LOVE MORE. A very simple concept, two words, hard to confuse. But the ego’s goal is to take the simple and fracture it beyond recognition. The ego takes its job seriously and is nothing if not consistent. This is how we have come to a time where there are a million messiahs all pointing in opposing directions.
From leading scholar Marcus Borg: “Rather strikingly, the most certain thing we know about Jesus according to the current scholarly consensus is that he was a teller of stories and a speaker of great one-liners whose purpose was the transformation of perception. At the center of his message was an invitation to see differently.” This quote should cause any Course student’s jaw to drop.
This morning I was attempting to bring clarity to a study group without causing too much of an agitation. I was inviting the group to not get “hung up” on the concept, the idea, the word, the form of Jesus. The purpose is inclusivity and unity, not specialness and certainly not cohesion or manipulation.
The man Jesus was the great example, not the great exception. If promises were fulfilled by One, promises can be filled by all. The main promise is; I will love God with all my heart and my brother as myself. More than that is not necessary and can be distracting. But we want to make it more than that. We want to brand our special sauce or special source and say, “I got the real thing and the rest is crap.” Is this way of thinking helpful? Does it align with the main promises or support them in any way, or does it subtly and surely erode peace in favor of specialness?
If we put anything before our sincere dedication to keep these promises, we can very easily fall into entertaining illusions. Taking on the beliefs that “this philosophy is better, wiser, more original than that.” Which as we have seen through history and up until today causes way more war than peace.
We are ALL here now. Equally available to channeling love. We have had many great teachers.
The particular and personal relationship that you have with Jesus is of importance to no one but yourself. If you are a Jesus devotee, great and if he is not your teacher great.
This is not a prerequisite to the peace that is available through working with the lessons of A Course In Miracles. The Course is aimed at a thought reversal to bring awareness to the context over the form. Jesus is a part of the form, his teaching is the content. It is helpful for our peace of mind to get to the content. The content is love.
If I get in the way of your getting the curriculum, I would gladly step aside and let Love have its way. The teacher is not what is important, the goal is important. The goal is peace.
I hope this is of help to you.
Maureen Muldoon is a woman of power who is passionate about the well-being of the human race. She is 100% responsible for healing the consciousness of authentic communication. Maureen is known as The Spiritual Vixen, a happiness Pied Piper, intuitive vision caster, fearless activist, writer, speaker, storyteller and thought leader.
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