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Q: My dear friend
After studying/practicing ACIM for many, many years now, I still do not have a clue as to what this is all about. Here are some of my thoughts that are coming to my mind.
If I am the dreamer of the dream and the dream figures do not exist,
then I am the only stupid fool and spirit appears as every one else
as enlightened not enlightened etc. to wake me up. All these people,
The guy who still cannot shake the belief in the ego in spite of ACIM.
A: Beloved One
Thanks for writing. Your e-mail reminds me of an early Bee Gees song from many years ago called "I Started A Joke." It had a line that went: "I started a joke that started the whole world crying, but I couldn't see the joke was on me."
The cosmos seemed to "begin" with a tiny, mad idea at which the Christ remembered not to laugh. To take separation seriously is to believe in the impossible, for Creator and Creation share One Will and cannot be separate. The Holy Spirit beholds the impossibility of the error, for our Identity is holy and any judgment merely clouds the mind and obscures the holiness that is ever-Present. You are Spirit, not the ego.
A Course In Miracles is a tool for uncovering and exposing the lie of separation. Until the lie is released a judgment is placed on the Christ Identity Which is far beyond the possibility of judgment. The ego may seem to condemn itself as "stupid," but the ego has no power to detract from the Love Which remains forever undefiled by error. The error is impossible and need only be exposed as impossible. Labeling the error but seems to give reality to its nothingness.
The dreamer of the dream dreams peacefully and softly, for the world
is perceived without judgment. The forgiven world is a world of sameness,
for differences have no validity. There are no enlightened persons or
unenlightened persons, for the construct of "personhood" was
the veil which covered over the unified mind. The error of private minds
with private thoughts has no basis and cannot stand in the Light of
Truth. When the darkness of separation is brought to Light, only Light
remains. When one admits that perception has been distorted, the opening
to True Vision can begin. It is impossible to accept the Correction
until the problem has clearly been seen as a perceptual problem. Let
all your efforts be aimed at this one awareness, and then let the Holy
Spirit show you another way of looking at the world. The Correction
will mean nothing to you until you have recognized the problem as where
it is (in mind) and what it is (belief in separation).
Love & Blessings.
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