“Reality observes the laws of God, and not the rules you set. It is His laws that guarantee your safety.”
We know that bad things happen to us in illusion, in the way of this world. We also know that our real Self has never been harmed. The entity of which we are a part is that real Christ Self (from A Course of Love). And it is this Self who is always safe from misfortune, from pain, from suffering.
Our Higher Self sometimes sets things up that appear to harm our “little,” or personal self. We are working out our salvation in this world, and we don’t understand the higher Forces that are impinging upon this world as much as we would, perhaps, like to know and understand. We know that the personal self isn’t to be blamed for misfortune; this is the wrongheaded New Age thinking that would blame the victim. But all “victims” need to understand everything. Our finite minds cannot comprehend all that we confront. But we know that God means us well, that He is never to blame. Perhaps we charted a difficult course in our lives from the Other Side, before our birth. Perhaps we took on challenges that maybe we now regret. We are apparently so optimistic before our birth that we take on the world, so to speak. Only to have the world come crashing down around us.
These are things about which we have no proof and cannot be certain. But A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love are both certain that, regardless of what happens, we remain safe.
This is true reality. This is our inheritance. And all really is well with us, regardless of appearances.