Loving Oneness Now

RAJ/JESUS TRANSCRIPTS

FEAR, FORGIVENESS, FREEDOM, FORM

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FEAR

Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2002-09-11

RAJ: It [any fear or fearful reaction] can only have one value. And that is ultimately to teach you that to practice and embody fear, blocks you absolutely from hearing God, blocks you absolutely from the experience of a miracle. That it is the exact opposite of what we were discussing last week about miracle-readiness.

Fear is a willful act. You think fear comes upon you. But you have determined what are fearful conditions before the occasion for fear arises. And when the definition of that which is fearful occurs, you then spontaneously and willfully bring fear into play. And when you're being willful, there is no Humility. There is no form of willfulness that has any effect other than covering up and hiding from you your humility and the blessing that your humility brings you.  (C-020911/R-115) through (C-020911/R-116)

Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-03-27

RAJ: Is anyone unclear about that? God doesn't terrorize you. I don't terrorize you. And here we're specifically talking about terrorizing with the threat of sacrifice. Remember that we're talking about one of the last fears that will present itself to you, that being that God is a whimsical, flip-flop God who can be loving and hateful, who can provide relief as well as suffering for your own good, for your own growth. The suggestion that you will have to sacrifice is a form of terrorizing. God's Law for you is Fulfillment, not sacrifice. God's Law for you is Fulfillment, not sacrifice. It is the Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom, the whole ball of wax. All that He is being He gives to you as You.  (C-030327/R-34)

Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2004-03-14

And you know what will happen? Because you're always teaching and you've moved into a Singularity, the Singularity of Peace, and you're embracing it, your behavior towards each other will become more humane. You will find yourself confronted by attack less and less. And you will also find yourself neglecting to hold harsh and critical thoughts about others in your experience. The subtle forms of attack that everyone engages in are constituted of having assessments about each other that haven't come at all from an attitude of love or embrace, but have come out of the fear that causes you to feel that defense is always called for, and that being on guard against your dastardly brothers and sisters is called for.

I cannot emphasize enough that waking up is not a way of rising above the world, or flashing out of the world, of letting it be so beneath you that it doesn't bother you. That is not what it's about! It's about being willing to be fully present with your Brothers and Sisters right here, right now. Why? Because underneath each of your self-definitions that are based on a sense of personal independence, you are all the Christ right here, right now, right today. And you need to start behaving like What You Are so that you might see everyone else as identically the same thing so that you're coming from Love and so that no matter what they are doing, you can see that Love is what is called for, and as a result the way all of you be together globally will begin to reflect Love rather than defense. That's what it's about.

It's about What Is Divinely True About You becoming the nature and the feeling of and the way you be in the secular world, in the world you're in. You know what? It's really not about becoming holy. It's really about becoming loving. Holy is spiritual, other-worldly. That's the definition that's given to it, and so it's transcendent. It's not related to your everyday world. Well, that's a sad definition. Holy means Whole. Ah! Whole. Indivisible. What is Whole is undivided. What is Whole is a Singularity. You see? And what is needed is for everyone to be from the Singularity of Peace right where you are. [a minute of silence]  

Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2004-03-14

And you know what will happen? Because you're always teaching and you've moved into a Singularity, the Singularity of Peace, and you're embracing it, your behavior towards each other will become more humane. You will find yourself confronted by attack less and less. And you will also find yourself neglecting to hold harsh and critical thoughts about others in your experience. The subtle forms of attack that everyone engages in are constituted of having assessments about each other that haven't come at all from an attitude of love or embrace, but have come out of the fear that causes you to feel that defense is always called for, and that being on guard against your dastardly brothers and sisters is called for.

I cannot emphasize enough that waking up is not a way of rising above the world, or flashing out of the world, of letting it be so beneath you that it doesn't bother you. That is not what it's about! It's about being willing to be fully present with your Brothers and Sisters right here, right now. Why? Because underneath each of your self-definitions that are based on a sense of personal independence, you are all the Christ right here, right now, right today. And you need to start behaving like What You Are so that you might see everyone else as identically the same thing so that you're coming from Love and so that no matter what they are doing, you can see that Love is what is called for, and as a result the way all of you be together globally will begin to reflect Love rather than defense. That's what it's about.

