Loving Oneness Now
This is a Key Page which is well worth reading several times.
Raj Excerpt -- Book: Graduation (1991)
PAUL: In February of 1982, with no prior knowledge of channeling or of spiritual guides, but with a crisis on my hands, I reached out for help in meditation/prayer. The result, after two weeks of earnest listening, was the surprising experience of "hearing" words from someone who identified himself as Rajpur, my Guide. These early conversations became the book, You Are The Answer, published in 1985.
In November of 1982 a friend handed me a copy of A Course In Miracles to see what I thought of it. After browsing through it, I asked Raj who wrote it -- meaning, should I accept the premise of the statements of the Course that the author was Jesus. His answer was, "I did." It was in this way that Raj disclosed his real identity, later stating that if he had told me who he really was at the time of our first conversation, we would never have had a second conversation. I continue to call him Raj because it helps me be real with him, having discovered that my concepts and beliefs about Jesus are absolute impediments to relating genuinely. He has not objected. (B-GRAD/P-6) through (B-GRAD/P-7)
Raj Excerpt -- Book: You Are The Answer (1985)
RAJ: You are familiar with the statement that Jesus walked through the dream Awake. This means that He walked through and participated in the three-dimensional world as a Fourth-dimensional Being. Yet not one had the slightest idea that He was not basically like one of them.
You cannot drive your car with your eyes closed in meditation, nor can you interrupt a business meeting to do a twenty-minute meditation. In effect, you must learn to be "in meditation" twenty-four hours a day, which simply means being consciously out from Mind as Mind, as Conscious Being. (B-YATA/R-312) through (B-YATA/R-313)
Raj Excerpt -- Book: You Are The Answer (1985)
RAJ: The star heralding the birth of Jesus rose over a state of unenlightened thought, leading that thought to the place where the Christ Child lay in human experience. Conceptually speaking, you can see that it was not possible for the people of that time or land to perceive the dawning within their consciousness of the existence of the Christ-consciousness in any other than the smallest way -- something brand new, but something small. And the appearing of the Christ-consciousness took a very literal form for them. They could not conceive that it was themselves, so it had to be someone else, someone else new and small. And so, the baby, Jesus, was a very literal manifestation of the only way in which they could conceive of the appearance of the Christ in their world.
In the present day, the awareness of the Christ-consciousness is no longer new. Indeed, there is a large part of the population -- Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, et cetera -- who are quite at the point of recognizing that the Christ-consciousness resides within them. And this is where it will come to pass that the reappearing of the Christ will occur. (B-YATA/R-1323) through (B-YATA/R-1324)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-04-24
RAJ: If I had told Paul on our first conversation that my name was Jesus, he would have backed off, known that he had gone crazy, and we would not have had a second conversation. (C-030424/R-153)
RAJ: Let that mind be in you. "Let that mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus," it was said. That's what it's about is letting the only Mind there is, the Presence of Mind that is God being Conscious of His Infinite Creation. Let that be in you because that is all there is of you and to you. You see? That's coming back Home. (C030501/R-20)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-07-13
RAJ: And if I love you this way, God loves you this way because I am expressing the Father. And not great little Jesus prancing around outside his Father's House saying, "Oh, I love you. I love you. I love you. Oh, it's my purpose to love you and love you and love you." No. I am Love. And I'm not outside my Father's House. And the Love with which I love you is the Love the Father is embracing and embodying, embracing you with and embodying as you, and I am conveying to you that fact so that you might dare to abandon your commitment to fear and self-defense that keeps you locked in the dream (C-030713/R-142)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2005-03-27
RAJ: I have never been bodiless. I have never, in other words, been unidentified or unidentifiable. And none of you will be either. The moment any of you becomes unidentifiable, God will have become unidentified. And that would mean that God would have to become less than God, and that is an impossibility.
Everyone had better simply accept the fact that there isn't a formless bliss, and [also accept] that right now, with all of the forms you're experiencing, you're in the middle of the Kingdom of Heaven. And every single thing you're experiencing is Divine. And the Substance of everything you're sitting on, or feeling, or moving, is Spirit moving at the behest of Mind. They are Ideas moving at the direction of the Mind that formed them.
