I will accept Atonement for myself.
The Course teaches that “atonement” is the healing of the separation. Atonement is the recognition, acknowledgement, and acceptance that we part of the Oneness. Always were, are now, always will be. The Truth does not change, only that changes is our awareness, acknowledgement, and acceptance.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested in the eleventh step that we seek to improve our conscious contact with the Oneness. This means we are ready, willing, able to give up our egos. This is a huge step and very frightening until we hit bottom and admit that our lives of separation are not manageable.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of the interdependent web of which we are a part. We are willing to give up our separateness and to recognize, acknowledge, and accept our interdependence. One for all and all for one.
Today, it is suggested that we take five minutes at the beginning and end of the day and many times in between to recommit our acceptance of Atonement for ourselves.