All Is Well, Always

All is well and perfect and always has been. I have resisted this experience from the beginning for many reasons.

For one thing, it was too good to be true. I didn’t trust it, though it was something I had always sensed. For another, it obviously did not apply to the self and its world—or the self’s thought system’s (ego’s) interpretation of the universe of form. So I didn’t want it. What good was this idea to me in my identification with the self? The personal thought system in my mind was saying, as always, “What’s in it for me?” and, because I identified with it, those words were my own. I wanted it to be well and perfect according to my definition of well and perfect at the level of form. Of course, what I couldn’t see was that the personal thought system would never, ever see things that way. It is a thought system of lack, guilt, and fear.

And, of course, there was my belief in guilt in the way. How could I accept that all is well and perfect when guilt was real to me? This is related to the last obstacle. What I wanted to see as well and perfect was the world of guilt I projected. And that was never going to happen.

And this brings me to the idea I can see now was beneath those other forms of resistance: If all is well and perfect, always, then the personal thought system’s world is clearly not real.

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nicci said…
thank you liz.
Unknown said…

As a mantra, "All is Well" can drop the ego's thought system right into Truth/Peace.
hannah said…

(Oh Laugh! My niece is sitting at the table playing on a laptop and she just started singing 'tell me why, it's nothing but a mistake, tell me why, its nothing but a heartache, i don't wanna hear you say, i want it that way'. she does that kind of thing.)

So when i experience a higher miracle I'm experiencing mind without guilt? Mind experiencing no self attachment or reality? I feel confused by the experiences when i think about them afterward because it feels like this self experiencing perfection. Oh hang on. Can Self experience perfection when it's stopped trying to give or find meaning in the selfs world? In its thoughts? So is it NOT this self experiencing perfection but Mind experiencing perfection? Is self a word for stories and thoughts?
ACIM Mentor said…
Hannah, you are confusing self with Being/Mind (what some people call Self with an upper case 's'). You always experience your Being/Mind. So when the self falls away it's not an alien experience. You don't cease feeling like you. Actually, the self is an alien experience. That's what you realize.

Yes, when you experience a higher miracle you are experiencing mind without guilt. So, yes, it is mind experiencing perfection.

"Self", as I use the word anyway, means body and personality and ego. It is an experience; a mind concept of itself as a limited form that includes stories and thoughts. Others use the term in their own way.
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Unknown said…

Should that read self with a small "s" in the above paragraph?
ACIM Mentor said…
Jacomina, it was uppercase because it was the first letter in the sentence.
hannah said…
Well! Yayness with a big old capital Yay! I doubt that would have made sense to me til that last experience involving choice. Reading your response i realise that I've heard you say this before.

So revelation is pure Mind. 'Knowledge, just Mind knowing Mind? No idea of not mind? No ideas! ?
hannah said…
Well. Golly. I'm assuming yes which could be a mistake of course, but if yes, well great holy extension batman! I am nothing but Love! I've always rested to one degree or another in the line from acim 'my presence will be felt within the dream, but not my reality.' But golly, i was trying to separate Mind and Truth. How could i miss that i was doing that! ? Ah, I'm still in assume yes mode. But Liz I've been trying to imagine/face the death of Mind. But there is no death! I see now why you would use the term Mind/Being rather than Self.

ACIM Mentor said…
Hannah: Yes.
Unknown said…
Ok Liz, got it. Thank you

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