Incredibly useful today are these words from resurrected Man, Jesus. On our 26th Day to Resurrection we come in touch with ideas like repetition compulsion and the ‘old rugged cross’ as well as ‘he is free to choose to crucify himself as often as he wants’…
Yes indeed this excerpt will again activate you to take another look at your beliefs and patterns as another totally loving invitation to come to: not this! And, yes indeed I need help.
Do not embark on foolish journeys because they are indeed in vain. The ego may will them because the ego IS both lean and foolish. But the Soul CANNOT embark on them because it is forever Unwilling to depart from its Foundation. The journey to the cross should be the LAST foolish journey for every mind. Do not dwell upon it, but dismiss it as accomplished. If you can accept that as YOUR OWN last foolish journey, you are free also to join My Resurrection.
Human living has indeed been needlessly wasted in repetition compulsion. It re‐enacts the Separation, the loss of power, the foolish journey of the ego in its attempt at reparation, and finally the crucifixion of the body, or death. Repetition compulsions can be endless, unless they are given up by an act of will, or, more properly as active creation. Do not make the pathetic human error of “clinging to the old rugged cross.” The only message of the crucifixion is in respect for man’s ability to OVERCOME the cross. Unless he does so, he is free to crucify himself as often as he chooses. But this was NOT the gospel I intended to offer him.
Source: V1Ch4.A9- Urtext A Course In Miracles