Starting Over / New Beginnings
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The universe is a work being continually perfected; though unseen, it is justice, compassion in action. Those who resist and resent what comes their way -- who fight with its unending waves that rock their contrived sense of reality -- are actually the ones who live without real choice. They must serve their struggle to resolve the sense of loss that comes each time the world changes without first having consulted them.
Topic: Revealed: The Invisible Path to Self-Perfection (Classroom Talk 6/22/22)
Topics covered: The Hero's Journey begins with discovering that we do not know what we think we know; Every human being, by the fact that they are born on this planet, is asleep in this planet, in this consciousness that has manifested and expressed itself in this world; Everything will be revealed to the individuals who really want to know the reason for their existence...
Classroom Talk: 6/22/2022 - Resisting any unwanted or otherwise painful state ensures that its concealed cause in our consciousness won’t be revealed. Further: whatever remains concealed in us cannot be healed, which means its painful effect will never go away. Summary: the invisible path to self-perfection is the same as agreeing to embrace whatever any moment has come to show us is true... about ourselves.
Topic: The Wisdom to Walk Away from Self-Judgment (Classroom Talk 4/20/22)
Topics covered: Whatever remains concealed can never be healed. What remains concealed is the cause of the conflict we have with ourselves and others; Self-judgment guards the door to self-renewal, convincing us that protecting the old is preferable over the new; Revelation of similarity to your neighbor is what leads to compassion and the end of conflict...
Classroom Talk: 4/20/2022 - No one is free who has an ax to grind with any other person, let alone who grind themselves down with painful self-judgment believing, in vain, that self-punishment is somehow connected to self-perfection.
Student Talks: 2/19/2021 - Key Lesson: Much as a jeweler uses his grinding wheel to remove any rough edges remaining on an otherwise perfect gem, so all of our relationships are designed to help "polish" one another's heart... that they might more perfectly reflect a higher order of Love whose power helps heal all involved.
Topics Covered: Life is relationship, and it is love that oversees every kind of relationship; Healing has to begin with us, not with getting someone else to heal; Our impatient negative reactions can be transformed into a healing force by the higher love that cannot compromise itself; In this world, might makes right, which is justified by the lower level of consciousness that believes it needs...
Classroom Talk: 2/14/2021 - Much as a jeweler uses his grinding wheel to remove any rough edges remaining on an otherwise perfect gem, so all of our relationships are designed to help "polish" one another's heart... that they might more perfectly reflect a higher order of Love whose power helps heal all involved.
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We don't typically have much awareness of what is timeless because we are usually the prisoner of a mind that is seeking to become something in time. However, it is possible to see -- without taking thought -- that everything eternal is already in perfect harmony. This means that we can stop struggling uselessly to put the Universe back into order.
Which would you rather have: a treasure room that is filled with an old potato, a worn-out shoe, and a dented can of Spam... or a room filled with precious stones, rare silks, and a chest of gold? It seems like a silly question, and yet... why do you choose a mind and heart filled with dark thoughts, anxiety, anger, and self-doubt when you could have a mind and heart...