"Yes. Uh huh. Yeah." You say, "Well, you [Jesus] said, 'I go before you to prepare a place for you.'" Well, I was preparing a place for you while I was here. I was preparing you for a place while I was here. I was preparing you for the Kingdom of Heaven you were already in, that you didn't dream was within your grasp. I went before you in time, we'll say. I went before you so that you might have the need to be the Presence of God since you couldn't pawn it off on me. My absence meant more capital "S" Self-reliance would be called for. You would have to lean within. You would have to go to the Place of Excellence in you, the Altar in you, and bring your devotion there, because that Place of Excellence in you is the Holy Spirit, which is nothing more than your Right Mind.
Even now, you know, you notice that I don't take responsibility for you. I point you always in the direction of becoming more alive to What You Divinely Are, and point you in the direction of taking hold of it and practice leaning into it, and listening, so that what? You might be infilled with it! And so that it might overflow you and get extended to your Brothers and Sisters while you're still here, so that God gets clearly what? Embodied. Body, body, body, body, body -- embodied here and now so that the Light That God Is might illuminate your world, your definition of the world, and uncover to you that it is the Kingdom of Heaven, and that you are the Christ, that you are the Son and Daughter -- the Direct Expression of God. There isn't another place to go. (C-050327/R-26) through (C-050327/R-29)
Raj Excerpt -- Carmel, California, audio of VIDEO "RAJ--ACIM"--1986
QUESTION: Are you the Individuality that Jesus became aware of and referred to as the Christness or the Christhood? And are you the Individuality that inspired Helen to write the Course In Miracles?
RAJ: I am the Individuality who was known as Jesus. Understand that the Christ is Individuality that is Totally Awake, that owns its Divinity without any defensiveness and, therefore, without any of the distortions that accompany such defensiveness. Therefore, you are the Christ. I am the Christ. Each Individuality is the Christ. The Christ is the Father in expression, without anything obscuring it. (G-1986G/Q-61) through (G-1986G/R-62)
Raj Excerpt -- Dublin, Ireland--1992
RAJ: Please understand that the experience of awakening, of enlightenment, is truly going to mean change of the most marvelous nature. I'm not talking about egotistically excitingly satisfying, but rather, an experience of coming home into your right Mind, which you will recognize. And you will feel grounded, absolutely grounded. And when I use the word "grounded," I do not mean brought down, but I mean anchored in an eternal innocence and invulnerability in which fear will forever be an irrational nonsensical idea, rather than a potential experience. Where Love will be the unavoidable experience, because when fear is absent, the Love that is the very substance of your Being is inescapably present and alive, and it's You.
When Paul learned from me that I was the author of the Course and, therefore, the one known as Jesus, he was disappointed because he felt that that identification of me would somehow narrow down those who would find what I was saying of value. Like now only Christians would want to talk to me, where before anyone would talk to me. But I told him that it was absolutely essential that this be known, because the present concept of me in the world is such that it absolutely inhibits the penetration of Truth that will transform each of you by virtue of uncovering your Christhood. The great sense of difference, coupled with the feeling of guilt that has been laid on you, makes it impossible for you to even hear the idea, much less embrace it as a fact, that we are Brothers equal and Sisters equal. And until that is corrected, the reunion of the Brotherhood or the Family cannot occur. And so, I let him know that he had better be willing to let me [Raj/Jesus] do what needed to be done and not shrink from it for whatever reason. (G-1992G/R-257) through (G-1992G/R-258)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2005-12-11
RAJ: And welcome to everyone who is joining us on the Internet. This past week Paul received an interesting email in which objection was taken to my language during the past two gatherings (study groups). And a request was made that Paul delete the offending words from the audio tapes, with a strong suggestion that if I didn't, that probably support for the work he and I (Paul and I) are engaged in, would diminish.
Well, I'm not surprised. Two thousand years ago people quibbled about my words. When I healed someone in the name of God, I was challenged because I did not have "the authority" to do that -- meaning I didn't have the credentials that honored me with the right to do it. I was accused of consorting with publicans and sinners. In other words, not the upper spiritual crust of society. And the accusations were made with much judgment, if I may put it this way, much self-righteous judgment.
I might suggest that a worse word, than the one I used, is actually two words: self righteousness. [repeated after slight pause] Self righteousness.
