If you perceive both good and evil, then you are perceiving both the false and the true. (A Course in Miracles)
“If you believe in both truth and illusion, you cannot tell which is true.” Truth is that which is both unchanging and the same within each of us. Live here fully, in all your being and all your doing. Illusion, on the other hand, is that which is projected from the unconscious or egoic mind. It is the dream of form. Accept it, do not fight, but never for a moment believe that any of it means anything.
“Opposites do not exist.” The unconscious mind is constantly telling you what is good or bad, but you do not know with any degree of certainty what is good or bad. Better to say yes to all of reality, knowing that whatever is happening is supposed to be happening. Accept your bliss as well as your challenges as simply what is. No labeling. Unconditional acceptance is the condition for total knowledge and perfect peace.
“This is the condition of knowledge.” Knowledge is beyond the labeling of good and bad. Knowledge is calmly accepting everything in peace and responding in love. Meditate to find gratitude for your blessings and the unemotional calm to respond to challenges directly. Challenges are there only to push you back into the depths of knowledge, to test your faith, to strengthen your presence so that your light can shine more brightly. All that is done in love is perfect. Doing only this is complete knowledge.
“Only reality is true, but do you believe it?” Reality is formless, eternal, within you and all around. It is love, consciousness, being, inspiration, intuition, presence, stillness. Have faith only in this and let go of the idols of form.
All quotes from A Course in Miracles. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.