Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Where do we wish to abide?

The term “Last Judgment” is frightening not only because it has been projected onto God, but also because of the association of “last” with death. This is an outstanding example of upside-down perception. If the meaning of the Last Judgment is objectively examined, it is quite apparent that it is really the doorway to life. No one who lives in fear is really alive. Your own last judgment cannot be directed toward yourself, because you are not your own creation. You can, however, apply it meaningfully and at any time to everything you have made, and retain in your memory only what is creative and good. This is what your right-mindedness cannot but dictate. The purpose of time is solely to “give you time” to achieve this judgment. It is your own perfect judgment of your own perfect creations. When everything you retain is lovable, there is no reason for fear to remain with you. This is your part in the Atonement. T-2.VIII.5:1-11

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

The term “Last Judgment” is best used to describe what we all must do eventually to our own thinking. Is our thinking in the realm of the Spiritual or in the realm of the ego? If it is in the realm of the ego it is fear based because of the ego’s belief in scarcity. If it is in the realm of the Spiritual it is Unconditionally Love based because of the Spirit’s knowledge of the Oneness from which we have separated ourselves and now wish to return.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step four, that we do a fearless moral inventory of all our thinking, much of which is based on beliefs in the teachings of the ego. This is the beginning of becoming aware of the two realms, the realm of the ego and the realm of the spirit between which we can choose.

In Unitarian Universalism, we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. In this search we become aware that we have choices to make between the realm of the ego and the realm of the spirit. Which would be the responsible realm in which to search for the Truth we seek?

Today, we are asked to judge which realm we wish to use to evaluate the efficacy of our thinking: the realm of the ego or the realm of the spirit? We will continue to make these judgements until we have achieved the Atonement at which time they will no longer be necessary and our last judgment will have occurred..

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