Sunday, January 23, 2022

The choice is between Spirit and ego.

When you are fearful, you have chosen wrongly. That is why you feel responsible for it. You must change your mind, not your behavior, and this is a matter of willingness. You do not need guidance except at the mind level. Correction belongs only at the level where change is possible. Change does not mean anything at the symptom level, where it cannot work. T-2.VI.3:2-7

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

It is written in the introduction to the Course, “The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.” When we are fearful we have chosen the body and the ego over the Spirit and the unconditional love of God. As it is often said in the Course, “Choose again.”

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In this affirmation and promotion there is nothing to fear.

Today, when we are afraid, we are asked to choose again. This choice is between conditional love and unconditional love. The choice is between Spirit and ego.

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