PROJECTION MAKES PERCEPTION
(A course in miracles chapter 21)
You think about who you are, consciously or unconsciously, and then project it to the world outside you. What you project to people and things determines how you see them. You do not see people and things as they are but as your projection, your thoughts make them to be. As a person thinks, he behaves and sees.
Your perception, what you see as out there, reflects what you projected to people and things. People and things temporarily are out there but the way you see them is colored by your thoughts; how you see the external world is the outward mirror of your thinking; the world you see reflects who you think that you are (not who you are, for in truth you are the perfect son of God but in the dream you see you as an imperfect self in body).
Each of us believe that we are separated from God and from other people and from our real self, the son of God. We believe that we attacked God and fragmented him into parts and now live as particles of God, fragments of God, egos.
(In unified experience, when one transcends being a separated part, extinguishes the ego, all the particles of God, all the fragments unite as oneself and one feels whole, and knows what all people know and since all people are eternal one knows that one is eternal, perfect, and live in peace. Thereafter one returns to separated particle of God and knows no peace.)
In truth we cannot kill God or fragmentize him and separate from him and our real selves and separate from other people, but we collectively believe that we have done so hence see our physical universe of space, time, and matter and each of us housed in bodies.
We feel that we committed a grievous crime and sin by killing the son of God and his father. We know how powerful God is so we fear that he would punish us, and we run away from him, and live in the world of dreams.
We believe that God wants to punish us. I believe that God will punish me for the awful Sin of killing his son, me, transforming him to what he is not, ego in body; in truth, the son of God, me, you, are formless unified spirit, but I have transformed him to a separated ego in body. I now believe that I am evil and wicked, a murderer.
I project what I think about me to other people; I see other people as wicked and evil. I see people as murderers. I see white people as slave buyers and evil: I see Africans as slave sellers and evil.
As I project to them, I behave as such to them, hence I do not trust Black and white people. What I project out I see; I then see evil white people and evil Black people.
If you hate you, you project it out and hate other people and people will hate you; if you love you, you project it out and love people and see loving people.
I am the devil, so I project it to people and make them behave like the devil towards me to make my projection seem real to me. What I am doing all people are doing.
We are all in the world of projection and perception so that all we can do is (1) to heal our projection and perception and live in a corrected world and (2) to let perception, separation go and experience unified spirit self.
HEALED PERCEPTOPN, CORRECTED PERCEPTION, PURIFIED PERCEPTION, INNOCENT PERCEPTION, WITH FORGIVENESS THAT RETURNS US TO LOVE
Right now, we are all in the world of projection and perception and see ourselves as evil and project it to other people and see evil people and they do evil things to us.
Now we must correct our perception by correcting how we see ourselves. Now we accept that we have not attacked God but seem to have done so in dreams and seem to live as separated egos in dreams; now we overlook the ego and body perceptions we have and when I see you I overlook your ego and body and project to you my new idea that you are the Christ, the son of God who is as God created him; I do so even if the feedback I get from you is that you are evil, a racist, a discriminator; I project to you my corrected view of us.
Now, my projection gives me purified, corrected, and healed perception of you, other people and all things; I still see you in body, and see things but give everything that I see my new belief that we are all innocent, holy, guiltless, and sinless and have not killed our real selves, and have not killed our father.
If I do so I now project Christ to you and me and have Christ vision, see you as I project to you, see you as Christ and as I see you, I see me as Christ, both of us are now seen by me in light forms and I behave towards you as if you are Christ.
If I keep doing so to people, animals, plants, everything I will experience Holy Instant, where the entire world disappears and I transcend the world of perception and do not see but know all of us as the one son of God who is one with God and in that unitive experience feel eternal, and perfect and peaceful for I have regained the awareness of my real self as God created me, perfect, holy, unified with him and all people with no space and gap between us.
