Lloyd is a long-time teacher of A Course in Miracles who has a masterful understanding of "the Course", and is expert at interpreting, clarifying and exemplifying its message. He is a teacher's teacher who has come to learn and teach that you are loved beyond your greatest imagination.
This webpage is dedicated to Lloyd's ministry and includes passages, quotes and a Q & A section.
Enjoy listening to Lloyd's interview on "Sundays in Bed with Kevin" as he shares his story from Survival to Love and certainty, living in Trust and grace, guided by the Holy Spirit and a mind that no longer takes the thinking of the world seriously.
Wow! I sat down to listen to this with some apple crumble and a coffee - and I really really loved it. What a beautiful and inspiring journey! Thanks for sharing Lloyd!
~ Mark Palmer
An awareness of perfect oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; outside this oneness, and nothing else within .T-18.V1.1:6)
This has absolutely nothing to do with being one with the world of form. Although this is a step in the right direction.
One of the biggest mistakes is believing that God created consciousness so that He could play around and get to experience Himself.
That is an ego teaching.
Put your running shoes on and run as far as you can in the opposite direction.
When the Course says (in lesson 132) that there is no world, it doesn't say that there is another world. Some say that as soon as you understand the ego's conflict and straighten that out in your mind, then this becomes the world God created.
Don't buy that rubbish.
God does not have anything to do with form or consciousness.
In fact the Course clearly states that consciousness is the realm of the ego.
The Absolute Truth is an experience outside of time and space.
This can be experienced in a mind that has been prepared for it through the practice of true forgiveness.
The Truth can never be taught. Only experienced.
You are loved beyond your greatest imagination.
Now let's deal with the delusion that you have any control over this world.
One day as I was sitting on my deck in a little off the grid cabin in the mountains of British Columbia, I was given an experience right out of a science fiction movie.
The sky was a beautiful blue, totally devoid of any clouds whatsoever.
I had done a little meditation and as I came out of that meditation my eyes were drawn to a small black cloud that appeared out of nowhere.
It was moving erratically in short bursts coming towards where I was sitting.
There was a valley in front of my cabin and I was totally surrounded with pine trees. The cloud stopped over a huge pine tree just across the valley in front of me.
Then all of a sudden a bolt of lightning shot out of nowhere and the tree burst into flame.
I was astonished to say the least, and this was forest fire season at its highest.
Being off the grid and having no phone service I thought I was going to have to jump into my truck and drive 6 kilometers down the mountain to advise the forestry service.
Then I noticed another small black cloud moving erratically as the other one did, towards the tree that was on fire.
As it hovered over the tree it started to poured rain onto the burning tree and doused the fire completely. And then both clouds disappeared.
I stood there in absolute amazement and knew that I had just been communicated too by Spirit, showing me that I was in control of nothing and that I definitely know nothing.
If you think that you have any secrets whatsoever, you are completely delusional.
There are no secrets in time and space and none in Heaven.
I'm going to share with you an experience I received about 20 years ago with a specific teacher.
I went to this spiritual retreat down in the states as I was living off the grid in the mountains of British Columbia.
Just before I left, I had a conversation with one of my customers at a concession in a hockey arena that I ran for 10 years in Oliver, BC.
During the retreat the teacher repeated my conversation with this other person over 6 hours away, word for word.
I then totally realized that there was only one split mind appearing as many.
That particular teacher was channeling the ego which the Holy Spirit finally clued me in on.
I left that teaching very shortly after that and made some very radical decisions to turn my life in the opposite direction that I was traveling.
I was all tied up in survival of the fittest.
I stopped it like a hot pan on the fire and pursued the teachings of A Course in Miracles and I have never looked back.
It may not be the only way, but it is the fast track home to God.
Years ago I was preparing for the unknown by building underground shelters and storing 10 years worth of food.
Then, through a series of events including the Course coming into my life, and spending time with a guy named Drunvalo Melchizedek - who was running workshops called "The Flower of Life" - I did a complete reversal of my journey and walked away from everything, my home, 160 acres, and everything I had worked for up till that time.
I had no money but had been promised a good job when I returned to Ontario.
