Monday, January 3, 2022

Heaven on Earth

The Atonement is a total commitment. You may still think this is associated with loss, a mistake all the separated Sons of God make in one way or another. It is hard to believe a defense that cannot attack is the best defense. This is what is meant by “the meek shall inherit the earth.” They will literally take it over because of their strength. A two-way defense is inherently weak precisely because it has two edges, and can be turned against you very unexpectedly. This possibility cannot be controlled except by miracles. The miracle turns the defense of Atonement to your real protection, and as you become more and more secure you assume your natural talent of protecting others, knowing yourself as both a brother and a Son.T-2.II.7:1-8

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

This is another one of the passages in A Course In Miracles which is so rich in ideas that it appears dense and indecipherable. The main idea here is that the Atonement, the healing of the separation, is achieved by the miracle which is unconditional love. Unconditional love is the only real defense when attacked. Unconditional love allows us to perceive ourselves as all One.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested in step 3 that we make a decision to turn our willfulness over to God’s will. We are encouraged to become one with the Tao.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and it is in this affirmation and promotion that unconditional love is engaged in an the miracle is used to achieve the Atonement.

Today, we can remind ourselves that the Atonement is when everybody loves everybody all the time. This is heaven on earth.

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