It's about What Is Divinely True About You becoming the nature and the feeling of and the way you be in the secular world, in the world you're in. You know what? It's really not about becoming holy. It's really about becoming loving. Holy is spiritual, other-worldly. That's the definition that's given to it, and so it's transcendent. It's not related to your everyday world. Well, that's a sad definition. Holy means Whole. Ah! Whole. Indivisible. What is Whole is undivided. What is Whole is a Singularity. You see? And what is needed is for everyone to be from the Singularity of Peace right where you are. [a minute of silence]  (C-040314/R-19) through (C-040314/R-21)

FORGIVENESS

Raj Excerpt -- Hood River, Oregon--October 1995

Okay. Love like forgiveness isn't something you give to someone else. If forgiving is you neglecting to judge, then love, rather than being something you extend to someone else, is a state of being within you where you are not holding anything at a distance from yourself, where you let in. Indeed when I said look around and say "thank you, thank you, thank you," you're letting in, especially if you are doing it rapidly without any conscious choices being made, but just with whatever irregularity or whatever catches your eye, you let it in. When someone lets you in, you feel loved if you stop and think about it. What a gift to have someone let you in. What a gift therefore for you to let someone in. And it's so effortless. Extending love is reaching out, but if you drop your barriers so that another can reach you, what a gift, really what a gift. Thank your for your question.  (G-1995O/R-109)

Raj Excerpt -- Pacific Palisades, California--1990

RAJ: Well first of all, I would encourage you to identify God as the Father from whom you will gather the characteristics of fatherhood, which will then illuminate for you the true qualities of manhood. And will allow you to be more forgiving, to be more willing to withdraw judgment. Remember that forgiveness is the release of judgment within you. And it really has very little to do with the one who is forgiven. Forgiveness is you engaging in the act of love, the willingness to recognize that which is Real, with a capital "R," in each and every thing.  (G-1990D/R-499)

Raj Excerpt -- Winter Park--1992

You know, you get things backwards, and it's understandable. Everyone thinks that the gift [of forgiveness] is for the other person. Everyone thinks that the beneficiary of the gift is the receiver of the gift. But the real beneficiary of the gift is the one who is giving without a purpose; without an ulterior motive attached to it. Because there is something that happens when you give the gift of love; when you are willing to acknowledge that which is Real in each and every thing. First of all, in your willingness to do that, you are being absolutely congruent with the very nature of your own Being, which means that you are not conflicted within yourself. And you are experiencing it while you are engaged in living in your world.

You know what? You cannot give this gift in isolation. You cannot give the gift of love without considering something more than just yourself. It is impossible! And so, the giving of the gift always constitutes a joining. And naturally it constitutes a joining with that which is Real, rather than whatever ego presentation may be sent your way.

So, the first benefit, you might say, is experiencing congruence within yourself. The second benefit is that, in experiencing and Being and embodying that which you Divinely Are--which is the Presence of the active expression of Love--you are withdrawing from the mutual agreement, that everyone has to behave like egos and function in a reactive manner. And in this way, everyone else is blessed, because your withdrawal from that groupness [conviction] weakens the mutual agreement of the group. Meaning that it becomes easier for everyone else in the group to abandon their conviction as to what everything is. But that is just a side effect.

Now, I say you get everything backwards because the same thing applies to forgiveness. Everyone thinks that it's the other one who is forgiven; that it is some blessing that you are giving to some poor miserable wretch. Some gift! Because you are still seeing that person as a poor miserable wretch that your wonderful love is benefiting. That's self-righteousness actually. And it doesn't do one thing to transform the apparently miserable wretch, or the one with the miserable eyes that's seeing the wretch, out of the wretchedness.

