In me salvation’s means and end are one.
There are many quizzical ideas in a A Course In Miracles such as you learn what you teach, you can be right or be happy, salvation’s means and end are one.
A Course in Miracles teaches that a “miracle” is a shift in perception from separation and division to unity and wholeness (holiness). Being a part of the whole we recognize that our individuality is also a part of a whole and in this recognition and acknowledgment we are saved.
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step twelve, that we strengthen our recovery by sharing it. As we as individuals become healthier and we share our health with others, the collective becomes healthier. As the collective becomes healthier our individual health is enhanced. There is a mutual resonance between the part and whole and the whole and the part.
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to accept one another and encourage each other’s spiritual growth. The same dynamic occurs in AA or any group where the parts are aware of the whole and the whole supports and nurtures the parts.
Today it is suggested that we remind ourselves several times that the means of our salvation and the end are the same. Our destination is the journey. We are not trying to do something or achieve something, we are intent on becoming aware of our consciousness here and now. We come to realize that all our striving is for naught as we are already perfect in our essence, our natural inheritance.