ACIM ExplainedSep 30, 2021
Words are symbols of symbols. Twice removed.
For students of A Course in Miracles, the Course speaks of words being symbols of symbols, twice removed. What exactly does this mean?
What happens on the level of form stems from the split-mind. The mind that dreams that death in duality is true. It is the split-mind that decides what happens in the world. It extends love and projects the dark shadows of guilt that come from the belief in sin (the idea of separation). It cannot simply project darkness, as it would be impossible to live in darkness at all times.
The split-mind is the first symbol. It is where the choice for separation over sameness (Oneness with Perfect Love) was made. It is here those shadows of the sin of separation are thought, such as 'I have killed God,' or 'I have abused God,' or 'I have cheated on God.' It is these thoughts that then project towards each seemingly separate self and are played out on the level of form.
This is why you must not judge the story in time, for it is thought projected outwards. If you fall underneath the shadow of suffering that 'I have killed God,' then you will experience murder. Either you will kill another or be killed yourself, or even have a loved one take from you traumatically. We simply play out what the split-mind thinks within.
In the image above, I give you the example of the split-mind that dreams that it has cheated on God by choosing to be separate instead of the same. This line of thinking is then projected outwards and there is cheating on the level of form.
We must stop judging the story in time and begin to truly forgive it all to withdraw the shadows and stop them from continuing to project into time.
This does not mean that if you are betrayed you become a doormat to another ego. You truly forgive it, but it does not mean you must spend your time with that person. There is still free choice in the land of duality.
Words are symbols of symbols twice removed, for the story stems from some aspect of the belief in separation from Source.
If you are ready to understand the Course via revelation (which is how I came to know it) then make sure you dive into True Healing & the Treasure Map that lays the foundation of this gift given by God.
Much love, peace, and Truforgiveness,