Friday, May 13, 2022

The world of the soul.

I do not attack your ego. I do work with your higher mind, the home of the Holy Spirit, whether you are asleep or awake, just as your ego does with your lower mind, which is its home. I am your vigilance in this, because you are too confused to recognize your own hope. I am not mistaken. Your mind will elect to join with mine, and together we are invincible. T-4.IV.11:1 - 5

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

St. Paul wrote in one of his letters to the Corinthians, “If God is with you, who can be against you?” Paul is not talking about the ego, he is talking about the soul. Our ego doesn’t like our soul because the soul knows that the ego is not real.

Jesus tells us in the above passage that he does not attack the ego. Why would he and how could he attack something that isn’t real? Jesus focuses on the soul which is the home of the Holy Spirit. We get confused between the two. We think our ego is our real self and this belief generates depression and anxiety. Our hope resides in being aware that only our soul is real and when we join our soul with the soul of Jesus we experience our invincibility.

Today, we reflect on the fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism which is the affirmation and promotion of the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which takes us from the exploration of the illusionary world of the ego to the world of goodness, truth, and beauty which is the world of the soul.

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