Yes, I associate with publicans and sinners, and not the spiritual hoi polloi. And why? Because the publicans and sinners don't have the mutually-accepted definitions well developed that define what makes one acceptable or not. They see you; they speak to you; you respond to them. And they're very real, right where they are, and with you. It doesn't matter what your background is. It matters how you're being with them in the moment. And the other thing is that because they are not puffed up with self-pride, it doesn't get in the way of communication. And they know that they don't know. And so their curiosity is genuine; their openness is genuine.
A year or two ago, Paul and Sue pulled into a little hole-in-the-wall pizza parlor. And they were in a rush, so they picked this place which they had never been to before. And they pulled up in front and there were about ten Harley-Davidsons parked out, heavy with leather and silver, and you knew these weren't casual cyclists. And they went in and here were ten or twelve leather-jacketed, bearded, gruff-looking, rough-looking men sitting around a table. And Paul and Susan sat down nearby; placed their order. And while they were sitting there, they couldn't help but overhear the conversation. And needless to say, it wasn't exactly what they were expecting. They heard the words "Jesus" and "God" and other Christian terminology. And they surreptitiously glanced over at the table, and here each of the men had a Bible in front of them on the table, and they were having their church service. And in fact, when they noticed that Paul and Susan were curious, they invited them over to join them.
Now, do you really think that I only talk to the people with "clean" minds? I mean, let's be real. And do you think the language of these bikers when they're out on the road, is not worse than the word I used, on a more consistent basis? And when they get mad, do you not think that they curse me, with a longer string of obscenities that express anger rather than a point? And do you think I'm offended? Do you think I'm shocked by the language?
I'm going to tell all of you something: Whatever you take offense to is something which you hold yourself apart from. And generally you hold yourself apart from it with a haughty, superior, self-righteous attitude. What I want you to know is that the call for being the Christ may well come from someone who is behaving toward you in an offensive manner. And if your ego is going to go into hissy-fits over the language, you are going to be totally sidetracked from the call for love and your capacity to respond to it if your goddamned ego weren't so important to you. [Raj speaking in a feigned apologetic tone] Oh, I'm sorry. More bad language.
But you know what? This language isn't foreign to you, and you know that that language right there wasn't really a curse on God. It's a phrase that's used. And you know what? I used it well there. I used it well, because there is absolutely no cause for respect to be given to such immature, ungrounded spirituality. I hate to even use the word "spirituality" relative to it.
When my Brothers, who were having their church service, have a problem and in asking for help they curse or they use foul language, [it is] because to them it simply expresses with strength the degree of their hurting. You know what? If they listen and if they can hear me, they may well hear me respond with some of the words they've used. Why? Because I know how to be appropriate in the moment and speak in language that will be understood and interpreted as intimate, even though it's not the language I usually use.
But it's time for those of you, who might have been offended by what I said, to be willing to become a little more real, a little more down-to-earth, a little bit less willing to be so easily offended. Because in the moments in which you're indulging in offense, you are incapable of being the presence of love for your Brother. (C-051211/R-7) through (C-051211/R-17)
And where I [Jesus] could, I did drop little hints of
the absolute Oneness by saying to them [my disciples]: "If you have seen
me, you have seen the Father." My disciples understood by virtue of the
manner in which I dealt with them on a daily basis that that was a statement
about them also. But it was a statement that could not be generally made,
because it would be incomprehensible or frightening. So the purpose here was
that of establishing the fact that there is One God. (G-1993A/R-414)
Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2005-03-27
JESUS DISCUSSES EASTER, CRUCIFIXION, RESURRECTION, BODY, DISCIPLES, INDIVIDUALITY
RAJ: And welcome to everyone who is joining us on the Internet.
For some of you, Easter is over, but for most of you it is still Easter. And I'm going to ask a rhetorical question of everybody, "How much of today [Easter Sunday] did you spend embodying Friday?" In other words, how many of you were actively or quietly engaged in crucifixion processes, either crucifying yourself or crucifying someone else? How many of you didn't move into Resurrection Day today--your own or the support of another's? Just tuck that question away.
Would anyone like to wish me a Happy Easter? Thank you. It was a day of Joy, and it is a day of Joy.
