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Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2002-10-17

RAJ: Yes. There's just no way to sidestep this. There's just no way to somehow jump from inappropriately expressed miracle impulses to the full blown Conscious Experience of the Mind of God as your own without undoing the very things that took you away from your clear Presence as the Mind of God. And so you must make the correction [of misperceiving others] where the correction is needed. It can not be avoided. Because you can't get back into Sanity while there are still bits of insanity present. And so where you withdrew love, because you preferred to have a slightly twisted perception of your [Brother or] Sister, you've got to slightly untwist that perception. You've got to undo it. And there's no way to sidestep it.  (C-021017/R-185)

Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2004-03-07

RAJ: Until you believe what? Until you believe the Truth. And until you abandon your belief in what you made-up. And that's what you need to learn to make the distinction between what God made and what you made-up.

Oh, I [Jesus] know, it sounds like that means that working with the Holy Spirit means going on an internal witch hunt uncovering all your flaws. No. You know what? It's letting the Holy Spirit walk with you through your mind so that the jewels of your Being might be pointed out where they had escaped your attention because they are crusted over with your lovelessness, your loveless self-definitions, your loveless definitions of creation.

And so It [the Holy Spirit] picks up this dirty rock, and you think, "Oh God! He's going to tell me that this is me. Nothing but a dirty clod." And the Holy Spirit holds it up and says, "Hey. Take your hand here and rub it." So you take it, this awfulness of yours, and you rub it because you've been willing to bring your attention to where the Holy Spirit told you to give it, this awfulness in you. He told you to rub it, and you rub it and the stuff flakes off. My goodness! There's sparkle. My goodness! There's depth. There's color. There's illumination. Wow! I'm beautiful! Wow! I'm not what it looked like I was.

Be willing to go for walks with the Holy Spirit right through the middle of you so that what isn't true about you can be looked at, and you have the opportunity to find that all it was, was a discoloration, a covering over of something that is True About You and has been forever True About You. It becomes a Joy to do this, truly.

But, you know what? You won't find out until you do it. And I {Jesus] need to be clear with you about that. Likewise, it will become perfectly clear to you when you do it. Now do you really have something better to do? [a little tiny audience laugh]

"Hey, you know, leave here [the Gathering], go out, investigate the awfulness of human will [willfulness] a little bit more. Be offended by it. Tie yourself up in a knot because of it. Find a way to retaliate. And then find a way to deal with the retaliation you get for the retaliation you gave. And then deal with how much darker everything got. Sure, go ahead!" You know what? You can do it. You have been doing it. And you still exist, don't you? You still exist because, in spite of all of this [dark retaliation], you can't stop being the Direct Expression Of God That You Are. You still can't stop being the Christ, although you are very good at ignoring it. So you can go on and do it longer.

I'm telling you that you have an alternative. And I'm saying anytime you want to take the alternative, you can. And what the heck, why not do it now? I'm not going to tell you to get a rod and put it up your backbone. And I [Jesus] am not going to get a cattle prod and walk around behind you. I'm telling you, you have another choice, and I'm encouraging you to explore it. I am encouraging you to implement it. I'm encouraging you to bring commitment to it.

I [Jesus] am encouraging you to learn how to become Single-Minded. I'm encouraging you to employ some self-discipline, so that you observe where you're giving your attention, and whether you're giving it alone. Why? So that you can choose to give it in tandem with the Holy Spirit. Why? So that you can learn to distinguish between what God made and what you made-up out of what God made, or what you made-up about what God made. Why? So that you can discern between your Sanity and your insanity so clearly that the insanity registers with you as exactly what it is so that you no longer find it attractive and can lose the obsession with constantly refreshing it, and make a whole-hearted, singular choice for your Sanity.

And you know what? I'm going to do it until all of my sleeping Brothers are Awake.  (C-040307/R-131) through (C-040307/R-139)


Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2002-10-10

RAJ: Well, at the bottom line, All There Is, is God.

