Nothing the world believes is true. It is a place whose purpose is to be a home where those who claim they do not know themselves can come to question what it is they are. And they will come again until the time Atonement is accepted, and they learn it is impossible to doubt yourself, and not to be aware of what you are.
Wisconsin Dells, WI (Vocus) August 23, 2009
As part of the Video features program launched last week at http://www.themasterteacher.tv , site administrator, John Gaffney today announced the title of this week's selected video to be "I Will Accept Atonement For Myself" with The Master Teacher of A Course In Miracles.
The Master Teacher's presentation on this video, centers on Lesson 139 of A Course In Miracles, in which the author Jesus Christ, not only lucidly demonstrates the absurdity of man's perennial question, "What am I", but establishes the means of restoring the integrity of the mind, namely the acceptance of the atonement for oneself.
In Lesson 139, Jesus explains, "Here is the end of choice. For here we come to a decision to accept ourselves as God created us. And what is choice except uncertainty of what we are? There is no doubt that is not rooted here. There is no question but reflects this one. There is no conflict that does not entail the single, simple question, 'What am I?'"
"Yet," continues Jesus Christ, "who could ask this question except one who has refused to recognize himself? Only refusal to accept yourself could make the question seem to be sincere. The only thing that can be surely known by any living thing is what it is. From this one point of certainty, it looks on other things as certain as itself."
Jesus goes on to say, "Uncertainty about what you must be is self-deception on a scale so vast, its magnitude can hardly be conceived. To be alive and not to know yourself is to believe that you are really dead. For what is life except to be yourself, and what but you can be alive instead? Who is the doubter? What is it he doubts? Whom does he question? Who can answer him?"
"He merely states that he is not himself, and therefore, being something else, becomes a questioner of what that something is. Yet he could never be alive at all unless he knew the answer. If he asks as if he does not know, it merely shows he does not want to be the thing he is. He has accepted it because he lives; has judged against it and denied its worth, and has decided that he does not know the only certainty by which he lives."
Jesus further explains, "Thus he becomes uncertain of his life, for what it is has been denied by him. It is for this denial that you need Atonement. Your denial made no change in what you are. But you have split your mind into what knows and does not know the truth. You are yourself. There is no doubt of this. And yet you doubt it. But you do not ask what part of you can really doubt yourself. It cannot really be a part of you that asks this question. For it asks of one who knows the answer. Were it part of you, then certainty would be impossible."
"Atonement remedies the strange idea that it is possible to doubt yourself, and be unsure of what you really are. This is the depth of madness. Yet it is the universal question of the world. What does this mean except the world is mad? Why share its madness in the sad belief that what is universal here is true?"
Jesus Christ then underscores the fact that, "Nothing the world believes is true. It is a place whose purpose is to be a home where those who claim they do not know themselves can come to question what it is they are. And they will come again until the time Atonement is accepted, and they learn it is impossible to doubt yourself, and not to be aware of what you are."
Jesus concludes the lesson with, "In thanks for all creation, in the Name of its Creator and His Oneness with all aspects of creation, we repeat our dedication to our cause today each hour, as we lay aside all thoughts that would distract us from our holy aim. For several minutes let your mind be cleared of all the foolish cobwebs which the world would weave around the holy Son of God. And learn the fragile nature of the chains that seem to keep the knowledge of yourself apart from your awareness, as you say: I will accept Atonement for myself, for I remain as God created me."
As an atoned mind, The Master Teacher of A Course In Miracles naturally extends, in the video, the light of his own illumination, thereby catalyzing a rapid reassociation in the mind of the sincere viewer, that can, quite literally, bring about enlightenment, or the experience of the "at-one-ment".
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