“‘When two or more are joined together’ is not an injunction for bodies to unite. It is a statement that describes the truly real, the only reality that exists.” …ACOL
Everything in the universe exists in relationship. Even so, most humans see themselves as living separately in a world of separation. But it’s not so except in our ego controlled minds. The ego is a masterful illusionist and has convinced us of the validity of separation. But the truth is, nothing exists in separation. You could not be separate from your Source of life and exist. You’re in a relationship with God whether you’re aware of it or whether you believe it or not.
You’re always and eternally in a relationship with your Creator for when Love created you It not only created you like Itself but also as part of Itself. You can make this relationship distant and even unrecognizable but you can never completely destroy it no matter how hard the ego tries to teach you to the contrary.
But as far as our belief system will allow us to see we have already destroyed it. In our quest to be independent and separate beings we tried – and believe we succeeded – to sever our relationship with our Creator, with God and with Love. And the belief that we succeeded in accomplishing the impossible has placed us smack dab into a self-made hell of darkness and fear.
“There is nothing outside you. That is what you must ultimately learn, for it is in that realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is restored to you.” …ACIM
“Nothing” means exactly that – nothing. Even so, millions upon millions of people believe in and worship an external and separate god; a god that doesn’t exist.
This belief is part of the thought system and teachings of the ego. The ego’s greatest desire is to convince you that you are separate from your Creator.
The ego almost feels good about itself (it’s never happy) when it can convince you that you are a physical body, an accident of nature, and not a created being at all. But if it can’t convince you to accept this nonsense then it averts its attention elsewhere. It then uses every illusion in its arsenal to sow doubt and convince you that even if you are a created being your Creator has abandoned you here to fend for yourself.
Nothing could be farther from the truth than a scenario in which God has ever abandoned any of His creations. For every creation God has ever created has been created as part of Him. Creation is God’s extension of His love. Therefore, every creation ever created can be nothin other than pure Love. In order for God to abandon you it would have to be possible for Love to abandon Itself.
“Your desire to be separate is the most insane desire of which you have conceived.” …ACOL
You can be sure it took an immense amount of crazy and upside down thinking to cause created beings to desire to be separate from everything in the universe including their Creator?
Upside down and insane desires such as this is what has placed us in a world of illusions. And here we are, believing we have accomplished the impossible. It shows the power of the ego-mind in making illusions, for we believe our desire for separation has been achieved. And like every desire we have in this world of illusions once it’s realized it doesn’t satisfy. A Child of God will never be satisfied with illusions no matter what they seem to offer.
“There is nothing outside you. That is what you must ultimately learn.”
I realize this is the second time I’ve used the above quote and I’ve done so because of the importance of the message. I’m also going to repeat my opening quote here for the same reason: ‘When two or more are joined together’ is not an injunction for bodies to unite. It is a statement that describes the truly real, the only reality that exists.
Everything real in existence is an extension of Spirit, of God, of Love, as the ACIM image quote on the left points out. And this includes me and it includes you.
The quote is from lesson ninety-seven in the Workbook for Students, which is part of A Course in Miracles. It’s a personal lesson and applies to whoever reads or studies it. (As much as is practical I try to stay gender-neutral so in this instance I’m going to change “Son” to Child, which, I belief, won’t cause any meaning loss.) As a holy Child of God I am free of all limits, safe and healed and whole and so are you.
It’s not difficult to understand that this doesn’t refer to a flesh body for a flesh body can never be completely free of all limits. The quote begins with Spirit am I, which is meant for whoever may read it and believe it, for God is Spirit and creates only like Himself. Therefore, you are a Spirit Being and as such you are free of all limits, safe and healed and whole.
“The body needs no healing. But the mind that thinks it is a body is sick indeed!” …ACIM
How many among us believe the body needs no healing? It’s a shock to our belief system to learn such a lesson. Even so, Jesus said it, therefore, you can rest assured that it’s factual. If you believe your body needs healing then it would be most beneficial for you to not judge too quickly.
The mind is the maker of and the dwelling place of the ego or the separated self. The self that sees itself as separate from everything in the universe including God. It not only believes it’s a body but also believes in every negative aspect known to man including sickness. Even though it believes in negatives it’s actually terrified by them and tries to get rid of them. In doing so it projects them outside itself and onto the body and in this illusion the body then becomes sick.
In other words, the condition of the body is determined by the state of the mind projected outward. If the mind is filled with sick thoughts of fear then the body will be sick. If the mind dwells on loving thoughts it becomes whole and healthy and the body will respond in kind. But the mind that believes it’s separate from its Source has no access to truly loving thoughts.
The mind becomes whole and healthy only when it joins with the heart, the center of your Being, the Home of Love and Love’s thoughts. You have the power to make this happen by recognizing and nursing the relationship that already exists between your Creator, your Self, your mind and your heart. When this happens then two or more are joined together, which is the the only reality that exists. Sickness does not exist in reality for it is an ego-made illusion.
I’m going to close this post with a quote from A Course of Love: “Separation is all you perceive on your own. Union is all that you invite me into and share with God. You cannot be alone nor without your Father, yet your invitation is necessary for your awareness of this presence.”
Thank You for visiting this site. I am truly grateful. May God richly Bless you.
“I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.” …Rumi