thoughts; each represents a complete thought system, a complete reality. Each tells you what you are, and each one tells you what you want. It is in this process that you begin to learn what has value, and what does not. What you value now, has no value. Because you think that value is defined by its effects on your separate self. In reality the only things of value in the world are things that can be used to remember reality. Things that can bring benefit to you, and everyone along with you.

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Part 3: Choosing
This process continues until you allow the contrast between the ego’s thought system and that of God to come to your awareness. This contrast will allow you to choose one and let the other go. When this occurs, the choice between God and the ego will not be a choice at all. It is here that you will realize that only God has value, and that the ego has absolutely nothing to offer you. Can this be a difficult choice to make? Who can have trouble choosing between everything and nothing? It is this choice that will unify your mind and release your mind from fear. This choice is what aligns you with the Golden Rule. This is the step that has made you ready for revelation. This step is the learning goal of everything expressed to you here. There is more to learn even after you have experienced heaven. Now you can teach truly, and strengthen your own learning by sharing. Now you must learn perfect consistency in choosing love.

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Self Observation
As much as the message in this book is one of sharing, your primary concern at this stage is your own perspective of the world. You must allow your mind to be healed before you can truly go about fulfilling your purpose in God's plan. A major part of your transformation is your observation of your own mind. This observation begins with simply keeping awareness of what is going on in the mind, to ensure it does not stray into full blown day dreams or negative projections. The next step is to notice your reactions. Notice your repeated thought patterns, and notice your constant fears. By this, you will realize how much of what you think you want is based on your sense of lack, fear and insecurity. All this is caused by your acceptance of a small self. All of these must be contemplated, and brought to the light to be healed. You must refuse to sweep them under the rug, or to cover them with spiritual gimmicks or ideas. These fears and thought patterns must be let go. Behind them lie your beliefs about yourself, they are reflections of your acceptance of a little self. Fear not, they are not the truth, but you cannot know this until you willingly bring them to the light. As you perform the work outlined to you in this chapter, and in the next, you will notice strong resistance to some, if not most of the ideas. This resistance is the sign that you are afraid of forgiveness and spiritual sight. It means only that you still believe that separation gives you something that you want. Observe your mind with diligence, and be willing to have the voice for God transform all of your ideas about yourself and your world. This must result in the awakening of spiritual sight, and the readiness for revelation.

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The Real Sacrifice
The ego's major argument to keep your mind imprisoned is the idea that to know God means to sacrifice your “self”, and to be a slave to some power outside of you. You must refuse to believe this. In reality, not remembering God is the only sacrifice. Do you feel peace and certainty? Are you aware that you have the power to create within you? If not, you are afraid of God. You think you must hang on to the little bit that you have. Your possessions, your relationships, and above all your precious body. You are certain all of them are in danger, and could be taken from you at any moment. In fact, life itself could end at any moment. Why are you content with so little? Why are you content with what can die? Why are you content with fear and weakness? Child of God, you are so much more than the little self you have accepted. You are worthy of so much more than the tiny gifts you want to keep to yourself. Everything was given to you by God. Share it now, share it with the world. So what is the actual sacrifice? Is littleness a sacrifice when replaced with greatness. Is fear a sacrifice when replaced by love? Child of God, stop sacrificing your spirit in exchange for the little body you believe to be your home. Stop sacrificing the power to create in exchange for the ability to judge and to condemn. No longer sacrifice love for the illusion of love between two things that are separate. Do not sacrifice lasting peace and joy in exchange for fleeting moments of specialness and praise. Sacrifice is impossible to those who remember God. It is a dream of something that could never be accomplished. What is there you can sacrifice when you know that everything is yours to share? What is there you can sacrifice when you know that the presence of God is within you? When you are healed, you have sacrificed fear. When you are released, you have

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Facing Illusions
The idea of facing the darkness in your mind might seem very scary to you at first. This is the ego's fear of being uncovered. This is not your fear, a child of God is not afraid of truth. The ego will attempt to make you afraid of looking at all the darkness in your mind. It will try to tell you of all the evil you will find within. None of this means anything, because the light of truth is in your mind. No matter how black the darkness, light will dispel it. No matter how insane the illusion, truth will show it is unreal. This process will only seem painful to you for as long as you insist that the ego is right about what you are. It will be painful for as long as you ask the ego to teach you what it is you want. For as long as you delay the fundamental choice, so long will peace be absent. Unlock your sub-conscious mind and question all that you have accepted as true. This is not loss, all you will lose is what was never true, all you can lose is what you never wanted. All you can lose is weakness, pain

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Facing Illusions and suffering. Some illusions will seem more real to you than others, some illusions you will be more willing to face than others. This must be temporary, you must face all of them, because to keep one illusion is to keep them all. All of them have equal power to make you blind to truth. Can one lie truly be bigger or more true than is another? Do not allow the ego to convince you to close your mind. Do not allow any part of its thought system to stay intact.

The Ego's Fight
Do not be afraid to look at the ego's thought system, because its survival depends on this fear. It will try to convince you that you cannot choose against it. It will try to convince you that conflict is inescapable. Look with open eyes at what the ego calls truth. As you are facing the ego within yourself, and removing your faith from it, it will feel threat. It will fight and attack you in every way to make you stop. It will try to fool you in many ways to believe that its voice is the voice of truth. You cannot dispel your illusions by yourself, because illusions are dispelled by truth. This means that the process is undertaken with truth by your side. This is why the task is not only possible, but it must succeed in the end. Do not be afraid, God's helper is with you. Truth will dispel every illusion you willingly question, be sure of this.

Laughing at the Ego
The closer you look at the ego's thought system, the more you will realize how completely ridiculous it really is. All of its doubts and arguments against your reality and against God are built on a senseless and circular way of thinking. The ego has no answers to anything, its entire thought system is built on myths and maybes.

