“You who could give the love of God to everything you see and touch and remember are literally denying Heaven to yourselves.” …ACIM
How majestic would it be to be able to give the love of God to everything you see and touch and remember? If you’re able to accept A Course in Miracles as a legitimate rendering of the teachings of Jesus Christ then there should be no doubt that you’re able to do just that. Can you even begin to imagine the reward of giving the love of God to everything? The above quote informs us that when we don’t do so we’re literally denying Heaven to ourselves.
Most of you don’t believe in your natural power and you especially don’t believe you have the love of God to give. This is the result of listening to the ego and believing the unnatural environment it has made to be the real thing. The world as you perceive it is a product of the ego. It is a world where Love is foreign and everything, every action and every accomplishment is very difficult. This is so because you are not in your natural environment. You are a Spiritual Being and as such you will never be comfortable in a physical dimension.
“Eternity is yours because He created you eternal.” …ACIM
Do you really believe that an eternal Being will ever be at home in a physical dimension? There are some things that are absolutely impossible and one of them is you changing your own reality. It matters not how connected you may feel to this physical dimension and how disconnected you perceive yourself to be from eternity your reality has not changed, nor will it ever change.
God created you as part of Him and as such you are an eternal Spiritual Being. But most of us don’t recognize reality, we see only illusions. In The Course Jesus tells us, you see the flesh or recognize the Spirit. Most everyone sees the flesh for that’s all that can be seen with the body’s eyes. The Spirit cannot be seen but It can be recognized and not by any physical means. It can be recognized only through spiritual Vision and to recognize something means you already know it. You know the Spirit because that’s what you are; how could you not know that which you are?
“Only joy increases forever, since joy and eternity are inseparable.” …ACIM
If you can accept yourself as an eternal Being, as a part of God, then you can also accept the truth that the illusion we call death will never have an effect on you. Once this idea hits home for you and you can really and truly believe it then your joy will be full for all fear will have bid you adieu. There’s no fear that doesn’t have its beginning in the illusion that you’re a physical body. What other alternative is there when you see yourself as weak and vulnerable as a physical body is?
There’s no avenue that joy can take to relieve you of fear as long as you try to hold onto something that was actually designed to self-destruct. Like everything physical the body is temporary and can be enjoyed only after you actually accept the truth that you are eternal and death can have no effect on the eternal. As Jesus tells us in The Course: There is no death because what God created shares His Life. There is no death because an opposite to God does not exist.
“Grace is the natural state of every Son of God.” …ACIM
We all try to attach a meaning to the words we use and I’m trying to place a meaning upon the word, grace, when used in relationship to God. Words such as love and grace, when used in certain relationships, mean more than we as physical beings can understand. It’s impossible to place a meaning upon the word love in this context for God is Love. And it’s also impossible to define the word grace when used in this context for God is Grace.
Everything eternal is part of God for there is nothing beyond Him. Love and Grace are attributes of God, therefore, they are eternal states of pure joy and peace. Actually, they aren’t two different states at all but one state of pure joy and peace created and maintained by the Love and Grace of a loving Creator. As The Course says, you cannot be anywhere that God did not put you. When God created you He made you part of Him. You cannot be part of God and be in any other state than pure joy and peace.
“Grace is not given to a body, but to a mind.” …ACIM
Because you see only the flesh you have convinced yourself that you are a physical being living in a physical environment. This is an error in thinking, which has caused you to believe you’re separated from your natural state of grace.
If we as humans are ever going to escape this prison we have made for ourselves then we must make the effort to look beyond the body and recognize that there is more. You cannot look beyond the physical by relying on physical sight. The body’s eyes cannot see beyond that which stops physical light. The You that thinks is not seen in a body for the body is neutral and cannot think. As Jesus reminds us in The Course: You also believe the body’s brain can think. If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea.
Grace is not given to a body for what is given to your body comes from yourself. God gave you His Grace when He created you and Grace cannot be given to anything physical for It is eternal. God, who is Love, does not give anything but Life and by extension His Grace which is endowed with eternal attributes such as Happiness, Joy and Peace. These conditions are all part of God’s loving Grace which is given to everything He creates. God does not create physical things that are temporary such as bodies.
“No one who follows the ego’s teaching is without the fear of death.” …ACIM
What does the ego teach but that which is completely wrapped up in the physical? The ego has no connection to anything beyond the so-called five senses. It has no understanding of anything but that which is without merit. The ego can teach only what it knows and it knows nothing that’s not connected to fear. It spends its whole existence teaching you that you are something completely opposite of what you really are.
The ego knows nothing about Spirit even though it sometimes senses that there’s something greater than itself. It’s at these moments that it teaches you that to think of anything greater than yourself is an exercise in futility. It uses every means at its disposal to convince you that there is nothing greater than you are. And even though it doesn’t know it it is as close to being right in this as it will ever be. For in reality there is nothing greater than your Self.
But the ego is teaching that the physical you is what you are and as great as you will ever be. In its blindness it doesn’t understand that you aren’t a physical being. It teaches that you began at birth (or conception) and you will end at the experience known as death. And then it goes on to muddy the waters, so to speak, as to what death really is.
The ego has no certainty to give because it doesn’t know anything. It teaches that there may be more or there may not be. There may be life after death or there may not be. You may be resurrected from the dead or you may not be. There may be an afterlife or there may not be. The only surety it has to give you is, you are a weak and vulnerable physical body and death is your destination. If you follow these foolish teachings how could you ever be without the fear of death?
“God says there is no death; your judgment sees but death as the inevitable end of life. Who is right? For one of you is wrong. It must be so.” …ACIM
The resolution to this can come only from you. It is your ego that judges and teaches that your life will end with this physical experience. It is the Holy Spirit that teaches there is no death. Only you can answer the question; who is right? There’s no one to answer this question to your satisfaction other than your Self.
Ask yourself these questions; what am I; who am I? And then listen to your heart for the answers. Don’t listen to your mind; don’t listen to words in a book; don’t listen to some spiritual guru; but listen to your heart. The Holy Spirit will speak to your heart and remind you of what you already know. He will remind you of the truth that you are an eternal Spiritual Being having a human experience.
I’m going to close this post with a quote from A Course In Miracles: “What else but a thought of God turns hell to Heaven merely by being what it is?”
Thank you for visiting this site. May God richly Bless You.
“Your safety lies in truth and not in lies. Love is your safety. Fear does not exist. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self.” …ACIM