“Only those who give over all desire to reject can know that their own rejection is impossible. (T48)”
Affirmation: “give over all desire to reject”
Rejection is of the ego, and once we relinquish the desire to reject our brother, we too know that our Self cannot be rejected by God. Knowing this is a great release. We cannot be rejected by God! What a glorious incentive to give up the ego.
All of us have known rejection. We may remember these incidents as among the worst of our life. But we do not have to be wounded irreparably. There is a way out. Once we have started to turn away from the ego, our perceptions are cleansed, and we at that time know less rejection from others. This is a principal motivator of the Course. And once motivation has been increased, we are well on our way to the Atonement.
Rejection from others, or our own personal rejection of self or others, can be one of the main disappointments in life. Once we truly realize that it is ourselves who have initiated any rejection, even when it seems to come from others, we are healed.
May we realize that in rejection, we are in the driver’s seat. We have made this situation, however much we may try to blame others. Help us especially not to blame You.
May we cease to contemplate rejection in any form. When this is accomplished, we will be well on our way to Atonement, a lasting Atonement.