Introduction, P 3
3 You are being blessed by every beneficent thought of any of your brothers anywhere. You should want to bless them in return, out of gratitude. You need not know them individually, or they you. The light is so strong that it radiates throughout the Sonship and returns thanks to the Father for radiating His joy upon it. Only God’s holy children are worthy channels of His beautiful joy, because only they are beautiful enough to hold it by sharing it. It is impossible for a child of God to love his neighbor except as himself. That is why the healer’s prayer is:
Let me know this brother as I know myself.
Every thought we have and that we believe is doing one of two things. It is adding to the ego, or it is undoing the ego. Those thoughts I think with God are undoing the ego and since there is only one ego, it is undone in all of us. I am so grateful to everyone for doing their part, and we are all doing our part whether it looks like it or not, whether we know it or not.
Even in my BC days (Before the Course) I was doing my part. I was learning what it is that I don’t want. I was showing others what they didn’t want. I was setting up the lessons that would bring me to this very place in my spiritual life. It looked like I was screwing everything up, but that was just how I perceived it. I’m sure that from someone else’s story it seemed I was sometimes the bad guy. But every part I have played has been essential to my development and theirs as well.
Now that the light is growing in me, I am helpful in different ways. That light shines throughout the Sonship. To be a real pain in someone’s side I had to be in their life, but to influence the Sonship, I only had to believe my thoughts. Now I believe the thoughts I think with God a lot more than I believe the ego thoughts in my mind and so now I am influencing the Sonship in a different way.
I love sharing through my words, written and spoken, when they are inspired, because it allows the flow of God through me to you, and this flow continues until I impede it with my untrue thoughts. I can be feeling sad or discouraged or angry, but when it is time for me to journal or to teach, all that goes away. I feel energized and positive. I feel love flowing through me and there is nothing better than that. But if I never wrote another word or said another word, the work of undoing the ego in the Sonship would go on, because when my mind is healed so is yours. And visa versa. Thank you.
My most consistent prayer these days is to see the Christ in my brother no matter what the circumstances may be. The only way to know and love God is to know and love my brothers, all of them, not just the ones who reflect my “good” self, but the ones who reflect my confusion as well. If I don’t know and love and appreciate all of God’s creation, I cannot know and love the Creator.