Forgiveness is the withdrawal of judgment on the part of the one doing the judging. It happens when you arrive at a point where you are exhausted from being conflicted within yourself; exhausted from trying to get revenge. Except that you say, exhausted from trying to get justice and how unjust it is that you can't get justice. It is a point at which you become so tired of the process that you withdraw from attack, which judgment is. And you are willing to abandon your definition of a Son of God and come to peace within yourself, then you have the opportunity to be the Presence of Love, which says, "I am willing to recognize that which is Real."

If you're willing to recognize that which is Real--with a capital "R"--it means that something has become active in you which I referred to yesterday; curiosity. A curiosity to get beyond your very definite definition about that person, and all of the justifications for your definition, so that you might have a new experience within yourself. You must understand that, because Love is never a means of controlling someone else into what you think their good is. Love is never leverage. It is omnipotent. It is all powerful. But it is not power to be used over something else.

You know where the power comes from? The power comes from the indivisibility of the integrity of you that you are experiencing when you have abandoned the conflicted stance of judgment. That is called invulnerability. And it is called sovereignty. But it is always a sovereignty that does not have to be exercised over something else. It is your experience of such immovable stability that there is no possibility of threat, and therefore you can stand there present in absolute defenselessness.

Now, what happens? When you are experiencing defenselessness you become a benign presence; no shell around you and everyone breaths a sigh of relief. Your defenselessness. Your innocence. Who's innocence? Not theirs; your innocence is so obvious that no one else feels any need for defense, or feels a greatly lessened need for defense. And so, they begin to abandon their feeling of their need to be in a stance ready for attack. And if all of this was being recorded on a video tape, it would look as though somebody had done something that changed everything. When all that happened was, the act of forgiveness. Not a forgiveness that says, "I forgive you for being the bastard that you are."

Every single one of you until you are Awake, are to one degree or another protecting yourselves, and thus acting in an unfriendly manner toward each other. And socially you tend to gather together in groups of, shall I say, equal unkindness. And so, you have some groups that are obviously more unkind to each other; rougher, you might say, than others. And you're so glad you're in one that is less rough; a sign of your spiritual progress.

And your process of Awakening IS your process of forgiving; abandoning judgment within yourself; finding it more important to experience your balance and your peace than it is to get justice. And in the process truly beginning to see that your degree of unkindness is the same degree as the harsher degrees; it's just expressed in a different language. And you, as well as those who are functioning at a more intense level of unkindness, are suffering from an unjust imposition upon your recognition of your Divinity that you are the direct expression of God. Then you have compassion and your benignness increases; and you do not thank your lucky stars that you are in a less unkind group than someone else; and you will not see yourself as better off than they; and your oneness will become more apparent to you; and you will be more willing to help; you will be more willing to not engage in the judgment that holds everyone else in their feeling of a need for judgment and defense.

And again, I must point out to you that as each one does this--no matter how little the steps are that are taken--the cumulative affect is always greater than the individual parts that have joined together in the expression of greater kindness.

So remember: Forgiveness really has nothing to do with the one who is being forgiven. And it is never a matter of saying: "I love you and your ego behavior. Keep stomping on me. I love you anyway." That isn't what it's about. "You're a crotchety old man but I love you anyway. I know you'll never change but I love you anyway." That's attack! And you will find that one changing when you withdraw the judgment and be the benign presence that undermines that one's conviction that his judgment and his stance of attack is justified.

But again, remember that you're not doing it to change anyone. It will not work because it's your perception that needs to be cleared. It is your choice to have a perception different from God's point of view that causes you to experience the Kingdom of Heaven right here as though it is a material universe, a struggle of an existence, and a place to achieve a sense of integrity and pride because you have overcome the struggle.

