“The revelation that the Father and the Son are one will come in time to every mind. Yet is that time determined by the mind itself, not taught.” ACIM.W-158.2:8-9
Nonduality is a hard concept for the Western mind to understand. We are raised to see the world in terms of separation or subject/object duality. We understand, on the path of the ego, through the mechanism of comparison and contrast, the ying and yang, which we take for granted in our perceiving and miss the whole.
A Course In Miracles assures us that awareness of the Oneness will come to every mind and in this awareness lies the belief among the Universalists that everyone is saved in the end and will be in heaven. This awareness is achieved through acceptance and need not be taught or learned. The question becomes when will the mind be ready?
Readiness is a matter of choice. Do we choose the path of the ego or the path of the spirit? Do we choose the path of fear and guilt and attack, or the path of love, forgiveness, and peace? Once we know we have a choice, we are in control of our destiny.
Today, I will remind myself several times that I am a part of a transcendent mystery. I will accept that other people and other things are not responsible for my unhappiness. The responsibility for my happiness is mine alone. In this understanding, the path to peace and bliss reside.