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Your Part in Awakening
Your part in awakening is to choose to awaken. It is not your dream self that awakens you, but only your own reality. One of the most difficult ideas to accept is that your part in awakening is actually quite small. Peace and joy are the gifts of God to you. Gifts are not bargains, true gifts are given to those who willingly accept them. You may believe that there is much you must do yourself. You may believe that your understanding is needed before truth can enter your mind. All this is a delaying maneuver of the ego. You do not have to understand reality to accept it. You do not have to make it up, you are not the creator of truth. The voice for God is not a dictator, but a teacher. A good teacher is patient, and teaches each student what they are willing to learn. If great

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Your Part in Awakening willingness is given, it is used. If only a little willingness is given, it is also used. The voice for God cannot shine the light on your illusions unless you allow it to happen. If it were to take your illusions from you, it would be taking your power away from you. This is not its purpose, as its purpose is to reveal the power of your mind to you. In this sense, the voice for God is limited by your willingness. Though in reality, it is limitless because its source is God. Accept your teacher, trust your teacher, it is here to set you free. To help you to remember that you are a co-creator with God.

The Question of Time
This process can happen very quickly, or it can seem to take forever. What determines time is your willingness to question your convictions. You may, for a time, cling to some convictions more than others, thinking that leaving them behind will be a loss to you. Never forget that all your practice must culminate in something real, an experience, a lasting shift. This experience is the outcome that you want. It is your awakening, and your remembrance of eternal truth. As you begin to support your learning process, and be aware of it, you are actively speeding it up. This saves you more time than you can imagine, it saves time for everyone. The role of your internal teacher is to collapse your perspective of time into the limitless instant of now. This is the constructive use of time. Realize that you want your mind to be healed now. Realize that above all things, you want the will of God.

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Fear of The Ego
While your mind is split, the ego will seem to have the power to cause you fear, to distract you, and even to prevent you from remembering God. This is only part of the illusion, it cannot last. The ego cannot choose for you. It offers you its thought system, as the voice for God offers its, you are the chooser of which you think has value. Do not fear the ego. It is not an evil power within you, it is not an entity on its own. It is just a thought of separation, it is insane, yet innocent. It is nothing more than a cloud of dust. It has no power except the power you give to it. Only the ego will tell you that the ego should be feared. Child of God, you were created as light in a very literal sense. Should you be afraid of the darkness which you have the power to dispel? In the latter parts of your journey to awakening, you are likely to experience an increase in the activity and the temptation of the ego in your mind. You may feel that this is a regression or a failure to learn. Do not be deceived. The closer your mind comes to the acceptance of truth the more insane and obvious the ego becomes. Because the purpose of any thought system is to support itself, the ego will defend itself by attacking God and you. The more desperate and insane the ego seems to become, the easier it is for you to choose against it. Do not let the increase in fear delay you, save yourself much time and let the voice for God use it to waken you. Use it to learn what has value and what does not. Be happy, your faith in the ego is being undone.

Proper Doubting
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Proper Doubting thought that says you deserve to suffer. Question every thought of guilt towards yourself or any brother or sister in the world. This process of questioning is the process of undoing the ego. Each time you doubt fear and pain ever so slightly, you have taken a step towards reality. Each thought of light you accept, eliminates the thought of darkness. You are used to doubting the other way around. You doubt in God, you doubt if you can ever find happiness. You doubt in everything that you cannot see with the body's eyes or experience with its senses. While you doubt in truth, you are doing something quite meaningless, something that has no purpose and does not really accomplish anything. Learn to doubt the small self, learn to doubt all weakness and limitation. This is constructive, and each is a step towards the realization of yourself as you truly are. This is not a road without an end, at the end of this road is the remembrance of who you are in truth. Heaven is here and now. Heaven is within you, you will never find it in the world outside. Once you find it within you, the outside world will be seen as part of what is within. Only then can you have peace on earth. Only then can you bring true peace to the world. Only then can self doubt be meaningless to you. Child of God, you can know that all this is true and real. Truth is intended to be known and not kept secret. Be happy, God can indeed be trusted. God loves you and everyone equally, and does so without limit. God has shared his power to create. All you must do to call upon this power is to love, to join, and to be as one. You must simply allow yourself to remember that you are as God created you.

Confusion
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Awakening a sign that you are learning. It means that the thought system of separation has been seriously disrupted in your mind. The only remaining cause of confusion is a subconscious attempt to bring two opposing thought systems together, to combine them to have the best of both worlds. It is impossible to do this, and no mind can ever find peace in this attempt. You have come too far to go back, yet you cling to the past, and the goals you have accepted in the past. You have a faint belief that in them is your safety in case God is not a loving God. It is the ego's last line of defense, its final escape clause. It is the faint whisper asking you “What if?”. Child of God, let go of your mind, your goals, your fears, and give them over to a true divine authority. Be certain that the outcome of your learning must be peace. It is the promise made to you by your creator. It is the task of the voice for God to restore your awareness of this promise, and of the certain reality God has given you.

The Acceptance of Yourself
Enlightenment is not a journey of achievement, it is not a striving for, it is a journey to simple acceptance. You do not have to create yourself, change yourself, or go beyond yourself. You are as God created you. You must only be willing to change your mind about you. You are unhappy only because you have accepted a small self. You have accepted limitation, and have accepted that death is real. It is not a wonder that you are afraid. It is not a wonder you are seeking to be fulfilled. But what if you accepted a greater self? What then would be your experience? What if you remembered who you were created to be? God creates only what is changeless. Child of God, you have been created to create. This is the “I” that is real in you. This is the “I” that cannot suffer, lives forever, and is one with

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The Acceptance of Yourself God. When you accept this, you cannot accept it on behalf of your body. You accept it in all of creation, and for all of creation. You cannot be a cocreator with God until you accept that creation is fully shared. You cannot limit your acceptance to your little body, true acceptance goes out into the world and gives blessing to all. The gifts of God come from spirit and are given to spirit. All being a simple recognition of unity. Child of God, accept yourself as God created you to be. Give this same honor to all his children who are dreaming with you.

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Chapter 13

Daily Practice

“Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to truth.”

