Alone or All One?

It is impossible to remember God in secret and alone. For remembering Him means you are not alone, and are willing to remember it. (T-14.X.10)

If we are One with God how can we talk about “not being alone” as though there is God and us? We think of being alone – and loneliness as well – as being without another body nearby. Yet we’ve all experienced being lonely in a crowd. Aloneness and loneliness are really experiences of feeling unwhole. What we are experiencing in loneliness is the lack of the part of our self that we are denying. What the quote above means is that you cannot remember God in the isolation of your ego. To feel whole is to remember you are Part of God.

God has not many Sons, but only One. (T-29.VIII.9)

You feel lonely in a crowd when you are in ego looking out at other egos -- separation. You feel empty and incomplete. Loneliness is not healed by the presence of other bodies but by the recognition that there is only God and that God is in everyone and everything you see because God is in your mind. You can look out at separation or you can look out at Oneness. You can feel lonely or you can feel All One.

The only part of your mind that has reality is the part that links you still with God. (T-14.V.1)

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Anonymous said…
Liz, my awareness of Self has come to light my mind and I know I am everywhere, I'm the formless Being beyond/behind form. I get confused now when I find my self trying to think as a personal self. It's all starting to slip away. I'm seeing that trying to think of 'me and others' really brings a lot of mind fuzz, like a cloud almost and the effect is fogginess. So it's becoming clear that it's best to not use the ego mind way of seeing because it's a clearer view from/with Oneness. I feel as the Oneness way of seeing becomes bigger my view of my Self expands. I don't know how to fully convey this as it is all experiences of shifts in perception. And another miracle was that I experienced 'hearing' the Holy Spirit outside of the body instead of in the head. It talks to me all the time now. I'm wide open and listening. I've come a long ways but still yet more to go. I feel I'm forgetting but I don't know what I'm forgetting and I don't know what I'm remembering. I'm in a whirlwind of shifts right now. I notice that it's only willingness that is required and the rest is done for you and I have just stopped questioning how it's all being done. I can't say that all of these shifts were welcome, there has been a lot of tears about 'seeing' Self. It's an awful lot to come to terms with. I know that I'm going to awaken to the fact there is no world and as much as this pisses me off I see no other option. I still want this world even though I see it offers nothing. There is only God, That which is me. The sadness and depression surrounding this whole awakening goes so deep into my Being that some days I feel that the sadness will never end. I feel I am getting near to something quite devastating and do not know if I will be able to handle it but on the other hand the only option is to deal with it. This deep sense of loss feels like a punch in the throat and an old ache in my chest that never heals. I've never cried so heavily before. I keep on coming through each cloud bank though and out to the other side feeling a little lighter each time. I just remind myself when I feel rattled, "The Holy Spirit guides me."
ACIM Mentor said…
Anonymous, I'm concerned about you hearing the Holy Spirit with the body's ears instead of in your mind. That can be a sign of mental illness. A disembodied voice outside of your mind is an auditory hallucination.

As you rise in consciousness the line between you and the HS blurs *in your mind*. It ceases to be "other" and just your own mind.

I'm also concerned about your depression. Yes, as you realize the world is not real the ego kicks back hard and depression can be part of that, but this is also offset by a joyous sense of liberation in the other part of your mind. I'm hoping this is what you mean when you say you come out of the cloud bank and feel lighter each time.
Anonymous said…
Thank you for your comment. It was an alarming comment to me so I had to go within and see why I was alarmed by your comment. What I found was that I was seeking for someone to acknowledge my pain/discomfort I'm experiencing and then it occurred to me that I was able to do that myself. Thank you again.

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