Wakening the Minds of Those Asleep

“These things await us all, but we are not prepared as yet to welcome them with joy.  As long as any mind remains possessed of evil dreams, the thought of hell is real.  God’s teachers have the goal of wakening the minds of those asleep, and seeing there the vision of Christ’s face to take the place of what they dream.  (M69)”

Affirmation:  “May I awaken the minds of those asleep.”

Reflections:

This passage says some very important things to us.  The passage equates evil dreams with the thought of hell.  And the passage spells out what we are to do about that:  waken the minds of those asleep.  When we do so, the vision of Christ’s face takes the place of  the evil dreams.

This says that we have work to do, to bring Awakening to all minds.  We can move toward Awakening for ourselves by studying the Course diligently.  We will then not be unhealed healers, but those ready to take our part in the plan of salvation, the part that God has prepared just for us.  Until we respond affirmatively to the call for salvation, our part is missing.  Nor can it be taken by anybody else.  We are unique in that sense.

The vision of Christ’s face is mentioned several times in the Course.  We will see Christ in our brothers and sisters when we are prepared.  In large measure, that is what we are meant to see.  In dreams, which are what we are caught in before we waken, we will not see Christ’s face, because our brothers and sisters sometimes elicit anger and attack in us.  When we have let anger and attack fall away, we will be on our way to the salvation that we are bring to others, as well as accepting salvation for ourselves.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

May I leave aside thoughts of anger and attack, and take my place in Your plan for salvation.  May I awaken the minds of those asleep.  Until I have accepted the Awakening of my own mind, I will not be a completely healed healer.

Thank you for Your help.  I need You more than ever today.

Amen.

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