You Know, I don’t really think of myself as a writer or a teacher for that matter, but I do enjoy the activity. I understand on a very fundamental level that I learn through teaching because it re-enforces or exposes the ideas I hold about who and what I think I am. Jesus has to get the award for most patient because…well, let’s just say He is MY Teacher and leave it at that.
So I am being ask to bring to your attention the idea of learning or evolving, in the sense that, in order to remind you of your perfection you need to be brought to a place (a place of less fear, for the fearful are prone to ACT irrationally) where you are able to learn it. Jesus uses the Atonement, Listen.
“The Atonement was built into the space-time belief in order to set a limit on the need for the belief, and ultimately to make learning complete. The Atonement IS the final lesson. Learning, itself, like the classrooms in which it occurs, is temporary. Let all those who overestimate human intelligence remember this. The ability to learn has no value when change of understanding is no longer necessary. The eternally creative have nothing to learn. Only after the Separation was it necessary to direct the creative force to learning, because changed behavior had become mandatory.”
Isn’t that wild!? You have to act, other than yourself, just to BE in space and time. No wonder you spend all your time tring to “know thy self”, but you can’t know yourself in time, being in time/space IS what not knowing yourself is! But you can learn to remember who you are, but than, of course, you won’t be in time/space.
Did I express that OK?
Jesus is giving me the nod so I’ll move on…
“Human beings can learn to improve their behavior, and can also learn to become better and better learners. This increase serves to bring them in closer and closer accord with the Sonship. But the Sonship itself is a perfect creation, and perfection is not a matter of degree. Only while there are different degrees is learning meaningful. The evolution of man is merely a process by which he proceeds from one degree to the next. He corrects his previous missteps by stepping forward. This represents a process which is actually incomprehensible in temporal terms, because he RETURNS as he progresses.”
Whao… look out! In this new time association you are likely to take all your degrees in a single revolution and disappear… and did! Ha!
You can see that I have a lot of fun with this, because it’s such a farcical idea, that all you can really do is laugh, come on! The idea that can be separate from EVERYTHING in creation is a joke. What’s really funny is that when I put it that way, you DON’T believe that you are separate. Everyone has had experiences that has shown them that there is “something else”, you may not be able to explain it, you have been afraid of it or put it out of your mind but it’s there. Because YOU ARE NOT SEPARATE.
“The Atonement is the device by which he can free himself from the past as he goes ahead. It UNDOES his past errors, thus making it unnecessary for him to keep retracing his steps without advancing toward his return.”
I didn’t really cover this before but I need to show you that you are in loop, a repeat, you can think of it as reincarnation if you like but the only “incarnation” that can help you is this one. Your repeating over and over the same old stuff because your afraid to look at the guilt of your need to be separate. The Course calls it a tiny, mad idea ( What if I could be separate from everything?). In that one instant…
So in order to show you that you can’t be separate we need to bring you to place, that instant, so you look on your guilt and see that it isn’t so, that’s the experience.And with that you won’t be in time.
It isn’t difficult but it IS different. Ok, now Jesus is going to talk to us about the miracle and the shortening of the time it needs to take in order for you to see that you are actually at the end time.
“In this sense, the Atonement saves time, but, like the miracle which serves it, does not abolish it. As long as there is need for Atonement, there is need for time. But the Atonement, as a completed plan, does have a unique relationship TO time. Until the Atonement is finished, its various phases will proceed IN time, but the whole Atonement stands at its end. At this point, the bridge of the return has been built.”
Note that the bridge HAS been built. Do you, in all honesty think I would dream of coming back here without my exit already in place? I maybe nuts but I ain’t CRAZY!! Jesus is laughing. I mean come on! You know how crazy this place is, everything is threatening you ALL THE TIME! Even the pills that are suppose to heal you have more side-effects than the disease, for crying out loud, that isn’t hard, turn on your TV.
I hate it! THIS IS NOT YOUR HOME, you don’t belong here, you have been acting out a scenario that’s already over and in fact, I hate to say it, but due to cut backs and time constraints, we had to cut your scene out altogether, but hey that’s show biz. Come on… THAT’S FUNNY! So I’m here, miracle in hand, to break the news.
Don’t worry Jesus has a plan, it worked perfectly.
“The miracle turns the defense of Atonement to the protection of the inner self, which, as it becomes more and more secure; assumes its natural talent of protecting others. The inner self knows itself as both a brother AND a son.”
Brother, you don’t belong here and it’s time to come home. I know it’s embarassing to hear that what you have been looking for is not in time but like me you WILL begin to laugh.
I love you.