I just finished reading, and highly recommend, a wonderful book; The Disappearance of the Universe, by Gary R. Renard. For me, it brought forth what is both a practical, and practicable approach to positive change. We understand that the term “love conquers all,” but how do we apply it day-by-day, moment-by-moment. It is through forgiveness… forgiving those who appear to have done us wrong, and forgiving ourselves for having been unforgiving.
How we go about becoming willing to forgive is the next challenge. It’s not hard, but we will oftentimes go through very difficult experiences before we’re willing to end the difficulty. “Leaders” are willing to send the sons and daughters of “others” into war, to kill other “others” and be killed by other “others” for decisions that the sons and daughters had nothing to do with making, and that we, the fathers and mothers, didn’t necessarily agree with. This is done because we are convinced that what “the others” did to us was unforgivable, and that someone is going to have to pay.
Gary’s book recounts a series of seventeen visits by two Ascended Masters over a nine year period. You can watch and hear him describe the scenario in a 7-minute video by following this link. While he wasn’t aware of it at the beginning, they introduced him to the true origins and meanings behind the text, A Course In Miracles which, according to their web site, was “scribed” by Dr. Helen Schucman through a process of inner dictation she identified as coming from Jesus. Gary’s teachers confirmed that the “voice” that Dr. Schucman heard, actually the thoughts, were those of Jesus, which they simply refer to as “J”. ACIM was originally published in 1975, and currently there are over 1.5 million copies in print, in a whole slew of translations.
Recently, a woman purchased a copy of my book, I Am My Body, NOT!, citing the fact that its teaching is consistent with that of ACIM, that we are not our body. It is never too early to begin learning this, because it is soooo normal for us to view all our life experiences within context of the belief that we are. Our identification with our body as “us” is so strong as to be beyond “second nature” to what I call first nature. However, our first nature in this case, is a false one.
While there are many branching places that we might explore — on God, ego, Oneness, the Mind, the Holy Spirit (Higher Self), Heaven, incarnation and reincarnation, and others — the importance of forgiveness is worthy of serious reflection, and fervent embracing.
More to come…