You Are Going to Need
to Choose Well!
On August 2nd, I shared some very important and unequivocal information. Unfortunately, because I was not specific, there were some who consciously chose to misunderstand my meaning. As a result, the meaning was not only diluted but invalidated, and it is extremely important for it to be understood with perfect clarity. In fact, as the month has progressed, the need for clarity has increased, and so I must reiterate what was said so that the impact of it may actually promote change.
Everyone needs to be acutely, or let’s say, exquisitely aware in every detail that independence—the practice of human will, the practice of self-defense, the practice of proving ones worth—is being promoted on a global level. Not just in the United States, but primarily in the United States right now. And you know what? Don’t be fooled. It is the promotion of the very depths of “the Fall.” It is the promotion of the ultimate forms of “my will, not Thine be done” which are being promoted and which are being used to arouse similar sentiments and feelings so that a vast majority might take hold of this premise and actualize it more completely than ever before. And the primary provocateur—at least the one with the largest stage—is Donald Trump.
What makes this noteworthy is that it is being used as the basis for the election of someone who will use it as the foundation for relating to the rest of the world—”in your best interests” of course, as he would put it—but he will necessarily end up governing you as well. Do not be naïve here. Whatever reactions Mr. Trump elicits from the rest of the world, whatever antagonisms, anger or negativity he brings forth, will rest upon all Americans as well. After all, from the perspective of the rest of the world, he will be carrying out “the will of the people” who voted him into office.
Walls, as well, can bite both ways. They can keep people out and keep people in, depending upon the will of the one in charge at any given time. It is not wise to make oneself subject to someone who changes his mind frequently, as it suits his purpose, in the heat of any given moment.
Am I talking about Mr. Trump? Or am I talking about you?
The fact is that Mr. Trump is not doing everything all by himself. He dances a dance with you—with everyone who is listening to him. And so, I am talking about you, and I am doing it because you cannot afford to lose sight of yourself for any reason in circumstances such as these. You cannot afford to lose sight of the Wisdom of the Ages which you have been blessed by and which you value in spite of the momentary inflammatory rhetoric which would cause you to shift from wisdom to reaction for the correction of things, some of which actually do need to be corrected.
The Wisdom of the Ages teaches: “Thy will, not mine be done.” “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” “If you have seen your Brother, you have seen the Father.” “As I have loved you, love one another.”
I could say, “As I have excluded you, exclude one another,” but I have not excluded anyone. And so that means, do not exclude anyone yourselves. And do not let exclusion or exclusivity become a premise for your actions in the world.
You are going to need to choose well—those who will be voting in the United States—because your vote will be a vote in the world and for the world in spite of the claim that it will be to “make America great again.” The world in which national self-centeredness can prevail in spite of the rest of the world no longer exists.
One world made up of one mankind has arrived while no one noticed, and the ability to function autonomously has forever slipped out of everyone’s grasp. For better or for worse, with skill or catastrophic blundering, evolution embraces all mankind with the necessity of catching up with and integrating what Brotherhood means.
The wrong choice will be a vote against the world—a vote for walls, a vote for exclusion, a vote for withdrawal from the Family—the Brotherhood of man. It will be a vote for everything that stands in complete opposite to what the Voice for Love says, the exact opposite of everything I am teaching, the exact opposite of what you are truly seeking.
“Oh, but it’s really neat to have someone who speaks up and who fearlessly defies existing protocols.” Really? Well if that’s true, then will you join me in lifting up your voice and not be spiritually, or “politically correct” as Mr. Trump loves to put it? And will you, with the same amount of vigor and great output of energy he puts forth, spread it globally—the truths that we are talking about, the truths that you’re learning from your study of A Course in Miracles, or the truth that you know in your heart and feel in spite of all the junk that is going on.