EVERY PERSON YOU SEE IS CAPABLE OF EVIL AND WICKEDNESS BECAUSE HE IS IN SEPARATION
Africans, Black people and white people and Asians are in the perceptual world, in the separated world, so they had made a conscious decision to split unified, singular reality and split it into pieces and each identify with a piece, a fragment, the ego replacement self-concept.
All egos are capable of evil and wickedness. Therefore, I can be evil and wicked; you can be evil and wicked. We believe in ego means that we believe in personal pain and suffering.
I can now choose to overlook my evil and see me as the innocent son of God and as I think of me I think of you and all people; thus, I see you as the innocent son of God, meaning that I overlook how my ego saw you in the past, as an evil African or evil white person.
I love me unconditionally, and I love you and all people unconditionally regardless of whether you love me or not, for I am trying to correct my perception and leave it to you to choose when you will correct your perception.
My duty is to first correct my perception of me, from ego to Christ (Holy Spirit guided ego), from hate to love. If I love you, I love me and because I now project love to you, despite your former ego and its evil you will experience the love I have projected to you and behave towards me lovingly.
What I did to you I did to me, I gave you love and gave me love through you (if I hate you, I hate me through you).
In healed perception I project forgiveness and see people as Christ, have Christ vision and live in attenuated peace and happiness.
IN THE DREAM WITH CLETUS AT A LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT I ASKED HIM IF I COULD SIT WITH HIM AND HE SAID OF COURSE AND THEN ADDED THAT THE FACT THAT I HAD TO ASK MEANS THAT I HAVE LOW SELF ESTEEM, ASKED FOR HIS BILL AND PAID IT AND STOOD UP TO LEAVE AND I WOKE UP.
The purpose of that dream was for Cletus to tell me that I have low self-esteem, that I lack self -confidence and do not do what I know is right; for, of course, he is my relative and wants me to sit with him and I did not have to ask him for permission as to whether I could sit with him or not.
This means that I have to accept that I am the son of God and do not need to ask God or anyone to tell me so for I am the son of God, who else could I be a son of if not God; if I accept that I am the son of God/ love and behave as such then I have self-confidence.
I AM WALKING ON A TRAIL AND SAW PEOPLE AND SAID HI TO THEM AND FEARED THAT THEY MAY NOT RECIPROCATE AND SAY HI TO ME, MEANING THAT I DO NOT SEE THEM AND I AS THE SONS OF GOD, I GIVE TO GET FROM OTHER PEOPLE BUT NOT GIVE TO MYSELF
When I am walking on a trail and see other people coming towards me, regardless of their race and gender I feel that if I say hi to them that they may not reciprocate and say hi to me; sometimes I say hi to them and if they do not reciprocate it, I feel like my greeting was wasted.
This shows that I have not accepted that they and me share oneself and I say hi to me when I say hi to them; and whether they reciprocate it or not, I merely gave myself greeting.
JESUS CHIRST AND BUDDHA TRANSCENDED EGO POLITICS SO YOU MUST TRANSCEND EGO POLITICS IF YOU TAKE SPIRITUALITY SERIOUSLY, BECAUSE POLITICS IS EGOS ORGANIZING THEMSELVES, CHRIST ONLY FORGIVES AND LOVES AND BUILDS STRUCTURES FOR LOVE
Neither Gautama Buddha nor Jesus Christ participated in politics; they showed people how to live outside ego and its separated world, how to return to union with all.
Politics is of the ego separated people organizing themselves, engaged in leadership to organize themselves to do what gives them temporary peace before they go to war, for egos must always be at war.
Politics is war with nonviolent means. Jesus and Buddha came to show us the Holy Spirit’s peaceful living through love and that is not accomplished through politics.
Politics is for ego madmen; if you are outside the ego you cannot engage in politics (Buddha was asked to become a leader and he refused; Jesus also refused to be an earthly messiah, leader).
AFRICANS AND AMERICANS AND ALL PEOPLE ARE EGOS ENGAGED IN EGO POLITICS
Africans and Americans are egos engaged in ego politics; meaning that they are mad people; you must leave them and live in the periphery, love and unified self and build the structure for it, a spiritual organization, called centers for spiritual science, worldwide.