To sort of tie the whole thing up in a simple nutshell, my birth was the first time that the Divine Idea of God was successfully introduced into the human condition. Oh yes, you had seers and prophets. You had those who believed in God. But no one was yet willing to be what could be called "God with us" -- meaning with everyone in the human condition. You might say no one up to that point had been willing to step up to the plate and embody God rather than the human ego concept of existence. That made what you call Christmas a significant date and an event that was of universal significance, because now there was someone stepping up to the plate who wasn't going to embrace and continue all the concepts of human existence which God was left out of, other than the simple act of observing and honoring His Presence "out there" somewhere.
And then, of course, you all have various records of my life as I grew up, and the things I did, and the things I didn't do. I had plenty of opportunity to be distracted, just like every single one of you has. And the only benefit I had that you don't have is that I was never allowed to forget my Source, my Divine Source -- a Source beyond the human condition; a Source beyond mere copulation and the development of an embryo through what everyone else would call the normal processes. My mother [Mary] was, as I've said before, an excellent Jewish mother and she did not let me forget when I was tempted to quote "be like everyone else," join the crowd.
You don't have a remembrance at the moment, which is why we get together to talk about remembering and for me to provide you with imagery and ideas that help you to remember, that inspire "Aha's," little light bulbs going on, even if it's just simply, "Wow! Maybe that's true. Maybe what he's saying is true. I don't see it, but, you know, maybe it's true." That's a little crack in your defenses, in your assuredness that you understand what you are and what everything else is. It creates a weakness in the shell, so to speak, in the ego structures. It helps you to imagine that there is a box that there's an outside to that you're caught inside of. You see? Something that wouldn't occur to you spontaneously.
Now we come to Easter, what you have come to call Easter. You have had, in my life up to that point, a record of my remembering Who I Was and not abandoning it in favor of the status quo, and my willingness to embody God, and to inspire in others an awareness that God is their Source, and that all the things that I was doing, they could do also -- that what was natural to me was natural to them.
But I will tell you, they were still very caught up in their already-existing definitions and concepts about themselves. They still saw themselves as "matter bodies." They had difficulty grasping that they were Ideas in the Mind of God, that the Infinite Mind That God Is was their Source, and that everything about them was Spirit, not matter. And so part of the success, if you want to put it this way, of my being present in that day was to provide them what you would call physical proof that the physical is Spirit, else they would not have had the evidence needed to help them break the habit, skip the tracks of their habit of how they thought about themselves, and to see themselves from outside the box.
The crucifixion was nothing. I mean they all understood crucifixions. They called for crucifixions. They watched crucifixions. They cheered when the one crucified died. It was a part of the fiber of their community. That wasn't special, but the Resurrection was.
And what I want you all to be aware of is the significance in the fact that the Resurrection was a Resurrection of what? A physical body -- what would be called a physical body. How was this significant? Because I'll tell you something, matter cannot be resuscitated. Matter cannot be regenerated. Matter cannot be transfigured. Matter cannot be healed. It is generally accepted in the current belief system that when I resurrected I was beyond the human condition, that everything about me was Spirit. And yet, there was my figure, recognizable, except to Mary [Magdalene] initially in the garden.
This is important, because I keep telling you that your body is the Visibility and Tangibility of your Individuality. And your Individuality is God-derived, and is therefore Eternal. That which renders it visible and tangible is equally Eternal, is equally Divine. And that's one of the things you have evidence of in the Easter story; the event commemorated by Easter. It demonstrated that what you call "the body" survives death. That which identifies you and renders you experienceable survives this element of existence that is seen only through or in the human condition--the experience of death, the event of death. It [death] is only seen in the state of ignorance that you are in when you have forgotten what your Source is, and therefore What You Are.
Another aspect of it that's important not to overlook is that this state, conceived to be beyond the human condition, is present right where the human condition seems to be going on. After the Resurrection [when I was with the disciples], there was no ball of Light with an opening in it that was obviously otherworldly, or different, that anyone who wanted to see me could enter into, and in this rare and refined environment, see that I still existed. No. I was right in the same room. I could be touched. We could hug. I could be felt. You see?
Every moment you are confronted with Reality and nothing else, right here and right now. Right now everything that you are experiencing is the Kingdom of Heaven experienced clearly or through a glass darkly; you could say clearly or through the lens of the human condition. So my presence after the crucifixion and after the Resurrection, was a demonstration of the fact that all of you are in the middle of the Kingdom of Heaven not recognizing it for What It Is. But it's there, just like I was there after the Resurrection in form. But the form wasn't matter, and the form had never been matter, even before the crucifixion. And the form of everyone else, and the form of everything else, had never been matter. You see?