And so, it is you whose perception needs to change. And because all of this that is seen in such a screwed up way is really the Kingdom of Heaven, your shift of perception will cause you to see more of the Kingdom of Heaven that it is. And you may stand aghast a little bit at the miracle that has happened. And more of you need that experience. To have a miracle to be surprised at. Where something that you knew couldn't change, has changed. And once you realize that the change has occurred because you have expressed a little willingness to see what is Real, and there has been a little bit of curiosity, and you have withdrawn judgment, you'll begin to get the idea. And you won't try to change anything out there again. And you will begin to attend, with curiosity, to your own process of becoming more and more congruent with your Being.

The more clear you are about yourself, the more clear you will be about everyone else. And surprisingly enough, the more you will find everyone else being clear about themselves. Now, don't get hung up on who's responsible for the change, else your ego will jump in there and say: "Look at what you did. You have wrought a miracle. Good for you! You have moved to a level of lesser unkindness." But we're not talking about moving to different levels of unkindness; we're talking about abandoning that sense of levels entirely and being the Presence of what you Are--the congruent, indivisible, unconflicted Presence of Love that says, "Not my will; not my point of view; not my pet theories; not my pet concepts; not my highest sense of truth; but Thine be done."  (G-1992D/R-207) through (G-1992D/R-221)

FREEDOM

Raj Excerpt -- RAJ NEWSLETTER Volume 5 Number 7,8--July-August 1988

RAJ: It is important for you not to build up too much of a belief structure relative to what is, and can only be, an illusion. In other words, the more concretely you can begin to think about an illusion, the less illusory it can seem to become, and therefore the more real it can seem to become by virtue of your having an explanation of it.

You must maintain the stance that illusion is illusion, and is illegitimate, and therefore any explanation of it must be nonsense. In this way, you give the truth of the illusion to the illusion, by keeping it clearly as an illusion. An illusion is not difficult to work with. But what seems to be real is difficult to work with, because you must go through the process of removing whatever has seemed to give it reality to you before you can arrive at the point of seeing its nothingness, its purely illusory nature.

That which is illusion has no substance to it. That which has no substance to it has no means of maintaining itself, and cannot remain in the presence of your dismissal of it from your experience.

Now, the focus I wish you to give to this particular manifestation is freedom--Freedom as your inherent Birthright; that which, because it is your Birthright, can never have been taken away. And that which seems to be covering it over is an illusion--nothing claiming to be something.

The Freedom that it is your God-given Birthright to experience in the movement of your hand and your fingers needs to be claimed. And it needs to be claimed on the basis that there is nothing that has the capacity to cover up that Freedom.

To the degree that you are able to describe some physical incident and the development of certain physical changes, and to the degree that you buy into that experience as if it were fact, rather than illusion in varying forms, you will find your claim to your Birthright of Freedom to be slow in being expressed as healing. So, I am encouraging you specifically to begin to invalidate the history of the illusion, the development of the illusion, the limitation of the illusion, by recognizing that it is all illusion and expect to see all evidences of all aspects of that illusion to disappear--to be swallowed up, if you will, in the experience of your Freedom.   (N-0507/R-125) through (N-0507/R-130)

FORM

Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-06-08

Mind spake and Form appeared. That's a brief description of Creation. Or, Mind speaks and Form appears. But understand that this Form is not matter. Mind speaks and recognizes Itself in that Act or Action. And it's all mental. It's all Mind. And the Substance of the Experience is Spirit, not matter.

Now, what I want to bring home at this moment is that nothing that you are experiencing right now is matter. Not the chairs you're sitting on. Not the bodies that are sitting on the chairs. Not the trees. Nothing that you are experiencing is matter. And, therefore, nothing that you are experiencing right now is bound by what you would call the laws of matter or physics.

Form follows Function. Mind spake and Form appeared. Mind spake and Function functioned and was recognizable and identifiable. The Movement of God, of Creation, is Be-ing--the verb Be-ing. It is Movement. It is Function. If Form follows Function, it serves Function. It renders Function visible and tangible. Not materially tangible, but experienceable. With what? The only thing there is, Mind. And that's what's going on right now for every single one of you. It's the only thing going on, period.

(C-030608/R-54) through (C-030608/R-56)

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