This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way: Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
Introduction to A Course In Miracles.
These two sentences are experienced as awesomely profound if the metaphysics of ACIM are understood.
What is being taught here is that the non duality of the Transcendent which is what is real can’t be threatened or harmed. It is what it is. The world of the ego doesn’t really exist. It is all an illusion which has been constructed by the components of that ego world. Recognizing and acknowledging these two facts allows the peace of God to arise.
These ideas are also articulated in the major world religions in different forms. In the Tao Te Ching we are taught that the real Tao cannot be spoken, cannot be adequately described, is beyond definition. Jesus uses many metaphors to describe the kingdom of God: a mustard seed, yeast, a hidden treasure, etc.
In A Course In Miracles the kingdom of God is non dual Oneness which is realized when we heal our separation. This is called the atonement.
In Alcoholics Anonymous we are encouraged in the eleventh step to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand God. In Unitarian Universalism we are encouraged, in the seventh principle, to affirm and promote the respect for the interdependent web of all existence which we call “Life.”
Some people express atheism saying they don’t believe in God. What God is it that they don’t believe in? If we substitute the word “life” for the word “God” could the person say they don’t believe in Life?
Today, understanding the metaphysics of ACIM, we can bask in the peace of God knowing that ultimately we are one with God as we manifest the extension of God’s unconditional love into the universe of consciousness. However, in order to do this we must shed our egos.