Note: Published in Miracles magazine, September – October, 2022 (Jon Mundy, publisher; Glenn Hovemann, editor)
“Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh.” (A Course in Miracles, COA ed., T-27.X.6:1)
“To access true knowledge of yourself and thus end all madness, you must go to knowledge in the right way, which is through love.” (Choose Only Love, “Wisdom,” bk 4, 5.II)
We can’t remember any of this, but when we failed to laugh at the idea that we might attack God, making an illusion we would like better than the reality He provided, separating from our brothers and sisters, we chose madness. And in madness is how we will stay until we discover truly how to love. Love rights everything. Unfortunately, we have become so accustomed to hearing that love is the Answer, that we don’t fully comprehend the import.
Perhaps if we try to discover how to love, we will make some progress. We first forgive our brothers and sisters for what they have not done to us. We have been living in a dream, because that is the only way that we could experience the madness that we chose. We must drop judgment of our brothers and sisters, and we do this by recognizing the illusion. A Course in Miracles says that fear is judgment. (T-29.X.9:3) Fear is the opposite of love, and when we drop the judgment that fuels fear, we are left with love. Then, in love, we are safe in God’s arms once again.
We all want true knowledge of who we are. And this true knowledge of self and others arises when we love, ourselves and others. A tiny amount of love can be “milked” for all that it is worth. And when we do so, we are enhancing that which is our heritage, and that heritage is love. God’s Love.
When the fear dissipates, we are no longer afraid of what others will do to us. Because now we don’t fear or judge our brothers and sisters, we are free to love them—possibly for the first time.
When overwhelmed with love, thank God for this blessing.