“…the truth is true and nothing else is true.” – A Course in Miracles (ACIM)
We need this reminder often, especially this week after the horrific tragedies of the Sandy Hook, CT shootings. Such an event turns all of our worlds upside down, as a massacre of young children and heroic women violates every law we expect that the world would follow. And it is through feeling our world turned upside down, that we are hurled into remembering that the world follows no laws that make sense.
The world provides no safety because it is not our home, and was made apart from Love. Our home and our safety is in our Loving Source, which we only have occasional glimpses of while we believe that we are these bodies.
“…the truth is true and nothing else is true.” – A Course in Miracles
Sit for a moment with the latter part of this sentence, and slowly absorb what it means. There can’t be two opposing forces that are both true. There is only Love, or there is only not-love. Every part of us that suffers is not the truth.
We cannot see two worlds and the one that we do see is very real to us because we want it to be. Because we cannot “see” outside of the world of form, our Loving Source (God) has given us a Guide to see with vision, and that Guide is the Holy Spirit, our Higher Mind. But God does not intrude. God waits for us to ask to see differently with His Help. The body’s eyes will always see what the concrete split mind wants to see to uphold belief in it, however painful the outcome seems. The Holy Spirit waits patiently for us to choose for it.
Yet we have to own, acknowledge, and feel our feelings. We don’t yet know or believe that we are not these bodies. The most loving thing we can do for ourselves is to allow ourselves to be exactly where we are at. It is through our willingness to feel our feelings, and to give them to the Holy Spirit, that we come to have gentle experiences that teach us the truth of what we are. Only by allowing ourselves to go through what we need to go through, can we come to a place of loosening our fixed perceptions.
“The capacity to empathize is very useful to the Holy Spirit, provided you let Him use it in his way.” – Chapter 16 on “true empathy” in ACIM (NOTE: I highly recommend reading this section further)
In loving honor of the victims of the shootings, let us be willing to remember that we are not these bodies. Let us give all of our empathy, our feelings, and our perceptions to the Holy Spirit, to use on behalf of TRUE healing. Let us ask the Holy Spirit for the EXPERIENCE of truth. Our Loving Guide will not fail to bring a miracle and experience of truth, which we will receive the instant we are ready to receive it.
Be willing to look at every belief that this horrific event brings up in you. For me, this event brought many beliefs to the surface of my awareness, which I am willing to look at with the Holy Spirit. Here are a few:
- That the world should follow laws that make sense
- That I really DO believe that the separation has occurred
- That I am my body
- That defense makes me safe.
Leave nothing hidden from the Light of Love. We need to look at every belief and every “scrap of meanness” (ACIM Sparkle edition p.77) that we carry in our own minds, and bring it to the Light. In doing so, we allow ourselves to be healed, and offer healing to the world.
Let us pray to our Higher Mind, “Take this from me and look upon it judging it for me” (A Course In Miracles, FIP T-19.IV.C.i.11).
Feel free to share the beliefs that you are willing to look at with the Holy Spirit, in the comments below.
With so much love to everyone,