I’m taking the time to share my thoughts with you in the hope that maybe this will be helpful to some students of the “Course in Miracles.” I’m not defending my beliefs as right or wrong; I’m simply sharing them. Like any gift, please just accept it graciously with the love that it’s shared with and then feel free to throw it in the trash or give it away if it’s not useful to you. I will never defend anything I write; I’m simply sharing it as my truth at this time in my awakening process. I ask that you graciously allow me the dignity of my lessons; I do not in any way proclaim to be completely awakened to my perfection, but I do profess that I’m devoted wholeheartedly to the process. The funny thing about this writing is that by the time you read this sharing it will already be in my past and, being Course students, you can understand why this will be meaningless to me by then. I simply feel inspired to share it now as a creative process of extending my thoughts on truth, which I hope will not be interpreted as “this is the truth.” The written word, like everything in form, is a symbol; and all symbols are open to interpretation. Truth, or God, can only be experience, which removes it from form. Remember, as Course students we are seeking a universal experience; symbols will away be open to interpretation based on where we are in our awakening process. We our all in the right place at this time for the learning that is needed for us to do our part in God’s plan for atonement.
Recently I have been talking on Pal Talk about defenselessness, a subject that surfaces often in Course circles. Defenselessness comes from an awareness of my perfection, my brother’s perfection and the perfection of creation in the present moment which is experienced as pure union. Thinking past forms or beyond symbols, as our reality, to the abstract nature of a universal thought process produces a direct experience of oneness with the perfection of creation, or direct communion with God. The pathway of awaking from the dream of separation is to stop guarding my private thoughts of the world of form as reality and accept the perfection of reality or creation as designed by first Cause, or God. As we grow stronger in light, attack will be impossible. As a matter of fact, it will be meaningless; and without a belief in attack we will no longer believe in a need to defend. However, if we interpret any symbol in the dream as being more than another symbol, we will misinterpret the symbol as truth and defend that symbol as our truth. If everything in form is recognized as a symbol and not reality, we can free ourselves from the bondage of defense.
For example, let me use this posting to explain my point:
If I believe my thoughts are true and that this posting is my truth or God’s truth, then I may feel the need to defend it. If I just see it as a symbol in the dream, I understand then I have given it all the meaning that it has for me. As a symbol it has no more reality than any other symbol, and its only purpose is to facilitate learning. As a creative process, it serves me in my awakening to the extent that my needing to defend it beyond this moment would be meaningless. In other words, we only defend what we are attached to; and if you are attached to a symbol, you’re attached to an illusion. I wake in gratitude to the awareness I am free of illusion and walk onward with you, my brothers, demonstrating our freedom from bondage of symbol, growing stronger in our awareness of perfection and peace throughout time.