The actual Miracle And also the Thoughts: Broken phrases
September 10, 2020 Business
In this fourth article in the series on the “miracle” and the “mind,” we are going to discuss the way the unkindness of specialness is translated by the ego into making the Sonship appear fragmented. While nothing is really fragmented or separate the truth is, the mind (because everything is in the mind) has the look of being fragmented due to the projected forms which are only ego judgments of specialness, uniqueness and individuality. These are accustomed to make us be noticeable as special in a crowd of sameness and thus they divide the Sonship. This speaks to the very heart the main one problem: The separation. These judgments maintain it. No-one is different. Everyone is the exact same regardless.
Only equals are in peace and to be equal we should look after dark differences seen with the body’s eyes to the major point in A Course in Miracles (ACIM): All of us have the exact same ego (the same fear and guilt in our mind) and that unites us. We also all have the exact same right mind and the exact same ability to decide on between them. To say we are spiritually different (special) from what is really a part of us (the same) is saying we prefer to keep up the separation from God and that’s what we shall actually learn and teach.
The function of the miracle is not to possess us stop choosing our egos. It’s to possess us remember that we are choosing the ego. Again, I can’t emphasize this enough. It’s this that gets nearly all Course in Miracles students way off the mark (Rules for Decision, Kenneth Wapnick, underline mine).
Fragments are merely the dualistic manner in which we perceive differences where there are none. Understand this quote from Kenneth Wapnick:
The Sonship [the whole] in its Oneness transcends the sum of its parts” (T-2.VII.6:3). Put simply, one cannot appreciate the pure wholeness and oneness of Christ simply by adding up the billions and billions of fragments that the world thinks could be the Son of God, a quantifiable entity consisting of certain number of separated fragments. Christ in His very nature is just a perfect and undivided One, as Mind, and He loses that essential characteristic which defines His Being if fragmentation of any one of its forms is acknowledged as real (The Message of A Course In Miracles: Few Decide to Listen by Kenneth Wapnick, page 67, underline mine).
Because of this group of articles, we’ve been using spiritually special Course teachers as our example wherein they choose “spiritual dress” to produce themselves more special and chosen by God to do His work. This makes them different, i.e., be noticeable in a crowd as special from others who are their equals a course in miracles. In the context with this discussion, this makes fragmentation real because judgments are created about differences. Where there are differences (instead of sameness) there is no peace and and so the spiritually special cannot learn nor teach peace.
The ego thrives on the comparisons of specialness. When you compare yourself with others, wherein you are very important and they’re not because Jesus gave you a unique assignment… you see differences where there are none (because you are centered on forms which do not matter). The only path you should think of yourself as having an essential function is to understand everyone has an important function too: forgiveness (The Healing Power of Kindness, Vol. 2: Forgiving Our Limitations by Kenneth Wapnick, location 884, Kindle, underline mine).
Cults are groups that believe themselves special from everyone else. Cult leaders are like any group leader who make themselves and their group special. Since purpose is in the mind, then their purpose is specialness, uniqueness and thus separation and fragmentation by seeking to divide the Sonship. They interact form but not at heart as ego is approximately separation. Put simply, while everyone shares the exact same ego, the ego says each one is different and not joined so there is no true joining. Groups come together because they first believe they’re separate and so they’re essentially reinforcing that belief.
Everyone has memories of notorious cults in history; however, let’s ensure we understand what is supposed with a cult or its leader. The term symbol definition for a “cult” which most do not consider is, “A misplaced or excessive admiration for a certain person or thing.” Wapnick has recently noticed that the Course is being made special and changed into a religion. Additionally it falls consistent with the definition of a cult and spiritually special Course teachers as cult leaders due to the demands of their ego. Assertions, demands and needs are clues that the ego has been chosen. Special faith is taught by the ego to reinforce ego.
Here is the answer to every problem which will confront you. In this world, you think you are sustained by everything but God. Your faith is positioned in the absolute most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the “right” people, and an endless list of types of nothingness that you endow with magical powers. All these things are your replacements for the Love of God (Lesson 50).