- Nov 2022
I never want to be one of those people who who write extensively about note-writing but rarely have a serious context of use.
She's probably right that too many" influencers" in the space don't have actual context for use.
Love that she links to Andy Matuschak's admonishment about this...
- Jan 2022
Miracles reawaken the awareness that the spirit, not the body, is the altar of truth.
How many times you thought a heavy bank account will make you happy? How many times you thought the same about careers, romantic lovers, fame or children and villa on a sheer? You might have also had some reveries that drinking alcohol will do or using drugs of any kind. Dig deep in this idea: what is it that you really want? If you look good enough you'll see the only reason why you're seeking all those things -- the joy is tied to them within your mind and it is joy indeed you really want. And yet, how many times your idols failed you? Weren't you shocked by the amount of side effects they bring? You thought a zillion coins will give you peace and happiness but what you've got is constant worry and distress. Is it not time for you stop chasing carrots but focus on your real goal instead?
If you would look on anyone more closely to figure out their motivation and what exactly makes them tick, you'll be surprised to see that you are not the only one who's chasing happiness, it is at root for anyone indeed. There is no difference between a mother of a baby and user of some drug except in ways they're looking for it: the mother plans to get it from her baby the other - from the drug. Even the biggest tyrants you can name were doing what they've done only because they honestly believed: this is the way to joy. And so the universal goal is equal but everyone has a unique and special plan on how to get it, a map their very own. But if you've dared to lift this heavy brick of paper, it means you are among of those who've started to suspect: your plan has failed.
what you seek for is a source of joy as you conceive it. T-24.5.1
It never is the idol that you want. But what you think it offers you T-30.3.4
You must have noticed an outstanding characteristic of every end that the ego has accepted as its own. When you have achieved it, it has not satisfied you. T-8.8.2
It is essential that you accept the fact, and accept it gladly, that there is no form of littleness that can ever content you. You are free to try as many as you wish, but all you will be doing is to delay your homecoming. T-15.3.2
I will not value what is valueless. W-133
The world I see holds nothing that I want. W-128
Seek not outside yourself. For it will fail, and you will weep each time an idol falls. T-29.7.1
Perceiving equality, the Holy Spirit perceives equal needs. This invites Atonement automatically, because Atonement is the one need in this world that is universal. T-6.2.5
Accept the plan you did not make W-186.5
Only God's plan for salvation will work. W-71
- Dec 2015
RAJ: I know you feel like you need help, but no one can help you at this point. There is no other One but You, and you had better be sure that you have no other “ones” before You, You Self, God. Your entire Being, in all Its infinitude, is harmonizing with You, loving You, and supporting You because of the Integrity of your Being. No one but You can relinquish consciously your hold on the false sense of self—the misidentification which feels it can’t do it.
Quote: No one but You can relinquish consciously your hold on the false sense of self - the misidentification which feels it can't do it.
It is up to me to take the journey of Awakening. No one can do it for me. Being, All of ME, is loving and supporting me (the mis-identified self) on the journey.
RAJ: You are at a point where you need to see that there is only One Cause, only One Action, only One Life, Mind, Being, Consciousness. This does not mean that everything you seem to experience is included in that One Mind, Being, Consciousness, but it means that the step that needs to be taken here is to not deal with specific little “causes.” It means that it is time to have no other gods but God. I don’t care what anybody else seems to have to be doing at the present moment, or whether they are seeming to have to learn this, or be faced with what you are being faced with. YOU HAVE GOT TO HANDLE THIS AS THOUGH YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE! AND YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HANDLE THIS AS THOUGH THERE IS ONLY ONE PRESENCE AND POWER! The time is past to handle anything from the standpoint of “handling” this or that or the other “thing,“—whether it be thought, belief, object, or circumstance.
There is only Oneness, one Cause, one Action, one Life, one Mind, one Being, one Consciousness.
The solution to problems we experience is not to deal with the little "causes" but to lay aside idols and Seek First the Kingdom.
It doesn't matter what is happening for or with anybody else, it is between you and God.
Handle the problems you experience as though You are their only cause, as though you are 100% responsible.
And deal with those problems in Reality - using the only Power and Presence that exists!! That of Being (God).
Raj is making a strong point here, that: There is no other way.
Any other way is the way of illusion and illusion is a mistaken idea that has no existence and can therefore never be a solution. Never.