Everyone or No one

Another Course in Miracles lesson

My whole life has been an attempt to become what I think it is that Spirit/Source/God wants. I’ve searched every nook and cranny for the way to enlightenment.

Endless job.

And mostly for naught.

So much futile hunting-for and not-finding a way to be lifted up and out of my daily hum-drum self. Hoping to be transformed into some kind of magical, wondrous being, filled with wisdom and light.

Today in ACIM class–somewhere in chapter 21 of the text–it bonked me on the head: Nobody gets enlightened alone. I either get uplifted and transformed along with everyone else or not at all. Or I stand condemned along with them. When I judge even one person, I judge myself.

As so many spiritual paths teach, I really am not alone, but One with —-all. A sobering reminder to learn the ACIM way of forgiveness. In doing so, I free not only “the seeming other”, but my own fumbling, but always loveable self.

2 Comments

  1. I am what I feel God wants of me. I am kind, loving, caring, believing, and a decent woman. I take notice of and am thankful for all he beauty God created for us, I give thanks every day for this wondrous world and the knowledge we have. I try to live my life in a good way. I do not try to seek a meaning as it just is that we live and he gave us freedom.

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