And whatever you think you are that would "let go," does not even really exist. And this is a very important point. If the Ultimate Conscious Experience of Being is for there to be no Conscious Experience of Being other than What God Is Being, then whatever conscious experience of being you're having at the moment that's different, isn't Real, and the one that's having it, doesn't exist. Because it's just a concept of yourself that you are focusing on and identifying as you.

The reason this is important is that, although we tread a fine line, sort of straddling Reality and unreality, the fact is, that because God is All and the one who thinks he's waking up doesn't exist, it is important not to value too highly the processes of Awakening that you're going through. Do you see what I mean? It would be well for you to take time each day to contemplate the fact that the Reality is, that God Is All, and therefore God is All There Is to you. And that's a done deal. In other words, the Ultimate you're going to arrive at is already the Ultimate right now. The accomplishment, you might say, has already been accomplished. And all that you're doing in your process of awakening is letting yourself into the Conscious Experience of the fact that it's always been the Fact. It's always been the Truth. You've always been the exact, perfect, Holy Expression of God.

And again the Expression of God is God expressed. Do you get it? The Expression of God is not "you" expressed by God. [Pointing to people in the audience] God, God, God, God, God, God, God, [tapping on the glass upon the table] the table, the glass -- it's God.

That's why it's called "a journey without distance" [in ACIM]. Because all you're going to do is in a moment of defenselessness realize that you never were what you thought you were and you never were an entity going through a process of purification to arrive at some evolutionary end point. "Evolutionary" meaning that you started out as something and become more, and more, and more, until at the end, what is there is hardly recognizable compared to the beginning of the journey. You are not going through an evolutionary process. You are simply coming out of insanity. You're simply coming out of misunderstanding. And it's you, the absolutely Divine Presence of God, coming out of a misunderstanding of What You Are [as Self] and What The World [Really] Is -- which, as I've said over and over, is the Kingdom of Heaven.

If you grasp this, you will not value your process of Awakening so much, that you miss Waking up. You see? Because the one who's apparently in a process of Waking up is part of the illusion. Now, because the one who is in a process of Waking up is really the only one there is -- in other words, God did not create His Self-expression that's you, and then you through your imagination created a second creation. If anyone is deluded, it's the Son of God -- the Divine One That You Are right now -- because you are right now the very one God created, the very one God Is Being in this very moment as His Self-expression. You, in your misinterpretation of yourself, identifying yourself by means of definitions you have created, will seem to be in a process of letting go of what has nothing to do with you -- the Divine You That You Are. And so this is where walking the fine line occurs, because Clarity, or Sanity, regarding yourself is going to be experienced right where you are at the moment in terms of the definition you're holding of yourself [as ego] in the moment, and the undoing of it.

But mind you, even though there seems to be this process of letting go of distorted perceptions of yourself, you can become preoccupied with that process. And that is why it's important to remember that the Ultimate About You is present right now -- never was altered, even though you have imagined it was, and you believe your imagination -- so that you might understand that although there will seem to be a process, the process isn't necessary. The process is not the focal point. And that will speed up the return of your Sanity.   (C-021010/R-71) through (C-021010/R-77)


Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-05-11

RAJ: You see the minute you decided to try to have a point of view of your own, to see things your way and you turned your back on the Father, turned your back to the Altar and took what you thought would be an independent stance, it caused you to introduce into your experience a perspective unlike the Father's.

This perspective, was, nevertheless, a perspective on Reality, because you didn't have anything but Reality to experience. When you introduced therefore a biased perception, a twisted or altered perception of Reality, you created an illusory... a distorted experience of it. Now, if you look at your distorted experience and believe it, you are in error. And everything you are seeing is erroneous.

Literally, waking up is coming back into your Right Mind where you're not claiming a private perspective of your own, and where you stop introducing this bias or twist on Reality. The illusions that you choose to believe, because they are not real, are meaningless because only what is Real is Meaning-full -- with a capital "M."

Let's continue.

