Renewal of the Gift

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Transaction is control.

Gift is not.

Transaction serves a secret god
hidden in the back room
while the provision of
goods, merchandise or services
out in front
pretends to be the activity.

Gift is the activity out in front,
and there is no sanctuary in the back
where a secret god is being served.

Transaction sets the structure
of the handling of goods or services
and what the goods and services can be
before anyone even shows up
to enjoy the “provision.”

Gift arises in the relationship which occurs
because someone has shown up and
there are a “brother’s eyes” to look into
and remember God.

There is no confusion about what we do, because for thirty-two years we have looked into our brother’s eyes, remembered God, and reported back to him — to every one of you — what we have seen. In many different forms this has been done . . . workshops, newsletters, books, audio tapes, the Internet . . . and never has it been unclear that this extension of Love has been just that and nothing else.

It has been a joint extension, and I thank every one of you for that because your gift completes our gift, making a Wholeness which is essential to its holiness, integrity and truth.

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PLEASE NOTE

Today is the 1st of October, and there is $54.03 in the Foundation’s bank account. Everyone’s support is invited to help with the $4,500 needed to cover first-of-the-month expenses.

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Thank you.

Rajpur
Kingston, Washington
October 1st
, 2014

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

We recently upgraded our credit card processing procedures in order to make your online contributions even more secure. If you are advised that your contribution is “under review,” it simply means that some part of the information you provided was not recognized by the system and it has been set aside for Paul to review and approve manually in order to insure that it is being legitimately charged on your card.
 
Also, when you enter the amount,
do not place a dollar sign ($) in the box.
Doing so will interfere with the
completion of the transaction.
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or would like to set up automatic monthly contributions
please call Paul at
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6 Responses to Renewal of the Gift

  1. Barbara Bohme says:

    Brian, I have noticed, particularly of late, that you have moved with me unerringly, addressing a fear a did not mention nor allude to, but when you brought it up, I realized you were true.

    If the same is true in this case, I will leave that to anyone involved to look and also be able to share in ‘an increase’ in peace.

    As to the particulars of this your response to the above, I have heard that for some the movement of living from day to day without ‘much security’ represents a humiliation. I have lived most of my life like this, from day to day, but it has not been in humiliation (except as I listen to whatever ego). My experience has been a continued movement into trust, at each step letting go further of any need or desire for control, moving through the fear of letting go of controlling manipulations, to find myself always more serene, kinder, and with an increased ability to embrace Love.

    So I can also say, humiliation is that by which a Son or Daughter of God recognizes that which she/he is not. Not the ego, but a yielding trust into All that IS.

    ,,,,,,

    I wonder what you mean with the following, here in this current context: “Coercion plays no part in God’s Plan for you, but its appearance is turned to serve one’s awakening by its reflected adversity. In that sense our pain and fear of loss become goads to a deeper curiosity in place of dogged persistence in what seems like obedience or loyalty of the heart – but actually denies the heart its freedom song.”

    I will be that. I truly appreciate your willingness to share your honesty.

    • Barbara Bohme says:

      I meant, of course, I will be with that- and I don’t know of a way to edit that which has already been posted.

      • Brian Steere says:

        When we directly see what we are not – it is already not here – and what is Always Already here will stand as the Obvious. If we then feel moved to try to speak or write of This, we may seem to make no kind of sense, or we may serve the dawning in the mind of that which is ready to be known.

        I liked your typo. When we be with something – without adding or taking away, we ‘are that’ and knowing ourselves, know what is for us to know in this moment.
        No editing here! Though Admin can delete unwanted posts – or ‘cancel all sins’. 😉

        • Barbara Bohme says:

          How funny, Admin can ‘cancel all sins’..! Yes, I agree, it is a good typo and experientially very effective for one’s Knowing…. that is funny too though i do mean it., It just are the best words I have so far..

          So I HAVE been ‘being that’, I’ve invited God to show me, and so I am being amazed. There is a quote there on tgp, something to the effect of when we seek and ask, the view that appears will be magnificent.

          I am realizing how much we, or I (and I assume that we all do it until we catch on) try to put new ideas in the same old concepts, those old wineskins. It ‘just happens’. But Raj’s persistent insistence that we ask of everything how Father sees it, that is beginning to work for me. It did not work when I expected the answers to illuminate the Truth within the context I was familiar with, but in persisting, an awakening is happening. And this pesistence and the awakening grows and somehow it becomes stronger than the familiar concept and it manages to filter through it, through the familiar wineskin, without hurting it,… it is a Benign ‘Thing’. And I am learning even from this, even from how the new takes ‘form’ without debunking the old.

          So, you see, I have been Being That. I have not said much, or anything, about what is unfolding, … but Raj Knows. I mean, I am moving into what he knows (that which he insists we find out about). I did not expect this, but again, it is the way Love works. I should go… I see I may be sounding incoherent…. It just isn’t time yet to share more…. but I liked’ your lighthearted observation, and this was a way of saying
          Thank you.

          • Barbara Bohme says:

            Gift arises in the relationship which occurs
            because someone has shown up and
            there are a “brother’s eyes” to look into
            and remember God.

  2. Brian Steere says:

    I appreciate the truth of this – and one of the ways I appreciate it is to live in the light of the Gift.
    A willingness to extend embrace even as the Father embraces. Withholding not of that and who I am.
    I do not hold Paul and Susan accountable for their choices as to properties, overheads, modes of collaborating and sharing purpose, because this is there/your own unfolding dance of discovery.
    But what I hear in the message above is the foundation upon which a true economy of communication, support and exchange not only can work can cannot NOT work.
    If the new message is stuffed into the old bottle it becomes a coercive nonsense; as if such and such must occur OR ELSE! I notice in the transitional shift of releasing egocentricity, that one does not choose to invest in the thinking coming up as the sensations, emotions and experiencing of impending loss, because one KNOWS one cannot afford to indulge it AND stay on purpose.

    If something then does not ‘line up’ IT DIDN’T NEED TO. Be free of it!.
    But what IS lining up is an unfolding worthy of our full embrace and willingness.

    Be at Home in Your Father’s House.
    Nothing is demanded but that the Father’s Nature is the freedom to share all that it is in all that it does.
    If we carry anything that does not belong in OUR choosing, it will limit us. If we see this clearly we can choose anew if we WANT to limit ourselves in this way or let it go as we now recognize a worthless or meaninglessness that now exists in us only as a choice unchosen – and fades from disregard.
    Coercion plays no part in God’s Plan for you, but its appearance is turned to serve one’s awakening by its reflected adversity. In that sense our pain and fear of loss become goads to a deeper curiosity in place of dogged persistence in what seems like obedience or loyalty of the heart – but actually denies the heart its freedom song.
    Humiliation is that by which a Son or Daughter of God recognizes what he or she is NOT!
    Thank God!

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