“IT IS ACCOMPLISHED!”
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
by Ray Comeau
Part One Part
journey to the cross should be the last "useless journey."
Do not dwell upon it, but dismiss it as accomplished. If
you can accept it as your own last useless journey, you are
also free to join my resurrection. Until you do so your
life is indeed wasted. It merely re-enacts the separation,
the loss of power, the futile attempts of the ego at
reparation, and finally the crucifixion of the body, or
death. Such repetitions are endless until they are
voluntarily given up. Do not make the pathetic error of
"clinging to the old rugged cross." The only message of the
crucifixion is that you can overcome the cross. Until then
you are free to crucify yourself as often as you choose.
This is not the gospel I intended to offer you. We have
another journey to undertake, and if you will read these
lessons carefully they will help prepare you to undertake
In the next moment, he
swiftly stands up, his right hand completely healed with a
clean hole running through it, and he strides through the
bright opening of the tomb.
years of Christianity have obscured the fact that it simply
comes down to thoughts that begin as images in our minds and
then are projected out, thus making up a world of form.
This is what Jesus demonstrates when he comes before
Caiaphas, the high priest.
And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure
thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be
the Christ, the Son of God.
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said.
Jesus is saying, “Yes, I am
the Christ, and what that means to you is your own
projection.” Caiaphas will see in him only a projection of
an image in Caiaphas’ own mind. Jesus is the Truth and the
Way and the Life, yet all that Caiaphas can perceive is his
own image. The truth is always limited by the eye of the
beholder. You are limited to your insane thoughts and
images of attack and separation. We have established that
ego thoughts make up an entire world of form, and it is now
time to demonstrate how the mind invents the world,
how the mind’s process works.
All things I think I see reflect ideas.
This is salvation's keynote: What I see
reflects a process in my mind, which starts
with my idea of what I want. From there,
the mind makes up an image of the thing
the mind desires, judges valuable,
and therefore seeks to find. These images
are then projected outward, looked upon,
esteemed as real and guarded as one's own.
From insane wishes comes an insane world.
From judgment comes a world condemned.
Caiaphas starts with an idea of
what he wants to see, what he judges valuable.
His gaze fastens on Jesus who seems to be outside, and
Jesus becomes this image, sliding into a
preconceived slot, the idea always comes first,
Jesus the blasphemer, simply a projection of an
insane wish. This is all going on only in Caiaphas’
mind. His mind becoming a mirror, reflecting his ego
thoughts and images.
It is all in
the eye of the beholder, and knowing this, Jesus stands
strong in his defenselessness.
Obviously, the same thing
occurs when Jesus stands before Pilate.
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor
asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews?
And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
Now, unlike Caiaphas, Pilate
is not quite so sure. His image of Jesus is undergoing
modifications after his encounter with him. He begins to
wonder about the nature of Truth. In a poignant scene with
his wife, Claudia, he asks what Truth is, and she responds
by saying that it is an experience. Not having had the full
experience of Truth, he ends up acting out of political
expediency and washing his hands of Jesus, but for a moment
he had a chance to look beyond his image by letting it go,
forgiving it, and coming into the awareness of the knowledge
he, too, is as God created him.
That is why
the first sentence of the above Lesson 325 reads: This
is salvation’s keynote. We can be grateful that it is
all a dream, going on in our minds. Since the dream starts
there, it can end there. Like Jesus, we can ask for help in
our pain and devastation and come to the realization that
“It is accomplished!” This action in our minds is our
forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth,
with mercy for the holy Son of God,
to offer him a kindly home where he
can rest a while before he journeys on,
and help his brothers walk ahead with him,
and find the way to Heaven and to God.
Our Father, Your ideas reflect the truth,
and mine apart from Yours but make up dreams.
Let me behold what only Yours reflect,
for Yours and Yours alone establish truth.
Let me behold. . . it is all going on in the eye
of the beholder. The beholder’s eye is a mirror, either
reflecting the Truth of God, or projecting the conflicts of
a tortured mind. In the movie, the camera repeatedly finds
the loving, compassionate faces of Mary, and Mary
Magdalene. These faces remain in a state of constancy in
the awareness of the truth that they are as God
created them, and Jesus is as God created him. They
see their own reflections.
It is always
a matter of reflection, or of projection. Pilate sees his
projection of his own image when he says, “Ecce homo.”
“Behold the man.” Mary and Mary Magdalene see their own
reflections as they gaze into the face of Jesus.
As with Caiaphas and Pilate, we are
always trying to push it outside ourselves. If we can
attack another, or blame another, we are safe from facing
the light of our own resurrection. We are so fearful
because we believe we separated from God, making up an ego,
an identity, a persona, to go it alone in the world,
separate from God. We are fearful of His punishment. We are
fearful that we do not exist. It is a vast cosmic joke on
us that we do everything we do because we are fearful
of the love of God. The purpose of the crucifixion and the
resurrection is to teach us that we are not bodies, that we
are as God created us, and that God will welcome our return
to the awareness of His love with open arms, as does the
father of the Prodigal Son. God knows only His Creation
that He loves, YOU. God knows nothing of what we do in
The symbol of
the crucifixion is not that Jesus suffered for our
sins. The enduring meaning of the crucifixion is that he
came to a point of devastation where he had no way out
except for an action in his mind. There was no way out
except a shift in his mind. He wasn’t going anywhere on the
cross, except deeper into his mind. Dear Reader, your only
way out as well is through your own devastation and
resurrection. That is the point to which you must come.
You have to come to the point of realizing that the sorry
life you are leading is not life. It is a miserable dream
composed of separating thoughts. The only way to recognize
them is to let them in, to allow, but resist not.
This is forgiveness.
At the end,
Jesus resists not evil. He allows ego thoughts to
come in, then recognizes them for what they are, thoughts
with no source in reality. And in that recognition he is
free to experience the Truth that he is the Holy Son of God,
regardless of the temptation to think otherwise. When you
let go of what you are not, there is no sacrifice.
Where is the sacrifice in giving up nothing for everything?
End of Part Two
Raymond H. Comeau, Ph.D.
God, Endeavor Academy