READER [of ACIM TEXT]: Consciousness, the level of perception, was the first split [deliberate dissociation] introduced into the mind after the separation, making the mind a perceiver rather than a [True] creator. (T-#37/42)

RAJ: Now I'm going to interrupt here. Mind, with a capital "M," is [fully] Conscious. Consciousness [per se] is not an illusion. And this is important to understand. What this [T-#37/42 quotation] is referring to is the personal private [ego-] mind each of you thinks you have when you have turned your back on the Altar [the Altar is the inner place of Communion with God, i.e., the Holy Spirit or Self]. The level of perception is what consciousness is when you have dissociated yourself from the Father. We could describe it as human consciousness versus Divine Consciousness. Here it's referring to the human consciousness. It says, "Consciousness, the level of perception, was the first split introduced into the mind after the separation, making the mind a perceiver rather than a creator."   (C-030511/R-14) through (C-030511/R-19)

Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2005-05-01

RAJ READING [ACIM]: Unless you KNOW something, you CANNOT dissociate it. (H-#241)

RAJ: Okay, let's render this [quotation] more understandable. When you said, "But, Father, I'd rather see it my way," and got your bill of divorcement, you were dissociating yourself from the Father. That's all. You got a divorce. A separation occurred. That's dissociation. That was the dissociation

Now mind you, it's well to remember that just saying, "Father, I'd rather see it my way," does not constitute a dissociation. To have the thought doesn't mean anything. But to actually say, "My definition of this is such-and-such," at that point dissociation occurred because you were saying, "This thing is not What The Father Is Being right there. It is what I [each of us] say it is." And at that point you established a sense of independence. And that's when the dissociation occurred -- when you actually made a decision that a thing was what you said it was, rather than What The Father Was Being right there.


RAJ READING [ACIM]: Unless you KNOW something you CANNOT dissociate it. Knowledge therefore PRECEDES dissociation, and dissociation is nothing more than a DECISION TO FORGET. (H-#241)

RAJ: Now, here's another practical aspect of this statement. We were talking last week about the fact that What The Father Knows is your True Knowing, is your Capacity To Know What A Thing Is Truly. And the Father does not Know something for Himself alone. His Knowing constitutes your True Knowing because it was placed in you by virtue of God extending Himself right where You are.

Now, if dissociation has occurred, (in other words, if you are experiencing everything with the meanings you're giving it rather than What It Truly Is), it means that you did Know originally What It Was -- which means that right now you really do know What Everything Is. In other words, if you are experiencing dissociation, it means that you did know. And if you did know, you do know. Nothing has been lost. Nothing has to be regained through mental gymnastics or hard work. You're at the Point of Perfection and must understand yourself therefrom. If Knowledge precedes dissociation, then if you're experiencing dissociation, by reversal, you know that You Are The Ultimate right now.

Do you see what I'm trying to say? It's another way of saying if you are experiencing a misperception of something,  Rthere's something Real there to be misperceived. The Ultimate is going on. It's the only thing confronting you. If you're having a misperception of it, [then] What It Really Is, is right there. And so you can say, by reversal, "If I am misperceiving this orchid, it means the Real Orchid is there." Not off in the bye-and-bye after you die, but right here, right now. If you're experiencing a misperception, the [Real] thing that you're misperceiving is fully and actively present. The Ultimate is here.

If you are experiencing life through dissociation, then it means you do know What It [Life] Really Is, and you are just in a momentary state of denial of What It Is. So, the Kingdom of Heaven isn't off in the future, and your Capacity to recognize it, isn't off in the future. If you're experiencing dissociation and misperception, it is the proof you need that the Real Thing is present, and you know What It Is right now. You do Know What It Is.

I must point this out to you, so that you don't indulge in the idea that seeing everything for What It Is, and recognizing and experiencing Who You Really Are, is not something that will arrive as a result of great struggle on your part, of standing tall and trying to be more than you are, of being a caterpillar that has to go through a process of metamorphosis in order to become a butterfly -- something that the caterpillar wasn't yet. You see what I'm saying? You are the Ultimate right now.   (C-050501/B-26) through (C-050501/R-35)


Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2002-10-17

READER: The confusion of miracle impulses with physical impulses is a major perceptual distortion. Physical impulses are misdirected miracle impulses. All real pleasure comes from doing God's Will. (T-#12/15)

RAJ: Now, although it isn't said here, we are talking about pleasurable physical impulses are misdirected miracle impulses. Whether it's orgasm, whether it's sexuality, whether it's a hug, whether it's a smile directed toward another -- these are conscious attempts to bring into your awareness the unseparated Wholeness of Yourself that you have denied, that you are holding away from yourself.