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use in your every day earthly life to help open your mind to another reality. This reality is beyond the world of dreams, but its laws and attributes apply even in the dream world. The following 13 guidelines apply to all of the exercises given in this chapter: 1. Their purpose is first and foremost to remind you that you are responsible for your thoughts and the reactions those thoughts

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Daily Practice your acceptance. Accept any of them as wholly true, and earth will turn to heaven. You may attempt an exercise many times before you are open enough to experience even a glimpse of what the thought really offers. 8. Do not be hard on yourself when you forget to practice or to watch your mind. It is not your divine guide who wants to make you feel guilty. Simply renew your commitment, and choose again. 9. These exercises are not intended to become mindless rituals. To benefit from them you must use them with mindful concentration, and a sincere desire to experience the truth they symbolize. 10. These ideas are starting points, their application must become abstract as your internal teacher takes over your learning. It will reinforce them, expand on them, and teach you their true meaning and implication. By your willingness to learn, the thoughts of unity will transform your mind and become your living reality. 11. It is not their purpose to simply cover your thoughts of separation. These beliefs must be healed, before you can truly accept the thought system of unity. To accomplish this you must observe and heal all resistance to these ideas. Resistance means that you prefer the dream of separation to be real. This is very likely to happen, but you must go beyond it, as fast as possible. 12. It is not necessary to try and practice every idea all at once. You are free to pick one idea and practice it for a full day. As soon as you gain more faith in the voice for God within you, your practice will be guided by it, and become more personal to you. 13. Remember, you are not alone. The Kingdom of God, and God himself, join you in these thoughts.

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A Happy Day
When you wake up in the morning, say the following prayer to help set you on the path to a happy day. You can repeat it at any point throughout your day when you feel your mind has reverted to fear. Today, I will be happy I will share this happiness with everyone I see, or meet, or think of
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Responsibility

Responsibility
You cannot have power without responsibility. The two are one and the same. You have the power to heal, because you are responsible as dreamer of your dream. You have the power to change your thinking, because mind is a mechanism of choice. My mind is the dreamer of the world My mind gives meaning to everything I experience
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Confidence
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Happy Relationships

Happy Relationships
As you go about your day dealing with the world, you will have many opportunities to practice the following Ideas. They apply equally to all your relationships. If you make exceptions, you are only witnessing your own rejection of truth. All relationships serve one purpose, and share the same goal. What this relationship is called in the world does not matter. Practice this idea throughout your day to help your recognition of this simple fact: Today I will use all my relationships for one purpose This purpose is joy and awakening
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Guilt & Forgiveness
When you feel guilty about something past, present or yet to come, use the following ideas to help you. I feel guilty because I have made a mistake I have judged myself as unworthy of the love of God I have believed that I have the power to hurt reality
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Problem Solving
If you are faced with a problem, you can solve it by accepting responsibility for it, and giving it over to your divine authority to solve: I am a creator. I am exactly where I have chosen to be I have created this situation for my learning benefit
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Beyond The Body
To know yourself as spirit, you must be willing to accept a vision that looks beyond appearances, and beyond bodies. To accept this vision you must accept the idea that bodies do not reflect reality. This 3 part exercise has this as its purpose. The first two parts apply to you, and your ideas of yourself as a body. Every time you come across a mirror is a good time to practice: I am not this body Its name, or its attributes I am spirit
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Beyond Appearances
As you live within the dream world, it will seem to bombard you with images of sickness, death and suffering of every kind. As you witness these images, be it in person, on television, or in some other ways, make use of this exercise to withdraw your mind from believing in them: The images I see are not real They appear real to my physical senses
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Open Mindedness
Can you truly say you know something? Are you certain about your certainty? Until you see through spiritual vision and are willing to receive divine knowledge, you cannot truly know anything. Everything you think you know is upside down. All your so called knowledge will pass away, along with the self that only thinks it knows. A major step in awakening spiritual sight, is an acknowledgement that you do not know or understand. You may read spiritual books, attend workshops, and do millions of things in the name of spiritual knowledge. They all mean nothing. They are all to be replaced by an inner awakening, and the shining light of spiritual sight. Throughout your day, in any situation in which you have to respond. Look to your experience and decide if your response has brought you what you wanted. Are you angry? Are you afraid? Are you disappointed? Have you lost your peace in any way? Are these the results you want? If not, apply the following idea: Maybe I would benefit from being wrong? Since being right has brought me what I do not want Is there another way to see this experience? Is there another way to respond? Let me accept help and guidance from the voice for God I choose to experience peace instead of conflict

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Self Inquiry
As with all things in the world, you give meaning to the things you find important, valuable, and worthy of your seeking. As you notice any desire you may have, you must ask yourself this question: What is this for? What meaning have you given to this thing you desire? What purpose do you wish to use it for? Be honest with yourself. Question your motives and uncover the reasons why you want these things: Do I want to use this to separate? Do I want it in order to appear better than others? Do I want this to keep guilt in place? Do I want this because I feel I am unworthy? Do I want this so that the world can think differently of me?

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Self Inquiry Accept this thought as what you want and you are healed. Refuse to believe that you prefer to seek, to gather, to take, and to cling to. If you do, you are choosing hell over heaven, do not ask yourself any longer why you suffer. Think of all the things you say have caused your suffering. Your illness, your situation, your depression, your fear, or your relationships. Apply this thought to them: It is impossible for anything to happen to me Everything that happens I have invited into my life What is my reason for inviting this?
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Living the Golden Rule
The Golden Rule is the law by which you can recognize and experience the gifts of God to you. It is not a spiritual gimmick, but the law that governs your entire experience. Begin at once, to apply the rule to the best of your ability, in as many situations as you remember to do so. Today I will follow the laws of God I will share only that which I wish to experience within me
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Safety

Safety
Your safety is not your concern, you cannot be harmed. While you do not believe this to be true, practice the following ideas to help you experience your own safety. You are not weak, there is no darkness in the world which your light cannot dispel. A power greater than the universe goes with you wherever you go. Trust it. I am a child of God I cannot be harmed
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Abundance