God realized persons transcend politics and ego madness. Ego politics cannot improve the world but always maintain low key war until egos go to war.
White Americans, both liberals and conservatives, are mad, they are two sides of madness: Nigerians in their politics are mad and engage in self-centered ego politics hence mad and you cannot change them; you just model Christ living and leave it at that.
Stop dissipating your energy talking and trying to do politics for you are mixing water and fire (Christ is water, politics is fire).
K.B Davies is correct in saying that a true Christian does not participate in politics for politics is of the ego madmen, whereas a true Christian transcends ego and madness and lives from the Christ, attenuated madness.
PERCEPTION IS BASED ON INTERPRETATION
Everything that I say about other people and events is an interpretation, not a fact; what the truth is I do not know. I project my interpretation of what a person’s behavior means to me and behave to him accordingly, and he may feel that my perception of him is wrong and feel angry at me.
I feel like I ought to be persecuted by other people and project persecutor to them and they oblige me and persecute me; racists persecute me and my desire to feel persecuted and hence feel angry at them and the world of separation is maintained.
How about them? They have a need to persecute people and see a person who has a need to feel persecuted and persecute him; in persecuting people they ignore the fact that they are persecuting themselves, attacking me to attack themselves because of their sin of separation from themselves.
They need to be seen as innocent and forgiven so that they stop feeling sinful and persecuting themselves in persecuting other people.
PERSONALITY IS LIFE LONG
The role a person plays is lifelong; each of us formed a personality in childhood and that sets up the pattern of how he is going to deal with his sense of sin and persecution. People will live according to their personalities.
You cannot change anyone else, but the individual can decide to let go of his ego and forgive it and see himself and all people as innocent, have innocent perception, see all as Christ, die to the ego self; this happens occasionally.
A course in miracles gives the impression that people are going to change when you see them as innocent; no, it takes lifetimes of struggles to see oneself and other people as innocent and that does not change other people. Poetry and art must be separated from reality.
I was passing through a field and saw a naked mad black man chasing people and wrestling with those he caught; he ran to me and caught me but I extricated myself from him and ran off and some folks held him and he got freed from them and ran after me and tried to grab my clothes from behind me and I tried to slap him off with my arm and he grabbed my arm and folks said just let him hold your hand and keep him at arm’s length but do not let him get hold of your entire body and I woke up.
This dream means that the ego is a mad man and chases people, us, and tries to grab us and turn us into mad folks, make the sons of God become egotists, that he tried to grab me and make me mad and I ran and he was held up for a while by other people and he struggled free and came running after me and grabbed my arm; this means that the ego will always try to grab me but for me to keep him at arm’s length.
PEOPLE DO EAT IN OUR DREAMS AND SINCE OUR DREAMS RESEMBLE OUR AFTER-DEATH EXISTENCE PEOPLE DO EAT IN AFTER DEAD LIGHT WORLD.
In the dream with Cletus at a restaurant, he and his friends were eating and drinking; he asked the waiter for his bill and was given it and he got out a fat wallet and paid him and I came and asked him if I could join them at the table and he said that the fact that I had to ask him means that I have low self-esteem and I woke up.
The point is that in the dream he and his friends were eating and drinking; if we eat in our dreams we also eat in the after-death world; for in both we see ourselves in bodies but bodies that look healthy (Cletus looked forty and robust but in real life he had war wounds and looked thin).
In Seth Speaks, Jane Roberts said that our earthly dreams have a life of their own, a parallel world that is composed of our dreams and that we are in that parallel world while also being in our present world; she said that portions of us are in many universes, in some we are not aware of the us in the present universe we live in.
The soul created by God, her Seth says dreams in many universes; when we on earth die, we stay in a holding place and do life review and then decide to reincarnate back on earth or to go to other universes.
Physics is saying something like that in its concept of multiverse, that we live in many universes. Thus, I am not inclined to dismiss Jane Roberts.
June 27, 2022