Our Convictions testify to our Truths and each religious belief system holds a measure of Truth within it.
Hello world. My brothers have been posting some of the material from ACIM and other religious or spiritual doctrines asking for clarity of understanding the meaning of what is being shared through these scriptures and books. They were also asking me questions as to why I do or say the things I do…
A brother shares, “I found myself somewhat despondent about ACIM tonight. I’m going to bring it up to some of the groups to see if some people’s answers can bring me to peace about it. I might just be Misperceiving. I’m really going to take it to HS to try to get peace there. Usually when I ask HS a question I get answered pretty soon. So hopefully I won’t feel troubled over an extended period of time.
Here’s what I was wondering. My understanding of ACIM is that the Atonement has actually taken place , and that we are assured that everyone will successfully have their Spirit accomplish what it needs to on this physical World to bring about the Atonement . It’s like the groups are rallied to believe that it will Happen. That all feels so encouraging and uplifting and success oriented.
I also think that bringing on the Atonement requires that all humans need to reach a level of NEVER judging or projecting or having ANY ego aspect for that to happen. Is that a correct understanding of ACIM?
That really seems like it is a true set up for failure. I don’t believe that could ever be possible, not with what makes up for judging or projecting. I know it says it will happen for sure, but I don’t believe that can be true. That requirement is completely discouraging.
Buddhaism was like that, too. In order to be a true Buddha or Bodisapha (sp) You had to be a renunciation with NO thoughts of attachments or aversions. Even more, you had to only be in a NO THOUGHT bliss state ALL the time — FOREVER in no thought. They all live lives striving to live life here on Earth in as much of a totally no thought meditative State to qualify to get off the Karmic wheel. That entails completely being unaware of anything about the World.
Again that is too discouraging of a way to live; the prospect is disheartening and seems like an impossibility. Not only that, it feels like it likely misses the entire purpose of our life.
In some ways it makes Christianity look totally comforting, as people do not have to be sinless , perfect in every thought , in order to be…