“This one brother can unite you with all whom you perceive as others, for all others are one with him as well as you. This is the one joining that needs to occur to bring about all the rest. (A Course of Love, 12.9)”
1 – Join with One = Join with All
When we come to truly join with one brother or sister, we have joined with all, for all are one. We have learned how to love that special one (in a special relationship now turned holy–a concept from A Course in Miracles), and we can easily see the value and the way of transforming that love of one to all others.
2 – Love
It is not an ACIM or ACOL tenet, but we are actually loving another with the love that is inside of us. The fact that the Self/Christ is within makes this so. We love to the degree that the shades of illusion have been removed from our eyes. We love to the degree that is not covered over by the insanity of our minds, the strong presence of the ego.
3 – The Ego
If the ego seems to be a devil figure, this is not an ACIM or ACOL tenet, but the concept to my own mind does follow logically. But there is a difference. Because the ego is a part of our belief about ourselves, it will be transformed but not extinguished when we come into our own, when the Self/Christ has been recognized and sustained as a way to live.
4 – All Unique
So loving one brother or sister can teach us to love all. But this does not mean that we can substitute one individual for another. We are all unique, and we elicit love of different sorts, depending on the facets of our personality that are reflected, as in a mirror. (These are interpretations, not stated in ACIM or ACOL.) Just as we recognize that we love our children, for example, differently but equally, we can transfer this knowledge to all others, for, as stated in the passage, we are all one.
Thank You for this good day. At times I have truly felt myself to be One with the people whom I have met, especially those whom I already know. But I have also felt a warmth toward all others I have encountered in my travels about. Thank You for this blessing.
May I remember to express gratitude for the good things that happen, as soon as they happen as possible. May my remembrance be keen in this regard.
We are all One, and when we realize this, the whole world seems to open up. Thank You for the clarity of my world today.