Wednesday, September 14, 2022

See the Divine Spark in every person.

The Holy Spirit begins by perceiving you as perfect. Knowing this perfection is shared He recognizes it in others, thus strengthening it in both. Instead of anger this arouses love for both, because it establishes inclusion. Perceiving equality, the Holy Spirit perceives equal needs. This invites Atonement automatically, because Atonement is the one need in this world that is universal. To perceive yourself this way is the only way in which you can find happiness in the world. That is because it is the acknowledgment that you are not in this world, for the world is unhappy. T-6.II.5:1-5

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

There are some profound ideas in this paragraph that become clearer with unpacking.

There is a Divine Spark in every person and when this Divine Spark is recognized and acknowledged it gives rise to the Atonement which is the healing of the separation as we come to realize that we are all One with our Transcendent Source. In this realization we have left the world of the ego for the Kingdom of God. Some call this “enlightenment” and others might call it “realization.”

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. The application of this principle moves us closer to the Atonement.

Today it is suggested that we look for the Divine Spark in every one we meet.

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