Sunday, July 4, 2010

It's Independence Day!

It really is Independence Day. So, it's the perfect day to say, "Boy, after reading DU, the term "independence day" really takes on a whole new meaning! Here's the quote to explain why from page 188."

PURSAH: Yes. The ego's chaotic nature also ensures that there will never be a unified theory of the universe that will hold up over time, because the universe isn't really based on the thought of unity -- it's based on the thought of separation and division. However, it includes fascinating and ingenious patterns that help to give it the illusion of unity. That's why you shouldn't be impressed by every new discovery or theory about the universe. So what if superstrings can make gravity work at both the Newtonian and sub-atomic levels? An illusion is still an illusion. We're not saying you shouldn't do research or analysis, if that's what you do. Go for it. Just try to remember that you're doing it during a pre-programmed dream script.

GARY: Not to mention the fact that you're a freakin' robot.

PURSAH: Only temporarily. You're not a robot once you get in touch with your power to choose. It's independence day, Gary. You'll never be the same once you know how to forgive.

ARTEN: The process Pursah has been describing gives you one example of how the universe follows a script that was made in a holographic way but appears to play out in a linear manner, like a movie that's already been filmed. The whole thing has alrady been written, and so has your life story. Even the day your body will die has already been determined. The only real freedom you have is to choose to return to God by listening to the Voice for Him, instead of continuing indefinitely within a fixed system that has nothing to do with Him. Your brain isn't hard wired to know God; your mind tells your brain what to do! Be glad the universe and your brain have nothing to do with God, and that there's a way to return to His Universe. You think your universe is impressive because it's all you can remember. You think it's big, but it's not. What you've done is make yourself look and feel small, like one little piece of the puzzle. You're like a child with little toys you don't want to give up. Yet what you really are cannot even be contained by your universe.

MAD COURSE STUDENT: Wowie, wow, wow and wow! Happy Independence Day, Everyone!


  1. Perfect passage for Independence Day that you picked out! I couldn't have done it better myself. Well, yes I could but I'm trying to make you feel good.

    Just kidding, you know I like being a wise guy sometimes like that Arten dude, so I just quoted him on what he said to Gary at one point. YIR p 71

    A quote from the Course about the brain:
    You believe the body’s brain can think. If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea. It is as if you thought you held the match that lights the sun and gives it all its warmth; or that you held the world within your hand, securely bound until you let it go. Yet this is no more foolish to believe the brain can think.’ ACIM W-92:2:1-4

  2. Thank you! And a Happy Independence Day to all of you! I did sort of remember the passage you quoted only because I have always been interested in all the "new" discoveries that these crazy scientists seem to make. I've only read DU once so when I came across that passage it put a new perspective on it all. Now reading it here on Indpendence Day, it hits home again adding even more "dimension" if you will... Love it!!

  3. I'm glad you all enjoyed this. I felt like I got it on a deeper level, too!

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