Loving Oneness Now
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-06-29
Now, the first step away from Home was the mad idea, you might say, "Father, I'd rather see it my way. I'd rather see All That Is according to definitions I give it." In that act, you didn't realize that you were also giving yourself a definition that was nothing but dry water. Nothing but nothing. You were saying, "I have a capacity to see things on my own. I have a capacity to see things the way I want to see them." And that was the beginning of what you call the ego.
But again, the ego is nothing but a packet of nothing. And the only way it can seem to become something is if you add the Real Thing to it. And so, what is the only Real Thing you can add to an idea of an ego as a thing? It is the Christ That You Are. It is What You Really Are. And so, as I said last week, you have developed beliefs and you have made commitment to them so now you believe them. You are the Christ pretending not to be the Christ and believing your belief.
This is very important, especially as we go into this section about the illusions of the ego. Because all there is to your ego is a bunch of nothing constituted of ideas not gathered from God but from the imagination. In other words, created out of nothing, and the result of that creation is still a bunch of nothing but with a bunch of complicated definitions that seem to have substance. (C-030629/R-14) through (C-030629/R-16)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2004-07-11
All the ego is, is the particular ideas, concepts, and interpretations you have gathered together and used as the definition of you in the absence of your clear and direct experience of your Identity which is God-derived. In other words, it is what you experience when you are ignoring God. (C-040711/R-42)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2002-10-10
Just as a fine tuning of this point regarding the flower, when you are in communion with the flower, you certainly will know what its needs are. In other words, whether it is thirsty, whether it needs fertilizer, and so on. But that does not express its Meaning. Its Meaning is Eternal. And when you are Awake, you will recognize and not be deluded by… you will recognize that it doesn't need water and it doesn't need fertilizer because it is an Eternal Idea in the Mind of God. And so, as a fine tuning, as I say, when you're communing, you will be able to hear what the apparent needs are, but I want you to go further than that in asking the flower its Meaning, so that you are asking to experience its Divine Meaning, its capital "M" Meaning -- the Intent set into motion by the Father that appears as the flower that will forever be its Meaning. You see what I'm saying? (C-021010/R-17) through (C-021010/R-18)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2002-12-12
There isn't anything but Mind. And that is why I keep saying that everything you are seeing is an Idea in the Mind of God. And that all Ideas are perfectly Tangible and Experiential/Experienceable to the Mind which formed them. But just because they are Tangible to the Mind that forms them, doesn't mean they are matter. They are Pure Spirit. (C-021212/R-59)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-04-24
Now, when you come back Home and you let yourself be God Expressed, you let God be All, the only thing going on where you are on God's terms, then you become His Sane Son, His Sane Daughter, His Sane Expression, and there will no longer be the Holy Spirit. There will be Mind with a capital "M" and Its Idea. There will be the Creator and His Creation. And as I've said before, Mind moves and recognizes Itself, and that recognition consummates the total Movement of Being that is Creation.
In other words, there isn't cause and effect. There's Cause and Event. And the Event is Cause seen and recognized. Mind moves, recognizes Its Self, and that constitutes Self-consciousness. Mind Moving, Mind Being Conscious is the Event so the two are one.
Father and the Son are One as an Experience so the time will come when there will no longer be a Trinity and your experience of Being will be God's Experience of Being All There Is, of Being All with no aspect of Its Infinity unavailable to you and where you experience your utter Oneness with it all, which would mean experiencing your utter Oneness with each other and experiencing your utter Oneness with what you call the Universe, All of Creation, Consciously. (C-030424/R-24) through (C-030424/R-26)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-09-14
If you can, accept the concept [that the world is a world of Ideas]. It's really the Truth, but it's easier for you to think of it as a concept at the moment. If you can accept the concept that the world is one of ideas. Is one of Ideas. It's not a world of matter. It's a world constituted of God's Ideas, Pure Spirit.
Ideas which embody the Intent of their Source, that being God, and the Intent of their Source, being God, is to embody and express God perfectly; His Nature. His Character. His Intent. His Singularity, and therefore the impossibility of His Expression being conflicted. Therefore demonstrating the fact that every Idea Of God is a Joyful Idea, a Joyful Idea the Substance of which is the Spirit of God.
And once again, we're talking about the petal on the rose, [tapping] the glass on the table top, your fingernail. It's an Idea. And it's not an idea an ego made-up. Your ego may have made-up a secondary definition about a Primal, Original, Eternal Idea Of God. But That About Which it [your ego] created a definition is Real and It is Spirit. And It [Spirit-as-Substance-as-Idea] embodies God and His Singularity, and therefore it is the Embodiment of Joy in the act of giving Its Joy away to be experienced by all -- universally. Now that's the Fact.
And that's the Fact about an appendix that [seems] about ready to burst. And that's the Fact about a part of the body that seems to be cancerous. And that's the Fact about a digestive tract that doesn't seem to be functioning properly. [These distortions of Perfect Health are erroneous ego-perceptions.]
