How do I determine what to do each day ? I realize that judgement is a two edged sword, which can cut in both direction and cause injury. Jesus said he came NOT to judge but to save. My mediation today, ACIM Chapter 30, The New Beginning, Section 7, The New Interpretation was my answer. It begins :
“Would God have left the meaning of the world to your interpretation? If He had, it has no meaning. For it cannot be that meaning changes constantly, and yet is true. The Holy Spirit looks upon the world as with one purpose, changelessly established. And no situation can affect its aim, but must be in accord with it. For only if its aim could change with every situation could each one be open to interpretation which is different every time you think of it. You add an element into the script you write for every minute in the day, and all that happens now means something else. You take away another element, and every meaning shifts accordingly.
What do your scripts reflect except your plans for what the day should be? And thus you judge disaster and success, advance, retreat, and gain and loss. These judgments all are made according to the roles the script assigns. The fact they have no meaning in themselves is demonstrated by the ease with which these labels change with other judgments, made on different aspects of experience. And then, in looking back, you think you see another meaning in what went before. What have you really done, except to show there was no meaning there? But you assigned a meaning in the light of goals that change, with every meaning shifting as they change.”
And concludes with :
“The Holy Spirit’s goal gives one interpretation, meaningful to you and to your brother. Thus can you communicate with him, and he with you. In symbols that you both can understand the sacrifice of meaning is undone. All sacrifice entails the loss of your ability to see relationships among events. And looked at separately they have no meaning. For there is no light by which they can be seen and understood. They have no purpose. And what they are for cannot be seen. In any thought of loss there is no meaning. No one has agreed with you on what it means. It is a part of a distorted script, which cannot be interpreted with meaning. It must be forever unintelligible. This is not communication. Your dark dreams are but the senseless, isolated scripts you write in sleep. Look not to separate dreams for meaning. Only dreams of pardon can be shared. They mean the same to both of you.
Do not interpret out of solitude, for what you see means nothing. It will shift in what it stands for, and you will believe the world is an uncertain place, in which you walk in danger and uncertainty. It is but your interpretations which are lacking in stability, for they are not in line with what you really are. This is a state so seemingly unsafe that fear must rise. Do not continue thus, my brother. We have one Interpreter. And through His use of symbols are we joined, so that they mean the same to all of us. Our common language lets us speak to all our brothers, and to understand with them forgiveness has been given to us all, and thus we can communicate again.”
LOOK, LISTEN, and DO NOT JUDGE. Leave judgement to the “ONE” who can judge FOR ALL. I am the DREAMER, living the part of the CHARACTER, in the dream of separation. As the character, do not judge from the character’s perspective, but step back and leave judgement to the DREAMER and the HOLY SPIRIT – their judgement is for ALL, THEY alone can change the dream. Put forgiveness in the hands of the dreamer.
Forgiveness is the key because forgiveness but recognizes that the dream is an illusion and never happened and God’s Son is STILL as God CREATED Him. Not characters fighting to be special but ONE with Christ and God the Father.
God Bless Christ Bless I Bless and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Amen