Peter Erbe

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on true perception, contrast, shadow, temptation, perverted way of seeing life, fear, and two sides of the coin

"To heal is to chage the perception of a condition - not the condition! This is True perception.
This is standing on the bridge of the cross. The very concept of opposites is a concept of division, of split seeing. We only see one side of the whole at a time. If someone paid us with a coin we most certainly would not say: 'I dislike the tail side of the coin, give me the head side only'. A coin comes with two sides, so does life in the temporal world. We accept the two sides of the coin as one coin. Yet we do not accept the two sides of life as ONE life.
Obviously, there is a conflict here and that is our way of seeing. True perception always sets free from conflict because it does not perceive conflict. 'Ah,' I hear someone say, 'Wise words, indeed. But what if I lie dying of thirst in the desert. How could True perception give me water?' Remember the principle of stabilized perception? We recall: it is a fact that we believe what we see. It is equally a fact that we do not see what we do not believe. Another way of putting it is: we only experience what we hold possible. What we do not hold possible we do not experience in the case of the thirsty man it means he holds it possible to die of thirst. He sees what he believes.
True perception sees not lack of water as the man's problem. It sees fear of death as the underlying principle of the problem - this is the idea the problem contains. Lack of water in this case is the form through which the idea of fear of death expresses. Giving the man water may quench his thirst but cannot quench his fear. The next time around the man shall fear again. This means he has not understood the principle fear represents. Now he needs more contrast again to help him remove his 'blinkers' to learn to look past the form aspect of his problem, the lack of water. True perception would now look at (fear of) death and recognize it for what it really is, a perverted way of seeing life, the Ego's answer to life. Once again it would see the idea of death as nothing but the voice against God, a shadow of life. A shadow is an appearance, is absence of light. Absence of ilght cannot be, for light, or love or God, is All-There-Is. Therefore this shadow must be an imagined appeareance. Imagined appearances are dreams. In other words, True perception recognizes any experience which offers the temptation to doubt life as part of the great dream, and dissociates itself from such madness. What is cannot see as real it cannot believe in. What I cannot believe, I cannot experience. This is the reason for the answer to the thirsty fellow, for to him I say: 'With True perception needs not the contrast of such as experience, for contrast only comes to teach True perception!"

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 143 & 144

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on transcend, separation, illusion, individual, manifestation, problems, judgments, and oneness

"In truth there is but one problem and therefore only one answer. The intelligent approach to be expected them would be the attempt to define the problem containing all problems, which is, as we now know, separation. once we have defined the root problem, we can look at the idea it stands for. Having understood the idea, not only intellectually but with out hearts, all problems vanish, for the root problem containing all its parts, all individual problems, is understood, and that is separation. Once we understand separation we cannot judge it or its individual appearances. With this understanding the only road open for us to take is to allow it in all its manifestation, and to transcend it. Allowing ourself and our brother the illusion of separations means to forgive,. This delivers us the  bridge of the cross. As the last remnants of separation thus reunify with the vertical pole of the cross, the lateral pole dissolves, together with the very bridge we stand upon and merges into Oneness. We know we have returned home."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 141

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on completeness, feelings, experience, and being

There are no words to express the feeling and reality of completeness, our natural state of Being. It can only be experienced.

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 142

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on judgement, hate, delight, acknowledgement, essence, and embracing each other

"Who is to judge one flower to be a weed and another to be a delight? The weed was a delight unto itself before judgment arrived. Now it is rejected, deprived of love and must spread to be noticed, to make its call heard. It is all one movement of life, regardless if it be a thunderstorm or an august night. To acknowledge my brother's sovereignty, to allow him the right to be however he wishes to be, it to set him free. So, the answer to the question, how to embrace my adversary, is always: embrace what you feel. This brings us back to our own attitude. If it is hate we feel or hate's milder form, which is dislike, then we embrace this emotion all the same--and without judgment, If the person's conduct is so unpleasant that his presence becomes intolerable we can remove ourself. It this is not possible, then we take action not in the form of attack but rather as a mother corrects a misbehaving child. This can be done without any judgment. The essence of this learning is this: we only experience the person or situation as unlovable because polarities were singled out and judged. We see but ourself in the other person, hence judging him is judging ourself. We would never experience an unlovable person or condition if we embraced every person or condition and welcomed them without judgment."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 126

