I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.
Review of lesson #196 - It can be but myself I crucify.
The metaphysics of the Course teaches that human beings are all one. In Christianity, this idea is known as “The Body of Christ.” The bumper sticker says one for all and all for one.
The Course teaches that separation is an illusion. We see ourselves as separate drops of the ocean and forget from whence we came and to which we shall return. When we pollute other drops of the ocean, we only pollute ourselves.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step seven that we make a list of all persons we have harmed, and in step nine make amends where it would do no further harm for we realize that when we harm others we have harmed ourselves.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth for we recognize and acknowledge that in caring for others we care for ourselves and in harming others we harm ourselves.
Today, it is suggested that we take fifteen minutes at the beginning and end of the day, and many times in between, to remind ourselves that it can be but myself I crucify when I attack others.