Hey! If you like someone who rocks the boat, then be someone who rocks the boat, and say the truth which counteracts the lies Mr. Trump puts forth about human nature and about how man should treat man. Don’t be a fool! Don’t be fools and look with careless eyes and say, “It’s really neat to see someone stand up and speak his mind and let the chips fall where they may”—wow!—when what is being said is the opposite of the truth and is not in harmony with God’s law.
It is not a time to be “amused by” or “curious about” or “lenient.” It’s exactly the time to speak up, yourself, and say the uncommon truth, which is the truth that transforms and unites and heals and whole-izes that which is already whole, and uncovers the Kingdom of Heaven that is already the only thing going on, but not seen, because there are so many who are fascinated by divisive, small-minded, mean-spirited thoughts that seem to have a lot of energy to them.
Yes, they have energy! And it’s an energy very different from the energy of Love. It’s an energy very different from the energy of Soul. It’s an energy very different from harmony. And you know what? If harmony isn’t going on, the answer isn’t the bold use of inharmony, of force, but rather the persistent expression of that which is educational, of that which is true and is so clearly expressed that it attracts attention and agreement, because the benefit of it is healing.
You notice that Mr. Trump is not being met with much objection. This is wrong. Correction is called for. Do you, the students of Truth, the students of A Course in Miracles, the Sons and Daughters of God who have some comprehension of what those words mean . . . do you have the courage and the willingness to bring commitment to declaring the truth, to not remaining silent or managing somehow to slough off any substantive responses when the subject comes up in discussion?
Oh, you know, remain silent and do not object . . . and you, like others before you, will find yourselves slowly being guided en masse into the gas chambers or behind a wall provided, “of course,” for your safe keeping from the rest of “the bastards” out there.
It is not time to be silent. It is not time to be aloof. It is not time to be uninvolved. It’s not time to be in a false sense of peace within yourself rehearsing platitudes such as, “Oh, God will take care of everything,” or “Oh, this too shall pass away.” What you don’t want to have you must withdraw your support from. You must withdraw your support and replace it with correction!
Evil is just you saying nothing when human will is undermining your willingness to practice the two-step, the holy instant, to listen for the truth until you hear it, and then act upon it as it reveals to you what steps to take. I will assure you that the steps will not be ongoing silence.
So you see, this is all very important. Every single one of you has a Gift to make. And you’re being called upon to make it every time you turn on the television, no matter where you are in the world, and see the news about what’s happening in the electoral process in the United States, because what’s happening there does affect everywhere. And everyone everywhere practicing the holy instant, connecting with their right Mind, makes a difference in the United States.
You have an inconvenient call to make the Gift. It’s coming whether you are ready or not. It’s here whether you feel equal to it or not. And of course, you will not be equal to it as a tiny, small-minded, independent thinker—divorced from your Father’s Mind. And if you identify yourself as that, you will feel incompetent and overwhelmed. But it won’t be the truth. It will just be the effect of the perspective you’re choosing to use.
Do not make your mark on a piece of paper that doesn’t promote the truth.
What is going on in the United States—this flagrant practice of independence—is going on in the world, and it is everywhere in the world that each one of you needs to rediscover who you Are and what your purpose is, and to correct what calls for correction by giving Voice to the Truth, the Truth that turns everyone once again to the Father’s Love, the Fathers omnipresence—not as an idea but as an experience. A profound experience.
Donald Trump simply illustrates in the finest detail what the characteristics of independence are. He boldly, unapologetically exhibits what none of the Sons or Daughters of God thought they would find themselves doing when they separated themselves from their Father. They had no idea that fear and guilt would plague them from the moment they broke the relationship, nor did they have any comprehension of what convoluted attitudes and manipulations they would use one against the other in order to get relief from that guilt and fear, not realizing that the answer lay in the annulling of the divorce from God.
