From The End of Death, Volume Two
Copyright 2017 Nouk Sanchez
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When we are truly eager and willing to see and heal the single cause of all suffering in our self, relationships, the body, the world and the past, we will be ready to receive its single remedy and witness its overwhelmingly miraculous consequences. But we cannot receive this healing while we still choose to value – believe – fear. And while we continue to be afraid of fear, attempting to problem solve what does not exist, we will unwittingly use our fears to mask and reject healing of the single secret cause that spawns them all.
All fear including fear of conflict, loss, scarcity, aging or pain are fears of the future. Fear is never just now. We cannot be wholly present now and feel fear or concern. The belief in fear can only occur when we are absent from the present moment in which there exists only Love as our most Holy Self. This Self rests entirely uninterrupted within our present and incorruptible innocence. When we believe a fear or problem, all that is missing is our awareness of Love which returns to us as a result of accepting the miracle, the Atonement as the correction of fear.
We are either fully present now resting or acting from our deeply felt alignment in and as God’s changeless Love and innocence – or – we’re consumed in a bubble of imagined threat. The now moment and fear are mutually exclusive. They cannot coexist. Either one or the other is our choice in any one moment. Therefore, all fear is really a projection outward into an imaginary future.
This is a bold statement, however all our fears are valued (believed) in order to obscure the one fear that underpins them all. Our greatest fear, and the final one we will release, is the fear of “present joining.” This is the gap of fear (guilt) we choose to keep to separate from our brothers, our Holy Self and God.
Fear of loss, disease, aging or pain together with all relationship conflicts are merely a massive smokescreen made to conceal our single most coveted fear, the fear of joining, of complete forgiveness, of closing the gap with God totally. If we would heal this right here and now – we would completely eradicate all fear and guilt along with every illusory problem which fear was made to feed.
In closing the gap with our Holy Self, others (living or passed on) and God, we cannot have fear at all, about anyone or anything. It is impossible to fear once this space is closed. Remember that all fear is made to obscure the one secret fear that spawns them all. And when we close that gap within our own heart it eradicates the need for fear along with its results – problems.
If we fear at all, and no matter the form of the seeming problem we face, the cause of it never lies in the past, the future, in another, the body or the world. It dwells solely in the space we have abandoned to darkness as un-forgiveness. And that dark space is always the same. It represents our fear of joining. It’s the ancient fear of forgiving our self completely for having perceived that we are separate from our eternal Source as Love itself. And we will continue to attract fear and reject our healing while we still prefer to condemn anyone else including our self and those from our past.
Judgment, grievances, self-doubt, anger, resentment, sacrifice, conflict, pain, sickness, lack, etc, are just a few of the most common expressions of fear. Every fear no matter how well disguised arises from just one unseen and well defended wish – to be separate. Separate from our brothers, from our Holy Self and from God.
In a nutshell this translates to the wish to experience being apart from Love. This is also the desire to be special with its mistaken attraction to special relationships. It’s a choice to be completely exiled from the resounding peace, Love and infinite security which rest within our incorruptible innocence.
Fear is not Natural
This un-forgiven wish to be separate is the source of all fears and suffering. Contrary to common belief, fear is not involuntary. It is not a natural reflex although it seems so. Fear is something we taught our self throughout the illusory dimensions of time. As the opposite of all-encompassing and unopposed Love (God) it does not exist. Yet we have manufactured our bodies and an entire dream world based on it. However, only our belief in fear sustains it in our awareness and thus, in our experience.
Jesus explains that the correction of fear is our responsibility. Don’t ask for release from fear and the problems we’ve attracted from it (pain, illness, relationship conflict, financial lack, etc.). Holy Spirit does not acknowledge either fear or its effects which do not exist. If He did acknowledge the disastrous effects of fear then He would also have to believe their cause – fear – was real too. If fear and its effects were real then God as Love would not exist. Only one is True. Only Love is real.
“Nothing and everything cannot coexist. To believe in one is to deny the other. Fear is really nothing and love is everything. Whenever light enters darkness, the darkness is abolished.” T-2.VII.5:1-4
“The correction of fear [is] your responsibility. When you ask for release from fear, you are implying that it is not. You should ask, instead, for help in the conditions that have brought the fear about. These conditions always entail a willingness to be separate. At that level you [can] help it. You are much too tolerant of mind wandering, and are passively condoning your mind’s miscreations.” T-2.VI.4:1-6
“It is obvious, then, that when you are afraid, you have placed yourself in a position where you need Atonement.”… “As long as you recognize only the need for the remedy, you will remain fearful. However, as soon as you accept the remedy, you have abolished the fear. This is how true healing occurs.” T-2.VI.8:3,7-9
Healing the Fear of Union
This is where the deepest core of quantum healing rests. Right here in the Holy Instant in which we choose to overlook the mistaken consequences of fear. These are problems we have manifested as constant smokescreens, clever diversions to lure us away from healing the single source of them all.
