THE CAUSE OF PHYSICAL ILLNESS AND CURE FOR IT
There is God; God extended his self to his son. He gave his son his creative ability and the son extends his God-self to his own sons; that way creation begins from God and extends outwards infinitely.
The son of God got the idea that God did not create him, that he created God and created his self. It is impossible for him to create his self for once created one cannot create one’s self and create one’s father and brothers.
Since the son of God cannot create God and his self, he made his self-go to sleep and in his sleep invented a new self, the separated ego self, the human personality and housed it in body. He invented a universe of space, time and matter and used matter to construct body for his self and now seem to live in body. He now has the delusion that he created himself.
To be on earth, in the physical universe the son of God must have the illusion that he killed his father, God and subsequently took his power and used it to create his self.
GUILT AND FEAR
He feels guilty for killing his father, his creator. However, he fears that his father is not completely dead and may come after him and punish him, even kill him.
Guilt is a mind thing. He uses that guilt to punish his self by projecting it to his body. He now makes his body, otherwise a neutral object, to be sick. He concentrates on healing his physical illness and forget the source of his sickness, his separation from his father.
He makes guilt and fear seem real for they make him feel like he, in fact, did separate from his father and has invented his ego, separated self and body. Guilt and fear feeling makes separation seem real in his awareness.
If he, that is you, were to accept that he did not separate from His father, then he would accept that his father created him and that he did not create his father or create his self and thus would not feel guilty and fearful; he would feel innocent.
But he wants to feel that he created his self hence he must keep guilt and fear alive in his mind. Since guilt and fear are self-punishment and noxious, he makes it seem like forces other than his self-made him feel so. He accuses the God that he believed that he killed to seem separated from him of making him feel guilty and fearful.
CAUSE AND EFFECT; CAUSELESSNESS AND LACK OF EFFECT
God is the cause; the effect is his son. God caused his son, effect, to come into being. God is eternal and his effect, his son, is also eternal.
The son now believes that he caused his self to come into being. He cannot cause his self to come into being for God caused him to come into being. The son cannot cause his father to come into being, that is, he cannot create his father.
The son did cause his separated ego self and body to come into effect, into being. But his ego and body are not real, so he has not caused anything to come into being. His cause has no effect but to make it have effect he projects his guilt to his ego and body and makes them seem sick.
TO HEAL ONES MIND ONE MUST ACCEPT THAT GOD CREATED ONE AND IS IN CHARGE OF ONES LIFE
To be healed the son of God, me, you, must accept that God caused him, that God created him and that he did not separate from God, that he did not cause his self to come into being.
Once he accepts that God created him and stops thinking and behaving from the false ego separated mind, he has no longer a need to project guilt to his body and make it seem sick to punish his self for the sin of separation he believes that he had committed.
His mind is now healed for it has accepted that God created him. His healed mind heals his body, and all his physical sicknesses leave him.
In the dream he places his self in a body that he made vulnerable and see other people seeming to cause his body sickness and feels angry at them. His anger at those who he believes caused his body sickness and pain makes his body seem real for him.
He sees other egos in bodies, other sons of God who are sleeping and dreaming separation do terrible things to him, such as not give him jobs. He feels angry at them. His anger makes his ego real.
THE HOLY SPIRIT REINTERPRETS PEOPLES BAD TO MEAN GOOD FOR US
The Holy Spirit uses what the son of God made to liberate him. Those who discriminated against him, may not be consciously aware that they are saving him, but the effect of their denying him jobs is that he recognizes that he does not really benefit from working with discriminators, and racists. He now sees them as his savior for they prevented him from joining their sinful world maintained by drugs.
Instead of being angry at them he is now grateful to them for not permitting him to live as they do, dead people. He leaves the world of the dead, discriminators, and finds another world where love is given to all people.
Because he now sees those who did his ego wrong as his saviors, he is not angry at them any longer and loves all people and lives in peace.
FROM SPECIAL LOVE RELATIONSHIPS TO HOLY RELATIONSHIPS
One must be grateful to racists who denied one jobs because in doing so they prevented one from joining them in their wasted lives and waste one’s life. You forgive racists for what they did to you, in fact, helped you return to the awareness of your real self, as opposed to your hitherto desired false self that wanted to be successful in racists terms. You are no longer living in the hell called ego country.
You have transformed your relationship with people from ego based special love relationship where egos relate to egos and call it love when in fact it is hate and thus filled with unhappiness. You change your relationships to Holy Relationships that still see space, time and matter between people but loves and forgives their wrongs hence partially see people and you as you truly are, loving persons.
Your relationships are now improved, and your mind is now in partial sanity and upon your physical death you live in the world of light forms until your attraction to separation is completely given up and you return to our one shared self, God, and in it live in perfect peace and joy.
WHEN THE PRODIGAL SON RETURNS HOME HE LIVES IN GOD’S GRACE, ABUNDANCE
When the prodigal son who had left his father to go live a separated self hence suffered, acknowledges the mistake of separation and return home to his father, God, God gives him a feast. His entire needs are met, and he now lives in grace and abundance.
As one returns home, like the prodigal son, one’s father, God provides one with a feast; God provides one with all of one’s earthly needs; one is feasted; one is now living in God’s grace.
To be provided for by God one must not think or behave from one’s ego but from God. One must have solved the authority question and is no longer in struggle with God for whose will, will prevail in one’s life.
One has accepted that God created one and is greater than one hence one listens to God’s will and in obeying God’s will, that is, in allowing one’s separated ego to die, and Christ to be reborn in one, one finds one’s real self, the Christ, the son of God who lives in peace and in spiritual and material abundance.
The above material is my interpretation of pages 509-512 of A course in miracles.
November 30, 2021