Monday, March 28, 2022

Our mission is to find our way back to God.

Teaching and learning are your greatest strengths now, because they enable you to change your mind and help others to change theirs. Refusing to change your mind will not prove that the separation has not occurred. The dreamer who doubts the reality of his dream while he is still dreaming is not really healing his split mind. You dream of a separated ego and believe in a world that rests upon it. This is very real to you. You cannot undo it by not changing your mind about it. If you are willing to renounce the role of guardian of your thought system and open it to me, I will correct it very gently and lead you back to God. T-4.I.4:1-7

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

The passage above can be read with a sense of humor. Jesus is pointing out the incongruity and absurdity of holding a belief in the world of the ego when none of it is real and ignoring the Truth which is the Oneness from which we have separated ourselves. Silly us to indulge our split mind. Jesus tells us that when we are ready to heal our split mind, His teaching and example can help to lead us back to our Transcendent Source.

In Alcoholics Anonymous, as we work the steps, we realize that our split mind is unmanageable and decide to turn our willfulness over to the will of God. Sometimes this is called surrender but perhaps a better word is acceptance of reality.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search is movement back to God and a healing of the separation.

Today, it is suggested that we consider from whence we have come and to which we are going. To what extent is the world of the ego a huge distraction from our authentic mission?

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