Our Mind is One with God

“Your mind is not contained within your body but is one with God and shared equally with all alike. This is reality.” (ACOL, C:6.2)

This concept, that our mind is not contained within our body, is part of the theology of A Course of Love. We don’t have to understand the concept fully to entertain that what Jesus says just may be true. If our mind is part of Mind, the Whole, the All of God, then we are not limited to a finite, physical form that we call the “body.” The body is the home of the ego, but we are no longer ego; we have left that concept in the dust behind us as we walked into the sunlight with God. We are the Self that is joined, is One, with God.

The mind thus becomes a much larger concept than we have known previously. We are not fooled any longer by illusory form. Our mind will survive our body (this another implication of what this quotation says).

The mind that is One with God is not meant to be weak and frail. It is only the body that can ever appear weak and frail, and these characteristics of physical form are finite. They do not survive the grave. This in itself is comforting, for we can know that our mind will live on. We may not be certain of what overcomes death, but we can be certain that it will be good.

God makes the good on this earth as well. When we know that we are mind rather than body, our health does not so much concern us. We no longer believe the lies of the ego, which would say that we are bound by the body. We are independent of body, and, as mind, we are joined with each other—no longer a separate, finite, spot of illusion that knows not where to go or what to do.

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One thought on “Our Mind is One with God

  1. David Smith

    So many equate the brain and mind. As you point out, they are not the same, the brain being a physical organ and the mind being out seat of knowing. I believe we can equate the mind
    with consciousness. Our individual mind or consciousness reflects our state of awareness. Divine Mind or God Consciousness reflects the total of all knowledge, all truth, all wisdom. I believe this is what Jesus was talking about when he spoke of the Kingdom of God. It is this Kingdom or Consciousness of God that is within us, just as we are within it. As we “seek first” the Consciousness of God, we expand our own consciousness to become aware of a higher truth, the truth that makes us free from the world of illusion.

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