Monday, August 19, 2019

A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - Reality observes the laws of God

Reality observes the laws of God

T-30.IV.4. Reality observes the laws of God, and not the rules you set. It is His laws that guarantee your safety. All illusions that you believe about yourself obey no laws. They seem to dance a little while, according to the rules you set for them. But then they fall and cannot rise again. They are but toys, my child, so do not grieve for them. Their dancing never brought you joy. But neither were they things to frighten you, nor make you safe if they obeyed your rules. They must be neither cherished nor attacked, but merely looked upon as children’s toys without a single meaning of their own. See one in them and you will see them all. See none in them and they will touch you not.

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. P.634

I read this passage and it makes me laugh at how foolish I have been to think that the ways of the world could make me happy. It’s been a fool’s errand.

I have always known, I think, deep down that there was something deeper going on which I was/am failing to see and understand. I have been on a search for this understanding my whole life. This understanding of the “laws of God” which is the basis of real reality is what I have been looking for. It is found someone in holy scripture and the autobiographies and writings of the mystics and in the reflection on my own experience.

This search is validated in the fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism which is the affirmation and promotion of a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. A Course In Miracles tells me that this truth and meaning will not be found in the things of the world on the path of the ego for they are nothing “but toys.” Instead, ACIM tells us that our safety is in the understanding and appreciation of the “laws of God” which are not what most religions and moralities tells us they are but something higher or deeper whichever metaphor works for you.

The Course tells us that separation from the Oneness for which we emerged is the problem and that our desire is to go back home and become One with All once again. The “specialness” to which we attribute ourselves, and others, and things in our make believe world is the problem and once we recognize this we need to “forgive” our error and try again to listen to the harmonic song of what we call heaven. 

We can faintly hear this lovely melody if we listen but it takes eschewing our ego and our interest and desire for the worldly things which blocks our awareness of Love’s presence. Be quiet and rest in the peace of God.

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