Saturday, January 15, 2022

Are we a body or a mind?

Only the mind can create because spirit has already been created, and the body is a learning device for the mind. Learning devices are not lessons in themselves. Their purpose is merely to facilitate learning. T-2.IV.3:1-3 A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

There is a lot of emphasis in our culture on the body. Is it attractive, fit, fashionable? The Course teaches that the body is a learning device at the service of the mind. The body is the form that the Holy Spirit takes in an incarnation in a particular way. The form doesn’t really matter. It is the content that matters. The body is a drop of the ocean. The drop emerges from the whole. Because of emergence from the whole, the drop is holy.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested that we improve our conscious contact with God. This implies that we detach our identification from the body and focus on the spirit within which is part of something Transcendent.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote love for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. It is the interdependent web which is important. Our mind is a part of the whole and therefore is holy.

Today, we are reminded that we are not bodies with a soul, but a soul with a body. Peace is experienced when we get our awareness into appropriate focus.

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