“You must forgive reality for being what it is. Reality, the truly real, is relationship. You must forgive God for creating a world in which you cannot be alone. You must forgive God for creating a shared reality before you can understand it is the only one you would want to have. (A Course of Love, 6.1)”
Affirmation: “I would share my reality today.”
1 – Withdrawal
Sometimes, when life turns bad for us, we seek to withdraw. We want to be alone, sometimes because we blame others for what seem to be our troubles.
2 – We Made Our Own Reality
This is a false reaction. Others did not make the reality in which we live. We did. We drew what we see to ourselves, and thus we are in relationship to it. We cannot improve this false reality as long as we see ourselves separate from it, sitting in judgment.
3 – Unity and Relationship
We do want to be with others, in unity as One and in relationship one to the other. This is the only way that we can understand our world. We are meant to be a part of this shared reality, a part of the love that we can offer to ourselves (first), and then to our brothers and sisters.
4 – Not Meant to Be Alone
We are not meant to be alone. And when we withdraw into isolation and solitude, in the long term, we react amiss.
5 – Cooperation Necessary
We truly cannot be alone in this world. Sometimes others seem to get into our “business, and we just want to withdraw. But a new world requires cooperation with others. And it is a new world that we would see.
6 – The Real World
Here we get a greater understanding, in this passage, of what Jesus did not fully elucidate in A Course in Miracles. What is the real world? It is the world of relationship, of joining with all that is (an ACOL tenet).
I thank You that today I do not want to withdrawn, for I am truly grateful for a world filled with other people. We are in this together. We all need each other.
May I do my part to see that our relationships in this world are good and joyous. May today go well, always following Your guidance. And knowing that You would not have us to be alone.