I laid my defenses aside and my plans to protect my body and some other bodies that were with me at the time.
It was a sudden shift from no trust to the development of absolute trust in something I couldn't feel, hear or see.
I have been taken care of ever since in ways that I never would have comprehended.
Not always hearts and flowers, but towards a goal that is heavily reinforced by the Holy Spirit. The ego does not go lightly.
Don't ever give up.
The light that shines in your right mind is so bright you will need Oakley sunglasses.
As we say in Ontario, " It's worth the drive to Acton".
We are all on this beautiful journey together to return to a State of Mind that we've never really left.
I realize that statement is difficult to understand to an untrained mind.
A Course in Miracles seems at first to be a lengthy process to the Truth.
But one thing that's very important is to come to the realization that there really is no time.
A Course in Miracles is teaching us gently that we are giving up nothing but regaining everything.
Don't forget that the task is to undo everything we thought was real in this lifetime and in every lifetime we seemed to experience.
You can't be expected to heal your mind overnight. It takes work and dedication.
The Course has a very simple message.
It says you're dreaming and nothing you see is true. It simply just needs to be forgiven.
Now the ego which made this world of multiplicity does not want its kingdom to be disturbed and will go to any length to slow you down. This can seem quite painful at times.
But by perfect trust in the Holy Spirit you can gain your freedom from the tyranny of the ego.
So do not become disheartened when it appears that you are getting nowhere.
God's plan for your release cannot fail.
The ego is no match for the Holy Spirit.
Stay steadfast in your desire to awaken.
If it takes a few more lifetimes it doesn't matter.
The only thing that matters is the true discovery that there is no matter.
Your true reality is beyond description because it is beyond the world of time and space.
My favorite gift to you is to know you are loved beyond your greatest imagination.
How do I know this wholeheartedly.
Because my mind has experienced the Truth.
And only the Truth is true.
We watched a couple of episodes last night on Netflix called
"Surviving Death "
Just to caution ACIM students to the fact that one of the main teachings of A Course in Miracles is that there is no death.
The Course teaches you that you have never been born and have never died because you've never left your Source in God.
NDE's are completely a part of the ego's realm of consciousness and still take place within the split mind.
NDE's still take place in the realm of consciousness and usually contain experiences of light and form.
The reason for this is that the person hasn’t really died. Now don’t forget we are talking symbolically here. In truth no body has ever been born or died.
This experience of an NDE can be beneficial for the recipient in at least having them question the reality of death. It certainly has to bring about a new thought system that there must be more, which can be very helpful.
There is one experience that the Course calls Direct Revelation which is completely outside of consciousness and is totally experiential without light or form.
It’s an experience that the mind is given directly from your Creator. When the mind has experienced this it is given full knowledge of the Truth.
It is totally beyond words and could never be completely explained. The one thing you could say about it, is this, it’s unchanging .
It’s a Love that is beyond what one could ever imagine and you know that you are completely taken care of. You experience yourself as Perfect Spirit.
This is the Home that you’ve never left. You simply fell asleep and had a bad dream. But you will awaken because it is God’s Will that you do so. You will also know that you are eternal.
Read "Is Reincarnation So" in the manual for teachers.
There is no death because the Son of God is like his Father. Nothing you can do can change Eternal Love.
Forget your dreams of sin and guilt, and come with me instead to share the resurrection of God's Son. And bring with you all those whom He has sent to you to care for as I care for you.
A Course in Miracles is a stand alone teaching.
It is a very clear and precise teaching which is not even confusing if your mind is open to the truth.
Its message is very radical like none other. It says God did not make the body, and also that the world was made as an attack on God. That you have never been born and never died. That we have been caught in consciousness, the realm of the ego, for millions of years in time.
Now, many that do this Course like some of its message but not all of it. They choose to change its message to suit the ego, which loves that.
The ego wants to distort its meaning for its own survival. And there are many claiming to be channeling Jesus with a slight twist on his message in the Course. This is simply another ploy of the ego to slow you down and have you remain in hell. The ego is a tricky bastard.
Jesus compiled a masterpiece in A Course in Miracles and it is complete and perfect in its message. He is no dummy. He has not added to or changed it in any way since its completion.