Abundance
To count on your divine abundance is a major lesson. Apply these thoughts whenever you are afraid that something appears as missing. This is equally applicable to all things in the world: I am a child of God God has promised abundance
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Spiritual Vision
Spiritual sight is paramount to your happiness. You can invite spiritual sight with the following thoughts: There is a way I can see the world That is different from the way I see it now My eyes see suffering and conflict in many forms My mind is open To see all things differently

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Friends with God

Friends with God
The development of a personal relationship with the voice for God will lead to the remembrance of your divine relationship with God himself. Affirm the presence of your divine friend with these thoughts: My divine guide Is my friend, my companion, my comforter And my reminder of who I really am I want to remember who I am I Invite my guide to be with me No matter where I am, or what I am doing I am never alone God is with me Now acknowledge this same guide in the minds of all your brothers and sisters in the world: I can recognize my divine guide in the minds of my brothers and sisters I will watch and listen and be open To recognize divinity All of them are my friends and soul mates In the family of God

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Acceptance of Reality
Child of God, you have been playing the game of self denial. It has given you nightmares, fear and a false sense of life itself. Now you will change this habit of denying who you really are, and replace it with the new habit of acceptance. Throughout your day, wherever you seem to be, remind yourself of who you are: I am a child of God This I must accept, I did not create myself I will no longer deny who I must be
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The Prayer for Healing
Prayer is a form of communication with God, your source and your creator. This creator always gives you what you call forth, God never says no. Be certain however, God does not hear the ego's prayers. Learning how to communicate with God is highly beneficial to you. Your other choice is illusion. Your dream of yourself as suffering has not destroyed who you really are. Rejoice, Child of God, you cannot change yourself. Your self is safe forever, untouched by suffering, untouched by fear and lack, and incapable of death. Choose to remember what you really want: I want the will of God and nothing else To share it with my world All other goals are meaningless to me Let this be your prayer and God himself will answer you. Say this prayer and be still. Wait, in assurance that God must answer you. You will not wait long, before the light of heaven enters your mind. You have at last asked for what you really want. When you have reached the bridge between dreams and heaven, doubt will be impossible, doubt is in the past, and God one single step away. The memory of heaven is in you, so vivid that you experience it even here. Prayer is a step inward. It reaches to spirit which is the essence of who you are. Your brothers and sisters all join you here, their absence is inconceivable. All are divine, all deserving of your love. The ego too can pray this prayer, but it does not mean it. You can pray this prayer a million times, and not experience God. Mean it once. It is the task of the voice for God to teach you that you want this, and nothing except for this.

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Ending The Day

Ending The Day
As you prepare to go to sleep, allow your mind to calm and set your intention for a restful night with these closing thoughts: Today my focus has saved many years For myself and for humanity We made great strides on the path to awakening Thank you God for my internal teacher who leads me to you Now I close my eyes to think of God again I call God's name and leave the world behind

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Chapter 14

Happy Dreams

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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discuss how one can live in the world but not be of the world. To live within the human systems of separation, and to work to replace them all with unity. Your task however, is first and foremost to allow your mind to be aligned with spirit, all else must follow. Happy dreams appear in many forms, but all reflect common attributes found in heaven. Perfect sharing, joy, laughter, abundance. Happy dreams require a fundamental shift to occur within your mind.

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Happy Dreams This shift is irreversible, it remains with you, it expands until no trace of limitation remains. Only the voice for God can accomplish this with you, and prepare you for revelation, which is the remembrance of what is true and what is false.

A New Dream
Dreaming itself is not an affliction. It is a temporary wish, an adventure, a lapse in the awareness of reality. It does nothing, it has no power to change reality, or you who are part of reality. The problem with dreaming is that it makes nightmares possible. Many children of God are suffering from these nightmares, such is the condition of the world. The first step towards the end of dreaming, is to turn the dream of the world into a happy dream. A dream which does not cause you fear and pain, but one that reminds you of your true home which is heaven. It is far easier to waken gently from a happy dream than to waken violently from a nightmare. You cannot wake to heaven in fear, because heaven is a state in which fear is impossible. This means that you must learn to use the dream in a new way, to create a dream that brings joy to you and to the world. A happy dream reflects heaven, man is seen not as separate but joined as one. In one reality, one purpose and one goal . This happy dream is only possible through the acceptance of spiritual sight, and the remembrance of the reality beyond dreams. Never forget however, that your purpose now is to help bring an end to all dreaming. Happy dreams are given you as part of your purpose in God's plan for the awakening of all his children. It remains a fact that happy dreams are as temporary as are nightmares.

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True Happiness
What is true happiness? Do you think you know? To learn of true happiness, lets look at all that you know causes unhappiness. You are unhappy because you live in a world filled with pain. You are unhappy, because you feel guilty and not worthy of love. You are unhappy because others do not show you the love you so desperately need. You are unhappy because you are within a body that is in constant danger of death and suffering. Above all, you are unhappy because you are limited and bound to things outside of yourself. What then is happiness? It is the perfect opposite of these nightmares. Happiness is awareness of the will of God. God created life to be happy and filled with joy. This awareness means that all dreams of suffering are seen as unreal, all of them can change with the blink of an eye. Can you be afraid of what can change and disappear? Happiness is the awareness that love is in you. This love is limitless, it comes from God himself. How can you look for something that you know is already within you? You realize that to give love is the same as to receive love. Your only joy now is in the giving. Happiness is in the knowledge that the body is not your real self. You no longer see its death as your own, you no longer believe that it rules you, and that it decides what you can or cannot do. This is clearly just a silly joke, not to be taken seriously. A body cannot limit you. Finally, happiness is in the simple knowledge that you are a child of God, loved by God perfectly and without limit. You are a co-creator with God, nothing can be denied to you whose will is the same as God's. Nothing can hurt you, kill you or have power over you. This is your safety, your peace, and true happiness.