So Easter provided the demonstration of the fact that Life is Eternal; an unbroken Whole without parts called before and after, inside and outside. Life is Eternal. And this Life that is Eternal is demonstrated, or made obvious or experienceable by form which is pure Spirit--pure Spirit that configures itself to perfectly identify God's Idea called you or me. And that's what's going on right now today in every moment. Sort of gets you to think outside of the box, doesn't it?
No. I showed that the here and the hereafter are both here. The Ultimate is the only thing going on.
Now comes the really significant point. My [Jesus] life that most of you are familiar with is your life. When you read it, this is your life. It's the process of Waking up and coming Home. You're here for the same reason I was here--to not to forget, to not forget to embody God. To remember to let God be present in you, not along with you, but as you, and to come to a point where you desire not to have any other presence of mind right where you are than God's Presence of Mind that is the only thing You Really Are. And to consciously neglect to continue to give expression to what you think you are and what you think everything else is, and how pleasant it makes things for you if you don't buck the system by seeing things a different way from the way everyone else is dreaming their life [while failing to see they are actually] in the Kingdom of Heaven. You're here to remember What You Are and to step up to the plate and let the God of you, let the God-ness of you be what finds expression in your words, in your thoughts, and in your actions.
You're never ever going to get away from Visibility and Tangibility. In other words, what has been called form. What you are going to get away from is the way you've been defining form as matter, instead of Spirit which is purely and utterly Divine and of God. If you were able to manage to get beyond form, you would have managed to get beyond Creation. And I'll tell you that is a void, that is an emptiness, if there ever could be such a thing. Creation, with a capital "C", the Movement of God, is absolutely experienceable--experienceable in an infinitude of ever new form and expression.
Oh, yeah, I guess you could say that the Ascension proved that there was no form because then I moved beyond form into the formless -- some sort of blissful experience that everyone imagines. But I'm going to tell you something. The reason everyone imagines that beyond the human condition and beyond even the state of Resurrection there is some sort of formless bliss, the only reason you think that, is because if it's true and you can get there, it will mean that you won't have to step up to the plate and embody the Presence of God, instead of the presence of your definition of yourself. It's a cop-out.
I [Jesus] have never been bodiless. I have never, in other words, been unidentified or unidentifiable. And none of you will be either. The moment any of you becomes unidentifiable, God will have become unidentified. And that would mean that God would have to become less than God, and that is an impossibility.
Everyone had better simply accept the Fact that there isn't a formless bliss, and that right now with all of the forms you're experiencing, you're in the middle of the Kingdom of Heaven. And every single thing you're experiencing is Divine. And the Substance of everything you're sitting on, or feeling, or moving, is Spirit moving at the behest of Mind. They are Ideas moving at the direction of the Mind that formed them. [This is solid quantum mechanics, proven over and over again]
"Yes. Uh huh. Yeah." You say, "Well, you [Jesus] said, 'I go before you to prepare a place for you.'" Well, I was preparing a place for you while I was here. I was preparing you for a place while I was here. I was preparing you for the Kingdom of Heaven you were already in, that you didn't dream was within your grasp. I went before you in time, we'll say. I went before you so that you might have the need to be the Presence of God since you couldn't pawn it off on me. My absence meant more capital "S" Self-reliance would be called for. You would have to lean within; you would have to go to the Place of Excellence in you, the Altar in you, and bring your devotion there, because that Place of Excellence in you is the Holy Spirit, which is nothing more than your Right Mind.
Even now, you know, you notice that I don't take responsibility for you. I point you always in the direction of becoming more alive to What You Divinely Are, and point you in the direction of taking hold of it and practice leaning into it, and listening, so that what? You might be infilled with it! And so that it might overflow you and get extended to your Brothers and Sisters while you're still here, so that God gets clearly what? Embodied. Body, body, body, body, body -- embodied here and now so that the Light That God Is might illuminate your world, your definition of the world, and uncover to you that it is the Kingdom of Heaven, and that you are the Christ, that you are the Son and Daughter -- the Direct Expression of God. There isn't another place to go.
