TIS: So you referenced Arten and Pursah, who are two rose aces that furnish you with the discourse for your books. Could you at any point discuss your relationship with them and what their identity is/were?
GR: Sure, I feel that the most effective way for individuals to ponder Arten and Pursah, which took me years to understand, yet I at long last came to figure out that what Arten and Pursah truly are, are appearances of the Essence of God. They’re similar to different things as in this is a fantasy, and the Essence of God needs to appear for us in some structure in the fantasy. In the event that the Essence of God didn’t appear in the fantasy, we’d always be unable to hear “It”. So a course in miracles podcast the Essence of God could appear as a voice in your brain, which is the way that Helen Schucman (the recorder of A Course in Supernatural occurrences), recorded the Course, since she heard the voice in her psyche and that is one way the Essence of God can appear in the fantasy. The Essence of God will appear anyway is generally fitting for every individual, as anything they can acknowledge and comprehend.
For strict individuals, the Essence of God can appear in the fantasy as the Virgin Mary, and they’d say that is the Virgin Mary, yet what it truly is, is it’s the Essence of God appearing in the fantasy as the Virgin Mary, since that is something they can acknowledge and comprehend. I’ve shown in Mexico various times and they’re truly into Our Woman of Guadalupe, which is the Virgin Mary appearing in New Mexico City, and for them that is Our Woman of Guadalupe, however what it truly is, is the Essence of God appearing that way. For certain individuals, the Essence of God can appear as a heavenly messenger since that is what they can acknowledge and comprehend unafraid. That in any case, isn’t exactly a heavenly messenger, however an image of the Essence of God appearing in the fantasy as a heavenly messenger.
At a certain point ACIM is discussing the Essence of God and it says “His is the voice for God and is hence taken structure. This structure isn’t his world.” So the truth of the Essence of God is soul, which is the very same as God, however at that point that soul appears in the fantasy, and this isn’t God, yet the Essence of God, which you can likewise consider your memory of God. You can never truly lose it since it’s still there in the brain. As a matter of fact, you can consider the brain having three sections. The Course calls “you”, it’s not the genuine you, but rather the part believes it’s isolated itself from its source there. You could call this part the brain. Then, at that point, you have two different things in the brain, you have the Essence of God and the self image, which are both competing for your focus.
The Essence of God obviously knows it will win at last, as seen everything’s occurred since forever ago until the end. Then, at that point, you additionally have the self image, and it resembles you’re watching this film, and you have the Essence of God sitting on one side of you, and the self image on the other. The inner self is attempting to inspire you to pay attention to its understanding of the film, which comprises of judgment, judgment, and responsibility. You should simply turn on your television screen and you’ll see a delightful illustration of judgment, culpability and judgment which continues perpetually, or you can see a message of adoration and pardoning which is frequently scorned by individuals on the planet since they assume they are their inner self. They’re not, however they assume they are. So they become confounded and think they are their body and a distinctive individual.
So for my purposes, the Essence of God appeared as these two individuals sitting on my parlor love seat as Arten and Pursah, and it required me several years to acknowledge they are simply images, or signs of the Essence of God appearing in the fantasy to teach me on the best way to return home. That is the Essence of God’s work, it leads you home, in a real sense. So that is how they are doing many individuals and that is fine with me. I understood I’m not the educator in my books. I like to think I’ve turned into a decent understudy. They really had me utilize a citation, right toward the start of The Vanishing of the Universe, from the Course, which makes sense of how they truly appear here, which says, “There are the individuals who have arrived at God straightforwardly, holding no hint of common cutoff points, recollecting their own character impeccably.” So that is a clarification of edified aces. They become edified and recollect their own personality impeccably, and the most effective way to do that is to see it in others.
The Course says regarding Jesus, “Jesus was the name of the one who saw the substance of Christ in the entirety of his siblings and recollected God”. That is the way you recollect God, how you recall your actual character, by seeing it in others. Arten and Pursah likewise did that, not when they were Thomas and Thaddeus, who were two of the first teaches quite a while back, however they unquestionably gleaned some useful knowledge around then. They accomplished their edification in an alternate lifetime, as “Arten and Pursah”, and presently they’re gone, on the grounds that once you’re gone, you’re gone, you won’t ever returned. Yet again the statement I utilized before from ACIM says, “There are the people who have arrived at God straightforwardly, holding no hint of common cutoff points, recollecting their own personality impeccably.” It then, at that point, says, “These may be known as the educators of educators, in light of the fact that despite the fact that they are presently not apparent, their picture can yet be called upon, and they will show up anyplace it is useful for them to do as such” and that is the Essence of God.
So how the situation is playing out, whether it’s Arten or Pursah, or you or me, or our spouses and companions, we’re seeing is what the Course’s idea of a picture that is there in the fantasy, yet it’s anything but a genuine individual. It’s really something entirely unexpected. What that individual truly is, is far past that, they are something greater than the universe of reality. Something couldn’t be held back by the universe of existence, yet the Essence of God takes on structure to speak with us. The Essence of God might in fact appear in our fantasies around evening time and show us there. As a matter of fact, that is one of the Sacred Spirits approaches to educating us.
So the manner in which the Essence of God appears, it will be the most effective way for every distinctive individual. The Essence of God doesn’t just talk amazing English like in ACIM. The Essence of God will converse with you in anything language works the best for you. In the event that it’s Pig Latin, it’s Pig Latin. It doesn’t make any difference what it is, what is important is that the Essence of God is speaking with us. In the event that it didn’t, we’d always be unable to get ourselves away from here, but since it does, whether it appears as Arten and Pursah, or the Virgin Mary, it doesn’t exactly make any difference. The only thing that is important is that we’re being imparted to by the Essence of God so that we can be driven home.