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Intention
Happy dreams are the result of the realization of one very simple thing, the very key to your peace and creative power. Life is all a matter of intention. What is the purpose you hold within your mind? Your mind can create, or make, and which you do is determined by your intention. If your intentions are based on “I”, the small ego self, the limited body, your creative power is limited to this tiny self. Creating now becomes gathering, seeking, manipulating, and scratching your way through life. When your intention changes and becomes “we”, the children of God, life becomes joyous and limitless. As this happy change occurs, your mind expands beyond your body, beyond the bodies of others, it reaches to God and joins all in reality. What is there that the children of God cannot do? What is there that you cannot ask for, receive and share? Your intention is the key to receiving all that God has given. Do you want to keep, or to share? To hold on to, or to give away?

Finding Destiny
You may believe that it is up to you to determine what your destiny is, but it is not so. Your destiny is already set, already yours, and already accomplished. Now you can watch it unfold in the world of time. You are an essential part of God's plan for awakening, and its fulfillment is your destiny. Your task is to accept this purpose, its meaning and its implication. If you insist on figuring out the form that your destiny takes, you are missing the point, and putting the cart before the horse. Destiny is not in form, but only in purpose. Ask yourself only “What is the purpose of my life?” Answering this question is the destiny of all. The form your destiny takes, in terms of what you do in the world,

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Finding Destiny and the forms you use to share is secondary. It will be suited perfectly for you, your developed abilities and your environment. All of this will be arranged and made known to you as soon as you accept its purpose. God needs helpers everywhere, in every corner of the world, in every profession and every circumstance. Is there any place in the world that does not need to be illuminated? Can any place be safe from peace? This is your task. To bring light with you wherever you go, to do all that you can to learn, and to teach the lessons of love. This is what will bring you real joy. You are meant to learn and teach that anything is possible, and for this purpose there cannot be anything you cannot do. There are many in the world who are said to have achieved their destiny. Still, they remain in doubt, remain in suffering, and remain in fear of losing everything. Is this destiny? Is this fulfillment? Arrogance is the thought of being better than another. False humility is the acceptance of weakness. Child of God, be humble, but be great. You are destined for greatness, but this greatness is shared by everyone. Greatness is not in being better, having more, or being more. Greatness is only in your reality as a co-creator, a child of God. Greatness is in equality, because equality is the truth of everyone. No one can find their destiny without truth, because the remembrance of truth is destiny itself. Do not be content with the ego's idea of your destiny, do not use it to separate yourself from others. Do not use it to feel better about the little self you have accepted. None of this will make you happy, none of this has anything to do with your real destiny.

Success
The world has an endless number of definitions for success. It teaches that one person's success is not the same as that of another. To the ego success is in money, fame, specialness, being better, being more,

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Spirit Economics
Much of the world's thinking, its laws and ideals, are based on its system of economics. It effects everyone, and it may seem impossible not to take these laws into consideration even as you waken. Money is one of the ways in which the ego's thought system of lack is made manifest, and made to appear to be true. What is money? It seems to have much meaning in the world, but it is nothing except an imaginary construct made by the mind of man. It is a system of numbers associated with names. It is made of paper and metal pegs, embossed with faces and symbols. Can this possibly be real? Can this limit a child of God? Can this have anything to do with the purpose that God gave you? The subject of money is probably the one that seems hardest to combine with a spiritual teaching that says “You already have everything you need”. Within the dream, you seem to need money to accomplish the simple task of living in the world. As long as this insane system remains in place, you will need to make use of it, but you must learn to use it in a new way. As with all things, it is always a question of purpose. What is it for? The ego uses money for fame, power and material gains. To create separation, to be better than others, and to create an identity based on this. It uses money to cause you pain and worry, and to prove that there is not enough. It tells you that money gives you safety within the world, and uses this to prove to you that you are a prisoner to it. To the voice for God within you, money is a tool, as are all things within the world of dreams. Its only value is temporary and is defined by how it can be used to help you to fulfill your part in God's plan. God does not will that you be bound by laws he did not make. Child of God, refuse to believe that you are a prisoner to the laws of economics. Accept your own creative

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Happy Dreams power, and responsibility as dreamer of the dream. Your power as dreamer of the dream can manifest money in limitless amounts. This may happen in ways the world considers normal, as well as ways considered miraculous. It does not matter. Whenever much is needed, much is given. If only some is needed, some is given, and where none is needed, none is given. Let the voice for God teach you the meaninglessness of money, let him be your guide in all things in this world. If you make an exception when it comes to money, your peace will suffer. Truth is free. God makes no bargains, God gives truly. To you who's purpose it is to share truth, make no bargains either. Ask for nothing in exchange for truth, your task is only sharing and communication. What returns to you is set by the laws of God, not by the laws of this world. To insist on receiving payment for sharing truth, means that the gift is no longer a gift, but a bargain made between two separate beings. A sane mind does not limit its healing power only to those who can give these coins and papers. Do you trust God with you bank account? Do you trust the word of God that nothing can be missing? You can be free of worry about money when you realize that in itself it is meaningless. Any meaning it has for you must derive from the purpose you give to it. Give its purpose to the voice for God and you will not think about money.

A Comedy of Errors
Happy dreams are filled with laughter. There is nothing more funny than the illusions of the world. They are blatant attempts to deny what must be true. They are imaginary concepts rooted in a silly thought, an idea that is impossible. All this has given birth to a world in which illusions appear as true. This is a reflection of the immense power of spirit and mind.