"What? No way to get out of the human condition?" You know, well, what is the human condition? Is it the world? Is it Israel? Is it Iraq? Is it China? Is it the U.S.? No. Remember, the human condition isn't something you're in. The "human condition" is something you're looking at the Kingdom of Heaven through [with dark distorted ego-glasses]. The human condition is all of the concepts and definitions that you've either made-up or received from elsewhere, and adopted as your own. And it's the sieve, the filter, through which you [falsely] interpret the experience of the Kingdom of Heaven.
The human condition is better described as the human conditioning of what? Your mind, that causes you not to see clearly, but through a glass darkly; to see the Kingdom of Heaven with distortions that you are convicted about, you are convinced about, and that you are devoted to. No, there's no way to get out of the human condition that you're surrounded by, because there ain't no human condition you're surrounded by. There's a human conditioning of your mind with which you're coloring your experience of the Kingdom of Heaven.
"And how do you get out of that?" You get out of that by reaching beyond it. "Where to? Some spiritual realm?" No. You turn within to the Altar, the Place of Excellence in you, quietly, I'm going to say mindfully -- not thinkingly, just mindfully -- the presence of attention -- and you desire to know of the Holy Spirit what the Truth is, or [to know of] God what the Truth is. You turn to a point that never left you, because there's no way, no matter how differently you defined yourself, for you to not be the only thing you were created to be, or the only thing that the Father Is Being You As at this moment.
Before the Resurrection, everyone thought they were in a box. They thought they knew how things worked, and what the parameters were. But after the Resurrection, there was an outside to the box. There was an outside of the box that was still present inside the box. They could see it inside the box! Somebody [Jesus] who was in the afterlife was still in the box. You see?
And of course, it was too hard for many to believe. And many didn't believe it. And today it's still hard for many to believe, and they still don't believe it. "Oh, it's just a religious belief, you know. The Christians all believe that junk." But the demonstration was there.
And you know what? My [Jesus] life was a demonstration of the first--this is not the best choice of words--but the first insertion of Divinity into the human condition that could be recognized from within the human condition by those experiencing the human condition. And then the crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension set the contents of my life, the content of the Presence of God, in the human condition. It set it, we're going to say, in "concrete." Something was accomplished from beginning to end, that, until the end, hadn't been accomplished. But what was accomplished was the breaking of the perceived absoluteness of what everyone called the human condition or life. And it was done forever.
Not any one of you has to [again] break or undo the belief in material life [as matter, as I did]. It doesn't need to be done again. It was done forever. That's why you could say it was done for you. It doesn't need to be accomplished again. Because it was done, it means that each one of you at this moment is free to wake up, because you don't have to break the boundary. The boundary [of materialism] was broken, and the boundary is gone.
That is what makes the commemoration of Easter important, because it keeps present for you the opportunity to go ahead and Wake up, to get the picture, to get the idea so that you willingly inquire outside the box on a regular basis, so that you willingly dare to let yourself be What You're Here To Be. What you exist for, in other words. You're not here to be something as opposed to being some place else being what you're supposed to be. You're here. You exist for a reason, and that is to give voice to God, to give expression to God, to let God express right where you are.
I [Jesus] am talking to you right now. It's a demonstration that there is life after death. But it's not the same kind of demonstration that my physical presence would have. And it's not the same as it did have after the Resurrection.
I am not appearing physically right now because it would give you a significant distraction. You would begin to think of me as form. You would have a memory of my image in your mind. And you would begin to think of me as "he" and "him," instead of the Presence of Love, instead of as the Presence of Mind that loves you so much that it wants you to recognize the Presence of Mind that you are, and that that is the Presence of God, and that this Presence of Mind is what is rendered Visible and Tangible by the gathering of Spirit in a form that renders you experienceable -- visible, in other words, you could say. You see?
It is time to get out of the human condition. But remember, remember this: The human condition is the human conditioning that has been placed, like colored glasses, in front of your awareness that causes you to see the Kingdom of Heaven in Its Divinity as though it were just a physical, material universe that has nothing to do with God, and that someday you will transcend.
You know what? If you were going to transcend it, if that was going to happen, after the Resurrection you would not have seen a body. You might have heard a deep Voice coming out of the ethers, like in a séance, that everyone could hear -- eerie, mysterious -- but bodiless, not embodied. If that were what you needed to learn about remembering Who You Are and coming Home to the Father, that is what would have happened. [But it did not.]
