The Fellowship of Awakening July 22, 2015
A Course in Miracles
Chapter 18: The Passing of the Dream
Section I: The Substitute Reality
In you there is no separation, and no substitute can keep you from your brother. Your reality was God's creation, and has no substitute. You are so firmly joined in truth that only God is there. And he would never accept something else instead of you. He loves you both, equally and as one. And as he loves you, so you are. You are not joined together in illusions, but in the Thought so holy and so perfect that illusions cannot remain to darken the holy place in which you stand together. God is with you, my brother. Let us join in him in peace and gratitude, and accept his gift as our most holy and perfect reality, which we share in him.
Heaven is restored to all the Sonship through your relationship, for in it lies the Sonship, whole and beautiful, safe in your love. Heaven has entered quietly, for all illusions have been gently brought unto the truth in you, and love has shined upon you, blessing your relationship with truth. God and his whole creation have entered it together. How lovely and how holy is your relationship, with the truth shining upon it! Heaven beholds it, and rejoices that you have let it come to you. The universe within you stands with you, together. And Heaven looks with love on what is joined in it, along with its Creator.
Whom God has called should hear no substitutes. Their call is but an echo of the original error that shattered Heaven. And what became of peace in those who heard? Return with me to Heaven, walking together out of this world and through another, to the loveliness and joy the other holds within it. Would you still further weaken and break apart what is already broken and hopeless? Is it here that you would look for happiness? Or would you not prefer to heal what has been broken, and join in making whole what has been ravaged by separation and disease?
You have been called, together with your brother, to the most holy function this world contains. It is the only one that has no limits, and reaches out to every broken fragment of the Sonship with healing and uniting comfort. This is offered you, in your holy relationship. Accept it here, and you will give as you have accepted. The peace of God is given you with the glowing purpose in which you join. The holy light that brought you together must extend, as you accepted it.
Image One: Shiva-Shakti the Ying Yang personified.
Image Two: Retina Imaging: We process the world upside down.
Explanation of Images: When we encounter others we often place them in categories and we have categories for ourselves. How we are and how this person is supposed to interact with that person. We are much more than that and so are are our brothers and sisters on the path. There are many ways of being and learning and sharing and expanding. We will always be learning how to better teach. We’re constantly learning about ourselves, our families and friends and who they are and what they like and how they learn, etc. Can we remember that we’re living in an upside down world and not take everything so seriously? Can we know that the world is upside down and give our brother a break? Can the goal be sharing and caring? Can we be the example of innocence and love? Give permission for others to be really upside our down?