Trump is like a chameleon, adjusting to blend into whatever the environment is which he has chosen to enter for whatever purpose he wishes to accomplish, just as you and every other child of God does in much subtler ways
He has multiple goals, multiple “temptations,” spontaneously generated on the fly, which he neglects to evaluate before pursuing. In some instances, he provokes reaction, while in others he promotes unity. In some he endorses and agitates prevailing stimulating mean-spiritedness while endorsing himself most positively elsewhere. And he does not recognize that the dishonesty involved invalidates all of his positions, discrediting them because they are being used for some sort of self substantiation rather than the substantiation of the message inherent in the positions, themselves. He has yet to learn what every student of the Course is faced with learning.
When he uses his sleight-of-mind, the illusion (magic) which follows is accomplished and everything about it becomes untrustworthy. What this means is that playing both sides of the fence on purpose—promoting opposing points of view at different times, in different places, to different individuals—represents a mind engaged in duplicity—deceit which is kept hidden from those being addressed—and this causes whatever is being promoted to be a sham, no matter how compelling and genuine it might temporarily appear to him to be when he is presenting it, or to those with whom he is speaking. And when you apply this to yourself, you know exactly what I mean.
In the end, without integrity at the source, what proceeds from it will only attest to the dishonesty with which he put it forth. Even more simply: Lack of integrity in the source discolors everything which comes forth from it, even though what is put forth may be fundamentally true.
Another inescapable lesson from the Course is that healing requires honesty. Miracles require that one’s word mean something, and that word cannot mean something if it is not in alignment with the Golden Rule.
Toying with “speaking your mind and letting the chips fall where they may” as though it’s the new Golden Rule, and doing it as though temperance, conscience, honesty, thoughtful consideration, principles, kindness and the consistent expression of them no matter what the circumstance, have somehow become old-fashioned and irrelevant and their use now represents some form of cover-up, dishonesty or manipulation to be abandoned with glee, is an immature fascination with irrationality which must be recognized as such and abandoned immediately!
“Do unto others before they do unto you, and do it quickly to seize the situation” never met the qualifications for being the Golden Rule for a reason! And believe me, it’s not a radical new contemporary light bulb that has just lit up in the minds of Donald Trump and others around your globe to inspire everyone who hears their voices.
It is an old has-been, never having risen to the top of the list of possible Golden Rules because it was found inadequate to promote and confirm Brotherhood which, in spite of the “thrill” of radicalism and freedom from rules, has forever stood in the heart and soul of Man as paramount over any other choice. Put another way, it is a fundamental a priori NEED so all-consuming and of such magnitude that it has never been successfully overridden by any pretense of a “self-created” self.
Dabbling in “freedom” unrestricted by the inherent order of Creation—the laws of God which govern the way things work and the Love which is the Nature of All That Is—has only been “momentarily explored” by a relative few of the unawakened Brotherhood at any given time. And it has always been abandoned in the face of severe isolation, depression and the experience of not belonging . . . uncovering the fact that unity is paramount to them and that anything less is too painful to pursue.
Such is the way wisdom is restored . . . over and over again until the bait, the invitation to freely express the god of independence, the god of unrestrained self-expression sends up an unmistakeable red flag and the temptation is forever ignored.
When I say “momentarily explored,” I mean what you might call four, twenty, fifty years—much too long to countenance without objection, and much too uncomfortable to be willing to endure just for the sake of an experiment or the ego satisfaction of an outrageously bold brazen disregard of simple intelligence practiced in the context of the actual Golden Rule.
Guidance, the Holy Spirit—that which gives voice to the Voice for Truth—will never ask you to stand in awe of poor taste, crudeness, disrespect, mean-spiritedness, dishonesty and lack of self-restraint as though it is God’s amazing and very creative answer to hidden problems which otherwise would never be addressed. There is nothing new about it. There is nothing original about it. There is no hint of the Christ in it—something every one of you is able to recognize. It is exactly what it appears to be: back-street uneducated attitude and language full of the bravado of competition, domination and control, none of which embody the Holy Spirit’s transformational and truly creative expression.