SEEKER (reader asking): Do pleasurable physical impulses help us or hinder us towards our own being in the present moment with…?

RAJ: It all depends on the motive. If the pleasurable impulse is for self-satisfaction, it doesn't help you.

SEEKER: Could it hinder you, taken from that aspect?

RAJ: Absolutely, because it's selfish. Because although it might be extended toward another, it is not as a gift to another.

SEEKER: It's narcissistic, to use, you know, a pop psychology term.

RAJ: That is correct.

It also, because it lacks consideration for another, is a form of abuse, whether it's mild or intense. An act that is pleasurable for you may be done so as to influence another, or control another. Again, a form of abuse. And it's all aimed at you. So, absolutely, the "giving" of, the expressing of a pleasurable impulse can be to your disadvantage.

SEEKER: Maybe the opposite of that would be our inviting another one to join us with a moment of mutual joy, or pleasure. Would that be a positive use of it, or a constructive… ?

RAJ: That would be a positive use of it, but you don't need to go that far. It doesn't have to be dependant on what another does. It has to do with, again, the motive -- whether it's to get, or to give. And as long as the Expression of Love physically is in the form, truly the form of a gift, where the reason you are giving it is because you Love [the other person], where the reason you are giving it is because you honor the one you are giving it to, that's all the further you have to take it, in order for it to be beneficial for you in terms of your Awakening and not keeping you in the dream.

And it really does amount to a matter of growing up. A child [which all of us once were] stands always ready to receive [Genuine Love]. But when the child grows up, he stands (she stands) as a servant to give [Genuine Love].

SEEKER: But when… ?

RAJ: To give Genuinely as a gift with no strings; [i.e.,] a gift that is not given in order to get. You see?   (C-021017/B-144) through (C-021017/R-157)


Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-02-27

READER: It should especially be noted that God has only one Son. If all His creations are His Sons, every one must be an integral part of the whole Sonship. The Sonship in its oneness transcends the sum of its parts. However, this is obscured as long as any of its parts is missing. That is why the conflict cannot ultimately be resolved until all the parts of the Sonship have returned. (T-#29/33)

RAJ: And, and of course, my [Jesus] being with you in this way is to provide an invitation to you to return, to provide you with an embodied expression of my love and of the love of the whole Brotherhood, of all of the Brotherhood who are awake, so that you might know that there is a place to come to where your welcome is already prepared for you, so that you might feel justified in turning toward Home. In effect I [Jesus] am reducing your fear of coming Home. I am reducing your fear of me. I am being with you the way you need to be with those who are afraid of you, those who feel that you are their enemy.   (C-030227/B-86) through (C-030227/R-87)

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?

RAJ: So you don't have, as we've said before, a safe place to hide and be indecisive, because you don't have a third spot, like a triangle and on one point is God, on one point is the ego, and on the third point is you, the chooser, who can stay there and make no choice at all, or go down one side of the triangle to the ego, or down the other side of the triangle to God. How can I put this? It's all always just one thing. It's always the Presence of God sitting right there holding the microphone. And the Presence of God there called You can experience Its God-ness, or it can pretend that it has a separate viewpoint of its own and be confused. But never for a moment has anything but the Presence of God been there. So it can be confusing to talk about you listening to your ego, or you [actually] listening to the ego, because the very words postulate a separation between the two.

The process of Awakening is a process of the one and only Christ there is, the one and only direct Expression of God there is called You becoming clear about the Fact that you are the one and only direct Expression of God there is appearing as You. And becoming clear about the fact that the physical, material world and universe is the Kingdom of Heaven misperceived. It's about one thing [you] moving from confusion into clarity. [You] coming Home into your Right Mind, into your Sanity.