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Living on Faith
Who can dream a happy dream without faith in God? Who can have peace if they think the world of fear is real? Faith is a requirement to happy dreams. Faith acknowledges the absolute power of God who created you. Faith signifies your agreement that the will of God be done on earth as it is in heaven. Faith is a sign that your mind has been healed of fear. Child of God, have faith in your creator who loves you. Have faith that God is sane and could not have created you to suffer or to die. Have

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Happy Dreams faith that God's will is happiness for everyone, and have faith that his promises are kept. Truth is yours for the asking in all circumstances you may encounter in the world. Can truth and fear co-exist? Indeed it is impossible. In all circumstances and events within the world of dreams, ask only one question of your internal teacher. “What is the will of God?”. By your faith, you will be answered. As your will is aligned with the will of God, you will recognize its power, and you will know that your will is done. Have faith in the laws of God, even as the laws of this world appear to be meaningful. Have faith that you will receive every gift you allow to be shared through you. Have faith that the laws of God rule the universe, and that the power to follow these laws is within you. Faith is the way in which you will not see your happiness in the world outside, and the things that it can offer. But rather in your glorious reality as a co-creator with God, and the chooser of your destiny. Above all have faith that God is your source. What else could you be but a divine child of God?

Living With Power
The world you see is not ruled by laws of chaos even though it appears to be. It is ruled by a power that is not of this world. This power is within you, but also greater than you. Your access to this power lies in your willingness to have your will aligned with that of God. A happy dream is made from the knowledge that this is not only possible, but very easy to do. What is there you cannot do when your will has aligned with the will of your limitless creator? What is there that is impossible when you remember that you are a co-creator with God? You have already been told that this power is not used for magic tricks, or to change every appearance you think you do not like. This power must be used in conjunction with the plan of God, not in opposition to it. To

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Living in Safety
Safety and security are major goals of the ego. There are endless safety measures that the ego would have you pursue. It places your safety in things like seat belts, locks, guns, gates and bodyguards. None of this can bring you safety, because all affirm the reality of danger. It is exactly this that is your nightmare. Happy dreams are happy, because fear has been denied. True safety comes from God, and your relationship to God. You are the maker of your dream, you choose what will and will not happen. Nothing in the dream can endanger you, because you are from beyond it. The body does not need to be protected, it is enveloped by spirit who guides it. It will ensure that no harm can come to it as long as it is needed. When you awaken you will not be afraid of accidents or any seeming

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Material Possessions
Abundance is an attribute of spirit, it has nothing to do with material possessions in the world. Divine abundance is derived from the creative power God has shared with all. Does this mean that you should have no material possessions while you live on earth? No. Giving up material possessions means only giving up your attachment to them. It means only that you accept the material possessions that you require to fulfill your mission. You are not bound to them, they do not define you. Their only purpose is in how they can help you to save the world. Possession is an ego concept. Only your body can own something, and only the ego thinks that this means anything. Material possessions cannot bring happiness, but they can indeed bring sorrow. As soon as you attain whatever material possessions you thought you wanted, the ego will instantly use this to create the fear of loss. You must now protect your

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Material Possessions possessions, and make sure that they are not lost or taken from you. This fear makes you a prisoner to them, this is not abundance. To spirit, possession is a meaningless idea. What temporary thing can substitute for the joy of creating and the joy of endless life? Spirit is not attached to physical things, because it is recognized as being temporary, made out of what can change. Child of God, there is no need to hold on to things, to hoard, to protect and to gather. All you ever need is what you are. This self can create all the material possessions it could desire, and knowing this makes material possessions meaningless. When you know that everything is yours, what could you want for yourself alone? To a happy dreamer material possessions are practical, and all that is needed is supplied by the power of spirit. Therefore, let your purpose be the awakening of the world, for such it is. When this is your purpose, there is nothing you cannot have, but you will accept only what you can share and give away.

Fun & Games
The basis of a happy dream is inner peace and contentment. To one who thinks the world is real, its experience is much like a roller coaster. It is filled with moments of joy, moments of utter despair, as well as everything in between. In this context, the enjoyments of things in the world serve as substitutes for the love of God. They are escapes from an inward feeling of emptiness, conflict, and inadequacy. Fun and games are the ways in which these feelings can temporarily be forgotten. Along with their illusory enjoyment comes the dread of returning to all that was temporarily escaped. Is this what you want? A day pass from hell? A happy dreamer can enjoy all the things of this world, but for a very

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Personality
You may wonder what happens to one's “human personality” once you are awakened to spirit. Your human personality will remain, though it will be cleansed to retain only what can still be helpful in communication. Your personality is part of your body, it can be described as a neutral aspect of the ego. This personality does not have goals apart from spirit, this is what separates it from the ego. When you allow spirit to communicate through the body, you may at times temporarily lose its personality. This happens most often during times of revelation or intense concentration on spirit. Day to day however, you will retain your personality for the purpose of communication. It would be highly impractical if you did not resemble a human, while it is your task to help those who think they are only human. You must never forget, your human personality is not yourself. Beyond all things human is your reality as spirit.

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The End of Dreams
Full awakening from the dream of earth is a choice made in complete awareness, it reflects the end of your desire to dream. You are not yet ready nor willing to take this step, you have not completed your part in God's plan for awakening. Until then, trust in the voice for God to teach you how you can fulfill it perfectly. For a time, you must remain and help your brothers and sisters to waken with you. You have remembered the heaven within, now reflect it back into your world. Have a happy dream, and be happy that it is just a dream.

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The Revelation of Oneness

Chapter 15

“One who is full of love attains the state of oneness with God.”

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The Revelation of Oneness willingness to learn. This is not a reward, but only a natural outcome of your acceptance of healing. Child of God, the experience of reality waits for you. You have all that you need to make it possible. Your internal guide is urging you to listen and to learn, its desire to unite you with God is its only purpose. It cannot fail to teach you, and you cannot fail to learn. What is here called “Revelation” has been called by many other names. Illumination, Christ-mind, pure consciousness, nirvana or enlightenment. It matters not what you call it, what matters is the experience. Behind the symbols is the experience of yourself as spirit, the remembrance of who you really are. Its most universal attribute is that it is an experience of unity with God. Divine Child of God, be willing to open your mind completely. Be willing to change your mind about the meaning of the world. Be willing to hear the voice for God, and to accept its lessons. Until you do, you are denying God. You are denying yourself as a co-creator with God.

