Healing in giving.

My thoughts have been with “the Course” (A Course in Miracles) quite a bit today, so I followed the lead to visit there.  Whenever I do, I’m reminded of how words/thoughts can truly be like food … food that feeds a spirit-hunger … primal nourishment in a sense.  Such as it is, little is needed to satiate … and as well, time is necessary for digestion.  With that in mind, I welcome you to consider this excerpt … and “chew on it” for the day (or longer!).

Healing is a thought by which two minds perceive their oneness and become glad.  This gladness calls to every part of the Sonship to rejoice with them, and lets God go out into them and through them.  Only the healed mind can experience revelation with lasting effect, because revelation is an experience of pure joy.  If you not choose to be wholly joyous, your mind cannot have what it does not choose to be.  Remember that spirit knows no difference between having and being.  The higher mind thinks according to the laws spirit obeys, and therefore honors only the laws of God.  To spirit, getting is meaningless and giving is all.  Having everything, spirit holds everything by giving it, and thus creates as the Father created.  While this kind of thinking is totally alien to having things, even to the lower mind it is quite comprehensible in connection with ideas.  If you share a physical possession, you do divide its ownership.  If you share an idea however, you do not lessen it.  All of it is still yours although all of it has been given away.  Further, if the one to whom you give it accepts it as his, he reinforces it in your mind and thus increases it.  If you can accept the concept that the world is one of ideas, the whole belief in the false association the ego makes between giving and losing is gone.                               Chapter 5:I:1:1-14

 

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