This is alex brady

Background

  1. alex brady (Alexa) contacted me after seeing my email address (and therefore website) when I attended a study group run by the School for A Course In Miracles (read this link before continuing, as it provides necessary context for some of the dialogue here). The conversation ended peacefully, with Alexa taking their own advice, and expressing an intention to go read DU as I’d recommended.
  2. 6 months later Alexa posts the SFACIM 2021 schedule on /r/FACIM (a subreddit I happen to run) and adds this comment:

    This org has been “written up” by this sub’s mod here. Freyr’s not wrong, but the school is for students of different needs than his. (His write up is a series of emails that ends in the most hilarious way 😂 literally funny)

    I’ve spoken with /u/grumpyfreyr personally before, and his negative opinions on “lower intellects” are 100% on brand – just his personality. I recommend you make your own decision. I won’t try to sway you.

  3. To which I put on my moderator hat and answer:

    It’s fine.

Then, by email (subject: This is alex brady)

Alexa asks:

Why are you condescending?

I see it in you so it must be in me as well right? Whats going on.

Freyr says:

I see it in you so it must be in me as well right?

Or just in you.

Whats going on.

Do The Work on it.

Alexa:

You right bro, thanks.

Can you view this 2.5min video and let me know if the heuristic it introduces resounds with your day-to-day experiences?

https://youtu.be/Gi9KzSpG1xo

– alex brady

Freyr:

My day-to-day experience is increasingly personal.

Your video reveals a lot about you, and is therefore very helpful (in my view, the purpose of speech is not to change others’ minds, but to reveal ourselves, giving others their opportunity to forgive us).

Freyr:

Oh, more thoughts:

We teach what we need to learn. The things we mention are the things we haven’t yet finished learning. Including this paragraph - this is an idea that’s helpful to me right now, that I haven’t finished learning from, and so I tell people about it, to help myself learn it. When I’ve finished learning it, I’ll have no reason to mention it anymore.
A master of ACIM has no need to discuss ACIM anymore, and would appear as an ordinary person.

The subject of your video, while a correct expression of ACIM principles as far as I can tell, is not something I feel the need to emphasise in my own teaching. Since you are dwelling on it, it must be what you haven’t finished learning, and making a video about it helps you learn it. This is very helpful.

Alexa:

Thanks for viewing.

Yes this journey is intrinsically personal. I trust your level of trust in the Holy Spirit. You speak of Holy guidance openly. Given the subjective nature, I’ll take your word.

Would you say that you are personally receiving new understandings from the Holy Spirit? And are these new understandings then playing out within your field of perception? Anywhere from emotional peace to physically manifested miracles?

It IS in line with ACIM. Holy Spirit speaks through me these days.

Are you aware of and can you witness true cause and effect in real time?

– alex brady

“We are Creation—we the Sons of God.”

Alexa:

More thoughts:

Stay frosty,
– alex brady

Freyr:

Would you say that you are personally receiving new understandings from the Holy Spirit? And are these new understandings then playing out within your field of perception? Anywhere from emotional peace to physically manifested miracles?

I uh, no longer need to think of it in such terms. So no, I wouldn’t say that. It has all become very ordinary and unexciting. This is a great blessing. Excitement is a mental disturbance, no better than fear.

It is like the Course says:

T-1.I.6. Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.

You showing up for this conversation (which started with your posting that SFACIM schedule with that comment that seemed to imply unnecessary apprehension and took me a while to work through various unhelpful responses before settling on ‘it’s fine’), is a miracle. But miracles have become normal so I’m not surprised. I’m not really surprised by anything anymore. I don’t bother making plans because I anticipate miracles though I don’t know what they will be (so I can’t plan for them).

Are you aware of and can you witness true cause and effect in real time?

I don’t know what you mean. I think the answer is probably yes. I watch the decision maker and it’s choice. I can see what I’m choosing, while I’m choosing it. It has been this way for some time. Uh, 2 and a half years. When I started to watch the decision maker, it quite quickly shifted from mostly choosing the wrong mind, to almost always choosing the right mind. I’ve written about that process here

I still have episodes of wrongmindedness sometimes (not often), that are fascinating to watch. They are almost like, when something in me needs to rest a moment before the next torrent of inner (and I guess also outer) change. I tend to drop everything when this happens. No point in walking when I’m facing the wrong direction; no point in thinking when I know my mind is wrong.

