Special Love or Real Love

The ideas in this essay are abstract, but the truth is abstract because it applies to everyone. Statements about specific details are not important. What is important is finding the truth that can solve all of our problems at the same time. All of the world’s problems came from our feelings of guilt. Actually, the whole visible world was produced […]

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An Open Letter to the Oppressed People of the Earth

This poem introduces five ways of dealing with suffering. Around the world, people are suffering From hatred, attack, and plundering But each has his own way of dealing With the pain and sorrow he is feeling The first way of dealing with oppression Is to stoically endure the aggression To grit one’s teeth and to brace For the pain that […]

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The Fear of Love

Recently, I was discussing with someone whether we will have bodies after we die. His opinion was that we will have bodies. He thought our bodies would keep us from “freaking out” or from becoming extremely uncomfortable. He thought that our bodies would help us retain our individual identities. A few days ago, a friend told me that he thought […]

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From Zero to Infinity in an Instant

We worship an idol (though we know it not) because we want to have more of something. And in order for one person to have more of something, another must have less by comparison. If the universe is finite, and if physical things represent ultimate reality, then physical goods cannot be shared. Rather, we must compete for them. This is […]

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Heaven and the Dream of Separation

The following statements summarize some of the main ideas of the book, A Course in Miracles. Anything that is not eternal is an illusion. Time is an illusion. The body is an illusion. Guilt is an illusion. Sin is an illusion. Sickness is an illusion. Forgiveness is the final illusion because it realizes that illusions are not real and that they […]

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The Turning Point

This passage from A Course in Miracles summarizes how individuals, societies, and planets fundamentally change: The acceptance of the Atonement by everyone is only a matter of time. This may appear to contradict free will because of the inevitability of the final decision, but this is not so. You can temporize and you are capable of enormous procrastination, but you cannot depart […]

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Love and the Call for Love

There are two types of expressions: (1) love and (2) the call for love. Every loving thought is eternal. It is never lost and it benefits everyone. Every call for love is a call for help, a call for healing. In this world, calls for love reveal that healing is needed. Fear, anger, and attack are calls for love. Those […]

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The Biggest Mistake

Our sense of inadequacy, weakness and incompletion comes from the strong investment in the “scarcity principle” that governs the whole world of illusions. From that point of view, we seek in others what we feel is wanting in ourselves. We “love” another in order to get something ourselves. That, in fact, is what passes for love in the dream world. […]

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