Monthly Archives: March 2008

Are You Enlightened? It’s Very Doubtful

(See Comic) How to tell if you are enlightened. Different people have different ideas about what enlightened means. But, here let us consider that to be enlightened means you have a completely healed mind. Which, said another way, means you have a completely guiltless mind. And a guiltless mind cannot suffer. Thus, the guiltless mind would be just as immune to the pain of sticks and stones as would be to words. The so-called problems of this world are only problems because they facilitate pain and suffering. Whether you have a broken leg or a broken heart, the pain comes from the same place; it comes from a mind that carries guilt and thus punishes itself through pain and suffering. Think of something from your past that you call a mistake. Or think of someone who you feel hurt you. Just keep on thinking until you find something that brings up painful feelings. Then ask yourself “why does this hurt?” It hurts because you called it real. And since you called it real, you never forgave it. To call something real and then pardon it is what the world tries to call forgiveness, but that is not forgiveness. To forgive is to recognize the unreality of something. It is not good enough to simply forget something you made real, because you never really forget anything. What you need to do is forgive. Those who choose to believe in nightmares and call them real are as sure to suffer as those who awaken from nightmares are sure to find peace. Now, pinch yourself a little. Does it hurt? Would it hurt if you drove a stake through your wrist? So called physical pain comes from the same place as so called mental pain. Just as thoughts of the past that you call real facilitate pain, beliefs in the reality of the body also facilitate pain. To believe in the body is to believe you are a body. And if you are a body then you are vulnerable because as we all know, bodies are quite precarious. Pain keeps the body real just as pain keeps thoughts of the past real. To recognize the unreality of the body is to truly forgive it. Then, the body is no longer used as a source of pain. This means that an enlightened person with a healed mind could die from a vicious case of cancer yet never feel any pain. And without the pain a thing like cancer is meaningless. All bodies pass in due time because bodies aren’t ever really alive. And furthermore, the seeming loss that comes from the death of a body means nothing unless you believe people are bodies and nothing more. So, the point is, do you suffer? Do you feel pain? If you do, join the club. But if you want to join the enlightenment club, then there is work to do. The principle tool for attaining enlightenment is forgiveness. Learn to forgive without compromise and you will awaken from this dream called the universe.

The Truth About Jesus (Y’shua)

Based on the Jesus found in A Course in Miracles

(See Comic) The story and message of Jesus have been highly manipulated over the last two thousand years. Some of this manipulation has been intentional and some is the result of plain old ignorance. Jesus was an ascended master who came to realize the truth about this world. The truth he discovered was radical. This truth was way more radical than what one can find in conventional Christianity. Although this truth can be pulled from certain things Jesus said that have been somewhat accurately preserved (like the story of the prodigal son), it is nonetheless something that requires the proper eyes to see and ears to hear in order to understand it. In this comic we will look at some facts about the real Jesus in order to get a glimpse of the truth he discovered. Jesus wasn’t named Jesus. His name was Y’shua. And also, his last name wasn’t Christ. Christ is the collective mind. And Y’shua was identified with the collective mind where we are all one with God. Y’shua was married to Mary Magdalene. She wasn’t a prostitute. But, unlike in The da Vinci Code, they had no children. The best clue that Y’shua and Mary Magdalene were married comes from the fact that Mary Magdalene was allowed to visit his tomb after his death. Y’shua was actually the son of God. But you are too. As well as everyone else. The only difference is that Y’shua was able to actually experientially realize it two thousand years ago. He was able to heal in himself the sense of separation from God that keeps the son of God dreaming the universe of duality and separation. You’ll be able to achieve what Y’shua achieved too sooner or later. Just realize that you do not have but one life to live; you have as many as it takes to wake up. Y’shua actually did heal people. He healed people by joining with them on the level of the mind. Y’shua realized that the world was basically a dualistic dream based on the idea of separation from God, who is oneness. And so Y’shua became in a sense a lucid dreamer. As a lucid dreamer he was able to join on the level of mind with other willing dream characters. By healing certain beliefs in people’s minds (namely the belief in separation from God) he was able to heal their illnesses. Just realize that there is no such thing as a sick body, only a sick mind. Body is effect. Mind is cause. Y’shua didn’t suffer when he was crucified. He had a healed mind and thus a guiltless mind. And so suffering for him was impossible. That is why he didn’t fight his death. He already knew he wasn’t really a destructible body. Y’shua was not a sacrificial victim for the sins of man as many people have come to believe by listening to clueless people throughout history who have wanted sin to be real and people guilty. Y’shua knew there is no such thing as sin because this world is untrue; it is merely an insane, unreal dream of separation from God. That knowledge is what allowed Y’shua to forgive those who destroyed his body; they were just dream characters seemingly split off from the same one dreaming mind that he was fully identified with; none of it had any consequence on the truth. Those who killed Y’shua will come around to the same healing he experienced eventually. Y’shua really did temporarily rise from the dead and reanimate his body. But it was merely to demonstrate that the body is not what lives; it is the mind that lives. And Y’shua lives to the day in our collective mind and is always happy to help us if we are simply willing to join with him on the level of the mind, which is the level of cause. And one more thing worth mentioning: Y’shua had a really good sense of humor. Coming Next: How to tell if you are enlightened