The peace that gradually arises.
“A miracle is a correction introduced into false thinking by me. It acts as a catalyst, breaking up erroneous perception and reorganizing it properly. This places you under the Atonement principle, where perception is healed. Until this has occurred, knowledge of the Divine Order is impossible.” ACIM, T-1.1.37:1-4
A Course In Miracles teaches that there is wrong mindedness and right mindedness. Wrong mindedness is thinking with the world of the ego and right mindedness is thinking with the world of the Spirit.
The Atonement principle is the principle that teaches us that the separation isn’t real and that we are still at One with God if only we can remember this fact. As we remember our Oneness with God, our perception and way of thinking is healed. Until we accept the Atonement, our awareness of the Divine is impossible.
The above passage may seem very esoteric and metaphysical and it is, but it also is very simple. All we have to do is choose separation or Oneness. Separation creates the world of the ego, and awareness of Oneness is the world of the Spirit.
Salvation will come when everybody loves everybody all the time. This awareness can come to any person at any time, but, as a species, it appears that we have to wait for everyone to get to the same place at the same time.
Today, I will remind myself several times to take a deep breath, relax, clear my mind, and remember the Oneness of the Divine from which I have come and to which I will return. This thought can fill me with fear, but I will try to sit with it and experience the peace that gradually arises.
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