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4HIP: Eternal Life instead of Life After Death

From the book 4 Habits for Inner Peace (available at www.lulu.com or www.amazon.com), Part IV, 3b:


Eternal Life instead of Life After Death             Truth has no beginning and no ending. It is infinite. So questions about beginnings and endings always originate in not-Truth, are always about not-Truth, and are meant to reinforce the mistaken belief that not-Truth is True.             The personal thought system often asks questions that are not really questions but are statements in the form of questions. This is most evident with the question, “What happens when I die?” This question is based on the faulty premise that that which is asking the question exists. So there is no way to answer it directly without validating the faulty premise. This is why the question is really the personal thought system’s way of stating that it exists.             When a question arises in your mind you must ask yourself, “What is asking?” All questions come either from the personal thought system or …

Ask: Do you think it's possible to not be reincarnated?

I don't want to be reincarnated.  I know that I am "Home" already, and if I fully believed that would cease to appear to exist here in form.  When I die, or transition, from this "world", I don't want to come back (be reincarnated).  I don't want to experience a life time of searching for the Truth and finally finding it after years of believing the insanity and experiencing the pain of this life.  I want to go "Home" - all the way Home.  When I think of reincarnating I feel a kind of despair (which I know exists only because I believe it).  Do you think it's possible not to have to "come back"?  - KS
You will be happy to know that there is no such thing as reincarnation. As it says in A Course in Miracles:
In the ultimate sense, reincarnation is impossible. There is no past or future, and the idea of birth into a body has no meaning either once or many times. Reincarnation cannot, then, be true in any real sense. Our only questio…

Ask: How do I find peace when a family member is suffering?

I find it very hard to find peace when a family member is suffering.  My son who has terrible allergies suffers with chronic itching and pain.  Doctors are not able to help him as of yet.  I know that all illness comes from the mind.  My son is an atheist and does not believe as I do.  How do I find peace when I know someone I love is suffering?  And, is it possible to heal him without him knowing how he was healed. – SM
Until the Truth (God) is real to you it will be very hard for you to watch loved ones suffer because you will think that you are looking at reality. So until Truth is real and true for you use those appearances in form that disturb your peace to remind you to turn your mind inward to Truth. Simply quiet your mind and invite Truth into your awareness. You can do this in a moment or as a longer meditation when you have the time. This is how you can use what is not true to grow your awareness of Truth. Your willingness to be aware of Truth is all that is needed for It t…

For Those in the Healing Professions, revisited

From The ACIM Mentor Articles, October 2, 2007:

http://acimmentor.blogspot.com/2007/10/for-those-in-healing-professions.html

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Ask: Why express gratitude for things in an illusion?

The self-help industry stresses a gratitude practice. If nothing exists and everything is an illusion, why express gratitude for the things in the illusion? Does it play a role in awakening from the dream? – CL  Self-help practices are centered on the personal self but do play a limited role in growing your awareness of Truth. Practicing gratitude is important not for the specifics of the gratitude practiced but for the mind training involved. It is especially helpful for those who have a tendency to dwell on lack. The real lesson is not that you need to be grateful for what shows up for the personal self but that your thoughts are your choice and are not happening to you against your will. You will notice that much of A Course in Miracles focuses on replacing dark thoughts with lighter thoughts about a world that it teaches is not real. This teaches you that you have control over your thoughts and therefore over your experience of peace or conflict. Eventually you will realize that…