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Old 20-09-2018, 09:31 PM
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As he says, 'Nothing is more important than feeling good.'

in my mind that is THE biggest lie going around. But don't mind me... back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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Old 20-09-2018, 11:19 PM
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Miss Hepburn, are you familiar with 'The Holy Spirit's Interpretation of the New Testament'? (NTI for short)

It's channeled by the Holy Spirit and published by The Foundation for the Holy Spirit. It doesn't have a workbook, but it's hailed by many as a great masterpiece on par with ACIM, and as a companion to it. I'm currently reading it and it's really amazing.
How could I not know about something that sounds so amazing!
I have to get my antennae up!
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And going back to your first post, I would say all of it is difficult if not impossible to grasp unless one has reached the point on their path where they have renounced hardened belief, in all its forms.

Something that's absolutely necessary is release of lies and illusions. Most people have many beliefs, which they may or may not be conscious of, that are very negative and completely false. Beliefs like that, which may be difficult to consciously recognize, must be let go of. Meditation might be the only way to do that. In meditation, all kinds of thoughts and beliefs arise and are let go of. In Zen they call it 'polishing the mirror'.
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Something that's absolutely necessary is release of lies and illusions.
This may be hard to believe but, once again, I once had a supersensible Higher Self experiece pertaining to exactly this. On two separate occasions in my life, a voice -- which I have identified as my Higher Self -- spoke to me and directed me. This voice was a clear as somone standing a few feet away and conversing. And on one of the two occasions, it even drew my attention by calling me by my name.

Years ago I was a student of an esoteric cult-like philosophy that taught a number of extreme occult-Christian belief principles. One day I found myself in a situation where I was causing others a great deal of distress, due to my imposing my rigid spiritual beliefs upon them. In the midst of the chaos I had created, the voice suddenly spoke to me. It essentially said, "Why do you believe all that? It is only what you have chosen to believe is true."

Exactly like my other story, it was like waking suddenly from a dream. In that moment, I knew and understood. I could see I had been living for years in a belief-illusion of my own creation. The Bible is an occult manuscript, and provides descriptive clues to this and other soul-awakening processes: "At once something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight." That is how these Higher Self awakening processes often happen: at once, in an instant, a rebirth, the beginning of true sight.

The process involves a soul-level transition in consciousness and completely alters one's approach to spiritual knowledge. Simply put, it involves the transformation of abstract thinking and intellectual belief, into experiential Higher Self wisdom. Yes, it is necessary as you said. But as we have been discussing, the question is can one ever force such shifts in consciousness. Or do they just happen organically? It's a karma question as I see it. Each individual is here to experience and learn for themselves. To say this or that is absolutely neccessary, needs a kind of karmic disclaimer: Yes, it is necessary, but it is certainly not necessarily for every individual in this particular lifetime. That's how I see it.
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