Does God know about the world? Technically, God cannot know of something masquerading as Its opposite. God is all Knowledge, all encompassing Love without opposite. There is literally “nothing” apart from this except as illusion within our wrong-minded perception.
There are two simultaneous dreams going on in our mind at once. There is the ego’s dream of the body and the world. Then there is the Right-Minded dream of the Real World; this is the dream we perceive from only Spirit in our mind. They are occurring simultaneously in our mind. The one we will see and experience is the one that we currently believe; the one we value. To most of us, it will be the ego’s dream. The body and world are not out there, but in our mind. Both the cause and the symptoms (effect) remain together in our mind and can never be separate. When the cause is healed then the symptoms or effects are free to be healed as well.
The cause of the ego dream is our choice for the ego’s illusory belief in sin, guilt and fear. The effects are conflict, scarcity, pain, disease, loss and death. However all this adversity we seem to experience never leaves its source – in our mind. But once we change our mind through forgiveness, we change the cause in our mind. As the cause is healed of fear and returned to Love, the effects or symptoms which are also in our mind, are free to be returned to Love as well.
We apply advanced forgiveness to everything that threatens our peace. We remember that there is no-one and no-thing out there to forgive. This prayer was gifted me from Spirit and invokes miraculous results when intended with heart-felt sincerity:
“Spirit, please help me to forgive myself for using ___(person, situation, judgment, sickness, pain, self-judgment, sadness, anger, addiction, excess weight, depression, financial scarcity, etc)___ to attack myself and to separate from Your Love as my Holy Self.”
Everything that upsets us is a call for Love. It’s a monumental opportunity to look mindfully with Spirit (no self judgment) at all that we have unknowingly projected to attack ourselves. Until we recognize that all attack is self attack, we will continue to project and attract much suffering. Forgiveness gives us the opportunity to exhume and release our unconscious guilt (self hatred).
God does not know of our mis-creations with the ego. A vast ocean is not aware of the tiny ripple that resists it, nor is the sun aware of a stray sunbeam. Instead, he sent the Holy Spirit into our mind to call us back from our insane “self concept” including the body/world, to the Truth of our majestic Identity in God’s Love.
The cause of the Real World dream is our single-minded choice to see only Love. This is the Real World or happy dream where our perception has been corrected. Here there is no scarcity, conflict, disease or death. In this dream, our trust has been transferred completely from the ego over to our Holy Self. We have overcome fear and guilt and know Who we are as infinite expressions of God’s Love. The Real World is not a place we go to. It is a state of mind that already exists; one that is waiting for us to surrender all guilt, judgment and attack. Here, we know that we are the Kingdom of Heaven. There is no lack. We have everything because we are everything. Having and being are the same. The end of the world is not its destruction, but its translation into Heaven. Spirit has the power to change the whole foundation of the world we see, and to transform it into a happy dream, one that is without conflict, sickness, pain, loss and death.
The end of the world is not its destruction, but its translation into Heaven. T-11.VIII.1:8
“The Holy Spirit has the power to change the whole foundation of the world you see to something else; a basis not insane, on which a sane perception can be based, another world perceived. And one in which nothing is contradicted that would lead the Son of God to sanity and joy. Nothing attests to death and cruelty; to separation and to differences. For here is everything perceived as one, and no one loses that each one may gain.” T-25.VII.5.
The transfer process from fear to Love, Jesus calls the development of trust (Manual for Teachers, ACIM). This is accomplished through forgiveness. We undergo a radical reversal of thoughts, beliefs and values. The Real World is not accomplished though death. It is realized through knowing without doubt, that there is only one Power and that is God’s Love as our cherished and Holy Self.
God does not know the false self, the “self” we made up. And that is why we feel so alone and vulnerable because we still believe the ego’s perception. But as the ego falls away, our Holy Self is revealed in our awareness and experience. The Holy Self is embodied and embraced. So the infinite Love and security we previously craved… is now known in our experience, as our Self. Having and being are one.
“The real world was given you by God in loving exchange for the world you made and the world you see. Only take it from the hand of Christ and look upon it. Its reality will make everything else invisible, for beholding it is total perception. And as you look upon it you will remember that it was always so. Nothingness will become invisible, for you will at last have seen truly.” T-12.VIII.8:1-5
Note: You might like to read a companion excerpt titled, Is the Script Already Written? Here is the link: https://takemetotruth.org/nouks-blog/is-the-script-already-written/