God knows who we are. It is about time we did also.
Show compassion to each other through forgiveness.
Forgiveness needs to be a lifestyle.
That is what the Atonement is all about and WHY it is vital for us to participate in it now.
Then trusting in the unseen power and guide within you to show you what you need to see is the other step to LIVING the Atonement.
Without forgiveness of the original error of belief in the possibility that the Son could be separated from God, the Father there is no foundation that equalizes us and gives us a solid ground to stand on and move forward until all are restored and God takes the last step for us.
Do you see how compassion is extended to all that is through the forgiveness of the Atonement?
We all have some form of PTSpD here. Be sure to show compassion for those with PTSD.
We are all going to have discontent from Post Traumatic Separation Disorder, a term I have coined to describe the result of believing we are bodies and separated from God.
Even Jesus and those in the spirit world have discontent because we are not aware that we are united in our minds and in God.
We feel disconnected because of the dream state we are in.
Brought on by the belief that the Son could be separated from the Father and the fear and guilt that has manifested with that belief.
It is important to maintain healthy boundaries. Choosing to have those healthy boundaries which will fluctuate throughout our lives helps us to be the ones in charge of our “awakening” to where and who we truly are.
If God simply showed us our error by showing us the contrast between our true selves and the dream state we have created we would be overwhelmed with fear and we would not come to our awareness within ourselves.
“This would demonstrate that the perfect (*that is you and me, folks!) were inadequate to bring THEMSELVES to the awareness of their perfection, and thus side with the belief that those who have everything need help and are therefore helpless. This is the kind of “reasoning” which the ego engages in, but God, Who KNOWS that His creations are perfect, does not insult them. This would be as impossible as the ego’s notion that IT has insulted HIM.” (LHCM T 6 E 10)
This next section will be long. It follows the first in the text. I feel that it has importance to message that the Holy Spirit is trying to share here. (Yes, it is His message. As I teach it I am learning it and I am grateful that I have this opportunity.)
“That is why the Holy Spirit NEVER commands. To command is to assume INequality which the Holy Spirit demonstrates does not exist. Fidelity to premises is the law of mind and everything God created is faithful to His laws. Fidelity to other laws is also possible, however, not because the laws are true, but because YOU MADE THEM. (*I will break up the paragraph for ease of reading.)
What would be gained if God proved to you that you have thought insanely? Can God lose His own certainty? We have frequently stated that what you teach you ARE. Would you have God teach you that you have sinned?
If He confronted the self you made with the truth He created for you, what could you be but afraid? You would doubt your sanity, which is the one thing in which you can FIND the sanity He gave you.” (LHCM T 6 E 11)
Each of us ARE traveling on this road to accepting who we truly are as God created us.
WE give ourselves a lot of challenges by thinking we are separated from God. The Atonement undoes the error within you. Even once you accept the Atonement you still will be living in a world that was made by fear and guilt.
What the Atonement gives you is the understanding that just as YOU received the witness of forgiveness about the original error of belief in the possibility of separation from God SO will each one of us.
Compassion for one another, even while maintaining healthy boundaries is vital for our well being and progression back to full cogniscence of God.
See the role they play, while knowing that you may have no way to fix it. Set boundaries rather than attack.
The Atonement does this.
I love how smoothly this reading flows into an ever-blossoming understanding of compassion for one another! ❤
Do not take for granted that it is your right to know the mind of one another. Remember you are ONE.
This could get tricky!
We have been taught for a few generations to “get a thick skin”,
“bite your tongue”, “turn the other cheek” (which means knowing that no one can harm you), and the list goes on. I am sure you can think up many such instructions yourself in all walks of life.
I am not going to say drop all of those altogether.
I am going to ask you to
1: Do not second guess yourself when you feel something is out of place because it is your inner guidance system allowing you to see or hear what is going on in another person, and
2: Acknowledge within yourself that ALL are worthy of respectful and dignified interactions.
I am going to include animals, plants, and the earth herself in this scenario.
And do not forget that YOU are worthy of the same things.
As you listen, the Holy Spirit will guide you as to what that means to you, and how to progress in any given situation. The point is to recognize it and begin.
This is the active part of undoing the belief in separation from God and one another.
Privacy should not protect attackers. Authorship is given to you by God.
Authorship in A Course In Miracles, according to Jesus, is the only true authority and it is given to you by God at your creation as part of the Sonship which is Christ.
If this were understood privacy would not be an issue or concern at all.
Acknowledging this and the previous message would “bring the light” to our thoughts toward one another and would expose would-be attackers (which we all are in various forms and degrees).
Because basically, all trauma that we impose on one another is revealed and identified in our form of communication.
I am saying that I believe that criminal behavior is “typically” identifiable long before any action is taken by an individual.
Do you see where proper training and awareness could lift our societies into a whole different state of being? One might even call it “a dream of heaven.”
True charity IS equality recognized in all that is; Divine Timing only APPEARS to be different for each of us as we make our way to the Atonement and back to God.
Time is not a true principle. Only fear through guilt and shame hold us here.
We are a united whole that has convinced itself that it is divided and separated. A caution here: divided is not the same as individualized. Divided has to do with our mental union with the Father that we have denounced and which boils over onto each other as well. Individualized has to do with the creation that continues since God thought of extending Himself through His Son.
To say that we are delusional at this time is a gross understatement.
And we are so, united and individually. The ego-mind which was created after the belief in separation was accepted has us tangled up in many false beliefs that appear true.
The pure love of Christ, known as charity in the Bible, is the recognition of Divine Fulfillment in all that we see, including ourselves. It is the acknowledgment that God gives to all His creations equally and to do otherwise would remove Him from being God.
Charity/equality and authorship recognize means that to bash or lift anyone or anything in the world of form or ideas is to do so to yourself.
This seems like a summary of all that has been said before in this reading.
We ARE what we believe and teach. And everyone does both.
We can choose to be completely on the side of the Holy Spirit and lift ourselves and one another.
I believe this!
The ego does not. The ego says that freedom must allow you to flip-flop whichever way that you want to. But that does not make sense in the light of the Holy Spirit and God’s true essence.
God does not flip-flop and neither would His creations in their true state as He created them.
You may stumble and fall and that is okay. Your Loving Father will pick you up and set you on your feet again.
You are perfect already.
You only think that you are not and that is what the Holy Spirit will help us to undo.
He will allow US to discover our perfection and rejoice in it.
The “falls” we make are not lasting or real and we will find ourselves rejoicing as once again we remember who we are and Whose we are.
What we want to do now is to take the first step, then another, and another, and another. Until eventually we arrive at the end of the journey without distance and know ourselves, our brothers, and our Creator.
I have received so much from this reading and my experiences of late which I will share soon in my next post.
Till next time, God bless, bye for now. ❤