At the heart of A Course in Miracles, we find this: “Nothing real can be threatened.” There’s no wiggle room here. Is the Divine in me nervous, fidgety, afraid? Is the truth defensive?
When something meaningful and perhaps even revelatory happens without any apparent cause, we call that a coincidence. Afterward, we’ll say it came “out of the blue,” meaning out of the depths. For every coincidence we recognize, there are a million we don’t. Everything belongs.
In order to judge or attack someone, I must first forget my divinity.
The world’s oldest living tree resides at 10,000 feet above sea level at an undisclosed location in Inyo National Park. Because the word “tree” seems like such a diminishment, it’s called Methuselah. Scientists estimate it germinated some 3000 years before the birth of Christ.
The greatest power of them all, by a margin so vast it cannot be measured? Innocence. Yes, it’s despoiled everywhere. But still, by virtue of divine fiat, it is everywhere.