Thursday, April 13, 2023

Escape the drugged world of sleep and align ourselves with God’s will.

How you wake is the sign of how you have used sleep. To whom did you give it? Under which teacher did you place it? Whenever you wake dispiritedly, it was not given to the Holy Spirit. Only when you awaken joyously have you utilized sleep according to His purpose. You can indeed be “drugged” by sleep, if you have misused it on behalf of sickness. Sleep is no more a form of death than death is a form of unconsciousness. Complete unconsciousness is impossible. You can rest in peace only because you are awake. T-8.IX.4:1-9

A Course in Miracles (pp. 306-307). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

So much of Jesus’ teachings in A Course Of Miracles are counter-intuitive. They don’t make sense from the thought system of the world of the ego. They do make sense from the thought system of Spirit. In this passage Jesus teaches us that sleep is withdrawal as if we are drugged and when the drug wears off our consciousness is shifted but this does not mean that we are spiritually awakened. To be spiritually awakened is to join with the Holy Spirit in the healing of the separation or what the Course calls Atonement where we experience the peace and bliss of the non dual Oneness.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which is the pursuit of awakening. This awakening involves aligning our will with God’s will for us and the many become one.

Today it is suggested that we escape the drugged world of sleep which is the denial of the non dual Oneness and align ourselves with God’s will.

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