Now, we can choose to recognize that the presence of fear or the appearance of problems is an immediate sign that they are masking what really needs healing – our wish to be separate. This insane wish is the sole condition that requires correction, as healing. And we heal this separation by accepting the Atonement (the forgiveness process can be found here: https://takemetotruth.org/nouks-blog/the-seven-essential-principles-in-quantum-forgiveness/ ).
Healing will follow once this distorted wish is seen and offered over to Spirit in exchange for the miracle as God’s certain Will. His Will is done already. His Will is always for perfect healing of both cause and effect, of both mind and body. It does not require time although we may.
Our doubt seems to prolong the “appearance” that healing is not immediate. Yet God’s Will is already accomplished despite what the body’s eyes may witness. The only thing that seems to take time is our unequivocal conviction that God’s Will as healing is done; and that we, as God’s most beloved Child, are worthy of it.
The false-self is terrified to forgive completely, to fuse entirely with another. It sees this as self-annihilation, the eradication of the separate space between us. This fear – to close the gap – is so great that it actually eclipses all our fears of future loss or pain and even death. Jesus tells us that present joining is really our greatest dread. This is the fear of Love, the fear of God as the rejection of our Self, our brothers and God. And this fear of joining in full forgiveness is the reason why healing seems to take time.
Yet, salvation is immediate. And we will witness the immediacy of salvation as we practice looking past the appearance of problems in which ever form they take and hold steadfast to healing the underlying cause of them all – our hidden wish to be separate.
“Salvation [is] immediate.”… “Salvation [would] wipe out the space you see between you still, and let you instantly become as one. And it is here you fear the loss would lie. Do not project this fear to time, for time is not the enemy that you perceive. Time is as neutral as the body is, except in terms of what you see it for. If you would keep a little space between you and your brother still, you then would want a little time in which forgiveness is withheld a little while.” T-26.VIII.3:1,4-8
“Future loss is not your fear. But present joining is your dread.” T-26.VIII.4:3-4
When we are triggered by anyone or anything including the body, the trigger is always a mask to conceal the fundamental problem – our hidden wish to be separate. Jesus says that all this complexity is a desperate attempt not to recognize and thus heal the only problem.
“All this complexity is but a desperate attempt not to recognize the problem, and therefore not to let it be resolved. If you could recognize that your only problem is separation, no matter what form it takes, you could accept the answer because you would see its relevance. Perceiving the underlying constancy in all the problems that seem to confront you, you would understand that you have the means to solve them all. And you would use the means, because you recognize the problem.” W-79.6.
There are no problems in God’s Love which is Who we are. Therefore, there literally can be no problems for us when we choose to forgive the ego’s many and varied decoys of fear to seduce and distract us from the one defense that caused them all – our wish to be separate.
This is all that need be seen and forgiven in one genuine heartfelt Holy Instant in which we accept that God has already healed it for us. The cause of whatever problem is solved. Trust then that the seeming effects in whichever form they may appear must also be healed because effects (body/world) and cause (mind) are never separate.
All seeming problems are always the same in content although they express in a multitude of different forms. This is why there is no hierarchy of illusions, no hierarchy of problems, sickness or pain. And thankfully, this is why the miracle heals them all equally. Remember the Course’s number one miracle principle, “There is no order of difficulty in miracles.”
The unequivocal secret that solves every single problem is our genuine desire to close the gap with our Holy Self, others and God. And watch for the free-flowing abundance of miracles as fear then falls away.
“[The sole responsibility of the miracle worker is to accept the Atonement for himself.] This means you recognize that mind is the only creative level, and that its errors are healed by the Atonement. Once you accept this, your mind can only heal. By denying your mind any destructive potential and reinstating its purely constructive powers, you place yourself in a position to undo the level confusion of others.” T-2.V.5:1-4
Just a reminder that our fears and seeming problems arise from what the ego sends our physical senses to retrieve in order to prove the illusory separation is real. This is very important. All relationship conflicts, disease, pain, lack and loss fall into this category. We must learn not to trust our physical senses but to look past them and ask to see with Christ Vision the miracle which always lies beneath the appearance. The five physical senses represent convincing decoys made to obscure both the single cause of all our problems and its sole remedy – the Atonement, or the “closing of the gap.”
“The fear of healing arises in the end from an unwillingness to accept unequivocally that healing is necessary. What the physical eye sees is not corrective, nor can error be corrected by any device that can be seen physically. As long as you believe in what your physical sight tells you, your attempts at correction will be misdirected. The real vision is obscured, because you cannot endure to see your own defiled altar. But since the altar has been defiled, your state becomes doubly dangerous unless it [is] perceived.” T-2.V.8:1-5
An Exercise – Let Me recognize and accept all my Problems have been solved
Here is a really helpful self-inquiry process designed to unearth just where you prefer to hide your secret wish to be unfairly treated. This is your unseen fear of “present joining” or the wish to be separate. When you’re able to identify it you can then choose to exchange it for healing, for the miracle. It’s a good idea to find some quiet time in which you won’t be disturbed. Perhaps journal your answers and allow your Holy Self to deliver some powerful insights as well.
