Sunday, March 6, 2022

Give up the unreal for the real.

In the end it does not matter whether your judgment is right or wrong. Either way you are placing your belief in the unreal. This cannot be avoided in any type of judgment, because it implies the belief that reality is yours to select from. T-3.VI.2:10-12

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

In teaching the metaphysics of A Course In Miracles, a key concept is that the things of the ego world are illusions, they are not real. When we perceive illusions, like mirages, or optical illusions, our judgment about them is neither right nor wrong because they do not exist to begin with. As in Plato’s cave if what we think is real is only shadows on the wall, how can our judgments about the shadows have any reality?

In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God. This means that we turn away from the things of the ego and drop our judgments about them. In improving our conscious contact with God we are encouraged to develop a nonjudgmental attitude.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning which will take us from the unreal to the real, from the world of the ego to the world of spirit, from the world of conditional love to the world of unconditional love.

Today, it is suggested that we give up the things of the ego and rest in the world of Spirit, that we avoid judgment in the unreal so that we can abide in the real.

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