In 1992, two beings did actually Gary Renard, told him they certainly were ascended masters, and, over an amount of years, gave him their interpretation of A Course in Miracles, later to be published in his book The Disappearance of the Universe. The Course is a profound work, almost 1,300 pages, poetically expressed and difficult to understand, that was spiritually dictated by Jesus to a psychiatrist, Helen Schucman. It enables an individual who studies and practices its teachings and mental exercises to gradually eliminate the ego.
In spiritual teachings, the ego is one’s false sense of identity, of who and what one really is. It is similar to an accumulation related thoughts that arises from and includes the fundamental, underlying thought that we’re separate from God. It keeps one oblivious of the fact that they are standing in the current presence of God. It causes us to trust we’re limited, mortal beings, rather than unlimited, eternal Spirit, one with God.
From the ego arise guilt, fear, attachment to the body, selfishness and suffering. God and our true identity, the immortal Self, are blocked from our awareness. The purpose of the Course is always to dissolve the ego and its false ideas so that individuals can directly experience God, God’s extension as Spirit (also spoken of as the collective Son, the Self, or Christ), and Heaven. The Course contains many powerful declarations about the character of God, Spirit, and their creations, and the reality that the seemingly separate Sons of God are divine, created in the image and likeness of God. These declarations help to dissolve the ego and its illusions and lead us toward direct understanding of our reality as Spirit.
In the Course, Jesus speaks of God as being transcendental, beyond form and duality, in other words, beyond the planet, or universe, once we perceive it. To be able to dispel our illusions and heal our minds, God created the Holy Spirit to work well with us on earth, guiding and inspiring us through the “inner voice” and through divine messengers. The Holy Spirit leads us out of darkness in to the light and love of the Christ. When all our illusions are gone, we’re filed with love and light, and realize our eternal oneness with God.
The Course teaches that the planet isn’t real. This makes sense if we think of “reality” when it comes to the glorious, transcendental reality of God as the Absolute, beyond form and duality a course in miracles lessons online. This sort of the reality is different from the reality we ascribe to the planet since it is familiar with the physical senses, brain, and ordinary thought processes. Truly enlightened beings, who through oneness with the Christ Mind can feel the blissful, eternal reality of God, Spirit, and Heaven, teach that the planet, as seen with your body’s eyes and the thoughts of the ego, is definitely an illusion, although a number of them talk about it as having existence. By this they show that the illusion of it exists.
Arten and Pursah – both beings who interpreted the Course for The Disappearance of the Universe – say that, before the illusion of the planet arose, there is only God and the Christ Mind (a glorious extension of God, wholly identified with God, Its Creator). Then, a tiny part of the Christ Mind wondered what it may be like to be on its own, in other words, apart from the rest of Spirit. From the creative power of this thought arose the ego and the particular connection with being separate from God. They’re going on to say this tiny part of the Christ Mind came to accept the ego as part of itself and the ego’s thoughts as its own. Next, feeling guilt for having separated itself from God, it made the universe and bodies as a “hiding place” to escape imagined punishment for what it’d done, and, dividing itself into many individual minds, it entered these bodies. Since they certainly were under the influence of the ego’s physically oriented, false concepts, these minds had lost their awareness to be one with their Creator and, thus, identified themselves with the physical body and its limitations. Based on Arten and Pursah, this is how humanity came into being. The entire scenario (Disappearance, Chapter 4) took invest thought only – not in reality, as the reality is understood in the context of the Course – hence it is definitely an illusion.
Arten and Pursah’s teachings about why and how the universe and human bodies were made are not within the Course. The Course says that the Sons of God made an environment of their very own imagining, but does not give any information about the sequence of events or try to place into words the character of the “substance” from which the planet was made. However, many enlightened masters have taught that the universe and bodies were created by God or an part of God and infused with Spirit, and that humans, or at least most of them, having been given the gift of free will to consider and act as they chose, imagined themselves as separate from one another and God, and fell from grace. Some sacred writings mention that God is still creating and explain the character of the Fall. Though different masters describe the Creation from different perspectives, each of them concur with the teaching of the Course that the planet is unreal, in the sense that individuals perceive it when it comes to dualities (opposites), relativity and change. From their very own, personal experience during exalted states of awareness, they are familiar with the glorious, eternal, unchanging reality of God, Spirit, and the highest heaven – the Heaven spoken of in the Course – and they teach that, in contrast, the planet, once we experience it, is definitely an illusion and not real. They often talk about it as a cosmic movie or dream, projected onto the screen of human consciousness, that is unlike God, Spirit, or the highest heaven, as well as the divine light that’s the substance of this cosmic dream. In addition, each person’s connection with the planet is subjective, colored by the character and content of this person’s mind. Even time is definitely an illusion, for, as Jesus and the masters reveal, only the eternal present is real.