Teachers of God;
We finish today the Hall of the Christ, as in What is the Christ? You know that Christ means 'anointed' in Greek, right? The Course calls the Christ, the part of our mind that we share with God. The Course also calls it the Home of Holy Spirit. It's the reliable part of us. The part that we can count on, that we actually share with everyone and everything that is real.
The Ten Pillars of the Hall of the Christ
1 Christ's is the vision I will use today.
2. How can illusions satisfy God's Son.
3. The stillness of the peace of God is mine.
4. Today belongs to love. Let me not fear.
5. God's healing Voice protects all things today.
6. The Word of God is given me to speak.
7. Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.
8. If I am bound, my Father is not free.
9. Creation's freedom promises my own.
10. What limits can I lay upon God's Son?
When I look at my problems and my life with the anointed eyes of Oneness, I see no illusions. They do not temp me from my stillness and the peace of God. I give today to the Holy Spirit so that I may look upon love. I let go of fear and listen to the instructions of the Holy Spirit who speaks for me. He tells me of the beauty and joy of myself in right and perfect relationship with my brother and my Creator. I free the world of all my opinions and my need for it to change for that would surely limit my good and the good of my whole self, united in peace with my brother and Creator.
We are up to Chapter 25 Y'all! have you been following along? We have six more chapters to go before we start all over again. Chapter 25 is called 'The Justice of God'. (Don't Panic!) We often associate justice with punishment, don't we. Punishment needs a body to feel pain, or reward, or relief from pain even. This chapter spends some time trying to change our minds away from the care and worry over our finite bodies. He tells us that we are light. And that is what we're going to speak about this week. We're going to read the section: The Light You Bring. What do think that could be? I thought that Christ was the Light of World? Do we still think of Christ as a body? We learned that last week. To unbind our Christ selves and that of our brother. If that light shines, what does that mean? Bring it on!
Light through the trees, photograph by Girts Gailans.
Detail of ‘The Battle of Fort Fisher’ artist unknown. Watercolor on paper.
Explanation of Image:
When we know our oneness and wholeness we bring light to the world. When we use our talents to teach peace we are bringing light to the world demonstrating God’s love for us and the futility of guilt and shame. When we play by the world’s rules of competition, scarcity and lack we fight with our brother, creating battlefields everywhere we go. We are always ever bringing the light or casting darkness darkness upon our world and relationships.