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Q&A II- Can projecting guilt free you of it?

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Questions II:

  1. If God created us to be and have everything, how do we find ourselves in an experience of sickness, suffering and death?
  2. What will it take to end our experience of pain and return to an experience of love and joy?
  3. Can your experience of peace, love and joy be complete while others are suffering?
  4. Is the world in you or are you in the world? If God created the world within you, why do you feel the world to be separate from you or outside of you?
  5. Why did God create the world?
  6. What is your purpose for the world?
  7. How is it possible for our minds to think unholy thoughts if God created us innocent and holy forever?
  8. Is everything that happens to you due to your will? Or are you an effect of a cause outside of you?
  9. What is ego? Where did it come from?
  10. Do you have any objection to the Adam and Eve story in the Bible? If so, please state.
  11. Why did God ask Adam not to eat of the tree in the middle of the Garden? Is eating the apple the making of ego?
  12. Why did God place the tree in the Garden if it was not in Adam's best interest?
  13. What happened when Adam ate the fruit?
  14. Why did he blame Eve? Can Eve be guilty when God created her innocent? Can she be misperceived?
  15. What happens when you blame anyone for any reason?
  16. If ego was made to replace God as our creator, did we succeed? Did God in fact get replaced?
  17. Is it possible for you to trade in your parents for new parents? Can the new parents ever be your birth parents?
  18. Why did Adam feel guilty? Why were Adam and Eve banished?
  19. Can you think of examples of projection of guilt in your own life? How does ego get you to project guilt?
  20. Why was Jesus crucified?
  21. Why did I assign my story as part of this class?
  22. Is correction of another's errors your responsibility?
  23. What's the main idea being presented?

Answers II – Can projecting guilt free you of it?   NO

  1. If God created us to be and have everything, how do we find ourselves in an experience of sickness, suffering and death? We are in an unreal experience by our choice. This is good news because it means we can choose again. We will choose again as soon as we know that we and everyone deserve better and can have better. Our minds are all-powerful, thus we can have whatever we want. It would be in our best interest to choose God's heavenly gifts rather than the things of the world as ego tries to convince us to choose.
  2. What will it take to end our experience of pain and return to an experience of love and joy? It will take joining in truth. It will take a willingness to turn the reins over to God to undo the insanity that is our present experience. It will take a miracle. It will take a shift in consciousness. It will take constant vigilance for that which is good, true, holy and perfect. It will require the relinquishment of ego which takes no time at all, but only our willingness.
  3. Can your experience of peace, love and joy be complete while others are suffering? No, for all are myself. Therefore whatever I want for myself I must want for all and until all have everything as they deserve, my salvation is incomplete. This does not mean that I can choose for anyone else. Each must accept salvation for themselves – all were created free, and that freedom must be honored. However, as more and more accept the truth, it becomes a natural choice for all.
  4. Is the world in you or are you in the world?   The world is in me, for God created me to be like Him, and the world is an idea in God's mind. It means that I affect my world, rather than that the world is the cause and I its effect. If God created the world within you, why do you feel the world to be separate from you or outside of you? When we made ego to replace God, we accepted ego's idea of reality which is not real or true, but which served our purpose of securing a hiding place from God. In projecting the world outside our minds it became what we wanted it to be, rather than what it is in truth.   It became a place in which to experience separation from God. This did not change the truth, however it did change our experience.
  5. Why did God create the world? Out of love for His beloved children and to enhance His joy.
  6. What is your purpose for the world? God created the world and us to create in it with Him and to walk as equals with Him and all His beloved children – where none are excluded or special. Now we must heal the world and thereby restore it to its original purpose.
  7. How is it possible for our minds to think unholy thoughts if God created us innocent and holy forever? Since God created us with freewill, it was possible for us to err. Errors are correctible. When errors are corrected there is no problem. When we make mistakes and blame others, or deny our mistakes, or justify them, or feel guilty for them, we make them real, and thereby get caught in unreality. This is because God created us free. If we did not have the power to alter our reality and chose what is not in our best interest we would be automatons, or God clones. This is not creation, but imitation, and God is pure creative extension.
  8. Is everything that happens to you due to your will? Yes. Or are you an effect of a cause outside of you? Everything that happens is due to our free will. Once we really accept this fact, we will have stepped into self-responsibility and shifted from victim/victimizer consciousness to God consciousness.

