“All gifts of God are given equally and distributed equally. It is your belief that this is not so that causes judgment. All who believe they have ‘more’ fall prey to righteousness. All who believe they have ‘less’ fall victim to envy. Both ‘fall’ from grace and limit their ability to receive. (A Course of Love, 20.40)”
Affirmation: “God grants gifts equally to all.”
1 – Depression
We often think, in our egoic mind, that another is superior to us in some way, and this activates the depression of the ego in its deflation. All egoic thoughts work this way. There is a great deal to be said for depression as the result of the ego being undermined at every turn. And what other way could work to turn us from the ego? If it made us happy all the time, our salvation would be impossible to reach.
2 – Gifts Are Given Equally
God gives all gifts equally and distributes all gifts equally. When we feel “less than” another, we judge; the same, when we feel “more than” another. It is true that in this world gifts appear to differ, but one day all will know that everything belongs to all, and in equal measure (from A Course in Miracles).
3 – Righteousness / Envy
We would not fall prey to either righteousness or envy. We would give up these deplorable attitudes. Instead, we would welcome our brothers and sisters as the students/teachers of the Way that they are. We are all equal in God’s sight. And when we humbly accept our lot in life, to be improved as God’s grace shows us, we will be living a more desirable life. We can strive to achieve, but not for egoic reasons. The ego always loses in the end, and if we seek to prop up our weakened ego, we will lose all the blessings that A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love are seeking to give us.
I do believe that the rain falls on the saved as well as the sinner (so to speak). I do believe that the gifts of God are a free gift, that He wants to help us walk through life. And I have had the mystical experience that proved this, at least to me, and this happened many years ago. I have not doubted that God’s gifts are a free offer of help in all the years since.