Monday, August 8, 2022

Discerning the lessons of the Holy Spirit.

The ego speaks in judgment, and the Holy Spirit reverses its decision, much as a higher court has the power to reverse a lower court’s decisions in this world. The ego’s decisions are always wrong, because they are based on the error they were made to uphold. Nothing the ego perceives is interpreted correctly. Not only does the ego cite Scripture for its purpose, but it even interprets Scripture as a witness for itself. The Bible is a fearful thing in the ego’s judgment. Perceiving it as frightening, it interprets it fearfully. Being afraid, you do not appeal to the Higher Court because you believe its judgment would also be against you. T-5.VI.4:1-7

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

Some of the world’s major religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam are called “the people of the book” because the authority for their doctrines comes from a major text like the Talmud, the Bible, and the Quran. Jesus tells us in A Course In Miracles that these texts are often used by the ego to engender fear  which prevents the adherent from looking within and taking responsibility for their own spiritual life.

In Unitarian Universalism people covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The principle encourages the investigation of multiple religious traditions and practices.

Today it is suggested that the seeker search for wisdom outside their usual circle of familiarity and discern what the Holy Spirit wants them to learn.

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