Transfer of Training - Materials Set Three
This section covers the most advanced ideas from the Course on cause and effect, the subject / object split, relationship and many other topics, focusing on the transfer of training. A solid understanding of the most advanced metaphors of ACIM combined with a willingness to transfer those ideas to one's life without exception has only one result; a clear mind and consistent happiness.
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Transfer of Training - The experience of joy comes to a willing mind that has given up all attempts to make exceptions to the miracle. Only exceptions block the awareness of ever Present miracle mindedness. Today look at some ideas offered here to clarify transfer of training as described in A Course in Miracles. This clarification will have tremendous benefits for anyone desiring to experience the State of Mind called Enlightenment.
The Experience Beyond Theology - The concept of theology has only temporary value as a "stepping stone" to the Awakening Experience. The Text of ACIM is intended to make the Workbook lessons more meaningful yet it is application of the lessons (without making exceptions) that is the key to the transformation of consciousness or the happy dream. The goal is true forgiveness and theology must be laid aside for this Experience to occur in awareness.
Letting Go and Trusting - Follow your heart on a journey of discovery. Listen to the Voice within and do what It says, even if it sometimes doesn't make sense according to what you believe are your "personal" best interests.
A Prayer For Us - We are joined in Purpose or Content and "joining in form" is a meaningless concept.
Sex and Spirituality: Do they go together? - A long answer to one of the issues that is not specifically addressed in the Course.
Lack, Completion and Ownership - (MP3 27:23mins 10.9MB)
- Read the Transcript - Completion is your inheritance. Wanting a partner, to be with a body,
is seeking for completion in form. Yearning for companionship is a distorted
miracle impulse. When the mind is attracted to one person over another
the equality of the Sonship is obscured. The right mind sees that personal
love and impersonal love do not go together. The way out of the loop
of seeking for specialness is to desire only to be truly helpful. The
deceived mind has a very deep rooted belief in scarcity, lack, unworthiness
and guilt. Expectations come from the belief in lack and incompletion.
Extending and giving have nothing to do with specifics. Having and being
are the same. Giving and receiving are the same.
to the Experience of Real Relationship - How do you define
relationship? This is a beginning point in dissolving the disillusionment
and dissatisfaction you experience. Are you aware of all of the unconscious
assumptions and definitions you hold about the concepts of relationship
in your mind? Do you have any idea of the hold these concepts exert
on your experiences of this world? First we must take a look at how
you have defined relationship, for your experiences of the world result
from your beliefs and concepts and thoughts about yourself and the world.
"Wait" on No Body - You are the One Holy Child of God, there is no one to wait for.
The Secret Dream - (MP3 29:50mins 20.4MB) - Read the Transcript - Discussion about dreaming, seeing and exposing the false belief in separation. Right mind is a present decision. The thinker and the thoughts are the same, the perceived gap/separation between the perceiver and the perceived is the wrong mind. The right mind sees the gap as false and sees that the perceived world comes from the belief in separation. Exposing the gap/the belief in separation is the undoing of the ego ' seeing its impossibility is the healing. Purpose is the only choice and all strain comes from compromising, attempting to live in two worlds. Beliefs are dissolved when they are deeply questioned and judgment is seen as impossible. The ego's definition of life is the birth and death of the body - on a grand scale this is the big bang and impending implosion - it is all part of dreaming. Ideas about good and evil are all part of dreaming.
Beyond the Subject / Object Split - (MP3 25:59mins 10.4MB) - Read the Transcript - Everything is a present moment decision. Becoming miracle-minded is a metaphor for the mind that believes in linear time. The metaphor of right mind and wrong mind is helpful but like all metaphors, it is to be released. Desire the holy instant above all else. The wrong mind believes in bodies and the illusion of attack. Right mind and wrong mind are not at war – the right mind watches and the wrong mind projects the illusion of attack. Past thoughts of the self are images. All perceptions of duality are seen with the wrong mind – it sees differences. The right mind is a reflection of reality – it sees everything as the same. There is no causation in the world, images are images. There is only one miracle, it is the atonement. There is one holy instant, one holy encounter, one holy relationship. Everything collapses in the instant. Cause and effect are one, time is simultaneous.
to the Dreamer of the Dream Perspective - (MP3 43:09mins
17.2MB) - Read the Transcript - ACIM the book, and words, are symbols; they are the past.
