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From page 48 of the Urtext of A Course In Miracles, a 610 page PDF.
Denial of error is a very powerful defense of truth.
DENIAL OF ERROR………..Denial of the Original Error of the belief in Separation creates an entirely different paradigm. This is standing in the Atonement and is the place from which forgiveness is a given while we function in the world of illusion.
We have slowly been shifting the emphasis from the negative to the positive use of denial. Remember, we have already stated that denial is not a purely negative device; it results in positive miscreation. That is the way the mentally ill DO employ it.
Jesus is speaking to Helen and Bill here, professors at a prestigious medical college in New York in the 60’s.
Positive miscreation seems to be a state where we believe if things are going well for us, that is good enough, and it must be “how others are thinking” that creates their trauma.
This is actually a very big attitude in the “spiritual community” today. (2020)
I am grateful that Jesus clarified this here for us in the Urtext ACIM.
We must be willing to let all the false narratives go. Even the ones that seem like they are going well. There is only one true perception and that is in the Atonement.
We cannot keep anything that is false. And truth be known, even the family is part of the false narrative, if it becomes exclusive.
Only the relationship of the Father (Creator) and Son (Creation) has true validity.
Families, as we understand them today in the western world, manifest and glorify the Error of Separation.
I see the world this way today: Jesus is my only true friend because he lifts me to my highest reality which is the Atonement; whereas all creation is my brother, sister, mother, children, etc.
Jesus said this also in the New Testament. Matthew 12:46-50
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
And what might be the “will of the Father” accept to acknowledge the Father and the relationship we have with Him as His Child?
But remember a very early thought of your own, “Never underestimate the power of denial.” In the service of the “Right Mind”, the denial of ERROR frees the mind and re-establishes the freedom of the will. When the will is REALLY free, it cannot miscreate, because it recognizes ONLY TRUTH.
While standing in the Atonement there can be no heiarchy.
There can be no individual, entity, ideal, or perception that is greater than the whole.
“Them and us” is a mentality that must fall away if peace is to be restored to the mind of Christ.
This covers all demographics. It is the only way to peace in the world.
And peace is the destiny of Christ, which we are each a part of.
Projection arises out of FALSE DENIAL. Not out of its proper use.
False denial is when we deny our ability to create our reality which would include seeing ourselves as a part of the Whole.
Think about that sentence I just wrote. Can you think of anyone who does not live in that place? I know I was taught that I was separate, though I longed for inclusion as most of us do.
What I hear Jesus saying is that we want to deny the idea that we are separate and can live a life that does not affect another. That would be a proper use of denial.
My own role in the Atonement IS one of true projection, i.e., I can project to YOU the affirmation of truth.
True projection, then, is standing in the affirmation of the Atonement wherever we are and may not require speaking this truth, so much as “being it”.
We NEED the magnetic energy that Jesus can give us that affirms the truth.
If you project error to me (or to yourself) you are interfering with the process.
To deny our connection or oneness with one another (and this includes Jesus) is to project an error.
This is where we want to see the “illusion” for what it is, and “project” or “see outside ourselves” only the At-One-Meant; the truth of our Wholeness and Innocence as Christ (all of creation).
My use of projection, which can also be yours, is NOT based on faulty denial. But it DOES involve the very powerful use of the denial of error.
If we will each take responsibility for the creation of the environment we experience, we can be the healing in the world, and restore the Mind of Christ to its proper place and Awakening.
We can make a difference just by denying error.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.