Post by Deleted on Sept 11, 2018 5:12:30 GMT
A Course in Miracles is channeled (purportedly from Jesus / Christos) so not sure that it falls under Icon, but I will put it here. The language is very Christian, quite dramatic, authoritative, condescending and repetitive and leads to the father (hopefully not the one who 'ran the prison'), but the underlying message is good (it does qualify at the beginning that the terminology is symbolic and could therefore be interchangeable... something along those lines).
Keep this in mind when thinking of the father :
Hidden Hand : Just as is portrayed in the book of Genesis, the planet was very "Edenic" in nature. Sure, it was a lovely 'paradise', yet the Beings incarnating there had no agitator toward evolving beyond the 3rd Density, and therefore, little hope of ever making the journey Home, to The One.
Yahweh has been happy to keep his own little pet Eden Project in effect, but with little chance of the Souls here making it Home, it had become in effect, an albeit very beautiful 'Prison'. Yahweh was, in modern parlance, running a benign dictatorship.
From The Forgiving Dream
T-29.IX.4. There can be no salvation in the dream as you are dreaming it. 2 For idols must be part of it, to save you from what you believe you have accomplished, and have done to make you sinful and put out the light within you. 3 Little child, the light is there. 4 You do but dream, and idols are the toys you dream you play with. 5 Who has need of toys but children? 6 They pretend they rule the world, and give their toys the power to move about, and talk and think and feel and speak for them. 7 Yet everything their toys appear to do is in the minds of those who play with them. 8 But they are eager to forget that they made up the dream in which their toys are real, nor recognize their wishes are their own.
T-29.IX.5. Nightmares are childish dreams. 2 The toys have turned against the child who thought he made them real. 3 Yet can a dream attack? 4 Or can a toy grow large and dangerous and fierce and wild? 5 This does the child believe, because he fears his thoughts and gives them to the toys instead. 6 And their reality becomes his own, because they seem to save him from his thoughts. 7 Yet do they keep his thoughts alive and real, but seen outside himself, where they can turn against him for his treachery to them. 8 He thinks he needs them that he may escape his thoughts, because he thinks the thoughts are real. 9 And so he makes of anything a toy, to make his world remain outside himself, and play that he is but a part of it.
T-29.IX.6. There is a time when childhood should be passed and gone forever. 2 Seek not to retain the toys of children. 3 Put them all away, for you have need of them no more. 4 The dream of judgment is a children's game, in which the child becomes the father, powerful, but with the little wisdom of a child. 5 What hurts him is destroyed; what helps him, blessed. 6 Except he judges this as does a child, who does not know what hurts and what will heal. 7 And bad things seem to happen, and he is afraid of all the chaos in a world he thinks is governed by the laws he made. 8 Yet is the real world unaffected by the world he thinks is real. 9 Nor have its laws been changed because he does not understand.
T-29.IX.7. The real world still is but a dream. 2 Except the figures have been changed. 3 They are not seen as idols which betray. 4 It is a dream in which no one is used to substitute for something else, nor interposed between the thoughts the mind conceives and what it sees. 5 No one is used for something he is not, for childish things have all been put away. 6 And what was once a dream of judgment now has changed into a dream where all is joy, because that is the purpose that it has. 7 Only forgiving dreams can enter here, for time is almost over. 8 And the forms that enter in the dream are now perceived as brothers, not in judgment, but in love.
T-29.IX.8. Forgiving dreams have little need to last. 2 They are not made to separate the mind from what it thinks. 3 They do not seek to prove the dream is being dreamed by someone else. 4 And in these dreams a melody is heard that everyone remembers, though he has not heard it since before all time began. 5 Forgiveness, once complete, brings timelessness so close the song of Heaven can be heard, not with the ears, but with the holiness that never left the altar that abides forever deep within the Son of God. 6 And when he hears this song again, he knows he never heard it not. 7 And where is time, when dreams of judgment have been put away?
T-29.IX.9. Whenever you feel fear in any form,--and you are fearful if you do not feel a deep content, a certainty of help, a calm assurance Heaven goes with you,--be sure you made an idol, and believe it will betray you. 2 For beneath your hope that it will save you lie the guilt and pain of self-betrayal and uncertainty, so deep and bitter that the dream cannot conceal completely all your sense of doom. 3 Your self-betrayal must result in fear, for fear is judgment, leading surely to the frantic search for idols and for death.
T-29.IX.10. Forgiving dreams remind you that you live in safety and have not attacked yourself. 2 So do your childish terrors melt away, and dreams become a sign that you have made a new beginning, not another try to worship idols and to keep attack. 3 Forgiving dreams are kind to everyone who figures in the dream. 4 And so they bring the dreamer full release from dreams of fear. 5 He does not fear his judgment for he has judged no one, nor has sought to be released through judgment from what judgment must impose. 6 And all the while he is remembering what he forgot, when judgment seemed to be the way to save him from its penalty.