The Need For Preparation
Are you ready to experience that the world called earth is not real? Are you ready to experience that your body is not your self? Are you ready to accept that your human identity is just a fictional character you have invented? Are you willing to experience your brothers and sisters as sinless? Make no mistake about this. Revelation will cost you the world you know. It will cost you the self on which this world was built. If you are unafraid of this, you are ready. Only the ego causes fear of reality, because reality means that the ego is not real. You will abandon this fear as soon as you realize that you cannot be an ego, and do not want anything it offers. When its goals are no longer seen as yours, its fear will be meaningless to you.

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The Need For Preparation God does not know you as anything except what he created you to be. God does not know you as sick and suffering. God does not know you as limited and small. You cannot communicate with God as the dream figure you have imagined. You cannot be in the presence of God until you deny this false identity. Allow the voice for God to heal your mind. Only it is qualified to prepare your mind for God. Its purpose is to remind you of what you truly want, and to help you to finally choose the will of God. It cannot do this against your will, it needs your blessing and agreement. An unhealed mind cannot benefit from revelation. This mind is still in the grasps of the ego, and revelation could turn the mind against itself. The confusion this would cause could be unbearable to the mind. This mind may even choose to die, because it has lost the world it so desperately wants. Revelation will be given you when you accept God’s will as your own. While you do not want it, God cannot reveal himself to you, because to do so would be to rob you of the will you think you want. The experience of your oneness with God is the direct result of unifying your mind. Only then, are you ready for God and the power of God to take their rightful place in your awareness. The acceptance of your unity with your brothers and sisters is your readiness for revelation. It is the acceptance of the gift of faith. Revelation transforms this faith into certainty. This readiness however, does not imply perfection, it means only that the mind is sufficiently purified to allow the thought of unity to take hold and to expand. Miracles are examples of perfect thought, and revelation is the experience of your perfection in union with God. Revelation will always be temporary until the mind sheds all association with form, and is ready to leave the world of dreams forever.

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One with The Oneness
Union with God is the natural condition of all creation, it is your natural condition beyond the dream of earth. It is the universal life to which all must eventually return. It is the experience of eternity. The experience of it is beyond words, descriptions and comparisons to anything in the world. It is different in every way from every experience the world can offer. It is an experience of the world within. To attempt to describe it is impossible, it is very personal to the mind that receives it. Those who try to transfer or explain the revelation itself, simply cannot do it justice. Revelation cannot be shared directly. It is shared through a demonstration of what the revelation taught. Each mind must choose the time of revelation, it cannot be given without complete willingness. Though we cannot describe the experience of it, we can symbolize what the experience is. So that you can begin to open your mind to something that is truly out of this world. Revelation is a conscious merging of you and what is far beyond you, it is the experience of joining with the infinite. It is the expansion of your mind beyond the body that you once thought was you. This expansion shows you who you must be, and what everything is along with you. It is a temporary loss of individual consciousness and identity. You are nameless and formless, yet you appear in form. You do not identify yourself with the body and the name by which it is called. This is the joining of your self to the formless self of God. It is the experience of direct communication with God, of unfathomable love, joy and gratitude. It is far beyond the limited human conception of love. It encompasses all of creation, It has no limits and no end. This is what waits for you when you accept the healing of your mind. The acceptance of this is the beginning of happy dreams. Now you are free to humbly assume your teaching function. Who can experience bliss,

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One with The Oneness limitless joy and not wish to share it? Teachers are those who share the truth which they have learned belongs to everyone. By this sharing it grows in them and transforms the world. The experience of it cannot be translated directly. Its translation is the job of your internal teacher. It alone is qualified to translate it into symbols which the human mind can understand.

The Prayer for Revelation
When your mind has been healed, you will finally realize that you want God's will and no other, and you will naturally be open to revelation. When this occurs, you will let go of everything in the past. You will accept fully that the way you came no longer matters. Here and now is all that does. You are God's creation, and God's answer is the only one you want. The prayer is symbolic, and not necessary in all cases. To pray for revelation is simply to repeat God's name, over and over again. To let the thought of God envelop you, to leave all other thoughts behind. Whatever name you use is sufficient, the word is just a symbol. Its whole power comes from the being for which it stands. Repeat God's name and you have signified your willingness to know him. Repeat God's name and your mind will leave the world and go beyond it. God will answer you. God always answers the call of a Child of God. Call to him through the voice he gave you. Add nothing to your call, God is not made by your thoughts about him. You are asked only to accept God as he is. If you try and do this without first being healed, revelation can not come. You must be of one mind, and desire only the truth. When you are certain that revelation is what you want, it is impossible for you to be distracted by anything. The ego has lost its power to distract you , because you have chosen the will of your creator. Many spiritual traditions in the world teach this as a form of

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The Revelation of Oneness meditation, the chanting of “Om”, or some other symbol for God. This can indeed bring revelation, but the call must be more than just a ritual, an action, a gimmick. It must reflect your true desire to know the will of your creator.

Revelation & The Body
What experience in the world has shown you that you are limitless? What experience in the world has shown you that you cannot die? Do you think you can experience this within your body? To experience the oneness of God, the idea that you are not your body must be acceptable to you. This is why you need to be prepared for it. You will not experience yourself as spirit unless you realize that you cannot be your body. The body is temporary, but you are eternal. The body is weak, but you are powerful. The body can die, but you live forever. When revelation occurs, you will temporarily lose your association with the body, you will know beyond a certainty that it is not your self. It is a cloak, a dream, a costume. While this lasts, you may feel no need for food or sleep. The body may feel quite uncomfortable to you, in fact, you may experience many unusual things. It can tremble or glow, and even briefly disappear. Do not fear this, no pain or harm can come to you. Those around you may also experience strange occurrences, but all of them will bring only benefit. Within the dream, the experience may last for hours, for days, or even weeks. But to you who is experiencing it, the experience will not be one of time, but one of eternity. Due to the limitless nature of God, the experience of God cannot be maintained within the dream of earth. The body is too dense to deal with the divine energy that revelation brings. If you were to remain in the oneness for an extended period of time , the body would literally dissolve. The experience will fade, once you have gained its benefits. If you wish to remain

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Revelation & The Body in perfect union with God, you must lay your body down for good. This is not your decision to make, you still have work to do within the world which is why you will return to dreaming. You may even feel sad about this, while the experience is fresh in your mind, but this cannot last for long. God's plan for awakening is now your very purpose. The will of God is your own. Fulfill it, share it, and end all dreaming forever.

