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Higher Awareness as Effect or Goal

In the past weeks I wrote a couple of articles making a distinction between Truth and Its effects and highlighting the importance of seeking Truth rather than Its effects. This came up for me upon reading Jan Frazier’s When Fear Falls Away, which emphasized an awareness of inner Divinity as a goal for humanity without any discussion of the Source of that Divinity. I felt the lack of that discussion was curious and somehow incongruent with my experience. I was reminded of Joel Goldsmith’s Infinite Way, which was a help to me early on my path, but also never discussed Truth and illusion. Frazier seems to say her ego-less perception is humanity’s potential; Goldsmith seemed to say the egoic view was erroneous and the ego-less view is “God’s creation”. It’s taken me a while to sort out what I read and felt was incongruent with my experience. It comes down to this: My experiences of direct Revelation (Truth Itself, rather than an awareness of It) have shown me that Truth is completely unli…

Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know All About Me...

Last week I mentioned having thoroughly reviewed the ego (personal thought system) in this mind and my relationship to it over the past several months. There is nothing new to learn, but the review continues. It is as though the echo of the ego is falling away in slow motion and as it falls the Light shines through it and I see, in minute detail, what it was and how I related to it. While it is a thought system of fear, I no longer fear it. Getting to know my mind like this is the most intimate experience I have ever had. It is also empowering. No illusions about what’s going on here. It’s right in my face, moment by moment. There’s no other power here. This is between me and me, and nothing else, which is why it feels so intimate. I have felt that the ego is gone in all but my conscious awareness. My conscious awareness is where I live moment by moment. Sometimes I’m in the Awareness of Truth and I feel the echo hovering in the distance. Just as, when I’m in the echo, I …

Resistance, Obstacles, and Timing

The moment the idea of the opposite-of-Truth (God) arose it was undone by Truth’s all-encompassing nature. But within that idea is time, and in time it seems like the idea arose long ago and will be undone in some indefinite future. So what we experience unfolding as the story of spacetime is the Undoing of the idea of not-Truth (the “Atonement” in A Course in Miracles). That means everything that occurs is part of the Undoing. Some things are obviously a part of it, as in each time Truth breaks into a mind, however briefly. I refer to this as the “manifest Undoing” and those who are conscious of Truth the “manifest undoers”. But everyone else is also playing their part perfectly. They are the “support players” as it were. They are just as necessary to the undoing as the manifest undoers. As I have come to understand this, I have become aware that everything happens in the perfect time. Resistance and obstacles in seemingly-individual minds fall away as the story requires, not necessa…

Ask: Who is the "I" in the affirmations of your 4HIP book?

“Liz in your book the ‘4 Habits for Inner Peace’ you state at the beginning of each chapter on the four habits an affirmation that contains the word ‘I’. Who is the ‘I’ that is making these affirmations?...” – E St. A
Well, since you’re reading the book, hopefully you! You, the mind asking the question. You, the mind that is seeking an experience other than the one you have had. You, the mind that wants to remember What it is in Truth. I suspect that behind your question is your wondering where your mind fits into the whole Truth and illusion thing. Or maybe the different levels of mind, blah, blah, blah. You don’t have to question this. You don’t have to doubt yourself or your experience of yourself. Just have the experience you’re having without judging it or trying to understand how it fits in to a bunch of theories. You are you, a mind seeking to better understand itself. You are you, a mind reading that book. You are you, a mind with this question. The Truth will become apparent to …

Detachment

Have no illusions—when you are uncomfortable thinking about the detachment that comes with the awareness of Truth, it’s not because you will come across as cold and unfeeling. It’s not because you will abandon your loved ones or lose them in some way. This is what the ego (personal thought system) tells you to distract you from what’s really going on. Your discomfort is because when you detach what you really detach from is not some world outside you, but from the ego (personal thought system) and its “world” (perceptions). Detachment from the ego is the natural result of being aware of Truth. You experience it at first as not feeling as you are used to about a certain person or situation. “This used to really upset me. It doesn’t anymore.” It seems as though it is the situation you are detached from, but it is actually that you are no longer responding to it from the ego. You’ve chosen to look at it from a different place in your mind. You’ve become aware that you are something other…