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by Ray Comeau

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Part Two:

The 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 it. T-4.Intro.3



          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.


Two thousand 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.

Matthew 26:63,64


          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.

Lesson 325


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 salvation.



And from

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 form.


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.

Teacher of God, Endeavor Academy