Perfection doesn't need change. God is changeless like the Course.
Now if you let yourself be led along the road to the absolute truth you will become very joyous. But be prepared to have what you thought was life be completely destroyed. This is not a Course for the undisciplined. It takes dedication and work.
If you are not ready, that's ok. Go and do something else. You will be ready in some lifetime. Eventually you will have enough pain and suffering and will decide there must be a better way.
Have a great day. You are loved.
You were lost in the darkness of the world until you asked for light.
And then God sent His Son to give it to you.
And His Son is EveryOne you meet.
Prayer is the medium of Miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.
Now here is the key to total understanding of this miracle principle.
Communication of the created(mind) with the Creator,(Mind).
This is the mind that no longer believes in separation and recognizes only perfect equality within the Sonship.
True prayer is never done by a body.
The body was made, not created.
You are mind in Mind.
When that is recognized then you can pray truly.
Being Imprisoned in an Unreality
There are men imprisoned in a cave, chained so tightly they can't move to turn their heads or even their eyes.
All they can see is the wall of this cave in front of them. They've been there so long it's all they can remember; it's all they know.
They can see these shadows on the wall in front of them and hear some sound.
Because it's all they know, they think that what they're looking at is reality.
It's all pretty dismal, but they're so used to it they think it's normal, and they've become sort of comfortable with it.
Finally, one of the prisoners manages to break free, and he's able to turn around and see that he's in a cave. He can also see some light coming from the direction of the entrance. It takes a long time for his eyes to be able to stand the light, but when he makes it to the entrance he can see people walking by on the road outside, and it's their shadows that are being cast onto the wall inside the cave.
Realizing the prisoners inside the cave can't see what they're looking at is untrue, the freed prisoner goes back and tries to share his knowledge with them. They're so used to their own way of thinking, that they don't really want to hear what the free one has to say. In fact, it's just the opposite. They want to kill him.
This is a true story that's happening right now.
People may think they want to be free, but they're not really willing to give up their own way of looking at things.
Plato was trying to tell the world with that story that your reality is not at all what you think it is.
That's what Jesus' message was also and of course they killed him.
But he knew he was not his body.
He knew everyone was a shadow figure in a dream.
He tried to set the prisoners of an unreality free, but very few would listen.
But many are listening now. Thank God.
What the Course is Asking us to Do
All the Course is really asking you to do, is to return to your right mind by looking at an insane thought system of sin, guilt and fear, the unholy trinity.
It's to look at your insanity that you could possibly believe in a punishing God, when God is only Love and created you like Himself. This is not rocket science.
It's a simple but not always easy procedure of true forgiveness, forgiving what really never happened.
You're believing in a dream of separation and you've forgotten you are dreaming.
The question is, who is the dreamer?
It cannot be the figure in the dream. Think about it.
When you dream at night. Who is dreaming.
You see things that aren't there and colors, and sometimes sounds, but your asleep with your eyes closed. What is seeing?
Really ask yourself this question.
It's the mind that's seeing, hearing, feeling.
It has nothing to do with the images on the screen.
They are all made up in the mind.
They don't exist outside the mind.
The ego convinced you that the movie was real and that you were actually a participant in the movie.
The ego convinced you that the figure in the dream was the beginning and the end.
It keeps this going through the thoughts of sin , guilt and fear. Conflict is its number one way to keep you in constant turmoil.
Haven't you noticed that when you solve one problem, there's another one to take its place?
It's a constant state of survival of the fittest.
Dog eat dog.
The you that thinks its in the movie is nothing more than a false image projected from a mind asleep and dreaming of exile.
You are totally capable of awakening.
But you must listen to the Holy Spirit's interpretation of what you appear to be seeing.
The Holy Spirit sees your dreams but it knows none of them are true. Its gently prompting you to awaken and, the most important thing He is teaching you is true forgiveness.
Without that kind of forgiveness, you are just spinning your wheels.
If you are believing that one thing is real in the dream, then you're still believing completely in the dream. There is no exception to this.
The only thing you need to heal is your mind.
The ego tried to make you mindless. To forget that you even had a mind outside time and space that could make another decision and choose to return to your true reality.