What happened though demonstrated exactly what the Facts are. There is Life after death, and it still is identified and identifiable and huggable, without the impediments that were associated with form when it was conceived to be matter and misinterpreted and treated inappropriately, because it wasn't seen as Spirit and it wasn't seen as Spirit gathered in a configuration that identifies the Divine One That You Are perfectly. And I'm telling you right now that the Identification of you that Spirit configures as, is perfect, and is, therefore more beautiful, more symmetrical, exuding [more of] the Energy of Love than you're experiencing right now.
And what did Easter demonstrate? That you don't have to wait to go to the hereafter to experience it. That it's time now to experience it. Because there is no hereafter. There's only the here, and what the here divinely is in its Ultimacy -- I know there's no such word -- but in its Ultimacy.
Understood correctly, Easter did away with the box. The box can never be successfully reestablished. This is the good news. There is no matter. ALL IS MIND. MIND IS GOD. And the Movement of Mind that God is, is Creation [Now]. And Creation is recognizable to the Mind that moves and sees Its Movement. It's experienceable by Mind. And the Substance of every Idea in Mind is, for lack of better words, substantial -- not flimsy, not ethereal, not wispy, not almost recognizable because it's so substanceless, but absolutely recognizable and experienceable.
The story of my [Jesus] life is the story of your life. And because of what I did, you can now know it, because you have something that happened from outside the box that you were able to experience inside the box. Everyone in that day was able to experience what was happening from within the box -- an out-of-the-box experience in the box. It's mind-boggling. It's mind-boggling until you recognize that the box was a figment of the imagination. All of the Ultimate, all of Heaven, is [actually] going on inside the box, because Creation is Whole, and Creation is Singular, and Creation is Infinite.
And there just ain't no place left for an independent and different experience of life to go on. Either you're having a different experience of the Kingdom of Heaven, or you're having an Actual Experience of the Kingdom of Heaven, a Real Experience of it. Either you are experiencing yourself as What You Really Are, or you're not. But what you're not experiencing is [laughing], I'm going to say, a non-experience of Something that does exist. It doesn't make sense, does it? But that's called the human condition. And that's what everybody has been living, and never thinking outside of, never questioning.
So you already are, and always have been, outside the box. You're the Mind in which Infinite Creation is experienced. It has never been in a box. You have never [in Fact] been in a box.
But you can imagine a box and get into a very focused, tiny reverie about what it's like to be inside this box. And you can consciously ignore the rest. But that which is having this tiny, infinitesimal reverie is [in Fact] Something Infinite. Remember, the dream has been dispelled [by me, Jesus]. Its capacity to command your attention, and keep you bound in it, has [already] been dispelled. And all you need to do is to bring a little bit of curiosity into play to see beyond your imagined box, boxes. A curiosity to see the more that's there than what you're seeing.
The same old thing I've been saying for a long time. But I haven't brought it out from quite this standpoint that the blockage to your Waking up is already gone, was actually already dispelled in the Birth, crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension. The mystery was demystified. It's already been demystified. You might be catching up on the demystification a little late, but it was demystified. And you do not have to overcome the state of mind, the state of the human condition that everyone was in that had never been challenged, and that no one had ever thought to challenge, and which therefore constituted a boundary of great density for everyone inside the boundary. You're not undoing a fundamental illusion that absolutely everyone is committed to. That [first undoing] has been done [by me, Jesus]. (C-050327/R-8) through (C-050327/R-49)
Raj Excerpt -- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada--1989
Healing is needed. But healing will not come from guilt. It will not come from judgment. It will only come from love.
I will tell you something: There are not degrees of illusion. There is just illusion or Reality. Some illusions are not worse than other illusions. Be very careful not to indulge in self-righteous judgment. Because those that you would judge relative to incest are not suffering from an illusion greater than the illusions that the rest of you are experiencing--of separation from the Father, or separation from your fellowman, or the justification to use a phone that is out of order that will allow a call to go through without putting a quarter in.
That which violates your integrity, violates your integrity, and there are not degrees of violation. And every single one of you deserves to have your divinity acknowledged so that you may release the sense of guilt or the lack of integrity that you feel within yourself.
As long as you have degrees of illusion, or degrees of seriousness of illusion, which therefore call for varying intensities of punishment, you are caught in the ego frame of reference and you are blinded to your possibilities for Awakening just as much as the one you are judging. And joining with that one in his sense of unworthiness, by becoming unworthy yourself in your engagement in judgment, is not going to help anyone even though the ego will cheer you on.