  9. What is ego? Ego is an idea that we could replace God as our source. It is a false idea as God is our source and irreplaceable, however, as we were created to create, everything that we create takes on an identity and wants to exist, just as we took on an identity when we were created by God, a real identity, so ego has an identity and wants to survive though it is not a real creation. Where did it come from? It came from our minds, totally unrelated to God, therefore is not real. Ego is an imposter but it has the full power of God at its disposal and thus we must muster all our combined efforts to overcome ego for all humanity, for when all God's children are free of ego they will again be our best friends, as God created them to be. They are not the problem, ego is.
  10. Do you have any objection to the Adam and Eve story in the Bible? If so, please state. I love the Adam and Eve story, whether it is just a metaphor or not, for I see it as our one all-inclusive story. Every other story is merely a variation on the one theme of how we traded in everything for nothing. That story is very important as it gives us clues for how to be restored to everything.
  11. Why did God ask Adam not to eat of the tree in the middle of the Garden? Because He wanted to protect Adam from trading in everything for nothing. Is eating the apple the making of ego? Yes, at least that makes sense to me. Only choosing to overthrow God could cause Adam to feel so guilty. That is what making ego is – an attempt at mutiny. The fact is nothing happened because God cannot be overthrown. He is our source, irreplaceable. Though nothing happened, Adam was convinced that God had been overthrown, because he had fallen under ego's spell.
  12. Why did God place the tree in the Garden if it was not in Adam's best interest? Because God's kingdom is freedom. If He did not permit Adam the choice for independence from God there would be no freedom, which is a contradiction. The very nature of God is freedom. All His creations were created free for all eternity. However God in His infinite love, could not be separate from His creations. That is what ego promised – separation. It was a lie, for we are still one with God and each other irrevocably. However, our experience is of separation due to alliance with ego. Our experience is not a real experience and to be restored to a real experience we need simply accept our oneness with God and all humanity.
  13. What happened when Adam ate the fruit? He got scared and hid when God came round, because he felt ashamed to be in God's holy presence, because he felt impure, guilty, imperfect. His perfect equality with God was shattered.
  14. Why did he blame Eve? Because he wanted to get rid of his guilt. Can Eve be guilty when God created her innocent? No. Can she be mispeceived? Most definitely!!
  15. What happens when you blame anyone for any reason? Blaming others is how we keep guilt. This is ego's strategy to stay in business at our expense.
  16. If ego was made to replace God as our creator, did we succeed? Only in our experience, not in truth. Did God in fact get replaced? No, it is impossible to replace God as source, for He is our source and we do not have the power to change the truth.
  17. Is it possible for you to trade in your parents for new parents? No. Can the new parents ever be your birth parents? No. It is the same with God. We can have an experience that is not in alignment with the facts because our minds are all the power in the universe, but we cannot alter the facts.

  18. Why did Adam feel guilty? He thought he had actually overthrown God as His creator, by making ego to replace God. He thought he had managed to become self-created. Why were Adam and Eve banished? They banished themselves, due to thinking they deserved to be cast out of God's sight. They each in turn blamed something outside of them rather than taking personal responsibility for their mistake. If they had seen what they had done as a mistake and had corrected their error, they would still be in the garden, or the real world. It is the same for us. We need merely take personal responsibility for our errors and correct them now and we restore ourselves to wholeness. For this we need help, as ego is all the power of God turned against ourselves and ego's existence depends on our not correcting our errors. God can show us how to step into personal responsibility and correct our mistakes without fear and thereby be restored to a true experience of peace, love and joy for ourselves and all humanity.
  19. Can you think of examples of projection of guilt in your own life? Yes, when I married my husband, I was seen as the cause of his banishment from Sai Baba's ashram and this permitted me to look deeply at the Adam and Eve story as I saw so many parallels. It permitted me to unravel the mystery that lay hidden within that powerful story. Now you can benefit from my experience. We don't all have to experience being projected upon in order to get the message. We can benefit from each other's experiences because we are all one. How does ego get you to project guilt? By persuading you that it is you. When you know you are not your ego, you will not feel the need to get rid of guilt. You will see its nothingness, correct your mistakes and be free.
  20. Why was Jesus crucified? Others projected their guilt onto him. If they knew their innocence, none would have pointed the finger at Jesus. They saw in him what they did not want to own in themselves – projection makes perception.
  21. Why did I assign my story as part of this class? Because it shares how I was misperceived and seen as the cause of someone else's downfall. I see what happened as a great gift, for it helped me to understand the human condition and to see truly. I am eternally grateful to Sai Baba for setting up this drama.
  22. Is correction of another's errors your responsibility? Only after you are healed of your distortions do you have the perception to see him truly. Till then, you may be misperceiving him, therefore you are not in a position to correct his mistakes. Let Spirit within direct actions in relation to another's shortcomings. Take the beam out of your own eye first, and then see if there is still a mote in your brother's eye. You are responsible for your brother's behavior to the extent that you not condone his errors anymore than you condemn him for them. Your brother is yourself and we must want his perfect for his sake, for his salvation. You inspire his perfection by living a life of holiness and perfection. Our holiness blesses the world. When we want to be holy, God will show us what holiness is, and it is holiness for which we seek, for nothing can content us so much as being who God created us to be, perfect, holy, pure. Our holiness glorifies God and we do find great joy in pleasing our heavenly Father.
  23. What's the main idea being presented? Projecting guilt is how you keep it. Taking responsibility for your choices is how guilt is overcome and restores you to a Godly experience.

"Help ever - Hurt never"  Sai Baba