There is no you in the world, simply because there is no world.
You've been trapped in a virtual reality movie theater and forgot that there is an exit out of the theater marked, Holy Spirit.
God gave us the Holy Spirit in our right mind, so that we could never forget.
Have a forgiving day.
The Fear of God
People say to me when I tell them that all fear is associated with the fear of God, that they can't understand that they would be afraid of God.
But then I give them a copy of the Disappearance of the Universe to read and a week later they return it saying it made them fearful.
And then I ask what made them fearful.
Every time the answer is the same.
They always tell me that the book is going against what the bible says and that they fear the consequences (a punishing God).
They have actually told me that they could not read it in bed at night because it brought about fear.
The fear of God is buried deep within the unconscious mind and we are not even aware of it.
I was one of those people who thought that they could not possibly be afraid of God.
But years ago I made a conscious decision to get out of the survival of the fittest scenario that many are tied up in.
I started A Course in Miracles and other material that coincided with its message.
Well the ego went ballistic and proceeded to put me in a state of fear. It was psychological and physical and to my surprise I believed that God had caught up to me and was out to punish me.
Thank God for the Holy Spirit's guidance that got me through that fear and anxiety and showed me through personal experiences that it was not God that was terrorizing me, but the ego who certainly would want you to believe that it was God.
That's how the ego keeps this false world of form in tact. Through guilt and fear.
It does not want us to awaken.
And it does not go gently.
But it is no match for the Holy Spirit.
If there is only one thing to remember it is this,
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Therein lies the Peace of God.
Why do we find it so difficult to give up judgement?
The Course specifically says you cannot judge for you would have to know every single detail of what or who you were judging not only in this lifetime but all the other incarnations.
Would you know those details?
Another deterrent would be the fact “that as I see my Brother I see myself” and still another would be that every message is a message from you to you. There is no one else.
The Course is teaching you that what you’re seeing is not true. There is no world. Its main teaching is to forgive what never happened. If you are judging then you are saying it happened and all that gets you is another return trip to psycho planet. I would say that the motivation not to judge would be extremely desirable if we really understood, and we would proceed with loving thoughts instead of judging thoughts.
Simply because the loving thoughts are also a message from you to you. Judgement is not an attribute of God.
The Script is Written
There is no free will within the fixed script.
But there is the power of choice as to which teacher you will choose as you review mentally that which has already occurred.
One of the key components to your freedom is the acceptance of the fact that you wrote your script with the ego.
One of the main steps in the forgiveness process is to forgive your false projections.
If you wrote the script then how can anyone or anything be guilty of anything. You are the dreamer. The characters in the dream you put there to do and say exactly what they're saying and doing are simply acting out for you.
Once you understand this process the world will never again rule your mind.
You will learn to forgive that which never happened by reviewing your script with the Holy Spirit and having it reinterpreted for you.
You will find your innocence but in order to keep it you will have to see it everywhere.
Innocence can not be partial. It must be whole.
Last night before I went to sleep I received an experience and actually felt the electromagnet field entering and surrounding my body.
When I awoke this morning Jesus asked me to share this information.
This, when completely understood will help you tremendously to finally fathom that the real you is not a body and that nothing on the level of form has anything to do with free will.
This will be a fairly long post but something that needs to be addressed as it seems to be overlooked by many Course teachers and students. It's from DU in the section on The ego's plan.
Gary: I was wondering how this seemingly enormous script of ours gets translated from an invisible idea into a visible manifestation. I mean if everything is all mapped out ahead of time ,then how does everything that's supposed to happen in the universe go like clockwork--just the way it's supposed to?
Pursah: You've asked a complicated question, but it's interesting that you used the word clockwork. The universe is very much like a windup clock,or better a wind-up toy. Let's use your solar system as a microcosm, and we'll use just one of the so called forces of nature as an example. This doesn't explain the entire picture ,but it will give you a taste of the ego's ingenious ways of illusion.
Even though energy ,which I'll call chi,is an illusion ,it's very much part of how the ego takes the script that's in the mind and transmutes it from invisible thought into invisible but measurable forms, and then into the visible manifestations you see and experience.