Above all honor your process. If emotions rise, give them space to surface and be felt thoroughly. Try to embrace yourself without judgment or censoring. Don’t try to suppress these emotions as they are gateways to freedom. Anger and grief must be felt first before you can genuinely transcend them. If you find a particularly difficult person or experience to forgive, take the time to allow the small self to express its emotions and beliefs. Set your intent to forgive but ask Holy Spirit to help you to observe these old beliefs and ask Him to help you re-purpose them.
Begin with a particular problem or challenge you may be facing. It may even be an issue from the past such as childhood abuse, etc. And then unearth the “real issue” underlying it. There is a good chance that you will discover the connection between the real issue and the particular problem as you’ve been seeing it. Also, notice how the ego defines the superficial problem and then attempts to problem-solve it making sure you never discover its one underlying cause.
- What appearance has the problem taken? Is it relationship conflict, illness, pain, depression, self-doubt, financial lack, aging, weight gain/loss, concern for the future, concern for the wellbeing of another, etc?
- Are you willing to recognize that this problem is nothing but a smokescreen made to conceal your only problem? You believe you are separate from your Holy Self, God and your brothers. Your only problem is the lack of heart-felt desire to close the gap; to forgive totally.
- What is the underlying issue that constitutes the gap (problem)? What do you believe you need (value) more than closing the gap via forgiveness (accepting the Atonement)? This is your hidden desire to be separate, the denied cause of the problem. Until this has been identified and sincerely offered up in exchange for the miracle, the problem cannot be solved. Take yourself through these possible clues with radical self-honesty:
The need to be right, the need to believe your were victimized (abused, abandoned or betrayed), the need to believe you were a perpetrator (guilty), the need to hold grievances, the need to believe your anger is justified, the need to believe you are a victim of the body, pain, disease, weight gain/ loss or aging, the need to condemn the body and its appetites, the need to idolize the body and its appetites, the need to believe you are suffering from financial lack, the need to believe you’re alone, unseen or lonely, the need to believe you must defend yourself, the need to believe you are unworthy, the need to believe you must plan and control apart from Holy Spirit’s guidance, the need to believe that your concern or worry for another’s wellbeing is helpful, the need to believe that sacrifice and struggle are valuable or necessary, the need to believe that special relationship rules, roles and laws are necessary (parent, child, spouse, friend, etc), the need to believe you must earn your worthiness, the need to believe you must judge others, etc.
Is there anyone present or from your past whom you have not forgiven completely (including yourself)?
- Why do you desire to keep these beliefs and fears over forgiveness and freedom from fear? What is it that these beliefs give you? What is it that they protect you from?
- Are you willing to recognize that all your beliefs, fears, problems and concerns are there for one reason only and that is to act as a smokescreen; to obscure your resistance to healing the single cause, resistance to genuinely close the gap? Do you genuinely want to see your brother/sister as sinless, as guiltless? Healing (forgiveness) is achieved by first admitting that you were mistaken, that by believing your fears and problems, you valued the gap and being separate. And now you wish to close it by accepting the Atonement.
- Desire the miracle above all else! Desire above all else to close the gap which this fear or problem was made to conceal. Your healing depends on recognizing this one problem and then accepting God’s Will that it has been solved. One problem, one solution! Healing is done because your only problem has been solved.
If you believed with unwavering conviction that you are indeed God’s innocent Child then you could not suffer. There could never be any problems. Suffering and problems only appear when you abandon your Self to the wish to be separate from another, from Self and from God. They are merely symptoms of the choice to be separate.
To heal any problem all the Holy Spirit needs from you are:
- Your recognition that the only problem regardless of its form, is your mistaken wish to believe you’re separate from all-encompassing Love and healing (unworthiness).
- Your heartfelt consent to have Him “close the gap” in your heart and mind.
- Your sincere acceptance that He has already healed the problem in the instant you gave Him consent to heal it.
Healing Prayer to Undo the Cause of all Problems
“This problem [fear, guilt, anger, conflict, betrayal, confusion, self-doubt, pain, illness, scarcity, unworthiness, etc] is purely a smokescreen to hide its singular cause – my mistaken wish to be separate from Love and healing as my incorruptible Holy Self. In this most Holy Instant I now cancel this painful wish to separate myself from Love. I choose now to “will with God” to close the gap responsible for causing this problem. I take in the breath of Love’s perfect healing as I open my heart to accept, receive and trust the certainty of His healing. Amen.”
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