We are each a part of the pie that makes up Creation. Our influence cannot be underestimated, no matter our current circumstantial appearances. How we view ourselves and each other in relationship to God is fundamental and will impact how we are experiencing life in the physical world.
Faith is required. Faith in oneself and faith in each other as a Whole Body/Pie/Sonship within the Mind and Heart of God.
You are of Him, in Him, and worthy of all that He is, innocent as a child and yet still capable of making mistakes for a time.
You have the assistance of the Holy Spirit and all of nature. Even your stories give you clues to the way you are to present the message of God’s Love.
Your stories give you the language and the feelings that, when seen as your gift to God’s Son, will allow you to bless others by knowing you are able to forgive, or release, whatever your story contains because it was fabricated by a mind that believed it was separated from God.
But it was not the whole of Christ that got the idea that He was separate. It was only a part of His Mind and a few (perhaps several thousand) of his thoughts before the acceptance of the Atonement stopped the fallout.
I suspect that the one we know as Jesus was the first to believe in separation and to accept the Atonement. Jesus does say in the fourth chapter of the text in the HLC draft that he accepted the Atonement while in the flesh on earth and was the first to accept it and that is significant to me, even though time is an unreal construct and may figure in here as well.
Jesus is the Atonement because he has received it for himself. He teaches in A Course In Miracles that if we accept it we also become the Atonement and recognize ourselves as part of the Christ Sonship.
Bear in mind that this is the work of myself who wants to understand the will of God. I have no proof of what I share besides the testimony that burns within me. And I offer it in full so that I may be corrected by the Spirit if I am amiss.
You will not see me become popular in my lifetime by my intention or desire because that is not my objective. It suspect it would present issues that would distract me from my purpose which is to unite with God’s will and share it with humanity.
I want God’s will and love for His Son to be known. Not my pockets filled or my image to replace any portion of your mind that belongs to God. If you see God when you see me or think of me, I am satisfied and fulfilled.
Depression (Disclaimer: I am not a therapist or doctor of any sort. And speak of this in spiritual terms based on my experience and observation of over six decades.)
- ⁵They do not realize that to deny God is to deny their own Identity, and in this sense the wages of sin is death. ⁶The sense is very literal; denial of life perceives its opposite, as all forms of denial replace what is with what is not. ⁷No one can really do this, but that you can think you can and believe you have is beyond dispute. (ACIM, T-10.V.1:6–7)
³If God knows His children to be wholly joyous, it is blasphemous to feel depressed. (ACIM, T-10.V.12:3) (*Blasphemy is not a sin but an error that we can correct.)
From the Hugh Lynn Cacey Manuscript, one of the early drafts of A Course In Miracles, T 4 C 7-8. (*my comments) I will space the two paragraphs out into individual sentences to allow for ease of reading.
“Getting to get” is an “inescapable” law of the ego, which ALWAYS evaluates itself in relation to other egos, and is therefore continually preoccupied with the scarcity principle which gave rise to it. (*Consider also “giving to get”.)
This is the meaning of Freud’s “reality principle,” since Freud thought of the ego as very weak and deprived, capable of functioning ONLY as a thing in need. (*Freud was still an accepted authority in the 60’s and was referenced by Jesus.)
The ego is forced to perceive the “reality” of other egos because it cannot establish the reality of ITSELF. (*In other words we believe what is not true, IE in the egos/masks/or false images we see presented by others when denying their reality only as God created them.)
In fact, its whole perception of other egos AS real is only an attempt to convince itself that “IT” is real. (*The ego is what a part of the Mind believes itself to be and nothing more. I want to make it clear that the distorted ego is what is not real. This does not deny your entire existence however as some Course students suggest.)
This “self-esteem” is ALWAYS vulnerable to stress, a term which actually refers to a condition in which the delusion of the ego’s reality is threatened. (*This form of stress is what gives us depression. We are believing ourselves to be something we are not. And that is without God and His assistance in all we do and are.)
This produces either ego deflation or ego inflation, resulting in either withdrawal or attack. (*Consider your own experiences. Withdrawal and attack have nothing to do with inclusion, real identity, or strength.)” T 4 C 7–8
From here it may be easier to see how we have all played a role as narcissist, sociopath, psychopath, and how other emotional and behavioral disorders come from this belief in a false image that must be separate, protected, and kept unaware of its own truth and dependence on God.
Just as there is no hierarchy in miracles and there is none in error. An error of separation from God is an acceptance of one’s death, no matter the form it takes. This is my understanding of “we have all fallen short of the glory of God.”
It is the denial of the spark (*That which connects us to God, our divinity.) that brings depression, for whenever you see your brothers without it, you are denying God. (ACIM, T-10.V.2:5)
Depression which is felt by the ego because of separation from God. However it is not to be confused with Post Traumatic Separation Disorder (PTSpD, coined by me) which we experience as children of God within an ego-built world that believes it is separated from God and one another which brings soberness and a humble attitude rather than depression.
To rule over others is a desire of the ego who believes that it is alone and is trying to prove itself as existing. It makes no sense and is insane thinking and this is why we want to recognize and rid ourselves of it.
Each and every person or intelligence has a part in influencing the whole because we are all connected and one person tapping into the truth can have more influence than a million in agreement on an error.
This influence can cause us to be afraid of abundance and position but we are all equal before God, make no mistake. Put your trust in what is real and the only way you will know what that is will be by listening to that voice within that knows what you cannot from where you sit in the world.
Jesus does as well. While he remembers our Oneness and has fully accepted the Atonement, he is as separate as the rest of us are because he cannot be completely in God until the whole Sonship is returned by undoing the error of belief in separation.
It has become like a movie stage to me and even when my emotions are taken for a roller-coaster ride I remember that this is not who I am, it is merely a role I accepted for a time and all will work out for the good of the Whole Son of God.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now.