Review of lessons 135 and 136
My mind holds only what I think with God
135 - If I defend myself I am attacked.
136 - Sickness is a defense against the truth.
In the metaphysics of the Course it is taught that there is the small ego self and the Cosmic Self which includes everybody which Emerson called the “Oversoul” and what Christians call the Body of Christ and what the Easter religions call the “cosmic consciousness.” When we defend the Self we are attacked. The inherent worth and dignity of every person needs no defense and to attempt it is to deny its essential nature. So, when we defend the truth we are mistaken which the lesson today calls a “sickness.”
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested in step eleven that we seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our Transcendent Source. It is this search which restores us to sanity.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. It is in the covenanting process that we recognize and acknowledge our Oneness and the basis of this Oneness is that which gives us our inherent worth and dignity.
Today, it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and many times in between, reminding ourselves that if we defend ourselves we have forgotten who we fundamentally are and in this forgetting we have become sick. If one desires to become well, it is good to remember that from whence we have come when we became incarnated in our body and that to which we return when we leave our body to return to our natural inheritance.