Spiritual vision literally cannot see error, and merely looks for Atonement. All solutions the physical eye seeks dissolve. Spiritual vision looks within and recognizes immediately that the altar has been defiled and needs to be repaired and protected. T-2.III.4:1-3
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
Once spiritual vision has been awakened a person cannot go back to being ignorant. The saying “Ignorance is bliss” is not true. We are all destined, as part of our spiritual development, to wake up. Having woken and become aware of our spiritual capability the awareness of this capability is irreversible. If we fall asleep again, we will be aware that we have fallen asleep and want to wake up again. We would rather be awake than reside in dreams.
In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested in step ten that we continually take a personal inventory and when we are wrong to promptly admit it.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Once we start on the search it becomes apparent that we have a responsibility to continue with patience and persistence. To give up the search is not possible once we have begun because now faith has been instilled that there is a better way.
Today, we are told that spiritual vision cannot see error but only wholeness (holiness) and when wholeness is not present, we immediately adjust our vision to see what is real and not what is unreal. As it says in the introduction to the Course, “Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”