The wish to be unfairly treated is a compromise attempt that would COMBINE attack and innocence. Who can combine the wholly incompatible, and make a unity of what can NEVER join? Walk you the gentle way, and you will fear no evil and no shadows in the night. But place no terror symbols on the path, or you will weave a crown of thorns from which your brother and yourself will NOT escape. You CANNOT crucify yourself alone. And if you are unfairly treated, he MUST suffer the unfairness that you see. You CANNOT sacrifice yourself alone. For sacrifice is total. If it could occur at all, it would entail the whole of God’s creation, and the Father with the sacrifice of his beloved Son.[Urtext Manuscripts A Course in Miracles ch 27 The Body and the Dream,A, Excerpt, Miracles in Action Press 2008]
OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALING
Great opportunities for healing today. Reading the above and letting it tell me what it says I feel like sharing the great discovery. Unfairly treated? A wish for that? How can that be you ask. Sacrifice is total… What does all this have to do with healing?
To explore our perspective, we take a look at how you are accustomed to think and how that actually influences your possibilities of healing. The idea of assuming to be unfairly treated or assuming that you are sick are one and the same. Do you get that? If someone seems to have treated you unfair and you see that as a real happening, the one who did it can never be forgiven, right? This is the same idea as, when you think you can be sick, how can you be healed? Or if you think you are doing pretty good and “the other guy” is in bad shape, or you are not as sick as him and are there for lucky, because you think his sickness has nothing to do with you, who is the one being sick?
If this is real you are locked in this together, you agree? How could you ever trust “the other guy” ever again? A damaged body accuses, as it says later in the text. How could you ever love him again? It would be unfair to ask you to love or trust again, wouldn’t it? That seems now so reasonable. Your perspective of how you see yourself is condemning all involved. Sacrifice is total as it says in the text.
What is the new healing perspective? Whatever you thought about “the other guy” as what he could do to you or that his sickness has nothing to do with you or that you could get sick, did not occur and has no meaning. Later in the text it tells us: “You will have to attest to the fact that his sins had no effect on you, to demonstrate they were not real. How else could he be guiltless? And more: “In their UNDOING lies the proof that they were merely errors. LET yourself be healed, that you may be forgiving, offering salvation to your brother AND yourself. A broken body shows the mind has NOT been healed. A miracle of healing proves that separation is WITHOUT effect”.*
To let this new perspective come to you would take a miracle, right? Listen to this: The miracle undoes all things the world attests can never be undone. And hopelessness and death MUST disappear before the ancient clarion call of life. This call has power FAR beyond the weak and miserable cry of death and guilt. The ancient Calling of the Father to His Son, and of the Son unto his own, will yet be the last trumpet that the world will ever hear. Brother, there is no death.*
Amazing indeed. Thank you!
* from the Urtext Manuscripts of A Course in Miracles ch 27.