We are not really meant to be separate one from another, encased in bodies that are separate. In the worldview of A Course in Miracles, bodies are the symbol of separation. Only mind can actually become one. And this melding can and does occur, though we are fearful of losing our individualized identities. We actually do want our minds to join as one, and this is the closeness that one normally seeks in physical relationships. These alone will not satisfy us, because we want a true intimacy that is mind to mind. We seek this intimacy in our special relationships. But these are hard going without forgiveness of one another, the aspect of Reality that would allow genuine closeness. If we do not forgive, we are going to become embittered or we are going to wander from relationship to relationship, one to the other, seeking something that cannot be found. This is the crux of the matter. Forgive, and the boon we desire is ours. Refuse to forgive, and we are captives of the ego, which can never give us what we desire–true genuine Oneness.
–from Out of the Maze, an e-book by the author of this blog. Note: The worldview of A Course of Love says that the “elevated Self of form” will be a desirable way to live in this world in physical bodies.