What would happen if we didn’t use the word “illusion” (or any other Advaidist idea) but instead said simply that some aspects of the All That Is are Eternal and some are change-able, plastic, and malleable (the root meaning of the Sanskrit maya), and that what changes does so in the presence of awareness (Quantum mechanics) and in alignment with the form of awareness we call Love energy (New Thought mechanics)? Isn’t that an accurate statement?
There is no value placed on one over the other in this statement. I can’t change Love, Beauty, or Truth, but I can change furnishings, my thoughts, all the vegetation and people and structures around me, and my body. How easily and how fully I change them is a function of my skill, which is, in part, a function of my mental focus, which is in large part a function of where I place Love energy.” Continue reading Isn’t A Course In Miracles Advaistic in declaring that things around us aren’t real?
So much is happening on so many levels that no one person can track them all!
Mentally, we have people all over the world waking up to the realization that their mental framework has been based on fear and other people as authorities, while what really works for them is a mental framework based on love and an inner knowing. And we have leaders sticking so intensely to a line of thinking that is clearly based on false premises or has no internal consistency that the people who used to take them seriously are now turning away, ignoring, or speaking out against them–everywhere on the planet.” Continue reading Where Are We in the Shift of 2012?
Byron Katie’s The Work is a very powerful and effective method for helping people “get out of their story” and begin to really “see” what’s happening in their lives so they can do something different and change their habitual thought pattern.
Her famous “is that true?” is great as far as it goes, but I prefer, “is that accurate? is that what you really experience?” Because for me, there’s a difference between facts–the perceived experience–and Truth or Reality, which are eternal and what is happening at the spiritual level.
So, in a given interaction, if I’m caught in my story I may just say “she’s doing what she always does” rather than describe the facts, “she didn’t arrive when we expected her and I was frustrated,” and the Truth is always “she’s loving me and I’m loving her, and there’s something here for me to discover.”