The Guide to Salvation (Part 2)

ego v spirit


This post is part of a series entitled: Reflections from A Course in Miracles.   We are currently reflecting on Chapter 5 Healing and Wholeness, Part III The Guide to Salvation part 2.

Yesterday, we reflected a lot about what it means to see our brother as the Holy Spirit. We also learned that Spirit can communicate through symbols and Time is a function of the Ego and is irrelevant to Spirit.

The Ego believes the Peace of the Holy Spirit is a threat because it interprets War as the only means of survival. This kill or be killed mentality is not of spirit. If you look through history, again and again, you can see just how many times Religion has been responsible for War, Yet most religions teach peace.

“The ego becomes strong in strife. If you believe there is strife you will react viciously, because the idea of danger entered your mind. The idea itself is an appeal to the ego.”

The Ego welcomes strife as a chance at survival of the fittest, the Spirit welcomes only peace. Whenever we are prompted to anger, we can be assured this is the ego operating, not the spirit.

Next, we have a Law of Attraction principal;

“What you perceive in others you are strengthening in yourself.”

Each person in our life brings us a lesson to be learned. The lesson could be about ending a familial cycle, it could be about growing in strength and courage or learning to love unconditionally. Our irritation with another is cause to look internally to see what our part is in situation.

The idea in this chapter is to remember that at birth, our minds became to separate and distinct areas; the ego and the spirit. Most of us spend our entire lives living in the ego’s frame or reference and looking for the spirit. This is a never-ending journey to peace and eternity and it starts with our interaction with ourselves and continues as we interact with others.