It's helpful, just as it was helpful for there to seem to be crucifixion and resurrection, it's helpful to talk about the Voice for Truth and the voice for fear, and making a choice between the two. But [in Reality the] crucifixion never happened. Ultimately [in Reality the] resurrection never happened because never for an instant was there an interruption of Life. But since everybody at that time experienced "death" as a "fact of life," that "fact" needed to be addressed in terms that would register and break the fixation on the factualness of death and introduce a new possibility so that everyone was freed up from total commitment to the "actuality" of death and could let in the possibility of the Uninterruptibility, the Eternality of the Experience of Being. It opened the door.

And so we talk about making a choice between the voice for fear and the Voice for Truth which makes it sound like you're a chooser, and the voice for fear is another voice, and the Voice for Truth is God's Voice. And all we're really talking about is all of you daring to relax enough, to be at peace enough to let down your defenses so that something new can penetrate and you might say crack you open wider, like a nut, so that… or a shell, so that more of the Infinity of Being can register with you. So that you are not imprisoned by commitments to false beliefs and confusions that cause you to behave in totally erratic and unintelligent ways. Does this make sense?   (C-030320/R-101) through (C-030320/R-104)


Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2003-09-14

RAJ READING ACIM: I [Jesus] myself said, "If I go I will send you another comforter [the Holy Spirit], and He will abide with you." (H-#101)

RAJ: Now the fact is that this Comforter [the Holy Spirit] came into existence the moment you decided to imagine that you could have an independent [-of-God] thought, because you could not get rid of your Right Mind, even if you were using it stupidly. And so, It [the Comforter, aka holy Spirit, aka your Right Mind] simply became unavailable to you because you chose to ignore It, but [It] stayed present [in you] as your Divinity held in trust while you chose to ignore It....  Continuing.

RAJ READING: The Holy Spirit is a difficult concept to grasp precisely because it IS symbolic, and therefore open to many different interpretations. (H-#101)

RAJ: Now, that confusion should be over because I've made it very clear.

RAJ READING: As a man and as one of God's creations, my [Jesus] Right Thinking, which came from the Universal Inspiration which IS the Holy Spirit, taught me first and foremost that this Inspiration is for all. I could not have It myself WITHOUT knowing this. (H-#101)

RAJ: You see? Everything you learn about your Real Mind, about your Real Self, is something you learn about every other individual who exists. And if you don't know that, you don't yet Know the Truth About Yourself. Waking up does not happen exclusively. It is impossible for it to be an experience of specialness.

Continuing. Repeating.

RAJ READING: I could not have It myself WITHOUT knowing this. (H-#101)

The word "know"… (H-#102)

RAJ: K-n-o-w.

RAJ READING: …is proper in this context, because the Holy Inspiration is so close to Knowledge that It calls it forth; or better, allows it [Knowledge] to come. (H-#102)

RAJ: Or best, allows it to come. In fact, allowing it to come is really the only way it comes. When you have ceased to express private, assertive authority of your own, you allow it to come because you're not blocking it with an imaginative sense of your having a will of your own.


RAJ READING: We have spoken before of the higher, or the "true" perception, which is so close to Truth that God Himself can flow across the little gap. Knowledge is always ready to flow everywhere, but it cannot oppose. Therefore, you can obstruct it, although you can never lose it. The Holy Spirit is the Christ Mind Which senses the Knowledge that lies beyond perception [by egos]. (H-#102)

RAJ: In other words, beyond your [egos'] mutually-agreed-upon definitions.

RAJ READING: It [the Holy Spirit] came into being with the separation as a protection, inspiring the beginning of the Atonement [At-one-ment] at the same time. (H-#102)

RAJ: In other words, the minute you went off on an imaginative path that was [in Truth] impossible to go on, there was at that very moment the means of retracing the path established. Why? Because, as we've said in the last few weeks, you had to use your Christ Mind, you had to use your basic [laugh] Divine Capacity to imagine an illusion, and then attempt to imagine that you could make the illusion real. And since you are using your God-given Capacity, your Christ Mind, if I may put it that way, to behave as though you're not the Christ and believe your behavior, the fact that you're doing it with your Christhood constitutes the ever-present Capacity to return to your Right Mind, to a realization that indeed You Are The Christ and never stopped. You see?

