“The mind that serves spirit is invulnerable. (T11)”
1 – Do You Feel Vulnerable?
Many of us feel vulnerable. But there is a way out. When we dedicate our minds to the service of spirit, we will know ourselves to be invulnerable. This is one of the few places in A Course in Miracles that “spirit” is not capitalized and therefore meant to be the Holy Spirit. I interpret this to mean that to focus on “spirit” (not capitalized) would inject controversy into our study. By the same token, the word “soul” is not brought up in any significant way in ACIM; there are too many theological overtones to the word “soul,” and Jesus says that theology can delay. We need the universal experience that ACIM seeks to bring about. We do not need to let theology delay, for a universal theology is impossible. (These are paraphrases from ACIM.)
2 – Invulnerability
What a grand experience this is, even when seen only in snatches. We will recognize invulnerability only at certain junctures, when we are especially open to love. When we pray that our minds will serve spirit only, we are well on our way.
3 – A Great Gift
The recognition of invulnerability is a great gift. We can walk unafraid throughout our world, certain that we are protected. We may find pain, but we will not know suffering in that pain. And Jesus has promised in A Course in Miracles that we do not have to learn through pain. This is an open mind, serving spirit, that lets us walk freely through the sometimes conflict-ridden world that we know.
4 – The Holy Spirit
When I say “spirit,” I am not specifically writing of the Holy Spirit, but it is through Him that we live best. Our minds cannot comprehend Who the Holy Spirit really is, but we can pray that we will understand from a mystical standpoint. We can “know” things, beyond the shadow of a doubt, internally–things that we would not ever be able to verbalize. So part of our prayers today could well me an entreaty to have us come to comprehend something more of Who we mean by the Holy Spirit. And, in the meantime, we can speculate that it is He that will tell us, being, as He is, our Guide.
I would be invulnerable, because I would let my mind be totally subject to Your peace. When I am not stressed, I do not get angry–another way of saying that my ego is not in control.
I would try to invite the Christ-consciousness by being sure that I am following the guidance that You give to me. I would sustain a better way to live.