Saturday, September 29, 2018

Do people awakened eschew the world?

Is it true that people who are awakened become detached from worldly affairs?

No. Awakened people become more compassionate towards the people caught up in the drama of the path of the ego. While they, themselves, are no longer attached to the things of the ego, for they have intentionally detached themselves, they still love intensely their fellow human beings and the things of the planet earth.

There is the phenomenon of a "therapeutic depression," a grief for the suffering on the path of the ego. The Christian mystics call this the "gift of tears."

Awakening hastens the Atonement. Awakening is an extension of the light of the Holy Spirit into and individual's life and into the communal life of humanity. The individual has become holy and this holiness sanctifies the world.

It is written in A Course In Miracles, "No darkness abides anywhere in the Kingdom, but your part is only to allow no darkness to abide in your own mind. This alignment with light is unlimited, because it is in alignment with the light of the world. Each of us is the light of the world, and by joining our minds in this light we proclaim the Kingdom of God together and as one." T-6,II.13:3-5

As UU preachers are inclined to say, "May it be so."

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