What is causative is desire. Parables and teaching sessions are the
Holy Spirit's use of the past, to point to what is beyond. Words can
be used to ask meaningful questions and open the mind. Inward questioning
leads to a point of taking a leap into Certainty. There is no questioning
in Certainty - Christ is not a questioner. The experience comes by desire,
at first through miracles (glimpses). Time is to be questioned; the
ego uses it to maintain guilt, keeping the mind closed. Accepting the
atonement involves looking at assumptions and mistaken beliefs that
are in the way of the experience.
The Dreamer of the Dream (selections from A Course in Miracles) - A four part publication which provides a layout of the ego thought system versus the Holy Spirit. Subject material includes; Use of metaphysical terminology and metaphors God, Spirit, Knowledge, Creation, Christ, Heaven, the metaphor of split-mind, cause and effect, perception, ego, Holy Spirit, miracle, revelation, consciousness, right- mindedness, wrong-mindedness, choice, beliefs, subject/object split, level confusion, ordering of thoughts, judgment, healing, the relinquishment of judgment. Two uses of time, relationships, and the body; Ego and the Holy Spirit purposes. Ego goals: What are they? Why is it important to let them go? Examining the Self Concept. Approaching truth through negation (seeing false as false). Revealing all illusions as one. The image-maker and the images are one. True forgiveness: a new purpose. Meditation: emptying consciousness of its contents. To see the self-concept completely is to be free. This publication summarizes some core metaphysical points.
Reversing Effect and Cause; Getting to the Bottom of the Belief in Linear Time - The idea of ‘cause and effect’ is an essential element of the metaphysics outlined by A Course in Miracles. This idea must be understood in order to begin the process of thought reversal. Once this idea is fully grasped it must then be transferred from a mental concept to practical application, without exceptions. This is the key element in the process of forgiveness and accepting the Atonement, which is the sole responsibility of a teacher of God. This leads to the experience of Inner Peace, Happiness, Freedom, Joy, & Divine Love. Note: A Course In Miracles was used for all "quotations" used in the following teaching/learning session. The words of Jesus are in quotes " "
Questioning the Reality of Debts and Reciprocity - (MP3 8:51mins 3.54MB) - Read the Transcript - A stepping stone to begin to tracing back inward from identification with the world and the body is to seem to pay off debts in form. The laws of reciprocity, exchange, and the reality of debts are to be questioned, which leads to realizing that there is an association with personhood. The world is the means, and provides evidence of beliefs in the mind. Concepts are to be released and a retranslation occurs. This seems to be a process until the leap is taken. There is no debt in the real world, or in Heaven.
Time, Space and Personhood - (MP3 1:19:26mins 37.3MB) - Read the Transcript - This advanced discussion goes deeply into the major topic areas of ACIM including ordering thought, right mind/wrong mind, cause and effect, linear time and hypothetical thinking, the subject-object split, and the immediacy of salvation. The immediacy of salvation is to see that everything is thought. Time and space are of one illusion. Every memory is a thought. If projected beyond the mind and seen in terms of personhood, thoughts are described in terms of time. Discernment is the key to seeing that "I Am the Right Mind!" The wrong mind is dissolved in this realization. The right mind is a constant state. Vacillation is a metaphor; there is only the right mind. "I am wholly mind" is not believed and so all false beliefs are to be questioned to come to the experience of being Mind. It is a metaphor to say that the ego exists or even to say that it could be resistant or resilient. The ego is a present decision as is the Holy Spirit. The right mind is a state where there is no ordering of thought/of images. It is practical to see cause and effect are not apart. This is a state of rest, of peace; there is nothing to attain or strive for, no future goals or outcomes. Only present peace and joy. Mysticism is realizing that there is no gap between time and space, no gap between cause and effect; there is no personhood and there is no subject-object split.
