This morning, listening to His dear Voice on how to proceed with the blog, He said: "At the Source, of course, as there is no beginning and no ending to Reality. And ALL there is IS REALITY. So everything You see and experience, hear, smell, taste, touch -- every Idea -- is Real.
Is a decaying tree, or a Brother with a debilitating illness Real? Only to the limited way of knowing that We call thinking. There is a children's story that will clarify this. A mother was explaining how illness can be healed because it isn't true about anyone. The children were arguing that is must be true because the senses all agreed that it was.
They lived in an old house with some stained glass windows. She sent one child to the red window, and the other to the blue one, and asked them to look out at the horse grazing in the field. "What do You see?" Her son at the blue window said: "A blue horse!" -- while his sister stationed at the red window argued: "No! The horse is pink!" The mother asked them to change windows.
They did and came running to her. "We see now! The horse's color changed with our views of it. And neither view was right, because the horse is really white, and always was!" And, being children, they were quickly able to realize "our view didn't change her." And from there could see that sickness would be the same kind of mistake, or illusion, and never real either. From then on, they were quickly able to heal themselves and each other, of problems that presented themselves.
So, what does this have to do with A Course In Miracles?
Well, We too, as the children, can be willing to understand that the world that seems so solid and real, so material, is an illusion too. Through what stained window are We looking to experience it so? And what is really present? These are good questions and the answers are sometimes hard to take.
We are looking through the window of self-will, having appointed Ourselves as the decider of everything, rather than God or the Holy Spirit, which is what We really are. A friend of a friend, who never heard of A Course In Miracles, commented that she thought of the Holy Spirit as Our conscience. And why is that a good answer? Isn't it too simple and too ... 'human'?
What is Our conscience but a Voice that speaks to Us, sharing a better way to be. And We call it 'Ours'. Just so, the Holy Spirit will always give Us the better and the best way to think and act and Be. And It is 'Ours' too. So all of Us have already made acquaintance with the Reality that We are, although We seem so different.
The Real of Us is always present.