Returning to Earth
Your mind must eventually return to a more familiar state, allowing you to function in the world. In order to complete your role in God's plan, you must again assume your part in the dream. For a little while, you must remain to love and teach through the body. As you return to earth from this experience, you will not see the world you saw before, you will no longer believe in what the world believes. You will be certain the world is just a dream, a dream that tries to teach you it is real. Your task now is to use the dream to help end all dreaming, you must now help to waken every child of God. Next you will go through a period of integrating back into the dream, to learn how to share the knowledge that the revelation brought. This will be guided by your internal teacher, he will teach through you and you will learn what you teach. Failure is no longer possible for you who has remembered God. Though you will return to the world, you will not go back to conflict, peace will be in your awareness. The light in your mind can now shine into the minds of all your brothers and sisters. Through it, God will call to them to join their light with yours, and together you will share a happy dream and ultimate awakening. You cannot dream without an ego, the ego will remain as long as you are here. While you lack in consistency, you will still hear its thoughts, its

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The Revelation of Oneness fears, its projections, and its insane wishes. Though all this will now make you laugh. You will no longer believe that its thought system is true. Sometimes it may still fool you, and cloud your mind from truth. You must remain vigilant to listen to your own divinity. You will know that it is your task to turn to your internal teacher whenever your peace has been disturbed. You will never again fail to do so, nor will you wait very long. Minds that have awakened do not resist dreaming, they simply do not suffer from nightmares. They are awake within the dream, in the sense that they have realized it is only a dream. Now they are joined in the will of God, and share in the purpose of ending all dreams. You are now a savior to the world. You have accepted a gift that belongs to all. Share it, let it grow within you, and also in the world. God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven. It is done through you who is his child.

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for you. All this is yours already. As his child, it is your function to share this with everyone in the world, and by sharing it to claim it as your own. Join God’s universal will for all, and go forth with faith and power. Learn that God is in you, one with you, and help all those to whom you are sent. Your brothers and sisters have forgotten who they are, they have forgotten the love of God. Help them by remembering God on their behalf, and offer them the gifts he gave to both of you. Each gift you give must be given you, and of this you can be certain. Learn the law of love, learn to love another as yourself, and you will know all this is true. Do you really want to have nightmares? Do you really want to

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believe in what is not true? Will you go through life fighting against it? Or will you choose to be one with it? Which do you think will make you happy? Which do you think offers you more? Think on these questions, and the answers will be clear. Only God’s plan can be accomplished, and God’s plan calls for your awakening. Awaken to his plan and take your place amongst the saviors of the world, this is your one true purpose here. Your acceptance of this is not in doubt; it is only a matter of time. Why spend your time trying to delay what is inevitable? When instead, you can use time to help create a world of happiness for everyone. God does not keep any answers from you, God has no secrets. Always be open to receive the answer God has already given. Be free, be a limitless creator, for that is what you are. God's Voice has called on you to join your mind with his. Will you deny your creator and deny yourself joy? Answer God and God will answer you. God will keep his promise and do his part, but God must wait for you to choose to do yours. Do your part in saving the world, because the whole plan depends on it. Do not forget that God’s voice is in you, it knows how to teach you, and how to waken you. It will not fail, because it is of God. Give your mind to God and do not hide the ego’s insane illusions from the truth. Do not forget that to give up the ego is to give up suffering. Can this possibly be loss? Will you look back in sadness at the ego’s world, when you find yourself in heaven and with God? Choose again, and accept everything that God has given you. God has given you eternal life, complete peace of mind, and the limitless power to create. Accept all this and it is yours. God is with you, in you and his power will support your efforts. Do not be afraid of anything, you are safe forever. You must succeed in remembering God, because in reality you did not forget. This is the learning goal the message in this book has offered you. Is

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reunion with God a gift you would not consider? Can you think of a greater joy than to realize that you are a child of God, and one with him? There is no greater joy in all the world. Child of God, the time is now. Awaken, and be happy.

Be Of One Mind
What does it mean to be of one mind? It means that you have chosen your reality, and aim only to fulfill its meaning. It means you recognize that everything is shared and accomplished together. You accept that everything shares one purpose, and can be used only for this purpose. You desire only the purpose you share with God and all of creation. Be powerful and not weak, be loving and not fearful. Be a creator, be as you truly are. Is it difficult to desire only this? Not when you have looked at the alternative. It has been your task to see the contrast between truth and illusion, to realize that the ego is not true and not your real self. Everything is possible for you who has learned this. Your only task now is to be happy and to share your happiness with everyone. Hold only one purpose in your mind. Hold only a shared purpose in your mind. Place no limitations on yourself or others.

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n this book, some of you will recognize a distinct message meant

for you. Use it for as long as it serves you, share it for as long as it needs sharing, and practice its teachings as long as you feel you have need of it. Still, in the end you must realize that it is only a book, stacks of paper with symbols written in more symbols. Its only purpose is to help you on your way to the experience of who you really are. You are the thing you are looking for. Therefore, this book itself does not matter. What matters is what the book reminds you of, its source and its ultimate meaning. In the end, you are asked to lay this book aside, to realize that you want to and must go within. You will go there, you will find yourself and God as one.

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The body that is named Tom Glod is used to express the reality of spirit, which has no body and has no name. Teachings and teachers are necessary only while the dream of separation lasts. Both this book and the body that wrote it will eventually disappear, proving their unreality, proving they were only dreams. Yet its message stands for what lasts forever, it stands for what is real and beyond all dreams. c

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