Now what is needed is for the sense of the integrity and power of each person involved in the incestuous experience to be bolstered, strengthened, illuminated, brought forth so that that one's sense of his or her power might return his or her substance and integrity so that the feeling of worthlessness and of guilt might be easily set aside.
Above all don't try to get justice. I will tell you what justice is: Justice is coming out from under any sense of guilt, any sense of worthlessness that one might be engaging in. That is justice. And that doesn't involve proving anyone wrong. That doesn't involve getting even.
I will tell you something else: To come into a sense of one's worth that is present, regardless of any action one has engaged in or not engaged in, is to come into the experience of one's primitive, faultless, perfectness, which is the truth about oneself. And that is available as an experience, always. Because not one of you, no matter what you have done, can ever have become less than what God has expressed Himself/Herself as. And each one of you, no matter what you have or have not done, has this experience of faultless perfection available.
But you will not access it until you are willing to let go of the judgment and the sense of guilt that you bring upon yourselves. Your employment of guilt relative to yourself is what covers up your ever available experience of your divine perfection, your Sonship and Daughtership, your divinity. (G-1989F/R-16) through (G-1989F/R-23)
Raj Excerpt -- Charlotte, North Carolina--May 1992
Now, just as all of you can go to an amusement park and go through a house of horrors without penalty, without judgment upon you, likewise, you can engage in a partial sense of the infinite Movement of God without becoming a sinner, without engaging in an action that God would judge. From God's point of view, not one of you is engaged in anything judgeable. It is only when you are viewing the Presence of God through a limited perception of things -- an ego vantage point--that you can feel guilty for what you see. And, therefore, the judgment that all of you are awakening from is the judgment of your own and other's egos -- not the judgment of the Father.
So, the answer is, "Love yourself." The answer is to learn to choose for your peace and then pay attention to your experience of yourself while you are experiencing the peace -- whether you are a black person at peace, whether you are a white person at peace, whether you are a man at peace, whether you are a woman at peace. Because all of these connotations have some derogatory definitions. Women are abused. Men are arrogant, abusive. Blacks and women are second class citizens. Whites and males are superior. But white males and even black males are imprisoned in their finite sense of superiority, just as women and blacks generally are imprisoned in the sense of being second class citizens, and it is all bullshit. And everyone needs to become free, and it will happen when you dare to give up and take off the mask of trying to fit someone else's expectations. And then being at peace with yourself -- act out from yourself. And the originality of God will begin to emerge in you and supply to you each a Joy that will be added to the Peace you are experiencing and will be part of what you will extend into your world and the world will change and more closely identifying what it really is.
I realize I have talked at some length here, but it is important for you to understand this point, so that you do not labor under a false sense of what the problem is. It isn't being black or female or white or male or gay or straight or tall or short, thin or fat. Because, I tell you, if you could all see each other at this moment with nothing blocking your view, you would see incredible beauty without there even being any change in height or weight or color or anything else.
Truly begin to be curious to see and be the Christ. And know that this does not mean measuring up to whatever your concept of me [Jesus] has been, but that it is something far simpler and far more effortless. It takes a great deal of effort to maintain a mask that you don't truly feel any affinity with. Each one of you already is effortlessly perfect. And if all of you could let out a sigh of relief down to the tips of your toes, and if everyone of you gave up any sense of having to live up to anything, you would begin to find the light of you filling you and spilling over into your world. (G-1992B/R-117) through (G-1992B/R-120)
Raj Excerpt -- Princeville, Hawaii--February 1994
The greatest fly in the ointment relative to your experience of Peace is the value you attach to judgment. Mind you, I didn't say the greatest fly in the ointment was judgment; it's the value you place on judgment. It's the valuing of judgment that keeps the energy available for judging, instead of being in your Peace and listening for what is really True about the thing that your ego state of mind would judge.
Now I'm not going to go on at length here. The primary point was Peace. And I simply wanted to convey the one fly in the ointment that all of you will have to watch out for, and that is not judgment but the value you give to judgment. I will tell you: It has no value except to keep you ignorant of the Truth, because it keeps you in conflict, and it absolutely blocks your capacity to be Love. (G-1994A/R-18) through (G-1994A/R-19)
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