Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oops! 2

“There is no need to further clarify what no one in the world can understand,” the Course says, speaking of the either/or nature of the ‘relationship’ between spirit and ego. Spirit knows nothing of the ego. Spirit is real and eternal, the ego is unreal, an illusion. The ego, aware of spirit, fears it, knowing if we were ever to waken to our reality as spirit, the ego would disappear.

There is no way a separated mind could comprehend the reality of eternity, timelessness and the illusion of time. Our whole existence is based on time; everything here is governed by the clock. As long as we identify with the body, how could we ever understand time’s non-linear and illusory nature?

“Yet, we need not fully understand the true nature of time and the Course’s metaphysics in order to understand how to forgive and the power of forgiveness to reflect spirit’s qualities here. All that is required is a willingness to be taught; to choose spirit as our teacher instead of the ego.

“Eternity is always present, and totally unaffected by the dream of time – a few minutes or a few billion years makes no difference to an illusion. What never happened [the separation from spirit] never happened. Oneness cannot be compromised or lost. The journey home [the awakening to our reality as spirit] is a journey without distance to a goal that has never changed. Despite the pained discomfort of our lives, they are still part of a dream.

The separation only seemed to occur. Choosing to remember oneness must be illusory, since we never left it. Spirit does not demand we accept this now, for it knows we ultimately will, and have already done so. So, if we experience spirit pressuring us to accept our oneness, it must be the ego. The urgency we feel comes from our pain and discomfort – the ego’s need to make the illusion real. Oops, there I go again!

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