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Page 51 Urtext of A Course In Miracles
The Atonement is the Only defense which cannot be used destructively.
Read that again. Post it somewhere. Write it on the walls of your heart.
That is because, while everyone must eventually join it, it was not a device which was generated by man.
There is a god beyond all that is perceivable by humanity in the flesh or beyond. Spiritual people today suggest otherwise and while the Son is in the Father the distinction is significant and it is clearly taught in the Urtext of A Course In Miracles.
The Atonement PRINCIPLE was in effect long before he Atonement itself was begun.
❤ Don’t you love this!
The Principle was love, and the Atonement itself, was an ACT of love.
Why are people to afraid to accept the Atonement?
Acts were not necessary before the Separation, because the time-space belief did not exist.
Acts, actions, experiences, lessons, oppositions, trauma, drama, not necessary.
It was only after the Separation that the defense of Atonement, and the necessary conditions for its fulfillment were planned.
It was living in the NOW before the Separation. We are being prepared psychologically to return to that place. Yay! I would be hesitant to take it literally here, within time and space, however.
It is in the mindset of the Atonement that we want to be. To go directly to “Now” is short-circuiting the process and allowing the “inflamed” ego another place to hide.
It became increasingly apparent that all of the defenses which man can choose to use constructively or destructively were not enough to save him.
Do you notice something here? Jesus is confessing to his own personal need to grow and develop within time and space. This is why the god of the Old Testament was so apt to appear vengeful or fierce, jealous even.
It was therefore decided that he needed a defense which was so splendid that he could not misuse it, although he COULD refuse it.
By whom? Why by Jesus through his witness of the Holy Spirit. This is the way that we want to be making decisions as well. And Jesus did not work alone. There were many, though not necessarily all of us, that joined in the “counsel” that he had. In other words, for a long time there have been those who thought it was best that a few made the decisions for the whole.
Jesus had the most gifts and recall of the presence of Father so he led things, but there were others and not all of them grew as Jesus did, into an understanding and acceptance of the Atonement. Some of them walked the earth and kept that “elite attitude” moving from generation to generation.
That is one of the challenges the Christ Consciousness faces; revealing those who got locked in that paradigm and refused to release it once the Atonement was revealed.
Disclaimer: This is my impression and interpretation at this time and it seems very appropriate for the things that are going on in the world at the moment.
His will could not turn it into a weapon of attack, which is the inherent characteristic of all other defenses.
The Atonement is the direct door through which humanity may claim their heritage and escape the cycle of suffering, pain, and death that has been established by the “inflamed” ego of Christ who thinks He has offended God by Separating from Him.
The Atonement thus becomes the only defense which was NOT a two-edged sword.
Thinking of the scripture by Paul that speaks of the armor of God, Ephesians 6:17 … the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. I remembering taught that this was a two-edged sword that could heal or tear apart a person.
I personally placed myself in the hands of the Spirit often so that He could extract a belief or action that was detrimental to me or others. His scalpel did not leave the scars that the world did when they taught me things.
Jesus says the Atonement goes beyond that. That the Atonement will not cut you, but embrace you “Just As You Are” scuffling off what was manifested by the “inflamed” ego and holding close that which is Divine and your true self.
It was not Jesus who did it, it was Father who does it once we follow the example we have been given by Jesus. Even the Christ that we are, the Son, did not create, nor fulfill the Atonement. It is ours because we recognize we are the Christ, the Son. Do you see the difference?
The Atonement actually began long before the Crucifixion.
Because LOVE was the Power by which you came into being.
Many Souls offered their efforts on behalf of the Separated Ones but they could not withstand the strength of the attack, and had to be brought back.
This is intriguing to me. It suggests that not all of us got caught in this false paradigm construct. It makes one think a bit differently about the Souls that we walk among, as well. One never knows who is sent to help redeem through their “costume” and who may be blinded by the idea of the Separation.
Angels came, too, but their protection was not enough, because the Separated ones were not interested in peace.
Angels protect! Have you heard stories of this or experienced it yourself?
I have! I know that this is true.
“The Separated ones were not interested in peace.” Remember this goes back to the beginning (if you want to speak in terms of time. Now we know time is not a truth. While time remains it needs to be understood that these entities have been with us since the beginning of time. Curious, isn’t it, how we do not know if we are one of the ones who accepted the Atonement or one who volunteered to assist them?
They had already split themselves, and were bent on dividing rather than reintegrating.
“Go forth and multiply” seems to be a direct order to do such a thing.
*This is fully my interpretation, I cannot say that I have heard anyone else say that outright. It makes sense to me though with all the teachings I know of Jesus, and others.
The levels they introduced into themselves turned against each
other, and they, in turn, turned against each other.
Levels created by establishing criteria for differences. Looks, coloring, education, wealth, position on the “ladder to success”, all have been used to create the levels that Jesus speaks of.
They established differences, divisions cleavages, dispersion, and all the other concepts related to the increasing splits they produced.
Not being in their Right Minds, they turned their defenses from protection to assault, and acted literally insanely.
Their Right Mind would be in awareness of their creation.
It was essential to introduce a split-proof device which could be used ONLY to heal, if it was used at all.
This suggests that Jesus worked with the Holy Spirit to devise such a device. I think that is significant because it suggests that the Holy Spirit does not want to take over and tell us what to do (which could not be always said for Jesus) and that he wants us to work out our situation so that we can grow into what we are.
The Atonement was built into the space-time belief in order to set a limit on the need for the belief, and ultimately to make learning complete.
Wow! “To set a limit on the need for the belief, and ultimately to make learning complete.” That sounds like freedom to me.
The Atonement IS the final lesson.
Shhhh, do not tell anybody, once you get here. Good grief you will be called the biggest narcissist there is. Or they will look at you with pity because you are obviously delirious. It is real, though it can take some effort to allow yourself to accept what it means.
It occurs to me that the term “final” has been taken to mean that when humans accept the Atonement life on earth will end. This is not what Jesus is saying at all. None of it had been. Not even the Final Judgment which he explains in the Urtext as being when you stop weighing in on your actions, etc, and judge the “inflamed” ego to be wanting so that you can accept the Atonement and your place in God.
Is that why this principle has not been taught by those who profess to understand the Course?
What really confuses me is that they think it is okay to promote LOVE as THE WAY without implementing the Atonement. I do not understand this, but it is not my place to discourage love in any form.
Humanity will “get it” one day.
Learning, itself, like the classrooms in which it occurs, is temporary. Let all those who overestimate human intelligence remember this.
TEMPORARY, creates a new paradigm for education perhaps. I would love to see education reviewed. Learning all forms of symbolism used is important and how about including understanding the energetic/thought world that we live in? Teach children meditation so that they might become the masters of their thoughts and their experience.
(HS questions last sentence, which she perceives as threatening.)
She is a professor, after all. Academia is her world in this lifetime.
The ability to learn has no value when change of understanding is no longer necessary.
This is because we are natural creators.
The eternally creative have nothing to learn.
Only after the Separation was it necessary to direct the creative force to learning, because changed behavior had become mandatory.
Please review this. Pray about it. Ponder it. Put it on the back burner.
The ATONEMENT IS YOURS. READY TO PARTAKE OF NOW.
You will change the world around you, not to mention past, future, and present.
The way “Be in the moment, now” is premature. The Atonement will allow us to get to that place.
I am grateful for those who have gone down that road because it has been preparatory for people to be willing to step into the Atonement, once they see the plausibility (the quality of seeming reasonable or probable) and need of it.