To be sure, none of you who are reading these words is really so needy that you must choose such immaturity, tell yourself that the need is so terrible that it must be the best God can do to answer the problem . . . and then subject yourself to that immaturity by electing it to the position of governing you, without recourse, and having great influence on your globe. But if you have forgotten that your fulfillment lies in your relation to God and you think you are on your own, you may well be tempted to look outside yourself and justify reliance on even the worst bully . . . if he promises to protect you.
I am reminding you that the answer never lies in self-reliance or other-reliance, but in reliance on God. The former are old standards which have always distracted everyone from the holy instant where God’s laws prevail. But the latter points you directly into the holy instant, keeping your attention there where God’s grace embraces and enfolds you in the safety and fulfillment which your bully, in spite of what he promises to do, may not . . . because he is a bully with a bully’s mentality.
Am I being political? No. What I am doing is confirming that the Course is relevant to what you call daily life, and that the Holy Spirit reveals specifically what needs to be known and done in order for Creation to be uncovered right where you are.
I am saying, be alert and do not support the mindset Mr. Trump is utilizing. The use to which he is putting his mind is not what you wish to be subject to, and it is unwise for you to think you recognize yourself in him sufficiently to abandon your need to recognize yourself in the Holy Spirit and govern yourself from Its perspective.
It is very important to “test the spirits” to see whether they are of God. That is the purpose and function of the holy instant. You must have a way to determine the source of the thoughts you are entertaining and you must be willing to challenge inconsistencies which your common sense reveals.
Desperation can justify almost anything for a quick fix, but as students of the Course, you have learned to abandon reliance upon desperation as a reliable guide in favor of becoming still and remembering to join with the Holy Spirit to learn what steps to take in the peace of that communion.
The Holy Spirit never motivates with fear. Inspiration is its motivation of choice. Communion with the Holy Spirit is always moving, but never agitating, and it impels right action. You can feel the truth of it, the appropriateness of it, and the energy of willingness to express it in the world.
In other words, you do feel motivated. You do feel passion. But it is passion arising out of the depths of Love and the breadth of peace, causing your acts to be not only unequivocal, having unwavering integrity, but tempered with balance—the equilibrium which comes from union with God.
In “testing the spirits,” you prevent your “guidance” from reflecting the fear or anxiety which prompted you to use the holy instant. In other words it keeps you from requiring the Holy Spirit to respond to your dilemma according to the reality you are attributing to it.
Keep in mind that fear can always cause you to believe that your dilemma is real, and that it calls for force to resolve it, when the fact is, as the Course teaches, that a simple shift from fear to peace will undo the illusion. Until this lesson is learned, however, you are susceptible to the alarming misdirection of your ego as well as the alarming misdirection of the egos of others who, in the guise of helping you, would take advantage of your temporary ungroundedness and confirm your belief that the use of force is essential to resolving the problem.
Beware when someone promises to be your voice! Especially when he thinks he knows better than anyone else what he should say on your behalf. The only voice to put your trust in is the Voice for Truth, the Holy Spirit, whose divine task is to speak for God for you and bring you back into your right Mind.
The grand lessons of A Course in Miracles center around a simple fact: You cannot wake up alone, you cannot go Home alone, you cannot be healed alone. You cannot do any of these without looking into your brother’s eyes and remembering God.
“Well, wait a minute! Do I look into my brothers eyes and remember God after we put him on the other side of the wall, or now? Do I look into my brothers eyes and remember God while he is still a Mexican, or a Muslim, or in the next lifetime when he may be white, blonde and blue-eyed? Do students of the Course in Mexico have to wait to look into the eyes of an American student of the Course until after the wall is built and the Mexicans have paid for it?
I have said it before, and I will say it again: “As I have loved you, love one another.”
I have said this before, as well, and I will say it once again: Do not subject yourselves to the governance of one who blatantly refuses to honor that fundamental Wisdom and insists upon not just withholding love but extracting a penalty through hate because some artificial standard of race, religion, sex or sexual orientation has not been met.
I have now been perfectly clear, to the benefit of everyone. I love you all.
September 22, 2016