This really happens all at once ,but it's necessary to be linear so you can better understand it.
For instance, let's say you could look at your planet from outer space,from half the distance to the moon,and that you could see chi. You'd then be able to see that the earth is completely encased by electromagnetic chi that's carried to it,and past it,in the form of a huge flow of radiation from your sun.
This flow of chi is constantly changing with yin and yang going in and out of balance and everywhere in between balance. The changes in the chi are caused, in turn, by the constantly changing radiation on the sun.
Now, if you could look at the sun close up from space, you'd see what could be described as enormous swirling oceans of gas. What few realize is that these oceans of gas behave in a similar fashion to the oceans of the earth.
Just as the tides of the earth's oceans are subject to the movements of your moon, the tides of those solar oceans of gas are subject to the pulling and pushing of the total interactions of all the planets in your solar system, and even the universe beyond it--which of course is all connected.
This causes different gaseous tides, sunspots and other solar events--which in turn regulate the changes in the flow of the radiation while its carried to the earth as particles via the solar wind,or directly by sunlight.
This changing radiational flow,regulated by the movement within the entire solar system ,including the earth and its moon, causes corresponding changes in the chi surrounding your planet and sends electromagnetic fields onto every inch of it. You can't see these chi fields with the body's eyes , but they're everywhere--and you've been walking right through them every day of your life. They regulate everything about you, including your decisions and resulting movements.
They are actually thought from a completely different level, transmuted into the form of chi, telling you what to think on this level. Everything you do follows from what you think, and sometimes it follows instantaneously, like a reflex. This is true of every animate and seemingly inanimate object you behold.
As one simple example,how do you think a tiny bird like a swallow can be flying in South America,then all of a sudden know it's supposed make a turn and begin a flight of thousands of miles that will result in it arriving in California within the same general time period every year?
Gary: Some people would say it's because of God,and some would use words like instinct,or nature-but you're saying the bird is run by remote control.
Pursah: In a sense yes. And so are you--keeping in mind that the word remote is a relative term,and were actually talking about decisions that are actually coming from a totally different level of the mind,which is a non-spatial thing. Your experience is that your decisions are made here,but that's not true.
Decisions aren't made by the human brain anymore then they're made by the little birds brain. When we said you've been very much like a robot,we weren't kidding. But the programmer isn't somebody else. There isn't anybody else. We're talking about self pre-.determination. Your fate on this level was sealed by your deal with your ego,notGod-who makes no deals. Your entire ego mind is the programmer that sends signals to your brain. Your brain is just part of the hardware . In forwards the signals telling the body ,or computer unit what to do, see and feel.
Your experience is that you are here on the computer screen-separate from God, separate from your btothers and your sisters, and acting out the thought of separation and the conflict that goes along with the duality of your split mind. Your brothers and sisters are doing exactly what you want them to do. We've already quoted the Course teaching that you do not realize that you are making them act out for you.
Changes in the electromagnetic fields even regulate how you see things. To say that something is visible to you simply means that it is situated in the region of the electromagnetic spectrum that is perceptible to human vision.
The important thing is that your decisions are not really made by you here. They were made on a totally different level when you agreed to the ego's plan, and the only way out of the whole can of worms is to return to your right mind and choose the Holy Spirits Alternative interpretation of what you see instead of your ego's interpretation, which keeps you trapped in the script. It might help you to remember that the whole business is just a recording playing itself out.
You may think you have free will here and that you can determine what's going to happen to you, but the truth is it's all happened already.
You're just playing the tape , watching and listening -thinking it's all real and a result of your own volition or chance on this level, rather than a set-up from another level.
You can read the rest for yourself on page 185 of the DU.
Now try to understand that this world has absolutely nothing to do with God.
Thank God that He did plant the memory of our true reality in our right mind via the Holy Spirit. And we all did remember.
Thank you Lloyd. Your posts have been a blessing to me and have been in perfect alignment of my renewed vigilance in doing the course and letting the Holy Spirit guide me. Thank you.
I just have to let you know how much I am learning from your comments. I am a student of A Course In Miracles and I can't express enough the joy I feel inside hearing about your truth experience. Please keep commenting and sharing your wisdom. So appreciated.