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  1. The tensions in body and mind are a result of clinging too much to the past! Simple. The ego believes it is focusing a lot on the future, while in fact it's only focusing on the past. Even the confusion in the mind is a result of clinging to the past. And it's even worse, the past to the ego is a bunch of personal memories based on, and all contaminated by, the false belief in separate doership. The ego says about its personal memories: my precious my precioussss... haha when we should say: what a load of crap my memories are. More seriously, there IS value in our memories but that value needs to be harvested correctly and the dirt cleaned out.
  2. Brad also talked about letting God in. Is that possible? Yes! Isn't that duality? Actually, it's about bringing oneness. The ego only sees the past, and the ego's future is projections made from past memories. Letting God in to me means letting the real future flow into oneself. That's the Holy Spirit filling the heart with peace and as ACIM says, the peace will then flow into the whole body. Brad talked about love, and I think of peace as the foundation of true love, so it's the same I think.
  3. Brad talked about the need to drop the ego, and even to drop the intellect, which he said is the stupidest level of intelligence. I like that idea. However in my view I cannot drop my ego since I AM my ego. What I can do is to relax my ego and my thinking and let my heart be filled with peace. And if it will happen it will happen! And there will be an automatic process of dropping my ego.
  4. Brad has a new video about manifestations. I still want to manifest money on the material level and eternal life as a more long term manifestation. But I also believe that I as an ego cannot actually manifest anything. Still I think it's useful to think in terms of more advanced manifestations such as presented by Brad. Reality as a whole is much more capable I believe than what we have been conditioned to believe.
  5. Many people even in ego consciousness genuinely want to serve others. Isn't that the service to others meant in the Law of One? No, that's not how I see it. It's still service to self. Anthony de Mello explains it like this: It says in the Law of One that service to others actually also is service to self because all is One. But the ego experiences itself as separate so it mistakenly makes a distinction between service to self and service to others. That's I believe yet another example of the Law of Confusion.
  6. Service to self (STS) in the Law of One means ego consciousness in my opinion. The ego's idea of service to others (STO) is self-sacrifice, which makes the ego a hypocrite because it doesn't want to sacrifice itself. That's why simplistic ideas such as game theory work because the ego acts in predictable selfish STS ways. And I agree with the ego view that self-sacrifice is stupid. And soon we will have robots and AI doing the work for us, so no practical STO needed. Soon can however mean decades away because even seemingly simple tasks such as self-driving cars might be much more difficult in practice to develop than what people at first believed. STO instead means a collective consciousness I believe. And the ego is incapable of that so it will always remain STS. If that is correct, the STS vs STO duality is then another case of the Law of Confusion, like the idea of free will. Just like how people believe that the Law of One says that free will is real, they also believe that STO means self-sacrifice. Both those views are wrong IMO.
  7. I find it interesting how the Law of One says that our world is ruled by the Law of Confusion and that ACIM says that the ego is confused about everything. Sounds similar. The Law of One also talks about levels of distortions. It even says that free will is the first distortion. And I think it also says that love is a distortion. That means ego love! ACIM calls it special relationships. True love is the holy relationship. My interpretation is that the confusion is a result of the ego only seeing its past memories, and all those memories are based on the false belief in separation and free will, the Law of Confusion. Many people seem to believe that the Law of One says that free will is real, but I don't think they call it distortion and confusion for nothing. They (Ra) know that the illusion of free will needs to be preserved because the ego isn't ready to transcend that belief.
