Monday, October 25, 2021

We can accept our natural inheritance whenever we are ready.

Miracles are part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness which, when completed, is the Atonement. Atonement works all the time and in all the dimensions of time. T-1.1.25:1-2

The miracle is the shift in perception from the world of the ego to the world of the spirit (love). This shift in perception occurs when we forgive, that is, we decide to give up making other people and circumstances responsible for our unhappiness. When we forgive we become one with the Oneness from which we separated ourselves at our incarnation and this re-integration, giving up our separation is what the Course calls the “Atonement.” The atonement works all the time and in all the dimensions of time because that is the only thing that is real. The atonement is all that ever was in the first place. What we have created in the world of the ego is bull shit and merely an illusion. The problem arises when we forget the Ground of Our Being and think that what we have created is real when ultimately it is not but will simply pass away sooner or later. As it says in the introduction to the Course, “Nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”

In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step three, that we turn our willfulness and our lives over to the care of God. In other words, it is suggested that we recognize and acknowledge the Tao and go with the flow.

In Unitarian Universalism, we join together to affirm and promote the respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. This respect comes from forgiveness which recognizes and acknowledges the idols we have made and thought real. Further, this respect encourages us to become aware of the whole, not just the parts. Our awareness, then becomes holy and the atonement is realized.

Today, we are encouraged, in miracle principle 25, to recognize and acknowledge that we can be part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness which brings about an awareness of the Atonement which always was, is now, and ever will be. All we have to do is give up our worship of idols in the world of the ego and realize the Unconditional Love of God which is our natural inheritance.

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