This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. Into. 1-5
Life is a classroom. You were born here on earth to learn certain things. You were born here to learn that you are a conscious being who, in spite of what you’ve been taught, are not the author of your own life, but the extension of a power far greater than yourself.
Some people are too arrogant, too vain, too blind to the fact that this is so and will continue down the path of the ego doing as they damn well please until they hit bottom and it dawns on them that there is something going on in life that they can’t control. It dawns on them that they are not in charge as they have been led to believe.
This dawning comes at the great cost of recognizing and acknowledging their fear of punishment for having separated themselves from the power of the Universe of which they are merely an extension. With this acknowledgment of their fear of punishment also comes the growing awareness that they are a part of something Awesome and Great. The Universalists have taught this, that human beings are loved unconditionally by that from which they have come. With this awareness, fear is replaced with great peace.
When people say, “Peace be with you. Pax vobiscum,” this is what they are referring to.
Are you ready to give up the ego and begin to study the curriculum of the Spirit? Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search is not for external things but an inward search for Truth and Love.
Take a minute today, and turn inward, and find the peace and joy that comes from sensing your source. Then extend it to those around you wishing them the same peace and love which you have found. Say to them in greeting, "Pax vobiscum," or in English, "Peace be with you." If you find it awkward to say out loud, just think it in your mind.