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on co-creation, master of our destiny, and drama

"Let us never, never forget that we are the masters of our destiny. No one in all the universes writes our script. We do that, in co-creation with our brothers. As we rewrite our script, our brother must do likewise or leave the stage of our drama."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 126

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on embracing, understanding, and balance

'Embracing' is the key to the understanding of how to balance polarities. The waters of a brook do not accuse the rock of being in its path. The water does not say: 'Rock, I hate you, do not stand in my way or I wash you away.' The water says: 'Hi there, Rock, I grant you the right to be there, but I desire to create my energies elsewhere' -- and now the water giggles around the rock. We can learn from the water. It does not fear or hate the rock, it does not resist it either. In this sense the act of embracing should be understood.

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 127

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on the absolute, god, all-encompassing, christ self, reflection, son of god, and no opposite

""Imagine the number 1. This 1 could never know itself in its capacity as 1,  the indivisible, without its reflection which is the extenstion of itself, the number 2. the 2 contains the 1, without the 1 it could not be. Only now does 1 comprehend itself as 1 by reflecting itself in the 2. By recognizing itself in its reflection, which is 2, the 1 becomes an understanding of itself which is 3. The Absolute, or God, is all-encompassing, Is All-There-Is. What is all-encompassing can have no opposite. It is the ONE. The ONE needs to reflect its SELF in its SELF to know its SELF. Thus it creates an extension of its crystal SELF, the Christ SELF, to gain cognition of itself in its reflection. What reflects must receive the image first which it is to reflect. Thus the son of God is born, the Christ-SELF.""

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 25

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on god, dream, altered ego, misinterpreted, perception, crucified, and oneness

"Imagine a vertical pole, the vertical pole representing God, or reality. This symbolizes a unified whole. We split this pole lengthwise, thus we have two poles. We take the one we have split off away and lay it across the vertical pole to create a horizontal or lateral pole. Now we have the picture of a cross. By splitting the vertical pole and laying one pole across we have laid one half of the unified whole in exact opposition to the vertical or God pole. All the lateral pole contains must now, of necessity, as well be opposed to God, or the vertical pole. This lateral pole depicts our world, our view of reality. A reality which is no more real, for it is not more whole. It depicts our separation from Oneness. What is not real must be unreal, as a dream is unreal form the vista of one in the waking state. So this world we know, in which we breathe and live; a world split from is whole. It is this lateral pole we misinterpret. If we did not see it falsely, then the lateral pole would upright itself in our perception, would realign itself with the vertical pole and become One with it again. But being as it is, our perception of reality is at cross purposes with reality, so we see it as separate from it can across. So the lateral pole becomes the world of illusion or altered state of mind--the altered Ego. This point needs to be clearly understood: The lateral axis itself is not the illusion, only its lateral position is; that is, our perception of it as being separate from the vertical pole. We have thus formed a cross to which we nailed ourselves. We crucified ourselves. Nobody else did this to us."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 104 & 105

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on worship, intent, contradiction, and belief

"Whatever we fight, we shall strengthen, for the mere fact of fighting it is witness to our belief in it......Belief is but worship by degree. To fight what we worship is a contradiction in itself. Resistance of any kind  achieves the opposite of its intent."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 47

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on god, primal cause, unified, incomprehensible, and indefinable

"To define the indefinable, the primal cause which we call God, is to try to comprehend the incomprehensible. God can be knowen but not comprehended. Comprehesion is perception with the mind. To perceive, I have to be apart from the perceived. This indicates division. Physicality to polartiy. God is union, therefore not comprehensible by a polarized, that is divided, mind. Only when polarities are unified is union with God possible."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 24 & 25

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

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