Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Right mindedness or wrong mindedness, that is the question.

I have already said that miracles are expressions of miracle-mindedness, and miracle-mindedness means right-mindedness. The right-minded neither exalt nor depreciate the mind of the miracle worker or the miracle receiver. However, as a correction, the miracle need not await the right-mindedness of the receiver. In fact, its purpose is to restore him to his right mind. It is essential, however, that the miracle worker be in his right mind, however briefly, or he will be unable to re-establish right-mindedness in someone else. T-2.V.3: 1-5

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

Right-mindedness is having accepted the Atonement for oneself. The Atonement is the healing of the separation of ourselves from God and the expression of unconditional love. This acknowledgement and acceptance of the Atonement scares the hell out of us because it means that we must give up our egos and become one with the All. It is this acceptance which is the manifestation of the miracle. 

Stephen Gaskin said that ultimately the only thing we have to give another human being is our own state of being.So have we accepted unconditional love as our natural state?

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God. This conscious contact is the acceptance of the Atonement and unconditional love.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In order to do this we must accept this inherent worth and dignity of ourselves and then extend it to others. Our fear of love stands in our way.

Today, it is suggested that we consider what is right minded and what is wrong minded. Right minded is turning our willfulness over to the will of God. Wrong mindedness is clinging to the things of the ego. It is our choice.

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