I was reading Deepak Chopra’s book, The Third Jesus the other day. I really liked the idea he started with, that Jesus is more than a historical figure and a theological icon, but that his real message is one of personal transformation leading to awakening, or enlightenment. The idea is obvious, but I wondered if Deepak knows that Jesus is the author of A Course in Miracles, and why he didn’t even mention that. There are a lot of quotations in the Course that deal with the message of the New Testament and how it misrepresents what Jesus actually taught. It seems that Deepak wanted to stick with the Bible, so that’s fine with me too.
However, the Course is the actual way out of the separate state of mind that besets humanity at this time. It includes a masterpiece of transformation, the 365 lessons of the Workbook which is a mind training that leads you out of your current fear-based thought system and brings you into a brand new experience of love and light beyond your imaginings. It provides the blue-print for the second coming, or the awakening of YOUR mind. This is your spiritual rebirth or your coming into wholeness, or At-One-Ment, or one-mindedness. This is a required course and it is imperative that those who are really using it not as a way to achieve a more comfortable life on this planet, but as it is intended, to awaken from the illusion that this is reality.
When you awaken, you become a different species, a homo-illuminate mind. This means that you have no limitations in your awareness. Everything changes, your life, your relationships, your fundamental awareness of yourself as a separate being is blotted out and you know You. You realize that you are not confined to body and that you are whole. You convert any thoughts of fear automatically whenever they arise. You use every thought to release the idea of separate thoughts or consciousnesses. There is only One Mind and that is YOUR MIND.
It is a natural process of evolution that you awaken into the Singularity of Whole Mind or God-consciousness, as Deepak likes to put it. The only thing he misses is that this has nothing to do with mass human behavior. The salvation of the world is you awakening, it has nothing to do with others. You know yourself as One, as Whole, not a being in a body in a world of bodies. You lose the ability to maintain conflictual thoughts because the very nature of your Mind is non-conflictual. The experience of that is your resurrection. Your frequency changes to the point of flash out and pop, you’re gone from the world of separation.
Why is that? Because this is not a real place. Jesus states this so beautifully in the Course when Helen, the scribe, asks him if the resurrection was physical. His answer is “my body disappeared because I had no more illusions about it.” And in the section in the Manual for Teachers called “What is the Resurrection?”, he states that “Very simply, the resurrection is the overcoming or the surmounting of death. It is a reawakening or rebirth, a change of mind about the meaning of the world…it is the relinquishment of all other purposes, all other interests, all other wishes and all other concerns. It is the single desire of the Son for the Father.”
“The resurrrection is the denial of death being the assertion of life. Thus is all the thinking of the world reversed entirely. Life is now recognized as salvation, and pain and misery of any kind perceived as hell. Love is no longer feared, but gladly welcomed. Idols have disappeared, and the remembrance of God shines unimpeded across the world.”
Isn’t it amazing that we go “toward love still hating it” because it is not love we are afraid of but truly what we have made of love. We think love will destroy us, but real love, the love of God is what you are. You cannot alter yourself because you didn’t create yourself. You already are saved, because you already are created perfect.
The problem I have with Deepak is that he still thinks that salvation is a long way off. That it will be accomplished en masse. He hasn’t obviously experienced the singularity that he is dreaming a dream and that it is up to him and him alone to undergo the experience of resurrection or awakening. All is whole. Everything is one and there is no possibility of conflict arising in the mind. Period. End of story.
There is no multiplicity in Heaven. It is impossible to describe, because the you that demands a description is the problem itself.
You are separate or you wouldn’t be here. You are afraid of love or you would be totally overjoyed to know that you are simply asleep and you can awaken right here and now. Jesus resurrected and when that happened, it happened for all. The only thing that doesn’t know it is you. So you have a problem and it is called your self-identity. What you made up to hide from God. But, thankfully, it isn’t real.
So, if you really want to know and experience the message of Jesus of Nazareth, and I mean experience it, because the only way to know anything is to experience it first hand. Theoretical teachings are, ultimately, meaningless. What matters is that you experience who you are, perfect and whole as God created you. You do not have the power to blot out reality and make up a new reality with you as the center of the universe. I’m sorry, it just isn’t possible. There is a loving God who did not let you actually do this. You have simply put yourself to sleep. That is all.
I truly hope this clears up all the confusion. And Jesus is real, and he did come to save you and he did save you! Isn’t it time that you know this, in your depths, in your heart of hearts? Your awakening is at hand. It is deeply personal to you. You cannot describe it or even share it sometimes. But, I promise you, it is beyond your wildest dream.