ACCORDING TO A COURSE IN MIRACLES, MADNESS IS DELIBERATE CHOICE TO BE SEPARATED AND NOT BE PART OF OTHER PEOPLE AND GOD
According to A course in miracles, Madness (delusion and hallucination) is a choice to separate from union, to see God and people as separate from one and relate to them from a distance, via talking instead of totally knowing them and they one as in unified heaven.
All people are insane because they chose to separate from each other and did it deliberately. The book does not ask you to pity people but for you to give up your own madness by no longer seeking separated ego and not defending your ego and return to the experience of your union with all people and with God and from that peace and joy show other people what to do to return to union, not by talking to them about it but by being it.
EVERYTHING ON EARTH HAS OPPOSITE SO WHY SHOULDN’T MORTALITY HAVE THE OPPOSITE OF IMMORTALITY, SEPARATION THE OPPOSITE OF UNION?
Everything on earth has an opposite, such as life and death, light and darkness, man and woman, good and bad; if so, since the earth itself is characterized by transitoriness and change why shouldn’t it have an opposite of eternity, permanency and changelessness?
Matter must have the opposite of spirit.
Spirit works with matter, matter beginning at its must subtle level, physical light whereas spirit is spiritual light.
BY NOT CALLING ME DOCTOR AND PROFESSOR, I GAVE ME PERMISSION TO NOT BE AN EDUCATED PERSON AND GIVE OTHER PERSONS PERMISSION TO TREAT ME AS RIFF-RAFF. OTHER PEOPLE TREAT US AS WE TREAT OURSELVES AND GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO TREAT US
I am a scholar’s scholar. I am totally dedicated to the search of knowledge. I am not motivated by desire to seem an especially important person, I did that when I was a kid but not since I learned that the pursuit of prestige is a neurosis, a mask over underlying sense of inferiority and inadequacy.
Nigerians can hardly obtain a PhD from second rate schools, and they insist that all people call them doctors and if they teach at universities, they insist that you call them professor.
I have PhD from America’s number one public university and number nine in the world, and I am a professor, but I do not like any one to call me doctor or professor because I wanted to not seek title in people’s eyes.
However, there is a psychological angle to what I did. By not insisting on recognition of my academic attainments I gave me permission to not seen an academic and for folks not to see me as one (even though in terms of productivity I doubt that any black man has produced the level of knowledge that I did, many books and hundreds of academic articles).
The lesson is that as one treats one’s self one gives other people permission to treat one.
December 11, 2021