'Hero' of the Dream - A transcribed dialogue on some of
the deepest core ideas of the Course, done in a very practical and comprehensive
way. "And so you wander idly in and out of places and events that
it contrives. That this is all the body does is true, for it is but
a figure in a dream. But who reacts to figures in a dream unless he
sees them as if they were real? The instant that he sees them as they
are they have no more effects on him, because he understands he gave
them their effects by causing them and making them seem real. How willing
are you to escape effects of all the dreams the world has ever had?
Is it your wish to let no dream appear to be the cause of what it is
Self-Concept vs. Self - (MP3 1:21:51mins 37.7MB) -
Read the Transcript - This dialogue was part of an in depth workshop with Jeffrey Lake and followed the talk
called 'Hero of the Dream' which can be read above. This talk goes deeply
into uncovering the idea of the self concept, the false sense of self
which was made as a defense against Christ. The reading in this recording
is from "Self Concept versus Self" in the ACIM text.
Going Deeper - Audio Series parts 1 - 26. Audios and transcripts available.
of Mind (Selections from A Course in Miracles)- The world
you see is a reflection of your desire. Map the levels of mind from
desire, belief, thought, emotion and perception. The Holy Spirit consistently
brings everything perceived on the screen back to the mind, where it
can be seen as what it is: the out-picturing of the mind's false thoughts/beliefs.
The Holy Spirit sees only wholeness, all things working together for
good, and only two orders of thought: love or a call for love. When
the Holy Spirit's thought system has the mind's allegiance, it is at
peace, and peace of mind is the goal of life. In a state of sleep or
mindlessness, perception is very unreliable and changes continually.
In a state of alertness or mindfulness, there is awareness of and detachment
from “ego” thoughts and mind sees everything and everyone
differently. As mind changes, perception changes, and the world is seen
differently from the way it was seen before.
Looking at Level-confusion, Personalization, and the Importance of Attentiveness (MP3 17:36mins 16.1MB) - Read the Transcript - This track and transcript include a dialogue about preferences, ordering of thought and the belief that I am the author of reality, which all lead to frustration. When frustrated, there is no awareness of being the dreamer of the dream. It takes great effort to train the mind and release the “doer” and there is no way to wake up with out being attentive. "It is a real strain to personalize it. If you look at it as the Holy Spirit or Jesus doing the whole thing through you and you can just sit and enjoy the show so to speak then it reframes the whole thing."
is the Only Choice - This dialogue (which takes place between
the Speaker and several friends) begins with an expression of restlessness
which is a subtle form of upset or simply not being at peace. This provides
a starting point for tracing the specific upset back to its source,
the deceived mind, where perception is corrected by the choice of a
Only the Truth is True - Nothing said about the Truth is true as no idea of this world is wholly true. The truth is beyond all concepts and images.
Rest in Me - Ask only this: Will I fulfill the function given me? What else is there to ask? Why must I know the form in which the answer comes to me? God answers, "Yes" and it is done. No more than this is meaningful to you.
Readings on Going Beyond the Words (MP3 17:18mins 9.97MB)
- Read the Transcript - Some readings from the Course on Stillness, 'I need do nothing' and
'The time for words is almost over'.
Living in Community - Demands vs. Requests (MP3 40:51mins 56MB) - Read the Transcript - The ego’s purpose for the world is to see the cause of upset out in the world and it uses situations to defend its position / its reality. Before being able to accept the atonement one has to see oneself as the dreamer of the dream. Beliefs are decisions that are pushed out of awareness.
Living in Community - Looking at Wants and Preferences (MP3 14:21mins 19.7MB) - Read the Transcript - “I want” comes with a picture; an outcome in mind. It is a personal request, a decision made by oneself (autonomously). Preferences are a hierarchy of illusions. To order thoughts is to believe in the wrong mind. When the mind sees that ordering thoughts offers nothing of value it can become set on purpose. Preferences may seem miniscule but they are to be questioned. The dreamer of the dream perspective cannot judge or order thoughts. This perspective is the desire to be truly helpful.
This concludes the Teacher of Teachers
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