Part of the spiritual journey is to heal the beliefs in sickness, pain and death. These beliefs can feel very ingrained to a mind that’s identified with the body. It can seem frightening to take a closer look at these thoughts when we’d rather avoid them. When faced with thoughts of death it can seem intensely fearful, our instant reaction can be to distract away from the fear, but these can be used as mind expanding experiences. In handing all of our thoughts over around sickness and death we can let the Holy Spirit interpret and heal our perception around these beliefs to free our mind from suffering.
David Hoffmeister shares an experience he had while practicing A Course in Miracles workbook lesson 163, “There is no death. The Son of God is free.” He had the experience that there truly is no death and that death is the ego. A woman in front of David had collapsed on the ground and stopped breathing in the grocery store he was in while practicing the ACIM lesson. When David had the experience that there truly is no death, the women seemed to be a reflection of mind and simultaneously began breathing again. What does Jesus mean by, “There is no death. The Son of God is free”? He’s really saying, “There is no ego. The Son of God is free.”
Allow yourself to feel what you feel without judging it. Don’t conclude anything about your identity as a result. Suicidal depression is the conclusion that your life is worthless, but your ego laughs and pursues you beyond the grave. Just let the feelings come and go, release them.
The purpose of the ego is death. It has no good aspects, no source and no healing purpose. Unplug from it. The world is a projection of guilt, hatred, and anger. Decide that you want to heal, and Spirit will help you see differently. Love has the power to reinterpret everything you perceive! This world is error. The Correction, Atonement, is that the separation never happened. An experience of pure love will come that will end your doubting. This is the reason for happiness. You are not responsible for the error, but only for accepting the correction. Stop projecting the error onto the world; that’s the way you keep it. On the other hand, when you forgive it, you free yourself and the world.
Do you ever notice depressed thoughts in your mind or feel suicidal? Spirituality takes the stigma off of suicide because you realize life is not of the body. The body never lives or dies. “A Course in Miracles” is taking us into a state of mind in which we see that hell, upset, and the death wish are synonymous with wrong-mindedness. Joy, peace, happiness, and clarity are all synonymous with right-mindedness. The important decision is who am I aligning with: the Spirit or the ego? You realize heaven is reached through the choice for life. Expose the valueless death wish and choose resurrection of the mind. Everything is the result of a decision, the outward picture of an inward state of mind. Choose a miracle!
Any upsetting thought is just a thin veil drawn over intense rage. Death is a decision. What happens to you, you have asked for. Atonement is accepting the correction that has already been given. Forgiveness is a life wish. The ego is a death wish. The prerequisite for accepting the correction is to see the death wish as in your mind. First you must understand that your problem is always a perceptual problem; you are seeing something that is not there. Once you admit this then you can accept the answer, the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The solution is never a choice in this world; nothing in the world needs to be saved; only the mind can be salvaged. Face your darkness, your belief in lack. You are worthy of moving through it to perfect happiness. God’s plan for you cannot fail. The world is escaped through life.