I’m Ccing (is that a word?) Jules because some of these things I haven’t heard expressed so clearly before - possibly good material for the book. That bit about not walking when I’m facing the wrong direction is the perfect analogy. I suspect/blame the Holy Spirit.

Actually I’d quite like to blog this conversation. Would that be alright with you Alex?

Alexa:

“Hey Freyr,

You said: “I uh, no longer need to think of it in such terms. So no, I wouldn’t say that. It has all become very ordinary and unexciting”

I never mentioned excitement. You did mention lack of excitement. I don’t think in those terms. Now that I’m thinking about it though… You really think watching the universe unfold is “no better than fear”? I’m not saying have attachment. (The video later on also talks about the experience of emotion while remaining unattached. Let me know your thoughts on this subject.)

How do you use your emotional environment? Is it nullified? Have you “moved beyond” the experience of communicating via emotional space? If yes, what did you move to?

I’m able to experience a type of communication within emotional and mental vacillations. This “language” conveys the understanding of the moment. I consider being open to this miracle-readiness in practice. I have not heard anyone describe this before, but ….everybody’s doing it “miracles are the natural state”.

But miracles have become normal so I’m not surprised. I’m not really surprised by anything anymore. I don’t bother making plans because I anticipate miracles though I don’t know what they will be (so I can’t plan for them).

Exactly like this. “Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow…?” Do the sensations I mention here resound with you?: https://acim.iamalexbrady.com/acim/question/13-what-is-conveyed-understanding.html

I have been taught that the mark of a master is the effects he leaves on others. He leaves peace in his wake. He cannot help it. In the section of the manual “What are the Characteristics…?”, there are (at least) two development paths. One is the development of trust in God. The other is the development of traits that marks a teacher ( of God in the world. Would you agree with that assessment of two development paths?

Feel free to blog. I’ve been meaning to create a blog called “unsent emails” myself, if you want to include those ones too. My name is Alexa. alex brady is an idea.


Reading your post: I like that riding the bull metaphor. Moved through 4 - 8 during this year, 2020. I’m somewhere near steps 6-8 daily life. I have gone to 10 a couple times. I haven’t figured how to trigger that yet other than being open to it.

“Pain body” is shared vocabulary; when it crops up I’ve learned how to read the message through previously considered negative emotions. “All things are lessons.” Pain is just a reminder to return, sometimes it’s a pun. (“Quit being a pain in the neck.”) Understanding the pain resolves it.

“The choice between these two minds is on a level we aren’t aware of, but we can observe the effects.”

Underline mine. Do you still believe this? Would you say you’ve accepted the Atonement? Do you think it’s possible?

It is possible to be in your right mind while mentally ill.

Do you still believe this? Sickness is defense against the truth. Can one be ill and perfect?

I got as far as ‘Meta comment’ in the article before I’ll send this email. You mentioned before writing helps the writer flesh out their own thoughts.. That’s how I took this line: “the purpose of speech is not to change others’ minds, but to reveal ourselves, giving others their opportunity to forgive us”.


Have you heard this joke?: Jews write books.

Tell me about your book please.

– alex brady

Freyr:

Dear Freyr Alexa,

Respectfully we have returned your donation…

We I feel our continued interaction is not helpful nor healing to you or us me….

Go bless you in your own healing process, and good luck and fortune on your path …

Sincerely,
Tim Wise Freyr LePage.

Alexa:

You’ve chosen to demonstrate a Tim Wise behavior… Interesting choice, but looks like a good way to forgive the guy!

Merry christmas!

– alex brady

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Freyr:

This dialogue can be reopened as a consultation for which I offer (for you only) a special price of $500.1

Else I will consider the matter closed.

Alexa:

Maybe.. Let me know how consultancy goes for you.

Life water was given to me freely; I don’t see myself charging for it. I do design cool hats though. https://lovespresents.com/collections/alex-brady

Forgiveness lets me know that minds are joined. When you come to me it will be free.

– alex brady

Gimme dem stacks of green paper strips and piles of metal discs tho 🤤

–notalexbrady

  1. At time of writing, consultation is priced at $400 – my ‘special price’ for Alexa is $100 more than the standard price. 

Forgive, and you will see this differently.