You couldn't get outside of your Divinity to have an ego have an experience of quote "the human condition" unquote. And so the means of coming back into your Right Mind has been present with you every step of the way as you attempted to get further and further away from It. Your movement away created the path back, because you never could stop Being What You Divinely Are. It's that simple.

So, the Holy Spirit…

RAJ READING: …came into being with the separation as a protection, inspiring the beginning of the Atonement at the same time. Before that [separation], there was no need for healing, and no-one was comfortless. (H-#102)

RAJ: Is the simplicity of this becoming clearer and clearer? It's referred to [elsewhere in ACIM] as, "a journey without distance." Is the distancelessness of it becoming clearer to you? And the fact that you have never become enervated? The Divine Energy Of You As The Christ has never been drained from you, and therefore you're not in a weakened state at this moment. You're just really excellent actors behaving as though the Energy Of Spirit, your Divine Energy, has vacated the premises of you. And [as a result of such behavior] you're tired, and you're exhausted, and you don't have in you what it takes to re-embrace your Divinity, and therefore, it's gonna be a struggle. A struggle that is going to deserve for you all the gold stars in the heavens when you finally make it back to God. [However,] you are not enervated. And the Energy Of Spirit, the Divine Energy Of Your Being is in full use right now, but you're using it to cover up the Truth About You to yourself. All the Energy it takes, all the Divine Capacity it takes to reawaken, to come back into your Right Mind, is actively in use right now. It just needs to be put to a different use. And what's the different use? It's embodied in the words, "Not my will, but Thine, be done."   (C-030914/B-109) through (C-030914/R-130)


Raj Excerpt -- Course Study with Raj/Jesus -- 2002-08-28

RAJ: The Spirit's Strength. Spirit is Substance. Substance is Spirit. The Substance of everything you see in this room is Spirit. The Substance of you is Spirit. The Substance of your very Being is Spirit.

Miracles restore the mind to its Fullness. They reveal its Indivisibility. They reveal its Innocence. They reveal its All-Inclusiveness.

By uncovering the absence of lack, they establish perfect protection. Not in the sense of encircling you with tanks and enemy aircraft guns and a better wall of defense, but they establish perfect protection by uncovering to you that you're Naturally invulnerable. That vulnerability is nonexistent. So they establish perfect protection by uncovering the fact that you are not in need of protection because there is nothing unlike you to be defended against.

And the Spirit's Strength, the Strength of the Substance of your Being leaves no room for intrusions. When the miracle establishes in you the Truth of you as your Conscious Experience, there simply is no room for the intrusion of anything and there is the Conscious realization there is nothing unlike you that can intrude upon you. And so you can be at perfect Peace.


READER: [Miracle Principle #35] Miracles are expressions of Love, but they may not always have observable effects. (T-#3/5)

RAJ: They may not always have observable effects, but they will always have effects. Love is always transformational, but the transformation isn't always visible. When the miracle is a shift of perception about the Kingdom of Heaven that you are calling quote "the world" unquote, then you are going to find what you would call visible evidence of a miracle. You will find visible, tangible transformation. The disappearance of the evidence of disease or injury. The disappearance of a blight on a complete forest. The closing of the holes in the ozone. The purification of your water systems without a mechanical process being employed.

Because no matter how screwed up your world appears to have become through thoughtlessness, Creation hasn't for a moment been altered. And when a shift in perception occurs, the changes to Creation that have looked like man created will no longer appear to be present to be disturbed by. And it can happen instantaneously. You can't have a sudden shift of perception without perception being changed. So be careful not to argue against, for any reason, the manifest, evident, tangible embodiment, we'll say, of the Kingdom of Heaven where quote "the world" unquote seemed to be. This is very important.   (C-020828/R-17) through (C-020828/R-24)

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 -- 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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