Illusions

The Course says that we (not God) made the world that we see. It is an illusory world, but it does not appear illusory to us. We have “micreated,” but still what we have made cannot have power over us. It is as if to say that a god (Baal), fashioned of gold by the Israelites, has more power over their minds than does the Holy One at that very moment of fashioning tablets on the mountaintop with Moses. It simply isn’t so. We are one with God, and we never leave Him.

This understanding requires the knowledge that All is One. The Thought that is God extends Himself to create all living things. Only if God is mad could a part turn on the whole to destroy it. We have many times tried to turn on the whole and destroy, but to no effect. But God allowed this to happen only in illusion, assuring us that we have not in truth hurt either anybody–ourselves or others. Thus Return becomes possible at any time, although, practically, it may take millions of years for all of us to return.

A million years sounds daunting, but when we realize that we can have the “happy dreams that the Holy Spirit brings,” we know that we are not bereft in a hostile world. God needs many hands and feet to do His bidding in His world; he needs us to spread salvation upon the earth.

Let us do our part today, not by proselytizing, but by example.

One thought on “Illusions

  1. Aaron James

    With all due respect, Real Christians are to convince, persuade, Beg, share the truth or, as you say, Proselytize. Because Jesus is the Truth then no other can be! Since we are to Love the World if we do then we do not want to see anyone go down to Sheol because we love them, we share the Truth about Jesus and take an example from his lead. we do this by telling about his life and what he did here. He paid a price with his perfect life in the flesh once for all who believe in him. We FOLLOW him and if we lead we better lead people in a direction to share his gospel and serve him.

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