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“As we teach, so shall we learn.” A Course in Miracles
I love the teachings of A Course in Miracles on crucifixion. Here we have our teacher, the great example, the one who went through the experience of the ultimate betrayal and crucifixion telling us what it really means. Hear what Jesus tells us in Chapter 6 of the text, Section 1, The Message of the Crucifixion:
“I have also told you that the crucifixion was the last useless journey the Sonship need take, and that it represents release from fear to anyone who understands it.” Paragraph 2
“If you react as if you are persecuted, you are teaching persecution. Rather, teach your own perfect immunity which is the truth in you, and realize that it cannot be assailed. Do not try to protect yourself, or you are believing that it is assailable. You are not asked to be crucified, which was part of my own teaching contribution. You are merely asked to follow my example in the face of much less extreme temptations to misperceive, and not to accept that as false justifications for anger. Remember always that what you believe you will teach. Believe with me and we will become equal as teachers.” Paragraph 6
The truth is in you – it cannot be assailed. Rather than protect yourself, choose love. The lover always feels beloved. The attacker always feels attacked.
“My brothers slept during the so-called ‘agony in the garden,’ but I could not be angry with them because I knew I could not be abandoned.” Paragraph 7
Let us open to this awareness in our own experiences. We can seem to abandon Love, but we cannot BE abandoned by Love.
“I am sorry when my brothers do not share my decision to hear only one Voice, because it weakens them as teachers and as learners. Yet I know they cannot really betray themselves or me, and that it is still on them that I must build my church. There is no choice in this, because only you can be the foundation of God’s church. A Church is where an alter is, and the presence of the altar is what make the church holy. A church that does not inspire love has a hidden altar that is not serving the purpose for which God intended it. I must found His church on you, because those who accept me as a model are literally my disciples. Disciples are followers, and if the model they follow has chosen to save them pain in all respects, they are unwise not to follow him.” Paragraph 8
The altar is the kingdom within. it may be hidden, but it is still there. Seek first the kingdom. Let us follow our teacher. Let us be a devoted disciple.
“I elected, for your sake and mine, to demonstrate that the most outrageous assault, as judged by the ego, does not matter. As the world judges these things, but not as God knows them, I was betrayed, abandoned, beaten, torn and finally killed. It was clear this was only because of the projection of others onto me, since I had not harmed anyone and had healed many.” Paragraph 9
He came to teach by example. Let us learn. As we teach, so shall we learn.
“You are not persecuted, not was I. You are not asked to repeat my experiences because the Holy Spirit, Whom we share, makes this unnecessary. To use my experiences constructively, however, you must still follow my example in how to perceive them. My brothers and yours are constantly engaged in justifying the unjustifiable. My one lesson, which I must teach as I learned it, is that no perception that is out of accord with the judgment of the Holy Spirit can be justified. I undertook to show this was true in an extreme case, merely because it would serve as a good teaching aid to those whose temptation to give in to anger and assault would not be so extreme. I will with God that none of His Sons would suffer.” Paragraph 10
“Teach only love, for that is what you are.” Paragraph 13
Do you feel like you’ve been betrayed, abandoned, beaten, and torn?
Who among us has not felt these things?
It is time now for us to follow, our teacher, the great example. Let us remember that we too cannot BE abandoned or betrayed. It is only our perception. ALL THINGS work together for our good learning. Let us harvest the wisdom encoded into our experiences now through the release of all judgment, which is unforgiveness. Let us ALLOW our resurrection. We give the heavy lifting to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and we rejoice to set ourselves free!
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