Remembering Love Together
. . . the choice to join is the end of suffering.
A Course in Miracles exists in order that you and I might remember that we can choose between loving and unloving ways of communication with our brothers and sisters. The world we perceive attests to the choice we have made.
Thus, when I glance at my phone and see images of tortured and murdered Ukrainians, their bodies left on the street in the wake of retreating Russian soldiers, I can safely assume that my journey from fear to love is not yet complete, and I need you still.
The question is: for what do I need you? And for what do you need me?
Very simply, to remind one another that we have but one need, and that need is to remember that we are not separate - not from each other, not from Creation, and not from God. All else follows from this correction.
This is another way of saying that we are here to remind one another to disregard the lies of the ego, and to refuse the conditions it places on love, especially the one that states "seek and do not find" (T-12.IV.1:4).
The ego is certain that love is dangerous, and this is always its central teaching. It never puts it this way; on the contrary, everyone who believes that the ego is salvation seems to be intensely engaged in the search for love. Yet the ego, though encouraging the search for love very actively, makes one proviso: do not find it (T-12.IV.1:1-3).
Passages like that humble me. They encourage me to slowly and carefully examine my mind to ensure I am not on a spiritual wild-goose chase dictated by ego. The ego always emphasizes lack. It is always going on about what is missing and what we need to do in order to acquire and possess it. Ego loves the future (which, you will notice, never quite arrives).
The Holy Spirit is much simpler: it simply asks us to notice what we are right now. It asks us to give attention to "the altar of God where Christ abideth" (T-12.III.10:3), which is within us (T-12.III.9:9). It asks us to notice we are not alone and to become responsible for how we think.
If you will recognize that all attack you perceive is in your own mind and nowhere else, you will at last have placed its source, and where it begins it must end. For in this same place also lies salvation (T-12.III.10:1-2).
Together we remember why this work matters. Together we are the reason we do it.
Find a moment today to remember what you are in truth: feel the calm certainty of the Love that excludes nobody and nothing, and is already given. You do not seek alone, and what you find you find for all of us as one.