But you're not going to be able to see it and experience it until you're willing to become a healer who knows, first of all, that it's necessary for him or her to abandon the inclination to react to the appearance, or to the symptoms, or to the [ego's] definitions, that seem to be embodied and to choose for your Peace so that your mind might become Single. And so that in that Peace you might access the Place of Excellence in You in which God's Perspective is available to you so that you might sent out new messengers that are unconflicted which will return to you confirming Purity, Integrity, Healing. (C-030914/R-71) through (C-030914/R-75)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2005-06-12
RAJ: Again, the choice to define some part of Creation as something not having anything to do with God, and as something that God isn't being right there, but rather something you have decided it is.
What does this all mean? Does it mean that you are awful because you're not seeing God anywhere, which means that you have a definition for everything that is different from God? No. All it really means to know this is that you are constantly faced with an opportunity, a threshold to move over from ignorance into Knowledge, from not-knowing into Knowing.
Now, your explorers are beginning to reach out beyond your planet to explore the universe. But what you need to do is to look at the flowers in front of you, or the fellow next to you, and reach out beyond the definition you gave it with a curiosity to know God -- a desire to have a holy experience, a desire to have an Experience of Wholeness, of Singularity, of Reality. (C-050612/R-99) through (C-050612/R-101)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-03-20
RAJ: It's... [laugh] You are either the Son of God consciously or you're the Son of God UNconsciously. But you're not something separate from God that can choose for God or choose for the voice for the ego. You are either the Christ experiencing ignorance of your Christhood and doing the best you can, or you're the self-same Christ turning whole-heartedly toward God and asking him to refresh your mind with the Truth about you. But there's only one you, and it's either ignorant of What It Is and experiencing everything through an ego frame of reference, or it is conscious of What It Is and is the Presence of God totally. Do you see what I'm saying? (C-030320/R-99)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2004-03-07
So, if you're going through your day, and obviously you are going to be giving your attention to something because that is the state of being conscious, if you are going through your day without ever having a sense of being companioned with, then you can count on it you're going through your day in your typical ego mindset of being a separated, independent, autonomous, self-regulating entity. That's called the human condition. That's called the ego frame of reference. It's you unconscious of Reality in the middle of a dream that you've dreamed up. And that is exactly what everyone will wake up out of, so don't value it.
It's really important to understand that it's this [ego] state of autonomy which constitutes your incapacity to recognize God. It therefore is what constitutes your prison. It's what keeps you in a state of ignorance, ignorant of the Truth that would set you free, ignorant of a Conscious Experience of Being that it's your Birthright to be having forever.
So, it isn't, what are you giving your attention to? It's how are you using your attention? And even before that, are you giving your attention to everything in tandem with, in cooperation with, in Brotherhood with, One Who Is Awake, your Guide, the Holy Spirit, Me, the Father? (C-040307/R-12) through (C-040307/R-14)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2004-10-03
I am here to make the Gift of Freedom. You are here to make the Gift of Freedom. You are here to embody the Truth, rather than misperceptions, illusions and deceptions. And you are the only ones who can cut through the illusions, misperceptions and deceptions by doing something new, by doing something dependent. [said softly and gently] Come on. If you're suffering from independence, the healing will come through dependence. I know you're capable of comprehending that. (C-041003/R-141)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-01-09
You know, going through the Workbook will not necessarily quickly cause you to abandon your allegiance to your best definitions, and your best ideas, and your best thoughts. What will cause it, is your frequent request of God to fill you up with whatever you need to know to meet the events of your day that you have been told is a day in the Kingdom of Heaven.
One of the key lessons in the Workbook is, "Today I will make no decisions by myself." Whew! Well, that's what I'm talking about. Break the isolation. Stop valuing the independence. Prefer to find out what the Experience of Unity is, what the Experience of Family is, what the Experience of Communion with All of Creation is like. And be curious constantly, as often as you can, without bringing your imaginations into play.
Doing this is not going to take you away. You will not suddenly be lifted out of the world, separated from loved ones, separated from the beauty that you do see around you. What will happen is that everything that has nothing to do with What Is Real around you, will vanish, so that everything that is around you will be experienced in its full Meaningfulness, full Divine Meaning. Everything you are experiencing right now will be infinitely enhanced. And so, the only thing it's going to cost you are your illusions. (C-030109/R-222) through (C-030109/R-224)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2004-06-13
Now I hope that you're beginning to grasp the fact that you are the Christ, that there's only Mind. You don't have two minds--a Real Mind and an ego mind. There's just Mind creating according to the Laws of the Singularity of Mind an Experience of Reality As It Is because you're yielding to the Father's Will, or [to] an illusion of a conflicted world and universe that started from a big bang that is purely material and has nothing to do with God. You are either allowing the Fullness and Beauty of God's Creation to register with you because you're letting it in, or you are with excellence creating illusions that you can't escape from until you arrive at a point of disregarding them. Because the only way a fantasy or an illusion can disappear and cease afflicting you is when you disregard it. (C-040613/R-150)
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