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We’re all on a path that leads to the same place: spiritual awakening. Awakening from the illusion and delusion that there’s something wrong with us, or anyone else. We’re awakening to the realization that we have an innate perfection.
Whether we like it or not.
One of the many helpful things I’ve learned is that my awakening takes a team.
No one can do it alone.
And yet many of us have really been trying to do it alone. That was the feeling I had for a very long time.
It seems crazy to say it, but it’s the truth – I was afraid that my spiritual friends would shun me if they knew how I really felt and what I really thought. Isn’t that insane?
What kind of TRUE spiritual student would shun someone who was struggling with shame and fear? Unfortunately, a lot of us do that and we don’t even recognize what we’re doing. I did that to everyone, and that’s why I was afraid others would judge me. Like attracts like.
The judger always feels judged.
I judged my fellow spiritual students and travelers, as well as spiritual teachers. I judged and judged and judged. And that’s why I was so afraid of other people’s judgments that I PRETENDED I was happier and holier than I believed myself to be.
I’ve since learned that it’s much harder to awaken that way. Of course it is. Confirming and affirming the judgments are correct only leads us further away from Love.
Our awakening requires us to accept each other, have compassion and to realize that we CANNOT do it alone.
We’re connected, and we’re intended to help each other. And love each other. And not judge each other.
Holy relationships are for the purpose of our awakening.
Holy relationships are in our future!
Of course we can practice on our own, but it’s truly unbelievable how much faster it is to do this work with others who are like-minded and committed.
Something I found in A Course in Miracles that’s been very helpful to me is this:
“You may be attempting to follow a very long road to the goal you have accepted. It is extremely difficult to reach Atonement by fighting against sin. Enormous effort is expended in the attempt to make holy what is hated and despised. Nor is a lifetime of contemplation and long periods of meditation aimed at detachment from the body necessary. All such attempts will ultimately succeed because of their purpose. Yet the means are tedious and very time consuming, for all of them look to the future for release from a state of present unworthiness and inadequacy.” T-18.VII.4.
I read that and realized that I’d been going about my spiritual practice the wrong way. I was fighting against my view of myself as a “sinner” rather than recognizing my innate perfection. And I was projecting the same thing onto other people.
That’s when I came up with the statement “we’re already as holy as holy can be.”
Our holiness is intact.
It’s eternal. It’s guaranteed.
Let’s stop arguing with the truth and just accept it.
Let me focus on my holiness and the rest will take care of itself.
There are so many shortcuts in our spiritual awakening, and they’re in ACIM, but many people don’t recognize them. That’s why I’ve made my bootcamp. So we can focus on the shortcuts and work the principles together to be more effective.
We can cultivate the eyes to see, the ears to hear and the heart to feel the truth. We can become miracle minded and profoundly accelerate our healing.
I’ve been doing this for 13 years because it works.
And it’s so much easier with company. Easier works for me. I’ve had enough of making things hard for myself. How about you?
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