The easiest way for me to notice that I still have healing to do and that my mind has totally accepted what A Course in Miracles is trying so hard to teach me is to bring up the idea of being the “One Son of God.” I end up with a finger pointing back at myself going, “Moi???” “Are you talking about me here???” I can accept that God loves me, but when you put it in “One Son” terms, ego wants to blush and claim specialness and in a mere fraction of a second, I’ve lost the whole point. I am as special and loved as everyone. Yup, the wholeness thing is trippy indeed.
So last night, I was at a dinner party and chatting with one of the guests about the Course (I can’t help myself). She isn’t that familiar with it and I was telling her that one of the concepts that is sometimes hard for folks to wrap their head around is innocence. “God does not forgive because He has never condemned.” Beyond that, although we preach “oneness” in church (she’s a member of our church), it’s also hard to wrap your head around the “One Son” idea. Today’s A Course in Miracles lesson begins, “My true identity is so secure, so lofty, sinless, glorious and great, wholly beneficent and free from guilt, that Heaven looks to it to give it light.” I am the One Son of God. You are the One Son of God. Wholeness means there is no separation and although we like to pretend we are separate beings, we are not. It would be like the toe denying it was part of me because it sees a hand or a finger.
The attachment to making “others” guilty is like cancer. It is a failure to recognize oneness and so it attacks itself. The longer I study the Course, the more it crystallizes; becomes for me that sinlessness is that only way it could work. In seeing that condemnation cannot heal, I become more compassionate; I become a better teacher for God, because I’m not judgmental, I’m accepting. I’m not fearful, I’m loving. God loves me. I am His One Son. God loves you. You are His One Son. There are no exceptions, no matter how fiercely our human selves want to judge and exclude. No matter that I don’t know who I am a good portion of the time.
It doesn’t matter; God still loves me. (The game is rigged. I can’t screw it up.)
This section we are on is about forgiveness because it is only through forgiveness that we let ourselves off the hook. It is only through forgiveness that we can let go of thinking that anything happened. It is only through forgiveness that gentleness can be reclaimed. In the light of innocence, Love shines. Surrender happens. I give up thinking that I know better than God.
God is my Father, and He loves His Son.
My true Identity is so secure, so lofty, sinless, glorious and great, wholly beneficent and free from guilt, that Heaven looks to It to give it light. It lights the world as well. It is the gift my Father gave to me; the one as well I give the world. There is no gift but this that can be either given or received. This is reality, and only this. This is illusion’s end. It is the truth.
My Name, O Father, still is known to You. I have forgotten It, and do not know where I am going, who I am, or what it is I do. Remind me, Father, now, for I am weary of the world I see. Reveal what You would have me see instead.
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In this lesson, we return to asking for help. Once we’ve surrendered our ideas about how things should be, it’s easier to try God’s. “I am weary of the world I see. Reveal what You would have me see instead.”
The world changes because our perception of it changes. It could use changing. It seems quite the mess. But God hasn’t left. We are not alone. God loves His Son. That’s us, folks. That’s us.
Namaste, my friends, Namaste.
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