  8. The peace of God includes the future. The actual future. The ego can only use its past memories to try to concoct some guesswork future. If my ego really could see the future I could win the Powerball jackpot every time, and even if I had integrity enough to avoid playing the game for the sake of fairness, the power to pick the winning numbers would be there. So the ego is incapable of sensing the actual future. ACIM even says in lesson 7 that the ego only sees the past. For the peace of God to fill the heart the ego habit of clinging onto only the past must be loosened up. And the ego itself can't do that but with the understanding of the ego limitation an opening of the heart can happen automatically. Then what about randomness, and free will? How can the Holy Spirit know the correct move into the future if there is randomness or free will making the future flexible? My hypothesis is that there is neither free will nor randomness. And that hypothesis seems logical to me, because I can see how it would work logically. How would randomness work logically? Or free will? True randomness and free will seem like magic pixie dust to me. And ACIM says this about magic:
  9. I don't think mainstream science has a concept of the unmanifested, except Julian Barbour has proposed what he calls Platonia which is the same as the unmanifested it seems. And mainstream physicist Leonard Susskind as I have mentioned before said that the deepest physical law he knows of is that information is indestructible. And Susskind also said that entropy is hidden information. This is consistent with my other interpretations.
  10. It's also possible to use terms from Hinduism and then the unmanifested is Brahman and the manifested reality is Maya.
  11. The idea of impermanence might sound bad to the ego, but we can look at impermanence as a constant influx of new information. The unmanifested reality is changeless so nothing is actually destroyed, ever. And emptiness as I mentioned earlier is because manifested reality is a subset of the unmanifested. A subset is empty in itself and only exists as a part of the superset, in this case the unmanifested. And the unmanifested is infinite information arranged with infinite intelligence. So the impermanence is actually an inflow of more and more intelligence into our manifested reality. The ego only thinks of cause and effect from the past to the future, but the real causality is connected to both past and future. And the ego sees an increase of entropy (disorder, destruction) because of its limited perspective, not only individually, but the whole world in third density behaves like that. In reality what seems like entropy to us is actually perfectly structured information.
  12. Spiritual teachers and teachings say that the ego is false. And that is correct when the ego is a belief in being a separate self. From higher logic the ego is real because it is True, it exists as the belief in being a separate self. ACIM of course has pages and pages of text explaining what the ego is. Here is one summary:
  13. The ego is the belief of being a separate entity. Instead of spiritual practice we can do a scientific experiment. Usually science deals with objective measurements but as the mainstream news article I posted earlier said, some scientists are now beginning to look into even subjective reality. One subjective scientific experiment that can be done is to start with the hypothesis that the self is empty, such as the self being a unique perspective without substance and even without content! Within the empty perspective of the self things like personal memories and an external world appear. And then the hypothesis can be tested through personal and subjective everyday experiences. If the hypothesis is true then our perspective and subjective experience will change, from a separate ego to a sense of being empty. Not in the dysfunctional sense of the psychological depersonalization disorder where the person experiences his or her own life as a passive observer. That passive observer is still the ego, with an even worse dysfunction! The true empty self is a unique perspective of the totality of reality and not something separate from it.
  14. In Buddhism there are the concepts of emptiness and impermanence. I haven't checked yet how accurate the translation of those terms are, but I can explain them with my model. My amateurish interpretation is that Nirvana is the unmanifested reality, which is infinite and changeless. Manifested reality is a finite subset of the unmanifested reality. So manifested reality is nothing, or nothingness, in itself. And manifested reality is an ever larger subset giving the appearance of change and impermanence. A subset is nothing (emptiness) without the superset. What ACIM calls God I have called infinite intelligence. And that infinite intelligence is a property of Nirvana, the unmanifested reality. And the Holy Spirit in ACIM is the Dharma in Buddhism. Dharma has many meanings but the main explanation for Buddhism in Wikipedia is: It sounds similar to how in Christianity the term Word of God can both mean the Bible and also the larger meaning given in John 1. And if Nirvana means the unmanifested reality, which is the same as the Word of God, and with Dharma as a different term, then the Holy Spirit can be equal to Dharma.
  15. Sadhguru has a new book with the title: Death; An Inside Story: A book for all those who shall die Notice the subtitle: for THOSE who shall die. It doesn't say that everybody will die, haha. I think his book is about the death of Kali Yuga. And the ushering in of the next age: Satya Yuga.