I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.
1. (184) The Name of God is my inheritance.
²God’s Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions, free in God, forever and forever one with Him.
³I am not a body. ⁴I am free.
⁵For I am still as God created me.
I still act as if I was bound to the world but that does not make it true. I am free to dream and free to wake from the dream. I am grateful for A Course in Miracles for the clear path that leads me to awakening. In the Manual for Teachers, it says this.
⁶Look up and see His Word among the stars, where He has set your Name along with His. ⁷Look up and find your certain destiny the world would hide but God would have you see. (ACIM, C-ep.3:6-7)
What a thought that is! I long to see what the world has hidden all this time, our destiny. One of the sick illusions I used to fall prey to was disruption of communication.
²The ego is thus against communication, except insofar as it is utilized to establish separateness rather than to abolish it. (ACIM, T-4.VII.2:2) ⁴Its communication is controlled by its need to protect itself, and it will disrupt communication when it experiences threat. ⁵This disruption is a reaction to a specific person or persons. (ACIM, T-4.VII.2:4-5)
I see from these passages that this is what I am doing when I get caught up in differing opinions. This keeps us apart, feeling separate and therefore defensive. I don’t always do this. Mostly, I am in a more elevated state and I hear the words and I am aware of the fear that drives the attitudes, but not affected by it. In those times I just feel love and there is no disruption in communication.
I used to have this problem with people who did not interpret the Course the way I did, and more so with people who tried to get me to see it the way they did. I hardly ever do that anymore because the absurdity of disrupting communication over the interpretation of ACIM was so apparent that I had to stop.
What helped me in all cases is that I stopped seeing value in being right and then what I felt was love and that was so much better that I lost interest in anything else. Now when I fall into that ego thinking, I don’t stay because now I know what I can have instead. Love doesn’t judge and doesn’t condemn and so there is no fear and no guilt. All that is left is Love.